Archaeologists Unearth 2,300-Year-Old Buddhist Elephant Statue In India
The statue, found among other Buddhist artifacts in the Daya River Valley in India, likely dates back to the 3rd century B.C.E. when the region was a hub for Buddhism.
Researchers Discover A Virgin Birth By A Crocodile For The First Time
The crocodile had lived by herself for 16 years before laying 14 eggs in her enclosure. Zookeepers were shocked to find that some of them were viable.
A Rare White Bison Calf Was Just Born At A Wyoming State Park
In person and online, observers are celebrating Bear River State Park's "little white ball of fluff," the first white bison calf to be born there in its 32-year history.
Police Arrest Tennessee Woman For Hiring An Online Hitman To Kill The Wife Of A Man She Met On A Dating Site
Allegedly consumed by jealous rage, Melody Sasser hired a dark web hitman to kill the wife of David Wallace, a man she'd met on Match.com.
Joseph Smith’s Death At The Hands Of An Angry Mob — And Its Lasting Effect On The Church Of Latter-Day Saints
When Joseph Smith was killed in Illinois on June 27, 1844, it marked a dramatic conclusion to his controversial life and profoundly impacted the future of the Mormon Church.
Texas Murderer Raul Meza Jr. Arrested After Calling Police Out Of The Blue To Confess
A suspected serial killer who may have taken more than a dozen victims going back to 1982, Raul Meza Jr. confessed to two recent murders after simply dialing the city of Austin's 311 line.
Florida Murder Victim Known Only As ‘Trunk Lady’ Finally Identified After 53 Years
On Halloween night in 1969, police in St. Petersburg opened a large case that had been dumped behind a restaurant and found the body of "Trunk Lady," now known to be an Arizona mother of five named Sylvia June Atherton.
Caleb Schwab, The Boy Who Was Decapitated While Riding A Faulty Waterslide
A day of fun at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas turned into a day of horror on August 7, 2016, when 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated while riding the Verrückt waterslide.
The Life And Death Of Dee Dee Blanchard, The ‘Munchausen By Proxy’ Mom Who Pretended Her Daughter Was Sick
For over 20 years, Dee Dee Blanchard posed as the selfless caregiver of her "terminally ill" daughter Gypsy Rose — but her ruse wouldn't last forever.
Missouri Nun Whose Body Shows Little Signs Of Decay Four Years After Her Death Draws Thousands Of Visitors
The discovery of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster's preservation ignited a church investigation into her "holiness" and inspired people to make pilgrimages to view her body.
The Strange Story Of Essie Dunbar, The South Carolina Woman Who Was Allegedly Buried Alive In 1915
Essie Dunbar was 30 years old when she had an epileptic seizure that left her doctor certain she was dead. However, when her sister arrived at her funeral and asked to see her one last time, the story goes that Dunbar sat right up inside her coffin.