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Double Life of William Brodie

  Photo Credit Double Life of William Brodie In the late 18th Century, a man named William Brodie was greatly respected in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Brodie hobnobbed with society and other uppercrust folks of the city. Known citywide as Deacon Brodie, wherever there was a prestigious event, he was inevitably there, holding court. He […]

Death of Meriwether Lewis

Photo Credit Courageous Ventures Into The Unknown Captain Meriwether Lewis and 2nd Lieutenant William Clark led an expeditionary group to explore the far reaches of the wild country of the North American continent. In this quest, they became the first white people to cross what is now the Western portion of the United States. Commissioned […]

A Light Bulb Burning For 115 Years?

Photo Credit A Light Bulb Burning For 115 Years? In a Livermore, California firehouse, hangs a bare bulb, now known as The Centennial Light. It’s burned almost continuously for 115 years. Impossible? Yes it is now, but it wasn’t when the bulb was originally made by Shelby Electric. True, it doesn’t shine as brightly now […]

Mystery of Disappearing Cattle

Cattle on the range. Photo Credit Northeastern Nevada Ranchers The ranchers who raise cattle for a living in Northeastern Nevada around Elko, Humboldt, Eureka, Lander, White Pine and Nye, began noticing something strange happening to their herds.  Every day or so, the herd would be one or two short. Now, if you know anything about […]

What Killed Edgar Allan Poe?

  The Mystery Begins On the night of October 3, 1849 a man described as “delirious,” and “in great distress…in need of immediate assistance,” was found wandering the streets of Baltimore, Maryland. He was taken to Washington College Hospital, where he died 4 days later. This began an American mystery: What killed Edgar Allan Poe? […]

Lizzie Borden: American Mystery

Photo Credit Lizzie Borden: American Murder Mystery On August 4, 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts, a woman discovered her father dead on the living room couch. It was a gruesome scene, clearly showing that someone had taken an axe or hatchet to the man. Among the massive injuries, one of his eyeballs was cut cleanly […]

The Strange Death of Country Star Hank W...

Hank Williams was a country music star, greatly loved by millions.

  Photo Credit The Strange Death of Country Music Star Hank Williams On January 1, 1953, Hank Williams, Country Music Star and idol of millions, was found dead in the back seat of a chauffeured car on his way to a gig in West Virginia. Williams, at the tender age of 29, was at the […]

Devil In The White City: Book Review

  Photo Credit The Chicago World’s Fair, “The White City,” Built to Become A Magnet For People “Devil in the White City,” written by Erik Larson, is a true story of how the fabulous Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 was designed and built to become a magnet for people, the story of the architect’s fight […]

Reclusive-Millionaires-Empty-Lives

Photo Credit What causes some people to become a hermit or recluse? Could the mystery be in the history of the individual? For millionaires, it’s entirely plausible that they suspect everyone around them of showing affection for them only because of their wealth. For others without the wealthy background, it’s totally unexplained. These are empty […]

 
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