When Arthur Conan Doyle looked for Agatha Christie.

Agatha Christie is one of the greats of mystery literature. For eleven days, she was at the center of her own mystery, that got international headlines. On a December night, she drove away from her home in Berkshire and vanished completely. Her car was found abandoned and a huge manhunt was launched. Arthur Conan Doyle,Continue reading “When Arthur Conan Doyle looked for Agatha Christie.”

Whatever happened to Lieutenant Ernest Cody and Ensign Charles Adams.

Early on the morning of Sunday, August 16, 1942, a U.S. Navy blimp prepared to take off from Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay to search for enemy submarines. The United States had entered World War II only nine months earlier, but Japanese subs had sunk at least half a dozen Allied ships off theContinue reading “Whatever happened to Lieutenant Ernest Cody and Ensign Charles Adams.”

Flight 19-The Lost squadron

The Bermuda Triangle’s reputation as a boat and plane-devouring chasm was first sealed in December 1945, when a group of five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo bombers known as “Flight 19” vanished in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida. No sign of the Avengers was ever found, and a Navy seaplane sent to rescue themContinue reading “Flight 19-The Lost squadron”

Dancing Mania aka dancing plague, choreomania, St John’s Dance

Dancing mania (also known as dancing plague, choreomania, St John’s Dance and, historically, St. Vitus’s Dance) was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people dancing erratically, sometimes thousands at a time. The mania affected men, women, and children who danced until theyContinue reading “Dancing Mania aka dancing plague, choreomania, St John’s Dance”

D.B. Cooper-Probably the perfect crime

One afternoon a day before Thanksgiving in 1971, a guy calling himself Dan Cooper (the media mistakenly called him D.B. Cooper) boarded Northwest Airlines flight #305 in Portland bound for Seattle. He was wearing a dark suit and a black tie and was described as a business-executive type. While in the air, he opened hisContinue reading “D.B. Cooper-Probably the perfect crime”