Maine · Newspaper clippings

Brothers who remained inseparable in life hang themselves to die inseparable as well

September 26, 1922 Gorham, Maine The bodies of two men are found hanging in a tree in a suspected double suicide The men, Charles and James Westervelt, were identified the day following their discovery, after initials were found on their clothing and traced back to a clothing store and laundry service. The men were from… Continue reading Brothers who remained inseparable in life hang themselves to die inseparable as well

Maine · Newspaper clippings

Monster robot kept in refrigerator scares waitress, patrons

August 3, 1960 Rangeley, Maine A man testing his robotic monster in cold-climate conditions in a restaurant’s freezer scares a waitress and 25 patrons The monster was created for a traveling horror show called “Terrors of the Unknown” led by Dr. Evil. The traveling show also featured acts including “The Mummy-King Kong” and a woman… Continue reading Monster robot kept in refrigerator scares waitress, patrons

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12-year-old abducted, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and strangled

July 6, 1988 Bowdoin, Maine 12-year-old Sarah Cherry is abducted, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and strangled Sarah had been babysitting an 11-month-old baby when she was abducted. The baby’s parents came home to find their child in the crib, unharmed. Sarah, who had “always been very reliable,” was no where to be found. Sarah’s body was… Continue reading 12-year-old abducted, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and strangled

Maine · Newspaper clippings · Religion

Man murders young girl in oven during exorcism

October 27, 1984 Auburn, Maine John Lane, allegedly under the impression his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter was a demon, locks her in an oven and burns her to death Lane claimed that he believed Angela Palmer was a demon, that she changed color and appearance, and called herself Lucifer. Lane also claimed he believed Angela's mother… Continue reading Man murders young girl in oven during exorcism