In 1891, Octavia Hatcher died in Pikeville, Kentucky. After her death, people in town contracted a sleeping disease which caused them to fall into a coma, but wake up weeks later. Was Octavia dead when she was buried? Or had… Read More ›
Alabama’s Free State of Winston wanted to remain neutral during the Civil War. Winston Unionists didn’t want to take up arms against the country they loved. But in the end, Winston County’s desire to remain neutral would lead to violence.
In 1867, Dr. William Trott, opened a magic show in his Charleston, South Carolina, apothecary shop. Soon after, rain began to fall on the city and continued for days. Frightened residents heard a rumor that Charleston was being punished because… Read More ›