Vinegar of the Plague

Vinegar of the Plague Source WARNING: The treatment discussed here is a superstitious treatment developed in treating bubonic plague victims. Using essential oils directly on your skin can result in allergic reactions or burns. This is merely a historical piece and does not make claims for the use or efficacy of any non-medical treatments. Any…

Cursed Books

Cursed Books Have you been working on your to be read list for 2019? Would you be interested in including a book or two that may or may not conjure a demon? Why not? It may be nice to welcome a new visitor into your home this year. Following are a few books that are…

open Umbrella

Opening Umbrellas Indoors

  Spring still has not yet made its full appearance. Yes, we have our days of mild weather but cool, rainy days outnumber those with cheerful sun – and trust us, we do not mind being spared cheerfulness for a few more weeks. Given that it has been rainy, people are careful to don the…

NOLA

Ghost and Vampire Lore in New Orleans

This past weekend the Undertaker and I spent some time in the reportedly most haunted city in America, New Orleans. We strolled through St. Louis Cemetery Number 1, left some mementos at the tomb of Marie Laveau, the great Voodoo priestess, and walked through the French Quarters at night listening to ghost stories, talks of…