Alabama

Woman struck by meteorite piece, the only documented case of a human being hit by space debris

November 30, 1954 Oak Grove, Alabama A piece of a meteorite hits Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges, leaving a large bruise The fragment crashed through Hodges’ farmhouse roof, bounced off a console radio, and struck Hodges in the thigh as she was sleeping on a couch. Though bruised, Hodges was not seriously wounded by the fragment,… Continue reading Woman struck by meteorite piece, the only documented case of a human being hit by space debris

Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Woman dies by supposed suicide by furnace

November 17, 1924 Bexley, Ohio Addie Sheatsley dies in a furnace, supposedly during a suicide For reasons unknown, Sheatsley is suspected to have climbed into a large furnace, partially cremating herself from the waist down. Her children found the smell unusual and investigated, though her 16-year-old son Clarence later stated he witnessed his mother burning… Continue reading Woman dies by supposed suicide by furnace

New York

Man and woman beaten with axe, man continues morning routine before dying

November 15, 2004 Delmar, New York Peter and Joan Porco are found after being bludgeoned with an axe as they sleep Peter Porco was discovered dead from massive blunt head trauma at his front door. Blood evidence left at the scene showed that, despite having 16 major wounds to his face and head including a… Continue reading Man and woman beaten with axe, man continues morning routine before dying

Florida · Newspaper clippings

Woman dies of tuberculosis, her body eventually stolen by a man obsessed with her

October 25, 1931 Key West, Florida Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos dies of tuberculosis; her body is later stolen and preserved by the x-ray technician who attempted to treat her Hoyos was 22 when she died of tuberculosis, despite the efforts of hospital employee, Carl Tanzler von Cosel, made to save her life. Tanzler believed… Continue reading Woman dies of tuberculosis, her body eventually stolen by a man obsessed with her

India · Religion

Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest

October 21, 2011 Jailwara, Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh, India 7-year-old Lalita Tati (pictured) is kidnapped, murdered, and mutilated, allegedly by two desperate farmers who sacrificed her for a better harvest Lalita was abducted as she walked home after leaving a neighbor's house. It is suspected that Lalita was targeted because her alleged killers, Ignesh Kujur and… Continue reading Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest