Talking boards, spirit boards, Ouija boards: so many names, and so many ways to contact the beyond and/or open up a demon portal to hell.
There have been rumors bouncing around for a while that H. H. Holmes may have taken his thirst for killing well beyond his Murder Castle in Chicago. So far beyond, in fact, that some believe he’s not just the White City Devil, but also none other than Jack the Ripper himself!
H. H. Holmes was rumored to have committed an astounding 200 murders in total. But, does that number even make sense?
The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 1, Episode 14.5: Halloween Bonus: The Oddities at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
Down to its name, the 1893 World’s Fair: The Columbian Exhibition was as problematic as it was dazzling.
S01E14: The life of serial killer H. H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett) and the creation of His Murder Castle. (Part 1 in a 4-part Halloween series, including 2 main episodes and 2 episodes for our supporters on Patreon!)
Honestly, is there anything else to say?
Actually, yes. We say plenty more about the witch bottles and alllll of our favorite fictional witches!
S01E13: Samhain and Halloween history, witchcraft crafts (corn dollies/corn mothers, witch bells, and candles), and creating your own witchcraft altar.
Please don’t contract tuberculosis just to impress a man. He’s not worth it, and you’re only going to look hot for, like, 3 seconds.
S01E12: The Victorian Language of Flowers (Floriography), Victorian Botanical Scrapbooks (Herbariums), and Seaweed Hunters.
Come meet Earl Kitchener, narrowly avoid trench foot, and unravel the mysteries of 1950s argyle sweaters!
S01E11: Wartime Crafting: Girl Guide Spies and Knitting in Codes –
You’ve probably heard of the Girl Guides (and Girl Scouts), but did you know that they were properly badass in WWI and WWII? And, if knitting patterns have ever looked kind of like a secret code to you? Well, there might be a good reason for that!
Go ahead, pick your poison. It doesn’t cost much, just your soul.