The Axeman of New Orleans

The sounds of jazz has always had a special connection to New Orleans. It’s almost impossible to go down Bourbon Street without hearing the unmistakable call of a saxophone. But the link between the big easy and the devils music… Continue Reading →

The Trial of Lizzy Borden

It was a sweltering June 5th 1893 in Massachusetts, in a courthouse the trial was about to begin for what may be the most famous and grisly murders in American history. The accused was a thirty year old upper class… Continue Reading →

3 Mass Disappearances In American History

Normally when we here of a disappearance it’s one person who decided to run away or was met with some misfortune. We generally think there is safety in numbers. But as we will find out though it’s possible for even… Continue Reading →

The Mummy’s Curse

The pyramids have always amazed us. It’s just impressive that any ruler can have a mountain built to serve as their tomb. If you’re going to put that much effort in your grave then you’re going to want a good… Continue Reading →

The Somerton Man

On the 12th of December 1948 on the beach in Somerton, Australia a man’s body propped up next to a wall was found by two men. No one seems to know how he got there or who he was. As… Continue Reading →

How One Man Stopped WW3

The October of 1962 was an extremely tense one. According to intelligence reports the Soviet Union was placing nuclear tipped missiles in Cuba. Seeing this as a major threat President Kennedy ordered a large naval blockade to surround Cuba and… Continue Reading →

Lake Nyos

by Devin Jarboe Early on the morning of August 22nd, 1986 Emmanuel Ngu Mbi began to bike from the village of Wum to his home near Lake Nyos, known as the Good Lake to the locals. Soon into his journey… Continue Reading →

5 Gruesome Medical Procedures in History

Medicine isn’t always pretty but it has come along away. For our ancestors a trip to the doctors was almost as risky as the illness itself. While the below cures might seem extreme and pretty gross to us now they… Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Bathory: Vampire or Victim?

The tale of Elizabeth Bathory countess of Transylvania is widely known as one of history’s greatest horror stories. Supposedly obsessed with her own youth, she would kill and drink the blood of young girls who came to work at her… Continue Reading →

The Real Story of Witchhunts

  In the medieval and renaissance eras the world was full of danger and no one had a very good explanation for why some people fell ill with strange diseases. Many turned to superstition to explain these awful ailments, their… Continue Reading →

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