The Elephant’s Foot, The Lethal Mass Of Radioactive Material In Chernobyl’s Basement
The lava-like blob of radioactive materials known as the Elephant's Foot was left behind after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster near Pripyat, Ukraine in 1986.
How Did Frida Kahlo Die? Why The Renowned Artist’s Death Remains Shrouded In Mystery
On July 13, 1954, Frida Kahlo died at her home in Mexico City, but certain details have some convinced that her real cause of death was covered up.
Inside The Tragic Death Of Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter Who Faced Down Nature’s Fiercest Creatures
In September 2006, Steve Irwin was filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef when a stingray suddenly pierced his chest. Within minutes, he was dead.
Yolanda Saldívar Was Selena’s ‘Number One Fan’ — Then She Killed Her In Cold Blood
Yolanda Saldívar was the president of Selena's fan club, but after she was fired for embezzlement, she murdered the "Queen of Tejano Music" on March 31, 1995.
9 True Scary Stories That Are Almost Too Creepy To Believe
Whether it's ghosts, UFOs, or monsters, these creepy real-life stories represent the scariest tales from the annals of human history.
Elisa Lam: The Real Story Of Her Death In The Cecil Hotel
On January 31, 2013, a 21-year-old Canadian student named Elisa Lam vanished inside Los Angeles' Cecil Hotel — then her dead body turned up in its water tank.
Omayra Sánchez Was Trapped In A Mudflow When A Photographer Captured Her Last Moments
After the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted on November 13, 1985, 13-year-old Omayra Sánchez became trapped in debris. Three days later, French photographer Frank Fournier captured her final moments.
Richard Jewell Saved Dozens During The 1996 Olympics Bombing — Then Was Falsely Accused Of Perpetrating It
On July 27, 1996, security guard Richard Jewell discovered a bomb at Atlanta's Olympic Park. While he was hailed as a hero at first, he soon became the FBI's number-one suspect.
Nine Of History’s Most Infamous Mental Asylums And The True Stories Behind Them
From the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum to the English institution that inspired the word "bedlam," explore the dark history of insane asylums.
34 Unforgettable Photos Of China’s Uninhabited Ghost Cities
The country's ambitious plans for urban growth have led to more than 50 abandoned cities whose empty buildings paint a dystopian landscape.
The Story Of Marcy Borders, The ‘Dust Lady’ Of 9/11
On September 11, 2001, Marcy Borders escaped her office in the World Trade Center just before the Twin Towers collapsed. Soon after, she was photographed covered in ash from head to toe and became known as the "Dust Lady."