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Here’s a bit o’ fun that came across my FB today: an interactive map of spooky London stuff. Hauntings, disasters, unsolved murders. It’s worth clicking around – some of the short items have links to longer articles. Very interesting, if you like that sort of thing.

Where we used to live, near Crystal Palace, is off the map. That is, the map isn’t there, but there are still markers in the general area. Looks like we’re all clear. Nobody’s dug up the bodies in the back garden yet.

They’ve gotten the data from a variety of sources, many of them worth checking in their own right. Like the Paranormal Database and Mysterious Britain (which appears to be down for maintenance at the moment).

I love a good ghost story. Not sure why; I’m not a believer. I’m as psychic as a potato. I guess maybe in the back of my mind, if one inexplicable thing is possible, they all are.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 14, 2017, 10:41 pm

I wonder what the percentage of UK/EU soil is made up of human remains. Never understood why people are afraid of ghosts of loved ones. Wouldnt it be nice to say, Hey!?

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 15, 2017, 12:35 am

How come you never told us about the Great London Beer Flood? 8 people died.


Comment from David Gillies
Time: September 15, 2017, 4:37 am

Funnily enough, among root vegetables, the potato is actually the most psychic. Yams, on the other hand, are the least eldritch of them all.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 15, 2017, 10:24 am

Well, that’s because of their attitude. You know: ‘I yam what I yam’.

I’ll get my coat…

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 15, 2017, 11:29 am

No No! tell us the one about Weasel wanting to plant a chemis-tree in the side garden!

Tim Powers wrote a good spooky fantasy story about London called Anubis Gates.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: September 15, 2017, 1:42 pm

I checked Whitechapel, because that’s the sort of spooky person I am, and found Grim London lists only one of Jack the Ripper’s victims, Mary Ann Nichols. At least I think they were all in the Whitechapel area, yes?

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 15, 2017, 3:34 pm

La Maison du Pastel is not making watercolors. Ooo! They’re so pretty:

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 15, 2017, 5:53 pm

now — now making watercolors.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: September 18, 2017, 10:47 am

B O O ! ! ! !


That was a “jump-scare”, give me $1M.

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