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Was Dracula a real person?

Was Dracula a real person?

Published in 1897, Bram Stoker’s Gothic novel “Dracula” launched an entire genre of literature and film about vampires, those sinister ...
Spontaneous Human Combustion

Is spontaneous human combustion real?

For several centuries, people have debated whether human beings can spontaneously combust, or burst into flames without being ignited by an external ...
Curse of King Tut

Is the curse of King Tut real?

In early 1923, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his financier friend George Herbert, Lord Carnarvon, ceremoniously opened the long-obscured burial ...
Abraham Lincoln Assassination

Did Abraham Lincoln predict his own death?

Ward Hill Lamon—Abraham Lincoln’s former law partner, friend and sometime bodyguard—told a famous story about the 16th U.S. president’s premonition ...