Stephen Shaun Griffiths. Image courtesy of The Daily Mail.

Monday morning, May 24, 2010: Peter Gee, the caretaker for Holmfield Court apartments, was going through the CCTV footage from the weekend, as he did every Monday.

The apartments were located in an old converted mill building in the red-light district of Bradford in the UK — not the safest…

Lawrence Paul Anderson. Image courtesy of Chickasha Police Department.

Feb. 9, 2020, Chickasha, Oklahoma: a call comes in to the 911 dispatcher. But before saying anything, the caller hangs up. Deciding to err on the side of caution, the dispatcher sends police to the location where the call came from.

When the officers arrive at the modest frame home…

The “evil grandmother” made her victims into snacks for the neighborhood children

Sofya Zhukova at her trial. Image courtesy of DVHab.

Sofya Zhokova was never well liked by her neighbors. Among the residents of the grey apartment buildings in the small town of Berezovka, she stood out as particularly mean-spirited. The stout elderly woman often carried around an axe and was known to kill neighborhood cats.

Neighbors said she was rude…

They called Ronald O’Bryan “the man who killed Halloween”

Ronald Clark O’Bryan. Image courtesy of AP/Ed Kolenovsky.

Halloween is an immensely popular holiday in America — some 70 percent of us celebrate it, spending about $9 billion on candy, costumes, and decorations. The holiday incorporates traditions dating back to the ancient Celts, as well as newer and uniquely American practices.

The newest of these uniquely American practices…

Paula Green Albritton

In November 1997, a Bradenton, Florida, city worker was working near the banks of the Manatee River when he spotted something floating in the water, near the shore.

When he got a closer look, he saw it was a human hand.

Nearby were two clay pots and some decorative stones.

It started out as a grift and turned into something much more sinister

Tony and Susan Alamo on one of their album covers

When Bernie LaZar Hoffman was born on Sept. 30, 1934, in Joplin, Missouri, he wasn’t born into a particularly religious household. His parents were Jewish, but other than that, little is known about his childhood, since his story would change frequently, depending on who he was telling it to.

What…

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