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Petition to close McKamey Manor

I had already talked about McKamey Manor 4 years ago and how even then it was considered something more than just a "haunted house".The...

Madame LaLaurie, the macabre side of the American aristocracy

New Orleans is, without a doubt, one of the most characteristic cities in the United States of America. Beating heart of the State of...

Sharon Lopatka – she wanted to be tortured and killed

You read right. Sharon Lopatka chose to be tortured and killed. Her case is in fact a case of consensual murder. Sharon Lopatka Sharon was born...

Dnepropetrovsk maniacs – 21 murders in 21 days

The Dnepropetrovsk maniacs are two young Ukrainians who killed 21 people in 2007 in just 21 days. (Technically they are spree killers and not...

The methods of execution by crucifixion

The crucifixion was a widely used method of execution in ancient times, and it is definitely one of the most painful ones especially because...

Full list of ancient tortures

The ancient tortures are plentiful. When it comes to do harm to a fellow, man always strives to find new methods to prolong or...

The Hot Water Ordeal

Ordeals – ‘the judgments of God’ – are usually related to the Inquisition and to the tortures imposed to those accused of heresy and...

The cold water ordeal – water cure

The ordeals were physical tests, in the past, which those accused of various crimes, mostly witchcraft and adultery, had to overcome so they might...