Monday, March 30, 2020

Did a Mysterious Witch Murder Pirate Sam Bellamy?

Golden-haired maiden. Radiant young mother. Seasoned jailbreaker. Feared outcast. Talented healer and sympathetic goodwife—and last but not least, murderous witch. In her years upon this...
Prisoners pose for a photo outside the West End Wing. The mural is from an archival photo. Author’s collection. Photographer; Jon Tulloch; muralists, Hector Trujillo and Jean Weir; historian, Judy Gail Krasnow.

The Ghost Whisperer of Jacktown, Michigan

Quick, someone call John Walsh: there’s a culprit on the loose. We’ve got strange sightings, unexplained sounds, and curious glowing orbs. Not to mention...
Black Agnes statue in Montpelier Cemetery in Vermont. Courtesy Bryan Alexander via Flickr.

The Haunted “Black Agnes” Statue in Vermont

As one of the older states in the union, Vermont has a long, proud history of patriots, statesmen, and public benefactors. To...

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The Last Vampire in New England

Can the dead commit a crime? Until the late 19th century, residents of New England thought so, given the trail...