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Old Timey Crimey #136: France‘s Teen Werewolf - ”Indecent Headdress”

Old Timey Crimey #136: France‘s Teen Werewolf - ”Indecent Headdress”

October 22, 2021

Jean Grenier, a teen boy in 17th century France, had a troubled home life. When he left home to try to survive on his own, no one could have guessed he'd make history as the youngest person ever convicted of lycanthropy. 

Also, Amber explains how a headdress can be indecent, and we discuss the devil's proclivities. 

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Sources: 

Jan Machielsen on Not Even Past.org and on Taylor & Francis Online

The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children: Essays on Anomalous Children From 1595 to the Present Day by Simon Bacon and Leo Ruickbie

Wikipedia: Witch’s mark

Lapham’s Quarterly

Gary Zabel’s essay Witchcraft and the Occult, 1400-1700

Richard Payne Knight – Pierre de Lancre’s Full Account of the Witches’ Sabbath

Not Just the Tudors

Music: 

Plucky Daisy by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4226-plucky-daisy
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Dark Impression by Horst Hoffmann
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8409-dark-impression
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/

 

 

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

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey Mini Crimey #1: Mary Edens and the Babbs Switch Schoolhouse Fire

Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey Mini Crimey #1: Mary Edens and the Babbs Switch Schoolhouse Fire

November 23, 2019

A special treat for you this weekend--a surprise look at what we're doing over on Patreon. For this inaugural Mini Crimey, Kristy tells Scott all about a little girl named Mary Edens, a horrible fire, and a mystery that endured for decades. We also introduce a man with a truly fantastic name as well as a HUGE...sense of integrity. 

Plus: how to build the perfect death trap, Milton Berle shows up, and Scott plays to his strengths. 

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Sources:

Jay Grelen. “Journalist Honors Pledge to Family of Missing Girl.” The Oklahoman. https://oklahoman.com/article/2679856/journalist-honors-pledge-to-family-of-missing-girl

“Babbs Switch Fire.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babbs_Switch_fire

Old Timey Crimey #36: Pauline Picard - “Is this yours?”

Old Timey Crimey #36: Pauline Picard - “Is this yours?”

November 22, 2019

This week we're looking at the tragic and unforgettable case of Pauline Picard, a toddler who disappeared from France in 1922--and then came back. Or did she?

Plus: reminiscing about childhood roaming, book talk, and frog talk.

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And remember, if you've been hanging on to a random human skull for a while, maybe just donate it to the local theater.

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Sources:

“The Mysterious Disappearance of Little Pauline Picard.” The Occult Museum. http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/mysterious-disappearance-little-pauline-picard/

“Two Girls, One Slain, Resemble Lost Child.” New York Times, retrieved from https://www.whaleoil.net.nz/2017/07/photo-of-the-day-1093/#more-320894.

Kenova22. “Cold Case: What happened to Pauline Picard in 1922?” https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/7b1hh9/cold_case_what_happened_to_pauline_picard_in_1922/

Renee Reeves. “The Bizarre Case of Pauline Picard.” Morbidology. https://morbidology.com/the-mysterious-case-of-pauline-picard/

Wikipedia

Ozy.com

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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Sources:

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/

“Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Gasser_of_Mattoon

“Mattoon, IL.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattoon,_Illinois

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

“Victims of Gas Prowler Now 25.” Charleston Daily Courier. https://www.eiu.edu/localite/9-9-44.JPG

“The Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” American Hauntings. https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/madgasser?rq=mad%20gasser

Old Timey Crimey #25: Albert Fish Part 1 - “We’re so sorry”

Old Timey Crimey #25: Albert Fish Part 1 - “We’re so sorry”

September 6, 2019

Scott and Kristy take a trip through Traumatown as they take a look at the infamous Albert Fish, a man to whom few proclivities were too extreme. 

We'll talk about some truly gruesome stuff, all while wondering: Why don't people's voices ever tell them to do GOOD things?!

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Sources:*

Schechter, Harold. Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer! Pocket Books. 1998.

"Albert Fish Parts I-III." Last Podcast on the Left.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6YdFTNOHBD7qXdyixrz8EF?si=Pm_MU4lWRLSFs8CkvlLsLw

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Mk8lkiS9IugdzmigLl9gf?si=Wumwn6ZwSTa2Z82m7Pg1Bg

https://open.spotify.com/episode/63Ej9kVU2mE74Jlqoc2Vzh?si=BqHwEt2qRNa6REvSXzZ4aA

Cummins, Dan. Timesuck podcast. "141 - Albert Fish: NY Killer and SUPER Creep." https://open.spotify.com/episode/5V19j6vxfvpgiUpq5v9Fao?si=qnISj7b2S-KQysG2qgj-kA

Hendrie, Phil. http://www.philhendrieshow.net/wednesday-november-30-2005-2/

 

*Scott misspoke during the episode and attributed his information to the wrong podcast, which explains the disparity between what we said and what you see here.  

Old Timey Crimey #22: Louis Le Prince - “The More You Don’t Know”

Old Timey Crimey #22: Louis Le Prince - “The More You Don’t Know”

August 16, 2019

Kristy and Scott take a look at the mysterious case of Louis Le Prince, a man with fabulous facial hair and a true passion for invention. He should have become one of the top names in the annals of innovation, but fate--or maybe Thomas Edison--got in the way. We'll look at the case and the four main theories that try to explain just what happened to this historical genius. 

Don't miss Kristy's Edison Elephant Outrage, Scott's incredible obliteration of supposed new evidence in the case, and some exclamation point guidelines. 

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Sources: 

Baggs, Robert K. "The Mysterious Disappearance of Louis Le Prince, Father of Cinematography.” FStoppers. https://fstoppers.com/originals/mysterious-disappearance-louis-le-prince-father-cinematography-156151

Casey, Kieron. “The Mystery of Louis Le Prince, The Father of Cinematography.” Science + Media Museum. https://blog.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/louis-le-prince-created-the-first-ever-moving-pictures/

Cutler, Max. Cutler, Ron. Tinker, Becky. Brandenburg, Maggie. Rossner, Richard.“Camera Shy The Disappearance of Louis Le Prince.” GONE podcast. Cutler Media/Parcast Network.

Flynn, Arabella. “Monday Mystery: The Disappearance of Louis Le Prince.” Unsolicited Advice. http://ariflynn.blogspot.com/2017/01/monday-mystery-disappearance-of-louis.html

Gupta, Atreyee. “The Disappearance of Louis Le Prince.” ScienceDirect. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369702108701603

Hannaford, Alex. "The Mystery of Leeds' Long-Lost Movie Pioneer.” The Telegraph. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/the-first-film/louis-le-prince-inventor-true-story/

Herbert, Stephen. “Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince.” Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema. http://www.victorian-cinema.net/leprince

History.com Editors. “Edison Patents the Kinetograph.” History. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edison-patents-the-kinetograph

Joe, Devin, Steve. “Louis Le Prince.” Thinking Sideways Podcast.

Lantero, Allison. “The War of the Currents: AC Power vs. DC Power.” Energy.gov. https://www.energy.gov/articles/war-currents-ac-vs-dc-power

“Louis Le Prince.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Le_Prince
Lolo. “Louis Le Prince.” Time Graphics. https://time.graphics/line/139129,

“Thomas Edison.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison#Motion_pictures

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