Category: Creepy Origins

Jerome of Sandy Cove

On September 8, 1863, a frightening discovery was made on the beach of Sandy Cove in Nova Scotia. Alongside a large rock was man with both legs amputated and only partially healed. Beside him was a jug of water, a tin of biscuits, and nothing more. What had happened to the man? We’ll never know: the locals who took him in attempted to speak with him, even bringing in sailors of different nationalities to see if he […]

Nora Quoirin, Found Dead In Malaysian Jungle

Nora Quoirin, 15, disappeared while on vacation at a Malaysian jungle resort. She starved and died of intestinal rupture, say Malaysian police, who have ruled out foul play in her death. It is likely that she survived for six or seven days and suffered a slow and agonising death as trackers desperately tried to find her in the dense jungle. It appears Nora, who had special needs, was found dead could have been found alive […]

Queen Esther’s Town Preserve

Many bloody battles were fought in the early days of America, making colonial history ripe for ghosts like Queen Esther. Legend says that Queen Esther, learning of her son’s death, rallied 500-plus villagers and raided a farm, killing at least 2 people in September 1778. A 200-man military force engaged the fierce Iroquian warriors of the village. The Iroquian women and children were caught and executed, and Esther was lynched. Today, near Athens, Pennsylvania, some […]

Kaspar Hauser Syndrome

For years there have been reports of wild children raised in extraordinary circumstances, including a boy named Kaspar Hauser of Nuremberg, Germany.  The enigma of Kaspar Hauser involves the way he purportedly grew up – in a dark room by himself with few things to stimulate his mental and physical growth. He later gave his name to the condition dubbed Kaspar Hauser Syndrome, defined by a stunted appearance, decreased cognitive abilities, and limited vocabulary. Despite his initial setbacks, Hauser managed to […]

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 […]

Violet Jessop

Born in 1887 in Argentina, Violet Constance Jessop was one of six surviving children born to her Irish immigrant parents, out of a total of nine. The icy hand of death came for Jessop at an early age, inflicting her with a case of tuberculosis that was supposed to kill her, but fate had other plans. At the ripe age of 23, Violet Jessop decided to follow in her mother’s sea-legged footsteps and become a […]

The Strange Case of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B Cumpston

In early December 1873, a very strange event took place in Bristol, England. On December 8th, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B Cumpston traveled to Bristol for a brief vacation. They checked into a quaint hotel, thinking that they would have a restful holiday, but what took place was a bizarre occurrence that frightened and confused them so much that they were arrested for disorderly conduct. Early that evening the Cumpstons heard unusual noises emanating from […]