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Even Creepier Cases from UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

Update: UNSOLVED MYSTERIES is now streaming on Amazon Prime. I hope you read that in your best Robert Stack voice, and are prepared to delve back into the chilling series from your childhood. Nothing was more exciting than watching the show and being unexpectedly hit with an update on a case that had been solved. […]

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The Five Most Bizarre and Horrific Serial-Killing Groups Ever

We usually think of serial killing as a solitary vocation, practiced by loners driven by unspeakable personal demons, but sometimes groups of people come together to kill — and when they do, their motivations are fascinating. Whether they killed for pure profit, love, or some weird group madness, the five death-squads below are among the […]

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The Twisted, True Tale of Serial-Killer Nurse “Jolly” Jane Toppan

If history has taught us anything, it’s that serial killers come in all shapes, sizes and nationalities. Oh… and genders, as well. Case in point: prolific serial killer Jane Toppan (born as Honora Kelley, known to law enforcement and the public as “Jolly Jane”), who, by her own admission, killed 33 people. Honora was quite […]

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The Story Of Real Life Monster Todd Kohlhepp, The Amazon Review Killer

Family and friends of Kala Brown and Charlie Carver were shocked by their Facebook posts claiming the pair had been married. No one had seen or heard from the couple for days. The posts didn’t even sound like the son or daughter they knew; it almost seemed like they were being written by someone else. […]

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Four Absolutely Bizarre Tales from Florida

Over the past several years there has been an unusual trend of bizarre stories emerging from the state of Florida, so much so that it has developed a reputation for weirdness. Whether it be a man arrested for trying to shoot heroin in a police station bathroom or another man arrested for trying to ride […]

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Say Hello to Bachelor #1: The Shocking Crimes of “The DATING GAME Killer”

Cheryl Bradshaw thought she found her dream date when she chose Bachelor #1, Rodney Alcala, on the popular 1970s show THE DATING GAME. Introduced by the host as “a successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed,” Alcala cooed from behind the […]

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The Bizarre But True Story of “The Killer Grannies of Santa Monica”

When Kenneth McDavid met Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt, they must have seemed like guardian angels. Homeless, schizophrenic, and estranged from his family, McDavid probably wasn’t used to many people showing him kindness, but the little old grannies he met in 2003 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Church’s homeless program were different. Rather than begrudging him […]

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Buried Alive: 5 Horrifying Premature Burials

The first time I was really introduced to the terrifying concept of premature burial was in eighth grade English class when we read Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”. As I sat in class poring over my book the idea buried itself deep into my psyche. Of course, as my knowledge of Poe works grew, […]

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The Bizarre and Gruesome Saga of Linda Hazzard: “The Starvation Doctor”

Doctor Linda Burfield Hazzard was many things to many people: A wealthy socialite. A female doctor in a time when there were almost none. A pioneer in alternative medicine before the term had even been invented. And one of the deadliest female serial killers in history. Her murder method was as unique as her life […]

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5 Brutal And Shocking Christmas Murders

While shoppers scurry around for last minute gifts, families prepare for stressful travels, and Santa double checks the naughty list, someone will probably be planning a murder. Murders happen every day, but when they happen on Christmas it seems so much worse. Christmas represents family, celebration and life. But, sometimes those things don’t matter to […]

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8 Terrifying, True Christmas Murders

The yuletide season is supposed to be one filled with peace on earth, good will towards men, and a celebration of joy. With empty pockets trying to pay for expected commercialized happiness, exhaustion from the rest of the year weighing heavy, and depressing weather surrounding the season; for many people, Christmas is the worst time […]

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The Bizarre, Unsolved Mystery of the Somerton Corpse

Somerton is a seaside suburb located in South Australia. It’s an unassuming community located off the St. Vincent Gulf. It’s also the site of what police call “one of Australia’s most profound mysteries”. On December 1, 1948, police were alerted to a dead body on the beach. When they arrived, they found an unidentified male […]

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The Story Behind the Movie BORDERLAND: The Real Occult Drug Cartel of Mexico

Zev Berman’s 2007 horror film BORDERLAND is the story of three college friends who travel down to Mexico. Once there, they are kidnapped by a drug cartel that isn’t interested in holding them for ransom. It turns out this cartel has a penchant for human sacrifices and a love for all things Satan. You never […]

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True Evil: The Tragic Life of Anneliese Michel

It was well below freezing on February 25, 1978, and the harsh winds weren’t making the environment any friendlier. Still, the stabbing cold didn’t keep a crowd from gathering at the Klingenberg Cemetery in Germany. The onlookers did not come to witness a burial; they were there to watch two men dig up the grave […]

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The Disturbing, Unsolved Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders

On March 5, 1972, two high school students made a terrifying discovery: the nude body of a woman lying in a creek bed. The body was that of Kim Wendy Allen, a 19-year-old who had last been seen hitchhiking to school and carrying a wooden soy barrel with red Chinese characters on it. Coroners soon […]