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The Lady of Red Mountain
Most of us know the story of Doc Holliday and his exploits after moving west in the hopes that the drier air would help his tuberculosis. But, unless you live in Manitou Springs, Colorado, you might not have heard of Emma Crawford.
The Legend of Screaming Johnny's
Most small towns have an urban legend or two attached to their history; and, Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri is no different. Anyone growing up there during the late 1950's, 60's and 70's has heard the tale about Screaming Johnny's.
The Magick of Serena Blackthorne
Recently, I made a delightful discovery: an online magick store!I became fascinated by the information about the woman responsible for it all. I have had the privilege of communicating with Ms. Serena Blackthorne, and am sharing some of the highlights of our interview.
The Mary Celeste
Not one soul could be found on board the Mary Celeste. The Captain and his family and the entire crew were missing. They were never seen again.
The Murder of Nannie Womack
On December 8, 1908, in Jamestown, Kentucky, a nine-year-old little girl was found murdered in the woods near her home. Nannie Womack had been choked, and hit in the head.
The Mystery of Baldoon
The tale of an evil witch's curse on the McDonald family from 1829 to 1840 in the Wallaceburg, Ontario area.
The Occupation of Sin-Eating
The first time I can recall hearing the term sin-eating,Ē was from an old episode of Night Gallery. I was very young and didnít give the episode further thought. It wasnít one of my favorite episodes. Recently, I came across the term once again and decided it warranted further research.
The Premonition of Sam Clemens
Samuel Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain suffered many tragedies during his lifetime. One of the earliest in his life was the loss of his younger brother, Henry, only 20 years old, when the steamer the Pennsylvania exploded on June 13, 1858. A few days before the tragedy, Sam had dreamed of the event.
The Pressing of Giles Corey
The death of Giles Corey, the only person in the United States who has been legally killed by "pressing."
The Purple Mask Theater
This is a tale of a ghost called "Nick," who is said to haunt the campus of Kansas State University since his death during a football game in the 1950s.
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