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EERIE OKIE

EERIE OKIE

By Marnie Vinge
An Oklahoma podcast that focuses on true crime, unexplained phenomena, and local legends. Host Marnie Vinge explores a different case each week with the help of an ensemble cast of friends. If you're an Oklahoma ghoul who enjoys the morbid and macabre, this is the podcast for you.
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064 ROADSIDE OKLAHOMA
Johnetta is back to discuss some of the best things you can see on a roadtrip across Oklahoma. The girls cover shootout sites, a rattlesnake museum, and a two-headed calf to name a few. Marnie also shared the comic (about said two-headed calf) that never fails to make her cry.
41:02
September 18, 2020
063 WEIRD OKLAHOMA LAWS AND CRIMES
Johnetta joins Marnie over the phone after a coronavirus scare and they cheer each other up with some of Oklahoma's weirdest laws and some of its strangest crimes.
45:18
September 4, 2020
062 SHAWNEE MANIAC
Did you know there was a serial killer in Shawnee in the early 1900s? Neither did Marnie. Jeff Provine shows up to give the scoop on a very, very cold case that he accidentally discovered doing research for his newest book.
34:37
August 21, 2020
061 SKIRVIN HOTEL
Jeff Provine is back to discuss the most haunted hotel in Oklahoma City. From the early days of the Skirvin's history to the renovation and the ghost that keeps NBA players up at night, there are all kinds of good bits of history here. And spooky ones, too.
44:17
August 7, 2020
060 EXORCISMS
Sumer is back to talk about her favorite film of all time and some real life cases of exorcisms in Oklahoma. She drops some knowledge about the film, THE EXORCIST, and the original case that inspired William Peter Blatty’s novel. They also discuss exorcisms gone wrong in Oklahoma as well as the growing trend of “deliverance” sessions.
53:16
July 24, 2020
059 PSYCHICS
Sumer Wensman is back to talk psychics with Marnie. After a few beers, the girls discuss the origins of psychic phenomena and promptly stumble into their shared obsession with Michael Crichton novels. After discussing The 13th Warrior, they move on to the types of psychic abilities and shed some light on whether either of them would go through a significant other's phone. 
51:56
July 10, 2020
058 EERIE OKIES: part 2
Whitney's back to listen to some more listener stories with Marnie. They also discuss Eric Church's new single, the afterlife, the laughter of ghostly children, and a time when Whitney thought she might die while working a haunted trail.
39:05
June 26, 2020
057 EERIE OKIES: part 1
It's time for some listener stories! This episode features stories submitted by listeners of the podcast as well as a familiar voice or two. If you've got a tale you'd like to be broadcast out across the airwaves, contact Marnie at eerieokiepodcast@gmail.com! 
47:03
June 12, 2020
056 OUIJA
Marnie's mom, Larrissa Vinge, is back to talk about talking boards, the history of American spiritualism, the Exorcist and all manner of strange things in between. They also cover a case in Oklahoma where a Ouija board was blamed for murder.
45:27
May 29, 2020
055 SPIRITS AND SLEEP DEMONS
Lauren Smith of Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio is back to talk about things of a more supernatural nature. She shares her experiences as a kid growing up in a household that welcomed the idea of the paranormal as well as some terrifying experiences she's had as an adult. Lauren and Marnie also talk about the concept of lucid dreaming and how that's a great way to fight back against sleep paralysis. 
1:08:44
May 15, 2020
054 BIGFOOT RETURNS
Cryptid encounters abound in this episode! Marnie is joined by Nite Caller Bigfoot Radio hosts Lauren Smith and Dustin Clark to discuss their research and personal encounters. Lauren discusses the unique challenges faced by women in the field of cryptozoology and Dustin relates his most recent encounter that sends chills down Marnie's spine. Stay tuned to the end for that!
53:21
May 1, 2020
053 TIGER KING
Johnetta is back to discuss new information and opinions after watching Tiger King on Netflix. Listeners wrote in with questions from the Facebook group and Marnie and Johnetta answered them, including one about who they'd marry, boink, or kill from the cast of Tiger King.
1:20:11
April 17, 2020
052 CRYBABY BRIDGES
Jay Sheldon comes back and joins Marnie over the phone for a conversation about the role he almost played in the Tiger King documentary on Netflix, featuring Oklahoma's own Joe Exotic. Then they move on to the topic at hand: haunted bridges in Oklahoma and other places in the United States. They even touch on the Bunny Man bridge of Virginia. 
48:32
April 3, 2020
051 OVERHOLSER MANSION
This week, Marnie and Whitney use some fancy features of the Rodecaster to practice social distancing while talking about one of the most haunted mansions in Oklahoma: the Overholser Mansion. They talk about the history, the tragedies, the ghosts, and Whitney's experience as well as use some clips from Marisa Mohi's YouTube channel for additional ghost stories. Stay safe, stay sane, stay kind, and stay spooky.
48:26
March 20, 2020
050 MARNIE GETS A TAROT READING
Marisa Mohi is a writer and nacho enthusiast, but did you know that she's also a very skilled tarot reader? In this week's episode, she reads Marnie's tarot. Go get yourself a reading at:  https://marisamohi.com/work-with-me/tarot-readings/
1:07:41
March 6, 2020
049 JOE EXOTIC: part 3
In this episode, the conclusion to the Joe Exotic story, Marnie and Johnetta discuss all of the crazy moments that lead up to this story's inevitable conclusion. Also, they announce a special project that's in the works.
54:07
February 21, 2020
048 JOE EXOTIC: part 2
Johnetta comes back for more of the scintillating tale that is the feud between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin! In part 2, they pick up where they left off, and begin to chronicle Joe Exotic's fall from grace, starting with damning footage provided by PETA and ending with an employee blowing the whistle on a murder for hire plot.
53:29
February 7, 2020
047 JOE EXOTIC: part 1
This week, Joe Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison. Johnetta is back to talk true crime in this first of a multi-part series on the rise and fall of the Tiger King. 
55:27
January 24, 2020
046 DEER WOMAN
Kathryn Trattner is back to discuss what has become Marnie's favorite Oklahoma legend ever: the Deer Woman. They discuss the nature of this spirit that is portrayed as both avenging angel of women and the undoing of many men. They also go over a sighting of what might have been this creature as well as discuss the role that these types of female spirits play throughout the world.
45:12
January 17, 2020
045 FAITH HEALING
Kathryn Trattner joins Marnie to talk about the eerie and sometimes criminal world of faith healing and televangelism. The girls talk faith healing, televangelists, vaccines, and the fact that there's a flat earth convention. Katie talks about the release of her upcoming book of short stories, one of which features a boy that can bring the dead back to life. 
46:17
January 10, 2020
044 FORT RENO
Marisa Mohi joins Marnie to talk ghosts of Fort Reno, along with all the history of the place. Marisa tells about her experience on the ghost tour there and Marnie learns that she was born on the same day that Black Jack the horse died. Marisa also talks about her 90 Day Novel Planner and Marnie reveals the third Eerie Okie Short Read!
51:10
January 3, 2020
043 GRISSO MANSION
Whitney Willis joins Marnie to discuss a paranormal adventure they shared in 2017: a trip to the haunted Grisso Mansion in Seminole, Oklahoma. The girls chronicle the sordid history of Doc Grisso and his short-lived connection with child bride, Suda Fixico Wesley and his later marriage to Maggie, for whom he built the Grisso Mansion. Whitney surprises Marnie with a Christmas present from the other side.
35:14
December 27, 2019
042 HAPPY HELLIDAYS
This week, Mama Vinge is back to discuss the weird preoccupation that almost all folkloric monsters have with eating children for snacks on Christmas. Marnie tells about how her mother traumatized her with the film, Annabelle's Wish, and the duo discuss the Yule Cat, Father Whipper, and Krampus, among other hellish holiday beasts from around the world.
36:18
December 20, 2019
041 MURDERABILIA
Johnetta Rhodes is back to help kick off the relaunch of Eerie Okie after the four week hiatus following Halloween. Marnie and Johnetta discuss the concept of true crime memorabilia and whether it's right to be selling this stuff. Marnie recounts visiting the Museum of Death in Los Angeles and Johnetta relays a story about the OKC bombing that hits close to home. 
1:09:08
December 13, 2019
040 HRUBY MURDERS
This week, Johnetta is back, joining Marnie on a rainy day to talk about the Hruby family murders in Duncan, Oklahoma. The girls outline the timeline of the crime and the tragic murder of three family members, discuss the issue of taking advantage of those who can't advocate for themselves, and address affluenza. 
46:09
November 8, 2019
039 HALLOWEEN WITH MAMA VINGE
Marnie's mom, Larrissa Vinge, is back for a casual conversation about Halloween memories, her favorite scary stories, a real life creepy encounter from her childhood, and telling just what a chicken Marnie used to be in haunted houses, real and fake. 
49:39
October 31, 2019
038 GHOST HUNTING 101
This week, Marnie is joined by two very special guests: Stephanie Birdwell and Kristen Perkins of the TAPS family. They share their knowledge and experience in the field of the paranormal starting with the way an investigation is initiated, conducted, and revealed. They move on to topics like the multiverse theory and their most interesting experiences in the field. If you are a fan of Ghost Hunters or Ghost Nation, you won't want to miss this one.
1:27:15
October 18, 2019
037 LITTLE KID GHOSTS
Who are the creepiest of all ghosts? The little ones. This episode features Jeff Provine, master of all things spooky and historical in the state of Oklahoma, sharing his knowledge about ghosts who aren't quite tall enough for any of the rides at Frontier City. Marnie sits back and enjoys being told a few creepy tales including a revisit to the Hatchet House, a real life tragedy that occurred at OU, and the basement haunts of a downtown restaurant.
42:15
October 11, 2019
036 ROBERT AND THE EL RENO HAUNTED BARN
Marnie and Whitney travel out to El Reno where they meet up with Crystal Shore and her family, both living and dead. Crystal shares about running a haunted attraction for the Halloween season and about the spirits that call the Haunted Barn home. The most notorious ghost is Robert, Crystal's brother, who seems to want to get in a few more scares before he crosses completely over. 
38:28
October 4, 2019
035 SOUTHERN BIGFOOT ALLIANCE
Dustin Clark of the Southern Bigfoot Alliance joins Marnie for an episode that starts with a recording of a Bigfoot howl. Dustin shares his experiences in the field researching this elusive cryptid as well as a couple of encounters that he's had. 
53:32
September 27, 2019
034 JOHN WILKES BOOTH
This week, Chandler Yarbrough joins Marnie to discuss bipolar disorder--which is what brough them together--and one of the most fascinating and compelling urban legends that Oklahoma has to offer: the idea that John Wilkes Booth lived out his final days in Enid, Oklahoma, dying in 1903. 
43:24
September 20, 2019
033 SUPERSTITIONS
One of Marnie's oldest and best friends, Whitney Willis, joins her on the couch for another episode. It's Friday the 13th, so these ghoulfriends are talking about superstitions. They define the word, talk about its origin and history, and dissect black cats (only with their words), Friday the 13th, and the evil eye. Marnie also shares a little bit about one of her personal superstitions and Whitney tells about a particular insect that seems to show up at significant times in her life.
48:58
September 13, 2019
032 OKLAHOMA OCTOPUS AND FAKELORE
Filmmaker Bryce Holland returns from Prague to join Marnie for a discussion about fakelore and the Oklahoma Octopus. They uncover the story behind the legend and explore other forms of fakelore like the Blair Witch, Slenderman, the Blue Whale Challenge, and Momo. Marnie also shares a story illustrating how absurd the things are that truly scare her -- spoiler alert: it involves flying monkeys.
45:04
September 6, 2019
031 BLACK JAIL AND SAMARITAN CULT HOUSE
Instagram giveaway winner, Brooke Jones (along with guest, Cheyenne Meadows) sits down at the Spy studio with Marnie to discuss a trip to the Black Jail of Guthrie, Oklahoma, which is also known as the Samaritan Cult House. They discuss the case of cult leader, Linda Greene, and the disappearance of Allen Ross. They also delve into the haunted aspect of the Black Jail's history. 
41:37
August 30, 2019
030 WITCHES: KITCHEN LAKE AND THE PARALLEL FOREST
This week, Allie Summerfield joins Marnie in the studio for an episode about two stories connected by one thing: witchcraft. They explore the fire of '46 that contributed to the Kitchen Lake witch legend, discuss the eerie nature of the Parallel Forest, and Marnie shares a story shedding some light on why she's afraid of the woods.
41:09
August 23, 2019
029 NANNIE DOSS
One of Marnie's oldest friends, Whitney Willis, sits down on the couch to recount the sordid tale of Nannie Doss, the infamous Lonely Hearts Killer. Whitney and Marnie explain the types of female serial killers and detail Nannie's life and her murders. They also give a shout out to Whitney's dogs and chronicle how hard dragon boating is.
43:34
August 16, 2019
028 MUSEUM OF OSTEOLOGY
Marnie joins Ashley Mason-Burns-Meerschaert at the Osteology Museum located off of Sunnylane in Oklahoma City for an episode about the study of bones, how to process an animal from death to skeletal articulation, and all of the events that the museum offers to the public. If you love gory details, you won't want to miss this one.
41:18
August 9, 2019
027 HEELS: A GHOST STORY
Sumer Wensman joins Marnie to tell the first ever Eerie Okie ghost story. Sumer tells about living in Miami, Oklahoma, while she attended NEO. At NEO, she encountered a spirit that is said to roam the halls of one of the dormitories, recognizable by the sound of her high heels on the tile floor. She also tells about a spirit that seems to have protected her from the lady in heels and several freak incidents that occurred after the initial haunting. 
1:12:17
August 2, 2019
026 ST. VINCENT'S AND OKLAHOMA ABANDONED
Photographer Jesse Edgar of the Oklahoma Abandoned project joins Marnie at the Spy studio this week to discuss some dark Oklahoma history centering around Rev. Frank Dolan and St. Vincent's. They discuss the history of the "Bingo King" and devote the final half of the episode to the Oklahoma Abandoned project, where Jesse discusses the historical energy that often inhabits the abandoned places he visits. 
47:46
July 26, 2019
025 STONE LION INN
Marnie gets the chance to visit the Stone Lion Inn in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where she sits down with owner Becky Luker in the former funeral home for a chat about the building's haunted history. Becky weaves an enchanting narrative of her fortuitous discovery of the house, the way she found out it was haunted, and what it was like to live there with her kids. She also tells about the murder mystery dinners that the Stone Lion Inn hosts on Friday and Saturday nights. This is one you won't want to miss. 
43:58
July 19, 2019
024 HAUNTED OBJECTS
Rusty Garner from The Buy, Sell, Trade Podcast sits down with Marnie this week to discuss the place where their podcasts connect: haunted objects. They cover some famous cases like Robert the doll and the Dybbuk box, but Marnie also shares a personal story about her time at the funeral home as well as the story of a haunted Furby. Stay tuned to the very end for a special announcement!
44:27
July 12, 2019
023 SACRED HEART MISSION
Marnie's cousin, Shelbae, joins Marnie on an adventure down to the mission at Sacred Heart. In the episode, they spend some time covering the basic history of the area and the mission and then dive head first into the hauntings and legends surrounding the site. They formulate a fun theory as to what's really going on down there.
44:05
July 5, 2019
022 ANOMALIST'S BOOKS AND BREWS
This week, Marnie sits down with Glen McDonald from Lexington, Oklahoma. Glen is the owner of Anomalist's Books and Brews, a used bookshop that specializes in true crime and the strange and unusual. Glen shares his experiences with Bigfoot, his thoughts on the Woo, and tells about some upcoming events that are going to be held at Anomalist's. 
48:05
June 28, 2019
021 PRETTY BOY FLOYD AND THE COUNTY LINE
Marisa Mohi of YouTube fame is back this week to first discuss which gangsters of the Depression that she would swipe right on. Marnie and Marisa get into a little bit of Pretty Boy Floyd's story, and chronicle the haunted history of the County Line, previously a speakeasy that Floyd hung out at.
45:14
June 21, 2019
020 GIRL SCOUT MURDERS
Bryce is back to share his knowledge about one of Oklahoma's most infamous true crime cases: the Girl Scout Murders. Marnie and Bryce discuss the crime, the suspect, elements of the case that border on supernatural, and the amazing contributions that the families of the victims made to Oklahoma law. 
53:43
June 14, 2019
019 THE APOCALYPSE COMES TO OKLAHOMA
This week, Will from Dystopia Rising helps Marnie explore the ways nuclear fallout would affect Oklahoma with the help of an application that shows the blast radius of various sizes of nuclear weapons. Will also explains what LARPing is and how you can roleplay the zombie apocalypse right here in Oklahoma.
42:06
June 7, 2019
018 THE BRADY THEATER
KOCO producer Aimee Reece joins Marnie at the Spy studio to talk about the dark history and potential haunting of the Brady Theater in Tulsa. They cover the Tulsa Race Massacre and the life and death of operatic singer Enrico Caruso. They also discuss the potential haunting of the Brady Theater and Aimee gives her impressions from her visits there.
42:14
May 31, 2019
017 PREDATOR PSYCHOLOGY AND SELF-DEFENSE
Back in the arena of crime this week, Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Jennifer Gay sits down with Marnie to discuss predator psychology. They discuss the crime index for Oklahoma City, predators, the phases of an assault (from both strangers and non-strangers), and some psychological self-defense tools that you can take with you. Jennifer is an instructor at Redline Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Edmond, Oklahoma where she teaches self-defense to students of all ages.
1:00:46
May 24, 2019
016 VAMPIRES DOWNTOWN
Jay joins Marnie this week to discuss the basic history of vampires in folklore. Folklore, film, and literature are covered, as well as our very own Oklahoma City vampire story courtesy of an awesome blog. Marnie also gives some recommendations for further reading about vampire subculture in America.
45:06
May 17, 2019
015 HATCHET HOUSE
Malory from OKC Over Easy joins Marnie at the Spy studio to record an episode about OKC's infamous Hatchet House. Listen to find out why this is a prime spot for trick-or-treaters every Halloween as well as what's behind the spooky legend.
40:59
May 10, 2019
014 BEAVER DUNES STATE PARK LEGENDS
Bryce is back to discuss some of the legends surrounding Beaver Dunes State Park in Beaver, Oklahoma. Marnie and Bryce touch on the expedition of Coronado, the strange green light that was responsible for the disappearance of three Spanish explorers, the legends of Men In Black, and the possibility of government experimentation as well as the possibility of a UFO below the sand dunes. They also veer off into topics such as what it's really like to be out in the middle of nowhere on a clear, starry night, as well as some of their favorite conspiracy theories.
38:35
May 3, 2019
013 KAREN SILKWOOD
This week, Marnie's mom Larrissa pulls Marnie's chestnuts out of the fire by being an emergency guest and discussing a case that hits close to home for the Vinge family: Karen Silkwood. Silkwood was an activist and whistleblower who died under mysterious circumstances after threatening to go public with information about wrongdoings by the Kerr-McGee oil corporation.
45:28
April 26, 2019
012 OKLAHOMA CRYPTIDS
This week, Hannah Elliot joins Marnie to discuss several types of cryptids specific to Oklahoma. She also shares her personal experiences with some of these beasts, as well as some well-researched first-hand accounts from others.
1:17:44
April 19, 2019
011 SEAN SELLERS AND THE PURPLE CHURCH
This week Jay's back to help Marnie explore the case of Sean Sellers, who killed his parents in cold blood and blamed it on a demon. They speculate about the Satanic population and Val Kilmer's weird Wizard World behavior. They also talk about the phenomena of urban legends, primarily focusing on the Purple Church legend of Spencer, Oklahoma.
46:10
April 12, 2019
010 GHOST STORIES WITH JEFF PROVINE
Author and ghost expert Jeff Provine comes to the couch this week to share some of his favorite ghostly tales from his research. Jeff is the author of multiple books about hauntings in Oklahoma and the leader of ghost tours in Norman and Oklahoma City. He also shares a tale that reveals why high school girls are the best sources when it comes to urban legends.
42:47
April 5, 2019
009 LAWTON WOLFMAN
Bryce is back this week to talk werewolves with Marnie. They discuss the case of the Lawton wolfman, along with the most mysterious tombstone that Oklahoma has to offer. Katherine Cross, buried in Konowa Cemetery, whose epitaph reads: Murdered by human wolves.
30:26
March 29, 2019
008 THE SIEGE OF HONOBIA
Filmmaker Bryce Holland joins Marnie to discuss an event known as the Siege of Honobia, which spurred a family to leave their hometown after being harassed by monsters. They also discuss Bryce's documentary, THE TOWN THAT BIGFOOT BUILT. 
44:30
March 22, 2019
007 THE FUNHOUSE MUMMY
Jerry joins Marnie this week to discuss the most curious outlaw in Oklahoma history: Elmer McCurdy. 
31:43
March 15, 2019
006 WOMEN EXECUTED BY THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA
Marnie's mom joins her on the couch to talk about the three women that have been executed by the State of Oklahoma, and one women who is awaiting her fate. They examine some death row statistics and then jump into the cases.
39:36
March 8, 2019
005 SIRLOIN STOCKADE
Jay Sheldon joins Marnie to discuss one of the darkest spree killings in Oklahoma history: the Sirloin Stockade murders committed by Roger Dale Stafford. 
46:29
March 1, 2019
004 UFOs OVER OKLAHOMA
Dustin joins Marnie to discuss some interesting case files regarding UFO sightings and reported alien abductions in the great state of Oklahoma. They also get a little spooky and share some personal experiences.
41:15
February 22, 2019
003 OU URBAN LEGENDS
This week, Marisa Mohi joins Marnie to drop some knowledge about the creepy history of the University of Oklahoma. From urban legends involving students kidnapping professors to a roller skating ghost, Marisa has the deets.
41:14
February 15, 2019
002 JAMISON FAMILY DISAPPEARANCE
Marnie and Margaret examine the bizarre disappearance and deaths of the Jamison family. They're not sure, but they think they've got this one solved.
31:27
February 8, 2019
001 HEX HOUSE
Marnie and Johnetta discuss the infamous Hex House of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the crimes of Carol Anne Smith.
37:25
February 1, 2019