Suspected serial killer Joe Roy Metheny dies

August 5, 2017 Cumberland, Maryland Suspected serial killer Joseph Roy Metheny dies in prison During an alleged and unconfirmed jailhouse confession, Metheny claimed to have killed 10 people and cooked parts of their bodies to serve to customers at his barbecue stand. (The “confession” has been reported by several news outlets, most of whom reference…

Group holds drunken hex party to curse Hitler

January 22, 1941 Maryland A group of people gather cabin in the woods, drink heavily, and engage in a "hex party" to "kill Adolf Hitler by voodoo incantation" The gathering was recorded by LIFE magazine and published in their February 10, 1941 issue, and describe the alcohol-fueled ritual involving a dressmaker's dummy that had nails…