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Episode 43 The Sleeping Preacher X+Y=Z

4/15/2019
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In the late 19th century, Constantine Sanders was known as Alabama's Sleeping Preacher. Often writing down premonitions and visions from a "trance state" that would be signed by his "companion" X+Y=Z. Was Sanders evil? Possessed? Or haunted by X+Y=Z? Read full show notes and learn more about The Sleeping Preacher at southernmysteries.com Connect with Southern Mysteries Website southernmysteries.com Facebook Discussion Group Twitter @mysteriespod Email...

Duration:00:44:54

Episode 42 Mystery of Missing Heiress Jacqueline Levitz

4/1/2019
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In October 1995, an heiress who had tired of high society life in Palm Beach, relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi. She loved the slower pace of life along the Mississippi River. But within weeks of the move, 62 year old, Jacqueline Levitz disappeared. Read full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com Connect with Southern Mysteries Website https://southernmysteries.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Twitter...

Duration:00:38:50

Episode 41 Trapper Nelson Wild Man of Loxahatchee

3/18/2019
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Vince "Trapper" Nelson turned his passion for panther trapping and gator wrestling into a Jungle Zoo along Florida's Loxahatchee River in the late 1930s. In 1968, he was found dead on the land that was about to make him a millionaire. Read full show notes and learn more about Trapper Nelson at southernmysteries.com Connect with Southern Mysteries Website https://southernmysteries.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Twitter...

Duration:00:32:00

Episode 40 The Ballad of Frankie Silver

3/4/2019
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In 1833 Frankie Silver was hanged in Morganton, North Carolina for the murder of her husband Charlie. The story has lived on through the song "The Ballad of Frankie Silver". Does the song tell the whole truth? Did Frankie kill her husband in cold blood? Read full show notes and learn more about The Ballad of Frankie Silver at southernmysteries.com Connect with Southern Mysteries Website https://southernmysteries.com/ Facebook...

Duration:00:30:48

Episode 39 Bessie Coleman

2/18/2019
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Before Amelia Earhart broke barriers in the world of aviation, there was a Black Cherokee woman from Texas who used her love of aviation to break down racial barriers. But she was forced to leave the country she loved to make her dreams reality because in 1920 no one in America was willing to teach a woman of color how to fly. This is the story of the first African American woman to pilot a plane in this country. A woman who used an airplane to promote civil rights and equal rights. Read...

Duration:00:45:01

Episode 38 The Lost Treasure of the Beale Ciphers

2/4/2019
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For 200 years, treasure hunters have traveled to Virginia to hunt for a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels. Thomas Beale left behind 3 ciphers as a map to the treasure but only 1 has been solved. Did Beale exist? Is there even a treasure? Read full show notes and learn more about the Beale Treasure at southernmysteries.com Connect with Southern Mysteries Website https://southernmysteries.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Twitter...

Duration:00:28:31

Episode 37 Connie Franklin Ghost of the Ozarks

1/21/2019
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In 1929, five men in Stone County, Arkansas were charged in the murder of Connie Franklin. There would be many twists and the turns in the case. But the biggest twist came when a man claiming to be Connie came forward to testify at his own murder trial. Read full show notes and learn more about the Connie Franklin mystery at southernmysteries.com Connect with Southern Mysteries Website https://southernmysteries.com/ Facebook...

Duration:00:27:06

Episode 36 Missing Bobby Dunbar

1/7/2019
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In the summer of 1912, a four year old boy went missing while his family was camping near a Louisiana resort area. The day Bobby Dunbar disappeared was the day the lives of three families would be turned upside down. And it would take almost 100 years to find answers to the questions that hung over these families for generations. Read full show notes and learn more about Bobby Dunbar's case at southernmysteries.com Connect with Southern Mysteries Website...

Duration:00:40:37

Episode 35 Harry Tyson Moore

12/17/2018
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His name may not be familiar to you but Harry T. Moore was the first martyr of the American Civil Rights Movement. He and his wife were murdered in their Florida home on Christmas Day 1951. Who killed the Moores? And why? Read full show notes and learn more about Harry T Moore at southernmysteries.com Connect with Southern Mysteries Website https://southernmysteries.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email...

Duration:00:38:30

Episode 34 Computer Con Murder

12/3/2018
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In the fall of 1992, Heather Uffelman and Jeremy Rolfs were seniors at Middle Tennessee State University. They loved each other and dreamed of a spring wedding. They shared a love of computers. A love that would lead to Heather’s death in a motel room in Marietta, Georgia in October of 1992. Connect with Southern Mysteries Website https://southernmysteries.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email...

Duration:00:22:31

Episode 33 The Giggling Granny Nannie Doss

11/19/2018
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From the 1920s until 1954, Nannie Doss was viewed as a sweet woman, a grandmother who was as sweet as pie. But in 1954, this Giggling Granny as she became known, confessed to close to a dozen murders Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com More about this episode Read The Giggling Granny by Annette Ross Encyclopedia of AlabamaNannie Doss by Gordon Harvey,...

Duration:00:27:43

Episode 32 Robert Smalls

11/5/2018
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In 1862, an enslaved crew member of a Confederate steamship, stole the ship and sailed it past Confederate forces to deliver it to the Union. This outlaw to the Confederacy became a hero of the Union and a symbol of hope and freedom to the enslaved people of the American South. This is incredible story of Robert Smalls, a man who set sail to freedom. Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email...

Duration:00:29:17

Episode 31 Black Wedding

10/28/2018
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In 1930, Elena Hoyos met Carl Von Cosel in Key West, Florida. Von Cosel became obsessed with her. This has been called a love story but it’s truly one of the most haunting reminders that desire can drive you to obsession and self destruction. Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com More about this episode Read Atlas Obscura: Morbid Monday Read Undying Love:...

Duration:00:24:01

Episode 30 Greenbrier Ghost Dead Women Do Tell Tales

10/22/2018
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Zona Heaster Shue's life was cut short when she was murdered in 1897. She’s known in West Virginia lore as the Greenbrier Ghost because her ghost helped solve her murder. Did Zona's mother fabricate the story of her ghost to avenge her daughter's murder? Or did Zona's ghost truly help convict the man who killed her? Connect on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com More...

Duration:00:26:54

Episode 29: Wilmington Coup D'Etat

10/8/2018
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In November 1898, the only successful coup d'etat in American history unfolded in North Carolina when the local government was overthrown by a group backed by the Democratic party. How and why did this happen? Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com More about this episode Wilmington on Fire Documentary Director Christopher Everett amassed rare photographs,...

Duration:00:28:07

Episode 28: The Vengeful Abduction of Annie Laurie Hearin

9/24/2018
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At 9:50pm on July 26,1988, the Jackson Mississippi Police Department received a call from 71 year old Robert Hearin reporting his 72 year old wife, Annie Laurie had been kidnapped. A case that would take twists and turns that no one could imagine. More about this episode People Magazine feature about the Hearin case September 1988 WLBT Jackson Feature: The disappearance of Annie Laurie Hearin Washington Post feature about Hearin kidnapping November 1988 Charley Project Missing Index for...

Duration:00:35:16

Episode 27: Mammoth Cave Explorations, Experiments and Enemies

9/10/2018
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Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world. It was also ground zero for a desperate medical experiment and the Kentucky Cave Wars that drove Floyd Collins to make a decision that made him a media sensation in 1925 Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com More about this episode Mammoth Cave National Park Cave Tours Read Trapped!: The Story of Floyd...

Duration:00:31:18

Coming Soon: The Color Line Murders

9/9/2018
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Coming October 2018, a historical true crime podcast telling the stories of victims of racial terror in the American South Music "Eight" by Ross Gentry, couresy of Headway Recording in Asheville, North Carolina

Duration:00:01:49

Episode 26: Edgar Watson The Desperado of Chatham Bend

8/27/2018
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The Florida Everglades are full of fascinating wildlife, eerie beauty and countless natural wonders. But within this dense wilderness, is the story of one of a man believed to be one of Florida’s most prolific serial killers. And the people who decided to stop him. Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com More about this episode Read Peter Matthiessen's...

Duration:00:26:00

Episode 25: The Living Funeral of Felix Bush

7/30/2018
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In June of 1938, a Tennessee hermit threw himself a funeral party. The "living" funeral made Felix Bush famous. But why had Felix lived as a hermit for decades? And why did he decide to throw himself a funeral and invite all of Roane County, Tennessee? Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com Music Credits Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special...

Duration:00:27:11