The self-appointed witchfinder general was responsible for the execution of at least 100 accused witches
The gory execution practice known as the blood eagle has divided historians over its authenticity
Said to be one of the most prolific serial killers in history, some historians believe Elizabeth Bathory was the victim of a political conspiracy
What caused five young men to abandon their car and flee into deep snow in the middle of the night?
Claims of a supernatural creature hiding in a London cemetery led to a long-running feud between two self-proclaimed vampire hunters
What has caused 50 dogs to jump to their death from the same bridge?
While the UK marks the Platinum Jubilee of the current monarch, we look at eight others whose reign came to an untimely end
Noted gorilla researcher Dian Fossey was murdered in her remote cabin in 1985
Renowned naturalist Jane Goodall recorded a murderously violent conflict between two communities of chimpanzees
In 1672, the Dutch Grand Pensionary was lynched and partially eaten by an angry mob