The Bone-Chilling Story Of Valak, The Demon Who Terrified Audiences In ‘The Nun’ And ‘The Conjuring’
Although Valak is depicted as a habit-wearing spirit, the real demon appears as a child riding a two-headed dragon — at least according to a 17th-century demon-hunting manual.
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."
How Hetty Green Became ‘The Richest Woman In America’ During The Gilded Age
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.
Spy, Murder Victim, Or Something Else? Inside The Decades-Long Mystery Of The Isdal Woman
More than 50 years after the Isdal Woman's charred body was found in Norway’s “Ice Valley,” the authorities still don’t know who she was or how she died.
“Love Of My Life”: Inside The Romance Between Freddie Mercury And Mary Austin
Though Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin never officially married, they were engaged for six years before he joined Queen and became a superstar.
The Courageous Life And Tragic Death Of Harlem Hellfighter Henry Johnson
Despite his heroic actions in World War I, U.S. Army soldier Henry Johnson didn't receive his due until 2015 — 86 years after he died in obscurity and poverty.
The Habsburg Jaw And The Disturbing Cost Of Royal Inbreeding
Due to two centuries of inbreeding, the Habsburg family was ravaged by extreme physical deformities, including impotence, bowed legs, and the infamous Habsburg jaw.
Alois Hitler: The Story Of The Austrian Civil Servant Who Was Adolf Hitler’s Father
The father of Adolf Hitler, Alois Hitler was a domineering, unforgiving husband who often beat his wife and his children — leading his son to despise him.
The Incredible Story Of Charles Joughin And How He Survived The Titanic
Thanks to a strong constitution and some liquid courage, baker Charles Joughin survived nearly three hours in the frigid North Atlantic after the Titanic sank.
Who Was Adolf Hitler’s Mother? The Little-Known Story Of Klara Hitler
The devoted mother of Adolf Hitler, Klara Hitler died of cancer in December 1907 while in the care of a Jewish doctor, leading some to speculate that this tragedy set the future dictator on his deadly path.
La Catedral: Inside The Luxurious Prison Colombia Allowed Pablo Escobar To Make For Himself
The fortress was specially constructed on a foggy mountainside to keep Escobar's enemies out — and not the cocaine kingpin in.