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March 23, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting

Peter Stumpp who confessed to being a werewolf, having sex with a succubus, eating fetus’ ripped from their mother’s belly’s, and making a pact with the Devil. He killed 18 people and was executed

In 1589, Stumpp had one of the most lurid and famous werewolf trials in history. After being stretched on the rack, he confessed to having practiced black magic since he was twelve years old. He claimed that the Devil had given him a magical belt, which enabled him to metamorphose into “the likeness of a greedy, devouring wolf, strong and mighty, with eyes great and large, which in the night sparkled like fire, a mouth great and wide, with most sharp and cruel teeth, a huge body, and mighty paws.” Removing his belt, he said, made him transform back to his human form.

For twenty-five years, Stumpp had allegedly been an “insatiable bloodsucker” who gorged on the flesh of goats, lambs, and sheep, as well as men, women, and children. Being threatened with torture he confessed to killing and eating fourteen children, two pregnant women, and their fetuses. One of the fourteen children was his own son, whose brain he was reported to have devoured.

Not only was Stumpp accused of being a serial murderer and cannibal, but also of having an incestuous relationship with his daughter, who was sentenced to die with him, and he coupled with a distant relative, which was also considered to be incestuous according to the law. In addition to this he confessed to having had intercourse with a succubus sent to him by the Devil.

His execution is one of the most brutal on record: He was put to the wheel, where flesh was torn from his body, in ten places, with red-hot pincers, followed by his arms and legs. Then his limbs were broken with the blunt side of an axehead to prevent him from returning from the grave, before he was beheaded and burned on a pyre. His daughter and mistress had already been strangled and were burned along with Stumpp’s body. As a warning against similar behavior, local authorities erected a pole with the torture wheel and the figure of a wolf on it, and at the very top they placed Peter Stumpp’s severed head.

 

Steven Seagal was given Serbian citizenship after starting a martial arts school in Belgrade and giving Aikido lessons to Serbian Special Forces

 

Robert De Niro was so dedicated, to prepare for his roles, he actually gained 60 lbs for Raging Bull, lived in Sicily Italy for The Godfather Part II, ground his teeth for Cape Fear, became a cab driver for Taxi Driver, and learned to play the saxophone for New York, New York

 

The United States consumes 80% of the world’s opioids

“There was about 300 million pain prescriptions written in 2015,” Population of USA… 318.9 million (2014)

 

 

A cave in France contains the footprints of a young child alongside the paw prints of a dog, left 26,000 years ago. The oldest evidence of human canine relationships ever found

 

Steve McQueen’s infidelity saved his life. He was supposed to attend the dinner party where the Manson family murdered Sharon Tate and others, but skipped it after he “ran into a chickie” (article)

After Charles Manson incited the murder of five people, including McQueen’s friends Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring at Tate’s home on August 9, 1969, it was reported McQueen was a potential target of the killers. According to his first wife, McQueen began carrying a handgun at all times in public, including at Sebring’s funeral. Two months after the murders, police found a hit list with McQueen’s name on it, a result of McQueen’s company having rejected a Manson screenplay. In 2011, it was revealed that Sebring had invited McQueen to the party at Tate’s house on the night of the murders. According to McQueen, he had invited a girlfriend to come along, but she instead suggested an intimate night at home, which probably saved his life.

 

 

Freddie Mercury spent his last months recording as many vocals as he could for the rest of Queen to finish after his death 

On the track “Mother Love”, the voice on the final verse isn’t Freddie’s. It’s guitarist Brian May’s. Freddie had passed away in between recording takes.

 

Abraham Lincoln was an elite wrestler in his days before politics. He once challenged a crowd, saying, “I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.” The challenge went unanswered. (article)

 

 

50 years before women were allowed to enroll into medical school, Margaret Ann Bulkley dressed as a man for 56 years to study medicine and become her alter-ego, Dr James Barry. It was only when she died in 1865 that her secret was exposed after 46 years working as an army medical officer. (article)

 

 

Prostitutes developed the West. They earned much more than the men they served, so were able to become providers of many important services such as education. In 1869, Wyoming was the first territory to allow women to vote. They then refused to become a state unless women kept that right

 

17x swimming champ Shavarsh Karapetyan after a 12mile run heard a bus crash into the water. Dove 30 feet breaking the backwindow saving 20 lives. Ended his sports career from cuts he received by broken glass, raw sewage in the water getting into his lungs. He was in a coma for 45 days. (article)