The West Memphis Three are three men who – while teenagers – were tried and convicted, in 1994, of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Damien Echols was sentenced to death, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment plus two 20-year sentences, and Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life imprisonment. During the trial, the prosecution asserted that the children were killed as … Continue reading The West Memphis Three
The quiet town of Osset, near West Yorkshire, England, wouldn’t strike most as the sort of place where a sensational bloody murder and talk of exorcism and rampaging malevolent demons would erupt, yet it is here in this sleepy town of 17,000 where our sinister story begins. In 1974, 31-year old Michael Taylor, his wife Christine, their five children, and their poodle called Osset home. … Continue reading Possession of Michael Taylor
A 9,200-sq.-ft., seven bedroom mansion in one of the nicest communities in San Diego, for a mere $668,000? Whenever you hear of a real estate deal that good, there’s always a catch, and the first instinct is to ask, “Who died?”. Going for less than half of its worth, it’s either resting on a sinkhole, or something horrific happened there. As it turns out, something … Continue reading Heaven’s Gate House
November 18, 1978, over 900 people died in the remote religious Peoples Temple commune in Georgetown, Guyana. The Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ, commonly shortened to Peoples Temple, was a new religious movement founded in 1955 by Jim Jones in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jones used the Peoples Temple to spread a message that combined elements of Christianity with communist and socialist ideas, as well as an emphasis on racial equality. The Peoples Temple is best known for the events of November … Continue reading Flyover of the Jones Town Massacre.