Josef Mengele And His Gruesome Nazi Experiments At Auschwitz

Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical facility at Auschwitz was perhaps the most horrifying place the Holocaust produced. Who was this man behind it all and what made him the notorious “Angel of Death”? Ask a person to name the worst crime in living memory and the Holocaust will probably be what they come up with. Ask … Read more

Titanoboa Was The 50-Foot Prehistoric Snake Of Your Nightmares

Titanoboa simply has no equal among modern snakes — with even the anaconda paling in comparison. Deep in a South American jungle, a huge snake once stalked its prey. After slinking closer and closer to an unsuspecting animal, the silent hunter would strike in a flash and snap its victim’s neck in one swift move. … Read more

Medieval ‘Hipster’ Warrior Found Buried With Rare Ivory Comb

The items found in the 6th-century grave suggest the man was a wealthy warrior who cared about his appearance. Bavarian State Office for Monument ProtectionThe comb includes illustrations of possible gazelles, which are foreign to Europe. When archeologists came across the 1,500-year-old grave of a warrior in Bavaria, Germany, they found that it contained a … Read more

New Zealand Fires State-Appointed Wizard Ian Brackenbury Channell

After 23 years on the payroll of Christchurch, New Zealand, the city council has closed its books on Ian Brackenbury Channell — ending the unprecedented reign of the world’s only state-appointed wizard. Martin Hunter/Getty ImagesThe Wizard awaits the arrival of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge during their April 2014 visit to Christchurch, New … Read more

​​What Is The Blarney Stone And Why Do People Kiss It?

Installed at the top of Blarney Castle in County Cork, Ireland, the Blarney Stone can only be kissed while hanging upside down and suspended over thin air — yet countless people line up to do it each year. Flickr/Pat O’MalleyAbout 400,000 people kiss the Blarney Stone every year. The Blarney Stone would undoubtedly be just … Read more

Inside ‘The Conjuring’ House That Its New Owners Say Is Still Haunted

The Conjuring house is a real-life 18th-century farmhouse of horrors in Harrisville, Rhode Island where seven children have died over the years. It may seem like any other peaceful, historic farmhouse in the quaint Rhode Island suburbs. But this is actually the notorious house of horrors from The Conjuring franchise — and it has a … Read more

The Real Annabelle Doll’s True Story Of Terror

The true story of the original Annabelle doll began when she terrorized her first owner in 1970, forcing Ed and Lorraine Warren to take her to their Occult Museum for safekeeping. She sits in a glass case bearing a hand-carved inscription of the Lord’s Prayer while a pleasant smile rests on her happy face sitting … Read more

Franz Reichelt, The Man Who Died Jumping Off The Eiffel Tower

Inventor Franz Reichelt had so much confidence in his homemade parachute that he tested it in front of a crowd at the Eiffel Tower — but his hopes were immediately dashed. Wikimedia CommonsFranz Reichelt poses in his infamous parachute suit. They say “pride cometh before the fall.” In few circumstances can this be applied so … Read more

The Celebrity ‘Herbalist’ Who Claimed To Have A Cure For AIDS

Born Alfredo Bowman in Honduras, Dr. Sebi sold vegan diets and “cell food” to some of the world’s biggest celebrities — and even claimed that he found a cure for AIDS. Dr. Sebi/FacebookDr. Sebi was a controversial herbalist and healer who worked with celebrity clients, including Michael Jackson. Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Sebi was a … Read more

History’s Largest Predator That Mysteriously Vanished

Megalodon’s name literally means ‘big tooth’ and with good reason — its jaws were strong enough to crush a car. The megalodon shark was one of the fiercest and largest predators to ever swim in the ocean. Capable of reaching lengths twice the size of Tyrannosaurus Rex and carrying a bite force that could crush … Read more