Marie Duplessis – The Fabulous Yet Tragic Destiny of France’s Most Celebrated Courtesan

Marie Duplessis ​​was a French courtesan and mistress to a number of prominent and wealthy men. She was born Alphonsine Plessis on 15 January 1824, to Marin Plessis, a peddler,​​ and Marie-Louse Deshayes, a local farmer’s daughter. Marie was not born out […]

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Roza Shanina – The Short ​​Life of Stalin’s Russian Female Sniper

Roza Shanina was an exceptional, legendary sniper during World War II, a brave female-soldier known for her beauty, high moral qualities and shooting accuracy. ​​She was credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius. ​​And she also […]

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The Black Dahlia – The Tragic Fate​​ of Elizabeth Short

On January 15, 1947, the mutilated body of a young woman was found in an open area in Los Angeles on South Norton Avenue near 39th Street. The police later found that the woman was known as the Black Dahlia. Although her […]

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Hitler and Women – Adolf’s Dirty Little Secret

According to Henry Murray, an American psychologist and a Harvard professor, one of the most brutal tyrants in world history was a diagnosed schizophrenic on a mission to avenge his childhood years of repressed rage. In 1943, the OSS, a precursor to […]

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Bizarre Cases of People Vanishing Mysteriously

Romulus was the legendary founder and first king of Rome. Various traditions attribute the establishment of many of Rome’s oldest legal, political, religious, and social institutions to Romulus and his contemporaries. One day Romulus was reviewing his troops in the Campus Martius […]

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THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER – The Tragic Fate of Two Royal Brothers

In July 1674 workmen employed in demolishing a stone staircase in the Tower of London made a gruesome discovery. Beneath the bottom stair, buried ten feet deep, they found an old wooden chest. Inside were the skeletons of two children; one lay […]

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The Ghosts of Versailles – Is Marie Antoinette Haunting Her Palace?

The Ghosts of Versailles story was told by two English school teachers, Charlotte Anne Moberly, and Eleanor Jourdain. Both women came from respectable families and held important positions at respectable English schools. The two ladies were in Paris in August of 1901 […]

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Being Princess Anastasia – The Story of Anna Anderson

For every royal person who has disappeared, presumed murdered, in mysterious circumstances, there has been someone, often more than one person, who has claimed his or her identity. Yet never have so many claimants come forward as those who have asserted themselves […]

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The Hunt for Martin Bormann. Did He Escape?

He was born in 1900, the son of a minor post-office official. In the First World War he served in the artillery – though he never heard any shots fired in anger. Afterwards he was employed in estate management. He also joined […]

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The Virgin Queen – Did Queen Elizabeth I Ever Love?

Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last monarch of the House of Tudor. She was the […]

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