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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A major figure in the French Resistance in WWII, Andrée Peel, was one of the most highly decorated woman to survive the war. She helped save countless lives, including over 100 British and American pilots shot down over France. When the Gestapo learned of her involvement with the resistance, she was arrested shortly after D-Day on June 6, 1944. She was sent to Ravensbrück & Buchenwald. At 99, she was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, France's highest honor. She died at the age of…
"Marie Delphine Maccarty Lalaurie, her former home at 1140 Royal St. in the French Quarter of New Orleans is said to be one of the most haunted spots in the quarter. Supposedly she kept her slaves chained, beat them and took some special delight in their torture. The house caught fire and those who fought it found the slaves.She and her husband fled the city, and some say the country."