Dan Ackerman
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Dan Ackerman

Dan Ackerman is a writer and educator who has lived in Connecticut for their entire life. They received their BSED from CCSU in 2013 and wrote their Master's thesis on representations of women in same-sex relationships in contemporary Spanish literature and cinema.
Currently, Dan is studying for a second MA in ABA and works in a center school for students with a variety of intellectual, developmental, or multiple disabilities. In their spare time, Dan continues to read and write, supplemented with a healthy amount of movie marathons and gaming.

BizarreFeaturedHistory

Often, the crimes that haunt the collective conscience of humanity the most are the ones that remain without resolution. To this day, modern investigators strive to solve the killings of Jack the Ripper and unravel the Black Dahlia murder. One of the eeriest exemplars of unsolved murders took place on

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BizarreFeaturedHistory

While many serial killers climb their way to infamy and even achieve reverence by a twisted base, many killers drift away into the annals of history without fanatics sending prison letters or buying their paintings. Some of this has to do with the temporal distance: it is easy to get

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BizarreFeaturedHistory

Every state has its own eccentricities, unique urban legends that color one’s perceptions of the landscape at night and feed the imaginations of children and teens. West Virginia has the Mothman, New Mexico has Roswell, and New Jersey has its very own Devil. Connecticut, a small and unobtrusive state of

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HistoryMovies

Fascination with horror movies spans generations, race, and gender, and those of us who do more than scratch the surface of the genre inevitably find one of the most renowned (or reviled) films: Cannibal Holocaust. Directed by Ruggero Deodato, Cannibal Holocaust is an exemplar of the Italian horror genre in

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FeaturedHistorySocial Justice

The National Socialist German Workers’ Party (colloquially known as Nazis) have, since their defeat in World War II and the following trials in Nuremburg, been exposed for their thirst for world domination and genocide, as well as their morally reprehensible experimentation in their bastardized attempts at medical science. The severity

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