Casanova Killer: Paul John Knowles

They called Paul John Knowles the “Casanova Killer.” During the troubled summer of 1974, this maniac hit the road, leaving nothing but carnage in his wake so it seemed. He killed in Georgia, Florida, Nevada, Texas and Connecticut. Knowles was a Florida-born psychopath who grew up in foster homes and juvie. Petty crime came earlier as he climbed the ladder of criminality. In early 1974, he … Continue reading Casanova Killer: Paul John Knowles

Lizzy Borden Famous Trials

The trial of Lizzie Borden opened on June 5, 1893 in the New Bedford Courthouse before a panel of three judges. A high-powered defense team, including Andrew Jennings and George Robinson (the former governor of Massachusetts), represented the defendant, while District Attorney Knowlton and Thomas Moody argued the case for the prosecution. Before a jury of twelve men, Moody opened the state’s case. When Moody … Continue reading Lizzy Borden Famous Trials

Villisca Axe Murders

One of America’s most mysterious murders involves a commonplace, rural house in the unassuming town of Villisca, Iowa. In 1912, the Moore family lived here, including Josiah, his wife, and their four children. On the evening of June 10th, the family welcomed two of their children’s friends to stay the night – not knowing that they would all be dead by sunrise. Someone entered the … Continue reading Villisca Axe Murders

It Knows Who You Are

In one of the more disturbing stories in this list, Bessie Gilmore contacted a demon as a child while playing with a Ouija board. She believed that the entity became attached to her family after her two sisters were paralyzed and killed. Years later, Bessie married and began living with her mother-in-law, Fay, who was a medium. After a special séance, she came home to discover … Continue reading It Knows Who You Are