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.

Cato Conroy6 months ago
10 Bizarre Murder Cases No One Can Explain
Humanity has a natural knack for the macabre. People love talking about murder and mayhem, and solving whodunnits as soon as they hear about them. That's what makes the best true crime books of 2018 s...
What Is Murderabilia?
Let's cut right to the chase here: What is murderabilia? Murderabilia, also sometimes known as "murderbilia," is a term first coined by Andy Kahan, the director of the Crime Victims Office at the Hous...
Violent Crime Among Youngsters
In today's society it is very common for children under the age of 18 to be violent, as they are deprived of social and emotional learning in which they need from parents and teachers. However, it can...
Skunk Uzeki6 months ago
11 Facts About Hate Crime in America Most People Don't Know
I remember the first time I heard about hate crime happening in my neighborhood. It was a simple, stupid piece of graffiti that had a racist remark on it; nothing violent, per se. However, it was dist...
Riley Raul Reese6 months ago
10 Shocking Facts About the Bloods
Gangs are as much a part of American culture as apple pie and football—albeit, they are a side of Americana that most people don't really want to acknowledge. Many, many true crime books have been wri...
Angie Robinson6 months ago
The Horror Inside Us
A very wise man once told me there are five types of horror: Man vs. Man - your classic killer, slasher film. Run Billy, he's got a knife! Man vs. Mother Nature - fighting the elements can always be s...
Ellen Mccrea7 months ago
The Unseen Danger
Late one evening a Kitty was coming home to her neighbourhood located in a cul-de-sac. The surrounding houses all faced inwards leaving a safe view of each other and the neighbourhood at all times – o...
Paige H7 months ago
The Great Train Robbery
The Great Train Robbery was the robbery of £2.6 million from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London on the West Coast Main Line in the early hours of 8 August 1963, at Bridego Railway Bridg...
Signs Someone Might Murder Their Spouse
Let's face it: We've all thought about killing our spouses before. If you've thought about it, who's to say your spouse isn't also thinking about killing you? If you want to have any hope of surviving...
Johann Hollar7 months ago
Who Is the Ripper?
I know many of you are familiar with history's most notorious serial killer and how they had never found the killer him/herself. I also am aware that there were suspects in the case but were never con...
Cato Conroy7 months ago
What Is a Crime of Passion?
In the world of criminal investigations, detectives and other crime-fighting professionals have a variety of different tools to help them track down a perpetrator who committed a crime. One of these t...
Iggy Paulsen8 months ago
10 Crime-Related Industries You Didn't Know Existed
The idea that crime doesn't pay is pretty laughable. In America, we have a very lucrative criminal system that tends to give birth to a number of different industries relating to crime in one way or a...
Tom Baker8 months 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 rice8 months 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 Wainio8 months 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 Carter8 months 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 Baker9 months 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...