On 23 October, 2009, the small town of Chatham, New Jersey, gathered at St. Patrick’s Church. They expected to see the priest, but they were met with an eerie silence. The search for the missing priest would reveal that darkness can lurk in even the most unexpected of places and sometimes, wolves can conceal themselves in sheep’s clothing.
On the morning of October 9, 2020, Jessica Brookes received an alarming phone call from her pregnant daughter's husband in New Boston, Texas. Concern filled his voice as he explained that he couldn't reach her and that their daughter had failed to appear at day-care. Jessica's heart raced as she hastily arrived at her daughter's home, only to be overcome with terror at the sight of blood staining the back door handle.
In times of peril, we rely on police to come to our aid swiftly and effectively when we call the emergency number. These numbers exist to ensure our safety and provide us with a sense of security. However, what happens when they system created to help people fails? In 2008, an incident in Madison, Wisconsin, called into question the reliability of such a system.
It is a parents duty to ensure the safety and well-being of their child. This includes exercising the utmost caution when it comes to welcoming people into the home. Unfortunately, some parents put their own needs before the safety of their children, and in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in July 2020, a disturbing incident highlighted this harsh reality.
Creek Pine Drive is an upmarket residential neighbourhood located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It boasts of large single-family homes dotted along a tree-lined avenue. It’s the kind of place that most families can only ever dream of living, but for the Crespi family, it was a reality. However, a darkness was lurking within the family that would rear its ugly head after an episode of psychosis. The ensuing events cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of mental health services, raising crucial questions about the accurate diagnosis and the challenges faced by individuals seeking proper treatment.
St. Clair, New South Wales, Australia, was enveloped in stillness on the night of 19 July, 2019, It was approaching midnight when the tranquillity was pierced by piercing screams echoing up and down a neighbourhood. The screams were followed by a woman begging her neighbours to call police.
China was governed by the Communist Party of China in the late 1990s, a regime that had held power since 1949. Consequently, a significant number of Chinese citizens emigrated from the country, with some choosing to settle in the United States. Among them were Ming Ming Chen and Liang Zhao, who arrived in Ohio and established their own restaurant. In 2017, however, tragedy struck, when a phone call came in to police from their restaurant.
In the autumn of 2011, a teenage girl from North Ogden, a quaint suburb in Utah, suddenly disappeared under mysterious circumstances while fulfilling her babysitting duties at a nearby household. As authorities delved into the unsettling case, their quest for answers would ultimately thrust them into the sordid and depraved realm of drugs and predators.
The quaint town of Manchester, Iowa, was bathing in the warm glow of the early morning sun on Mother’s Day of 2012. Families across the town were getting together in celebration, but as the day wore on, an eerie hush fell across the town, like a foreboding cloud. On the quaint residential street of Deann Drive, the silence was broken by the shrill sound of police sirens, as a gruesome crime was being uncovered.
Snow blanketed the ground of St. Mary’s Churchyard School, London, Ontario, on 6 January, 1956. Susan Cadieux was playing outside the school with her two brothers when an unknown man approached them. The boys were momentarily distracted by a little girl who had slipped on the ice. When they turned back, Susan and the man had vanished into the frigid night air.
Northdown Road is a residential neighoburhood located in Solihull, West Midlands. It consists of mostly 1970s terraced homes and detached homes and is just a stone’s throw from some of the town’s best schools, making it a desirable area for people to raise their families. In the early morning hours of 27 August, 2018, residents on Northdown Road were awoken by deafening screams echoing throughout their neighoburhood.
Bess Town Road is located on the outskirts of Bessemer City, North Carolina. It’s surrounded in rolling fields and dotted with various wooded areas. On the afternoon of 15 August, 2016, police were directed to the quaint road after a report of a missing girl came in…