They put it in print… when ghost stories were mainstream…

October 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Blog-10-29-2015-Ghost-StoryScience in the 1850’s was not what it is today, and although ghost stories still popular the fringe of scientific investigation, such reports rarely make the mainstream media today.

But not in 1858. The “Norwalk Experiment” newspaper of Ohio, printed in its Dec. 7 issue a fascinating report headed: “Dead Man Picking Himself Up–A Ghost Bringing His Bones from Hartford”. The crux of the article is: “The spiritualists of this city…gravely discussing the question whether the spirit of a man whose dead body was dissected by medical students…is picking himself up, piece-meal, and bringing his bones, one by one, to this city to be put together again…”. further on is mention that: “…This extraordinary determination, which we believe has no parallel in ghostology, ancient or modern, it is alleged, is being carried out…” with much more.

Interesting reading, giving evidence that ghost stories were more “mainstream” a century ago than they are today.

A ghost robs a bank…

October 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

And just in time for Halloween, a report from “The Observer” of London, January 1, 1797: