The murder, and its resulting trial, was the most sensational episode of justice Chicago had ever witnessed in 1897. The notorious trial and even the death of the convicted killer was not the end. It was only the beginning of a haunting that some believe is ongoing today.
The Clip Wizard was a legend out of Middleway, West Virginia. The Middleway area has been known by a variety of names: Smithfield, Wizard Clip, or just Clip.
When we hear the phrase “Ellis Island” we think of the historic gateway to America, the grand entrance for so many immigrants who wanted a life in the new world. What we aren’t familiar with is the colorful history of this iconic location in New York Harbor. Origins It was “Oyster Island” because the waters held countless oysters, a favorite of the Dutch settlers.
There was once an unassuming house in Salt Lake City, Utah. The sweet cottage was surrounded by lush vines and flowers. At first glance, no one believed it was a cursed location, or that it had any propensity to kill.
ABC’s supernatural series “666 Park Avenue” revolved around a posh apartment complex owned and ruled by a devil of a man. This is not the first posh location to be suspected of infernal influence. In the 1900s, one of the most “cursed” New York City mansions was located at #871 Fifth Avenue.
A new hospital was being constructed in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1905. The City Hospital facility had sufficed for the needs of the area until a disastrous tornado destroyed the city in 1897.
Lord William Soulis (d. 1320 or 1321) is remembered as a cruel Scottish landowner. History states he was the grandson of Nicholas de Soulis, one of the original 13 who claimed the Scottish crown.
In the early 1900s, a cabin sat near Oak Level (then known as Stebbins), Virginia. The shack was known as “Aunt Tabby Anderson’s Place.” Tabitha Anderson, or “Aunt Tabby,” has gone through a sweeping change in just under a century.
Today, most people believe the dreaded banshee is exclusively Irish and is always malevolent. This is not the case. The banshee has been a common element of life for centuries, in several countries, and her origins are relatively unknown.
Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC – AD 18), who we know best as Ovid, was an early Roman poet. Due to controversy in his writing, he was banished around AD 8. This event is highly debated today and many believe his banishment was fictitious.