S1E18: Mark Foster - Voodoo Murders: Part 02

In this week's episode of Obscura: A True Crime Podcast we shine a light on Mark Foster, Brent Thompson, and Greg Friesner. What does Santeria and the white Anglo-Saxon owner of a large tech company have in common? Take a seat by the fire. It's going to get dark...


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Sources: See Website

Music:

Peaceful Ambient Background Music - Heroes
A day with you - Peaceful Ambient Background Music
Approaching UFO - Futuristic Sci-fi Electronic Background Music
Dark Background music - The last key
Shore Plover - Curtains

S1E17: Voodoo Murders: Part 01

In this week's episode we shine a light on John Preston Rooks, Esteis Liberis, and Latarsha Sanders. All three killers who were influenced by Voodoo.

Note: Voodoo and its branches are misunderstood and still practiced to this day. Obscura: A True Crime Podcast respects your right to practices any religion.

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Sources:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article208533169.html

http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/02/06/brockton-mother-murder-no-bail

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/30/brockton-mother-accused-killing-sons-indicted-murder-charges/952wD7cs40PO3TEPxwbAHN/story.html

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/02/06/brockton-mother-killed-children-during-ritual-incident-prosecutor-says-court/hmffhtYUoYnU1zU7TKmuAJ/story.html

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/02/cops_brockton_mom_killed_kids_in_voodoo_ritual

https://turnto10.com/news/local/police-woman-stabbed-her-sons-ages-5-and-8-to-death

S1E16: Martha Moxley - The Devil's Night Murder

In Martha Moxley's Greenwich, Connecticut neighborhood, they called the night before Halloween Mischief Night. It would be that night in 1975 that 15-year-old Martha Moxley would take her final breath and with it would begin a 43-year-long battle to bring her killer to justice.

Writer:

Heather Sutfin

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Sources:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/whats-the-night-before-halloween-called-it-depends-on-1652219297


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-do-you-call-night-before-halloween-180967010/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWUdy0Fjg2A


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/30/nyregion/michael-skakel-martha-moxley-timeline.html


https://patch.com/connecticut/norwalk/skakel-nanny-speaks


http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/20131024skakel/357037572.pdf


https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/full-episode-the-murder-of-martha-moxley-735910979969?v=railb&


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT3q4ittdB0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b85x1HPHtXA


http://articles.latimes.com/1991-09-08/news/mn-2834_1_william-kennedy-smith


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2000/10/dominick-dunne-martha-moxley-murder-greenwich


https://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/19/nyregion/new-hope-for-finding-a-murderer.html


https://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/11/michael_skakel_settles_lawsuit.html


http://thesuttonreport.com/The%20Sutton%20Report/campysuttontoc.html


https://www.ct.gov/csao/cwp/view.asp?q=286828


https://www.scribd.com/document/391212346/Michael-Skakel-Probable-Cause-Hearing-Transcript


http://www.cnn.com/2002/LAW/08/29/skakel.sentencing/index.html


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/nyregion/michael-skakel-martha-moxley.html


https://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/08/nyregion/murder-in-greenwich-the-verdict-skakel-is-convicted-27-years-after-girl-s-murder.html?module=inline


https://web.archive.org/web/20030621193832/http://www.courttv.com:80/trials/moxley/index.html


https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/01/a-miscarriage-of-justice/304759/


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/05/04/kennedy-cousin-michael-skakels-murder-conviction-overturned-again/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.108b84da10ee


https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=124793&page=1


S1E15: 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/


S1E14: 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