Category: Strange Stories

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 strange case of Jeannette DePalma,

Springfield, Union County, New Jersey has a historical connection with witchcraft. Local legend says 13 witches are buried beneath the nearby Johnston Drive, a stretch of road that runs from Watchung to Scotch Plains. Mysterious Murder In 1972 a dog…
The con man Eduardo de Valfierno

Eduardo de Valfierno, who referred to himself as Marqués (marquis), was an Argentine con man who allegedly masterminded the theft of the Mona Lisa. Valfierno paid several men to steal the work of art from the Louvre, including museum employee…