From Alexander the Great being buried alive to one man paying to watch a little girl be cannibalized, these true horror stories go way beyond Rated R.
toly Moskvin was a history buff. He spoke 13 languages and worked as a journalist in Russia’s fifth-largest city, Nizhny Novgorod. His parents believed they had a healthy and successful son on their hands, but it turned out he was a living horror story.
Moskvin’s parents merely thought he had a strange fascination with collecting vintage dolls. The police, however, quickly discovered otherwise — they were the mummified corpses of 29 women and children.
Buried Alive: Alexander The Great
When Alexander the Great’s body failed to decompose six days after his death, the ancient Greeks were in awe. His loyal followers believed this was clear confirmation he was a god, but modern scientists have since posited otherwise. In fact, according to one theory, the ancient king’s body didn’t decompose because he wasn’t actually dead yet.
Alexander the Great may have been the most famous person in history to be buried alive.
According to Plutarch, an ancient Greek historian who wrote his Parallel Liveshundreds of years after Alexander’s reign, using many secondary sources, the Macedonian conqueror died in 323 B.C.
After a 24-hour drinking spree, he came down with a fever and felt a sudden pain in his back “as though smitten with a spear.” Pretty soon he was paralyzed, and soon after that he was rendered speechless. Eventually, 32-year-old Alexander was pronounced dead.
His cause of death, however, has remained a mystery for millennia — but one doctor recently thought she cracked it.
To be continued….