The Story Of The Ahnenerbe, The Nazi ‘Research’ Organization That Sought To Prove The Superiority Of The Aryan Race
Those working for the Ahnenerbe project set out to prove that the Aryan race was descended from Nordic gods, and spent vast sums of money trying to find irrefutable, archaeological proof in the process.
James Bulger, The Toddler Who Was Tortured And Murdered By Two Boys
Discover the horrifying story of what happened to James Bulger, the Merseyside toddler murdered by two boys in 1993 — and what happened to his killers.
Meet Griselda Blanco, The ‘Queen Of Cocaine’ Who Ruled Her Drug Empire With An Iron Fist
Discover the real story of Griselda Blanco, the Colombian drug trafficker known as the "Cocaine Godmother" who ruled the Miami underworld in the 1970s and '80s.
Inside Niihau, Hawaii’s ‘Forbidden Island’ Without Paved Roads, Plumbing, Or Police
Purchased by a wealthy Scottish widow in 1864, the family-owned island of Niihau is committed to preserving its natural and cultural history — perhaps at a dangerous cost.
How The Kray Twins Ruled The Underworld Of Swinging Sixties London In Style
Kray twins Ronnie and Reggie ran the streets of London's East End in the swinging 1960s — and they made crime and decadence look good.
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.