February 19, 1909 Fife, Scotland 15-year-old Michael Swinton Brown is killed during a robbery Brown was tasked every Friday with collecting the weekly factory wages for his employer, a task which he performed almost mechanically. Every week he took the same route at the same time, a habit Alexander Edmonstone (23) noticed and decided to… Continue reading Teenager beaten, strangled during robbery
February 12, 1692 Glen Coe, Scotland An order is issued calling for the massacre of Glencoe (The massacre is the inspiration for the Red Wedding from A Song of Ice and Fire book series and Game of Thrones TV series, specifically the part involving the MacDonald clan who were killed after accepting guests into their… Continue reading Glencoe massacre, inspiration of the Red Wedding
January 28, 1829 Edinburgh, Scotland William Burke is hanged for the murders of lodgers whom he and his partner Hare killed in order to sell the bodies to doctors At the time, Scottish law prohibited the use of medical cadavers unless the person had died in prison or as a result of suicide, or if… Continue reading Body thief hanged
January 26, 1686 Scotland The Reverend Alexander Peden died in a cave at the age of 60 Rev. Peden was a Covenanter, one of a group of people who disagreed with the political and religious changes King Charles I introduced into the country. The Covenanters refused to acknowledge the king as the head of the… Continue reading Man who disguised self to preach illegally dies in cave
October 9, 1944 Scotland Nazis attempt to open a portal to release the 7 Gods of Chaos. Though the portal was not open enough to release the gods, a child crosses through. He is adopted by US soldiers and a paranormal researcher, and given the name Hellboy.