A Man Who Committed An Unspeakable Crime Claimed A Mythical Creature Was To Blame

Michael Cleary blamed a supernatural entity for his wife’s death — and his trial caused a sensation. ...

This High Society Couple Had It All Until They Decided To Honeymoon On The Titanic

The Astors were the richest couple on board the Titanic — but their lives were far from perfect. ...

Experts Still Can’t Agree Whether A Teenage Servant Girl Was Truly Guilty Of Murder

Was Grace Marks a cold-blooded murderer — or merely a victim of circumstance? ...

Plenty Of People Still Live And Work Near Chernobyl — But Their Daily Routine Is Hardly Normal

Not everyone abandoned Chernobyl after the world’s worst nuclear disaster. ...

The World’s Most Expensive Custom Car Was Built By An Unlikely Culprit

What links a rock ’n’ roll star with one of the most expensive vehicles ever built? ...

An English Servant Girl Who Pretended To Be An ‘Exotic Princess’ Nearly Got Away With Her Scheme

A figure known as Princess Caraboo took 19th-century England by storm — but she wasn’t what she seemed. ...

An 18th-Century Soldier Was The Subject Of Many Science Experiments Thanks To One Strange Ability

Charles Domery had a singular trait that haunted him throughout his life. ...

These Victorian Girls Baffled The World By Supposedly Going Months Without Eating

The fasting girls of the 19th century were a global phenomenon — but what was really going on? ...

Winston Churchill Nearly Met His End Through An Unusual Assassination Method

The Germans once conjured up a somewhat unusual assassination plot. ...

The Richest Man In Medieval Times Makes Jeff Bezos Look Like A Peasant

Jakob Fugger was the richest man who ever lived — and his legacy continues 500 years on. ...