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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Happened to the Missing Sodder Children?

While on record, the case of the missing Sodder children is solved, its official explanation is so full of inconsistencies that even today—nearly 80 years after its occurrence—it still perplexes true crime aficionados across the world. Who Was George Sodder, Father of the Missing Sodder Children? Case #30: Sodder Children Disappearance The Sodder family's home […]

Was Theresa Ann Bier Taken by Bigfoot?

Despite being a lesser known missing person mystery, the 1987 vanishing of 16 year-old Fresno, California native Theresa Ann Bier is a story filled with twists and turns, all of which point to the guilt of one man. This man, 43 year-old Russel “Skip” Welch, maintained his innocence until his passing in 1998. According to […]

Where Is Brian Shaffer? Missing From the Ugly Tuna Saloona

Born on February 25, 1979, Brian Shaffer was a medical student at Ohio State University. In 2006, three years into his studies, he went missing, no trace of him ever being found since. The complete lack of motive for foul play, his apparent mental wellness, and the bizarre circumstances surrounding his disappearance make his case […]

1-800-GOLF-TIP, the Mysterious Phone Number from the ’90s

1-800-GOLF-TIP, one of the internet’s greatest mysteries, ironically does not have its roots on the internet itself. Rather, it has been propagated by first-hand accounts of web sleuths, all who tell an eerily similar story of a mysterious phone number that teens in the ‘90s would dare each other to call. Calling this number led […]