Called "the darkest deed of the nineteenth century," the brutal 1857 murder of 120 men, women, and children at Mountain Meadows remains one of the most controversial events in the history of the American West. Although only one man, John D. Lee, ever faced prosecution, many other Mormons ordered, planned, or participated in the massacre of Arkansas emigrants as they headed through southwest Utah on their way to California
The real Anastasia Romanov, left, was 17 when she was executed in 1918 so that the Bolsheviks could ensure there was no resurgence of the Royals in Russia. Anna Anderson, right, claimed to be her in 1920- a famous case of 'identity theft'. She convinced some and even tried to cash in. She stuck to her story till her death in 1984! But the discovery of DNA changed cases like this. By 2009 the royal graves had been found and DNA tests exposed a decades old lie.
Marlon Lowe was carried over 40 feet by a giant unknown bird in July of 1977. Two birds swooped into his yard and the larger of the two picked him up by his shirt and attempted to fly off with him. His mother Ruth chased the bird and Marlon was dropped. They reported the incident to the police and it was speculated that the bird may have been a Californian Condor. However, Ruth and Marlon maintain to this day that the bird had at least an 8' wingspan and a body as large as a mans.
Frozen-Tears Website-On the documentary page you can watch the entire National Geographic episode on finding Anastasia's remains and my favorite documentary on Anastasia by NOVA "Anastasia Dead or Alive?" about Anna Anderson's claim.Interviews with Nancy Leeds Wynkoop the daughter of Princess Xenia Georgievna and Mariana Botkin Schweitzer daughter of Gleb Botkin and Grand Daughter of Dr.Yevgeneii Sergeiievich Botkin who was murdered with the Imperial Family. Plus several other great films.
The cellar where Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family were killed, 1918. "When the royal family and their servants went into the cellar, they had no idea that they were about to be shot. The bullets ricocheted off of them...The victims died a slow and agonizing death, and the girls who survived the bullets, were bayoneted until they died." It was later discovered that "18 pounds of the Romanov diamonds had been sewn into [the princesses'] undergarments, causing the bullets to ricochet."