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/