The winds were savage, the cold penetrating just below the timberline near La Garita Mountains in Colorado. John C. Fremont looked at his camp where 34 men faced starvation. Their mules had frozen to death, all 120 of them. The expedition had tried to cross a 12,000 foot pass without success. The men struggled to the southeast side of the pass, but their provisions were gone.
In 1923, Miss Edna Hilton, an American socialite married Captain Denzil Cope, heir of Sir Anthony Cope. The young couple moved to Bramshill Castle in Hampshire, England. This was an ancient home which harbored a terrifying ghost story.
In Nashua, New Hampshire a young woman's skeleton was found in the walls of an old attic where it lay secreted for 25 years.
On a hot summer night, a blue vehicle glided along a narrow road known as the Old Spanish Trail. In the space of a few seconds, the quiet was rent as the screech of twisting metal reverberated, and three of six passengers in the automobile met a violent death. One of them was named Jayne Mansfield.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer