True Crime

From Ted Bundy to Lizzie Borden, explore true crime across centuries.

The Haunting Tragedy of the 1979 Sydney Ghost Train Fire

On June 9th, 1979, approximately 35 riders boarded the Sydney Ghost Train ride in Australia’s beloved harbor attraction Luna Park. Seven of them would not leave the train tunnel alive. 

The Mysterious Secrets of Bog Bodies

These human cadavers were mummified naturally by peat bogs. 

These Women Seek Out Romantic Relationships with Incarcerated Men

A compelling look into the reasons some women are willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of a love without hope, promise, or consummation.

5 Real-Life Murders and Crimes Inspired By Movies

When life mimics art ... but not in a good way.

Prison Pen Pals: Amanda Howard on Her Collection of Letters from Serial Killers

One cannibal killer even sent her a meaty recipe—and suggested she use herself as the main ingredient.

The Chilling Case of Pearl Bryan – and Her Missing Head

This young woman suffered a brutal death, her head tragically lost to time. 

How Do Lie Detectors Work?

They’re notoriously unreliable, but continue to be used in criminal investigations.

Clementine Barnabet and the Church of Sacrifice

Whole families were slaughtered in the name of human sacrifice—or was it insanity?

A Body in Kentucky: The 30-Year-Long Mystery of “Tent Girl”

In 1968 her body was found. Her identity would remain a mystery for decades.

Charles Cullen: New Jersey’s Angel of Death

Though Cullen confessed to 40 murders, some investigators believe he killed as many as 400 people.

Vera Renczi Was an Infamous Black Widow—Who May Never Have Existed

Did the supposedly infamous Romanian killer really slay 35 people? 

A Suspect Has Confessed to the Long-Unsolved Murder of Kaitlyn Arquette

Lois Duncan’s once-eternal question, Who Killed My Daughter?, seems to have been finally answered.

5 National Parks Murders That Will Make You Think Twice About Camping

These tragic cases prove we never really know what’s waiting in the woods.

The Yorkshire Witch Was Equal Parts Con Artist and Serial Killer

Stealing, telling phony fortunes, faking prophetic messages on 'freshly laid' eggs, and poisoned puddings were just the beginning for Mary Bateman.