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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.

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The FBI Surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. 

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The details of their lives are largely unknown.

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5 Historical Mystics Who Embraced Occultism

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8 Amazing Historical Artifacts on Display Around the World

You can see these remarkable objects from the past with your own eyes.

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The Air Force base has been the subject of numerous conspiracies over the years.

8 Comprehensive Books About the Great Migration 

Learn more about one of the largest population shifts in American history. 

King Philip’s War Set the Stage for the American Revolution

This early conflict between colonists and Native Americans had unexpected consequences.

Bletchley Park Was the Center of Allied Code-Breaking

The full scope of its intelligence work remained a secret until the 21st century.