SOCIETY-LIFE

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.

Homeless Man Is The Only Bystander Willing To Risk It All For A Cop During Arrest Gone Wrong

Whether they have to sort out the messy details of a domestic issue or confront a lunatic in an effort to keep the peace, police officers are thrust into difficult situations daily. But sometimes, even with all their training, they can find themselves outmatched—and in need of a helping hand.

Man Digging In His Garden Uncovers A Frightening Sight That Sends Him To The Police

For the most part, gardening won’t kill you. Bending over for long hours might put a few nasty kinks in your back and facing the hot sun’s rays could give you a serious burn, but the job doesn’t exactly collect hazard pay. Recently, though, a man from England had an experience that proved otherwise!

Family Thinking Daughter Is Backpacking In Asia Uncovers Her Elaborate Deception

Many young students yearn to travel the globe. For some, scrimping and saving can allow them the opportunity to go on an epic adventure. Of course, traveling in style when you’re so young doesn’t always happen, and that’s why most students opt to go backpacking instead.

Woman Wakes To Chilling Sound Just Days Before She's Set To Marry The Man Of Her Dreams

Sometimes when two people meet, they make a powerful connection with each other within seconds. “Love at first sight” might only be the case in fairy tales, but you can definitely tell when you’ve met someone who is going to be important in your life.

After Mom Of Two Goes Missing, Cops Note Important Step Her Husband 'Forgot' To Take

Most of us will never know what it’s like for a loved one to completely vanish; unfortunately, the families of missing persons have to deal with a dreadfully different reality. The longer that person is missing, the less likely it becomes that they’ll ever be found. What’s worse is all that waiting can make a family—or a community—feel frustrated and powerless. That’s when suspicion and speculation take center stage.

Everyday Things That Expose Us To Way More Radiation Than Anybody Thinks

You’ve probably been warned about the cancer-causing effects of radiation; these are energies with scary-sounding scientific names like gamma rays, alpha particles, and ultraviolet light. Indeed, over time, radiation can take a serious toll on our bodies. But at least it’s something confined to places like Chernobyl, right? Well…

Man Causes Controversy By Building His 'Mountain Villa' On Top Of A Skyscraper

At some point, you’ve dreamed of designing your perfect home. Most likely, your vision included some surprises, like a zany, one-of-a-kind contraption that would make your house the talk of the town. One man in China had the same desire—but he might have gone a bit too far.

Convicted Felon Was Volunteering At Local High School Without Anyone Being Aware Of Her Crimes

Many parents don’t just see school as a place to send their kids in order to learn. Rather, they’ll play an active role in school life by volunteering and interacting with other students, teachers, and parents. Maintaining a good relationship with your kids’ professors and other parents is an important part of being engaged with the community, after all.

22 Treasures That People Uncovered In The Most Ridiculous Places Imaginable

Our ideas of hidden treasure usually all look the same: we imagine briefcases stuffed to the brim with hundred-dollar bills, old chests so full of gold their lids can’t close, or jewel-encrusted goblets fit for a king. But not all treasures are the sort that make us insanely rich…

20 Wild Historical Artifacts That Were Uncovered At Construction Sites Completely By Accident

When a construction project kicks off, it’s exciting for everyone involved. Whether it’s a simple home renovation or a massive undertaking involving large crews, knowing the final product is going to look amazing has everyone ready to put in the legwork to get it done.

Woman Trying To Bury Her Mother Learns She's Been Deceived For Years

Of all the requests partners make of each other throughout their marriage, one of the most understandable takes place after their time on Earth is over. It’s not unusual for married couples to plan to be laid to rest side by side after they pass on. That’s the way it was going to be for longtime married couple Charles Bovenschen and his wife, Mary. Charles had already passed away, and all Mary wanted was to be buried next to him.

Russian Fugitive Accused Of Poisoning Woman That Looks Exactly Like Her

Those who commit to a life of crime aren’t always rotten to the core. Some are good people who made a few bad decisions until crime and chaos became the norm. Others, though, almost seem to take pleasure in indulging in bad behavior…

20 Potentially Life-Saving Tips People Should Always Remember In An Emergency

In life, it’s important to know that things can go south rather unexpectedly. No one assumes they’re going to be attacked or robbed while walking to their car at night, but the truth is, it can happen to anyone. And that’s why it’s so important to be prepared.

Fun Cruise Turns Into Family's Darkest Hour Once Their Daughter Vanishes Without A Trace

Most of us have taken a family vacation at some point in our lives. It’s a perfect way to relax and enjoy the wonders of the world with our loved ones. Typically, vacations are an escape from the stresses of everyday life—and the last thing anyone would expect during a carefree few days with their family is to get into serious trouble.

Huge Mansion Anyone Can Buy For Just $137K Has A Location That's Making People Think Twice

A mansion always tops the list of things any of us would love to own in our lifetimes. For most, a palatial home isn’t in the cards because of financial restrictions. Then again, the real estate market is unpredictable. For that reason, sometimes it’s possible to find an amazing deal on the home of your dreams.

23 Extremely Lucky Situations That Could Have Ended Very Differently For Everyone Involved

Sometimes it feels as if fate isn’t on your side: you’ll pour yourself a cup of coffee only to have it immediately spill everywhere. Or maybe you’re walking to work and you step right into a pile of doggy doo-doo. On days like those, it really seems like the whole universe is conspiring against you, doesn’t it?

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.

Homeowners Confront Repairman After A Hidden Camera Catches His Outrageous Behavior

Having a good relationship with a repairman requires trust. Not just because you’re letting a stranger into your home, but because you’re at least partially reliant on their knowledge of the issue to accurately gauge the (potentially hefty) cost of the repair.

Surveillance Footage Captures A Key Clue In The Case Of A Missing Michigan Woman

While working her usual shift at an ExxonMobil gas station in Norton Shores, Michigan, Jessica Heeringa appeared to be acting strangely. Although she made it home safely that evening, the same could not be said for the following night.

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.

Here Are The Weirdest Laws In North Korea That Everyone Has To Follow

North Korea is, arguably, the most mysterious country on the planet. Given the nation’s isolation from the outside world, there’s still much that we don’t know about it. And the things we do know are, quite simply, utterly bizarre.

Camera Crew Sees Able-Bodied Woman Take A Handicap Spot And Decides To Make Her Regret It

Even the most patient and caring among us sometimes feels compelled to drop what we’re doing and scream at someone violating social etiquette. And while getting revenge on those who text absentmindedly at the dinner table or erratic drivers who don’t use their blinkers may seem like a pipe dream, have no fear: good Samaritans are fighting for justice out there!

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.