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Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle
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theparanormalguide:

The Bloody Benders
- Serial Killers

- In the late 1800’s while travelling the roads of Labette County, Kansas you might have come across a small bed and breakfast inn owned by the Bender family. As travel was slow via horse and cart you may have felt inclined to stop off for the night, especially if you were a man as the Benders daughter Kate was quite beautiful and ‘curvy’.

Unfortunately should you stay the night (or even just for a meal) it was likely you were not going to leave again. The Bender family were all serial killers and their list of victims was long.

As you are shown to the place of honour at the dinner table you probably would not take great notice of the thick curtain behind you that subdivided the little one room cabin, or the trap door at your feet. Unfortunately death was waiting for you there.

Kate would serve you, entertain you with flirtatious conversation, her low cut and loose shirt keeping you distracted. As this was taking place John Bender, the family’s patriarch and his son, would be standing right behind you, a heavy hammer in their hands. When the time was right they would swing, the hammer smashing you in the side of the head. This would leave you unconscious or dead, but either way you were soon to be finished off.

The table would be moved out of the way, and the trapdoor opened, where you would be slid below the house to have your throat cut, spilling your lifeblood onto the cellar floor. From here you would have all your valuable possessions taken from you and then buried in one of the various adhoc burial grounds dotted around the Bender property. Maybe you would be buried whole, maybe in parts… it all depended on the Bender’s mood and whether you were easy to carry or not.

You were then just another of the missing persons who had disappeared while travelling this part of the country, a statistic, your fate unknown until this murderous scheme was uncovered by almost pure luck.

The Bender family killed more than a dozen people at their property between 1871 and 1873. In 1870, five families had settled in the Osage township, Kansas, located along the great Osage Trail, a main route for anyone looking to travel west.

One of these families was John Bender Senior and his son John Bender Junior. They made their land claim and began creating a home – the one room cabin, a barn and a well. Once these initial constructions were complete they sent for Kate Bender and her daughter Kate (yep, two John’s and two Kate’s, due to this the parents will now be referred to as Ma and Pa Bender and their children as John and Kate.)

This small community of families were all spiritualists, of which Kate was a self proclaimed psychic and healer. Ma and Pa spoke very little English, were not very nice to their neighbours, and were considered half wits. John spoke English well, but was also considered a halfwit due to his tendency to laugh aimlessly and at length. Kate on the other hand was beautiful, charming and quite the business woman.

The Bender’s home was subdivided by a sheet allowing the back end to become their living space and the front half to be a general store and a place people could come for a meal. Kate also utilised it for her spiritual practices, healings, lectures and séances.

It was a quiet community, travellers went through and although many went missing, no one thought there was murder happening in their own town. That is until the body of a man was found in a nearby creek with his head crushed and throat cut. The following year, 1872, two other men were discovered in a similar state, and soon people realised something was quite wrong as finally the disappearances seemed to be linked to the Osage township.

Groups of vigilantes were formed who would then travel around arresting anyone who seemed untoward or had the slightest criminal record. However, with no proof, these people were released by authorities only to be chased out of the town.

In late 1872 a man and his infant daughter were relocating to another part of the country, and when they were not heard from again a neighbour, Doctor York, followed their trail to go looking for them. He also was never seen again.

Doctor York had two brothers, one a Colonel, who went looking for him and the trail led straight to the Bender family. The Bender’s did say that the Doctor had stayed at the inn, but had left the next day and that perhaps he had been attacked and killed by the local Indians.

That would have been that had Ma Bender not chased a woman from the inn screaming and threatening her with a knife. Colonel York returned to the inn with armed men to find out what had happened. Ma Bender could not speak English very well, but upon being pushed, she flew in a rage saying the woman she had chased was a witch who had cursed her.

Kate Bender settled the situation down and invited the Colonel back (alone) the following night so she could use her psychic abilities to help him locate his Doctor brother. The Colonel did not fall for the ruse and was convinced the Bender family were guilty of all the disappearances, but needed proof.

A meeting was arranged at the township in the hopes of organising a warrant to search all the homes (as not to single out the Bender family), but the arguing began and soon once again the Osage Indians were in the firing line, many thought they were to blame. As all of this was taking place, the Bender family quietly took their possessions and fled.

Their disappearance was not noted for several days, but when it was, there was a massive outcry and many people descended on the property to search it for the missing people. They opened the trapdoor and found it bloodstained, the floor was dug up and found that so much blood had seeped into it that they were still digging up clotted blood several feet down.

The cabin was then lifted by several dozen men and carried some distance so the entire floor could be easily dug up. No bodies were found. However, when they started to dig in the vegetable garden and apple orchard the bodies were discovered – one of the first found was Doctor York. A majority of the bodies were found to have one side of the head smashed in and their throats cut. Not all bodies were found in the ground, as some were discovered in the Well along with other dismembered remains.

As the word got out about the ‘Bloody Benders’ crowds of people travelled to the property which was soon stripped of every possession left by the family as souvenirs, and once that was done, people started to take the wooden cladding home with them. Everyone wanted a piece of this macabre history.

A friend of the Bender’s was found by the mob and taken back to the house and questioned. When he had no answers they hanged him from a rafter, and when he lapsed into unconsciousness they took him down, woke him up and continued interrogating him. This cycle of hanging and release was repeated several times before he was allowed to leave.

Many other people would be caught, tortured and arrested under suspicion of being in cahoots with the Bender family, or being a Bender. However it is not known whether the Bender family themselves were ever caught. Bounties were put on their heads, and although several groups claimed to have captured and killed the Bender’s (one saying they burnt Kate at the stake for being a witch and murderer), none ever claimed the reward.

Many of the remains found on the property were never identified or claimed and were reburied near to where they were discovered.

As a final twist, it turns out that Ma and Pa Bender might not have been married, but rather John and Kate were!


Ashley Hall 2013

Photo: Photo of the burials found in the garden, the Bender cabin in the background. Note that the photographer used ink to enhance to locations of the burials)
Inset left: Pa, Ma, John and Kate Bender.
Inset right: The Bender Cabin soon after the discovery.

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theparanormalguide:

The Beaumont Children Disappearance
- Unsolved Mysteries

- Three young children disappeared on Australia Day, January 26, 1966, from Glenelg Beach, South Australia and forever changed society in our country. For nearly half a century, the Australian people and media have speculated and wondered about what happened to the Beaumont children. Were 9 year old Jane, 7 year old Arnna and 4 year old Grant murdered?

The case remains open to this day as possibly our countries most infamous cold case and widely known disappearance.

The siblings lived in the Adelaide suburb of Somerton Park. Not far from their home is Glenelg, another suburb that the children often visited, as they liked the beach situated there. It would only take a five minute bus trip to get there and the eldest sibling Jane was considered responsible enough to look after the two younger children.

Leaving home at 10am on that hot summer day, they were expected home by noon. When they didn’t return home by 3pm, the police were notified and thus began one of the largest and longest police investigations in Australian history.

The children were seen, according to several witnesses, on the day with a man in his 30’s, with blonde hair and of a tall slim build. They were seen playing and relaxing along the beach, with a local shopkeeper stating that Jane had bought pastries and a meat pie at around 12:30pm.

The last confirmed sighting was from a postman, who knew the children well, who told police that around 3pm he stopped to briefly talk to them along Jetty Road, away from the beach and in the direction of home. They seemed cheerful. He was the last person to ever see the children.

Many have come forth with theories, stating that perhaps the children had been kidnapped by a religious cult and taken interstate or even overseas. The case attracted attention from abroad, with a renowned psychic from the Netherlands, Gerard Croiset, being brought here to help investigate, causing a frenzy in the press. Croiset made numerous claims while here, all which proved fruitless.

Sightings of the children persisted up until the year after the disappearances, and police had to contend with letters being sent from Jane and her abductor some time afterwards. The letters were identified years later through new forensic technology to be fake and the work of a then teenage boy playing a cruel joke.

Over the years many suspects have emerged as a potential abductor or possible killer. One in particular being Bevan Spencer von Einem, a former accountant who was found guilty of the kidnapping, torture and murder of 15 year old Richard Kelvin in 1984. He is also suspected of many other lesser-known disappearances. Many see Von Einem as the likely perpetrator, however no evidence has to this day been linked.

Many other known child killers or paedophiles have been questioned or suspected. Von Einem matches police sketches of the man seen with the children and it is reported that a man fitting the same description as Von Einem and the police sketches appears in archive footage taken from Channel 7 helping searchers look for the children, however the man in the footage has never been fully identified.

Throughout the years Jim and Nancy Beaumont, the children’s parents, held hope they would see their children again, and actively participated in exploring with investigators every possible lead or outcome, even visiting possible burial sites. They have separated and are said to finally accept that their children have died and have moved from their former address and live hidden from public scrutiny. They have had to endure years of possible what-if scenarios when bodies are found.

Will answers ever be found?
Will Bevan Spencer Von Einem, if he was involved, ever confess to possibly murdering these 3 kids?Will he take anything to the grave?
Are the children possibly still alive?
Will Mr and Mrs Beaumont,as well as the fascinated and horrified Australian public, ever get closure on this mystery?


By Matteo Sweeney 2013
Picpost by Ashley Hall

Photos: The Beaumont Children – Jane, Grant and Arnna Beaumont.
Inset left: Glenelg, South Australia circa 1970
Inset lower: Preliminary sketch of the man seen with the Beaumonts.

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free-booty:

I don’t mean to interrupt people I just randomly remember things and get really excited I’m sorry

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weeheartfood:

Marshmallows dipped in melted butter, then cinnamon sugar, wrapped in crescent rolls and baked. They’re called Hocus Pocus buns because the marshmallows disappear! YUM is understatement!

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DO NOT READ GAME OF THRONES

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Facial and Ear piercing Diagrams

Just incase anyone out there was looking for them.

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maudelynn:

via Memrise

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archaical:

gaijinryuu said: you cross dress?

I do when I have short hair, I go through very long waves, I cut my hair then grow it long, then cut it again, and kinda cycle through the gender spectrum visually. In my personality I am pretty neutral though.
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sixpenceee:

Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE

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sixpenceee:

The chip is a 20-millimeter square, about 7 millimeters thick, and each day, it dispenses 30 micrograms of a hormone called levonorgestrel, which has already been used in several kinds of contraceptives. 

A woman can turn the device on and off with a click off a button so unlike other contraceptives a woman doesn’t have to go to a clinic to deactivate it. It also lasts up to 16 years. 

The chip is implanted under the skin of the buttocks, upper arm, or abdomen

It was developed developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, Massachusetts, the device will begin testing in 2015. The goal is to have it on the market by 2018.

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Emmanuel Hudson distributing life

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if you cut the tip off, how do you seal it when you save it for later?

^^^ Seriously. How do you store it after you open it?

Step one: step two: 

Y’all need Jesus. 

or even more easy way?

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