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Old Timey Crimey #134: The Hammersmith Ghost - ”Perfectly Dead”

Old Timey Crimey #134: The Hammersmith Ghost - ”Perfectly Dead”

October 8, 2021

Spookyween continues with an examination of the Hammersmith Ghost, which terrorized people in a London village until someone paid the ultimate price. Plus, Kristy tells Amber the creepy, ridiculous details of an old superstition, the Dead Man's Hand. 

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Sources:

Jane Alexander in Londonist

Claire Feikert-Ahalt on LOC Blog

Apparitions: or, the mystery of ghosts, hobgoblins, and haunted houses, by Joseph Taylor

Sara Luehmann on Hammersmith & Fulham

BBC.

Newgate Calendar

Wiki: Hammersmith

Ross Macfarlane at the Wellcome Library.

British and Irish Legal Information Institute.

Old Bailey Online.

George Dillard on History of Yesterday.

The Murder of the Hammersmith Ghost — 1804 | by Jed Graham | Genius in a Bottle

Frank Baker MD in The American Anthropologist Journal

Newspapers.com: The Times

 

Music: 

Headless Horseman by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6740-headless-horseman
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Old Timey Crimey #132: Clementine Barnabet - ”Gray Linings”

Old Timey Crimey #132: Clementine Barnabet - ”Gray Linings”

September 24, 2021

A series of brutal murders terrorized a whole region of the U.S. in the 1910s. Were they really committed by one teenage girl? 

 

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Sources:

The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James

Vance MacMcLaughlin, Homicide Research Working Groups Annual Symposium Proceedings

Findagrave

Wiki: St MartinsvilleLafayette

Charles Swenson on Camptown Cemetery

Stephanie Weber on Mental Floss.

Nina M. Hoffpauir on Acadiana Historical

Karen Corday on Grunge

Newspapers via LOC

New Iberia Enterprise and Independent Observer

Newspapers via Newspapers.com

Times-Democrat, Galveston Daily News, Weekly Advocate, Crowley Signal, Monroe News Star, Town Talk

Music: 

Headless Horseman by Alexander Nakarada
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
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Old Timey Crimey #131: Victor Licata - ”Dope Evil”

Old Timey Crimey #131: Victor Licata - ”Dope Evil”

September 17, 2021

One night of horrifying violence that would have a reverberating effect on American attitudes toward marijuana for decades. Plus a rant, some snark, and reminiscing about the DARE program. 

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Sources: 
Paul Guzzo in the Tampa Bay Times
, and also here, Inside Detective Magazine via Reefer Madness Museum, JAMA Psychiatry, Earl Perkins in Thursday Review, Laura Smith on Timeline, Assassin of Youth via Herb Museum, Crimedoor, Mara Bovsun on NY Daily news

Wiki: Ybor City. Assassin of Youth. Decriminalization of Marijuana.

Newspapers.com:

The Brainard Clipper, Knoxville Journal, Anniston Star, El Paso Times.

Chronicling America:

Times-News

Music: 

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
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Headless Horseman by Alexander Nakarada
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Old Timey Crimey #130: Mary Bateman - ”Else It Will Not Do”

Old Timey Crimey #130: Mary Bateman - ”Else It Will Not Do”

September 10, 2021

The tale of Mary Bateman, aka the Yorkshire witch: a woman who was chronically incapable of going to the store. She also never met a scam she did like or a sheet she couldn't steal. 

Sources:

Catherine Curzon on Mental Floss.

Extraordinary Life and Character of Mary Bateman, the Yorkshire Witch From the Earliest Thefts of her Infancy, Through a Most Awful Course of Crimes and Murders, Till Her Execution at the New Drop, Near the Castle of York, On Monday the 20th of March 1809 (12th Edition)

Vision of Britain Through Time

Ellen Castelow on Historic UK

Kelly Buchanan on LOC.

Wikipedia. Digoxin.

National Library of Scotland.     

Hull Packet via Gale Primary Sources

Murderpedia

The Lineup

On Yorkshire Magazine

Newspapers.com:

Lancaster Gazette/Leeds Mercury

Morning Chronicle

 

Music:

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6282-tavern-loop-one
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Old Timey Crimey #128: Butch Cassidy - “Beaver Weaver”

Old Timey Crimey #128: Butch Cassidy - “Beaver Weaver”

August 27, 2021

A man who knew how to plan, and also knew the value of a good thank you note. He left behind a legacy of mystery, unanswered questions, and love of pie. 

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Sources: 

Kathy Weiser on Legends of America. Wild West. Homestead Act.  Wild Bunch.

Utah.com

Britannica

Most Notorious Podcast – Guest Charles Leerhsen

Wyoming State Archives

Wikipedia: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Newspapers.com

San Fran Call

Colorado Historic Newspapers:

Routt County Courier.

Steamboat Pilot.

The Craig Courier.

Cal Dig Newspaper Collection:

Sacramento Daily Union

San Diego Union.

Music:

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time
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Old Timey Crimey #127: Brooke Hart - “Beep Beep”

Old Timey Crimey #127: Brooke Hart - “Beep Beep”

August 20, 2021

A young man is kidnapped, and an entire town loses its mind. 

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Sources:

Swift Justice: Murder and Vengeance in a California Town by Harry Farrell

Findagrave.

Nor Call Media Museum. 

Newspapers.com:

Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

San Francisco Examiner

Brooklyn Times Union

Oakland Tribune

California Digital Newspaper Collection:

San Jose Mercury News

Amanda Sedlak-Hevener on Ranker

Bob Calhoun on SF Weekly. 

Scott Herhold on Mercury News. 

Carl Nolte on SF Gate. 

Timothy Hughes on Rare and Early Newspapers. 

Jack Major on Major Smolinski

Wikipedia

Music: 

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
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Old Timey Crimey #124 - Timey After Timey in Pennsylvania

Old Timey Crimey #124 - Timey After Timey in Pennsylvania

July 30, 2021

In the first official Timey After Timey, Amber talks about Irene Schroeder's bonkers crime spree in the 1930s, and Kristy discusses the murder of Laurie Show in the 1990s. 

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Sources: 

Irene Schroeder

https://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/schroeder-irene.htm

https://www.wvgenweb.org/marshall/dague-schroeder.pdf

https://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/schroeder-dague-executed-85-years-ago-today/article_bdeb542a-2c5d-5e61-851b-3d27c442d92d.html

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99299417/irene-schroeder

The book Family & Lies: Before there was Bonnie and Clyde There Was Gramma and Glenn by DJ Everette

 

Laurie Show Murder

Paul Smith. Fox43

Keith Schweigert. Fox43.

Niki T. Ingram. Philadelphia Bar. (review of book)

Jed Reinert. Lancaster Online.

Lambert v Blackwell et all. Judyrecords.

Murderpedia.

Ted Anthony. Herald-Journal

Laura Fries. Variety.

Tom Jicha. Sun Sentinel.

Kristal Hawkins. TruTV.

The Stalking of Laurie Show on YouTube.

 

Music: 

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Old Timey Crimey #123: Charley Ross - “Tea Party”

Old Timey Crimey #123: Charley Ross - “Tea Party”

July 23, 2021

The kidnapping that changed kidnapping in America. 

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Sources: 

Heather Thomas. Library of Congress Blog.

PBS: Whyy.

Findagrave.

Thomas Everly. Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.

Carrie Hagen. SmithsonianMag.

Carrie Hagen. We Is Got Him: The Kidnapping that Changed America

Ryan Fin. Medium.

Meaghan Good. The Charley Project.

Jason Lucky Morrow. Historical Crime Detective.

History.com.

USHistory.org.

Newspapers.com:

Philadelphia Inquirer.

Yonkers Statesman.

Chronicling America:

NY Herald.

Music: 

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
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Old Timey Crimey #114: The Princes in the Tower (Pt 2) - “Princeducken”

Old Timey Crimey #114: The Princes in the Tower (Pt 2) - “Princeducken”

May 21, 2021

We continue to delve into one of history's greatest mysteries--what happened to the young would-be king of England after his uncle sent him and his brother to the tower? We finish up this two-parter with a discussion of theories and bones. Featuring special guest, Hugo-nominated fanzine editor Chris Garcia!

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Chill Wave by Kevin MacLeod
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sources:

Ben Johnson. Historic UK. https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Princes-in-the-Tower/

Meilan Solly. Smithsonian Mag. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-richard-iii-order-deaths-his-nephews-they-slept-tower-london-180976930/

Rebecca Starr Brown. https://rebeccastarrbrown.com/2017/03/02/edward-ivs-marriage-to-elizabeth-woodville-in-context/

Historic Royal Palaces. https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/the-princes-in-the-tower/

Matt Lewis. History hit. https://www.historyhit.com/what-led-to-george-duke-of-clarences-execution-by-wine/

“George Northcroft.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Northcroft#Orthodontics

English Monarchs. https://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/plantagenet_12.htm#menu

Magalshi. Adventures of a Tudor Nerd. https://adventuresofatudornerd.com/tag/anthony-woodville/

Matthew Lewis. The History Press. https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/what-if-the-princes-in-the-tower-survived-into-tudor-england/

David Crowther. The History of England. https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/resource/the-1483-timeline/

Wolverton & District Archaeological and Historical Society. https://www.mkheritage.org.uk/wdahs/docs/edward.html

Bruce Heydt. British Heritage. https://britishheritage.com/history/pretender-throne-perkin-warbeck

Leanda de Lisle. Tudor Times. https://tudortimes.co.uk/guest-articles/lady-margaret-beaufort-hero-or-villain

https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/did-richard-iii-really-kill-princes-in-tower-debate-historians/

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/historian-bolsters-case-that-richard-iii-murdered-the-princes-in-the-tower/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/princes-tower-will-ultimate-cold-case-finally-be-solved-after-more-500-years-10466190.html

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

https://www.livescience.com/richard-iii-nephew-murders.html

Croyland Chronicles

Chronicle of London

The usurpation of Richard the Third: Dominicus Mancinus ad Angelum Catonem de occupatione Regni Anglie per Ricardum Tercium libellus

History Extra Podcast: Princes in the Tower

 

Old Timey Crimey #109: Velma West - “Log Cabin”

Old Timey Crimey #109: Velma West - “Log Cabin”

April 16, 2021

She's not just a small town girl living in a lonely world, and she won't take the midnight train going anywhere. She will, however, take the roadster to a bridge party in Cleveland. 

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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Secret of Tiki Island Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Mark Gribben. Malefactor’s Register. http://malefactorsregister.com/wp/nightclub-girl-in-a-curfew-town/

Wikipedia. Perry, OH. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry,_Ohio#Demographics. Gene Malin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Malin

Mark Gilson. “The Historic Nursery Belt of Lake County.” Gardenopolis Cleveland. https://www.gardenopoliscleveland.org/2018/06/the-historic-nursery-belt-of-lake-county-part-1/

Murderpedia. https://murderpedia.org/female.W/w/west-velma.htm

Richard Raponi. Cleveland Historical. https://clevelandhistorical.org/index.php/files/show/1879

Sarah Pruitt. History.com. https://www.history.com/news/gay-culture-roaring-twenties-prohibition

Natalie Zarrelli. Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/in-the-early-20th-century-america-was-awash-in-incredible-queer-nightlife

Cindy. Scandals and Sweets. https://scandalsandsweets.com/velma-west-iron-flapper-a-sad-ending-to-a-sad-life/

Mark J. Price. Beacon Journal. https://www.beaconjournal.com/article/20140622/news/306229547

Newspapers.com: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Brownsville Herald, News-Journal, The Circleville Herald, Times Herald

https://www.newspapers.com/search/#query=%22edward+west%22&p_province=us-oh&dr_year=1926-1927

LOC: Brownsville Herald. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063730/1927-12-26/ed-1/seq-6/#date1=1926&index=0&rows=20&words=Velma+West&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1928&proxtext=%22velma+west%22&y=10&x=11&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1

https://murderpedia.org/female.W/w/west-velma.htm

 

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