This story has haunted me for years. Christine Chubbuck was the first and only TV news reporter to commit suicide during a live television broadcast. On July 15, 1974, eight minutes into the broadcast, the depressed reporter said “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: an attempted suicide.” With that, Chubbuck drew up a revolver and shot herself in the head. Three we ( read the article,,so…
In 1984, Josef Fritzel locked his daughter Elisabeth, 18, into the secret cellar he had built in the basement. Family was told she ran away. He kept Elisabeth hidden for 24 years, during which she gave birth to 7 children, one died at 3 days old. 3 of the children were raised by her parents, Josef claiming Elisabeth dropped them on the doorstep. Josef confessed to his crimes when one of the cellar children, age 19, had to be hospitalized. He was found guilty and given a life sentence.
5 Real-Life Stories of Twins Creepier Than Any Horror Movie - Twins Jennifer and June Gibbons. As kids they were known as "the silent twins" because they refused to speak to anyone but each other, and even then they used their own secret language that no one else could understand.Their relationship was complicated. On one hand, they were best friends, and on the other, they occasionally tried to kill each other.
"Time travel will be invented in the year 2025. How do we know? Because that is the year that this delightful lady claimed to have traveled from. In the year 1898, according the contemporary reports, Alexandria Alexis appeared 'as if from nowhere' and took New York society by storm. Some fawned over her while others claimed she was insane. This debate was however rendered moot when, on New Year's Eve 1899, she simply disappeared..."
Juliane Koepcke, 17, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. However, she had to endure a 9-day walk through the Amazon jungle before being rescued by loggers. She was the sole survivor of 93 passengers and crew in the December 24, 1971, crash of LANSA Flight 508.
Illinois - Julia Buccola Petta died in childbirth in 1921 at the age of 29. Following her death, Julia was buried, wearing her wedding dress, along with her baby at Mount Carmel. Soon after, her mother began having dreams in which Julia was telling her that she was still alive. The dreams continued for the next six years. Finally, she obtained permission to have Julia's body dug up and examined. (Click for story)
Stories about Black Eyed Kids began to appear in 1988, starting with journalist Brian Bethel reporting of a meeting with two unusually confident and eloquent children who attempted to talk him into giving them a ride in his car.