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Bizarre Baltimore

Weird stories about Baltimore.

The Eiffel Tower in 1890

Eiffel Tower Purchased for Move to Baltimore in 1894

This was a story idea sent to us about two years ago by Dave, and we're just now getting to it. It's also a...
1927 explosion at Baltimore mayor's home

Baltimore Mayor William Broening’s Home Destroyed by Bomb

Italian anarchists destroy Mayor William Broening's home with a bomb in 1927. Baltimore was placed on a war basis for protection soon after the explosion.
1880s prostitute

Oyster Schooner Captain Shoots and Kills Prostitute Wife in Brothel

How can you not look at this title and want to know what's up with this story? Below is a fascinating story that we dug...
Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer

F**k Face: Bill Ripken’s 1989 Fleer Baseball Card

Remember this? If you were a big baseball card collector, you sure do. Here's a story about it from CNBC, posted December 9th, 2008. "I got...
Baltimore Police badge

Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Neglect of Duty

Those are not charge you would like to have thrust upon you if you're a Baltimore police officer. Sadly, for one such individual, this...
Baltimore Sun headline

Accident Cuts Brakeman’s Body in Two

You read that correctly. This is a ghastly accident that we read about in The Baltimore Sun, printed on May 8th, 1911. Falling between freight cars...
mmm, beer

Prohibition Officers Seize 9,600 Bottles of Beer

Such a sad time ... not being able to drink beer? What a horrible idea Prohibition was. Below is an article that we dug up...
naked dancing dude

Wild Italian Man Dances Naked in the Streets

How can you not click on a post with this title? That's what we thought when we came across this amusing article in The Washington...
this is a gun

British Tourist Killed Chasing Thief

What a tragic story, and this wasn't really that long ago. Maybe some of you remember when this happened? We found the article in The...
Marburg & Bros. warehouse

Elevator Drops Five Stories; Two Seriously Injured

Here's a crazy story we dug up in The Baltimore Sun, printed on March 24th, 1887. The elevator in the tobacco factory of Marburg & Bros.,...
1904 Royce Car

Man Arrested for Speeding; Charged With Going 6 MPH

Yes ... no joke. We found an article from The Baltimore Sun printed on January 23rd, 1904, mentioning the legal troubles of a man busted for...
rabid dog

Wild Dog Shot and Killed in Northeast Baltimore

This is a crazy story that we came across in The Baltimore Sun, not unlike a story we found for Ghosts of DC. This was...
plane crashes into Memorial Stadium

Plane Crashes Into Memorial Stadium

I saw this photo on Pinterest and, at first, I thought it was fake. A plane really crashed into Memorial Stadium? Does anyone remember when...

Nazi Rally Held at Lehmann Hall on North Howard Street (1935)

This may come as a great shock to you, but before the worst of World War II, a number of locals in Baltimore were...