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George Scott’s sketch of Gef from 1936. Wikimedia Commons.

Gef, also known as the Dalby Spook, was an intelligent creature that pretended to be a ghost in the guise of a mongoose, a tiny carnivorous mammal native to India, Africa, and Southern Europe.

Gef, who possessed the power of speech, was both a helpmate and a nuisance to Irving…


Shana Grice ( Credit: Facebook). Photo source: independent.co.uk

Shana Grice was a British teenager who an ex-boyfriend murdered after he stalked her for a number of weeks. Shana Grice’s allegations of stalking were not taken seriously by Sussex Police, which was criticized after her death for failing to act on such complaints.

Shana had met Michael Lane in…


Fusako Sano is a Japanese woman who was kidnapped at age nine by Nobuyuki Satō. Photo credit: dailystar.co.uk

Fusako Sano (born 1981), also known as Sachiko Yamada, is a Japanese woman who was abducted at the age of nine by Nobuyuki Sat and held captive for nine years and two months, from November 13, 1990, to January 28, 2000.


Irina Gaidamachuk. Photos credits: dailymail.co.uk

Irina Gaidamachuk, a 41-year-old mother of two who lived in the isolated Urals village of Krasnovfimsk, had a voracious appetite for vodka. However, her husband Yuri refused to give her money to purchase the drink. As a result, Irina chose to earn it herself.

Irina was born on 22 May…


Zhu Xiaodong, 31, strangled his wife Yang Liping in 2016. Photo credits: dailymail.co.uk

On October 17, 2016, 31-year-old Zhu Xiaodong strangled his wife, Yang Liping, to death during an argument. He wrapped his wife’s corpse in a bedsheet and hid it in a freezer on the balcony of their home in Hongkou District, Shanghai.

On the issue of Zhu’s purpose, the courts found…


(Right) Huugjilt, (Left) Zhao Zhihong. Photo credits: unbelievable-facts.com

On April 9, 1996, Huugjilt discovered the body of a woman called Yang in a factory’s public bathroom. The woman had been raped and strangled, and the official tunnel vision common of wrongful convictions immediately focused on Huugjilt. …


Sanae Shimomura. Photo credits: blog.goo.ne.jp

The Osaka child abandonment case involved two abandoned children in Osaka, Japan. …


Taiwanese boy, 7, in a coma after allegedly being thrown more than 20 times during Judo lesson. Photo credit: mothership.sg

Seven-year-old Taipei kid who was thrown to the ground many times while participating in a Judo lesson died on June 29. His parents had made the decision to remove him from life support after 70 days of treatment.

An 11-year-old boy from Taiwan named Huang was found in a vegetative…


Serial rapist-murderer Satarō Fukiage. Photo credit: horrorhistory.net

Satarō Fukiage was a Japanese rapist and serial killer who lived from 1889 to 1926. He was responsible for the deaths of at least seven young women. He murdered his first victim in 1906, and between 1923 and 1924, he murdered a total of six girls. …


Newspaper illustrates the finding of the victim’s torso. By Unknown author — Source: The Illustrated Police News newspaper, October 1888 [1]., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3888637

A woman’s dismembered remains were discovered at three locations in the city center between September 11 and October 17, 1888, including the future site of Scotland Yard, where the police department’s headquarters would eventually be established. The body was matched with a right arm and shoulder by Police Surgeon Thomas…

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