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.

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The Puritans who conducted the witchcraft trials in Salem, Mass., suspected the devil was at work in their society. But could the madness have been caused by drugs?

By Josh Clark

Though the ancient Greeks get a lot of credit for building the foundation of today's civilization, many of their ideas came from the Kemites. Who were they, and what did they teach the Greeks?

By Josh Clark

A few Nazi leaders escaped justice after World War II. Who are they, and how are people trying to bring them to justice more than 50 years later?

By Josh Clark

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Genghis Khan is said to have killed 1,748,000 people in one hour. Did he really do it? And if not, what really happened?

By Josh Clark

The first recorded murder in America was committed by someone who came over on the Mayflower. Who was it, and why did he do it?

By Josh Clark

An Irish monk named St. Brendan may have been the first European to visit the Americas. Although there is no hard evidence to back the claim, written accounts of his voyages, petroglyphs and Viking history suggest St. Brendan may have beaten Columbus

By Josh Clark

Did the Chinese discover America years before Christopher Columbus? Learn about the evidence that supports the claim that Asian seafarers touched down in the Americas before the famous European explorer.

By Josh Clark

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Some untrue historical events have been passed down for so many years that they have become truths. See our list of 10 historical misconceptions, including Sir Walter Raleigh's Cloak and Lady Godiva's Naked Ride.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

In November 2006, a new documentary took a look at infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper using modern profiling techniques.

By Julia Layton