Tag Archives: Oddities

1911: Autumn Leaves

From the December 9, 1911 issue of The Outlook: A number of years ago I was invited to visit a friend who lived at a large and beautiful country-seat on the Hudson. Shortly after my arrival I started, with a … Continue reading

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1882: A Singular Event

I am obliged to record in my journal of this date (April 16, 1882) a singular event which I am forced to believe because of the overwhelming evidence. Yesterday, while engaged in the trial of Richard Mandel…I was brought to … Continue reading

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1830: The Boy After this Excited Much Wonder

From John Fanning Watson’s Annals of Philadelphia, being a collection of memoirs, anecdotes, and incidents of the city and its inhabitants, from the days of the Pilgrim founders (1830): The good people of Caledonia [Scotland] have so long and exclusively … Continue reading

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1890: Some Horrible Presence which Still Remained

Simultaneous Dreams No. 52.—From Miss INA BIDDER. Ravensbury Park, Mitcham June l0th, 1890. The night before last a curious case of what I cannot but call telepathy occurred between myself and my sister. (We sleep in the same room.) For … Continue reading

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1561: Something Else

In the morning of April 14, 1561, at daybreak, between 4 and 5 a.m., a dreadful apparition occurred on the sun, and then this was seen in Nuremberg in the city, before the gates and in the country – by … Continue reading

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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

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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

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