How Hetty Green Became ‘The Richest Woman In America’ During The Gilded Ag
Known as the “Witch of Wall Street,” Hetty Green was one of the wealthiest people in the United States at the turn of the 20th century — but she was also one of the most miserly.
Paul Avery And His Harrowing Investigation Of The Zodiac Killer
Paul Avery was a top reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle reporting on the infamous Zodiac killings. But after making a break in the case, the killer took to tormenting him with letters and cards.
How Cameron Hooker And His Wife Janice Brutalized ‘The Girl In The Box’
Between 1977 and 1984, Cameron and Janice Hooker kept Colleen Stan inside a wooden box under their bed, only taking her out to torture her.
Commodus, The Unhinged Roman Emperor Who Went Mad With Power
From 180 to 192 C.E., Emperor Commodus ruled ancient Rome with an insatiable lust for power that brought an end to the fabled Pax Romana.
Robert The Bruce: The Story Behind The Scottish Ruler Of ‘Braveheart’ And ‘Outlaw King’
In the early 14th century, Robert the Bruce became the King of Scots and ensured his country's independence after repulsing several English invasions.
Inside The Legend Of The Flatwoods Monster, The West Virginia Cryptid That Sparked An Air Force Inquiry
After seven Braxton County, West Virginia residents reported seeing the Flatwoods Monster while investigating what looked like a UFO crash, local authorities scoured the scene — but they found nothing and reportedly "laughed off the reports as hysteria."
Can Animals Have Down Syndrome? Inside The Truth Behind This Popular Internet Content
From Kenny the tiger to Otto the kitten, you've probably seen content about animals with Down syndrome. But what's the truth about their conditions?
The Corpsewood Manor Murders: A Story Of Satanism, Sex Parties, And Slaughter
In December 1982, Charles Scudder and his partner Joseph Odom were brutally murdered in their Corpsewood home by two acquaintances in a drug-fueled robbery gone awry.
Inside The Legend Of La Llorona, The Vengeful Spirit Of The Southwest
According to Mexican legend, La Llorona is the ghost of a mother who killed her children — and causes grave misfortune to all near her.
Why Snake Island Is The Scariest Place On Planet Earth
Known as Snake Island, the viper-infested Ilha da Queimada Grande sits in the Atlantic Ocean about 90 miles off the coast of southeastern Brazil.
Inside Jim Hutton And Freddie Mercury’s Touching Love Story
Jim Hutton and Freddie Mercury enjoyed seven love-filled years together before the latter died of AIDS-related complications on November 24, 1991.