Willett’s Bewitched Cat
The Goblin Jacket A strange, but pointless manifestation of a murdered fisherman: his jacket floating in a pond in Barbados.
A Walking Dead Man in Rotuma. The ghost of a murdered man returns to walk the small Pacific island where he lived and was hacked to death.
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.
A strange death, possibly by decapitation, and a walking corpse.
An unusual haunting: the ghost of a murdered man haunts a suitcase filled with his viscera, used as evidence at his doctor’s trial.
When an Irish magistrate was shot, he clearly saw his attacker: a man named Molony, who had a grudge against him. Despite the positive ID by the victim, Molony provided an unbreakable alibi and, released, went on with his life without a qualm. Until the anniversary of the cleverly planned murder rolled around….
It was long believed that a corpse would bleed at its murderer’s touch. The idea survived for a surprisingly long time in the 19th century. Here are some gruesome examples.
The discovery of the headless body of a woman near Fort Thomas, Kentucky in 1896 was the beginning of a murder case that thrilled the nation. The Pearl Bryan case had something for every taste: there was illicit sex, debauched young men with angelic countenances, a particularly horrific method of murder–and an intrepid shoe merchant from Newport, Mr. L.D. Poock, whose footwear expertise helped identify the victim and thus bring her killers to justice.
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.