"People & Places"
Why are these two things grouped together? You tell us.
Marching to Shibboleth
a sordid story of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism, and figs
Forty miles north of Chicago lies Zion, IL, a sleepy city with a sordid history of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism... and figs? Read More...
The Prophet of the Pacific
from San Francisco to Honolulu to Bombay, first class all the way
Sometimes a journey of ten thousand miles starts with mailing yourself from San Francisco to Honolulu. Read More...
The Terror of Gillikin Country
they terrorized the rust belt for years, and the cops were none the wiser
For years the Monongahela Valley was terrorized by the Torso Burchianti Gang. Except maybe that gang wasn't quite as fearsome as the cops thought... Read More...
that's Ezekiel 9:9 for those of you reading along at home
How many times will folks fall for the same old tricks? You might be surprised. The story of Prince Mike, King Ben, and the Houses of Israel and David. Read More...
Bound in Mystery and Shadow
thou shall not suffer a witch to live
In 1929 it was a sensation, "the most notorious witchcraft trial since Salem." Today it's all but forgotten. Let's talk about the York County Hex Murder. Read More...