We love a good cryptid, don’t we? In this episode, we will be serving you up a cryptid buffet, with a variety of flavors with names that are quite the mouthful. Join us as we explore the unknown and weird corners of the US that house the saddest, scariest, and most bizarre cryptids.
The Squonk, who allegedly has self esteem issues, is crying in the emo corner of the buffet. The shape-shifting Rougarou, spawned from French werewolf lore, will make the hair on your arms perk up. And, we will balance out our pallets with the blood thirsty, one-eyed metal reptillian dragon, the Snallygaster.
In part two of our two part look at the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, the murderer gets bolder and some suspects emerge, including one that Eliot Ness swore, to his dying day, was responsible. But with no one ever officially convicted of the crimes, we are left to examine the evidence and draw our own conclusions.
Few people realize that Cleveland had its own serial killer at the height of the Great Depression…a serial killer who was never caught…
Dubbed “The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run” or “The Cleveland Torso Killer,” he didn’t just kill; he dismembered his victims. Regardless of race or gender, his victims were often the most vulnerable, and most of his victims not identified. In this first part of our two part episode, we look at the start of the murders and the investigation, headed by none other than Eliot Ness.
Atop a hill overlooking Los Angeles in Highland Park, CA, there is a historic Victorian home that goes by the name El Mio, aka The Smith Estate. A stunning example of the Queen Anne style, this home looks…spooky. Like it has SEEN things. And it truly has. Its first owner was a prolific judge who studied and wrote about Occultism, and even continued writing through a psychic medium after his death. It has also been the star of multiple horror films, so naturally, it is associated with some legend, lore, and even perhaps, ghosts?
Join us as we interview spirit medium and host of I Talk To Ghosts Podcast, Jennifer Page, to explore the realm of spirit mediumship and communication in the modern world, with a potential sidebar about metaphysical dicks. Stick around to hear Jennifer Page give a spirit reading to Gabi during the second portion of the episode!
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women is an epidemic in the US and Canada that leaves families looking for their loved ones in the dark, without justice, enough recognition, or support from law enforcement in investigating or solving cases in the same way that other non-indigenous cases receive attention.
Trigger Warning: Sexual assault and murder
In 1980, two women were found brutally murdered in Southern California, neither of which could be identified. They were named Jane Doe Kern County and Jane Doe Ventura County. Their cases have gone cold and frigid for 40 years, until attention to DNA and investigative genetic genealogy, and a niece, Violet Soosay, looking for her Aunt Shirley, brought attention to the cases, and eventually identified Jane Doe Kern County as Shirley Ann Soosay.
Born Catherine Elise Müller, and later identifying as Helene Smith, this 19th century spiritualist medium didn’t just communicate with the dead and speak of her past lives. She spoke to martians on Mars, and even had an alphabet, translator, and painted images that were out of this world (literally).