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From Rocketry Pioneer To Deviant Occultist, Jack Parsons Was The Ultimate Mad Scientist

From Rocketry Pioneer To Deviant Occultist, Jack Parsons Was The Ultimate Mad Scientist

Jack Parsons helped invent rocket science itself, but his sordid extracurricular activities caused him to be all but written out of history.
This Week In History News, July 15 – 21

This Week In History News, July 15 – 21

Shroud of Turin shown to be fake, Ötzi the Iceman's last meal reconstructed, medieval warrior with knife for a hand unearthed.
These “Faith Healer” Parents Tried To Cure Their Baby With Prayer — Now They’ll Go To Prison For Her Death

These “Faith Healer” Parents Tried To Cure Their Baby With Prayer — Now They’ll Go To Prison For Her Death

“For far too long, children in this church have been needlessly suffering and dying because their parents, as a condition of their religious beliefs, have refused to seek medical care for their children."
Kansas Man Claims He’s Been The Catholic Church’s Real Pope Since 1990

Kansas Man Claims He’s Been The Catholic Church’s Real Pope Since 1990

David Bawden believed that the Catholic Church hadn't had a real pope since 1958. So he decided to take action.
The Corpsewood Manor Murders: A Story Of Satanism, Sex Parties, And Slaughter

The Corpsewood Manor Murders: A Story Of Satanism, Sex Parties, And Slaughter

He and his lover took all their possessions and 12,000 doses of LSD to go live in the Satanist sex castle of Corpsewood Manor. Then their story ended with a bloodbath.
Unlocking The Mysteries Of The Mormon Underwear Known As The Temple Garment

Unlocking The Mysteries Of The Mormon Underwear Known As The Temple Garment

They're not supposed to let anyone see it or even talk about it, but here's everything you always wanted to know about the Mormon underwear they call the temple garment.
Meet Papa Legba – The Devilish Voodoo Figure Of ‘American Horror Story’ Fame

Meet Papa Legba – The Devilish Voodoo Figure Of ‘American Horror Story’ Fame

He may look creepy, but he's actually said to be a "fatherly" figure.
Here’s What God Looks Like, According To 500 American Christians

Here’s What God Looks Like, According To 500 American Christians

A new scientific study reveals how American Christians imagine both the face and personality of God — and the results aren't quite what you'd think.
Christian Group Tells Employees To Abstain From Sex Outside Marriage Or Resign

Christian Group Tells Employees To Abstain From Sex Outside Marriage Or Resign

Up to nine employees have already quit over the new requirements, with some doing so out of protest or on principle.
The History of Gereja Ayam, The Chicken Church Of Indonesia

The History of Gereja Ayam, The Chicken Church Of Indonesia

Though it was supposed to resemble a dove, the church ended up looking more like a chicken.
The Story Of King Tut’s Wife, Ankhesenamun — Who Was Also His Half-Sister

The Story Of King Tut’s Wife, Ankhesenamun — Who Was Also His Half-Sister

Although she was the queen of Egypt, little is known about the life of Ankhesenamun following the death of King Tut.