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S02EP16 – The Murder of Julia Wallace

S02EP16 After the last couple of episodes, 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...

S02EP16 – The Murder of Julia Wallace

S02EP16 After the last couple of episodes, 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...

S02EP15 – Transmissions from nowhere: Numbers Stations

S02EP15 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'. KiwiSDR - A web-based shortwave radio...

S02EP14 – Zigmund Adamski & Alan Godfrey: A Tale of Two Halves

S02EP14 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. Alan Godfrey interview - The Cosmic Switchboard - Interview on a US...

S02EP13 – Roch Theriault & The Ant Hill Kids

S02EP13 We take a look at Roch Theriault, the brutal leader of the Canadian cult, The Ant Hill Kids. More than mere eccentric, Theriault brutally abused his followers in the name of God, going to depths of depravity that is rarely seen even for this podcast. Wikipedia...

S02EP12 – The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run: Clevelands Torso Murders

S02EP12 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...

S02EP11 – Emilie Sagée: The woman who wasn’t there

S02EP11 In 1845, Emilie Sagee 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,...

S02EP10 – The Crabb Affair

S02EP10 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. Government Documents (PDF) - These...

S02EP09 – Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General

S02EP09 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...

S02EP08 – Tutankhamun: Pharaoh Curses & Fake News

S02EP08 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. Wikipedia - Wiki on tomb KV62, the designation for...

S02EP07 – The Disappearance of Gary Mathias

S02EP07 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...

S02EP06 – We are one

S02EP06 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,...

S02EP05 – The Arthur’s Seat Coffins

S02EP05 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...

S02EP04 – The Mysterious Deaths of the Jamison Family

S02EP04 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....

S02EP03 – The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund

S02EP03 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...

S02EP02 – The Circleville Letters Mystery

S02EP02 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...

S02EP01 – Adam: The Body in the Thames

S02EP01 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. Wikipedia - Wiki on the...