Shark attacks are rare—and when they do happen, they’re usually not deadly.
From a record-breaking mountain climber to a British adventurer who may have died searching for a city that doesn’t exist and beyond, these explorers have fates that are shrouded in mystery.
The Lincolns weren't alone in the presidential box at Ford's Theater that night.
“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” is a little exaggerated itself. Find out the real story behind this famous quote.
Pseudocide only works if no one figures out your secret.
Houseplants can die of old age, but likely not within your lifetime.
The composer suffered from hearing loss and a number of mysterious ailments before his death at age 56. His hair is providing some answers.
In 1975, a woman found her husband dead in a chair after watching a BBC sitcom. He had been laughing for almost a half-hour. Was it merriment that killed him?
Some visitors have chosen Japan’s Aokigahara, or ‘suicide forest,’ as the setting for their final moments—walking in with no intention of ever walking out.
While many reported cases of burials of the living were exaggerated, there are a few cases of people who went into their graves while still breathing.
February 14 is often celebrates as a day of love—but it has also been marked as a day of tragedy.
You drive an electric vehicle. You recycle. You're a vegetarian. Do your final wishes reflect your eco-friendly lifestyle?
Keeping holiday decorations up at Sandringham House until at least February 6 was part of the queen's holiday tradition for a very sweet reason.
From ogre-like demons to beating bread against the wall to ward off evil spirits and more, some New Year’s superstitions and traditions are spookier than others.
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 1980, John Lennon was gunned down in front of his New York City apartment building by an obsessed fan. This is the story of the days leading up to that tragedy.
The universe appears to be taking a special interest in offing us at the beginning of the year.
Devout decedents of the KISS Army could opt to be buried in an official KISS coffin, where Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley would wag their tongues at you for all eternity.
When King Tut's tomb was discovered in 1922, some believed the Egyptian pharaoh unleashed a powerful curse upon all who dared to disturb his eternal slumber.
Paranormal investigators explore what goes bump in the night—and here's what they had to say about what their job is really like.
Abraham Lincoln briefly considered going with them.
Humans have a strange and lasting fascination with the dark and macabre. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for true crime fans that will appeal to any murder mystery lover.
Decapitation used to be considered the most humane way of disposing of criminals, complete with adorable euphemisms like "the patriotic haircut."