Graves · Texas

Sick man dies on man’s lawn, is buried as a Stranger

October 4, 1867 Texas A sick man wanders onto the lawn of J. S. Donaldson and dies before being able to reveal his name Without a name, the man’s family could not be notified to lay his body to rest. It’s likely the community or Donaldson paid to have the stranger buried and to erect… Continue reading Sick man dies on man’s lawn, is buried as a Stranger

Florida

Man beaten, tortured, murdered, stuffed in crate, and covered with cement

October 4, 1976 Jacksonville, Florida Timothy Palmes (left) and Ronald Straight (right) torture and kill a furniture store owner Palmes had been dating Jane Alpert and had moved into the apartment she shared with her 7-year-old daughter; Alpert worked for furniture store owner James Stone. A month or two prior to Stone’s murder, Palmes and… Continue reading Man beaten, tortured, murdered, stuffed in crate, and covered with cement

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 4

Birthdays: Author Anne Rice (October 4, 1941), who wrote the on-going series The Vampire Chronicles, which include two movie adaptations — Interview with the Vampire and Queen of the Damned — and is slated for a Hulu exclusion television series. Anne Rice Susan Sarandon (October 4, 1946), who starred in The Rocky Horror Picture Show… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 4