True Crime Sunday: George chapman (Jack the Ripper, part 3)

Welcome to part three of our look at the infamous Jack the Ripper case. Last week, we took a look at the murder of Carrie Brown, a New York prostitute who was killed in 1891 under circumstances not entirely unlike those of the canonical five killed by Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel. This week we’re … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: George chapman (Jack the Ripper, part 3)

True Crime Sunday: Carrie Brown (Jack the Ripper, part 2)

Last week, we looked at one of the most infamous unsolved cases in history— Jack the Ripper. It is agreed his reign of terror took place in Whitechapel in 1888 and that Mary Anne Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly are all Ripper’s canonical victims. Was 1888 the beginning and … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: Carrie Brown (Jack the Ripper, part 2)

Haunted Locations: Stull Cemetery- Lecompton, Kansas.

Welcome back to Weird Wednesday where we explore the frightening, the fearful, and the freaky! Hope all of you friendly fiends are ready for today’s edition! Stull Cemetery in Lecompton Kansas has one of the most colorful back stories of this series, so far. Rumored to contain the actual Highway to Hell and has been … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Stull Cemetery- Lecompton, Kansas.

True Crime Sunday: Jack the Ripper (part 1)

I’ve been holding off on talking about Jack the Ripper because I feel like everyone talks about him. Even people who don’t have an interest in true crime know at least the nuts and bolts about the case. However, I came upon a possible connection as I was doing some research for today’s post. So … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: Jack the Ripper (part 1)

True Crime Sunday: Burke & Hare, resurrectionists

For this week, I had robbery on the brain. No, not like that. I had thought about piracy or highway robbery. Then I remembered another kind: grave robbery. Today’s story is about a couple of grave robbers and murderers and a new industry created by a new law. In 19th century Scotland, medical students used … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: Burke & Hare, resurrectionists

Haunted Locations: Mansfield Reformatory, Ohio

Welcome back to Weird Wednesday where we like to take a walk on the wild side!Today, we visit Mansfield Reformatory, home of the Shawshank Redemption film location! The Ohio State Reformatory began construction in 1886, right on top of a former Civil War Camp site and admitted its first inmate in 1896. The goal of … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Mansfield Reformatory, Ohio

True Crime Sunday: THE ANGEL MAKERS OF NAGYRÉV

In the early 20th century, it was a tough time to be a lady in Hungary. Teenagers were often married off to men chosen for them. The women, of course, had no say. Divorce was not an option, even if the marriage was a bad and/or abusive one. However, a fascinating shift came with the … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: THE ANGEL MAKERS OF NAGYRÉV

True Crime Sunday: The Watcher

Picture it: you find the perfect house and agree to the million dollars plus price tag. While you’re getting the house ready for your things and family, you get a letter. “How nice,” you might think. “A welcome from the neighbors.” Well… maybe yes or maybe no. Definitely no if you’re the family in today’s … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: The Watcher

True Crime Sunday:Thérèse Humbert And her Inheritance

When we were children, many of us probably enjoyed playing pretend. Maybe we were royalty or movie stars with lots of money. And then when we got older, most of us grew out of that. Not so for the star of this week’s True Crime Sunday post. Thérèse Daurignac was born in France in 1856. … Continue reading True Crime Sunday:Thérèse Humbert And her Inheritance

Haunted Locations: Daksa Island

Welcome back to Weird Wednesday, horror fiends, friends, and family. In today’s excursion, we travel halfway around the world to Croatia, to a tiny place called Daksa Island. Daksa Island is north of Dubrovnik, and in the distant past, had been home to Franciscan monks, dating back to 1291. For hundreds of years, the tiny … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Daksa Island