Gates of Hell – Karakum Desert

In the hot, expansive Karakum desert in Turkmenistan, near the 350-person village of Darvaza, is a hole 230 feet wide that has been on fire for over 40 years. Though technically called the Darvaza gas crater, locals know the crater as “The Gates of Hell.” Its fiery glow can be seen for miles around. The Gates of Hell crater was created in 1971 when a Soviet … Continue reading Gates of Hell – Karakum Desert

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Blood Falls – Antarctica

The longstanding mystery surrounding Antarctica’s Blood Falls has finally been solved. The deep red falls were first discovered in Antarctica in 1911 where scientists noticed a river had stained the surrounding cliff of ice with a dark red color. Previously, they had believed it was due to algae discoloring the water, however that hypothesis was never verified. Thanks to research by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, we know … Continue reading Blood Falls – Antarctica

Josef Fritzl

Elisabeth Fritzl spent 24 years in captivity, confined to a makeshift cellar and repeatedly tortured at the hands of her own insane father Josef Fritzl. On August 28, 1984, 18-year-old Elisabeth Fritzl went missing in the town of Amstetten, Austria, Her mother Rosemarie filed a missing-persons report, frantic over the whereabouts of her daughter. For weeks there was no word from Elisabeth, and her parents were … Continue reading Josef Fritzl

Death of JonBenét Ramsey

JonBenét Ramsey was born in 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia, the younger of two children of Patsy (1956–2006) and John Ramsey (1943–). She had an older brother named Burke (1987–). Her first name is a feminized portmanteau of her father’s first and middle names. JonBenét was enrolled in kindergarten at High Peaks Elementary School in Boulder, Colorado. In a case that shocked the country, 6-year-old JonBenet … Continue reading Death of JonBenét Ramsey

Grim Sleeper

Grim Sleeper is the nickname for convicted serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr., responsible for at least ten murders and one attempted murder in Los Angeles, California. The attacker was dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” because he appeared to have taken a 14-year break from his crimes, from 1988 to 2002. In July 2010, Franklin was arrested as a suspect, and, after many delays, his trial began in February 2016. … Continue reading Grim Sleeper

The Cleveland Strangler

Anthony Edward Sowell (born August 19, 1959) is an American serial killer known as the Cleveland Strangler. He was arrested in October 2009 after the bodies of eleven women were discovered by police investigators at his home, 12205 Imperial Avenue, in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. Early life Anthony Edward Sowell was raised in East Cleveland, one of seven children born to single … Continue reading The Cleveland Strangler

Woman Charged With Murder Days After Husband Seeks Protection Order

Last Thursday afternoon a shooting in Lee County turned into a murder investigation, and the suspect is confirmed to be the victim’s wife, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a home in Phenix City shortly after 4:30 p.m. after getting a 911 call about the discovery of a man suffering from a gunshot wound. First responders found the man, later identified … Continue reading Woman Charged With Murder Days After Husband Seeks Protection Order

O.J. Simpson’s Famous Chase

It’s been 25 years since O.J. Simpson was a fugitive, and it seemed the whole world was looking for him. It was June 17, 1994, and Simpson was supposed to turn himself in to Los Angeles police in connection with the killing of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. Within minutes, the world was transfixed by what it was seeing. They … Continue reading O.J. Simpson’s Famous Chase

Munchausen By Proxy

A mother accused of subjecting her daughter to needless medical treatments for years that only made her daughter more ill was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Alisha Newman, 34, of Oklahoma City, has been charged with one count each of physical child abuse, recklessly causing great bodily harm and child neglect. Bond was set at $50,000 for Newman, who is a licensed nurse in … Continue reading Munchausen By Proxy

Jim Jones & The Jonestown Massacre

James Warren Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American charismatic religious cult leader who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass suicide and mass murder of his followers in the remote jungle of Jonestown, Guyana. He was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, which he started in his home state of Indiana during the 1950s. He was … Continue reading Jim Jones & The Jonestown Massacre