Clippings: burning organs of lost loved ones to prevent disease; a sea serpent; a determined suicide

From the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Telegraph Published Friday, January 18, 1867 This article recounts a superstition carried out by family members afflicted by repeated deaths from disease. The bodies of the lost loved ones are exhumed and, if their internal organs were sufficiently preserved, the deceased's heart and lungs are cut out, burned, and the ashes…

Flatwoods Monster

September 12, 1952 Flatwoods, West Virginia The Flatwoods Monster is sighted for the first time Shortly before dark on September 12, a group of boys spotted what they said was a fiery UFO shooting through the sky which crashed into a nearby hilltop. The boys raced to the hilltop and met a large creature (witness…