Earl Wiseman, 25, and George Shanks, 44, were serving prison terms at the Missouri State Penitentiary. They were convicted of killing Arthur Robinson in 1934. The only thing left of Arthur was a small pile of human bones and teeth found in the ashes of a huge log fire on the banks of Mingo Ditch, about eight miles southwest of Puxico, just outside his cabin.
Snippy a 3-year-old, appaloosa mare was found dead on the Harry King Ranch in the fall of 1967. The locals believed the animal was killed by "spacemen" based on sightings of UFOs in the area.
High in the Sangre de Cristo Range is Colorado's Great Sand Dunes. Ancient arrowheads and bisons bones are uncovered by stiff winds that chase the heat before it. Tragedy, mystery and legend have sprung from the sandy waves that cover 57 miles.
Little snippets of stories from the 19th century of gruesome and sinister finds.
On December 31, 1992, a septic tank company rolled into the property of a home that sat vacant for two years. Reinaldo Ramon Paiz who owned it for decades died in 1990, and his daughter was selling it. The real estate agent advised her to pump the tank in order to make it more attractive to potential buyers since it had not been serviced in at least twenty years, around 1972. Or at least that’s what they thought.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer