We Value Your Privacy

This site uses cookies to improve user experience. By continuing to browse, you accept the use of cookies and other technologies.

I UNDERSTAND
LEARN MORE

Orrin Grey

Orrin Grey is the author of several spooky books, among them Guignol and Other Sardonic Tales and Painted Monsters and Other Strange Beasts. His stories about monsters, ghosts, and sometimes the ghosts of monsters have been published in dozens of anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year.

orringrey.com|@orringrey

10 Funniest Royal Names

From Constantine the Dung-Named to Charles the Bald.

James A. Garfield and William McKinley: The Other Assassinated Presidents

Their deaths are less talked about than Lincoln and Kennedy, but no less important.

The Last Witchcraft Trial in the U.S.

Nearly 200 years after the original Salem witch trials, the same town saw allegations resurface.

What We Know About Uncontacted Peoples

These tribes have spurned contact with the modern outside world.

7 Doomed Expeditions

These explorers set out with high hopes, but were never seen alive again.

What Really Happened in Roswell, New Mexico?

It's the birthplace of an enduring alien legend.

6 Fascinating Constitutional Crises Throughout History

These political challenges have questioned the legitimacy of various governments.

Toussaint Louverture: Self-Freed Slave and Hero of the Haitian Revolution

In 1791, the people of Haiti rose up against their oppressors.

The Invention of the Guillotine and Its Role in the French Reign of Terror 

The execution device came to be known as a symbol of violent class warfare.

What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

Over 80 years later, the pilot's mysterious disappearance remains unsolved.

In 1900, the Bubonic Plague Struck San Francisco

This infectious disease isn't just a relic of the medieval era.

Beware the Ides of March...

The Roman holiday was marked by religious observances before Julius Caesar's notorious murder.

A Strange and Sticky Tragedy: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Over a century ago, a Boston neighborhood was struck by a most unusual disaster.

16 Movies That Actually Get History (Mostly) Right

These compelling films know their facts.

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Let's delve into the meaning behind this month-long observance.

The Importance of FDR’s Fireside Chats

These evening radio addresses revolutionized the relationship between the president and the American people.

3 Infamous Pretenders to the Throne

These may be the strangest cases of claims to power.

5 Failed Assassination Attempts That Could Have Changed History

What would the world be like if these plots had worked?

Australia Faced Ruthless Birds During the Great Emu War

The large flightless birds turned out to be a formidable enemy.