Photograph of a hooded inmate at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania which is considered the world’s first true “Penitentiary.” In order to encourage penitence – or true regret – in the hearts of criminals, inmates would spend their entire sentence in solitary confinement. On the rare occasion when an inmate left his cell, a hood was placed over his head to ensure his identity would remain anonymous. Ideally, no inmate would ever see the face of another inmate.

Photograph of a hooded inmate at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania which is considered the world’s first true “Penitentiary.” In order to encourage penitence – or true regret – in the hearts of criminals, inmates would spend their entire sentence in solitary confinement. On the rare occasion when an inmate left his cell, a hood was placed over his head to ensure his identity would remain anonymous. Ideally, no inmate would ever see the face of another inmate.

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Think you've seen the creepiest photos on the internet? Well, you might not have seen these. Prepare yourself to not get any sleep tonight as we count down the...

Think you've seen the creepiest photos on the internet? Well, you might not have seen these. Prepare yourself to not get any sleep tonight as we count down the...

"Murder Bottles" Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones...

Murder Bottles

"Murder Bottles" Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones...

On may1 Evelyn McHale went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb.

On may1 Evelyn McHale went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb.

Amityville House : What Really Happened. 112 Ocean Blvd. Amityville, New York. Christopher Lutz was just a child when the events occurred in his house in 1975. He says from the countless media portrayal the story has drastically changed however he claims the hauntings were definitely real and he believes had something to do with his stepfathers strange rituals.

Amityville House : What Really Happened. 112 Ocean Blvd. Amityville, New York. Christopher Lutz was just a child when the events occurred in his house in 1975. He says from the countless media portrayal the story has drastically changed however he claims the hauntings were definitely real and he believes had something to do with his stepfathers strange rituals.

Buying cigarettes at the hospital bedside 1950’s, Random Historical Photos

Buying cigarettes at the hospital bedside 1950’s, Random Historical Photos

When Jonathan Reed’s wife, Mary, died in 1893, the widower didn’t want to leave her side. In fact, he was so devoted he moved in to her tomb, where he lived (with a parrot) for over 10 years.

When Jonathan Reed’s wife, Mary, died in 1893, the widower didn’t want to leave her side. In fact, he was so devoted he moved in to her tomb, where he lived (with a parrot) for over 10 years.

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