Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder · North Dakota

Family murdered over argument involving a dog biting a cow

April 22, 1920 Turtle Lake, North Dakota Henry Layer kills his neighbors, 5 of their 6 children, and a chore boy following an argument Layer had visited the Wolf farm with a complaint regarding Wolf's dog biting one of Layer's cows. Wolf eventually demanded Layer leave, grabbing a double-barreled shotgun and loading it in front… Continue reading Family murdered over argument involving a dog biting a cow

Egypt

The first victim of King Tut’s curse

April 5, 1923 Cairo, Egypt George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon becomes the first victim of King Tut’s “curse” Lord Carnarvon was a financial backer of the Tutankhamun excavation in 1922, and had been present during the original unsealing in 1922 as well as the ceremonial opening of the tomb in January 1923. He accidentally… Continue reading The first victim of King Tut’s curse

Connecticut · Newspaper clippings

“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… Continue reading “Ape Man” scared off by teens with guns

Germany · Massacres/Mass Murder

The Hinterkaifeck murders

March 31, 1922 Hinterkaifeck, Germany (present-day Waidhofen, Bavaria, Germany) A family of 5 and their maid are murdered in their home Around 6 months before the murders, the family’s previous maid quit, complaining the farm was haunted; her replacement, Maria Baumgartner, began working the day of the murders and was killed within hours of arriving.… Continue reading The Hinterkaifeck murders