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Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat

Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat A compendium of popular posts.

The Consumption Letters: Decomposing Correspondence

The Consumption Letters: Decomposing Correspondence: A physician makes the case that the letters of the ill or dead give off the smell of death and decomposition.

Butterflies of Doom

Butterflies of Doom For all its reputation as a symbol of the soul, the butterfly is not often found as a death omen. Perhaps it is more a conductor of souls.

A Prolonged Wail of Horror: A Banshee in England

As a rule, however, the Banshee is not seen, it is only heard, and it announces its advent in a variety of ways; sometimes by groaning, sometimes by wailing, and sometimes by uttering the most blood-curdling of screams, which I can only liken to the screams a woman might make if she were being done to death in a very cruel and violent manner….

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