Young woman dies in car crash, become associated with the urban legend of Resurrection Mary

March 10, 1934Chicago, IllinoisMary Bregovy dies in a car crash, eventually becoming associated with a local legend of Resurrection Mary On March 10, 1934, Mary Bregovy (referred to as “Marie” in contemporary newspaper articles), was traveling with three companions when driver John Reiner lost control of his vehicle and struck an elevated structure at the…

The headless body of a pregnant woman is found

February 1, 1896Fort Thomas, KentuckyThe headless body of Pearl Bryan (23) is found The body of a decapitated woman, tossed into some bushes, was discovered by a farmhand on February 1. As her head was missing, identification proved difficult. The murder became an immediate sensation in the area due to the gruesome end the woman…

Man fatally shot after being mistaken for ghost

January 3, 1804Hammersmith, London, EnglandThomas Millwood (22) is shot after he is mistaken for a ghost For five weeks before Millwood’s death, the Hammersmith area had been seemingly plagued by a malevolent ghost. During one incident, a woman watched the ghost “rise from the tombstones.” The sighting scared her to the point she fainted and…