Tag Archives: Oddities

1891: The Young Woman in Dress and Appearance Corresponded with the Visitor of the Dream

When living in Glasgow we had a neighbour, the Rev. Donald McKinnon, who resided in a villa next to ours, with whom we were on very friendly terms. His wife had been dead some time, and the old gentleman kept … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1918: No Bigger than a Bumble-Bee

There are some curious old stories told in the Scotch Highlands about dreams. It was believed that when asleep the mind or soul of the sleeper leaves his body and goes far afield, and when he awakes he recalls his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

1703: Forseeing Things to Come

In 1703, the Scottish writer Martin Martin published A description of the Western Islands of Scotland. : Containing a full account of their situation, extent, soils, product, harbours, bays, tides, anchoring places, and fisheries. The ancient and modern government, religion … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1871: The Day’s Doings

October 21, 1871: “Startling appearance of a monster sea-serpent off Kilkee on the Irish coast” (source).

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1865: John Wilkes Booth Shot Me!

In a letter published in the April 1910 issue of The Journal of Psychical Research, a woman named Ella Hughes recalled a childhood connection to John Wilkes Booth and a strange dream of her mother’s at the time of Lincoln’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1892: Its Leaves Began to Turn to Flame

From The Gateway (“A magazine devoted to literature, economics, and social service”) Vol. XIX, No. 2 (September 1912): Two friends, at a distance of some miles from each other, had the same bizarre dream. The first account comes to us … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

1845: The Returned Clerk

THE RETURNED CLERK (1845) A person writing with authority said, “In 1845, I dreamt that on going to my office in the morning, I found seated at his usual desk a clerk, who had left me a twelve-month or more … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment