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Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery

Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery

By Megan & Kara
A weekly podcast covering four of our favorite topics: witches, magic, murder, and mystery! Tune in to hear Megan and Kara entertain each other with a new story every Friday.
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43. MAGIC: Bone-Pointing
In Australia, some aboriginal tribes employ a fail-proof, magical method of death known as Bone-Pointing to punish those they deem responsible for murder. In today’s sidepiece, we’re talking about the idea that you can die just because you believe you’re going to die, guys. “Death by Suggestion” is an actual thing. Sources: https://www.biologyonline.com/articles/scared-death https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/kurdaitcha-0011637 Death by Suggestion. Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal, Volume: 14 issue: 1, page(s): 81-82 Issue published: February 1, 1969 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdaitcha Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
17:20
June 15, 2021
42. QUEEN: Nellie Bly
Sometimes, we just want to talk about badass women. Today’s episode covers one of those, and introduces a new category of stories—the QUEENS. Nellie Bly was a journalist, businesswoman, author, and charity worker. She introduced a new kind of investigative journalism, working undercover to expose the plights of people who were often ignored. We freaking love her. If you’re looking for a story that shows just how amazing a woman can be (especially a turn-of-the-century woman), this is it. We hope you’re as crazy about her as we are. Sources: https://www.headstuff.org/culture/history/terrible-people-from-history/elizabeth-nellie-bly-cochrane-seaman-journalist/   https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-nellie-bly-went-undercover-to-expose-abuse-of-the-mentally-ill   https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0505.html   https://www.biography.com/activist/nellie-bly   https://www.britannica.com/biography/Nellie-Bly   https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/seaman-elizabeth-cochrane https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/seaman-elizabeth-cochrane-1864-1922   https://biography.yourdictionary.com/elizabeth-cochrane-seaman   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly  Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
39:40
June 11, 2021
41. WITCH: The Legend of Moll Dyer (Sidepiece)
You know how much Kara loves her witch stories. This sidepiece is about Moll Dyer, a 17th century woman from Maryland who may or may not have been a witch. Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/leonardtown-witch/2021/03/01/5237dc20-7aa8-11eb-85cd-9b7fa90c8873_story.html   https://otherworldlyoracle.com/moll-dyer-witch-legends/   https://www.thebaynet.com/articles/1016/a-halloween-tale-the-legend-of-moll-dyer.html   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moll_Dyer Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
08:50
June 8, 2021
40. MYSTERY: The Disappearance of Lawrence Joseph Bader
Lawrence Joseph Bader died in a boating incident on Lake Erie. Or did he? Sources: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/585515/how-presumed-dead-lawrence-bader-invented-new-life https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Joseph_Bader https://graham64.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/the-strange-life-of-lawrence-joseph-bader/ https://www.upi.com/Archives/1965/02/10/The-Strange-Case-of-John-Fritz-Johnson/3111570208794/ https://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2018/10/finding-lawrence-bader.html Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
27:44
June 4, 2021
39. MYSTERY: Ned the Alien (Sidepiece)
Whaaaaat?! We’re coming at you on a Tuesday?? Guess what gang- you’re now going to get two doses of us every week. One full episode every Friday, and one shorter episode on Tuesday. We’re calling these shorter episodes Sidepieces, because we are hilarious. Enjoy the first sidepiece, a quick story about an alien in Aurora, Texas sent to us by one of our listeners. Sources: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Aurora-UFO-crash-remains-a-Texas-alien-mystery-5410990.php#photo-4576881 http://www.auroratexas.gov/board-of-commisions/historic-preservation/ned/ https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/13501 https://www.chron.com/life/article/Can-a-space-alien-rest-in-peace-1844815.php Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
11:14
June 1, 2021
38: MURDER: The Town that Got Away with Murder
Ken McElroy was a bully. He spent most of his time making the rest of the residents of Skidmore, Missouri miserable. He was a known thief, rapist, arsonist, and child molester who was rarely punished for his crimes. One day, the people of Skidmore got tired of it. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_McElroy https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1982/09/03/fbi-closes-inquiry-into-the-killing-of-a-town-bully/2cad5c27-e59f-4242-8b0b-3e9b47ad5926/ http://nowiknow.com/the-unsolved-murder-of-ken-mcelroy/ https://allthatsinteresting.com/ken-mcelroy https://medium.com/the-true-crime-edition/ken-mcelroy-killed-in-broad-daylight-fac2e3db5c6b https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/574749/ken-mcelroy-murder-skidmore-missouri https://patch.com/us/across-america/who-killed-ken-rex-mcelroy-town-keeps-its-secret-38-years Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
30:25
May 28, 2021
37. MURDER: Elizabeth Bathory, The Blood Countess
Countess Elizabeth Bathory was named most prolific female murderer by Guinness World Records, thanks to her fondness for torturing and murdering her servants and other young women in the village surrounding her castle. You probably know her as the inspiration behind Dracula, or from stories of how she bathed in the blood of her victims to maintain her youth. It’s a incredibly interesting legend—but how much of it is true? Sources: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/countess-elizabeth-bathory-and-the-dark-truth-behind-her-killer-legend https://allthatsinteresting.com/elizabeth-bathory-true-story https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/elizabeth-bathory https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bathorys-torturous-escapades-are-exposed https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/elisabeth-bathory Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
30:12
May 21, 2021
36. MURDER: The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor
William Desmond Taylor was a famous Hollywood director with a girlfriend, a much younger lover, a missing brother, and a secret identity. When we say this story has twists and turns, we mean it. Sources: https://allthatsinteresting.com/william-desmond-taylor https://www.theguardian.com/film/2003/oct/24/3 https://hollywoodforever.com/story/william-desmond-taylor/ https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-02-09-ca-5837-story.html http://www.classichollywoodbios.com/WilliamDesmondTaylor.htm https://timeline.com/murder-william-desmond-taylor-374fb3a5f0c Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
27:29
May 14, 2021
35. WITCH: La Voisin
Catherine Monvoisin, better known as La Voisin, was a famous French fortune teller and midwife who dabbled in black magic. After years of success, she found herself embroiled in a murder attempt involving the King. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Voisin https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/la-voisin-frances-murderous-fortune-teller https://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/deshayes-catherine.htm Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
26:38
May 7, 2021
34. MURDER: Church of Euthanasia (TRIGGER WARNING)
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses suicide and uses language that is not suitable for children. The Church of Euthanasia supported the extinction of the human race as a means to save the planet. So. We’re never gonna talk about this again. If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about another person, please call 1-800-273-8255 or go to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. We love you. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Euthanasia https://www.vice.com/en/article/bnppam/save-the-planet-kill-yourself-the-contentious-history-of-the-church-of-euthanasia-1022 https://goswellroad.com/program/the-church-of-euthanasia-archives-1.html   https://www.grunge.com/233763/this-is-how-the-church-of-euthanasia-cult-started/ https://behindtheveil07.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/church-of-euthanasia/ Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
36:10
April 30, 2021
33. MYSTERY: The Disappearance of Joan Risch
Joan Risch was having a totally normal day, it seemed. She took her kid to the dentist, she did some shopping, she worked in the yard, and then she vanished, leaving behind a blood-smeared kitchen, questionable library history, and about 32,000 questions. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Joan_Risch https://morbidology.com/gone-girl-joan-risch/ https://charleyproject.org/case/joan-carolyn-risch   Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
39:15
April 23, 2021
32. MYSTERY: Stanford Alien Encounter
Three women heading home from a birthday dinner encounter a strange glowing disc on a rural road in Stanford, Kentucky. What follows is one of the more well-respected stories among UFO enthusiasts, backed by recorded physical and mental effects, animal reactions, and electromagnetic phenomena. Sources: https://completely-kentucky.fandom.com/wiki/Stanford_Abduction https://www.clermontsun.com/2019/03/15/marc-hoover-three-women-abducted-by-aliens https://www.appalachianghostwalks.com/USUFOCenter/ufologist/booth/stanford1.html http://www.ufoevidence.org/Cases/CaseSubarticle.asp?ID=313   Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
30:20
April 16, 2021
31. MYSTERY: The Disappearance and Death of the Jamison Family
The Jamison Family—Bobby, Sherilynn, and Madyson—vanished from Eufaula, Oklahoma in 2009. Although their bodies were eventually found four years later, we still don’t know why anyone would want them dead or who could be responsible. We’re not even completely sure how they died. Were they murdered in a drug deal gone wrong? Did they stumble upon something they shouldn’t have? Was it murder-suicide? Was it witchcraft? Sources: Support our sponsors! https://www.buzzfeed.com/christopherhudspeth/jamison-family-disappearance  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamison_family_deaths   https://allthatsinteresting.com/jamison-family  https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/jamison-family-mystery  https://medium.com/the-true-crime-times/who-killed-the-jamison-family-956dbd685e2d  Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
35:41
April 9, 2021
30: MURDER: The Stalking and Murder of Dorothy Jane Scott
Dorothy Jane Scott divided her time between her family, her job, and her church. There were no red flags in her life, aside from the increasingly creepy phone calls she’d started receiving at work—and the weird calls continued even after she mysteriously vanished. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Dorothy_Jane_Scott https://tntcrimes.com/dorothy-jane-scott/ https://www.talkmurderwithme.com/blog/2020/2/22/dorothy-jane-scott https://brenmar71.medium.com/the-unsolved-murder-of-dorothy-jane-scott-11781be69d2f https://brenmar71.medium.com/update-more-information-on-the-murder-of-dorothy-jane-scott-d2ba6fabb97   Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
28:05
April 2, 2021
29. WITCH: Baba Yaga
Meet Baba Yaga, an ancient witch from Slavic and Russian folklore. Sources: https://occult-world.com/baba-yaga/ https://sacredwicca.com/baba-yaga https://moniquevidal.medium.com/20-days-of-goddesses-til-imbolc-f5ff717efe2b https://mysticalshores.com/2017/10/01/the-goddess-baba-yaga/ https://journeyingtothegoddess.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/goddess-baba-yaga/ https://russiapedia.rt.com/of-russian-origin/baba-yaga/ https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/baba-yaga-confounding-crone-slavic-folklore-002836 https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Baba_Yaga https://www.vice.com/en/article/evbbjj/the-enduring-allure-of-baba-yaga-an-ancient-swamp-witch-who-loves-to-eat-people https://www.britannica.com/topic/Baba-Yaga Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
29:08
March 26, 2021
28. MURDER: Michael Turpin
Elizabeth Turpin had a fancy new job, expensive new drug habit, and passionate new girlfriend. Her husband was not a fan of any of those things. Sources: Snapped: Killer Couples Season 1 Episode 6 https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/kentucky-parole-board-decides-elizabeth-turpin-will-serve-full-life-sentence/article_df267c82-6050-57fd-8c6c-5e0f9fe25d0d.html https://www.wave3.com/2021/02/01/parole-denied-woman-convicted-murder-girlfriends-husband-lexington/ https://foxlexington.com/news/local/man-convicted-in-1986-murder-to-go-before-parole-board/ https://law.justia.com/cases/kentucky/court-of-appeals/2020/2019-ca-1038-mr.html https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19981127&slug=2785731 Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
48:10
March 19, 2021
27. WITCH: The Legend of the Bell Witch
Kara’s here this week to tell us everything about Tennessee’s famous Bell Witch, aka Kate. Who is she, why did she latch on to the Bell family, and what’s she up to now? Sources: https://bellwitchcave.com/ghost_hauntings/bell_witch_legend.htm  https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/nation-now/2015/10/27/psychic-bell-witch-story/74713998/  http://thesouthernweekend.com/bell-witch/  https://apnews.com/article/5cf9af65aabe43f38e7916e3bc88ae23  https://otherworldlyoracle.com/legends-bell-witch-blair-witch/   https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-bell-witch-cave-adams-tennessee  Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
28:47
March 12, 2021
26. MYSTERY: The Sodder Children
On Christmas Eve, 1945, in Fayetteville, WV, the Sodder Family home went up in flames. George and Jennie Sodder escaped along with four of their children, but the other five children were never seen again. Did they die in the fire, or were they kidnapped? You’d think the answer would be a lot more obvious than it is. Sources: https://the-line-up.com/sodder-children-disappearance-1945 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-children-who-went-up-in-smoke-172429802/ https://thoughtcatalog.com/emily-madriga/2018/03/35-puzzling-facts-about-the-sodder-children-disappearance/ https://rtd.rt.com/stories/mystery-that-went-up-in-flames-sodder-children-disappear/ Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
45:28
March 5, 2021
25. MYSTERY: The Greenbrier Ghost
When Trout Shue was on trial for the murder of his wife, Zona, there was one eyewitness account that stood out above the rest—the statement provided by Zona’s ghost herself. Did Zona really return from the dead to tell her side of the tale, or was it just a dream? Sources: www.gothichorrorstories.com www.appalachianhistory.net www.greenbrierwv.com Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
34:55
February 26, 2021
24. MURDER: Mona Fandey, Disappointing Pop Star
Mona Fandey wanted to become the most famous pop star in Malaysia. When that didn’t work out, she became a witch doctor. Then she got to be famous for entirely different reasons. Sources: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1634584.stm https://murderpedia.org/female.F/f/fandey-mona.htm https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/07/610905/nst175-gruesome-tale-mona-fandey https://rojakdaily.com/lifestyle/article/4750/who-is-mona-fandey-and-why-is-she-so-creepy https://medium.com/illumination/criminalization-of-black-magic-the-most-gruesome-murder-case-in-malaysian-history-6c1bd6c9cec3 Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Coffee at Oak & Main: A brand new family-owned and operated coffee shop in downtown Nicholasville, KY, serving your favorite specialty coffee drinks! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
26:13
February 19, 2021
23. VALENTINE DOUBLE: The Murder of Denise Leuthold and The Scandalous History of Valentine’s Day
This week Megan tells you the story of a minister who is the woooooorst at Valentine’s Day gifts (and you get to hear the best joke Kara’s ever made), and Kara teaches all of us about the dark and scandalous history behind Valentine’s Day. We both hate this holiday a little less after learning how it all started. Sources: https://medium.com/murder-by-design/happy-valentines-day-to-death-do-us-part-the-murder-of-denise-leuthold-15d71d4069ab https://www.pjstar.com/article/20140715/NEWS/140719506 https://www.pjstar.com/article/20140720/NEWS/140729934 https://www.pjstar.com/news/20140718/prosecutors-detail-nathan-leutholds-conversations-and-series-of-internet-searches https://www.pjstar.com/article/20140721/NEWS/140729912 History.com (History Channel) NPR.org CNN.com ReadersDigest.ca Vogue.com https://lnenortheastern.com/2800/feature/the-dark-history-of-valentines-day/ Support our sponsors! Anchor: Thinking about starting your own podcast? Download the Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to find everything you need, for free, all in one place. Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Coffee at Oak & Main: A brand new family-owned and operated coffee shop in downtown Nicholasville, KY, serving your favorite specialty coffee drinks! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
46:47
February 12, 2021
22. MYSTERY: The Dyatlov Pass Incident
In 1959, nine experienced hikers were found dead in Russia’s Ural Mountains. What happened to them? Aliens, yetis, government secrets, avalanche, or.....hurricane? National Geographic recently said they’d solved the mystery, stating the deaths were caused by an avalanche. We’re still trying to figure out how an avalanche explains some of the other aspects of this story. Listen and see what you think! Sources: https://interestingengineering.com/the-mystery-of-the-dyatlov-pass-incident https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident https://dyatlovpass.com Support our sponsors! Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Coffee at Oak & Main: A brand new family-owned and operated coffee shop in downtown Nicholasville, KY, serving your favorite specialty coffee drinks! Rolling Oven Pizza: With locations in Lexington and Versailles, KY, it’s the best pizza Kentucky has to offer! www.rollingoven.com. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
40:27
February 5, 2021
21. MYSTERY: What Happened to Brooke Farthing?
Brooke Farthing disappeared from Berea, Kentucky in June 2013 after texting a friend and saying she was scared. No one has ever been named as a suspect or person of interest in her disappearance. Stick around for a listener-submitted story at the end about the Devil’s Tramping Ground in Bear Creek, NC! Sources: https://charleyproject.org/case/brookelyn-shae-farthing https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brookelyn-farthing-missing-texts_n_3786436 https://www.lex18.com/news/lex-18-investigates/farthings-mom-has-questions-for-man-arrested-on-unrelated-charges https://storiesoftheunsolved.com/2019/02/22/the-disappearance-of-brookelyn-farthing/ https://www.richmondregister.com/news/police-courts/ksp-arrest-three-men-on-child-sexual-exploitation-charges/article_1bba0b83-f54a-57a1-8f30-3321987067a5.html Support our sponsors! Natural Red Essentials: A line of personal and family care products that are clean, safe, effective, and 100% natural! Go to www.naturalredessentials.com and use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Coffee at Oak & Main: A brand new family-owned and operated coffee shop in downtown Nicholasville, KY, serving your favorite specialty coffee drinks! Rolling Oven Pizza: With locations in Lexington and Versailles, KY, it’s the best pizza Kentucky has to offer! www.rollingoven.com. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
28:50
January 29, 2021
20. MURDER: Donald Harvey, Angel of Death
Donald Harvey was known to his coworkers as the Angel of Death, but apparently none of them aaaaaaactually realized he was killing people. (Also there’s a witch in Kara’s trash can.) Sources: Montaldo, Charles. "Donald Harvey: The Angel of Death." ThoughtCo, Aug. 28, 2020, thoughtco.com/donald-harvey-angel-of-death-973097. https://allthatsinteresting.com/donald-harvey https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/harvey-donald.htm Support our sponsors! Rolling Oven Pizza: With locations in Lexington and Versailles, KY, it’s the best pizza Kentucky has to offer! www.rollingoven.com. (If you’re not local to Kentucky, please support your favorite locally owned restaurants however you can!) Coffee at Oak & Main: A brand new family-owned and operated coffee shop in downtown Nicholasville, KY, serving your favorite specialty coffee drinks! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 20% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
33:06
January 22, 2021
19. MYSTERY: The Mandela Effect
There are several known instances where large groups of people remember things that apparently never happened. Is the Mandela Effect a function of false memory, or the result of the convergence of alternate universes? Sources: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/mandela-effect https://www.healthline.com/health/false-memory https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/g28438966/mandela-effect-examples/ https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-mandela-effect-4589394 https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/the-mandela-effect-and-how-your-mind-is-playing-tricks-on-you/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiverse#:~:text=The%20multiverse%20is%20a%20hypothetical,and%20constants%20that%20describe%20them https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/03/15/this-is-why-the-multiverse-must-exist/?sh=10f4738e6d08 https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/05/11/ask-ethan-how-well-has-cosmic-inflation-been-verified/?sh=3c70e33b1d07 Support our sponsors! Rolling Oven Pizza: With locations in Lexington and Versailles, KY, it’s the best pizza Kentucky has to offer! www.rollingoven.com. (If you’re not local to Kentucky, please support your favorite locally owned restaurants however you can!) Coffee at Oak & Main: A brand new family-owned and operated coffee shop in downtown Nicholasville, KY, serving your favorite specialty coffee drinks! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 10% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
38:04
January 15, 2021
18. MURDER: “Doctor” Linda Hazzard
Trigger warning: This episode may be triggering to listeners with disordered eating. If you need help, contact the National Eating Disorders Helpline at 1-800-931-2237, visit nationaleatingdisorders.org, or text NEDA to 741742 for 24/7 crisis support. Linda Hazzard thought the key to health was starving her patients, as well as their bank accounts. Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com http://murderpedia.org https://www.historylink.org Support our sponsors! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 10% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Rolling Oven Pizza: With locations in Lexington and Versailles, KY, it’s the best pizza Kentucky has to offer! www.rollingoven.com. (If you’re not local to Kentucky, please support your favorite locally owned restaurants however you can!) Coffee at Oak & Main: A brand new family-owned and operated coffee shop in downtown Nicholasville, KY, serving your favorite specialty coffee drinks! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
33:12
January 8, 2021
17. MURDER: Brenda Sue Schaefer
We don’t want to say too much in case you’ve never heard the story of Mel Ignatow, Brenda Sue Schaefer, and Mary Ann Shore, but just trust us—this Louisville, Kentucky murder is a wild ride. Sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Ignatow https://allthatsinteresting.com/mel-ignatow https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/mel-ignatow-41674.php https://murderpedia.org/male.I/i/ignatow-mel-photos.htm Support our sponsors! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 10% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Rolling Oven Pizza: With locations in Lexington and Versailles, KY, it’s the best pizza Kentucky has to offer! www.rollingoven.com. (If you’re not local to Kentucky, please support your favorite locally owned restaurants however you can!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
24:59
January 1, 2021
16: WITCH: Befana and Gryla, The Christmas Witches (AD FREE!)
Happy Holidays, gang! This week, we’re learning all about Befana and Gryla, the Christmas Witches of Italy and Iceland. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befana#:~:text=In%20Italian%20folklore%2C%20Befana%20(pronounced,Nicholas%20or%20Santa%20Claus. https://www.ottawaitalians.com/Heritage/befana.htm https://www.vice.com/en/article/595y9n/screw-santa-claus-and-celebrate-befana-italys-kidnapping-christmas-witch https://theculturetrip.com/europe/italy/articles/the-story-of-befana-the-italian-santa-claus/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-icelands-christmas-witch-much-cooler-and-scarier-krampus-180967605/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Christmas_folklore#Yule_Lads https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thevintagenews.com/2019/12/01/iceland-christmas-witch/amp/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/568050/gryla-christmas-troll-iceland https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.popsugar.com/entertainment/photo-gallery/45609150/image/45609640/Original-Myth-Gr%25C3%25BDla/amp Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
30:32
December 25, 2020
15. MURDER: The Decapitation of Pearl Bryan
When Pearl Bryan’s baby daddy invited her to Cincinnati, she thought he was going to propose. Of course, if she’s on our podcast, you can guess that’s not what happened. Sources: http://Americas-most-haunted.com http://Newsnky.com http://Cincinnati.com http://Medium.com Support our sponsors! OK Drugs: CBD gummies help you find clarity in crazy! Use the code WITCHMAGIC to get 10% off your order at okdrugs.co. (Not .com!) Rolling Oven Pizza: With locations in Lexington and Versailles, KY, it’s the best pizza Kentucky has to offer! www.rollingoven.com. (If you’re not local to Kentucky, please support your favorite locally owned restaurants however you can!) Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
35:15
December 18, 2020
14: MYSTERY: Louisville’s Pope Lick Monster
This week we’re talking about Louisville’s Pope Lick Monster, also known as the Goatman or Sheepman, a creature that’s never been spotted, but is still known as the most dangerous mythical creature in America due to the number of accidents and deaths attributed to the legend. Sources: https://www.wave3.com/story/25479436/numerous-urban-legends-tell-of-louisvilles-goat-man/ https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2016/05/05/pope-lick-monster-survivor-says-charges-unfair/83840134/ https://www.theparklands.org/Blog/15/THE-POPE-LICK-MONSTER https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/push-changes-on-deadly-pope-lick-trestle/417-1c502a3d-8c63-4553-a962-d7ba75146bce https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/pope-lick-residents-concerned-after-another-death-at-train-trestle/417-e08c99e6-fbab-4e0f-b55a-5b3b264a8738 Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
21:33
December 11, 2020
13. MYSTERY: Kate Warne, America’s First Female Detective
Meet Kate Warne, America’s first female detective, an operative involved in saving Abraham Lincoln from an early assassination attempt, and all-around badass. Sources: http://Explorethearchive.com http://Crimereads.com Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
26:15
December 4, 2020
12. MURDER: The Death of Sylvia Likens
The lengthy torture and eventual murder of 16-year-old Sylvia Likens is known as the worst crime in Indiana history as well as the WORST MURDER MEGAN HAS EVER HEARD. Sources: https://medium.com/@hlemonroe/the-disturbing-death-of-sylvia-likens-ba64ec62d345 https://allthatsinteresting.com/sylvia-likens-gertrude-baniszewski https://allthatsinteresting.com/sylvia-likens-gertrude-baniszewski Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Email your personal or local stories related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
38:23
November 27, 2020
11. MURDER: H.H. Holmes & His Murder Castle
H.H. Holmes was like, super into murdering people. He traveled around the country leaving bodies in his wake and built his own crazy hotel that served as the perfect place to trap and kill his victims. Sources: Murderpedia.org Crimemuseum.org Britannica.com Harper's Magazine - harpers.org Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
34:57
November 20, 2020
10: MYSTERY: The Voynich Manuscript
In 1912, Wilfred Voynich purchased a mysterious manuscript filled with elegant looping handwriting interspersed with drawings of plants, the cosmos, and naked women. Here’s the thing- it’s 600 years old, we don’t know who wrote it or why, and despite years and years of attempts, no one has ever been able to decipher it. It’s just this beautiful old book and it’s pages could mean LITERALLY ANYTHING. What do you think?! Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/voynich-manuscript https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09/the-mysterious-voynich-manuscript-has-finally-been-decoded/ https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/has-yale-s-mysterious-voynich-manuscript-finally-been-deciphered https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-unread-the-mystery-of-the-voynich-manuscript https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/02/voynich-manuscript-cipher-code-hebrew-europe-spd/#close Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
31:56
November 13, 2020
9: MURDER: A Murder Spree in Lexington
Back in the 80s, LaFonda Fay Foster and Tina Powell really really really wanted money for cocaine, and murdered five people one night in their attempt to get it. Sources: Murderpedia.org Apnews.com Kentucky.com Herald Leader Amurdermostfoul.com Lethalladies.blogspot.com Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
27:56
November 6, 2020
8. HALLOWEEN DOUBLE FEATURE: The Disappearance of Cindy Song and The Mystery of Skinwalker Ranch
It’s a double feature just for Halloween! This week we have two mysteries for you. First half: Cindy Song went to a Halloween party with her friends back in 2001. Afterward, they took her home, dropped her off at her door, and no one has seen her since. Second half: Dude. Skinwalker Ranch is a weird, weird place. Is it home to an ancient Native American curse, aliens, or government secret....or all of the above?! Sources: https://truecrimesociety.com/2019/10/29/the-halloween-disappearance-of-cindy-song/ https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/78q7jd/unresolved_disappearance_what_happened_to_hyun/ https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Cindy_Song https://www.al.com/news/2015/02/hugo_selenski_convicted_of_mur.html https://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2014/01/media_reports_potential_break.html https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/who-abducted-cindy-song-unpacking-the-cold-case-of-the-halloween-bunny-that-disappeared-into-the-night/news-story/28d615a6b6fadc898134079ac08a5f41 https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2082414247101/selenski-continues-effort-to-reverse-murder-convictions https://www.wearecentralpa.com/wtaj-plus/have-you-seen-me/have-you-seen-me-case-2-cindy-song/ https://www.ksl.com/article/50038373/mystery-of-utahs-skinwalker-ranch-very-much-alive The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (Documentary, The History Channel) https://thoughtcatalog.com/emily-madriga/2018/04/creepy-facts-about-utahs-skinwalker-ranch-2/ http://www.skinwalkerranch.org Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
59:44
October 30, 2020
7. MYSTERY: Where is Erica Lee Fraysure?
Erica Lee Fraysure disappeared from tiny Germantown, KY in 1997, and no trace of her has ever been found. Police have never officially named a suspect in her disappearance. Someone has to know, right? Was it the guy who was last seen with her, was it a suspected serial killer who may have operated in the area, or maybe someone we don’t even know about yet?! Sources: http://charleyproject.org/case/erica-lee-fraysure https://www.mommalovestruecrime.com/2020/07/the-disappearance-of-erica-fraysure.html https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/cold-case-spotlight/kentucky-community-still-fearful-20-years-after-erica-fraysure-disappears-n812836 https://unusualkentucky.blogspot.com/2008/10/erica-fraysure-case.html?m=1 https://www.14news.com/story/3769325/10-years-pass-teagues-mom-demands-answers/ https://arttracker.proboards.com/thread/656/chris-serial-killer https://www.wlwt.com/article/new-sets-of-eyes-digging-into-23-year-old-cold-case-wlwt-goes-along-for-search-of-laney-gwinners-car/33589088 https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1998-08-08-9808071212-story.html Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
40:50
October 23, 2020
6. MURDER: The Bizarre Death of Bridget Cleary
In the 1800s, Bridget Cleary caught the flu and her husband decided she had to die. That’s basically what this story is. We hate him. Sources: www.digitalmedievalist.com www.theelfschool.com www.irishtimes.com www.burningbridgetcleary.com Wikipedia Join Kara and Megan each week to dive into a new story related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
35:21
October 16, 2020
5. MAGIC: The Curse of Rafinesque
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque should be known for being a prolific naturalist who named over 2500 species and spoke of evolution years before Darwin. Instead, if you know of him at all, it’s probably for being the professor who placed a curse on Transylvania University. Tune in to episode 5 to hear the crazy story of his curse and supposed entombment on campus. Sources: Who’s Buried in Rafinesque’s Tomb by Charles Boewe, from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and https://www.britannica.com/biography/Constantine-Samuel-Rafinesque https://www.transy.edu/1780/2019/09/honor-to-whom-honor-is-overdue-transylvania-remembers-noted-professor-constantine-rafinesque/ https://daily.jstor.org/the-raffish-and-radical-constantine-samuel-rafinesque/ https://transyrambler.com/who-is-rafinesque/ Join Kara and Megan each week to dive into a new story related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
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October 9, 2020
4. MURDER: The Hanged Butcher, William Kriel
William Kriel was supposedly a talented butcher but definitely a pretty terrible husband, as evidenced by the murder of his wife, Margaret. For domestic violence help, in Kentucky check out https://kcadv.org or nationwide call the helpline 1-800-799-7233. Sources: Local newspapers and the book Louisville Murder & Mayhem: Historic Crimes of Derby City by Keven McQueen Join Kara and Megan each week to dive into a new story related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
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October 2, 2020
3. WITCH: Ireland’s Biddy Early
Meet Biddy Early—herbalist, healer, empath, feminist, clairvoyant, cougar,......witch? Sources: http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/people/biddy.htm https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biddy_Early https://www.independent.ie/style/sex-relationships/biddy-early-witch-or-woman-ahead-of-her-time-26683760.html https://random-times.com/2019/01/10/biddy-early-healer-herbalist-clairvoyantor-witch/ Join Kara and Megan each week to dive into a new story related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
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October 2, 2020
2. MYSTERY: The Kentucky Goblins
In 1955, eleven people showed up at the police station in Hopkinsville, Kentucky with a wild story about strange visitors to their family farm. Years later, a separate family in a different town had a similar story. What’s going on?! Were there really aliens running around rural Kentucky? Sources: https://www.history.com/news/little-green-men-origins-aliens-hopkinsville-kelly http://weekinweird.com/2012/06/20/return-hopkinsville-goblins/ Join Kara and Megan each week to dive into a new story related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
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October 2, 2020
1. MURDER: Kentucky Vampire Clan
DID YOU KNOW THERE WAS A KENTUCKY VAMPIRE CLAN?! What was even happening in Murray, Kentucky in the 90s?! Sources: https://www.beargrassthunder.com/post/murray-ky-vampire-clan https://amurdermostfoul.com/2017/02/21/the-kentucky-vampire-clan/ https://www.wkms.org/post/slideshow-murray-vampire-clan-murders-happened-20-years-ago-week#stream/0 Join Kara and Megan each week to dive into a new story related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com Theme music: Chloe’s Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!
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October 2, 2020
TRAILER: Introducing Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery!
Join Kara and Megan each week to dive into a new story related to witches, magic, murder, or mystery! Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram! Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer or www.meganwhitmer.com
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September 9, 2020