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Bizarre Baltimore

Weird stories about Baltimore.

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., on South Charles street, fell yesterday morning from the fifth floor...
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 going six miles per hour. Yes, six. Mr. William A. Schaum, president...
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 printed on Mar 17th, 1925. A dog believed to have had rabies...
plane crash at Memorial Stadium 1976

Plane Crashes Into Memorial Stadium

Donald Kroner crashed a plane into Baltimore's Memorial Stadium in 1976 after a Colts vs. Steelers game. Nobody was injured, but it made for a crazy story the next day.

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 supporters of Germany’s Nazi party. It’s almost unfathomable, but Baltimore did have...
advertisement for wife

1863 Advertisement for A Wife

Now this is a creative way to find yourself a wife. Place a classified ad in The Baltimore Sun. That’s what this gentleman did exactly 150 years ago today. The best part is this line: ” …...
Aliceanna St.

Haunted House on Aliceanna Street

Here’s a tale of a real haunted house. We don’t normally write about real ghosts, just the metaphorical ones, but every now and then, we’ll come across something to share. This is an article, printed in...
Baltimore Sun headline - 1963

Police Find Decapitated Woman’s Body

Jeez, this is gruesome. Here’s a crazy article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun from May 27th, 1963. Police early yesterday found the decapitated body of a woman stuffed in a trunk in an...
runaway horse!

Drunk Driving and a Runway Horse on North Howard Street

Check out this crazy story from the Baltimore Sun. It was printed on July 15th, 1922. In view of hundreds of shoppers on North Howard street yesterday, Patrolman William M. Miller stopped a runaway horse that...
Baltimore Sun headline

Three Men Get Life Sentences for Thames Street Firebomb Deaths

This is a crazy story, and I’m sure it’s been lost to history. This is an article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun from October 5th, 1947.  Three men yesterday were sentenced to life...