It's been far too long since I've updated this blog, an issue I seek to rectify starting now. A lot has happened during the year hiatus from HorrorHistory.Net, including laying the groundwork to start a zine and an adult activity book, and creating a Patreon page. For behind the scenes info on the page (including… Continue reading Thank You Patrons!
March 25, 1975 Wheaton, Maryland Sisters Sheila (12) and Katherine (10) Lyon disappear from a mall while looking at Easter decorations On March 25, the sisters walked alone to a nearby mall around 11 a.m. or noon, with instructions from their mother to return home by 4 p.m. When the girls had not returned by… Continue reading Sisters abducted from mall
March 24, 1873 Durham, England Mary Ann Cotton (34, pictured) is executed for the murder of her stepson Cotton, who eventually was given the nickname “The Dark Angel,” had a streak of suspicious deaths following her, including three husbands, her mother, a lodger, and twelve children (either her own or her stepchildren). The deaths in… Continue reading Suspected serial poisoner executed
March 23, 2003 Melbourne, Victoria John Myles Sharpe kills his pregnant wife Anna Marie Kemp (pictured) with a speargun John and Anna had been having marital difficulties for some time and, on March 23, the couple argued over a matter too trivial for John to remember. Eventually, Anna went to bed. During the evening, John… Continue reading Man kills wife with speargun, kills toddler with same weapon 4 days later
March 22, 1881 Cheyenne, Wyoming George Parrott, alias Big Nose George, is lynched following a failed jailbreak Parrott and a group of other bandits had robbed people of thousands of dollars over several months, culminating with an attempt to derail a train carrying payroll. The group had loosened a railroad spike which they tied a… Continue reading Man executed, skinned, turned into shoes
March 21, 1884 Columbia, Kentucky Brothers Champ and Rudolph “Rude” Fitzpatrick are hanged for murder The Fitzpatricks worked for a farmer with another man, Miller Brewster, whom their employer favored, which festered jealousy and hatred among the brothers. The animosity grew until August 6, 1883, when Champ approached Brewster on the street, accusing him of… Continue reading Brothers executed for killing man after a perceived insult