Month: December 2018

Vanishing Lake Riesco

This photo shows what once was Lake Riesco in Chile. Admired by visitors for its pristine blue waters, the lake’s vast 1,400 hectare body completely vanished in a single night in May 2016, without leaving so much as a puddle. The lake and its surroundings were environmentally stable. Less than a month prior to its disappearance, environmental surveys reported that nearby volcanoes were all inactive, and that the lake was receiving a healthy 3,000 mm […]

Luis Garavito, Colombia

Luis Garavito confessed to killing and torturing almost 150 boys. Garavito hadn’t wasted his time in prison and had drew a map of his victims. According to it, the number of the murdered people exceeded 300, however, it’s considered that he killed only 138 victims. Garavito continues to confess to more murders. He has been described by local media as “the world’s worst serial killer. The judicial body ruled that all Garavito’s sentences total 1,853 […]

The Lead Mask Case

A Brazilian boy stumbled upon the bodies of Manoel Pereira da Cruz and Miguel José Viana while flying a kite in a field 1966. They were dressed in their best suits and wore lead masks on their faces. The situation baffled police, as there appeared to be no violence against the men. A notebook was found with the bodies, but when they pieced together the men’s day, more questions than it answered. According to the notebook, the […]

Kreischer Mansion

In 1885, German businessman Balthasar Kreischer had a pair of Queen Anne mansions built for his sons. Within a decade, the senior Kreischer died, his brickworks closed, and both sons perished, Edward by suicide and Charles in a fire that destroyed his mansion. The remaining house was left empty until new owners turned it into a restaurant, and a mafia front before once more being left vacant, employing formerMarinee Joseph Young as its caretaker. In […]

Loch Ness Monster

This photograph was taken in 2007 and claims to have captured the creature hailed as “Pennsylvania’s Loch Ness monster”. Raystown Ray (named after the reservoir it purportedly calls home) is said to be a hitherto undiscovered aquatic creature of enormous size. Similar to Scotland’s Nessie in appearance, local sightings describe Ray as being 50 to 60 feet long, possibly plant-eating and “extremely elusive”.  Certainly, asides from eyewitness testimonies and photographs taken from a distance, like […]

Poltergeist of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

This remarkable photograph was taken in 1955 by newspaper men who had been called to investigate an alleged poltergeist case near the French-Italian border. The terrified occupants of a French farmhouse in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne claimed that they were under assault by a “noisy spirit”, who on more than one occasion moved objects about the house. This photograph, which the journalists presented as genuine, depicts a saucepan, its lid, a pair of scissors and a telegraph form shoot into […]

The Devil’s Handwriting

According to modern knowledge, there is only one specimen of Satanic calligraphy in existence. This curious extract first appeared in 1523, taken from an Italian text which describes an encounter between Ludovico Spoletano and the Devil. Spoletano allegedly summoned Satan, requesting that he use his body as a vessel to write clear and legible answers to a series of questions asked of him. However, the King of Hell refused to cooperate, and instead snatched the […]