Devoured by wolves while distracted, failing to turn away from Christianity and shot down by a boy who was holding a frying pan – these are this weeks “Strange Deaths in History”. A glimpse at the lives and deaths of some who have come before us.
May 16, 1986, David and Doris Young took an entire elementary school hostage in Cokeville, Wyoming. Armed with firearms and a home made bomb, the couple demanded a vast sum of money for the hostages release or everyone would die.
When the bomb was accidentally triggered many believe a miracle took place - angels saving the lives of the innocent.
On three consecutive days in 2003, a set of fire doors at Hampton Court Palace were captured on CCTV cameras flying open with force. On the second day a ghostly figure appeared and closed them.
Many believe the figure to be one of the ghosts of the palace. Fact or fiction? You decide!
In August 1966, a boy flying a kite discovers two dead bodies in a patch of overgrown weeds. The bodies were wearing matching suits, matching waterproof coats and lead masks covering their eyes.
Most baffling of all was the handwritten note that contained some bizarre instructions...
June 24 - June 30: Pilot Kenneth Arnold witnesses nine strange objects flying through the sky like 'saucers skipping across the surface of water' - Helen Keller is born, soon to be struck with illness leaving her blind and deaf - and a new and deadly virus kills a factory worker in Nzara, Sudan.
This week in ‘strange deaths in history’ we tell you about hotel staff in Sweden who were careless to the point of lethal, how once upon a time an educated woman named Hypatia became a threat to society, and how Pope Adrian IV, the only English Pope, chocked on a fly in his wine.
Jim Morrison was a American poet, singer, songwriter, and most famously of all, the lead singer of The Doors. He died aged 27 in Paris, France, and was buried in the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery.
Does his spirit still linger - this photo shows that it might - but is it fact or fiction? You decide!
Giovanni Aldini was the nephew of Luigi Galvani, the man who discovered that a dead frogs legs could be made to kick with the application of a spark.
Aldini carried out similar experiments, but took them to the next level once he obtained the corpses of freshly executed criminals.
Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital in Gwangju, South Korea, is considered one of the countries most haunted locations.
Legends persist of mysterious patient deaths being the cause of the hospitals sudden closure in the 1990's, their tortured souls lingering on in this creepy, abandoned facility.
April 3, 1908, Karolina Olsson woke from her sleep to a completely changed world. She learned that her mother and two of her brothers were dead, and her remaining family were unrecognisable to her.
Looking in the mirror was the biggest shock - Karolina had been asleep for 32 years.
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