Let’s Play Doctor! (Lucy Mecrea & Mark Mecrea)

Christopher Bloodworth ne of the most popular images on the internet also has the darkest, unknown back story you’ll ever read. On April 25, 2006, Dr. Lucy Mecrea gave the two Mecrea boys a fruit smoothie to take to her husband, Mark Mecrea. She told the boys that they were going to play a silly joke on their father. Unbeknownst to Mark, the smoothie was dosed with both Ambien and Lunesta. After drinking the smoothie, Mark soon grew sleepy and …

You wan see uh show?

Christopher Bloodworth y 1962, most freak shows no longer toured the country. One lesser known group continued to tour well into the 1970’s. This group toured under the moniker “Victoria Mae’s Children.” The Children, as they later became known, posted billboards and canvases along the main streets of the towns they visited. The murals showed images of brightly colored unicorns, flying fish with diamond scales, and mermaids with long flowing blonde hair. They advertised a one night only show that the …

The Pencee Scarecrows

Christopher Bloodworth n May 1, 2009, Pencee McLane left with five of her closest friends on a camping trip. What occurred to Pencee and her friends that night has become a mystery for the ages. It’s reported that the group arrived at their planned destination at 7 PM the night of the 29th. The group made camp and spent the night drinking and having a good time. When Pencee awoke the following morning, all of the people in her group …

Student’s Dream

Christopher Bloodworth uring the summer of 1968, six children disappeared without a trace in the small town of Crestwell, Arizona. The town grew frantic and found an obvious suspect in new school teacher Danny Matthews. All of the children were in his class at Crestwell Elementary and when police searched the school teacher’s house, they found a Polaroid of one of the children. The young boy was bound around the ankles and wrists with duct tape. The picture was taken …

The Militant Order of the Feminine, a.k.a. The Satin Nooses

Christopher Bloodworth he Militant Order of the Feminine is a collegiate secret society of women originally formed at Washington University in St. Louis, but now operating on most collegiate campuses. This group was created in 1950 after the brutal beating and subsequent murder of honorary member Annie Trenton. Not much is known about the six founding members, except that they were close friends of Trenton’s. When they came together to mourn her death, they made a pact with one another. …

The Webster Culling

Christopher Bloodworth he Webster family moved into their new home in early December 1964. Mike Webster, 32. Meryl Webster, 23. Katrina Webster, 8. Kaylee Webster, 7. Charlie Webster, 5. Two days after move-in, both girls started reported strange things to their parents. They said that their brother Charlie was speaking in his sleep about a man that lived in the toy chest. The toy chest was actually an old trunk that the Webster’s picked up at a flea market and converted into a toy …

Memento Mori

Christopher Bloodworth rom Wikipedia: A memento mori (Latin: ’remember that you will die’) is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death. What’s seen in this photo is a form of memento mori that is seldom talked about as it’s hard to understand what’s going on until you really know what to look for. There are many photos like this in circulation, but few outsiders know the dark secret held within. You only have to look at it to start noticing that …

Valentine’s Day Cards

Christopher Bloodworth appy Valentine’s Day! Do you know where Valentine’s Day cards came from? The origins are a little less wholesome than most would have you believe. The original Valentines exchanged were children. If a couple was tired of a misbehaving son or daughter, they would exchange them with another family’s son or daughter. Seen in this photo is the homecoming of one such Valentine. Note the traditional Valentine’s Day garb worn by the parents. On the night of February …

The Death Willow of Dyson Ditch

Christopher Bloodworth his famous tree grows on the shore of the Dyson Ditch Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. It’s famous for one reason: dead animals and the occasional human are often found hanging from its branches. Smaller animals, such as birds and rodents, are found with the thin tendrils seen in the picture wrapped around their necks. The animal’s necks are never broken. The earliest recorded case of a human found hanging from the branches of the Death Willow took place …

The Mirror of Ash

Christopher Bloodworth een in this photo is one of the few pictures of the Mirror of Ash, a haunted mirror once owned by a prominent St. Louis couple in the 1940’s. Legend has it that the mirror was used in the murder of 13 prostitutes, whether by the couple together, or by either the husband or wife. The mirror has no known origin or provenance This mirror has been seen around the city of St. Louis in one form or …