Found stuffed in a gym bag, wearing a radiation suit, shot with an umbrella gun. A review of some of the strangest deaths involving spies.
In a story that may well have conspiracy theorists buzzing for decades, the suspicious death of a man who is believed to have packed infamous hijacker D.B. Cooper’s parachutes, has been ruled a homicide. Further investigation will reveal, it is hoped, whether this is a strange coincidence, or not.
Did James Earl Ray kill Dr. King on April 4, 1968, and was the assassination the culmination of a conspiracy to silence the leader of America’s non-violent civil rights and anti-war movement? Conspiracy theories abound.
Controversial nuclear safety whistleblower Silkwood died before she had her day in court. An examination of her life, the case and her suspicious death.
When ex-LAPD cop Chris Dorner declared the reasons for his crime spree in an 11,000 word manifesto, it was clear this story would shine a light on the entire law enforcement community – particularly the LAPD. What ensued over the next 10 days raised questions about the tactics of police forces across Southern California as various missteps were made during the investigation of an admittedly unprecedented and terrifying situation.
A look at some of the most well-known conspiracy theories, in light of the latest theory that al-Qaeda is behind recent U.S. wildfires.
In Pennsylvania’s Chester County, locals have long known that something terrible happened along the old Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad tracks where Philadelphia’s Main Line passes Malvern. According to historical records, 57 Irish immigrant workers died there in an 1832 cholera epidemic while working to clear a stretch of the line known as Duffy’s Cut. Neighbors have claimed to have seen the men’s ghosts dancing on their own mass grave.
Frederick Thomas and Dan Roberts each sentenced to five years for charges stemming from their 2011 plans to attack the government.
On July 7, 1997, the day manager of a Georgetown Starbucks Coffee Shop arrived to find the entire overnight shift murdered in the back of the store. One of the victims had been an intern at the Clinton White House, and in light of the scandal involving President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, conspiracy theorists continue to debate a White House connection to the deaths.
Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan — a nobody. Was someone pulling the strings? Still one of the most controversial murders of our time.