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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
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
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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 #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
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Old Timey Crimey #126: Jessie Costello - “Jawdropper”
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
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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
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Old Timey Crimey #122: Elizabeth Van Lew - “Library Horse”

Old Timey Crimey #122: Elizabeth Van Lew - “Library Horse”

July 16, 2021

This week, we talk about a woman who was loyal to her country during a time of deep division, and who was one of the most successful "spies" of the Civil War--but don't let her hear you call her a spy. 

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Sources: 

Cate Lineberry. Smithsonian. 

Mike Gorman. Civil War Richmond. 

The American Civil War. 

Histprofdave. Ask Historians subreddit. 

National Park Service. 

Intelligence Knowledge Network.

Kimberly J. Largent. Ohio State U.

William Gilmore Beymer. Harpers Monthly via Civil War Richmond. 

Lois Leveen. The Atlantic. 

Newspapers.com:

NY Times. 

Thad Morgan. History.com. 

Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Legends of America

David Smith. The Guardian. 

 

Music: 

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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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
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
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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

 

Old Timey Crimey #63: Alfred Rouse - “Big Strong Hand”

Old Timey Crimey #63: Alfred Rouse - “Big Strong Hand”

May 29, 2020

This week, we take a look at Alfred Rouse (and his unit) and the Blazing Car Murder.  The guy just kept forgetting he was married!

Furiously. 

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Sources:

“Alfred Rouse 'blazing car murder': Dozen missing people ruled out.” BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41886193

Alfred Arthur Rouse. murderpedia. https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rouse-alfred.htm

Great Fire of Northampton. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_Northampton

Hardingstone. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardingstone

Alfred Rouse. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Rouse

1931: Alfred Arthur Rouse, Blazing Car Murder. Executed Today. http://www.executedtoday.com/tag/alfred-rouse/

Dr. Kevan Manwaring. “The Automobile Murder.” The Bardic Academic. https://thebardicacademic.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/the-automobile-murder/

Helena Normanton. “Trial of Alfred Arthur Rouse” https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.173609/2015.173609.Trial-Of-Alfred-Arthur-Rouse_djvu.txt

Old Timey Crimey #20: Belle Gunness - “Picnic at the Murder Farm”

Old Timey Crimey #20: Belle Gunness - “Picnic at the Murder Farm”

August 2, 2019

She was 6 feet, 200 pounds of pure murder. This week, Scott and Kristy delve into the case of Belle Gunness, frequent flyer of insurance companies, banks, and probably any establishment that sells both cleavers and poison. She was the Spiderwoman to H.H. Holmes's Spiderman, and if they'd met, they'd either have killed each other or killed even more people--if that's possible. 

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