New York · Newspaper clippings

Girl gouges eyes from face, calmly states they “fell out”

From The Daily Notes (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) Published August 12, 1931 An unnamed teenage girl with a history of self-mutilation (she had previously pulled out three of her own teeth) tore both of her eyes from their sockets. I attempted to find out more information about her name or other incidents but without luck.

Massacres/Mass Murder · Nebraska · Religion

Man claims ancient Egyptian god commanded him to make human sacrifices, begins killing spree

August 11, 2013 Omaha, Nebraska Nikko Jenkins begins a killing spree which ends with a total of four victims Jenkins claimed his facial tattoos are the language of Apophis, the ancient Egyptian god of chaos, and claimed to be following Apophis' commands when he began his shooting spree. On August 11, 2013, Jenkins shot two… Continue reading Man claims ancient Egyptian god commanded him to make human sacrifices, begins killing spree

Newspaper clippings · Washington

Mysterious clear jelly blobs rain from sky, kill kitten

August 7, 1994 Oakville, Washington Gelatinous blobs containing human white blood cells falls from the sky The translucent, gelatinous pieces reportedly rained on and near the home of Sunny Barclift twice in as many weeks. Barclift, her mother Dotty Hearn, and a new kitten were all struck with illnesses after coming in contact with the… Continue reading Mysterious clear jelly blobs rain from sky, kill kitten

New York · Newspaper clippings

Man stops child’s funeral procession, pulls body from coffin

August 4, 1881 New York A police officer interrupts a child’s funeral procession, breaking open the coffin, and pulling the boy’s corpse out The child, names as Robert Williams by the Harrisburg Daily Independent (Aug 5, 1881), was pulled from the coffin by Jeremiah O’Connor who later identified himself as a police officer. Also according… Continue reading Man stops child’s funeral procession, pulls body from coffin

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