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The Night Witches: The All-Female World War II Squadron That Terrified The Nazis

The Night Witches: The All-Female World War II Squadron That Terrified The Nazis

The Night Witches decorated their planes with flowers and painted their lips with navigational pencils — then struck fear into the hearts of the Nazis.
The Tamám Shud Case And The Grave Mystery Of The Unknown Somerton Man

The Tamám Shud Case And The Grave Mystery Of The Unknown Somerton Man

He was named the Somerton man for the beach on which he was found. Ominously, investigators found little on his person but a rolled piece of paper torn from a book that read "Tamám Shud" — Persian for "It is ended."
The Mystery Of Wisconsin’s Little Boy Fauntleroy, The Well-Dressed Child Found Dead In A Quarry

The Mystery Of Wisconsin’s Little Boy Fauntleroy, The Well-Dressed Child Found Dead In A Quarry

He was named the Little Boy Fauntleroy for the well-dressed character in a classic children's book, but nothing about this murdered boy's story was as innocent or entertaining.
Why The Nazis Called Virginia Hall “The Most Dangerous Of All Allied Spies”

Why The Nazis Called Virginia Hall “The Most Dangerous Of All Allied Spies”

Virginia Hall may have had just one leg, but no other covert operative tormented the Nazis quite like the "Limping Lady."
Enter The Disturbing World Of Body Farms

Enter The Disturbing World Of Body Farms

While body farms that leave the dead out to rot may be unbelievably creepy, they're also incredibly important. Here's why.
Henry Brown Was A Slave In North Carolina – Until He Mailed Himself To Freedom

Henry Brown Was A Slave In North Carolina – Until He Mailed Himself To Freedom

After his family was sold off to another slave owner, Henry Box Brown mailed himself to a free state to escape forever.
Insanity Or Class Warfare? The Gruesome Case Of The Papin Sisters

Insanity Or Class Warfare? The Gruesome Case Of The Papin Sisters

While murders committed by the Papin sisters' were appalling, the treatment they experienced as servants by a wealthy French family made intellectuals call their case a symbol for class struggle.
William Bonin Prowled Over California’s Freeway And Left A Wake Of Dead Hitchhikers

William Bonin Prowled Over California’s Freeway And Left A Wake Of Dead Hitchhikers

Known as California's Freeway Killer, William Bonin used a Ford van to lure in teenage hitchhikers to rape and ruthlessly murder.
He Turned His Family Into An Incestuous Cult – Then He Killed Nine Of The Children

He Turned His Family Into An Incestuous Cult – Then He Killed Nine Of The Children

“Whatever happened in the home was by agreement and talk. It was totally by choice."
The Tragic Story Of The 1891 New Orleans’ Mass Lynching Of Italian Immigrants

The Tragic Story Of The 1891 New Orleans’ Mass Lynching Of Italian Immigrants

With mounting tensions between Italians and the rest of New Orleans', all it took was a murdered police chief to send the city into a mob frenzy.
How The Chinese Massacre Of 1871 Became One Of The Largest Lynchings In U.S. History

How The Chinese Massacre Of 1871 Became One Of The Largest Lynchings In U.S. History

By the time the Chinese Massacre of 1871 was finished, 17 Chinese men and boys were dead. Not a single person involved would be held responsible.