Wonders and Curiosities

Mermaids and Mad Men – Mermaids in Advertising

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

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.

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?

A Photograph of Uncle William

A Photograph of Uncle William A photograph of long-dead Uncle William appears in a snap-shot taken of a little girl by her mother.

The Spectral Well of Virginia

The Spectral Well of Virginia It began playfully, with a fortune-telling game: hold a mirror over a well and you will see the face of your future husband. But the young woman on her father’s Virginia plantation never dreamed of the ghostly sights and strange visions that would arise from those waters

The Suffolk Sea Monster

The Suffolk Sea Monster A strange Suffolk sea monster is shown by one of the fishermen who was injured while capturing it.

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