Crime

People themselves can often be the most bizarre phenomenon off all. And when they go bad, the crimes they commit inspire awe in all of us.

The worst psychic medium failure in history captured in a single photograph.

Swedish medium Olof Jonsson claimed a special connection with people. When near a person, he maintained he could tell their life story, their likes and dislikes, and even their thoughts. He said he could touch a person and detect feelings about themselves and other people. He even asserted he could touch an object and establish the identity of people who touched it before him. Thus in 1951, Swedish police sought his help in finding a killer. It was the first, last, and only time the Swedish police used a psychic medium to assist with an investigation. The murder of John Allan Nilsson The victim was John Allan Nilsson. Nilsson’s home had been nearly burned to the ground. Police found the cause to be arson and determined that

The murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik – was a popular nun who knew too much killed by Baltimore priests?

On November 7, 1969, 26-year-old Sister Catherine Cesnik vanished. Her body was found a few months later, discarded unceremoniously in a garbage dump. The investigation into her disappearance and death revealed rampant abuse at her place of employment, Keough High School, a prominent Catholic school in Baltimore, Maryland. Many believe a quiet cover-up orchestrated by the Catholic Church and local Baltimore officials allowed Sister Cesnik’s murderers to remain free. The disappearance of Sister Catherine Cesnik Sister Cesnik was a teacher at Archbishop Keough High School, an all-girls Catholic school located at 120 Caton Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland (the school later merged with Seton High School and is now known as Seton Keough High School). Only a month or so prior to her disappearance, Sister Cesnik had inexplicably

Glen Edward Rogers – the Cross Country Killer and his potential part in the OJ Simpson murders

Glen Edward Rogers, known as The Cross Country Killer or The Casanova Killer, was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after a roaming crime spree on September 28, 1995. He was captured, tried, and convicted of two murders. He claims he killed 68 more including the unsolved murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman which OJ Simpson was tried and acquitted for. Glen Edward Rogers shows a proclivity for violence Rogers has never been a stranger to trouble. He was kicked out of high school when he was just 16 years old. After the expulsion, his 14-year-old girlfriend (Deborah Ann Nix) became pregnant from another boy. Despite the betrayal, Rogers married Deborah, accepting the bastard child as his own. Two years later Nix filed for

Sawney Bean and his 48-member backwoods cannibalistic clan terrorize 14th century Scotland.

Who was Sawney Bean? Alexander “Sawney” Bean was born in the 14th century in East Lothian, Scotland, about ten miles from Edinburgh. His father supported the family through yardwork, ditch digging, and hedging. Sawney tried his hand at yardwork but found the amount of effort required to be distasteful. He preferred an easier trade, one that took advantage of others with little effort required. When Sawney reached adulthood, he left home with a local woman (sometimes identified as Black Agnes Douglas) and moved to Bennane Head, Scotland, on the southwest coast of Scotland. At Benane Head, the Beans lived in a cave, which was said to be about 200 yards deep. The entrance to the grotto was covered with water during high tide and thus the abode,

Lainz Angels of Death – four nurses systematically murder hundreds of patients in Vienna hospital

Beginning in 1983, a series of crimes occurred in Vienna, Austria that Chancellor Franz Vranitzky called “the most brutal and gruesome crime in Austria’s history”. The crimes took place within the walls of the Lainz General Hospital and would prove so horrifying, the four nurses who committed them would come to be known as The Angels of Death. Together, for seven years between 1983 and 1989, they killed scores of people. Waltraud Wagner kills 77-year-old woman to “ease her pain” 23-year-old Waltraud Wagner worked the graveyard shift at Lainz General Hospital, a picturesque facility fixed into the side of a hill next to the Vienna Woods. With over 2,000 staff members watching over patients, Lainz was the fourth largest medical facility in Vienna and considered one of

Robert Pickton- pig farm serial killer murdered more than 30 woman then fed them to his pigs

Robert Pickton – pig farm serial killer By all accounts, the owner of the Pickton pig farm, Robert Pickton, was an odd duck - quiet, hard to strike up a conversation with, and nervously fearful of others. Born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, his mother recognized at an early age that something was not right with Robert. As a result, he was marginalized by society, shunned by women, and dominated by his younger brother, David. A bartender at a venue Robert frequented said he was much less of a man than he pretended to be. “He was a wannabe, you know, he wanted to be a biker, a Hells Angel, a mean leather guy. But everyone knew he was a weasel, a wannabe. I

Charles Manson – Helter Skelter guides Manson Family on murderous rampage thru LA

Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders Huddled in Charles (Charlie) Manson’s commune in an abandoned movie set in the California desert,  the Manson Family lived under the belief that an apocalyptic race war called “Helter Skelter” was destined to reap impending doom on the world while bequeathing an enormous power base to the Manson Family. In order to precipitate the war, the Manson Family committed nine murders over four locations during a five-week period in the summer of 69. The events ended the Decade of Love and introduced the world to a real-life monstrosity that prior to, Americans thought only existed in their worst dreams. Who was Charles Manson? Charles Manson’s childhood is difficult to discern because, as with much of Manson’s narratives, the story changed often. He

Colton Harris Moore (the Barefoot Bandit) – the amazing escapades of a modern day “catch me if you can” burglar

  Who was Colton Harris Moore? He first appeared on the Pacific Northwest's crime blotters at age 8 - for stealing a bicycle. As he grew older his criminal escapades progressed and soon he was arrested and jailed. He escaped from jail in April 2008, resuming his criminal activities. He has stolen four airplanes (while never having taken flying lessons), three boats, several cars, and has broken into over 100 homes and businesses. He has used stolen credit cards to purchase hi tech equipment (including night vision goggles) to aid in his crimes. He's cracked safes and pilfered their contents and has broken into and raided bank ATM machines. He's located on a 94 square mile island, isolated from the mainland, and has a penchant for pizza. 

The Golden State Killer (aka East Area Rapist or Original Night Stalker) – California’s most prolific serial killer eludes police for over 40 years

He was originally known by two names, the East Area Rapist (EAR) and the Original Night Stalker (ONS).  Once police realized the two were one and the same person, the Golden State Killer moniker took hold (often referred to as EAR/ONS or EARONS by case researchers). Altogether, he is believed to have burglarized more than 120 California homes, raped between 45-50 women, and slain 10-12 people during the years between 1976 and 1986. Today, police are no closer to capturing the man who has eluded them for more than four decades. The first attack defines a serial rapist’s modus operandi (June 1976) The East Area Rapist's first known attack occurred on a Friday, June 18, 1976. The assailant snuck into the Paseo Drive home of a 23-year-old

Roman Polanski – famous director drugs and rapes 13-year-old girl, flees country, and remains free (with support from Hollywood friends)

Roman Polanski’s tale reads like millions of other child abuse stories except the participants were rich, elite, and never paid for their crimes. In fact, the abuser, famous movie actor and director Roman Polanski, was celebrated – and continues to be celebrated today. Countries seek his artistic merit and refuse to extradite him while Hollywood elites continue to claim his reparation - a month in jail, a week of psychological evaluation, and decades on the run after fleeing the United States – were sufficient for his crimes. Polanski remains free, and continues to direct and appear in movies (e.g. Rush Hour 3), despite tricking, drugging, and raping 13-year-old Samantha Gailey. Introduction By 1977 Roman Polanski was on top of the world. It had only been eight years

Was the Sean Penn/El Chapo Rolling Stone interview a covert CIA/NSA/DEA operation?

The capture of Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, aka “El Chapo” or “Shorty” The world was shocked on January 8, 2016 when a humiliated Mexican government announced it had re-captured Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo, six months after his second escape from a high-security Mexican prison. His capture occurred during a violent three-hour battle near the seaside city of Los Mochis in his home state of Sinaloa. According to one witness who asked to remain anonymous: “’You could hear intense gunfire and a helicopter; it was fierce.” Five suspects were killed and six others arrested during the siege, yet another shocking revelation was in store. The day after the capture, Rolling Stone magazine published a related article – an exclusive clandestine interview with El Chapo conducted by popular American actor,

HBO Cathouse star dies in mysterious fire – Oklahoma City’s Cathouse Murders (2009)

House on fire At 5:30 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2009, Oklahoma City's 911 emergency dispatch center received a harrowing phone call reporting a house fire on the 1500 block of Southwest 56th Street. The caller, a neighbor down the street from the blaze, was calm as she described the scene to the 911 operator. Within minutes, firefighters from the Oklahoma City Fire Department (OCFD) arrived on the scene and attempted to determine whether anyone was inside the burning single-level brick home.  After extinguishing the fire, which gutted much of the inside of the house as well as the roof, investigators located four bodies inside the residence. The bodies, burned beyond recognition, were taken to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office where autopsies were conducted on each. Local television

Human trafficking – one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes

Human Trafficking It's been over 140 years since the United States abolished slavery.  Prior to that, human beings were captured, often from foreign countries, and forcibly brought to the Sates where they would be used as a cheap source of labor.  Often the slaves were abused – both physically, sexually, and emotionally.  As civilization matured, the people began to recognize the atrocity of the practice and slowly, over time, slavery was deemed illegal in country after country.  Modern readers recognize enslaving someone against their will as shocking, appalling, and nearly beyond belief.  What many fail to recognize however, is that the practice of slavery never truly ended. "Mary" “Mary” was a newly married woman with a handsome husband and beautiful baby boy. Shortly after their marriage, her entire

The mysterious death of Scientologist son Kyle Brennan

The Clearwater Scientology invasion In 1975, under the direction of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology began a top secret operation codenamed Project Normandy with the objective to “establish and control” a U.S. city and county. The target was Clearwater, Florida. The mayor of Clearwater at the time, went so far as to call it “the occupation of Clearwater”. Today the Scientology headquarters are firmly situated in downtown Clearwater, located just northwest of Tampa Bay, lying on the west coast of Florida. According to the St. Petersburg Times, the Church owns some 67+ buildings over ten square miles including their mammoth headquarters (referred to as the “Flag Land Base”), motels, training centers, offices, and “religious retreats”. The value of their real-estate holdings in Clearwater is believed to be

Gone Girl Denise Huskins – the real-life kidnapping that police ignored as a hoax because it was so friggin bizarre

The abduction of Denise Huskins On March 23, 2015, at 1:53 PM, a Kaiser Permanente physical therapist, Aaron Quinn, called police in Vallejo, California to report a kidnapping and ransom demand for $8,500 dollars. According to Quinn, he and his live-in girlfriend, Denise Huskins, awoke at 3:00 AM to blinding, bright lights shining in their faces. The kidnapper[s] (Aaron and Denise later told police that they could not see how many men there were) ordered Huskins to bind Quinn’s legs with zipties. Swim goggles with covered lenses were placed over Quinn and Huskins’ eyes. The kidnappers placed headphones on Quinn’s head and soon, Quinn heard a pre-recorded message listing the abductors’ demands for the return of his girlfriend. 29-year-old Denise Huskins was a beautiful So-Cal girl, 5’