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What is Operation Paperclip?

Operation Paperclip was the code name under which the US intelligence and military services extricated scientists from Germany, during and after the final stages of World War II. The project was originally called Operation Overcast, and is sometimes also known as Project Paperclip. Of particular interest were scientists specializing in aerodynamics and rocketry (such as […]

Jack the Stripper

Jack the Stripper is the nickname given to an unknown serial killer responsible for what came to be known as the London “nude murders” between 1964 and 1965 (also known as the “Hammersmith murders” or “Hammersmith nudes” case). His victimology and nickname is similar to Jack the Ripper’s. He murdered six — possibly eight — […]

Are We Already Being Served?

The many tributes to the late actor Richard Kiel included listings of his most well-known and cherished roles. My personal favorite is the classic Twilight Zone episode, “To Serve Man.” Kiel played a member of a giant alien race called the Kanamits. They promised peace and goodwill and offered to share their advanced technology that […]

This is the Third Time DNA Has “Revealed” the Identity of Jack the Ripper

If someone walks up to you and asks “hey, remember that time somebody used DNA evidence to identify Jack the Ripper?,” there are actually three completely different situations that person could be talking about. The most interesting and well-publicized came around last week when mitochondrial DNA matching longtime suspect Aaron Kosminski showed up on a shawl allegedly […]

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Scarier than Fiction The Dyatlov Pass is located in the Ural Mountains of Western Russia. On February 2, 1959, 9 experienced ski hikers died under extremely strange and somewhat frightening circumstances. At the point of their disappearance, the goal of the ill-fated expedition was to reach Otorten, a mountain that was approximately 6 miles away. […]

Was Father Krespi Hitler?

Tales and stories have started to surface over the last 10 years that Adolf Hitler did actually escape from Berlin, and resumed life in the South America as  Father Krespi. But what evidence really exisits that  Father Krespi was Hitler? In 1993, Father Krespi died, reportedly at the age of 90. More than 2000 people attended his funeral, […]

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. […]