Episode 24: Gribble House Murders of Savannah

July 16, 2018
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In December of 1909, three women were murdered in a violent axe attack in a boarding house in Savannah, Georgia known as the Gribble House. The attack remains one of the most diabolical crimes in the history of Savannah. Who was the murderer? And what was the motive?

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

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

 

Episode 23: Cahill Mansion

July 2, 2018
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For decades families moved in and out of Cahill Mansion near Gulfport, Mississippi with stories of restless spirits inside including a pyromaniac ghost. And the scariest manifestation happened on the day of one of the most tragic events in US history.

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

More about this episode

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

 

Episode 22: Missing Sodder Family Children

June 18, 2018
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For decades, anyone traveling Route 16 near Fayetteville, West Virginia would have passed a billboard featuring the photos of five children. Above the photos - the question: "What Was their Fate? Kidnapped? Murdered?" What happened to the Sodder Children?

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Music Credits
Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours andPantherburn for permission for use

“Ever Mindful”, “Ambient”, “White Sand Passage”, “Immersed”, “Drone in D”, “Atlantean Twilight” by Kevin MacLeod.
Licensed under Creative Commons

More about this episode

NPR All Things Considered 2005 story by Stacy Horn
Author Stacy Horn’s Blog Post about Sodder Mystery Findings in 2005
West Virginia Unsolved Murders & Infamous Crimes by George Bragg
WebSleuths Thread About Sodder Mystery
Smithsonian.com 2012 Feature on Sodder Mystery

 

 

 

 

Episode 21: Love and Hatred in Birmingham - Murder of Father Coyle

June 4, 2018
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One of the most shocking murders in Birmingham, Alabama history happened in 1921. Father John Coyle, a Catholic priest, was shot and killed by a Methodist minister. The KKK paid for the minister's defense team, that was led by Hugo Black. 

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Music Credits

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

More about this episode
Father James E. Coyle Memorial Society
Brendan Shine, Coyle’s Grandnephew, Discusses Murder
Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America
Murder in the Cathedral

 

Episode 20: The Mystery of Old Mike

May 19, 2018
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In the summer of 1911 an unidentified man died in the town of Prescott, Arkansas. With no ID and no way to find his family, the town undertaker put the man’s body on public display for over 60 years. Who was this man? And why did it take 60 years to bury him?

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Music Credits
Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours and Pantherburn for permission for use

Additional Music:
Nicolai Heidlas “Letting Go
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 
Nicolai Heidlas “Beyond”
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Wounded”
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Mesmerize”Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Cryptic Sorrow” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Whitesand “Passage” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

More about this episode
Old Mike Documentary film, produced by 2009/2010 film class at AR School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts
 

 

 

 

 

Episode 19: Frenchy McCormick and Tascosa, Texas

May 7, 2018
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Frenchy McCormick lived by herself in the Texas ghost town of Tascosa for almost 30 years. She refused to leave because of a promise she made to someone. Frenchy is a folklore legend in Texas but much of her life story is a mystery. MUCH, but not all. 

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

More about this episode
Cowboy Strike 1883 & Demise of Tascosa
Tascosa's Lone Settler Recalls Wild Days by AB MCDONALD KANSAS CITY STAR Frontier Times Feb 1931
Panhandle Pilgrimage: Illustrated Tales Tracing History in the Texas Panhandle, book, 1978; Amarillo, Texas

 

Episode 18: Hermit of Fort Fisher - Robert Harrill

April 23, 2018
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From 1955 - 1972, Robert Harrill was known as The Hermit of Fort Fisher Island, North Carolina. He spent his life inviting in strangers and teaching them about living a life free of social norms. And in the end, the strangers he welcomed in, may have killed him.

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Music Credits

Theme Song "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours and Pantherburn for permission for use

Nicolai Heidlas “Letting GoLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution 
Nicolai Heidlas “BeyondLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Whitesand “Passage” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Evening Fall Harp” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Wounded” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Atlantean Twilight” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Dark Times” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Nervous PianoLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Mesmerize” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

More about this episode
Watch Documentary: The Fort Fisher Hermit: The Life and Death of Robert E. Harrill
Fred Pickler 2010 Interview with WCET
Man Solves Mystery of Fort Fisher Hermit - Si Cantwell interview with Michael Edwards
Eye on Fort Fisher Hermit - Ben Stealman Star News Interview with Fred Pickler

Episode 17: Three Sisters in Black

April 9, 2018
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Meet sisters Caroline Martin, Virginia Wardlaw and Mary Snead.  They left a trail of devastation and death in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and on to New Jersey where they were implicated in the mysterious death of Ocey Snead, known as the Bath Tub Mystery

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Music Credits:

Theme Song: "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn
Special thanks to Phillip St Ours and Pantherburn for permission for use http://countywidemusic.worldsecuresystems.com/members-app/pantherburn
https://www.facebook.com/Pantherburn-36088494011/

Kevin MacLeod “Evening Fall Harp” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Wounded” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Atlantean Twilight” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Dark Times” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

More about this episode:

Newspaper Coverage of Bathtub Mystery
Historical Society account of Three Sisters Locke Box opened in 1930
Three Sisters in Black: The Bizarre Case of the Bathtub Tragedy

Episode 16: Longwood Plantation Natchez - Nutt’s Folly

March 26, 2018
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Longwood Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi epitomizes the rise and fall of the antebellum south. The history of the home may explain why spirits of the former owners are said to linger here.

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Music Credits:
Theme Song: "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn
Special thanks to Phillip St Ours and Pantherburn for permission for use http://countywidemusic.worldsecuresystems.com/members-app/pantherburn
https://www.facebook.com/Pantherburn-36088494011/

Kevin MacLeod “Sovereign” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Cryptic SorrowLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Nervous Piano” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Eterntal Hope” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

More about this episode

Longwood Website and Tour Information
Visit Natchez Website for Information on Annual Pilgrimage
News report about Longwood History and Hauntings
Natchez Ghosts Blog
More about Natchez Ghosts

 

Episode 15: William Johnson Barber of Natchez

March 19, 2018
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On June 16, 1851 William Johnson was murdered. 75 years later, his diary was discovered and became one of the most important firsthand accounts of life in the antebellum South. What was his story? And how did the man who murdered Johnson get away with it?

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Music Credits:

Theme Song: "Dark & Troubled" by Panthernburn
Special thanks to Phillip St Ours and Pantherburn for permission for use http://countywidemusic.worldsecuresystems.com/members-app/pantherburn
https://www.facebook.com/Pantherburn-36088494011/

Southern Man "Southern Man", Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 
Kevin MacLeod “Sovereign” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Cryptic Sorrow” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Wounded” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Nervous” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Kevin MacLeod “Sad Trio” Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

More about this episode:
Louisiana Digital Library - Papers and Diary of William T. Johnson
African American Review of William Johnson’s Diary by Nick Salvatore
National Park Service Visitor Info - William Johnson Home
National Humanities PDF of Notable Entries from Diary of William Johnson
The Root Article: Did Black People Own Slaves by Henry Louis Gates, Jr