Weekend Compendium: 20 February 2016 brings you the week’s posts: the Witch of Leadville, eye-lash history, the ghost of a living woman, a discontented and destructive daemon, as well as creepy crawlies in hair and jungle.
February 20, 2016
Animal Tales, Costume History, Crime, Death, Ephemera, Fairies and Elemental Spirits, Folklore, Fortean Mysteries, Grim and Grewsome, lethal clothing, medical oddities, News, Occultism/Magic, Panics, religion, Scientific Oddities, Social History, Victorian, Weekend Compendium, Witches
and tagged astral projection, Colorado, demons, false eyelashes, false hair, ghosts of the living, giant spiders, gregarines, Leadville, M.R. James, poltergeists, Spiritualism, Valentines, Victorian hairpieces, Victorian humor, Weekend Compendium: 20 February 2016, witchcraft, witchcraft trials
When the state of Colorado decided to reinstitute capital punishment in 1901, a new and improved self-hanging gallows was their execution method of choice.
May 12, 2015
Crime, Death, Grim and Grewsome, News, Social History, Strange Deaths, Victorian
and tagged capital punishment, Colorado, death penalty, execution, execution by hanging, gallows, hanging, John Porter, Louise Frost, lynching, murder