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13 Vanished Drivers: No Trace, No Clue

It’s weird, but true: sometimes drivers just vanish without trace, never to be seen again. ...

Eight Decades On, Lake Superior Explorers Find Vessel That Mysteriously Claimed Captain’s Life

Captain Frederick Burke made some catastrophic mistakes that led to the sinking of his vessel — but why? ...

The Unsettling History Behind The World's First Movie

Defined by great rivalry and a dark conspiracy, the early history of film is darker than you think. ...

Chevalier d’Éon: The French Knight Who Lived As Both A Man And A Woman

War hero, diplomat, spy, celebrity… and Europe’s first transgender person? ...

The Unsettling Way Ivar The Boneless Became The Most Feared Viking Of All Time

This ruthless Viking warrior terrorized the good people of Britain in the 9th century. ...

A Female Con Artist Posed As A Man And Coaxed An Heiress Into Marriage

Infamous across New Zealand, Amy Bock went to some of the most elaborate lengths imaginable to swindle a litt ...

The Renaissance Criminal Who Made A Fortune Helping Women Poison Their Husbands

A poisoning conspiracy blighted 16th-century Rome and terrorized Europeans for centuries. ...

A Weird Spike In Grave-Robbing Nearly Upended 19th-Century Society

It wasn’t that long ago that grave-robbing was a huge phenomenon in both the U.K. and the U.S. ...

Weird Historical Medicines That Are Better Left In The Past

Consider yourself lucky that these historic medical treatments are no longer in use. ...

The Curious True Story Of The Original "Bearded Lady"

Julia Pastrana’s life was a sad tale of dehumanization, exploitation, and “otherness.” ...