Month: December 2018

Aileen Wuornos

In 2002, the state of Florida executed the 10th woman to receive the death penalty in the United States since the 1976 reinstatement of capital punishment. The woman’s name was Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who had killed seven men she picked up while working the highways of the state in 1989 and 1990. If a psychologist was challenged to invent a childhood that would predictably produce a serial killer, Wuornos’ life would have been […]

The Girl In The Box

Colleen J. Stan (born December 31, 1956)[ is an American woman who was kidnapped and held as a sex slave by Cameron and Janice Hooker in their Red Bluff, California, home for over seven years between 1977 and 1984. At the trial of her abductor, Stan’s experience was described as unparalleled in FBI history. On May 19, 1977, Colleen Stan was hitchhiking from her home in Eugene, Oregon, to a friend’s home in northern California, where she was heading to a birthday party. Cameron Hooker (born November […]

The Menendez Brothers

“Someone killed my parents!” Lyle Menendez screamed across the phone line to a 911 operator in the late night of August 20th, 1989. The “someone” hadn’t be identified, but the call – and the claim made during the course of it – catalyzed the infamy of Menendez, then 21, and his 18-year-old brother Erik. It took almost seven years, but after facts were uncovered and their admission of guilt was ultimately confirmed, they would be […]

The Gurdon Ghost Light

Unlike some of other Arkansas hauntings, the Gurdon ghost light is a present phenomenon and not something that’s only been seen in the past. It’s been seen on television, photographed by tourists and generally accepted as existing. Unsolved Mysteries even came to town to document it in 1994. The mystery isn’t whether it exists or not. The mystery is what exactly the light is. The local people tell a legend to explain the light, but Unsolved Mysteries told a […]

Collar Bomb Heist

Brian Douglas Wells (November 15, 1956 – August 28, 2003) was an American man who died after becoming involved in a complex plot involving a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt and a homemade explosive device. Wells was killed when an explosive collar detonated while he was surrounded by police in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. The collar had been forcibly locked onto his neck as part of the plot. The crime was investigated by a task force led […]

Attack On Nice

Mohamed Salmene Lahouaiej-Bouhlel  January 1985 – 14 July 2016 was a Tunisian terrorist living in France who carried out the 2016 Nice attack, in which he drove a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, killing 86 people and injuring 458. Immediately after the attack, Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was shot dead by responding French police officers.  Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was born in M’saken, Tunisia, a small town about 10 kilometres (6 mi) outside the coastal city of Sousse. According to police reports, he had a French residency […]

Charlie No-Face

Raymond Robinson (October 29, 1910 – June 11, 1985) was a severely disfigured man whose years of nighttime walks made him into a figure of urban legend in western Pennsylvania. Robinson was so badly injured in a childhood electrical accident that he could not go out in public without fear of creating a panic, so he went for long walks at night. Local tourists would drive along his road in hopes of meeting The Green Man or Charlie No-Face. They passed on […]