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Chilling Message Left On A Dollar Bill Reignites A Kidnapping Case That Had Long Gone Cold

Authorities say you have about 48 hours to find a missing or kidnapped person before the task becomes more difficult. That’s because, after two days, perpetrators typically have plenty of time to wrap up their crimes, cover their tracks, and flee the scene. But in Mesa, Arizona, one 10-year-old missing persons case broke all the rules.

Baby Daughter That Vanishes Into Thin Air On A Camping Trip Causes Decades Of Controversy

Camping trips are a great way to enjoy a long vacation with your family at your own pace. Not only can you spend time in each other’s company, but you can do it while enjoying all that the great outdoors have to offer. It’s an experience that brings a family together like no other.

23 Rarely Seen Photos Of André the Giant That Showcase His Ridiculous Size In Real Life

Had you seen André René Roussimof in person, you might have thought you were staring at a character ripped right from the pages of a fairy tale. The man more commonly known as André the Giant stood at seven feet and four inches tall and weighed about 520 pounds. Still, numbers and descriptions could never truly capture the essence of this larger-than-life legend.

12 Famous Musicians That Totally Despise Their Most Popular Songs

Most people probably assume that, when a musician releases a hot new track, they must love their work. After all, why else would they put it out there for everyone in the world to hear? Yet, it turns out that many of the world’s most respected musicians actually can’t stand their most famous songs!

22 Actors That Made Next To Nothing For Their Roles In Iconic Films

Hollywood payouts are enough to turn most movie-watchers green with envy. Face it: it’s impossible not to think about how it must feel to wear designer clothes on the red carpet or live in a beachfront mansion. However, not even Hollywood megastars make big bucks every time they step on set.

10 Banknotes With Strange Symbols And Images Concealed In Plain Sight

Paper money, in and of itself, is far from a modern invention. It was introduced by China in the 7th century, and many other nations have adopted it ever since, establishing their own designs and incorporating iconic markings. Yet there’s something about these symbols that are often quite mysterious.

Man Left His Life And Family Behind To Live In The Wilderness But Made One Fatal Mistake

Christopher McCandless is considered by many to be something of a modern-day folk hero. His decision in the early 1990s to abandon the comforts of modern life and “live simply” has inspired others to reconsider how they spend their own lives.

Classified Details In The World's Most Famous Landmarks That The Public Shouldn't Know Exist

From Machu Picchu to the Great Pyramid of Giza, the world is dotted with important landmarks and monuments. Millions of people visit these historic sites every year. So how is it possible that there are actually aspects of these extremely famous places that remain a mystery?

29 Weird Movie Facts That Even The Biggest Film Buffs Find Impossible To Believe

It’s no secret that a lot of effort goes into making movies. For each flick, there are countless people toiling away behind the scenes to perfect every aspect—from set design to costumes to the angles of each camera. This way, once that film finally hits theaters, audiences are truly transported to another world.

34 Fascinating Facts About The U.S. Secret Service And What Really Goes On In The White House

Most of us are aware of the existence of the Secret Service—the government agency best known for providing security detail for the President of the United States. For that reason, it may seem silly to call it a “secret” when it’s so well-publicized.

20 Actors Who Were Under The Influence While Filming Their Famous Movies

When an actor takes on a role, they set out to build a believable character from the ground up. Besides memorizing lines, they often have to research the era the movie takes place, learn about their character’s profession, or maybe even work with a dialect coach to help them create an authentic portrayal onscreen.

UFO Hunters Say They've Found An Alien Ship In The Strangest Place And Have Evidence To Prove It

People who believe in life on other planets take the study of extraterrestrials very seriously. The governments of the world might claim that there is no proof aliens exist, but some conspiracy theorists insist they know better. That’s why they spend their free time seeking out the truth themselves—and on occasion, they’ll come across something that gives everyone pause.

Waterfront 'Home' Listed For A Great Price Comes With A Serious Catch

When most people think of waterfront property, they see heaven on Earth. Who wouldn’t want to live right next to the water, waking up to that view each and every morning? It’s almost as if you’re on an endless vacation!

Here Are 15 Of The Most Upsetting Child Ghost Stories That Have Ever Been Told

For as long as there have been campfires, people have gathered around to swap scary stories. Some of the most popular ones are, of course, ghost stories. There’s just something perfect about snuggling up with your friends and family and trying to scare the wits out of each other!

11 Popular Companies That Are About To Be Gone Forever

There’s no question that Amazon is a business juggernaut. From its humble beginnings as an online bookstore to its current form as the company responsible for 43 percent of all online sales, it appears to only be getting more and more powerful. Except, its world-conquering successes don’t mean great things for other businesses.

Fascinating Facts About Osama Bin Laden's Family Members That Most People Never Knew

Osama bin Laden, former leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, was one of the most recognizable people in the world before his death in 2011. After the 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center, most Americans knew all about this Islamic extremist’s beliefs… but what about where he came from? Who were the people close to him, and what kind of lives did they lead?

DNA Reveals The Truth About A Vietnam POW Found Alive In The Jungle 40 Years Later

It’s been decades since the Vietnam War came to a close, but its legacy has lingered in the minds of Americans for countless reasons. Many mysteries from America’s most infamous campaign have remained unanswered, too, and that was no more apparent than with one Vietnam veteran.

The Story Of The Mysterious 'Bottomless Pit' That People Claim Has Magical Powers

Anyone who listens to a lot of radio shows (or is prone to getting lost in a YouTube rabbit hole) knows there’s a glut of programs dedicated to the paranormal and the conspiratorial. Whether or not they believe them, people everywhere just love getting caught up in zany theories. But rarely do stories take off like the one told by a man named Mel Waters.

Emotional 9/11 Commercial Was Only Allowed To Air Once For A Heartbreaking Reason

The Budweiser Clydesdale horses have been around since 1935, when Budweiser received them as a gift to celebrate the historic end of alcohol prohibition. Since then, they’ve been a part of every American family’s home thanks to their appearances in TV commercials, especially during the Super Bowl.

There Are Dimes In Circulation Worth Almost $2 Million And This Is How To Spot Them

Most of us don’t think much about the type of currency we use. Still, as our society has evolved, so has the way we pay for things. For instance, it seems like we hardly ever need to deal with loose coins. But sometimes that change rattling around our pockets is worth more than the metal they’re made with.

10 Unsolved Mysteries From The Middle Ages That Still Baffle Experts Today

It’s safe to say that everyone loves a good mystery once in a while. From pondering the meaning of life to uncovering details along with our favorite true crime podcasts, we can’t get enough of what we don’t know. Still, some of the most compelling mysteries of all are those from the Middle Ages!

American Student Who Went Missing 14 Years Ago Has Been Found In The Most Unlikely Place

Traveling abroad is usually a positive experience. You have the ability to learn about different cultures, taste foreign foods, and meet people from all walks of life. That said, it can be intimidating, especially with possible language barriers and culture clashes—or worse, as one American family recently found out.

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.