Friday Eve Link-A-Whirl

I have not made it back to the library despite a growing list of interesting historical things to look up. I’ll rectify that soon. In the meantime, here are some interesting links (also, the guys on American Pickers were talking about the Mothman during an episode that aired tonight – weird!).

  • Exploring American Monsters – Maryland (Mysterious Universe). The Goatman story is a classic.
  • 13 tips for making your house SCAAAARRRRY this Halloween (Weird Lectures). Well, I’m ahead as far as number 13 goes . . .
  • Ghost Stories of Thunder Bay – a Facebook group that’s worth checking out – has a three-part story about some ghostly experiences out at Silver Islet: part one, part two, and part three. And while we’re on the subject, here’s a Spooklight post from a while back about the Silver Islet Ghost. Just a reminder.
  • And finally, the story of the man who bought Stonehenge, and then gave it away.
    ” . . . it’s strange to think that England’s most significant monument was once bought by a barrister as a present to his wife. Or so one theory goes. Another is that he feared a rich American might take it. Whatever his motivation, 100 years ago, on 21 September 1915, Cecil Chubb paid £6,600 for the monument at an auction in Salisbury, Wiltshire. It happened, he said, ‘on a whim’.”

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