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The Missing 5

Hello, Kittens!!   Long time, no chat! How the hell are you guys? How's your writing coming along? Comment if you have any new releases so I can check them out! It's the time of year that there's not much I love more than curling up with a book while watching the snow fall.   Once the snow starts to pile, I find myself thinking about one story every year....The Dyatlov Pass Incident. Something about that story has stuck with me since I first heard about it many (many - ugh) years ago. Maybe it's the fact that the tent was ripped open from the insid[...]


Death Scenes and Dioramas: The Crime Scenes of Frances Glessner Lee

Steps from the White House, hanging from a red brick building lit from below like someone holding a flashlight under their chin to tell a ghost story, the banner read, “Murder Is Her Hobby.” Well now. I was instantly drawn in to Renwick Gallery and Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, an exhibit that highlights her contributions to forensic science and delightfully macabre craftwork. In a time when women were expected to pursue ladylike hobbies, Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) directed her money[...]


Ghost Month: Hotel Del Coronado and the Mystery of Lottie A. Bernard

May is Ghost Month here at the Midnight Society! I love ghosts stories more than a person should. Normally if I talk to someone for more than thirty minutes, I can be found asking if they know any good ghost stories. It's the truth and the rest of the Midnight Society can attest to that! The story I'm here to tell you today is true, and it's a story of murder, heartbreak, and a mystery that still haunts the Hotel Del Coronado today.   On Thanksgiving day in 1892, a beautiful woman checked into the Hotel Del Coronado. She never checked out. The Hote[...]


Halloween Murder: The True Story of The Candy Man

I love Halloween. And thanks to member Erica's genius brain, we're celebrating the build-up to Halfoween, the halfway point to Halloween this year. Faith made these awesome banners for Halfoween and I'm in love. I picture little Dracula bunnies with fangs, hopping around among happy Easter eggs.   Today's story is not a happy one but a true one nonetheless, about a horrific murder that took place on Halloween night in 1974. This story is the cause of many urban legends, parental fears and movie inspirations, to this day. This is the true story of The Ca[...]