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 [...]
Cattle on the range.
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, [...]
Frontal view of The Treasurers House
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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?
In the 1850s, 30,0 [...]
William Joyce lies in an ambulance, under armed guard, after capture by British Forces, 1945
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 [...]