The thrill-hungry populace of the Roaring 20s got a whopping plateful of it with every sordid detail that was covered by the newspapers about the discontented housewife turned murderer Ruth Snyder and her lover Judd Gray.
Most families resist the possibility that one of their members is not only a murderer, but a serial sexual sadist killer linked to one of the most infamous, unsolved murders of the 20th century. For the Hodel family it was something acknowledged as the truth of who their patriarch, George Hill Hodel was. Dr. George Hodel died in 1999 at the age of 91.
Locked in our genetic blueprint, a discovery has been made using a fossil found in Siberia that points to a "ghost population" that indicates a hybridization between Neanderthals and Denisovans.
Forty-seven years ago today the first two victims of what became known as the Hitchhiker Murders disappeared. Their names were Maureen Sterling and Yvonne Weber. They were both 12 years old and attended Herbert Slater Middle School. They were last seen around 9 PM at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena.
By 1973, a total of seven, unsolved murders took place in the North Bay area of California. They involved female hitchhikers that were found nude and dumped in rural areas where it is believed they were thrown from the road close to steep embankments.
It is estimated that within the lifetime of many humans alive today, super-robots will replace them.
Watcher are said to be some of the fallen angels who rebelled against God. Some are considered good, others evil, and they have been referred to in different parts of the Bible and other religious texts.
Doctors can be mystified when they have patients complaining of nausea and vomiting more than 20 times in one day and dropping weight to a life-threatening level. This is a condition that they are seeing more frequently in chronic, heavy pot users.
In 14th century Venice there existed a system encouraged by the government that allowed anonymous accusations to be made against any citizen. This was a Renaissance version of a surveillance culture which is reflected in the 21st century with CCTV, spy drones and phone taps.
It was sometime after 7 PM on October 11, 1973 and two men were fishing on a pier on the Pascagoula River at an abandoned shipyard. One was Charles Hickson, 42 and the other was his co-worker Calvin Parker, 19. They heard something that sounded like a whizzing noise, and then they were engulfed in a blue, blinding light. What followed next was a classic, extraterrestrial abduction experience.
Disbelief and ridicule, this is the fear promoted by the devil according to Father Gary Thomas as it relates to sexual abuse victims.
The earth's magnetic field is something most of the people living on this planet never think about, however without it life would not be sustainable. It keeps water and atmosphere in place, and shields us from harmful radiation. Throughout millenia it has changed, but recently it's acting up in such a way that geologists cannot explain why.
The Weisse Frau “White Lady” of Hohenzollern is said to be the apparition of The Countess Kunigunde von Orlamonde, who in life was a widow and a mother of two children. In 1300 she fell in love with Albert of Nuremberg of the House of Hohenzollern, however he refused to marry her stating that ‘four eyes separated them’. He meant the eyes of his parents, but she thought he spoke of her children.
New research has found a link between smoking cannabis with schizophrenia among other psychiatric condition.
The bodies of two children were found buried in the back yard of their father's home. The father until recently played Santa at a Walmart in South Georgia.
On a cold February evening in 1945 the body of 74-year-old Charles Walton was found in a field he had been working earlier that same day. He was considered a recluse, and no one who lived in the Warwickshire hamlet could understand who would want to kill him, much less mutilate him.
Twenty years ago a priest was brutally murdered in a little, rural town in Wisconsin. His throat was slit, and despite the advances in DNA identification and the public’s mistaken belief in the CSI effect, the crime remains unsolved till this day.
Human sacrifice, animal slaughter, human trafficking and child pornography are some of the terrifying crimes that have been investigated in South Africa by a police unit that is tasked specifically to uncover the perpetrators of these heinous acts. However the work has become so dangerous that for the last few years amid rumors they were disbanded is the belief that they have gone underground.
Texarkana is a small town that straddles the state line between Texas and Arkansas, and in the spring of 1946 an unidentified assailant attacked eight people in the span of ten weeks. Five of them were killed. The news media named him the "Phantom Killer" or the "Phantom Slayer" because witnesses later described him as wearing a white mask or sack with holes cut for eyes.
The City of Angels despite its name has a dark history replete with murder houses, serial killers that called it home, creepy cemeteries and places that the dearly departed just refuse to vacate. These are some of those places.
Surprisingly truck drivers are witnesses to unexplainable and mysterious events on the highway, and their stories abound for things that they just can't explain. Some have seen animal human-like things, straight out of urban myth stories running across the road among other things.
At the Chapra railway station in India a man was arrested under suspicion of smuggling skeletal human remains. In his luggage he had 16 human skulls and 34 skeletons. He is thought to be part of a larger corpse smuggling ring that was taking the bones to China.
One of the most recognizable voices in music, Celine Dion is being accused of being a minion of the devil by a Catholic exorcist after releasing a child's clothing line. So much for her number one release titled, I'm Your Angel.
Sometimes known as "bioterrorism," these weapons involve infectious agents and toxins. These can include fungi, viruses and bacteria, and depending on their characteristics can kill human, animal and/or plant life.
In 2014, Samuel Little, 74, was convicted of the murders of three women in Los Angeles. DNA had linked him to cold cases committed between 1987 to 1989. He received three life sentences. Authorities suspected he had probably committed other murders, however he had been reticent about confessing to any, until now.
FEBRUARY 2019 UPDATE: Samuel Little has drawn pictures of his many victims, and ironically asks FBI to help identify them.
Fires have just ravaged through California, leaving thousands homeless and destitute. The final death toll is still unknown. Many that are missing are feared to be dead, trapped in their homes, vehicles or struck down by burning debris. Only a little over a month ago, Hurricane Michael barreled through the small towns of Florida's panhandle leaving devastation in its wake.
So what happens to all the money pumped into these areas after a crisis? Does it ever get into the hands of the individual citizens who suffered the most from these events?
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance writer and paranormal researcher.
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