Amanda Sedlak-Hevener

Amanda Sedlak-Hevener

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Likes to think that she radiates weirdness, instead of positivity. Wanderer of old cemeteries, loves old houses (especially those with cool wallpaper and tile patterns.) Has an M.A. in History from the University of Akron, along with two B.A. degrees in Journalism and History. Writes about history, books, pets, and anything else that catches her attention.

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  1. Unsettling Facts About Darren Deon Vann, The Serial Killer Who Made Abandoned Houses His Murder Playground

    Unsettling Facts About Darren Deon Vann, The Serial Killer Who Made Abandoned Houses His Murder Playground

    Serial killer Darren Deon Vann, also known as the Gary Strangler, killed at least seven women between 2013 and 2014, leaving their bodies in ...
  2. 10 Creepy Presidential Ghost Stories from the White House

    10 Creepy Presidential Ghost Stories from the White House

    The White House is a well-known historical landmark where many famous presidents have lived, but did you know it has a creepy past? The structure itself dates ...
  3. This Man Blamed All Women For Ruining His Life, And The Bloody Massacre He Orchestrated Was His 'Revenge'

    This Man Blamed All Women For Ruining His Life, And The Bloody Massacre He Orchestrated Was His 'Revenge'

    Marc Lepine was a Canadian man who blamed feminists for all of his problems. And on December 6, 1989, he decided they needed to pay for all the ...
  4. Inside The Mexican Cartel's Unspoken Child Organ Harvesting Ring

    Inside The Mexican Cartel's Unspoken Child Organ Harvesting Ring

    Reports of a Mexico child organ trafficking ring emerged in 2014 when authorities suspected the Knights Templar cartel of kidnapping children and harvesting ...
  5. Horrifying True Facts About Ivan Milat, The Real Life Wolf Creek Killer

    Horrifying True Facts About Ivan Milat, The Real Life Wolf Creek Killer

    Serial Killer Ivan Milat was so brutal and horrifying, there was a movie made about his crimes. Born in 1944 in Australia, the gruesome details of Milat's ...
  6. Disturbing Facts About Luis Garavito, The Child-Killer Who May Soon Be Free

    Disturbing Facts About Luis Garavito, The Child-Killer Who May Soon Be Free

    Serial killer Luis Garavito might have the highest body count in history, and is considered one of the scariest serial killers of all time. A native of ...
  7. 10 Badass Facts Artemisia Gentileschi, Who Painted Herself Killing Her Rapist

    10 Badass Facts Artemisia Gentileschi, Who Painted Herself Killing Her Rapist

    The Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Italy in 1593. Her father, Orazio Gentileschi, was also a painter; he taught his daughter the craft when ...
  8. 13 Disturbing Facts About Jane Toppan, AKA "The Angel Of Death"

    13 Disturbing Facts About Jane Toppan, AKA "The Angel Of Death"

    Female serial killers are relatively rare, but often more fascinating than male killers. Jane Toppan, known as an Angel of Death, is one of those killers. Who was ...
  9. Twisted Facts About The Kidnapping And Murder Of Bobby Greenlease

    Twisted Facts About The Kidnapping And Murder Of Bobby Greenlease

    Bobby Greenlease was kidnapped on September 28, 1953. A woman named Bonnie Emily Brown Heady appeared at his school, Notre Dame de Sion. The school ...
  10. Twisted Facts About The Faked Kidnapping Of The Runaway Bride, Jennifer Carol Wilbanks

    Twisted Facts About The Faked Kidnapping Of The Runaway Bride, Jennifer Carol Wilbanks

    Jennifer Carol Wilbanks, forever immortalized as the real life runaway bride, made headlines in 2005 when she vanished from Duluth, Georgia – just days before her ...
  11. Most Chillingly Mundane Things Killers Did After Committing A Murder

    Most Chillingly Mundane Things Killers Did After Committing A Murder

    We often expect cold, calculating murderers to continue on with their depravity once they've killed. But not all are that exciting. In fact, some do extremely ...
  12. Unbelievable Facts About The First Kidnapping-For-Ransom In The United States

    Unbelievable Facts About The First Kidnapping-For-Ransom In The United States

    "Don't take candy from strangers." Your parents might have told you this when you were young, but you probably never considered where the caution came ...
  13. Disturbing Facts About The Murder Of Jessie Davis

    Disturbing Facts About The Murder Of Jessie Davis

    Jessie Davis, the mother of a two-year-old boy named Blake, was first reported missing in Ohio on June 15, 2007. She was nine months pregnant and about a week ...
  14. How Crime Scene Photography Evolved From The Victorian Era To Today

    How Crime Scene Photography Evolved From The Victorian Era To Today

    The evolution of crime scene photos begins with pictures taken to identify inmates in the mid-1800s and leads right up to today's modern digital cameras capturing ...
  15. 13 Disgusting Facts About Phrenology, The Pseudoscience Used To Justify Racism

    13 Disgusting Facts About Phrenology, The Pseudoscience Used To Justify Racism

    Phrenology was a popular way of diagnosing mental ailments during the 19th century. The practice involved reading the "bumps" on a person's head and ...
  16. 18 Plane Crash Survivors Share Their Harrowing Stories

    18 Plane Crash Survivors Share Their Harrowing Stories

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    Survivors never enter situations aware they are about to cheat death; instead, they emerge with an experience few of us can, or ever even will, comprehend. Given ...
  17. The Gruesome Crimes Of Baby Face Nelson, Public Enemy Number One

    The Gruesome Crimes Of Baby Face Nelson, Public Enemy Number One

    George "Baby Face" Nelson, was born Lester Joseph Gillis in Chicago, IL, in 1908. He was known for his diverse criminal exploits, ...
  18. The Details Surrounding Anna Nicole Smith's Death Are Still Murky - And The Theories Haven't Stopped

    The Details Surrounding Anna Nicole Smith's Death Are Still Murky - And The Theories Haven't Stopped

    Conspiracy theories about Anna Nicole Smith began flying immediately after her sudden death on February 8, 2007. She was only 39 years old, and although she ...
  19. The Horrifying History Of Bloodletting And Leeching

    The Horrifying History Of Bloodletting And Leeching

    In the days before modern medical procedures, leeching blood was seen as a cure for many different ailments, from headaches to sore throats and even to ...
  20. 15 Incredible Facts About Madam CJ Walker, The First American Female Millionaire

    15 Incredible Facts About Madam CJ Walker, The First American Female Millionaire

    Born Sarah Breedlove, Madam CJ Walker was an African American entrepreneur in the early 1900s. During an era of Jim Crow laws and gross racial and ...
  21. The Unknown Band Of Escaped Slaves Who Abandoned Society To Live In A Swamp

    The Unknown Band Of Escaped Slaves Who Abandoned Society To Live In A Swamp

    For centuries, fugitive slaves in the Great Dismal Swamp hid from slave catchers, masters, and those who wished to return them to their forced position in ...
  22. Craziest Cannibal Attacks In History

    Craziest Cannibal Attacks In History

    Cannibalism remains one of the strangest and most disgusting crimes a person can possibly commit, and famous cannibal serial killers possess a level of infamy ...
  23. 10 Reasons Why Apache Chief Cochise Is One Of History's Biggest Badasses

    10 Reasons Why Apache Chief Cochise Is One Of History's Biggest Badasses

    The mid-1800s marked a turbulent chapter in American history. As the states were being developed in the east, the young country was also expanding to the ...
  24. 16 People Describe Terrifying Unsolved Mysteries From Their Hometowns

    16 People Describe Terrifying Unsolved Mysteries From Their Hometowns

    Every town hosts its own collection of at least a few unsolved crimes. Some are standard "who did it?" murders, while others never receive formal ...
  25. 13 Horrifying Facts About The University Of Texas Shooter Charles Whitman

    13 Horrifying Facts About The University Of Texas Shooter Charles Whitman

    Charles Whitman's University of Texas shooting went down in history as one of the bloodiest mass murders of the era. The incident took place on August 1, ...

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