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The Dyatlov Pass Incident

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

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.

Published 12/23/2013

 

The Angola Horror

The Angola Horror

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.

Published 12/07/2013

 

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

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.

Published 10/24/2013

 

Fritz Kuhn and the German-American Bund

Fritz Kuhn and the German-American Bund

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.

Published 10/20/2013

 

The Faithful Executioner

The Faithful Executioner

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.

Published 05/19/2013

 

The Great Flood of 1913

The Great Flood of 1913

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.

Published 04/28/2013

 

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