Convicted 19th-century killer John “Babbacombe” Lee cheated death on the gallows in England, became a minor celebrity, and died secretly in Milwaukee.
About Charlie Hintz
Cult of Weird founder and curator of the bizarre, Charlie is an amateur historian, cemetery explorer, Ed Gein researcher and dark tourism junkie. His interest in historical oddities, mysteries and the unexplained began as a child with a stack of occult and paranormal books, and a pile of vintage National Geographic magazines. As a Wisconsin native, he grew up surrounded by stories of cannibal killers, UFO sightings, strange creatures, restless spirits and other unique curiosities that are a way of life in Wisconsin. By day, Charlie is almost convincingly normal as a web/graphic designer and digital strategist.
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Artist David Romero brings the Jersey Devil to life in this tense and terrifying animated short film inspired by the legendary creature.
A look back at some of the kitschy haunted attractions in Wisconsin Dells that have given up the ghost.
Cosmic weirdness oozes from this Heaven’s Gate art created by illustrator Hellen Skelter.
Nazino Island was supposed to become a thriving community, but within weeks the island’s inhabitants resorted to horrific acts of cannibalism to survive.