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(Part 2) Phantom: The Texarkana Moonlight Murders

10/7/2018
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Part 2 of 2 In 1946, The American twin city of Texarkana was plunged into the depths of panic and fear. The population of the postwar suburb was subjected to a series of murders that shook the dual cities to their core, prompting curfews, rumours and unease to spread through the area like the rail tracks that crept from it’s central hub. Nights of midnight movies, drive-in cafes, the songs of Duke Ellington and big band orchestras were perforated with tales of a man with a white sheet over...

Duration:00:57:08

(Part 1) Phantom: The Texarkana Moonlight Murders

10/7/2018
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Part 1 of 2 In 1946, The American twin city of Texarkana was plunged into the depths of panic and fear. The population of the postwar suburb was subjected to a series of murders that shook the dual cities to their core, prompting curfews, rumours and unease to spread through the area like the rail tracks that crept from it’s central hub. Nights of midnight movies, drive-in cafes, the songs of Duke Ellington and big band orchestras were perforated with tales of a man with a white sheet over...

Duration:00:45:46

Russian Dolls: Anatoly Moskvin

9/23/2018
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In 2011, Russia bore witness to one of the most bizarre cases in the countries criminal history. A story of Black magic, the Occult and one man's unusual hobby. 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 with us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:53:15

Americas First Documented Ghost: The Nelly Butler Haunting

9/9/2018
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Half a century before the Fox Sisters showed up on the scene to propel mainstream spiritualism onto the populace of America, there was a much lesser known haunting taking place in the cellar of a small frontier settlement, named Sullivan in Maine. Though it was extensively documented at the time, the many eye-witness testimonies fell to the back pages of history. Despite its relatively unknown status, it remains as one of, if not the very first documented cases of a haunting in North America...

Duration:01:07:51

A Topper & A Beaver: Thomas Briggs & Franz Muller

8/26/2018
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All aboard, we're going back to the Victorian era to shed some light on the first ever murder on a train in Britain at a time when people were already terrified on this crazy new technology. It's not all high speed steam trains though, we've even got a super slow-mo police chase across the Atlantic! 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:01:07:10

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 with...

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 show...

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, head...

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 when...

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 darkhistories.com Support...

Duration:00:49:40

Tutankhamun: Pharaoh 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 or...

Duration:01:12:26

Introducing Moya - Trailer

4/2/2018
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Introducing "Moya", a brand new 12 part fiction podcast written and produced by me (Ben) from Dark Histories. Out now on all podcast platforms. Connect on Facebook: facebook.com/moyapodcast Or find me on Twitter: twitter.com/moyapodcast & Instagram: instagram.com/moyapodcast You can contact me directly via email at moyapodcast@gmail.com Music in the trailer is used under CC license and is called "Russian Winter" By Tim from https://tabletopaudio.com/ Feel free yo get in touch via the...

Duration:00:01:16

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 with...

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 1836. 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 Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories or...

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 Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories or visit our Patreon for bonus episodes...

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 Support the show by using our link when you sign up...

Duration:01:38:40