Category: Strange Stories

The Mysterious Case of Elisa Lam

There are mysteries that are so eerie and strange that they boggle the mind for days on end. The case of Elisa Lam is one of them. In February 2013, this 21-year-old student from Vancouver, Canada, was found dead inside…
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…