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These are the creepy and weird stories that make history great, the ones you wish they taught you in school. Unexplained phenomenon, real life zombies, bank robbers dressed like Santa, haunted dolls, spontaneous human combustion... it's all here. Every week we tell two stories, plus share a creepy cocktail. Join us and dive into the weird and creepy stories you love to hear! New episodes every Thursday. Hosted by Fraser & Jennifer Coffeen. Twitter: @CreepyHist Instagram: @CreepyHistPod

These are the creepy and weird stories that make history great, the ones you wish they taught you in school. Unexplained phenomenon, real life zombies, bank robbers dressed like Santa, haunted dolls, spontaneous human combustion... it's all here. Every week we tell two stories, plus share a creepy cocktail. Join us and dive into the weird and creepy stories you love to hear! New episodes every Thursday. Hosted by Fraser & Jennifer Coffeen. Twitter: @CreepyHist Instagram: @CreepyHistPod

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These are the creepy and weird stories that make history great, the ones you wish they taught you in school. Unexplained phenomenon, real life zombies, bank robbers dressed like Santa, haunted dolls, spontaneous human combustion... it's all here. Every week we tell two stories, plus share a creepy cocktail. Join us and dive into the weird and creepy stories you love to hear! New episodes every Thursday. Hosted by Fraser & Jennifer Coffeen. Twitter: @CreepyHist Instagram: @CreepyHistPod

Twitter:

@CreepyHist

Language:

English


Episodes

2.11 - Vlad Dracula & The Trick or Treat Murder

10/28/2021
Happy creepy Halloween! Time to celebrate your favorite holiday and ours with two Halloween themed tales. Fraser starts things off with the true story of a man you might have heard of: Vlad the Impaler, also known as Vlad Dracula. You may think you you know his story, but the truth is more complicated than you think. Then, Jen takes us to Halloween night 1957 for the weird tale of the Trick or Treat Murders. For our cocktail this week, it's a bloody New York Sour. Dig into that candy bag,...

Duration:01:02:57

2.10 - The Ring Story & The Werewolf of Ansbach

10/21/2021
We are leaning into the Halloween spirit with a pair of extra creepy tales this week. Up first is Jen as she continues her theme of the true stories behind your favorite scary movies. This week: The Ring (or Ringu for you fellow J-Horror purists). Then, Fraser tells us all about the macabre Werewolf of Ansbach - with bonus werewolf tales for good measure. Our drink is a Between the Sheets, so mix one up and join us! Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram...

Duration:01:02:36

2.9 - The Altamont Concert Disaster & The True Story of Jaws

10/14/2021
It's the Halloween season, and to get in the spirit, we've got some creepy tales for you. First up, Fraser takes us back to the 60's for a tale of murder and some seriously bad vibes at the free Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Then, Jen reminds you to stay out of the water with the true stories that helped inspire Jaws. Our drink this week is Mick Jagger's personal favorite: the tequila sunrise. Fix one up and enjoy! Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram...

Duration:01:18:35

2.8 - Burke and Hare & Eva Peron's Body

10/7/2021
We're back! And we missed you. Creepy History returns with new episodes every Thursday. This week, Jen starts us off with one of her all-time favorite party stories: famous body-snatchers Burke & Hare. Then Fraser tells of the twisted and weird journey of the corpse of Eva Peron. For our cocktail, it's the unofficial drink of Argentina, the Fernet con coca! Spoiler: it's... well, it's a thing. Join us, pour yourself some fernet, and see what you think! Follow us on social media: Twitter...

Duration:01:13:17

2.7 - Sawney Bean & The Girl Who Died Twice

6/24/2021
This week, Fraser takes us back to the caves of Scotland for the... true story? Legend? The STORY of Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean, and his cave-dwelling brood. Then Jen digs into the world of premature burial with the sad story of Rufina Cambaceres, the girl who died twice. For our cocktail we have the eggnog-esque Atholl Brose. Make yourself some oat water and enjoy! Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram @CreepyHistPod. Atholl Brose Recipe 2 spoons Honey 1 1/3 oz...

Duration:00:58:50

2.6 - King Tut's Curse & Early Medical Malpractice

6/17/2021
This week, Jen kicks things off by telling us the facts behind the curse of King Tut's tomb - we'll leave you to decide if the curse is real or not. Then Fraser takes us to 18th century London for a look at the not very sanitary state of surgery at that time, and a famously botched stone removal. For our cocktail, we have the light and refreshing sherry cobbler. Perfect for summer! Pour yourself a glass, sit back and enjoy. Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram...

Duration:01:04:07

2.5 - The Death of Poe & Mary Toft and Her Rabbits

6/10/2021
If you're like us and you just can't get enough Poe, no worries! We've got you covered as Fraser details the unexplained mystery of the Death of Edgar Allan Poe. After that, Jen brings us what might be our weirdest story to date: Mary Toft, also known as the woman who gave birth to rabbits. Yes, rabbits. Get ready for this one. For our cocktail we bring you the classic Sidecar. Pour yourself one and enjoy! Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram @CreepyHistPod. Sidecar...

Duration:01:19:33

2.4 - Edgar Allan Poe & The Mignonette and The Dyatlov Pass Incident

6/3/2021
It's all very X-Files this week, with a pair of unexplained mysteries. Jen is up first with an intriguing question: did Edgar Allen Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym predict the future? Hear the strange case of The Mignonette and decide for yourself. Then Fraser tells us the Russian tale of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, and how the team behind Frozen (yes, Frozen) helped solve the mystery. The cocktail this week is a fun one - the Harvey Wallbanger. Buy that giant bottle of Galliano and...

Duration:01:11:27

2.3 - The Jonestown Massacre and The Soap-Maker of Correggio

5/20/2021
Welcome to episode 3 as we tackle some of our most intense stories to date. First, Fraser tells us about Timothy Stoen and how his battle for custody led to the tragic Jonestown Massacre. Then Jen lightens things up with the gruesome serial killer Leonard Cianciulli, better known as the Soap-Maker of Correggio. Have an amaretto stone sour and get ready for this one! Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram @CreepyHistPod. Amaretto Stone Sour Recipe 1.5 oz amaretto 1.5...

Duration:01:10:04

2.2 - The Disappearance of Percy Fawcett and the Lost Roanoke Colony pt. 2

5/13/2021
It's an episode of disappearances here. First Jen takes us into South America with Percy Fawcett... never to return. Then Fraser returns to colonial America to wrap up the story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. For this week's Creepy Cocktail, we present another favorite of the American colonial days - the Stone Fence. Or more specifically, Martha Stewart's Apple Brandy and Cider, which is a sort of riff on the Stone Fence. Drink up! Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram...

Duration:01:16:34

2.1 - The Roanoke Colony part 1 and Lady Con Artists

5/6/2021
We are back for season 2! And yes, we missed you. To kick off our second season, Fraser presents part one of a two-parter looking at the lost Roanoke Colony, while Jennifer tells us the tale of three notorious female con artists, or, as Jen preferes, "lady con artists." All that, plus a Rattle-Skull to drink and to, well, rattle your skull. Join us! Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram @CreepyHistPod. Rattle-Skull Recipe 12 oz Porter 1.5 oz Dark Rum 3/4 oz Fresh...

Duration:01:07:47

Creepy Short - Necropants

1/13/2021
One word: Necropants. Join us for this special short episode as Jen tells us the story of Icelandic sorcery and necropants. Be warned: they are totally gross and weird. And gross. Catch up on season 1 now, and stay tuned for more special short episodes before season 2 debuts in March. Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram @CreepyHistPod. Credits: Fraser Coffeen (Twitter @FCoffeen) Jennifer Coffeen (Twitter @JenCoffeen) Music by Fraser and Charlie Coffeen...

Duration:00:10:24

1.10 - Krampus and the Santa Claus Bank Robbery

12/24/2020
It's the holiday season, and Creepy History is wrapping up Season 1 with two creepy takes on Christmas. First up, Fraser tells us the origins and mythology behind Santa's creepy, evil assistant Krampus. Then, Jen takes us to Texas for the Santa Claus Bank Robbery and one of the wildest capers you will ever hear about. For today's Creepy Cocktail: Eggnog. And not just any Eggnog, it's the traditional Coffeen family Eggnog. Drink up, listen up, and be nice so Krampus doesn't stuff you in his...

Duration:01:05:41

1.9 - The D.B. Cooper Hijacking

12/17/2020
Episode 9 is a single story from Jen and it's a good one. Learn the story of the only successful, unsolved airline hijacking in US history, and the mystery behind the man known (erroneously) as D.B. Cooper. Jen has all your D.B. facts, plus some theories on who this mystery man might be. For our Creepy Cocktail we have a riff on the drink Cooper ordered on his flight: a Bourbon Rickey. Spoiler, it's... a lot. Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram...

Duration:01:01:58

1.8 - Robert the Haunted Doll

12/3/2020
For Episode 8 we focus on one single story as Fraser introduces us to, yes, a creepy doll. Robert the Doll to be more precise - the creepy and haunted doll that may have inspired The Conjuring's Annabelle among others. Jen closes things out with a brief creepy tidbit and a look at the possible link between Lincoln and Kennedy. Our Creepy Cocktail takes us to Robert's hometown of Key West for the Rum Runner (plus a little bonus history on notorious Rum Runner Capt. Bill McCoy). Pour yourself...

Duration:00:49:21

Creepy Short Thanksgiving Special - Ragamuffins and Macy's Parade Disasters

11/26/2020
Just in time for Thanksgiving, it's a new Creepy Short. This time, we are taking a look at the creepy tales of two Thanksgiving traditions - one that is still with us today, and one that's been lost to history. First, Fraser takes us to early 20th century New York for that long lost Thanksgiving tradition called Ragamuffin Day and the creepiest kids costumes you'll find. Then Jen looks at the top balloon disasters in the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, including a police...

Duration:00:24:32

1.7 - The Holy Child of La Guardia and Spontaneous Human Combustion

11/19/2020
Episode 7 kicks off with a story from Fraser that no one expected, as we visit the Spanish Inquisition and learn the sad story of The Holy Child of La Guardia. Jen follows that up with a primer on Spontaneous Human Combustion. Is it real? You listen and be the judge. For our Creepy Cocktail, we're going to just pretend we are in Spain on a hot summer day and enjoy some Sangria. Pour yourself a glass and enjoy some Creepy History with us! Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and...

Duration:01:16:12

1.6 - The Disappearance of Dorothy Arnold and the Truth Behind Nostradamus

11/12/2020
Welcome to episode 6! Jen starts things off today with the story of the Disappearance of Dorothy Arnold - a Manhattan socialite who left home one day in 1910 and never returned. After that, Fraser brings us the true story behind one of history's most mysterious figures: the occult-practicing seer Nostradamus. In honor of Nostradamus, our Creepy Cocktail takes us back to France (kind of) for the French 75. Join us... because Nostradamus foretold that you would. Follow us on social media:...

Duration:01:17:21

1.5 - The Manhattan Well Murder and Doppelgangers

11/5/2020
Episode 5 brings us two new excitingly creepy tales from the past. Fraser is up first as he presents the tale of the Manhattan Well Murder, featuring none other than Alexander Hamilton. Then, Jen gives us the history behind Doppelgangers, including stories of those who have sworn to meet their double, and what that means for them. All this plus a Creepy Cocktail: the classic Manhattan. Join us - and remember: do not talk to your Doppelganger! Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist...

Duration:01:20:04

1.4 - The Real Exorcist Story and Clairvius Narcisse

10/29/2020
We are back with our second Creepy History Halloween episode! First up, Jen has the true story that became the hit book and movie The Exorcist. Then, we travel to Haiti as Fraser presents the tale of Clairvius Narcisse - history's only documented zombie. All that and a Creepy cocktail straight from Haiti: the classic rum punch. Follow us on social media: Twitter @CreepyHist and Instagram @CreepyHistPod. Rum Punch Recipe 1 1/4 oz Light Rum 1 1/4 oz Dark Rum 2 oz Pineapple Juice 1 oz...

Duration:01:17:59