Episode 26: The Horrors of Humboldt County

Buried beneath a blanket of fog that seeps into a canopy of redwood and sequoia trees sits California's Humboldt County. Humboldt is a county that likes keeping its secrets close to the vest. Anyone who gets too close to finding out just what those secrets are is libel to be swallowed up whole, leaving nothing behind except another face on a flier. In this episode of Obscura: A True Crime podcast we cover the dark histories that surround the  county. Including Murder Mountain, the Emerald Triangle, Michael Bear Carson and Suzan Carson, Wayne Adam Ford, and more.

Writer:
Heather Sutfin

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Sources:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Touring-Bigfoot-s-stomping-grounds-8354874.php


http://activenorcal.net/api/content/167292ce-7e60-11e5-974e-22000b078648/


http://www.aetv.com/shows/the-lowe-files/exclusives/lowe-cation-bigfoot-country


http://www.marinmagazine.com/Blogs/Travel-Buzz/July-2017/Humboldt-Facts/


https://humboldtherald.wordpress.com/2006/12/18/humboldt-trials-and-tribulations/


http://www.thecannachronicles.com/raiding-humboldt-1972/


https://www.nytimes.com/1985/08/16/us/the-talk-of-alderpoint-in-a-coast-mountain-fastness-peace-and-police-helicopters.html


https://www.nytimes.com/1974/09/29/archives/narcotics-agent-clear-in-slaying-statement-of-cliftons-ruling-from.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1860_Wiyot_massacre


https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BwowAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iPsDAAAAIBAJ&dq=keryn%20barnes%20murder&pg=5095%2C6079246


http://crimefeed.com/2017/02/killer-couples-suzan-and-michael-bear-carson-the-san-francisco-witch-killers/


https://player.fm/series/series-2409410/ep-01-the-san-francisco-witch-killers


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/high-times/murder-mayhem-marijuana_b_4228303.html


https://www.upi.com/Archives/1983/04/28/Couple-admits-ritual-killings/2503420350400/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UJTpUTKSgM


https://www.irishcentral.com/news/american-serial-killer-daughter-provides-dna-solve-irish-murders


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jenn-carson-serial-killer-father_us_5ad4f388e4b0edca2cbcc29a


https://www.change.org/p/no-parole-for-san-francisco-witch-killers


https://www.northcoastjournal.com/121798/news1217.html


http://articles.latimes.com/2002/aug/31/local/me-sbriefs31.2


https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2181564/janet_lee_bowman_found_murdered_oct_8/


http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/ford-wayne-adam.htm


http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/Wayne_Adam_Ford


http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/13/local/me-ford13


http://articles.latimes.com/1998/nov/11/news/mn-41607


https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trucker-s-Death-List-Could-Grow-He-pleads-not-2980388.php


http://charleyproject.org/case/karen-marie-mitchell


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/robert-durst-talks-to-prosecutor-ahead-of-susan-berman-murder-trial/


https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/robert-dursts-ghost/Content?oid=3038507


http://billyjensen.com/wp-content/themes/billjensen/pdfs/crime_stories/dark_star.pdf


http://charleyproject.org/case/christine-lindsey-walters


https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindSheilaFranksandDanielleBertolini


https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/missing-america-danielle-bertolini-sheila-franks-n315921


http://articles.latimes.com/2002/aug/31/local/me-sbriefs31.2


http://lauthinvestigations.com/blog/2017/10/1385/


https://truecrimedaily.com/2016/10/04/humboldt-mysteries-are-5-missing-women-in-a-california-county-connected/


https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/the-humboldt-35/Content?oid=7775161


https://www.thecannabist.co/2016/09/09/emerald-triangle-secret-pot-gardens/62804/


https://kobi5.com/news/human-trafficking-in-the-marijuana-industry-55961/


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/calif-pot-farmer-confesses-keeping-teen-sex-slave-keeping-metal-box-prosecutors-article-1.1415971


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO6nlgtRDjI


https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/sep/12/san-francisco-news-interviews-locals-about-murder/


https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/11/humboldt-countys-murder-mountain-in-marijuana-country-living-up-to-its-name/


Episode 25: Fatal Insomnia

In today’s story we take a different approach. We’ve covered a multitude of killers. Some so awful they fill me with spite just recalling their name. But what if sleep were the killer… or the lack thereof? Insomnia? Could you literally be dying for sleep?  Make sure that thermostat is low and envelop yourself in your favorite blanket. 

Today on Obscura we’re covering Fatal Insomnia.

Donate to www.prionalliance.org if you would like to support a good cause.

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Music:

CO.AG Music - Abandoned
CO.AG Music - Enter my kingdom - Dark Haunting Music
CO.AG Music - Documentary music - Dance with the dead in my dreams
CO.AG Music - Background Music inspired by Rome - 02 in the Heart of this ancient City
CO.AG Music - Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape Abandoned 1
Shore Plover - Tracker - Peppermint
Erik Satie - Gnossienne No.4
Music Used: "October" by Lucas King
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vOXU...)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)

Sources:

The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery - D.T. Max

https://youtu.be/AxjNay_TRRg

https://youtu.be/IJzZcFoT-1A

https://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/the-man-who-never-slept.html

https://bmcneurol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2377-11-136

https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/fatal-familial-insomnia/

https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/health/fatal-insomnia-family-curse-somethings-killing-me/index.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/insomnia-that-kills/384841/

http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2008/01/fatal-insomnia-michael-corke.html

Episode 24: Bryan Eugene Sweatt

Sitting in a lot, surrounded by grass is an unassuming mobile home. Located in, SC, it has 4 beds 2 baths and just over 2,000 square feet. It sold in 2017 for $60,000. $15,000 less than a typical house of that size in that area. I have to ask myself, could the buyers have known the events that transpired just four years before?

In this week’s episode we cover a tragedy, one that’s on equal footing with the Ronald DeFeo Jr. killings in Amityville. This week on Obscura: A True Crime P{odcast we’re covering Bryan Eugene Sweatt.

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Episode 23: Michael Vance's Week of Terror

This week on Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we cover the manhunt of Michael Dale Vance Jr.

Recently, many listeners have requested a clip-based episode. You asked. We listened.

Writer:

Heather Sutfin

Music:

CO.AG - Magnetic - Documentary Background Music
CO.AG - Dark Ambient Music - No one can help you here
CO.AG - Suspense Music - Post-apocalyptic
CO.AG - Sinister Dark Ambient Background Music - Dark Rage
CO.AG - Background Music - Chernobyl Approaching Disaster
Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Sources:

https://kfor.com/2016/10/25/landowner-says-hed-just-met-michael-dale-vance-jr/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDNM5NM0gwI&feature=youtu.be

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/michael-vance-hunted-after-allegedly-shooting-2-oklahoma-cops-n671621

https://video.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14844087_1675464806100468_208292925874896896_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=e7886b0d8844dba8915c32981c8eb0e3&oe=5BA6BA18

https://www.oscn.net/dockets/GetCaseInformation.aspx?db=lincoln&number=CF-2016-00199&cmid=1046399

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3178684-20161024-OCSO-Affidavit-for-Arrest-Vance-Michael.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VMFzXsn98w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRgf6i6K_Jw

https://newsok.com/article/5524003/update-blue-alert-issued-hunt-for-man-who-killed-two-relatives-shot-wellston-officers-continues

http://www.news9.com/story/33468380/mobile-home-resident-carjacked-by-manhunt-suspect

https://video.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14856977_321894184838635_3164902963097370624_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=c22e9dd70f24fda5ba65ee36f40e9f25&oe=5BA6B807

https://legacy.newsok.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?n=ron-and-kay-wilkson&pid=182123498&fhid=31855

https://video.fdtw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14853933_1502457509780845_7384692925369679872_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=0c957058090030e7376d13a214627de7&oe=5BA72800

http://www.newson6.com/story/36712639/michael-vance-accomplices-to-appear-in-court

https://video.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14857851_155840628212014_4779660510041735168_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=85057eca7b7405314911f79b39d32f0b&oe=5BA7CE61

https://www.koco.com/article/ocso-officials-aware-that-michael-vance-had-hit-list/7332249

https://newsok.com/article/5525111/oklahoma-manhunt-vance-brother-in-law-says-he-was-on-hit-list

https://video.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/14946035_177038222754239_3227473111817388032_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=6f993ac363de1b0ccb52edc61faadc8a&oe=5BA7E165

https://www.koco.com/article/alabama-man-proud-to-have-won-fight-for-his-life-against-michael-vance/8106942

http://www.news9.com/story/33537155/news-9-visits-michael-vances-campsite-near-hammon

https://www.koco.com/article/taking-rounds-from-an-ak-47-is-a-completely-different-deal-says-sheriff-shot-by-michael-vance/8350778

https://okcfox.com/news/local/sheriff-shot-during-hunt-for-michael-vance-recognized-by-osbi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F9SpbUBX2Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAOpzBZUiMM

https://kfor.com/2017/01/12/trooper-talks-about-shootout-with-michael-vance-jr/

https://www.scribd.com/document/334808615/Michael-Vance-Autopsy#download

https://scontent.fyip1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t42.9040-29/10000000_1149722661742372_9120820398353547264_n.mp4?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InNkIn0%3D&oh=8bb9307e2155103903a3e6825b7f38b3&oe=5BA82999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5CbF3yJCWs

https://kfor.com/2016/12/21/medical-examiner-releases-full-autopsy-report-of-manhunt-suspect-michael-vance/

http://www.news9.com/story/34726733/michael-vance-accomplice-appears-in-court

Episode 22: Sharon Lopatka

The story of Sharon Lopatka.

Writer:

Heather Sutfin


Music:

Faith No More - Naked in Front of the Computer
CO.AG The sky is on fire - Ambient Music
CO.AG - Background Music - Loops
CO.AG - Voices
inspectorj - ambiance machine factory
Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sources:

http://www.faithnomorefollowers.com/2017/05/album-of-year-20-making-album.html

https://groups.google.com/d/search/nancy$20carlson/alt.sex.fetish.robots/NNU86cd8fXM/HML8VhCNo7gJ

https://groups.google.com/d/search/Nancy$20Carlson/alt.amazon-women.admirers/Q4x3Qa-N0gU/fPT3v8F2ENQJ

https://groups.google.com/d/search/nancy$20carlson/alt.sex.fetish.size/OXpx8_IfK-c/vUWUppNE1DEJ

https://groups.google.com/d/search/nancy$20carlson/alt.sex.fetish.sleepy/ZESubEL7E_U/hHyVkkh15qkJ

https://flylib.com/books/en/2.57.1.178/1/

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/sharon$20denburg

https://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/headline-story/16932/usenet-sharon-lopatka-consensual-murder/

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/%22vilado$20dion%22/aus.sex/PQ9ruuLxpCw/2uai8fHl5MsJ

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/Gina108/alt.sex.necrophilia/UbYszNY949w/L4BDyPtflQIJ

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1996/10/30/slain-womans-e-mail-reveals-violent-intentions/d941faa0-4d6a-4aa5-9add-bfd1813e2f9b/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/01/28/murder-charge-dropped-in-96-internet-sex-case/0829f8da-802a-42be-a0e0-40c9c9b1b7c5/?utm_term=.1b83c5569f85

https://web.archive.org/web/20130716165442/http://weirderweb.com/2013/06/14/a-woman-asks-to-be-murdered-on-a-message-board/

https://www.asstr.org/files/Collections/Eli.The.Bearded/stories/sm/sharon_lopatka.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk82TI92GO4

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/online-torture-sex-wrong-article-1.1266326

http://spectatorarchive.library.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/columbia?a=d&d=cs19961030-01.2.25

https://www.eyeforeyepod.com/episodes/2018/8/21/downloading-nancy-episode-14-sharon-lopatka

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Episode 21: Mr. Anime is Planning Something

Documenting the downfall of Trey Eric Sesler

Today on Obscura we’re covering Trey Eric Sesler, because, back in 2012, Mr. Anime was planning something.


Music:

Living in the Dark - myuu

From the Darkness - Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape

Sabled Sun - Dreams without a Future

Dark Ambient Background Music - A place hidden from god

Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - Light Spots

♩♫ Sad Piano Music ♪♬ - Solstice (Copyright and Royalty Free)

Sources:

http://www.center4research.org/copy-cats-kill/

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/disturbing-new-details-emerge-about-man-arrested-in-familys-murder/

https://www.texastribune.org/library/data/texas-prisons/inmates/trey-eric-sesler/820597/

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/mr-anime-is-planning-something/

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Some-friends-of-suspect-in-Waller-family-s-deaths-3432744.php

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Sesler_Indicted_for_Murder_of_His_Waller_Family_146196575.html

https://www.houstonpress.com/news/trey-eric-sesler-youtube-film-critic-mr-anime-accused-of-killing-three-family-members-6712317

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88444393/lawton-ray-sesler

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88444382/rhonda-dee-sesler

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88444376/mark-alan-sesler

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqtZg9i1IpbvEvQ-50qc9Mg

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Episode 20: The Chicago Sausage Factory Murder

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Adolph Luetgert, Hans Muller, and the always present anxieties of a technology obsessed world that refuses to stay still. In this episode of Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we weave together true crime and folkore and find a common theme in both. 

Writer: Heather Sutfin

Sources: 

https://industrialrevolution.org.uk/luddites-attack/

 

http://www.luddites200.org.uk/theLuddites.html

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-the-luddites-really-fought-against-264412/

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/140

 

http://www.haunted-london.com/sweeney-todd.html

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_dreadful

 

http://hauntednation.blogspot.com/2016/10/sausage-manhans-muller-house-new.html

 

https://archive.org/stream/gumboyaya00louirich/gumboyaya00louirich_djvu.txt

 

http://www.scaryforkids.com/wonderful-sausage/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbytG_RCSjk

 

http://murderpedia.org/male.L/l/luetgert-adolph.htm

 

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-08-03/features/8602250600_1_file-grinder-testimony

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/stories/lifestory.htm

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/stories/sightings/cleveland&summit.htm

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/myths.htm

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/stories/sightings/grottey.htm

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=8_cWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA436&lpg=PA436&dq=chicago+bank+panic+of+1896&source=bl&ots=nYaLwiwdOT&sig=-QH0QBYquhA7ykzt28NeOuP5Ock&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiH7Zqr-4bdAhWU2YMKHTtECSA4FBDoATAGegQIAxAB#v=onepage&q=chicago%20bank%20panic%20of%201896&f=false

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-loerzel/another-banking-crisis-ch_b_133334.html

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/who/closeups/dorsey.htm

 

http://www.alchemyofbones.com/stories/sightings/wissawaukee.htm

Music: 

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

A day with you - Peaceful Ambient Background Music
Bad Encounter - myuu
Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - Don't Lie to Mom
Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - I Don't Feel Free
Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - Sundown
Cold Dead Drummers - Sleeper - Son of No One
Dark Ambient Background Music - Haunted

Episode 19: Gallaudet's Silent Killer

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It's the early 2000s. A silent killer stalks the halls of Gallaudet University; a school for the deaf. Will Gallaudet University remain a sanctuary of silence; or is the university's secure measures only an illusion?


Writer:

Heather Sutfin

Sources:

http://signlanguageco.com/deaf-culture-timeline/

 

https://www.gallaudet.edu/about/history-and-traditions

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_deaf_education_in_the_United_States

 

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2vpox0

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Cogswell

 

https://eaccess.dccourts.gov/eaccess/search.page.3.1?x=r8fKvTipOUD5CiU9BtRbTsX1E-W3UfIYINfZooInPByB3dUyuOmLP1rSKSwIoWlSX59Yf-6*gbTo-XfsBwYj2g

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1980/08/22/1st-murder-at-gallaudet-college-shock-campus/9ece619c-fd9a-44fa-b1fa-2bedd9ef3c2d/

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2001/03/04/four-lives-cross-tragically/1d56f5f8-2c7d-4505-b98a-87cf4ce99dcb/?utm_term=.6216f93d4f1e

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/10/03/gay-students-at-gallaudet-say-they-dont-feel-safe/31f23693-ebc0-4dd8-82e9-2b51e751799e/?utm_term=.c849c117b261

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20080803223409/http://www.trutv.com:80/library/crime/serial_killers/weird/gallaudet_murders/1_index.html

 

https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2167424/varner-v-district-of-columbia/

 

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/dc-court-of-appeals/1355169.html

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/10/04/friend-held-in-gallaudet-slaying/d6431c1a-8108-4dc1-b8ac-34a985544a37/?utm_term=.5979d12a4c30

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2002/jul/11/20020711-033731-4927r/

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/deaf-man-convicted-of-murder/

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120656874/benjamin-scott-varner

 

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/dc-court-of-appeals/1147115.html

 

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Charges-Dropped-in-Murder-of-Gay-Deaf-Student/28853.html

 

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,130940,00.html

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2002/05/03/mental-illness-blamed-in-2-killings/3769ff8f-d5d0-4a23-b54e-31ba2f57d9e2/?utm_term=.4fe52cfe0e3a



Music:

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Dead Melodies - A Trial of Crows and Blood
Wordclock - Where Mercy Lives
Wordclock - Bell Ringing I
Atrium Carceri & Cities Last Broadcast - End of the Century
Atrium Carceri - Unveiled
Cities Last Broadcast - Lights Out
Flowers for Bodysnatchers - Prisoner of Night and Fog
Sabled Sun - Dreams without a Future

Episode 17: Jerad and Amanda Miller

The Dangers of Yellow Journalism

Fake News. It's a term we've heard sprout up within recent years but what exactly is it? In the past we called this yellow journalism, a type of news based on little research in order to invoke emotions, sensationalise stories, and push propaganda through misleading and eye-catching headlines with the intent to sell newspapers.

Over a hundred years later, we would witness the newspaper industry's steady decline as the ability to access news and other information through the internet became more prevalent. And while print tabloids may now be on the endangered species list, Yellow Journalism, or “Fake News” as we now call it, would see a second wave more widespread than Hearst or Pulitzer were likely to have ever imagined.

In this episode of Obscura we cover Jerad and Amanda Miller. Two people who were hell bent on dying for a cause and willing to use fake news to do so.
 

Episode Written By: 

Heather Sutfin 


Music:

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

CO.AG - The Desert - Background Soundscape

CO.AG - Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape - Dark memories of the past still linger

The Holy Club - And How Fire Runs Far as the Sea

Zenosyne - Sinking Sun - Factory Clock

Emotional and Ambient Electronic Music - 5 54 AM (Dawn)   

Brickmaker March (fife and drum)

 

Sources:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/rejected-by-the-revolution-jerad-and-amanda-miller-decided-to-start-their-own/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWFYHN9P7a0
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-amanda-jared-miller-father-las-vegas-shooting-20140609-story.html
https://www.infowars.com/cliven-bundy-domestic-patriot/
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/inside-story/articles/2014/4/22/nevada-rancher-vthefederalgovernmentwhosintheright.html
https://www.infowars.com/nevada-governor-candidate-warns-boy-scout-jamboree-may-be-next-false-flag/
https://web.archive.org/web/20150925125239/http://nevadagovernor2014.com/obamas-foodstamp-hostage-nation-nevada-governor-2014-david-lory-vanderbeek/
https://web.archive.org/web/20131204083223/http://www.nevadagovernor2014.com
https://web.archive.org/web/20140112171524/http://nevadagovernor2014.com:80/oj-simpson-las-vegas-confession-cover-up-nevada-governor-2014-david-lory-vanderbeek/
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/9/al-jazeera-interviewlvshooters.html
http://gawker.com/vegas-shooters-facebook-warnings-i-will-willingly-die-1588078660
http://gawker.com/neighbors-say-vegas-shooters-were-white-supremacists-b-1588026886
https://knpr.org/knpr/2015-06/one-year-later-what-metro-learned-murder-two-officers
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2014/06/12/las-vegas-shooting-suspect-jerad-miller-threatened-violence-interview-bundy-ranch
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-nevada/las-vegas-gunman-killed-by-police-not-wife-authorities-say-idUSKBN0EM29K20140611
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/9/bundy-s-son-las-vegasshooterskickedoffranch.html
https://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/justice/las-vegas-shooting/index.html
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/las-vegas-jerad-miller-unraveling-infowars-alex-jones/
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2014/06/09/alex-jones-alleges-that-las-vegas-cop-ambush-wa/199644
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/us/couple-in-las-vegas-killings-embraced-anti-government-ideology.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/24/las-vegas-cop-killers-packed-ammo-and-wore-adult-diapers-as-they-prepared-for-their-revolution/
http://news.yahoo.com/social-media-accounts-paint-chilling-portrait-of-alleged-las-vegas-cop-killers-194220082.html
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/jerad-amanda-miller-las-vegas-shooting-cliven-bundy-anti-government/
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/jun/09/look/
https://www.pbs.org/crucible/frames/_journalism.html
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/yellow-journalism-the-fake-news-of-the-19th-century/
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/thousands-honor-slain-las-vegas-police-officer-igor-soldo/
https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/las-vegas-bids-farewell-to-metro-officer-soldo/71063501
https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/slain-las-vegas-police-officer-alyn-beck-remembered-in-wyoming/article_a4a6d00d-3f2f-5e1e-8089-1e3ae060de06.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism
https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/officer-alyn-beck-remembered-honored-in-las-vegas/71062639
https://www.infowars.com/how-did-unemployed-felon-jerad-miller-buy-expensive-firearms-and-ammo/
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-maine-explodes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaqWxNLYz5I
 

Episode 16: A Shadow Cast Over Yosemite Part 02

In this episode we move on from Steven and cover his brother. Cary Stayner would not go on to be the net positive for society that his brother did. He would not pass on and have a funeral with 500 guests without a dry eye in the place. If Steven’s life was like a branch that grew beautifully, sprouting full but stopping short, then Cary’s branch grew long and trunk like. Twisting and disfigured. His legacy casts a shadow over Yosemite National forest.

Music Attribution:

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Shore Plover - Tracker - 15 Vacate
Shore Plover - Tracker - 07 Peppermint

Shore Plover - Tracker - 12 Weird Sixteen

Shore Plover - Tracker - 16 Paintbrush

Castleview - Desolation - 02 Meditating Reaper

Epiglottis - Removal - 01 Lament

House Full of Tricks - Dark Ambient Music and Soundscape

Dark Ambient Background Music - He is Moving Closer Taboo

Sources: 

In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators by Jeffrey L. Rinek and Marilee Strong


http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Stayner,%20Cary%20-%202005.pdf

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Experts-doubt-Stayner-s-tales-of-violent-visions-3073910.php

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Stayner-on-tape-describes-killing-3-Court-2910908.php

http://articles.latimes.com/2000/dec/12/news/mn-64426

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,28816-2,00.html

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Defense-to-fight-for-Stayner-s-life-Lawyers-2820211.php

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Defense-to-fight-for-Stayner-s-life-Lawyers-2820211.php

https://people.com/archive/his-deadly-secret-vol-52-no-5/

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/oct/04/local/me-stayner4

https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Yosemite-killer-sentenced-to-death-Terrible-2711605.php

https://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/Details.aspx?ID=T75166

http://www.nateferguson.com/sund.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/27/us/body-of-third-missing-woman-is-found-along-a-highway-leading-to-yosemite.html

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Life-goes-on-for-the-Sunds-3088837.php

stayner mug.jpg

Episode 15: A Shadow Cast Over Yosemite

For this two-part series, consider me your tour guide, as I’ll be guiding you through the wide range of wilderness that is Yosemite, the history and background of a sadistic killer, and, as always, we’ll take a moment to celebrate the lives of the victims.

 

Music Attribution: 

Shore Plover - Tracker - 15 Vacate

Shore Plover - Tracker - 07 Peppermint

Shore Plover - Tracker - 11 Date

Shore Plover - Tracker - 12 Weird Sixteen

Shore Plover - Tracker - 16 Paintbrush

Sinister Dark Ambient Music - Dark Road

Castleview - Desolation - 02 Meditating Reaper

Aer Leabhar - Improvisations III - 04 XXXIX

Epiglottis - She Unraveled The Heavens and The Light Shone Through - Her Fifth Visit - -Suicide Attempt

 

Sources:

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-09-22/news/vw-766_1_steven-stayner/2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DkHpRhAwAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJq6NyCMd6c

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/824905/posts

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/276815046674078.shtml

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/oct/04/local/me-stayner4

https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/steven-stayner-34446.php

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/824905/posts

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-09-22/news/vw-766_1_steven-stayner/3

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/12/18/The-man-who-kidnapped-young-Steven-Stayner-alternated-sexual/8624377499600/

https://people.com/archive/17-years-later-a-tv-miniseries-forces-steven-stayner-to-relive-the-horror-of-his-childhood-vol-31-no-20/

https://people.com/archive/a-hit-and-run-crash-ends-the-life-of-kidnap-victim-steven-stayner-vol-32-no-14/

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/06/23/Steven-Stayner-a-teenager-who-spent-nearly-half-his/3526362116800/

http://www.fdap.org/downloads/victories/A106798.pdf

https://storieswarehouse.wordpress.com/katherine-starling/ksrev/kenneth-eugene-parnell/

iAf

 https://www.nytimes.com/1982/01/07/us/2-convicted-in-72-kidnapping-of-7-year-old-california-boy.html

timstayno.jpg

Episode 14: Leopold and Loeb Part 03

Music Attribution:

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Epiglottis - Seasongs - Drowning

Aer Leabhar - Improvisations - 20 XX

Zenosyne - We Would All Go Insane... - Feast for the Storks

Castleview - Desolation - Burn

The Holy Club - Oklahoma Federal Awkward Snake

Tom Parmiter -The Nightingale

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven (No Copyright Music)

Shostakovich plays Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in A major Op. 87 No. 7

myuu - Carmen - Habanera (Piano Version) Georges Bizet


Sources:

http://www.crimearchives.net/1924_leopold_loeb/html/confessions.html

For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago
by Simon Baatz

Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century
by Hal Higdon

Compulsion by Meyer Levin

https://www.biography.com/people/nathan-leopold-227820

https://www.biography.com/people/richard-loeb-227821

https://web.archive.org/web/20070315203922/http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/Accountoftrial.html

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LeopoldStatement.pdf

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LoebStatement.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20101103143040/http://www.jurist.law.pitt.edu/trials5.htm

Episode 13: Leopold and Loeb Part 02

The Crime of the Century

In this episode we’ll cover the plan in action. Once hailed as the crime of the century, this is the story of Leopold and Loeb, as well as their, victim Bobby Franks.


Music Attribution:

The Holy Club - We Will Build No Cathedrals

Epiglottis - Lucid Piano- Imaginary Pieces for Chaotic Pictures - 01 I - Simple Repetition

Epiglottis - Kachō-ga - 05 High Pitches Outside

Epiglottis - Atonement - 04 Melancholia II (William Basinski Cover)

Isolated Light - Trembling Bodies in Times of Sacrifice - 12 The endless decadence of love which was never meant to be

Zenosyne - We Would All Go Insane... - 03 Feast for the Storks

Tom Parmiter -The Nightingale

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

myuu - Carmen - Habanera (Piano Version) Georges Bizet



Sources:

For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago
by Simon Baatz

Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century
by Hal Higdon

https://www.biography.com/people/nathan-leopold-227820

https://www.biography.com/people/richard-loeb-227821

https://web.archive.org/web/20070315203922/http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/Accountoftrial.html

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LeopoldStatement.pdf

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LoebStatement.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20101103143040/http://www.jurist.law.pitt.edu/trials5.htm

Episode 12: Leopold and Loeb

The Perfect Crime...

Welcome listener. I have a special two-part series in store for you. For this episode we cover the players. Those involved. It’s an older story, with it’s murder taking place in 1924. At the time it was called The Crime of the Century, with a trial the likes the world had never seen; it was a full-blown media spectacle. This is the story of the “perfect crime” of the unfortunate victim caught up in a senseless scheme. This is the story of Leopold and Loeb.

Sources:

For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago
by Simon Baatz

Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century
by Hal Higdon

https://www.biography.com/people/nathan-leopold-227820

https://www.biography.com/people/richard-loeb-227821

https://web.archive.org/web/20070315203922/http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/Accountoftrial.html

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LeopoldStatement.pdf

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LoebStatement.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20101103143040/http://www.jurist.law.pitt.edu/trials5.htm

 

Music Attribution: 

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

CO.AG Music

Documentary Music - Grigory Efimovich Rasputin

CO.AG Music

Peaceful Ambient Background Music - Disconnect

CO.AG Music

Documentary music - Dance with the dead in my dreams

CO.AG Music

Dark Background music - The last key

myuu - Angst

myuu - Walking Into Darkness

myuu - Carmen - Habanera (Piano Version) Georges Bizet

purple planet - spy story

Suspense
Composer - Jake LaVallee, Owner of http://uncopyrightedmusic.net

leopold and loeb.jpg

Episode 11: This Dark Chest of Dreams

A Sleep Crime Anthology 

Part One: The Case of the Extended Nightmare

One night, shortly before or after the October Fourth, 1980 Steven Linscott awoke, drenched in cold sweat. He had just had a vivid nightmare. This nightmare would have real world consequences. 

Part 2: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon

1933 marked the birth of a terrifying figure. A figure that hid in the shadows, attacking victims with an invisible weapon. This figure made the news and caused mass panic. Some believe that the figure was the cause of mass hysteria. Others feel that there is too much evidence to dismiss his or her existence.

Part 3: The Phantom Barber of Pascagoula

Two young girls, Mary Evelyn Briggs and Edna Marie Hydel, are sleeping at the convent of Our Lady of Victories. They wake to find a man climbing out of their bedroom window. The girls were not harmed but both were missing locks of their hair. One of the girls described the man as short, overweight, and wearing a white sweatshirt. The culprit would go on to be known as The Phantom Barber of Pascagoula. 

Part 4: The Sleep Intruder

A strange recording heard on a sleep app leaves a woman and mother in distress. The audio recording is enough to send chills down your spine. 

Music Attribution: 

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

CO.AG Music

Send in the clowns - Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape

CO.AG Music

Sinister Dark Ambient Background Music  - Dark Lord

CO.AG Music

Peaceful Ambient Background Music - Heroes

CO.AG Music

Dark Ambient Haunting Music - Images and Photography

 

Sources: 

https://www.innocenceproject.org/cases/steven-linscott/

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-09-18/news/mn-39898_1_steven-linscott

https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=3385

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-07-16/news/9203040224_1_new-trial-steven-linscott-second-trial

https://people.com/archive/a-vision-of-murder-vol-27-no-21/

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20071226045904/http://www.eiu.edu/~localite/coles/mattoon/gasser/The%20Mad%20Gasser%20of%20Mattoon%20Home.htm

https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4550

https://www.prairieghosts.com/gasser.html

http://illinoistimes.com/article-permalink-70.html

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/06/mad-gassers-of-america/

https://exemplore.com/paranormal/The-Mad-Gasser-of-Mattoon

https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/texas-school-tragedy-remembered-75-years-later-143104106/611155.html

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/natural-gas-explosion-kills-schoolchildren-in-texas

http://mentalfloss.com/article/55316/strange-states-mississippis-phantom-barber-pascagoula

https://www.southernliving.com/halloween/mississippi-phantom-barber-video

https://oddlyhistorical.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/phantom-barber-pascagoula/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Ghosts/comments/1u894f/experience_using_sleep_as_android_app/

 

Episode 10: Shawn Grate

For the tenth episode I extensively cover serial killer Shawn Grate. I'll be up front that this episode can be intense.  Listener discretion is advised. 

 

Music Attribution: 

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

CO.AG Music
04 Background Music - Operative Code

CO.AG Music

Dark Ambient Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape - So Cold

Myuu

Gymnopédie No. 1 (Dark Piano Version) 

 Music Credit: Grapes
Track Name: "Another One"
Music By: Grapes @ http://dig.ccmixter.org/dig?user=grapes
Official Grapes YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/smokegrapes
Official Grapes Facebook Page: facebook.com/grapes510
License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ

Sources: 

Shawn Grate Trial

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/33305618/marion-police-release-new-sketches-help-identify-shawn-grate-victim

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3794568/Mom-serial-killer-reveals-son-led-cops-FOURTH-body-believes-victims-compares-Ted-Bundy-Jeffery-Dahmer.html

https://www.thecut.com/2016/09/5-women-linked-to-serial-killer-shawn-grate-in-ohio.html

https://www.facebook.com/AshlandCountyPictures/posts/1033839010067047

https://www.facebook.com/candice.cunningham.12327

https://www.facebook.com/shawn.grate.56

https://www.marionstar.com/story/news/crime/2018/06/12/new-tips-roll-after-southern-states-asked-help-id-grate-victim/690671002/

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/oh-shawn-michael-grate-3-bodies-found-ashland-madison-sept-2016.316844/

 

 

Episode 09: Oba Chandler Part 03

In the final part of our three episode series on Oba Chandler we cover his downfall and the aftermath of his legacy of violence. 

Music Attribution: 

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

CO.AG Music - Background Music - Loops

CO.AG Music - Background Music - It's not gonna end like this

CO.AG Music - Background Music - Operative Code

khach0n - Relax Troposphere 

Ross Bugden - Blacklight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKdsPnFR1D0

Ross Bugden - Almond Blossom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-hauEAtTPU

【Dark Classical Music Piano 11】Satie Gnossienne No.1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zcWcO9d_UY

Purple Planet - Troposphere 

The Order's Theme - myuu

HHB - Melancholy

Uniq - Art of Silence - Dramatic / Cinematic

http://www.tampabay.com/features/angels--demons/2162390

Sources:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/police-oba-chandlers-dna-links-him-to-1990-south-florida-murder/2167262

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/20/the_odd_body_electrocution/

DEATH CRUISE by Don Davis

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/police-oba-chandlers-dna-links-him-to-1990-south-florida-murder/2167262

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-set-to-execute-convicted-killer-oba-chandler/

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ijweAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Ib8EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4784,2083889&dq=oba+chandler&hl=en

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-11-17/news/1992322167_1_billboards-ted-bundy-handwriting

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-supreme-court/1008575.html

220px-Oba_Chandler.jpg

Episode 08: Oba Chandler Part 02

For part two in our Oba Chandler series we explore his life and mind. We also continue the tragic story of the Rogers family.

Special Guest: Psychotherapist/Actor/Writer Jason Eric Ross

http://jasonericross.com/

Music Attribution: 

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

CO.AG Music - Background Music - Loops


CO.AG Music - Background music - piano in a empty room

CO.AG Music - Documentary Music - 07 Lights out

khach0n - Relax Troposphere 

Ross Bugden - Blacklight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKdsPnFR1D0

Ross Bugden - Almond Blossom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-hauEAtTPU

【Dark Classical Music Piano 11】Satie Gnossienne No.1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zcWcO9d_UY

"Kona"
Instrumental by Homage
https://youtu.be/nW-zj2fhVr4

"Loyal"
Instrumental by Homage
https://youtu.be/YZBO6F74sFU

ambient by strange day https://soundcloud.com/strange-day Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/_CxScpf_Dds

 

Sources:

http://www.tampabay.com/features/angels--demons/2162390

DEATH CRUISE by Don Davis

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/police-oba-chandlers-dna-links-him-to-1990-south-florida-murder/2167262

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-set-to-execute-convicted-killer-oba-chandler/

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ijweAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Ib8EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4784,2083889&dq=oba+chandler&hl=en

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-11-17/news/1992322167_1_billboards-ted-bundy-handwriting

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-supreme-court/1008575.html

Episode 07: Oba Chandler Part 01

 The first part of a multi-episode series on Oba chandler. 

Special Guest: Elizabeth from Ohio Valley True Crime

https://ovtruecrime.podbean.com/

 

Music Attribution: 

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


CO.AG Music - Background music - piano in a empty room

CO.AG Music - Documentary Music - 07 Lights out

Ross Bugden - Emotional and Ambient Electronic Music ♪♬ - 5:54 AM (Dawn) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKYP5HOjng0

khach0n - Relax Troposphere 

Ross Bugden - Blacklight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKdsPnFR1D0

Ross Bugden - Almond Blossom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-hauEAtTPU

【Dark Classical Music Piano 11】Satie Gnossienne No.1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zcWcO9d_UY

"Kona"
Instrumental by Homage
https://youtu.be/nW-zj2fhVr4

Sources:

http://www.tampabay.com/features/angels--demons/2162390

DEATH CRUISE by Don Davis

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/police-oba-chandlers-dna-links-him-to-1990-south-florida-murder/2167262

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-set-to-execute-convicted-killer-oba-chandler/

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ijweAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Ib8EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4784,2083889&dq=oba+chandler&hl=en

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-11-17/news/1992322167_1_billboards-ted-bundy-handwriting

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-supreme-court/1008575.html

1275dchandler.jpg