As much as the Victorians revelled in beauty and sentimentality, they really were a bunch of morbid sods at heart.
‘There’s a clown in my graveyard, what am-ah-gonna-do?’ the people of Birkenhead once yelled in the early 1990s. Or at least they would have done if they were particularly big UB40 fans.
In 1788, one year before the Reign of Terror began, a writer and would-be mystic was at a dinner party. Jacques Cazotte was a man of standing and was dining with the great and good aristocrats of France, poised to spoil everyone’s appetites.
Spectral spaniel or fake Fido? You decide...
Uri Geller's Strike! is quite possibly one of the strangest games ever to hit toyshop shelves.
Hyde Park's hidden pet cemetery's once described as 'the most horrible spectacle in Britain.'
Beneath the tarmac of Loews Theater car park in New Brunswick lie the remains of Mary Ellis. For the last 193 years, she has occupied a prime parking spot; a strange conclusion to a romantic and tragic life.
See them walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight...
"‘An idealist and a dreamer, he died of loneliness and a broken heart, searching for a shrine he never found."
Fantasy, figurative or proverbial coffins (abebuu adekai), are unusual, transient memorials, being elaborate representations of the deceased’s interests, dreams and achievements.