The Sad Story of Jacqueline Ades, a Dating App Stalker

The About section of Reddit’s r/LetsNotMeet describes the forum as “a place to read spine-tingling, unusual, terrifyingly true stories about people you never want to meet again.” Of course, given the anonymity that Reddit provides its users, calling all the stories posted in the sub “true” is a bit disingenuous. On a daily basis, users […]

What Happened to Amelia Earhart, an American Aviation Pioneer?

Born in 1897, Amelia Earhart was a trailblazer in the field of aviation. Her accomplishments include being the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a new record time for flying from Los Angeles to New York (17 hours and seven minutes), and authoring three books about her experiences as an […]

The Lost Colony of Roanoke: How Did an Entire Village Disappear

The fate of the lost colony of Roanoke is one of American history’s most well-known mysteries. With a village’s worth of people missing, and the only evidence as to their whereabouts being two cryptic words someone carved into a post, the possibilities as to what happened to them are endless. The Original Colony of Roanoke […]

Minions Sculptures Randomly Appearing in Small Town

Internet memes have birthed a subculture of ironists whose art blurs the lines between seriousness and comedy. At times, our countercultural embrace of “cringe,” however sarcastic, is also rooted in genuine appreciation for the subject being memed. This is exemplified through the late Millennial and Gen Z adoration for the Despicable Me characters known as […]

Inside the Bizarre Nullo Cult

Severing one’s own “appendages” as a cult ritual is nothing new: Some members of the infamous UFO cult Heaven’s Gate removed their man bits themselves in an attempt to rid themselves of carnal desire, which they deemed demonic.  However, an estimated 10,000 worldwide members of the less-organized Nullo cult are removing their down south parts […]

The Macabre Story of Viktoria Nasyrova

Viktoria Nasyrova is a Russian-born d**inatrix currently residing in New York City. Believe it or not, her unorthodox career is not even her most fascinating quality: In February of this year, she was convicted of attempted murder. And only a month after her imprisonment, she has once again made headlines, this time because of her […]

5 Secret Areas You May Have Missed in Video Games

The discovery of secret areas can rekindle our love of certain video games. Here are five secret areas you may have missed in video games. The Secret Cow Level – Diablo II The “Secret Cow Level” is a secret area in the highly acclaimed 2000 role-playing game Diablo II. Since its discovery, it has become […]

The Insane Disappearance of the Sarah Joe Boat and Its Crew

The Sarah Joe mystery is one of history’s most bizarre maritime conundrums. Over 40 years ago, five friends disappeared while ocean fishing near Hana, Hawaii. Their disappearance was thought to be an open-and-shut case, as during their excursion, an unexpected storm hit the area. With no remnants of the friends or their boat, called the […]

10 of the Most Haunted Hotels in the United States

An image of a (maybe) haunted hotel with all its lights turned off.

From Psycho to The Shining, hotels have traditionally been a common setting in horror media. However, these 10 hotels may very well actually be haunted. The Stanley Hotel, Colorado THE SHINING's Overlook Hotel (AKA The Stanley Hotel) to open a horror museum https://t.co/AgB53KJSQZ pic.twitter.com/gGXXzJp3Se — TIFF (@TIFF_NET) October 22, 2015 The Stanley Hotel is famously […]

Inside the Alcatraz Prison Escape of 1962

An image of Alcatraz prison

Located on an isolated island off the coast of San Francisco, California, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was the most feared prison of its time. Prisoners regularly reported brutality, inhumane treatment from both guards and each other.  Described by criminal law scholar Sue Titus Reid as “the great garbage can of San Francisco Bay, into which every […]