America’s Next Top Model’s Mirjana, Murdered

February 27, 2015 rehadlock 0

On Tuesday February 24, former America’s Next Top Model contestant Mirjana Puhar was one of the victims of a triple-homicide in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mirjana, who was only 19 years old, was shot to death alongside her boyfriend, Jonathan Alvarado (23) and his best friend/roommate, Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia (21). The shooting took place in the home of Alvarado and Gonzaga-Garcia shortly after Mirjana had moved in with her boyfriend, who she had only been seeing for a short time, according to those closest to the murdered model. Their bodies were discovered by friends of the couple after hearing gunshots coming from inside the home. […]

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Longest Epitaph in America

February 25, 2015 rehadlock 0

The longest epitaph in the United States (and possibly the world) can be found at ‘Burial Place Hill’, a historical cemetery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Written by Simeon Martin, the epitaph contains 407 words laying out in great detail his family tree, childhood, employment history and notable accomplishments, along with some of his favorite scripture and poetry. In fact, the only thing Martin left out was any mention of how incredibly long-winded he was in life and even in death. This would usually be the time I would provide a little background into the life of Simeon Martin, but there’s nothing that I […]

Karl Wallenda’s Fatal Tightrope Fall

February 23, 2015 rehadlock 0

In the age of the internet, everyone has watched a performer as they make their way across a tightrope, strung high above a skyline with no safety net beneath them. The death-defying stunt known as “Skywalking” keeps its audience on the edge of their seat. While you hope you don’t witness the person take a misstep and plummet several stories to their death, your morbid curiosity kind of wants it to happen for just a second before humanity kicks in and you realize you don’t actually want the tightrope walker to die (doubting a video like that would be released anyway). Never the less, watching […]

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Dying with Dignity

February 18, 2015 rehadlock 0

Bill 52 was passed into law in Quebec, Canada on June 5, 2014 by a 94-22 vote with no abstentions. Also known as the ‘Dying with Dignity Law’, Bill 52 gives terminally ill residents of Quebec the option to end their life with the assistance of a medical professional. Veronique Hivon, the Parti Quebecois member of the National Assembly who originally drafted the bill explained, “Dying with dignity means dying with the least amount of suffering.”. Under this new law, patients who meet the required criteria may request their doctor prescribe them a lethal dose of medication. The new law […]

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Scientists Have Answered the Question: If a Tree Falls in the Forest, Does it Make a Sound?

February 16, 2015 rehadlock 0

For as long as humans have existed on the Earth, death has been mankind’s most wide-spread fear and it comes from a complete lack of understanding. The only thing we know for certain is that one day it will happen to everyone, despite anything we do to avoid it. Logic says otherwise, but some little piece of you wonders if you might retain some level of consciousness while your body undergoes an autopsy, is buried or cremated. No one is guaranteed a long life and peaceful death, even then there’s no assurance it won’t be painful. What if ghosts exist and you […]

14 Most Violent Valentine’s Days

February 15, 2015 rehadlock 0

Most people observe the 14th of February as a day to celebrate love and romance, but those of us who are a bit twisted know all too well that the holiday has proven throughout history to be more murderous than mushy. Whether you’re celebrating Single’s Awareness Day alone or you’re cuddled up with your Suicide Girl and preparing to watch ‘Faces of Death’ this evening, if you are overwhelmed by the cheesiness of Valentine’s Day here are 14 morbid facts about February the 14th: 1. St. Valentine was a Roman Holy Priest who is known for marrying soldiers in secret during a time […]

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John Wilkes Booth’s Disturbing Artwork

February 12, 2015 rehadlock 0

206 years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States was born. Also known as “The Great Emancipator”, Lincoln abolished slavery in the U.S. and is considered by far to be one of the nation’s greatest and most influential leaders. He took office in March of 1861 and served until his 1865 assassination by John Wilkes Booth. Booth was an actor and Confederate supporter who strongly opposed Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The President was attending a performance of “Our American Cousin” at the Ford Theatre on the evening of April 14th. It was there John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln […]

Herb Baumeister and the Horrors of Fox Hollow

February 4, 2015 rehadlock 8

Whether you have an avid interest in serial killers or not, when the subject arises, many names initially come to mind: Jack the Ripper, Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy. The names of these killers are embedded into our mind and our pop culture due to the shockingly large scale and horrific nature of their crimes. They’ve officially earned a place on everyone’s mental list of people-you-don’t-want-to-run-across-in-a-dark-alley, making their name and reputation as infamous as Marie Antoinette. One person that should be on that mental list, but probably isn’t is Herb Baumeister. As a person who has always been fascinated by serial killers […]