Roughly one hundred years ago more than 33% of the world's population, about 500 million souls, were infected with a deadly disease that could kill them within the first 24 hours. Of those infected 50 million did die, and strangely this illness targeted young adults versus the aged or children.
It was 1915, and on the outskirts of eastern Austin Texas, the Metz Elementary School was built. Nearly a hundred years later it was slated for demolition, its hallways empty and full of graffiti, but someone or something was intent on standing in the way of the school's destruction.
There is a 200 square-mile area in Eastern Massachusetts known as the Bridgewater Triangle as well as the more ominous-sounding The Black Triangle.
Archaeologists had previously found a few hundred skulls in the the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan the site of present day Mexico City, however new research has found that this was only the tip of the iceberg and the human sacrifices numbered in the thousands.
Over a hundred years ago, a frail nun who lived in a remote Michigan village was murdered and buried in a shallow grave in the very basement of the holy grounds where she lived and worshipped. What was uncovered during the subsequent trials spoke of lies, sexual trysts by those holding holy office and the attempt to spare the Catholic Church embarrassment even if it meant covering up a murder.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer