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Justin Cook

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 →

Chicago’s Horror Hotel

“I was born with the devil in me…” these were the worlds of HH Holmes confession a man so depraved he turned being a serial killer into a profitable business. While Chicago has a sortied history full of its share… Continue Reading →

The Mysterious Case of the Sleeping Plague

A sickness struck the world for 12 years putting to sleep everyone in its path. The strange illness took the lives of over a million people from 1916 to 1928. But you probably wouldn’t have heard about it unless you’re… Continue Reading →

The History of Execution: A Photo Timeline

3150 BC to now – The ancient Egyptians and other early bronze age civilizations used beheading to dispatch of criminals and prisoners of war. One crime that would land you on the chopping block for certain was grave robbing. The… Continue Reading →

5 Assassinations that Changed the World

Normally when we talk about events that changed history we talk about wars and revolutions. Moments that played out over years with many different players. But history can be changed forever in a matter of a few minutes and the… Continue Reading →

The Georgia Guide Stones

About nine miles outside Elberton Georgia stands something pretty strange. In the middle of small field is a sort of monument made out of a set of huge granite stones 19 feet high. On them is a message scrawled out… Continue Reading →

Jack the Ripper the Facts vs the Myth

From the 31st of August to November 9th of 1888 the women of London’s Whitechapel neighborhood were being hunted. Using the cover of night a man with a long knife stalked the cobblestone alleys looking for ladies of evening as… Continue Reading →

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