Sometimes truth is scarier than fiction. Obsessed with exploring and sharing myths, legends, weird history and the unexplained. Join me at hungryforlore.com.
Slaughtered in their Sleep: The Villisca Axe Murders
As Mary Peckham arose and began her chores early on the morning of June 10th, she noticed her neighbors house was unusually dark and quiet. The Moore's were early risers as well and were typically out starting their day as well. Approaching the quiet house, she found no response to her knocks and a locked door. She would call Josiah Moore's brother Ross to check on the family, and hoped that all was well.
The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
On December 5th 1872, the British ship Dei Gratia was sailing about 400 miles from the Azores Islands when it spotted a ship in the distance. Looking through his spyglass, Captain David Morehouse found it unusual not to see anyone on board. He changed course and sailed closer to ensure the ship and it’s crew were alright.
The Salem Witch Trials: A Legacy of Horror
As Giles Corey laid in the field next to the Salem jail, the sheriff ordered yet another stone to be placed atop him. After two long days of suffering as stone after stone was added, Corey could hardly breathe through the weight crushing him. Yet he could end his suffering at any time. All he had to do was agree to stand trial to defend himself from accusations of witchcraft.
The Ultimate Poison: The Woman Who Killed Hundreds
Despite the fact that true crime podcasts and television dramas of modern day serial killers have grown in popularity, possibly the most prolific killer in history, may be someone most people haven’t heard of. In the 1600’s, an Italian woman by the name of Giulia Tofana was responsible for the agonizing deaths of over 600 men with a highly effective poison.
H. H. Holmes – America’s First Serial Killer
As Detective Frank Geyer walked into the cellar of the Toronto house that Holmes had reportedly rented, he had an idea of what he would find. Although H. H. Holmes was on trial for insurance fraud and the murder of his business partner Benjamin Pitezel, Geyer suspected there may be more victims.
Spirits of the St. Augustine Lighthouse
If you ever take a nighttime tour of the St. Augustine Lighthouse in Florida, don’t be alarmed if you are touched by something you can’t see, or if you believe you saw something that may not be there. You may have just had an encounter with one of the lighthouse’s permanent residents.
The Man in the Iron Mask
In 1698, a masked man is escorted from the prison fort on Île Sainte Marguerite, a small island to the south of France. Guards stand armed and ready, carefully watching him to ensure he does not attempt to escape or remove his mask, just as they have done for the past 11 years. This is nothing new for the masked man. This is the third prison he has called home over the past 29 years of his life.
Mystery of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse
“A dreadful accident has happened at Flannans. The three Keepers, Ducat, Marshall and the occasional have disappeared from the island.” Telegram from Captain Jim Harvie of relief ship Hesperus, reporting accident at Flannan Islands Lighthouse. December 26, 1900.