Thursday, February 21, 2019
H.H. Holmes

H. H. Holmes Murder Castle

Doctor, pharmacist, Chicago gangster, con-man, hotel owner, and serial killer – Dr. Henry Howard Holmes is not only considered the first American serial killer, but quite possibly...
Netta Fornario

Netta Fornario’s Mysterious Death

Netta Fornario was born in 1897 in Cairo, to an English mother and an Italian father. When her mother died the year after her birth, her father...
Charles Coghlan coffin

Charles Coghlan – The Coffin That Found Its Way Home

Charles Coghlan was born on Prince Edward Island, off the east coast of Canada in 1841. He came from a poor Irish family, and when Coghlan was...
Margaret Schilling

The Stained Floor Left By The Body Of Margaret Schilling

On December 1, 1978, a female psychiatric patient named Margaret Schilling disappeared from one of the wards at Athens Lunatic Asylum in Ohio. Margaret wasn't a particularly...
Big Nose George Parrott

Big Nose George Parrott… Who Became a Pair of Shoes

George Parrot is infamous not only for being hanged as an outlaw, but also for being the only man in American history who became a pair of...
Ella Harper

Ella Harper – The Camel Girl Story

Ella Harper was born on January 5th 1870 with a very rare orthopaedic condition that caused her knees to bend backwards, called congenital genu recurvatum. In layman's...
Marie Fikáčková

Marie Fikáčková – The Woman Who Murdered At Least 10 Newborns

On April 13, 1961, Czechoslovakian maternity ward nurse Marie Fikacková was hanged at Prague’s Pankrac Prison for murdering newborn babies in her care. She was ultimately convicted...
The Disappearance of Bessie and Glen Hyde

The Strange Disappearances Of Honeymooners Glenn And Bessie Hyde

Bessie and Glen Hyde were honeymooning in northern Arizona at the Grand Canyon when they vanished in 1928. Glen wanted to set a new speed record for...
Mary H. Reeser fire

Mary H. Reeser – Spontaneous Human Combustion Victim

Reports of spontaneous human combustion, where a person bursts into flame with no apparent cause, date back to the late 15th century. Of the more recent cases however,...
Changeling

The True Story of The Changeling

Walter Collins Sr. was a criminal who had a notoriously quick temper, and in 1928, whilst he was serving a sentence in California’s Folsom Prison for a...