“My Way Killings”

The “My Way”killings are a social phenomenon in the Philippines, referring to a number of fatal disputes which arose due to the singing of the song “My Way“, popularized by Frank Sinatra (peaking at #27 on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969),[ in karaoke bars. A New York Times article estimates the number of killings to be about six up to 2010. Another source estimates at least 12 between 2002–2012. Opinions differ over whether the possible connection is due to the coincidence … Continue reading “My Way Killings”

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Diane Downs – Manic Mother

On the night of May 19, 1983, Diane Downs entered an emergency room bay in Springfield, Oregon. Her three children, Christie, 8, Cheryl, 7, and Danny, 3, were in the back seat covered in blood: they had been shot point blank. The emergency room staff declared Cheryl dead at the scene and placed the other two in the hospital with life threatening injuries. When questioned … Continue reading Diane Downs – Manic Mother

Ghost of Julia Legare – Edisto Island, SC

Legend has it that in the mid 1800s, young Julia Legare was visiting Edisto Island. She fell ill with diphtheria, and fell into a deep coma. After being pronounced dead, she was buried in her family’s crypt. When her brother passed away 15 years later, her family opened the crypt and found her body pressed against the door, trying to escape – thought for dead, … Continue reading Ghost of Julia Legare – Edisto Island, SC

Ghost of Lavinia Fisher – Charleston TN

Many myths surround the legend of Lavinia Fisher, a 19th century Charleston woman convicted for highway robbery and hung just off Meeting Street. Some claim she was America’s first female serial killer, based on speculation that she and her husband would lure travelers to their inn, slip poison in their tea, steal their belongings, and carry their bodies out back. However, her and her husband … Continue reading Ghost of Lavinia Fisher – Charleston TN

Death of Charles Walton

Charles Watson was well known to the people of Lower Quinton, England, but it was for a reason that some considered peculiar. He appeared to be able to communicate with animals, feeding birds out of his own hand and commanding wild animals with his voice. On Valentine’s Day in 1945, at the age of 74 Walton met a brutal end. He was found with his throat … Continue reading Death of Charles Walton

Long Island Serial Killer

The man alternately known as the “Gilgo Beach Killer” or “Craigslist Ripper” killed 10 to 16 people associated with prostitution over 2 decades. His crimes were discovered in 2010 when 24-year-old escort Shannan Gilbert went missing in Oak Beach. Although she was found months later, having drowned in a nearby swamp, a related search unearthed a woman’s remains in a burlap sack along Ocean Parkway, … Continue reading Long Island Serial Killer

The I-70 Killer

Between April 8th and May 7th 1992 six store clerks were shot to death in broad daylight across the Midwestern states of Indiana, Missouri, and Kansas. Each incident occurred only a few miles away from Interstate 70. Ballistics evidence conclusively determined the murders were the act of a single shooter, but investigators were never able to zero in on a suspect. A similar unsolved killing … Continue reading The I-70 Killer

The I-45 Killer(s)

Since the 1970s over 30 bodies have been recovered in and around a small section of land close to Interstate 45, several miles north of Houston, Texas. Many of these bodies were those of murdered young women, leading investigators to believe an unidentified serial killer remains at large. The proximity to the interstate and relative remoteness of the “Texas Killing Fields” has police convinced the … Continue reading The I-45 Killer(s)

The I-4 “Dead Zone”

A stretch of Interstate 4 outside of Orlando, Florida is rumored to be haunted. The ghosts are said to be those of a family of German immigrants who died of yellow fever in 1886. The family burial plot was near the St. John’s River, a spot which would eventually be paved over to make way for I-4. High rates of fatal accidents along this stretch … Continue reading The I-4 “Dead Zone”

“Monster of Worcester” Cleared for Release

David McGreavy was sentenced to life in 1973 for killing Paul Ralph, four, and his sisters Dawn, two, and nine-month-old Samantha in their Worcester home. A Parole Board report said he “changed considerably” over 45 years in jail. The board confirmed a panel had directed his release following an oral hearing. McGreavy, who was dubbed the “Monster of Worcester”, was the family’s lodger and claimed … Continue reading “Monster of Worcester” Cleared for Release