Inside The Eerie Ghost Town Of Centralia, Pennsylvania That’s Been On Fire Since 1962
When a fire erupted inside the coal mine in Centralia, residents thought it would quickly burn out on its own. But the blaze is still going six decades later and the state has given up on trying to fight it.
The Disturbing Crimes Of Bruce McArthur, The ‘Santa Claus Killer’ Who Terrorized Toronto’s Gay Community
Bruce McArthur brutally murdered eight gay men between 2010 and 2017 — then hid their remains in potted plants.
The Grisly Story Of How ‘Baby Farmer’ Amelia Dyer May Have Slaughtered As Many As 400 Children In Victorian England
In the late 19th century, Amelia Dyer took in untold numbers of babies for a fee, promising their desperate parents she’d use the money to take good care of them. Instead, she pocketed the money — and brutally murdered the children.
The Incredible Story Of How Navajo Code Talkers Helped Win World War II
In 1942, the U.S. Marine Corps recruited 29 Navajo speakers to create an unbreakable code to use in the Pacific Theater — and by the end of the war, more than 450 Navajo Code Talkers had helped the Allies to victory.
Miep Gies, The Woman Who Hid Anne Frank And Gave Her Diary To The World
Miep Gies hid the Frank family for years during the German occupation of the Netherlands and even saved Anne Frank's diary from falling into Nazi hands.
The Tragic Story Of Evelyn McHale, The Woman In The Infamous ‘Most Beautiful Suicide’
Evelyn McHale wrote in her suicide note that she didn't want her family to see "any part" of her body. Instead, a photo of her death would become one of the most famous photographs of all time.
The Legendary Life Of Buford Pusser, The Tennessee Sheriff Who Became A Folk Hero
From battling the Dixie Mafia and the State Line Mob to avenging his wife's death, Buford Pusser left an astonishing mark on American history before dying in a mysterious car crash.
Was Caril Ann Fugate Charles Starkweather’s Accomplice Or His Victim?
Did 14-year-old Caril Ann Fugate help Charles Starkweather kill 10 people across Nebraska and Wyoming in January 1958 — or was she one of his victims?
The Controversial History Of Ley Lines, From The Theory’s Origin To Its New Age Connection To UFOs
When Alfred Watkins first put forth the idea that straight lines connect landmarks across Britain in 1921, he didn't believe that these pathways had any mystical significance — then subsequent theorists transformed ley lines into something paranormal.
How Literacy Tests Were Used To Stop Black Americans From Voting
Presented as a means for assessing whether voters were educated enough to vote, literacy tests and other methods were designed for a single purpose: to stop Black Americans from voting.
The Tragic Story Of Candace Newmaker, The Young Girl Who Died During A ‘Rebirthing’ Treatment
Candace Newmaker was supposed to be “reborn” through an alternative therapy treatment — but this disturbing session ultimately left the 10-year-old dead.