James Warren Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American charismatic religious cult leader who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass suicide and mass murder of his followers in the remote jungle of Jonestown, Guyana. He was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, which he started in his home state of Indiana during the 1950s. He was officially ordained in 1956 by the Independent Assemblies of God […]
I am a seasonal ranger for my local forest district. Despite the fact that I live in a fairly suburban area, the forest preserves still make up 12% of the county, with much of the property being heavily wooded…not far out wilderness but pretty secluded in some areas. Being a seasonal employee, I have been on the job for a bit over a month now but in my short time here I have found: The […]
The Cecil hotel has been the site of several murders and notable deaths in years prior. By the 1960’s so many people had committed suicide or been murdered at the Cecil that it was being called “The Suicide” in lieu of its proper name. The Australian serial killer, Jack Unterweger was a resident for a while in 1991. In 1985 the Nightstalker, serial killer Richard Ramirez also lived at The Cecil. The hotel is widely […]
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the medical pathologist who willfully helped dozens of terminally ill people end their lives, becoming the central figure in a national drama surrounding assisted suicide, died on Friday in Royal Oak., Mich. He was 83. He was born Murad Kevorkian in Pontiac, Mich., on May 26, 1928, the second of three children and the only son born to Levon and Satenig Kevorkian, Armenian refugees. His father founded and owned a small excavation company. […]
A lot of people seem to choose this bridge to commit suicide, this is no recent thing at all. People have mysteriously died on the bridge or committed suicide by jumping off of the massive bridge. It’s said that even workers building the bridge in 1933 died during the construction. These strange events have never stopped, it’s said at least 1 person every 2 weeks jump off the bridge till this day. Even with all […]
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 18, 1978 in Guyana, when 918 people died in a […]
On May Day, 1947, after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. “He is much better off without me… I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody.” She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination, she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb.