Jane Bielawski and her doll 'Missy'. Following the suspicious deaths of some of her playmates in a New York tenement, police attempted to interview Jane. According to reports, the young girl went 'crazy' and accused her doll of the murders, before throwing the doll out of her apartment window while screaming, "Bad dolly! Naughty dolly!" Jane was taken to Bloomingdale Asylum to be treated for 'hysteria'. She was never to leave the institution, dying there an old woman in 1968.
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Mother Ada McGuinness was one of Sydney's most active cocaine dealers in the 1920s.
Photograph taken in Thailand may show a man's spirit leaving his body. His face has been blacked out to conceal his identity. The ghost photo was taken by Chiang Mai police while the scene was being investigated after the man was murdered in a fight. A volunteer interviewed said this was the first time he has seen a photo like this in his 30 years of working with police. Authorities and locals were both shocked and awed by the image.
Mug shot of Ellen Kreigher, 13 July 1923, Central Police Station, Sydney Ellen (“Nellie”) Kreigher was one of four people arrested and charged over the murder of Gertrude Mabel Heaydon. In October the previous year Gertrude Heaydon had been taken to the Coogee flat of a woman known as “Nurse Taylor” to procure an illegal abortion. She died there in the flat. Police later claimed she was murdered by Nurse Taylor, at the behest of Heaydon’s husband, Alfred. A team of low-lifes was even...