fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about copycat killers, eyewitnesses testimony, what makes a murderer and more.

  • Manhatten J. Spangler
    Published 2 years ago
    Tide Pod Challenge

    Tide Pod Challenge

    Since this is my first writing on here, I want to clarify that this article is all based on my opinion about the current issue we have today, the Tide pod challenge. First, I’d like to say is what is the point of this challenge in the first place? I mean to me a challenge must have a point to it. For example, the Ice Bucket challenge. For a while I never understood the point of dumping ice cold water on myself. I did not see the message it was promoting until my boyfriend explained it to me. In case others do not know it either, the purpose of the Ice Bucket challenge was to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, (ALS). If I had known that was the purpose of it I would have participated in it because it is a good thing to promote, but the Tide pod challenge—there is no point for it, besides, possibly, people being suicidal.
  • Kat ZombieMom
    Published 2 years ago
    An Innocent Child's Debut...

    An Innocent Child's Debut...

    Reader discretion is advised.
  • Carolyn Hannigan
    Published 2 years ago
    The Crime of Crimes

    The Crime of Crimes

    People have been on the planet Earth for many, many years, and in those many years, there have been thousands and thousands of heinous crimes committed. Those crimes include the following: child and spousal abuse, rape, burglary, stolen identity, and murder. Many people would say that murder is the worst crime anyone could ever even fathom committing. Others would argue that rape takes the cake. Although it almost always comes down to a matter of personal opinion, rape will always be worse than murder.
  • Victoria Leake
    Published 2 years ago
    Creepy Neighbor

    Creepy Neighbor

    It happened to me when I was 13 and at an age to where many girls go through body image changes, and I was one of them. I didn't look like other girls my age. I already was well-developed and had the body of a grown woman, which made me very insecure. I was really obsessed with weight loss and had really low self-esteem. Besides all that, my family and I live in a neighborhood where almost everybody knows each other.
  • Sarah Eubanks
    Published 2 years ago
    Eliminating Bail

    Eliminating Bail

    Bail is when money is given to the court so a defendant can leave jail until their trial; it's also a promise that the defendant will show up for that trial. But if a defendant cannot afford a thousand dollar bail, guilty or not, they’re stuck in jail until their trial. America needs to remove the bail system. Bail does extreme harm and very little to no good.
  • Gerald Oppugne
    Published 2 years ago
    Scariest Cults That Committed Mass Murders

    Scariest Cults That Committed Mass Murders

    Belief can take people to some maddening levels of hope and loyalty, whether it be by way of drinking poisoned Kool-Aid, ascending to the stars on the back of a comet, or by starving oneself out in a cave, there's some truly interesting, if not terrifying, ways in which some have shown their true feelings for the higher being. While they may not all be from our time, or as menacing as the next, in one way or another these following cults that committed mass murders are sure to send goosebumps down your spine.
  • Conor Hufton
    Published 2 years ago
    Smarter Than They Thought
  • Sasha Konikovo
    Published 2 years ago
    Reasons You Should be Listening to Criminal Podcasts

    Reasons You Should be Listening to Criminal Podcasts

    If there's been one genre that has been taking off in the world of podcasts, it's the true crime genre. Major podcasts have started to talk about gangsters, murderers, and serial killers throughout the world and people can't get enough of it.
  • Sarah Lee
    Published 2 years ago
    Was Natalie Wood Killed by Christopher Walken? Part Two

    Was Natalie Wood Killed by Christopher Walken? Part Two

    Dennis Davern was an unreliable witness in the case, due to the fact that it took him years to come forward with his side of the story and he also released bits of information to tabloids.
  • Sarah Lee
    Published 2 years ago
    Was Writer Lewis Carroll Jack the Ripper?

    Was Writer Lewis Carroll Jack the Ripper?

    Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, he was the third child but the first son and the third child in a family of three.
  • Jacob Schneider
    Published 2 years ago
    Serial Killers Who Have Never Been Caught

    Serial Killers Who Have Never Been Caught

    Most serial killers get caught, either in the act, or after the fact, thanks to a thorough investigation by law enforcement. While most do end up being caught, there are many serial killers that never get caught. From the famous Zodiac Killer, (no, not Ted Cruz), Jack the Ripper in London, his copycat Jack the Stripper, and many more. These aren't cases of strange disappearances, we know these were murders, we just don't know the culprit. Here are ten serial killers who have never been caught.
  • George Herman
    Published 2 years ago
    Absurd Laws You Break Every Day Without Realizing It

    Absurd Laws You Break Every Day Without Realizing It

    While we may all want to believe, deep down, that we are angels in comparison to the lawlessness and injustice that plagues our world, we in fact do break quite a few laws on a regular basis. Oftentimes these laws tend to be so brittle or even unknown that most law enforcement officials will ignore them, but that isn't to say they are unnecessary. No matter if you live in New York City or Los Angeles, there are both state and local laws that can be, in all aspects, absurd. This isn't crime fiction, these are crime facts.