The disturbing picture above is not a still shot from a horror movie, but rather is a hospital-room photo of Blanche Monnier, a French girl who was kept captive for 25 years in a padlocked, shuttered room where she was forced to live amidst pests, rats, human excrement, and filth. Her discovery occurred on May 23, 1901 after the Paris Attorney General received an anonymous letter indicating a woman was being held captive in a home located on “21 rue de la Visitation” street in a wealthy neighborhood of Poiters, France.
Anneliese Michel was born September 21, 1952 in the community of Leiblfing in West Germany.
She lived with her three sisters and her parents Josef and Anna. The family were devout Roman Catholics who attended Mass twice a week.
Her father Josef had considered training as a priest and three of her aunts were nuns.
As a child her mother Anna, encouraged Anneliese and her sisters to atone for the sins of others. Anna, as she was known, led a normal life until the age of 16 when she suffered a severe epileptic fit.
It’s hard to imagine why anyone would voluntarily infect themselves with one of the deadliest viruses in human existence, but for “Los Frikis” – a Cuban punk community living under the regime of Fidel Castro during the 80s and 90s – injecting themselves with HIV-infected syringes was the easiest way to escape persecution and police harassment.
Los Frikis, the name than became synonymous with punks, metalheads and pretty much anyone who didn’t fit in with mainstream Cuban society, came together during the late 1980’s. Their music, dressing style and culture were influenced by that of similar communities in the United States and other European countries, something that didn’t sit well with Fidel Castro’s communist regime. Most of the bands also sang in English, which only made things worse for Frikis in general. Although the language was purely an aesthetic choice, speaking English in those days was considered a huge no-no.
The Original Night Stalker Voicemail
The Original Night Stalker is the name given to Joseph James DeAngelo, aserial killer that murdered at least ten people between the years 1979 and 1986 in Southern California. This is the audio recording of a message left on one of the victim’s answering machines.
Paul Hampton was woken at 5am by a neighbor telling him to take a look at his car. He assumed he would find his C-Class AMG had been damaged, but instead saw it just a shell standing on bricks.
Thieves stole almost everything but the car itself. They got away with the doors, the hood, his seats, the tires, and even his trunk. The front bumper and headlights were partly removed, suggesting the crooks may have been disturbed and fled. According to the insurance company, the damage is 19k in total.
“I stepped outside the front door, I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. They hadn’t damaged any panels and didn’t leave fingerprints. These seem to be professionals working in a team of five or six."
1. The video diaries of the killers of Cassie Stoddart.
Cassie was murdered by two of her friends when she was alone, house sitting for family. The killers wanted to be prolific murderers and chose Cassie only because they knew she’d be alone. One killer led the police to where they buried all the evidence, never mentioning the tape. The murder is not filmed, but the moments leading up to and immediately after the murder are taped