Category Archives: Creepy History

A Dream Come True

Creepy History 25. For the last couple of “Creepy History” articles we have been looking at the supernatural experiences of Bayard Taylor. They are merely a footnote in the life of this prolific traveller and adventurer, collected together in a … Continue reading

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The Psychic Traveller

Creepy History 24. For the last couple of “Creepy History” articles we have been looking at the supernatural experiences of Bayard Taylor. They are merely a footnote in the life of this prolific traveller and adventurer, collected together in a … Continue reading

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A Ghost in the Night

Creepy History 23. For the last Creepy History blog post we looked at a quote from At Home and Abroad, by Bayard Taylor, published in 1859. Taylor was a successful American poet, who used his earnings from his poetry to … Continue reading

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Spirits in the Sky

Creepy History 22. Bayard Taylor was a successful American poet, who used his earnings from his poetry to fund travels in Europe in the late 1840s. He wrote about his experiences, and his articles were published in the Tribune, the … Continue reading

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A Chat with a Ghost

Creepy History 21.  In 1681 clergyman Joseph Glanvill wrote Sadducismus Triumphatus, exploring the world of the supernatural, with a particular focus on witches and ghosts. He had a strong belief in this sort of thing, and felt that denying their … Continue reading

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Haunted Britain in C18th

Creepy History 20. A Collection of Local Proverbs, and Popular Superstitions by Francis Grose was published in 1787. The section on popular superstitions reflects on the beliefs of less enlightened “former times”, although Grose does note that a great “number … Continue reading

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The Phantom Horsemen (Creepy History 19)

During October 2015 I presented a series of Creepy History articles in the lead-up to Halloween, and have been planning to extend that series throughout 2016 as they were so popular. So this is the first in an occasional return … Continue reading

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