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Sawney Bean and his 48-member backwoods cannibalistic clan terrorize 14th century Scotland.

// October 9th, 2016 // No Comments » // Strange

1896 drawing from book reporting the Sawney Bean murders

Over the years, Sawney’s family grew. Together, he and his wife produced 8 sons, 6 daughters, 18 grandsons, and 14 granddaughters. Most were born of incest. The family shared Sawney’s aversion to manual labor. To meet their needs, they hid along the roads at night and ambushed travelers robbing them of their possessions – and […]

Charles Manson – Helter Skelter guides Manson Family on murderous rampage thru LA

// August 27th, 2016 // No Comments » // Strange

Charles Manson with crazy eyes

In order to precipitate the Helter Skelter race war, the Manson Family committed nine murders over four locations during a five-week period in the summer of 69. The events ended a decade of Love and revealed a real-life monstrosity that prior to, Americans thought only existed in horror movies.

Colton Harris Moore (the Barefoot Bandit) – the amazing escapades of a modern day “catch me if you can” burglar

// July 25th, 2016 // No Comments » // Strange

He first appeared on the police crime blotters at age 8 – for stealing a bicycle. As he grew older his criminal escapes progressed and soon he was arrested and jailed. He escaped from jail in April 2008, resuming his criminal activities, he set out on a crime rampage. He has stolen four airplanes (while […]

Roman Polanski – famous director drugs and rapes 13-year-old girl, flees country, and remains free (with support from Hollywood friends)

// June 6th, 2016 // No Comments » // Strange

13-year-old Samantha Jane Gailey who Roman Polanski drugged and raped in 1977

Roman Polanski’s tale reads like millions of other child abuse stories except the participants were rich, elite, and never paid for their crimes. In fact, the abuser, famous movie actor and director Roman Polanski, was celebrated – and continues to be celebrated today. Polanski remains free, and continues to direct and appear in movies, despite […]

HBO Cathouse star dies in mysterious fire – Oklahoma City’s Cathouse Murders (2009)

// January 7th, 2016 // No Comments » // Strange

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At 5:30 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2009, Oklahoma City’s 911 emergency dispatch center received a harrowing phone call reporting a house fire on the 1500 block of Southwest 56th Street. The caller, a neighbor down the street from the blaze, was calm as she described the scene to the 911 operator.

The mysterious death of Scientologist son Kyle Brennan

// December 24th, 2015 // No Comments » // Strange

Kyle Brennan on a trip to Germany

The following day (February 16, 2007), just after 11:00 PM, Kyle Brennan was shot. At 1:18 AM, Victoria received a phone call placed from her ex-husband’s cellphone. An unknown voice said, “Is this Victoria? I’m calling to tell you that your son Kyle is dead.”

Gone Girl Denise Huskins – the real-life kidnapping that police ignored as a hoax because it was so friggin bizarre

// September 22nd, 2015 // No Comments » // Strange

Gone Girl Denise Huskins

On March 23, 2015, at 1:53 PM, Aaron Quinn called police in Vallejo, California to report a kidnapping and ransom demand for $8,500 dollars. According to Quinn, he and his live-in girlfriend, Denise Huskins, awoke at 3:00 AM to blinding, bright lights shining in their faces. The kidnapper[s] ordered Huskins to bind Quinn’s legs with […]

H.H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett) – America’s first, and possibly most prolific, serial killer

// September 10th, 2015 // No Comments » // Strange

H.H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett) – America’s first, and possibly most prolific, serial killer

Herman Webster Mudgett, aka Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or just H.H. Holmes, was one of the first documented serial killers in the modern sense of the word. Holmes gained notoriety as the nation’s first, and possibly most prolific serial killer in history, after he confessed to 27 murders. Authorities believe the actual body count was […]

Kate Webster – murderous maid feeds fat from body of employer to her children (1879)

// September 8th, 2015 // No Comments » // Strange

Kate Webster - brutally murdered and dismembered her employer Julia Martha Thomas

Kate Webster’s case became one of the most notorious crimes in the late 19th-century Britain. Julia Martha Thomas, a widow in her 50s who lived in Richmond in southwest London, was murdered on March 2, 1879 by her maid, Kate Webster, a 30-year-old Irishwoman with a long history of criminal activities. Webster disposed of the […]

The Phantom of Heilbronn blunder – “Woman Without a Face” named Germany’s most dangerous woman

// April 30th, 2014 // No Comments » // Strange

The Phantom of Heilbronn murder victim

DNA evidence linked her to over 40 crimes including a string of six murders over sixteen years, dozens of high-profile thefts, and a deadly arson case. After DNA evidence linked her to the murder of a policewoman, a $400,000 bounty was placed on her head but the female serial killer dubbed the “Phantom of Heilbronn”, […]

African “muti murders” – organs harvested from live (or dead) victims and sold for good luck and black magic spells

// October 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Strange

African Muti Murders - taking body parts for black magic spells

It’s a dirty little secret in South Africa, one that as of 2010, is once again on the rise. Called “muti murders” or “medicine murders” (sometimes termed “ritual murder” or muthi-murder), it takes its name from the Zulu word “muti”, the term for traditional black magic medicines that utilize human body parts and flesh as […]

British celebrity Jimmy Savile – Britain’s most prolific sexual predator

// January 12th, 2013 // No Comments » // Strange, Strange Persons

Jimmy Savile

Long known to be an odd and eccentric character, famous British celebrity Jimmy Savile was accused of sexually abusing hundreds of children and raping more than thirty people during his tenure as Britain’s popular media personality. The abuse, in which nearly 75% of the victims were children, spanned a period of six decades from 1955 […]

Spring Heeled Jack

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange

Spring Heeled Jack

Spring Heeled Jack – was he a creature, an alien, or a plain-old man wearing a strange costume and a powerful, hidden jumping apparatus? During the 1830’s, this ‘man’ terrorized England. Described as tall, thin, powerful, wearing a black cloak, the man could jump 20 to 30 feet vertical with ease. It was reported that […]

OJ Simpson murders – who killed Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman?

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange

Arial view of Nicole Simpson's Home

On June 13, 1994, a couple in Los Angeles were surprised when their dog, a small white Akita, returned home with blood on his paws. Following the dog, it led them directly to a neighbor’s home – Nicole Simpson. Peering inside the gate they could see Nicole’s lifeless body lying on the sidewalk.

Ilsa Koch – the Witch of Buchenwald

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange

Ilsa Koch, wife of the German commander of the Buchenwald concentration camp from 1939 to 1942, Colonel Karl Koch, was notorious for her perversion and cruelty. Known as the Witch (or Bitch) of Buchenwald, she acquired the reputation of a sadist and nymphomaniac beating the prisoners with her whip and requiring that they participate in […]