Charles Manson Ordered Four of his Followers to go to 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles and Kill the People Inside

Charles Manson was born Charles Milles Maddox on November 12, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio to 16-year-old Kathleen Maddox. Kathleen had run away from home at the age of 15, presumably out of rebellion from her religious upbringing. Shortly after his Charles’ birth, she married William Manson. Despite their brief marriage, her son took his name […]

Paul McCartney of ‘The Beatles’ Dies and is Replaced with a Double by MI5?

In the fall of 1969, a persistent rumor that Paul McCartney had been killed two years earlier and replaced with a look-alike captured the imaginations of Beatles fans and the general public. Clues began to appear on album covers and in music, a lookalike contest was held after the alleged death date but no winner […]

President Eisenhower Authorizes the Creation of NASA

On this day in 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an act that creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He called the signing an [sic] historic step, further equipping the United States for leadership in the space age. Since the end of World War II, the United States had worked to make breakthroughs […]

Aleister Crowley Publishes “The Moonchild”

Published in 1929, “The Moonchild” was a work of fiction based on actual people and events. Characters based on the famous and infamous of the time were given fictitious names — Dancer Isadora Duncan appeared as Lavinia King, and inventor of the Rider-Waite tarot, A.E. Waite, appeared as Arthwaite. The work is the story of a […]