James McMahon

conspiracy

The Fans Who Refuse to Believe Michael Jackson Is Dead

On the tenth anniversary of his death, we look at some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the disgraced king of pop.
James McMahon
6.24.19
crime

The Missing Teen Whose Cold Case Was Revived With the Probe of a 'Warlock' Pedophile Ring

In 1988, Lee Boxell disappeared without a trace, and the case gradually went cold—until 2011, when an investigation into child abuse at a youth club gave the family some hope of closure.
James McMahon
6.3.19
crime

The Murder of Charlene Downes, the British Schoolgirl Who Vanished Without a Trace

Sixteen years ago, the 14-year-old disappeared. Since then, her case has sparked an investigation into police work and has become the focus of the far-right.
James McMahon
5.31.19
crime

The Inside Story of Britain's Most Notorious Cold Case Murder

In 1991, Penny Bell was found in her Jaguar, stabbed 50 times in the chest and arms. Her killer has never been found.
James McMahon
11.15.18
crime

The Horrific Violence Faced by Homeless People in the UK

Angela Millington's killing represents just one of the many underreported murders of homeless people.
James McMahon
10.24.18
crime

The Twins Who Ran into Traffic Before Stabbing a Man to Death

The bizarre true story of the Eriksson sisters.
James McMahon
9.14.18
missing people

The Mystery Behind the Strange Disappearance of a 14-Year-Old English Boy

Eleven years ago, Andrew Gosden left home never to be seen again. Here, his father tells us about the family's efforts to track him down.
James McMahon
8.30.18
Dog Suicides

The Mystery of the 'Dog Suicide' Bridge

Overtoun Bridge in Scotland is kind of like the Bermuda Triangle of bridges, specifically for dogs with a death wish.
James McMahon
4.24.18
Bad Days Out

I Was Mauled by the Same Bear Twice in One Day

Just over a year ago, Todd Orr had a pretty shitty morning.
James McMahon
12.4.17
crime

I Wrote to Charles Manson and Got This Drawing in Response

In the late 1980s, Rocco Casella wrote to the serial killer and members of his "Family." This is what he got back.
James McMahon
11.21.17
hunger strikes

How I Felt After a 46-Day Hunger Strike

Lateef Johar Baloch ate nothing for a month-and-a-half to protest enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.
James McMahon
11.15.17
cryptids

This Guy Spent Years Hunting for Bigfoot in the UK

Photographer Harry Rose spent two years trying to track down the legendary cryptid.
James McMahon
10.6.17