The Great Pestilance

The Great Pestilence By Sherry Michaels Perry In the mid-1300’s a devastating plague raged across Europe, leaving millions dead. There was no treatment, and superstition and panic held sway over the helpless population. This was the Bubonic Plague or the Black Death, also known as, The Great Pestilence. It spread quickly and caused rapid death;Continue reading “The Great Pestilance”

Aztec Sacrifices

Staff Writer: J. Perry Why The Aztecs Cut Out Human Hearts What would you do to ensure a good crop yield? Fertilize the soil and water, ensure no pests gobble them up and rip up any pesky weeds? What if I were to tell you some folks would rip out your heart and offer itContinue reading “Aztec Sacrifices”

The Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House, Spiritual Hotbed or shades of the DaVinci code? By Sherry Michaels Perry Winchester Mystery House, Photo courtesy of Wikimedia In 1884 construction began on a house in California, and a prevailing mystery began. Sara Winchester, widow, and heir to the massive Winchester rifle fortune moved from New Haven after she lost herContinue reading “The Winchester Mystery House”

Scaphism AKA The Boats

Ancient history is fantastic, partly because we can’t verify much of it, so we are left with a massive amount of second-hand knowledge and terrifying tales from the past. Almost all of the ancient civilizations that we study from the past had their version of both corporal and capital punishment. Ancient cultures were twisted andContinue reading “Scaphism AKA The Boats”

The Black Dahlia Part 1

All photos courtesy of Wikimedia   Hollywood, the City of Broken Dreams, a place where people have attempted to make it big, but more often than not, have found nothing but sorrow and pain. In the early 20th century, Hollywood was nothing, Los Angeles, California was nothing but small ranches, sparsely populated with cowpokes andContinue reading “The Black Dahlia Part 1”