Month: January 2019

Ted Bundy CopyCat

A 25-year-old Ooltewah man who told police he had been reading about serial killer Ted Bundy and “wanted to be like him,” has been given a four-year prison sentence on an assault guilty plea. Tyler Benson had been charged with beating a known prostitute in the head with a hammer. Dismissed were charges of especially aggravated robbery, and patronizing prostitution. He appeared before Criminal Court Judge Don Poole. An officer in June 2013 said he […]

Hinterkaifeck Murders

Hinterkaifeck was a small farmstead situated between the Bavarian towns of Ingolstadt and Schrobenhausen, approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) north of Munich. On the evening of 31 March 1922, the six inhabitants of the farm were killed with a mattock. The murders remain unsolved. The six victims were parents Andreas Gruber (63) and Cäzilia (72); their widowed daughter Viktoria Gabriel (35); Viktoria’s children, Cäzilia (7) and Josef (2); and the maid, Maria Baumgartner (44). Hinterkaifeck was never an official place name. The […]

Sorrel-Weed House

The Sorrel–Weed House, or the Francis Sorrel House, is a historic landmark and Savannah Museum located in Savannah, Georgia. It represents one of the finest examples of Greek Revival and Regency architecture in Savannah and was one of the first two homes in the State of Georgia to be made a State Landmark in 1954. At 16,000 square feet, it is also one of the largest houses in the city. The Sorrel-Weed House was first […]

Lome Bazaar, Togo, Africa

A market in Africa, where you can find all the necessary commodities to practice black magic, the Lome Bazaar is one of the scariest sites in the country. From freshly killed animals to well-preserved animal remains, skeletons and other parts, one can find everything in this market. For many of us, when we have a headache or minor medical complaint, it’s simply a matter of going down to the local drugstore and getting something to […]

Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals. Most of us might not be aware of the ‘Pennsylvania System’! Well, to explain it, it was a system wherein the prisoners were dumped into solitude and at times, they were left to […]

Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic

On the very first look of this ossuary, you might not find anything unnatural! But hold on…take another look around! Considering all the chandeliers, garlands in the room or the coats of arms are actually carved out from human bones and skeletons. I’d say it’s quite the site to see.. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones have, in many cases, been artistically arranged to form […]

Pripyat Ghost Town

Pripyat is a ghost town in northern Ukraine, near the Ukraine-Belarus border. Named after the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February, 1970, as the ninth nuclear city (a type of closed city) in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 by the time it was evacuated on the afternoon of 27 April […]