THe Corpse Smuggler
At the Chapra railway station in India a man was arrested under suspicion of smuggling skeletal human remains. In his luggage he had 16 human skulls and 34 skeletons. He is thought to be part of a larger corpse smuggling ring that was taking the bones to China.
One of the most recognizable voices in music, Celine Dion is being accused of being a minion of the devil by a Catholic exorcist after releasing a child's clothing line. So much for her number one release titled, I'm Your Angel.
The Reality of Germ Warfare
Sometimes known as "bioterrorism," these weapons involve infectious agents and toxins. These can include fungi, viruses and bacteria, and depending on their characteristics can kill human, animal and/or plant life.
In 2014, Samuel Little, 74, was convicted of the murders of three women in Los Angeles. DNA had linked him to cold cases committed between 1987 to 1989. He received three life sentences. Authorities suspected he had probably committed other murders, however he had been reticent about confessing to any, until now.
The Industry of Fear
Fires have just ravaged through California, leaving thousands homeless and destitute. The final death toll is still unknown. Many that are missing are feared to be dead, trapped in their homes, vehicles or struck down by burning debris. Only a little over a month ago, Hurricane Michael barreled through the small towns of Florida's panhandle leaving devastation in its wake.
So what happens to all the money pumped into these areas after a crisis? Does it ever get into the hands of the individual citizens who suffered the most from these events?
Is the Big Chill Here?
In the climate debate it appears that the major role of the sun is overlooked and now that sunspot activity has decreased earlier than anticipated, NASA scientists warn that the planet is facing a grim, mini ice-age.
The Vampires' Club
After the end of the Civil War in America, society did what it usually does after war and bloodshed, which is to revel in activities that are whimsical if somewhat morbid. Such was the creation of the Vampires' Club.
The Oven Tragedy
A hundred and twenty years ago today, London was not done with horrible murders. It had been barely ten years since Jack the Ripper had terrorized Whitechapel.
The Vatican's Secret Graveyard
On October 29, 2018 renovations were being carried out in the Vatican close to the Villa Borghese. Builders were restoring a floor in the janitor's lodge. Considering the age of the buildings and the grounds, this type of work is commonplace, but not what was found which was a human skeleton.
The Mystery of the Jennings 8
Loretta Lynn Chaisson Lewis was 28 years old when she was found dead on May 20, 2005. The scene was a canal in rural Jefferson Davis parish in Louisiana. This marked the beginning of a 4-year killing spree that police believed was the work of a "common offender."
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer