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  • Seeking Truth About Life After Life

    • By admin
    • December 2, 2019

    This is a true story. In the early morning hours of March 2, 1957, two sisters, Jean and Alice, sat in a hospital room, watching their seventy-nine-year-old mother, Ella, die. On December 28 of the preceding year, Ella had fallen and broken her hip. Complications from a hip fracture — potentially fatal even today — were a virtual death sentence in the 1950’s. The sisters, both in their late thirties, knew that the journey was nearly over — for several hours, Ella had been conversing with relatives who had passed away, as if preparing for whatever was ahead. Ella was particularly engaged with her late husband, Henry. Although her words were coherent, the subject matter...

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  • The Death and Surprising Return of John Dillinger

    • By admin
    • October 4, 2019

    The woman in red, Ana Sage, was actually wearing orange that night. The lights of the Biograph Theater on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago tinted her dress crimson, a vivid color suitable for gangland folklore. Her real name was Ana Cumpanas and on July 22, 1934, she was on a blood mission designed to net a $10,000 reward and freedom from pending deportation issues. Her job: identify the loathsome psychopathic killer and bank robber, John Dillinger. The gaudy outfit she wore was a prop devised to make her easily recognizable to law enforcement officers who were waiting to apprehend the criminal. Sage, a brothel operator, Dillinger, and his girlfriend, Polly Hamilton, entered the Biograph at...

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