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Are You ready for Mystery in the History? A few months ago, I began this blog and it has become my favorite. On these pages I share mysterious happenings, historical oddities and curiosities. You may find some things you’ve always wondered about, and possibly some things you have never heard of. My aim is to present interesting readin [...]

Mystery of Disappearing Cattle

Mystery of Disappearing Cattle
Cattle on the range. Photo Credit Northeastern Nevada Ranchers The ranchers who raise cattle for a living in Northeastern Nevada around Elko, Humboldt, Eureka, Lander, White Pine and Nye, began noticing something strange happening to their herds.  Every day or so, the herd would be one or two short. Now, if you know anything about ranchers, [...]

The Roman Soldiers Mystery

Frontal view of The Treasurers House
          Frontal view of The Treasurers House Photo Credit In 1953, Harry Martindale, a young plumber’s apprentice in York, England, while working on plumbing in a large mansion known as The Treasurer’s House, observed a scene that nearly caused his death from sheer fright. During repairing pipe work in t [...]

Dying To Be Healthy

Dying To Be Healthy
This photo shows a man who has been starved nearly to death. It is not the man mentioned in the story, but he could have looked this way or worse before death. Dying To Be Healthy In 1910, Earl Edward Erdman, a City of Seattle Civil Engineer had a good life.  Still, he had a few aches and pains and became convinced that through the process of [...]

What Killed Edgar Allan Poe?

What Killed Edgar Allan Poe?
Author,Poet and EditorEdgar Allan Poe   The Mystery Begins On the night of October 3, 1849 a man described as “delirious,” and “in great distress…in need of immediate assistance,” was found wandering the streets of Baltimore, Maryland. He was taken to Washington College Hospital, where he died 4 days later. [...]

Lizzie Borden: American Mystery

Lizzie Borden: American Mystery
The Death Scene Lizzie Borden: American Mystery On August 4, 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts, a woman discovered her father dead on the couch in the living room. The gruesome scene clearly showed that someone had taken an axe or hatchet to the man; among the massive injuries , one of his eyeballs was cut cleanly in half. The woman called o [...]

The Celestial Bed

Maybe this bed and cradle could be inspiration?
Embed from Getty Images In 1781 London, childless couples paid to spend a night together in the Celestial Bed. The fee ranged up to 500 pounds, payable to one Dr. John Graham, a physician from Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a pioneer in sex therapy and sexology and his cures for ailments of this sort were fashionable among upper society memb [...]

Disappearance Of Solomon Northup

Disappearance Of Solomon Northup
Solomon Northrup   In 1808, Solomon Northup was a free-born African American in New York City, son of a freed slave and a free African American woman. He was a man of many talents, a farmer, a skilled carpenter, a raftsman, and a violinist. He was married, had a wife and three children and enjoyed a pleasant life. In his capacity of viol [...]

Unearthly UFOs: Real or Imagined?

Unearthly UFOs: Real or Imagined?
“Real photo of the Kaikoura Lights UFO, from the video shared at the bottom of this article.”   Today we have a guest author, Jonathan Nielsen (TanoCalvenoa,) who writes on scientific subjects and such unearthly things as UFOs. A skeptic originally, until delving further into the subject, he began to research in earnest. The [...]

What Were Orphan Trains?

What Were Orphan Trains?
An Orphan Trainin the 1800s What Were Orphan Trains? On September 20, 1854, a train set out from New York bound for Dowagiac, Michigan. Aboard were 46  10-to-12 year old boys and girls heading for foster homes. It was the first of the phenomenon known as Orphan Trains. But what’s the story behind them? Street Urchins In the 1850s, 30,0 [...]

Who Was Lord Haw-Haw?

Who Was Lord Haw-Haw?
William Joyce lies in an ambulance, under armed guard, after capture by British Forces, 1945 Germany Calling Radio audiences in Great Britain in 1939 were greeted with the funny, upper-class voice of a man saying “Jermainy Calling! Jermainy Calling!” It was the traditional opening of the show Germany Calling,  a tool of the Reich [...]

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