60 - Fire, Devil, Bat

Charles Fort related the story of how an elderly couple named the Krings were murdered and their house burned, and a number of mysterious bodies found nearby. Discussed here is the story of what actually happened. Also: unreported facts in the cases of the 1909 sightings of the Jersey Devil in Bristol, PA and a possible other interpretation of the famous Houston Batman.

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Austin American-Statesman, June 19, 1953.

Bucks County Gazette, July 4, 1901; January 30, 1902.

Perkasie Central News, July 2, 1908; April 22, 1909; November 25, 1918.

“Attacker of 12 women believed held.” Brownsville (TX) Herald, October 14, 1953.

“Beautiful ex-model said suicide victim.” Waco Tribune-Herald, July 4, 1953.

“Bellaire mugger strikes again.” Odessa (TX) American, February 26, 1953.

“Bellaire phantom suspect caught.” Mexia (TX) Daily News, October 14, 1953.

“Bristol dealers are acquitted.” Bucks County Gazette, May 22, 1908.

“Bristol liquor dealers arrested.” Bucks County Gazette, February 28, 1908.

“Cambria County mysteries.” Altoona Tribune, February 4, 1892.

“Death in the flames.” Altoona Tribune, January 29, 1892.

“Democrats to have censors for candidates.” Bristol Daily Courier, March 9, 1915.

“'Devil prints' in Bristol.” Bucks County Gazette, January 22, 1909.

“Houston area love bandit is sought by dogs.” Waco News-Tribune, May 21, 1952.

“Houston girl fights off night attacker.” Lubbock Evening Journal, February 5, 1953.

“Lynn pleaded guilty.” Bucks County Gazette, February 28, 1908.

“Man eludes pair in chase.” Lubbock Evening Journal, May 21, 1953.

“Mysterious 'Batman' seen by five persons in Houston.” El Paso Times, June 19, 1953.

“Phantom prowlers sought by officers at Dallas, Houston.” Lubbock Morning Avalanche, September 30, 1953.

“Purse snatcher is sought at Houston.” Lubbock Evening Journal, October 23, 1953.

“Slashed with a knife.” Bucks County Gazette, January 23, 1902.

“Suspected mugger held in Houston.” Mexia (TX) Daily News, March 9, 1953.

“The borough conventions.” Bucks County Gazette, February 11, 1892.

“Two horses killed.” Bucks County Gazette, November 6, 1908.

“Woman foils bold attacker in Houston.” McAllen (TX) Monitor, June 11, 1953.

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Gerhard, Ken. Encounters With Flying Humanoids. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2013.

Kernell, Samuel and Michael P. McDonald. "Congress and America's Political Development: the Transformation of the Post Office from Patronage to Service." American Journal of Political Science 42:3 (July, 1999).

McCloy, James F. and Ray Miller, Jr. The Jersey Devil. Moorestown, NJ: Middle Atlantic Press, 1976.




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