Damned Desks Damned desks, in the Fortean sense, that are haunted or hoodooed.
October 9, 2018
Death, Folklore, Fortean Mysteries, News, Poltergeists, Strange Deaths, Victorian
and tagged Coe I. Crawford, cursed furniture, Damned Desks, Elmer Burkett, haunted desk, haunted furniture, hoodoo desk, hoodoos, Karoshi, Objects of the Damned, United States Senate, unlucky 23, Washington DC
White Horses and Itchy Palms: Congressional Superstitions Some quirky beliefs of superstitious 19th-century United States Senators: white horses are bad luck; itchy palms mean cash; start nothing on a Friday, watch out for the moon over your left shoulder.
August 11, 2015
Ephemera, Folklore, Fortean Mysteries, News, Social History, Victorian
and tagged folklore, Friday superstitions, full moon, horse superstitions, Senator John J. Ingalls, superstition, superstitions, United States Senate, United States Senators, white horse, White Horses and Itchy Palms: Congressional Superstitions