Tag: Dead

Queen Mary Hotel

Resting in Long Beach Harbor is the RMS Queen Mary, a colossal ship that was bigger, faster and more powerful than the Titanic. The 1,000-foot ship began her life when the first keel plate was laid in 1930 at the John Brown shipyard in Clyde, Scotland. The Depression held up her construction between 1931 and 1934, but she was finally completed, making her maiden voyage on May 27, 1936. But, when World War II broke out […]

Dyatlov Pass Incident

On the surface, what’s become known as the Dyatlov Pass incident seems fairly explicable: Of a party of ten skiiers, nine perished in the middle of a high-difficulty trek in conditions that reached -30 degrees Celsius. But the details, which are mostly based on diaries of those involved as well as records from Soviet investigators, are chilling: On the night of February 2, 1959, members of the party apparently ripped their tent open from the […]

Great Aunt Buried Alive

My grandma (born in 1905) once told me a story about when she was a kid, probably around 1912 or so. One of her great-aunts died at home. It was a rural community so they didn’t bother to get a doctor in, and in the tradition of the time the body was laid out at the house to let relatives pay their respects. Normally you’d have to worry about the body beginning to decompose, but […]

Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

Elisa Lam was a 21-year-old student who maybe had a manic episode that led to an “accidental” drowning. She was traveling from Canada when she went missing and the conspiracy theories take off from there. The case of Elisa’s death is full of coincidences and weird details that do not seem to fit. People who do not believe that the case was solved correctly. The case also inspired several different reenactments and even a few […]

Last Goodbye

Two days after my grandfather died, the neighborhood security guard knocks on our door on a Sunday morning. He told us: ‘An old man came to your house earlier, knocked on your door for half an hour, and finally left. When I asked him what he wanted, he told me he needed to say goodbye to someone he had never had the chance to meet.’ We were all stunned, had no idea who this old man […]

Dead Twin Brother

“I never believed in Ouija boards, I thought they were kind of dumb silly fun, but a group of kids on a high school band trip when I was a sophomore in high school were using one because it was Friday the 13th, and I decided to try it. So my friend Darcy and I did it together, and as soon as I touched the thing it started moving really fast. Then it said, ‘It’s […]

A Missed Stop

This is a true story, told to me by a man who had been working as a murder investigator for over 30 years at the time. I was told this story after asking what the creepiest case he’d ever been involved in was. This happened in northern Scandinavia in the late ’80s, in a part of the country that is mostly covered in dense pine forest. On the highway between cities in this part of […]