In “Dead Mountain,” American film and television producer Donnie Eichar provides a plausible scientific explanation for a mystery that has confounded investigators and inspired speculation for fifty-five years.
On December 18, 1867, the Buffalo and Erie Railroad’s New York Express derailed over Big Sister Creek in Angola, New York, killing fifty-plus passengers. John D. Rockefeller was not among them.
One hundred years ago this November, a “perfect storm” battered the Great Lakes, sinking twelve boats, grounding thirty-one others, and raising the tugboat Searchlight.
Nazi Germany had Führer Adolf Hitler. The United States had Bundesführer Fritz Kuhn, a naturalized American citizen who came to the U.S. from Munich by way of Mexico.
Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg killed 394 people during his 45-year career as an executioner. But he was not a monster. To the contrary, he was a sober, reliable family man, one who reluctantly pursued his vocation.
On March 23, 1913, a series of tornadoes struck the American Midwest. But the twisters were a mere prelude to a greater disaster, one caused by torrential rains.