fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about copycat killers, eyewitnesses testimony, what makes a murderer and more.

Tom Baker8 days ago
The Undying Love of Count von Cosel
Ten years ago, I wrote my novel Buried (2008) about a curious case of "forbidden love" that took place many, many decades ago, in Key West Florida. The story, that of German immigrant "Count" Carl von...
carlie rice10 days ago
Based on a True Story...
There’s nothing quite like settling down at night to watch a horror movie with a few friends, a buttery popcorn bucket overflowing on your lap, a plush blanket draped over your legs and an eerie sound...
Wade Wainio14 days ago
Overcoming Fear: Personal Impressions of Plagues and Poisonings
It sounds bleak, but let's face it: There are so many ways to die. It can require mental skill and determination to not be afraid. One of the ways one could go? Death by poison. It's one of the oldest...
Nick Carter15 days ago
Titanic Conspiracy Debunked Part 1 of 50
This is the first of a 50 part piece debunking the so called "Switch Theory," regarding the ill-fated RMS Titanic and her sister ship Olympic. This first piece focuses on the collision between RMS Oly...
Tom Baker19 days ago
Five Famous Necrophiles
The subject of necrophilia is one that is near and dear to my sordid spirit; there is something in the obsessive love for an idealized (albeit dead) paramour that strikes us as the very height of deep...
Tyler Black24 days ago
How Does Prejudice Affect Justice?
Throughout history, prejudice has come in many different forms and styles. The most widespread misconception among our population was that the idea that black people were inferior to white people and ...
Nicola P. Younga month ago
Facts About Serial Killers and Psychopaths
Even amongst the worst of criminals, serial killers have a particular mystique—their crimes are often the most shocking, and their psyches the hardest to understand. But there's a lot more to these cr...
M Za month ago
The Hypothetical Confessions of a Border-Jumper IV
Heat. That’s all I think of when I look back to that 2015 Christmas Day. The heavy weight of it that just wouldn’t lift as I walked out of O.R. Tambo airport. Heat around me. Heat all over me. Heat in...
Charles Shia month ago
Moog Aircraft Wanted the Whistle Blower Terminated
Since early 2016, this whistle blower, Charles Shi, presented the FAA with a rock-solid criminal case that FAA could hand directly to the law enforcement agencies. This did not happen no matter what w...
Milica Markovica month ago
Plato's Theory of Justice: An Analysis
By speaking through Socrates, Plato strives to answer two fundamental questions of justice: what it is, and why it is essential in society. Book One of Plato’s Republic presents three suggestions as t...
Milica Markovica month ago
Why People Kill
We often link murder to individual, irrational actors that deviate from the norm as a result of their psychological abnormalities, and to spontaneous situations that cause temporary disorder within a ...
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Sage Sandovala month ago
Did the Titanic Ever Sink?
Almost everyone knows the story of the RMS Titanic, "the unsinkable ship" that sank on its maiden voyage in 1912. The boat is infamous for its mass death toll of 1,517 and its lack of life boats. What...
r. nuñeza month ago
The Legend of the Racketeer Nickel
In 1883, the new nickel continued flaunting the face of Liberty into the American consciousness, but because of its size and design, it also brought a plague upon the Federal Mint, causing it to shut ...
Monica Bennetta month ago
Gunshot Wounds
Everyone knows guns are dangerous. The fact that guns haven't changed much over the last 100 years will attest to that. But there is a lot more going on than just a hole in your body when you get shot...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
10 of the Creepiest Murder Cases You've Never Heard Of
Jack the Ripper. Elizabeth Bathory. Charles Manson. These are all names of some of the most famous serial killers to ever live. Truth be told, the names of high profile murderers always raise a little...
N A2 months ago
5 Traits of a Serial Killer
(Key words in bold are at the bottom.) I'll start with the basics... Psychological Profiling is a description of the likely suspect including how they look, their hobbies, interests, background, even ...
Stephanie Engel2 months ago
What Really Happened at 215 Colony Drive? Part One
When you live in a place long enough, you tend to form a bond with it. You know the entire place inside and out like the back of your hand, and it knows you just as well, if not better. It quietly wit...
Nadia Rivera2 months ago
Can We Actually 'Sense' Danger?
Have you ever met someone, in passing, and felt this overwhelming wave of discomfort? You look at them, they have normal haircut, a nice smile, maybe they smell nice and seem, for the most part, like ...