The mysterious Bennington Triangle
As we get older, many of us put together a bucket list. On my list are visits to the Lizzy Borden house and the Villisca House. You probably already know about the young girl who gave her parents several deadly whacks. But you may not be familiar with the haunted Villisca house in Villisca, Iowa. In June 1912, an unknown maniacal killer also used an axe to kill two adults and six children as they slept.
Wrath of the Kentucky cannibal
Since childhood, I have been a fan of old westerns. I enjoyed classics like Bonanza, Gunsmoke and anything with Clint Eastwood, John Wayne or James Stewart. The old westerns were called “Spaghetti Westerns” because they were often filmed in Italy. There are also legendary gunfighters that remain forever in old folklore.
The disappearances of Felipe Santos and Terrance Williams
While in grade school during the 70s, I can recall when police officers would visit our school. They would tell us about the perils of drugs, stranger danger and tell us to obey the law. They also claimed to be our friends and to approach them if we were in danger. I still remember the following words:
What happened to Erica Baker?
Equusearch Midwest and the Kettering Police Department will search an area around Huffman Dam in Green County, Ohio this weekend. It’s the latest attempt to find Erica Baker, who vanished from Kettering, Ohio over 20 years ago.
The lost boys
Frequently, my grandson asks me what I did for fun as a child. I told him I grew up during the late 70s and early 80s. It was a different time. We didn’t have cellphones, cable television or even a computer. We spent our days riding bikes, playing football or we just took long walks.
How DNA captured its first monster
Lynda Mann was an attractive 15-year-old English teenager who lived in Narborough, a village near Leicester, with her step-father, mother and her older sister Susan. Lynda also performed well in school and enjoyed studying different foreign languages. On November 21, 1983, she had lined up a babysitting job to earn some extra money. Her parents expected her to return home after 6 p.m.
A boy named Steven
If you talk to any parent about their worst fears, I can almost guarantee child abduction will be one of them. Unfortunately, our society has countless pedophiles and adults who have done unspeakable horrors to children. My county has a website that registers addresses and photographs of local sexual predators.
The man who loved his mother to death
It’s probably not a stretch to suggest that most people love their mothers. They are the tender women who wipe away tears, put band aids on our scraped knees, and listen to us grumble about our troubles. However, John “Jack” Gilbert Graham didn’t love his mother. He was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1932.