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Each week Paula and Stephen explore unsolved murders, lost shipwrecks, local legends and more!

Each week Paula and Stephen explore unsolved murders, lost shipwrecks, local legends and more!
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Each week Paula and Stephen explore unsolved murders, lost shipwrecks, local legends and more!

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English

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10-Minute Mystery: The disappearance of the tug Cornell

9/18/2019
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Lake Erie has a reputation for swallowing ships whole in a storm, but what reason did it have for taking the tug Cornell? The boat left Cleveland for Buffalo four days before Christmas, under fair skies and little wind, but within hours, it had vanished. The frozen bodies of two of its 8-member crew would eventually be discovered, but the rest of the men, the location of the ship, and the cause of its fate are still...

Duration:00:15:04

Ep. 53 - The Athens Lunatic Asylum

9/15/2019
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Some say Athens is one of the most haunted places in the world. If true, much of it is owed to an old asylum that spent a century using barbaric practices on its patients, and features the infamous concrete floor stain that shows the outline of a body that decomposed there for more than a month. Today, the old asylum is part of Ohio University and now called The Ridges, but the memories - and maybe the ghosts - still...

Duration:00:37:52

10-Minute Mystery: The mysterious death of a Titanic survivor

9/11/2019
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Elizabeth Hocking, a British mother who was relocating her entire family to Ohio from Cornwall, England, boarded the Titanic for the move. Six family members survived the sinking of the "unsinkable" ship; her son was lost. Two years to the date of that tragedy, death came looking for Eliza again. This time it won. Eliza was found dead on an Akron city street, officials uncertain of whether she had been hit by a car or clubbed by a robber. www.ohiomysteries.com...

Duration:00:17:58

Ep. 52 - The death of Tiffin Ofc. Patrick Sweeney

9/8/2019
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Tiffin Officer Patrick Sweeney was at Marshall August Shultz's side when a shooter cut Shultz down in 1895, an event that stunned the small town and made national news when a mob stormed the local jail in an attempt to lynch the killer. The story almost repeated itself 13 years later when another criminal killed Sweeney, but there was no chance of vigilante justice this time. The murderer...

Duration:00:29:34

10-Minute Mystery: The Great Serpent Mound

9/4/2019
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The Great Serpent Mound in Adams County is the largest effigy mound on the face of the planet, a 1,348 earthen sculpture of a snake swallowing an egg. But who built it? When? And for what purpose? The debate has been going on for more than 150 years. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music: Audionautix- The Great Unknown The Great Phospher- Daniel Birch Aldrin-New Horizon

Duration:00:15:25

Ep. 51 - The mystery of Richard Colvin Cox

9/1/2019
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In 1950, Mansfield native Richard Cox was in his second year at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY when he was visited several times by an aquaintance with a violent and disturbing history. After his third off-campus trip with the man, Cox never returned. But those who suspected foul play were soon questioning their conviction when other evidence - including letters sent back home to Ohio - suggested Cox may have left of his own...

Duration:00:49:39

(3/3) Elusive Justice: The story of Ricky Beard and Mary Leonard. Part 3 - Theories

8/26/2019
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It's been 40 years since Akron teens Ricky Beard and Mary Leonard vanished while on a date, and 34 year since their remains were found. Investigators don't know who killed the couple, or why, but there are plenty of ideas. We explore the top three theories: The motorcycle gang, the angry homeowner, and the serial killer.​ ​ Find photos, maps, timelines, links, videos and more at www.ohiomysteries.com and www.ohio.com. Additional material available in the print edition of the Akron Beacon...

Duration:00:46:29

(2/3) Elusive Justice: The story of Ricky Beard and Mary Leonard. Part 2 - Homicide

8/25/2019
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Six years after Akron teens Ricky Beard and Mary Leonard vanished during a date in 1979, a utility crew digging a trench through the Merriman Valley discovers their weathered bones in a wooded area two miles from where their car had been abandoned. The police and families - and even psychics - hope the find will offer new clues as to what happened.​ ​ Find photos, maps, timelines, links, videos and more at www.ohiomysteries.com and www.ohio.com. Additional material available in the print...

Duration:00:31:42

(1/3) Elusive Justice: The story of Ricky Beard and Mary Leonard. Part 1 - Missing

8/24/2019
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An Ohio Mysteries/Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com crossover​ ​ In the summer of 1979, 19-year-old Ricky Beard and 17-year-old Mary Leonard, teen sweethearts from Akron's North HIll neighborhood went on a date to a drive-in movie. They left early, telling friends they needed to be home in time for curfew. But Ricky and Mary are never seen by their loved ones again.​ ​ For six years, police, private investigators, friends and family search for the couple, chasing down leads and following...

Duration:00:46:27

Ep. 50 - What happened to Lola Celli?

8/11/2019
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The 1946 case of Lola Celli, a pretty, dark-haired school teacher who left the front stoop of her parents home in broad daylight to walk to a bus stop a few blocks away, and vanished without a trace before she got there. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music: 4:30 by Angela Perley. Find more at https://www.angelaperley.com The Great Unknown- Audionautix Rise of the Phosper-...

Duration:00:37:37

10-Minute Mystery: Janet Blood

8/7/2019
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The year 1929 was the start of the Great Depression - and the start of a would-be serial killer in Cleveland. Someone was shooting women on the streets of residential neighborhoods over the holiday season. Most survived the assault, but just after New Years, a high school girl named Janet Frater Blood became the "mad masher's" first...

Duration:00:14:53

Ep. 49 - The Hoengsong Massacre

8/4/2019
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More than 7,000 miles from Ohio, one of the bloodiest battles of the Korean War cost the lives of 800 US servicemen. Among them were 12 men from Ohio whose fates have never been accounted for. In recent years, DNA tests have confirmed two of the missing 12 ended up in POW camp mass graves. Ten more Ohio families still hope the remains of their loved ones will be found and returned...

Duration:00:32:29

10-Minute Mystery: Moonville

7/31/2019
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Episode Notes: In the mid 1800s, the mining town of Moonville sprouted along the route of a new Marietta to Cincinnati rail line. But the community was so far off the beaten path, tucked into a southern Ohio forest, that the only way people could reach it was to follow the train tracks - including the long single-track trestle and a dangerously narrow train tunnel. For more than a century, ghost stories have been told about victims of the train tracks who are trapped at the now-abandoned...

Duration:00:17:06

Ep. 48 - The brutal death of Leslie Ann Barker

7/28/2019
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Episode Notes: In 1978, school teacher Leslie Barker went to a Akron nightclub to participate in what was that decades version of a computerized matchmaking program. She met a man and made plans for a date. But she never made it home. Her remains were found in a burned out car about five hours after the bartender last saw her at the club. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music:...

Duration:00:33:09

10-Minute Mystery: The first NFL champs

7/24/2019
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Episode Notes: In 1920, owners of semi-pro football teams throughout the Midwest met to form what became the National Football League. And the first NFL champs set a record that stands today. The Akron Pros defense only gave away 7 points that entire season. Interestingly, the season all but faded from memory, with the NFL forgetting their first champs were Akron until records surfaced in the 1970s. Ending that mystery revealed another: Whatever happened to the national championship trophy...

Duration:00:17:06

Ep. 47 - John Dillinger's loot

7/21/2019
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Episode Notes: John Dillinger's career as America's most famous bank robber lasted less than a year. He died in a hail of bullets outside a movie theater in Chicago in 1934. A few months later, after the last of his gang was dead or executed, the FBI turned their focus on a farm in Northwest Ohio. One of the gang's key hideouts, they would spend three months staking out the property, hoping a Dillinger associate would show up and reveal a hidden...

Duration:00:39:42

10-Minute Mystery: Mary Campbell Cave

7/17/2019
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Episode Notes: In 1758, Delaware Indians kidnapped a Pennsylvania girl as a surrogate for a tribal chief's dead granddaughter, and brought her with them to live in the Ohio country. For nearly a century, books, paintings and commemorative plaques held that the girl, Mary Campbell, lived with her captors in a cave in what is now Gorge Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls. We explore what parts of this story are true, and which are really only a...

Duration:00:20:18

Ep. 46 - The case of Rebecca Seaburn

7/14/2019
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Episode Notes: A suspect in the 1981 murder of Rebecca Seaburn in a Mt. Gilead laundry would be put on trial three times, with three different outcomes: a guilty conviction that was thrown out, a hung jury, and finally, a not guilty verdict. Which jury got it right? www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music: She's With Me, by Deadbeat Poets. Find more at...

Duration:00:38:59

10-Minute Mystery: Harry Beasley

7/10/2019
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Episode Notes: Harry Beasley won the Medal of Honor for bravery and a Purple Heart for a 1914 battle between the US and Mexico, then went on to serve in World War I. But it was the streets of his own hometown in Newark that proved to be the ultimate danger. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music: New Horizon- Alderin The Great Unknown-...

Duration:00:14:48

Ep. 45 - The disappearance of Beverly Potts

7/7/2019
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n 1951, Beverly Potts was a happy 10-year-old Cleveland girl when she went to a neighborhood live arts performance with her best friend. But on the way back home, Beverly vanished without a trace. For decades, police have followed up on thousands of false leads, digging up potential gravesites, shattering concrete floors, chasing authors of mysterious letters. Frustrated investigators said it was as if the very earth had simply opened up and swallowed...

Duration:00:39:42