A Warning To Future Man
either the most astonishing revelation in history... or its greatest hoax
"I myself cannot explain it. I know only that I remember Lemuria! Remember it with the absolute conviction of a fanatic..."
Your Heart’s Sorrow
the 1874 abduction of Little Charley Ross
In 1874 four-year-old Charley Ross was kidnapped in front of his family's Philadelphia home... and became America's first case of kidnapping for ransom.
Categories: Intriguing & Unsolved Mysteries, People & Places, Series 11
What if you started a colony and nobody came?
What would happen if you started a colony in the New World and then just kind of forgot about it for a few decades?
Categories: History, People & Places, Series 10
The War Between the States
the history of the Yankee-Pennamite Wars (1768-1813)
Did you know that Connecticut and Pennsylvania went to war multiple times over the area that's now scranton? Learn all about the Yankee-Pennamite Wars!
Categories: History, Most Popular, Series 9
The Terror of Gillikin Country
they terrorized the rust belt for years, and the cops were none the wiser
For years the Monongahela Valley was terrorized by the Torso Burchianti Gang. Except maybe that gang wasn't quite as fearsome as the cops thought...
Categories: People & Places, Series 6
Bound in Mystery and Shadow
thou shall not suffer a witch to live
In 1929 it was a sensation, "the most notorious witchcraft trial since Salem." Today it's all but forgotten. Let's talk about the York County Hex Murder.
Categories: Footsteps into the Unknown, People & Places, Series 5
a tale of public art, politics, and racism
Why, exactly, was there a statue of a Viking explorer in Philadelphia? And why isn't it there now?
Categories: Arts & Culture, Daring & Epic Journeys, Series 5
He Whooped to See Them Burn
Simon Girty (1741-1818) -- renegade and traitor, or man of principle?
Was "white savage" Simon Girty (1741-1818) a renegade and traitor, or a man of principle? We reexamine his history and try to figure out what made him tick.
Categories: Biography, History, Most Popular, Series 4
a baseball superstar, an irate owner, and a clever workaround
In 1902 baseball player Nap Lajoie was prohibited by law from entering the state of Pennsylvania. How did this weird state of affairs come to pass?
Categories: Series 4, Sports & Leisure
The Hot House
refining radium in the home, for fun and profit
Lots of people have dabbled with strange home businesses -- but only one of them set up a radium refining facility in the basement of his suburban duplex.
Categories: Man's Amazing Inventions, Science & Nature, Series 3
Death from Above by Chocolate
sometimes a story seems too good to be true because it is
In 1923, a plane flew over downtown Pittsburgh, dropped Baby Ruth candy bars on the crowd below, and caused widespread panic... or did it?
Categories: Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Series 3, Wild Card