Real life horror stories
Things that will give you the Heebie jeebies
In 1995, Lynn Turner's first husband, Glenn, allegedly died of natural causes after being apparently sick with the flu. Six years later, her 2nd husband, Randy Thompson died under similar circumstances. Ten months later Lynn was arrested on the charge of murdering both husbands by poisoning them with anti-freeze. In two separate trials she was found guilty of murdering both Glenn and Randy and sentenced to life. Lynn died in prison on August 30, 2010 of an overdose. She was 42 years old.
Sadie T.M. Alexander (1898-1989), B.S. 1918, A.M. 1919, Ph.D. 1921, LL.B. 1927, in pearls and white graduation dress, portrait photograph
Sadie T.M. Alexander (1898-1989), B.S. 1918, A.M. 1919, Ph.D. 1921, LL.B. 1927, in pearls and white graduation dress, portrait photograph. First African American woman to earn a Ph.D.
Reverend James Warren "Jim" Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, which is best known for the November 18, 1978 mass suicide of 909 Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana along with the killings of five other people at a nearby airstrip. Over 200 children were murdered at Jonestown, almost all of whom were forcibly made to ingest cyanide by the elite Temple members.
Carl Eugene Watts (November 7, 1953 – September 21, 2007) killed over 100 white females between ages of 14 and 44. He did the first murder at the age of 20. He kidnapped his victims from their homes, tortured than murdered them. Watts first confessed the murder of 12 women. Later claimed to have killed 40 and later implied there were more than 80 victims in total. Police considers Watts a suspect in 90 unsolved murders. He was given a 60 years life sentence and died of prostate cancer in jail.
1500's Fun Facts & Popular Sayings -
some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell… Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.
Bettie Page’s mugshot from October 29th 1972. Many of Bettie’s fans don’t seem to know that she left the pinup world and became a religious fanatic. Years later she was diagnosed as schizophrenic and eventually spent over 11 years in a state mental institution because she stabbed three people. A husband and wife the first time, and her 66 year old roommate the second time because she said “God inspired her to do it”.