History Stories
CATEGORY: Crime
Victim of “The Killer Clown” Finally Identified After 40 Years
July 21, 2017

After 40 years, investigators used DNA to identify one of seven unnamed victims of 1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Read More

The Wimbledon Finalist Who Committed Murder
July 13, 2017

A killer backhand earned Vere St. Leger Goold a spot in a Wimbledon final. Read More

Why Americans Are So Fascinated by Serial Killers
June 23, 2017

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Babysitters Accused of Satanic Crimes Exonerated After 25 Years
June 21, 2017

Fran and Dan Keller were convicted in 1992, during a mass hysteria over the alleged Satanic ritual abuse of children that swept the nation beginning in the 1980s. Read More

The Massacre at Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Love Cottage”
June 8, 2017

Read about the grisly mass murder inside the architect’s Wisconsin house and studio that took the lives of his mistress and six others. Read More

The Con Man Who Invented His Own Country
October 12, 2016

In the early 1820s, a Scottish swindler devised one of history’s most outlandish moneymaking schemes: he invented his own country. Read More

The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous
August 19, 2016

In 1911, a former Louvre employee perpetrated one of the greatest art heists in history: the theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s immortal painting “Mona Lisa.” Read More

Is Photo of Jesse James with Killer Real?
October 8, 2015

A Houston forensic artist says a photograph purported to show outlaw Jesse James sitting next to his eventual killer, Robert Ford, is authentic. Read More

History’s Biggest Art Heist Remains Unsolved, 25 Years Later
March 18, 2015

The largest art heist in history remains unsolved 25 years after thieves stole 13 masterpieces worth $500 million from a Boston museum. So whodunit? Read More

The Real-Life Story Behind “The Monuments Men”
May 13, 2014

Find out more about the unlikely World War II heroes who saved Europe’s art treasures. Read More