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The Baffling Death Of George Reeves, The ‘Original Superman’ Who Some Believe Was Murdered

The Baffling Death Of George Reeves, The ‘Original Superman’ Who Some Believe Was Murdered

Police ruled George Reeves' death in June 1959 a suicide, but a series of suspicious events surrounding the incident led some people to point a finger at the actor's fiancee — or even the Mafia.
How Nando Parrado Survived A Plane Crash In The Andes — Then Led Rescuers To His Fellow Passengers

How Nando Parrado Survived A Plane Crash In The Andes — Then Led Rescuers To His Fellow Passengers

When a plane carrying a rugby team crashed in the Andes Mountains in October 1972, Nando Parrado risked his life to save the surviving passengers from starvation — and cannibalism.
What Was Jesus’ Real Name? ‘Yeshua’ And The Story Behind It

What Was Jesus’ Real Name? ‘Yeshua’ And The Story Behind It

Though the world now knows the Christian Messiah as Jesus, his real name in the original Hebrew was Yeshoshua or Yeshua, meaning "salvation."
The Real Story Of John Wojtowicz And The Bank Robbery That Inspired ‘Dog Day Afternoon’

The Real Story Of John Wojtowicz And The Bank Robbery That Inspired ‘Dog Day Afternoon’

On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz tried to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover's gender-reassignment surgery — before the heist went terribly wrong.
The Real History Behind The 1993 Black Hawk Down Incident

The Real History Behind The 1993 Black Hawk Down Incident

During the Black Hawk Down incident that sparked the Battle of Mogadishu, 18 American soldiers were killed by Somali forces between October 3 and 4, 1993.
Edward Mordrake, The Man Who Allegedly Had One Head And Two Faces

Edward Mordrake, The Man Who Allegedly Had One Head And Two Faces

Also known as Edward Mordake, Edward Mordrake was a 19th-century Englishman born with an extra face on the back of his head — or so the legends claim.
The Osage Indian Murders: Inside The Greed-Fueled Killing Spree That Targeted Rich Native Americans

The Osage Indian Murders: Inside The Greed-Fueled Killing Spree That Targeted Rich Native Americans

Thanks to oil deposits found on their land, the Osage Native Americans became some of the wealthiest people in the United States by the 1920s — which put an enormous target on their backs.
Iowa Paperboy Johnny Gosch Vanished In 1982 — Then The Chilling Sightings Of Him Began

Iowa Paperboy Johnny Gosch Vanished In 1982 — Then The Chilling Sightings Of Him Began

In September 1982, 12-year-old Johnny Gosch disappeared while delivering newspapers in West Des Moines. One night fifteen years later, his mother claims he visited her and told her he was the victim of a pedophile ring.
The Astonishing History Of The Antikythera Mechanism, The Oldest Computer In The World

The Astonishing History Of The Antikythera Mechanism, The Oldest Computer In The World

First discovered by divers in 1901, the 2,000-year-old Antikythera mechanism used tiny gears to track heavenly bodies with such precision that it's called history's oldest computer.
How Francys Arsentiev Became The ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Of Mount Everest

How Francys Arsentiev Became The ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Of Mount Everest

Known as the "Sleeping Beauty" of Mount Everest, American mountaineer Francys Arsentiev died tragically atop Earth's highest peak on May 24, 1998.
Is La Pascualita An Eerily Lifelike Mannequin Or An Actual Mummy?

Is La Pascualita An Eerily Lifelike Mannequin Or An Actual Mummy?

According to local legends in Chihuahua, Mexico, the bridal shop mannequin known as La Pascualita is actually the embalmed corpse of a real-life woman.