In 1894, William Edmund Scott Hall sued the Earl of Abingdon over the purchase of property purported to be haunted by Amy Robsart, this supposedly being the place where she died.
Larry Lord Motherwell, 42, former felon and construction worker went on a 10-day spending spree in Las Vegas. Perhaps a premonition tickled his spine that the proverbial ton of bricks was about to descend on him.
It was once a showplace home in Laurel Canyon, but only ashes were left of the 14-room house. Before its destruction on July 31, 1928, it was the scene of wild parties, a gun battle, an explosion and ultimately a fire.
Little snippets of stories from the 19th century of gruesome and sinister finds.
Late on the afternoon of October 7, 1949, 26-year-old, bit-part actress Jean Elizabeth Spangler left her Los Angeles home, which she shared with her 5-year-old daughter and her mother. This was the last ever seen of pretty Jean.
In 1959 a group of hikers were found horribly mutilated and killed in a part of Russia's Ural Mountains known as Dyatlov Pass. Until this day who murdered them remains a mystery, and now another person has disappeared from this place.
In 1966, Louise Pietrewicz disappeared without a trace. The mystery of her whereabouts appeared to be solved with the discovery of a woman’s remains found in a burlap sack on Long Island.
Over fifty years ago three Missouri boys stepped from their homes and into oblivion. The mystery of their disappearance has never been solved, and many wonder if some nearby caves they were exploring turned out to be their tomb.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer