By Tim Binnall
Apr 2, 2021
Plague doctors appearing throughout the United Kingdom, a pair of disastrous treasure hunts, and a bizarre breed of rabbit that walks on its front legs were among the strange, unusual, and enlightening stories to cross our desk this week. This past week brought news of a bizarre and somewhat worrisome trend unfolding in the UK as people wearing plague doctor costumes keep popping up in various communities and, understandably, causing residents to be rather unsettled. The odd fad began late last month in Scotland where an individual dressed in the haunting garb caused something of a stir until police determined that the mysterious stranger was a mischievous teenager who was promptly given a stern lecture by the authorities. However, the case seemed to open the proverbial floodgates as plague doctors were either seen or rumored to have been spotted in at least five communities throughout England and Scotland.