The Night Stalker Part Two

On August 24, 1985, after Ramirez’s encounter with Inez Erickson, Erickson provided the police with a detailed description of the assailant. Police also got a cast of Ramirez’s footprint from the Romero house. The found the stolen car on August 28th in Wilshire Center, and police were able to get a single fingerprint from the... Continue Reading →

The Mothman and The Chupacabra

What constitutes a great American myth? Is it something where a Google search can’t help you find its origins? Maybe it’s something that permeates that minds of the inflicted and the communities that are built from them. It could be something that shows up time and time again and lingers around, jostling the memories of... Continue Reading →

The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, or Devi’s Triangle, covers around 500,000 square miles of ocean located off the southeastern tip of Florida. One of the earliest suggestions of unusual disappearances taking place in this area appeared in a September 17, 1950, article published in The Miami Herald by Edward Van Winkle Jones. Its believed that Christopher Columbus... Continue Reading →

The Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

The case of JonBenet Ramsey is another case that looks like it will remain unsolved, but we all desperately want to know who brutally murdered that young girl. As the decades pass, she would have been 30 this year, the answer look less and less likely. The search for her killer has taken several twists... Continue Reading →

The Legend of Count von Cosel

This story to kick off the last month of the year is a strange one. It’s both creepy, disturbing, and disgusting all at the same time. And you should be warned that this does deal with necrophilia. Not exactly a holiday story for the children, but here we are. This story has ties to Asheville... Continue Reading →

Zelda Fitzgerald and Highland Hospital

What is about the Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald that continues to inspire the imagination of those in Asheville? Is it the stark contradictory love of money and rebellion, beauty and darkness, glamour and destitution that says something about the Asheville of the past and present? There is also obvious similarities between our ability today,... Continue Reading →

Harold Shipman AKA Dr. Death

Harold Shipman was born on January 14, 1946, the middle child of a working-class family. He went by Fred and was his mother’s favorite child. Vera, his mother, was considered domineering, and she instilled in him a sense of superiority that tainted most of his relationships, leaving him an isolated adolescent. When Vera was diagnosed... Continue Reading →

The Pink Lady

The air was crisp that November night. Wisps of smoke from the fireplaces in the Great Hall floated up two floors to the Palm Court. The rooms were warmed by the fireplaces glow and mingled with the nature of the visitors. The hushed murmurs of conversation could barely be heard over the jazzy 1920s music... Continue Reading →

The Murder of Jeanette DePalma

Richard Nixon was president. Watergate was front and center, and the Dallas Cowboys actually won Super Bowl 6, but nothing would prepare New Jersey for what was to come. Outside of an apartment complex on Wilson Road in Springfield, New Jersey, a decomposed human arm was found. The arm had been carried around by dog... Continue Reading →

The Mystery of Tamam Shud

When it comes to murder, most cases aren’t hard to figure out. The husband did it. The wife did it. The vengeful ex did it. The crime falls into a well-established pattern, and the motives are easy to spot. But then there are times when murder makes no sense. They don’t fall into a template,... Continue Reading →

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