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Inside Cerro Gordo, The Abandoned California Boomtown With A Sordid History

Inside Cerro Gordo, The Abandoned California Boomtown With A Sordid History

Back in the 19th century, Cerro Gordo was a lucrative mining town — that averaged a murder a week. Now, it sits abandoned and possibly haunted.
75-Year-Old Diary Of SS Officer May Reveal 28 Tons Of Stolen Nazi Gold

75-Year-Old Diary Of SS Officer May Reveal 28 Tons Of Stolen Nazi Gold

The diary also lists 10 other locations across Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic where Nazis hid their loot.
The Controversial Story Of La Malinche, The Native Mesoamerican Who Helped Hernán Cortés Take Over Mexico

The Controversial Story Of La Malinche, The Native Mesoamerican Who Helped Hernán Cortés Take Over Mexico

Also known as "Doña Marina," La Malinche advised Hernán Cortés to victory over the Aztecs — but perhaps she had little choice in the matter.
A Mining Company Just Blew Up A 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Site — And It Was Totally Legal

A Mining Company Just Blew Up A 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Site — And It Was Totally Legal

Over 7,000 artifacts have been found at the site, including a 4,000-year-old braid that DNA evidence shows belonged to a direct ancestor of the indigenous people who still live in this region.
Archaeologists Find Remains Of 60 Mammoths Near 15,000-Year-Old Human-Made Traps

Archaeologists Find Remains Of 60 Mammoths Near 15,000-Year-Old Human-Made Traps

The discovery is "an unprecedented opportunity to delve into more than 30,000 years of history."
Fans Can Now Own Elvis Presley’s Real Bedazzled Jockstrap For $36,000

Fans Can Now Own Elvis Presley’s Real Bedazzled Jockstrap For $36,000

The garment — which bears Elvis Presley's initials in blue rhinestones — was a gift from a fan which the singer reportedly wore until his death in 1977.
Inside The 18th-Century ‘Compendium Of Demonology And Magic,’ An Illustrated Guide To Hell

Inside The 18th-Century ‘Compendium Of Demonology And Magic,’ An Illustrated Guide To Hell

Whether it's ghastly demons or grisly execution scenes, this occultists' tome and witchcraft manual remains as haunting today as it was in 1775.
Meet Biscuits And Gravy, The Kitten That Was Just Born With Two Faces

Meet Biscuits And Gravy, The Kitten That Was Just Born With Two Faces

Although two-faced cats — known as Janus cats — don't typically live for long, the owners hope to keep the kitten if it survives.
Inside The Final Days Of The Hikers From The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Inside The Final Days Of The Hikers From The Dyatlov Pass Incident

These photos of the Dyatlov Pass Incident document the days leading up to the mysterious deaths of nine young hikers — and the investigation into their gruesome deaths.
Psychic Who Falsely Claimed To Be Salvador Dalí’s Long-Lost Daughter Is Ordered To Pay For Exhuming His Remains

Psychic Who Falsely Claimed To Be Salvador Dalí’s Long-Lost Daughter Is Ordered To Pay For Exhuming His Remains

Pilar Abel has publicly insisted since 2015 that she is the artist's daughter, saying: "The only thing I’m missing is a mustache."
New Study Shows The Extinction Of Australia’s Megafauna Was Likely Caused By Climate Change

New Study Shows The Extinction Of Australia’s Megafauna Was Likely Caused By Climate Change

Australian megafauna, like giant kangaroos and car-sized lizards, coexisted with humans for at least 15,000 years before perishing.