Dark Histories

By Ben Cutmore

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Dark Histories tells the stories of some of our darkest moments, deepest mysteries and strangest happenings, from large cultural events, to smaller, localised legends.

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The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run: Clevelands Torso Murders
01:05:42

The Grisly story of one of Americas most evasive Serial Killers Vs one of Americas most famous crime fighters. The mad butcher carved up his victims throughout the 1930’s, evading capture from an entire police department, headed up by none other than the infamous Eliot Ness. During the Great Depression times were hard and in Cleveland, they were all the more dificult as the dank, dark streets of the local shantytown were stalked by a crazed psychotic with a penchant for decapitation.

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Jun 17, 2018
Emilie Sagée: The woman who wasn’t there
00:55:56

In 1845, Emilie Sagée took a job at the Neuwelcke boarding school. It was her 18th teaching position in 16 years. The girls of the school would soon find out why, when on numerous occasions, Emilie was seen wandering the halls or sitting at the front of class, even when she was known to be elsewhere. Often claimed to be the most well documented case of a doppelgänger, this week we dig deep to find the truth behind the stories.

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Jun 03, 2018
The Crabb Affair
01:04:15

This episode I get stuck into The Crabb Affair, a strange disappearance from 1956, surrounded by Cold War suspicion and government cover-ups. Who doesn’t love a good spy tale? Especially one that is as suspicious as this.

The intro to this episode contains a clip from a  short British Pathe film that you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uojs8GU3NpI

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May 20, 2018
Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
00:49:40

We dig up the life and times of Matthew Hopkins, the self-proclaimed Witchfinder General. A man that, in just 2 years, was responsible for around 60% of all witch trials in England spanning 3 centuries. He hailed from a Puritan, East Anglian background, an area of England that would later see heavy emigration to America and a people that would carry their beliefs into the Salem Witch Trials.

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May 06, 2018
Tutankhamun: Pharaoh Curses & Fake News
01:20:49

In this weeks episode, Sally and I don our sceptic hats and delve into 1920s Egypt to dig up the story of Tutankhamun and the crazy publicity storm that followed Howard Carter after his uncovering of the tomb.

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Apr 22, 2018
The Disappearance of Gary Mathias
01:12:26

An obscure one this week with the lesser-known case of Gary Mathias and his four friends from Yuba City, CA. Five guys who went to a basketball game and ended up disappearing on a mountain road, 70 miles away, with no explicable reason as to how they got there, nor what led to their eventual fate.

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Apr 08, 2018
Introducing Moya - Trailer
00:01:17

Introducing “Moya”, a brand new 12 part fiction podcast written and produced by me  (Ben) from Dark Histories. Out now on all podcast platforms.

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You can contact me directly via email at moyapodcast@gmail.com

Music in the trailer is used under CC license and is called “Russian Winter” By Tim from https://tabletopaudio.com/

 

Feel free yo get in touch via the usual Dark Histories channel too! Episode midweek for our Patreon subscribers and next Sunday for general release! Cheers for listening x

Apr 02, 2018
We are one
00:52:30

The episode is a bit different this week. We hit our one year anniversary on the day of recording, so we switched it up and had the first annual Dark Histories awards, taking a little look back at some of the people we’ve covered in the last year and then, using listener questions, had a candid chat about behind the scenes things, taking a look back, a little look forward, talking about episodes coming up for the rest of the season as well as some of the decisions and obstacles involved with making a podcast mostly about grim subjects. 

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Mar 25, 2018
The Arthurs Seat Coffins
01:04:11

In this weeks episode, we tell the story of the Arthurs Seat Coffins, 17 tiny 4″ coffins, each holding a wooden doll complete with handmade clothing, uncovered from the Arthurs Seat area of Edinburgh in 1836. To this day, no one has any explanations for what they were for, or who put them there.

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Mar 11, 2018
The Mysterious Deaths of the Jamison Family
01:01:05

This episode we take a look at the disappearance and eventual reappearance of the Jamison family. A mother, father and daughter trio who mysteriously went missing in the remote wilderness of Red Oak, Oklahoma only for the bodies to be found four years later.

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Feb 24, 2018
The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund
01:38:40

This weeks episode goes a bit more out there as we take a look at a historic exorcism that, despite being a well-documented case for the time, tends to fly under the radar. This is the story of Anna Ecklund, who found herself cursed and possessed by five demons and suffered months of exorcisms lasting for 23 days, in Earling, Iowa, way back in 1928.

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Feb 11, 2018
The Circleville Letters Mystery
01:28:57

This week is a tireless effort to unravel the most tightly wound bundle of gossip, hearsay and bizarre facts that make up the Circleville Letter Mystery. A series of thousands of letters, spanning almost three decades that lead to at least one strange death, a shifty court trial and incarceration and accusations of deep conspiracy. Oh and a booby trap.

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Jan 28, 2018
Adam: The Body in the Thames
01:09:26

This week we take a look at Adam, the name given to a body fished out the River Thames in 2001 and winds down a dark path that leads straight into a voodoo cult in the heart of London, embroiled with child trafficking and sacrifice.

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Jan 14, 2018
BONUS: Christmas Campfire Stories
00:29:12

Here’s the bonus episode to fill the Season 1 break. We’re rolling back to a little known Christmas tradition of sitting around the fire and telling creepy stories. This episode features stories sent to me from listeners especially for the episode. Ho Ho Ho.

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Dec 25, 2017
Krampus & Co.
00:22:12

This week is the final episode of 2017 and the final episode of Season 1. We take a look at some of the folklore behind Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas and specifically, his band of little helpers, who have a much darker history than the elves of today might let on.

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Dec 17, 2017
Joshua Maddux: The Boy in the Chimney
00:27:12

This week we go true crime and take a look at a case of “accidental death” which appears to be anything but. Joshua Maddux went missing in 2008 and seven years later, was found in the chimney of a cabin just two blocks from his home. The question remains, how did he get there?

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Dec 10, 2017
The Second Life of Omm Sety
00:46:07

This week we look at the life of Omm Sety, an Egyptologist who claimed to have had a past life as an Egyptian priestess and reincarnated 3000 years later.

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Dec 03, 2017
The Pimlico Poisoning
00:43:08

In the early hours of New Year’s morning, 1886, Adelaide Blanche Bartlett roused her landlord in Pimlico, London with a few simple words: “come down, I think Mr Bartlett is dead”. She had awoken suddenly, sitting at the foot of her bed where she had dozed off earlier that night to find the feet of her husband. Thomas Edwin Bartlett, stone cold. During the following days, a postmortem was conducted and evidence found of a large quantity of Chloroform in the stomach of the deceased, however, there were no signs of how it had been ingested. There were no burns, nor were there any sores or other signs of irritation that would usually line the mouth and throat from drinking such a caustic poison.

In the words of Sir Charles Russell, the Attorney General who oversaw the inquest: “How came the Chloroform there?”

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Nov 19, 2017
Peter Stumpp: The Werewolf of Bedburg
00:33:15

This episode we take a look at the tale of Peter Stumpp. a man known as the Werewolf of Bedburg, who made a pact with the devil in trade for the ability to turn into a werewolf. We dig a little into the history of the folklore behind werewolves and have a look at the popular theories for the tale.

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Nov 12, 2017
Terri Hoffman & The Black Lords
00:58:48

This week is a monster episode, detailing the life of Terri Hoffman, the leader of a cult called Conscious Development of Body Mind and Soul, who fought Black Lords in the spiritual realm and on the side, benefitted financially from a dozen mysterious deaths.

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Nov 05, 2017
The Hinterkaifeck Murders
00:38:46

Working from contemporary German primary sources, this week we go in deep and take a look at the mysterious case of the Hinterkaifeck murders, a gruesome event from Germany in 1922, surrounded by suspicion and intrigue, but never solved.

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Oct 30, 2017
The Clapham Wood Mystery: Satanism & The Occult
00:36:14

In this episode, we take a look at a mystery that is local to me, the dark and winding story of the satanic and occult practices rumoured to take place in the Clapham Wood area in Sussex, UK. Linked with Satanic practices, strange disappearances, bizarre phenomena and more seriously, four mysterious deaths.

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Oct 22, 2017
The Fire from Within: Spontaneous Human Combustion
00:24:25

In this episode, we dig into the history of Spontaneous Human Combustion and take a look at several historical cases dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, along with the theories of the times. We then jump forward and have a look at two modern cases, that of Mary Reeser in Florida, and Michael Faherty from Galway, Ireland.

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Oct 16, 2017
Vampires: From Myth to Murder
00:36:21

This week, we detail the history of the Vampire, from screen to the dark myths and very real folklore of Eastern Europe.

Vampires are a staple in horror fiction the world over, the charismatic lady-killer or seductive succubi, biting necks and sucking the blood of their victims as they sleep. Equally popular in pop culture as they are to horror fans, poring over black and white B-movies, the character of the vampire holds universal appeal and to most, even those not usually prone to scepticism, remain completely fictional.

How can we explain then, the old folk stories, stated squarely and insistently as fact, that vampires, risen from the dead, stalked townsfolk and terrorised entire villages at night? Stranger still, that remains excavated in Bulgaria, Slovakia and right across Europe, staked into their coffins with Iron nails, teeth removed and bricks forced into their gaping mouths, have been found in their hundreds providing compelling evidence for said tales.

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Oct 08, 2017
The Devils Footprints of 1855
00:26:20

In February of 1855, Britain was deep in the midst of one of the coldest winters recorded. Minus temperatures were reported from January to March, the nights were long and the conditions severe. In the early morning of the 9th February, people across the rural, South West counties of England were waking up after another night of heavy snowfall. As they went about their daily chores, a steady rumbling begun to roll through the small villages and across the bleak farmlands. Rumours were spreading of a trail of prints in the snow. A trail which leapt walls, climbed haystacks, walked on rooftops and seemed to extend for miles upon miles, across rivers and through towns. Each step in the snow left a cloven hoof print, yet it appeared that whatever left it had walked upright on two legs.

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Oct 02, 2017
Eilean Mor: The missing lighthouse keepers
00:23:31

On the 26th December, 1900, a small ship approached the remote island of Eilean Mor. It was a small eruption of land, uninhabited aside from a small battery of 3 men, whose job was to operate and maintain the isles lighthouse. The relief vessel Hesperus was to bring supplies and rotate a fourth member of the lighthouse team. As the ship closed in on the barren Isle, the sight of the lighthouse on the edge of a sheer cliff sprung out from a bleak landscape. Joseph Moore, the member of the lighthouse crew who would be rotating in, noted that curiously, there was no flag flying on the flagpole, nor were there any provision boxes placed out for restocking. The crew on the boat fired off several blasts of the horn, splitting the quiet air. As they waited for a sign or reply from the lighthouse, an ominous feeling hit Joseph, things, it appeared, were not quite right on Eilean Mor.

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Sep 24, 2017
Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?
00:22:14

In 1943, four young boys, out poaching in Hagley Wood came across a large Wych Elm, a broad, spiderlike tree. One of the boys begun climbing the tree to look for birds eggs and upon reaching the topmost branches, looked down to find the tree was curiously hollow. Inside the inky blackness of the broad trunk there was no trace of any bird nests, instead he saw a human skull staring blankly back at him.

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Sep 17, 2017
Charles Walton: The Pitchfork Murder
00:18:11

On the night of February 14th, 1945. The body of Charles Walton was found on a farm in Lower Quinton, Warwickshire in England. His throat had been slashed open and the prongs of a pitchfork dug into the mud on either side of his neck, pinning the body to the ground. As leads on the case faded away, paranoia and superstition crept in, leading to theories of witchcraft and the occult, remnants of which linger still.

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Sep 10, 2017
Zombies: A true story of Haitian Voodoo
00:20:09

In this episode we explore the true stories of Zombies of Haitian Voodoo culture, from French colonial rule to an exhaustive search for the source of a compound which could scientifically prove the creation of zombies by Ethnobotanist, Wade Davis.

Most of this story summarizes details from Davis’ two books on the subject; “The Serpent and the Rainbow” and “Passage of Darkness” which I really highly recommend if you found this interesting. The first is a lighter read, whilst the second a little more academic, but both well worth your time.

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Sep 03, 2017
Tamam Shud: the Somerton Man Mystery
00:18:07

In this episode, we detail the mystery, researched from primary sources, of the Somerton Man, or as the case is widely and simply known, Tamam Shud.

In 1948, the body of a man was found on Somerton beach, Adelaide, Australia. All identification marks had been removed from his clothing and to this day the mans identification and cause of death are unknown. The mystery goes even deeper however, when a small scrap of paper is found in a pocket of the mans clothing, with the printed line: Tamam Shud.

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Aug 27, 2017
The Dyatlov Pass Incident - Part 2 - Theories
00:10:29

In part one we told the story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, now in part 2 we take a look at some of the main theories put forward to explain what happened on the night of the hikers deaths on the Dyatlov Pass.

Using legitimate research materials from both English and Russian sources, this is the full story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident.

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Aug 20, 2017
The Dyatlov Pass Incident - Part 1 - Mountain of the Dead
00:16:55

Part one of a two part series on the Dyatlov Pass Incident, a mysterious event that claimed the lives of nine Russian hikers in 1959 that remains unexplained to this day.

Using legititimate research materials from both English and Russian sources, in the first part we tell the full story of the incident, from the events leading up to the fateful night on the slopes of the mountain of the dead, to the autopsy reports months later.

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Aug 13, 2017
Burke & Hare: The West Port Murders
00:12:38

The story of William Burke and William Hare, two Irish men living in Edinburgh in 1827, who spied an opportunity to make money through murder. Now known as simply the Burke and Hare murders or The West Port Murders, this is dark history that took advantage of a very unique and grisly opportunity.

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Aug 06, 2017
The Enfield Poltergeist Story - Part 2 - Bill
00:06:54

The true story of the Enfield Poltergeist. A historical haunting of a British family during the 1970s, the Enfield Poltergeist is still today Britains most famous haunting. This story would become the inspiration for several TV shows and also the film The Conjuring 2.

In part two, the investigation ramps up and the strange occurrences escalate in kind, with levitation and eventually channeled voices, giving us a possible identity to who was creating the disturbances. Eventually, as suddenly as it begun, it ends, leaving the Hodgson family in peace and a case which would be discussed for decades to come.

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Jul 30, 2017
The Enfield Poltergeist Story - Part 1 - Knock Knock
00:07:07

The true story of the Enfield Poltergeist. A historical haunting of a British family during the 1970s, the Enfield Poltergeist is still today Britains most famous haunting. This story would become the inspiration for several TV shows and also the film The Conjuring 2.

In part one, we are introduced to the Hodgson family and after some disruption in the house, including knocking on walls and items being thrown about, investigators are called in.

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Jul 23, 2017
Jack the Ripper: A History - Part 5 - Suspects
00:08:24

**These Jack the Ripper Episodes were made a very long time ago. The audio is not the best and the format is very short as they were originally made to be youtube videos. So they’re probably a very poor representation of what the podcast has evolved into. Please be aware of the limitations if you are to give them a listen, thanks!**

Part five of a series on the history of Jack the Ripper, a renowned serial killer investigated during the Whitechapel murders of East London in 1888.

Part 5 - Jack the Ripper has vanished into the dark streets of Whitechapel and we take a look at four of the suspects, two hot suspects of the day and two more contemporary suspects: Jacob Levy, Aaron Kosminski, Montague John Druitt and Hyam Hyams.

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Jul 20, 2017
Jack the Ripper: A History - Part 4 - From Hell
00:07:16

**These Jack the Ripper Episodes were made a very long time ago. The audio is not the best and the format is very short as they were originally made to be youtube videos. So they’re probably a very poor representation of what the podcast has evolved into. Please be aware of the limitations if you are to give them a listen, thanks!**

Part four of a series on the history of Jack the Ripper, a renowned serial killer investigated during the Whitechapel murders of East London in 1888.

Part 4 - The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee receive a letter from the Ripper entitled “From Hell”, the package includes half a kidney preserved in wine. Jack then concludes his killing spree with one last act of extreme brutality against a young women of Whitechapel, Mary Kelly.

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Jul 19, 2017
Jack the Ripper: A History - Part 3 - Dear Boss
00:07:47

**These Jack the Ripper Episodes were made a very long time ago. The audio is not the best and the format is very short as they were originally made to be youtube videos. So they’re probably a very poor representation of what the podcast has evolved into. Please be aware of the limitations if you are to give them a listen, thanks!**

Part three of a series on the history of Jack the Ripper, a renowned serial killer investigated during the Whitechapel murders of East London in 1888.

Part 3 - The night of the double murders of Catherine Eddowes and Elizabeth Stride. Evidence and eyewitness testimony really heats up as the investigation stalls but the murders become more and more grisly. Jack is likely to have been seen by an eyewitness and later, sends a letter to the police, writing Dear Boss… & famously signing his name for the first time.

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Jul 18, 2017
Jack the Ripper: A History - Part 2 - First Blood
00:07:10

**These Jack the Ripper Episodes were made a very long time ago. The audio is not the best and the format is very short as they were originally made to be youtube videos. So they’re probably a very poor representation of what the podcast has evolved into. Please be aware of the limitations if you are to give them a listen, thanks!**

Part two of a series on the history of Jack the Ripper, a renowned serial killer investigated during the Whitechapel murders of East London in 1888.

Part 2 - Jack strikes for the first time (officially), in this episode we detail the murders of Mary Anne Nichols and Annie Chapman, the first two of the rippers five killings.

For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com

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Jul 17, 2017
Jack the Ripper: A History - Part 1 - The Beginning
00:05:20

**These Jack the Ripper Episodes were made a very long time ago. The audio is not the best and the format is very short as they were originally made to be youtube videos. So they’re probably a very poor representation of what the podcast has evolved into. Please be aware of the limitations if you are to give them a listen, thanks!**

Part one of a series on the history of Jack the Ripper, a renowned serial killer investigated during the Whitechapel murders of East London in 1888.

Part 1 - We take a look at the East End during the times of the killings and learn about the attacks prior to the accepted Ripper Killings, focusing on Emma Smith and Martha Tabram. Make up your own mind if they were by the same man or not.

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Jul 16, 2017