Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1758-1815 – When she was eighteen years old, Mary Lum married Stephen Girard, who would become one of the richest men ever to live in the United States. Mary is remembered primarily for being his wife, and for going insane. But what is the true story behind her madness?
St. Georges, Delaware, 1800's - I am currently writing a book on the ghost stories and legends of my home state of Delaware for The History Press. This is one of the state's most famous ghost stories, a spooky legend born from some of the most horrific chapters of Delaware's history.
Los Angeles, California, 1947 - Elizabeth Short wanted to either become a famous actress in Hollywood or marry a military man. Instead, she became famous as one of the most haunting murder victims in history. But who was she really? This is the story of her life, separating the truth from the myth.
Kansas City, Missouri, 1935 - A man checks into a hotel under the name Roland T. Owen. Over the next few days, hotel staff witness many strange and unsettling events, eventually finding the man dead. Who was he, and who killed him? This is an unsolved mystery that will keep you up at night.
Waidhofen, Germany, 1922 - During a snowy winter’s night, five members of the Gruber family and their maid were murdered one by one in the barn of an isolated farm. Investigators uncovered unsettling details that paint a haunting portrait of the family and the horror of their final hours.
Fall River, Massachusetts, 1893 - After the trial of Lizzie Borden ended in acquittal, what happened to those involved? This episode deals with the events following the trial, culminating in the deaths of Emma and Lizzie Borden in the twentieth century. Are we any closer to knowing the truth of what happened on August 4, 1892?
Fall River, Massacusetts, 1893 - The trial of Lizzie Borden enters its second week as the Prosecution rests its case. It is now up to the Defense team to prove Lizzie's innocence, and her older sister Emma Borden takes the stand as a star witness. The jury will decide the verdict in the trial of the century, but this tale is far from over.
Fall River, Massachusetts, 1893 - After spending nine months in jail, the trial of Lizzie Borden began on June 5, 1893. This episode, using words from the actual court transcripts, covers the first five days of the trial as the prosecution begins its case against Lizzie with several compelling witnesses.
Fall River, Massachusetts, 1892 - In the days following the murders of Abby and Andrew Borden, police observe many strange events. Finally, Lizzie Borden is arrested for the brutal slaying of her father and stepmother, setting the stage for the trial of the century.
Fall River, Massachussetts, 1892 - At 11:15am, Lizzie Borden discovers the body of her father Andrew, murdered with a hatchet. Family friends, doctors, and police flock to the house, and the corpse of Abby Borden is found upstairs. The investigation begins.