On a cold February evening in 1945 the body of 74-year-old Charles Walton was found in a field he had been working earlier that same day. He was considered a recluse, and no one who lived in the Warwickshire hamlet could understand who would want to kill him, much less mutilate him.
Twenty years ago a priest was brutally murdered in a little, rural town in Wisconsin. His throat was slit, and despite the advances in DNA identification and the public’s mistaken belief in the CSI effect, the crime remains unsolved till this day.
Human sacrifice, animal slaughter, human trafficking and child pornography are some of the terrifying crimes that have been investigated in South Africa by a police unit that is tasked specifically to uncover the perpetrators of these heinous acts. However the work has become so dangerous that for the last few years amid rumors they were disbanded is the belief that they have gone underground.
Texarkana is a small town that straddles the state line between Texas and Arkansas, and in the spring of 1946 an unidentified assailant attacked eight people in the span of ten weeks. Five of them were killed. The news media named him the "Phantom Killer" or the "Phantom Slayer" because witnesses later described him as wearing a white mask or sack with holes cut for eyes.
The City of Angels despite its name has a dark history replete with murder houses, serial killers that called it home, creepy cemeteries and places that the dearly departed just refuse to vacate. These are some of those places.
Surprisingly truck drivers are witnesses to unexplainable and mysterious events on the highway, and their stories abound for things that they just can't explain. Some have seen animal human-like things, straight out of urban myth stories running across the road among other things.
At the Chapra railway station in India a man was arrested under suspicion of smuggling skeletal human remains. In his luggage he had 16 human skulls and 34 skeletons. He is thought to be part of a larger corpse smuggling ring that was taking the bones to China.
One of the most recognizable voices in music, Celine Dion is being accused of being a minion of the devil by a Catholic exorcist after releasing a child's clothing line. So much for her number one release titled, I'm Your Angel.
Sometimes known as "bioterrorism," these weapons involve infectious agents and toxins. These can include fungi, viruses and bacteria, and depending on their characteristics can kill human, animal and/or plant life.
In 2014, Samuel Little, 74, was convicted of the murders of three women in Los Angeles. DNA had linked him to cold cases committed between 1987 to 1989. He received three life sentences. Authorities suspected he had probably committed other murders, however he had been reticent about confessing to any, until now.
FEBRUARY 2019 UPDATE: Samuel Little has drawn pictures of his many victims, and ironically asks FBI to help identify them.
Fires have just ravaged through California, leaving thousands homeless and destitute. The final death toll is still unknown. Many that are missing are feared to be dead, trapped in their homes, vehicles or struck down by burning debris. Only a little over a month ago, Hurricane Michael barreled through the small towns of Florida's panhandle leaving devastation in its wake.
So what happens to all the money pumped into these areas after a crisis? Does it ever get into the hands of the individual citizens who suffered the most from these events?
In the climate debate it appears that the major role of the sun is overlooked and now that sunspot activity has decreased earlier than anticipated, NASA scientists warn that the planet is facing a grim, mini ice-age.
After the end of the Civil War in America, society did what it usually does after war and bloodshed, which is to revel in activities that are whimsical if somewhat morbid. Such was the creation of the Vampires' Club.
A hundred and twenty years ago today, London was not done with horrible murders. It had been barely ten years since Jack the Ripper had terrorized Whitechapel.
On October 29, 2018 renovations were being carried out in the Vatican close to the Villa Borghese. Builders were restoring a floor in the janitor's lodge. Considering the age of the buildings and the grounds, this type of work is commonplace, but not what was found which was a human skeleton.
Loretta Lynn Chaisson Lewis was 28 years old when she was found dead on May 20, 2005. The scene was a canal in rural Jeff Davis parish in Louisiana, and she was seen alive only 72 hours before.
The year is 1940, the place is Rockland, Maine and one day Pauline Young, who is only 16 years old, inexplicably disappears on Halloween Day, and despite an intensive search for her she is not found, until one day.
The United States had been independent less than 50 years, when it found itself again battling Britain in the War of 1812. England had been raiding American ships and even pressing sailors against their will to serve on English ships. The American Navy was aided by licensed private vessels that were captained by privateers who were authorized to detain and seize enemy ships and their goods. One of these ships was the Dash which sailed from Freeport, Maine, a merchant ship which was hurriedly outfitted with guns.
Construction workers are used to finding unusual things in the walls of older buildings, but in Valdosta, Georgia they were dumbfounded when a secret stash of hundreds of human teeth were found buried inside of a second-floor wall which was cracked during renovations.
At this time of the year, people actually pay to visit a supposedly "haunted house" and of course hope that they will walk away with their own, special, first hand encounter with "whatever" or "whoever" has given the house its creepy reputation. All of this is good and fine, because just like when you see a horror movie at the theater, where after the horror part, the lights go up and you go to live in your safe home. The point is everything changes when it comes to actually buying and then living in a house that's stigmatized either by murder, suicide or an actual haunting.
How or why the number thirteen has acquired a connection to bad luck is not quite clear, but this superstition dates back hundreds of years to the Vikings, the Romans and even to present day when many buildings don't have a 13th floor. However at the end of the 19th century a club was formed whose purpose was to fly in the face of all superstitions including the dreaded number 13.
Caracas has become the murder capital of the world. In the heart of this city where poverty and violence are experienced by those living there on a daily basis is a shrine. The altar is not populated by recognized religious statues but by colorful cap-wearing images with brightly-colored trousers and cigarettes hanging from their mouths. It is to these dead gangsters that the desperate come to pray for protection.
In March 2017, Franklin county officials found a grisly scene when they arrived at a house on U.S. Highway 64. Eighteen-year-old, Oliver Mauricio Funes-Machado had beheaded his own mother with a butcher knife. He was still holding her head when they responded to the 911 call that he himself had made. He told the dispatcher that he had stabbed his mother "like eight times" and that he had committed the atrocity "because I felt like it". He had been released only a week before from a mental health facility, based on a court order.
In November 2017, a sphinx head standing six feet tall and weighing over three pounds was unearthed by six archaeologists. It's not thousands years of old, it's not even 100 years old. It was left behind in 1923 when Cecil B. DeMille filmed the silent movie “The Ten Commandments” on the sand dunes on the central California coastline.
Wyoming Frontier Prison is known as The Old Pen, with a reputation of being the most haunted prison in the state. Of all the inmates that were held there, one of the most grisly and psychopathic was Andrew Pixley who was executed in the gas chamber in 1965. Not surprisingly he has not moved on from where he met his demise and justice was served.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance writer and paranormal researcher.
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