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Skeletons in the Closet
8 months ago

Skeletons in the Closet

Parents are supposed to protect their children, but as we learned in Sword and Scale episode 78, there are some parents out there who failed this basic tenet of parenthood …
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The Hoexter Horror House
8 months ago

The Hoexter Horror House

When a German woman answered a newspaper dating ad she had no idea that she was being lured to her doom. After meeting with a couple, identified only as Wilfried …
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5 Episodes of Sword and Scale That Will Keep You Up at Night
8 months ago

5 Episodes of Sword and Scale That Will Keep You Up at Night

It’s almost Halloween and the staff here at Sword and Scale have been celebrating the season by bringing you spooktacular content all month long, coming to a frightening conclusion with …
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Shocking Murder Leads to Rehab Abuse Scandal
9 months ago

Shocking Murder Leads to Rehab Abuse Scandal

In 2008, Chinese health officials declared that internet addiction will officially be classified as a clinical disorder and claimed that it was among the leading health threats plaguing the nation’s …
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The Curious Case of the Alcasser Girls
9 months ago

The Curious Case of the Alcasser Girls

On the evening of November 13, 1992, three teenage girls – Miriam García Iborra, Antonia “Toñi” Gómez Rodríguez and Desirée Hernández Folch – decided to attend a high school party …
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The Torture and Murder of Carina Saunders
10 months ago

The Torture and Murder of Carina Saunders

On October 13, 2011 the body of a young woman was found hacked up and shoved into a black Nike duffle bag as well as a laundry bag and placed …
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5 Most Horrible Cases of Daycare Abuse
11 months ago

5 Most Horrible Cases of Daycare Abuse

Nearly every parent who works and has children under school age dreads the idea of dropping them off at daycare. In most cases parents do everything within their means to …
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5 Crimes Inspired by Horror Films
1 year ago

5 Crimes Inspired by Horror Films

When done correctly, movies should transport us into another world. A world that defies logic and temporarily suspends our grasp on reality. We all have our favorites and our reasons …
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The Genital Collector
1 year ago

The Genital Collector

Peter Frederiksen was already a wanted fugitive for selling illegal firearms in his native country of Denmark when South African officials uncovered 21 bags of preserved pieces of female genitalia …
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The West Hollywood Vampire
1 year ago

The West Hollywood Vampire

“What if science one day discovered that all evil behavior has a biological cause? What if thieves and murderers were “fixable” with a few minor adjustments to their brain chemistry? …
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