Posts tagged
‘lightning strikes’

The Death-Curse of the Great Hunter

The Death Curse of the Great Hunter. A hunter with a mania for slaughtering wild animals is marked for a terrible revenge.

Remove Your Hoops: Lightning Freaks

Remove Your Hoops: Lightning Freaks There were a number of superstitions about lightning: it was bad luck to burn wood from a lightning-struck tree, oak trees were more likely to be struck than beech, a toothpick from a tree struck by lightning would cure toothache. And certain things would “draw” lightning: Milk in a pail, moist hay, bayonets, a warm horse, an umbrella or fishing rod–and ladies’ hoop skirts.