Beyond Bizarre True Crime

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 Jul 22, 2018

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TRUE features the often weird but always true stories of strange events and unforgettable moments.  Each episode explores unusual, obscure, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy stories.  Stories that are so bizarre that you won’t believe that they’re real… but they are, because, yeah, they’re TRUE.   New episodes published every Tuesday morning.

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Ep 24 The Pigeon King
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Didn’t know there was big money to be made in pigeons? Yeah, neither did we. In one of the craziest money-making schemes ever, an unlikely mastermind known as the Pigeon King managed to swindle hundreds of millions of dollars from eager investors. Move over Wall Street, the scams are going to the birds! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Ep 23 Balloon Boy
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From lawnchairs attached to giant balloons to homemade flying saucers, people have tried to fly in bizarre and creative ways. In this episode of TRUE, listen to the story of a 20ft wide flying saucer built by the Heene family that was launched while accidentally carrying their 6yr old son. As the balloon hit an altitude of 7000ft, the country watched in shock waiting to see what happened to the little boy everyone thought was on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Trailer: TRUE
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A podcast that features strange stories and bizarre tales that you won’t believe are real… but they are, because they’re TRUE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Update: Exciting News!
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A lot of cool things have been happening behind the scenes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
Ep 22 How I Quit My Job
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People quit their jobs all the time. Maybe it’s over money, or long hours, or maybe it’s because of a stressful work environment. Whatever the reasons, the process of quitting typically starts when the employee provides their employer with a notice of resignation. There may be some hugs and a few tears, but usually that would be the extent of any real drama. Then there are the not so normal departures. Find more information about this episode please visit:  www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   To follow the show:  www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC  Instagram: @beyondbizarretc   Contact us:  beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Ep 21 Rainbow Man
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During the 1970's and 1980's, you couldn't watch a televised sports game without seeing him. The most recognizable fixture in sports actually despised everything about it. He was there for the network cameras. He was there to deliver a message to the world, a dire warning of impending doom. But wearing a large multi-colored Afro wig and a fur loin cloth didn't help his credibility. However, the triple life sentence he received dramatically changed that image. The world would come to know him as Rainbow Man.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2020
Ep 20 Oh Santa!
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Every year, Santa leaves his base of operation to bring Christmas cheer to billions of people around the world. However, the holiday season can also lead to Santa going a little crazy. Here are some stories that will make you think twice about messing with Santa Claus. Find more information about this episode please visit:  www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   To follow the show:  www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC  Instagram: @beyondbizarretc   Contact us:  beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
Ep 19 The Bad Tenant
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When a wealthy Manhattan socialite turned her mid-town mansion into luxury apartments, famous writers, musicians, and politicians lined up. The palatial brownstone, with its attractive address near Central Park and Madison Garden, was a New York City landmark and valued at almost $10 million. For years, things had been gong well until a mysterious, yet charming businessman showed up one day offering cash for a short-term lease. Three weeks later, New York City police would launch one of the largest and strangest missing person cases in its history. Find more information about this episode please visit:  www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   To follow the show:  www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC  Instagram: @beyondbizarretc   Contact us:  beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
Ep 18 Killer Pranks
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It's all fun and games until someone unwittingly assassinates a world figure. That's exactly what happened in 2017 to a couple of people who thought they were on a reality television show. Turns out they had unknowingly been recruited by a foreign government to carry out a deadly mission.

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Oct 01, 2019
Introducing: Killer Instinct w/Savannah Brymer
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Hey Beyond Bizarre True Crime fans, check out the Killer Instinct podcast. In this bonus episode, you’re going to hear a clip from Killer Instinct about The Richardson family murders, committed by 12-year-old Jasmine Richardson and her 23-(yes, 23)-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Steinke, in the last place you’d think for a true crime episode to take place Alberta, Canada. 
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Jul 29, 2019
Ep 17 The Harvester
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When Dr. Michael Mastromarino lost his license to practice dentistry, he found a new calling in a dark corner of the medical world, modern-day grave robbing. He and his crew of organ and tissue harvesters set up a vast network to collect and sell as much bio material as they could find. Too bad none of the families of the deceased knew about it.

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Jul 07, 2019
Ep 16 Black Jack Idema
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Before Jack Idema became a tour boat captain in Mexico, the self-described super soldier moved to Afghanistan where he started a private prison. He ran it out of his rented townhouse and his team, Task Force Saber 7, used it to detain and interrogate suspected terrorists. Idema told everyone who asked that he worked for the US government. Problem was.......he didn't.    

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Mar 12, 2019
Ep 15 Murder on a Submarine
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When Swedish journalist Kim Wall began writing a story on amateur rocket building in Denmark, there was no way for her to know that it would lead to her death....inside a submarine. The bizarre circumstances and surreal conclusion captured headlines around the world.  

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Feb 23, 2019
Ep 14 The Battle of North Hollywood
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Using military-grade weapons and gear, two bank robbers turned the streets of North Hollywood, California into a war zone. For nearly 45 minutes, Los Angeles police faced one of the most violent and prolonged gun battles they had ever experienced. The police may have had them greatly outnumbered, but the gunmen had the police completely outmatched. As if taken right from a Hollywood movie, the drama was captured live on camera and quickly had a nation glued to the TV. This was reality television on a whole new level and would go on to forever change the way law enforcement operates in the US.  Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com 

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Jan 22, 2019
Ep 13 Bizarre Bits
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This episode is a little different. It's a collection of bizarre stories not quite long enough for their own episodes, but are so strange that they deserve a place in the podcast. Most importantly, these stories were submitted by listeners like you! From a cross-dressing voodoo priest with major relationship issues to a Vatican cocaine-fueled orgy, these true crimes are truly bizarre. Enjoy! Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com 

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Dec 21, 2018
Ep 12 The Eriksson Twins
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The situation would have seemed absolutely normal had it not been for the location. Two women, casually walking together, both carrying bags. CCTV cameras followed the women on their precarious journey, six lanes of speeding cars and trucks just a few feet on either side. Without warning, the women jumped over the guard rail and ran straight in to the fast lane. One of them was immediately hit by a red sedan, and in the seconds of chaos that followed it’s amazing that the other was untouched. As the sound of screeching tires stopped, the one just hit by a car in the fast lane stood up and brushed herself off. Amazingly she had sustained only minor injuries in what should have been a fatal collision. When the police arrived, the situation appeared to be calm and under control. As the women chatted with an officer who stood between them and the highway, one of them suddenly made a dash into traffic. The officer managed to quickly grab a hold of her green jacket and, at least for a moment, was able to hold her back. She slipped out of her jacket and into the path of an oncoming transport truck. A moment later, the other woman, wearing a hat that read “Time to believe”, also inexplicably ran straight into traffic. The extraordinary events left authorities baffled. Incredibly, the strange and horrifying incident on the highway pales in comparison to what happened next. Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com 

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Nov 26, 2018
Ep 11 Vampires' Delight
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In the early morning hours of August 14, 2011, police were called to an apartment complex to investigate a reported assault. They arrived to find a man in the parking lot growling and hissing and wearing nothing but boxer shorts. When police attempted to restrain him the man took off running. As he tried to escape, he scaled two tall fences which, according to officers, he did with minimal effort. The man was cornered shortly after and taken into custody. Minutes before police arrived on scene, the man had broken into the apartment of a total stranger. The only occupant awoke to the sounds of hissing and growling right next to her and the moment she opened her eyes, the mostly naked intruder began biting her neck. Running for her life, the terrified woman was picked up by a passing car. As police were arresting the attacker, he yelled repeatedly that he did not want to feed on humans. When authorities put him in a jail cell, he told officers that they had to keep him handcuffed for their own protection. An officer was quoted saying, “He was begging us to restrain him because he didn’t want to kill us. He said he needed to feed.” He told them that he was a 500 year old vampire. Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com 

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Oct 29, 2018
Ep 10 The Max Headroom Incident
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As people in Chicago gathered around their TVs for the nightly news, sportscaster Dan Roan was reporting the day’s highlights when the screen suddenly went black. Seconds later, a new image appeared on the screen. There was no sound and viewers were no longer looking at Dan Roan. They were now looking at a strange figure in a rubber mask, sunglasses, a brown jacket, tie, and white shirt. Behind the figure was a corrugated metal sheet moving up and down giving the amateur effect of a 3D background. The figure moved erratically from side to side, back and forth, as if laughing hysterically. The lack of audio only added to the weird spectacle. It lasted for half a minute before station engineers were able to regain control of the broadcast. Two hours later their screens once again lost reception and turned black. The creepy masked figure took over the airwaves again. This time however, there was audio and what happened over the 90 seconds that followed is still described as one of the most bizarre television hacking crimes in broadcasting history. Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com  

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Oct 09, 2018
Ep 09 Filthy Dirty John Meehan
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25 year-old Terra Newell parked her car on the top level of her apartment building’s lot. Collecting her dog and purse, Terra exited her car and walked to the rear. The 5'2" tall Terra was immediately confronted by the 6'2" tall man who had been a few spots over only moments earlier. The large man put one of his hands over her mouth revealing a long knife in the other. He stabbed at her repeatedly, slicing deep into her forearm and another into her chest. She was able to knock the knife from his grip and the blade landed within her reach. Blade in hand, Terra went into all-out survival mode and attributed the popular TV show The Walking Dead for her sudden kill-or-be-killed mentality. She began stabbing wildly at the man, inflicting 13 wounds in all. If she learned one thing from the end of the world zombie show, she understood that the only way to kill a zombie is to destroy the brain. The final strike went right through his left eye, the long knife driven deep into his brain. As the man lay unconscious and convulsing on the parking lot pavement, the injured Terra called her mother and said “I’m really really sorry. I think I killed your husband.” Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com  

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Sep 17, 2018
Ep 08 The Chameleon
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One day in October 1997, several police stations across the US received phone calls from a youth center in Spain. The caller identified himself as the director of the facility and stated that a teenage boy from America was there asking for help. The police in the US put the caller in touch with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The caller from Spain went on to give a brief physical description of the boy and asked if there were any missing teenagers matching their records. The agent checked the database and provided the caller with the name of a teenage boy who had been reported missing several years earlier. The descriptions were similar enough to be a possible match, so the case details were sent over right away. Not long after the file arrived, the center for missing children received a follow-up call from the person claiming to be the director of the youth facility. He told the agent that the missing boy in the file and the scared boy standing in his office were in fact the same. When the call ended, the man calling himself the director studied the missing boy’s file carefully. It wouldn’t be long before he would have to convince the world that he was the missing teenager. Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com  Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com 

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Aug 14, 2018
Ep 07 The Man In The Bag
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31 year-old Gareth Williams was, by all accounts, an incredibly private person who disliked office small talk and did his best to avoid social events. In 2001, Williams went to work for the British intelligence agency known as the Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ. Nine years later, Gareth Williams would become the focus of an extraordinary mystery. His intensely private life became very public when the government agent was found dead inside a padlocked duffle bag. Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com  Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com 

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Jul 23, 2018
Ep 06 Sleeping Killers
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From the mental disorder defense, otherwise known as the insanity plea, to the more common ones like self-defense, judges and juries are tasked with deciding if these arguments are believable. They listen to experts and witnesses, pour over exhibit A and exhibit B, and ponder whether or not there’s reasonable doubt. They do this for every case brought before them. Even more so, perhaps, for those few who claim they killed while sleeping. Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com  Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com 

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Jul 02, 2018
Ep 05 The Barefoot Bandit - Part 2
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The story of the Barefoot Bandit continues. More stolen planes. More stolen speedboats and luxury cars. How much longer could he possibly elude authorities?      Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com  Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com 

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Jun 01, 2018
Ep 04 The Barefoot Bandit - Part 1
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The legend of the Barefoot Bandit is the story of an epic crime spree involving hundreds of burglaries and millions of dollars of stolen luxury cars, planes, and boats. The crimes went on for years and crossed state and international borders. The crimes earned the Barefoot Bandit the unenviable title of FBI’s Most Wanted. But what makes the story legendary is that the Barefoot Bandit - was a teenager.   Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com  Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com   

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May 27, 2018
Ep 03 Dude, Where's My Syrup?
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Ahhhh maple syrup! The perfect addition to a stack of pancakes. Tapped from the good old maple tree, this sweet condiment is poured over millions of breakfasts every single day. Add to that the countless tasty treats and delicious recipes that use maple syrup and its popularity becomes crystal clear. With popularity comes demand and with every commodity comes a black market. Like moonshine during the dry days of prohibition, maple syrup is no different and with a value over 10 times that of crude oil, the market has become highly regulated. So when a group of thieves decided to steal some sweet liquid gold from a storage warehouse in Quebec, Canada, they weren’t about to stop at a couple of bottles or cases. Far from it. This would go down as one of the most lucrative and perhaps most unusual robberies in Canadian history. Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com  Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram @beyondbizarretc   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com 

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Apr 29, 2018
Ep 02 The Deadly Clown Cold Case
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On a grey rainy morning, a white car drove up the driveway to a house in a quiet South Florida neighborhood. The driver parked and casually walked to the front door carrying balloons and a bouquet of flowers. When 40 year old Marlene Warren greeted the stranger in the bright orange wig, red foam nose, and painted face, she smiled pleasantly. Marlene had loved clowns since she was a child. When the grinning stranger handed her the festive balloons and flowers, Marlene remarked, “Oh, how pretty.”  A second later, Marlene was dead and the clown bearing gifts would calmly walk back to the car, drive away, and disappear.  Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com  Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com   

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Apr 15, 2018
Ep 01 The Killdozer
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On the afternoon of June 4th 2004, the small mountain town of Granby, Colorado would bear witness to a destructive scene that would last over two hours and leave their streets in ruins. Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com  Follow us: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC   Contact us: beyondbizarretruecrime@gmail.com   

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Mar 30, 2018