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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 #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 #126: Jessie Costello - “Jawdropper”
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
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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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!

Find more of Chris: Dial-a-Crime, Zodiac Speaking, Short Story Short Podcast, Journey Planet, The Drink Tank & Claims Department

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Music: 

Chill Wave by Kevin MacLeod
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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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 #108: Violet Gibson - “Trains and Ladies”

Old Timey Crimey #108: Violet Gibson - “Trains and Ladies”

April 9, 2021

A woman born into privilege tries to change history and comes closer than anyone else to doing so--and she doesn't even travel in time! That we know of. 

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Music:

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Secret of Tiki Island Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Sources:

"Dear You," short story about Gibson: https://accenti.ca/dear-you/

Kate Hickey. “The Irish woman who shot Mussolini in the face.” Irish Central. “https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irish-woman-shot-mussolini

Wikipedia – Edward Gibson. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gibson,_1st_Baron_Ashbourne. Mortification. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortification_in_Catholic_theology. Bellamy Salute. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute. Mussolini. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini. Assassination Attempts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_attempts_on_Benito_Mussolini

Frances Fahy. “Violet Gibson: The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini.” Italics Magazine. https://italicsmag.com/2021/01/29/violet-gibson-the-woman-who-shot-mussolini/

Council Grove Republican, The Plain Speaker, The Age, Albuquerque Journal, Yonkers Herald via Newspapers.com https://www.newspapers.com/image/343683720/?terms=%22violet%20gibson%22&match=1

Society of Saint Francis. “Saint Francis and Brother Ass.” http://www.franciscanarchive.org.uk/1996jan-angelossf.html

Nora McGreevy. Smithsonian Mag. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1926-irish-woman-shot-benito-mussolini-and-almost-altered-history-forever-180977286/

Michael Sheils McNamee. BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56111443

NYTimes Magazine on Twitter. https://mobile.twitter.com/NYTmag/status/657618681204244480

Brian Koberlein. Forbes Magazine. https://www.forbes.com/sites/briankoberlein/2015/10/23/why-its-impossible-to-go-back-in-time-and-kill-baby-hitler/?sh=499e972229c0

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

https://www.openculture.com/?p=1088130

https://www.jstor.org/stable/1134640?seq=1

https://www.reddit.com/r/history/comments/loscaa/violet_gibson_the_irish_woman_who_shot_benito/

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irish-woman-shot-mussolini

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1926-irish-woman-shot-benito-mussolini-and-almost-altered-history-forever-180977286/

https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-03-17/woman-who-shot-benito-mussolini-was-forgotten-decades-ireland-wants-change

https://irelandxo.com/ireland-xo/history-and-genealogy/ancestor-database/violet-gibson

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/a-shot-to-nothing-an-irishman-s-diary-on-the-dublin-woman-who-tried-to-assassinate-mussolini-1.2603844

https://www.irishpost.com/violet-gibson

 

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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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.

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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 #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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