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I'll Tell You What...

I'll Tell You What...

By Miranda Brand, Aislinn Brand
A Spoopy Podcast

Created by 2 sisters who enjoy all things spoopy be it conspiracies, paranormal, or true crime. Join us as we delve into the mysteries of the world around us.

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Episode 47: The Unsolved Mystery of DB Cooper

I'll Tell You What...

Episode 47: The Unsolved Mystery of DB Cooper

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Episode 65: The Vaile Mansion
In this Spoopy Saturday Episode we discuss two haunted estates located in Independence Missouri. The Vaile Mansion was once the most opulent home in all of America, and the Bingham-waggoner Estate was once the Trail Head Marker for the Santa Fe Trail, part of the famed Oregon Trail. Both Estates are teaming with paranormal activity but who is haunting these prize homes? Sources: Vaile Mansion Wikipedia Star Route Scandal Wikipedia Independence Missouri Wikipedia
February 27, 2021
Episode 64: The Dead Man's Chair
It's a short and sweet curse this week! Aislinn tells Miranda the tale of Thomas Busby and his cursed chair. Is it true that this chair can kill people?  Or is it all just a marketing ploy? Join us as we analyze the fateful events surrounding the Dead Man's Chair. Sources: The deathly stoop chair of Thomas Busby Busbys Cursed Chair Of Death | Sword And Scale The tale of Busby Stoop and the thug who was hanged there for bludgeoning his goading father-in-law to death This Vintage Chair May Carry a Deadly Curse 18th Century murderer's chair continues to captivate supernatural fans Speaker's Corner: The Busby Stoop Curse - The full story Chair of Death | Unsolved Mysteries Wiki | Fandom Chair of Death - Curse Of The Dead Man's Chair Creepy Story Cursed Death Chair Thomas Busby | by Edwin | The Crime Scene | Feb, 2021
February 24, 2021
Episode 63: Unsolved Disappearances at The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is known as one of the most scenic and beautiful places on Earth, but does all that peace and tranquility come with a cost? In this episode we discuss the cases of several unexplained and unsolved disappearances at The Grand Canyon. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of any of these individuals please call: 888-653-0009 Sources: Glen and Bessie Hyde - Wiki Grand Canyon - Wiki List of Grand Canyon Rapids - Wiki
February 20, 2021
Episode 62: Disney's Frozen... Head
There's a conspiratorial twist on an old playground legend.  Is the cryonically frozen body (or head) of Walt Disney really being kept underneath Disneyland?  Where did this rumor even start?  And how do modern Disney movies fit into it all? Aislinn and Miranda are back at it again as Aislinn thinly veils an attempt at incorporating her film degree into the podcast.  If you're into learning about Disney history, getting a healthy dose of morbidity, or being pulled into spontaneous film critiques, then this is an episode you don't want to miss.  Or if you just want to hear some reasons to not freeze your head when you die, that's somewhere in here, too. Sources: Historic Missourians: Walt Disney The truth behind Walt Disney's frozen head Walt Disney About Walt Disney Is Walt Disney's Body Frozen? What is Walt Disney's connection to Kansas City? | KC History Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Tomorrowland: Walt's Vision For Today Cryonics Frozen | Disney Wiki | Fandom Disney Theory: Was Frozen Created To Hide The Truth About Walt Disney?
February 17, 2021
Episode 61: The Watcher
Derek and Maria Broaddus were thrilled to have just bought their dream house. A beautiful six-bedroom Dutch colonial revival home at 657 Boulevard, in Westfield, New Jersey. But their dreams soon turned to Nightmares when a mysterious stranger begins sending them ominous letters. Sources:
February 13, 2021
Bonus: Wild Speculation feat. The Superbowl
Aislinn and Miranda had a busy weekend with their team going to the Superbowl!  While watching said game, however, a few things didn't add up. What was so weird about the game?  Why were there so many calls on one team?  And how much research can our two hosts get away with not doing? Join us for a fun, off the cuff episode where we wildly speculate about life, Kansas City, and possible causes of the apocalypse. Absolutely no sources for this one!
February 9, 2021
Episode 60: The Haunted St. Augustine Lighthouse
The St. Augustine Lighthouse located in a town by the same name is one of the most haunted places on earth according to visitors. The Lighthouse hosts several specters within it's walls and if you visit you may just experience some hair-raising events like young girls giggling in the nearby woods, the smell of cigar smoke, footsteps on stairs, and a figure standing where no guest or staff can readily go... Sources: St. Augustine - Wiki St. Augustine Lighthouse - Wiki
February 6, 2021
Episode 59: Scientology (Scientology Part 2)
The long awaited second part in our Scientology coverage is here!  Join us as we go in-depth with Scientology.  Here Aislinn tells Miranda about the religions practices, organizations, and controversies.  Why are so many celebrities part of it?  How did it become so secretive?  And what the heck is an E-meter?  The episode may be a bit late, but it is well worth the listen. There's too many sources to link here.  Instead, here's Aislinn's Google Doc of notes: Scientology Part 2 Notes (Also, sorry that this was so late.  Aislinn has been going through personal issues.)
February 4, 2021
Episode 58: Deaths at Disneyland
A topic that was the catalyst for our Hosts (Aislinn & Miranda) into the wonderful world of the Macab. We're talking about some of the scariest things to have ever happened at the "happiest place on earth". Sorry for no Tuesday Episode this week listeners, we had some difficulties this week, but rest assured more episodes will always come out.... eventually. Sources: Wiki- Incidents at Disneyland Disneyland - WIkipedia Walt Disney - Wikipedia Rivers of America - Wikipedia America Sings - Wikipedia
January 30, 2021
Episode 57: Dear David (Part 2)
Here it is, the long awaited (sorta) part 2 of our Dive into Dear David and haunting experience that happened to Artist Adam Ellis. As told by his twitter thread. In this part Miranda is SHOOK by some photographic evidence Adam posted along with his harrowing tale. Listen to the screams and look at the photos... If You Dare... Enjoy this jam-packed episode! Sources: Creepy Dented Head Kid Drawing All of Adam's Tweets - Adam Ellis
January 23, 2021
Episode 56: L Ron Hubbard (Scientology Part 1)
Here we have another topic that was too big for one episode!   Aislinn wants to tell Miranda about Scientology, but she first has to talk about its founder: L. Ron Hubbard.  Why did a pulp fiction writer manage to create a new religion?  What qualified him to pioneer a new realm of psychology? And how much science is really in Scientology? Featuring: the blending of sci-fi and reality, bizarre naval misadventures, temporary bigamy, and even a message from Aleister Crowley himself And we haven't even gotten to the cult* stuff yet. * is pretty adamant that they are not a cult.  We'll let you decide for yourself. Sources: Official Church of Scientology: What is Scientology? L. Ron Hubbard The History of Excalibur Yes, There Was a Book Called "Excalibur" by L. Ron HUBBARD Thelema Babalon Forrest J Ackerman - L Ron Hubbard's Literary Agent - Secret Lives - Scientology Thetan, Source of Life, Immortal Spiritual Being: Official Church of Scientology Video Scientology
January 20, 2021
Episode 55: Dear David (Part 1)
In this weeks episode Miranda began a dive into a real life horror story. The Story of Dear David that was experienced and well documented by Famous Cartoonist - Adam Ellis all on Twitter. The story proved to be a tad lengthy to enrapture within one episode only so, we decided to break it into a 2 part-er for you as to not leave out any of the juicy details! Sources: Creepy Dented Head Kid Drawing All of Adam's Tweets - Adam Ellis
January 16, 2021
Episode 54 - The Birds Work For The Bourgeoisie
"“All of the birds died in 1986 due to Reagan killing them and replacing them with spies that are now watching us. The birds work for the bourgeoisie.” In this episode, Aislinn forces Miranda to endure more Cold War history as they delve into The Great Bird Conspiracy.  What is this odd conspiracy?  Who started it?  Why has it spread?  And perhaps most importantly:  How does Waffle House factor into all of this? Maybe we should all be a bit more wary of those eyes in the sky. Sources: THE HISTORY - Birds Arent Real Are Birds Actually Government-Issued Drones? So Says a New Conspiracy Theory Making Waves (and Money) 'Every tweet is a lie': Birds Aren't Real campaign spreads message with new Memphis billboard Are birds real? There's a Big Group of People who Insist Birds Aren't Real Pigeons Aren't Real » The Truth about Government Surveillance Drones There's a 70K-strong online army who say ALL birds were poisoned & replaced with drones – and recharge sitting on power lines How does the FBI differ from the Central Intelligence Agency? — FBI CIA activities in the United States Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Venona project - Wikipedia Venona Project - NY Times McCarthyism Project Equine | History Waffle House guide: By the numbers,company%20out%20of%20Columbia%2C%20Missouri.
January 12, 2021
Episode 53: Ballet is a HOT Topic and The Haunted Folly Theatre
In this Spoopy Saturday Episode, Miranda gifts us with a Creepy Tale of a Ghostly Ballerina, as well as touching on how "hot" of a topic Ballet is... or well... Used to be. But, lastly she tells of one of Kansas City's own Historical Landmarks/Theatre that may have some of the original employee's lurching around. Who knows? Sources: - Giselle - Folly Theatre - Patrick Dempsey
January 9, 2021
Episode 52 - The Dybbuk Box
In Aislinn's first episode of the season, she tells the tale of the famously cursed Dybbuk box.  What is this box?  Where did it come from?  How is it's curse enacted?  And what does Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures fame have to do with all of this? We're planning on a lot of new and exciting content and growth for our second season, and this is only the beginning.  We hope you stick around! Sources: Kevin Mannis – Description of the Dibbuk/Dybbuk Box for eBay Dibbuk (Dybbuk) Jewish Superstition of Spitting Three Times Keselim in English with contextual examples A Box Full of Bad Luck: Haunted Wine Cabinet Goes to Highest Bidder Dybbuk box - Wikipedia The Dibbuk Box The full story on Post Malone and the cursed box Zak Bagans' Dybbuk Box conquered during quarantine Dybbuk box - Fandom
January 5, 2021
Episode 51: The Zodiac Killer - A Big Break!
The Zodiac Killer is one of the most prolific serial killers in American History. Dating back over 50 years the Zodiac Killer began sending cryptic cyphers to local newspapers claiming they held clues to "his" ultimate capture, but unfortunately they proved to be so complex that one of them was never solved.... until now. Listen and hear about the Zodiac Killer and his creepy cryptic clues... if your dare.... Sources: Zodiac Killer - Wiki The San Francisco Chronicle @TakeItDeeDee 's Original Tweet
January 2, 2021
Season 1 Finale - Episode 50: The New World Order (Feat. Michael Murphy)
It's our season finale!  After 6 months straight of putting out two episodes a week, we're ready for a break.  Don't worry, we've got one last conspiracy to tie you over until the New Year.  Even better: we've got a special guest to help us with the send off. We're bringing you the facts about the New World Order conspiracy.  What does it mean?  Who is part of it?  How has it evolved?  And can it be dangerous? Special features for this episode include:  a Diamond Baron, an odd goal, and additional helpings of ridiculous conspiracies. Happy holidays, and we hope to see you January 2nd, 2021 for the premiere of season 2! Sources: Opinion | The End of the New World Order New World Order (conspiracy theory) New World Order | Defining Extremism Misinformation and the New World Order Conspiracy 50 Years of Conspiracy Theories - New World Order Conspiracy Theorists Are Obsessed With the Wrong ‘New World Order’
November 24, 2020
Episode 49: Jazz Hands and Axemans (The Axeman of New Orleans)
In 1918 a haunting figure with an affinity for Jazz tormented Italian American's all over New Orleans with their own Axe! So we've got one question for ya................. "Ya Like Jazz?" Sources: - Axeman of New Orleans
November 21, 2020
Episode 48: What Is QAnon?
This Tuesday, Aislinn does a deep dive into the biggest conspiracy theory of the past decade.  While she and Miranda both agree that the entire basis of QAnon is absurd, that hasn't stopped it from altering our world.   How did such a fringe conspiracy garner so much support?  Who started it?  And how did it get on the FBI's radar as a possible domestic terrorism threat?  It's time to dust off those researching skills as we tackle the excessively Pro-Trump centered conspiracy: QAnon. What Is QAnon, the Viral Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theory? QAnon: What is it and where did it come from? What is QAnon conspiracy theory? QAnon: The conspiracy theory that's sparked Reddit bans, explained How Covid-19 myths are merging with the QAnon conspiracy theory QAnon conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic are a public health threat Who is Q: Why people think Jim Watkins leads QAnon conspiracy theory ‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says the Creator of 8chan, a Megaphone for Gunmen (Published 2019) QAnon Supporters Aren’t Quite Who You Think They Are How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon QAnon: Everything we know about the identity of Q. QAnon Violence - Trump praises QAnon conspiracists because 'they like me very much'
November 17, 2020
Episode 47: The Unsolved Mystery of DB Cooper
DB Cooper's infamous Plane Hijacking is one of America's most well known unsolved Mysteries. The FBI has spent over 45 years trying to solve this case, but no real culprit has ever seemed to be found. Who was DB Cooper, and how did he pull of such an elaborate hijacking, or did he die in the process? Sources: - DB Cooper - DB Cooper in Pop Culture - where is DB Cooper
November 14, 2020
Episode 46: The Reptilian Elite
As we near our season finale, we've decided to pull out the big guns.  That's right, we're covering the Lizard People. Join us as Aislinn subjects Miranda to all of the facts and fanaticism surrounding one of our society's most pervasive conspiracy theories.  There is more to it than meets the eye, and the truth may be uglier (or scalier?) than anyone imagined. Sources: Lizard people: the greatest political conspiracy ever created The Reptilian Elite - Conspiracy Theories - TIME Reptilian conspiracy theory - Wikipedia Conan the Barbarian - Wikipedia Robert E. Howard - Wikipedia David Icke - Wikipedia Who is David Icke? The conspiracy theorist who claims he is the son of God Protocols of the Elders of Zion | The Holocaust Encyclopedia Conspiracy Theories and the Jews Critics again warn Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ promotes anti-Semitic stereotype
November 10, 2020
Episode 45: Strange Happenings at Skinwalker Ranch
Deep in the area of Ballard Utah, sits a more than unusual plot of land known as Skinwalker Ranch. Many strange this happen here none of them explained. Strange lights in the sky, cattle going missing, unusually large animals, and a sense of being watched are only some of the strange happenings occurring in the Dessert. ALSO A Big Announcement is made! So Stay Tuned!  Join us on our new Facebook Page: Sources: News Article skinwalker Ranch - Youtube - video Skinwalker Ranch Wikipedia - Bottlehollow NIDS - Wikipedia - Sherman Ranch Skinwalker - Wikipedia - Article And That's Why We Drink - Skin Walker Episode
November 7, 2020
Episode 44: The Demon Cat of DC
On this very special election day, Aislinn tells Miranda all about one of Washington DC's greatest legends: the Demon Cat.  Who is this cat?  Where did it come from?  And when does it decide to make its appearances? This one is a quick listen, but it carries one very important message:  Go Vote! Sources: Why the U.S. Capitol's 'Demon Cat' Legend Is So Persistent DC's Demon Cat Monster Stories The Legend of the U.S. Capitol’s Demon Cat Demon Cat | It's Something Wiki | Fandom Will the Capitol See the Demon Cat This Year? The Demon Cat: A Spooky Tale
November 3, 2020
Episode 43: The 2016 Scary Clown Sightings
Imagine you're waiting at the bus stop on a chilly autumn morning before school, when suddenly you hear a rustle from the bushes. What was that? You turn just in time to see a scary axe wielding clown emerge from the bushes. You Scream as you and the other kids frantically scatter in every direction banging on neighbors door to call the police. Just to find out that it was Jerk-wad-Jimmy the mean high schooler who lives down the street taking part in one of the most infamous hoax's to have ever plagued the world. Early Fall of 2016 was a scary time to be just about anywhere when scary clowns began being spotted nearly everywhere across the world, send fear into the souls of everyone. Who were these clowns? Where the here to hurt us? Where did they come from? All of these questions and more are answered in this Episode of I'll Tell You What... A Spoopy Podcast. While you're at it, feel free to rate and review us on your favorite podcasting app. Find us on Podchaser! Sources: www.wyff4com
October 31, 2020
BONUS: I'll Tell You What... It's 13 Days Til Halloween
Aislinn and I decided throughout the 13 days leading up to Halloween we would be bringing all of our listeners some special spooky minisodes published on our IGTV Madder Than A Caterpillar Instagram . Here are all of those minisodes that were released compiled into a Spooktacular Bonus Episode right here. Enjoy the spoops and let us know what you think. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our special Halloween Episode Hosted by Miranda. Sources:  Candle Cove Ben Drowned Glitch My Grandfathers Final Invention The House That Killed Skepticism
October 30, 2020
Episode 42: The OG Antichrist
Romans and Revelations and Locusts, oh my! Well, Miranda is properly horrified at any rate. Aislinn revisits Nero Caesar and his potential connection to the book of Revelation, written long after his time.  Was the Beast of the Sea that John wrote about modeled after the notorious Roman Emperor?  Or could the similarities between the man and the prophecy be just a coincidence? If you're at all interested in learning about the Roman Empire around the time of Nero or about what the Bible's Revelation actually talks about, you won't want to miss this episode. Sources: The Book of Revelation (The Bible) Nero Persecutes The Christians, 64 AD Nero Caesar and the Christian Faith Nero's Rome burns - HISTORY Nero - Wikipedia The Invention of the Nero-Antichrist (Chapter 3) - The Nero-Antichrist Agrippina the Younger - Wikipedia The Beast (Revelation) - Wikipedia Nero - Olympics, Accomplishments & Fate - HISTORY Nero - 
October 27, 2020
Episode 41: The Ancient Origins of Halloween
We all love Halloween, for many it is their favorite holiday! But do we really know where Halloween comes from? In this episode Miranda dives into the ancient origins of the Holiday we now call Halloween, and discovers that it's origins may be closer to home than she previously thought before. Listen and learn about the ancient traditions and rituals of the Holiday and maybe even pick up a few new ones to celebrate with your family.  Also don't forget to visit our Instagram @madderthanacaterpillar to listen to our miniseries I'll Tell You What... It's 13 Days Til Halloween. Sources:
October 24, 2020
Episode 40: The Curse of The Omen
In this episode, Aislinn takes Miranda on a journey analyzing the events surrounding one of the most cursed movies of our time: The Omen.  Is there any truth to the allegations that the devil was at work to stop the movie being made?  Can it all be chalked up to coincidence?  You be the judge. Also, don't forget to check us out on Instagram @madderthanacaterpillar!  We're hosting a mini-series of dramatic readings in honor of the spookiest day of the year entitled I'll Tell You What... It's 13 Days Til Halloween.  Join us for the festivities! Sources: The Omen Movie Curse | POPSUGAR Entertainment Was 'The Omen' the most haunted movie set of all time? The Omen - Wikipedia Creator of horror cult classic leaves behind lasting legacy The set of 'The Omen' was apparently cursed: Everything to know Creepy tales from cursed movies The Jinx of THE OMEN: Did Satan Curse This Horror Classic?
October 20, 2020
That's right folks, this week we discussed the Legend and Mystery that is Mothman! Mothman was a legendary creature that appeared in Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the 1960's causing much panic amongst the residents in the area. Listen and decided for yourself; is Mothman a true harbinger of death, or perhaps some sort of mutated pheasant in Point Pleasant?  Sources: - Buzzfeed Unsolved Mothman Episode - proof that shane madej is the mothman en.wikipedia/pointpleasant
October 17, 2020
Episode 38: Conspiracies of the HAARP
The HAARP research facility in Alaska has performed some of the most informative research we have regarding the Earth's ionosphere.  Of course, with innovation comes conspiracy theories.  Did the US military construct it to try and weaponize our atmosphere?  Have they found a way to control our weather? Or are they seeking to flip the Earth's magnetic poles? Aislinn brings the science, so you don't have to worry if you're not entirely sure what the ionosphere is.  Miranda, as always, brings the sarcastic comments, so you'll also have a lot of laughs. It's an extra informative (and fascinating!) episode as we look into the incredible feats of the HAARP. Sources: About HAARP | HAARP High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program Conspiracy Theories Abound as US Military Closes HAARP Van Allen radiation belt Ionosphere Atmospheric physics: Heating up the heavens Background on the HAARP Project The Troposphere - overview | UCAR Center for Science Education Assessment of the Ionospheric and Tropospheric Effects in Location Errors of Data Collection Platforms in Equatorial Region during High and Low Solar Activity Periods Scientists reveal energy exchange between troposphere and ionosphere in Congo Basin GtR Basic Ozone Science The Earth's Magnetic Pole Shifts - National Geographic
October 13, 2020
Episode 37: The Secret Life of Hedy Lamarr
There's no doubt that Famed Movie Star Hedy Lamarr of the 1940's is/was Beautiful, but did you know she was also brilliant? In this episode we dive into the secret life of Hedy Lamarr and how she helped create technologies that were pivotal to the modern society that we have today. Listen and find out the amazing things this actress did in her time, and how she changed the world forever. Sources: Bulbie gnass Spirit of Achievement Bronze Award
October 10, 2020
BONUS Joshcast: The Last President
Aislinn and Miranda have their first guest!  Neither were prepared for the conspiracy he would bring with him. . Josh drops in for a night of terror, Trump, and time travel. Could the American President be a time traveler?  Or could he possibly be an avid book reader?  Miranda severely doubts the latter.  Some things, however, are too strange to just be a coincidence. Prepare your ears... Sources: Snopes: Baron Trump Politico: Baron Trump Newsweek: Baron Trump Plymouth: President Trump Conspiracy Evening Star October 11, 1897 Baron Trump's Marvelous Underground Journey Excerpt The Last President Excerpt
October 8, 2020
Episode 36: Russian Trolls vs. American Vaccination
Things sure seem to be heating up on the pro-vax vs. anti-vax front.  Is this the natural course of social media?  Or could it be Russian agents trying to undermine American health? Aislinn takes us through the history of vaccines and why some people have chosen not to get them.  Miranda learns about the Wakefield paper... again.  Also, a special guest makes an appearance. Sources: Vaccines: past mistakes, future opportunities | Archives of Disease in Childhood A case of junk science, conflict and hype RETRACTED: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children Lancet retracts 12-year-old article linking autism to MMR vaccines Andrew Wakefield found 'irresponsible' by GMC over MMR vaccine scare Doctor behind vaccine-autism link loses license | Weaponized Health Communication: Twitter Bots and Russian Trolls Amplify the Vaccine Debate The Anti-Vaccination Movement and Russian Propaganda Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds
October 6, 2020
Episode 35: The Freaking Mess that is Ted Bundy (Part 2)
This is Part 2 of 2. Regarding our Ted Bundy series. Ted Bundy was a messed up individual and should not be glorified in any way shape or form. He murdered 30 confirmed women throughout the 1970's and showed no remorse. He was truly “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” as they say. Sources:
October 3, 2020
Episode 34: The Secrets of Bohemian Grove
In this episode, Aislinn regales Miranda with details of the mysterious Bohemian Grove, a secretive playground to many incredibly powerful politicians, businessmen, and artists.   What happens during their annual two week long encampment?  Aislinn thinks it's basically a weird frat party in the woods. Miranda's convinced that they probably hunt men for sport.  Since membership is for excessively wealthy or talented males only, it's not like either host will ever know for sure.  The information they do have about the camp, however, is really bizarre.  Listen in our discussion about the secrets of Bohemian Grove, owned by the elite Bohemian Club. Sources: Bohemian Grove: Where the rich and powerful go to misbehave Bohemian Grove - Business Insider A Guide to the Bohemian Grove Who Rules America: Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove List of Bohemian Club members The Most Secretive Club in America | by Andrew Chamings Bohemian Club - Wikipedia Bohemian Grove - Wikipedia
September 29, 2020
Episode 33: The Freaking Mess that is Ted Bundy (Part 1)
This week Miranda is covering one of America's most notorious Serial Killers, Ted Bundy.  Ted Bundy killed 30 Women across the United States, a possible many more that we do not know about. We personally think Ted Bundy is a slimy little worm of a person, and we would like to point out the purpose of this special 2 Part series on this heinous monster is not to glorify him, but instead to bring light to the names of many of his victims.  Sources:
September 26, 2020
Episode 32: Kansas City's Haunted Epperson House
Uriah Spray Epperson and his wife Mary Epperson were two of the most influential people to the early artist scene in Kansas City, helping shape it into what it is today. There home was grand and more grand than the home it'self is the stories that reside within it's walls. Screams in the night, Playerless Organ Music, Visions of a Lady in White, and even a Blue Suited Arm lending a hand in turning out the lights. This is an exciting episode full of rich history about one of Kansas City Missouri's most influential families. Sources:
September 19, 2020
Episode 31: The Pythagorean Murder Cult
In this episode, Aislinn offers up a serving of Ancient Greek history, philosophy, and, most importantly, math.  Miranda is less than thrilled with that last bit. Also there's some stuff about a cult and a murder. Sources: Pythagoras (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) Portrait of the philosopher Pythagoras Pythagoras - Wikipedia Pythagoras | Biography, Philosophy, & Facts Ionia - Wikipedia The Pythagoreanism Movement Pythagoreanism - Wikipedia Pythagoreanism: The story of Pythagoras and his “irrational” cult The Controversial Origins Of The Pythagorean Theorem Was Pythagoras really a murderer? Hippasus - Wikipedia Neopythagoreanism
September 15, 2020
Episode 30: Funny & Bizarre True Crime Stories
Ever wonder about some of the stupidest ways criminals have been caught? We'll if so this is the podcast for you! In this Episode we talk about some of the dumbest ways people were caught committing crimes. Crimes ranging from auto-theft to even Murder! Crime doesn't pay... in cash, but it sure does in comedy! The 4 Crimes we discuss in this episode are sure to send you reeling in laughter out of sheer lunacy. Don't Miss It! Sources:
September 12, 2020
Episode 29: The Curious Case of Enoch Lincoln
So, the sixth Governor of Maine, Enoch Lincoln, has been missing since 1986.   The weird thing is, he died in 1829.    How does a dead person go missing? Join us as we take a dive into the inspiring yet brief life of Enoch Lincoln and the mystery surrounding his final resting place. Sources: Enoch Lincoln - Motorbrain Lincoln, Enoch - Maine Encyclopedia Enoch Lincoln - Wikipedia Enoch Lincoln, Paris - Maine Memory Enoch Lincoln - Congress Bio Levi Lincoln Jr. - Wikipedia Levi Lincoln Sr. - Wikipedia American Antiquarian Society - Wikipedia Ludington Daily News Article Index to Politicians: Lincoln Gov. Enoch Lincoln - National Governors Association The village; a poem. With an appendix - Enoch LINCOLN
September 8, 2020
Episode 28: Ghosts from Our Pasts!
It's what you've all been waiting for! The day has come where Miranda recounts some of our most peculiar spectral moments of our childhoods, as well as a couple of Miranda Brand Ghost Story Originals for your perusal. There may even be an account of paranormal activity from an anonymous teller. If your listening to our podcast it's more then likely that you are into stories of the paranormal variety. So sit on back, turn up the volume, and entangle yourself in tales of spooky specters and Girl Scouts. All stories are Personal to us and our family.
September 5, 2020
Episode 27: Big Conspiracies About Little Caesars
With the amount of stress this year has put on everyone, we decided to take this week to visit some lighter and more fun conspiracies.  Join us as we discuss the conspiracies surrounding the Little Caesars pizza chain, from subliminal messages to Twitter scandals.  It's an episode filled with some ridiculous conspiracies and even more ridiculous jokes! Sources: Is Little Caesar's Satanic? by Loki: dblackthorne — LiveJournal Nero - Wikipedia Nero as the Antichrist - UChicago Facebook video of the Pizza Box Hidden Image In Little Caesars Logo That You Won't Be Able To Unsee There's a Hidden Message in the Little Caesars Logo I've Never Seen Before Little Caesars - Wikipedia DiGiorno-Little Caesars Mystery Left Twitter Angry and Confused Conspiracy theories abound after DiGiorno frozen pizzas spotted near Little Caesars' kitchen DiGiorno pizzas seen at Little Caesars spawn conspiracy theories
September 1, 2020
Episode 26: The Georgia Guidestones
In the southern town of Eberton, Georgia, there stands a large Stonehenge-like monument etched with guidelines for a post-apocalyptic world.  No one knows the true identity of who built them, or why the structure was made the way it was. Were the Guidestones commissioned by the New World Order?  Why were the plans destroyed after construction?  And why was the monument made in the first place? Sources: Decoding the Georgia Guidestones Atlas Obscura - The Georgia Guidestones Wired - American Stonehenge Cult of Weird - The Georgia Guidestones Wikipedia - Lunar Standstill Lunar Cycle Info Georgia Encyclopedia - The Georgia Guidestones
August 25, 2020
Episode 25: Phineas Smith the Bristol Zoo Parking Lot Attendant
Phineas Smith was just your typical kid growing up in post war Bristol, England, but when he and childhood friend Billy began running a muck in London that was only the beginning. Did you know that a Parking Lot Attendant could collect so much money?!?! Sources: Interview with BUILD Read The Story:
August 22, 2020
Episode 24: The Canadian Fruit Machine
It's not a slot machine, but goodness knows we wish it was.  During the Cold War, the Canadian government had to contend with the possibility of Soviet spies.  In an attempt to negate all liabilities, however, they implemented extremely discriminatory practices against the LGBT population.  What followed was an era of fear, government surveillance, and very... questionable science. How far was the Canadian government willing to go?  What practices did they implement? And is it really possible to build a working gay-dar? Join us as we discuss the trials and tribulations of the Canadian Fruit Machine. Sources: Canadian Encyclopedia:  The LGBT Purge in Canada CBC:  The Fruit Machine Canadian History Comes Out Blog: The Fruit Machine Today I Found Out: The Canadian Government Used Gay Detectors Damn Interesting: The Canadian Gay Detecting Fruit Machine
August 18, 2020
Episode 23: The Anomaly that is Matthew Gray Gubler...
Matthew Gray Gubler, an Icon we all know and love, Star of the hit TV Show Criminal Minds, but do you know about all of his weird antics and accolades? If not, we've discussed more than a few in this episode dedicated to the man and mystery himself, Matthew Gray Gubler. Who Know's if this podcast gets enough attention maybe the Guubs himself will hear it!  Did we miss your favorite MGG fact? Let us know email us @  Sorces: or gubtube enews/tumblr interview
August 15, 2020
Episode 22: Project MKUltra
In the 1950s through to the 70s, America's CIA conducted countless studies on unwitting citizens in an attempt to find methods of mind control to use against their Soviet enemies.  Sounds like a crazy conspiracy, right? Except that it's all true, and the scope of it is bigger than most people realize.   Join us as we delve into the intricacies of this project and the CIA's mission for mind control techniques.  What was it really?  Who was behind it?  How could the government allow this?  And is it really as bad as it sounds? All this will be discussed as we take on the mother of American conspiracies: Project MKUltra. Sources: CIA FOIA Reading Room For MK Ultra Senate Hearing File (referenced pages: 12-14; 167-168) NY Times Link to The Senate Hearing File (same document) US Government Mind Control Experiments - Psychology Today Why I Wrote “The Crucible” The New Yorker Project MKUltra - Wikipedia MK-Ultra - HISTORY The CIA's Appalling Human Experiments With Mind Control - The CIA's Secret Quest For Mind Control - NPR From mind control to murder? How a deadly fall revealed the CIA’s darkest secrets What We Know About the CIA's Midcentury Mind-Control Project - Smithsonian Mag MK-ULTRA/MIND CONTROL EXPERIMENTS - Documentation of Prisoners Who Were Part of MKUltra The Jimmy Shaver Story Project MKUltra's Mind Control Experiments: The CIA's Darkest Hour List of Agencies, Institutions, and Individuals Involved in Mind Control
August 12, 2020
Episode 21: Kilkenny Ireland and the Ghosts that Reside Within
Ireland is a beautiful country with some pretty amazing and vast history behind it, but when your country is as old as this one you are bound to have some spirits lingering from a time long past. In Kilkenny Ireland there are so many things to do and learn about, two of which being The Ghost River, and the infamous Foulksrath Castle. Are these the spirits of residents of yore, or maybe of unfortunate prisoners behind its great walls. Sources:
August 8, 2020
Episode 20: Faking Finland
On the surface, the country of Finland seems to have it all: great social programs, top schooling, and impeccable landscapes.  But is this Scandinavian country too good to be true?  How much is actually known about this area?  Could it be that Finland doesn't even exist? Join us as we delve into the history of Finland to try and discover the truth.  Are the U.N. and Russia trying to trick the world?  Do the Finnish people truly live in Finland?  And how does Japan's lack of Nokia phones play into all of this? Has Finland just been fake this entire time? Sources: Finland Does Not Exist - Know Your Meme What is Finland Known For -  The Finland Conspiracy Coverage By Vice - Does Finland Exist? Metro UK Article Over The Finland Conspiracy Finland Wikipedia - The World's Happiest Country Britannica - Finland Britannica - The Helsinki Accords USnews Finland Rankings Russo-Swedish War Wikipedia The Finns In The First World War Finnish Civil War Wikipedia Washington Post - Finland's Healthcare System
August 4, 2020
Episode 19: The Kansas City Butcher
Kansas City Missouri is home to some of the best people on the planet... Like Us! Your friendly podcast hosts! However, Kansas City has also been home to some of the most despicable monsters. In this episode we delve into the horrific crimes of Robert Berdella Jr.. His crimes are heinous and hard to swallow. Imagining such a monster living under everyone's noses in the 1980's.... But, let us ask you... what would you do "for the sake of art"?  Sources:
August 1, 2020
Episode 18: Has America Had Its First Female President?
What happens to the nation when the President has a stroke?  Historically, the answer is more complicated than you'd think.  In this episode, we explore what America was like under President Woodrow Wilson including his life before, during, and after WWI.  We also take care to tackle his controversies as well.  Perhaps most importantly, however, we also discuss the role of Edith Wilson in all of this, and how she rose to the challenge when her country needed her the most. Sources: Woodrow Wilson Profile Encyclopedia Virginia - Edith Wilson PBS - Woodrow Wilson's Stroke Wikipedia - Edith Wilson - Edit Wilson - Edith Wilson Wikipedia - Woodrow Wilson Critical Analysis of "Birth of a Nation" - The New Yorker The Controversies of Woodrow Wilson Wikipedia - The Presidential Succession Act
July 28, 2020
Episode 17: The Winchester Mystery House
Have you ever been to a Maze? What about a Haunted House? Well, what if I said there is a Mansion in California that combines these two things in the most bizarre ways? The Winchester Mystery House began construction in 1886 and did not cease for 36 years. This odd home contains staircases to nowhere, windows in the floor, and over 161 rooms.  So what was Sarah Winchester running from and did she ever truly escape? Listen and find out for yourself... Sources:
July 25, 2020
Episode 16: Portland's Secret Police
On June 17, 2020, videos started surfacing on social media showing unidentified federal officers in camouflage and masks taking people without a word and carting them away in non-government rental mini-vans.  Why are these federal agents taking American citizens?  Are the detained individuals really terrorists?  What part do the Black Lives Matter protests really play?  Is the sovereignty of the state of Oregon being completely ignored? How has our society gotten to the place where this is considered acceptable? It's an incredibly informative episode of I'll Tell You What... A Spoopy Podcast, with many sources to back up claims.  As a result, we're releasing Aislinn's full set of notes again (mainly because we wouldn't be able to link all the articles otherwise).
July 20, 2020
Episode 15: Naya Rivera
Wednesday July 8th, widely acclaimed Glee Star, Naya Rivera went missing from her pontoon-boat that she had rented with her son. Where was Naya Rivera was a thought broadcast through the minds of most people in the days to follow. Our hearts go out to Naya Rivera's family and friends. Sources:
July 18, 2020
Episode 14: The Case of the Multiplying Mattress Firms
Before the days of online retailers, there were mattress stores. A lot of them. Right across the street from each other. Often empty.  Usually owned by the same company. Why were there so many Mattress Firms? Why were they so close to one another? Could the stores be a front for an illicit money laundering scheme?  Was it just a weird marketing strategy, or was there something more sinister behind it? Sources:,11%20bankruptcy%20in%20late%202018.
July 12, 2020
Episode 13: Randonautica
In this episode we explore the mysteries of the Randonautica app, and the abnormal experiences that surround it. Could Randonautica have something more sinister lurking behind it, or is it merely a harmless app meant to give us all a little adventure in these uncertain times? Regardless, people have had all kinds of experiences while Randonauting, such as the following: Paranormal, Uncanny, and even... Deadly. All in all we would suggest using caution in your Randonauting endeavors, always take a buddy, and never go at night. Important Sites: As well as the Tiktok app.
July 11, 2020
Episode 12: Mask Mind Control
With governments starting to mandating mask use, many people are concerned about the potential for a government to overstep its bounds.  Are mask mandates a way for a government to control its people?  Are masks even helpful in this pandemic?  What even IS COVID-19?  How did we get to a point where masks can be seen as something to take a political stance on? More than that: can we avoid the potential for government oversight while trying to stop the spread of this novel coronavirus? It's an episode that's jam-packed with information and insight into the world in the time of COVID. Sources: Due to a surplus of sources, Anchor will not allow all of them to be linked.  For this episode, we are releasing Aislinn's notes on the subject, which can be found with sources in this Googledoc
July 6, 2020
Episode 11: Momo - The Monster
In the small town of Louisiana Missouri there lurks a mysterious being... Is it bigfoot? Is it a strange man in a wool coat? Or is it the Missouri Monster? Anyway you put it, the terrifying chain of events that occurred in July of 1972 will forever remain with the residents of the area. Important Sites: Song: Momo Song
July 4, 2020
Episode 10: The Lyme Disease Conspiracy
In 1975, an outbreak of arthritis-like symptoms started afflicting the people of Lyme, Connecticut, including the youth.  In 1881, a bacterium in ticks was discovered to be the culprit behind the condition now called Lyme Disease.  Finding that one answer led to numerous questions.  How did the ticks start carrying this bacterium?  Why did the disease seem to start affecting humans in 1975?  And what role did the United States Biological Weapons Program play in the outbreak? Sources: CDC Info On Lyme Disease Discovery of B. Bergdorferi Lyme Disease on Wikipedia CDC - Discovery of B. Mayonii Eric Traub Wikipedia Did Lyme Disease Originate On Plum Island? U.S. Tests Biological Weapons on Unsuspecting Citizens U.S. Testing Bioweapons on Cities By Leonard A. ColeClouds of Secrecy: The Army's Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas U.S. Biological Weapons Program Wikipedia Lyme Disease and Biowarfare Congress Investigating the Pentagon's Involvement in the Lyme Disease Conspiracy Yale Research Into Lyme Disease Origins Opinions on the Lyme Conspiracy Lyme Conspiracy Theory - No Tin Foil Hat Needed
June 28, 2020
Episode 9: Hanna Cranna
Long after the Salem Witch Trials of Massachusetts, in the mid-19th century, the legend of Hannah Cranna was born.   Was she truly the "Wicked Witch of Monroe", or just a victim of circumstance?  Whatever the answer, one thing is for certain:  Hannah Cranna was an absolute icon. Sites Used:
June 27, 2020
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June 24, 2020
Episode 8: What Happened To Sandra Bland?
On July 13, 2015, the internet was rocked with allegations of a police cover-up following the suspicious and tragic death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland.  Is there any truth to the conspiracies?  Could her death have been avoided?  What was she doing in jail? 5 years later, we are still asking the same question:  What happened to Sandra Bland? A small note:  This episode deals with the topics of suicide, mental illness, racism, and police profiling.  While we do not go into too much detail and attempt to broach these topics with care, some people may find such topics to be triggering.  Listener discretion is advised. Sources: The Nation - What Happened To Sandra Bland? Chicago Tribune - Sandra Bland's Cellphone Footage CNN - Sandra Bland Cellphone Footage Disturbing Reminder The Guardian - Sandra Bland Documentary Texas State Revenue Sources NY Times - Missouri Lawmakers Limit Revenue From Traffic Violations NY Times - Police Enforced Racial Discrimination In Ferguson, MO How Buzzfeed Helped Spread Sandra Bland Rumors NY Times - The Official Autopsy of Sandra Bland NY Times - Autopsy Of Sandra Bland Shows Injuries Consistent With Suicide NY Times Video - What Was Legal In Sandra Bland's Arrest?
June 22, 2020
Episode 7: IOOF & The Belvoir Winery
In this episode we dive into the interesting background of the Belvoir Winery in Liberty, MO; a past that includes a secret society, the elderly, and orphans who may be sticking around the property even today....  Important Sites:  Independent Order of Odd Fellows Wiki  Odd Fellows Home District Wiki  Odd Fellows Home -  Ghost Hunters Episode: Vintage Spirits
June 22, 2020
Episode 6: The Moon "Landing"
The Moon IS FAKE?! Short answer, no. However, have we ever actually been there? In this episode of I'll Tell You What... We discuss the Moon Landing and the conspiracy behind it.  Sources:  Apollo Program Wikipedia NASA Info Saturn V Rocket Information Apollo Program Information Project Mercury Wikipedia More NASA Info Bill Kaysing Hoax Theory Saturn V Wikipedia Explorer 1 Wikipedia Sputnik 1 Wikipedia Sputnik 2 Wikipedia John Glenn Arthur C. Clarke Alan Shepard Conspiracy Origins TIME - Moon Landing Fact vs. Fiction A Film Experts Opinion Why are there hoax believers? Debunking The Hoax Theory Moon Landing Conspiracies Wikipedia Questions? Answered Apollo 11 Missing Tapes SSTV  How Stanley Kubrick Staged The Moon Landing
June 22, 2020
Episode 5: The Mysterious Drowning of Natalie Wood
In this episode we dive into the mysterious and tragic death of famous Hollywood Starlet Natalie Wood, and the events leading up to this tragedy. Are there nefarious fellows afoot? Maybe so... Listen and find out.  Important Sites:  Natalie Wood Wikipedia  What Really Happened to Natalie Wood?  Christopher Walken 1983 Brainstorm Interview  Buzzfeed Unsolved: The Strange Drowning of Natalie Wood
June 22, 2020
Episode 4: Urban Legends - Zombie Road & Rickey Road Missouri
In this episode we share some spoopy Urban Legends that are based on roads in Missouri. The infamous Zombie road in Wildwood, Missouri near St. Louis, and Rickey Road in Raytown, Missouri. Could there be any truth behind these terrifying Urban Legends?  We'll just have to see...  Also: follow us on our brand new Instagram @madderthanacaterpillar  Useful Links:  Dangerous Roads - Zombie Road Only In Your State - Zombie Road, MO The Line Up - Zombie Road St. Louis, MO
June 22, 2020
Muted - #PodcastBlackout
Muted. This week instead of posting a typical episode of I'll Tell You What... we have joined other podcasts in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. #amplifymelanatedvoices We were inspired by And That's Why We Drink, who are also participating in this. In this podcast we will be reading out the names of black people slain by police violence or victims of hate crimes. We encourage, and hope you join us in listening, reflecting, acting, and donating in solidarity with the Black community.
June 22, 2020
Episode 3: The Denver International Airport
In this episode we discuss the mysteries lurking in the tunnels under the Denver International Airport. What are they hiding down there? Could it be secret fallout bunkers for the rich and elite? Or maybe a secret meeting space for the Illuminati? Or maybe... it's nothing at all...  Also featured: killer demon horses This episode was edited by: Joshua Young of Stories Should Breathe - Sources: - Free Masons - Free Masons - Denver International Airport - Denver Airport - conspiracy  Denver International Airport - Wikipedia
June 22, 2020
Episode 2: The Elms Hotel & Spa
In this episode we revisited a place that is close to home. The Elms Hotel & Spa located in Excelsior Springs Missouri.  We spent most of our adolescent summers at Lake Maurer, just down the road from the famed hotel. This Hotel is know for its ghostly patrons, but where did these other-worldly visitors come from, and what do people experience at their hands?
June 22, 2020
Episode 1: Project Sunshine
In this episode we delve into the disturbingly true conspiracy known as Project Sunshine, where deceased infants were stolen without their families' knowledge for nuclear fallout testing.  Some Sites Used: Project Sunshine: A Slippery Slope Article Washington Post: Stillborn Babies Used In 50s Radiation Tests NY Times: US Collected Human Tissue To Monitor Atomic Tests The Globe And Mail: Project Sunshine's Dark Secret
June 22, 2020
I'll Tell You What... Trailer
I'll Tell You What... this podcast is about. Miranda and Aislinn present: a trailer!  No sources needed for this one.
June 22, 2020