Murderous Superstitions

(WARNING! THIS ONE IS PRETTY GROSS) In 1888, the Tribune had a great article about strange superstitions that were widely believed by muderers. These included: “The Corpse Candle” – some murderers (primarily in Germany) believed that if you made candles from the body of a murder victim, the light would make the murderers invisible. It Read More…

The Devil Baby of Hull House

Many people come to this site (or, even worse, go to Hull House) looking for photographs of the “Devil Baby.” There aren’t any. If you see any on other sites, they’re fake. The Devil Baby story was just a rumor that went around in 1913 (after having gone around in other cities many times before). Read More…