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North Sentinel Island

North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal which also includes South Sentinel Island. It is home to the Sentinelese, a people who have rejected, often violently, any contact with the outside world. They are among the last uncontacted peoples to remain virtually untouched by modern civilization. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Protection of Aboriginal Tribes Act of 1956  prohibits travel to the island and any approach […]

Paris Catacombs

The famed Catacombs of Paris are a series of underground tunnels that span more than 200 miles beneath the city streets and house the bones of more than six million former city residents (some dating back 1,200 years to the Merovingian era), relocated to the catacombs from overly full Parisian cemeteries starting in 1786. Explorers enter the catacombs through the official entrance, known as the Barrière d’Enfer (“Gate of Hell”), or via several clandestine entrance ways […]

The Menendez Brothers

“Someone killed my parents!” Lyle Menendez screamed across the phone line to a 911 operator in the late night of August 20th, 1989. The “someone” hadn’t be identified, but the call – and the claim made during the course of it – catalyzed the infamy of Menendez, then 21, and his 18-year-old brother Erik. It took almost seven years, but after facts were uncovered and their admission of guilt was ultimately confirmed, they would be […]

Conjuring House – True Story

In the winter of 1970, the Perron Family had decided that a quiet life in the country was in order. Roger and Carolyn, along with their five daughters, moved into the large, ten bedroom house in Harrisville, Rhode Island. The house, deemed The Old Arnold Estate, had been built in 1736 and sat on two hundred acres of land. Paranormal activity began almost immediately. The girls began to notice a young boy wandering about the […]

Amityville House

Thirty miles outside of New York City, nestled in the Long Island town of Amityville, stands the house forever linked to the Amityville Horror phenomenon. On November 13, 1974 the estate was the scene of a mass murder. Using a .35 Marlin rifle, 23-year-old Ronald J. DeFeo Jr. murdered his entire family while they were asleep, which included his parents and four siblings. Thirteen months later, the Lutz Family purchased the 5-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home […]

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Self-defense or premeditated murder? That’s one of the major questions asked in this case. The story of daughter Gypsy Rose who murdered her mother Dee Dee Blancharde for forcing her to feign illness her entire life. Dee Dee Blancharde’s bizarre behavior is attributed to Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy — a controversial psychological condition in which a caretaker pretends that the person they are caring for is sick when, in fact, he/she is not. Often times […]

Possession of Michael Taylor

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. Their family was considered mostly a cheerful and happy one […]