Category Archives: History

Sharon Tate’s Sister Prays For Charles Manson After Learning Of His Death

Sharon Tate’s sister says she prayed for Charles Manson’s soul after learning that the notorious cult leader died on Sunday. Debra Tate, the sister of the rising actress who was brutally murdered when she was eight months pregnant, told the

Charles Manson Is Rotting In Hell

Charles Manson, the ’60s cult leader behind one of the most notorious killings in American history, died Sunday in California after a prolonged illness, officials said. He was 83. Manson – housed at Corcoran State Prison since 1989 – died

The Death Of Jeffrey Dahmer & The Evolution Of Cruising Serial Killers

On November 28, 1994, Jeffrey Dahmer — aka “The Milwaukee Cannibal” — departed his cell in Wisconsin’s Columbia Correctional Institute for his work detail cleaning a bathroom next to the prison’s gym. As Dahmer attended to his duties, Chrisopher Scarver, a

Sadie Hawkins Slayers: 5 Women Who Killed For “Love”

All too horrifically often, men commit crimes of passion against women — rather than vice versa — in overwhelming numbers. Still, as the famous proverb goes, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!” So in honor of Sadie Hawkins

Charles Manson Turns 83; It’s Been A Wild Year — Even By His Standards

In Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 12, 1934, Charles Milles Manson first came into our world by way of a young teenage mother who also ran afoul of the law — and he’s been wailing and flailing, shrieking and freaking ever

Nefarious Nannies: 5 Wicked So-Called “Caregivers”

Oftentimes, a nanny or a regular babysitter can take on the role of the “other mother” in a child’s life. In the following horrific cases, though, these professionals who had been entrusted with the care of young innocents instead became

Elizabeth Smart Reveals Details Of Kidnapping: “Pornography Made My Living Hell Worse”

It’s been 15 years since the fateful night she was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home, and Elizabeth Smart has revealed the role that pornography played in her horrific ordeal. On the night of June 5, 2002, Brian David Mitchell

“Death Row Granny” Velma Barfield: The First Woman Executed In The Modern Era

RALEIGH, NC — On November 2, 1984, Velma Barfield, 52, eased back on the kill room gurney in North Carolina’s Central Prison. The woman nicknamed “Death Row Granny,” who was clad for the occasion in pink pajamas, had made peace

A Case Of Double Murder & Dismemberment That’s Stranger Than Fiction

It was a Saturday night in May 2010 when 23-year-old Juri “Julie” Kibuishi received a strange text from her friend, 26-year-old former Marine Sam Herr. It read: “Can you come over tonight at midnight alone? Going out for a bit.

Serial Killer Cinema: 5 Films Inspired By “Killer Clown” John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy may well have been the original “scary clown.” Throughout the 1970s, the Chicago-area pedophile, sadist, and serial killer notoriously dressed up as a circus-themed character named Pogo the Clown at children’s parties and charity functions. All the

Why Are So Many Serial Killers Born In November? Bundy, Manson & More

Welcome to November, the month when, according to some studies, serial killers and mass murderers are most likely to be born. Is it just a coincidence, or is there something sinister in the stars in the four weeks between Halloween

Shirley Allen: The “Black Widow” Who Lost 5 Husbands — Then Got Caught Poisoning #6

ST. CHARLES, MO — On November 2, 1982, police arrested Shirley Allen, 41, for poisoning Lloyd Allen, her sixth husband and the third who somehow happened to die not long after marrying her. Related: Don’t Eat That Dessert! Lynn Turner,

Prolific Serial Killer Robert Pickton, Who Fed His Victims To His Pigs

PORT COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Robert “Willie” Pickton was born on October 24, 1949. Not much is known of his early life. But when his mother died in 1979, he and his brother, David, inherited the family pig farm in

5 Real-Life Exorcisms Gone Fatally Wrong

Since the release of The Exorcist in 1973, demonic possession and the righteous believers who battle it have figured as pop-culture staples when it comes to scare fare. However, the concept of evil entities invading and inhabiting the human bodies

Fang Fiends Gone Wild: 5 Historic Real-Life “Vampires”

Although the notion of villainous, undead bloodsuckers with evil powers has been around for thousands of years in countless cultures, author Bram Stoker largely invented humanity’s present concept of “the vampire” in 1897 upon the publication of his novel, Dracula.

A Look Back At The Susan Smith Case, 23 Years After The South Carolina Mom Killed Her 2 Young Sons

It’s been almost 22 years since Susan Smith was convicted of killing her two little boys, a tragic event that sparked worldwide attention, rage and confusion. While living in a maximum security prison in South Carolina, Smith, a survivor of

6 Sick Slayers Who Slaughtered For Satan

“The Devil made me do it!” It’s a universally familiar phrase, employed since time immemorial whenever humans attempt to pin misdeeds great, small, and grotesque on an otherworldly evil entity — and, in particular, one that sports horns, a pitchfork,

Crime History: Al “Scarface” Capone Goes Down For Tax Evasion

On October 17, 1931, Alphonse “Scarface” Capone, the larger-than-life (and death) Chicago mob boss who built a vast, shockingly powerful organized crime empire on brutal intimidation and savage violence, toppled from his throne not by way of rival gangster warfare

The Convoluted Inner World & Secret Codes Of Dennis “BTK” Rader

Forensic psychologist Katherine Ramsland’s book Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, The BTK Killer, is very different from most books written about serial killers. Probably 80 percent of the words within its covers are Rader’s own;

Joseph M. Harris: “Ninja” USPS Worker “Goes Postal” With Gun, Grenades & Sword

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the early morning hours of October 10, 1991, former U.S. Postal Service clerk Joseph M. Harris — dressed in a full ninja costume — broke into the home of his one-time supervisor Carol Ott, 30. Related: