The Kandahar Giant

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

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

The 1959 deaths of nine Russian skiers in strange circumstances has resulted in an enduring and widely debated mystery

The Death of Diane Whipple

The killing of a talented lacrosse coach redefined what it meant to own a dangerous dog in the United States, and the interpretation of ‘implied malice murder’

The Death of Omayra Sanchez

The final hours of 13-year-old Omayra Sanchez were captured in this haunting photograph, which was named the World Press Photo of the Year in 1986

Fatal Mountain Goat Attack

In 2008, an aggressive mountain goat was responsible for the first fatal animal attack in the Olympic National Park

The Summerland Disaster

A disastrous fire at the Summerland leisure centre on the Isle of Man killed at least 50 people

Decimation

Meaning to reduce by a tenth, decimation was a punishment where 10 men drew lots, with the loser beaten to death by the winners