Inside The Terrifying But Necessary Job Of A Medieval Plague Doctor
Tasked with treating victims of the Black Death, plague doctors wore all-leather suits and beak-like masks to avoid catching the fatal disease.
How Bobby Fischer Went From Chess Champion To Troubled Recluse
Bobby Fischer became the World Chess Champion after defeating Soviet Boris Spassky in 1972 — then he descended into madness.
Why Gustavo Gaviria May Have Been The Real Brains Behind The Medellín Cartel
Pablo Escobar's cousin and right-hand man, Gustavo Gaviria wielded untold power behind the scenes while helping to run the Medellín Cartel, until he was killed by Colombian police in 1990.
The Story Of Belle Gunness, The Meat Cleaver-Wielding Serial Killer Of Turn-Of-The-Century Indiana
On a pig farm in La Porte, Indiana, Belle Gunness killed two of her husbands, a handful of single men, and several of her own children before mysteriously disappearing in 1908.
Meet Griselda Blanco, The ‘Queen Of Cocaine’ Who Ruled Her Drug Empire With An Iron Fist
In the early 1980s, Griselda "La Madrina" Blanco was one of the most feared drug lords of the Miami underworld.
How James Bulger Was Killed By Jon Venables And Robert Thompson
The full story of how James Bulger killers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables led their two-year-old victim past dozens of witnesses on a grim path to his chilling death.
The Unfortunate Story Of Pete Best: The ‘Fifth’ Beatle The Band Left Behind
Before Ringo Starr, the Beatles toured with drummer Pete Best, but differences led to his ousting just before the band reached worldwide success.
How Paul Castellano Became The ‘Boss Of Bosses’ — Before He Was Brazenly Murdered By John Gotti
On December 16, 1985, John Gotti oversaw the assassination of Gambino family boss Paul Castellano outside Sparks Steak House in Manhattan — a hit that would change the Mafia forever.
Unlocking The Mystery Of Peru’s Massive Nazca Lines
Since being discovered in 1926, the Nazca Lines have inspired countless theories about their origin. Are they extraterrestrial, a message from ancient civilizations, or something more sinister?
Why Johnny Ringo Is The Most Interesting Old West Outlaw You’ve Never Heard Of
A gentleman gunslinger who could quote Shakespeare, Johnny Ringo was a mythic gunslinger who died a mysterious death befitting his legend.
The Trail Of Tears: Government-Orchestrated Ethnic Cleansing That Removed 100,000 Native Americans From Their Ancestral Lands
Between 1830 and 1850, the U.S. government forced the Cherokee, the Choctaw, and other tribes off their ancestral lands with deadly force in what's become known as the Trail of Tears.