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The True Story Of The Murder Mystery Behind Netflix’s ‘The Staircase’

The True Story Of The Murder Mystery Behind Netflix’s ‘The Staircase’

Michael Peterson called police to say his wife had fallen down the stairs. When she died, police suspected something else had been afoot.
The Story Of The Genius Serial Killer Who Had Sex With His Victims After Murdering Them

The Story Of The Genius Serial Killer Who Had Sex With His Victims After Murdering Them

His IQ was ridiculously high, but even he couldn't outsmart the law.
His Name Was Popov, Dusko Popov – And He’s The Man Who Inspired 007

His Name Was Popov, Dusko Popov – And He’s The Man Who Inspired 007

Though many spies have been named as the inspiration for James Bond, Dusko Popov actually knew Sir Ian Flemming and gambled with him in between his international espionage escapades.
The Revenge Story That Inspired ‘The Legend of Zorro’

The Revenge Story That Inspired ‘The Legend of Zorro’

Little is known about Joaquin Murrieta's life, other than he came from Mexico to join the California Gold Rush. Some say he was a folk hero, but he may have been more of a violent criminal than anything else.
Kelly Anne Bates’ Horrific Torture And Murder At The Hands Of James Patterson Smith

Kelly Anne Bates’ Horrific Torture And Murder At The Hands Of James Patterson Smith

On April 16, 1996, James Patterson Smith told police that his teenage girlfriend, Kelly Anne Bates, had accidentally drowned. But the sickening injuries they found on her body indicated torture and murder far worse than they could ever imagine.
Inside California’s “Slab City,” Where People Go To Live Way Off The Grid [PHOTOS]

Inside California’s “Slab City,” Where People Go To Live Way Off The Grid [PHOTOS]

It's far from glamorous, but an eclectic group of people call Slab City home.
By Day She Was A Pro Wrestler, By Night She Murdered Old Ladies

By Day She Was A Pro Wrestler, By Night She Murdered Old Ladies

Police originally thought they were dealing with a sexually confused male serial killer. Turns out, they were a little off.
Mackenzie Phillips Was The Daughter Of A Sixties Rocker – And Also His Lover

Mackenzie Phillips Was The Daughter Of A Sixties Rocker – And Also His Lover

Mackenzie Phillips says she and her father began a sexual relationship when she was 18.
The Strange Story Of William Adams – The Englishman Who Became A Samurai

The Strange Story Of William Adams – The Englishman Who Became A Samurai

Not only was William Adams the first Englishman to reach Japan, he became an adviser to the shogun and one of the first Westerners to become a samurai.
His Crimes Were So Heinous, He Begged To Be Executed

His Crimes Were So Heinous, He Begged To Be Executed

After being confronted with his crimes, Westley Allan Dodd claimed that death was the only way to make sure he never committed them again.
Willard Asylum Is One Of The Creepiest Places On Earth

Willard Asylum Is One Of The Creepiest Places On Earth

Though it's been shuttered, Willard Asylum still stands as a creepy memorial to those who once walked its halls.