What was the Cock-Lane Ghost?
One of the first ever psychic scams. Read about it. You’ll find MANY different versions on the web.
And in both the “any publicity is good publicity” and the “I’ve never heard of an idea so dangerous it couldn’t be talked about” departments–the Librarians have lost their minds! Anyone remember Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret? Anyone? Anyone?
And if you have the travel bug:
West Coast Folks. East Coast Folks.
And don’t forget–WWMDFK?
(What Would Madame DeFarge Knit?)
Spinneret’s cogent and I think important note on “Screw”:
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