4. The 8-Day Bride Died On Her Honeymoon
In 1947, the body of 22-year-old Christina Kettlewell was found floating in the Severn River. Nearby, the cabin where she and her husband Jack Kettlewell had been spending their honeymoon was burning to the ground. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Christina and Jack Kettlewell eloped very quickly, and decided to spend their honeymoon in a cabin in the woods of Severn Falls, Ontario. Strangely, they invited along Jack’s best friend, Ronald Barrie. It was later revealed that Christina was mentally unstable, and she was writing suicide notes about her obsession with Jack, saying that she was terrified that she was just a “passing fancy”, and if she can’t have him, no one can. Some believe that Jack and Ronald were actually in a homosexual relationship, and once that was revealed to Christina, she was pushed off the edge, burned the cabin down in an attempt to kill the lovers and killed herself.
Another theory is that Jack and Ronald were conspiring to kill Christina and make it look like a suicide. Jack had taken out a life insurance policy on Christina, which was paid out to him after her death. The two had done some shady insurance deals in the past, listing one another as the beneficiaries. Neither of them were ever arrested, and they were seen as victims of the fire. In a sick twist of events, the case became so famous, and Jack Kettlewell became a sort of celebrity, because he was very handsome. He seemed to enjoy the fame a little too much, because he gave out autographs to people who recognized him from the papers, even though he was only famous for having a dead wife. There are far too many unanswered questions to determine what actually happened to this “8-day bride”.