On May 14th, 2015, a call was made to the Washington Fire Department reporting thick smoke coming out from a mansion in Woodland, an exclusive neighborhood for the wealthy like Joe Biden. Within minutes, the first group of firefighters arrived to control the fire and with the main focus of putting out the source of the fire, a bedroom.
Another rescue team went in to save any victims that were not able to find their way out. …
On April 11th, 2007, a frantic 911 call was made from Pleasant Grove, Utah. On the line, Dr. Martin MacNeill was yelling for help,
“She’s under the water, and I need an ambulance!”
His wife, Michele Somers, was found unconscious underwater in the bathtub. During the 911 call, Martin said that his wife was not breathing, but he could not get her out of the tub by himself. Panic-stricken, he hung up on the emergency responder 3 times.
In the murder trial of Jessie Bardwell, the prosecutor said,
“And you tossed her out to the back of your Audi.”
The accused murderer, who claimed that he was deeply in love with Jessie, corrected him, “Placed her.”
The prosecutor then said with a hint of mockery,
“Affectionately. I’m sure.”
In May 2017, in Woodland, Washington, around 1:30 AM, Bruce DeKalb found himself a little thin black girl without two front teeth, desperately pleading at his front door,
“Hide me. They whip us with a belt.”
The little kid said she jumped out from her second-story window to seek help from being abused and needed a ride to Seattle. She dashed past Bruce and hid upstairs where his wife, Dana DeKalb, was sleeping.
“Don’t make me go back! They’re racists, and they abuse us!”
The scared little girl was Hannah Hart, the adopted daughter of their recently moved-in neighbors, Sarah…
In the early hours of the morning on January 27th, 2015, 20-year-old Henri was in the bathroom when he heard noises coming from his shared bedroom with his brother, Rudi. He slightly creaked open the bathroom door, and he could make out a figure hitting his sleeping brother in the dark.
Henri shouted for help, waking up his father, Martin, who rushed to their aid. Martin switched on the lights and immediately stepped in between his son and the intruder. The intruder dressed in black mercilessly struck down at the back of Martin’s head with an axe.
All this while…
“Get down!” the police officers shouted with their guns aimed at Falater, the man that caused the gruesome crime scene downstairs. They were on high alert after finding a woman murdered brutally and left floating lifelessly in the swimming pool. The pool had so much blood that the police described it as a shark attack.
But, nothing about Falater screamed murderer.
Dressed in clean pyjamas, he was midway downstairs and seemed confused about the ruckus. He made no attempt to fight nor escape.
Except for a bloodstain on his neck.
January 17th, 1997, was just another regular afternoon for Scott…
“Shi-Ne!” He allegedly shouted “Die!” in Japanese as he doused 11 gallons of gasoline of the studio’s entrance and lit it up, trapping around 70 workers in the building.
Around 10:30 AM on July 18th, 2019, a 41-year-old Japanese man with a handcart of 11 gallons of gasoline walked right into the unlocked entrance of Kyoto Animation and set it on fire. It exploded, and fire spread like wild flames.
KyoAni had 3 floors, but back in those days, it was not mandatory to have any sprinklers for buildings of that size. Without sprinklers, nothing was slowing the fire down…
On 2nd December 2010, Betul Ozulup, the concierge of a luxury apartment in Melbourne was having a relatively normal day until 7pm that day. When she tried to open the door to the refuse room (garbage compactor room), it wouldn’t open fully. Something was behind the door, blocking her. She gave it a hard shove, and before her, it was a young woman in a pool of blood.
She was 24-year-old Phoebe Handsjuk.
How did the beautiful woman living on the 12th floor ended on the ground floor refuse room?
On December 3rd, 2016, in a small town of Neptune, New Jersey, the police responded to a report of an abandoned car found by Shark River with keys in the ignition. They identified the registered owner of the vehicle, the grandmother of 19-year-old Sarah Stern which then, pointed Sarah as the driver.
Sarah was nowhere to be found. Nobody knew where she was. The house she stayed in was unlocked and empty except for a dog locked in a cage.
Worried that it might be a suicide case, they sent out a search and rescue team, a dive team, and…
Vince Li was born in Dandong, China, and became a Canadian citizen in 2006. Even though he armed himself with a degree in Computer Science from Wuhan Institute of Technology, he could not get a permanent job in that field. So, he worked menial jobs ranging from a forklift operator, a janitor, and a cashier in Walmart and in newspaper delivery while his wife worked as a waitress.
Reportedly, he had a language barrier as English was not his first language but his previous bosses did not see any signs of aggression and even praised him as a diligent worker…
A writer who used to write simply because she loves it and now, would like to earn an extra penny by doing so.