Category: Major Crimes in History

The Manson Family: Helter Skelter

The Manson Family: Helter Skelter

Charles Manson became obsessed with The Beatles White Album and believed that it was somehow prophetic of a race war, which was dubbed Helter Skelter.

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John Wayne Gacy: Inside the Life of the Madman

John Wayne Gacy was born in 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. Also known as "The Killer Clown" and "Pogo the Clown," he had a hobby of entertaining the city's children in a clown suit. With 33 confirmed murders, he is famous for his acts of brutality that made him one of the most disturbing serial killers ...

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The Cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer

The Cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer

When Jeffrey Dahmer was 18 years old, he began his terror of rape, murder, dismemberment, and eventually leading to cannibalism and necrophilia. 

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Bible John

Bible John

Bible John remains one of Scotland's most notorious unsolved serial killers. Could the convicted serial murderer, Peter Tobin, be Bible John?

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The Lancashire Witch Trials

The Lancashire Witch Trials

Nowadays the Lancashire witch trials are seen as a power struggle between religious sects intent on eliminating heresy. Let's examine a few infamous trials.

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Lizzie Borden Took an Axe…or Not?

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe…or Not?

Is the saying Lizzie Borden took an axe true? Lizzie Borden was not held responsible for the deaths of Andrew and Abby Borden, but the belief is she was.

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Charles Ng and Leonard Lake

Charles Ng and Leonard Lake

Charles Ng and Leonard Lake met when Ng responded to an advertisement Lake posted in a publication. Their shared malevolence created an instant bond.

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The Murder of Betsy Aardsma

The Murder of Betsy Aardsma

The murder of Betsy Aardsma has never been solved and now, after 46 years, the case has grown cold. But only one suspect stands out from all the rest.

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Historic Mysteries