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Fascinating True Stories from the Flip Side of History

The Woman with the X-Ray Camera

 

One of the most bizarre stories that I have ever researched. The nearly unbelievable true story from 1946 about a New York City woman hired to investigate another woman suspected in a jewel heist.  What happened next is truly unforgettable.

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Baltimore’s Buried Treasure

 

A fascinating story about two Baltimore boys that discovered a pile of gold coins in a basement back in 1934.  In this case the pot of gold proved to be anything but lucky. Read this true story to learn why.

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William Cimillo – Busman’s Holiday

 

Every day for sixteen years, bus driver William Cimillo drove his passenger bus out of its garage in the Bronx.  One morning he decided to make a left turn off of his usual route and ended up taking a ride that he would never forget.

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Mr. Moneybags

 

Alexander Ector Orr Munsell was an incredibly wealthy man during the Great Depression. He seemed to have it all, until he suddenly gave it all away to live among the poor in a flophouse. Find out why he chose to do so and what happened after that.

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Operation Bodysnatch

 

At the end of World War II, the United States was faced with the task of reburying four bodies of former German nobility. Three members of the Monuments Men were assigned this task and ran into obstacle after obstacle.

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Ivory Soap Murders

 

The Easter Sunday 1937 murders of Veronica Gedeon, her mom Mary, and Frank Byrnes in NYC launched an intense nationwide hunt for the killer.  There were few clues to go on, but two bars of soap provided police with the conclusive evidence that they needed.

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