How The Murderous ‘Mad Trapper’ Led Police On A Month-Long Manhunt In The Canadian Wilderness
In 1932, a reclusive hunter named Albert Johnson opened fire on Canadian police — and then tried to flee into the icy mountains of the Northwest Territories. To this day, no one knows why.
The Disturbing Story Of Kapos: The Concentration Camp Inmates Who Nazis Turned Into Guards
For better food, a separate room, and protection from hard labor and the gas chamber, some prisoners became kapos — but they had to beat their fellow inmates in return.
How A Criminal Underworld Of Body-Snatching Corpse Robbers Galvanized Modern Medicine
Body snatching at the dawn of the Scientific Revolution was so lucrative that some career graverobbers actually murdered people to satisfy the market.
H.H. Holmes: The Devil You Don’t Know
Today, H.H. Holmes lives on in infamy as "America's First Serial Killer," but how much of the story we've been told is the result of tall tales, yellow journalism, and bad fact-checking?
Battle Of Los Angeles: The False Alarm That Left LA In Chaos
Months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Los Angeles residents woke up to sirens, explosions, and searchlights across the skies. Was the "Battle of Los Angeles" a shadowy government coverup or an embarrassing military blunder?
Bobby Fuller Was Becoming America’s Biggest Rock ‘N’ Roller — Then He Was Found Dead
The 23-year-old musical genius and frontman for The Bobby Fuller Four was on the brink of superstardom when he was found inexplicably burned and bruised in the front seat of his mom's car.
The Business Plot: The Little-Known Story Of The Wall Street Scheme To Launch A Fascist Coup In America
As FDR's New Deal worried Wall Street, a cadre of bankers decided to replace him with decorated Marine Corps General Smedley Butler as their fascist dictator. Here's how they failed.
Inside The Nazis’ Forced Labor Camps — And The Companies That Reaped The Benefits
The Nazis told their prisoners Arbeit macht frei, or "Work sets you free." In truth, millions of forced laborers were worked to death.
The True Story Of The Angels Of Mons, The World War I Myth That Captivated Britain
How the Angels of Mons legend had the British public believing that actual divine warriors were on their side against the Germans during The Great War.
What Did Charles Manson Do? The Little-Known Story Of The Thin Case Against Him
Did Charles Manson kill anyone? No. Who said he ordered any killings? Only the killers themselves. So, in truth, what did Charles Manson do?
Charles Manson: Madman, ‘Murderer,’ American Myth
He didn't kill anyone and he's even claimed he never ordered his followers to kill anyone. Was Charles Manson a murderous mastermind or the mentally ill scapegoat for a group of drug-addled kids who got in way over their heads?