In 1901, in Poitiers (France), a woman was found in weak health after having been confined in a room during 24 years by her mother. This is a picture of when they freed her.
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Hazel’s brutal murder was all but forgotten. Until she inspired ‘Twin Peaks.’
The 20-year-old’s death in 1908 became a media sensation — and influenced one of the biggest TV phenomena of all time.
A History Of Chicago's Murder Castle - The Chicagoist
What to do when you're a bright young physician with striking blue eyes, impeccable manners and a penchant for cadavers? If you're Herman Mudgett, you change your name, relocate to Chicago's up-and-coming Englewood neighborhood and construct your very own house of horrors.
Wealthy Family Lose It All Thanks To Sinister Scammer
This is a story the likes of which can usually be found in Hollywood movies or literary thrillers. It’s a story of one family’s struggle to come to terms with the mistakes that cost them ...
Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City
How does an island in New York City’s East River go from being notoriously feared, almost 100 years ago, to being completely forgotten about today? That’s the story behind North Brother Island, the subject of photographer Christopher Payne’s new photo book. A 10-minute boat ride from the Bronx’s
The Mystery of Room 1046, pt. 1: Roland T. Owen | KC History
A little before 11 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 1935, Robert Lane was driving on 13th Street. Lane worked for the Kansas City water department. He later said that as he drove he noticed something rather strange. As he approached Lydia avenue, he saw a man was running west on the north side of the street. This man was clad in trousers, shoes, and an undershirt. That’s all.