Summer in Miami is hot, humid and for two teenagers, deadly. Albert Brust was a 44-year-old building inspector employed by Dade County. He fantasized torturing other human beings, and one day he decided he wanted to make his dreams a reality.
In November 2006, under unusual circumstances a woman fell from the second story of her home. She was left paralyzed below the waist. She had been sitting on the sill, and even now she claims it was not deliberate. She didn't jump; this was not a suicide attempt.
When do disturbing coincidences fail to explain a pattern that bring only one word to mind: a curse? What if you're working on the set of what turns out to be one of the most chilling movies produced that had the devil as the main villain? These are just some of the so called "accidents" that almost 50 years in retrospect, plagued the set of the film The Exorcist.
Belief in this deity started among the Meso-Americans of Guatemala which was described as a dangerous cave-dwelling bat creature known as Camazotz. In the Maya culture it is linked to death. and inhabits a cave called the "house of bats" in the Popol Vuh.
In January 2017 a discovery was made in Northamptonshire from the Romano-Britain period. The corpse was buried face down and his tongue had been cut out and replaced with a flat stone. These are all indicators that this individuals was considered odd or a threat to the community.
The writer Gaston Leroux appears to have been inspired by several events that occurred during his lifetime when he wrote the dark love story The Phantom of the Opera which appeared in 1910.
In June 1836, three Scottish boys set out to hunt rabbits. On the northeast slopes of Edinburgh's Arthur's Seat they unearthed a cache of miniature coffins that till this day are unexplained.
An archaeological dig at Huanchaquito-Las Llamas in Peru was found to contain the mummified remains of 140 children that were part of a mass sacrifice some time during the 15th century. The victims were both boys and girls between the ages of five and fourteen.
In 1872 in New Orleans there was a haunted cell in the Fourth Precinct Police Station. An old woman named Ann Murphy had hanged herself, it was definitely proved that several suicides which occurred in the cell after her death were instigated by her ghost.
October 13 marks the end of the feast day for Our Lady of Fatima a Marian apparition seen in 1917 by three shepherd children in Portugal. It wasn't until 1930 that the Catholic church declared the visitation worthy of belief. By then two of the three children had died. Over one hundred years later when compared to other similar but secular experiences many wonder if the "solar dance" at Fatima was a UFO.
She is a mystery and she has kept her secrets since her discovery in 1897. A 14-year-old boy found the statue which is a woman's head, neck and shoulders on a private estate at L'Alcudia in Valencia Spain. The icon is known as the Lady of Elche.
Early in the 19th century, the railroad was the only way to travel throughout the United States and where goods were shipped to different destination points. Many times the depots were on the outskirts of town, which became the seedier area known as the tenderloin. Saloons and brothels were close by and the poor often lived in the area since it was the only place they could afford. Such was the story of a poor woman who lived in a shanty in Harper's Ferry in West Virginia. Her name was Jenny.
In July 1945, the battle of Okinawa took place, leaving over 200,000 dead, among them over one-third of civilians who lived on the island. Okinawans had been forced to commit suicide by the Japanese military or be executed. Lawlessness was rampant on the island and refugees lived in the hills. A month later atomic bombs would fall on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and amid this turmoil the disappearance of three young Marines was barely noticed.
A Gothic-styled mansion sits on the corner of H and 22nd Streets in Sacramento's Boulevard Park neighborhood. Its appearance is mysterious and secretive, and that's before you hear about the supposed dark deed which have occurred behind it doors.
You hear a moan, and realize that it's not the wind or your imagination. So who or what was it? Throughout the years, ghost stories have persisted on U.S. military bases in the Pacific.
In 18th century Venice, the ultimate tool of seduction for women was a plain mask covered in black velvet. She held it in place with her teeth that bit down on a button, thus making her mute, and her silence deepened the mystery of who she was and what lay behind the mask.
To claim membership in the group of people who retell of abduction by extraterrestrials is to place yourself on the fringes of science, and often ridicule. But what is truly the explanation for those humans who retell of being taken onto spaceships and many times experimented on?
There are two ghosts that are well known to haunt Hampton Court. They were both English Queens and wives of Henry VIII. One is Jane Seymour who died shortly after giving birth to Prince Edward, and the other is the shrieking ghost of Catherine Howard executed for adultery. However there is another who finds no peace, and her only downfall was loyalty to the royal family.
According to local legends, in 1932, Donald Rheem (of Rheem hot water heater fame) purchased a property on Orcas Island that sits off the coast of Washington. Despite its scenic views, his intent was not to enjoy the landscape, but to find a place to stash his unstable wife Alice.
The year is 1876, and this story details the ingenious suicide machine designed by Mr. Moore who lived in Lafayette, Indiana.
Cleveland Street is located in Fitzrovia, central London. In 2011, the model for the workhouse in Dickens' 1837 story Oliver Twist was identified as the Strand Union Workhouse on Cleveland Street. It was peopled by the poor and it's not surprising that in 1889 a scandal erupted when a homosexual male brothel was discovered by police on Cleveland Street, however most of its clientele were far from being destitute and poor. In the White Chapel district Jack the Ripper had already started his killing rampage.
Over a hundred and fifty years ago a carpet-bag with grisly contents was discovered on Waterloo Bridge in London. Who it was and who left it there remains a mystery till this day.
Shooter's Hill is the highest point in South London. The area was in use since the Roman times. In 1838, skeletons and roman coins were unearthed in the area belonging to Roman soldiers. The road that runs from Dover to London traverses Shooter's Hill, and it was a favorite place for highwaymen to rob the unwary traveler. It comes as no surprise that it has its fair share of ghost stories, including a white lady.
The area of West 44th Street in New York City was just a patch of farmland and forest and 1792. The American Revolutionary War had ended less than 10 years before, and maybe events that took place then caused the ghost that eventually became known as Lucy Ryan to haunt this area.
Greek writers, Plato and Pausanias, mention human sacrifice occurring on Mt. Lykaion (which translates to Wolf Mountain) in Greece. An archeological team who had been working on the site for over a decade had found no evidence of this. This changed in 2016 when human bones were found among thousands of animal bones.
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