31 Days of Halloween – October 28

There have been funerary rites for centuries. Across the cultures, one thing that is constant is that it is disrespectful to disturb a tomb. When medicine began to study human anatomy in earnest there was a surge in grave robbing. How else could a student learn? And as various plagues killed massive swathes of the…

31 Days of Halloween – October 9

Edgar Allan Poe is a figure often association with the dark and the macabre. This week is the anniversary of his strange death and subsequent burial. While his death was noted in several regional newspapers, his funeral was barely attended. His cousin-in-law Reverend Clemm presided over the rainy ceremony, cut short by the weather and…

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