Rachel Souerbry

Rachel Souerbry

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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 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 ...
  4. When James Jameson, Heir To A Whiskey Fortune, Bought A Girl To Be Cannibalized

    When James Jameson, Heir To A Whiskey Fortune, Bought A Girl To Be Cannibalized

    James Jameson, heir to the Jameson Irish Whiskey fortune, was a wanna-be adventurer who tagged along on one of the last European exploration trips into the ...
  5. You Won't Believe These Incredibly Detailed Wood Sculptures From The 16th Century Were Carved By Hand

    You Won't Believe These Incredibly Detailed Wood Sculptures From The 16th Century Were Carved By Hand

    The Catholic Church has long been known for its extravagance and lavishly designed churches. The Gothic style of architecture that was prevalent in Europe from the ...
  6. Turns Out The Pledge Of Allegiance Was A Marketing Ploy Designed To Sell As Many Flags As Possible

    Turns Out The Pledge Of Allegiance Was A Marketing Ploy Designed To Sell As Many Flags As Possible

    Americans know the Pledge of Allegiance very well – the great majority of US states require school children to recite it every single morning. But not ...
  7. Here's How Western Male Beauty Standards Evolved Throughout The 20th Century

    Here's How Western Male Beauty Standards Evolved Throughout The 20th Century

    Ideal body types are a lot like fashion trends – they change with almost every passing decade. Although the focus usually seems to be on female bodies in the ...
  8. +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 ...
  9. We Discovered These Photos Of New Orleans Prostitutes From When It Was Legal In The US

    We Discovered These Photos Of New Orleans Prostitutes From When It Was Legal In The US

    E. J. Bellocq was an interesting man – he was a professional photographer, but it wasn't until after his death that glass negatives with pictures of ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. These Third Genders From Cultures Around The World Prove It's Not As Black And White As People Think

    These Third Genders From Cultures Around The World Prove It's Not As Black And White As People Think

    While nonbinary definitions of gender may sound like a recent phenomenon, many different religions and cultures - both past and present - acknowledge and ...
  12. The Time Nearly 100 People Died In One Of The Worst Human Stampede 'Crowd Crushes' In Modern History

    The Time Nearly 100 People Died In One Of The Worst Human Stampede 'Crowd Crushes' In Modern History

    On April 15, 1989, the Liverpool Football Club was set to play an FA Cup semifinal game against Nottingham Forest. The teams were hosted at Hillsborough Stadium, ...
  13. Here's What Firearms Looked Like When The Founding Fathers Wrote The Second Amendment

    Here's What Firearms Looked Like When The Founding Fathers Wrote The Second Amendment

    In conversations surrounding gun control in the US, the Second Amendment to the Constitution is often brought up as proof that the Founding Fathers wanted US ...
  14. The Brutal History Behind Tarring And Feathering

    The Brutal History Behind Tarring And Feathering

    Throughout history, there have been many stories of individuals who have been tarred and feathered as a method of punishment and humiliation. They go as far back ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. This 1800s Scientist Tried To Create Real-Life Frankensteins By Electrocuting Corpse Brains

    This 1800s Scientist Tried To Create Real-Life Frankensteins By Electrocuting Corpse Brains

    In 1818, a real life Frankenstein experiment took place at the hands of a man named Andrew Ure. Coincidentally, that same year, Mary Shelley published her tale of ...
  17. All About Schlitzie, The "Pinhead" You've Definitely Seen Before

    All About Schlitzie, The "Pinhead" You've Definitely Seen Before

    Schlitzie was one of America's greatest circus and sideshow performers. He worked in various circuses for decades during the twentieth century and ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. The Creepy Story of "Green Boots," The Frozen Corpse On Mt. Everest That Hikers Use As A Checkpoint

    The Creepy Story of "Green Boots," The Frozen Corpse On Mt. Everest That Hikers Use As A Checkpoint

    As a reporter from the BBC once stated, "When [Mount] Everest takes a life, it also keeps it." The number of bodies on Everest grows every year, ...
  21. The Indonesian Islanders That Dig Up The Dead And Put On A Corpse Fashion Show

    The Indonesian Islanders That Dig Up The Dead And Put On A Corpse Fashion Show

    On a remote Indonesian island, there is an event that takes place every few years called the Ma'nene Festival, which is also known as the cleaning of the corpses.
  22. Sorry Christians, The Reason Wedding Dresses Are White Has Nothing To Do With Purity

    Sorry Christians, The Reason Wedding Dresses Are White Has Nothing To Do With Purity

    The history of white wedding dresses tends to get a little confusing. In the modern, Western world, we generally consider white dresses to be signs of purity or ...
  23. When Exactly Did The 'Beads For Boobs' Tradition Start In New Orleans?

    When Exactly Did The 'Beads For Boobs' Tradition Start In New Orleans?

    Mardi Gras is a celebration that brings to mind images of lavish parades, gaudy beads, king cakes, and for some, bare breasts. There are many Mardi Gras traditions ...
  24. He Crash Landed In The Mountains For 54 Grueling Days. When He Was Finally Found, He Was Accused Of Being A Communist Spy

    He Crash Landed In The Mountains For 54 Grueling Days. When He Was Finally Found, He Was Accused Of Being A Communist Spy

    The survival story of David Steeves was one that stunned the nation. He crawled out of the Sierra Nevada Mountains after being deemed "missing" ...
  25. The Strange Lives Of Chang And Eng Bunker, The Original Siamese Twins

    The Strange Lives Of Chang And Eng Bunker, The Original Siamese Twins

    Chang and Eng Bunker were known as the original Siamese twins. Born in 1811, Chang and Eng were raised in a small fishing village where they led somewhat normal ...

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