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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

The bizarre life, disappearances, and deaths surrounding millionaire Robert (Bob) Durst

It’s not difficult to see that Robert (Bob) Durst is different. Born April 12, 1943 in New York City, the oldest of four children, he is the son of New York City real-estate moguls Seymour and Bernice Durst and brother of commercial developer Douglas Durst of the Durst Organization – and an heir to the enormous Durst skyscraper fortune. The first thing you will notice about Bob Durst is his coal black eyes which give him an unusual, otherworldly appearance. Throw in the occasional stutters, a habit of mumbling to himself, frequent squinting and blinking of his eyes, and intermittent references to himself as “we” and it becomes near impossible to see him as anything but different. His unusual physical and behavioral quirks are compounded by

Paranormal investigator inexplicably begins stabbing himself inside infamous haunted Villisca Axe Murder House

On June 10, 1912, the Villisca Axe Murder House claimed the lives of eight innocent people who were bludgeoned to death by an unknown assailant. Last week, the Villisca House nearly claimed yet another victim when an out-of-town paranormal investigator began inexplicably attacking himself with a knife while investigating inside the reputedly-haunted home. Police are unsure what prompted the horrific attack but told reporters that they believed “it was no accident”. The Villisca axe murders, Iowa’s worse homicide in the state’s history, spawned nearly ten years of investigations, multiple grand jury hearings, a spectacular slander suit, a murder trial, and numerous litigations and trials. The horrendous crime made and broke political careers throughout the state and was responsible for the introduction of new statewide criminal laws

The mysterious case of Elisa Lam – bizarre behavior caught on video prefaces drowning death in hotel rooftop water tank

The mysterious death of Elisa Lam In February 2013, after hotel residents complained of funny-tasting, discolored water and poor water pressure, 21-year-old Elisa Lam, a student from Vancouver, Canada, was found dead inside the Cecil Hotel’s rooftop water tank in Los Angeles. The coroner’s finding was surprising to many – accidental death by drowning – despite the fact that no drugs nor alcohol were found during the autopsy of Lam's body and Elisa showed no previous signs of depression or angst. Even more disturbing, an elevator surveillance tape recorded Elisa’s behavior just moments before her death. The four-minute video shows Lam pressing all of the elevator buttons, talking to an invisible entity, frightfully hiding in the elevator’s corner, and making a series of bizarre arm and

The Mysterious Chicago Tylenol Murderers

On September 29, 1982, 12-year-old Mary Kellerman of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, (a suburb of Chicago) woke up at dawn and went into her parents’ bedroom. She did not feel well and complained that she had a sore throat and a runny nose. Suspecting a cold was coming on, her parents gave her one Extra-Strength Tylenol capsule. At 7:00 AM the went into her room to check on her and found her laying on the bathroom floor. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The doctors suspected that Mary had died of a stroke. That same day, paramedics were called to an Arlington Heights home in the same area where they found 27-year-old postal worker Adam Janus lying on the floor. His

The Alphabet Murders (Rochester, New York)

Alphabet Murders (aka the Double Initial Murders) The "Alphabet murders" (also known as the "double initial murders") took place from 1971 to 1973 in the Rochester, New York area. Three young girls were raped and strangled. The case got its name from the fact that each of the three girls' first and last names started with the same letters and that the bodies were found in towns that started with the same letter as the girls' names. Each of the girls was found in or near an area matching their initials: Carmen Colon near Chili, Wanda Walkowicz in Webster, and Michelle Maenza in the town of Macedon. Carmen Colon goes missing Carmen Colon, 11, lived with her grandparents when she disappeared November 16, 1971. She was last seen

The Notorious B.I.G. – Gangsta Wars

Christopher George Latore Wallace - The Notorious B.I.G. The Beginning of Notorious B.I.G. Biggie Small went through the typical rapper life cycle – a life of crime at an early age followed by infamy and more criminal acts after that. Ending in the typical violent death, Biggie’s story deviates from the typical rapper tale in that his death was unsolved and riddled with conspiracy theory. Christopher George Latore Wallace, aka Biggie Small or Notorious B.I.G., was born and raised in Brooklyn New York during the 1980’s crack epidemic. Enveloped in the culture, he became a drug dealer at twelve years old. His father abandoned the family when Biggie Small was two years old forcing his mother to work two jobs to support the family. Biggie Small, nicknamed “Big”

The unsolved D.B. Cooper hijacking (skyjacking) of Boeing Flight 305

D. B. Cooper – Legendary Skyjacker D. B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the United States on November 24, 1971, received $200,000 in ransom, and parachuted from the plane. The name he used to board the plane was Dan Cooper, but he became known as "D. B. Cooper". No conclusive evidence has ever surfaced regarding Cooper's true identity or whereabouts, and the bulk of the money has never been recovered. Several theories offer competing explanations of what happened after his famed jump. To date it remains the only unsolved U.S. aircraft hijacking case. The Hijacking On Wednesday, November 24, 1971, a man travelling as Dan Cooper (aka D.B. Cooper) hopped aboard a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 flying from Portland International Airport to Seattle, Washington. Described as

Jack the Ripper

The Jack the Ripper murders occurred in London more than one hundred years ago. The methods used in the investigations were years before their time but still, the infamous serial killer was never found. Since then, evidence has been lost and facts have been muddled. The true story of Jack the Ripper takes a careful, conscious effort to sort through the specifics to determine what happened, and why. Summary Jack the Ripper was murdered a number of prostitutes in the East End of London in 1888. The Jack the Ripper moniker originates from a letter written by a person who proclaimed their title as the killer. All of the murders took place within a mile area and involved the districts of Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Adgate, and the City of

Jack the Ripper Timeline (Complete)

Timeline Below is an extensive timeline of Ripper-related events covering over 100 years. It is a supplement to the Jack the Ripper article. APRIL 1887 April 6, 1887 -- Elizabeth Stride brings charges of assault against her lover, Michael Kidney. April 8, 1887 -- Joseph Barnett and Mary Kelly meet for the first time. JUNE 1887 Severin Klosowski arrives in London from Poland. June 10, 1887 -- Elizabeth Stride, using the name 'Annie Fitzgerald', is brought before Thames Magistrates Court for drunk and disorderly conduct. June 28, 1887 -- Israel Lipski poisons Miriam Angel at 16 Batty Street. AUGUST 1887 Mary Ann Cox charged on assault charges in front of Thames Magistrates Court. August 22, 1887 -- Israel Lipski is hanged for the murder of Miriam Angel. SEPTEMBER 1887 Michael Ostrog sent into Surrey Pauper Lunatic Asylum, suffering

Omega Man Counterfeiter

Omega Man Counterfeiter In the early 1970’s, ANACS (American Numismatic Association Certification Service) noticed an unusually high number of “high relief” coins entering the market. High relief coins are coins that are struck multiple times to produce extremely clear, concise contours. Suspicious that an unusually high quality counterfeiter could be the culprit, they began careful examination of the coins. If it weren't for a minute “omega” symbol in the claw of the eagle on the coin, they would have never known they were counterfeits. Like paper money, coins are often counterfeited. In almost all cases, they are very easy to spot, especially by expert coin examiners such as ANACS, using high magnification lenses and microscopic examination equipment. Counterfeit coins are often molded rather than struck with a