The Twisted Story Of Shiro Ishii, The Josef Mengele Of World War 2 Japan
Shiro Ishii ran Unit 731 and performed cruel experiments on prisoners until he was apprehended by the U.S. government — and granted full immunity.
‘Intense Hatred And Intense Hunger’: The Grisly Story Of Japanese Cannibalism During WWII
After the war, many Japanese soldiers claimed they only ate human flesh because they were starving. But in most cases, the evidence tells a different story.
The Life Of E. Howard Hunt: From Crooked CIA Spy To Watergate ‘Plumber’
For Watergate ringleader E. Howard Hunt, the crimes he committed on behalf of Richard Nixon pale in comparison to the crimes he committed on behalf of his country.
From The Five Points To The Five Families, Go Inside 200 Years Of New York’s Violent Underbelly
Starting with its first street gang in the early 1800s and continuing with its most recent mob boss assassination in March 2019, New York's history of gangs is as gruesome as it is complicated.
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.