POSTS BYSTORIES BY DAN FITZPATRICK

Family Is Thrilled With Just-Adopted Daughter Before She Shares A Wild Detail About Her Past

Adopting a child is one of the most noble decisions a person can make. Not only does it drastically improve the child’s well-being, but it also enriches the family who welcomes them into their home.

6 Decades After America's Boldest Prison Escape, An Anonymous Letter Might Finally Have Answers

Most of us will never find ourselves behind bars, but those of us that do will have to serve out our sentences, counting down the days until freedom. Some prisoners, however, aren’t so patient.

The World's First Surviving Septuplets Are All Grown Up And Out On Their Own 20 Years Later

As any parent can tell you, having a baby is no walk in the park. However, that doesn’t stop the average family from doing it about two-and-a-half times. There’s no doubt that it’s an incomparably rewarding experience, albeit a lot of hard work.

20 Stories From The Witness Protection Program That Went Terribly Wrong

We’ve all seen movies where some Average Joe testifies in a high-profile case and has to enter the Witness Protection Program. Agents in sunglasses hand him a box containing his new identity. A limo whisks him away to an unknown location. He starts a new life, with none of his neighbors aware of his dark past.

Woman Fights After Legal Loophole That Allows A Total Stranger To Seize Family's Entire Life Savings

We all make certain assumptions about retirement. As conventional knowledge goes, saving enough money and planning ahead will keep you happy and independent throughout your golden years.

15 Wild Stories Of Twins Separated At Birth That Managed To Track Each Other Down Later In Life

Have you ever wondered, just for fun, if you have a long-lost twin somewhere out there? Those odds probably aren’t in your favor, but it does happen every once in a blue moon.

Undercover Agents Catch Smugglers In A Sting Before Seeing The Contraband's Incomparable Value

When it comes to the proper home for a historical treasure, Indiana Jones said it best: “It belongs in a museum!” Unfortunately, there are plenty of selfish criminals out there looking to seize these one-of-a-kind objects for profit.

20 Celebrities That Were Present For Momentous Events That Changed The Course Of History

Most of us only get to read about history, not be a part of it. At the right place and time, however, even the most ordinary individual can shape the course of human existence.

21 Unmistakable Houses From Beloved TV Shows And Films That People Can Actually Visit

In many cases, the most important character in a movie or show is the setting. That’s why directors take such great care in finding the perfect locations for their projects, and their choices have transformed anonymous buildings into iconic cultural sites.

20 Little-Known Uses For Table Salt That Prove It's Great For Way More Than Just Cooking

Salt is a basic staple in any kitchen, but did you know that it can do a whole lot more besides making food taste delicious? In fact, it’s so useful that you might as well start carrying it everywhere you go.

Divers Uncover Long-Sunken Shipwreck Containing 'Cargo' That Tells A Truly Chilling Tale

Everybody dreams of finding buried treasure, but only a few ever succeed. Even so, these discoveries are rarely as straightforward as you might expect. You have to be careful about what you dig up.

20 Strange Objects People Came Across That Left Them With So Many Unanswered Questions

No one can keep track of every single thing in their attic or backyard. You’re bound to come across a mystery hiding in your own home sooner or later. The real challenge is figuring out exactly what the heck you’re dealing with, especially when it’s really weird.