A Brief History On June 25, 1843, Marie Anne Lenormand, France’s most famous fortune teller and cartomancer (card reader), died. Digging Deeper Born in 1772 and educated at a convent school in Alençon, she moved to Paris sometime between 1786 and 1790 and set up a type of office for clairvoyance. Early clients included the heads of the French Revolution (Marat, Robespierre and Saint-Just). She is said to have predicted their violent demise. Her imprisonment by the Committee of Public Safety which had been created by the National Convention and which formed the de facto executive government during the Reign…

A Brief History On June 22, 2002, Ann Landers died after dispensing advice for nearly 50 years. Well, it  was not actually Ann Lander who died but rather Esther “Eppie” Lederer who wrote the column. Eppie Lederer had taken over the pen name from Ruth Crowley who had used it from 1942 to 1955. Under Eppie Lederer’s penmanship, Ask Ann Landers became a national phenomenon that launched the popularity of syndicated advice columns in newspapers. Eventually she even became owner of the copyright. Her status as a cultural icon was only rivaled by that of her twin sister, Pauline Phillips, who wrote…

A Brief History In 1529 an ecclesiastical, legatine court, presided over by a representative of the Pope, had been created to try the validity of the marriage between Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. The trial was held at Blackfriars Priory in London, and on June 18, both Henry and Catherine were summoned to appear before the court. Digging Deeper By this point in time, Henry and Catherine, his brother’s widow, had been married for 20 years. Though they had been happy for the majority of their marriage, Catherine had been unable to provide a son who…

A Brief History On June 13, 1893, President Grover Cleveland was only a few months into his second term when he went to his doctor to complain of soreness and a rough patch in his mouth.  The doctor determined the President had a tumor in his mouth and removal of the tumor would be the appropriate medical action. Digging Deeper Removal of the tumor would entail removing a large piece of Cleveland’s upper jaw, but secrecy was the word of the day and the surgery took place on a yacht sailing off Long Island to keep it from the public. …

A Brief History What follows is a short story written in 2012 by JC-the-Hyena for the Creepypasta Wiki.  This content is available per the Creative Commons License.  The story has become an internet legend and has been adapted into a short film (2014).  This story has had a mixed reception.  On one hand, TatsTopVideos ranks it among the “Top 22 Gaming Creepypastas”.  On the other hand, HoodoHoodlumsRevenge ranked it among the “Top 10 OVERRATED Creepypastas”.  Read the story below and decide for yourself whether or not the story is overrated.  Please let us know your opinion of the story in the comments below! Digging…

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