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Aug. 11, 2022

Ep. 97: The Order of the Solar Temple

This week we take our first blazing steps into the dark, yet sorta wacky, world of millennial death cults with the tragic tale of the Order of the Solar Temple and its power-mad leaders, Joseph Di Mambro and Luc Jouret. …

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Aug. 4, 2022

Ep. 96: Weird Appalachia - The Flatwoods Monster

The American region of Appalachia, much like our native New England, is a land of folklore and high strangeness, and this is perfectly exemplified in the story of the Flatwoods Monster - a maybe-alien, maybe-cryptid that burs...

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July 28, 2022

Ep. 95: Badlands of Peking - The Murder of Pamela Werner

This week we hit the foreign districts and seedy neighborhoods of pre-war Beijing with a look at the unsolved murder of Pamela Werner. The 19-year-old was found beaten to death and gruesomely mutilated one January morning in ...

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July 21, 2022

Ep. 94: TWA Flight 800

On July 17th, 1996 TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747 jet carrying 230 passengers and crew, exploded over the Center Moriches, New York bay, setting fire to a peaceful summer night. Hundreds of witnesses along the Long Island coast...

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July 14, 2022

Ep. 93: Fire in the Sky - The Travis Walton Abduction

On November 5, 1975, a crew of loggers driving home after a long day of work saw a strange light through the trees. They decided to follow it, and found themselves face to face with a flying saucer. For Travis …

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July 7, 2022

Ep. 92: Medical Quackery & Snake Oil Salesmen

Since the days of antiquity, the human race has been searching for cures for what ails us. From disease to mental illness to sexual dysfunction and more, we've always tried to find the solutions to the things that plague our …

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June 30, 2022

Ep. 91: The Amityville Horror, Pt. 2 - The Haunting

In the second of our two-part series on the best-known, most widely dramatized haunting case in American History, we finally get to the ghosts! On December 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz moved into the house at 112 Ocean Ave...

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June 23, 2022

Ep. 90: The Amityville Horror, Pt. 1 - Murder on Ocean Avenue

The Amityville Horror is one of the most publicized hauntings in American history. But 13 months before the Lutz family's short and spooky stay in the famous house on Ocean Avenue, the real horror came - in the form of …

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June 16, 2022

Ep. 89: Slender Man, Pt. 2 - The Slender Man Stabbing

On part two of our two-part Slender Man series, we dive into the very real consequences of this modern legend of a monster with the infamous "Slender Man Stabbing" case. In May 2014, 12-year old Payton Leutner was discovered,...

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June 9, 2022

Ep. 88: Slender Man, Pt. 1 - The Origins

Is it possible for an online meme-turned-urban legend to become...real? That's the question we ask this week as we investigate the origins of Slender Man, an eerie, faceless monster known to have been created on the Something...

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June 2, 2022

Ep. 87: The Stamford Bra Murders

Between 1967 and 1971, the small city of Stamford, Connecticut was terrorized by a little-known serial killer. A total of five Black women were strangled - most with their own brassieres - and dumped within a 750-yard stretch...

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May 26, 2022

Ep. 86: Cursed Jewelry

Among the legends of allegedly cursed objects, stories of cursed jewelry and gemstones reign supreme. There's something mystical about these items, which often fall into the hands of the extremely wealthy, famous, and powerfu...

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May 19, 2022

Ep. 85: The Guillotine and the Reign of Terror

Even among all the creative execution methods mankind has dreamed up over the years, the Guillotine stands out, raising nightmares of show trials and cutting ( ahem ) an imposing silhouette. Originally created as a more “huma...

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May 12, 2022

Ep. 84: The Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley

In March 1998, the Bradley family - dad Ron, mom Iva, son Brad, and daughter Amy - embarked on a "trip of a lifetime": a luxurious cruise on the Rhapsody of the Seas , sailing between Puerto Rico, Aruba, and …

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May 5, 2022

Ep. 83: The Philadelphia Experiment

This week we dive into one of the most persistent legends of secret U.S. military experimentation - the famed Philadelphia Experiment. In the fall of 1943 - so the story goes - highly classified government tech made the destr...

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April 28, 2022

Ep. 82: TV Mysteries - The Max Headroom Incident & Other Signal Hijac…

In November 1987, one of the weirdest moments of TV history happened right underneath the noses of the Chicago viewing public. That night a mysterious figure wearing a full-head "Max Headroom" mask invaded the broadcasts of l...

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April 21, 2022

Ep. 81: Blackbeard

Inspired by the new hit show "Our Flag Means Death", we're covering the most famous pirate in history: Blackbeard! At the dawn of the 18th century, the Caribbean was ruled by roving bands of seaborne criminals who robbed and ...

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April 14, 2022

Ep. 80: Fresno Nightcrawlers

After a long month of axe-murder mayhem, Carrie takes a break from the grim and gory to tell a strange tale about what may be the most adorable cryptids of all time! The Fresno Nightcrawlers first came on the scene …

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April 7, 2022

Ep. 79: Axe Murder Fever, Pt. 4 - The Cross-Country Murders

Axe Season 2022 comes to a close with the end of our discussion of Bill and Rachel James' 'Man From The Train' theory. We follow our proposed serial murderer from his probable several-year stint in prison to his roving, cross...

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March 31, 2022

Ep. 78: Axe Murder Fever, Pt. 3 - The Man from the Train

We’re rounding out Axe Murder Month with two weeks on Sean’s favorite solution to last week’s unsolved mystery, the 1912 axe murders in Villisca, Iowa: the roving serial-murderer theory proposed by famed baseball writer Bill ...

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March 24, 2022

Ep. 77: Axe Murder Fever, Pt. 2 - The Villisca Axe Murders

Sometime in the overnight hours of June 9-10, 1912 in the tiny town of Villisca, Iowa, eight people - including six children - were killed by an intruder, with an axe, in cold blood. The case caused a national uproar …

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March 17, 2022

Ep. 76: Axe Murder Fever, Pt. 1 - The Axeman of New Orleans

Sean has officially declared March to be axe murder month - much to the chagrin of March-born Carrie - and so we begin a multi-part series on horrific axe murders! Well, in like a lion, out like a lamb, as …

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March 10, 2022

Ep. 75: The Hauntings of Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery sits at a crossroads, almost 400 years old, with headstones scattered across its area spanning centuries of New England history. From the first settlers from the New Fairfield Company to the most recent citizens of Easton, Connecticut, Union …

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March 3, 2022

Ep. 74: Ghost Ships, Pt. 2

We're singin' more sea shanties on the finale to our 2-part series on ghost ships! This week Sean rounds things out with two twentieth-century tales of ships turning up abandoned at sea, their crew and passengers vanished without a trace. …

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