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How to Talk to the Dead 0 (0)

By Stephen Wagner Updated on 01/08/19 People have always wanted to communicate with the dead. We miss the company and the relationships we had with them when they were alive. There are always things that remain to be said, and we long to reach out to them at least one more time. We want to know…

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Bubble Gum Alley 5 (1)

A person would be inclined to think that a city as chic and seemingly immaculate as San Luis Obispo would not put up with littering of any kind, but on the same street where a cup of coffee will set you back 7 dollars, and the purchase of a genuine porcelain Dalmatian is a cool…

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Antony Baekeland – On 17th November 1972 he stabbed his mother to death. At his trial witnesses told of an incestuous relationship between Antony and his mother. Barbara had been trying to ‘cure’ her son of his sexual preferrences. He was discharged from Broadmoor in July 1980 and went to live with his grandmother in…

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Mafia organized crime 0 (0)

Mafia, hierarchically structured society of criminals of primarily Italian or Sicilian birth or extraction. The term applies to the traditional criminal organization in Sicily and also to a criminal organization in the United States. Most scholars agree that the Mafia emerged in Sicily in the 19th century during Italy’s unification, but others suggest the organization arose during the late Middle Ages. In…

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Spirits 0 (0)

By Stephen Wagner Updated on 05/09/18 The phenomenon of ghosts and spirits has become so closely associated with fear that it’s almost a given that, if asked, most people would admit to being frightened if they encountered an apparition. Even seasoned ghost investigators have been known to run like scared rabbits when they see or hear…

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Zero Milestone 5 (1)

This big six foot diameter coquina sphere in St. Augustine, sits beside A1A near the visitor center. Perhaps you’ve seen it and wondered “What’s that big stone ball?” It’s the Zero Milestone that was placed here in 1929 to mark the eastern end of the Old Spanish Trail that ran from St. Augustine all the…

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Ossuary creation 5 (2)

The need to eliminate Les Innocents gained urgency from May 31, 1780, when a basement wall in a property adjoining the cemetery collapsed under the weight of the mass grave behind it. The cemetery was closed to the public and all intra muros (Latin: “within the [city] walls”) burials were forbidden after 1780. The problem…

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