Victorian

The Image on the Retina

The Image on the Retina A fictional treatment of the theory of optography in which a young man photographs an image on the retina of his murdered sweetheart, which leads him to the killer.

Mermaids and Mad Men – Mermaids in Advertising

Mermaids and Mad Men – Mermaids in Advertising The Mad Men of advertising swam with the mermaids.

Wizard Richardson

Wizard Richardson “Wizard Richardson,” as Dr Elisha Richardson was called, a healer and perhaps “cunning man” of New Hampshire, locates the body of a missing man.

Bats in the Coal

Bats in the Coal A unique tale of living bats said to have been found inside a solid lump of coal. Toad in the Hole with wings.

Dead as a Doornail – The Carpenter of Doom

Dead as a Doornail -The Carpenter of Doom Over the space of a lifetime, a man was haunted by recurring visits from a mysterious carpenter, whose presence meant death.

Called by the Dead

Called by the Dead The living are called by the dead to join them, even if it means committing suicide. The dead can be so demanding…

Silk in the Super-Sargasso Sea

Silk in the Super-Sargasso Sea A vanished roll of silk mysteriously reappears–had it been captured by Charles Fort’s Super-Sargasso Sea?

An Overwhelming Odour of Corruption

An Overwhelming Odour of Corruption was the main feature of the haunting of “Holly Cottage” The stench of corruption, flabby hands, spitting in the dark, and the sound of a coffin being moved. No wonder the rent was so low.

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