On this day, October 30, 1938, Orson Welles’s infamous radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds first aired. Many people have heard the story of Welles terrifying the nation 77 years ago by accidentally causing them […]
Most people have heard of Lizzie Borden, a young woman accused of the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, MA in 1892. She wasn’t convicted, and the murder remains one of the […]
Carrie Nation was a radical member of the temperance movement in the early 1900’s. Growing up, her family was very poor, and her mother suffered delusions of being Queen Victoria. Carrie, spelt Carry by her uneducated father, […]
In September 1984, Ken Webster of Cheshire, England was experiencing “poltergiest events” in his home: objects thrown around or moved, and strange noises, mostly in the kitchen. One day, he accidentally left his computer on in the […]
Boston’s Omni Parker Hotel is a historic and beautiful building in the city. Celebrities ranging from Judy Garland to Hugh Hefner to Whitey Bulger have stayed at the Omni, and some unwanted guests have appeared as well.