Weekend Compendium: 23 January 2016 with a fashion editor out of his depth, spook lights in New Zealand get up close and personal with a traveler, flappers and their corsets, and the ghosts of two murder victims.
I stated recently in my post on the skeleton driver of Old Route 40 that phantom automobiles are a rare category in the spectral spectrum. I’m here to (marginally) prove myself wrong with a couple of tales from the United States.
The Thing in the Cemetery There is a horrific tale called “The Croglin Grange Vampire” told by Augustus Hare in The Story of My Life (1896/1900). The hideous Thing in this story from Van Wert, Ohio is strongly reminiscent of Hare’s unearthly creature found in a churchyard vault.
In a book that was over a century in the making, Haunted Ohio author Chris Woodyard, has unearthed another treasure-trove of Victorian and Edwardian ghosts, hauntings, and Fortean mysteries. Here’s what you can expect to find in The Headless Horror: Strange and Ghostly Ohio Tales….
A few days ago I wrote about a Woman in Black haunting the town of Massillon in 1895. The town was in a fever of excitement and a young man, ill-advisedly impersonating the ghost, was wounded when shot by a friend. Here is the thrilling conclusion to that tale.
The Woman in Black: Death Stalks Plum Street For several decades between 1870 and 1910, ghostly female figures in mourning clothes and veils caused panic wherever they appeared. This is the story of the 1895 Woman in Black panic of Massillon, Ohio