Was Frank Tower the luckiest man ever known? Or is this one of the oldest urban legends in existence?   Frank “Lucky” Tower was a “fireman” by trade. A fireman, or stoker, tended the fires that kept steam-powered engines moving. He was the only individual known to survive not onlyRead More →

This case is relatively current, yet is destined to become the basis of an urban legend. In an age of crime dramas, forensic documentaries, and entire television channels devoted to investigation, the murder of Hugues de la Plaza continues to baffle, confuse, and confound. Hugues da la Plaza, a 37-year-oldRead More →

“Typhoid Mary,” is today a generic term used to describe someone who brings harm on others, with no concern for the consequences of their behavior. Yet, she was very real, and her life is as sadly perplexing as her legacy. Mary Mallon [1869-1938] immigrated to America around 1884. To theRead More →