The Mad Monk:Rasputin In this chapter we are going to discuss a Holy man and supposed healer from Russia, yea I know it sounds boring, but hear me out. This holy man is not your average praying type, lying prostrate at the foot of a cross or something, this holy man is a drunk womanizer […]

One of the most rewarding facets of being a history nerd is when a seemingly mundane or unimportant decision can change the path of history. During my preliminary research for this article, I thought it would be cool to look more into the name of our county seat, and what I found made me chuckle […]

Murder on Millionaires Row: a Forgotten Huntington Mystery ( my source is huntingtonquarterly.com) On October 17, 1936, along Huntington’s elite Millionaires Row, a wealthy widow was brutally murdered in her bedroom suite in her mansion. Juliette B. Enslow, the widow of Frank Enslow and daughter of Huntington’s first mayor, Peter Cline Buffington, was found stabbed […]

Mental Health Awareness Month May is Mental Health Awareness Month in North America, and in honor of that, I would like to do my part to “break the stigma” of mental health and mental health discussions. Mentalhealthamerica.net leads the way with the “Break the Stigma” Campaign, and it is a crucial way to bring these […]

Children for Sale: desperation in the face of poverty or a cold-hearted mother? In Indiana in 1938 things were hard. The nation was in the grips of the Great Depression; people were out of work and hopeless. You here many old timers tell stories of how they grew up poor but that they knew they […]

Long is from my hometown which led me to write about his upcoming execution in the local paper Special Thanks to the Tampa Bay Times for Dates and Information used in this Article A thirty-five-year long nightmare is finally set to come to a conclusion for nine families in Florida. This past week, Florida governor […]

One of the most baffling and debated topics for any true crime aficionado is the identity of Jack the Ripper. Today, March 18, 2019 news outlets from all over the world have reported that the case may finally be solved. Using DNA found from Ripper victim number four, Catherine Eddowes evidently points to a Polish […]