Creepy History 59. Happy Halloween, and welcome to another October of “creepy histories” on Windows into History. A brief snippet today. The following quote is from the Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, 4th January 1918:
Stories of a mysterious highwayman seen in lonely places have caused alarm among women at Bangor. The explanation is amusing.
Two women, who were found in a state of terror in the street at 11 p.m. declared they had seen the stranger, and some passers-by who came up actually pursued the mysterious cloaked figure, which, however, proved more fleet of foot than they, and disappeared.
It was discovered next morning that a young woman on her way home from a fancy dress hall, dressed as a cavalier, had been the unwitting cause of the other women’s panic.
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