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Old 01-24-2023, 10:35 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Black-Eyed Children

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The Logan Republican (Utah) Sept. 10, 1902 Pg6

REAL TRAGEDY ON STAGE

Julia Packey, an actress, shot Julius Bardoss on the stage.
The couple had been engaged but Bardoss's affections had cooled and he had given up his fiancée. In the play, Julia had to shoot Julius, who acted as her sweetheart. Bullets were placed in the revolver instead of blank cartridges, with fatal results.
Afterwards Miss Packey committed suicide by opening her veins.



Eaton Democrat (Ohio) April 24, 1884 Pg1

A clock made of hardened bread is on exhibition in Milan. It is the work of a Peruvian, who, being too poor to buy any material for the work, saved his bread, eating the crust and using the soft part, which he hardened in a mineral solution for his clock.




White Oaks Eagle (N.M.) Aug. 22, 1895 Pg2


Mabel-- " How lovely of you to recognize me at once when you haven't seen me in 8 years."

Maude-- " Oh, I knew you the minute I laid eyes on your dress."
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Old 01-24-2023, 02:18 PM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Ohio) May 22, 1884 Pg1

Harry Hauer, of Springfield, has preserved in alcohol, a great curiosity in the shape of a young chicken with two well-developed bodies, double sets of wings and legs, and only one head. This double-bodied wonder picked through its own shell and then died.




The Representative (St. Paul, Minn.) May 17, 1893 Pg6

DELIBERATE SUICIDE BY A DOG

A dog died Tuesday with full evidence of intentional suicide.
The dog was a collie owned by Frank Austin, a prominent citizen of Eckerty. It seldom left home, never without him, and he never without the dog. But Austin had business in Louisville. The dog followed him despite his efforts to drive him back.
When the man got upon the train, the dog ran to and fro along the track and at last sat down and cried piteously. This was continued until another train approached, then he laid his neck on the track, and the head was severed.




Green-Clawed Beast 1955

https://wgrd.com/green-clawed-beast/
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Old 01-25-2023, 06:34 AM
 
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The Chaffee Spider

https://www.coloradohistoricnewspape...ctxTA--------0------

( That Dr. Price's Baking Powder ad next to the article is Vincent Price's grandfather's invention )






Middlebury Register (Vt.) Jan. 6, 1882 Pg2

A pickpocket created a panic in a church by crying "fire." Forty persons died from the injuries they received.




Millheim Journal (Pa.) Dec. 1, 1887 Pg2

A Toronto man had a battle the other day from which he retired beaten. He had captured a crow in a field and was proceeding home when he was attacked by hundreds of the birds and although he used a club to defend himself, he was compelled to seek protection in a shed.




The Weekly Republican (Ind.) Jan. 12, 1911 Pg3

MASTODON SKELETON FOUND

Guy Fisher, brother of John Fisher, Tippecanoe county sheriff, has found a fine specimen of a mastodon skeleton in the Tippecanoe river bottoms near Battle Ground. The skeleton is lodged in clay on overflowed ground, at a spot seldom visited.
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Old 01-25-2023, 08:56 AM
 
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Ausso One 1974

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The Eaton Democrat (Ohio) June 26, 1884 Pg1

A large lump of dry Nile mud, with a hole in one side, showing that a mud-fish was within it, has been in the possession of Rev. J.G. Wood for 4 years.
He recently cut the lump open and found, the fish in good condition, doubled up, with its tail over its head, just as when it went to sleep 20 years ago.




The Hays Free Press (Kan.) Jan. 5, 1922 Pg3

HORSESHOE MYTH UNIVERSAL

The horseshoe in its most primitive form is of great antiquity. An old and very popular superstition, almost universally prevalent among peasantry ascribes to the horseshoe (especially one that was found on the road) the power of barring the passage of witches.
For this purpose the shoe is nailed to the door of the threshold.




Sierra County Advocate (N.M.) Feb. 14, 1885 Pg1

In the bank of France there is an invisible studio in a gallery behind the cashiers, so that at a signal from one of them, any suspected customer will instantly have his picture taken without his knowing it.
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Old 01-25-2023, 02:31 PM
 
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New York Dispatch Jan. 9, 1887 Pg6

METRORIC RESIN

Some time ago a French savant picked up a curious substance, found on stones and trees after a stroke of lightning.
After being examined by M. Stanislaus Meunier, a well-known meteorist,, it has proved to be a kind of resin. It burns in flame with a resinous odor, and leaves a mass of carbon behind. There are several cases on record of bituminous substances accompanying fire-balls and thunderstorms, but this appears to be the first case of the preservation of them for scientific analysis and speculation as to their origin.




Los Angeles Times 1882

A 30-foot snake with wings pursued a train for several miles outside Dos Palmas, California, while some passengers fired pistols at it which had no effect.




Gowrow

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Old 01-25-2023, 05:26 PM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Ohio) June 5, 1884 Pg1

Charles Gatch, who resides about 4 miles east of Milford, while at work with his team of horses a few mornings ago, was struck by lightning and instantly killed, the horses met the same fate.
In another part of the field were Ben and George Worthington engaged in hauling logs with a horse. They were shocked and fell senseless to the ground. The latter revived, while the former is in critical condition. The horse was instantly killed.




Face In The Window

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1873 New York Times

The very worst case of delirium tremens on record is one told by the Bonham Texas Enterprise, which says that a few days ago a man residing 5 or 6 miles from that place, saw something resembling an enormous serpent floating in a cloud that was passing over his farm.
Several parties of men and boys at work in the fields observed the same thing and became frightened.

https://oddrandomthoughts.com/fiery-...ts-in-the-sky/
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:35 AM
 
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The Hook

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The Bluffton News (Ohio) Jan. 5, 1939 Pg6

FINDS GOLD NUGGET IN DUCK

Sincere believers in the old adage " gold is where you find it," J.T. Flinn, of Kenton, and Jack L. Steele, of New Philadelphia, have decided that Hardin county is as good a place to search for the dull yellow metal as any other county around these parts.
What prompted them to start out on a prospecting tour of the area around Kenton, was the gold nugget found in a duck's gizzard Flinn was recently cleaning for market. As far as can be determined, the nugget was " born and raised " in Hardin county since the duck was a tame one and not of the flying variety.



Eaton Democrat July 3, 1884 Pg1

Thousands of painted sparrows are sold in London as canaries, and the fraud is not detected until new feathers begin to sprout.




In 1877 Jaber Smith claimed that a red dragon with a 20 ft. neck attacked a bull on his farm near Cahokia. The bull fought back and gored the dragon which fled into the river.
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:44 AM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Ohio) May 15, 1884 Pg1

A South Carolina man discovered that a chalk mark around a barrel of sugar is a sure cure for ants, and is now mad because the patent office refuses him a patent for it.




The Weekly Times (N.D.) 1912

Aviator Latham was killed by a buffalo in South Africa where there was no crowd to pay gate money to see it done.



The Public Ledger (Ky.) Jan. 6, 1914 Pg4

FIVE ARE WHIPPED IN DELAWARE

Wilmington, Del.--- With a strong north wind blowing rain on their bare backs, 5 men, one white, 4 black, were lashed with the cat-o-nine tails in the workhouse stockade. The whippings were witnessed by 20 citizens who braved the cold bundled in furs.




Nightmarchers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmarchers
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Old 01-26-2023, 11:43 AM
 
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The Phantom Whistler 1950

The Phantom Whistler of Louisiana





Vernon Parish Democrat (La.) June 8, 1922 Pg3

RUSTON WAGES RAT WAR

Ruston, La.--- The Ruston Retail Merchants Association has started a city-wide war on rats. May 29 to June 2 will be rat week in Ruston.




In 1888 residents of Darlington county, S.C. reported a 15 ft. winged reptile sailing through the air with a speed equal to that of a hawk or buzzard.




Eaton Democrat (Ohio) July 24, 1884 Pg1

They have lots of fun in Colorado sliding down the sandy hills on shovels. A short time ago, a man was engaged in this noble past-time and the shovel became so hot that his trousers caught fire.
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Old 01-26-2023, 02:24 PM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Ohio) Aug. 7, 1884 Pg1

The descendants of Rebekah Nurse, who was hanged as a witch in Salem in 1692, still nurse the grievance of the family, and hold their annual protesting convent at Tapleyville, Mass.

https://salemwitchmuseum.com/locatio...rse-homestead/




The Bunyip

https://thoughtcatalog.com/january-n...018/08/bunyip/





Carbon County News (Mont.) June 12, 1936 Pg1

Chicago---Frank Zmarzlinski refused to give his 77-year-old uncle, Peter Wojcik, a quarter, fearing the aged man would spend it in a tavern. The old man hanged himself from a basement rafter.




The Weekly times (N.D.) 1912

SMALL BOY HAS FOOT CUT OFF BY MOWER

Neche, N.D., July 20.--- The 10-year-old son of James Maker, who lives 9 miles southeast of this place, had one of his feet cut off. The little fellow was in front of the mowing machine when the horses started up unexpectedly. The knives of the mower amputated the foot above the ankle.



Handprint Carbon County Jail

Weird Pennsylvania
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