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Delightfully Dark Fairy Tale Illustrations

Fairy tales often contain extremely dark subject matter, including murder, incest, cannibalism, black magic and suicide. However, just because the plots are grim doesn’t mean the artwork can’t be beautiful. Feast your eyes on these wonderful fairy tale illustrations by Nadezhda Illarionova, and behold the power of imagination. Link  –via Flavorwire

South Korea man blames octopus for murder

In a bizarre murder trial, a man accused of killing his girlfriend is claiming that an octopus did it. The unnamed defendant is facing the death penal…

Have you suffered from ‘hindsight bias’ ?

Those who ‘knew the answer all along’ may not be quite as clever as they are making themselves out to be. If you have ever watched a murder mystery on…

Top Ten Evil Lairs

When we think “Evil Lairs” most of us fondly remember Dr. Evil’s hollowed out mountain with his face on it from the Austin Powers movies (at least I do). In reality there are plenty of actual evil lairs to marvel at. My favorite is H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle. This was no ordinary hotel: most of the [...]

A 92-Year-Old Woman To Stand Trial For Murder

Clara Tang is going down in the history books. She is currently the oldest woman on record ordered to stand trial for murder in Australia. She is 92. After almost 70 years of marriage, Mrs Tang – suffering dementia – allegedly killed Ching Yung Tang in their plush sixth-floor unit in the Connaught apartment complex overlooking [...]

Wanted man performed DIY plastic surgery

A man wanted for murder in Japan performed plastic surgery on his own face to conceal his identity. To help avoid being caught Tatsuya Ichihashi used …

James Ellroy’s LA: City of Demons

James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia has a new show premiering tonight (Wednesday, January 19) at 10pm Eastern on Investigation Discovery. It’s called “James Ellroy’s LA: City of Demons.” It focuses on true crime in Los Angeles, primarily in the 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s. And it’s one of the weirdest things [...]

Forensic Science in the Roaring Twenties

In 1926, Francesco Travia was caught dumping parts of a dead woman. The rest of her was in his apartment. The Brooklyn police thought the murder case was open-and-shut. The New York City medical examiner, Dr Charles Norris himself, was on call the night of the Travia arrest. He followed the policemen up the wooden stairs [...]

6 More Cannibal Killers

In comparison to the worldwide murder rate, cases of cannibalism are rare, but they stand out because of the horror they instill in the rest of us. In addition to the six cases featured in the post 6 Horrifying Modern Cannibals, I found these six cannibal stories from all over the world. 1. Nikolai Dzhurmongaliev Nikolai Dzhurmongaliev [...]

6 Horrifying Modern Cannibals

Cannibalism, as repulsive as it is, can be understood in cases where consuming the deceased is an alternative to certain starvation. Those who eat human flesh by choice, however, tend to be the kind of people who will torture and murder to satisfy their curiosity. Be warned that some of the following links are disturbing. 1. [...]