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The Murder of Julia Wallace

8/12/2018
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We’re crashing back to earth this week with the lesser known story of William Herbert Wallace and his wife Julia. This is a case named over and over again as the quintessential murder mystery, despite its relatively unknown status. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories or visit our Patreon for bonus episodes and Early Access:...

Duration:01:15:00

Transmissions from nowhere: Numbers Stations

7/28/2018
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Starting off in 1890, we take a look back at the history of secret radio transmissions, leading up until today and unravel some of the mystery, whilst uncovering some new oddities, of what are known as ‘Numbers Stations’. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories or visit our Patreon for bonus episodes and Early Access:...

Duration:01:12:53

Zigmund Adamski & Alan Godfrey: A Tale of Two Halves

7/15/2018
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We head to the Yorkshire moors to take a look at one story of a mysterious death and then through bizarre coincidence, a second story of lights in the sky and little men with lamp like heads. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories or visit our Patreon for bonus episodes and Early Access: https://www.patreon.com/darkhistories Connect...

Duration:01:14:21

Roch Theriault & The Ant Hill Kids

7/1/2018
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We take a look at Roch Theriault, the brutal leader of the Canadian cult, The Ant Hill Kids. More than mere eccentric, Theriualt brutally abused his followers in the name of God, going to depths of depravity that is rarely seen even for this podcast. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com This episode is sponsered by sudio.com headphones, use code darkhistories at checkout for 15% off, site-wide and free global shipping. Support the...

Duration:00:59:42

The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run: Clevelands Torso Murders

6/16/2018
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The Grisly story of one of Americas most evasive Serial Killers Vs one of Americas most famous crime fighters. The mad butcher carved up his victims throughout the 1930’s, evading capture from an entire police department, headed up by none other than the infamous Eliot Ness. During the Great Depression times were hard and in Cleveland, they were all the more dificult as the dank, dark streets of the local shantytown were stalked by a crazed psychotic with a penchant for decapitation. For...

Duration:01:05:42

Emilie Sagée: The woman who wasn’t there

6/3/2018
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In 1845, Emilie Sagée took a job at the Neuwelcke boarding school. It was her 18th teaching position in 16 years. The girls of the school would soon find out why, when on numerous occasions, Emilie was seen wandering the halls or sitting at the front of class, even when she was known to be elsewhere. Often claimed to be the most well documented case of a doppelgänger, this week we dig deep to find the truth behind the stories. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts,...

Duration:00:55:56

The Crabb Affair

5/19/2018
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This episode I get stuck into The Crabb Affair, a strange disappearance from 1956, surrounded by Cold War suspicion and government cover-ups. Who doesn’t love a good spy tale? Especially one that is as suspicious as this. The intro to this episode contains a clip from a short British Pathe film that you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uojs8GU3NpI For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Support the show by using our link...

Duration:01:04:15

Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General

5/6/2018
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We dig up the life and times of Matthew Hopkins, the self-proclaimed Witchfinder General. A man that, in just 2 years, was responsible for around 60% of all witch trials in England spanning 3 centuries. He hailed from a Puritan, East Anglian background, an area of England that would later see heavy emigration to America and a people that would carry their beliefs into the Salem Witch Trials. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to...

Duration:00:49:40

Tutankhamun: Pharoah Curses & Fake News

4/22/2018
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In this weeks episode, Sally and I don our sceptic hats and delve into 1920s Egypt to dig up the story of Tutankhamun and the crazy publicity storm that followed Howard Carter after his uncovering of the tomb. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories or visit our Patreon for bonus episodes and Early Access:...

Duration:01:20:48

The Disappearance of Gary Mathias

4/8/2018
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An obscure one this week with the lesser-known case of Gary Mathias and his four friends from Yuba City, CA. Five guys who went to a basketball game and ended up disappearing on a mountain road, 70 miles away, with no explicable reason as to how they got there, nor what led to their eventual fate. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories...

Duration:01:12:26

We are one

3/25/2018
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The episode is a bit different this week. We hit our one year anniversary on the day of recording, so we switched it up and had the first annual Dark Histories awards, taking a little look back at some of the people we’ve covered in the last year and then, using listener questions, had a candid chat about behind the scenes things, taking a look back, a little look forward, talking about episodes coming up for the rest of the season as well as some of the decisions and obstacles involved...

Duration:00:52:30

The Arthurs Seat Coffins

3/11/2018
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In this weeks episode, we tell the story of the Arthurs Seat Coffins, 17 tiny 4″ coffins, each holding a wooden doll complete with handmade clothing, uncovered from the Arthurs Seat area of Edinburgh in 1736. To this day, no one has any explanations for what they were for, or who put them there. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Connect with us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/darkhistoriespodcast Or find us on Twitter:...

Duration:01:04:11

The Mysterious Deaths of the Jamison Family

2/24/2018
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This episode we take a look at the disappearance and eventual reappearance of the Jamison family. A mother, father and daughter trio who mysteriously went missing in the remote wilderness of Red Oak, Oklahoma only for the bodies to be found four years later. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Connect with me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/darkhistoriespodcast Or find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkhistories Or you can...

Duration:01:01:05

The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund

2/11/2018
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This weeks episode goes a bit more out there as we take a look at a historic exorcism that, despite being a well-documented case for the time, tends to fly under the radar. This is the story of Anna Ecklund, who found herself cursed and possessed by five demons and suffered months of exorcisms lasting for 23 days, in Earling, Iowa, way back in 1928. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Connect with me on Facebook:...

Duration:01:38:40

The Circleville Letters Mystery

1/27/2018
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This week is a tireless effort to unravel the most tightly wound bundle of gossip, hearsay and bizarre facts that make up the Circleville Letter Mystery. A series of thousands of letters, spanning almost three decades that lead to at least one strange death, a shifty court trial and incarceration and accusations of deep conspiracy. Oh and a booby trap. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Connect with me on Facebook:...

Duration:01:28:57

Adam: The Body in the Thames

1/14/2018
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This week we take a look at Adam, the name given to a body fished out the River Thames in 2001 and winds down a dark path that leads straight into a voodoo cult in the heart of London, embroiled with child trafficking and sacrifice. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Connect with me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/darkhistoriespodcast Or find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkhistories Or you can contact me directly via email...

Duration:01:09:25

BONUS: Christmas Campfire Stories

12/24/2017
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Here’s the bonus episode to fill the Season 1 break. We’re rolling back to a little known Christmas tradition of sitting around the fire and telling creepy stories. This episode features stories sent to me from listeners especially for the episode. Ho Ho Ho. For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Connect with me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/darkhistoriespodcast Or find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkhistories Or you can...

Duration:00:29:29

Krampus & Co.

12/17/2017
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This week is the final episode of 2017 and the final episode of Season 1. We take a look at some of the folklore behind Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas and specifically, his band of little helpers, who have a much darker history than the elves of today might let on. For extended show notes, head over to darkhistories.com

Duration:00:22:11

Joshua Maddux: The Boy in the Chimney

12/10/2017
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This week we go true crime and take a look at a case of “accidental death” which appears to be anything but. Joshua Maddux went missing in 2008 and seven years later, was found in the chimney of a cabin just two blocks from his home. The question remains, how did he get there? For more in-depth show notes, including maps, links and full scripts for each episode, visit darkhistories.com

Duration:00:27:11

Peter Stumpp: The Werewolf of Bedburg

11/12/2017
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This episode we take a look at the tale of Peter Stumpp. a man known as the Werewolf of Bedburg, who made a pact with the devil in trade for the ability to turn into a werewolf. We dig a little into the history of the folklore behind werewolves and have a look at the popular theories for the tale. For more in-depth show notes, including maps, links and full scripts for each episode, visit darkhistories.com

Duration:00:33:15