6 True Stories from History Creepier Than Any Horror Movie

The British Pet story made my head spin. Entire post is interesting (though Cracked’s site is a nightmare to navigate.)

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“6 True Stories from History Creepier Than Any Horror Movie”. Jacopo della Quercia. 30 December, 2013. Cracked.com.228457

History books are full of grisly details about who got stabbed, what town got burned to the ground, and which kings married their cousins — so imagine the stuff that gets edited out. Or, you know, read about it in this article instead. As part of our continuing quest to tell you the stuff your teachers didn’t want you to know, here are some gruesome and little-known addenda to some of the most famous moments in history.

6. The Man Who Tried to Save Lincoln Went All The Shining on His Family
5. Syphilitic “Zombies” Wandered the Streets of Italy During the High Renaissance
4. Heads Literally Exploded During the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius
3. The British Pet Holocaust of World War II
2. The World’s First Documented Serial Killer Did as She Pleased…

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~ by S.K. Epperson on September 6, 2015.

2 Responses to “6 True Stories from History Creepier Than Any Horror Movie”

  1. Agree about the pet catastrophe–yikes. BTW, there’s an excellent novel about Henry Rathbone: “Henry and Clara” by Thomas Mallon. I read it a number of years ago, but it’s still in print.

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