Fortean Times - - Blasts From The Past -

1 “The Ghost of The Cage, An Ex­pla­na­tion of Oth­er­wise In­ex­pli­ca­ble El­e­va­tor Ac­ci­dents”, Tren­ton Times, Tren­ton, NJ, 26 Mar 1901.

2 “Many Old Leg­ends De­bunked. Ghosts Hold Up Min­ing Work”, Oak­land Tri­bune, Oak­land, CA, 28 Oct 1936.

3 “Ghost in Coal Mine”, Manti Mes­sen­ger, Manti, UT, 19 Jan 1901.

4 “Daz­zling Star. Seen in a Mine Near Bar­nesville”, Cincin­nati Enquirer, Cincin­nati, OH, 25 Mar 1889

5 Het Toekom­stig Leven, 15 Dec 1906, p390.

6 Il­lus­trated Times, 22 April 1871.

7 “The Odd Cor­ner”, Idaho Falls Times, Idaho Falls, ID, 11 Sept 1902.

8 “Su­per­sti­tious Min­ers”, Wasatch Wave, UT, 20 May 1890; John Ni­chol­son, Folk­lore of East York­shire, 1890, fore­word.

9 “Strange Haunt of The

Refu­gio Mine”, An Ar­bor Daily Ar­gus, Ann Ar­bor, MI, 19 Jan 1903. 10 Ly­dia Wheeler, “The Ghost of a Sonoma Mine”, San Fran­cisco Call, San Fran­cisco, CA, 11 April 1909.

11 “A Ghost in a Mine, Strange Ap­pari­tion That Made a Miner Feel Sick”, Evening Tele­gram, New York, NY, 20 April 1887.

12 “Ghosts in Coal Mines”, Wheel­ing Reg­is­ter, Wheel­ing, WV, 19 Oct 1890.

13 Ibid.

14 “Ghosts in a Mine”, The Evening Post, Den­ver, CO, 21 Oct 1895.

15 “Res­cued Min­ers Saw Strange Things Dur­ing

14-Day Or­deal’, Ore­gon States­man, Salem, OR, 29 Aug 1963; “We Saw Strange Things. Fellin De­scribes Wait­ing for Res­cue”, Florence Morn­ing News, Florence, SC, 29 Aug 1963.

16 “Some Myths About Min­ing”, Arkansas City Daily

Trav­eler, Arkansas City, KS, 20 April 1892. I sifted through 30 news­pa­pers that car­ried the story be­tween 1892 and 1920, but none iden­ti­fied the mine of the lad­der dwarf.

17 “Why Un­der­ground Work­ers Are Su­per­sti­tious”,

Palmyra Spec­ta­tor, Palmyra, MO, 24 Mar 1920.

18 “Spec­tre Or­ders 300 Min­ers To Walk Out’, Des Moines Daily News, Des Moines, IA, 16 March 1913.

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