Between 1644 and 1647, Matthew Hopkins traveled throughout England, examining suspected witches and various witnesses. He was successful in his own mind, finding more than 300 women guilty of associating with the devil and seeing them hanged because of it.
In April of 1943, a group of young boys discovered the skull of a woman lodged inside a Wych Elm in Hagley Woods, West Midlands. She became known as “Bella” and after the discovery, graffiti asking “Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?” began to appear throughout the town.
According to an unofficial count, almost 800 deaths have been documented at the Grand Canyon. None of these deaths have been as mysterious as the disappearance of newly married couple Glen and Bessie Hyde in the winter of 1928.
When Gary Plauche’s 10-year-old son was abducted by a child molester, he wanted to make sure he paid. When the predator was being extradited, Plauche shot him dead in the airport as television cameras were rolling.
Orville Steele and Carolyn Newell were teenage lovers that vanished one evening while at Lula Lake. The following week, their bound bodies were discovered. Carolyn had been bound, raped, beaten & strangled. Orville had been tied to a tree and strangled.
Jonathan Reed and his wife, Mary, were so passionately in love that when Mary died, Jonathan laid her to rest in a mausoleum in the Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, and spent every last waking moment with her until his own death.
The case of Neil Dovestone remains one of the most intriguing mysteries of modern British history, and the details are as confusing as they are tragic. What drove this elderly man to travel 4,000 miles to commit suicide on Saddleworth?
More than 500 years ago, three children climbed up the Llullaillaco volcano on the border of Argentina and Chile and never came back down. They were the probable victims of human sacrifice.
Claudia Lawrence was a chef at the University of York who vanished from the sleepy village of Hewarth, York, on the 18th of March, 2009. What happened to her?
Daryl Davis – an African American blues musician – has spent the last 35 years befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in a bid to understand them and make them see the error of their ways.