History vs. Myth
You don’t need fiction when history provides you with tales as crazy as the ones we’ve collected for you. Read up while your jaw drops.
5 Scandals the British Royal Family Wishes We'd Forget
The Radium Girls' Dark Story Still Glows With Death and Deceit
The White House Has a Spooktacular Haunted History
England's Eccentric 'Camberley Kate' Never Turned Away a Stray
Queen Elizabeth II Steered the British Monarchy Into the 21st Century
Meet the Conman Who Sold the Brooklyn Bridge — Many Times Over
Emergence of Hunger Stones Signals Worst European Drought in 500 Years
What Kind of King Will Charles III Be?
In 19th-century Paris, the Morgue Was the Best Show in Town
Why in the World Do U.S. Presidents Pardon Turkeys?
A Short History of Skid Row
Crystal Flutes and Human Hair: 8 Random Items Found in the Library of Congress
Why North Sentinel Island Is Barred to All Visitors
Who Were the Real Women Warriors of Dahomey?
The Order of Assassins Was Very Real and Very Deadly
The French Resistance Took Many Forms During WWII
Inside Unit 731, Japan's Gruesome WWII Human Experiment Program
Incredible History: When WWII POWs Held an Olympics in a Nazi Camp
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When Gov. John White left Roanoke to gather supplies from England, he was astonished at what he found when he returned. The colonists were gone, their houses were gone and the only clue to their whereabouts was a tree carved with the word "CROATOAN."
Al Capone was one of the most notorious gangsters in American history, ruling the streets of Chicago with an iron fist. So why did it take tax evasion to bring him down?
By Oisin Curran
Regarded as the goddess of wisdom and war, the patron of Athens is also considered the goddess of all things crafty and was the favorite of the Greek god Zeus.
Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead and protector of the gates to the underworld, was said to oversee every aspect of the process of dying and mummification.
Tom Horn had a wild reputation and even murdered a few people. But there's doubt as to whether he really shot young Willie Nickell, the crime for which he was hanged. In fact some say his ghost is looking for justice.
Hell-Cat Maggie, Gallus Mag and Sadie the Goat sure have colorful names. They're alleged to be members of various 19th century New York gangs. But did any of them really exist?
By Dave Roos
A bad LSD trip can drive a person to suicide. So why would the CIA use American citizens as guinea pigs for its drug research?
By Josh Clark
After President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the FBI left no stone unturned during its investigation. At one point, the investigation led to a most unlikely place.
By Bryan Young
Human bones were found in the basement of Benjamin Franklin's London home. Lots of human bones. Was one of America's most venerated Founding Fathers a criminal of the worst kind?
A popular meme says that the U.S. Constitution notion of democracy really came from the Iroquois Great Law of Peace, except that the Native Americans' version was more inclusive. How true is this?
Conspiracy theorists claim the Smithsonian Institution holds the truth behind the ancient people that once thrived in the Grand Canyon — and they weren't Native Americans.
By Diana Brown
The ancient Greeks have been warning us about the rise and fall of technology as far back as Talos, everyone's favorite mythological man of bronze.
By Robert Lamb
Thousands of pages related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are now public information. Will they finally dispel years of conspiracies?
By Diana Brown
Did British Navy diver Lionel Crabb conspire with the Soviets or did they kill him for spying?
By Diana Brown