SEPTEMBER 2019, ELIZABETH, NJ - Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy rejected a request to test DNA on the clothing of a murder victim by the name of Jeanette De Palma. She dismissed it because private investigator Ed Salzano filed the lawsuit, and the judge ruled he had no legal relationship to the dead girl. So far this is the last on a long list of attempts to find her killer that went nowhere.
Jeanette's story started long ago in 1972.
In Kalkajaka National Park 16 miles southwest of Cooktown (Queensland, Australia), black granite boulders create a maze that lead inside Black Mountain. Throughout the years it has developed a reputation for strange sightings and the disappearance of people without a trace.
A cryptid that originated in American folklore during the 1880s is an ordinary buzzard with a bell hung around its neck. The sound of its bell was believed to an omen of impending doom.
Since the late 19th century there is a large animal that stalked the woods of Northern Maine. Superstitious woodsmen knew then that despite those that disbelieved it existed, this monster did indeed appear every few years to be seen only for a fleeting moment.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer