7 Real-Life Mad Scientists Who Make Doctor Frankenstein Look Sane

From a two-headed dog to attempts to raise the dead, these scientists performed some of the most deranged experiments of all time — often with horrific results. The term “mad scientist” conjures up images of dangerous experiments and frenzied surgeries. It also denotes a time period when science was still in its infancy, thereby excusing … Read more

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

8 Salem Witch Trial Victims Who Were Executed For Being Witches

In colonial Massachusetts, more than 200 people were accused of being witches and wizards — and 20 of them were killed when they couldn’t prove otherwise. From 1692 to 1693, it didn’t take much to spark suspicion of witchcraft in Salem. Sometimes, it just took town gossip to send victims of the Salem witch trials … Read more

11 Real-Life Murders That Were Inspired By Horror Movies

From “Scream” to “Friday the 13th,” some of the most famous horror movies of all time have inspired people to commit heinous real-life crimes. The bloody visions of the horror genre have been blamed — fairly or not — for a variety of society’s ills over the years. And while modern understandings of psychology have … Read more

9 True Scary Stories That Are Freakier Than Fiction

Whether it’s ghosts, UFOs, or monsters, these creepy real-life stories represent the scariest tales from the annals of human history. While horror movies can surely leave us terrified, it’s the true scary stories from history that really burrow into our brains and stay there. From true crime to the paranormal to the just plain eerie, … Read more

11 Real-Life Horror Stories That’ll Make Your Skin Crawl

From Alexander the Great being buried alive to one man paying to watch a little girl be cannibalized, these true horror stories go way beyond Rated R. Anatoly Moskvin was a history buff. He spoke 13 languages and worked as a journalist in Russia’s fifth-largest city, Nizhny Novgorod. His parents believed they had a healthy … Read more

The Deadliest Mafia Hitmen In History And The Their Chilling Crimes

From the Five Families of New York to the organized crime syndicates of Boston, these notorious hitmen made killing a lucrative trade. Wikimedia CommonsSammy “The Bull” Gravano confessed to 19 murders. Mafia hitmen are the stuff of legend, appearing out of a back room to carry out a hit before fleeing into the night. And … Read more

11 Resistance Fighters Who Took On The Nazis During World War II

From the Edelweiss Pirates in Germany to the six-year-old war hero in France, these resistance fighters risked everything during the European theatre of World War II. By the late 1930s, Nazism was on the march throughout Europe. But as Adolf Hitler and his forces swept across the continent, people from all over stood up to … Read more

11 Real-Life Vigilantes Who Took Justice Into Their Own Hands

From the “Alaskan Avenger” who attacked pedophiles with a hammer to the “Revenge Mother” who fatally shot her daughter’s killer in the middle of his trial, discover some of the most shocking true stories of vigilante justice. In a perfect world, justice would be served for every wrongdoing, especially heinous crimes like rape and murder. … Read more

9 Celebrities With Terrible Upbringings — And How They Overcame Them

From Eminem’s four-day hospitalization at the hands of a bully to the cult that traumatized Rose McGowan for life, these famous celebrities nearly didn’t survive their youths. As masters of their craft, these nine celebrities have captivated audiences in the millions. From Marshall Mathers to Marilyn Monroe, they have created some of America’s most beloved … Read more