Man with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva dies of pneumonia, is later displayed to help others understand the condition

November 11, 1973Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaHarry Raymond Eastlack dies of pneumonia Eastlack had a condition called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), also referred to as Stone Man Syndrome. FOP is a rare genetic disorder affecting approximately 1 in 2,000,000 births and shows very little evidence at birth aside from a malformation of the great toes. FOP causes the…

Man killed by newlywed couple who claimed the killing was either in self-defense, because of Satanism, or for no reason more than they wanted to kill someone

November 11, 2013Sunbury, PennsylvaniaTroy LaFerrara is strangled and stabbed to death by newlyweds Elytte and Miranda Barbour Miranda (18) and LaFerrara met on Craigslist after Miranda posted an ad for escort services. The two met in Miranda’s car; unbeknownst to LaFerrara, Elytte (22) was hiding in the backseat awaiting the code phrase “Did you see…

Railway car ignites, kills 155

November 11, 2000 Kaprun, Austria A railway car carrying skiers through a tunnel catches fire, killing 155 The fire was caused by an electric heater in an unattended conductor’s cabin at the back of the train, which melted plastic pipes and ignited hydraulic brake fluid. The passengers were unable to immediately access fire extinguishers or…

Today in Horror History: November 11

Birthdays: The iconic Bill Moseley (November 11, 1951), who starred in Endangered Species (1982), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), The Blob (1988), Fair Game (1988), “Freddy’s Nightmares” (episode: Black Ticket), Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989), The First Power (1990), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Army of Darkness (1992), Corpse…