Killer Budgie: The Genteel & the Unspeakable from Chris Woodyard

Walking in a Dead Man’s Bones

Walking in a Dead Man’s Bones Three witnesses tell of their encounters with a terrifying walking corpse at a haunted woods in Pennsylvania.

Dead Man Cycling

Dead Man Cycling An Australian cyclist named James Somerville was said to have won his last race, crossing the finish line–dead.

Dermographia on Face and Knee

Dermographia on Face and Knee Today we peer into the face of Mrs. Marcil of St. Jean Baptiste, Manitoba, Canada, and onto the–well, knee–of a French schoolgirl for some mysterious markings.

The Broom Corn Seed Funeral Swindle

The Broom Corn Seed Funeral Swindle Who among us has not fantasized wistfully about faking their own death and disappearing? Some amusing and instructive stories of vintage insurance fraud from my files.