Donner Party

“They could neither go back nor remain in place. Like their wagons, they had no brakes, no way of stopping the high-stakes journey on which they had wagered their lives and fortunes.”  - Ethan Rarick, Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West The Donner Party was originally known as the Reed Party, lead by James... Continue Reading →

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Christmas Monsters

While Santa Claus, or St. Nick, is associated with the happier parts of Christmas, there are a number of beings and creatures who are known to wreak havoc on those who are naughty, and it's a lot worse than receiving a bit of coal.

H. H. Holmes

During the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, Dr. H. H. Holmes constructed what would later be known as the "Murder Castle," a hotel and pharmacy that was constructed with numerous monstrosities that aided Holmes in becoming one of the first serial killers in America.

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