India · Religion

Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest

October 21, 2011 Jailwara, Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh, India 7-year-old Lalita Tati (pictured) is kidnapped, murdered, and mutilated, allegedly by two desperate farmers who sacrificed her for a better harvest Lalita was abducted as she walked home after leaving a neighbor's house. It is suspected that Lalita was targeted because her alleged killers, Ignesh Kujur and… Continue reading Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest

Racially Motivated · South Carolina

Man lynched after argument over price of seeds

October 21, 1916 Abbeville, South Carolina Anthony Crawford is lynched following an argument with a shopkeeper over the price of seeds Crawford had visited the shop of W. D. Barksdale to sell some cotton seeds, the price of which was typically 90 cents per bushel, though Barksdale offered Crawford 85 cents a bushel instead. Crawford… Continue reading Man lynched after argument over price of seeds

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 21

Birthdays: Carrie Fisher (October 21, 1956 - December 27, 2016), best remembered as Leia Organa, also starred in Frankenstein (1984), Scream 3 (2000), Wonderland(2003), and Sorority Row (2009). Fisher in Scream 3 Ken Watanabe (October 21, 1959), who starred in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009), and Godzilla (2014). Ken Watanabe Michael McMillian (October… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 21

Newspaper clippings · Australia

Man disappears after contact with “UFO”

October 21, 1978 Bass Strait, Australia Frederick Valentich (20) disappears after encountering what some believe to be a UFO Valentich, described by his father as a “flying saucer enthusiast,” radioed the control tower to inform them of an unidentified flying object with four green lights was following him. When the control tower replied there was… Continue reading Man disappears after contact with “UFO”

Executions · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murdering girlfriend and her young sons

October 20, 1931 Chester, Illinois Merle (alt. spelling: Merley, Murley) Johnson is executed for the murders of his live-in girlfriend and her two sons On May 20, 1931, Johnson (25) shot Carrie Bowers (38) before he strangled her sons, Joseph (6) and Delmar (19 months). The boys were also bludgeoned with a car crank and… Continue reading Man executed for murdering girlfriend and her young sons