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New York nuclear power plant discovered leaking radioactive material into groundwater systems

// February 8th, 2016 // No Comments » // News

Indian Point Energy Center - nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York

Officials announced this week that the Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant is leaking radioactive tritium into groundwater wells near the facility. Of course, authorities are telling the public there is nothing to worry about. However, be forewarned – there’s no such thing as a “harmless” radioactive material leak.

Cannibal serial killer Albert Fish – the American Boogeyman who butchered and ate up to 15 children (1928)

// August 30th, 2015 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

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A visit from “Frank Howard” At 18-years old, Edward Budd refused to accept the desperate poverty of his parents and was determined to make something of himself. Edward was a strapping young lad, eager to work and do his part to ensure the well-being of his impoverished family. Trapped in the stinking, crowded confines of New York City, living in a […]

The bizarre life, disappearances, and deaths surrounding millionaire Robert (Bob) Durst

// March 18th, 2015 // No Comments » // Unsolved

The bizarre life, disappearances, and deaths of Robert (Bob) Durst

Robert Durst, born April 12, 1943 in New York City, the oldest of four children, is the son of New York City real-estate moguls Seymour and Bernice Durst and an heir to the enormous Durst skyscraper fortune. He has been implicated in the decades-old disappearance of an ex-wife, a suspect in the murder of his […]

The day the United States Vice President killed the Secretary of the Treasury

// July 14th, 2014 // No Comments » // Government

Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr duel

Bickering politicians are nothing new and the antics of today’s politicians are tame compared to the escapades of yesteryear. On July 11, 1804, the United States Vice President, reacting to insults from the former Secretary of the Treasury, challenged his foe to a duel during which he shot and killed his opponent. Burr was charged […]

It’s not a UFO – wind gust blows bounce house (with three kids inside) more than 50 feet into the air

// May 14th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Photo of bounce house picked up by gust of wind and sent sailing through the air

Three upstate New York children were inside a bounce house Monday afternoon when a gust of wind launched the house high into the air. Horrified witnesses say the bounce house rose 50-feet into the air but photographs of the incident suggest the playhouse rose at least 100-foot into the sky and possibly higher. The three […]

Serial kitty killer in Yonkers – bodies of more than 25 cats found hanging from tree

// May 1st, 2014 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

Bodies of dead cats in plastic bags hung from tree in Yonkers, New York

Yonkers, New York residents and city officials were horrified to find the bodies of at least two dozen dead cats hung from a tree near Overlook Terrace. The cats, some of which were badly decomposed and hanging from tree limbs in black bags, were found by public works employees cleaning up trash in an abandoned […]

Terrifying EVP recorded in 100-year-old hotel in upstate New York will leave you speechless (2007)

// April 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

EVP soundwave

This EVP, which has come to be known as The Most Horrific EVP Ever Recorded, will send chills shimmering down your spine. What follows is an EVP recorded by the Central New York Ghost Hunters (CNYGH) in January 2007 during an overnight stay at an 100-year-old hotel (long rumored to be haunted) in upstate New […]

Son of Sam – David Berkowitz

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

The Son of Sam saga began on July 29, 1976. Donna Lauria (18) and Jody Valenti (19) were sitting innocently in their car outside Lauria’s Bronx apartment when Donna noticed a man peering into the window. David Berkowitz pulled his .44 caliber Charter Arms Bulldog pistol out of a paper bag and fired five times […]

Platos Retreat – Infamous New York Sex Club

// December 26th, 2012 // 2 Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

Plato’s Retreat opened its doors in 1977. Couples could be straight only – no homosexuals allowed. Drugs were not allowed. Alcohol could not be consumed on the premises. Plato’s Retreat featured a pool room, steambaths, disco dance floor, an in-house sauna room, and a swimming pool with waterfalls. Located in the ultra-popular Manhattan area, it […]

New York City Underground – lost underground tunnels beneath the city see new light

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

You would presume that city government would have knowledge of every nook and cranny in their city, that they would have every street, subway, tunnel, and building mapped and documented. Surprisingly, many of our older cities have underground labyrinths that are largely or wholly undocumented, long forgotten by time. In New York City, it is […]