These Events From The History of America Are So Bizarre That You Will Be Left Scratching Your Head
With so many important historical events to remember from, we often tend to miss on some events. When talking about American history, we can only think about the Declaration of Independence or when the first President of the country. Did you know that there are many such unusual facts about our country that you will find hard to believe? Weird facts like a dog becoming the mayor of a town or a serial killer building a hotel to murder his guests will leave you in a state of shock. Read on to find out more about such strange facts you have never heard about.
A Hotel Designed For Murder
Serial killer H.H. Holmes opened a hotel in Chicago that was designed specially to murder his guests. This psychopath had installed secret gas lines to the rooms and would use it to kill his guests. Sometimes they would also be kept trapped in a secret room and were left to die by starvation. He murdered more than a hundred of his guests and families of the missing person would have no clue as there was also an incinerator in the basement of the hotel. The next item is even more inhuman.
A Painkiller Laced WIth Cyanide
Tylenol used to be a common painkiller in the olden days. However, in 1982, when seven people died after consuming the medicine that they purchased in the Chicago area, everyone was shocked. It was revealed during investigations that the Tylenol pills that they consumed were laced with cyanide. Till today, nobody knows who committed this horrifying crime. Perfect crime!
The Snack Scandal
This is the most bizarre case ever. A politician in Minneapolis got into trouble for serving Twinkies to the elderly during a campaign in 1985. Believe it or not, there was a trial for serving Twinkies. Although he wasn’t found guilty, a law was passed banning Twinkies from any campaign event in Minnesota. The next item on this list is really weird.
When a Dog Became The Mayor
Yes, you read that right. A dog named Bosco was made the mayor of the town of Sunol in California in 1981. The black lab mix ran for the position with two other human candidates. The position was honorary as the township was being unincorporated. Still!
Skulls Found in Florida Lake
You never know what you are going to find under the water. In the late 1800s, something very disturbing was found in the Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Hundreds of human skulls were found in this lake. This is still a mystery as no one is sure if the lake was used earlier as a burial site. Scary? Wait till you read the next one.
Reporter Commits Suicide on Live TV
The most terrible news ever – A reporter commits suicide on live television in 1972 in Sarasota, Florida. Christine Chubbuck’s last words on the television were, “In keeping up with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in ‘blood and guts’, and in living colour, you are going to see another first” and she shot herself. Imagine how terrifying it must have been for the audience to watch it on television.
Dead Body Parts As Jewellery
In the Victorian era, people took the grieving process of their loved ones to a different level altogether. They would wear jewellery made out of the body parts of their loved ones who had died. Necklaces and bracelets were made from teeth, hair and bones. Scary!
Presidents Who Died on Independence Day
When John Adams and Thomas Jefferson signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, they had no clue that this date would not be all about the good things. Fifty years later, both Adams and Jefferson died on July 4th. What a coincidence!
President Reports UFO Sighting
When Jimmy Carter was still the governor of Georgia, he reported a UFO sighting to the U.S. Government. Though we don’t know the details of what exactly Carter saw, we would love to know if he spotted some aliens too.
NASA Taped Over Its Major Event
It will be counted as one of the most embarrassing moments in History. The 1969 Moon landing footage was taped over by someone and NASA lost the original footage. We are sure whoever did that is never going to admit their guilt.
We are sure you must be finding it difficult to believe what you have just read. Trus us, these are true and there are many more such weird facts about your country that many are not aware of.
Sources: historyextra.com, mirror.co.uk, dailyherald.com, cnbc.com, abcnews.go.com, sciencemag.org, networthreporter.com, elle.com, catholicworldreport.com, thevintagenews.com, history.com