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History Horror Tales

Stories found by accident while researching for historysnoop.com. They are usually in the unhighlighted section of a newspaper article I’ve downloaded from NLA’s ‘TROVE’ to my computer.  Be warned these stories are not for the faint-hearted.

Spanish Flu? Not so Spanish!

Spanish Flu? If it wasn't Spanish what was it? The origins of the deadly flu remain a mystery. There are many theories about where it originated - China, the USA, German laboratories, German U-boats. It was a common enemy on the…

Eaten Alive by Ants

Most of us have heard and used the expression: “I was eaten alive by …. (name your pest) …. last night.”  We throw the expression around casually to exaggerate our tale of misery from the night before battling dive bombing mosquitoes or our…