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

 

Episode 14: Natchez City Cemetery

March 12, 2018
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Natchez City Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the South. Behind each monument, beneath each grave site, is a story of a life marked by tragedy and mystery. Love and devotion. This is the story of some its most fascinating occupants.

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Music Credits

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

Laid Back Guitars
by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Ghost Processional (Alternate) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license
Dark Times by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license
Evening Fall Harp by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

More about this episode

Natchez City Cemetery Website
Special thanks to Anna James of Natchez City Cemetery for her help with research material for this episode
Visit Natchez for Info on Angels on the Bluff and more annual events
Legends of Natchez City Cemetery by Natchez historian, Don Estes
Shannon’s photos of Memorials and Grave Sites Mentioned in this Episode

 

Episode 13: Goat Castle Murder of Natchez

March 5, 2018
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On August 4 1932 Jenny Merrill was shot and killed in her Natchez, Mississippi home, Glenburnie. An eccentric couple who lived in a run down mansion known as the "Goat Castle" were arrested and charged with murder. But an innocent African American woman went to jail for the crime. Karen L. Cox, author of Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South joins me to tell the story of murder and injustice.

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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 "Devastation and Revenge", Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution

More about this episode:
Buy Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race and the Gothic South
Goat Castle Timeline and Infographic
More about Karen L. Cox

Episode 12: Coral Castle - The Taj Mahal of the South

February 26, 2018
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Imagine a 5 foot tall, 100 pound heartbroken man excavating, shaping and hoisting massive coral blocks into a structure all by himself. Literally building walls to try to deal with a broken heart. This is the story of Edward Leedskalnin. This is the mystery of Coral Castle

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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 

More about this episode:
Coral Castle Website with Photo Gallery of Castle
Photos of Edward Leedskalnin
Chris White Video Explanation of Coral Castle
Footage of Ed Leedskalnin at work on Coral Castle
Billy Idol Sweet Sixteen

Coral Castle: The Mystery of Ed Leedskalnin and His American Stonehenge By Rusty McClure

Episode 11: Rougarou

February 11, 2018
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Meet the Rougarou, Louisiana's bayou-dwelling werewolf, and a prominent figure in Cajun folklore. People fear it, because one wrong move and they too could become one.

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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 

More about this episode
http://unnaturalworld.wikia.com/wiki/Rougarou
www.thenichollsworth.com/lagniappe/rougarou-remains-strong-figure-in-cajun-folklore
http://visitcryptoville.com/2014/04/01/what-is-a-rougarou-exactly/