Old Timey Crimey

Old Timey Crimey #134: The Hammersmith Ghost - ”Perfectly Dead”

October 8, 2021

Spookyween continues with an examination of the Hammersmith Ghost, which terrorized people in a London village until someone paid the ultimate price. Plus, Kristy tells Amber the creepy, ridiculous details of an old superstition, the Dead Man's Hand. 

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Sources:

Jane Alexander in Londonist

Claire Feikert-Ahalt on LOC Blog

Apparitions: or, the mystery of ghosts, hobgoblins, and haunted houses, by Joseph Taylor

Sara Luehmann on Hammersmith & Fulham

BBC.

Newgate Calendar

Wiki: Hammersmith

Ross Macfarlane at the Wellcome Library.

British and Irish Legal Information Institute.

Old Bailey Online.

George Dillard on History of Yesterday.

The Murder of the Hammersmith Ghost — 1804 | by Jed Graham | Genius in a Bottle

Frank Baker MD in The American Anthropologist Journal

Newspapers.com: The Times

 

Music: 

Headless Horseman by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6740-headless-horseman
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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