Teen Boy Missing For 3 Years Finally Returns Home, But Everything Is Not As It Seems

Whenever a person goes missing, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. Friends and family members want to keep hope alive for as long as possible until they can finally find some type of closure. But, sometimes, the closure they receive is too good to be the actual truth.

20 Weird Little Everyday Items We Had No Idea There Was An Actual Name For

While speakers of the English language have come up with names for most of the objects, ideas, or actions they encounter in daily life, there are still countless, seemingly unnamed objects out there. Usually, we just give a blank look when referring to these anomalies, snapping our fingers and stuttering some form of “you know… that thing!” But believe it or not, most of these items do have names; the average person just doesn’t know it.

Inside The Shameful Cabbage Patch Kids Scandal The Company Has Been Trying To Hide For Decades

Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, which were created in 1978 and quickly catapulted into the arms and hearts of children everywhere, have been considered classic, beloved toys for decades. Even if you never owned one, you’ve certainly known someone who did. Yet, there’s something about them that very few people know.

Here Are The Weirdest Things People Ever Discovered At The Bottom Of Deep Bodies Of Water

Given their sometimes-unfathomable depths, large bodies of water are often filled with all sorts of amazing mysteries. After all, once something sinks to the bottom of the ocean, it’s almost impossible to find ever again. Heck, even something as massive as the wreck of the Titanic took decades to locate!

Man Who Claims His Apartment Is Haunted By A Dead Child Provides Chilling Proof

Whether or not you believe in supernatural beings, ghost stories have a way of captivating even the biggest of skeptics. Though most of these tales are outlandish, a special few are frighteningly believable. Such was the case for one New York cartoonist named Adam Ellis.

Inside The Creepy Unsolved Case Of The Only Person Ever Murdered At The South Pole

When he had the chance to work on Antarctica’s Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory in the late 1990s, Australian astrophysicist Rodney Marks felt it was a seemingly perfect opportunity. He was newly engaged, too, and things were falling into place. But on May 11, 2000, he suddenly fell ill.

20 Bizarre Items People Discovered Hidden In Their Grandparents' Attics

It’s safe to say that no one on the planet would willingly want to spend their precious weekend cleaning out an old, dusty attic. It’s a tedious, exhausting, and time-consuming chore, after all! Still, there’s always a chance that you could uncover some remarkable treasures under all of those cobwebs.

Shadowy U.S. Spy Hub In The Heart Of Australia Is Source Of So Many Twisted Rumors

It’s no secret that certain branches of the military and government need to operate with an extreme level of confidentiality. An all-too-common byproduct of this secrecy, however, is that people tend to dream up all sorts of outlandish theories as to what really goes on inside the most protected bases.

Twins Who Look Just A Little Different At Birth Are Unrecognizable 18 Years Later

Once you’ve had a few kids, you’ve probably seen it all; the antics of your young ones likely don’t surprise you anymore. Then again, there are always exceptions—and one mom from England recently had a different experience.

52 Years After Her Mother Vanished, Woman Places An Ad That Blows The Case Wide Open

It should go without saying, but parents are crucial to a child’s upbringing. When children lose that essential part of the family unit, it can be traumatizing, and it often deeply affects them well into adulthood. That appeared to be the case when a mother named Lucy Ann Johnson mysteriously disappeared in 1961, leaving behind a husband and two confused young children.

How A Person's Zodiac Sign Can Reveal The Scariest Thing About Their Personality

When life and love get messy, people often look to astrology for comfort. According to astrology, your personality is influenced by the positioning of the sun at the time of your birth, and it can determine your fate (or, at least, your next steps). Are you a lonely Leo looking for love? Don’t worry—there’s a social Sagittarius out there waiting for you!

The Real Story Of The Man Who Killed Abraham Lincoln's Assassin Is Too Wild For History Books

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln—the beloved 16th President of the United States—by John Wilkes Booth was one of the most significant moments in American history. Only, what relatively few know is that this horrific crime was just the beginning of the story.

Couple's Neighbor Asks For Their Help But They Realize Too Late What She's Really After

As the Ten Commandments suggest, it’s important to love thy neighbors—and this goes double in small Southern towns, where everyone knows your name. You see them just about every day, after all! Unfortunately, love is blind, so they say… and one South Carolina couple found that out the hard way.

Former Beauty Queen Stalked Her Mormon Crush For Years Only For It All To End In Tragedy

Most relationships develop slowly over time, but on rare occasions, couples will meet in rom-com-worthy scenarios, connect on a physical level, and, by the third date, start talkin’ baby names and wedding details. It’s true—sometimes, romance just clicks. Joyce McKinney’s 1970s romance started out that way… before everything changed.

23 Of History's Most Infamous Objects And Where They Finally Ended Up

Have you ever wondered where some of history’s most important artifacts are kept? From the rifle used to assassinate John F. Kennedy to Anne Frank’s diary, it’s natural to assume they’re being kept safe in museums and the like. Still, memorable pieces of the past could be closer to your home than you think!

Police Take One Look In Arson Victim's Freezer And Realize She Isn't Who She Says She Is

Fires can tear apart your life; they claim everything you own, impose harm upon your loved ones, and leave you in a haze of confusion as you wonder how the heck it all happened. For most homeowners, they’re essentially the worst case scenario.

Creepy Life-Sized Doll People Call 'Robert' Might Be The Most Haunted Toy In History

For years, horror movies have portrayed dolls as spooky playthings just waiting to be possessed by ghosts or evil spirits (hello, Chucky!). Whether it’s due to their frozen expressions or a creepy backstory involving their previous owners, dolls have solidified a place in our culture as the stuff of nightmares.

Mastermind Murderer Escapes Capture For Decades While Taunting Police The Whole Time

Getting a roommate is a great idea for those who want to save a little bit of money on rent. It’s also nice to have somebody to share the responsibilities around the house. Unfortunately, finding the right match can sometimes be a complete nightmare.

Motel Owner Hid A Terrible Secret For Decades That's Leaving His Former Guests Horrified

Any traveler in search of a hotel has an unspoken checklist before agreeing to stay the night. They need to make sure the price is fair and the linens are clean, of course. It’s also important to know if the hotel is located in a safe neighborhood. At the end of the day, all anyone wants is to relax and know they’re taken care of.

'Perfect' Couple's Vacation Cruise Ends In Horror After Everybody Misses The Major Clues

A wedding anniversary is meant to be a happy occasion—and it’s a reason to celebrate your union with your partner. Unfortunately, like any of the most celebratory moments in life, there is always the potential for the unexpected and, sadly, even disaster.

Disturbing Legends And Conspiracy Theories Surrounding The Hoover Dam

Built from enough concrete to stretch across the entire country and used to bring power to 1.3 million people across three states, the Hoover Dam is undeniably one of the greatest examples of human engineering. Yet, aside from being an incredible piece of history, the famous dam has also been the subject of some controversy over the years.

11 Totally Dumbfounding Photos That Seem To Have No Logical Explanation

Seeing is believing… until you see something unbelievable, like an optical illusion. By definition, optical illusions are images that differ from their impartial reality. Sometimes, the most popular illusions are those that simply require another perspective—and their secrets are actually hidden in plain sight.

Teen Vanishes Into Thin Air Under Suspicious Circumstances At A Local House Party

Realizing that a family member or a close friend has gone missing is one of the worst situations imaginable. The nagging uncertainty over where they are—and what could have happened to them—just further proves how crucial it is to trace there whereabouts and bring them home safely.

How One Girl's Heroic Escape Saved Her Chained And Starving Siblings From Their Parents

Ask just about anyone who has a tight-knit family and they’ll tell you it’s the absolute best. While some people yearn for their independence the moment they turn 18, some people simply can’t imagine life without their family members. From the outside, the Turpins of southern California felt the same way.

Man Takes Revenge Against The Man Who Destroyed His Family After Plotting For 30 Years

It should go without saying, but most parents would do just about anything to protect their family. So, you can bet that in the face of tragedy, they would go to great lengths to be sure that justice is served to those who wronged their loved ones.