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

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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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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

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1871: The Day’s Doings

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

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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

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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

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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

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1904: A Nightmare

In 1904…I was staying at the Hotel Scholastika, on the borders of the Aachensee, in Austria. I dreamed one night that I was walking down a sort of pathway between two fields, separated from these last by high iron railings, … Continue reading

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1806: Beings Resembling the Human Species

EXTRAORDINARY PHENOMENON The following account of an extraordinary phenomenon that appeared to a number of people in the county of Rutherford, state of North Carolina, was made the 7th of August, 1806, in presence of David Dickle, Esq. of county … Continue reading

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1694: An Unusual Incident at Sea

The following story I had from the mouth of the very person who was chiefly concerned in it. I mean the captain of the ship itself. One Captain Thomas Rogers, commander of a ship called the Society, was bound on … Continue reading

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