Newspaper clippings · Australia

Man disappears after contact with “UFO”

October 21, 1978 Bass Strait, Australia Frederick Valentich (20) disappears after encountering what some believe to be a UFO Valentich, described by his father as a “flying saucer enthusiast,” radioed the control tower to inform them of an unidentified flying object with four green lights was following him. When the control tower replied there was… Continue reading Man disappears after contact with “UFO”

Massachusetts · Racially Motivated

Woman forced by 6 teens to douse self with gasoline and is set on fire

October 2, 1973 Boston, Massachusetts Evelyn Wagler is forced by six teens to drench herself in gasoline and is lit on fire Wagler’s car had stalled on the evening of October 2. She grabbed a gas can and walked approximately 15 minutes to a gas station. On her return trip, she was attacked by a… Continue reading Woman forced by 6 teens to douse self with gasoline and is set on fire

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

The first victims of the Chicago Tylenol Murders

September 29, 1982 Chicago, Illinois The first two victims of the Chicago Tylenol Murders are killed Beginning on September 29, random victims began dying after ingesting potassium cyanide-laced extra-strength Tylenol pills. The first victim was 12-year-old Mary Kellerman; six more would follow her to the grave. During investigations, it was determined each tainted bottle had… Continue reading The first victims of the Chicago Tylenol Murders

Tennessee

Young girl abducted, found dead after countless ransom notes sent to parents from across the country

September 19, 1934 Nashville, Tennessee 5-year-old Dorothy Ann Distlehurst is abducted Dorothy was last seen leaving her kindergarten to walk the three blocks home on the afternoon of September 19. When she failed to arrive home at her normal time, her mother called police. Dorothy’s abduction occurred as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial was still… Continue reading Young girl abducted, found dead after countless ransom notes sent to parents from across the country

Illinois

Teen burned alive in garbage can, killer(s) still at large

September 17, 2016 Chicago, Illinois 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin Jr. is burned alive in a 55-gallon metal garbage can Demetrius had suffered burns so extensive his body was unrecognizable; investigators identified his remains through dental records. Due to the condition of his body, the medical examiner took over a month to determine Demetrius’ cause of death:… Continue reading Teen burned alive in garbage can, killer(s) still at large