The Iroquois Theatre Fire, “A Climax of Holiday Horrors”

December 29, 2016 rehadlock 0

   On Wednesday, December 30, 1903 the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was holding a matinee of the musical comedy Mr. Bluebeard‘, starring the popular comedian, Eddie Foy.   he luxury, Renaissance-style theatre had opened only a few weeks prior on November 23 and was touted as being “fireproof beyond all doubt”. Despite rushing to finish construction on the 1.1 million dollar theatre in time for the holiday busy season, the Iroquois had failed, so far, in attracting large audiences.    ut on December 30, 1903, more than two-thousand people flocked to see the matinee of Mr. Bluebeard. Although the theatre’s capacity was only 1,602, […]

Carrie Fisher Drowned in Moonlight, Strangled by Her Own Bra

December 28, 2016 rehadlock 1

  Actress, writer, and feminist champion Carrie Fisher was found dead on the balcony of her Beverly Hills home on December 27, 2016. Police confirmed that Ms. Fisher had received a self-latching bra as a Christmas gift and had attempted to use the product. Tragically, the device malfunctioned, strangling the sixty-year-old icon. Originally, this was believed to be the cause of her death; However, the autopsy showed that Carrie Fisher’s lungs were full of moonlight. Although the investigation is still underway, police theorize the actress’s long struggle with her bra led her out to the balcony and ultimately left her unconscious. […]

A Nightmare Before Christmas: The Los Feliz Murder Mansion

December 24, 2016 rehadlock 0

  For nearly 50 years in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California a mansion sat untouched. Having been abruptly abandoned, still fully furnished, following a murder-suicide the home became known as the ‘Los Feliz Murder Mansion’. Although the story is often exaggerated for dramatic effect, the truth of what occurred at 2475 Glendower Place is every bit as grisly as the rumors. Ha At 4:30am on December 6, 1959 Dr. Harold Perelson went into the bedroom where his wife, Lillian, was sleeping and bludgeoned her with a ball-peen hammer.  He left her to die in a pool of […]

Photographs Left Behind on the Battlefields of the U.S. Civil War

December 23, 2016 rehadlock 1

 The Museum of the Confederacy located inRichmond, Virginia is home to several antique photographs carried by soldiers who fought in the first American Civil War. Photos lost on the battlefield were often picked up by other soldiers and handed down through families. Over the years, some have made their way to the museum.  Unfortunately, the people in the photos have yet to be identified and as time goes on, the chances of ever knowing their names diminishes. Photo of an unidentified girl found on the battlefield at Port Republic, Virginia lying between the bodies of a Union and Confederate soldier. […]

Decorated WWI Soldier Spares Hitler’s Life

December 21, 2016 rehadlock 0

   On September 28, 1918 Private Henry Tandey, a British WWI soldier serving near the French village of Marcoing, happened upon a wounded German soldier. Out of compassion, Private Tandey chose to spare the young man’s life. Little did he know, his sympathy for this injured soldier would lead to the genocide of approximately 20 million people and bring about WWII; The German soldier Tandey spared was 29-year-old Adolf Hitler. Private Henry Tandey went on to become the most decorated private soldier in WWI. In 1923, a museum dedicated to Tandey’s regiment commissioned a painting from Italian war artist Fortunio Matania.   […]

John F. Kennedy’s Chilling Assassination Prediction

December 19, 2016 rehadlock 0

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Many believe Kennedy anticipated, and possibly even predicted his own death. Chillingly, just before President Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Onassis left for Texas, the President told his wife, “We’re heading into nut country today. But Jackie, if somebody wants to shoot me from a window with a rifle, nobody can stop it, so why worry about it?”. The Kennedys arrived in Texas the evening before JFK’s assassination. It was a rainy night and hundreds of onlookers had gathered to greet them. […]

VIDEO: The “Flying Tailor” Jumps Off Eiffel Tower in 1912, Dies Testing Self-Made Parachute

December 16, 2016 rehadlock 0

Francois Reichelt, nicknamed the “Flying Tailor” was an Austrian-born tailor, inventor, and parachuting pioneer. He became obsessed with developing a suit that would easily convert into a parachute, allowing aviators to survive a fall if forced to eject from their aircraft. In his initial experiments, Reichelt dropped dummies suited with his original invention out the window of his fifth-floor apartment; Although these experiments were successful, tests on subsequent designs failed. Reichelt believed this to be because he was unable to test the suit from a high enough elevation. After repeatedly petitioning to conduct an experiment at the Eiffel Tower, he was […]

Apparition of Red Cross Worker Tries to Serve Sandwiches to 9/11 First Responders

December 14, 2016 rehadlock 0

After the attack on 9/11, debris from the World Trade Center Towers was transported to Fresh Kills landfill in Long Island. There, the partial remains of 1,600 victims were uncovered. Frank Marra, a now-retired NYPD Lieutenant was one of many people tasked with sifting through the rubble of the Twin Towers. He goes into detail about paranormal experiences he and other workers witnessed during their time at Fresh Kills in his book, From Landfill to Hallowed Ground. Perhaps the most bizarre is an apparition of a Red Cross worker distributing sandwiches. While searching through debris Marra, along with a group of […]

The Lennon Murder

December 12, 2016 rehadlock 0

  On Christmas Eve 1955, The Lennon Sisters made their debut on The Lawrence Welk Show. The group was comprised of real-life sisters Peggy, Janet, Kathy and Dianne Lennon, who were so loved by the audience, they became weekly regulars on the show until 1968. With the girls’ fame came much-unwanted attention. In 1964, Peggy Lennon married Dick Cathcart, a trumpeter she met on The Lawrence Welk Show. Shortly after, Chester “Chet” W.H. Young, a former air force officer began writing letters to the Lennon family.Chester was convinced Peggy Lennon was in love with him but her father, William Lennon, […]

Dead Body Wins Sporting Competition

November 28, 2016 rehadlock 0

On June 4, 1923 Frank Hayes, riding horse ‘Sweet Kiss’, competed in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the prestigious Belmont Stakes. This two-mile race with jump fences and water trenches was only the second horse race in which Hayes had participated; He was not a professional jockey, but a horse trainer and stableman. To compensate for his lack of experience, Hayes had trained incredibly hard. He was given 20-1 odds of winning and faced fierce competition. But Frank Hayes managed to defy the odds and win the Belmont Stakes by a head. His win is made all the […]

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