Christine Chubbuck was the first and only TV news reporter to commit suicide during a live television broadcast. On July 15, 1974, eight minutes into the broadcast, the depressed reporter said “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: an attempted suicide.” With that, Chubbuck drew up a revolver and shot herself in the head.
Haunting image from Sept 11: two people holding hands after jumping. it makes me wonder what the story is behind this photo, were they friends or lovers? or just strangers who were too scared to jump alone? it shows that people need a helping hand even in their final moments...
This photo was taken the day of these three ladies mother's funeral. There in the picture is a dark figure of a man standing behind the middle woman resting his right hand on her right shoulder... coincidentally the woman was killed in a car accident not long after this picture was taken.
Vienna, 1945: Father shoots wife and daughter and then commits suicide. Eyewitnesses said father wore gold Nazi Party badge, indicative of senior Nazi party membership. Incident occurred across the Parliament building in the Austrian capital.
5 Real-Life Stories of Twins Creepier Than Any Horror Movie
5 Real-Life Stories of Twins Creepier Than Any Horror Movie - Twins Jennifer and June Gibbons. As kids they were known as "the silent twins" because they refused to speak to anyone but each other, and even then they used their own secret language that no one else could understand.Their relationship was complicated. On one hand, they were best friends, and on the other, they occasionally tried to kill each other.
On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday (which lays behind her on the sidewalk). Anne is pictured here with her friend (standing) at the place she used to live before she had to go underground.
Mary Bell, 11-Year-Old Serial Killer, Scotswood, England, 1968 - Murdered Martin Brown (age 4) on May 25, 1968 and Brian Howe (age 3) on July 31, 1968. Her best friend Norma Bell, 13, (not related) took part in the 2nd murder. Mary attempted many murders besides those. Quotes: “I like hurting people.” - “Brian Howe had no mother, so he won’t be missed.” - “Murder isn’t that bad, we all die sometime anyway.” (Click on picture for more details)
This photograph was taken in 1895, and shows Calamity Jane. Calamity Jane was a colorful figure from the Old West. She was friends with Wild Bill Hickock, and in later years was a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Calamity Jane died on this day, August 1, in the year 1903. She was buried next to Wild Bill.
Betty Lou Williams (1932-1955), the youngest of 12 children, was born with a parasitic twin and had 4 legs and 3 arms. She entered the sideshows at age 2 and made enough money to send all 11 of her siblings to college. The pretty and curvaceous Betty Lou had no shortage of admirers and became engaged at age 23. Unfortunately, he stole her money and ran away. She died shortly after of an asthma attack, though friends claim it was of a broken heart.