#18: SILK ROAD MARKETPLACE Silk Road was the infamous marketplace that oversaw the sale of millions of illicit drugs on the dark web. Its operators subsequently amassed an enormous fortune. Yet their site wouldn’t last forever, with the FBI eventually able to shut the site down. Silk Road gained notoriety for being the dark web’s first online marketplace, and for being dramatised in the film … Continue reading What Happened to Silk Road?
The Bermuda Triangle is an iconic area that is renowned for being at the forefront of several mysterious disappearances, extraterrestrial happenings and other strange events. Together, these incidents have led to the area earning the nickname of the ‘Devil’s Triangle’. Yet it was only after a certain event that the legend of the Bermuda Triangle was born. In this article we take a look at … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Flight 19
#12: FRIENDSTER Friendster was once a very popular social networking website that enabled its users to contact one another, share media and organise events. The site was once the most popular social network in the world – with particular popularity in Asia. However, Friendster was unable to maintain its popularity in subsequent years, with the site ultimately shutting down in 2015. In this article, we … Continue reading What Happened to Friendster?!
Richard John Bingham was the 7th Earl of Lucan. Prior to his infamous disappearance, he was once considered for he role of James Bond – such was his popularity. Yet Bingham suffered a remarkable fall from grace – including a failed marriage and subsequent bitter custody battle, stalking allegations and heavy gambling losses. The fall from grace culminated in his disappearance – by which time … Continue reading The Disappearance of Lord Lucan: What Happened?
The Quiz show ‘Who Want To Be A Millionaire?’ was at one time the most popular quiz show on TV. The show offered its contestants a once in a lifetime opportunity to play for a life-changing sum of £1,000,000. The show expanded into numerous countries, and made many millionaires. Yet for all of the joy, the show attracted considerable controversy. The biggest storm arrived in … Continue reading The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Cheater: The Story Retold
The mysterious disappearance of Percy Fawcett took place in 1925, during a risky expedition where he and two others were searching for an ancient lost city in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Fawcett was a highly-experienced explorer, and has served in the military. His disappearance came as a surprise, and to this day has never been solved. Yet there are many theories revolving around his … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Percy Fawcett
#3: MYSPACE Myspace was at one point more popular than Google in the United States – the site offered a social network that was favoured by more over Facebook. Myspace offered its users the chance to create profiles, connect with friends, upload photos and more – with the site also featuring an underlying emphasis on music. Its rise led to an inevitable purchase at the … Continue reading What Happened to Myspace?
Silk Road was the infamous marketplace that oversaw the sale of millions of drugs, allowing its operators to amass an enormous fortune. Yet the success of the illegal site wouldn’t last forever, with the FBI eventually shutting the site down. Silk Road was only accessible via the dark web, and was its first modern market. The story behind the site has been dramatised in the … Continue reading The Story of the Infamous Silk Road Marketplace
On December 24 1945, one of the most mysterious disappearances in history took place in West Virginia, United States, at the Sodder residence. At the time of the disappearance, the house was occupied by George Sodder, his wife Jennie, and nine of their ten children. During the night, a fire ravaged the house, with four children escaping. The other five children have never been found. … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: The Sodder Children
#4: BEBO Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are among the websites to dominate social media in the present day. However, it hasn’t always been this way. In fact, around ten years ago, a site named ‘Bebo’ was the most popular social network in the world. The thought of Facebook collapsing in the modern age is far-fetched to say the least. And yet, this was the fate … Continue reading What Happened to Bebo?
It is near inconceivable to imagine a Prime Minister/President of any nation simply vanishing – never to be seen again. Yet when it is a nation as powerful as Australia, the idea becomes beyond belief. Yet in 1967, Harold Holt – the Prime Minister of Australia, went for a swim, only to never return. Despite an enormous rescue mission being launched, no body was ever … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Harold Holt
With the infamous assassination of Gianni Versace re-entering the news, we take a look at the facts in the case, and explore the key information linked to the murder. The second season of the popular drama American Crime Story is focusing on the murder, which has led to renewed intrigue on the case. In 1997, fashion designer and founder of the world-renowned fashion house Versace … Continue reading The Assassination of Gianni Versace Revisited
One of the great unsolved cases in recent memory concerns the Zodiac Killer. The Zodiac Killer operated throughout Northern Carolina in the 1960s and 1970s, becoming a serial killer. Despite years of investigations, the killer was never found. Over the course of his reign of terror, the killer claimed to have killed 37 people – with 5 confirmed dead. He attained the name ‘Zodiac’ after … Continue reading The Zodiac Killer Case Analysed
The Mary Celeste was an infamous ship that was discovered adrift and deserted in 1872. Found by the crew of another ship – the ‘Dei Gratia’ – upon arrival they found she was in a sea-worthy condition, only to be deserted. Despite a range of theories being attributed to the fate of the ship, a consensus has never been reached. The case remains a mystery, … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Crew of the Mary Celeste