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Sean has officially declared it to be axe murder month and so we begin a multi-part series on horrific axe murders!

Our first part focuses on one of the most famous early unsolved murder sprees in American history. From 1910 to 1911, and again from 1917 to 1920, New Orleans' famous French Quarter …

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(NOTE: Sorry for the delay Youtube friends, Headliner was not receiving our new episodes for some reason so we had to manually fix! Lucky for you, we have a nice back catalog of episodes to upload for y'all now.)

Union Cemetery sits at a crossroads, almost 400 years old, with headstones scattered …

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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.

First, MV Joyita recalls last week's Mary Celeste affair wi…

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In this first of two nautical episodes, Sean introduces us to three of history’s eeriest ghost ships.

First, the Flying Dutchman sets the stage (and sails) for all ghost ships to come. Then, the passengers and crew of the Mary Celeste vanished on the way across the Atlantic, leaving no trace behin…

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"A long, long time ago, I can still remember..." February 3rd, 1959. Three of the brightest stars in the rock 'n roll galaxy - Buddy Holly, the bespectacled frontman of the Crickets; Ritchie Valens, the first crossover Latino artist in rock; and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson, a famous DJ making wa…

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This week we take a look at Indiana's most prolific serial killer, Herb Baumeister. After a string of disappearances of gay men in the Indianapolis area throughout the early 90s, the police investigation eventually leads to an apparently mild-mannered family man and successful business owner - with…

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In the incredibly polarized times we're living in, it's comforting to know there are some things we can all agree on, even if it's just the shape of the planet we live on. Right?

This week Sean digs into the history of Flat Earth belief and conspiracy thought, from ancient Greece to Christopher Co…

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In 1886, Sarah Winchester - widow of William Winchester, the son of the founder of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company - took her $20 million inheritance ($550 million in today's money), moved from Connecticut to California, and began a project that would only end with her death in 1922.

Winches…

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In October 1849, now-legendary horror and suspense writer Edgar Allan Poe was found in a tavern in Baltimore, delirious, with clothes that didn't appear to be his and no concrete answer for where he'd been since he left Richmond, Virginia almost a week before. Just days later, the author would be d…

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This week, we're teaming up with our friends at the New York Mystery Machine podcast for a crossover look at UFOs and abductions in the Hudson Valley!

Adam and Christina from NYMM join us for part 1 of the saga as Sean introduces us to the Hudson Valley Boomerang. Hudson Valley, New York is an al…

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Graduation Night, 1992.

Suzie Streeter and Stacey McCall arrive home to Suzie's mother Sherrill's house in a giddy daze. They're finally done with high school, and they have summer - and their whole lives - ahead of them. The next day they're heading to the water park with friends to celebrate, an…

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We're back from the sick bay and rounding out the holiday season with some Yule-tide cheer this week! Sean takes us through the folklore and traditions that inspired our modern-day American Santa Claus, from pagan ritual sacrifices to jolly old St. Nicholas' crew of child-beating European sidekicks…

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Happy holidays from your favorite ghoulish couple! No, not Gomez and Morticia...okay, maybe second favorite, then.

Due to health reasons we unexpectedly have to take a break this week (fingers are crossed that Omicron hasn't come down our chimney) but we wanted to leave our Scary Squad a message o…

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The weather outside is frightful...but not as frightful as the weather on Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world and highest point on Earth! In honor of the chilly season we're taking a dangerous journey to explore the most horrific tragedies and creepiest facts about the world's tallest …

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In 1892, 19-year-old Mercy Brown's corpse was exhumed and her vital organs were ritually burned by Exeter, Rhode Island townsfolk convinced the recent consumption victim was a vampire, feasting on her surviving younger brother's life force from the grave.

As Sean shows us this week, the desecrati…

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Welcome to our new mini-show "Ainterviews", where we, well, interview people!

On this first episode we check in with Charles Rosenay, who you may remember from our ParaConn special, about his thoughts on the "Paul is Dead" conspiracy theory that we investigated in our recent episode (#62).

Charl…

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In honor of the Beatles documentary Get Back premiering over Thanksgiving on Disney+, Carrie takes us through one of her favorite conspiracies of all time: "Paul is Dead".

This conspiracy theory, which spread across the globe like wildfire beginning in late 1969, purports that the "Cute Beatle", …

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Plenty of trigger warnings apply as Sean takes us back to the grim world of serial killers with the human string of misadventures known as Paul John Knowles. After killing (probably) 20 people on a cross-country crime spree, Knowles was dubbed the "Casanova Killer" by the press, who mistook him for…

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Hotels are places of transition, whose rooms have seen intense passions, furious hatred, great joys, deep sorrows, and even murder. Not surprisingly, hotels are also places that seem to attract the spirits of their former tenants.

From a golf course ghost in upstate New York to the super-haunted …

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On March 16th, 1957, a Venusian named Valiant Thor landed his flying saucer in Alexandria, Virginia. After meeting Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon at the White House, Thor would live in an a luxury apartment in the base of the Pentagon for the next three years, while he helped the American gove…

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Here we are at the long-awaited final episode in our Salem Witch Trials series. What is there to say aside from that on this episode we examine the worst miscarriages of justice in the whole hysteria: the 20 innocent people executed on blatantly vague charges of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts d…

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What does that mishmash of an episode title mean? Well, gentle listeners, this week in honor of the approaching All Hallow's Eve we are taking a short break to prepare our intense final episode of our "Salem Witch Trials" series and dropping in a preview of some content we have going on over at Pat…

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In this 2nd part of what's become a 3-part series, we dive deeper into the tragic events of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and how the hysteria began to rapidly spread across Salem and beyond - now in the guise of dozens of arrests and hearings with suspected witches fingered by a gaggle of mostly tee…

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We've finally come to our long promised two-parter on one of Carrie's pet interests, the Salem Witch Trials!

In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, tensions were already high. The Puritan colonists were struggling through the "Little Ice Age" devastating their crops, paranoid about being attacked by neighb…

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