The Bizarre Disappearance (And Bizarre Return) of Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson

Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson became a superstar after founding her church in 1923 Los Angeles; her Foursquare Gospel teachings still have millions of followers today. But she made her mark on history beyond religion, too—by mysteriously vanishing for five weeks at the height of her fame. »Friday 6:40pm11/20/15 6:40pm


The Story of the 1930s "Impossible Murder" That Utterly Fascinated Raymond Chandler


The murder of Julia Wallace in Liverpool in 1931 was of the rarest sort: a real-life killing that invoked some of the most well-worn tropes of Golden Age mystery fiction. Her husband, William Herbert Wallace, was the chief suspect, but the case confounded the courts—and enthralled the public. »9/24/15 3:40pm9/24/15 3:40pm

Mystery Woman Casually Recycled a $200,000 Vintage Apple-1 Computer

One woman’s trash is literally everyone else’s super-expensive, rare $200,000 piece of computer history. Most of the time, recycled electronics are too crappy to sell on Craigslist. But one California e-recycling center recently received one of the most coveted gadgets ever: A genuine Apple-1 computer. »6/01/15 1:00am6/01/15 1:00am

Almost A Year Later, Pokémon X & Y's Ghost Girl Is Still A Mystery

Pokémon X & Y are rather happy-go-lucky games—that is, with the exception of a mysterious ghost girl that managed to freak players out last November. You'd think that by now, almost a year after her discovery, we'd know what her deal is...but no. She's still somewhat of an enigma. »10/15/14 4:53pm10/15/14 4:53pm