The Horrifying Homecoming

Claim: A soldier returning from deployment discovers his wife has died during his absence, and their children have starved to death. Origins: This harrowing tale of a father’s anguished discovery travels in military circles, where it serves to express one of the greatest fears experienced by those...

Fallen Like Leaves

Origins: What might appear to be naught but a cautionary tale extolling the importance of never assuming a pile of leaves doesn’t contain a playful tot or two is in fact a fairly accurate account of an actual tragedy. On the afternoon of 3 November 2004, in the town of Methuen, MA, 10-year-old Natalie...

Saint Germain, the Immortal Count

Was Count St. Germain the real Doctor Who? Is it possible for a person to live forever? That is what some people are claiming about a historical figure known as Count de Saint-Germain. His origins are still unclear. Some records date his birth to the late 1600s, although some believe that his longevity...

Cursed Lake, turned animals into stone…

While traveling northern tanzania for a pictorial journey of east africa, british photographer nick brandt unexpectedly came upon a number dead birds and bats that appeared to be made out of stone. the animals had washed up along the shoreline of the lethal lake natron, a salt lake located near the kenyan...

The strange case of Rudolph Fentz

The story: In 1950, a man with mutton chop sideburns and Victorian-era duds popped up in Times Square. Witnesses said he looked startled, and then a minute later, he was hit by a car and killed. The officials at the morgue searched his body and found the following items in his pockets: A copper token for a...

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