Rachel Souerbry

Rachel Souerbry

San Diego, California - United States 26 yrs website facebook

I'm Rachel, and I'm an 86-year-old cleverly disguised as a twenty-something. I love crocheting, cross-stitching and reading, and I'm a total history nerd. My favorite job I've ever had was as a ghost tour guide, so I love sharing stories about the supernatural. I'm from California, but spend all the time I possibly can wandering around the world.

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  1. The True Story Of The Government's Horrific Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments On US Citizens

    The True Story Of The Government's Horrific Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments On US Citizens

    The Tuskegee syphilis experiment, which began in 1932, is seen as one of the darkest moments in medical history, and one of the most evil US government experiments ...
  2. Disneyland's Opening Day Was The Biggest Failure In Amusement Park History

    Disneyland's Opening Day Was The Biggest Failure In Amusement Park History

    Today, Disneyland is known as "The Happiest Place On Earth." But on its opening day, it was known as "Walt's Folly." Walt Disney's ...
  3. +vote Let's Bring Back These Hilarious Sex Insults Used Throughout History

    Let's Bring Back These Hilarious Sex Insults Used Throughout History

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    Of all the old-fashioned ways to insult someone, sexual insults have long been the best for causing a fight as quickly as possible. Throughout history, people ...
  4. +vote The World's Most Interesting Unfinished Buildings

    The World's Most Interesting Unfinished Buildings

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    Everyone has a little bit of an explorer in them – visiting spooky, abandoned, or unfinished buildings can be a tempting way to get that adventure ...
  5. The Reason This Buddhist Monk Lit Himself On Fire Is Uncomfortably Familiar

    The Reason This Buddhist Monk Lit Himself On Fire Is Uncomfortably Familiar

    In 1963, a Vietnamese monk committed self-immolation in front of hundreds of people. But why did the burning monk light himself on fire? The simple ...
  6. The Tragic Story Of The Electrocution Of Topsy The Elephant

    The Tragic Story Of The Electrocution Of Topsy The Elephant

    Topsy the elephant was a member of the performing elephant herd of the Forepaugh Circus for the majority of her life. The victim of a great deal of ...
  7. How Two Families Escaped East Germany In A Homemade Hot Air Balloon

    How Two Families Escaped East Germany In A Homemade Hot Air Balloon

    In 1978, Gunter Wetzel and Peter Strelzyk decided they could no longer live in the communist state of East Germany. So, the two men proceeded to put ...
  8. Things You Never Knew About The Alliance Between Seminole Indians And Escaped Slaves

    Things You Never Knew About The Alliance Between Seminole Indians And Escaped Slaves

    The Black Seminoles were a group of people that history, for the most part, forgot about. Their alliance with the native Seminole tribes resulted in a ...
  9. Remembering The Kent State Shootings - When The National Guard Killed 4 Students

    Remembering The Kent State Shootings - When The National Guard Killed 4 Students

    The massacre that took place in Kent, OH, on May 4, 1970, shook the United States and shaped the organization of protests for decades to come. What began ...
  10. Alcohol Has Been A Seminal Part of American History for Centuries Now

    Alcohol Has Been A Seminal Part of American History for Centuries Now

    As it turns out, alcohol was not just a small or tangential part of life in the fledgling United States – it was part of the daily routine for ...
  11. The Tumultuous Life Of Marita Lorenz, The Real Life Spy Who Loved Fidel Castro

    The Tumultuous Life Of Marita Lorenz, The Real Life Spy Who Loved Fidel Castro

    There are few people in the world who have lived lives as exciting as that of Marita Lorenz. Born into Nazi Germany amidst the chaos of World War II, she was ...
  12. 13 Bizarre Facts About Walt Whitman They Didn't Teach In History Class

    13 Bizarre Facts About Walt Whitman They Didn't Teach In History Class

    Walt Whitman's life revolved around literature. Although he left school at the tender age of 11, he never stopped learning. He was self taught, got a job as a ...