Weekend Compendium: 9 January 2016

Fortean news from 1895

The 19th-century reading public–avid for a fortean sensation!

In this Weekend Compendium where Mrs Daffodil meets Charles Fort, we find

From Mrs Daffodil:

The Jag Matron, who knows how to handle the toughest cases of the DTs.

A Naughty Story on Ice featuring adultery on skates.

The Captain’s Vision, wherein a bullying sea-captain sees his wife’s ghost. Deaths ensue.

See Mrs Daffodil’s Sunday post on “The Widow’s Baby“; not quite what it seems.

From the Haunted Ohio blog:

Skrats and How to Make Them: DIY Brownies. Allen wrench not included.

The Lizard Cure A Canadian farmer is cured of a multiple lizard infestation by a gypsy.

From the vaults: The Psychic Howler, a discussion of vintage ghost-hunting equipment.


A favorite link from Weekinweird.com: The Warrens and the Enfield Poltergeist case.


Chris Woodyard is the author of The Victorian Book of the Dead, The Ghost Wore Black, The Headless Horror, The Face in the Window, and the 7-volume Haunted Ohio series. She is also the chronicler of the adventures of that amiable murderess Mrs Daffodil in A Spot of Bother: Four Macabre Tales. The books are available in paperback and for Kindle. Indexes and fact sheets for all of these books may be found by searching hauntedohiobooks.com.



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