France · New York · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

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

Religion · Scotland

First Nessie Spotting, 1500 years ago 

August 22, 565 Highland, Scotland Saint Columba makes the first recorded discovery of the Loch Ness Monster  According to the Life of St. Columba by Adomnán, St. Columba, patron saint of bookbinders, floods, and poets (among others), was traveling with companions when they came across a few locals burying a man. The man had been… Continue reading First Nessie Spotting, 1500 years ago