Southern Mysteries Podcast

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 May 25, 2020

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Exploring history and mysteries of the American South. Hosted by Shannon Ballard

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Episode 89 The Mysterious Murder of Nell Cropsey
37:58

The body of 19 year old Nell Cropsey was found floating in North Carolina’s Pasquotank River over a month after she disappeared in 1901. Her boyfriend was accused of killing her. But three people in the Cropsey home the night Nell disappeared later took their own lives. Were they hiding the truth behind her disappearance and death?  

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use; At Rest, Ambient, Reawakening, Echoes of Time and Organic Meditations Three by Kevin McLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com; I Am A Man Who Will Fight by Chris Zabriske. Licensed under Creative Commons; Alone by Purple Planet Music https://www.purple-planet.com/ Licensed under Creative Commons

Jun 07, 2021
Episode 88 Leesburg Stockade Stolen Girls
28:18

In the summer of 1963, 15 girls between the ages of 12 and 15 were held in the Leesburg Stockade for the crime of demonstrating for integration in the deep south. For weeks their parents didn’t know where they were or if they were alive.

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

 

Burden Laid Down by The Westerlies, Pink Horizon by Chris Haugen, St Francis by Josh Lippi and the Overtimers and Magic Forest by Sir Cubworth Licensed under a Creative Commons; Dark Times, Peace of Mind, Elegy and Virtues Instrumenti by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com

May 24, 2021
Episode 87 Watery Grave The Mysterious Death of Fannie Madison
37:14

On March 14,1885, the body of Fannie Madison was recovered from the Marshall Reservoir in Richmond, Virginia. Police quickly arrested Fannie’s cousin Thomas Cluverius who was believed to be the father of her unborn child. Did Thomas murder his cousin? Did Fannie take her own life? Or did someone else have motive to kill her?

 

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Music

Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Ossuary New Beginning, Ambient, Clean Soul, Organic Meditation Evening Fall Harp, Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com; I Am A Man Who Will Fight by Chris Zabriske Licensed under Creative Commons; Falling From Grace by White Hex Licensed under Creative Commons

May 10, 2021
Episode 86 Deceptive Delivery The Murder of Lita McClinton Sullivan
34:45

Lita McClinton was murdered in her Atlanta townhome in 1987. Someone posing as a flower delivery man rang the doorbell and shot Lita when she opened the door. Lita’s family, Atlanta PD and the FBI agreed on the prime suspect but it would take nearly 20 years to build a case against him.

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. Dark Fog, Drone in D, Lamentation, Echoes of Time, Autumn Sunset, Meditation Impromptu, by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com/. Gloomy Night by Marwan Nimra Licensed under Creative Commons.Resolution by Wayne Jones Licensed Under Creative Commons Magical Forest by Sir Cubworth Licensed Under Creative

Apr 26, 2021
Episode 85 The Kingdom of the Happy Land
26:44

A group of emancipated slaves made the long journey from the Deep South to the Carolinas after the Civil War. There, they established a new life and a kingdom.

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.  Alone by Lee Rosevere  Licensed under Creative Commons. Relaxing Piano, Journey Home and Slow Hammers by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com/. There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriskie Licensed under Creative Commons.

Apr 12, 2021
Episode 84 Mysteries and Murders at the Magnolia Hotel
26:25

The Magnolia Hotel in Seguin, Texas is one of the most haunted hotels in the state. 13 spirits are attached to the hotel including Emma Voelcker, a 12 year old girl whose alleged killer stayed at the hotel the night of her murder.

 

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Music

Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.  Alone and Shadowlands by Purple Planet Music https://www.purple-planet.com/  Licensed under Creative Commons. Ambient, Drone in D, Anguish, Dreams Become Real, Dark Times and Ossuary 6 by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com/. Wandering by Lee Rosevere. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Mar 29, 2021
Episode 83 Alabama's Shocking Cesspool Murders
38:16

20 year old Herbert Hoover Gentry was the first deaf person in Alabama to be tried on a capital offense with an interpreter in the courtroom. Gentry was accused of killing his wife and her best friend after their bodies were discovered in a cesspool

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.  Sense of Loss by Purple Planet Music https://www.purple-planet.com/ Licensed under Creative Commons. Virtutes Instrumenti, Drone in D, Ossuary 1 A Beginning and Atlantean Twilight by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com/. There’s Probably No Time, I Need To Start Writing Things Down and I Am A Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor by Chris Zabriske. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Mar 15, 2021
Episode 82 Natchez Burnin' The Rhythm Club Fire of 1940
30:35

The Natchez Rhythm Club changed the city of Natchez on April 23rd 1940. 209 people died and more than 200 were injured including civic and cultural leaders. All of the victims of one of the deadliest fires in US history were Black. 

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Somber Ballads and Long Road Ahead B by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com/. Pale Rider by Blues Mini Vandals; Burden Laid Down by The Westerlies; Fresh Fallen Snow by Chris Haugen; Lost Cowboy by Coyote Hearing. Licensed Under Creative Commons. Beginnings in Dust, Devouring the Whole by Ross Gentry. Courtesy Headway Recordings Asheville.  The Natchez Burning by Howlin' Wolf. The Complete RPM & Chess Singles A's & B's 1951-62, Vol. 1 ℗ 2014 Acrobat Licensing Ltd. The Natchez Fire by Gene Gilmore. Originally issued on the 1940 single (Decca 7763) (78 RPM). “It’s Tight Like That” by Walter Barnes and His Royal Creolians. 1928.

Mar 01, 2021
Episode 81 Legendary US Marshal Bass Reeves
32:09

Bass Reeves was born into slavery, escaped to freedom during the Civil War and became a legendary marshal. Was Bass Reeves the inspiration behind the cowboy hero The Lone Ranger?  

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Green Green Garden and Morning Mandolin by Chris Haugen; Plantation by Audionautix; There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske; Dhaka, Somber Ballad and Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod; Eight by Ross Gentry. Courtesy of Headway Recordings in Asheville, North Carolina. Lazy Day and Shadowlands by Purple Planet Music https://www.purple-planet.com/ Licensed under Creative Commons.

Feb 08, 2021
Episode 80 Explosive Mistake The Murder of Helen Weaver
30:14

In December 1955, Harry Washburn stood trial for the car bombing that killed his ex mother in law, Helen Weaver. Central Texans were captivated by the trial coverage as they watched the first televised murder trial in American history. 

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Magic Forest by Sir Cuthburt; Sugar Pines by Wes Hutchison; Drone in D, Almost in F Tranquility, Passing Time and Meditation Impromptu 1 by Kevin MacLeod  Atmosphere and Darkness by Purple Planet Music https://www.purple-planet.com/ Licensed under Creative Commons.

Jan 25, 2021
Episode 79 The Life and Times of Serial Killer Euzebe Vidrine
29:19

Euzebe Vidrine was one of Louisiana’s earliest serial killers. After being sentenced to death for one murder in Evangeline Parish, Vidrine asked the judge for time to write his memoir and confessed to murdering four other men. See photos and sources for this episode in the show notes at southernmysteries.com Support The Show Want more Southern Mysteries? Become a member of the show on Patreon to support this independent show and enjoy the benefits of membership, including monthly bonus content. patreon.com/southernmysteries Connect

Website Twitter Facebook Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Virtues Instumenti, Magic Forest, Ghostpocalypse, Donr in D, Long Note One, Long Note Two, Almost in F Tranquility, Colorless Aura and Dark Times by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons.

Jan 11, 2021
Episode78 The Poet Murderess of Mississippi
25:05

In November 1930, Pearl Drew sent a letter to Mississippi Governor Bilbo. She included a poem which revealed she had murdered a man her father was convicted of killing. 

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Ever Mindful by Kevin MacLeod; Woods by Dan Henig and Tense by Purple Planet Music https://www.purple-planet.com/. Licensed under Creative Commons

Dec 28, 2020
Episode 77 Mysterious Murder of William Marsh Rice
39:01

William Marsh Rice, founder of Rice University, was found dead on September 23,1900. The story surrounding his death is questioned to this day. Was he murdered? Or did the man who confessed to killing him get there too late? 

 

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Drone in D, Lamentation, Concentration, Atlantean Twilight, Silver Flame, Somber Ballads by Kevin MacLeod; There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske; Lazy Days by Purple Planet Music https://www.purple-planet.com Licensed under Creative Commons.

Dec 14, 2020
Episode 76 The Earl Family Murders in Welsh Louisiana
32:59

In 1902 six members of a farming family were murdered in Calcasieu Parish Louisiana. The gruesome discovery devastated the community. Alfred Batson was arrested despite having no motive for the murders. He would pay the ultimate price for the crime.

 

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Music

Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use

Additional Music: Lightless Dawn, Resolution, Ambient, Long Note One, Long Note Four, Tranquility Base and Dark Times by Kevin MacLeod; Slow Hammers by The Mini Vandals; Falling Rain by Myuu Licensed under Creative Commons. Lomax, J. A., Lomax, A. & Stavin' Chain. (1934) Batson. Lafayette, Louisiana.

Nov 30, 2020
Episode 75 Lost in the Smokies The Disappearance of Dennis Martin
30:13

6 year old Dennis Martin and his family went hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park over Father’s Day weekend 1969. Minutes after Dennis was overheard plotting with his brother and friends to try to prank the adults, he went missing. What happened to Dennis Martin?

 

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Atlantean Twilight, Ambient by Kevin MacLeod; Magic Forest by Sir Cubworth; Wood by Dan Henig; There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske Licensed under Creative Commons. 

Nov 16, 2020
Episode 74 The Sin City Murder of Albert Patterson
35:35

In 1954, Albert Patterson campaigned as a “man against crime”, vowing he would run the mob out of Phenix City Alabama if he won the race for Alabama Attorney General. Within days of winning, Patterson was assassinated in Phenix City, which had been labelled the “Wickedest City in America”.

 

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Music  Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Lightless Dawn, Resolution, Long Note One, Long Note Two, Silver Flame, Lamentation by Kevin MacLeod. Magic Forest by Sir Cubworth; Tupelo Train by Chris Haughen; Loneliest Road in America by Jesse Gallager; I have a reservation by Track Tribe; There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske Licensed under Creative Commons.

Nov 02, 2020
Episode 73 Nightcap Murder of Mary Cawein
39:44

Mary Cawein's murder by carbolic acid poisoning in July 1965, shocked the social set in Lexington, Kentucky. Her murder would bring to light the affairs of her respected husband, Dr. Madison Cawein III. Did Madison murder his wife? Or did one of his lovers kill Mary?

 

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Gloomy Night” by Marwam Nimra; “Meditation Impromptu 1”, “Lightless Dawn”, “Tranquility Base”, “Dark Fog”, “Drone in D”, “Lost Time”, “Atlantean Twilight” by Kevin MacLeod. “Autumn Sunset” by Audionautix. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 19, 2020
Episode 72 The Rosewood Massacre
25:26

Rosewood was once a thriving Black Community in rural Levy County Florida. Until January 1923, when a lie led to injuries, deaths and complete destruction of the community

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Emotional” by Purple Planet Music. https://www.purple-planet.com; “Beginnings in Dust” and “One” by Ross Gentry. Courtesy of Headway Recordings in Asheville, North Carolina; “Almost in F Tranquility”, “Ever Mindful”, “Dark Times” by Kevin MacLeod. “St. Francis” by Josh Lippi & The Overtimers. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 05, 2020
Episode 71 Sidney Lascellas The Remarkable Rascal
28:17

Sidney Lascelles was one of the most accomplished swindlers and bigamists of the 19th century. So accomplished that when he died in Asheville, North Carolina in 1902, it would take years to track down someone who knew his true identity.

See photos from this episode and sources in the show notes at southernmysteries.com SUPPORT THE SHOW Want more Southern Mysteries? Become a member of the show on Patreon to support this independent show and enjoy the benefits of membership, including monthly bonus content. patreon.com/southernmysteries CONNECT Website Twitter Discussion Group MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Lazy Days” by Purple Planet Music. https://www.purple-planet.com; “Cryptic Sorrow”, “Clean Soul” and “Evening Fall Harp” by Kevin MacLeod. “There’s Probably No Time For That” and “I Am A Man Who Will Fight” by Chris Zabriske. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Sep 21, 2020
Episode 70 The Bigham Family Murders
31:14

For five generations the wealthy and powerful Bigham Family controlled their community of Pamplico, South Carolina. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th century, the Bighams were associated with countless assaults and many murders. Until 1921, when one of their own murdered five family members.

 

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*Music* “Alone” from https://www.purple-planet.com; “Clean Soul” Kevin MacLeod, “Falling From Grace” by White Hex, “Autumn Sunset” by Jesse Gallager and “Whaling City” by Freedom Trail Studio. Licensed under Creative Commons. “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.  

Sep 07, 2020
Episode 69 Kidnapping of Alice Speed Stoll
29:51

In October 1934, 28 year old socialite, Alice Speed Stoll, was kidnapped from her Louisville, Kentucky mansion. Seven days later, an injured Alice was set free but her kidnapper remained on the run and became one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted. Who kidnapped Alice? And why?

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*Music* Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use  ***Additional Music: “Elegy, “Drone in D”, “Echoes of Time”, “Tranqulity Base” and “Ossuary 6” by Kevin MacLeod. “Shadowlands” by Purple Planet Music. “Who Can Say” by The 126ers. Licensed under Creative Commons

May 04, 2020
Episode 68 The Day The War Stopped in St Francisville
26:38

In June 1863, a group of Union and Confederate forces agreed to a truce and united for the funeral of Union Lieutenant Commander John Elliot Hart. The events surrounding the day are known in St. Francisville, Louisiana as The Day the War Stopped

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*Music* Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use  ***Additional Music: “Relaxing Piano Music", “Elegy” and “Bittersweet” by Kevin MacLeod. “I Am A Man Who Will Fight” by Chris Zabriske. “St Francis” by Josh Lippi and the Overtimers. “Terrier Waltz” by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties. Licensed under Creative Commons

Apr 20, 2020
Southern Mysteries Shorts Alice Belle Kirby
12:05

Southern Mysteries Shorts are heard monthly on Patreon. Sharing an episode with you this week as a thanks for listening and to provide a distraction as we continue to face strange times. Hope you enjoy the story of Alice Belle Kirby. Want to learn more about membership on Patreon? Visit the Southern Mysteries Patreon patreon.com/southernmysteries

Apr 13, 2020
Episode 67 Robert Smalls
29:27

Revisiting a 2018 episode about Robert Smalls. His life became a symbol of hope and freedom to the enslaved people of the American South. His determination to hold on to hope and overcome impossible odds, seems a fitting message during uncertain times

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*Music* Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use  ***Additional Music:“Thoreau” by Spazz Cardigan. "Ever Mindful", "Magic Forest", "Bittersweet" and "Relaxing Piano" by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons."Last Stand" and "The Chase" by Purple Plant Music Licensed under Creative Commons

Apr 06, 2020
Episode 66 King of the Moonshiners
27:01

In 1957 federal authorities seized what was estimated to be a 5th of national supply of moonshine from operators in the state of North Carolina. A majority of that supply was connected to the King of the Moonshiners, Percy Flowers

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*Connect* Website Twitter Discussion Group *Music* Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use  ***Additional Music: “Blue Creek Trail” by Dan Lebowitz; “Angeline the Baker” by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties; “Drankin Song”, “Relaxing Piano”and “Journey of Hope” by Kevin McLeod; “Wandering” by Lee Rosevere; “Loneliest Road in America” by Jesse Gallager;  “I Am A Man Who Will Fight” by Chris Zabriske. All music licensed under Creative Commons

Mar 23, 2020
Episode 65 The Crash at Crush
32:27

In September 1896, William Crush proposed his Texas railroad, the Katy Line, stage a head on collision of locomotives. Staged wrecks were big hits in other states, but the Crash at Crush became one of the deadliest publicity stunts in US history

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Surrender”, “Casey Don’t You Fret” and “Last Train to Mars” by Dan Lebowitz; “I Need to Start Writing This Down” by Chris Zebriske; “Lost Cowboy” by Coyote Hearing; “Dude, Where’s My Horse” by Nat Keefe and the Bowties; “Slow Hammers” by The Mini Vandals; “Amazing Grace” by Cooper Cannell; Northern Lights” and “Tupelo Train” by Chris Haugen Licensed under Creative Commons. Great Crush Collision March by Scott Joplin. 1896. Performed by Eunhye Shin. Produced by Stephen Bolech. Performance arranged by Eric Ames.

Mar 09, 2020
Episode 64 The Woolfolk Family Murders
44:54

Thomas Woolfolk was tried and executed for the murder of nine members of his family. The largest mass murder in Georgia history left Bibb County residents in shock. A decade after the murders, a confession would stir up a debate that’s lingered for more than 130 years. Was Thomas Woolfolk a cold blooded killer or an innocent man executed for a crime he did not commit?

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Falling from Grace, Meditation Impromptu 1, Organic Meditations 3, Virtues Instrumenti, Long Road Ahead, Tranquility Base, Dark Times, Dark Fog, Falling Rain by Kevin MacLeod; There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske Licensed under Creative Commons. Burial Grounds by Ross Gentry Special Thanks for Permission for Use

Feb 24, 2020
Episode 63 Carolina Twins Millie Christine McKoy
35:02

Enslaved conjoined twins, Millie-Christine McKoy, would be sold at least three times from infancy to 6 years of age. They were forced into freak shows in the US and UK and endured a traumatic childhood. Their life took a dramatic turn at the age of 14 when freedom allowed them to take control of their career and made them one of the most beloved performance duos of the 19th century who are rarely talked about today. View photos of Millie-Christine McKoy and episode sources in show notes at southernmysteries.com

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Peace of Mind, Almost in F Tranquility, Echoes of Time, Organic Meditations Three by Kevin MacLeod; Tupelo Train by Chris Haugen; I Need To Start Writing This Stuff Down and There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske Licensed under Creative Commons.

Feb 03, 2020
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04:00

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Jan 27, 2020
Episode 62 The Widow of Hazel Green
35:42

Between the 1830s and 1850s, Elizabeth Dale, was married and widowed, six times. When Elizabeth’s neighbor, Abner Tate, claimed the men had been poisoned, he learned that questioning Elizabeth could cost you your life. View photos for this episode and learn more in the full show notes at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Plantation by Audionautix; Anguish, Ambient, Osuary 1, Ossuary 6, Evening Fall Harp, Dreams Become Real, Drone in D by Kevin MacLeod; I Am A Man Who Will Fight -Chris Zabriskie; Gloomy Night – Marwan Nimra Licensed under Creative Commons.

One Mile East of Hazel Green” by Shane Adkins, from performance at Von Braun Center, Huntsville Alabama on June 7th, 2014 as part of Jim Parker‘s Songwriter Series

Jan 20, 2020
Episode 61 Laurence Jones The Little Professor of Piney Woods
36:45

Laurence Clifton Jones moved to the Deep South at a time when it was dangerous to be a black man in Mississippi. He chose to make the move to do what some considered to be impossible - build a school for children of color in rural Rankin County. He would face cultural and financial struggles and miraculously survive a lynching in pursuit of his dream. See photos from this episode, show sources and learn more about Piney Woods at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Thoreau by Spazz Cardigan; Concentration and Peace of Mind by Kevin MacLeod; Slow Hammers by The Mini Vandals, Wandering by Lee Rosevere, Firefly by Chris Haugen All licensed under Creative Commons. Devouring the Whole and Burial Grounds, courtesy of Ross Gentry

Jan 06, 2020
Episode 60 What Happened to Patty Vaughan?
40:48

32-year-old Patty Vaughan was looking forward to her future as she celebrated Christmas Eve with her family in 1996. Her family never imagined this would be the last day they saw her alive. Patty went missing on Christmas Day 1996. What happened to Patty Vaughan? southernmysteries.com

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “At Rest”, “Ambient”, “In Your Arms”, “Almost in F”, “Echoes of Time” and “Reawakening” by Kevin McLeod. “I Am A Man Who Will Fight” by Chris Zabriske. All music licensed under Creative Commons

Dec 23, 2019
Episode 59 Christmas Eve Nightmare in Saltville
25:47

On December 24, 1924, Saltville, Virginia was covered in what witnesses described as a “blanket of white”. The town’s muck dam ruptured, sending tons of alkali sludge pouring into the community. Was the deadliest dam failure in Virginia history intentional? Who was responsible? Learn more about Saltville and see photos of the town in the days following the disaster in the show notes at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Elegy” by Wayne Jones; "Passing Time”, “Fairy Tale Waltz”, “Dark Times” and “Drone in D” by Kevin McLeod. “Prelude No 1” by Chris Zabriske. All music licensed under Creative Commons

Dec 09, 2019
Episode 58 The Legend of Octavia Hatcher
29:14

In 1891, Octavia Hatcher died in Pikeville, Kentucky. After her death, people in town contracted a sleeping disease which caused them to fall into a coma, but wake up weeks later. Was Octavia dead when she was buried? Or had a tragic mistake been made? Learn more about Pikeville, Kentucky and how Octavia’s husband, James Hatcher, made a lasting mark on this town in the show notes at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Tranquility Base”, “Ambient”, Lost Time”, “Dark Fog”, “Dhaka”  and “Epilogue Ghostapocolypse” by Kevin MacLeod; “Gloomy Night” by Morwan Nimra All music licensed under Creative Commons

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Nov 25, 2019
Episode 57 Murder at the Bordello Kate Townsend
28:50

Kate Townsend was a famous madam in the Vice District of New Orleans before it became known as Storyville. Her mysterious past and complicated relationship would become front page news when she was found murdered in her home in 1883. Learn more about Storyville and this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “I Have A Reservation” TrackTribe; Loneliest Road in America” by Jesse Gallagher; “Brethen, Arise” by Chris Zabrieske; “Orison” by Dan Bodan; “Lightless Dawn”, "Ossuary 1”, “This House”,“Silver Flame”, “Lightless Dawn”, Ossuary 6” and “Magic Forest” by Kevin McLeod.Licensed under Creative Commons

Nov 11, 2019
Episode 56 The Free State of Winston County
27:29

Alabama’s Free State of Winston was birthed out of a desire on the part of Winston Unionists to remain neutral during the Civil War. The movement would lead to complications, violence and generations later, a lingering question: Did Winston County secede from the state of Alabama? Learn more about the Free State of Winston and episode sources at southernmysteries.com

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Oct 28, 2019
Episode 55 Who Killed Janie Sharp?
31:33

In July 1910, the murder of Janie Sharp rocked the community of Rural Hill, Mississippi. A man would be arrested for the murder but over the next two years there would be unexpected twists in the search for answers, including the murder of two men associated with the case. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Sugar Pines” by Wes Hutchison; Lost Time”, “Evening Fall Harp”, “Clean Soul” by Kevin MacLeod; "Last Train to Mars" and “I Am A Man” by Dan Lebowitz Licensed under Creative Commons

Oct 14, 2019
Episode 54 The Legend of Dr. Trott's Apothecary
30:56

In 1867, Dr. William Trott, opened a magic show in his Charleston, South Carolina, apothecary shop. Soon after, rain began to fall on the city and continued for days. Frightened residents heard a rumor that Charleston was being punished because Dr. Trott had kidnapped a mermaid he had displayed in his shop. The result? The Mermaid Riot of 1867. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Cryptic Sorrow”, Ever Mindful”, “Dreams Become Real”, “Relaxing Piano Music”, “Silver Flame” and “Ambient” by Kevin MacLeod; "Angeline the Baker" by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties; Licensed under Creative Commons

Sep 30, 2019
Episode 53 Grady Stiles The Life and Death of Lobster Boy
25:37

Grady Stiles was a freak show performer, known as Lobster Boy, who was found murdered in his Gibstonton, Florida home in November of 1992. A detective wondered why none of his family seemed shocked or disappointed that he had been murdered. Lobster Boy’s dark secrets would soon be revealed, along with a plan to end his life. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: "Ether Oar" by The Whole Other;  St Francis by Josh Lippi and the Overtimers; "Falling from Grace" by White Hex; Tranquility Base by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons

Sep 16, 2019
Episode 52 The Murder of William Wise
25:24

In 1734, Alice Riley became the first person to be executed in the colony of Georgia. The servant was tried and convicted, alongside fellow servant, Richard White, for the murder of their master. Were the two guilty of planning and carrying out the murder? Or did Irish-Catholic prejudice lead to their conviction? Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: "Heavy Heart", "Clean Soul", "Dreams Become Real" and "Magic Forest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com); "Shadowlands" by Purple Planet Music Licensed under Creative Commons

Sep 02, 2019
Episode 51 Murder At The Battery Park Hotel
35:13

The murder of Helen Clevenger is one of Asheville, North Carolina’s most infamous crimes. In July of 1936, the 18 year old college student was murdered in a room at the Battery Park Hotel. A hotel employee was tried, convicted and executed for the murder but his conviction remains highly contested. In fact, some people say his conviction was a case of injustice. 

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music  "Virtues", "Resolution", "Piano", Drone in D", "Ossuary 6" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com); "I Am A Man" by Dan Lebowitz; "Not Alone" by  Lee Rosevere Licensed under Creative Commons 

Aug 19, 2019
Episode 50 The Star That Fell On Ann Hodges
29:42

In November 1954, Ann Hodges was resting in her Oak Grove, Alabama home when a meteorite crashed through her roof and hit her. She became the only known human being to survive a meteorite strike. Ann was thrown into a media spotlight she never wanted and learned that fame can cause more damage than a meteorite landing on your hip. 

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music "Stars Fell On Alabama" by Guy Lombardo, Composed by Frank Perkins with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, 1934.  "Atlantean Twilight", "Dark Fog", "Ambient" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com); "Featherlight" by Lee Rosevere; The Big Sky by Purple Planet Music Licensed under Creative Commons 

Jul 22, 2019
Episode 49 Russell Jones
23:20

Rutherford County, Tennessee is known for its rich civil war history and stories. But deep within the county, in Murfreesboro, lies the story of the disappearance of Russell Jones. When his body was discovered in town, a murder for hire plot would reveal that Russell's murder was more complicated than anyone could have imagined.  

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music "Last Train to Mars", "Ambient", "Drone in D", "Echoes of Time", "Clean Soul", and "Tragic Story" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons 

Jul 08, 2019
Episode 48 Lillian Knox The Lady Bountiful
34:55

In 1922, Lillian Knox ran one of the largest lumber companies in the state of Texas. She was known for her business savvy, her take charge attitude and her acts of kindness to the timber families who worked hard to make the company a success. The Lady Bountiful loved the attention and praise she received for her generosity. But in 1922, she received attention from investigators who felt her husband’s sudden death, allegedly of suicide, was suspicious. This wouldn't be the only mystery Lillian would be associated with.

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music "Emotional Alone" by Purple Planet Music; "Dreams Become Real", "Silver Flame", "Anguish", "Long Note 1", Organic Meditations", "Almost in F Tranquility", and "Virtues" by Kevin MacLeod; "Falling Rain" by Myuu Licensed under Creative Commons 

Jun 24, 2019
Episode 47 Clotilda and Africa Town
33:24

The last ship to bring slaves to America arrived in Alabama’s Mobile Bay in 1860, carrying in its hull more than 100 Africans who had been kidnapped from their villages and sold into slavery. The slavers hid the evidence of their illegal operation by burning and sinking the Clotilda in the Mobile River Delta. For over 150 years, the ship was shrouded in mystery, until an Alabama environmentalist and reporter found it in 2018.  Read full show notes and learn more about this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music "Lost Time", "Crowd Hammer", "Dark Fog", and "Resolution" by Kevin MacLeod; "I Am A Man" by Dan Lebowitz; "Sugar Pines" by Wes Hutchison; "Shawdowlands" by Purple Planet Music Licensed under Creative Commons

Jun 10, 2019
Episode 46 The Boy Under The Billboard
26:11

In September of 1998, the unidentified body of a 10 year old boy was found under a billboard, near a North Carolina highway. A determined investigator and his team worked  to solve the mystery of the boy’s identity. In 2018, the mystery would be solved thanks to the help of Barbara Rae-Venter who helped solve the Golden State Killer case 

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music "Northern Lights" by Chris Haugen; "Impact Prelude", "Lost Time", "Long Road Ahead B" by Kevin MacLeod; "Slow Hammers" by The Mini Vandals Licensed under Creative Commons

 

May 27, 2019
Episode 45 Mary Elizabeth Tyler
33:56

Meet Mary Elizabeth Tyler. Referred to as "the heartbeat of the Klan" during a Congressional investigation of the group's rise in the 1920s, Tyler used her skills as a publicist to rebrand the KKK and launch the Women's KKK, leading to millions joining. Tyler, and her business partner, helped the Klan gain national acceptance until scandals, including a brutal murder of a young woman, revealed the truth behind the leaders of the KKK.

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music "Impact Prelude", "Long Note Two", "Lost Time", "Dark Fog" and "Echoes of Time" by Kevin MacLeod; "Procession Acts - Devouring the Whole" by Ross Gentry; "Slow Hammers" by The Mini Vandals Licensed under Creative Commons

May 13, 2019
Episode 44 Clementine Hunter and the FBI Folk Art Forgery File
29:17

One of the most detailed records of life along Louisiana's Cane River was told through paintings of folk artist, Clementine Hunter. In 2008, the FBI opened a folk art forgery case to investigate a trio of suspects they believed to be forging Hunter's work

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music "Peace of Mind" "Almost in F Tranquility" by Kevin MacLeod; "A Revelation" by Jeremy Blake; "Under Suspicion" by Lee Rosevere. "I Am A Man" and "Wave In Atmosphere" by Dan Lebowitz Licensed under Creative Commons

Apr 29, 2019
Episode 43 The Sleeping Preacher X+Y=Z
44:54

In the late 19th century, Constantine Sanders was known as Alabama's Sleeping Preacher. Often writing down premonitions and visions from a "trance state" that would be signed by his "companion" X+Y=Z. Was Sanders evil? Possessed? Or haunted by X+Y=Z? Read full show notes and learn more about The Sleeping Preacher at southernmysteries.com

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music “Lightless Dawn”, “Easy Day", "Evening Fall Harp", "Ambient", "Long Note 1”, "Long Note 2", “Long Note 4”, “Dark Times” and "Peace of Mind" by Kevin MacLeod. "Resolution" by Wayne Jones. "A Revelation" by Jeremy Blake. Licensed under Creative Commons

Apr 15, 2019
Episode 42 Mystery of Missing Heiress Jacqueline Levitz
38:51

In October 1995, an heiress who had tired of high society life in Palm Beach, relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi. She loved the slower pace of life along the Mississippi River. But within weeks of the move, 62 year old, Jacqueline Levitz disappeared.

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music: "Falling Rain" by Myuu; "Almost in F Tranquility", "Dark Fog", "Evening Fall Harp", "Long Note One", "Long Note Two" by Kevin McLeod; "I Am A Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor" by Chris Zebriskie Licensed under Creative Commons 

Apr 01, 2019
Episode 41 Trapper Nelson Wild Man of Loxahatchee
32:00

Vince "Trapper" Nelson turned his passion for panther trapping and gator wrestling into a Jungle Zoo along Florida's Loxahatchee River in the late 1930s. In 1968, he was found dead on the land that was about to make him a millionaire.

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music: “I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie. “Almost in F Tranquility”, "Long Note Two", "Long Note Four" and "Reawakening" by Kevin MacLeod. “Surrender” by Dan Lebowitz. "Alyssa", "Slow Hammers" and Under the Wire" by The Mini Vandals. Licensed under Creative Commons 

Mar 18, 2019
Episode 40 The Ballad of Frankie Silver
30:48

In 1833 Frankie Silver was hanged in Morganton, North Carolina for the murder of her husband Charlie. The story has lived on through the song "The Ballad of Frankie Silver". Does the song tell the whole truth? Did Frankie kill her husband in cold blood?

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music: “Dreams Become Real”, “Ossuary 6-Air”, “Heavy Heart”, “Magic Forest” and "Long Note Two" by Kevin MacLeod.  Licensed Under Creative Commons. “The Ballad of Frankie Silver” by Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots

Mar 04, 2019
Episode 39 Bessie Coleman
44:23

Before Amelia Earhart broke barriers in the world of aviation, there was a Black Cherokee woman from Texas who used her love of aviation to break down racial barriers. But she was forced to leave the country she loved to make her dreams reality because in 1920 no one in America was willing to teach a woman of color how to fly. This is the story of the first African American woman to pilot a plane in this country. A woman who used an airplane to promote civil rights and equal rights.

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.  Additional Music: “Ever Mindful”, “Relaxing Piano”, “Silver Flame”, “Magic Forest” by Kevin MacLeod; “I Am A Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor” by Dan Lebowitz. “Hope (Forward Thinking)” by Purple Planet Music. www.purple-planet.com All music Licensed Under Creative Commons.

Feb 18, 2019
Episode 38 The Lost Treasure of the Beale Ciphers
27:52

For 200 years, treasure hunters have traveled to Virginia to hunt for a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels. Thomas Beale left behind 3 ciphers as a map to the treasure but only 1 has been solved. Did Beale exist? Is there even a treasure?

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More about the The Mystery of the Beale Ciphers NSA's compiled list of declassified documents related to the Beale Ciphers and The Beale Papers Complete text from reprint of The Beale Papers pamphlet Watch the Expedition Unknown Beale Treasure episode Unsolved Mysteries featured the Beale Treasure in Season 1 of the classic show. Watch the episode Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. Additional Music: “Dude Where's My Horse?" and "Angeline the Baker" by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties; "Dreams Become Real", "Silver Flame", "Castleshire" and "Dark Fog" by Kevin MacLeod; "Under Suspicion" and "Featherlight" by Lee Rosevere. All music Licensed Under Creative Commons.

Feb 04, 2019
Episode 37 Connie Franklin Ghost of the Ozarks
26:28

In 1929, five men in Stone County, Arkansas were charged in the murder of Connie Franklin. There would be many twists and the turns in the case. But the biggest twist came when a man claiming to be Connie came forward to testify at his own murder trial.

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.  Additional Music: "Dreams Become Real", "Ambient", "Anguish", "Heavy Heart", "Osuary -6", by Kevin MacLeod. “I am a man who will fight for your honor” by Chris Zabriskie, "Last Train" by Dan Lebowitz All music Licensed Under Creative Commons. Jimmy Smith plays harmonica and guitar on this recording of "Mountain Blues", dating from March 31, 1926. From the original 78rpm disk.

 

Jan 21, 2019
Episode 36 Missing Bobby Dunbar
40:37

In the summer of 1912, a four year old boy went missing while his family was camping near a Louisiana resort area. The day Bobby Dunbar disappeared was the day the lives of three families would be turned upside down. And it would take almost 100 years to find answers to the questions that hung over these families for generations.

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. Background Music: “Bring Me Your Sorrows”, “Concentration”, “Relaxing Piano Music”, “Evening Fall Harp”, “Organic Meditations 3″, Almost F in Tranquility” by Kevin MacLeod. “Gloomy Night” by Marwan Nimra and “I am a man who will fight for your honor” by Chris Zabriskie All music Licensed Under Creative Commons

Jan 07, 2019
Episode 35 Harry Tyson Moore
38:31

His name may not be familiar to you but Harry T. Moore was the first martyr of the American Civil Rights Movement. He and his wife were murdered in their Florida home on Christmas Day 1951. Who killed the Moores? And why?  Read full show notes and learn more about Harry T Moore at southernmysteries.com

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. Background Music: "Ever Mindful", "Passing Time", "Beyond" , "Almost in F Tranquility", "Ossuary 6-Air", "Dark Times", "Done in D", "Long Note One", "Long Note Two", "Peace of Mind", "Ever Mindful" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed Under Creative Commons

Dec 17, 2018
Episode 34 Computer Con Murder
22:31

In the fall of 1992, Heather Uffelman and Jeremy Rolfs were seniors at Middle Tennessee State University. They loved each other and dreamed of a spring wedding. They shared a love of computers. A love that would lead to Heather’s death in a motel room in Marietta, Georgia in October of 1992. Connect with Southern Mysteries Website https://southernmysteries.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com More about this episode WATCH  Unsolved Mysteries Segment with Jeremy Rolfs (air date: April 27, 1994) Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. Background Music: “The Beauty of Love” by Aakash Ghandi and “Ambient” by Kevin MacLeod Licensed Under Creative Commons

Dec 03, 2018
Episode 33 The Giggling Granny Nannie Doss
27:44

From the 1920s until 1954, Nannie Doss was viewed as a sweet woman, a grandmother who was as sweet as pie. But in 1954, this Giggling Granny as she became known, confessed to close to a dozen murders

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More about this episode Read The Giggling Granny by Annette Ross Encyclopedia of AlabamaNannie Doss by Gordon Harvey, Jacksonville State University

Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.

Background Music “Almost in F Tranquility”, “Piano Music”, “Long Note One”, “Long Note Four”, “Colorless Aura” and “Ossuary 6-Air” by Kevin MacLeod. ”Alone” and “Atmospheric” by Purple Planet Music. “Last Train to Mars” by Dan Lebowitz. All music Licensed under Creative Commons

Nov 19, 2018
Episode 32 Robert Smalls
29:17

In 1862, an enslaved crew member of a Confederate steamship, stole the ship and sailed it past Confederate forces to deliver it to the Union. This outlaw to the Confederacy became a hero of the Union and a symbol of hope and freedom to the enslaved people of the American South.  This is incredible story of Robert Smalls, a man who set sail to freedom. Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com

More about this episode WATCH: Robert Smalls great-great grandson, Michael B. Moore’s TED Talk “The Audacity of Robert Smalls” See video here

WATCH: Panel discussion on the The Life and Legacy of Former Slave Robert Smalls, part of a city-wide Robert Smalls Commemorative Weekend held in Charleston, South Carolina in 2012. See video here Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. Background Music: “Thoreau” by Spazz Cardigan. "Ever Mindful", "Magic Forest", "Bittersweet" and "Relaxing Piano" by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons."Last Stand" and "The Chase" by Purple Plant Music Licensed under Creative Commons

Nov 05, 2018
Episode 31 Black Wedding
24:01

In 1930, Elena Hoyos met Carl Von Cosel in Key West, Florida. Von Cosel became obsessed with her. This has been called a love story but it’s truly one of the most haunting reminders that desire can drive you to obsession and self destruction. Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com

More about this episode Read Atlas Obscura: Morbid Monday Read Undying Love: The True Story of a Passion That Defied Death by Ben Harrison Read The Lost Diary Of Count Von Cosel by Carl Von Cosel

Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons, "Lights" Royalty Free Music by cinematicwaves.com. "Shadowlands", "Seventh Curse" and "Alone" by Purple Plant Music Licensed under Creative Commons

Oct 28, 2018
Episode 30 Greenbrier Ghost Dead Women Do Tell Tales
26:55

Zona Heaster Shue's life was cut short when she was murdered in 1897. She’s known in West Virginia lore as the Greenbrier Ghost because her ghost helped solve her murder. Did Zona's mother fabricate the story of her ghost to avenge her daughter's murder? Or did Zona's ghost truly help convict the man who killed her?  Connect on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com

More about this episode Read Katie Letcher Lyle's book about the Greenbrier Ghost, The Man Who Wanted Seven Wives Newspaper coverage of the trial of Edward Shue from the West Virginia Archives and History  The Ghost That Solved Its Own Murder by Stephan Wagner Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. “Heavy Heart”, “Giatn Wyrm”, “Magic Forest”, “This House”, “Anguish”, “Dreams Become Real” and “Osuary 6 Air” and "Rites" by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons

Oct 22, 2018
Episode 29: Wilmington Coup D'Etat
28:07

In November 1898, the only successful coup d'etat in American history unfolded in North Carolina when the local government was overthrown by a group backed by the Democratic party. How and why did this happen? Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com More about this episode Wilmington on Fire Documentary Director Christopher Everett amassed rare photographs, original research, and testimonies from historians and descendants of the victims of the coup to uncover a shocking event that marked a turning point in the politics of the post-Reconstruction South

North Carolina Legislature 2007 Joint Resolution on Wilmington Riots

News & Observer “White supremacists took over a city – now NC is doing more to remember the deadly attack” by Will Doran. December 2017

Editor and Publisher “Why North Carolina Papers Apologized for Role In 1898 Race Riots” by Joe Strupp November 2006

Southern Poverty Law Center “Intelligence Report: America’s Only Coup D'etat” by Molly McCluskey August 2018

Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. "Crowd Hammer", "Brethren Arise", "Long Note Two" and "Lost Time", "Dark Fog", "Colorless Aura" and "Osuarry The Beginning" by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons

Oct 08, 2018
Episode 28: The Vengeful Abduction of Annie Laurie Hearin
34:46

At 9:50pm on July 26,1988, the Jackson Mississippi Police Department received a call from 71 year old Robert Hearin reporting his 72 year old wife, Annie Laurie had been kidnapped. A case that would take twists and turns that no one could imagine.

More about this episode People Magazine feature about the Hearin case September 1988 WLBT Jackson Feature: The disappearance of Annie Laurie Hearin Washington Post feature about Hearin kidnapping November 1988 Charley Project Missing Index for Annie Laurie Hearin Details on Alfred Winn legal case and his appeal

Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. “Drone in D” "Long Note One" "Long Note Two" "Almost in F Tranqulity" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons

Sep 24, 2018
Episode 27: Mammoth Cave Explorations, Experiments and Enemies
30:49

Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world. It was also ground zero for a desperate medical experiment and the Kentucky Cave Wars that drove Floyd Collins to make a decision that made him a media sensation in 1925 Connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/southernmysteriespodcast/ Connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/mysteriespod Email southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com More about this episode Mammoth Cave National Park Cave Tours Read Trapped!: The Story of Floyd Collins Paperback by Robert K. Murray and Roger W. Brucker Watch Robert Murray discuss his book Trapped! at Western Kentucky University in 1980 University of Virginia Records on Mammoth Cave Tuberculosis Hospital Experiment Read Roger Brucker’s "Grand, Gloomy, and Peculiar: Stephen Bishop at Mammoth Cave"

Music Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use “I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie Licensed under Creative Commons “Almost in F Tranquility MacLeod” and “Ever Mindful” by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons “Surrender” by Dan Lebowitz Licensed under Creative Commons "The Death Of Floyd Collins" by Charlie Oaks. August of 1925 recording from original 78rpm. Public Domain

Sep 10, 2018
Episode 26: Edgar Watson The Desperado of Chatham Bend
25:18

The Florida Everglades are full of fascinating wildlife, eerie beauty and countless natural wonders. But within this dense wilderness, is the story of one of a man believed to be one of Florida’s most prolific serial killers. And the people who decided to stop him.

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Music Credits Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use “Lost Cowboy" by Coyote Hearing Licensed under Creative Commons  "Long Note One”, “Long Note Two”, “Long Note Four”, “Drone in D” and "Almost in F Tranquility" by Kevin MacLeod  Licensed under Creative Commons 

Aug 27, 2018
Episode 25: The Living Funeral of Felix Bush
26:29

In June of 1938, a Tennessee hermit threw himself a funeral party. The "living" funeral made Felix Bush famous. But why had Felix lived as a hermit for decades? And why did he decide to throw himself a funeral and invite all of Roane County, Tennessee?

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Music Credits Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours andPantherburn for permission for use. “Passing Time”, “Almost in F Tranquility”, “Ever Mindful”, “Dreams Become Real” by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons “I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie Licensed under Creative Commons "Hold to God’s Unchanging Hands" by Hosea Hudson. Performed at Appalachian South Folklife Festival in Pipestem, West Virginia on July 20th 1979 "Where We’ll Never Grow Old" by The Lower Lights. Buy the song here. Learn more the band at lowerlights.com

More about this episode Webpage with more info on Uncle Bush, created and maintained by Breazeale Family. Definitive guide to life of Felix Bush Official Get Low website. Watch the movie based on the real life of Felix Bush

 

 

Jul 30, 2018
Episode 24: Gribble House Murders of Savannah
28:18
 

In December of 1909, three women were murdered in a violent axe attack in a boarding house in Savannah, Georgia known as the Gribble House. The attack remains one of the most diabolical crimes in the history of Savannah. Who was the murderer? And what was the motive?

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Music Credits Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours andPantherburn for permission for use. “Lightless Dawn”, “Long Note 1”, "Long Note 2", “Long Note 4” and “Dark Times” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons

More about this episode Ghost haunts Savannah’s ‘most diabolical crime’ Who killed the women in the Gribble House? A forgotten Edwardian axe massacre

 

Jul 16, 2018
Episode 23: Cahill Mansion
21:55

For decades families moved in and out of Cahill Mansion near Gulfport, Mississippi with stories of restless spirits inside including a pyromaniac ghost. And the scariest manifestation happened on the day of one of the most tragic events in US history.

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Music Credits Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours andPantherburn for permission for use. “Giant Wyrm”, “Shadowlands 1”, “This House” and “Master Disorder”  by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons

More about this episode

Ghosts Around the House by Susy Smith Cahill House Destroyed by Fire

 

Jul 02, 2018
Episode 22: Missing Sodder Family Children
42:36

What happened to the Sodder children? Five siblings disappeared from their West Virginia home on Christmas Eve night in 1945. What was their fate? Were they kidnapped, murdered or did they meet another tragic fate? Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Jun 18, 2018
Episode 21 Love and Hatred in Birmingham - Murder of Father Coyle
32:10

In 1921, a Methodist minister in Birmingham, Alabama, shot and killed a Catholic priest in broad daylight in front of witnesses. The resulting murder trial was a sensation because it featured so many elements of intolerance including Southern racism, anti-Catholicism, and xenophobia. This is the story of the murder of Father John Coyle. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Quinn’s Song: First Night”; “Ever Mindful”; “Long Note One”; “Echoes of Time”; “Ghostpocalypse 3” Road of Trials”; “Private Reflection” Music by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons

Jun 04, 2018
Episode 20: The Mystery of Old Mike
16:40

In the summer of 1911 an unidentified man died in the railroad town of Prescott, Arkansas.  With no ID and no way to find his family, the town undertaker put the man’s body on public display for over 60 years. Who was this man? And why did it take 60 years to bury him? Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Nicolai Heidlas “Letting Go”; Nicolai Heidlas “Beyond”; Kevin MacLeod “Wounded”, “Mesmerize”, and “Cryptic Sorrow”; Whitesand “Passage” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

May 19, 2018
Episode 19 Frenchy McCormick and Tascosa, Texas
25:01

Frenchy McCormick lived by herself in the Texas ghost town of Tascosa for almost 30 years. She refused to leave because of a promise she made to someone. Frenchy is a folklore legend in Texas but much of her life story is a mystery. MUCH, but not all. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “The Gunfight” by Everet Almond; “Ghost Town, Night in the Prairie” and “Campfire Tales” by Brandon Fletcher; “Wild West” by Ross Budgen” and “Honky Tonkin' by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions.  Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

May 07, 2018
Episode 18 Hermit of Fort Fisher - Robert Harrill
28:19

 From 1955 - 1972, Robert Harrill was known as The Hermit of Fort Fisher Island, North Carolina. He spent his life inviting in strangers and teaching them about living a life free of social norms. And in the end, the strangers he welcomed in, may have killed him. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Apr 23, 2018
Episode 17: Three Sisters in Black
24:40

Meet sisters Caroline Martin, Virginia Wardlaw and Mary Snead. They left a trail of devastation and death in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and on to New Jersey where they were implicated in the mysterious death of Ocey Snead, known as the Bath Tub Mystery. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music:  "Dark Times”, “Wounded”, “Atlantean Twilight” and "Evening Fall Harp" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Apr 09, 2018
Episode 16: Longwood Plantation Natchez - Nutt's Folly
17:51

Longwood Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi epitomizes the rise and fall of the antebellum south. The history of the home may explain why spirits of the former owners are said to linger here.  Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music:  "Sovereign”, Cryptic Sorrow”, “Nervous Piano", and "Eternal Hope" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Mar 26, 2018
Episode 15: William Johnson Barber of Natchez
17:57

On June 16, 1851 William Johnson was murdered. 75 years later, his diary was discovered and became one of the most important firsthand accounts of life in the antebellum South. What was his story? And how did the man who murdered Johnson get away with it? Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music:  "Soverign”, Cryptic Sorrow”, “Wounded”, “Nervous", and "Sad Trio" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Mar 19, 2018
Episode 14: Natchez City Cemetery
18:04

Natchez City Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the South. Behind each monument, beneath each grave site, is a story of a life marked by tragedy and mystery. Love and devotion. This is the story of some of its most fascinating occupants. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music:  "Laid Back Guitars", "Ghost Processional (Alternate)" "Dark Times", and "Evening Fall Harp" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Mar 12, 2018
Episode 13: Goat Castle Murder of Natchez
32:59

Historian, Karen L. Cox, is the author of  Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South. Karen discusses the 1932 murder of Jenny Merrill, the eccentric couple who were arrested and charged with murder and the innocent African American woman who went to jail for the crime. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Mar 05, 2018
Episode 12: Coral Castle - The Taj Mahal of the South
17:33

Imagine a 5 foot tall, 100 pound heartbroken man excavating, shaping and hoisting massive coral blocks into a structure all by himself. Literally building walls to try to deal with a broken heart. This is the story of Edward Leedskalnin and Florida’s Coral Castle. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Feb 26, 2018
Episode 10: Loreta Velazquez
19:28

 

Loreta Velazquez challenged gender, social and ethnic boundaries during the Civil War. The story of her life has been shrouded in mystery and debated for generations. Who was Loreta? What made her story so dangerous that she has been virtually erased from history? Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Jan 21, 2018
Episode 9: Lands End Road
13:04

Three legendary haunts along the eight mile stretch of Lands End Road on St Helena Island, South Carolina, have led to this road being named one of the most haunted in the South. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Jan 01, 2018
Episode 6: Death Keeps A Tryst - Thomas Hotard and Audrey Moate
16:11

On November 24, 1956, Thomas Hotard was discovered murdered near Lake Ponchatrain in Louisiana. His lover, Audrey Moate went missing the same day. Retired detective, Wayne Norwood, investigated the cold case and discusses his theories surrounding the case. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Dec 04, 2017
Episode 4: Georgia Tann's Children
11:40

From the 1920s until 1950, Georgia Tann used a network of powerful accomplices to take advantage of the poor and helpless in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Her crimes made her one of the most notorious child traffickers of the 20th century and led to countless unsolved mysteries throughout the South and across the country. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Nov 12, 2017
Episode 3: The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster
11:16

The Pope Lick Monster is an urban legend that has led countless seekers to a dangerous trestle bridge in Louisville, Kentucky. Keith Age, of SyFy Channel fame, joins me to discuss the legend. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Oct 31, 2017
Episode 2: It's Raining Strange Eels
23:50

In 1892 The New York Sun published a story about strange eels raining on small town Coalburg, Alabama. Did it really happen or was this a tall tale gone national? Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Oct 30, 2017
Episode 1: The Phantom Barber
18:31

Sandra Moncrief, author of “The Phantom Barber” discusses her theories of the man who terrorized residents of Pascagoula, Mississippi in the summer of 1942. Did police arrest the wrong man or did the Phantom Barber escape the city? Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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Oct 29, 2017