Enough Rope: The Hangman’s Rope in the Press The hangman’s rope was a subject of absorbing interest to the 19th century reading public, judging by the loving details about material, quality, and pedigree of rope as reported in the papers.
Pearl Bryan’s Shoes: Mr. Poock and the Clew that Solved her MurderThe 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.
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….
Enough Rope: The Hangman’s Rope in the Press The material, quality, and pedigree of the hangman’s rope was a subject of absorbing interest to the 19th century reading public, judging by the loving detail with which these items were reported in the papers.