Case 52 - The Death of Jacky Sutton

• August 9th, 2018
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On October 18, 2015, former BBC journalist, Jacky Sutton was found hanged in a bathroom stall in Ataturk airport located in Istanbul. Her untimely death was ruled as an apparent suicide.

Despite the conclusion of her death, it's the circumstances leading to this event that have people scratching their heads. Her supposed suicide went against not only her character, but her current occupation at the time. Furthermore, the reasoning for her suicide according to airport officials and the police, didn't make sense. The answer given was due to the lack of funds for her flight.

Jacky's death is considered a suicide, but still remains highly suspicious.


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Case 51 - The Death of April Tinsley - w/ Interview

• August 7th, 2018
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For three decades, the abduction, rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in April 1988 had frustrated Indiana investigators. The mysterious killer's taunting messages admitting to the crime, scrawled on a barn door and on paper notes threatening to kill again, only added to the desire to solve the cold case. Still, no suspect could be found.

But thanks to advances in genealogy and DNA technology, the suspected killer was arrested and then confessed to the crime, more than 30 years after April's death.
John D. Miller, 59, was preliminarily charged with murder, child molesting and criminal confinement of a victim under 14.
Police connected him to the homicide by using DNA from the scene of the murder and from the taunting messages, and inputting them into a genealogical database. DNA from Miller's garbage matched DNA from the crime scene and from the taunts, and when police brought him in for questioning, he confessed to the disturbing killing.
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Interview with True Crime Writer - Kelly Banaski

• August 7th, 2018
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Kelly Banaski is a true crime writer from Tennessee. Her history covering crime for newspapers, and experience with magazines and copywriting eventually led her to turn her crime writing experience into longer pieces.

Kelly owns the popular blog The Woman Condemned (www.thewomancondemned.com) , showcasing women on death row and those serving life through their own artwork and words via her prison visits, letters and phone calls. 

You can purchase any of Kelly's works here. Check them out, I'm sure you'll find something you like.

www.amazon.com/Kelly-Banaski/e/B007RXA3MS

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Case 50 - Part 3 of 3 - John Henry ‘Doc’ Holliday

• August 6th, 2018
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John Henry "Doc" Holliday was an dentist by trade. He became an icon of the American West and was close friends with fellow gunslinger Wyatt Earp. They were the two most famous faces in what is regarded as the most legendary battle of the West: the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which cemented Holliday's status as a legend. Who was Doc Holliday? Lets's seperate fact from fiction and find out.

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Case 50 - Part 2 of 3 - John Henry ‘Doc’ Holliday

• July 6th, 2018
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John Henry "Doc" Holliday was an dentist by trade. He became an icon of the American West and was close friends with fellow gunslinger Wyatt Earp. They were the two most famous faces in what is regarded as the most legendary battle of the West: the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which cemented Holliday's status as a legend. Who was Doc Holliday? Lets's seperate fact from fiction and find out.

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Case 50 - Part 1 of 3 - John Henry ‘Doc’ Holliday

• June 23rd, 2018
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John Henry "Doc" Holliday was an dentist by trade. He became an icon of the American West and was close friends with fellow gunslinger Wyatt Earp. They were the two most famous faces in what is regarded as the most legendary battle of the West: the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which cemented Holliday's status as a legend. Who was Doc Holliday? Lets's seperate fact from fiction and find out.

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Killafornia Circumstances - The Deaths at the Spreckles Mansion

• June 6th, 2018
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In 2011 there were two mysterious deaths in a matter of days at the Spreckels Mansion. One is a six year old child that we still can't determine whether or not was an accident or foul play. The other, an elaborate hanging that still stirs controversy. Let's try to find out what happened to Max and Rebecca.

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Case 49 - The Odon, Indiana Poltergeist Fires

• May 27th, 2018
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In April of 1941 the little town of Odon, Indiana expierenced something unheard of. 28 sperate fires broke out spontaniously in one house, within a 24 hour period. After that one day, it never happened again. 

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Case 48 - The Disappearance of Granger Taylor

• May 25th, 2018
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In 1980 he confided that one night while he was lying in his do-it-yourself UFO, aliens made telepathic communication with him. No one knew what to think about this….as one of them later said, “He was such an unusual sort of guy.” On November 28, 1980 thirty-two year old Granger Taylor, along with his truck, disappeared. The question of what happened to him has never been satisfactorily resolved.

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The Bible Belt Strangler- Interview w/Teacher Alex Campbell and Press Conference

• May 23rd, 2018
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It seems like no one heard about the Bible Belt Strangler or his string of murders known as the Redhead Murders. 35 years ago across Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and West Virginia, this serial killer strangled 6 women - 5 of whom remain Jane Doe’s to this day. A podcaster and a high school sociology class saw these women had no family fighting for them - so they stepped in to be their family. From putting wooden crosses in the ground, all the way to a press conference - this is an episode devoted to the series being covered on ‘Out of the Shadows’ as well as sharing the effort and impact of the sociology class at Elizabethton High School in Tennessee. 

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Case 47 - The Codex Gigas

• May 21st, 2018
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The largest Medieval manuscript in the world, believed to have been the work of a single monk in Bohemia, it’s not its 620 pages at three-feet in size that makes it remarkable; it’s the Devil contained therein. Everything within the book was handwritten by a single anonymous monk, in one night, while possessed by the Devil. How much of this is true?

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Case 46 - Part 4 - The Life, Death, and Conspiracy of Jesse James

• May 2nd, 2018
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Were Jesse James and his gang members of the KGC? There is now good evidence that they were. Did they also bury some of their stolen loot to add to the KGC treasures that were being buried around the country to finance another Civil War? Again, there is good evidence that they did, especially since Jesse and his gang were devout Southerners. They were still angry over the outcome of the Civil War and were doing all they could to benefit the Confederacy. 

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BONUS - **LIVE IN CINCINNATI** - The Death of David Bocks

• May 1st, 2018
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Fernald would gain notoriety by 1984 when it was learned that the plant was releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere, causing major radioactive contamination of the surrounding areas. That same year, employee Dave Bocks, a 39 year old pipefitter, disappeared during the facility’s graveyard shift and was later reported missing. Eventually, his remains were discovered inside a uranium processing furnace located in Plant 6; a sudden 28-degree drop in furnace temperature (which was kept at a constant 1300 degrees F) had been recorded at 5:15 AM during the night of Bocks’ disappearance. After the investigations, insufficient evidence was found relating to the death and the official ruling was that no foul play was involved. Some, however, including Bocks’ family, have believed that he was murdered by one or more coworkers who suspected him of being a whistleblower in the 1984 nuclear emissions scandal. Other theories included an industrial accident and suicide. It is believed that Dave Bocks was alive when he entered the furnace.

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Case 46 - Part 3 - The Life, Death, and Conspiracy of Jesse James

• May 1st, 2018
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In this episode we will discuss the details surrounding the death of Jesse James along with the claims of a man named J. Frank Dalton. We will go deep into the DNA results of the 1995 exhumation of Jesse James’ body to find the facts of what really happened and if there is any chance of Jesse faking his own death.

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Case 46 - Part 2 - The Life, Death, and Conspiracy of Jesse James

• April 1st, 2018
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A teenager when he rode off to join Confederate guerrillas in 1864, Jesse James never really stopped fighting the Civil War. Unable to accept the defeat of the secessionist cause, Jesse trained his fury on banks, trains and stagecoaches. He fancied himself a modern Robin Hood, robbing from Radical Republicans and giving to the poor. But the myth hid the darker reality of a repeat murderer whose need for attention kept him committing crimes long after the cause he championed was gone.

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Case 46 - Part 1 - The Life, Death, and Conspiracy of Jesse James

• March 19th, 2018
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A teenager when he rode off to join Confederate guerrillas in 1864, Jesse James never really stopped fighting the Civil War. Unable to accept the defeat of the secessionist cause, Jesse trained his fury on banks, trains and stagecoaches. He fancied himself a modern Robin Hood, robbing from Radical Republicans and giving to the poor. But the myth hid the darker reality of a repeat murderer whose need for attention kept him committing crimes long after the cause he championed was gone.

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Mysterious Killafornia - The Death of Kendrick Johnson

• March 6th, 2018
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On January 11, 2013, Kendrick Johnson's body was discovered inside a rolled up wrestling mat in the gymnasium of his high school. A preliminary investigation and autopsy concluded that the death was accidental. Johnson's family had a private pathologist conduct a second autopsy which concluded that Johnson died from blunt force trauma. So what really happened to Kendrick Johnson??

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Case 45 - Part 3 - The Death of Billy the Kid

• February 19th, 2018
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For the unexpected finale of discussing the death of Billy the Kid, we are going to go over more details to try to answer some more questions about Brushy Bill Roberts. Not only that, but for those of you who were paying attention at the end of Part 1, when i said there was another guy who might have been Billy..... You just might wanna listen to this episode. I'm pretty sure I will make you rethink everything.

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Case 45 - Part 2 - The Death of Billy the Kid

• February 7th, 2018
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The story of Billy the Kid’s short and violent life isn’t just incredible, it is indeterminate, with many parts still shrouded in mystery. For decades, the primary text on Billy the Kid’s killing was written by none other than Pat Garrett, the sheriff who said he shot the cattle rustler turned killer. So much has been fabricated about Billy the Kid’s life but the fact is that little can actually be proven. Evidence to support Pat Garrett’s claim that he killed Billy the Kid is hard to come by. The truth is that we may never know for certain how, or when, Billy the Kid died.

 

 

 

On a side note. I would love for everyone to check out the amazing poetry of my friend Nicoletta Wylde. New album is out!!! 

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Case 45 - Part 1 - The Death of Billy the Kid

• January 29th, 2018
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No other historical figure from the Old West has stirred up more controversy and eluded historians and biographers more than Billy the Kid alias William H. Bonney. This young man in his short life has established his place in history and legend, but there is more to the myth there's the man. So who was Billy the Kid? How did he become a legend? Was he more of a victim of circumstance? In Part 1, that’s what we try to figure out while we separate fact from myth.

 “I don’t blame you for writing of me as you have. You had to believe other stories, but then I don’t know if any one would believe anything good of me anyway.”

~ Billy the Kid's comment to a Las Vegas Gazette reporter (December, 1880)

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Case 44 - The Burger Chef Murders

• January 21st, 2018
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It happened in November 1978 at the Speedway Burger Chef. A Friday night. Four employees on duty disappear; 16-year-old Daniel Davis, 16-year-old Mark Flemmonds, 20-year-old Jayne Friedt and 17-year-old Ruth Shelton. Initially, police in Speedway didn’t have much to go on. Since there was $500 taken from the cash register some investigators thought the employees may have taken the money and went out for the night. The four employees couldn’t be found. Early in the investigation, York says a mistake was made. The Burger Chef restaurant was cleaned up. Two days after the employees disappeared the worst case scenario appeared. Twenty miles south of Burger Chef a grisly discovery was made in a Johnson County field. Two bodies found. Daniel Davis and Ruth Shelton had been shot execution-style. Not far away was the body of Jayne Friedt, murdered with a knife. And Mark Flemmonds had been beaten with a chain. So, what happened??

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Mysterious Killafornia - The Disappearance of Bryce Laspisa

• January 11th, 2018
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On August 30, 2013, 19-year-old Bryce David Laspisa from Castiac California, went missing near Castiac Lake. After Bryce spent the summer with his parents, he appeared to be eager to start his sophmore year at Sierra College. Bryce’s friends however reported that he was drinking heavily and using prescription drugs during his first two weeks back on campus. He had also abruptly ended the relationship with his girlfriend and was under the influence the night he left campus. Also troubling was that Bryce had reportedly gaven away some of his possessions, including diamond earrings from his mother, before going on the road. The drive to his parent’s house should have only taken Bryce a few hours, however he was on the road for over 20 hours. During this timeframe, Bryce had his car serviced, he talked to his parents on several occasions and was even questioned by police. Everyone that spoke with Bryce, in-person and on the phone, insists that he was lucid during this strange timeframe. Police found it strange that Bryce was reluctant to call his parents on the phone and Bryce even told his mother not to come pick him up. Bryce mentioned to his parents he had something important that he wanted to discuss with them, however refused to give more information. What is it that Bryce wanted to talk his parents about and why was he reluctant to get home? These questions are central to the investigation for the police and also for the private investigator who have been working with Bryce’s parents. Bryce’s 2003 beige Toyota Highlander was found overturned. His laptop and wallet were still inside the vehicle. The back window of the vehicle had been removed and Bryce’s blood was located on the seats. Police question if Bryce drove off the round intentionally, heading down a steep and rocky terrain towards the nearby Castiac Lake. So what happened to Bryce??

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Case 43 - Part 2 - The Death of Buford Pusser

• January 1st, 2018
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Buford Pusser was the “Walking Tall” sheriff, famous for his frequent violent run-ins with local lowlifes and gangsters. But by August 21, 1974, he was retired and a Hollywood celebrity, driving away from his hometown county fair in a new Corvette he’d bought with money from his first Walking Tall movie. His daughter, who followed a few minutes behind, did indeed come upon the burning wreck of his car, with Buford dead beside it from a broken neck. Authorities claimed that Buford died because he was driving too fast, had too much to drink, and wasn’t wearing his seat belt. But few people in Adamsville believed that. To them, the crash, and Buford’s death, was not an accident. Investigators said that the fire made it impossible to know if the car had been tampered with. With so much contradiction surrounding his life and death … who was he, and what happened??

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Case 43 - Part 1 - The Death of Buford Pusser

• December 25th, 2017
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Buford Pusser was elected sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, on a platform of cleaning up the county, which was regarded as the most corrupt, crime-ridden county in the state, if not the U.S. by some local citizens. According to locals, several organized-crime rings, based mainly in Nashville, ran the criminal enterprises in McNairy County, including gambling, prostitution, bootlegging, narcotics, auto theft, etc. Pusser was a former amateur wrestler while living in Chicago, who locals perceived as tough as nails and incorruptible, which was a major departure from the image some prior local officials had. Although there were never any witnesses, Pusser claimed there were several attempts to carry out a contract on his life. The most serious incident occurred when the car he and his wife was riding in was ambushed; his wife was killed and he was shot in the chin requiring substantial surgery and a major facial reconstruction to repair his chin as well as damage caused in several high speed accidents. Pusser died in 1974 when the Corvette he was driving veered off the road at over 100 mph and crashed. Though It was officially ruled an accident, some locals believed he had been deliberately run off the road in a successful assassination attempt. The case was quickly closed and the records sealed by court order. So what really happened??

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Case 42 - Part 2 - The Death of Kurt Cobain

• December 9th, 2017
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DEBATE still rages around the circumstances of Kurt Cobain’s death after the rocker was legally ruled to have killed himself. The legendary Nirvana frontman left behind his wife, child and adoring fans at the age of 27. But how did it happen and why do fans still discuss his death over twenty years on? There is a common theory among fans that Courtney Love orchestrated Kurt’s death and made it look like a suicide. Despite all this , almost all Kurt’s friends and family have supported the suicide verdict. So I wonder why people still have questions, and what evidence is there to support the murder theory????

 

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Case 42 - Part 1 - The Death of Kurt Cobain

• December 4th, 2017
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On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana, was found dead at his home in Seattle, Washington. Forensic analysis at the time determined he had killed himself on April 5. The Seattle Police Department incident report states: "Kurt Cobain was found with a shotgun across his body, had a visible head wound and there was a suicide note discovered nearby." The King County Medical Examiner noted puncture wounds on the inside of both the right and left elbow. Despite the official ruling of suicide, it has been suggested that Cobain did not actually kill himself. Tom Grant, a private investigator hired by Love to find Cobain after his departure from drug rehabilitation, believes that Cobain was murdered as the result of a conspiracy. Grant's theory has been analyzed and questioned by several books, television shows, and films. Authors and filmmakers have also attempted to explain what might have happened during Cobain's final days, and what might have led him to suicide.

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Bonus - 23 Creepy Facts About Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

• November 24th, 2017
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Ridgway’s slayings began in 1982, when young runaways and prostitutes began disappearing from state Route 99 in south King County, Washington. He brought many of them to his home and strangled them, then left them in woodsy, remote sites. The first few bodies turned up along the now-notorious Green River. Dubbed the Green River Killer, Ridgway eluded the law until 2001, when King County sheriff Dave Reichert, the first officer assigned to the case in 1982, called a meeting to re-examine evidence using newly developed DNA-testing technology. The analysis produced a match between evidence from the victims and Ridgway, and he was charged with four counts of aggravated murder in December 2001. Ridgway eventually pleaded guilty to 48 counts of aggravated first-degree murder. Here are 23 creepy facts about this killer.

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Interview with Horror / Paranormal Author Kevin Eads

• November 15th, 2017
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Kevin Eads was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated with degrees in History and Political Science from Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, where he served as Student Body President and was active in Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He then received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University where he focused on International Law. A lifelong fan of the horror genre, he began to tell his own stories with the 2011 release of The Amulet of Elisabeth Bathory for Dark Moon Press. Since that time he has released Lord Byron’s Revenge, Dracula’s Disciples, Return to Camp Hell, and That Sure Doesn’t Taste Like Pork Sausage., among others.

Kevin is also the host and executive producer of Eerie America Travel Guide of the Macabre, a travel documentary from Dark Moon Productions. He wrote and will soon to be directing a horror film adapted from his book, Dark Asylum at the Randolph Infirmary in Winchester Indiana. Not to mention he is also my cousin. So join us as we talk about horror, ghost hunting, our hometowns and some cool family history.

www.amazon.com/Kevin-Eads/e/B007FUES8S

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Case 41 - Part 2 - The Death of an Icon : Marilyn Monroe

• November 6th, 2017
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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model and singer. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexplained death in 1962. More than half a century after her death, she continues to be considered a major popular culture icon. In the following decades after her death several theories have been introduced to contradict suicide as the cause of Monroe's death, including murder and accidental overdose. The murder speculations first gained mainstream attention in 1973, and didn't stop there... so what really happend to Marilyn Monroe??

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Case 41 - Part 1 - The Death of an Icon : Marilyn Monroe

• November 6th, 2017
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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model and singer. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexplained death in 1962. More than half a century after her death, she continues to be considered a major popular culture icon. In the following decades after her death several theories have been introduced to contradict suicide as the cause of Monroe's death, including murder and accidental overdose. The murder speculations first gained mainstream attention in 1973, and didn't stop there... so what really happend to Marilyn Monroe??

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Case 40 - Doris Bither and the Entity Haunting

• October 24th, 2017
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The Doris Bither case, also known as the Entity hauntings, was an alleged haunting which occurred in 1974 at Culver City, California. Doris Bither, a mother of 4 children, had contacted paranormal investigators Barry Taff and Kerry Gaynor who came to investigate on August 22, 1974. Bither alleged that she was attacked and raped by an invisible entity which she believed were the spirits of three men. She claimed two would hold her down while the third raped her. Bither had a history of physical and substance abuse. She had been in multiple abusive relationships and had a traumatic childhood. Was she crazy, hanunted, or was this a poltergeist?

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Case 39 - The Disappearance of Nieko Lisi

• October 17th, 2017
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Neiko Lisi was last seen in Addison, New York on September 30, 2011. He and a 20-year-old friend, Robert Knight, stopped at Lisi's uncle's home at 2:00 p.m. and said they were going to Buffalo, New York to possibly go camping. Lisi had phone contact with his family the next day, October 1. He may have been sighted in the Franklin/Nashville area of Tennessee that day. His phone pinged off a cell tower in Franklin at or near a residence on Flintlock Drive at 4:08 p.m.; this was the last signal from it. Lisi had lived with relatives in Franklin in 2009 and attended the eleventh grade at Franklin High School for a few months before he moved back to New York. He has never been seen or heard from again.

On the morning of October 1, Knight arrived at his parents' home in Romulus, Michigan. He said Lisi had dropped him off there, but no one actually saw Lisi. On October 3, Lisi's mother got his driver's license in the mail. Someone had found it on a street in Hornell, New York, about fifteen minutes from Lisi's home, and mailed it back. His Facebook page had been shut down without warning around that same time.

Lisi's family reported him missing on October 5, and the Michigan police questioned Knight on October 8. While he was being interviewed, the police decided to take him to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Knight was released from the hospital the next day. At 8:00 p.m. on October 10, he was found dead of a drug overdose at his parents' home. Authorities haven't said whether they think Knight's death is related to Lisi's disappearance.

The pickup truck Lisi had been driving in when he vanished could not be found after his disappearance. In July 2016, four and a half years after Lisi's disappearance, authorities finally located it, completely stripped down and locked inside a garage in a private home in Franklin, Tennessee. Foul play is suspected in Lisi's case. He remains missing.

If you have any information concerning this case, Please contact....

New York State Police: Troop E 607-776-6866

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Case 38 - The Disappearance and Death of Dorothy Jane Scott

• October 15th, 2017
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Dorothy Jane Scott was a single mother in 1980 who kept receiving mysterious phone calls at her job in Anaheim, California. Dorothy thought the voice sounded familiar, but she could never place it. The caller threatened to cut her into pieces and let her know he knew exactly where she was every minute of the day.

Alarmed, Dorothy took up karate. It didn't help her. One night she attended a meeting and became alarmed at the appearance of a coworker. Dorothy and another coworker took their friend to the ER to get checked out.

Once the coworker was treated, Dorothy offered to get her car and pull around to the front of the hospital. As Dorothy's two coworkers waited for her, they saw her race past them, high beams blinding them. Dorothy was never seen again.

A few hours later, her car was found burning in an alleyway. A week after Dorothy vanished, her parents got a phone call from a man saying he killed Dorothy. The calls from the mysterious man continued for 4 years.

In 1984, Dorothy's remains were found. After the media reported Dorothy's death, two final calls were received, asking if Dorothy was home.

So, who killed Dorothy and why? Was it is someone in her past or a random man who was obsessed?

 

For more detailed information on this case, and many others, go to crimeblogger1983.blogspot.com

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Case 37 - The Death of a Ghost - King of the Delta Blues : Robert Johnson

• October 2nd, 2017
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According to legend, as a young man living on a plantation in rural Mississippi, Robert Johnson had a tremendous desire to become a great blues musician. He was instructed to take his guitar to a crossroad near Dockery Plantation at midnight. There he was met by a large black man (the devil) who took the guitar and tuned it. The devil played a few songs and then returned the guitar to Johnson, giving him mastery of the instrument. This was a deal with the devil mirroring the legend of Faust. In exchange for his soul, Johnson was able to create the blues for which he became famous. Johnson died on August 16, 1938, at the age of 27, near Greenwood, Mississippi, of unknown causes. Several differing accounts have described the events preceding his death. According to one theory, Johnson was poisoned by the jealous husband of a woman with whom he had flirted. Johnson had been flirting with a married woman at a dance, who gave him a bottle of whiskey poisoned by her husband. But....when you start looking into this case, it doesn't add up. Did Robert Johnson really make a deal with the devil? How did he really die? Where is he buried? These are questions that surround the myth and the legend of Robert Johnson.

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Case 36 - The Bennett Family Murders

• September 26th, 2017
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The Bennett family murders is a case that goes back more than three decades. It begins with a woman killed with a hammer in Lakewood and, a week later, a family killed the same way in Aurora. The killer was never brought to justice. But new technology is getting detectives closer and closer to solving the brutal mystery. The Bennett family had just moved into their Aurora home around Thanksgiving. It was a quiet cul-de-sac and most of the homes were still empty. Their daughter Melissa about to celebrate her eighth birthday, but never would. On the night of Jan. 16, 1984 a man entered the Bennett’s home. The man fatally stabbed and bludgeoned 27-year-old Bruce Bennett and sexually assaulted and bludgeoned his wife Debra, 26. He then sexually assaulted and fatally beat 7-year-old Melissa Bennett and shattered the face of 3-year-old Vanessa Bennett. She survived.

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Case 35 - Part 2 - The Demonic Possession of Maurice Theriault

• September 20th, 2017
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As a child Maurice "Frenchy" Theriault lived a hard New England life, suffering long hours working on his family farm and dealing with his father’s abusive attitude, becoming more and more violent towards his son as he became older. Frenchy began to ask for help, calling upon anyone who would help him, even unknowingly asking Satan to help him. It was also during this time that he witnessed something horrific in the farm’s barn that is never explained fully but which is only hinted at as involving sex of some kind. Frenchy was forced to watch and participate in acts. Frenchy began to notice differences in himself. He had increased strength, knowledge of things he had never learned. He eventually left and floated around New England for years. In the spring of 1985 the town noticed something unusual going on with Frenchy. Blood would randomly appear in the house and on Frenchy. His unusual strength continued. The most disturbing activity was Frenchy’s bi-location. It was decided that this was a case of possession, and Bishop Robert McKenna was called in and agreed to perform an exorcism. The exorcism was successful...... but only for awhile.....

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Case 35 - Part 1 - The Demonic Possession of Maurice Theriault

• September 13th, 2017
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***Huge thank you to Peter Joseph Lewis for lending me his creepy, bad ass voice for this episode!!!***

As a child Maurice "Frenchy" Theriault lived a hard New England life, suffering long hours working on his family farm and dealing with his father’s abusive attitude, becoming more and more violent towards his son as he became older. Frenchy began to ask for help, calling upon anyone who would help him, even unknowingly asking Satan to help him. It was also during this time that he witnessed something horrific in the farm’s barn that is never explained fully but which is only hinted at as involving sex of some kind. Frenchy was forced to watch and participate in acts. Frenchy began to notice differences in himself. He had increased strength, knowledge of things he had never learned. He eventually left and floated around New England for years. In the spring of 1985 the town noticed something unusual going on with Frenchy. Blood would randomly appear in the house and on Frenchy. His unusual strength continued. The most disturbing activity was Frenchy’s bi-location. It was decided that this was a case of possession, and Bishop Robert McKenna was called in and agreed to perform an exorcism. The exorcism was successful...... but only for awhile.....

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Bonus - 10 Cases Of Consensual Homicide

• September 4th, 2017
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Being murdered is a legitimate nightmare for most people, but there are other people who look at it as the only way to leave this world. For a variety of reasons, the people listed here wanted to die and asked someone to do the deed for them. Amazingly, those asked agreed and went along with the plan, committing some brutal murders in the process.

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Case 34 - The Curse of “Little Bastard”

• August 29th, 2017
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In the nine days that James Dean owned "Little Bastard", it’s reported that others warned him of uneasy feelings they had about the car. Among them were actor Nick Adams; actress and singer Eartha Kitt; Dean’s uncle Charlie Nolan; and actress and sometime girlfriend Ursula Andres, who was with Dean when he bought the car. If these warnings were the only eerie factor, the story would be unnerving enough. But Dean’s death wasn’t the last of the strange occurrences surrounding the car.

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Bonus - Talking with April Simmons of Mysterious Circumstances Magazine

• August 22nd, 2017
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In this episode, I get to relax a little bit and talk with April Simmons of Mysterious Circumstances Magazine. We get into just about everything mysterious and paranormal.

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Case 33 - The Death of Actor Bob Crane

• August 12th, 2017
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***Originally recorded on July 31st, 2016***......In June 1978, Crane was living in the Winfield Place Apartments in Scottsdale, Arizona. On the afternoon of June 29, Crane's co-star Victoria Ann Berry entered his apartment after he failed to show up for a lunch meeting and discovered his body. Crane had been bludgeoned to death with a weapon that was never identified, though investigators believed it to be a camera tripod. An electrical cord had been tied around his neck.

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Case 32 - Part 4 - The Sleeping Prophet : Edgar Cayce

• August 10th, 2017
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Edgar Cayce has been called the “sleeping prophet,” the “father of holistic medicine,” and the most documented psychic of the 20th century. For more than 40 years of his adult life, Cayce gave psychic “readings” to thousands of seekers while in an unconscious state, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies yet to come. But who, exactly, was Edgar Cayce?

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Case 32 - Part 3 - The Sleeping Prophet : Edgar Cayce

• August 2nd, 2017
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Edgar Cayce has been called the "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine," and the most documented psychic of the 20th century. For more than 40 years of his adult life, Cayce gave psychic "readings" to thousands of seekers while in an unconscious state, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies yet to come. But who, exactly, was Edgar Cayce?

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Case 32 - Part 2 - The Sleeping Prophet : Edgar Cayce

• July 25th, 2017
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Edgar Cayce has been called the "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine," and the most documented psychic of the 20th century. For more than 40 years of his adult life, Cayce gave psychic "readings" to thousands of seekers while in an unconscious state, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies yet to come. But who, exactly, was Edgar Cayce?

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Case 32 - Part 1 - The Sleeping Prophet : Edgar Cayce

• July 18th, 2017
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Edgar Cayce has been called the "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine," and the most documented psychic of the 20th century. For more than 40 years of his adult life, Cayce gave psychic "readings" to thousands of seekers while in an unconscious state, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies yet to come. But who, exactly, was Edgar Cayce?

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Bonus - 10 Hitmen You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

• July 15th, 2017
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Most of us have heard the horrific tales of hired guns like Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski and Sammy “The Bull” Gravano. However, history has provided us with a slew of bloodthirsty evildoers who have slipped through the cracks. Here are 10 of the most prolific, unusual, and sometimes unassuming contract killers the last century has produced.

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Case 31 - The Death of Morgan Ingram

• July 3rd, 2017
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In December 2011, 20-year-old Morgan was found dead in her bedroom of a suspected drug overdose. Authorities later ruled Morgan’s death a suicide, but her parents, Toni and Steve, say that they believe something far more sinister was at play. This episode was cohosted with the one and only T.J. who did a great job on the research!!!!

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Case 30 - The Amber Hagerman Story

• June 19th, 2017
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On January 13, 1996, nine-year-old Amber Rene Hagerman (November 25, 1986 – January 17, 1996) was abducted while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas. A neighbor who witnessed the abduction called the police, and Amber's brother Ricky went home to tell his mother and grandparents what happened. It's often believed that Hagerman's murderer kept her alive for at least two days. Richard Hagerman and Amber's mother, Donna Whitson (now Donna Norris), called the news media and the FBI. The Whitsons and their neighbors began searching for Amber. Four days after the abduction, near midnight, her body was found in a creek behind an apartment complex – with cut wounds to her neck. The site of the discovery was less than five miles from where she went missing. There are no suspects to her abduction and homicide.

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Case 29 - The Death of Actress Natalie Wood

• June 9th, 2017
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The 1981 drowning of Natalie Wood, while Splendour, the yacht belonging to her and her husband, Robert Wagner, was anchored off Catalina Island, remains one of Hollywood’s darkest mysteries. The star of Splendor in the Grass and Rebel Without a Cause, whose tempestuous search for love had led her finally to remarry Wagner, was terrified of deep water. How had she ended up in the Pacific in the middle of the night? Drawing on the police report—which includes interviews with Wagner, Christopher Walken (Wood’s then co-star), and others—as well as details from the yacht’s captain, let’s see if we can’t find out what happened.

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Bonus - Interview with Crime Writer Les Edgerton.

• May 30th, 2017
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Les Edgerton was born in Odessa, Texas. He grew up in Freeport, Texas and in and around South Bend, Indiana. He served four years in the U.S. Navy. Later, he was sentenced to two to five years in Pendleton Reformatory for second-degree burglary. Four years after getting out of prison, he attended Indiana University at South Bend, where he was elected Student Body President, was sports editor for the campus newspaper, and was head of the student athletic association, which began the school's first basketball team. He later earned an MFA in Writing from Vermont College.

Later Edgerton entered a period of his life he refers to as a years-long odyssey, during which he:

  • Sold and used drugs
  • Worked for an escort service for older, wealthy women in New Orleans
  • Sold life insurance
  • Worked as a headhunter for a firm specializing in recruiting executives for businesses dealing with electronic warfare
  • Was a sports reporter
  • Won 16 state championships for hairstyling, a skill he learned in prison
  • Co-hosted a cable-television show about fashion in New Orleans
  • Made a television commercial
  • Acted in a movie
  • Was homeless and eating out of a dumpster
  • Went through several marriages
  • Attended A.A. meetings
  • Began writing seriously

Edgerton's fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award (short story category), Jesse Jones Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, the Derringer Award, and the Violet Crown Book Award. One of his screenplays was a semifinalist for the Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Program, a finalist in the Austin Film Festival Heart of Film Screenplay Competition, and a finalist in the Writer's Guild's "Best American Screenplays" Competition. His short fiction has appeared in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Mysteries of 2001, "The South Carolina Review", Kansas Quarterly, Arkansas Review, North Atlantic Review, "High Plains Literary Review", Chiron Review, Murdaland, and many others. His thriller, "The Bitch" was named the Best Thriller of 2011 by Preditors & Editors, and was nominated for Best Thriller of 2011 by Spinetingler Magazine (Legends category).

https://www.amazon.com/Les-Edgerton/e/B000APH7SI

http://lesedgertononwriting.blogspot.com/

 

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