10 Truly Horrifying Photographs of Atrocities Committed by the Nazi Party

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The Vienna Strangler: Acclaimed Author and Serial Killer

January 9, 2017 rehadlock 0

  Serial killer Johann “Jack” Unterweger was born August 16, 1950 in Styria, a southeastern region of Austria. His mother, Theresia, was a Vietnamese barmaid and waitress who had allegedly worked as a prostitute. Jack’s father was an American soldier named Jack Becker whom his mother met in Trieste, Italy. While pregnant with Jack, Theresia spent time in jail for fraud but was released before his birth. When she was arrested again in 1953, Jack was sent to live with his violent, alcoholic grandfather in Carinthia, California. In 1966, at the age of sixteen, Jack Unterweger was first arrested for […]

The Horrific History of the Cecil Hotel

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The Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles has seen more than its fair share of suicides, murders and mysterious disappearances since its opening in 1927. Built on Main Street, an up-and-coming area of the city, the opulent, art deco-style hotel promised to draw in affluent tourists and businessmen. Unfortunately, just a few years after its opening, the Great Depression hit, turning Main Street into skid row and forcing The Cecil to become a budget hotel.  Over the years, The Cecil has certainly made a name for itself. During the 50s and 60s, the location was a popular destination for suicides; So […]

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, […]

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. […]

The Lennon Murder

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  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

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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 […]

The Real Roanoke

November 23, 2016 rehadlock 0

American Horror Story recently wrapped up its sixth season, My Roanoke Nightmare, which was inspired by the centuries’ old mystery, “The Lost Colony”. In 1587, thirty years before pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, 115 English settlers attempted to establish a colony on Roanoke Island (modern-day Dare County, North Carolina). Soon, the colonists were running low on food and tools. It was decided that John White, governor of the ill-fated colony, would return to England to gather supplies. White left his wife, daughter and newborn grandchild (Virgina Dare, the first English child born in the Americas) behind in the new colony. John White’s […]

Eerily Beautiful Vintage Crime Scene Photos

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Fascinating Postmortem Photography from the Early 1900s

July 27, 2016 rehadlock 1

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