Newspaper clippings · Texas

The 1897 Aurora, Texas UFO crash

April 17, 1897 Aurora, Texas A UFO crashes The cigar-shaped airship and its pilot, “a native of the planet Mars,” were reported to have crash-landed on a local judge’s property after destroying a windmill in its path. The body of the alleged Martian was examined and buried, and the wreckage of the destroyed spacecraft were… Continue reading The 1897 Aurora, Texas UFO crash

Racially Motivated · Russia

Leaders of racist, murderous youth gang arrested

April 17, 2007 Moscow, Russia Arthur Ryno (Артур Рыно) and Pavel Skachevskiy (Павел Скачевский), ringleaders of a murdering skinhead gang of youths from 15 to 25 years old, are arrested for the deaths of "non-Slavic-looking" people The targets were chosen specifically by their looks, predominantly those from Central Asia and the Caucasus region, based on… Continue reading Leaders of racist, murderous youth gang arrested

Today in Horror History

Happy birthday, Rowdy Roddy Piper

Happy birthday to the late Rowdy Roddy Piper Born April 15, 1954 Piper had an expansive acting career as well as his career as a professional wrestler. He starred in some amazing (and less than amazing) movies including Hell Comes to Frogtown, The Chair, The Portal, A Gothic Tale, Legion: The Last Exorcism, Don’t Look… Continue reading Happy birthday, Rowdy Roddy Piper

Ohio · Religion

Self-proclaimed prophet has family executed

April 17, 1989 Kirtland, Ohio Self-professed prophet Jeffrey Lundgren has the Avery family, including their 3 daughters, executed after claiming God commanded it Lundgren and around 2 dozen followers began a new doomsday church as an offshoot of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (now called the Community of Christ) which itself… Continue reading Self-proclaimed prophet has family executed