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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

People have been eaten alive by ants.  Stories on this topic in old Australian newspapers make for gruesome reading. They make you feel grateful for the advances in communications, medicine, repellents and first aid. However, these…