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So, hey, remember back in May when we learned that the body of serial killer H. H. Holmes was going to be exhumed? Well, we know what the researchers found now… sort of. There’s still work to be done, but here’s the update — and for the curious, the short version is this: Yes, there was actually a coffin in H. H. Holmes’ grave.Read more "Guess What Researchers Found When They Dug Up H. H. Holmes’ Grave?"
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It’s a question that’s persisted for 80 years: What happened to Amelia Earhart? There are a lot of conspiracy theories to the contrary, of course, but the most widely accepted answer for exactly why she vanished during her last flight on July 2, 1937 is that she ran out of fuel, crashed, and perished, never having been found or rescued. However, a team of documentary filmmakers have unearthed a photograph believed to have been taken in 1937 that suggests Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, may have actually crash landed in the Marshall Islands — and survived.Read more "Did Amelia Earhart Survive? This Newly-Discovered Photograph Hints At Clues To Her Fate"
So, about that family in search of a nanny for their haunted house-dwelling children. If you’re considering applying for the job, I have a few… uh… resources I recommend checking out in preparation for your application.Read more "How To Be A Nanny In A Haunted House: Recommended Resources For The Ambitious Childcare Provider"
It’s been one of the great unexplained space mysteries for decades: A sequence of six numbers and letters which, when taken together, represent a radio signal so astonishing that the first word that came to mind to the astronomer who discovered it was simply, “Wow!” That’s what Jerry Ehman wrote in the margin of the data sheet on which the sequence had been recorded — and now, it seems the Wow! signal may have finally been solved.
Alas, though, if this new explanation is correct… well, you might want to brace yourself for some disappointment.Read more "The Wow! Signal May Have Finally Been Solved, And It’s Probably Not Aliens"
I jettisoned cable a couple of years ago, so sometimes I miss what’s going on in the world of broadcast television. As such, I didn’t realize that HBO was airing a documentary about Gypsy Rose Blancharde and the killing of her mother, Dee Dee Blancharde, until after it had already happened. I’m quite familiar with the case already, having been following it for almost two years now; however, word on the street is that Mommy Dead and Dearest, directed by Erin Lee Carr, is quite an exceptional examination of the story, so I’m looking forward to giving it a watch once I’m able to get my hands on it.
In the week since the documentary aired, it’s occurred to me that it might be useful to put together a roundup of further reading (and listening, in one case) for those interested in finding out more about the case. If that’s you, then you might find the below worth a look.Read more "‘Mommy Dead And Dearest’: Further Reading On Gypsy Rose Blancharde, Dee Dee Blancharde, And Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy"