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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 #133: Haunted Dolls - ”Disembodied Voices”

Old Timey Crimey #133: Haunted Dolls - ”Disembodied Voices”

October 1, 2021

Spookyween commences with an examination of dolls that just so happen to be surrounded by weird activity. It's a total coincidence, clearly. Also a coincidence: that the podcast host wouldn't allow us to upload episode art. 

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Sources:

The Robert The Doll Website.

Wiki: Richard Steiff, Teddy Bear, The Living Doll

Historic Houston

Haunted Rooms

Ella Morton. Slate.

Scott Eyman on Sun Sentinel.

Melissa Bastek on Horror Obsessive

Demonic Dolls: True Tales of Terrible Toys by John Harker

Old City Ghosts

LOC: Key West Citizen

Megan Grant on Bustle. 

Brie Schwartz on Redbook. 

Claire Reid on Ladbible.

Annabel Fenwick Elliott on the Daily Mail.

Xavier Piedra on The Lineup. 

Bri Stokes on Buzzfeed. 

Aaron Sagers on Den of Geek. 

Harold the Haunted Doll. 

Melissa Mason on Pedestrian. 

Amy's Crypt. 

 

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
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

 

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
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Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license 

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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Music: 

Chill Wave by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3498-chill-wave
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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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Music:

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Secret of Tiki Island Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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

 

Old Timey Crimey #101 - Lizzie Borden Part 2: “Flea Rags”

Old Timey Crimey #101 - Lizzie Borden Part 2: “Flea Rags”

February 19, 2021

PART 2 of the infamous murders of Abby and Andrew Borden looks at the trial, the aftermath, some weird shit that happened because people are weird, and finally--THEORIES! 

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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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Sources:

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_River,_Massachusetts

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

Evening World via LOC

Deborah Allard. Herald News. https://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150601/NEWS/150609465

Professor Douglas O. Linder and law students. Famous Trials. https://famous-trials.com/lizzieborden

Chronology. Lizzieandrewborden.com https://web.archive.org/web/20150402145937/http://lizzieandrewborden.com/crimelibrary/chronologies/chronology1789-1892.htm

Diana Griffiths. The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden and Victorian Studies. https://ochm.medium.com/lizzie-borden-and-the-taunton-jail-d8224024666f

William F. Hanna. Old Colony History Museum. https://ochm.medium.com/lizzie-borden-and-the-taunton-jail-d8224024666f

Boston Globe. https://www.newspapers.com/image/430858491/?terms=Lizzie%20Borden&match=1

https://newengland.com/today/living/homes/lizzie-borden-house-fall-river/

 

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/lizzie-borden/

https://www.biography.com/news/lizzie-borden-life-after-murder-trial

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

https://www.womenshistory.org/articles/lizzie-borden-trial-1892

https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2019/07/21/how-did-19th-century-axe-murderer-lizzie-borden-become-a-household-name/ideas/essay/

https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/lizzie-borden

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/borden-parents-found-dead

https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/famous-murders/lizzie-borden/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-19th-century-axe-murderer-lizzie-borden-was-found-not-guilty-180972707/

https://www.livescience.com/lizzie-borden-house-for-sale.html

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/81765/how-lizzie-borden-spent-her-life-after-being-acquitted

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-happened-to-lizzie-borden-after-the-murders-lizzie-gives-yet-another-take-on-the-story-11881038

Unresolved Mysteries, Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/kodcvs/whats_your_weirdest_theory/

Old Timey Crimey #87: Amelia Dyer - “SOCIETY”

Old Timey Crimey #87: Amelia Dyer - “SOCIETY”

November 13, 2020

Amber and Kristy talk about one of the most prolific serial killers, and how she turned a profit with her murders. Kristy also gets mad at society. SOCIETY. 

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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
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sources:

 

Tony Rennell on Murderpedia. “The baby butcher: One of Victorian Britain's most evil murderers exposed.” 

Wikipedia. “Typhus.” “Amelia Dyer.” “Poor Law Amendment Act.” 

Wikitree. “Amelia Elizabeth (Hobley) Dyer.” 

Little Falls Weekly Transcript via LOC. 

Sarah Lee. BBC. “Amelia Dyer: The Victorian nurse who strangled babies."

BBC. “Victorian baby killer Amelia Dyer evidence found in loft.” 

Donna Patricia Ward. History Collection. “The Horrifying Truth of Britain’s Baby Butcher Amelia Elizabeth Dyer Revealed.” 

https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amelia-dyer-34349.php

https://www.in2013dollars.com/uk/inflation/1836

https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=9197.93&From=GBP&To=USD

https://allthatsinteresting.com/amelia-dyer

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-39330793

 

Old Timey Crimey #76: Alger Hiss - “Ideo-la-la-la-logies”

Old Timey Crimey #76: Alger Hiss - “Ideo-la-la-la-logies”

August 28, 2020

Was it treason? Was it a friendship gone wrong? Or was it MORE than friendship? The world may never know. This week we talk about Alger Hiss who maaaaybeee committed espionage but maaaaybeee didn't. 

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Sources: 

John Lowenthal. “Venona and Alger Hiss.” http://algerhiss.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/lowenthal.pdf

FBI.gov. “Alger Hiss.” https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/alger-hiss

A Tissue of Lies: Nixon vs. Hiss. Morton & Michael Levitt. 

Wikipedia. Alger Hiss, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alger_Hiss. International Juridical Association, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Juridical_Association. Navy V-12 program, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-12_Navy_College_Training_Program#Notable_graduates

James Thomas Gay. History net. “Was Washington official Alger Hiss a Communist Spy?” https://www.historynet.com/the-alger-hiss-spy-case-mayjune-98-american-history-feature.htm

Historynewsnetwork.org

CIA.gov

PBS.org

History.com

Janny Scott. New York Times. “Alger Hiss, Divisive Icon of the Cold War, Dies at 92.” https://web.archive.org/web/20091224132157/https://www.nytimes.com/1996/11/16/nyregion/alger-hiss-divisive-icon-of-the-cold-war-dies-at-92.html

Old Timey Crimey #71: George Joseph Smith - “Murder Vocab”

Old Timey Crimey #71: George Joseph Smith - “Murder Vocab”

July 24, 2020
Kristy, Scott, Amber, and special guest Jamie talk about George Joseph Smith, also known as the Brides in the Bath murderer.
 
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Sources:
 
Eric W. Nye, Currency Converter. https://www.uwyo.edu/numimage/currency.htm
 
 
“George Joseph Smith and the ‘Brides in the Bath’ case.” History By the Yardk. http://www.historybytheyard.co.uk/brides_in_bath.htm
 
 
“George Joseph Smith.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Joseph_Smith
 
 
Murderpedia. “George Joseph Smith.” https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/smith-george-joseph.htm
 
Meghan Good. Executed Today. “1915: George Joseph Smith, Brides in the Bath murderer” https://www.executedtoday.com/2011/08/13/1915-george-joseph-smith-brides-in-the-bath-murderer/
thegenealogist.co.uk
 
Old Timey Crimey #66: Francis Tumblety - “The Joe Exotic of Medicine”

Old Timey Crimey #66: Francis Tumblety - “The Joe Exotic of Medicine”

June 19, 2020
Scott, Kristy, and Amber delve into the weird, wild shenanigans of Francis Tumblety, the Joe Exotic of medicine. This guy started in porn, moved on to "medicine," and finished up as...possibly Jack the Ripper. (But probably not Jack the Ripper.)
 
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Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Tumblety
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_P._Blackburn
From LOC Chronicling America: Magnolia Gazette, Alexandria Gazette, NY Herald, New Ulm Weekly Review, Pittsburgh Dispatch, Evening Star, Evening Journal, Evening World (NY), The Sun (NY), New York Tribune, St. Louis Republic
R. Michael Gordon. “The American Murders of Jack the Ripper.” https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/3TECJxTxXfwC?hl=en&gbpv=0
Jack the Ripper Tour. “Is This the Face of a Killer?” https://www.jack-the-ripper-tour.com/the-face-of-jack-the-ripper/
Casebook.org. “Francis Tumblety.” https://www.casebook.org/suspects/tumblety.html
https://www.jack-the-ripper.org/francis-tumblety.htm
 
 
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