A Peek Under the Hood
A life-size hooded statue walks with a bent head, towards an unknown destination. Some call it a guardian, others the Grim Reaper, however there is a cautionary tale about looking at the shadowed face.
By M.P. Pellicer | Stranger Than Fiction Stories
It was not until July 1895, that the atrocities committed by H. H. Holmes under the roof of the ramshackle building at the corner of Wallace and 63rd Streets, came to light. By then Holmes had been gone from the building for a year and a half.
Pat Quinlan, a carpenter by trade, stayed behind and said he acted only as H. H. Holmes janitor, but many suspected he knew more than he admitted to.
Too Young to Kill
Paintsville, KY, 1929
Carl Newton Mahan, 6, quarreled with his friend Cecil Van Hoose, 7, over a piece of scrap metal they planned to sell for a little money. Cecil took it and hit the younger boy in the face. Carl went to his home, took his father's 12-gauge shotgun and returned to where the other boy was. He then aimed it at Cecil's chest and pulled the trigger.
The Whistler's Lament
Known as El Silbón, or the Whistler, this urban myth originated during the 1850s in Venezuela's Los Llanos region. Hearing his whistle from far away is a sign of impending doom and death.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer