Murder Most Foul, The ghoulish tale of a family of serial killers known as the "Bloody Benders". Innkeepers who murdered their guests to steal their belongings. They would seat them with their backs to a draped doorway. A member of the family would bash in their brains with a hammer, then slit their victims throat after they fell to the floor. More then a dozen men, women, & children lost their lives, and were found in mass graves days after the Bender's escaped, never to be brought to…
The Black Seminoles are a small offshoot of the Gullah slaves who escaped from the rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia. They built their own settlements on the Florida frontier, fought a series of wars to preserve their freedom, and were scattered across North America. They have played a significant role in American history, but have never received the recognition they deserve.
In the early years of Nazi Germany, Hitler ordered the euthanasia program, codenamed Aktion T4, to eliminate those “unworthy of life”. The first series of murders were by starvation, then lethal injection before finally evolving to the gas chamber and cremation. Unlike in the concentration camps doctors, not soldiers, were put in charge of deciding those who were executed. Over 400,000 Germans were sterilized while just about 200,000 were exterminated for having various mental disabilities.
The Bloody Benders were a family of serial killers who owned an inn and small general store in Labette County of southeastern Kansas from 1871 to 1873. The family consisted of John Bender, his wife Mrs. Bender (later referred to as Kate, Sr., since no one knew her given name), son John, Jr., and daughter Kate. While Bender mythology holds that John and Kate were brother and sister, contemporary newspapers reported that several of the Benders' neighbors have stated that they cla
The Stolen Generation. Young Australian children taken from their families because the were mixed race. They called them Half-Caste, they were placed in orphanages some never to be returned to their families. This practice went on up until 1970.
The Manson Family. In 1969, on August 8, Charlie Manson told Family members at Spahn Ranch, “now is the time for Helter Skelter.” That evening the family, under the direction of Manson, would commit the famous murder of Sharon Tate, leading to other murders over the two day period.
On 10/15/1888, half a kidney and a letter almost certainly written by the real Jack the Ripper were sent to George Lusk, the head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee. The text reads: "From hell/Mr Lusk/Sor/I send you half the/Kidne I took from one women/prasarved it for you tother piece/ I fried and ate it was very nise. I/ may send you the bloody knif that/ took it out if you only wate a whil/ longer./ signed/ Catch me when/ you Can/ Mishter Lusk./ "
Wigan Pit Brow Lasses (Sometime in the 1860s). Women were able to be coal miners in the U.K. until 1842 when it was outlawed for women and children to work in the mines. So they moved to the equally dangerous, highly industrialized work in the pit brow, cleaning and processing the coal.
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)
Is this the world's worst serial killer? Miranda Barbour reveals where her victims lay
5/15/2014 USA Today NEWS post :NEW Craigslist Killers Murders where part of Satanic Cult that murdered 20 people all across the United States. They contacted people through Craigslist and social media for sex.
In the 1800's, family photographs were too expensive for many families. What seems morbid today was sometimes a family's last chance for a photo of a much-loved, deceased family member... ~~Family photo. Father is holding deceased child.
Lavinia Fisher (1793 – 1820) is said to be the first female mass murderer in the USA. She was married to John Fisher, and both were convicted of murder and robbery. They owned The Six Mile Wayfarer House it was searched and the grounds dug up. Cops Found hidden passages, items traced to dozens of travelers, a tea laced with an herb that puts someone to sleep for hours, a trigger to open the floorboards beneath the bed, and in the basement, as many as a hundred sets of remains. She was hung
Mary Ann Cotton was an English serial killer believed to have murdered 21 people, mainly by arsenic poisoning. It was discovered that Mary Ann had murdered three of her husbands, a lover, a friend, her mother, and a dozen children, all of whom had died of stomach fevers. Her poisoned them all and her motive was either to gain insurance money or to pave way for a new marriage. 21 people close to her died and, believe it or not, up to 15 of them were members of her family. And all that…
6 Famous Unsolved Mysteries (With Really Obvious Solutions)
One of the great mysteries of North America, Roanoke's so-called "Lost Colony" of 90 men, 17 women and 9 children, founded in 1587 and discovered to be missing in 1590, but for the word "Croatan" carved on a post. Although both the English and the Spanish searched for clues to the colony's disappearance for many years, the mystery has never been solved.
Following her death in 1860, this woman was stuffed & displayed as when she was alive. Born with hypertrichosis, her features were gorilla-like; her nose & ears especially large, face covered with hair, & a double pair of teeth. Her husband had originally purchased her & worked her as a performer. She had a child with the same condition who died after 3 days. She died five days after that (complications from birth), & her husband had both her & the baby mummified & placed in a glass cabinet.