Charles Dickens is Summoned to an Inquest Charles Dickens gives us an insider’s “slice-of-death” look at a Victorian coroner’s inquest on a dead infant.
The Seven Babies in No. 77 Appalled by articles about the horrific discovery of infant corpses at two mortuaries in Detroit, I bring you a grim and grewsome story about a Victorian London undertaker similarly neglectful of his duties.
A Woman’s Strange Delusion–Believed Satan To Be the Father of Her Children—
And in Her Mind They Each Had Horns a Foot Long.—In a Frenzy She Smothers the Two Youngest to Death, And Then Turns In and Attempts to Slaughter the Whole Household
The ghost of a murdered baby seen glowing in the window of its former house near Reynolds, Indiana–followed by a sighting of the infant’s killer carrying the child to its makeshift grave.