Can You Crack This Mad Murderer’s Secret Code?

Henry Debosnys: madman? Genius? Murderer? The truth, incredibly, is still out there. A pictographic language inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics. A...

Did a Mysterious Witch Murder Pirate Sam Bellamy?

Golden-haired maiden. Radiant young mother. Seasoned jailbreaker. Feared outcast. Talented healer and sympathetic goodwife—and last but not least, murderous witch. In her years upon this...
Prisoners pose for a photo outside the West End Wing. The mural is from an archival photo. Author’s collection. Photographer; Jon Tulloch; muralists, Hector Trujillo and Jean Weir; historian, Judy Gail Krasnow.

The Ghost Whisperer of Jacktown, Michigan

Quick, someone call John Walsh: there’s a culprit on the loose. We’ve got strange sightings, unexplained sounds, and curious glowing orbs. Not to mention...
Black Agnes statue in Montpelier Cemetery in Vermont. Courtesy Bryan Alexander via Flickr.

The Haunted “Black Agnes” Statue in Vermont

As one of the older states in the union, Vermont has a long, proud history of patriots, statesmen, and public benefactors. To...

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Birmingham’s Foot Soldiers for Justice

A tribute to foot soldiers in the Birmingham movement is on the plaque and in the scene depicted in this sculpture...
“Rose Veres was known in her Delray neighborhood for keeping a tight leash on her boarders, treating them like her own children. Author’s collection.”

Burn Her Anyway: The (Wrongfully Convicted) Witch of Delray

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. If only that were true for so many women...

American Nazis: Homegrown Traitors in World War II

Meet Dale H. Maple: native of California, top of his class, Harvard graduate. A precocious student with an IQ over 150. Fluent...