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...
Categories: Eccentrics & Prophecies, People & Places, Series 6
He Whooped to See Them Burn
Simon Girty (1741-1818) -- renegade and traitor, or man of principle?
Was "white savage" Simon Girty (1741-1818) a renegade and traitor, or a man of principle? We reexamine his history and try to figure out what made him tick. Read More...
Categories: Biography, History, Series 4
one woman, thirty aliases, forty years and too many crimes to count
The greatest and most notorious Spiritualist swindler of all time was a woman from Kentucky who looked a bit like Lola Montez (if you squinted). Read More...
Categories: Biography, History, Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Series 3
victory in :30 or less, or your war is free
What happens when a tiny country tries to fight out of its weight class? Well, it might just be the shortest war in history... Read More...
Categories: History, Series 1