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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.
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.
Blanche Monnier Was Kept Hidden In Her Room For 25 Years, Just For Falling In Love

Blanche Monnier Was Kept Hidden In Her Room For 25 Years, Just For Falling In Love

Blanche Monnier's prominent French family was dismayed she fell in love with a commoner. So they confined her to a tiny, lightless room for over two decades.
Inside The Ken And Barbie Killers’ Vicious Reign Of Terror

Inside The Ken And Barbie Killers’ Vicious Reign Of Terror

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka looked like normal newlyweds, but the Ken and Babie Killers murdered three people and raped at least 14 in late 1980s and early '90s Ontario.
How Cameron Hooker And His Wife Janice Brutalized ‘The Girl In The Box’

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.
The Bone-Chilling Story Of Valak, The Demon Who Terrified Audiences In ‘The Nun’ And ‘The Conjuring’

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

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."