Woman who killed 3 husbands, 8 children dies in prison

May 16, 1878 Wethersfield, Connecticut "Derby Poisoner" Lydia Sherman dies in prison Sherman had been serving a life sentence at the time of her death, having been convicted of the murders of 3 husbands, 6 biological children (the youngest being 9 months old), and 2 step-children (the younger had recently had his second birthday). She…

“Ape Man” scared off by teens with guns

From The Waco News-Tribune (Waco, Texas) Published April 3, 1926 A man dressed in a fur suit with the intention of scaring two recently orphaned girls, aged 19 and 16, into selling their farm for a cheaper price. The girls were not easily persuaded and threatened to shoot the “ape man” should he reappear. The…