Canada, the Somme, and Gettysburg

Canada, the Somme, and Gettysburg Royal Irish Rifles rations party, First day of the Somme 1 July 1916

Canada, the Somme, and Gettysburg Royal Irish Rifles rations party, First day of the Somme 1 July 1916

Canada, the Somme, and Gettysburg

This day presents quite the little dilemma. I am nothing if not topical, and it is not only the anniversary of the first day on the Somme, but of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, and Canada Day.

I simply can’t decide, so I will let you choose your own Fortean adventure:

From the Somme: Two Skulls at Thiepval

and A Fairy Tale from the Trenches

Canada, the Somme, and Gettysburg Peter and Elizabeth Thorn of Gettysburg

Canada, the Somme, and Gettysburg Peter and Elizabeth Thorn of Gettysburg

From Gettysburg: The Battle of Gettysburg Foretold by a Clairvoyant and a Quakeress

and The Angel of Gettysburg: Elizabeth Thorn

Canada, the Somme, and Gettysburg Canadian Victorian mounted police officers

Canada, the Somme, and Gettysburg Canadian Victorian mounted police officers.

And from Canada: Occult Science and Oats, A Canadian Witch Trial

and Polt or Possessed on Prince Edward Island?

and, a personal favorite ghost story, Pale Horse, Pale Rider.

Which one would you celebrate?

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. Join her on FB at Haunted Ohio by Chris Woodyard or The Victorian Book of the Dead.