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 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
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 […]
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’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 […]
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
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 […]
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 – 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 […]
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, 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 […]
Jena Six (or Jena 6) was the name given to a group of six black teenagers charged with the beating of Justin Barker, a white student at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana, United States, on December 4, 2006. Sparking questions of racial disparity, many aspects of the case are troubling, including the subsequent crimes […]
Jonestown was the informal name for the “Peoples Temple Agricultural Project”, an intentional community in northwestern Guyana formed by the Peoples Temple, an American cult led by Jim Jones. It became internationally notorious when, on November 18, 1978, 918 people died in the settlement when cult leader Jim Jones commanded they drink poison.
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 […]
He’s a Bavarian born brilliant con man named who managed to convince Boston’s elite that he was a rich heir. He hosted lavish parties, drove expensive cars, and even owned a yacht yet despite the apparent riches, he had no job and no apparent source of income. He is a person of interest in a […]