Tag: Murders

Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr.

On March 1st 1932, firstborn son of Aviator and American hero, Charles Lindbergh was discovered missing from his crib by his Nanny, at approximately 10pm. His Mother and Father were in the house, and heard nothing save for the sound of what seemed to be a wooden crate falling, a short while earlier. When Betty […]

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The Unknown Bairn

Nothing strikes a body like the tragic loss of a child. But when that child is never identified nor claimed it seems particularly sad. On 23rd May 1971, local postman John Robertson, ‘Ian the Postie’ was walking along the beach in the small village of Tayport, which butts up to one side of the Tay […]

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The Black Museum

The Central Prisoners’ Property Store was introduced in 1869 as a method of teaching the Police about the criminal psyche. Using items belonging to criminals, and associated paraphernalia, death masks of executed murderers and so forth, photos of crime scenes, bits of evidence, the police felt it would help them study the thought processes of […]

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Sawney Bean

According to legend, Alexander “Sawney” Bean was the leader of a 48-member clan in 15th- or 16th-century Scotland and he was supposedly executed for the mass murder and cannibalisation of over 1,000 people. Sawney along with his unknown wife made their home in the caves near either Galloway, Ayrshire or Ballantrae on Bennane Head. The […]

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The Axeman of New Orleans

From May 16, 1912 to October 1919 a string of people were attacked in their homes by a person wielding an axe. Most of the victims were attacked with an axe that belonged to the victims themselves. In most cases, the back door of a home was smashed, followed by an attack on one or […]

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