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.

  • Cato Conroy
    Published 10 months ago
    10 Facts About Bonnie and Clyde

    10 Facts About Bonnie and Clyde

    Netflix recently unveiled a new event series called The Highwaymen, a brand-new retelling of the story of Bonnie and Clyde—as well as the Texas rangers who took them down. It's a movie touted as action-packed, dramatic, and romantic.
  • J.K. Chenevert, BSCJ, CPS
    Published 11 months ago
    Suicide Square (Pt. 1)
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published 11 months ago
    Why Do Women Fall in Love with Convicted Killers?

    Why Do Women Fall in Love with Convicted Killers?

    Some women are positively crazy for serial killers. Ted Bundy was a mass murderer who wrote fan letters, reportedly received hundreds of love letters from young women when he was incarcerated. Richard Ramirez had dozens of groupies visit him and send him letters during his trial, and he would even go on to marry one of these groupies after more than a decade of courtship. (You can imagine the courtship process is certainly slower when one of the parties is on death row.)
  • Mackenzie Z. Kennedy
    Published about a year ago
    10 Facts About Jonestown You Didn't Know

    10 Facts About Jonestown You Didn't Know

    Prior to 9/11, the Jonestown Massacre was the largest massive loss of American lives in United States history. The massacre, which was led by cult leader Jim Jones, led over 900 men, women, and children to their deaths. (This made Charles Manson's mass murders look like child's play.)
  • Skunk Uzeki
    Published about a year ago
    10 Shocking Facts About the Crips

    10 Shocking Facts About the Crips

    The Crips are one of the largest gangs in America, and have been a staple of pop culture for decades. Ever since the rise of gangster rap and the rise of gangster movies, people have talked about the Crips as one of the most notorious gangs in existence.
  • Wade Wainio
    Published about a year ago
    Murder Myths: Isolated Cabins and Rural Freaks/We Should Never Listen to Killers

    Murder Myths: Isolated Cabins and Rural Freaks/We Should Never Listen to Killers

    Let's look at some stereotypes and conventional wisdom regarding murderers. How well do certain claims regarding murderers hold up?
  • Buddy Brown
    Published about a year ago
    10 Things You Didn't Know About Conjugal Visits

    10 Things You Didn't Know About Conjugal Visits

    If you listen to any true crime podcast, you'll hear riveting stories of murderous killers and wicked women. You might hear of serial killer calling cards, intrepid investigators, as well as the nightmarish aftermath that victims and their families have been stuck with.
  • Shelby Yarchin
    Published about a year ago
    South Carolina's First Female Serial Killer

    South Carolina's First Female Serial Killer

    There is a fine line between truth and legend when it comes to the mysterious case of Lavinia Fisher and her infamous Six Mile Inn right outside of Charleston's city limits.
  • Xena Warrior
    Published about a year ago
    Understanding a "Monster"

    Understanding a "Monster"

    The video above is not my own, however, it conveys many of the points I make in the following post.
  • Keri Gordon
    Published about a year ago
    A Knapp-tastic Time

    A Knapp-tastic Time

    Ever wonder about the life of the man known as the "Serial Strangler?" Or maybe, you haven't heard of him at all. This man's legacy is not taught in all schools, if any, but is very intriguing none the less. So, whether you just want some research material, knowledge, or something to pass the time by, enjoy this tale I have offered you; a tale that begins and ends with a man named Alfred Knapp.
  • Cato Conroy
    Published about a year ago
    10 Bizarre Murder Cases No One Can Explain

    10 Bizarre Murder Cases No One Can Explain

    Humanity has a natural knack for the macabre. People love talking about murder and mayhem, and solving whodunnits as soon as they hear about them. That's what makes the best true crime books of 2018 so fascinating, and what makes people love to read about the most famous serial killers in history.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published about a year ago
    What Is Murderabilia?

    What Is Murderabilia?

    Let's cut right to the chase here: What is murderabilia? Murderabilia, also sometimes known as "murderbilia," is a term first coined by Andy Kahan, the director of the Crime Victims Office at the Houston Police Department. The term refers to a particularly macabre realm of collectible items. More specifically, murderabilia refers to collectible items that belonged to or are somehow connected to serial killers and other notorious perpetrators of violent crimes.