MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

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Karina
 Jul 22, 2022
I have been listening to Mr. B for quite a while now, and I love all of his content. He has a way of making the story more real and gives feeling to it. He obviously does a lot of research and he tells it like it is.


 Jul 20, 2022

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 Jul 9, 2022
My husband found the YouTube channel and shared it with me, we're addicted!! Great stories, fantastic voice!!


 Jun 6, 2022

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The Strange, Dark and Mysterious delivered in podcast format.

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Episode 52 -- "Dead Man Walking" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:51:06

In 2004, a woman living in Nashville, Tennessee, was sitting up in her bed one night trying to get some homework done for a Bible study class. As she sat there, she started to feel tired and so she decided to call it a night. She bookmarked the page she was on, and leaned over to put her Bible on the bed side table, when she suddenly froze. The house was supposed to be empty, her family was out for the night... but now, standing at the foot of her bed was a person, just staring up at her... and this person was dead.

For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen

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Note about our content:

We do not do any original reporting. The stories we tell are based on events that we research and describe using existing source material.

While we make every effort to use the best quality sources we can access within our production deadlines, and while we make every effort to verify facts through multiple sources, we do make occasional mistakes, and we cannot verify the accuracy of the source material we use.

Please note that creative liberties have been taken in the creation and presentation of the material on which we have based this podcast. 

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SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:

Main Sources:


Pictures of Angela

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20039765/angela-marie-samota


Court transcripts and police report

Bess versus Texas

https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/court-of-criminal-appeals/2013/ap-76-377.html


Bess versus Davis (more court testimony from Ben McCall)

https://casetext.com/case/bess-v-davis-1


POlice report on Angela Samota’s murder:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/read-orignal-police-report-angie-samota-flna820561


Inmate information

https://inmate.tdcj.texas.gov/InmateSearch/viewDetail.action?sid=01342729


Historical newspaper articles:

Few leads in Angela’s death

Port Arthur News, October 15, 1984,Pg. 8, Port Arthur, Texas, US https://newspaperarchive.com/port-arthur-news-oct-15-1984-p-8/ 


Possible link to Angela’s murder

Galveston Daily News, October 16, 1984,Pg. 4, Galveston, Texas, US https://newspaperarchive.com/galveston-daily-news-oct-16-1984-p-4/ 


Probe, reward turn up nothing

Wichita Falls Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) · Thu, Dec 13, 1984 · Page 22

https://www.newspapers.com/image/781958254


Feature article about Sheila Wysocki

The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee) · Thu, Mar 8, 2012 · Page A1 

https://www.newspapers.com/image/218619734 


Feature article about Russell Buchanan

San Angelo Standard-Times (San Angelo, Texas) · Sun, Oct 7, 2012 · Page 30

https://www.newspapers.com/image/791788082


Forensics

Forensic evidence (interactive)

https://prezi.com/p/-bix8axla0ki/forensics-final-mayson-kobell/?fallback=1


Sheila Gibbons Wysocki

BBC article about Sheila (excellent)

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-44470377


TN Ledger on SW

https://www.tnledger.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=121006


Sheila Wysocki

https://www.sheilawysocki.com/gallery


Sheila and Angela

https://fortworthbusiness.com/government/her-friends-brutal-murder-in-dallas-was-unsolved-for-decades-this-is-how-she-helped-find-the-killer/


Sheila Wysocki: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7MbSCo-QtE&t=322s

Feb 21, 2018


Documentaries

Dateline June 8, 2012

https://archive.org/details/WRC_20120609_010000_Dateline_NBC/start/7020/end/7080


I solved a murder documentary

https://www.amazon.com/Sheila-Wysocki/dp/B00BM2KKFU/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1IOKGAQ9IEUVG&keywords=sheila+wysocki+i+solved+a+murder&qid=1659478968&sprefix=sheila+wysocki+i+solved+a+murder%2Caps%2C106&sr=8-3


Oxygen documentary S2 E11

https://www.nbc.com/murdered-by-morning/video/game-over/9000215639


Internet articles

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Angela_Samota


About angela–book of daniel/name of parents

https://sites.psu.edu/passionblogeliot/2022/03/20/angela-samota/


Sportskeeda article

https://www.sportskeeda.com/pop-culture/what-happened-angela-samota-oxygen-s-murdered-morning-revisit-gruesome-1984-texas-murder


The case of Angela Samota: The Medium

https://medium.com/@writermsmith/the-case-of-angela-samota-9ba5a0b9eba6


The criminal JOurnal: 

https://www.thecriminaljournal.com/angela-samota-the-murder-of-a-20-year-old-college-student-by-donald-bess-who-stabbed-her-18-times/


Vintage cold cases

https://vintagecoldcases.tumblr.com/post/624366113595211776/tw-crime-scene-photos-angela-marie-samota-was


Death record Frank samota

https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/12705965:60525?tid=&pid=&queryId=e39d145203b10ae94b28f24b9ef2f566&_phsrc=lRz1&_phstart=successSource


Betty Samota obituary

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/betty-samota-obituary?id=31718713

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Aug 08, 2022
Episode 51 -- "Vacations From Hell"
00:42:50

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: vacation horror stories. The audio from these stories has been pulled from our YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • Story 1 -- “Girl's Trip" -- A mother and her daughters take a trip to Florida (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9qKjIUsCWY)
  • Story 2 -- "Bear Camp Road" -- A family takes a wrong turn onto an off limits road (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G8f-AMx9-w)


For 100s more stories like these, check out our YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen


SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:

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Main Sources:

Story 1: Girl's Trip

1) https://www.talkmurderwithme.com/blog/2020/11/27/oba-chandler-rogers-family

2) https://www.talkmurderwithme.com/blog/2020/12/10/oba-chandler

3)  @Medical Detectives - Full Episodes  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGP-VyAxwNM

4) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oba_Chandler

5) https://murderpedia.org/male.C/c1/chandler-oba.htm

6) https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Joan,_Michelle,_and_Christe_Rogers

7) http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/chandler1275.htm

Story 2: Bear Camp Road

1) https://www.oregonlive.com/editors/2013/04/kim_familys_fatal_oregon_journ.html

2) https://abcnews.go.com/2020/kati-kim-tells-heart-wrenching-story-family-ended/story?id=12884927

3) https://www.cnn.com/2006/US/12/07/missing.family/index.html

4) https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6602542

5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ndpOEpo7w8

6) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Kim#Search

7) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3NPz2_cpSw

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Aug 04, 2022
Episode 50 -- "The Man in the Bowler Hat" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:50:44

In the late 1800s, a very strange hotel was constructed in Chicago, Illinois. From the outside, it looked perfectly normal, but the inside of the hotel was anything but. Hallways were a maze of twists and turns, and there were trap doors, sliding walls and secret stairwells everywhere. But the shock factor of this hotel was part of its allure. Walking around and getting lost could actually be kind of thrilling. But, what guests didn't know was that every time they got lost in that hotel, they might never find their way out again...

For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen

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Main Sources:

Books:

Larson, E. (2004). The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America [E-book]. Vintage.


Selzer, A. (2019). H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil (Reprint ed.) [E-book]. Skyhorse.


Larson, E. (2004). The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America [E-book]. Vintage.


Griffith, W., & Selzer, A. (2011). The Murder Castle of HH Holmes: A Scrapbook of Eyewitness Accounts, Diagrams, and Ephemera: Mini Edition (Chicago Unbelievable 3) (4th ed.). Open Etc.


History, H. (2018). H. H. Holmes: The Life of the American Ripper (Biographies of Serial Killers). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.


Holmes), M. H. H. W., Holmes, H. H., McClenahan, J. E., & Clarke, F. (2013). Confessions of the Serial Killer H.H. Holmes (Illustrated) (3rd ed.) [E-book].


Documentaries:

H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer 

Director: John Borowski

2004 ‧ Documentary/History ‧ 1h 4m


Magazines:

Smithsonian

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/enduring-mystery-hh-holmes-americas-first-serial-killer-180977646/


Various Online Locations:

Library of Congress (timeline)

https://guides.loc.gov/chronicling-america-h-h-holmes


Updated list of victims

https://mysteriouschicago.com/new-master-list-of-hh-holmes-victims/


Shmoop

https://www.shmoop.com/study-guides/literature/devil-in-the-white-city


Rebecca Frost Writes

https://rebeccafrostwrites.com/2021/12/21/h-h-holmes-victims-benjamin-pitezel/


​​TIMELINES:

Famous trials

https://hhholmestrial.weebly.com/chronology.html


Famous bios

https://famousbio.net/h-h-holmes-2362.html


Timetoast (interactive)

https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/h-h-holmes-27f88852-9cfe-4606-a5f0-a2576fef4158


Key figures/victims

https://hhholmestrial.weebly.com/key-figures.html


Biography

https://www.biography.com/news/hh-holmes-victims


Gilded Age

https://www.history.com/topics/19th-century/gilded-age#end-of-the-gilded-age


History of forensic science

https://ifflab.org/history-of-forensic-science/


Chicago Worlds Fair: the Columbian exposition 1893

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_Columbian_Exposition


Union stockyard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Stock_Yards

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Aug 01, 2022
Episode 49 -- "Workplace Horror Stories"
00:36:05

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: workplace horror stories. The audio from these stories has been pulled from our YouTube channel, which is just called "MrBallen," and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • Story 1 -- “Hell Fire" -- Workers make repair inside huge industrial machine (Original YouTube link -- https://youtu.be/46zxGu-y_4A?t=1260)
  • Story 2 -- "The 9th Compartment" -- A secret note was discovered at the bottom of the ocean (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz5Gw2vBtgs)


For 100s more stories like these, check out our YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen


SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:

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Main Sources:

Story 1: Hell fire

1) Tampa Bay Times investigative piece into what happened -- https://projects.tampabay.com/projects/2017/investigations/tampa-electric/big-bend-hellfire-from-above/

2) Tampa Bay dot com about what the company is doing to remediate issue -- https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2021/01/22/tampa-electric-will-retire-one-of-its-coal-powered-generators-early/

3) Story about the voicemail Antonio's mother received -- https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/mom-got-haunting-phone-call-from-son-as-molten-slag-hit-him-in-big-bend/2329703/

4) Confined Space newsletter about worker safety coverage -- https://jordanbarab.com/confinedspace/2017/08/18/workers-lives-tampa/

Story 2: The 9th Compartment

1) Wikipedia page about the Kursk -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kursk_submarine_disaster

2) Popular Mechanics write up -- https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a23494010/kursk-submarine-disaster/

3) Britannica write up -- https://www.britannica.com/event/Kursk-submarine-disaster

4) Radio Free Europe write up -- https://www.rferl.org/a/the-kursk-catastrophe-a-lesson-for-putin-is-fading-from-russian-attention-20-years-later/30778500.html

5) The National Interest write up -- https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/oh-pictures-how-russian-submarine-died-terrifying-175387

6) 19fortyfive write up -- https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/kursk-accident-the-scary-way-a-russian-nuclear-submarine-committed-suicide/

7) Wikipedia page for Barents Sea -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barents_Sea

8) Irish Times write up -- https://www.irishtimes.com/news/soaked-letter-tells-last-hours-of-kursk-crew-1.1112366

9) ABC News write up -- https://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=82260&page=1

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Jul 28, 2022
Episode 48 -- "Criss Cross" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:46:13

In 2010, a very successful Nashville, Tennessee music producer turned her car into her driveway, and pulled into her garage. After turning her car off, she was about to click her garage door remote again, to shut the garage door, when she turned and looked out her car’s back window and she saw something very strange sitting there on her driveway. Seconds later, Veronica would be scrambling to get out of her car, and inside of her house, as fast as she possibly could... Initially, this story will seem fairly cookie cutter for a true crime story, however, it is not. There is a very unique plot twist at the end…so stick around to make sure you hear it.

For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen

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Main Sources:

Court Documents:

State versus Coy (Cory) Cotham

https://casetext.com/case/state-v-cotham-2


State versus Timothy Bozza

https://casetext.com/case/state-v-bozza


Cory Cotham appeal

https://law.justia.com/cases/tennessee/court-of-criminal-appeals/2019/m2017-02031-cca-r3-pc.html


Inmate Records:

Coy Cotham:

https://foil.app.tn.gov/foil/details.jsp


Tim Bozza

https://foil.app.tn.gov/foil/details.jsp


TV Documentaries:

Investigation Discovery channel: Nightmare next door: Season 10, episode 4: Criss-Cross Killer

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B091Y8D4K6/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s10


Oxygen true crime: An unexpected Killer

S2 - E1:Twisted Betrayal: Aired: 01/15/2021

https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/season-2/episode-1/twisted-betrayal


Tom Bozza interrogation footage: Throw Momma from the Train Tim Bozza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rwxKZ9kysg


Police alerts:

About arrest of Cory Cotham

https://m.facebook.com/nt/screen/?params=%7B%22note_id%22%3A1344318572566911%7D&path=%2Fnotes%2Fnote%2F&refsrc=deprecated&_rdr


Summary of convictions:

https://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/psycho-for-love-timothy-bozza-hired-cory-cotham-to-kill-his-wife-veronica-bozza-both-sentenced-to-life-in-prison/


Summary of events:

Fresh Edits 

https://freshedits.com/spotlight/how-two-men-planned-to-throw-veronica-bozza-from-the-train/

 

Hollywood Reporter: Throw Mama From the Train scheme

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/two-men-inspired-by-throw-768347/


Summary of movie, "Throw Momma From the Train"

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094142/plotsummary


Pictures:

Details and pictures of Veronica’s house in Bridgewater

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5240-New-John-Hagar-Rd-Hermitage-TN-37076/81061709_zpid/


Veronica Bozza bio:

Veronica Chiaramonte

https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LL73-WBD/veronica-chiaramonte-1971-2010


Music producer: the job

https://www.recordingconnection.com/reference-library/recording-entrepreneurs/what-does-a-music-producer-do/


CMT awards show producer 2009 (country Music Television channel/ Nashville TN)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMT_Music_Awards


Veronica’s music production credit (IMDB)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3029951/


Historical weather for Nashville, TN

https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/tn/nashville/KBNA/date/2008-6-14


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Jul 25, 2022
Episode 47 -- "The Hitchhikers"
00:34:09

Today’s podcast features three separate, unique stories that share a theme: they are stories about hitchhiking. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • Story 1 -- “The Hitchhiker" -- The most unlikely, and unfortunate, sequence of events (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rucBo9HjMuU)
  • Story 2 -- "That Didn't Age Well" -- A passenger on a plane sees something on a mountain, as they fly over it (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxmNm9vUgik)
  • Story 3 -- "Five Hacks" -- A brutal cautionary tale for anyone thinking about hitchhiking (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiUo8biy0Ok)


For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen


SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:

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Main Sources:

Story 1: The Hitchhiker

1) https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Dorothy_Donovan

2) https://insidious-whispers.tumblr.com/post/121608130842/on-june-22-1991-charles-holden-was-heading-home

3) https://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-272822.html

4) https://veritycreates.medium.com/killer-hitchhiker-the-murder-of-dorothy-donovan-b6c5dfc6d359

Story 2: That Didn't Age Well

1) "The miracle rescue of Alan Lee Phillips at Colorado’s Guanella Pass - the man who turned out to be a serial killer" -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/true-crime-in-the-outdoors/alan-lee-phillips

2) "Judge orders trial for 70 year-old suspect in 1982 Breckenridge double murder" -- https://www.9news.com/article/news/crime/park-county-cold-case-murders/73-8dff6903-eae6-4071-8cdf-0c83bac319a1

3) "Was A Man Rescued From The Rocky Mountains 40 Years Ago Fleeing A Double Murder?" -- https://www.oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/alan-phillips-charged-with-murders-of-annette-schnee-bobbie-oberholtzer

4) "Man Rescued in Colorado Mountain Pass Is Accused in 1982 Murders" -- https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/27/us/phillips-colorado-sos-murder.html

Story 3: Five Hacks

1) Mary Vincent interview on the show “I Survived”  @A&E  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA-yk8-ALoc&t=1576s

2) Info on Mary Vincent before the attack -- https://thebulletinboardweb.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/mary-vincent/

3) Info on Lawrence Singleton -- https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lawrence-Singleton-despised-rapist-dies-He-2886703.php

4) Reference to Mary’s hands above her head after attack -- https://books.google.com/books?id=aKC4i4KwuWUC&pg=PA23&lpg=PA23&dq=she+has+a+name+roxanne+hayes&source=bl&ots=sOxdtncP27&sig=ACfU3U0_k9uJTy2RGbQm05YeUdMCsl9f2g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi25Lv1uentAhUkvFkKHRjlBMQ4HhDoATAGegQICBAC#v=onepage&q=she%20has%20a%20name%20roxanne%20hayes&f=false

5) Legal aftermath of the attack https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/A-victim-a-survivor-an-artist-1106335.php

6) Hitchhiking info https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/04/08/hitchhiking-america-jack-reid

7) Full case breakdown: https://www.chillingcrimes.com/blogs/news/mary-vincent

8) Info on why he cut her arms off https://www.scarymommy.com/incredible-fortitude-mary-vincent/

9) Mary Vincent Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Vincent_(artist)

10) Lawrence Singelton Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Singleton

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Jul 21, 2022
Episode 46 -- "Ghost Story" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:42:15

In mid July 1977, a 38 year old woman was sitting in her living room talking to her husband, when suddenly, mid-sentence, she stood up, and said very robotically, that she was going to go lie down for a while. Then she turned and walked away into a nearby bedroom. Sensing something was off with his wife, the husband followed her… What he would see, and hear, in that bedroom over the next 30 minutes, would not only scar him for life, but would also become some of the most infamous evidence ever used by police in a real murder investigation.

For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

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Main Sources:

Magazine:

Ebony magazine June 1978: Accused of murder by a voice from the grave, by reporters John O’Brien and Edward Baumann who covered the story and later wrote full length book titled Teresita, the Voice from the Grave: The Incredible But True Story of how an Occult Vision Solved the Murder of Teresita Basa

https://books.google.ca/books?id=CM4DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA56&dq=allan%2Bshowery%2Bjob%2Bedgewater&pg=PA26#v=onepage&q=allan+showery+job+edgewater&f=true


Internet Archive:

Haunted detective

Chicago's haunt detective : a cop's guide to supernatural Chicago

by Johnson, Raymond, 1966-

Publication date 2011

Topics Haunted places, Ghosts, Ghosts, Haunted places

Publisher Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub. Ltd.

https://archive.org/details/chicagoshauntdet0000john/page/56/mode/1up?q=Teresita+Basa


Various Links:

Did Teresita solve her own murder?

https://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-history-cop/2015/02/teresita-basa-killed-today-in-1977-did-she-solve-her-own-murder/


Where are Teresita and Allan now?

https://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-history-cop/2016/02/where-are-teresita-basa-and-allan-showery-39-years-after-her-voice-from-the-grave-sent-him-to-prison/


If the walls could talk podcast

https://ifthewallscouldtalkpodcast.com/episodes/teresita-basa/


Unsolved mysteries season 2, episode 19 (direct information from Det Stachula)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCPDL_PXltA


Washington Post article about Dr Jose Chua testimony

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1978/09/17/voice-from-the-grave-evokes-a-murder-trial/13b6d805-2413-4015-b70a-b9b28ab5d40d/


Unsolved mysteries (links some to Newspapers.com)

https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Teresita_Basa


All that’s interesting

https://allthatsinteresting.com/teresita-basa


Medium https://medium.com/@jennbaxter_69070/did-teresita-basa-solve-her-own-murder-bba7259e022


Chicago police department annual report 1977 (crime statistics)

https://home.chicagopolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/1977-Annual-Report.pdf


Jose Chua obituary

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2002-06-23-0206230160-story.html


Lots of color about the trances (ONLY for color–not facts)

https://jimharold.com/the-strange-and-sad-case-of-teresita-basa-unpleasant-dreams-17/


Dumaguete: City of Gentle People

https://dumaguete.com


St Scholastica College (Manila, Philippines)

https://ssc.edu.ph/about-us/history-of-ssc/


Archival Newspaper Articles:

Chicago Tribune (Chicago Illinois) 

March 5, 1978, page 1

Did voice from the grave name killer?

John O’Brien and Edward Baumann


The Dispatch (Moline, Illinois) · Mon, Mar 6, 1978 · Page 1

Police fail to explain return from grave

Chicago Tribune Service


Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · 

Wed, Sep 6, 1978 · Page 10

Voice from the grave accusation repeated

John O’Brien


Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · 

Thu, Jan 11, 1979 · Page 29

$30 robbery called motive in voice from the grave slaying

John O’Brien


Altoona Mirror, August 31, 1978,Pg. 25, 

Altoona, Pennsylvania, US

Dead woman’s voice led investigator to killer

UPI press service


The Pantagraph

Sept. 7, 1978

Chicagoan faces trial

AP news service


Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · 

Thu, Jan 18, 1979 · Page 3

Her spirit spoke through my lips

John O’Brien


Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · 

Sat, Jan 27, 1979 · Page 63

Voice from grave case a mistrial

John O’Brien


Arlington Heights Daily Herald Suburban Chicago, 

February 23, 1979,Pg. 4, Arlington Heights, Illinois, US

Surprise guilty plea in murder


Arlington Heights Daily Herald Suburban Chicago, 

May 31, 1992,Pg. 310, Arlington Heights, Illinois, US

Unbelievable? Yes! But how else to explain voice from the grave?

Tom Irvine


**For anyone who wants to know more from the Chicago Tribune reporters who covered the Teresita Basa case. We were not able to get our hands on a copy of this book in time to read it before producing the script, but we were able to find excerpts and we used the newspaper articles written by John O’Brien and Edward Baumann

**Their book:

Teresita, the Voice from the Grave

The Incredible But True Story of how an Occult Vision Solved the Murder of Teresita Basa

By John J. O'Brien, Edward Baumann · 1992

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Jul 18, 2022
Episode 45 -- "Austrian House of Horrors"
00:44:17

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: stories that are so messed up they sound fake, but, they are actually true. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • Story 1 -- “This Chatroom Kills People" -- Two teen boys are pulled into a bizarre plot (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vihYdB3SkuE)
  • Story 2 -- "The Old Man's Secret" -- A terrible secret was discovered in an Austrian basement (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgL41aUL7tY)


For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen


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Story 1: This Chatroom Kills People

1) https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/kill-me-if-you-can/

2) https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2005/02/bachrach200502

3) https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2004/may/29/crime.uknews

4) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/boy-14-posed-as-spy-to-arrange-his-own-murder-565124.html

5) https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/knife-maniac-stabs-boy-14-1146975

6) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/3057149.stm

7) https://www.overclockers.co.uk/forums/threads/the-boy-who-used-the-internet-to-plot-his-own-murder.17935841/

Story 2: The Old Man's Secret

1)  @Real Stories  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhLuEKZj1oo&t=2346s

2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritzl_case

3) https://allthatsinteresting.com/elisabeth-fritzl

4) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/mar/19/josef-fritzl-austria

5) https://www.the-sun.com/news/2448267/josef-fritzl-elisabeth-girl-in-the-basement/

6) https://www.oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/elisabeth-fritzl-natascha-kampusch-found-new-lives-after-abductions

7) https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8684140/josef-fritzl-daughter-elisabeth-52-finds-love-bodyguard/

8) https://www.thefocus.news/health-and-fitness/elisabeth-fritzl-children/

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Jul 14, 2022
Episode 44 -- "The Tube Sock Killer"
00:44:33

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: mind boggling unsolved mysteries. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • Story 1 -- “Mommy Is in the Trees" -- A lost little girl has a wild story (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9PCCZwKHE4)
  • Story 2 -- "Where Did He Go?" -- The baffling disappearance of Bryce Laspisa (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO28hxU6qjs)


For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen


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Story 1: Mommy Is in the Trees

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral,_Washington_murders

2) https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Diana_Robertson

4) Dark5 YouTube channel -- https://youtu.be/W5u2HCxsxjM

5) http://www.truecrimediary.com/index.cfm?page=cases&id=125

6) https://truecrimearticles.com/2018/01/23/the-unsolved-case-of-the-1985-tube-sock-killings/

7) https://unsolved.com/gallery/diana-robertson/

Story 2: Where Did He Go?

1) https://medium.com/@jennbaxter_69070/a-long-drive-to-nowhere-what-happened-to-bryce-laspisa-fdc05eef8db0

2) https://truecrimetimesblog.medium.com/the-strange-vanishing-of-bryce-laspisa-b8f5c6936889

3) https://www.facebook.com/FINDBRYCELASPISA/

4) https://www.vizaca.com/bryce-laspisa-disappearance/

5) https://www.chillingcrimes.com/blogs/news/bryce-laspisa

6) https://forensictales.com/disappearance-of-bryce-laspisa/

7) https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/full-episodes/road-to-nowhere

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Jul 11, 2022
Episode 43 -- "Open Water"
00:36:15

Today’s podcast features three separate, unique stories that share a theme: stories that took place out on the ocean. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • Story 1 -- “Turtles" -- A very famous survival story (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U36jtuJVBjQ)
  • Story 2 -- "El Fausto" -- Strange things are discovered on board a ship lost at sea. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yNVelnkfZo)
  • Story 3 -- "El Faro" -- What happens when a ship decides to test mother nature (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS302hMEzxQ)


For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen


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Story 1: Turtles

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/José_Salvador_Alvarenga

2) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/07/fisherman-lost-at-sea-436-days-book-extract

3) https://www.cnn.com/2016/01/08/world/rewind-real-life-castaway/index.html

4) https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/04/438-days-lost-at-sea-jose-salvador-alvarenga.html

Story 2: El Fausto

1) https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/unfortunate-voyage-the-enigma-of-the-fausto.803449/

2) https://hermoments.com/lost-boat-note/?nogdprc=1

3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFot9G22UWQ

Story 3: El Faro

1) https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/04/inside-el-faro-the-worst-us-maritime-disaster-in-decades

2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_El_Faro

3) https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/04/12/el-faro-final-hours-hurricane-joaquin/100367564/

4) https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/four-years-have-passed-since-the-loss-of-the-el-faro

5) https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/12/570129286/ntsb-releases-findings-on-what-sank-the-doomed-ship-el-faro

6) https://njmaritimemuseum.org/into-the-raging-sea-the-story-of-ss-el-faro/

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Jul 07, 2022
Episode 42 -- "The Slave Master" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:36:47

At 10:30pm on June 2, 2000, 15 year old Heather Robinson heard her family’s land line telephone ring, and so she picked it up. But before she could even say, “hello,” she heard her father already saying, "hello" to whoever had just called them; He had picked up the other land line telephone upstairs in his bedroom. Heather was about to hang up, but she got curious when she heard the tense, low tone of the person her father was speaking to. So, she decided to just mute her handset and secretly listen in to her dad’s conversation. What she would hear over the next 45 seconds would not only change her life forever, but it would also make headlines all over the world.

For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen

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Books:

Depraved: A True Story of Sadistic Murder in the Heartland Kindle Edition

By John Glatt

Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's True Crime (April 1, 2007)


Court documents

Court transcript with case summary

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ks-supreme-court/1717900.html


Documentaries:

20/20 documentary 10.20.2019 Sole Survivor Season 42, episode 2

https://abc.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2019-10/04-sole-survivor


Sins and Secrets: Season 3 Kansas City (Episode: 5)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374620/


Vanity Fair magazine June issue 2001

Serial killer JE Robinson’s sinister Alter Ego


Inmate record

Kansas inmate record John E Robinson

https://kdocrepository.doc.ks.gov/kasper/search/detail?kdocNumber=45690


Archival newspaper articles:

Attorney attempts to reunite father and daughter

Olathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Sat, Oct 19, 2002 · Page 1

Knight Ridder newspaper service


Testimony focuses on Stasi

Olathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Sat, Oct 19, 2002 · Page 2

By Gerald Hay


Robinson's mistress takes the stand

Olathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Sat, Oct 19, 2002 · Page 1

By Gerald Hay


Robinson's brother tells of adoption 

Olathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Tue, Oct 22, 2002 · Page 1 

By Gerald Hay


Robinson found guilty

Olathe News (Olathe, Kansas) · Wed, Oct 30, 2002 · Page 1

By Gerald Hay


Heather Robinson wins lawsuit against John Robinson (prevents him from profiting if he tells his story)

The Manhattan Mercury (Manhattan, Kansas) · 25 May 2007, Fri · Page 2


Other:

Partial list of John Robinson’s known and suspected victims

https://www.findagrave.com/virtual-cemetery/271300


Lisa Stasi grave/memorial (Inscription: A rose in the garden of God)

lisa-stasi


Where are they now? (Donald and Frieda Robinson)

https://thecinemaholic.com/donald-and-frieda-robinson/


Heather Robinson story: That’s a life!

https://www.thatslife.com.au/kidnapped-by-mums-killer-then-raised-by-his-family


Summary:

https://heavy.com/news/2019/10/heather-tiffany-robinson/


Murders in Missouri

https://fox4kc.com/news/kansas-serial-killer-case-to-go-before-kansas-supreme-court/


Prison sentences

Robinson was sentenced to death in the capital murder convictions, along with sentences for the other convictions, including:

  • Life imprisonment for the first-degree murder conviction
  • 246 months in prison for the aggravated kidnapping conviction
  • Seven months in prison for the felony theft conviction
  • He was also ordered to pay more than $9,000 in restitution.


Prison libraries

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/524497/prison-librarians


Prison librarian job description

https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/careers/2019/06/13/job-analysis-librarian-correctional-facility/

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Jul 04, 2022
Episode 41 -- "Root of All Evil"
00:32:05

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: The terrifying things people will do for money. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • Story 1 -- “Graphic Content" -- A popular TV show in Brazil reveals their awful secret. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1nh-qnv0E)
  • Story 2 -- "Inside a Nigerian Death Factory" -- A horrible thing was discovered inside of a warehouse in the middle of a Nigerian forest… (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT3y8ZTgrtY)


For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallen


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Story 1: Graphic Content

1) Britannica entry on Manaus -- https://www.britannica.com/place/Manaus

2) Wikipedia page for Wallace Souza -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Souza

3) The Times UK coverage of the story -- https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/wallace-souza-and-the-incredible-true-crime-drama-behind-netflixs-killer-ratings-kkwvwd5xt

4)  @60 Minutes Australia  - "TV host accused of committing murder to boost ratings | 60 Minutes Australia" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu03MpFaHDg

5) BBC article in Portuguese -- https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-48454730

Story 2: Inside a Nigerian Death Factory

**This story did not have very good reporting done on it, however I attempted to put together the best/most accurate version of events as possible.**

***This story was suggested by Reddit user "-Big-Dazzle" on our MrBallen subreddit "r/mrballen"

1) Twisted Travel & True Crime Podcast, "Forest of Horror, The Soka Forest Ritual Killings" -- https://www.audible.com/pd/Forest-of-Horror-The-Soka-Forest-Ritual-Killings-Podcast/B09KW8FL91

2) Vanguard article, "Disturbing tales from Ibadan forest of horror" -- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/03/disturbing-tales-ibadan-forest-horror/

3) New Telegraph Online article, "Forest of horror that throws Ibadan into confusion" -- https://web.archive.org/web/20150704194736/http://newtelegraphonline.com/forest-horror-throws-ibadan-confusion/

4) Punch website article, "Ibadan horror: Victim recounts ordeal in forest" -- https://web.archive.org/web/20150704171649/http://www.punchng.com/news/ibadan-horror-victim-recounts-ordeal-in-forest/

5) BBC News article, "Nigerian 'House of Horror' riot in Ibadan" -- https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26721112

6) YouTube channel  @SaharaTV  "Soka Forest Of Horror In Ibadan - One Found, More Victims Might Be Underground" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVBNCGxMaYI&t=119s

7) Information Nigeria website, "Ibadan Horror Forest: Eyewitness Recounts What Happened [Video]" -- https://www.informationng.com/2014/04/ibadan-horror-forest-eyewitness-recounts-what-happened-video.html

8) The Nation article, "Ibadan forest of horror: Police arrest six suspects" -- https://thenationonlineng.net/ibadan-forest-horror-police-arrest-six-suspects/

9) Ibadan Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibadan

10) Okada Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okada_(motorcycle_taxi)

11) Mysterious Universe article, "The Grim Tale of the Ibadan Forest of Horrors" -- https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2021/02/the-grim-tale-of-the-ibadan-forest-of-horrors/

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Jun 30, 2022
Episode 40 -- "Found Footage" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:35:47

Around 2am on April 6th 2018, a mysterious person walked down a snowy suburban street in Wadsworth, Ohio. At some point, this person came to a stop in front of a modest two story home and then looked around to make sure no one was watching them. Feeling satisfied no one was, this mystery person turned away from the road and walked down the driveway toward the backyard of the property. What they did next was unspeakably cruel... and it was caught on camera.

For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

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1. OFFENDER DETAILS -- https://appgateway.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch/Search/Details/A760295

2. What Gavon Ramsay did to body–interest in working at a funeral home -- https://ohiocsf.com/?page_id=247

3. "Teen gets life without parole for murder of elderly woman" -- https://www.thepostnewspapers.com/area_news/teen-gets-life-without-parole-for-murder-of-elderly-woman/article_63565c65-54f2-5ca3-a7c1-98e3a0c214ff.html

4. Round up of case details (some internal links have expired) -- https://teenkillers.org/juvenile-lifers/offenders-cases-state/ohio-offenders/gavon-ramsay/

5. Gag order and arrest of Gavon Ramsay on 4/`6/2018 -- https://www.thepostnewspapers.com/wadsworth/local_news/gag-order-issued-in-juvenile-murder-case/article_7ce8f674-ce9d-5591-87bf-ee634492c49d.html

6. Oxygen: Unexpected Killer, Season 2, episode 10: Closet Killer March 19, 2021 -- https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/season-2/episode-10/closet-murderer

7. Oxygen story summary -- https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/crime-news/margaret-douglas-murdered-by-gavon-ramsay-for-sexual-thrill

8. Medina county paper on Oxygen episode -- https://medina-gazette.com/news/255601/case-of-wadsworth-teen-convicted-of-murder-recounted-on-national-tv/

9. Akron OH Beacon news story about the Oxygen episode -- https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/2021/03/18/new-show-details-murder-wadsworth-woman-hands-teen/4732854001/

10. 2018 news article–killer had met victim prior to crime -- https://www.cleveland.com/medina/2018/06/wadsworth_teen_charged_with_ki.html

11. Mitigation hearing on January 3, 2019 -- https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/crime/2019/01/03/teen-sentenced-to-life/6382008007/

12. Fear over new law setting Gavon free -- https://www.cleveland19.com/2021/04/16/family-year-old-wadsworth-woman-killed-abused-by-year-old-fears-new-law-could-eventually-set-him-free/

13. UK daily mail -- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5627113/Teen-arrested-death-98-year-old-woman-closet.html

14. Ramsay’s appeal -- https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/9/2020/2020-Ohio-1203.pdf

15. Layout of 359 Portage St -- https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/359-Portage-St-Wadsworth-OH-44281/34911360_zpid/?mmlb=g,1

16. Historical weather Wadsworth OH -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/oh/wadsworth/KOHWADSW37/date/2021-7-16

17. Archival newspaper articles (subscription required)

a) Teen denies murder burglary by Amanda Garrett

The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · Thu, Apr 19, 2018 · Page B001 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022

b) Woman’s body found in home by Amanda Garrett

The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · Wed, Apr 11, 2018 · Page B001 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022

c) Teen sentenced to life by Stephanie Warsmith

The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · Wed, Apr 11, 2018 · Page B001 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022

d) Teen pleads no contest in killing of elderly neighbor by Amanda Garrett

The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · S at, Nov 3, 2018 · Page A1 Downloaded on Jun 22, 2022

e) Obituary for Donald H Douglas

The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · 24 May 2000, Wed · Page 42 Downloaded on Jun 23, 2022

18. Obituary -- https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/ohio/name/margaret-douglas-obituary?id=14423152

19. Picture of headstone: -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/188977937/margaret-mary-douglas/photo

20. O’Neills department store -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Neil%27s

21. Ohio Match company -- http://www.wadsworthwarehouse.com/history.php

22. This day in history -- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

23. Brains lose far fewer cells than once thought -- https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/1996/10/aging-brains-lose-less-than-thought/

24. Low expectations are secret to happy life says billionaire -- https://stephenguise.com/the-secret-to-a-happy-life-from-98-year-old-charlie-munger/

25. How the very old spend their day; everyday activities as an expression of successful iving

Ann L. Horgas, PhD, RN,1 Hans-Ulrich Wilms, PhD,2 and Margret M. Baltes, PhD3

The Gerontologist; Vol. 38, No. 5, 556-568, Copyright 1998 by the Gerontological Society of America

26. Google search terms: Daily life in very old age AL Horgas pdf

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Jun 27, 2022
Episode 39 -- "Don't Get in the Water"
00:35:40

Today’s podcast is about "places you CAN'T GO, and people who went anyways..." This will be a "top 3" style episode, so you’ll hear three unique stories back to back, with each story being more intense than the last. The audio from all three stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and they have all been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • #3 -- “The Limpopo" -- There is a waterway in South Africa that locals refuse to go near. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cwHK5gVR8)
  • #2 -- “No Way Out" -- What a worst case scenario looks like in the rugged Top End of Australia. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tul0S0xFzh8)
  • #1 -- "Black Water" -- A tale so terrifying, it was adapted into 2 major motion pictures. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQDnwbav-cE)


For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen


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#3: The Limpopo

1) A story on the Darwin Awards blog: https://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2010-01.html

2) Wikipedia page for Limpopo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limpopo_River

3) Crocodiles feasted on bodies of migrants: https://www.scotsman.com/news/world/crocodiles-feasted-bodies-migrants-1539879

4) Croc victims didn't even scream -- https://www.news24.com/news24/croc-victim-didnt-even-scream-20100104

5) Wikipedia for Crocodile River -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodile_River_(Limpopo)

#2: No Way Out

1) YouTube channel "Video Dust" uploaded this video about the "No Way Out" story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAusFIi6DBI

2) Dailymail writeup: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4146144/Model-Ginger-Meadows-eaten-alive-saltwater-crocodile.html

3) Fine Fishing writeup: http://www.finefishing.com/1freshfish/aawhereto/australianewzealand/croc.htm

4) AP News writeup: https://apnews.com/article/2ea84bf69308f118cbb1fb4b537ef944

#1: Black Water

1) Most detailed account of the entire event -- https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/jan/19/weekend.barbaramcmahon

2) Blog article that gives additional color -- https://medium.com/@bmovchris/eaten-alive-five-killer-croc-attacks-b5af9870b41b

3) List of dangers in the Northern Territory of Australia -- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-01/nts-long-list-of-potential-killers/5779022

4) List of similar attacks (this was number 8 on the list) -- https://listverse.com/2015/04/28/10-real-stories-that-became-terrifying-horror-films/

5) Talks about how everything in Top End is trying to kill you -- https://rooftopantics.com/deadly-animals-northern-territory-australia/

6) NBC's coverage of the story, short blurb -- https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna3791626

7) BBC's coverage of the story, short blurb -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3342657.stm

8) Wikipedia page for Top End of Australia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_End

9) Wikipedia page for 2007 horror movie "Black Water" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Water_(2007_film)

10) Wikipedia page for 2007 horror movie "Rogue" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_(2007_film)

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Jun 23, 2022
Episode 38 -- "Temple of Death" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:40:43

On the morning of August 10th, 1991, in a little rural town in Arizona, two women walked across a parking lot toward a Buddhist temple. They were there to prepare a meal for the monks who lived inside. As they walked, the women noticed that none of the monks were outside meditating or gardening, which was strange. And, when they reached the front door, not only was it locked, which was strange, but also, there was also this huge puddle of water forming in front of it which they just couldn't understand. The women sensed something was off, but they shrugged and left the front door, and found an open door on the side of the building and went inside. Minutes later, those women would come running back out, hysterical, screaming for help.

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1. Innocent until interrogated: the true story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson Four

Stuart - The University of Arizona Press - 2020

2. "1991 Buddhist temple murders in Waddell" -- https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/local/surprise/2014/03/14/1991-buddhist-temple-murders-in-waddell/6419153/

3. Temple floor plan -- https://framedpod.com/pages/temple-layout

4. Framed: Season 2 -- https://framedpod.com/pages/season-two-episodes-and-info?_pos=1&_sid=0603ed70f&_ss=r

5. "Arizona Killing Fields" -- https://tricycle.org/magazine/arizona-killing-fields/

6. "A Place of Peace—A Place of Blood" -- https://www.myazbar.org/AZAttorney/PDF_Articles/0508GaryStuart.pdf

7. "Robbery suspected in temple murders" -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1991/08/12/robbery-suspected-in-temple-murders/43a1ed36-5dfe-4a45-82c8-e5efc9a6bace/

8. "Drugs: The Thai connection" -- https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/the-thai-connection-6426011

9. "Dealing with a confessed serial killer" -- https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/dealing-with-a-confessed-serial-killer-6426015

10. "Arizona Murder Probes Put Wrong Men Behind Bars : Crime: Experts say the interrogation techniques used show how the innocent can be pushed into confessions." -- https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-02-13-mn-1343-story.html

 11. "Time to remember 1991 massacre at Thai Buddhist temple" -- https://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,3025,0,0,1,0

12. "Arizona man gets nine life terms for Buddhist temple murders" -- https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-temple-murder/arizona-man-gets-nine-life-terms-for-buddhist-temple-murders-idUSBREA2D0SB20140314

13. "On the 25th anniversary of infamous Buddhist temple murders, community honors victims" -- https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2016/08/06/25th-anniversary-infamous-buddhist-temple-murders-community-honors-victims/88345818/

14. "Montini: Arpaio tweets a reminder about how a mass murder made him sheriff" -- https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2016/08/08/montini-buddist-temple-murders-sheriff-joe-arpaio/88382642/

15. "27 years later, Waddell Buddhist temple commemorates victims of 1991 temple massacre" -- https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/surprise/2018/08/20/waddell-buddhist-temple-commemorates-victims-1991-massacre-wat-promkunaram/1042642002/

16. UNITED STATESUS 9TH CIR.DOODY V. SCHRIRO, Decided: February 25, 2010 -- https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1509160.html

17. Johnathan Doody court documents -- https://corrections.az.gov/public-resources/inmate-datasearch

18. Archival newspaper articles from: https://www.newspapers.com/image/123198664

18a) Slayings at Buddhist Temple, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, Aug 11, 1991 · Page 4/5 Downloaded on Jun 14, 2022

18b) Tuscon Four, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona) · S un, Aug 9, 1992 · Downloaded on Jun 14, 2022

18c) Alibis claimed in slaying of 9, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, S ep 15, 1991 ·Downloaded on Jun 15, 2022

18d) Temple killings fuel fear and racism, The Age (Melbourne, Victoria, Victoria, Australia) · Sun, Aug 18, 1991 · Page 13 Downloaded on Jun 14, 2022

18e) Day of celebration at wat, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S at, Feb 15, 2003 · Page 325 Downloaded on Jun 15, 2022

18f) Massacre: forgiving not forgetting, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, Aug 12, 2001 · Downloaded on Jun 15, 2022

19. "How does a Buddhist monk face death?" -- https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/opinion/buddhist-monk-death.html

20. "Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism" -- https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/tibet/understand/dying.html

21. Buddha monk life -- https://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/wat_m5.htm

22. Wat Promkunaram, Harvard University Pluralism Project -- https://hwpi.harvard.edu/pluralismarchive/wat-promkunaram

23. Forensic ITC services -- https://forensicitc.com/about-us/in-the-news/wat-promkunaram-temple-murders/

24. Historical weather -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/az/waddell/date/2021-1-1

25. Gardening in Arizona -- https://growinginthegarden.com/vegetable-gardening-in-arizona/

26. Arizona desert sounds -- https://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/6821/what-does-the-arizona-desert-sound-like


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Jun 20, 2022
Episode 37 -- "Do you know how to get to Bells Canyon?"
00:34:20

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, strange events that took place in the wild. The first story you will hear is called, “The Russian Death March,” and it’s about an event that was so terrifying, the one person who survived it could not speak when she finally stumbled, bloody and terrified, out of the forest. The second story you will hear is called, “Bells Canyon,” and it’s one of, if not the most, talked about episodes in the entire MrBallen content catalogue; It is about a solo hiker who comes face to face with a very strange nighttime visitor


DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Russian Death March" is from a video of the same name. (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vGtcfJOPOY). The second story, "Bells Canyon" is the top video inside of a Top 3 style video called, "Top 3 SCARIEST true stories | Spooky Stories Part 2." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k402yukZAxE)

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Story 1: The Russian Death March

1) Dyatlov Pass info -- https://dyatlovpass.com/hamar-daban

2) "AUGUST 1993 HAMAR DABAN GROUP KOROVINA. THE MOST MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENTS IN DOMESTIC TOURISM" -- https://zizuhotel.ru/en/registraciya-ip/avgust-1993-hamar-daban-gruppa-korovinoi-samye-tainstvennye-neschastnye-sluchai-v/

3) "Hamar-Daban tragedy (English subtitles)" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnYphRRF71M

4) Wikipedia page for Lake Baikal -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Baikal

5) Wikipedia page for Khamar Daban -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khamar-Daban

Story 2: Bells Canyon

1) Reddit post discussing Bells Canyon encounter (User gave written permission to use their story) -- https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/gjr66c/a_strange_man_hunted_me_through_a_national_park/

2) The Reddit post about Bells Canyon was written by -- https://www.reddit.com/user/ValyrianJedi/

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Jun 16, 2022
Episode 36 -- "Shenandoah on Fire" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:43:16

On September 6th, 1988, a middle aged woman named Cindy Borton, was washing dishes in her little house in Shenandoah, Iowa. As she did this, she heard a knock on her back door. She glanced at her watch and saw that she only had a few minutes before she had to get ready for work, and so she just hoped that whoever was there, was not expecting a long visit.… A few hours later, the police would arrive at Cindy’s house and they would discover a crime scene so gruesome, that they had to call in a special investigative unit just to process it.

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1. Court documents Bettis v Iowa -- https://law.justia.com/cases/iowa/court-of-appeals/1996/94-1680-0.html

2. 6park news -- https://6park.news/iowa/james-bettis-killed-cynthia-borton-why.html

3. Oxygen text description -- https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/crime-news/james-bettis-killed-cynthia-borton-why

4. Unexpected KIller: Nightmare in Shenandoah (2021) -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B09KCLYVKY/ref=atv_yv_hom_c_unkc_1_2

5. Murder comes to town (2016) -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B01A5WO4KY/ref=atv_yv_hom_c_unkc_1_1

6. Transcript of video Murder comes to town -- https://murder-town.com/solved-cases/cynthia-borton-killed-by-james-bettis/

7. Where is James Bettis now -- https://thecinemaholic.com/cindy-borton-murder-where-is-james-bettis-now/

8. Historical weather for Shenandoah Iowa -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/ia/shenandoah

9. Famous people from Iowa -- https://www.traveliowa.com/getinspireddetails/famous-people-from-iowa/64/

10. Shenandoah attractions and events -- https://www.sciaiowa.com/attractions.php

11. Life in Shenandoah going back to the 1960s -- https://offenburger.com/index.php/from-shenandoah-iowa-to-paris-france-what-a-trip-harriet-welty-rochefort-has-taken-a-bunch-of-us-along/

12. Farm crisis and church closures in the 80s in Iowa -- https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/caucus/2015/07/05/doak-caucus-lens-distorts-real-iowa/29702067/

13. Farm crisis of the 1980s -- https://www.iowapbs.org/iowapathways/mypath/2422/farm-crisis-1980s

14. Newspaper articles retrieved from subscription service Newspapers.com/NewspaperArchive

a) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Thu, Sep 8, 1988 · Page 22 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022: Shenandoah woman slain; was minister’s wife

b) The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) · Thu, S ep 8, 1988 · Page 10 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Ex-Garwin woman stabbed to death

c) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Fri, Dec 30, 1988 · Page 2 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Mayor seeks details of probe

d) The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) · Thu, S ep 8, 1988 · Page 8 Downloaded on Jun 6, 2022 Obituary

e) Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 04, 1989 Pg. 5, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US charges filed against Jim Bettis

f) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Sun, Apr 8, 1990 · Page 15 Downloaded on 

Jun 8, 2022 Six month nightmare ends for Robert Borton 

g) The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Sun, Apr 8, 1990 · Page 18 Downloaded on Jun 8, 2022 Six month nightmare ends (con’t)

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Jun 13, 2022
Episode 35 -- "The Worst Kidnappers in Australia"
00:33:27

In 2008, a young man saw a strange looking dead animal lying on the side of the road. Curious, he stopped his car, got out and began walking over to see what it was. When he got close, he still couldn't tell what it was, so he bent down to get a closer look. As he did this, he heard the sound of something moving behind him, and then everything went black….

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "The WORST kidnappers in Australia" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOSr_EXx5SY)

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1. "Case 07: Julian Buchwald and Carolynne Watson" --  @Casefile Presents  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUC4dWpdWmY

2. Square Mile of Murder podcast episode: "34: Julian Buchwald Kidnapping" -- https://squaremileofmurder.com/julian-buchwald-kidnapping/

3. "Nailed, bailed, jailed then derailed. The bush plot that cost a man his country" -- https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/nailed-bailed-jailed-then-derailed-the-bush-plot-that-cost-a-man-his-country-20160427-gofuxd.html

4. "Man who kidnapped girlfriend for sex loses appeal in Oz" -- https://www.deccanherald.com/content/213097/man-kidnapped-girlfriend-sex-loses.html

5. "Satanic Kidnap 'Fake' Claim" -- https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/satanic-kidnap-fake-claim-971587

6. "Gippsland man appeals kidnap sentence" -- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-25/gippsland-appeals-kidnap-sentence/2855750

7. "Wanted German passed himself off as an Indian" -- https://www.smh.com.au/national/wanted-german-passed-himself-off-as-an-indian-20091004-ghhv.html

8. Wikipedia page for Alpine National Park -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_National_Park

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Jun 09, 2022
Episode 34 -- "Cold Fusion" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:48:03

Very late one night in 2004, a woman in Connecticut pulled into the driveway of a house that had just been put on the market for rent. She didn't know if the owner was home or not, but she figured even if they were, they probably wouldn't mind if she just quickly walked around the outside of their property and then left. So, after turning her car off, she hopped out of her vehicle, and began walking down the driveway toward the dark backyard. But, before getting there, she stopped, because something on the ground was staring up at her...

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1. The coldest case (Foreign policy magazine) -- https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/07/07/the-coldest-case-cold-fusion-eugene-mallove-mit-infinite-energy/

2. Freedom of Information request documents containing crime scene photos and summary of forensic evidence: -- https://documents2.theblackvault.com/documents/fbifiles/scientists/eugenemallove-fbi2.pdf

3. Go-to collection of articles about Eugene Mallove and cold fusion: -- https://www.infinite-energy.com/genemallovecollection/biography.html

4. Postscript: Cold Fusion’s potential sustains the memory of its advocate -- https://www.thewesterlysun.com/opinion/guest-columns/postscripts-cold-fusion-s-potential-sustains-the-memory-of-its-slain-advocate/article_33900722-28b6-11ec-a6cf-639105e6cca8.html

5. The day: Candace Foster  implicates boyfriend -- https://www.theday.com/article/20120419/NWS02/304199425

6. The day: Mallove begs for help -- https://www.theday.com/article/20100525/NWS01/100529803

7. The day: Mozzelle trial underway -- https://www.theday.com/article/20141007/NWS02/141009742

8. The Day: Smiling mozzelle simulates attack -- https://www.theday.com/article/20141017/NWS02/310179952

9. The Norwich Bulletin: M. Brown sentenced to 58 years -- https://www.norwichbulletin.com/story/news/courts/2014/10/24/mozzelle-brown-found-guilty-murder/36083789007/

10. The day: Guilty verdict satisfies Mallove family a decade after the murder -- https://www.theday.com/article/20141024/nws02/141029855

11. Legal documents detailing Mozzelle Brown criminal record -- https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-ct/legacy/2011/11/23/09-4991-crUSvBrown.pdf

12. State of CT versus Brown -- https://casetext.com/case/state-v-brown-1282640/

13. Mozzelle Brown prison record: -- https://www.insideprison.com/state-inmate-search.asp?lnam=Brown&fnam=Mozzelle&county=&st_abb=CT&id=2025856429

14. Oxygen -- https://www.oxygen.com/an-unexpected-killer/crime-news/eugene-mallove-scientist-murdered-after-housing-dispute

15. A Genius Murder (purchased from Amazon) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13949114/

16. Eugene Mallove -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Mallove

17. Advocating for cold fusion -- https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~kowalskil/cf/110politics.html

18. Article about DOE review in EM magazine:  -- https://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/issue55/doereview.html

19. DOE review of cold fusion -- https://www.terradaily.com/reports/Department_of_Energy_To_Revisit_Cold_Fusion.html

20. Advocating for cold fusion -- https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~kowalskil/cf/110politics.html

21. Article about DOE review in EM magazine: -- https://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/issue55/doereview.html

22. Various subscriber only newspaper articles about the Mallove case accessed from Newspapers.com

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Jun 06, 2022
Episode 33 -- "Family Secrets"
00:40:05

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, family secrets. The first story you will hear is called, “The Most Terrifying Family You’ve Never Heard Of," and it’s about an obscure cult who admitted to performing a heinous ritual in the 1970's. The second story you will hear is called, “Someone in This Family Has a Secret,” and it’s about a family in Ohio who started noticing some very strange people lurking around the outside of their house at night.


DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Most Terrifying Family You’ve Never Heard Of" is from a video of the same name. (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyj8FKZaW0A). The second story, "Someone in this family has a secret" is from a video called, "Someone in this photo has an EVIL SECRET." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC8ZfyNBPu0)

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Story 1: The Most Terrifying Family You've Never Heard Of

1) World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder -- ebook purchasable on Amazon

2) English coverage -- https://www.pressreader.com/canada/the-western-star/20110208/281754150795400

3) Spanish coverage roughly translated to English -- https://digismak.com/crime-of-the-century-information/

4) Short informative blurb (is number 1 on their list) -- https://listverse.com/2015/10/26/10-disturbing-cases-of-consensual-homicide/

5)  @Criminally Listed  covered this story (is the top story in their video list) in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOYEFBPRnFA

6) Wiki on Lorber Society -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neu-Salems-Gesellschaft

7) Wiki on Self Denial -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-denial

8) More info on Self Denial in Christianity -- https://www.gotquestions.org/deny-yourself.html

Story 2: Someone in This Family Has a Secret

1) Thank you to L & J for not only suggesting this story, but also providing 1st hand knowledge of the case.

2) Full sentencing video --  @Scales of Justice  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INJNPx044SU

3) Potential motive for crime discussed here -- https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/crime/jeffrey-scullin-to-be-sentenced-for-killing-strongsville-teacher-melinda-pleskovic/95-609067024

4) 911 Audio recording -- https://www.cleveland.com/strongsville/2017/10/listen_to_911_call_of_man_accu.html

5) Local news write up about case -- https://fox8.com/news/man-accused-of-killing-strongsville-teacher-changing-plea-to-no-contest/

6) Full court documents for appeal -- https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/8/2019/2019-Ohio-3186.pdf

7) Additional color on Melinda -- https://www.insideedition.com/teachers-future-son-law-charged-her-murder-after-he-was-pallbearer-her-funeral-37764

8) Writeup on Morbidology -- https://morbidology.com/the-intruder-the-murder-of-melinda-pleskovic/#easy-footnote-1-6292

9) Lengthy writeup that discusses the 2 year lead up to attack -- https://expressdigest.com/man-killed-future-mother-in-law-then-went-to-applebees/

10)  @WKYC Channel 3  breakdown of what we know about killer -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ba-T-Bslc

11) Shows the restaurant where Anna worked -- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5047645/Man-killed-future-mother-law-went-Applebee-s.html

12) Trampoline reference -- https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/cuyahoga-county/future-son-in-law-jeffrey-scullin-arrested-for-murder-of-strongsville-teacher-melinda-pleskovic/95-487594829

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Jun 02, 2022
Episode 32 -- "The Sniper, The Blonde and The Beefcake" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:50:52

One September night in 2006, a man left his office in upstate New York and walked across the nearly vacant parking lot to his truck. When he climbed inside the driver’s seat, he instantly noticed that the back left of his vehicle seemed to be sagging slightly. But before he could figure out why that was, he thought he saw something moving in his peripheral vision off to his left. Reflexively, he turned and looked out his window into the dark night, and there, only a few feet away from him was a shadowy figure looking right at him. Then, whoever it was began to raise their hands...

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1. "WIRED article by Nadya Labi -- https://www.wired.com/2007/08/ff-internetlies/

2. ABC -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/online-love-triangle-deception-end-murder/story?id=14371076

3. The Daily Beast -- https://www.thedailybeast.com/webs-killer-love-triangle

4. Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talhotblond_(2009_film)

5. Online therapy institute -- https://issuu.com/onlinetherapyinstitute/docs/tiltissue11/23

6. Daily Mail (UK) -- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2163757/Tall-hot-blonde-internet-love-triangle-left-man-shot-dead-jealous-rival.html

7. Buffallo News -- https://buffalonews.com/news/love-triangle-killer-takes-plea-deal/article_178b08b7-a2e3-50cf-97b8-b40e4e8d0e09.html

8. New York Daily News: CRIME Internet love triangle -- https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/internet-love-triangle-article-1.311952

9. Guilty Pleas on internet love triangle -- https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/murder-guilty-plea-in-internet-love-triangle/article_b830ed18-879e-5816-9fa3-62201f90782b.html

10. COURTS: Montgomery gets 20 years -- https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/courts-montgomery-gets-20-years-in-internet-love-triangle-killing/article_d124d951-07a1-5d2e-bdae-b15098085262.html

11. About Dynabrade -- https://www17.dynabrade.com/index.html

12. CNN transcript -- https://transcripts.cnn.com/show/ng/date/2012-06-28/segment/01

13. Talhotblond documentary (amazon purchase) -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0030949FU?autoplay=1/ref=kinw_myk_watch_video_title

14. Radiogunk -- https://www.radiogunk.com/forums/threads/true-story-time-what-happened-when-talhotblond-and-marinesniper-struck-up-an-online-love-affair.2352/

15. Victims heartland -- https://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/t4552-online-love-triangle-deception-end-in-the-murder-of-22-yr-old-brian-barrett-46-year-old-thomas-montgomery-a-married-father-of-two-poses-as-an-18-yr-old-has-been-arrested-for-barrett-s-murder-montgomery-sentenced-to-20-years-in-prison

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May 30, 2022
Episode 31 -- "The Man in Cobb Park"
00:39:14

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, deaths that were completely avoidable. The first story you will hear is called, “The Gap," and it is about a terrible, horrible thing that is, amazingly, NOT illegal. The second story you will hear is called, “The Man in Cobb Park,” and it is about a discovery that was made on a park bench in Texas, in 2001.


DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Gap" is the number one story of a "Top 3" style video called, "The most INSANE man on TV." (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1nh-qnv0E). The second story, "The man in Cobb Park" is from a video called, "She made one of the worst decisions ever." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxjVH0HC1Ws)

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Story 1: The Gap

1. Web of Lies TV show, Season 7, Episode 9 "Cruel Intentions" -- Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/tv/show/Web_of_Lies?cdid=tvseason-O9dwjZbdZXQ.P&gdid=tvepisode-qKzevbaYxBo.P&id=39EkRea6Fsc&hl=en&gl=US

2. Kiley's True Crime blog about this case -- https://kileystruecrime.squarespace.com/kileystruecrimeaddict-blog/the-death-of-renae-marsden

3. The Crimeaholic story -- https://thecinemaholic.com/renae-marsden-death-where-is-camila-zeidan-now/

4. Coroner reaction on The Guardian -- https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/20/coroner-condemns-catfisher-over-sydney-woman-renae-marsdens-suicide

Story 2: What Happened in Room 348?!

1. CourtTV Documentary about case -- https://www.courttv.com/title/judgment-with-ashleigh-banfield-tx-v-chante-mallard/

2. LA Times article -- https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-mar-08-mn-31784-story.html

3. NY Times article -- https://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/28/us/woman-is-sentenced-to-50-years-in-case-of-man-in-windshield.html

4. CBS News article -- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/windshield-aftermath-described/

5. CNN article -- https://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/06/27/windshield.death/

6. People article -- https://people.com/crime/chante-mallard-2017-movie-about-homeless-man-murder-windshield/

7. Murderpedia write up -- https://murderpedia.org/female.M/m/mallard-chante.htm

8. Wikipedia write up -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Gregory_Glenn_Biggs

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May 26, 2022
Episode 30 -- "YouTube Murder" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:46:12

In May of 2009, someone in Guatemala uploaded an 18 minute long video to YouTube titled, “YouTube Murder." Within hours of it being published, the video had gone massively viral to the point where YouTube’s servers began to crash, and in Guatemala, angry crowds of people began forming up in the streets demanding justice. When the president of Guatemala reluctantly authorized an investigation into what the video actually meant, no one was ready for the insane truth it would reveal. Today's story includes graphic violence, so listener discretion is advised.

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1. The New Yorker article, "A Murder Foretold" -- https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/04/04/a-murder-foretold

2. The Guardian newspaper, "The Truth about Guatemala’s YouTube murder" -- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jan/13/guatemala-murder-rodrigo-rosenberg

3. Guardian news article, "Lawyer in YouTube murder plot video hired his own assassins – UN" -- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jan/13/guatemala-lawyer-youtube-suicide-conspirac

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4. Article from the Sydney Morning Herald, "YouTube coup in a dirty war" -- https://www.smh.com.au/technology/youtube-coup-in-a-dirty-war-20100201-n7y6.html

5. Time Magazine, "The Guatemalan who ordered his own murder" -- http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1953486,00.html

6. I will be murdered (Documentary) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2837866/

7. Britannica online encyclopedia, Guatemala -- https://www.britannica.com/place/Guatemala

8. Wikipedia, Rodrigo Rosenberg -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigo_Rosenberg_Marzano

9. Fodor’s Travel, Guatemala City -- https://www.fodors.com/world/mexico-and-central-america/guatemala/guatemala-city

10. Historical weather, Guatemala City -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/gt/guatemala-city/MGGT/date/2009-5-10

11. "Luis Medizabal the Tailor of Guatemala" -- https://guatemalachronicle.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/luis-mendizabal-the-tailor-of-guatemala/

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May 23, 2022
Episode 29 -- "Extreme Plot Twist"
00:34:36

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, true crime stories that have big plot twists at the end. The first story you will hear is called, “Basketball With Friends," which is about a secret, forbidden relationship. The second story you will hear is called, “What Happened in Room 348?!,” and it is about a crime, or more specifically a crime scene, that made absolutely no sense, until a detective noticed a very small detail.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "Basketball With Friends is from a video called "This girl is about to live a NIGHTMARE." (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7j1sSFdsC8&t=540s). The second story, "What Happened in Room 348!?" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI5chSkHjwg&t=526s)

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If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen

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Story 1: Basketball With Friends

1. "Ashley Reeves case: Illinois teen survives attack, returns to where she was left for dead" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbH6S4z57hE

2. Vizaca write up about the case called "A Miraculously Story of Ashley Reeves Who Survived After 30 Horrific Hours in Between of Life and Death" -- https://www.vizaca.com/ashley-reeves-story/

3. Another Vizaca write up called "Ashley Reeves Life’s Biggest Mistake Was To Be In Relationship With Sam Shelton" -- https://www.vizaca.com/ashley-reeves-and-sam-shelton/

4. Bustle did a story about where Ashely Reeves is today, "Left For Dead Revisits The True Story Of A Teacher-Student Relationship Turned Violent" -- https://www.bustle.com/entertainment/wheres-ashley-reeves-now

5. Oxygen coverage about Sam Shelton and where he is today, "He Left Ashley Reeves For Dead But She Survived Against All Odds. Where Is Sam Shelton Now?" -- https://www.oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/where-is-sam-shelton-who-tried-to-kill-ashley-reeves-now

Story 2: What Happened in Room 348?!

1. "The Body in Room 348" -- https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/05/true-crime-elegante-hotel-texas-murder

2. "What Caused This Man's Mysterious Death in a Texas Hotel Room?" -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/caused-mans-mysterious-death-texas-hotel-room/story?id=20656854

3. "Greg Fleniken" -- https://icantbelieveitsnonfiction.com/2020/10/20/greg-fleniken/

4. "Update: Lance Mueller gets 10 year prison sentence for shooting" -- https://chippewa.com/news/local/update-lance-mueller-gets-10-year-prison-sentence-for-shooting/article_89fe685a-2218-11e2-ab52-0019bb2963f4.html

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May 19, 2022
Episode 28 -- "The Massacre" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:34:37

On December 11th, 2006, in a beautiful little town in Italy, two men were out for a walk when they noticed a fire in a nearby second story apartment window. They quickly ran up the outside stairs to get to that apartment, but when they reached it and looked through the open front door, they froze, because what they saw was nothing short of a nightmare. Today's story is about the "Erba Massacre" and it is extremely graphic, upsetting, and it involves harm to a child, so listener discretion is advised.

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1. The Guardian -- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jan/13/italy.mainsection

2. Reuters -- https://jp.reuters.com/article/us-italy-murders-idUSTRE4AP6VE20081126

3. Shock confession -- https://www.corriere.it/english/articoli/2007/01_Gennaio/12/erba.shtml

4. Schematic of the crime scene -- http://www1.lastampa.it/redazione/cmsSezioni/infografica/200802articoli/30227girata.asp

5. Italy ponders the crime -- https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/italy-ponders-lessons-of-killers-next-door-case.29812

6. BBC world news -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6255433.stm

7. Italian news site -- https://cultura.biografieonline.it/quer-pasticciaccio/

8. Kierkegaardian choice of evil -- https://another-fucking-madman.tumblr.com/post/154640238973/la-strage-di-erba-erba-massacre-erba-italy-11

9. Repubblica -- https://www.repubblica.it/2007/01/sezioni/cronaca/erba-ris/erba-legale-azouz/erba-legale-azouz.html

10. Ciao como newspaper -- https://www.ciaocomo.it/2013/12/11/11-dicembre-2006-erba-cerca-di-dimenticare/32077/

11. Ciao como newspaper: various -- https://www.ciaocomo.it/tag/strage-erba/

12. Scotsman newspaper -- https://www.scotsman.com/news/world/couple-trial-murders-over-noise-next-door-2508751

13. Wikipedia in translation -- https://it-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/wiki/Strage_di_Erba?_x_tr_sl=it&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

14. Reflections on the massacre -- https://traccesent.com/2007/01/11/la-strage-di-erba/

15. Weather -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/it/erba/LSZA/date/2007-12-11

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May 16, 2022
Episode 27 -- "The Demon Within"
00:33:15

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, people who suddenly just snapped. The first story you will hear is called, “The Horrifying True Story of Katy Perry’s Ex-Boyfriend." Her ex was a famous actor, and what he did will forever change the way you view the shows and movies that he was in. The second story you will hear is called, “This Demon Still Lives Among Us,” and it is about one of the most notorious crimes in English history.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Horrifying True Story of Katy Perry's Ex-Boyfriend" is from a video of the same name (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYUKVwP-AVQ). The second story, "This Demon Still Lives Among Us" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfnbgIkT_jk)

For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

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Story 1: The Horrifying True Story of Katy Perry's Ex-Boyfriend

1. Billy Jensen (http://billyjensen.com) wrote the article called "The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis" which was used extensively to make today's podcast

2. Billy's article, "The Secret Life of Johnny Lewis" -- https://www.lamag.com/longform/the-secret-life-of-johnny-lewis/

3. Wikipedia for Johnny Lewis -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Lewis

4. "Sons of Anarchy Actor Johnny Lewis Kills Woman, Dies in a Fall: Cops" -- https://people.com/crime/johnny-lewis-of-sons-of-anarchy-falls-to-death-after-murdering-woman/

5. "Three Celebrities Who Became Murderers" -- https://einsteinshrugged-92813.medium.com/three-celebrities-who-became-murderers-60bb6a1d2e82

6. "The Tragic Death Of Sons Of Anarchy Actor Johnny Lewis" -- https://www.looper.com/265779/the-tragic-death-of-sons-of-anarchy-actor-johnny-lewis/

7. "Sons of Anarchy: Why Johnny Lewis' Half-Sack Left the Series" -- https://www.cbr.com/why-sons-of-anarchy-johnny-lewis-half-sack-left/

8. "Did Johnny Lewis’s head trauma turn the actor to mayhem and murder?" -- https://filmdaily.co/news/johnny-lewis/

Story 2: This Demon Still Lives Among Us

1. Michael Taylor Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Taylor_(British_killer)

2. "DREAD: THE UNSOLVED Takes On The Exorcism of Michael Taylor" -- https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/401927/dread-the-unsolved-takes-on-the-exorcism-of-michael-taylor/

3. "Conjuring 3: Michael Taylor & The Other Demon Legal Case Explained" -- https://screenrant.com/conjuring-3-demon-legal-cases-michael-taylor-true-story/

4. People Pill coverage of Michael Taylor -- https://peoplepill.com/people/michael-taylor-11

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May 12, 2022
Episode 26 -- "The Trust Game" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:51:43

On march 22nd, 2003, a highly intelligent, very successful couple decided to play a strange new game. The game was very involved, and required handcuffs and blindfolds and heavy chairs, but once they were in position, they got the hang of it quickly and thought it was actually pretty fun. But after playing for a little while, something very unexpected happened, and before either of them could comprehend it, a scream filled their apartment, then there was silence. (This story is a wild ride with one of the strangest conclusions we've covered on this show, so make sure you stick around to the end.)

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Main Sources:

1. Phelps, M., 2014. Obsessed. [S.l.]: Kensington Publishing Corp. Print edition

2. Obsessed by William Phelps (Internet Archive) -- https://archive.org/details/obsessed00phel

3. Video: documentary Dateline “Obsession” on YouTube (6 parts):

3a. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaNGnrOKgc8

3b. Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk92DvGNwFQ

3c. Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt3JuXl3ijs&t=5s

3d. Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFbBjalbc8U&t=2s

3e. Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvQuZMHuMh0

3f. Part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O_E0p491UE

4. Kaplan V Davalloo--court documents -- https://casetext.com/case/davalloo-v-kaplan-6

5. Court rejects Sheila Davalloo appeal 20219 -- https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/18/18-8958/97423/20190424154225943_00000018.pdf

6. Murderpedia -- https://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/davalloo-sheila.htm

7. Stamford Courant -- https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Closing-arguments-in-Stamford-murder-trial-3146169.php

8. Ranker -- https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-sheila-davalloo/cat-mcauliffe

9. Your Tango -- https://www.yourtango.com/2019329939/who-is-sheila-davalloo-facts-convicted-female-murderer-oxygen-snapped-behind-bars

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May 09, 2022
Episode 25 -- "Horror in Mexico"
00:30:39

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories, that are both themed around the same thing, true Mexican horror. The first story you'll hear is called “The Ritual” and it is about a young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time during spring break in Matamoros, Mexico. The second story you'll hear is called, “The most feared girl in Mexico” and it is about the horrible thing that a young boy witnessed, when he accidentally stumbled into a cave, high up in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from 2 popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Ritual" is from "Top 3 stories that sound fake but are 100% real | Part 12" (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK6MIl28b-8). The second story, "The most feared girl in Mexico" is from a video of the same name. (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNkA9BRRwpY)

For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen

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Story 1: The Ritual

1. "Mark Kilroy Abduction: 30 Years Later" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMyGxp9fKII

2. Reddit post with several useful links -- https://www.reddit.com/r/mrballen/comments/ndo4ub/they_must_die_screaming_el_padrino_told_his_flock/

3. "The Believers: Cult Murders in Mexico" -- https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/the-believers-cult-murders-in-mexico-53577/

4. "The Story of Mark Kilroy" -- https://emmalinaalessandrya.medium.com/he-was-tortured-and-sacrificed-for-police-enforcement-protection-3aae6124a163

5. Adolfo Constanzo blog (by invite only to get this link) -- "http://truecrimecases.blogspot.com/2012/08/adolfo-constanzo.html"


Story 2: The most feared girl in Mexico

1. Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena_Sol%C3%ADs

2. Blog post -- https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/magdalena-sol%C3%ADs-the-high-priestess-of-blood-1278a81dea48

3. Murderpedia page -- https://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/solis-magdalena.htm

4. Ranker article -- https://www.ranker.com/list/magdalena-solis-facts/jessika-gilbert

5. The Sun coverage -- https://www.the-sun.com/news/1470063/killer-cults-prostitute-priestess-blood-human-sacrifices-voodoo/

6. Demographics for La Yerbabuena -- https://en.mexico.pueblosamerica.com/i/la-yerbabuena-51/

7. Sierra Madre Oriental Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Madre_Oriental

8. YT Channel "Pop Trigger" covered story -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STb2oZZ9fIg

9. People Pill coverage -- https://peoplepill.com/people/magdalena-solis

10. Wicked We coverage -- https://wickedwe.com/magdalena-solis-serial-killer/

11. Dr. Tony Zavaleta spoke about his connection to Magdalena -- https://drtonyzavaleta.com/the-cult-of-yerba-buena/

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May 05, 2022
Episode 24 -- "Milk & Cookies" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:53:44

On the morning of March 8, 1961, a 13 year old boy living near Seattle, Washington, walked up the front steps of his house, opened the front door and went inside. He called out to see if anyone was home, but it was silent. He shrugged, then dropped his books and walked straight across the dining room and down a narrow hallway. When he reached the end of that hallway, where it led into the kitchen, the boy stopped. Frozen with fear, he just stared at what was in front of him…. (Today’s story has a VERY unlikely ending, so be sure you stick around to the end to hear it.)

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Main Sources:

1. The multiple murders of Mary Kelley Campbell: a true story, Stroschein & Campbell - Elk River Press - 2020

2. Reddit story summary -- https://www.reddit.com/r/mrballen/comments/u0cau1/the_murder_of_mary_sunshine/

3. State versus Swenson -- https://law.justia.com/cases/washington/supreme-court/1963/36248-1.html

4. Newspapers from Ancestry -- Daily News (New York, New York) 05, January 1964, Sunday -- https://www.newspapers.com/image/459966253

5. Newspapers from Ancestry -- Longview Daily News (Longview, Washington) 13 March 1961 Monday page 13 -- https://www.newspapers.com/image/575662652/?terms=%22Mary%20campbell%22&match=2

6. Mormonism -- https://www.britannica.com/topic/Church-of-Jesus-Christ-of-Latter-day-Saints

7. Historical weather information -- https://www.wunderground.com/history

8. Maps and directions -- https://www.google.com/maps/place/11015+SE+240th+St,+Kent,+WA+98031/@47.3867082,-122.1980942,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54905ea2707eae2d:0xa4a73b095db4cdcd!8m2!3d47.3867046!4d-122.1959002

9. Child safety seats -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_safety_seat

10. Washington state drivers license 1960 -- https://dannyslicenseplates.com/vintage-drivers-licenses/

11. White Center, Seattle -- https://www.loghousemuseum.org/history/white-center/

12. Burley Idaho -- https://www.cassiacounty.org/cassia-county-history

13. Hypnosis -- https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/hypnosis/about/pac-20394405

14. Mind control -- https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hypnosis-the-power-trance/201509/is-total-mind-control-possible

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May 02, 2022
Episode 23 -- "The Headless Valley"
00:28:57

Located in the northwestern section of Canada lies an 11,000 square mile stretch of untouched wilderness called the "Nahanni Valley" (aka "The Headless Valley"). This area is virtually inaccessible, as there are no roads, trails or other obvious access points. It is full of large dangerous animals, steep cliffs and brutal weather conditions. And it is believed to be haunted. Today's episode is based on the first hand accounts of the people who have actually found a way inside this valley and lived to tell the tale. What they saw and experienced is truly terrifying.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "The Valley of Headless Men" (Here is the link to the video -- https://youtu.be/wF2fa2nY0oo)

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1. "Mysteries of the Nahinni Park Reserve in Canada" -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/2018/2/21/mysteries-of-the-nahinni-park-reserve-in-canada

2. "The Mysterious Valley of the Headless Corpses" -- https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/10/the-mysterious-valley-of-the-headless-corpses/  

3. "Legends of the Nahanni Valley" -- https://mysteriesofcanada.com/nwt/legends-of-the-nahanni-valley/  

4. "Nahanni" -- https://www.nfb.ca/film/nahanni/  

5. "The Obsession of Albert Faille" -- https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1962/10/6/the-obsession-of-albert-faille  

6. "The Valley of Headless Men -- Nahanni Canada" -- https://buildfutureenergy.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/the-valley-of-headless-men-nahanni-canada-mystery-legend-hollowearth-hmmm-interesting/  

7. "Top 10 Lesser Known Mysteries" -- https://listverse.com/2010/09/25/top-10-lesser-known-mysteries/  

8. "The strange deaths of David Horesay and Frederick Hardisty in the Northwest Territories" -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/david-horesay-frederick-hardisty  

9. "Canada: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Home of Devils?" -- http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,854301,00.html  

10. "Canada, The Valley of the Headless Men" -- https://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread787656/pg1 

11. "Legend of Deadmen Valley" -- https://spectacularnwt.com/story/legend-deadman-valley  

12. "The Legend of Deadmen Valley" -- https://markozen.com/2017/07/24/the-legend-of-deadman-valley/  

13. "13 Day Nahanni River Class" -- https://canoenorthadventures.com/adventures/new-nahanni-classic  

14. "The Yukoner" -- https://www.yukoner.com/Yukoner11pdf.pdf  

15. "The Haunting History of This Canadian National Park" -- https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/canada/experiences/news/the-haunting-history-of-this-canadian-national-park

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Apr 28, 2022
Episode 22 -- "A Living Hell" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:36:53

In 1995, an 18 year old named Reggie was serving a life sentence inside one of the most violent prisons in the USA. Reggie tried to keep his head down to avoid trouble, but at some point he offended an inmate they called “The Devil”… and when you upset The Devil, you’re doomed. But Reggie wasn’t going to just roll over and die. Instead, he made a plan to save himself... What happened next shocked the world.

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Main Sources:

1. Survivors guide to prison – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4323370/

2. Calipatria video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YctyQDiJ9wQ

3. Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calipatria_State_Prison

4. Jails in CA – https://www.allprobailbond.com/blog/california-jails/the-best-and-worst-jails-in-california/

5. How prison works – https://templeton1.org/california/state/calipatria-state-prison/

6. Riot – https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-xpm-2014-mar-11-la-me-ln-calipatria-prison-riot-20140311-story.html

7. Rape – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_rape_in_the_United_States

8. 2020 audit – https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/prea/wp-content/uploads/sites/186/2020/08/CAL-2019-PREA-Final-Report.pdf

9. Info Calipatria – https://www.laweekly.com/friends-wrongfully-imprisoned-for-nearly-two-decades-until-the-innocence-project-won-their-freedom/

10. Mass Transfer – https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/1996/sep/15/mass-transfer-madness/

11. Legal materials – https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/1996/mar/15/prison-officials-cant-moot-law-library-suit-by-transfer/#case-1185

12. Electric fence – https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2020/mar/3/lethal-prison-electric-fences-may-violate-international-law/

13. Prisoner assault – https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/1995/sep/15/ca-prisoners-assault-prison-office/

14. Innocence Project -- https://crimestory.com/2021/10/11/ca-innocence-project-reggie-cole-freed-from-15-year-nightmare-of-unjust-captivity/

15. Rolling Stone -- https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/how-a-wrongfully-convicted-inmate-killed-his-way-out-of-prison-153932/

16. LA Times - https://www.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-0412-lapd-suit-20150412-story.html

For rest of sources - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FFEiYxFNEnouGeIUAsYJ16rUlX_Y79yg_J107p5GVxs/edit?usp=sharing

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Apr 25, 2022
Episode 21 -- "The Death Trap"
00:39:07

In 2006 a couple found themselves lost in the rugged San Jacinto mountain range in California. Starving, dehydrated, and desperate, they stumbled upon a campsite tucked away in an isolated ravine. They rushed over to it to see if the owner was nearby, but before they could locate them, the couple saw something hidden inside of the tent. This discovery would change their lives forever.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "This trail is a death trap'" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PXwLa6mTEA)

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Main Sources: 

1. "The Death--and Afterlife--of Thru-Hiker John Donovan" -- https://www.backpacker.com/trips/trips-by-state/california-trails/lost-found/  

2. I Shouldn't Be Alive (Season 2, Ep 22 "Date from Hell") -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.2ab94e1f-1df8-d1f5-9477-3c03ede4a7fc?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_pvs_piv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_pvs_piv-20  

3. "Pacific Crest Trail: Most Diverse - San Jacinto Mountains, CA" -- https://www.backpacker.com/trips/pacific-crest-trail-most-diverse-san-jacinto-mountains-ca/  

4. "An overview of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) Deaths" -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/tag/John+donovan+death+PCT

5. "Lost: How a dead man saved two Dallas hikers" -- https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2006/december/lost/  

6. "Couple recalls how missing hiker saved them" -- https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna127375127) https://www.dailynews.com/2006/06/06/missing-hikers-remains-found/

7. "Missing hiker's remains found" -- https://www.dailynews.com/2006/06/06/missing-hikers-remains-found/

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Apr 21, 2022
Episode 20 -- "The Devil Waits in the Bedroom" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:41:09

In 2010, a young tutor stepped inside of her student's apartment. At first it was quiet, then a terrified voice called to her from the back bedroom... Had she known what was waiting for her inside of that bedroom, she would have turned and ran.

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Main Sources:

1. Book: Killing for you: a brave soldier, a beautiful dancer, and a shocking double murder, Greenberg - Saint Martins True Crime - 2017

2. ABC: This community theater actor's final performance was a chilling confession to double murder -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/community-theater-actors-final-performance-chilling-confession-double/story?id=63181588

3. ABC Mystery in room 419 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2DsrabOdic

4. ABC 20/20 final act -- https://abc.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2019-05/31-the-final-act

5. Dateline 20/20 plot twist (TRANSCRIPT) Internet Archive 10.10.2021 -- https://archive.org/details/MSNBCW_20211010_070000_Dateline

6. Dateline plot twist video episode -- https://www.peacocktv.com/watch/playback/vod/GMO_00000000378583_01/e7887f23-f4cd-3b52-ac1e-353a52b3b509?paused=true

7. The Mercury News -- https://www.mercurynews.com/2016/08/19/daniel-wozniak-case-full-story-of-california-double-murder-investigated-on-2020/

8. OC Weekly--actor found guilty -- https://www.ocweekly.com/jury-finds-actor-daniel-wozniak-guilty-in-gory-double-murder-6842327/

9. Los Angeles Times -- https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-xpm-2012-05-25-tn-dpt-0526-wozniak-20120525-story.html

10. Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Wozniak_(murderer)

11. CBS -- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/behind-the-scenes-of-killer-performance-covering-the-daniel-wozniak-case/

12. CBS News: sentencing -- https://www.cbsnews.com/video/prosecutor-wozniak-deserves-death/

13. WCBI: Detailed description of crime -- https://www.wcbi.com/prosecutoreven-the-most-demented-hollywood-writers-would-not-have-dreamed-up-an-ending-like-this/

14. Rachel Buffett, an actress and former Disney princess -- https://www.insideedition.com/daniel-wozniak-murder-case-fiancee-rachel-buffett-convicted-lying-police-pleads-innocence-tapes

15. FAST FACTS -- https://heavy.com/news/2019/05/rachel-buffett-daniel-wozniaks-fiancee/

16. Medium: case file -- https://themaverickfiles.medium.com/american-actor-murders-army-veteran-for-62-000-life-savings-c66972ac5b5c

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Apr 18, 2022
Episode 19 -- "Real Life Kill Room"
00:27:07

In 2008 in Canada, a highly controversial movie script found its way into the police’s hands. When they read it, they immediately told the filmmaker that they would not be allowed to produce the script into a movie, and then the police wiped the script from the face of the earth... Except recently I got my hands on an uncensored full version, and I used it, along with several news reports, to tell the highly controversial story that was supposed to stay a secret.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "The real life 'KILL ROOM'" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdQujjxb258)

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1. The uncensored script can be found here (have to pay for access) -- https://www.scribd.com/doc/202712564/51755869-WARNING-GRAPHIC-Alleged-Diary-From-Twitchell-s-Computer

2. Wikipedia page for Mark Twitchell -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twitchell

3. Murderpedia page for Mark Twitchell -- https://murderpedia.org/male.T/t/twitchell-mark.htm

4. IMDB page for Mark Twitchell -- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2671533/

5. Dateline covered this case (Season 19, Episode 1 -- "Deadly House of Cards") -- https://www.peacocktv.com/watch/asset/tv/dateline-nbc/9060582955933764112?orig_ref=https://www.google.com/

6. YouTube channel "True Crime Daily" covered this case -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQjdf4L7-bs&t=394s

7. Edmonton Journal writeup about Johnny Altinger -- https://edmontonjournal.com/news/murder-victim-johnny-altinger-had-a-lifelong-fascination-with-new-technology

8. CBC writeup about the case -- https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/slain-man-called-friend-after-garage-visit-twitchell-jury-told-1.1051080

9. Gilles Tetreault website -- http://theonewhogotaway.us.tempcloudsite.com/index.html

10. The Sun's coverage of this case -- https://www.the-sun.com/news/3429653/the-terrifying-true-story-of-how-one-aspiring-serial-killer-used-plenty-of-fish-to-lure-his-victims-to-their-death/

11. Wikipedia page for TV show Dexter -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_(TV_series)

12. Morbidology covered this case here -- https://morbidology.com/the-dexter-killer-mark-twitchell/

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Apr 14, 2022
Episode 18 -- "A Single Piercing Scream" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:38:54

In 2006, an adult son arrived at his parent’s farm to work for the day. When he got there, he expected to see his father out and about doing chores, but when he looked around the property, he didn't see him. The son decided to go inside the farm house (where his parents lived) to see what they were doing. What he saw on the 2nd floor would haunt him for the rest of his life…

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1. "Jessica Reid" profile & relevant articles on Teenkillers.org -- https://teenkillers.org/juvenile-lifers/offenders-cases-state/nebraska-offenders/jessica-reid/

2. Murdock, Nebraska Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murdock,_Nebraska

3. Jessica Reid inmate status report -- https://dcs-inmatesearch.ne.gov/Corrections/InmateDisplayServlet?DcsId=96350&return=true

4. The Stock's church -- https://www.umc.org/en/find-a-church/church/?id=71506

5. "When Murder Came to Murdock" -- https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shadow-boxing/202106/when-murder-came-murdock

6. Case Law "STATE v. REID" -- https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ne-supreme-court/1117250.html

7. Case law "STATE v. FESTER II" -- https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ne-supreme-court/1117249.html

8. Case law "LIVERS v. Tim Dunning, Sheriff of Douglas County, Defendant–Appellant" -- https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-8th-circuit/1615359.html

9. Wayne Stock obituary -- https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/journalstar/name/wayne-stock-obituary?id=33373310

10. Sharmon Stock obituary -- https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/journalstar/name/sharmon-stock-obituary?pid=17497194

11. Dateline: In The Dead of Night archive of relevant pieces of content -- https://archive.org/details/MSNBCW_20190304_070000_Dateline/start/180/end/240

12. "Was Nebraska Couple's Murder Revenge or Random?" -- https://abcnews.go.com/2020/murder-mystery-killed-wayne-sharmon-stock/story?id=11523512#.UH2dn03R58E

13. Journal Star Article (pay wall) -- https://journalstar.com/news/local/consecutive-life-sentences-handed-down-in-murdock-murders/article_20d5f29f-d1ed-507d-8a94-a9aba1b3bd18.html

14. Omaha World Herald article (pay wall) -- https://omaha.com/news/crime/case-shut-questions-linger-about-investigators-in-murdock-murders/article_77f3e8a8-e422-5cb3-9191-35473dc30a57.html

15. "MATTHEW LIVERS AND NICHOLAS SAMPSON" -- https://wronglyconvictedgroup.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/matthew-livers-and-nicholas-sampson/

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Apr 11, 2022
Episode 17 -- "This Island Has a Dark Secret"
00:18:12

During World War 2, there was a horrific incident that occurred on a small island in the Pacific Ocean. At the time, the details of exactly what happened on this island were made top secret. But in 2004, the US government decided it was time for the public to know the truth. Not only is the story of the Chichijima Incident unbelievable, but the twist at the end will genuinely shock you, especially if you are an American.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "This island kept a dark secret until 2004" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB9-eS44A_8)

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1. Blog post: "Chichijima incident-Cannibalism in WWII and George H.W. Bush’s remarkable survival." -- https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/06/30/chichijima-incident-cannibalism-in-wwii-and-george-h-w-bushs-remarkable-survival/

2. 9 News write up: "The Chichijima incident: George HW Bush's extraordinary WWII survival story" -- https://www.9news.com.au/world/chichijima-incident-george-hw-bush-extraordinary-wwii-survival-story/b8edd905-c63b-409f-971b-23f08e533389

3. All That's Interesting write up: "Inside The Chichijima Incident, George H.W. Bush’s Harrowing Escape From Cannibal Enemies During World War II" -- https://allthatsinteresting.com/george-bush-cannibalized-chichijima-incident

4. Inside Hook write up: "Horrors of History: How George H. W. Bush Dodged Cannibalism Death in WWII" -- https://www.insidehook.com/article/history/the-horrors-of-history-the-cannibalism-of-chichijima

5. Find a Grave "Marvelle William Mershon" -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9206627/marvelle-william-mershon

6. Find a Grave "ENS Floyd Ewing Hall" -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9204880/floyd-ewing-hall

7. Find a Grave "2LT Warren Earl Vaughn" -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56134288/warren-earl-vaughn

8. Chichijima Incident Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichijima_incident

9. "Torture, Execution, and Cannibalism on Chichi Jima, and George HW Bush's Narrow Escape" -- https://www.pacificatrocities.org/blog/torture-execution-and-cannibalism-on-chichi-jima-and-george-hw-bushs-narrow-escape

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Apr 07, 2022
Episode 16 -- "The Death Mask" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:33:53

In 2017, an aspiring teenage artist was invited to come out to an art college in Florida for a personalized tour of their campus. They told him to bring along some of his best artwork to show the staff, and so the teen decided he would make a special papier-mâché mask just for the occasion. After it was complete, he packed it up, along with his other things, and then he got ready to board a bus bound for Florida. Three weeks later, the police would learn the horrifying truth about what that mask was actually used for.

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1. TV Show: Killer Motive, Season 2, Episode 9, "The Art of Death" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5H-CtWXGCY

2. Oxygen article, "Woman Forges Art School Email To Lure Boyfriend's Teen Son To His Death" -- https://www.oxygen.com/killer-motive/crime-news/denise-gay-kills-and-dump-body-of-boyfriends-son-martre-coles

3. NBC 12 article, "Sisters of murdered missing Henrico teen speak out" -- https://www.nbc12.com/story/35155403/sisters-of-murdered-missing-henrico-teen-speak-out/

4. The Roanoke Times article, "13-year-old witness testifies in case where victim was suffocated and stuffed in rubber storage bin" -- https://roanoke.com/13-year-old-witness-testifies-in-case-where-victim-was-suffocated-and-stuffed-in-rubber/article_6e3ac164-5356-553e-87dd-8cbfeadaeae0.html

5. WTVR station article, "Mother and daughter sentenced for roles in killing of teen found in storage container" -- https://www.wtvr.com/2018/07/11/mother-and-daughter-sentenced-for-roles-in-killing-of-teen-found-in-storage-container

6. Manning Live article, "Former Manning resident charged in death of Virginia man" -- https://manninglive.com/stories/former-manning-resident-charged-in-death-of-virginia-man,9172

7. Wikipedia page for Highland Springs, VA -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_Springs,_Virginia

8. Martre Coles obituary -- https://richmond.com/obituaries/coles-martre/article_4e314d29-5d25-5038-aaae-3816a3164fdb.html

9. Carina Coles obituary -- https://richmond.com/coles-carina-j/article_26033c81-00e2-5fbb-a7b1-90966858bcf3.html

10. The Cinemaholic article, "Where Are Denise and LaToya Gay Now?" -- https://thecinemaholic.com/where-are-denise-and-latoya-gay-now/

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Apr 04, 2022
Episode 15 -- "The Monster"
00:38:08

In 1999 there was a rash of disappearances inside of the famous Yosemite National Park in California. When the police couldn't figure out where these people had gone, or who (or what) was behind their disappearances, a rumor started amongst locals that a "monster" must be running loose in the park attacking people. At first, this was just an urban legend, but by the end of the year, police would discover there really was a monster in the park, and they really were behind the disappearances.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "This nudist terrified a country" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Ln8V6og-c)

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1. NY Daily News write up -- https://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/justice-story-twisted-trail-yosemite-murders-leads-resort-handyman-article-1.1168927

2. Outside Online article about the "Yosemite Horror" -- https://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/yosemite-horror/

3. ABC News provides a timeline -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-recalls-moment-family-learned-target-1999-yosemite/story?id=60364987

4. North Coast Journal long write up -- https://www.northcoastjournal.com/072502/news0725.html

5. Mirror provides confession details as well as some images -- https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/how-serial-killer-sibling-child-18804818

6. Home Brewed Mojo blog post about case -- http://homebrewedmojo.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-yosemite-murders.html

7. LA Times write up -- https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-jul-30-mn-61018-story.html

8. Baltimore Sun write up -- https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1999-04-08-9904080323-story.html

9. ABC News more coverage -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-recalls-moment-family-learned-target-1999-yosemite/story?id=60364987

10. Las Vegas Sun provides more timeline -- https://lasvegassun.com/news/1999/oct/21/chronology-of-yosemite-slayings-case/

11. CAVDEF detailed info on case -- http://cavdef.org/w/index.php?title=Yosemite_murders

12. Strange Outdoors write up -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/true-crime-in-the-outdoors/tag/Carole+Sund+yosemite+murders

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Mar 31, 2022
Episode 14 -- "Online Dating" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:30:35

In 2012, a man living in Omaha, Nebraska met a woman on a dating website and after dinner, he invited her into his apartment. As they started getting intimate, they heard a knock on the door. Annoyed, the man got up and went to look through the peep hole, and he couldn’t believe who he saw standing on the other side of the door. This story has one of the strangest endings I’ve ever covered. Let’s just say, the plot twist is HUGE.

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Main Sources:

1. A Tangled Web -- Rule, L. (2020). A tangled web: a cyberstalker, a deadly obsession, and the twisting path to justice. Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp.

2. Court transcript: statement of facts in chronological order -- https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/4552093/state-v-golyar/

3. ABC article with excellent pictures : Horrific stalker turns out to be jealous lover -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/horrific-stalking-case-jealous-lovers-cover-murder/story?id=74431142

4. Dateline documentary: Scorned -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7466836/

5. Dr. Killer podcast: analysis of why Liz Golyar did what she did -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0iav-HqpKE

6. Starcasm Review/preview/summary of datelines episode on Cari Farver: DATELINE Cari Farver Omaha murder unravels bizarre love triangle, identity theft claims against Shanna Golyar -- https://starcasm.net/dateline-cari-farver-omaha-murder-unravels-bizarre-love-triangle-identity-theft-claims-against-shanna-golyar/

7. Iowas cold cases--summary of various news articles and chronological updates on case including Shanna’s appeal (rejected) -- https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/cari-farver/

8. Second Life” twisted woman use of social media -- https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4254755/woman-murdered-love-rival-pose-social-media-shanna-golyar-cari-farver/

9. Heavy: where is Shanna Golyar today? -- https://heavy.com/news/shanna-golyar-today-cari-farver/

10. Inmate record for Shanna Liz Golyar -- https://dcs-inmatesearch.ne.gov/Corrections/InmateDisplayServlet?DcsId=99536&showInmateImage=true

11. Where is Dave Kroupa now? -- https://thecinemaholic.com/where-is-dave-kroupa-now/

12. Where are Nancy and Max Raney now? -- https://thecinemaholic.com/where-are-cari-farvers-mother-and-son-now/

13. Who killed Cari Farver -- https://thecinemaholic.com/cari-farver-murder/

14. Where is Liz Golyar Now? -- https://thecinemaholic.com/where-is-shanna-liz-golyar-now/

15. ABC The truth about Dave Kroupa -- https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/truth-dave-kroupas-apparent-stalker-revealed-part-74552807

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Mar 28, 2022
Episode 13 -- "One, Two, THREE!"
00:26:11

In 2012, a West Virginia father knocked on his 16 year old daughter's bedroom door, expecting her to open it up and say, "hello." But after knocking, there was only silence in her room. He knocked a few more times, but his daughter still did not emerge, so the father decided he would go inside and make sure she was OK. Little did he know, what he would discover inside of that room would ruin his life.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "These teens have a TERRIFYING secret" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7lytyRgBwE)

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Main Sources:

1. Official webpage for the 20/20 episode called "Unfriended" (Season 33, Episode 40) -- https://abc.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2014-07/19-2020-0718-unfriended

2. YouTube channel "@Kenneth McDonough" uploaded the ABC News 20/20 episode "Unfriended" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hm2VAZ8-bI

3. Companion write up for 20/20 episode "Unfriended" -- https://abcnews.go.com/US/best-friends-killers-teens-murder-friend-didnt/story?id=24573749

4. Wikipedia page about the case -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Skylar_Neese

5. Write up about case on "allthatsinteresting" -- https://allthatsinteresting.com/skylar-neese-murder

6. Amateur blog post about the case -- https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/the-murder-of-skylar-neese-stabbed-55-times-fe77b3b0f9d3

7. Write up about case on Vizaca -- https://www.vizaca.com/skylar-neese-story-case/

8. Relevant facts about case on Ranker -- https://www.ranker.com/list/skylar-neese-facts/amandasedlakhevener

9. Website dedicated to Skylar Neese -- https://skylarneesemurder.com

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Mar 24, 2022
Episode 12 -- "Thumping Sounds" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:29:03

In 1995, a man was in his basement running on the treadmill when he heard thumping sounds coming from upstairs. He went upstairs to investigate, and at first he didn’t see or hear anything unusual. But when he reached the end of the first floor hallway and looked in the dining room, he saw the source of the sounds and he immediately started screaming.

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Main Sources:

1. Chicago Tribune: Domestic Disturbance -- https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2002-01-20-0201200470-story.html

2. Chicago Tribune: Man charged in two 1995 deaths -- https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2001-08-24-0108240236-story.html

3. Transcripts of court case -- https://casetext.com/case/winger-v-greene

4. Chilling Crimes Donnah Winger -- https://www.chillingcrimes.com/blogs/news/donnah-winger

5. ABC 20/20 The Perfect Lie -- https://abc.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2021-04/16-the-perfect-lie

6. Invitation to a murder -- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/invitation-to-a-murder-05-09-2009/

7. Forensic files now, Mark Winger -- https://forensicfilesnow.com/index.php/tag/mark-winger/

8. Forensic files now, Donnah Winger -- https://forensicfilesnow.com/index.php/tag/donnah-winger/

9. Forensic files now, No Great Catch -- https://forensicfilesnow.com/index.php/2016/09/01/mark-winger-no-great-catch/

10. Medical Detectives (Forensic Files) Season 8, Episode 14 "A Welcome Intrusion" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoAam9Z9ErQ&t=797s

11. Monstrous arrogance--men who kill rather than divorce--common characteristics -- https://paperzz.com/doc/8414064/monstrous-arrogance---university-at-albany

12. Who was Roger Harrington? -- https://thecinemaholic.com/who-was-roger-harrington-did-he-kill-donnah-winger/

13. Case against BART -- https://freshedits.com/trending/mark-winger-the-man-who-almost-got-away-with-murder/

14. Donnah Winger’s Murder: How Did She Die? Who Killed Her? -- https://thecinemaholic.com/donnah-wingers-murder-how-did-she-die-who-killed-her/

15. Where are Donnah Winger’s sisters Now? -- https://thecinemaholic.com/where-are-donnah-wingers-sisters-now/

16. Rebecca Simic -- https://thecinemaholic.com/?s=Rebecca+simic

17. Mark Winger The man who almost got away with Murder -- https://freshedits.com/trending/mark-winger-the-man-who-almost-got-away-with-murder/

18. Families torn apart by killer dad reflect on the years they believed he was a hero -- https://abc7news.com/mark-winger-case-abc-2020-the-perfect-lie-rebecca-simic/10522876/

19. Diabolical Deceit: The Murder of Donnah Winger -- https://www.themidwestcrimefiles.com/post/diabolical-deceit-the-murder-of-donnah-winger

20. Mark Winger Now: Where Is Donnah Winger’s Husband Today? -- https://heavy.com/news/mark-winger-today/

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Mar 21, 2022
Episode 11 -- "Wicked Game"
00:21:07

One morning in 1983, a truck driver was driving down a lonely Alaskan highway, when he saw a young girl come bounding out of the forest that butted up against the road. The girl ran out onto the highway, turned toward him, and began sprinting in his direction while screaming and waving her arms in the air. The driver came to a quick stop and as the girl got closer, he saw she had no shoes on and had a handcuff dangling from one of her wrists. When she reached his vehicle she threw herself inside and screamed at him to drive. The driver had no idea who she was or what was wrong, but it was obvious she was in serious trouble, so he didn't ask questions and just hit the accelerator. It would turn out this young girl had been kidnapped, and that morning she was being transported out to an isolated cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness to play a "game." She had managed to escape, but before she did, her captor had told her what this game entailed, believing she would die before she could tell anyone about it. But of course, she lived, and after the truck driver brought her home, she spoke to police and told them all the horrible details of the wicked game in the woods.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "His victims had to play his evil game" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBOakDDZXaM)

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Main Sources:

1. The FBI Files (YouTube channel) covered this case in a video called "Hunter's Game" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tYbcJfxEgA

2. Serial Killer Documentaries (YouTube channel) covered this case in a video called "Serial Killer: Robert Hansen (The Alaska Human Hunter)" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3voOt9JJVRE&t=346s

3. Wikipedia page for Robert Hansen -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hansen

4. Criminal Minds page for Robert Hansen -- https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Robert_Hansen

5. All That's Interesting write up on the case -- https://allthatsinteresting.com/robert-hansen

6. Talk Murder With Me blog about the case -- https://www.talkmurderwithme.com/blog/2019/12/26/robert-hansen-butcher-baker

7. Murderpedia page for Robert Hansen -- https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hansen-robert-victims.htm

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Mar 17, 2022
Episode 10 -- "Terror in Tokyo" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:34:32

On March 20, 1995, a crumpled up newspaper was spotted lying on the floor of a Tokyo, Japan train car. In Japan, the subways are always immaculately clean, so this newspaper stood out like a sore thumb. As commuters stared at the trash, wondering who would be so inconsiderate to litter, a wet spot began to form at the center of the newspaper, like it was sitting on top of a liquid that was now starting to seep through. As soon as this began to happen, everyone in the train car started to cough. The cough was mild at first, but within minutes it progressed into a violent cough making it hard for people to catch their breath. By the time the train pulled into the Government Center station, the commuters on board the train were clawing at the doors of the car to get off...

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1. The non-fiction book called "Underground" by Haruki Murakami, published in 2003. The wiki for the book is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_(Murakami_book)

2. A Case Study on the Aum Shinrikyo cult -- https://irp.fas.org/congress/1995_rpt/aum/part04.htm

3. This day in history, a general overview of the events -- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tokyo-subways-are-attacked-with-sarin-gas

4. Brittanica coverage -- https://www.britannica.com/event/Tokyo-subway-attack-of-1995

5. Wikipedia page for attack -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_subway_sarin_attack

6. Schematics for cult's headquarters -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_subway_sarin_attack#/media/File:Layout_of_Aum_Shinrikyo_biological_weapons_facility.png

7. Article about execution of Shoko Asahara -- https://www.npr.org/2018/07/06/626434965/japan-executes-cult-leader-responsible-for-1995-sarin-gas-attack-on-tokyo-subway

8. Timeline of events -- https://www.nippon.com/en/features/h00243/

9. A 2nd timeline of events -- https://www.nonproliferation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/aum_chrn.pdf

10. Schematics of the 3 subway lines in Tokyo -- http://www.allaboutjapantrains.com/tokyo-metro-chiyoda-line.html

11. Atlantic, what does Sarin do to people? -- https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/05/what-does-sarin-do-to-people/275577/

12. List of perpetrators and their professions -- https://irp.fas.org/congress/1995_rpt/aum/part04.htm

13. Description of Mt. Fuji cult compound -- https://apnews.com/article/ec6204ef1c7091c0a2b54facaa98b30b

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Mar 14, 2022
Episode 9 -- "Death Row"
00:23:40

Carol and Reggie Sumner were high school sweethearts in the late 1960s, but after graduation they broke up and went their separate ways. 40 years later, after both of their respective marriages ended in divorce, the pair reconnected through a random unintentional phone call. Within days of this chance encounter, the two were happily going on dates again as if they were picking up right where they left off in high school. The pair would get married and move to Florida where they planned to live out their days, relaxing on the beach and enjoying each other's company. However, shortly after moving to "The Sunshine State" a very unexpected guest would turn up at their front door, who would ultimately change their lives forever.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "Her evil plan put her on death row" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8gIahvAcas)

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1. TV show "Your Worst Nightmare" Season 2 Episode 3 called "Unexpected Company" -- Can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maoFMeh_vew&list=ELTJzy3jnp90K_z5-2I5nIcw&index=4

2. TV show "Wicked Attraction" Season 4 Episode 7 called "Good Deeds Punished" -- Can watch here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.b6a9f7a1-8a2c-be89-90b5-ac5a589052fc?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_pvc_truecrime&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_pvc_truecrime-20

3. The Terrible Crimes Committed by Women on Death Row -- https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/the-terrible-crimes-committed-by-women-on-death-row/news-story/609aef00619fe1393f987e90e14c9665

4. Forum discussing the case -- http://www.cncpunishment.com/forums/showthread.php?3193-Michael-James-Jackson-Florida  

5. Post and Courier publication, coverage of case -- https://www.postandcourier.com/news/shockingly-evil/article_508fba1e-e979-58ab-abd0-c69da7f93141.html  

6. Grave site information for the Sumners -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61805920/james-reginald-sumner/photo  and more here https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61805959/carol-margaret-sumner 

7. Florida capital cases information -- http://www.floridacapitalcases.state.fl.us/inmatedetails9682.html?IID=415  

8. Court proceedings -- https://casetext.com/case/jackson-v-state-3904  

9. Of Myth and Mercy Podcast on YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnVyiamgd4c

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Mar 10, 2022
Episode 8 -- "These People Actually Exist" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:42:25

On Christmas Eve in 1992, an 18 year old woman named Danita Gullette stepped outside of her place of work into the freezing Dayton, Ohio night air and began walking toward her mother's house. After a few minutes, Danita decided to call her mother to ask her something that couldn't wait until she arrived. So Danita stopped at a payphone, slipped a few coins into the phone's coin slot, then dialed the number she knew by heart. At her mother's house the phone started to ring, but when Danita's sister picked up the receiver, the phone was silent. Around the same time, the Dayton police received a call about a disturbance at a payphone in town. This would be the start of one of the most incomprehensible crime sprees in American history.

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1. TV Show 'Homicide for the Holidays' Season 4, Ep 2, "Six Slays of Christmas" -- https://www.peacocktv.com/watch/playback/vod/GMO_00000000384830_01/fc69497c-1c23-3bee-8a91-07b7383343c3

2. Dayton Daily News: Includes a google map with pins of where the killings took place -- https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/the-notorious-christmas-killings-1992-map-and-timeline/WlhrYt0YPbL8hQ08D7Z3hJ/

3. Dayton Daily News: Includes a lot of photos of "then and now" of the perpetrators along with a basic timeline of events
https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/crime--law/years-after-christmas-murder-spree-will-never-forgotten/qTO7WEbofIreJuaDpSQk2H/

4. Oxygen write up companion for TV Show 'Homicide for the Holidays' Season 4, Ep 2, "Six Slays of Christmas" --
https://www.oxygen.com/homicide-for-the-holidays/crime-news/dayton-ohio-christmas-crime-spree-explained

5. Laura Taylor to appear for a parole hearing in March 2022 -- https://appgateway.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch/Search/Details/W033039

6. The NY Daily News coverage of the case -- https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-metro-justice-story-20181226-story.html

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Mar 07, 2022
Episode 7 -- "Pure Evil"
00:21:42

In 2012, a young man drove his truck into an Anchorage Alaska parking lot and came to a stop next to a small, bright teal colored shack. This shack was a coffee shop, and this young man worked there as a barista. That morning he had a shift, so he hopped out of his truck, went around to the side of the structure and put his keys into the door's lock. When he turned them, he noticed there was no resistance, the door was already unlocked. Confused, he pushed the door open and saw right away the place had clearly been robbed. He called his boss, who in turn called the police, and then they asked to review the shop's security footage from the night before. And when they watched it, they saw they had a much bigger problem than just theft.

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1. NY Post article about case -- https://nypost.com/2019/06/29/a-chilling-inside-look-at-one-of-americas-most-infamous-serial-killer-cases/

2. FBI releases details of Samantha Koenig's abduction -- https://www.khq.com/news/fbi-releases-details-of-samantha-koenigs-abduction-murder/article_d5077784-11ed-5998-88fa-0042b550d444.html

3. Israel Keyes victims -- https://darkideas.net/true-crime-articles/invisible-victims/the-invisible-victims-of-israel-keyes/

4. Inside Edition covered this case on YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ-nbQgW_dU

5. Baffling Documentaries on YouTube covered this -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4rMKXNvBw&t=284s

6. Wikipedia page for Israel Keyes -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Keyes

7. Murderpedia page -- https://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/keyes-israel.htm

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Mar 03, 2022
Episode 6 -- "Fire & Brimstone" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:29:57

This is the story of what is, quite possibly, the strangest outcome of a failed romantic relationship ever. In 2013, two young people who met on a dating site, met for the first time in person over a cup of coffee. Immediately the pair hit it off, and within a year they were engaged to be married. But shortly after their engagement had begun, cracks in their relationship formed and they broke it off. It seemed like they both were moving on and building new lives for themselves, until a very strange email arrived in one of their inboxes... then another email showed up.... then another.... and another.... and before long, people were getting attacked and others were getting arrested.

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1. Anaheim Settles Lawsuit by Woman Framed in ‘Rape Fantasy’ Case -- https://www.courthousenews.com/anaheim-settles-lawsuit-by-woman-framed-in-rape-fantasy-case/

2. Department of Justice Public Affairs: Friday, May 14, 2021Deputy U.S. Marshal Charged with Cyberstalking and Perjury -- https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/deputy-us-marshal-charged-cyberstalking-and-perjury

3. October 18, 2017, Los Angeles Times Woman is sentenced to 5 years in prison for framing husband’s ex-fiancee in Craigslist rape fantasy plot -- https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-craigslist-sentence-20171018-story.html

4. January 12, 2019, BuzzFeed News (National) A “Rape Fantasy” Plot Sent Her To Jail. Now She’s Fighting Back -- https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jtes/michelle-hadley-ian-diaz-angela-framed

5. U.S. Marshal Framed Ex-GF as Rape Predator, Had Her Jailed for Months: Docs -- https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-marshal-ian-diaz-indicted-for-anaheim-love-triangle-plot-against-michelle-hadley

6. Dateline Season 25, Episode 20 "Diabolical" -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6589016/

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Feb 28, 2022
Episode 5 -- "Child Star"
00:32:47

In 2004, a retired couple who had been living on a yacht, sailing the California coastline for the previous 2 years, learned they were going to be grandparents. They were so excited about it, they decided to sell their yacht and move back onto the land to live closer to their grandchild. The retirees quickly found a buyer for their boat, and they made plans to meet some of their family members back on land after the sale, but the couple never showed up. It wasn't until someone noticed some very strange things on board the couple's yacht that the mystery of what happened to them was uncovered.

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Main Sources:

1. ABC News 20/20 episode (broken into parts) called "Overboard" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5Pf41ofEQ8&t=4s

2. Official webpage for the 20/20 episode called "Overboard" -- abc.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2020-01/17-overboard

3. Companion write up for 20/20 episodes -- https://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/alonso-machain-details-murders-tom-jackie-hawks-part-68365133

4. Wikipedia page about the case --  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Thomas_and_Jackie_Hawks

5. Write up on Heavy -- https://heavy.com/news/2020/01/tom-jackie-hawks-cause-of-death-murder-case-thomas/

6. Amateur blog post about the case -- https://medium.com/dark-aberrations/death-at-sea-the-yacht-murder-of-tom-and-jackie-hawks-ae38db304925

7. Detective describes grisly murder -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_sm0odKVx8

8. Murderpedia about Skylar -- https://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/deleon-skylar.htm

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Feb 24, 2022
Episode 4 -- "You're Dead" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:39:37

In 1992, a young mother received a package in the mail that had no return address on it. When she brought it inside her house and opened it up, she found it contained a non-fiction murder mystery novel. She didn't know why it had been sent to her, but when she opened the novel up, she noticed someone had gone through and underlined several sections. At first, she assumed this novel must just be second hand copy and so the previous owner's notes were still inside. But when she actually read some of the highlighted sections, she immediately understood that someone was sending her a terrifying message... But this would only be the start of her nightmare.

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Main Sources:

1. Oxygen Network TV show "Killer Relationships With Faith Jenkins" Season 1, Episode 3, "Monster-In-Law" -- https://www.oxygen.com/killer-relationship-with-faith-jenkins/season-1/episode-3/monster-in-law

2. Accompanying write up for Oxygen TV show referenced in source 1 above -- https://www.oxygen.com/killer-relationship-with-faith-jenkins/crime-news/jelka-pesic-organized-murder-of-former-daughter

3. National Post coverage of the story -- https://nationalpost.com/news/grandmother-who-hired-hit-man-to-kill-daughter-in-law-seeking-early-parole

4. Vancouver Sun coverage of the story -- https://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/jelka-pesic-spurs-more-outrage-over-her-daughter-in-laws-murder

5. Amateur blog with detailed timeline of events -- http://jelkapessic.blogspot.com

6. Wiki coverage of the story -- https://www.wiki.ng/en/wiki/where-is-jelka-pesic-now-alex-pesic-murder-story-on-killer-relationships-with-faith-jenkins-oxygen-870303

7. Show Biz Corner write up on story -- https://showbizcorner.com/alexandra-alex-pesic-murder-where-is-her-killer-step-mother-jelka-pesic-now

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Feb 21, 2022
Episode 3 -- "Scream"
00:46:55

In 1990, two college students, who lived together in an apartment, suddenly stopped communicating with their friends and families. After a few days of silence, the police were called to do a welfare check on them. When the police knocked on the girl's door, no one opened it, so they got a key from the building manager and opened the door themselves. As soon as they were inside, they called out for the girls, but they didn't call back. The police walked forward into the living room, and at first everything looked normal, but then they noticed something horrible on the couch...

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Main Sources:

1. Danny Rolling Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Rolling

2. ATI (All That's Interesting) coverage of story -- https://allthatsinteresting.com/danny-rolling-gainesville-ripper

3. "Biography" website coverage -- https://www.biography.com/news/danny-rolling-scream-killer-gainesville

4. How the perpetrator was caught (from Oxygen) -- https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/how-danny-rolling-the-gainesville-ripper-was-caught

5. Shreveport Times article about how this case inspired Scream movie -- https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/2022/01/12/scream-movie-documentary-danny-rolling-serial-killer-gainesville-ripper-hometown-shreveport/9126171002/

6. Slashfilm.com coverage of how this case inspired Scream movie -- https://www.slashfilm.com/736734/the-real-life-serial-killings-that-inspired-scream/

7. Murderpedia page for Danny Rolling -- https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r1/rolling-daniel-harold.htm

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Feb 17, 2022
Episode 2 -- "The Hallway" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:33:54

In 2011, a young woman opened the door to her place of work, a sporting apparel store in Washington DC, and immediately realized something was wrong. Too afraid to investigate what she saw and heard, she ran from the store and called 911. When police arrived and entered the store, they heard a sound coming from a hallway in the back, and they began to move toward it…

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Main Sources:

1. TV Show "Snapped" Season 9, Ep. 19 -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2429706/

2. Wikipedia coverage -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lululemon_murder

3. Washington Post coverage -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-yoga-store-murder-the-shocking-true-account-of-the-lululemon-athletica-killing-by-dan-morse/2013/11/29/36493e46-51fc-11e3-a7f0-b790929232e1_story.html

4. Talk Murder coverage -- https://talkmurder.com/lululemon-murders/

5. Slate coverage -- https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2011/03/lululemon-murder-a-plot-twist-reminds-us-that-most-crime-isn-t-random.html

6. Film Daily coverage -- https://filmdaily.co/obsessions/true-crime/lululemon-murder/

7. Photos from crime scene *GRAPHIC* -- https://www.wusa9.com/gallery/news/local/bethesda/photos-bethesda-lululemon-murder-evidence/65-285709001

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Feb 14, 2022
Episode 1 -- "The Plot" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)
00:37:51

In 2002, a very unlikely witness came forward to give the Everett Washington police some shocking information about a missing person. It was the break investigators had been waiting for — and dreading. The information the witness provided would ultimately lead the police to uncover one of the most heartless plots ever devised.

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1. Blog article by Kim L Pasqualini -- https://kympasqualini.medium.com/she-was-forced-to-watch-her-own-grave-being-dug-the-murder-of-rachel-burkheimer-d860d7fae2c3

2. True Crime Daily covered this story in a video on YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqlZ_RHv0MI

3. True Crime Daily write up -- https://truecrimedaily.com/2016/11/07/troubled-romance-with-bad-boys-leads-to-teens-abduction-murder/

4. From blog who pulled form Seattle Post-Intelligencer Report -- http://scaryreality.com/all/The_trail_of_tragedy_that_led_Rachel_Burkheimer_to_her_grave.html

5. News coverage of sentencing phase -- https://komonews.com/news/local/everett-jury-convicts-man-of-2002-murder-of-rachel-burkheimer

6. "Criminal" website coverage -- https://vocal.media/criminal/teen-saw-her-grave-being-dug-before-her-murder

7. Trial coverage -- https://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/2004/05-22/479402_man_sentenced_to_life_in_ex-gir.html

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Feb 14, 2022
MrBallen Podcast Trailer
00:01:33

Hello fans of the Strange, Dark and Mysterious delivered in story format! Our first podcast episode will go live on the morning of February 14th, and from there on out we will be releasing 2 weekly podcasts!

Mondays = NEW story only available in podcast form

Thursdays = BONUS episode, Best of MrBallen's YouTube stories

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Feb 06, 2022