By Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney

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 Sep 23, 2019
A well-balanced podcast of smart and detailed research and utter hilarity. The only complaint I have is that I didn't find them sooner.

 Jun 11, 2019
By far my favorite podcast. Always bringing intelligent conversation and goofy hilarity to my favorite dark stories. 10/10 do recommend.

Tiffany Winstead
 May 23, 2019
I love the banter between these two gals, and the legal info. Keep up the great work!

 Feb 12, 2019


Dallas based comedians and friends, Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney, focus on a different true crime, cult, or creepy topic each week "and chat all things sinister in this funny and well-researched podcast." (Marie Claire, 2020)

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Episode 112: The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
The gorgeous architecture and intricate stonework hide a century’s worth of abuse and horrors in this now-abandoned facility. At the height of its operation, the rooms and halls were filled with vulnerable and abused patients. Now closed, this asylum is supposedly occupied by otherworldly residents and has gained a reputation as one of the most haunted places in America.
Sep 16, 2020
NXIVM Revisited (Re-release)
Hey everyone! We're taking the week off, but we'll be back next week with an all new episode. We decided to re-release this episode since the new HBO docuseries "The Vow" has propelled this story back into the news. You can also head over to our Patreon for some bonus content like our weekly mixed bags and monthly minisodes. Thanks so much & keep it creepy! Self-Help. Personal Growth. Life-improvement. Multi-level marketing schemes promise riches, better lives, and unimagined happiness. But beneath the surface of this organization was a secret society that drained its members of money, personal autonomy, and even their lives.
Sep 09, 2020
Episode 111: The Georgia Guidestones
Imposing and majestic, these stone slabs were placed mysteriously on a mountain in 1980 by an anonymous group. The words inscribed on them seemed innocent at first. But some theorized that the words actually have an evil meaning. Was this monument truly just an innocent marker meant to help humanity or was it inspired by a much more sinister purpose?
Sep 02, 2020
Episode 110: Lady Wonder, Psychic Horse
A horse is a horse, of course, but what if a horse could give you the answers to all of life's questions? One woman discovered her old black mare was something much more than met the eye and charged visitors for the privilege of consulting the beast. But were these customers getting the true answers they sought or just being taken for a ride?
Aug 26, 2020
Episode 109: Rey Rivera: Part 3
After their frantic search concluded and the police seemed convinced of what had happened, Rey’s family was left to piece together the evidence and determine for themselves what killed their beloved family member. How did he access the roof? How could he have created that hole? And who was with him when it all came to an end?
Aug 19, 2020
Introducing Smoke Screen: Fake Priest
Father Ryan was a popular priest who spent the last thirty years traveling the Midwest swindling millions of dollars out of people where he used the money to enrich himself, spend away, and declare bankruptcy whenever outed for falsifying his identity. Despite this, only once did law enforcement officially charge Father Ryan with crimes related to his church. But even then, he managed to essentially win the case. He’s now free and working on his next con. Smoke Screen: Fake Priest from Neon Hum Media, is a new documentary podcast hosted by Alex Schuman, a news reporter from the Midwest, that has been chasing Father Ryan’s story for years. The craziest part is that Alex also gets an exclusive sit-down interview with Ryan himself and in it, the Fake Priest reveals a shocking secret. Make sure to subscribe and follow Fake Priest now to find out what the shocking secret is. To listen to the show, just search for Smoke Screen: Fake Priest in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Aug 13, 2020
Episode 108: Rey Rivera: Part 2
Rey Rivera’s body had been found, but what led to his disappearance was still a mystery. His family looked everywhere for answers - from the cryptic note he left behind, to the strange phone call that caused him to leave home, and especially to his ties with his former employer. Does one theory explain how these led to his death? Or will his family ever find answers?
Aug 12, 2020
Episode 107: Rey Rivera: Part 1
They were a seemingly happy couple with a perfect life. But one phone call seemed to change everything. When their beloved husband, brother, and son goes missing, an entire community searches for him. But when he is finally found, they instead begin searching for clues. Was this a tragic case of an unanswered cry for help? Or was their missing loved one the victim of a game among power players for which he paid the ultimate price?
Aug 05, 2020
Episode 106: The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist
Unscrupulous thieves are willing to steal anything of value they can get their hands on, and the underground market for this sweet product is something beyond imagination. A simple breakfast table staple can net an enormous illegal profit. But the type of person willing to suck millions from a maple honeypot is also the type willing to do whatever it takes not to get caught.
Jul 29, 2020
Jeffrey Epstein (Re-release)
Hey everyone! We're taking the week off, but we'll be back next week with an all new episode. We decided to re-release this episode since it’s back in the news right now. You can also head over to our Patreon for some bonus content like our weekly mixed bags and monthly minisodes. And this month’s minisode will be an Epstein update.  Thanks so much & keep it creepy! An enormous mansion in New York. Another in Miami. Jets, employees, charities. His own private island. This mysterious billionaire had it all and thought he was above the law - until brave victims and a bombshell news story blew the lid off the whole thing. Even with an arrest and an indictment, will his victims ever truly find justice?
Jul 22, 2020
Episode 105: Robert the Doll
A harmless gift, a simple doll in a boy’s sailor suit. But for one man, this doll was more than a plaything, it was a companion, a life long friend, and a force in his life. Is this creation, made of fabric and wool, nothing more than a misunderstood toy? Or has he earned his reputation through decades of chaos and destruction?
Jul 15, 2020
Episode 104: The Mongolian Death Worm
Many animals live across the vast expanse of the Gobi Desert, but locals and visitors alike are warned to avoid this dangerous beast. Though its odd appearance may make it seem innocuous, it’s actually poisonous, aggressive and some say even electric. Are the warnings about its danger nothing more than legends? Or is this slithering beast a true deadly threat?
Jul 08, 2020
Episode 103: Brittany Murphy: Part 2
A beautiful actress was suddenly dead. Rumors swirled about what caused it. Was it drugs? Her diet? Or did she die at the hands of someone she trusted? Then suddenly – another death. Just months later, her husband died under suspiciously similar circumstances. Was this all an unfortunate coincidence, or was a single culprit to blame?
Jul 01, 2020
Episode 102: Brittany Murphy: Part 1
She began her career as one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars in blockbuster roles. But suddenly, out of almost nowhere, she died. What led this once-promising and charismatic actress to her ultimate demise? Was it drugs, health problems, or something more sinister at play?
Jun 24, 2020
Mothman (Re-release)
Glowing red eyes, an enormous wingspan, and a feeling of fear and dread. The residents of this sleepy West Virginia town knew something was afoot. Was it a visitor from another planet, an undiscovered species, or was something even more sinister to blame?
Jun 17, 2020
Episode 101: The Order of the Solar Temple
While cults sometimes prey on the vulnerable, this exclusive and esoteric group attracted the wealthy and successful. Was this in order to build an elite new colony of people in another dimension, or was their money used to fuel the lavish lifestyle of their leaders? When it all came crumbling down, the results were deadly.
Jun 10, 2020
Feed Drop: The Why You...? Podcast
Hey guys. Christie and Heather here. As you may have noticed from the title of this week's episode, we're doing something different. After talking about it, we decided that given the renewed focus on racial justice, criminal justice reform, and the violent actions of the government against protestors and the black community, we wanted to step back from the mic and instead amplify the voices of black creators and create space to share their show with you. The Why You...? Podcast is a brand new podcast by fellow Texans, and husband and wife duo, Mikayla and Alfonso Davis. Their first three episodes dropped June 2 and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify. We're bringing you their first episode which focuses on anxiety and how they have coped with it throughout their lives. They are funny, charming, and inviting. We are so grateful that they're letting us share their first episode with you and know you'll love it just as much as we do. Like, subscribe, share, and follow them on social media on Instagram at WhyYouPod_ and on twitter at WhyYouPod. Also head to their feed where you'll find two more episodes. Links are in the show notes. If you're like us, you have spent a lot of time this week wondering how you can show your support to the black community and protesters. We have compiled a list of resources we hope you find helpful. Head to our website and click “Justice Resources” in the top right corner to find ways to help. Please enjoy this episode. Thank you so much and stay safe!
Jun 03, 2020
Episode 100: Bohemian Grove
Once a year, America’s wealthiest and most influential men descend on a collection of cabins in the lush forests of Northern California. They claim the retreat is a break from business, meant to recharge and relax their minds. But some people believe the true plans are something more sinister. Are these titans of politics and industry meeting to perform satanic rituals in an attempt to take over the world? Or is that even necessary since they already run it?
May 27, 2020
Episode 99: The Jenny Jones Show Murder: Part 2
A man’s life was taken at the hands of an enraged murderer. But once the first verdict was thrown out on a technicality, the killer got another shot to present his case to a jury. The victim’s family then decided to take on the production company and very show that they believed had a hand in their son’s death. The outcome would have an impact on television and the legal system that would last for decades. fffpartner
May 20, 2020
Episode 98: The Jenny Jones Show Murder: Part 1
Talk shows in the 1990s focused mostly on the outrageous - family drama, out of control teens, secrets, and surprises. But one secret set off a chain of events that tragically took a life. That crime started a national conversation that left the country searching for where to place blame. Was it the talk shows' fault or was the one to blame the man who pulled the trigger?
May 13, 2020
Episode 97: Unexplained Aerial Phenomena
For centuries, humankind has seen objects in the sky. For every report they’ve made, those who have claimed to see unidentified flying objects have been mocked and brushed off by skeptics. But with the advent of modern technology, those sightings have now been recorded, and some have been released to the public. Were the US’s most elite pilots witness to a visitor from another planet? Or was this merely an encounter with a highly advanced Earth-based foe?
May 06, 2020
Episode 96: The Dybbuk
Tales of possession have endured since ancient times, warning the faithful of what may happen if they turn toward sin. But while most possessed souls are inhabited by a demon, this phenomenon of Judaism shows just what happens when one restless spirit takes up residence in another.
Apr 29, 2020
Episode 95: The Oak Island Treasure
For centuries, treasure hunters have dug deep into the depths of this small island searching for the supposed treasure that lies beneath the earth. Hopeful searchers have sunk millions of dollars into the quest, with each hunt bringing back only fragments of the booty the legend promises. Is there a treasure chest waiting for them at the end of the hunt, filled with riches beyond their wildest dreams? Or will the search turn up nothing more than fool's gold?
Apr 22, 2020
Episode 94: Lorena Bobbitt: Part 2
After the media got ahold of the initial details of the case, the circus began. But the truth would come out via the testimony of dozens of witnesses at trial. One woman was both a defendant and a victim, and the trial focused on the reign of terror she had endured. But the verdict wasn't the end of her story.
Apr 08, 2020
Episode 93: Lorena Bobbitt: Part 1
What began as a young woman’s American dream come true ended in a nightmare that would become internationally known in headlines, on the covers of tabloids, and broadcast on every major news network. But the true story behind the punchline was even more horrifying than the media ever explained.
Apr 01, 2020
Episode 92: The Ghosts of the Baker Hotel
In the late 1800s, the waters that ran beneath the small town of Mineral Wells, TX attracted visitors seeking a cure for their many ailments. Those seeking the water's healing powers needed a place to stay, and The Baker Hotel provided a luxury oasis. But the energy the visitors and the water left behind has left this now-abandoned structure crawling with spirits.
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 91: Bloody Mary
A face in the darkness. A haunting figure in the bathroom mirror. Is she a woman from the past, hellbent on revenge or just a figment of your imagination? Say her name three times and test the theory for yourself.
Mar 25, 2020
Episode 90: The Legend of the Banshee
She has a scream that makes the blood of Irish families run cold, but she’s not just any regular ghost out to haunt and fright. Her howl comes with a warning, of the inevitable fate that awaits those who may hear it. Is this a simple bit of folklore, or should we heed the warnings of her cry as a centuries-old harbinger of death?
Mar 18, 2020
Episode 89: The Silent Twins
Two perfect twin daughters, born to excited and happy parents. But as they grew, their behavior was cause for concern. What started as shy silence and a fun secret language between sisters, embroiled the pair in a tumultuous relationship that made them the subject of curious journalists and the target of criminal charges.
Mar 11, 2020
Episode 88: The Montauk Project
For decades, true believers have insisted that the government knows more than it lets on about aliens, time travel and mind control. Proof may lie deep under the lush green grass of this Long Island location, where the government conducted experiments that tore through the fabric of space-time and inspired the plot of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things.
Mar 04, 2020
Episode 87: Aaron Hernandez: Part 4
After a superstar defense secured an acquittal and his prior conviction sat awaiting appeal, things seemed to be looking up for the fallen Patriots star. But less than a week after the jury returned the good news, a prison guard would make a devastating discovery. What could have caused Aaron Hernandez's irreversible decision - was it drugs, depression, long term brain damage? And did his death mean he had finally cleared his name?
Feb 26, 2020
Episode 86: Aaron Hernandez: Part 3
On the run from one man he tried to kill, a star football player turns to the most powerful person he knows for help - the head coach of the New England Patriots. But after his team turns its back on him, he is first arrested for one crime, then charged with two more. Evidence piles up, multiple trials ensue, and a botched investigation leaves room for questions.
Feb 19, 2020
Episode 85: Aaron Hernandez: Part 2
A troubled boyhood. Teen years fueled by drugs and booze. A promising professional football career in danger of being derailed by addiction. And just when it seemed like Aaron Hernandez's dreams were coming true, he is linked to unimaginable acts of violence.
Feb 12, 2020
Episode 84: Aaron Hernandez: Part 1
A superstar football player. A beloved son and brother. A violent end. In part one of our three-part series, we discuss Aaron Hernandez's abusive childhood, struggles with his sexual identity, and other forces that could have derailed the promising career of an unstoppable professional athlete, eventually turning him to a life of crime.
Feb 05, 2020
Episode 83: Pazuzu Algarad and the Meat Warlock
A small North Carolina town was already on edge from a series of gruesome murders when the unthinkable happened - they were visited by a cloaked and mysterious figure tossing out raw meat at a nearby playground. Was it a visit from another self-proclaimed satanist with violent intentions or something more whimsical?
Jan 29, 2020
Episode 82: The Betz Mystery Sphere
A family moves to an idyllic area of coastal Florida seeking a peaceful life. On a walk, their lives are turned upside down by a seemingly innocent discovery in a patch of grass. Were they the recipients of an object from outer space or did this family misconstrue their treasure as more than what it truly was?
Jan 22, 2020
Episode 81: Ethan Couch: Affluenza Teen
Luxury cars, large homes, extravagant vacations. Money can buy you a lot of things but can it make you sick? One psychologist has suggested that money doesn’t buy happiness, but instead buys a lack of culpability. In this infuriating case was this a legitimate defense or just another example of the favorable treatment of the rich in our justice system?
Jan 15, 2020
Episode 80: The Mandela Effect
Some things we swear we remember exactly. A movie quote. The name of a book. The death of a celebrity. But then we find out - we were wrong. Is this revelation the correction of some false memory, the result of glitches in our brains, or are we flip-flopping between dimensions and alternate realities? *This episode contains spoilers for the movie The Mandela Effect Go to and enter CREEPY for $10 off your first box! fabfitfunpartner
Jan 08, 2020
Episode 79: Y2K
20 years ago on New Year's Eve, the world held its breath as the clock ticked down towards midnight. Planes falling from the sky. Bank accounts drain to zero. Traffic lights gone dark. The turning of the century called for chaos and confusion. But what happened was more akin to an average, everyday glitch. Was this really the tale of the government who cried wolf or was the United States closer to the brink that we all thought?
Jan 01, 2020
Krampus (Re-release)
This week we are bringing you a holiday classic from the archives - Krampus! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and be good or Krampus will get you!
Dec 25, 2019
Killer Clowns (Re-release)
This week, we are bringing you an archival episode about Killer Clowns. We originally decided to record this topic to give ourselves a break after our three-part series on Ted Bundy. The episode is more funny than scary, and includes a clown fight in the woods that still cracks us up! Happy Holidays!
Dec 18, 2019
Episode 78: Samuel Little
His victims were often marginalized, their cries for help ignored by the justice system. This man, now considered by the FBI to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, exploited vulnerable members of society to allow his crime spree to last for over 35 years and span states across the nation. It took multiple law enforcement agencies to bring him to justice, and with recent FBI interviews, the magnitude of this monster is finally being discovered.
Dec 10, 2019
Episode 77: The Ghosts Of The Adolphus Hotel
The pinnacle of upscale debauchery throughout the roaring twenties, this gilded masterpiece of elegance and architecture has within it a storied past of tragedies and legends. Is it all just part of running a busy hotel or does this Dallas landmark have something sinister lurking beneath its luxury?
Nov 26, 2019
Episode 76: Rodney Reed: Part 2
A black defendant in a small town is convicted by an all-white jury and sentenced to death. But years of new evidence lead his family and new defense team to plead with the court that the wrong man was on death row. After witnesses come forward and fresh eyes weigh in on the case, a Texas court issues an eleventh-hour reprieve, preventing the wrong man from being executed for a crime he did not commit.
Nov 19, 2019
Episode 75: Rodney Reed: Part 1
A small Texas town. Two people in a clandestine affair. When tragedy struck and evidence surfaced, the entire community turned on one man. But dogged investigation and new evidence indicate that perhaps another suspect could be to blame while the wrong person sits on death row.
Nov 12, 2019
Episode 74: QAnon
The internet is home to a wide range of tales, fringe groups, and conspiracy theories. But one theory has become the centralized narrative to unite them all. It starts in Washington D.C. and extends from Hollywood, around the globe, and even into space. Has a message board managed to get a straight line to the white house or is this just another case of the internet gone wild?
Nov 06, 2019
Episode 73: Extreme Haunted Houses
Haunted houses, roller coasters, scary movies - these are all fun ways to get your adrenaline pumping and a nice healthy dose of fear. But for some, this just doesn't cut it. These thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies seek to experience a type of terror that can only be achieved by being beaten, buried alive, waterboarded, and psychologically tormented. Fortunately for them, many extreme haunted houses will happily make all their nightmares come true.
Oct 30, 2019
Episode 72: The Bell Witch (Live at Dallas Comedy House)
You’re yanked from your bed in the middle of the night. Your covers are thrown back, and someone slaps you in the face. You hear whispers in your ear that you should rethink your life choices. Then, someone punches your dad. Is this the worst houseguest ever or is something much more sinister at work?
Oct 23, 2019
Episode 71: Amber Guyger - The Murder of Botham Jean: Part 2
After a full week’s worth of testimony and evidence, the justice for Botham Jean, an innocent victim, all comes down to 12 people. But the story doesn’t stop at the end of the trial. Amber Guyger's verdict and sentencing made an incredible impact on the community, the victims' family, the judge, and one key witness, who just ten days after testifying was tragically shot dead.
Oct 16, 2019
Episode 70: Amber Guyger - The Murder of Botham Jean: Part 1
A quiet September night. A twenty-something accountant sits on his couch, watching TV. Suddenly his front door is opened and shots ring out, with varied accounts of the confusion that ensued. Police swarm the scene, but one cop had been there the whole time. In the end, a tragic case of deadly inattention and an innocent life lost as a result. Go to and enter CREEPY for $10 off your first box! fabfitfunpartner
Oct 09, 2019
Episode 69: D. B. Cooper
The late 1960s were a golden age of air travel - spacious legroom, glamorous flight attendants, delicious meals on every flight... and a rash of violent hijackings. Some were politically motivated, while others were fueled by greed. The most famous and mysterious hijacker of all took control of a 727 with nothing more than a black briefcase, a handwritten note, and a pair of sunglasses. He got his money, and his parachutes, then disappeared into the night, never to be heard from again. Did he die in the Washington wilderness? Or did he manage to make an escape with his bag of cash?
Oct 02, 2019
Episode 68: The Jersey Devil
When screams and shrieks tear through the pine forest of southern New Jersey, locals know what comes next. Hoof tracks. Flapping wings. And the hideous head of a goat. This demonic presence has stalked the lush green southern coast of the Garden State for centuries. Can it be explained by science, blamed on 18th-century ignorance, or is there something more sinister to blame?
Sep 25, 2019
Episode 67: Forrest Fenn's Hidden Treasure
There are many ways to get rich - be born into money, win the lottery, work hard, or solve a series of clues written into a poem by an eccentric, modern-day Indiana Jones. Thousands of people have undertaken the search, but still, the treasure remains hidden. Are the clues as easy to solve as the writer would have you believe? With at least two people coming within 200 feet of the orante Romanesque chest filled with ancient artifacts, jewels, and gold, there is hope that a thrill-seeking treasure hunter will find the treasure of a lifetime.
Sep 18, 2019
Episode 66: Jeffrey Epstein
An enormous mansion in New York. Another in Miami. Jets, employees, charities. His own private island. This mysterious billionaire had it all and thought he was above the law - until brave victims and a bombshell news story blew the lid off the whole thing. Even with an arrest and an indictment, will his victims ever truly find justice?
Sep 11, 2019
Episode 65: Interview with Billy Jensen
This week we bring you our interview with Billy Jensen, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of "Chase Darkness with Me" and co-host of the popular podcast, Murder Squad with Jensen and Holes. Billy has spent his entire career fighting on behalf of victims, telling their stories, and using his unique skills and talents to help bring their assailants to justice.
Sep 04, 2019
Episode 64: Terry Rasmussen: The Chameleon Killer
A man with no identity, he gave different names and stories to everyone he met. Popping in and out of cities, never leaving a trace. Until one day, he left the biggest clue of all - an abandoned little girl, left at a trailer park. Years later police would learn his crimes spanned the country and decades, and a team of strangers made up of law enforcement and everyday people would finally get some closure on one of the biggest cold cases of their careers.
Aug 28, 2019
Episode 63: Anna Delvey Sorokin
Some people work their whole lives to achieve wealth and success. But for one woman all it took was a European accent and multiple promises of future wire transfers. Suddenly she found herself at the hottest hotels and at lavish dinners with celebrities. But it all came crashing down once the bills were due. Criminal charges, jury deliberations, and fabulous courtroom ensembles are just a few of the things that make up this wealthy web of lies.
Aug 21, 2019
Episode 62: The Canada Road Trip Murders
A young jet setting couple sets out on the trip of a lifetime. Two world travelers ready to face adventure. But what they faced was something much more sinister. A nation was on edge as two violent killers evaded capture....until now.
Aug 14, 2019
Episode 61: The Disappearance of Bryce Laspisa
Police find a wrecked car just off the highway down a steep embankment. There's blood around, but no driver to be found. Just hours earlier, two worried parents were wondering when their son would be home. And now he is missing - seemingly without a trace. Was this a case of a young man ending his own life or is there something more to the story?
Aug 07, 2019
Episode 60: The Axeman of New Orleans
At the turn of the century, the normally carefree streets of the Crescent City were on edge as a madman snuck in and attacked New Orleanians with weapons found inside their own homes. What could stop him? The police? Vigilantes? Or the sweet sweet sounds of the very jazz that the city created?
Jul 30, 2019
Episode 59: Daniel LaPlante
Knocking inside the walls, strange writings in blood, and a costumed figure in the dark. Was it a spirit haunting this house? Or something more terrifying? One family's greatest fear turned into another family's living nightmare. All at the hands of a young monster.
Jul 23, 2019
Episode 58: Escape From Alcatraz
The Rock. An island all to its own housing the country's most dangerous criminals. Isolated and dangerous, escape was impossible. Until one fateful night, when three men were willing to risk it all for freedom. Did they succumb to the dark waters of the Pacific Ocean or did their impossible scheme actually work?
Jul 17, 2019
Episode 57: Loch Ness Monster
Lurking beneath the surface of an idyllic lake in Scotland lies a mystery that dates back to 6th century A.D. Is it a prehistoric beast, still alive after centuries, a family of misunderstood creatures who just want some peace of their own, or is it all much ado about nothing brought on by those desperate to see something that really isn't there?
Jul 10, 2019
Episode 56: NXIVM: Revisited
Self-Help. Personal Growth. Life-improvement. Multi-level marketing schemes promise riches, better lives, and unimagined happiness. But beneath the surface of this organization was a secret society that drained its members of money, personal autonomy, and even their lives. A sex cult where women were referred to as "slaves", branded like cattle, and forced to have sex with a leader they called Vanguard all under the guise of "female empowerment."
Jul 03, 2019
Episode 55: The White Rock Machete Murder
Parks are meant to be a tranquil place, lush with trees and welcoming to visitors. But one fateful morning, an innocent man found himself in the wrong park at the wrong time, faced with a violent attacker. Years of untreated mental health issues culminated in this nightmare encounter. Could anything have prevented this brutal attack? *Note: This audio contains some minor audio/technical issues
Jun 25, 2019
Episode 54: The Travis Walton Incident
Gray bald heads. Large round eyes. A flash of light and someone disappears. Alien abductions have been reported for decades but one man claims his incident was the real deal. Was he the target of some extraterrestrial visitors or was it all a ploy to gain fortune and fame?
Jun 18, 2019
Episode 53: Killer Clowns
A concept created to inspire audiences and delight children can sometimes take on an unnerving and nightmarish form. With painted faces and bouquets of balloons, they lurk on street corners or wait for you in the woods, luring children and frightening adults. Are they simply teenage pranksters or is there something more sinister at play?
Jun 04, 2019
Episode 52: Ted Bundy: Part 3
With law enforcement closing in, America's grisliest serial killer gets careless. When he's finally arrested, police and the public breathed a sigh of relief. But it would be nearly a decade before justice was served. And more lives would be lost in the meantime.
May 28, 2019
Episode 51: Ted Bundy: Part 2
The early 1970s were a time of great turmoil and upset with the free love of the 60s fading to cynicism and growing dangers. For the women of the Pacific Northwest, activities as seemingly harmless as going to the beach or hitchhiking suddenly had deadly consequences. Women began disappearing at a rate never before seen by law enforcement and tips poured in to help catch the cold-blooded killer. Could this handsome, charming law student named Ted be their prime suspect?
May 22, 2019
Episode 50: Ted Bundy: Part 1
One of America’s most prolific and renowned serial killers, Ted Bundy was known for his charming smile, magnetic personality, and violent and sadistic tendencies. For decades his rage simmered beneath the surface, until one day he was exposed for the monster he always had been. In the first of our three-part series, we discuss Bundy's childhood, teenage and college years, and the incident that psychiatrist's call the pivotal moment in his development as a psychopath.
May 15, 2019
Episode 49: Gypsy Rose Blanchard
By all accounts Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose were an unfortunate pair - a single mom, forced to care for her daughter and her many illnesses. As if that weren't bad enough, their home was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. When Habitat For Humanity was gracious enough to build them a new home in Springfield, Missouri, neighbors welcomed the devoted and loving mother and the sweet young girl who always had a huge smile on her face despite her sickly condition. But things aren't always as they appear, and what neighbors didn't suspect was one of the worse cases of Munchausen syndrome by proxy was occurring right across the street. Even more shocking is how the horror would end. Dee Dee and Gypsy's story gripped the nation and can now be seen in the HBO documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest, the Hulu series_ The Act_, and continues to make headlines from the courtroom.
May 08, 2019
Episode 48: La Llorona
What could drive a beautiful young mother to commit the unthinkable? An unfaithful husband, the desire to live a carefree life, or something even more sinister? There are many versions of this Mexcian folklore but one thing remains a constant: if you see a weeping woman roaming the river banks at night, dressed in a white gown with long black hair, RUN!
May 01, 2019
Episode 47: The Menendez Brothers: Part 2
Two trials. Three juries. Hundreds of hours of testimony and evidence. A media circus. The headlines told the story of two greedy, spoiled rich kids, but the evidence told a different story.
Apr 23, 2019
Episode 46: The Menendez Brothers: Part 1
The trial was a media circus with various theories and two defendants ripe for ridicule. But what drove two well-to-do brothers to plot and murder their parents? Was it greed? Abuse? Or just an urge to kill.
Apr 16, 2019
This West Texas town went from desolate to impossibly hip as it became an art and cultural hot spot. But while the town’s face may have changed over the years, one thing has remained the same since before settlers decided to make this desert oasis their home. Glowing lights dancing over the desert mountains, beacons to ranchers and tourists alike. But what are these lights in the distance? Ancient spirits? An inexplicable phenomenon? Or are they messages from another world...?
Apr 09, 2019
Episode 44: The Lady of the Lake (LIVE AT THE DALLAS COMEDY FESTIVAL)
This episode was recorded live at the 2019 Dallas Comedy Festival!One of Dallas’s most beautiful features, this 1000 acre oasis in the middle of a bustling town is a calm retreat for some residents, but for over a century, others have encountered something more chilling. Are the dark side roads in East Dallas home to a persistent specter, or is this just another tall Texas tale? _This episode was recorded live at the 2019 Dallas Comedy Festival! _
Apr 02, 2019
Episode 43: The Kaufman County D.A. Murders
Kaufman is a sleepy town on the outskirts of Dallas, but what should have been a tight-knit community was torn apart when three innocent people, including the county’s top prosecutors, were gunned down in two incidents. A sinister message to police indicated more assassinations were planned. Was this the work of a white supremacist prison gang or was the terror closer than they could have imagined?
Mar 26, 2019
Episode 42: The New Jersey Watcher
A beautiful family. A luxury home. An idyllic street. A perfect town. Seems like the recipe for the American dream. But this family's dream soon turned into a nightmare when they began receiving threatening letters from someone simply known as The Watcher who made it very clear they were not welcome in the neighborhood. But who could have been demented enough to send these sinister messages? Was it a neighbor from hell, a bitter real estate agent, or could it possibly be the entire thing was a hoax concocted by the family themselves?
Mar 20, 2019
Episode 41: The Momo Challenge
Parents around the world feared their children would fall victim to this latest internet threat. A freakish face, long black hair, and unblinking wide eyes. News stations across the world warned of it. Were they blowing an urban legend out of proportion? Or should parents pay closer attention for fear this creature will target their children next?
Mar 13, 2019
Episode 40: God's Salvation Church
On the brink of the new millennium, one man claims to know the day God will return to Earth...and He's doing it on a spaceship. When he and the rest of the UFOlogy cult take up residence in a Texas suburb, decked out in all white and cowboy hats, officials fear they may have a Heaven's Gate situation on their hands. Will it end as badly as everyone thinks, or will Hon-Ming Chen turn out to be just another false prophet?
Mar 06, 2019
Episode 39: Dear David
This viral story took the internet by storm. A lone man haunted and paralyzed by the ghost of a small boy. Did this escalate into a full-on demonic possession or were we all the victims - haunted by an attention-hungry internet charlatan?
Feb 27, 2019
Episode 38: Sam Cooke
The voice of an angel, the soul of a change maker, the mind of a businessman. Sam Cooke was the highest selling artist of the 1960s, second only to Elvis, and his crossover appeal made him a fan favorite of audiences of all races. He was at the height of his career when he was gunned down in a seedy Los Angeles motel. Was it a justifiable homicide as the police would have you believe? Or did something more sinister happen?
Feb 20, 2019
Episode 37: St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Usually, you send flowers and chocolate on Valentine's Day, but Al "Scarface" Capone decided he was going to send a bloody message to his longtime rival Bugs Moran. On Feb. 14, 1929, seven of Moran's men from his North Side gang lay dead on a warehouse floor, gunned down by Thompson Submachine guns. Was a power struggle to control the lucrative bootlegging operation the motive for this massacre, or, like love, is this story a bit more complicated?
Feb 13, 2019
Episode 36: Amanda Knox
Her case was splashed across tabloids throughout the world - A drug and sex-fueled night that ended in a blood bath. But the real story behind one of Itay's biggest cases may surprise you. Was this just another botched investigation, or a prosecution team and a bloodthirsty media more concerned with grandiose stories and slut-shaming than the facts?
Feb 06, 2019
Episode 35: MK Ultra
Mind control, drugging, blackmail, and celebrity glitches. The United States government claims it will do whatever it takes to protect its citizens, but what if they very citizens they claim to be protecting are unwittingly part of a horrific psychological experiment? One journalist blew the lid on this decade long government-sanctioned torture. But did it really ever end?
Jan 30, 2019
Episode 34: Unexplained Disappearances
Millions of people go missing each year and there are as many as 100,000 active missing persons cases in the U.S. at any given time. While some of these stories have happy endings, sometimes the events surrounding the disappearance, and eventual discovery of their loved ones, are so bizarre that friends and families are left with more questions than answers. Could harsh environments or predatory animals explain what happened, or is something more sinister to blame?
Jan 23, 2019
Episode 33: The Stanford Prison Experiment
Is evil born or made? Given the right circumstances will good people turn on their fellow man or woman? In 1971 an elite psychology professor conducted what some would call the most groundbreaking and controversial experiment the world has ever seen in search of the answer. But was the experiment unbiased or were the results tainted because of the professor's own sadistic tendencies?
Jan 15, 2019
Episode 32: The Branch Davidians
A charismatic leader, a devoted group of followers, and the largest military group ever gathered against civilians. The siege at Waco brought an end to David Koresh's reign. Was he a persecuted Messiah or an apocalyptic madman brought to justice by the government.
Jan 09, 2019
Episode 31: Mothman
A man-sized bird creature that stands 6 feet tall, has a wingspan of 15 feet, and ominous glowing red eyes. There have been many speculations as to Mothman's origins since he was first spotted in Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1966. Some believe he is an alien creature or a government experiment gone wrong. Skeptics dismiss the phenomena saying Mothman sightings are really just sightings of a Sandhill Crane or an elaborate teenage prank. So what exactly is Mothman? And more importantly, does he visit cities and towns to warn them of impending danger or is his presence what causes the tragedies?
Jan 02, 2019
Episode 81: Y2K
20 years ago on New Year's Eve, the world held its breath as the clock ticked down towards midnight. Planes falling from the sky. Bank accounts drain to zero. Traffic lights gone dark. The turning of the century called for chaos and confusion. But what happened was more akin to an average, everyday glitch. Was this really the tale of the government who cried wolf or was the United States closer to the brink that we all thought?
Jan 01, 2019
Episode 30: The Death of JonBenét Ramsey: Part 2
JonBenét Ramsey's brutal murder captivated a nation. At the time, the family hired an army of lawyers and refused to talk to police. Did they have something to hide, someone to protect, or were they simply taking precautions against an overzealous police force bent on framing them? Suspects have cropped up, but DNA evidence, behavioral analysis, and expert testimony all provide conflicting theories. Through all the theories, one goal emerges - justice for an innocent girl slain on Christmas.
Dec 26, 2018
Episode 29: The Death of JonBenét Ramsey: Part 1
On Dec. 26, 1996 the brutal murder of six year old beauty pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey shocked the world. 22 years later and this case remains unsolved. What happened that fateful morning at the Ramsey's lavish Colorado home? Does the 911 call reveal more than intended? Who really wrote the lengthy and suspicious ransom note. There are a lot of unanswered questions, but one thing is for certain. The police did everything wrong from the word "go."
Dec 19, 2018
Episode 28: Krampus
For many children the holiday season is about twinkling lights, hanging their stockings by the fire with care, and leaving cookies and milk out for good ol' Saint Nick. But for those that find themselves on the naughty list Christmas can be a season of pure terror. Krampus is coming to town and he's armed with a bundle of ruten for swatting little legs and a big ol' sack for kidnapping kids and taking them straight to hell. Gruss Vom Krampus!
Dec 12, 2018
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak Some Evil: Dallas Psychic Fair Round 3
It's the first Sunday of the month which means another exciting trip to the Dallas Psychic Fair! Heather gets her Aura picture taken, has another spot on reading from Sylvia, and is chosen to receive a message in the gallery reading! Plus some of our amazing listeners joined us for the fun!
Dec 05, 2018
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak Some Evil: Updates on Past Episodes!
We discuss what OJ's ex-manager is claiming, new evidence that it may have been a nuclear bomb that caused the Dyatlov Pass incident, a listener tells us about her friend who is a member of the Congregation For The Light, and we have even more proof that the JFK assassination was a government cover-up!
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 27: Area 51
For decades the mystery that has shrouded Area 51 has led to some of the most bizarre conspiracy theories out there. Is it where the remnants of a possible crashed alien spacecraft from Roswell, New Mexico being housed? Has the government mastered time travel in an underground lair? Is there really an invisible runway that can only be detected when sprayed with water? Hundreds of eyewitnesses claim to have seen UFO's flying in the airspace above the military base. But were those just black project spy planes? Or is the truth really out there and can be found in the Nevada desert?
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 26: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Part 2
The "official" report from the Warren Commission states Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President Kennedy. However over 60% of Americans believe otherwise. Could Oswald have been working with the CIA, KGB, or both? Did LBJ's desire to be President cause him to orchestrate the unthinkable? Was the mafia sending a message to Bobby Kennedy by killing his brother? With a laundry list of people that would have benefitted from Kennedy being out of the picture it's difficult to know who really was the mastermind behind the events of November 22, 1963. Of course it was probably Rafael Cruz and a poison shrimp dart.
Nov 28, 2018
Episode 25: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Part 1
In an effort to win over a conservative city that he and LBJ lost in the election, John F. Kennedy visited dallas on November 23, 1963. Depsite a warm reception the fanfare was cut short when shots rang out in Dealey Plaza and JFK became the fourth President of the United States to be assassinated. There were dozens of eye witnesses but did anyone really see what happened? Or did the CIA have the wool pulled over the nation's eyes?
Nov 21, 2018
Episode 24: Chappaquiddick
Jovember continues with an episode dedicated to the Chappaquiddick scandal Senator Ted Kennedy waited 10 hours before telling police he had driven off the side of a bridge, into Poucha Pond, and left Mary Jo Kopechne to die in his car fullly submerged in water. That wasn't quite his story though...
Nov 14, 2018
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak Some Evil: Dallas Psychic Fair Round 2
Tarot readings, runes, energy blockage treatments! This trip to the Dallas Psychic Fair was even better than last time! Especially because some of our listeners joined us!
Nov 06, 2018
Episode 23: The Kennedy Family Curse
One of the most powerful families in American history has been beset by tragedy since they first set foot on American soil. Multiple plane crashes, two political assassinations, cancer, drug overdoses, suicide. Think of something horrible and it has almost certianly happened to the Kennedy's. Some blame an old Irish curse for their endured hardships while others believe a large family with high risk professions and a domineering father is the cause. Whatever the reason one thing is for certain - you do not want to be a Kennedy.
Nov 06, 2018
Episode 22: The Legend of the Goatman (LIVE SHOW)
It seems like every state has their own version of how the Goatman came to be. Is it the result of a science experiment gone wrong, the offspring of a farmer that loved his flock way too much, or some teens playing a prank on an entire city?
Oct 31, 2018
Episode 21: The Cleveland Strangler
Neighbors thought the terrible smell was from the local sausage factory. Anthony Sowell tried to convince people it was from his elderly mother. But the real explanation was that Sowell, aka The Cleveland Strangler, had 11 decomposing bodies stashed around his house. This is one House of Horrors you do NOT want to visit on Halloween.
Oct 24, 2018
Episode 20: The Lost Girls of Panama
Traveling abroad with your best friend sounds like a dream come true, but for Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon it became a living nightmare. More than four years after they went missing in the Panamanian jungle there still isn't a definitive answer as to what tragedy befell these women. Phone records recovered from their cell phones tell a story of two women desperately trying to get help. Pictures recovered from their camera seem like they were trying to send a message to their families as to what had happened. But what did happen still remains a mystery...
Oct 16, 2018
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak Some Evil: Dallas Psychic Fair
On the first Sunday of every month the Dallas Psychic Fair opens its doors to those looking for guidance not of this realm. We recount our mind blowing experiences!
Oct 10, 2018
Episode 19: The Smurl Family Haunting
The Smurl family claims that they were tormented by a demonic presence in their home for 13 years. Black masses would materialize before them, loud banging and scratching in the walls would keep them up at night, and a succubus with the head of a young woman and the body of an old lady covered in scales did the unthinkable. The Smurls and famed demonologist and clairvoyant Ed and Lorraine Warren claim their horrifying stories are true. However many believe this was the product of untreated health conditions or just an elaborate hoax for fame and fortune. You be the judge.
Oct 09, 2018
Episode 18: Black Eyed Kids
Children are supposed to be innocent and sweet, however these children aren't like most. Solid black eyes, pale skin, telekinetic abilities. Maybe they aren't really children at all. We discuss the history of black eyed children, terrifying encounters, possible explanations as to what these paranormal creatures really are, and the science behind vampire sex!
Oct 03, 2018
Episode 17: Elisa Lam
Bizarre behvior caputured by an elevator camera launched this case into the spotlight. What caused Elisa Lam's erractic and paranoid behavior at The Cecil Hotel? Paranormal activity, a game to access another dimension, government testing? Could the dark and tortured history of the hotel and its seedy residents be to blame? Or was it her lifelong batttle with mental illness? Years after her body was discovered floating in the water tank on the hotel rooftop there are still more questions than answers.
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 16: Congregation for the Light
You might think Manhattan's best kept secret is that swanky new underground club you and your friends can't get into. However, it might just be this modern day doomsday cult that meets weekly in a Murray Hill brownstone. Descendants of an Atlantis Aryan super race, a future without stomachs, rampant homophobia - "The Light" really ticks all the crazy boxes! And you probably wouldn't want any of them designing your home...unless you REALLY like owls.
Sep 19, 2018
15: Slenderman

Its outstretched arms will horrify you and comfort you at the same time. Is Slenderman an imaginary figment of the internet's lore, or are his powers something that reach beyond the screen?

Sep 12, 2018
Episode 14: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Nine hikers go missing on a treacherous and difficult hike up, what some call, Dead Mountain. Were they victims of human error, or was something more sinister to blame?.

Sep 05, 2018
13: Disappearance of Ben McDaniel
The deadliest diving cave in Florida, locked with a rusted gate, has claimed many lives. So what makes one man's disappearance any different? A missing body. An abandoned life. Did the depths claim Ben McDaniel or did he fake his own death to start a new life? Or, perhaps, it was something even more sinister.
Aug 29, 2018