Category: Shit We Sleepin’ On

Nightmare Death

In CHICAGO Since April, 1983, at least 130 Southeast Asian refugees have left this world in essentially the same way. They cried out in their sleep. And then they died. Medical authorities call this Asian Death Syndrome. The refugees have various names for it, one of them being Night Terror. “In the Philippines, it’s called bangungut, in Japan pokkuri, in Thailand something else,” says Dr. Robert Kirschner. “But it all roughly translates as the same […]

Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers tells the incredible story of triplets , born in 1961 and adopted as six-month-old infants by separate families, unaware that each child had brothers. The separations were done as part of an undisclosed scientific “nature versus nurture” twin study, to track the development of genetically identical siblings raised in differing circumstances. Combining archival footage, re-enacted scenes, and present-day interviews, the documentary reveals how the brothers discovered one another at age 19 and thereafter […]

Rosemary Kennedy

Their father, Joe Kennedy Sr., was a prominent businessman in Boston and his wife, Rose, was a noted philanthropist and socialite. Together they had nine children, three of whom went into politics. For the most part they lived their lives in the open, almost like America’s version of a royal family. But, like every family, they had their secrets. Born in 1918, Rosemary Kennedy was the third child of Joe and Rose and the first […]

The Collector

Anatoly Yurevych Moskvin born 1 September 1966 is a Russian academic and linguist from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, who was arrested in 2011 after the mummified bodies of twenty-six girls between the ages of three and fifteen were discovered in his apartment. After exhuming the bodies from local graveyards, Moskvin mummified the bodies himself before dressing and posing them around his home. Moskvin’s parents, who shared the apartment with him, had seen the mummies but had mistaken them for large dolls. After a psychiatric […]

The Sodder Children Disappearance

For nearly four decades, anyone driving down Route 16 near Fayetteville, West Virginia, could see a billboard bearing the grainy images of five children, all dark-haired and solemn-eyed, their names and ages—Maurice, 14; Martha 12; Louis, 9; Jennie, 8; Betty, 5—stenciled beneath, along with speculation about what happened to them. Fayetteville was and is a small town, with a main street that doesn’t run longer than a hundred yards, and rumors always played a larger […]

Roberto Moreno Ramos

A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and 3-year-old son Jonathan at their home in Progreso, located along the Mexico border. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals turned down Ramos’ […]

Former State Trooper Dead After Shooting West Alabama DA Greg Griggers

In DEMOPOLIS, AL – A former Alabama State Trooper was shot dead by police after authorities say he shot west Alabama District Attorney Greg Griggers in the face Thursday afternoon. The former state trooper is identified as Steve Smith. He was shot and killed by a Demopolis police officer after the incident between Smith and Griggers. Griggers was treated for his injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. He is the District Attorney […]