The Worst Witch Trials In History Took Place In Spain, Not Salem
If you thought the Salem witch trials were bad, wait until you learn about what went down in Spain.
The Scary Truth Behind The Phantom Social Worker Legend
In the 1990s, hundreds of families in rural England reported that "phantom" social workers had abducted their children. As it turns out, the truth is worse than the urban legend.
How “Lobster Boy” Grady Stiles Went From Circus Act To Murderer
Discover how "Lobster Boy" Grady Stiles got his "claws" and how he eventually began using them to commit murder.
The Story Of Nellie Bly And Why Only A Woman Could Pull Off This Stunning Exposé Of A Victorian Mental Asylum
The thrilling tale of perhaps the most daring undercover feat in the history of journalism by a woman named Nellie Bly.
5 Diseases Whose Origins Medical Experts Got Entirely Wrong
Because doctors once totally misunderstood these lethal diseases, they used to treat them in some truly horrifying ways.
New Research Finally Does Away With HIV/AIDS Patient Zero Myth
No, so-called "patient zero" Gaetan Dugas didn't introduce HIV/AIDS to the United States.
5 People Who Got Screwed Out Of The History Books Because They Weren’t White Men
They changed the course of history forever, and yet we hardly know their names.
How Academia Helps Explain The Rise Of Donald Trump
Donald Trump catches a lot of flack for his stance on immigration and race — as it happens, he's borrowing a lot from early 20th century academics.
Marcel Petiot May Be The Most Despicable Serial Killer Ever
Meet Marcel Petiot, the French doctor who promised Jews safe passage from Nazis, only to rob and murder them.
What You Need To Know About “Superbugs”
The end of civilization as we know it might not start with a bang — but rather a sneeze.
Who Killed Mary Pinchot Meyer?
See why the mysterious murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, JFK's bombshell, CIA-affiliated mistress have fascinated sleuths for decades.