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John Billington: The Mayflower Pilgrim Who Was Executed for Murder

In 1620, pilgrim John Billington crossed the Atlantic Ocean to become the first convicted murderer of the Plymouth colony.

by Steven Casale

Trick or Treat: 6 Creepy Halloween Urban Legends

These freaky urban legends will have you staying in on All Hallows' Eve.

by Steven Casale

6 Twisted British Serial Killers

From the Suffolk Strangler to Jack the Ripper, these British serial killers left a grisly trail of death in their wake.

by Steven Casale

10 Most Depraved Serial Killers of All Time Ranked by Their Number of Victims

From the Beast of Colombia to the Butcher of Rostov, these real-life nightmares have killed dozens of people.

by Steven Casale

America’s First Mystery: The Lost Colony of Roanoke

In 1587, a group of men, women, and children settled on Roanoke Island ... only to vanish without a trace three years later.

by Steven Casale

A Butcher Stalks the Streets: The Grisly Case of the Cleveland Torso Murderer

In the 1930s, a brutal killer stalked the streets of Cleveland, gutting and beheading his victims. Decades later, the butcher's identity remains a mystery.

by Steven Casale

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Beaumont Children

Three children left for a sunny day at a south Australian beach and were never heard from again.

by Steven Casale

Belle Gunness: The Black Widow of the Midwest Who Lured Numerous Victims to Their Deaths

Belle Gunness lured numerous suitors to her Indiana murder farm, where she killed them in cold blood and dumped their bodies in a hog pen.

by Steven Casale

Bad Voyage: 6 Most Deadly Islands in the World

Here there be dragons ... and crocs, and snakes, and murderers.

by Steven Casale

Everlasting Slumber: The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

Beneath the bustling streets of Palermo is a massive monument to the dead where over 8,000 corpses line the catacomb walls.

by Steven Casale

The Disappearance of Charley Ross

In 1874, little Charley Ross followed two strangers into a buggy and vanished from the streets of Philadelphia, never to be seen again.

by Steven Casale

5 Urban Legends That Will Terrify You

These creepy urban legends will have you double-locking your doors and sleeping with the lights on.

by Steven Casale

The Ghosts of New York: 5 Boroughs, 5 Hauntings

Get to know Gotham’s greatest ghosts, borough by borough.

by Steven Casale

9 Torture Methods of the Ancient World

From the heretic's fork to being eaten alive by insects, these grisly old torture methods prove that humans have always been brutal.

by Steven Casale

The Mysterious Faces of Bélmez

Deep in the heart of southern Spain, eerie faces have appeared on the kitchen floor of one family’s home.

by Steven Casale

6 Fascinating Death Rituals From Around the World

From Madagascar's turning of the bones to the sky burials of the Tibetan plateau, unearth these unique and captivating funeral rites.

by Steven Casale

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