Episode 37 Connie Franklin Ghost of the Ozarks

January 21, 2019
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In 1929, five men in Stone County, Arkansas were charged in the murder of Connie Franklin. There would be many twists and the turns in the case. But the biggest twist came when a man claiming to be Connie came forward to testify at his own murder trial.

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

 

Episode 36 Missing Bobby Dunbar

January 7, 2019
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In the summer of 1912, a four year old boy went missing while his family was camping near a Louisiana resort area. The day Bobby Dunbar disappeared was the day the lives of three families would be turned upside down. And it would take almost 100 years to find answers to the questions that hung over these families for generations.

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

Episode 35 Harry Tyson Moore

December 17, 2018
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His name may not be familiar to you but Harry T. Moore was the first martyr of the American Civil Rights Movement. He and his wife were murdered in their Florida home on Christmas Day 1951. Who killed the Moores? And why? 

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

Episode 34 Computer Con Murder

December 3, 2018
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In the fall of 1992, Heather Uffelman and Jeremy Rolfs were seniors at Middle Tennessee State University. They loved each other and dreamed of a spring wedding. They shared a love of computers. A love that would lead to Heather’s death in a motel room in Marietta, Georgia in October of 1992.

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WATCH  Unsolved Mysteries Segment with Jeremy Rolfs (air date: April 27, 1994)

Music

Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. Background Music: “The Beauty of Love” by Aakash Ghandi and “Ambient” by Kevin MacLeod Licensed Under Creative Commons

Episode 33 The Giggling Granny Nannie Doss

November 19, 2018
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From the 1920s until 1954, Nannie Doss was viewed as a sweet woman, a grandmother who was as sweet as pie. But in 1954, this Giggling Granny as she became known, confessed to close to a dozen murders

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

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

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

Episode 32 Robert Smalls

November 5, 2018
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In 1862, an enslaved crew member of a Confederate steamship, stole the ship and sailed it past Confederate forces to deliver it to the Union. This outlaw to the Confederacy became a hero of the Union and a symbol of hope and freedom to the enslaved people of the American South.  This is incredible story of Robert Smalls, a man who set sail to freedom.

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

WATCH: Panel discussion on the The Life and Legacy of Former Slave Robert Smalls, part of a city-wide Robert Smalls Commemorative Weekend held in Charleston, South Carolina in 2012. See video here

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

Episode 31 Black Wedding

October 28, 2018
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In 1930, Elena Hoyos met Carl Von Cosel in Key West, Florida. Von Cosel became obsessed with her. This has been called a love story but it’s truly one of the most haunting reminders that desire can drive you to obsession and self destruction.

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

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

Episode 30 Greenbrier Ghost Dead Women Do Tell Tales

October 22, 2018
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Zona Heaster Shue's life was cut short when she was murdered in 1897. She’s known in West Virginia lore as the Greenbrier Ghost because her ghost helped solve her murder. Did Zona's mother fabricate the story of her ghost to avenge her daughter's murder? Or did Zona's ghost truly help convict the man who killed her? 

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Read Katie Letcher Lyle's book about the Greenbrier Ghost, The Man Who Wanted Seven Wives
Newspaper coverage of the trial of Edward Shue from the West Virginia Archives and History 

The Ghost That Solved Its Own Murder by Stephan Wagner

Music
Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. “Heavy Heart”, “Giatn Wyrm”, “Magic Forest”, “This House”, “Anguish”, “Dreams Become Real” and “Osuary 6 Air” and "Rites" by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 29: Wilmington Coup D’Etat

October 8, 2018
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In November 1898, the only successful coup d'etat in American history unfolded in North Carolina when the local government was overthrown by a group backed by the Democratic party. How and why did this happen?

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Wilmington on Fire Documentary Director Christopher Everett amassed rare photographs, original research, and testimonies from historians and descendants of the victims of the coup to uncover a shocking event that marked a turning point in the politics of the post-Reconstruction South

North Carolina Legislature 2007 Joint Resolution on Wilmington Riots

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

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

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

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

Episode 28: The Vengeful Abduction of Annie Laurie Hearin

September 24, 2018
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At 9:50pm on July 26,1988, the Jackson Mississippi Police Department received a call from 71 year old Robert Hearin reporting his 72 year old wife, Annie Laurie had been kidnapped. A case that would take twists and turns that no one could imagine.

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

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

“Drone in D” "Long Note One" "Long Note Two" "Almost in F Tranqulity" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons