May 13-19: The first definitive sighting of the Thylacine by a European is made in Van Diemen's Land, a pregnant woman is murdered when her unborn baby is cut from her, a strange geared mechanism is discovered in a lump of corroded rock and New England has its Dark Day.
In an open field near Bernards Township, New Jersey, stands The Devil's Tree.
The tree was used for lynching, many losing their lives when strung up in its branches, and is said to curse any who try to cut it down. A chain link fence now encircles the trunk, so no axe or chainsaw can touch the wood.
Taken in 1924, this photograph of the Dunrobin State School No. 3777 has an element to it that just does not seem quite right. The children's faces, all morose, any smiles looking forced, give a hint to the discomfort they are feeling.
The reason for this is that one of their number is actually dead...
"Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth." These are the lyrics of a song Rodney Alcala used as part of his closing defense argument, while he was on trial for five murders.
However, it is thought Alcala could be guilty of many, many more.
From 1887 until 1974, Hashima Island, aka 'Battleship Island', was populated by coal miners and their families, until the mines were shut down.
After the island was completely deserted, it became known as 'Ghost Island', the empty buildings now only play home to residual memories of the past.
May 6-12: The Hindenburg, the most luxurious flying vessel of its time explodes, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh's kidnapped child's corpse is discovered, Edvard Munch's painting 'The Scream' is recovered after it was stolen, and serial killer H.H. Holmes is executed in Moyamensing Prison.
In the 1990's a new gadget was released, that took the playground by storm. The Tamagotchi: a virtual toy providing children with a simulated pet experience by raising it from an egg, through to the end of its life cycle.
Before long several deaths were linked to the passing of these virtual pets.
When Kerry Walton ventured beneath a old, abandoned, haunted house, the last thing he expected to find was a 200 year old, hand carved doll.
Even less expected was the spirit the doll contained which caused many who viewed it, person and animal, to go into fits of hysterics.
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