Category: Strange Stories

The very bizarre case of Thierry Tilly.

Described as the Leonardo da Vinci of mental manipulation, “guru” Thierry Tilly duped a reclusive French family out of more than $6 million, including their chateau. In 1999, Ghislaine was looking for someone to help her update her Paris-based secretarial…
BRE-X The $6 Billion Gold Fraud

In 1993, a prospector named Michael de Guzman walked out of the jungles of Borneo with extraordinary news: he found gold. For the next three years, de Guzman produced thousands of core samples riddled with gold. During that period, the…
The strange world of fake and fraudulent art.

Knoedler & Company Knoedler & Company art gallery, which had been around for 165 years, closed after allegations of selling fraudulent paintings surfaced. Investigators discovered that paintings supposedly done by classical artists were actually made by one person in Queens,…
The strange corpse bride mystery

In Chihuahua, Mexico, there is a bridal shop with an exceptionally beautiful yet creepy-looking mannequin. Some believe that the mannequin is the preserved body of the old owner’s daughter, who died of a spider bite on her wedding day years…
The famous conman Frank Abagnale.

Catch me if you can! Frank Abagnale is a former cheque con artist, forger and imposter who, for five years in the 1960s, passed bad cheques worth more than $2.5 million in 26 countries. The recent blockbuster film Catch Me…