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  • Blood and Judges: Murder Will Out November 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Blood and Judges: Murder Will Out

    There is the old folk belief that blood calls out for justice. If Beach murders his father-in-law (random example) and then successfully provides an alibi he will soon be undone. The local magistrates will call Beach forward and demand that he lay his hand on dead dad and then poor, much provoked Beach will be […]

    History Roundup 518 including Mexican Mine Monster November 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 518 including Mexican Mine Monster

    Today’s links follow. 1) Halloween Accidents: US 2) Devil in Lancashire: UK [an important ‘coming’ book for UK folklore] 3) A World Without Fish: Atlantic 4) Mine Monster: Mexico 5) Monsters and Countries: good book? 6) Tower of London Ghosts: UK and from the archives 7) Black Dogs vs Fairies Other links: Paranormalization: Don’t Go […]

    Daily History Picture: NYC 1930s November 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: NYC 1930s

    c. 1903

    Hating Medieval Cats #1: The Rope Cat November 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    Hating Medieval Cats #1: The Rope Cat

    The black cat has been visited before on this blog: particularly the question of luck and cats. In three special posts we want to visit the question of why black cats came to be so hated in many parts of Europe. Here is one of the most interesting early texts, which comes from Walter Map, […]

    Beachcombed 65 November 1, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 65

    Dear Reader, thanks for all the emails and communications. The most exciting event of this month has been the discovery of a hidden room in the Beachcombing residence: apparently three partisans hid there in the war. We know where it is, we have worked out how big it is, but we still have not broken […]

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