Month: January 2016

The Witch of Wall Street, the Richest Woman in the World

At a time when women were thought not to have the minds for finance, Hetty Green invested her way into a $100 million fortune ($2.5 billion in current money). Her shabby black clothes and magical way with money earned her

Posted in New York

The Deadly Dentist

A lot of people are afraid of going to the dentist. This would be understandable if the man drilling your teeth was notorious gunslinger John “Doc” Holliday. While working as a dentist in Atlanta in 1873, Holliday contracted tuberculosis. The

Posted in Wild West

Lured by Love Letters to a Gruesome Death

How does a tall, 200-pound Norwegian woman just disappear? Especially after newspapers report that dozens of bodies have been dug up from her farm? By faking her death, which is what many believe Belle Gunness did in 1908. Belle is

Posted in Chicago, murder, serial killer