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.
Conspiracy theorists are an odd bunch — and that's why we love them. They always question common beliefs and ask society what we really know. At times, they're the most open-minded and intelligent people you'll meet.
Much of the far right and other assorted fringe groups have always accused the Clinton's of having a body count, but is there any merit to the political mudslinging? Over the years, the Clinton's enemies have tried to connect them to deaths ranging from former White House staffer Vince Foster to JFK Jr.
You might not know the name, but you probably know the story: a vain noblewoman lures young virgins into her castle and bathes in their blood to stay young forever. She is Countess Dracula, a real life vampire and history's most prolific serial killer. It might be terrifying, a testament to human cruelty, to hear that such a person truly did exist. But dig even just a little deeper and you'll find the figure behind the legend has almost nothing to do with the myth she's grown into.
Serial killers are real-life bogeymen for many people. That's why horror stories center around them, why we can't get enough studies about them, and why they seem to have their own unique way of striking fear and fascination into the hearts of people everywhere.
The Trail Went Cold is a true crime podcast that explores unexplained deaths and disappearances which have become cold cases. The weekly show is hosted by internet journalist Robin Warder, who has written over 100 articles on true crime. The podcast was inspired by the Unsolved Mysteries TV show from the 1980s. Some of the podcasts are discussions of cases featured from the TV show while other episodes are from lesser known cases.
It's been more than 80 years since the odd vanishing of Amelia Earhart, but the world is still not sick of asking the question: where is she? On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and the often-forgot-about navigator, Fred Noonan, took off from Lae, New Guinea, in what was to be one of the final legs of her around-the-world solo flight.
There are few happy stories within the true crime universe and, to say the least, the creepy murder in room 1046 is far from a happy story. Riddled with the holes of inconclusive findings, plus an overall sense of some questionable circumstances, this unsolved true crime story is divulged in a myriad of darkness. Over the course of three days, a dimly lit hotel room experienced a multitude of strange occurrences, all of which led the death of one guest by the name of Roland T. Owen.
It was whilst trying to pass a seemingly endless autumnal evening that I began to absent-mindedly browse through a series of sepia and black and white pictures on a website. Suddenly I came across an image that immediately piqued my interest: it was both enigmatic, poetic, and unutterably sad. After taking in its stark beauty for fully two minutes, I had the realisation it was unlocking a cache of my own childhood memories, and the decades began to fall away. I could not set it down, nor could I avert my gaze.
There are thousands of books, films, and TV shows on the subject of real or fictional crime. Whether its modern crime or serial killers, through the ages there remains an interest.
In the Spring of 1943, four young boys — Robert Hart, Thomas Willetts, Bob Farmer, and Fred Payne — found themselves picking through the shaded depths of Hagley Wood. The group had crept onto the Hagley Estate with the intent of poaching what birds or animals they could find, before stealing back to their homes in the nearby town. Unfortunately for the teens, they would come across something of a much darker nature than stolen fowl.