The Doppelganger

“Late at night I usually go to the bathroom multiple times but for the past 4 days, every time I go to leave, I can see myself still standing in the mirror from the corner of my eye. It is like the other me is watching me leave the bathroom. It terrifies me to the point where I almost run out without looking directly at the mirror. I never told my husband about it because […]

Tommy Lynn Sells “Coast to Coast Killer”

Tommy Lynn Sells was a serial killer who claimed responsibility for over 70 murders across the United States, earning him the nickname “Coast to Coast Killer.” Sells  was convicted of only one murder, but this single conviction was enough to land him on Texas’s death row. In 2014, he was executed in the Allan B. Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. Childhood Tommy Lynn Sells and his twin sister Tammy Jean were born in Oakland, California on June […]

The West Memphis Three

The West Memphis Three are three men who – while teenagers – were tried and convicted, in 1994, of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Damien Echols was sentenced to death, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment plus two 20-year sentences, and Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life imprisonment. During the trial, the prosecution asserted that the children were killed as part of a Satanic ritual. The Crime Three eight-year-old boys—Steve […]

Ohio Slave Girls

For 11 years 3 young girls in Columbus Ohio were missing and no one had a clue where they went. When all along they were right around the corner, in a neighbors house.  It was August 2002—years before smartphones and Google Maps—and after nearly four hours of wrong turns, Knight spotted the Family Dollar store. She bought a soda and started asking people for directions. A woman in the soda aisle couldn’t help. The cashier […]

Dismembered Alive – The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi was dragged from the office at the Saudi consulate, Tubaigy began to cut Khashoggi’s body up on a table in the study while he was still alive, There was no attempt to interrogate him. They had come to kill him

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

This West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill beginning in the mid-1800’s. This 160 year old asylum holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, the “curative” effects of architecture, and the efforts of determined individuals to help better the lives of the mentally ill. Tour this nationally recognized historic landmark and see how it left a lasting impression on local and national history. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Constructed […]

The Man Who Escaped John Wayne Gacy

In the late 70’s, my Uncle was studying medicine at the University of Chicago. After a morning class, he decided that he would hitchhike back home to Lincoln Park on the North side instead of pay for a taxi. A man drove up in a Plymouth Satellite and offered my Uncle a ride. The man looked normal and seemed friendly…lighthearted even, so my Uncle got in the car and they started driving towards Lake Shore […]

Don’t Take The Bus

This didn’t happen to me but I was involved in it. The victim was actually my girlfriend and I got the story later. At the time my girlfriend and I were attending college together. It was a smaller school in a pretty quiet place so most of the students were from the area. My girlfriend, Caitie, was one of those. I came from a distance and so lived in a dorm at the college. Caitie […]

The Bass Strait Triangle

This mysterious part of the world runs from the southern coast of Victoria in Australia over the stretch of water that is the Bass Strait and into the mysterious regions of Tasmania. Jason Manifold While most of the bizarre accounts on this list are connected to the Bass Strait itself, several times, these encounters have seemingly wandered onto the mainlands. Perhaps the most famous of these incidents is the case of Fred Valentich. On the […]

Purgatory Road

This August, my friends and I were taking a road trip from New York City to Rhode Island. None of us had been before, so we were excited about the drive, especially because we rented a Mustang convertible for it. We left a little later than expected—it was about 10:30 p.m., and since it was a busy Friday night, we decided to punch our destination into Waze to beat the traffic.  Eventually, we started losing […]

Violet Jessop

Born in 1887 in Argentina, Violet Constance Jessop was one of six surviving children born to her Irish immigrant parents, out of a total of nine. The icy hand of death came for Jessop at an early age, inflicting her with a case of tuberculosis that was supposed to kill her, but fate had other plans. At the ripe age of 23, Violet Jessop decided to follow in her mother’s sea-legged footsteps and become a […]

The Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill

On September 20th, 1961, Betty and Barney Hill were returning home to New Hampshire after vacationing at Niagara Falls when they saw a strange sight in the sky. After pulling over to take a look with their binoculars, the couple got nervous and decided it would be best to be on their way. Both claimed to have heard an unusual beeping and then to have found that they had traveled an additional 35 miles with […]

Edgar Allan Poe

he year is 1849. A man is found delirious on the streets of a city in which he does not live, wearing clothing that is not his own, incapable or unwilling to discuss the circumstances under which he arrived. Within days he is dead, having suffered from crippling hallucinations in his final hours, repeatedly calling out for a man whom no one knew. The story of Edgar Allan Poe’s death is as chilling as his […]

The Martin Family

The Martins were a happy family busy celebrating with Christmas festivities in 1958. The fact that this tragedy struck an entire family and the festive holiday atmosphere makes this case one of the more grim mass disappearances. Kenneth and Barbara Martin left their home with their three daughters: Barbie, Susan, and Virginia. Their plan was to gather greenery to make Christmas decorations for their home. When Kenneth didn’t arrive at work two days later, the […]

The Carroll A. Deering

The sea is a common setting for mass disappearances. With so much empty water, it’s easy for people to vanish without anyone around to witness their disappearance. This is especially true for ships sailing near the notorious Bermuda Triangle. One such ship was the Carroll A. Deering. It was a commercial ship captained by William H. Merritt. On the Deering’s final voyage, Merritt took ill and was replaced by Willis. B. Wormell. On December 2, […]