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Gary M. Heidnik: The Real-Life 'Buffalo Bill' Who Kept ...

September 30, 2023

Buffalo Bill—the unhinged villain of Silence Of The Lambs, not the greatest showman of the wild west—feels too evil to be real. However, the most frightening thin...

Gary M. Heidnik: The Real-Life 'Buffalo Bill' Who Kept ...

September 22, 2023

Buffalo Bill—the unhinged villain of Silence Of The Lambs, not the greatest showman of the wild west—feels too evil to be real. However, the most frightening thin...

Chilling Hidden Mysteries of the Past That Continue To ...

September 20, 2023

Welcome to a captivating journey through some of history's most enigmatic enigmas. From the vanishing Watergate tapes that shroud a significant political scandal ...

Rare Photos Of Wildlife That Show A Different Side Of T...

September 19, 2023

Get ready to embark on an adventure filled with the most adorable, fascinating, and incredible creatures you've ever laid your eyes on!  It's our furriest, scalie...

50 Seriously Amazing And Weird Places You Never Knew Ex...

September 14, 2023

If the human imagination can dream it, architects and builders can construct it! From the humble to the extravagant, there is no limit to the uniqueness and creat...

50 Seriously Amazing And Weird Places You Never Knew Ex...

September 7, 2023

If the human imagination can dream it, architects and builders can construct it! From the humble to the extravagant, there is no limit to the uniqueness and creat...

Inside The Chilling Disappearance Of The Yuba County Fi...

August 31, 2023

In the dimly lit and fog-enshrouded annals of mysterious disappearances, the case of the Yuba County 5 stands out as one that can send a chill down the spine of e...

Unveiling the Mind-Blowing Mystical Secrets of Ancient ...

August 11, 2023

Step into the enchanting world of the Ancient Druids, an enigmatic and revered order that once roamed the mystical landscapes of ancient Celtic societies. Veiled ...

Inside The Horror Of The Gruesome Dyatlov Pass Tragedy

August 9, 2023

Unlocking the enigmatic secrets of the Dyatlov Pass Incident reveals a chilling tale shrouded in mystery. While some readers may be familiar with this perplexing even...

Unraveling the Chilling Myths and Legends of the Bermud...

August 8, 2023

In the deep, undulating sapphire waters of the Atlantic Ocean, there lurks a territory that has ensnared the imaginations of explorers, scientists, and thrill-see...

20 Chilling Photos Of Bomb Shelters During The Cold War

August 5, 2023

Step into the time machine and journey back to a remarkable era in American history, when the threat of nuclear annihilation loomed large over the nation. The Cold W...

Fascinating Discoveries That Show A Different Side To H...

July 31, 2023

Forget what you learned in the history books. More often than not they only tell one side of a story filled with nuance. The rare discoveries that have been colle...

Interdimensional Travel, Albert Einstein, And Missing S...

July 30, 2023

The tale of the Philadelphia Experiment is a wild story full of invisible ships, UFOs, covert missions, a government cover-up, and even involvement from Albert Ei...

Vlad The Impaler: Real-Life Dracula's Most Monstrous Ac...

July 28, 2023

You could say Vlad the Imapler was a bad guy. After all, you don't get to be immortalized as a bloodthirsty monster if you're Mr. Congeniality. Not only did Vlad ...

Vlad The Impaler: Real-Life Dracula's Most Monstrous Ac...

July 28, 2023

You could say Vlad the Imapler was a bad guy. After all, you don't get to be immortalized as a bloodthirsty monster if you're Mr. Congeniality. Not only did Vlad ...

30 American History Photos and the Incredible Stories T...

July 4, 2023

Welcome to a captivating journey through time, as we unveil a remarkable collection of 30 American history photos and reveal the incredible true stories behind th...

50 Seriously Amazing And Weird Places You Never Knew Ex...

May 30, 2023

If the human imagination can dream it, architects and builders can construct it! From the humble to the extravagant, there is no limit to the uniqueness and creat...

60 Abandoned Places That Are As Deadly As They Are Beau...

May 6, 2023

Many places of interest around the world have been abandoned or destroyed for various reasons. Some of these places are picturesque or entertaining such as a...

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Bermuda Triangle Cr...

May 3, 2023

The Bermuda Triangle, that plane- and ship-swallowing mystery zone in the Atlantic, fascinated us in the '60s and '70s. Magazine articles, books and TV shows...

Broch of Mousa And The Isle Of Mousa

December 26, 2019

An interesting place to visit is the Broch of Mousa.Located on the island of Mousa in Shetland, Scotland is the tallest broch that is still standing at 44 feet high. This tall ro...

Zion National Park – Following The Trail

December 22, 2019

Zion National Park is breathtakingly beautiful but can be dangerous as well if you happen to be a hiker up on these mountains and you do not follow the trail very carefully....

The Story Of The Lost City Of Pompeii

December 21, 2019

In the south of Italy near the Bay of Naples there stood a city that went extinct but at that moment became immortal to history. The Roman city of Pompeii is a wonder of archaeo...

Discovery of Brazil

December 18, 2019

Brazil is quite an interesting country with qualities that have benefited the world and its tourists.A fleet of on its way to India landed in Porto Seguro in 1500, led by Pedro Alvares Cabral who ...

Old Abandoned Mines In History

December 8, 2019

Old abandoned mines from the past can be intriguing and interesting. They have an air of mystery to them with shadows of the people who once occupied them. Gold miners who would work ...

Oldest Buildings Around The World

December 3, 2019

Old buildings around the world can be intriguing because it reminds us of a timeframe that is unfamiliar to ours. These megalithic temples that were created back in 3500 to 2500 B.C...

El Dorado, The Lost City Of Gold

November 30, 2019

From the California Gold Rush to the search for Captain Kidd’s lost treasure, the pursuit of gold, whether mythical or real, has inspired countless expeditions throughout history. Th...

Josephine Bonaparte, A ‘Rags To Riches’ Story

November 24, 2019

Most widely known for her marriage to Napoleon, Josephine was more than just a trophy wife. Despite modest beginnings, she elevated herself from provincial life on a...

Dolphins, Superheroes Of The Sea

November 23, 2019

Dolphins have a long history of rescuing humans from various marine hazards. In fact, the earliest stories of dolphin rescues were recorded in ancient Greece. In the seventh century...

Sigmund Freud, The Father Of Psychoanalysis

November 22, 2019

Known for his development of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist. Due to his radical theories on child sexuality, libido, and the ego, he was one of ...

The History Of Blakeley Park

November 15, 2019

The last major battle of the Civil War in the United States was fought in what was once known as the town of Blakeley named after Josiah Blakeley. In the 1820s, there were over 4,000 peo...

The 1902 Eruption Of Mount Pelee

November 14, 2019

In May 1902, the town of St. Pierre was beset with a plague of biblical proportions. Hundreds of ants, giant centipedes, and snakes, including deadly pit vipers up to two meters in l...

Captain William Kidd And The Legend Of The Lost Treasur...

November 13, 2019

Captain William Kidd was hanged for his crimes and his body left to rot in a cage for three years as a warning to other pirates. He was one of history’s most...

What Made Alexander The Great So Great?

November 4, 2019

Alexander the Great often features on lists detailing the most impactful figures in world history. Most people understand Alexander as a Greek conqueror who subdued the Persia...

The Source Of The Nile

November 2, 2019

To Europeans of the 19th century, one of the great puzzles was over where the great Nile River, the longest river in the world at over 4,000 miles, began. This puzzle was solved in the mid-nin...

The History Of Cancer And Treatments

October 29, 2019

Everywhere you turn, there is talk about cancer. Cancer is the most dreaded disease in all of history.Like the common cold that no one can find a cure for, such as the case with ...

His Name Was Popov, Dusko Popov

October 26, 2019

James Bond, the protagonist and titular character of Ian Fleming’s popular spy series, is possibly the most well-known fictional spy in existence. However, a closer look at a former a...

Unraveling the Mystery Of The Lost Roanoke Colony

October 25, 2019

One of America’s oldest and most renowned unsolved mysteries centers around the disappearance of the Roanoke Colony in 1590. Throughout the years, the mystery has se...

The 1859 Carrington Event

October 24, 2019

There is no denying that the ability of the Earth to sustain life is dependent on the sun - without it, the Earth would be nothing but a frozen rock. However, the sun also has the ability t...

When Sharks Became Dangerous: The Jersey Shore Attacks ...

October 19, 2019

Shark. Source: (Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) It is hard to imagine a time when sharks were not considered dangerous, but a little...

The Exploding Lakes Of Cameroon

October 15, 2019

Lakes are usually associated with serenity. The idea of a cabin by the lake is how some people dream of retiring. However, the dream would quickly become a nightmare if that once ser...

The Independent Republic Of Vermont

October 11, 2019

Before becoming the fourteenth state in the United States, Vermont was actually an independent country, declaring its independence on January 15, 1777, and remaining that way until...

Oldest And Scariest Bridges

October 10, 2019

Vehicles move along Eshima Ohashi rigid-frame bridge connecting Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, and Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, over Lake Nakaumi. Bridges come in all sizes, shapes, and l...

Rounding The Horn!

October 7, 2019

Source: (Photo by Yves Forestier/Sygma via Getty Images) At 55°58′ S, 67°16′ W sits a lonely promontory of stone seemingly at the very edge of the world. Cape Horn, the rocky southern headland at t...

Mumtaz Mahal: The Woman Who Inspired The Taj Mahal

September 27, 2019

The Taj Mahal in 2019. Source: (Photo by Diego Cupolo/NurPhoto via Getty Images) If you were asked "What is the most popular tourist attraction in India?" you would m...

The Days Of The Locusts: The Great Swarm Of 1874

September 23, 2019

A modern-day locust swarm in Madagascar. Source: ( RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images) Plagues of locusts are something that most people associate with stories from the Bible or...

Cenotes Of The Yucatan Peninsula

September 21, 2019

Popular among tourists in Mexico are the Cenotes, whose name comes from the Mayan word “ts’onot” which was used to describe an underground water source. There are more than six thous...

Genghis Khan's Lost Tomb

September 20, 2019

Source: (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images) Genghis Khan was the most successful conqueror in history -- he was also one of the most brutal. One would expect that a person of ...

Ned Kelly – An Australian Legend

September 19, 2019

His legacy is controversial; some consider him to be a murderous villain, while others view him as a folk hero and Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood. Edward Kelly or “Ned” as he ...

The Storming Of The Bastille

September 15, 2019

Every year on July 14, the French celebrate Bastille Day, the anniversary of the day in 1789 when the citizens of Paris stormed the 14th-century gothic prison known as the Bastille. The ...

Vintage Photos Reveal A Different Side To History Than ...

September 12, 2019

When a photo captures something really brilliant it’s able to provide context for a specific moment in history, while giving insight into the modern world. Somet...

The Rise and Fall of the Inca Empire

September 10, 2019

Ruins of Inca city on Machu Picchu. | Location: Urubamba Province, Peru. Source: (Photo by Jacques Haillot/Sygma via Getty Images) The Inca Empire was the largest empire in the wes...

The Palace of Versailles

September 6, 2019

Of all the royal residences in the world, none have such splendor as Le Château de Versailles in the Île-de-France region, south-west of Paris. While no king or queen resides in the palace t...

Sir William Curtis – Reading, Writing, And Arithmetic

September 5, 2019

Where did the three “R’s” come from anyway? It has always been said that we need to go to school to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic, but who decided on ...

Things Unseen But Have Tremendous Power

September 4, 2019

Ever stop to think about all the invisible things in the world that are invisible yet so powerful? It is not hard to imagine the power in the tangible things, which we are abl...

The Christmas Truce Of 1914

September 1, 2019

War is terrible at any time of the year, particularly when that war is World War I, the horror of which is overshadowed only by that of World War II. Being stuck in the trenches on Christ...

Mokele-Mbembe: The Living Dinosaur?

August 28, 2019

While there may be some debate over exactly how long ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the one thing that is unanimously agreed upon is that they are now extinct. After all, if dino...

Lake Peigneur And The Diamond Crystal Salt Mine Disaste...

August 25, 2019

About a two-and-a-half-hour drive west of New Orleans sits a placid lake that for all its unassuming looks was the scene of one of the most bizarre disasters...

The Dark History Of Poveglia

August 23, 2019

Located in the Venice Lagoon off the coast of Northern Italy is a small island with a big history. A history of disease, torture, and death. That island is Poveglia and, due to its dark...

Hetty Green: The Witch Of Wall Street

August 22, 2019

Nicknamed the “Witch of Wall Street,” Hetty Green was a real-life female Ebenezer Scrooge. She was a financier during the 19th and early 20th centuries and was the richest woman...

The Sea That Once Was

August 18, 2019

The remains of the Aral Sea. Source: (Photo by Taylor Weidman/LightRocket via Getty Images) Not too long ago, the Aral Sea was the fourth-largest body of water in the world. Today what remains i...

Henry Ford's Failed Utopia

August 17, 2019

In the early 20th century, British plantations in Sri Lanka had cornered the rubber market. This, curiously enough, propelled the automobile innovator and magnate Henry Ford to attempt to ...

John James Audubon: Ecology's Patron Saint

August 16, 2019

John James Audubon is a name associated with ecology and conservation. While most people are familiar with his renowned paintings of birds, Audubon’s story is a compelling ...

The Naga Fireballs: Supernatural Occurrence, Scientific...

August 15, 2019

Twice a year, a few days in May and a few days in October, glowing orbs can be seen rising from the Mekong River in northeast Thailand. No one knows exactly...

Mount St. Helens – Fire Mountain

August 12, 2019

Mount St. Helens was a beautiful snow-capped mountain but its beauty was quite deceiving. Behind that beauty was a destructive force capable of massive destruction of people, prope...

Encephalitis Lethargica: The Sleepy Sickness of the 192...

August 11, 2019

In the 1990 film Awakenings, Robin Williams starred as a 1960s doctor working with patients who had been left catatonic due to a 1920s epidemic of a mysterio...

Captain John Smith: Hero or Villain?

August 10, 2019

John Smith was a lot of things - an explorer, cartographer, and founder of the Jamestown colony as well as a writer. He was not, however, the romantic hero that Disney made him o...

Halley’s Comet Panic Of 1910

August 8, 2019

An innate part of human nature is the tendency to fear things we don’t understand. And while astronomers have been devising ways to study the heavens for centuries, the space beyond ou...

Capuchin Catacombs Of Palermo

August 7, 2019

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world and it seems there is a tourist attraction for every interest. History buffs might visit one of the many ruins from the ancient wor...

The Flight of the Spruce Goose

August 6, 2019

During World War II, Allied shipping came under heavy attack by German U-boats. As a result, the Allies looked for ways to transport men and materials safely across the Atlantic. The ...

Discovering The Rock Of Gibraltar

August 4, 2019

An amazing piece of real estate such as this huge rock has had people fighting over it ever since the year 711. There are a lot of hidden wonders that draw visitors to tour it now.T...

Marco Polo Goes to China

August 2, 2019

For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when they hear “Marco Polo” is a swimming pool version of the children’s game "tag."  However, those who paid attention in history class wi...

Antikythera Mechanism: A Two-Thousand-Year-Old Computer...

August 1, 2019

Computers are largely thought of as a 20th-century invention. After all, computers require electricity and that wasn’t harnessed until the 19th century. Ho...

The Greatest Of The Buccaneers: Sir Henry Morgan

July 30, 2019

Of all of history’s pirates, none have gained more fame or infamy than Sir Henry Morgan. He is best known today for having a popular brand of spiced-rum named after ...

The Plains of Abraham: The Battle that Shaped Modern No...

July 27, 2019

From the time that Europeans first arrived in the Americas, colonization and conflict ruled the day. The growing overseas European empires of the Spanish, B...

A Race To Stop Death: The Dogsled Relay That Inspired T...

July 26, 2019

A musher racing the Iditarod. (Photo by Jean-Erick PASQUIER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) When Dr. Curtis Welch informed the Mayor of Nome, Alaska that the to...

Superstition Mountains and the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Min...

July 23, 2019

With the exception of the Grand Canyon, the Superstition Mountains, located to the east of Phoenix, are the most painted and photographed landmark in Arizo...

China's Grand Canal: A World Heritage Site

July 21, 2019

The Grand Canal. Source: (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) The world’s oldest and longest man-made waterway is China’s Grand Canal. Not as well known as the Great Wall of C...

Who Were The Neanderthals?

July 17, 2019

Neanderthal man at the human evolution exhibit at the Natural History Museum in London, England, United Kingdom. Source: (photo by Mike Kemp/Getty Images) From 430 to thirty thous...

The Curious Adventures of Cabeza de Vaca

July 12, 2019

The circuitous travels of a shipwrecked conquistador have passed on to us the most detailed information of the peoples who lived in the southeast and southwest of North Americ...

The Story of Fabergé’s Fabulous Eggs

July 10, 2019

On Easter Day in 1885, the Russian Czar, Alexander III of House Romanov, gave to his wife, Czarina Marie Fedorovna an egg. It looked like a ducks egg, with a gold band about t...