Inside the Library: The Orphan Skeleton Twins of Southampton


Once in a while The Library of Living Monsters allows the public a glimpse behind the curtain and into the library’s vast collection of monsters and ghouls of all shapes and sizes. From the serious to the mischievous. The cute and cuddly, and those which if seen would turn you to stone.They are so horrifying !
Today is one of those days. In fact it is the first time in a long time that the Library has allowed such unparalleled access into its walls of secrecy. In celebration of this we offer YOU! the reader a once in a lifetime look at two mischievously cute orphan monsters.

The skeleton twins of the Southampton dockyard.

The Orphan Skeleton Twins of the Southampton dockyard.

The Orphan Skeleton Twins of Southampton England, haunted the docks of Southampton for over 39 years. Their presence was known throughout the ports across the country and fishermen and shippers dared not to enter the Southampton Docks for years. Though small in their stature, their mischievous actions left over 230 fisherman tied up in their own nets and around 1’287 dockers in hospital following various acts involving chili powder and super glue.
The Library of Living Monsters tried many times to capture the tiny skeleton pair and first sightings of the twins date back to an earlier Library case our curators investigated FROM 1802. You can view the details of that case over there >>> REPORT HERE 

Eventually the curators lured The Orphan Skeleton Twins into the library’s captivity using a selection of sweet trails and gobstoppers.
To this day the twins are kept under lock and key, making sure the public needn’t worry about practical jokes by skeleton orphans anymore. This example of capturing the pair by our curators was parodied in an episode of hit US cartoon, Family Guy.
You can see the clip over there >>>  CLIP HERE  


Inside the Library: GODZILLAAAAA!


The Library of Living Monsters is pleased to announce that Japan will be releasing the very first commemorative stamps attributing to the Godzilla attacks of 1954.
The attack by Godzilla left a path of destruction, which many believed Tokyo could never recover from. The event was captured on film by Ishiro Honda, a brave native of the town who just so happened to have his camera with him at the time of the attacks. The film was seen around the world. Millions watched in horror wondering whether the monster Godzilla could be stopped or would he potentially reach other countries on its  path of destruction. Clips of the film can be found here >> FILM CLIPS

The Mindless actions of the beast are still vague to this day. But the effect its attack left upon the people of Tokyo will never be forgotten.

The limited run of stamps aim to remind the people of Japan and the world about what happened on that fateful day, and give thanks that  the beast Godzilla has not been seen since 1998.

Tribute stamp commemorating those lost in the 1954 attack by Godzilla.

Tribute stamp commemorating those lost in the 1954 attack by Godzilla on the people of Tokyo