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Lightning Girl is a preserved Andean Mummy from the Inca Empire, a six year old girl who was sacrificed for religious rites and imperial control over the mountain peasant population. She was discovered on Llullaillaco volcano, her body extremely well preserved- having spent approximately five hundred years at a eighty-two foot altitude- save for the damage caused by a lightning strike (which took off her ear and charred her left shoulder), hence her given name by archaeologists.

Mummy The word ‘mummy’ is not of Egyptian origin, but is derived from the Arabic ‘mumiyah,’ which means ‘body preserved by wax or bitumen’; This term was used be…

She's aged well: Face of incredibly preserved 700-year-old mummy found by chance by Chinese road workers

She's aged well: Face of incredibly preserved 700-year-old mummy found by chance by Chinese road workers

Chinese paintings from Qing Dynasty of some ancient (Ming dynasty) “beauties” in their daily livings. The artworks were painted on folding screens x and are currently stored in Beijing’s Palace Museum.

The Smurl family: these unfortunates were the target of what I think can reasonably be called one of the most frightening hauntings in history.

The Smurl family: these unfortunates were the target of what I think can reasonably be called one of the most frightening hauntings in history. One of the very few movies that is based off real events."The Haunted"

Inca children found on Chile's El Plomo Peak, dead for 500 years.  His hair is plaited in more than 200 braids and miniature idols and keepsakes surround him.  There may be hundreds of sacrificial Inca children entoumbed in graves of ice 15000 feet on Andean peaks.

Children sacrificed to the mountain gods are now revealing details of an ancient Inca practice.

Italian serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli was famous for turning victims into tea cakes and serving them to guests.  Death Facts: 20 Facts about Death you didn't know ←FACTSlides→

Italian serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli was famous for turning victims into tea cakes and serving them to guests. Death Facts: 20 Facts about Death you didn't know ←FACTSlides→ don't eat the tea cakes!

The Taman Shud Case..The victim was found dead at 6:30 am, December 1, 1948, under a street lamp at Somerton Beach in Australia. And with that, we have exhausted everything we know about the man. It's the things we don't know that have been baffling authorities ever since. Including the meaning of the apparently uncrackable secret code he left behind.(4-8-15-16-23-42).

The 5 Creepiest Unsolved Crimes Nobody Can Explain: Update

The Taman Shud Case..The victim was found dead at 6:30 am, December 1, 1948, under a street lamp at Somerton Beach in Australia. And with that, we have exhausted everything we know about the man. It's the things we don't know that have been baffling authorities ever since. Including the meaning of the apparently uncrackable secret code he left behind.(4-8-15-16-23-42).

Restorers are working on the carefully preserved plaster casts of 86 of the Romans trapped in Pompeii in 79 AD, including children seemingly frozen in terror. Here, Stefano Vanacore, director of the laboratory at Pompeii Archaeological Site can be seen carrying the remains of a petrified child in his arms

Restoration reveals details of Romans who perished in Pompeii

Experts at the laboratory of Pompeii Archaeological Site are readying the poignant remains (a small child pictured on an adult's stomach) for a forthcoming exhibition called Pompeii and Europe.

This car murdered at least 14 people and inspired a classic horror film. Click picture for story.

This car murdered at least 14 people and inspired a classic horror film

This car murdered at least 14 people and inspired a classic horror film. Click picture for story. In the and members of different local churches vandalized the car, and apparently each of the lead vandalizers died in horrific car crashes

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