Barry Seal, The ‘Most Important Witness’ In The History Of The Drug Enforcement Administration
American pilot Barry Seal smuggled cocaine for Pablo Escobar and the Medellín cartel for years — and then he became an informant for the DEA to help bring them down.
Who Is Henry Tandey, ‘The Man Who Didn’t Shoot Hitler’?
Adolf Hitler claimed that British war hero Henry Tandey nearly killed him during World War I, then changed his mind at the last moment. But did Hitler make this story up?
How Sebastián Marroquín Reinvented His Legacy As Pablo Escobar’s Son
Though Sebastián Marroquín grew up as Pablo Escobar's son Juan Pablo Escobar, he later moved to Argentina and distanced himself from his infamous father.
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.
Inside The Mysterious Disappearance Of Aaron Burr’s Daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston
On New Year's Eve in 1812, Theodosia Burr Alston boarded a ship bound for New York to reunite with her father after the death of her child. She never made it.
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.