A to Z Quick Tok 36 | 3 Terrifyingly True Stories

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In this episode of The A to Z English Podcast, Jack reads three terrifyingly true stories and briefly discusses them. Send us your comments at atozenglishpodcast@gmail.com.

The Mothman Sightings:

In the 1960s, residents of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, reported a series of terrifying encounters with a winged creature known as the Mothman. Witnesses described it as a humanoid figure with large wings and glowing red eyes. The sightings culminated in the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967, resulting in the deaths of 46 people. Some believed the Mothman sightings were an omen or warning of the impending disaster. To this day, the legend of the Mothman persists, and the creature’s true nature and purpose remain a mystery.

The Disappearance of Flight MH370:

On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The aircraft, carrying 239 passengers and crew, seemingly disappeared without a trace. Despite extensive search efforts, debris from the plane was not found for more than a year when several pieces washed ashore in the Indian Ocean. The disappearance of MH370 has led to numerous theories and speculations, including hijacking, pilot suicide, or technical malfunctions. The mystery surrounding the flight’s disappearance and the fate of those on board has left families and investigators haunted by unanswered questions.

The Villisca Axe Murders:

In June 1912, in the small town of Villisca, Iowa, eight people, including six children, were brutally murdered in their home. The victims, the Moore family, and two young girls who were staying overnight, were all killed with an axe while they slept. The killer had bludgeoned them so severely that their faces were unrecognizable. The doors to the house were locked from the inside, and there were signs that the murderer had lingered in the house after the killings, eating food from the kitchen.

Despite intensive investigations and trials, the case remained unsolved, and the killer was never identified or apprehended. The Villisca Axe Murders became one of the most famous and enduring unsolved mysteries in American history, haunting both the town and the true crime community for over a century. The house where the murders occurred is now a museum and is believed by some to be haunted due to the gruesome events that took place there.

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