Folie à Deaux

Folie à deux, shared psychosis,[2] or shared delusional disorder is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief and sometimes hallucinations[3][4] are transmitted from one individual to another.[5] The same syndrome shared by more than two people may be called folie à trois, folie à quatre, folie en famille (“family madness”), or even folie à plusieurs (“madness of several”). Tromp family: The mystery of a tech-free road trip gone wrong […]

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Atrocities in the Congo Free State

In the period from 1885 to 1908, many well-documented atrocities were perpetrated in the Congo Free State (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) which, at the time, was a colony under the personal rule of King Leopold II of the Belgians.  Individual workers who refused to participate in rubber collection could be killed and entire villages razed. The severing of […]

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Happy Land Fire

A River of Tears: Happy Land

https://web.archive.org/web/20060502074835/http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/mass/happyland/index_1.html An arsonist carrying a grudge and a container of gasoline sparked the inferno that killed 87 panicstricken revelers early yesterday in an illegal Bronx social club, authorities said. It was the deadliest fire in the city in 79 years. The terrified victims – half of them under 25 and all dressed for a night […]

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Asbestos

Asbestos is like an evil villain in a horror movie. It can’t be burned nor can it be destroyed. It can be broken down but as it breaks, it splinters and as it continues to break down it simply breaks into smaller and smaller splinter fibers. When you breathe in these tiny fibers and they […]

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25 Cromwell Street Murders

Yeah, see, you’ve got the killing all wrong, no, nobody went through hell, enjoyment turned to disaster, well most of it anyway. – Fred West Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Fred and Rose: The West Murders Part 1: The Cromwell […]

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