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  • Evans Wentz and Money May 3, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    Evans Wentz and Money

    Regular readers will know that over the years Beach has confessed to a fascination for Walter Yeeling Evans Wentz, the American mystic and sometime fairy writer. Beach is interested, above all, in Walter and the fairies. However, there are a number of other aspects of Evans Wentz’s life that are intriguing and that help to […]

    History Roundup 824: Animal Tales May 2, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 824: Animal Tales

    Today’s links follow 1) Horse DNA: Central Asia 2) Dog DNA: the kennel… 3) Wartime Cats: Everywhere 4) Subcontinent Dogs: India (bloody European dogs etc) 5) Bat Monster: US and from the archives 6) The Island of the Damned Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Drunk TED talks (love […]

    Daily History Picture: Austrian Suicides May 2, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Austrian Suicides

    Russian soldiers inspect public suicides in Vienna at ‘liberation’.

    Evans Wentz’s Quest for Fairies May 2, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Evans Wentz's Quest for Fairies

    Beach has recently become interested in Walter Yeeling Evans Wentz (or Evans-Wentz as he became)* the American mystic who in his late twenties and early thirties researched Breton, British and Irish fairies, before running off to India to become a guru. Many readers will know Evans Wentz for his Fairy Faith In Celtic Countries, the […]

    Beachcombed 83 May 1, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 83

    Dear Reader, semester winding down and lots of sleep. Evidently some dream poison to sweat out. There follow the most interesting words sent in to StrangeHistory. Thanks to all contributors and linkers… Enjoy May and live and prosper. Beach A Duel in the Middle of Battle: Fred finds a Japanese-German sword fight and Bruce speculates… […]

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