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Old Timey Crimey #32: The Bell Witch - “Deviltry Eggs”

Old Timey Crimey #32: The Bell Witch - “Deviltry Eggs”

October 25, 2019
We finish off our month of spooky crimes with the Bell Witch, the only spirit known to have killed someone. Or did she? We have thoughts...and some righteous indignation.
 
Along the way, we meet Andrew Jackson's douchebag witch tamer, Richard "Pervert" Powell, and learn about liar's clubs!
 
Learn about our brand new giveaway AND send us your creepy stranger stories! We shared ours--it's only fair. Send them to oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com
 
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Thanks for listening, and remember, don't be a racist ghost. 
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Sources:
 

Bartholomew, Robert E. and Nickell, Joe. American Hauntings: The True Stories Behind Hollywood’s Scariest Movies – From the Exorcist to the Conjuring. Performing Arts. 2015.

Bell, Richard Williams. “Our Family Trouble: The Story of the Bell Witch of Tennessee.”

Cellania, Miss. “The Bell Witch of Tennessee.” Mental Floss. http://mentalfloss.com/article/12828/bell-witch-tennessee

Dunning, Brian. “Demystifying the Bell Witch.” Skeptoid. https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4118

Fitzhugh, Pat. “The Bell Witch Haunting.” The Bell Witch Web Site. http://www.bellwitch.org/story.htm

Gravitt, Alyssa. “The Terrifying True Story of the Bell Witch.” The Southern Weekend. http://thesouthernweekend.com/bell-witch/

“Adams, Tennessee.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams,_Tennessee

Young, Nicole. “Psychic: I Know the Real Bell Witch Story.” USA Today/Nashville Tennessean.  https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/nation-now/2015/10/27/psychic-bell-witch-story/74713998/

Genealogy.com

 
Old Timey Crimey #31: Spring Heeled Jack - “Flamo”

Old Timey Crimey #31: Spring Heeled Jack - “Flamo”

October 18, 2019

This week, Spooktober continues with the legendary Spring Heeled Jack. We'll take a trip down Cutthroat Lane and hop over to Green Dragon Alley to look at the Terror of London himself, that guy who...jumped high, spewed flames, and slapped people. 
 
Along the way, meth heads with moon boots, painting the town red, and the one and only Flamo the Great. 
 
Send us your creepy stranger stories! We shared ours--it's only fair. Send them to oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com
 
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Thanks for listening, and remember to watch out for weird jumping dudes--they'll slap you silly! 
 
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Sources: 
   
Dash, Mike. “Spring-Heeled Jack: To Victorian Bugaboo from Suburban Ghost.” Fortean Studies, vol. 3. 

Friedman, Jeff. “The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack: Victorian Urban Folklore and Popular Cultures” (Review). Oral History Review. https://academic-oup-com.pitt.idm.oclc.org/ohr/article/41/1/161/2333359

Grundhauser, Eric. “Meet Spring-Heeled Jack, the Leaping Devil That Terrorized Victorian England.” Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/meet-springheeled-jack-the-leaping-devil-that-terrorized-victorian-england

“Spring-Heeled Jack.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring-heeled_Jack

History.com

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Out of this World: The Illustratted Library of the Bizarre and Extraordinary, Vol. 6

 

Old Timey Crimey #30: The Croglin Grange Vampire - “Keep the Shutters Closed”

Old Timey Crimey #30: The Croglin Grange Vampire - “Keep the Shutters Closed”

October 11, 2019

We're continuing our October Spooky Crimes series with the Croglin Grange Vampire. He knows where you live, and he's at your window. Scratching, screeching, screeeeee. Remember: lunatics don't escape every day. OR DO THEY? Scott has a theory that will intrigue the hell out of you. 

And along the way: how men write women, the return of British pub names, and a beer that could have been so much more. 

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Thanks for listening, and remember to close the shutters. 

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Sources: 

Adams, Paul. “The Vampire of Croglin Grange.” The Spooky Isles. https://www.spookyisles.com/the-vampire-of-croglin-grange/

Baidya, Sankalan. “The Croglin Grange Vampire: Was it Real?” Facts Legend. https://factslegend.org/the-croglin-grange-vampire-was-it-real/

“Cumberland.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland

“Cumberland Sausage.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_sausage

“English Civil War.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Civil_War

Hare, Augustus. “The Story of My Life.” http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42770/42770-h/42770-h.htm

Hewitt, Les. “The Croglin Grange Vampire of Cumberland.” Historic Mysteries. https://www.historicmysteries.com/croglin-grange-vampire/

 “The Vampire of Croglin Grange.” The Unexplained Mysteries. http://theunexplainedmysteries.com/Croglin-Grange-Vampire.html

Rymer, James Malcolm “Varney the Vampyre.” https://www.gutenberg.org/files/14833/14833-h/14833-h.htm#CHAPTER_I

Militaryfactory.com

Gi.com

Out of this World: The Illustratted Library of the Bizarre and Extraordinary, Vol. 6

 

Old Timey Crimey #29: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon - “Burger King and Paralysis”

Old Timey Crimey #29: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon - “Burger King and Paralysis”

October 4, 2019

We're starting off our month-long Halloween series with a fit of the vapors! Our first Halloween episode will take us to the mad, mad world of Mattoon, Illinois in 1944, where the "Phantom Anesthetist" attacked dozens of people with...well, we still don't know. But we have theories and rampant speculation, as always.

And don't miss several seriously random fun facts involving fast food restaurants, popular comic books, and well-known children's writers. Plus helium voices and a truly beautiful Broadway song commemorating this week's topic. 

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Thanks for listening, and remember: just, you know, don't gas people. 

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Bsonstott. “Information on Farley Lewellyn.” Reddit: Unresolved Mysteries. https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/6pcuva/information_on_farley_llewellyn/

Bellows, Alan. “The Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” Damn Interesting. https://www.damninteresting.com/the-mad-gasser-of-mattoon/

Carlson, Debbie. “The Mattoon Mad Gasser – Looking Back At A Textbook Case Of Mass Hysteria.”  BELT Magazine. https://beltmag.com/the-mattoon-mad-gasser-looking-back-at-a-textbook-case-of-mass-hysteria/

Cox, Ray. “Botetourt's Mad Gasser reports of 1930s discounted as mass hysteria.” The Roanoke Times. https://www.roanoke.com/news/local/botetourt-s-mad-gasser-reports-of-s-discounted-as-mass/article_0aa70661-bb5e-5b6d-a424-c836062e99ff.html

“Flit Gun.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flit_gun

Grubin, Don and Madsen, Lars. “Lie detection and the polygraph: A Historical Review.” Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. Vol. 16 Issue 2. P. 357-359.

Klickna, Cindy. “The Case of the Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” Illinois Times. https://illinoistimes.com/article-70-the-case-of-the-mad-gasser-of-mattoon.html

MacGowan, Doug. “The Mad Gasser of Mattoon, Illinois.” Historic Mysteries. https://www.historicmysteries.com/the-mad-gasser/

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Mio, Leslie. “The Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” Eastern Illinois University. https://www.eiu.edu/localite/gasserhome.php

Morphy, Rob. “Mad Gassers of America.” Mysterious Universe. https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/06/mad-gassers-of-america/

Slocum, Jake. “6 Famous Unsolved Mysterious with Really Obvious Solutions.” Cracked. https://www.cracked.com/article_16671_6-famous-unsolved-mysteries-with-really-obvious-solutions.html

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