The Kandahar Giant

An account supposedly from a US Special Forces soldier claims that his patrol encountered a giant in Afghanistan in 2002

The Disappearance of Rudolf Diesel

When the German inventor of a revolutionary combustion engine went missing, many believed he had been murdered to prevent his invention falling into British hands

The 2002 Moscow Theatre Crisis

After Chechen separatists took the audience and cast of a Moscow theatre production hostage, Russian authorities used a tranquilizer gas to retake the theatre, with disastrous consequences

The Kappa

Strange, aquatic yokai of Japanese folklore, kappa have long been blamed for the drowning of people and horses

The Belay

How one climber saved the lives of the entire 1953 US Karakoram Expedition on K2