Newspaper clippings · Washington

Mysterious clear jelly blobs rain from sky, kill kitten

August 7, 1994 Oakville, Washington Gelatinous blobs containing human white blood cells falls from the sky The translucent, gelatinous pieces reportedly rained on and near the home of Sunny Barclift twice in as many weeks. Barclift, her mother Dotty Hearn, and a new kitten were all struck with illnesses after coming in contact with the… Continue reading Mysterious clear jelly blobs rain from sky, kill kitten

England · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills 5 members of family, attempts to frame murdered sister

August 7, 1985 Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England Five people, including a set of 6-year-old twins, are shot and killed The murders were carried out by Jeremy Bamber, who killed his adoptive parents, adoptive sister, and her twin boys. He then staged the scene to appear as though his sister, a former model with schizophrenia, had… Continue reading Man kills 5 members of family, attempts to frame murdered sister

New Jersey · Religion

Teenager killed, believed by some to have been “sacrificed”

August 7, 1972 Springfield Township, New Jersey Jeannette DePalma (16) goes missing; her body is found a month later DePalma left her home, telling her mother she was going to visit a friend. When she did not arrive at the friend’s house or back home, a missing person report was filed. On September 19, a… Continue reading Teenager killed, believed by some to have been “sacrificed”

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 7

Birthdays:Tobin Bell (August 7, 1942), best known for his role as Jigsaw in the Saw series, also starred in Mississippi Burning (1988), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Serial Killer (1995), “The X-Files” (episode: Brand X), Boogeyman 2 (2007), Buried Alive (2007), Boogeyman 3 (2008), Dark House (2014), Finders Keepers (2014), The Sandman (2017), and… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 7

California · Crime Scene Photography · Political

Men storm courthouse, take hostages to negotiate release of prisoners

August 7, 1970 Marin County, California Jonathan Jackson (17) kidnaps Superior Court judge Harold Haley and other hostages in an attempt to negotiate the freedom of the Soledad brothers The Soledad brothers were three black men accused of killing a white prison guard; the murder of the guard was allegedly in retribution for the shooting… Continue reading Men storm courthouse, take hostages to negotiate release of prisoners