Massachusetts · Religion

The first sacrifice of the Fall River “Satanists”

October 13, 1979 Fall River, Massachusetts The mutilated body of Doreen Levesque (17) is found Levesque, a teenage runaway, had apparently turned to prostitution to make ends meet. She fell in with a pimp named Carl Drew (pictured) who had begun dabbling in occult practices and fancied himself a Satanist. Levesque became the group's first… Continue reading The first sacrifice of the Fall River “Satanists”

England · Executions · Famous Last Words · Political

FLW: traitor to the throne forgives his executioner

Famous Last Words Major-General Thomas Harrison October 13, 1660 London, England "I do forgive thee with all my heart … Alas poor man, thou doith it ignorantly, the Lord grant that this sin may be laid to thy charge." (Spoken to the executioner after he asked to be forgiven.) Harrison had signed the death warrant… Continue reading FLW: traitor to the throne forgives his executioner

California · Graves

A toddler’s death and remarkable preservation

October 13, 1873 San Francisco, California Edith Howard Cook dies of marasmus Edith died a month shy of her 3rd birthday from marasmus, a severe malnutrition brought on by a bacterial, viral, or parasitic infection. Her hair was adorned with lavender, a rosary and eucalyptus seeds placed on her chest, and she was buried in… Continue reading A toddler’s death and remarkable preservation