When a building becomes a part of a person’s life, there’s a better chance that it will become haunted. This only stands to reason. The more people who are touched by a building, the better the chance. Is this not so? One of the centers of colonial life and the years that followed was the […]
Top: Bridge to the stage at Rosemary Farm (Conklin Farm), Huntington, New York. “A poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth Across this bridge, some of the […]
Musicoligists disagree on what was the first musical device. They generally agree that the first musical instrument was the voice. So it’s a simple leap to believe our ancient ancestors figured out whistling, and from there, the flute. The whistle imitated birds, the flute imitated the whistle and thus, music was born. But it’s always […]
Ghosts of children are among the most terrifying of the horror genre. Mary Wilkins was born on Halloween in 1852, and her writings realistically depicted life in New England in the 19th Century. Enjoy this piece from the Gothic Curiosity Cabinet.
A creepy tale from the pen of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, one of the most popular writers of sensational fiction of Victorian England, from the Gothic Curiosity Cabinet.
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was a British writer of the 19th and 20th centuries, who published under the curious pen-name of Q. An academic as well as a writer, he is best known for the anthology the Book of English Verse. His short story, The Roll Call of the Reef is another treasure from the Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries.
The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker is a chilling tale of a malicious spirit which carries on after death, as it did in life. A truly great, gothic ghost story, from the Cabinet of Gothic Curiosities
There’s a controversy brewing in my hometown which I’ve been watching as it deals with issues of local history and historic preservation, as well as a bigger question. What constitutes a church, the building or the people? I don’t attend the church in question, or any church on a regular basis, so I don’t have […]