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A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries header image
An travelogue of the author's search for history, horrors and the endless quest for the redemptive power of love in prehistoric Britain ... through henges, stone circles, castles, sacred sites and the lovely English countryside
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A historic home in Salem finds its way into Lovecraft’s fiction thumbnail

The Crowninshield Bentley House c.1727-30. Click here to view larger and more images from Salem, Massachusetts. Part of the Peabody Essex Museum and available for tours, June through October126 Essex Street at Washington Square “I lied when I said she had gone away. I killed her. I had to. It was sudden, but we were alone and I was in my - Click to read more

Jerusha Howe’s bedroom at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn thumbnail

Room 9 is the room to get when staying at Longfellow's Wayside Inn outside Sudbury, Massachusetts. It's said to host the spirit of Jerusha, who has been known to snuggle up to male guests during the night, when they stay in the room alone. But don't come expecting much in the way of modern entertainment - Click to read more

Piracy in Charleston, S.C.: The adoption of the gentleman pirate, Stede Bonnet thumbnail

A town with an ugly past, trades debauchery for a more genteel reputation, and in the process adopts the gentleman pirate to keep pirate tourism dollars growing. Intentional or not, it seems to be working.

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen thumbnail

The Great God Pan, a novella by Welsh born Arthur Machen (3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947), was cited by Stephen King as maybe the best horror story in the English Language. Originally decried for its strong sexual and horror content, it is almost tame in comparison to today’s literature of the same genre - Click to read more

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Tansy buds in August bloom thumbnail

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Evening primrose blooming in the night thumbnail

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Belladonna berries turning from green to black thumbnail

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Woodland Tobacco casting its night spell thumbnail

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