Without a doubt, the greatest detective in literature is Sherlock Holmes. When the world’s most foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes was found strangled to death, he left behind a mystery that may have baffled even the world’s greatest detective.

 

Notes:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/12/13/mysterious-circumstances

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1478814/Case-of-the-Sherlock-Holmes-fanatic-who-killed-himself-but-made-it-look-like-murder.html

History

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Modum, Laceration, Floret, Rejecting the Sirens

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Naoya Sakamata, Sunset, Dissociation

Starvation is a terrible way to die. This is the true story of Linda Hazzard, a quack doctor who lived in Washington in the early 20th century. Hazzard’s bizarre treatments may have resulted in as many as 40 of her patients to starve to death.

 

Notes:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/doctor-who-starved-her-patients-death-180953158/

 

The Bizarre and Gruesome Saga of Linda Hazzard: “The Starvation Doctor”

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Naoya Sakamata, Dissociation, Engulf, Thought Amber, Atmosphere Op. 2, Outside of Misanthropy

The true stories of Charles Domery and Tarrare, two men whose insatiable hunger needs to be heard to be believed. Each of these men were able to eat insane amounts of food, and very possibly even other people.

 

Notes:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/66508/tarrare-greatest-glutton-all-time

https://io9.gizmodo.com/what-caused-these-men-to-eat-cats-and-candles-1685293458

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/qkx7bb/if-youre-eating-fresh-puppy-hearts-you-definitely-have-an-eating-disorder

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Naoya Sakamata, Beyond the Poetry, Engulf, 9-2, The Intent of Revenge, Lost Road, Air of Iron

A full three years before Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of London, there was another vicious serial killer who terrorized people in the city of Austin, Texas. The killer known sometimes as The Servant Girl Annihilator murdered eight people and was never caught. This is the true story.

 

Patreon:

http://patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast

 

Notes:

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/investigation/texas-servant-girl-murders/

https://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Assassin-Scandal-Americas-Serial/dp/0805097678

The Servant Girl Annihilator

 

Music:

Chris Zabriskie, Undercover Vampire Policeman, I Need to Start Writing Things Down, There’s Probably No Time

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Coldnoise, Demise and Downfall

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/

A recent National Geographic poll showed that more than 77 percent of the public believes that aliens from another planet have visited the earth at some point in history. It’s disturbing enough when a person vanishes without a trace. But there have been a few cases of mysterious disappearances that defy logic and make you wonder if the truth might come from beyond the stars.

 

Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast

Patreon subscribers get access to all sorts of bonuses, including thank you cards, stickers, magnets, T-shirts and exclusive bonus episodes.

 

Notes:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1018462/pg1

The unexplained mystery of Granger Taylor

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/the-man-who-went-to-space-and-disappeared-the-story-of-granger-taylor

https://www.google.com/amp/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4383030/amp/UFO-enthusiast-mysteriously-vanishes-Brazil.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/weird/803839/Granger-Taylor-missing-UFO-alien-abduction-unsolved-Vancouver-Island-Canada/amp

 

The Mysterious Death of Zigmund Adamski: Alien Abduction or Crime?

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Oneiri, Somnolence, Harbor, Mist and Clouds, Universe in Hands, Morbid Imagination, Difference, Rejecting the Sirens

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

 

New York in the early part of the 20th century was struck by a typhoid epidemic. An investigator managed to track down the unlikely cause, a 37-year-old cook named Mary Mallon. Although would go on to earn a nickname that’s become infamous, Typhoid Mary.

 

Support us on Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast?alert=2

 

Notes:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-frightening-legacy-of-typhoid-mary-180954324/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/typhoid/

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2014/10/30/360120406/awful-moments-in-quarantine-history-remember-typhoid-mary

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/

Coldnoise, Weakness, Remember, Chance to Change, Malaika, Tale for Mind

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/

Myuu, Lights Out

 

In New Orleans in the 1800s, a mysterious Turkish Sultan moved into a lavish mansion in New Orleans’s French Quarter. Legend has it that a bloody massacre occurred  and no one knows who did it.

This is my first bonus mini-episode. In the future, these minisodes will only be available to my Patreon supporters.

 

Support us on Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast?alert=2

 

Notes:

http://wgno.com/2014/05/21/the-bloody-truth-the-haunted-tale-of-the-sultans-palace-2/

https://ghostcitytours.com/new-orleans/haunted-places/sultans-palace/

 

Music: 

Myuu, Lost World, Into the Depths, Haunted House

 

In 1853, a reverend named John Murray Spear attempted to do something shocking. He believed he was receiving messages from spirits beyond the grave, who gave him instructions on how to build a mechanical messiah who would usher in a new age of man. What happened next carries echoes of Frankenstein, only this story was very real.

 

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley

https://newrepublic.com/article/134271/frankensteins-monster-became-human

https://esoterx.com/2014/06/02/the-crucifixion-of-the-mechanical-messiah-john-murray-spear-and-the-synthetic-savior/

The New Motor: Building John Murray Spear’s ‘God Machine’ in Lynn, Massachussets

The Bizarre Mechanical Messiah of John Murray Spear

 

Music:

Naoya Sakamata, Thought Amber

Myuu, Reversion

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Floret, Morbid Imagination, Rejecting the Sirens

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

 

One common legend that appears over and over in many forms throughout cultures around the world, is the legend of the vampire. Listen to hear some vampire stories from history, including the real unsolved murder involving the Atlas Vampire, the vampire serial killer Bela Kiss, and the mass vampire hysteria that happened in 1969 around London’s Highgate Cemetery.

 

Notes:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/theunredacted.com/the-highgate-vampire-horror-of-the-dead/

https://www.google.com/amp/www.nydailynews.com/amp/news/justice-story/killer-murdered-24-pickled-corpses-barrels-article-1.1607445

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_folklore_by_region

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/10/what-vampire-graves-tell-us-about-ancient-superstitions/280879/

https://www.google.com/amp/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/2016/10/vampires-europe-new-england-halloween-history

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.livescience.com/24374-vampires-real-history.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/hauntedpalaceblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/the-legend-of-the-alnwick-castle-vampire/amp/

The Vampire murder mystery of Lilly Lindeström

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

All other music from this episode by the ridiculously talented Myuu.

In 1932, actress Peg Entwistle made a name for herself in Hollywood. But it wasn’t because of any movie role. Peg gained worldwide infamy by jumping off the Hollywood sign to commit suicide. And even long after Peg’s death, people claim to still see her ghost wandering throughout the Hollywood Hills.

 

Notes:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/12549/woman-who-jumped-hollywood-sign

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-beat-peg-entwistle-tribute-20140918-story.html

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2014/10/hollywood-sign-haunted

Sign of the Times… Tragic Suicide Off the H: 1932

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

Coldnoise, Malaika

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/Who_We_Are/Coldnoise_-_Malaika

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Myuu, Walking Into Darkness

 

Naoya Sakamata, 9-1, Beyond the Poetry, Atmosphere Op 2

 

In 1946, the town of Texarkana was terrorized by a serial killer who stalked people parked in lover’s lanes at night. This mysterious madman has been the inspiration for countless songs, movies, books and urban legends. This is the true story, of the Phantom Killer, a murderer who has never been caught, even to this day.

 

Notes:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L5MQW2C/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Phantom Killer: The Unsolved Mystery of the Texarkana Murders

 

Music:

Kai Engel, Snowfall Intro, Changing Reality, May, Laceration, Tentative Steps

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Naoya Sakamata, Thought Amber, HorrorPiano

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=dexter+Britain+the+tea+party

Myuu, Moonlight Menschen

 

 

In 1868, the cargo ship The Arran set sail for Quebec, Canada from Greenock, Scotland. Unknown to the captain, on board were a group of seven young stowaways. What happened to those boys is the stuff of nightmares. Those young boys endured a trip full of torture, starvation and eventually a harrowing journey across a massive ice field that turned into a battle for their very lives.

 

Notes:

http://www.worldofdante.org/inferno1.html

https://www.mun.ca/mha/mlc/articles/crew-but-not-regular-seafarers/stowaways.php

http://www.scotsman.com/news/the-arran-stowaways-thrown-off-a-ship-in-newfoundland-1-4305151

The tragic ‘Arran’ stowaways – cruelly abused, then abandoned barefoot on the ice fields of Newfoundland in 1868

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

 

Myuu, Round that Corner

Naoya Sakamata, Chemical Afterimage, Thought Amber, Atmosphere Op. 2, 9-1, The Intent of Revenge

Without a doubt the telephone is one of the greatest inventions in human history. But the invention also has a dark side. Listen to hear several true stories from history of unsolved murders, strange conspiracies and a series of phone calls that appeared to come from beyond the grave.

 

Notes:

PD James claims to have solved 1931 cold case murder | Liz Bury | Books | The Guardian

http://www.cracked.com/article_21794_hello-jfks-about-to-die-6-creepiest-anonymous-calls.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Herbert_Wallace

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/deadcall.asp

http://gizmodo.com/5052314/la-train-victim-makes-35-phone-calls-from-beyond-the-grave

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/kupcinet.htm

http://articles.latimes.com/1992-08-19/news/vw-5724_1_phone-call

 

Music:

Philipp Weigl, Not the Streets You Used to Walk Along

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Philipp_Weigl/

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Lee Rosevere, At the Edges of Sleep

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

Myuu, Down the Rabbit Hole, The End is Always Near, On the Chain

 

 

You can often judge a society by how it treats it’s least fortunate members. In particular, the disabled and the mentally ill. Throughout history, people with mental illness have been shuttered away in massive insane asylums, where the treatment they received was often more horrible and insane than the symptoms the patients were being treated for. Hear the history of London’s infamous Bedlam Hospital, the history of America’s Danvers State Hospital and more stories of the monstrous ways the mentally ill have been treated through history.

 

Notes:

10 Unsettling Mysteries From Asylums And Institutions

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cemetery-danvers-hospital-criminally-insane

5 Insane Asylums and the Horrors That Happened There

https://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/techniques/bethlemroyalhospital

Bedlam: The Horrors of London’s Most Notorious Insane Asylum

 

Music:

Kai Engel, Silence, Seeker

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Coldnoise, Remember, Tale for Mind, Chance to Change, Fragments, Your Wonderland

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

In 1896, the British decided to build a railroad across their colony in Africa. An Army colonel named John Henry Patterson was brought in to supervise construction of a railroad bridge across the Tsavo River. But Patterson never expected what would happen next. A pair of man-eating lions began to stalk and eat the workmen. This is the bizarre true story of The Ghost and The Darkness.

 

Notes:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/4/9/1250842/-Tsavo-Man-Eaters-The-True-Story-of-the-Ghost-and-the-Darkness

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/man-eaters-of-tsavo-11614317/

https://www.amazon.com/Man-Eaters-Tsavo-J-H-Patterson/dp/1438285701

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Coldnoise, Memories, Life of Butterflies, Demise and Downfall, Weakness

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/

Lion Sound Effect by Michael Koenig

http://soundbible.com/1415-Growling-Lion.html

During the early 20th century, America was caught up in a growing spiritualist movement that swept the nation. One hotspot for seances and new religious movements during the 1920s was Detroit. There, a self-styled “Divine Prophet” named Benny Evangelista met a brutal end. He and his entire family were murdered by an unknown assailant wielding an axe.  Here the true story of this bizarre unsolved murder, as well as the story of a man so determined to prove there was an afterlife, that he set in motion a plan to go there in person.

 

Notes:

http://weirddetroit.blogspot.com/2011/10/hauntings-have-been-part-of-human.html

A Ghost Story From Detroit’s Past You’ve Probably Never Heard

http://coldcaseshardcopy.blogspot.com/2011/07/divine-profetil-author-and-private.html

http://benny.weirdlectures.com

http://www.clickondetroit.com/features/st-aubin-street-massacre-1929-detroit-family-murders-still-unsolved

St. Aubin Street Massacre: The Benny Evangelist Family Murders

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Coldnoise, Tale for Mind, Memories, Who We Are, Malaika, Remember

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/

The first lonely hearts ads were published in 1695, just five years after the first newspapers were created. Almost from the very beginning, there have been criminals who have used these ads to prey on vulnerable people. Listen to three stories of different serial killers who found their victims through the lonely hearts ads.

 

Notes:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susie-lee/timeline-online-dating-fr_b_9228040.html

https://www.prairieghosts.com/belle.html

http://www.wvculture.org/history/crime/powers01.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/lonely-hearts-murderer-article-1.362857

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Fernandez_and_Martha_Beck

Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck: The Lonely Hearts Killers

Belle Gunness: The Black Widow of the Midwest Who Lured Numerous Victims to Their Deaths

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Rocco Granata, Lost Memories

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rocco_Granata/

Phillip Weigl, Not the Streets You Used to Walk

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Philipp_Weigl/

Kai Engel, Silence

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Lee Rosevere, At the Edges of Sleep

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

Chris Zabriskie, Stories About the World That Was, Virtues Inherited, Vices Passed On

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

Throughout history there have been many self-appointed witch hunters who dedicated themselves to wiping out the minions of Satan. Hear the strange stories of witch hunts throughout history, including Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General, the Salem Witch trials, and the unsolved murder of the British man who may have been killed in the 20th century for being a witch.

 

Notes:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041671/800-year-old-remains-witch-discovered-graveyard-Tuscany-Italy.html

http://www.sawneybean.com/horrors/matthew.htm

Was the 1945 “Pitchfork Murder” of Charles Walton the Result of Occult Activity?

http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/education/

Hex Murder: Pow-Wow Witchcraft in York County, Pennsylvania

 

Music:

Kai Engel, Curtains are Always Drawn, Take a Look Around You, December, January, Tentative Steps

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Myuu, The End is Always Near

Naoya Sakamata, Chemical Afterimage

 

One of the great myths about serial killers perpetuated by books and the movies is that they’re all criminal geniuses like Hannibal Lecter. In truth, the criminal mastermind is extremely rare. Back in the late 19th century there lived a serial murderer named Edward Rulloff, who was considered so brilliant by academics of the era that his brain was studied and put on display for many decades after. Rolloff is almost forgotten to history today, but back in the day he was considered one of the greatest criminal masterminds of his era.

 

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_H._Rulloff

http://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rulloff-edward.htm

https://ithacavoice.com/2014/09/strange-case-edward-rulloff-1800s-ithaca-murderer-bar-namesake/

http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/34_66/62may1993/62wisbey.html

Big Head, Dark Heart: The Notorious Brain of Edward H. Rulloff

Music:

The Owl, Moon Saturday, Owl’s Secret

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Owl/

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

In 1958, 19 year old Charles Starkweather and 14 year old Caril Anne Fugate, set out on a murder spree that shocked a nation. Was Caril an innocent victim, or was she as violent as her boyfriend? Hear the true story that inspired numerous books, movies and songs.

 

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Starkweather

http://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/killing-spree-transfixed-nation-charles-starkweather-and-caril-fugate-1958

“A Crime To Remember”: Teenage Spree Killer Charles Starkweather

http://trib.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/report-charles-starkweather-s-girlfriend-in-critical-condition/article_bef562e6-7997-5eaa-9eeb-6c9b78ae8028.html

Music:

Naoya Sakamata, Esteem

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party, Opus 4

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/

Kai Engel, Difference

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Better_Way/Kai_Engel_-_Better_Way_-_04_Difference

Blue Dot Sessions, Cobweb Transit, The Envelope, Suzy B

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/

 

Logic tells us curses aren’t real. Yet history is full of instances that make you scratch your head and wonder. Hear some of the strange true stories, including the legend of King Tut’s curse, the serial killer who cast a hex on the courtroom that convicted him and the curse of an ancient warlord that some people think may have killed millions of people.

 

Notes:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread758529/pg1

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/tut.htm

http://www.livescience.com/44297-king-tut-curse.html

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-myths-legends/ancient-art-magic-curses-and-supernatural-spells-002253

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910504&slug=1281135

http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/jake_bird_hex

Jake Bird: The Strange Story of a Tacoma Serial Killer and the Hex that Made Him Famous

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/fears-of-curse-foreshadowed-mystery-death/article_d6e7ef60-918c-5054-a2b9-1eed1beb311e.html

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/curse-of-the-mummy/

The Curse of Ax Murderer Jake Bird

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Floret

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Two__Mild/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Two_-_Mild_-_01_Floret

Daniel Powell, Niji

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Powell/

Ars Sonor, Rgrdlzz

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ars_Sonor/

Chris Zabriskie, Cylinder Seven, Cylinder Eight

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

Myuu, Danger

 

 

 

Back in 1927, an immigrant named Lillian Alling grew fed up with life in the United States, and she decided she would return to her homeland no matter what. What happened next is one of the most remarkable stories of human determination you’ve ever heard. Listen to the story of the woman who walked 5,000 miles to Russia.

 

Notes:

http://www.utne.com/arts/lillian-alling-ze0z1303zsau

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/the-enigma-of-lillian-alling/article1370387/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/91243/lillian-alling-woman-so-homesick-she-walked-new-york-alaska

http://strangeco.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-long-walk-home-of-lillian-alling.html

http://caitlin-press.com/our-books/lillian-alling-the-journey-home/

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

All other music from this episode by Naoya Sakamata.

The Intent of Revenge, Bitterness, Atmosphere, Atmosphere Op. 2

Back in 1912, on a warm June night in the little Iowa town of Villisca, an unknown madman murdered eight people with an axe. Learn the horrifying true story of the Moore family murders, and about the terrible events that put this town on the map.

 

Notes:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villisca_axe_murders

http://www.villiscaiowa.com/history.php

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8033156

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/picture-gallery/news/2014/11/07/13-photos-inside-the-villisca-axe-murder-house/3898221/

 

Music:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Owl/Fairy_Forest

 

Although there’s no accurate count, it’s estimated there are about 100,000 islands scattered around the globe. Sometimes, remote islands have been used to hide dark secrets, and stories of absolute horror and human misery. These are some of those stories. Hear the true story about a tiny island in a remote corner of the Soviet Union that turned into a real hell on earth.

 

Notes:

Gruinard Island, The Island Of Anthrax, The Island Of Death!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/scotland/1457035.stm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1359420/Legacy-of-fear-on-blighted-anthrax-island.html

https://www.bajabound.com/bajaadventures/bajafever/seri_indians.php

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibur%C3%B3n_Island_Tragedy

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/a-mythical-island-on-mexicos-untamed-coast/

The Russian Island of Cannibals

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazino_affair

PHOTOS: Cannibal Island, Where People Ate Each Other to Survive

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Lee Rosevere, Dream Colors, Cosmic Drifting, First Light, At Edges of Sleep

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

We’ve all heard the story about how John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater. But did you ever hear the story about the men who drove a mummy around the U.S. claiming it was Booth? Or the one about the gang of criminals who tried to steal Lincoln’s corpse? Or how about the Army major who was in Lincoln’s box that night who later went insane and tried to murder his entire family? These are strange but true stories your history teacher forgot to tell you.

 

Notes:

https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrintr.html

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/lincolnconspiracy/conspirators.html

https://www.google.com/amp/www.chron.com/life/amp/9-things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-Lincoln-7248125.php

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2015/04/13/politics/lincoln-assassination-at-150/index.html?client=safari

http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln47.html

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2007/06/24/a-plot-to-steal-lincolns-body

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/15/the-mystery-of-lincoln-s-assassin.html

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=31845

Rathbone Ends Long List Of Lincoln Party Tragedies

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-presidents-premonition/

http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/31/4395960/john-wilkes-booth-killed-lincoln-but-who-killed-john-wilkes-booth

http://blogs.weta.org/boundarystones/2013/02/22/little-known-victims-lincoln-assassination

10 Strange Fates Of People Connected To Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Julie Maxwell’s Piano Music, Dark Wonder

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Julie_Maxwells_Piano_Music/Piano_Soul/Julie_Maxwells_piano_music_-_Piano_Soul_-_18_Dark_Wonder

Myuu, Scent of Night, You, Morbid Mind, What Could Have Been and Wind’s Wreck

Fabrizio Paterlini, Autumn Stories

Throughout history, there have been a number of shadowy groups dedicated to the art of deception and murder. Today, we have a name for these people. We call them assassins. Hear the true story of the history of such groups, including the bizarre true story of the Indian death cult that may have been responsible for as many as two million deaths.

 

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thug_Behram

http://www.historynet.com/holy-terror-the-rise-of-the-order-of-assassins.htm

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/12/where-did-the-word-assassin-come-from/

http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/thuggees-cult-assassins-india-002145

10 Deadliest Assassin Organizations In History

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/11/18/245953619/what-a-thugs-life-looked-like-in-nineteenth-century-india

The Thugs of India

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Take a Look Around You, Realness, Changing Reality

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Myuu, What Could Have Been, Scent of Night, Take a Look Around You, The End is Always near, Facing Darkness, Tender Remains

H.H. Holmes was the alias of one of America’s first serial killers. In Chicago in the late 1800s, he built an enormous “murder castle” where he may have killed as many as 200 people.

 

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes

http://mentalfloss.com/article/72642/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-americas-first-serial-killer-hh-holmes

https://www.prairieghosts.com/holmes.html

https://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601

Hotel of Horrors: The Murder Castle of Dr. H.H. Holmes

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Heart and Mind, Floret, Rejecting the Sirens

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Peter Rudenko, When it Rains, Winter Sun

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Peter_Rudenko/

Nine Inch Nails, Corona Radiate

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nine_Inch_Nails/The_Slip/Corona_Radiata

In survival stories, we often play the “what if” game, and wonder what we would do differently under the same circumstances. Here are two true stories of people lost in the jungle, including the remarkable tale of a teenage girl who fell 10,000 feet out of an airplane that crashed into the Peruvian rainforest.

 

Notes:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/24/death-on-the-serpent-river-how-the-lost-girls-of-panama-disappeared.html

These Haunting Photos Were Snapped Just Before These Tourists Mysteriously Disappeared.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17476615

Survival Stories: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/07/02/germany.aircrash.survivor/

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Chris Zabriskie, I Need to Start Writing Things Down, I Am a Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

Kai Engel, Mist and Clouds

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/The_Scope/Kai_Engel_-_The_Scope_-_01_Mist_and_Clouds

Long before the Zodiac Killer terrorized southern California, there was another similar string of murders in which a bizarre killer stalked and murdered people at local lover’s lanes then sent taunting, coded messages to the police and newspapers. Although the 3X killer is almost forgotten today, during the 1930s, the unknown man terrorized the entire city of New York, and launched one of the largest criminal manhunts in the city’s history.

 

Notes:

Famous Crimes the World Forgot: Ten Vintage True Crime Stories Rescued from Obscurity by Jason Lucky Morrow

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R8U35GQ

http://zeldaandfscott.com/post/140032598477/the-agent-3x-murders-part-1

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/fish-eyes-3x-june-1930-chapter-67-article-1.867342

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Ouecumene Sleeps

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Better_Way/Kai_Engel_-_Better_Way_-_08_Oecumene_Sleeps

Chris Zabriskie, Cylinders

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/2014010103336111

On April 7, 1994, FedEx Flight 705 took off on a routine flight from Memphis to San Jose. What happened next was anything but routine though. A rogue FedEx employee attempted to seize control of the aircraft, and this flight turned into one of the most harrowing and violent skyjackings in history. This is the amazing true story.

 

Notes:

http://www.tailstrike.com/070494.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_hijacking

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Bensound, November

http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/cinematic

Philipp Weigl, The Scent of Cedars and Subdivision of the Masses

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Philipp_Weigl/

Scott Holmes, The Fight Against Time

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Music_for_TV__Film/Fight_Against_Time

Kai Engel, Rejecting the Sirens

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Written_in_Ink/Kai_Engel_-_Written_in_Ink_-_09_Rejecting_the_Sirens

It’s bizarre enough when a single serial killer is terrorizing the community. But an entire family of serial killers is almost unheard of. In 1843, in rural Kansas a family of serial killers known as The Bloody Benders cut a deadly swath across the prairie.

 

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Benders

http://mentalfloss.com/article/53672/bloody-benders-americas-first-serial-killers

http://www.prairieghosts.com/bender.html

Scary House On The Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Brush With ‘Bloody Benders’ Serial Killers

Little House of Murder: The Bloody Benders

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Chris Zabriskie, The Oceans Continue to Rise

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Music_from_Neptune_Flux/ChrisZabriskie-MusicfromNeptuneFlux-04

Blear Moon, Gean

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blear_Moon/Town_of_Two_Houses/Gean

Blue Dot Sessions, Cobweb Transit and In Paler Skies

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Aeronaut/In_Paler_Skies_1276

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Speakeasy_1959/Cobweb_Transit

 

In 1943, a group of teenage boys in England’s Hagley Woods discovered a woman’s skeleton inside the trunk of a gnarled old wych elm. Was it a bizarre occult murder? Or was it another type of evil entirely? Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm remains one of the most enduring unsolved murders in British history.

 

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_put_Bella_in_the_Wych_Elm%3F

https://theunredacted.com/the-hagley-woods-mystery-bella-in-the-wych-elm/

http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2016/10/the-hagley-woods-mystery-who-put-bella.html

Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?

Witchcraft, Nazi Spies and Unsolved Murder

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Laszlo Harsanyi, Witchcraft

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Harsanyi_Laszlo/Witchcraft/

Kai Engel, Past the Lanterns

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Paradigm_Lost/04_-_Past_The_Lanterns

Peter Rudenko, When it Rains, The Undo Spell, and What Follows Me

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Peter_Rudenko/

 

P.T. Barnum was many things in life–a showman, a con artist, a politician, and much more. This is the amazing true story of the man who managed to hoax the world.

 

Notes:

www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-p-t-barnum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._T._Barnum

http://hoaxes.org/archive/display/category/p.t._barnum

http://www.barnum-museum.org/manmythlegend.htm

P. T. Barnum: An Entertaining Life

http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/the_cardiff_giant

http://www.history.com/news/the-cardiff-giant-fools-the-nation-145-years-ago

http://www.livescience.com/55787-cardiff-giant.html

 

Music:

All music from this episode is by Dexter Britain.

The Tea Party, The Time to Run Finale, Juncture, Losing Love and Opus 04

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/

The story of what happened to Edgar Allan Poe in his final days has endured for centuries. In his final days, the writer disappeared for days, then mysteriously reappeared delirious and lying in the gutter in front of a Baltimore tavern. This is the true story of the life and death of one of the most famous writers in American literature.

 

Notes:

http://www.poemuseum.org/

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/history/still-mysterious-death-edgar-allan-poe-180952936/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Edgar_Allan_Poe

http://www.biography.com/news/edgar-allan-poe-death-facts

The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death: 19 Theories on What Caused the Poet’s Demise

http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/how-did-edgar-allan-poe-die

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe_Toaster

http://mentalfloss.com/article/73908/baltimores-new-poe-toaster-honors-edgar-allan-poe

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

All other music from this episode by Kai Engel.

Take a Look Around You, Better Way, Realness, Difference, Hopes and Dreams, Changing Reality, Ode to the World, Oecumene Sleeps, Crying Earth and Shinedown (PON VI)

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

For three years during the mid 18th Century, the Gevaudan region of southern France was terrorized by a real life monster. To this day, no one knows precisely what the creature was, or where it came from, but in the end The Beast of Gevaudan has been accused of killing as many as 113 people. This is the true story.

 

Notes:

Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast – Jay M. Smith – Google Books

http://les.cevennes.free.fr/en/gevaudan.htm

http://fortean.wikidot.com/beast-of-gevaudan

http://www.unknownexplorers.com/beastofgevaudan.php

http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-beast-of-gevaudan-wolf-manor-wolf.html?m=1

https://www.geriwalton.com/index.php/2016/06/the-beast-of-gevaudan/

The Beast of Gevaudan Terrorizes France

The Beast of Gévaudan: A Real-Life Werewolf?

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5871897/the-modern-day-hunt-for-frances-beast-of-gevaudan

http://www.historytoday.com/crispin-andrews/sherlock-holmes-and-beast-gevaudan

http://www.dark-stories.com/eng/gevaudan_beast.htm

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/27/solving-the-mystery-of-the-18th-century-killer-beast-of-gevaudan/

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Chris Zabriskie, Cylinder Seven

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/2014010103336111/Chris_Zabriskie_-_Cylinders_-_07_-_Cylinder_Seven

Crimson Curtain, Vanishing

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Crimson_Curtain/Music_for_Vampires/05_MusicForVampires_-_Crimson_Curtain_-_Vanishing_1147_1300

David Cooper Orton, Soundtrack 2. Act 4

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Cooper_Orton/Caligari_An_Exquisite_Corpse/Soundtrack_2_Act_4

Edmund Sullen, A Cry Within

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Edmund_Sullen/Music_for_Vampires/A_Cry_Within_1364

Mike Fazio, Soundtrack 1. Act 2

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Mike_Fazio/Caligari_An_Exquisite_Corpse/Soundtrack1Act2

Nevermore Eleanor, Invitation

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nevermore_Eleanor/Music_for_Vampires/Invitation_1213

 

For centuries there have been stories of people who were buried alive. These are the macabre true stories of people who were declared dead and buried, even though they really weren’t.

 

Notes:

https://www.bizarrepedia.com/joseph-burrus/

Supposed Corpses: Almost Buried Alive

http://moviepilot.com/posts/2460850/amp

Angelo Hays: The Man Who Was Buried Alive

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummies_of_Guanajuato

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duns_Scotus

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1257330/Lifting-lid-macabre-history-buried-alive.html

http://www.calebwilde.com/2014/05/true-story-essie-dunbar-lived-47-years-after-she-was-buried-alive/

I’m Not Dead Yet

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, December, January and River

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Phillip Weigl, The Scent of Cedars

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Philipp_Weigl/Sound-trax/Philipp_Weigl_-_03_-_The_Scent_of_Cedars

Sergei Chereminisov, Pulsar

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/

Julie Maxwell’s Piano Music, Dark Wonder

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Julie_Maxwells_Piano_Music/Piano_Soul/Julie_Maxwells_piano_music_-_Piano_Soul_-_18_Dark_Wonder

Scott Holmes, Secret Garden

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Music_for_TV__Film_Vol_2/Strange_Encounter

Andrew Sack, 1a 01

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Andrew_Sack/IA879/IA_01

In 1961, millionaire Michael Rockefeller disappeared in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Did he drown as the official stories claim? Or did he suffer a much more grisly fate at the hands of native cannibal headhunters? This is the true story.

 

Notes:

http://www.outsideonline.com/1929556/mysterious-disappearance-michael-rockefeller

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_family

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/What-Really-Happened-to-Michael-Rockefeller-180949813/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milt_Machlin

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/whatever-happened-to-michael-rockefeller

Lost Lands, Cannibals, and the Mysterious Disappearance of Michael Rockefeller

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Past the Lanterns, Rejecting the Sirens and Without Redemption

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Scott Holmes, Abandoned City

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Film__Documentary/Abandoned_City

James Joshua Otto, Midnight Drive

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/James_Joshua_Otto/And_then_the_mountains_moved/Midnight_Drive

Jon Luc Hefferman, Treacherous Voyage

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jon_Luc_Hefferman/Production_Music_2/Treacherous_Voyage

 

 

They say that revenge is a dish best served cold. History has many tales of people who took the act of revenge to a whole new level. In this episode hear the stories of The 47 Ronin of Japan, and of Olga of Kiev, the Russian princess turned Catholic Saint whose bloodthirsty act of vengeance wiped out an entire city.

Notes:

http://www.littlebudha.com/olga-of-kiev-bird-fire/

https://orthodoxwiki.org/Olga_of_Kiev

Olga of Kiev: One saint you do not want to mess with

http://russiapedia.rt.com/prominent-russians/history-and-mythology/princess-olga-of-kiev/

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/01/saint-buried-people-alive-burned-city-revenge/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty-seven_Ronin

https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/punishment

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/revenge-evolution/

 

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

All other music from this episode by Kai Engel.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

http://www.kai-engel.com/

In the mid-1870s two of the most prominent paleontologists in the world, Edward Drinker Cope and O.C. Marsh, waged an epic and often ridiculous war against one another. This is the bizarre true story of The Bone Wars.

 

Notes:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-31623397

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/09/166665795/forget-extinct-the-brontosaurus-never-even-existed

Bone Wars! Othniel Marsh vs. Edward Drinker Cope

http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/benchmarks-march-1-1872-bone-wars-heat

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/15/battle-for-the-bone-wars-beasts/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/introduction/dinosaur-intro/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_Wars

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

All other music by Julie Maxwell’s Piano Music

The Place I Called Home

Forever In Your Arms

Someday

Redefining

Dark Wonder

Time Traveler

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Julie_Maxwells_Piano_Music/

http://www.juliemaxwell.com/

Have you ever been home alone and felt like you were being watched? Here are two stories of people whose killers may have been living with them unaware victims for months.

Notes:

http://modernnotion.com/hinterkaifeck-murders/

The Mysterious Unsolved Murders of Hinterkaifeck Farm

The Hinterkaifeck Murders

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Edward_Coneys

Spider in the Attic

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Bosques de mi Mente, Y de Repented de Curaste

https://bosquesdemimente.bandcamp.com/album/trenes-de-juguete

Kai Engel, Oneiri

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ICD-10/Kai_Engel_-_ICD-10_-_06_Oneiri

Chris Zabriskie, Undercover Vampire Policeman

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Undercover_Vampire_Policeman/07_-_Undercover_Vampire_Policeman_1990

During the 18th century in Britain, there was a thriving business in black market body snatching. An enterprising duo named Burke and Hare took the practice to its next logical conclusion, but murdering multiple people in order to provide the bodies. Learn the entire true story in here, along with the reason why Ben Franklin had a bunch of skeletons in his basement.

 

Notes:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_and_Hare_murders

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa05

http://www.history.co.uk/study-topics/history-of-death/the-rise-of-the-body-snatchers

http://www.history.co.uk/study-topics/history-of-london/invasion-of-the-body-snatchers

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrectionists_in_the_United_Kingdom

The Skeletons in Benjamin Franklin’s Basement

The Mystery of the Burke and Hare Murder Dolls

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

“Impromptu in Blue” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Spacial Harvest” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lightless Dawn” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

 

The true story of the Cleveland Torso Murders, and legendary lawman Eliot Ness’s investigation into the murders. Although officially the killer was never caught, did Ness actually discover the murderer’s identity?

 

Notes:

http://clevelandmagazine.com/in-the-cle/case-closed-

http://www.ifip.com/ness.html

http://www.clevelandpolicemuseum.org/collections/eliotness.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliot_Ness

http://www.torsomurders.com/

http://www.prairieghosts.com/torso.html

The Cleveland Torso Murders big on history, small on research

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

All other music from this episode was by The Blue Dot Sessions

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/

 

The strange true story of Jack Parsons, one of the co-founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and fathers of modern rocket science, as well as the member of a black magic sex cult with ties to the creation of the Church of Scientology.

Notes:

http://www.space.com/29295-rocket-history.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Parsons_(rocket_engineer)

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-last-of-the-magicians

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/jpl-jack-parsons

http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/aerospace-engineering/rocketry/jack-parsons-occult-roots-jpl/

 

Music:

Bensound.com, Sad Day

http://www.bensound.com/

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Wayne Kinos, Settling In

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Interior_Melodies/Cat_Dreams/Settling_In

Blue Dot Sessions, Cobweb Transit

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Speakeasy_1959/Cobweb_Transit

Blue Dot Sessions, Helmer Sprak, Zither Sprak

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/CloudCover/

 

 

The strange true story of The Galapagos Affair. On a tiny tropical island, a self-described “Baroness” mysteriously vanished after running afoul of a small group of settlers.  Was it murder?

Notes:

http://latinamericacurrentevents.com/headless-gringa-of-the-galapagos-islands/32118/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floreana_Island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Galapagos_Affair

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/20thcenturylatinamerica/a/09galaffair.htm

 

 

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Chris Zabriskie, That Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Undercover_Vampire_Policeman/06_-_That_Kid_in_Fourth_Grade_Who_Really_Liked_the_Denver_Broncos_1128

Chris Zabriskie, Cylinder Three

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/2009_-_2014/Chris_Zabriskie_-_2009_-_2014_-_12_-_Cylinder_Three

Nonima, Shadow

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nonima/Coma_Dives/Nonima_-_Coma_Dives_-_11_Shadow

Nonima, Chakici Inverse

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nonima/Coma_Dives/Nonima_-_Coma_Dives_-_07_Chakici_Inverse

Dexter Britain, Telling Stories

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_5/12_Telling_Stories

 

http://thoughtcatalog.com/christine-stockton/2014/10/a-man-dug-up-the-corpses-of-29-girls-turned-them-into-dolls-and-lived-with-them-in-his-bedroom/It’s hard to let your loved ones go after they die. Some people find it so difficult, in fact, that they bring their remains home with them. Hear about the true bizarre story of Carol Tanzler, a man who was never able to let his true love go, even long after she was dead and buried.

 

Notes:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoly_Moskvin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Tanzler

Undying Love: Carl Tanzler’s Mummified Dream Girl

http://www.oddee.com/item_98862.aspx

Ghost Marriages: Why Are People Digging Up Corpses And Marrying Them In China?

http://www.vice.com/read/the-little-death-living-and-loving-as-a-necrophiliac-511

http://gawker.com/5579998/widow-who-lived-with-corpses-of-husband-and-twin-for-10-years-surprisingly-sane

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penthesilea

A Man Dug Up The Corpses Of 29 Girls, Turned Them Into Dolls, And Lived With Them In His Bedroom

 

Music:

Dexter Britain – The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Bensound – Relaxing, November, Ofelia’s Dream, Better Days

Music:http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

 

The Isdal Woman of Norway and the Somerton Man of Australia are two of the most famous unsolved crimes in history. Who were these mysterious people? No one knows. Here are their stories.

Notes:

The Strange Case of the Isdal Woman

Norway’s Greatest Mystery: The Isdal Woman

http://theunredacted.com/mystery-of-somerton-man-the-taman-shud-case/

Sorry, The Unknown Man is (very probably) not H. C. Reynolds…

 

Music:

Blear Moon, Cold Summer Landscape

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blear_Moon/Town_of_Two_Houses/Cold_Summer_Landscape

Blear Moon, Gean

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blear_Moon/Town_of_Two_Houses/Gean

Chris Zabriskie, Undercover Vampire Policeman

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Undercover_Vampire_Policeman/07_-_Undercover_Vampire_Policeman_1990

Chris Zabriskie, Vices Inherited, Vices Passed On

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Reappear/07_-_Virtues_Inherited_Vices_Passed_On

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

In 1961, an 11-year-old girl named Terry Jo Dupperault narrowly escaped death at the hands of a clever killer who murdered her entire family. Then she was forced to survive on her own clinging to a tiny raft in the middle of the ocean for days.

 

Notes:

Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean, by Richard Logan and Tere Duperrault Fassbender

https://www.amazon.com/Alone-Orphaned-Ocean-Richard-Logan/dp/0425242080

http://www.salon.com/2012/08/04/bluebelles_last_voyage_a_true_crime/

http://www.today.com/id/36964672/ns/today-today_books/t/orphaned-sea-tere-now-tells-story/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebelle_(ship)

 

Orphaned on the Ocean: The Unbelievable Story of Terry Jo Duperrault

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Chris Zabriskie, John Stockton Slow Drag

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Undercover_Vampire_Policeman/02_-_John_Stockton_Slow_Drag_1468

Michael Bruckner, Fluchtig

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Michael_Bruckner/The_Giant_Illusion_A_Compilation/Michael_Brckner_-_The_Giant_Illusion_A_Compilation_-_10_Flchtig

Michael Bruckner, Island

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Michael_Bruckner/The_Giant_Illusion_A_Compilation/Michael_Brckner_-_The_Giant_Illusion_A_Compilation_-_09_Island

Kai Engel, March

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Two__Mild/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Two_-_Mild_-_02_March

Kai Engel, January

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_One__Cold/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_One_-_Cold_-_05_January

 

On the night of March 19, 1919, all the dance halls and bars and nearly every home in the city of New Orleans was blasting jazz all through the night. But this wasn’t any ordinary night of reverie in the Big Easy, for this city-wide concert was meant for an audience of one, an axe-wielding maniac who purported to be a creature straight out of hell.

Show Notes:

The Axeman of New Orleans Murders

When Hell Came to Earth: The Axeman of New Orleans

http://blogs.forteana.org/node/70

The Axeman serial killer of New Orleans (1918-1919)

CREEPYPASTA: Does This 1919 Photograph Reveal an Infamous New Orleans Serial Killer?

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Chris Zabriskie, Cylinder Four

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/2014010103336111/Chris_Zabriskie_-_Cylinders_-_04_-_Cylinder_Four

Kai Engel, Morbid Imagination

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_One__Cold/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_One_-_Cold_-_06_Morbid_Imagination

King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, Just Gone

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/King_Olivers_Creole_Jazz_Band/Antique_Phonograph_Music_Program_02172015/Just_Gone_-_King_Olivers_Creole_Jazz_Band

Mark Neil, 11 strANGE Ls

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Mark_Neil/Blue/11_strANGE_Ls

Podington Bear, Dark Matter

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Thoughtful/DarkMatter

Scott Holmes, Something In The Distance

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Film__Documentary/Something_In_The_Distance

Scott Holmes, Abandoned City

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Film__Documentary/Abandoned_City

Spin Day, Who

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Spin_Day/Spin_Day_and_the_Emotional_Godfather/Spin_Day_-_Spin_Day_And_The_Emotional_Godfather_-_02_Who

Stephan Siebert, Cecil

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Stephan_Siebert/Inward/Cecil

Episode 3: The Heiress

In 1968, a Detroit woman discovered she was adopted. Her quest for the truth about her past would lead her down a path leading to an automotive fortune and dark secrets one wealthy family may have tried to keep quiet.

Links:

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Titanics-last-great-mystery-solved-as-Canadian-heiress-is-exposed-as-a-fraud.html

http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/The_Family_of_Pat_Mealbach

http://hubpages.com/family/tangledweb

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/18/us/tangle-of-heirs-to-the-dodge-fortune-develops-a-new-knot.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Anderson

 

Music:

Chris Zabriskie, “I Need to Start Writing Things Down”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/The_Dark_Glow_of_the_Mountains/

Chris Zabriskie, “I Am a Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/I_Am_a_Man_Who_Will_Fight_for_Your_Honor/I_Am_a_Man_Who_Will_Fight_for_Your_Honor

Marion Harris, “Don’t Leave Me Daddy”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marion_Harris/Antique_Phonograph_Music_Program_01192016/Dont_Leave_Me_Daddy_Marion_Harris

Dexter Britain, “The Tea Party”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

 

Episode 2: The Monster Studies

Psychologists have been experimenting on humans for as long as the profession has been around. But what happens when the experiment goes too far? Listen here and find out about some true stories of disturbing psychological experiments from history.

Links:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/06/harvard-and-the-making-of-the-unabomber/378239/

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=62564

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2004/06/gender_gap.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Study

http://brainz.org/10-psychological-experiments-went-horribly-wrong/

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/03/stanford-prison-experiment/

 

Music:

Dexter Britain, “The Tea Party”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Dexter Britain, “From Truth”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Selection/From_Truth

Scott Holmes, “Abandoned City”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Film__Documentary/Abandoned_City

Kai Engel, “July”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Three__Warm/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Three_-_Warm_-_05_July

Kai Engel, “Far From Home (PON VII)”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Three__Warm/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Three_-_Warm_-_08_Far_From_Home_PON_VII

Kai Engel, “Oneiri”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ICD-10/Kai_Engel_-_ICD-10_-_06_Oneiri

Kai Engel, “Somnolence”

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ICD-10/Kai_Engel_-_ICD-10_-_01_Somnolence

 

Episode 1: The Glow

Death has always followed the nuclear industry in one way or another. Usually those deaths are accidents, but in some cases it’s murder. Listen to the stories of murdered Russian spies, strange cultists and a nuclear activist who may have been killed because she knew too much.

 

Links:

 

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/einstein/peace-and-war/the-manhattan-project/

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-19647226

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/12/07/us/silkwood-epilogue-fuel-rod-debate-lingers-on.html?pagewanted=all

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-case-of-karen-silkwood-19770113

Who Killed Karen Silkwood?

The Nuclear-Safety Activist Whose Mysterious Death Inspired a Movie

The Lead Masks Case

Music:

Civilized, by Plastic Flowers

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Plastic_Flowers/none_given_1489/01_Civilized

The Tea Party, by Dexter Britain

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/dexter_britain/creative_commons_volume_2/the_tea_party

Hiroshima, by Gallery Six

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Gallery_Six/Hiroshima/

Cylinder One, Cylinder Three, Cylinder Four and Cylinder Eight, by Chris Zabriskie

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

Changing Immobility, by Elya

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/ELYA/Glaciers/ELYA_-_Glaciers_-_06_Changing_immobility