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 →

Phantom Hitchhikers

Everybody has likely heard some variation of phantom hitchhiker story. It is likely one of the most well-known and most universal so-called urban legends. Here’s recap to help set the mood for today’s episode. A salesman or some college student is driving down a lonely country road late one rainy evening when he is surprised... 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 →

Katherine Knight

What drives a person to kill somebody, much less cook them and eat them, remains a mystery to most of us? We’ve heard of crimes of passion where people just lose and kill the one they love, but what Katherine Knight did is unspeakable. Not only did she kill her boyfriend, but she cooked him... 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 Lost City of Atlantis

Plato first told the island of Atlantis through the character Critias in his dialogues. He describes the island as more massive than Asia Minor and Libya put together. It was located in the Atlantic just beyond the Pillars of Hercules, which is believed to be the Strait of Gibraltar. It had an advanced culture, and... Continue Reading →

Jack the Ripper

While Jack the Ripper was certainly not the first serial killer, he was likely the first one to be active in a large metropolis at a time when the general populace was literate and the press affected social change. The Ripper also appeared during a time that was experience some tremendous political turmoil, and all... Continue Reading →

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