By all accounts, the owner of the Pickton pig farm, Robert Pickton, was an odd duck – quiet, hard to strike up a conversation with, and nervously fearful of others. As a result, he was marginalized by society, shunned by women, and dominated by his younger brother, David. He is Canada’s most prolific serial killer.
Adding to Malawi’s economic and health problems is a shocking societal problem – a bizarre rite of passage for girls as young as 6-years-old that is conducted in order to initiate them into womanhood. It’s called kusasa fumbi or “sexual cleansing” and requires a hired-man, called a “hyena”, have sex with the young female.
He was originally known by two names, the East Area Rapist (EAR) and the Original Night Stalker (ONS). Once police realized the two were one and the same person, the Golden State Killer moniker took hold (aka EAR/ONS). Altogether, he is believed to have burglarized more than 120 California homes, raped between 45-50 women, and […]
Croydon Cat Killer – sadistic serial killer murders and mutilates cats, then places pet’s body on owner’s doorstep
In a murderous episode reminiscent of London’s Jack the Ripper, the Croydon Cat Killer has butchered and mutilated more than 50 animals (mostly cats), taking “trophies” with him before dumping the creature’s disfigured body on or near the owner’s home. Authorities fear the maniac killer may be out of control and evolving toward human prey. […]
In eerie coincidence, hi-speed photo of airshow plane crash captures the very moment wing walker Jane Wicker died
It’s a common thought – what happens at the precise moment we pass from this life to the next. However, it’s an extremely rare event when that moment is captured in a photograph. Such was the case on June 22, 2013 at the Vectren Dayton Air Show in Dayton, Ohio when an eagle-eye noticed that […]
Cannibal serial killer Albert Fish – the American Boogeyman who butchered and ate up to 15 children (1928)
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 […]
Real or fake? Below are a collection of historic photos, some whimsical, some shocking, some sad – all unusual and thought provoking. Many are believed to be genuine historical records of the events that unfolded while some will debate the authenticity of a few of these. I’ll leave it to the readers to make up […]
A pir (a Muslim saint or holy man) in Pakistan excited the villagers of Mubarakabad, Bahawalnagar when he announced he could bring the dead back to life. Muhammad Sabir had already gained notoriety for his ability to perform miracles and was popular amongst the villagers. When he announced he could breathe life back into a […]
Two 12-year-old Waukesha, Wisconsin girls have been arrested after a vicious knife attack against a 12-year-old friend. Officials believe the pair spent several months planning their May 31, 2014 attack and that they believed by killing the young girl, they would prove to Slenderman that they were “worthy” and gain favor from the mysterious demonic […]
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 […]
Vladimir Demikhov’s illustrious career provided many interesting advances in the Russian medical science field. In 1937, at the young age of 21, Demikhov designed the first ever cardiac-assist device, a pump mechanism which was capable of taking over a heart’s cardiac function for a full five and a half hours. In 1946, Demikhov became the […]
On January 15, 1974 shortly before 4:00 PM, three young children arrived home from school in Wichita, Kansas to find their father, Joseph Otero, mother, Julie Otero, and their two siblings Josephine (age 11) and Joseph II (age 9) strangled to death in their home.
The “Alphabet murders” (also known as the “double initial murders”) took place from 1971 to 1973 in the Rochester, New York area. Three young girls were raped and strangled. The case got its name from the fact that each of the three girls’ first and last names started with the same letters and that the […]
Ask any Mount Everest climber who has beaten the mountain and reached the 29,000 foot summit and they will tell you the most memorable, and disturbing, part of their climb were the many perfectly preserved bodies that they passed on their way to the top.