Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

Author of windowsintohistory.wordpress.com Co-writer on junkyardview.wordpress.com Administrator of frontiersmenhistorian.wordpress.com

The Moving Bedstead

Creepy History 52.  Today’s tale of the unexplained is taken from Norfolk News, 31st May 1902, and concerns an alleged haunting in King’s Lynn.  It caused such a stir that several hundred people were turning up every night, and staying … Continue reading

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A Real Ghost and a Fake Ghost

Creepy History 51.   For today’s “creepy history” let’s take a look at two different quotes about ghostly visitors, both taken from newspaper articles.  The first is from the Edinburgh Evening News, Friday 22nd December 1876, and concerns an alleged haunting … Continue reading

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Murder Solved by a Ghost

Creepy History 50.  As part of our October journey through the dark and scary corners of history, the following quote is taken from Apparitions: A Narrative of Facts, by Bourchier Wrey Savile (1817-1888), published in 1874.  As part of a … Continue reading

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Mysterious Bones and a Ghostly Visitor

Creepy History 49.  For the fourth year running we are celebrating October on Windows into History with a month of “Creepy History” quotes.  The following is from the Grantham Journal, and appeared in the 4th September 1897 edition: The good … Continue reading

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The Beresford Ghost

Creepy History 48.  It’s that time of year again!  October will again be a “creepy” month on Windows into History, so let’s kick things off with an account of a ghostly visitor in 1704, retold many times over the years.  … Continue reading

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A selfless act? (Seneca 9)

Is there any such thing as a selfless act?  It’s a philosophical question that has been debated for a very long time.  In the ninth book of De Vita Beata (“About a Happy Life”), Seneca the Younger (C. 4BC – … Continue reading

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Australian Adages, 1903

Snippets 170.  It has been fascinating reading How to Make and Save Money, a book of useful household advice published in Australia in 1903.  We have quoted some of the useful (and bizarre) advice in previous snippets, and last week … Continue reading

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