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Episode 45 Mary Elizabeth Tyler

Episode 45 Mary Elizabeth Tyler

May 13, 2019

Meet Mary Elizabeth Tyler. Referred to as "the heartbeat of the Klan" during a Congressional investigation of the group's rise in the 1920s, Tyler used her skills as a publicist to rebrand the KKK and launch the Women's KKK, leading to millions joining. Tyler, and her business partner, helped the Klan gain national acceptance until scandals, including a brutal murder of a young woman, revealed the truth behind the leaders of the KKK.

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

Additional Music
"Impact Prelude", "Long Note Two", "Lost Time", "Dark Fog" and "Echoes of Time" by Kevin MacLeod; "Procession Acts - Devouring the Whole" by Ross Gentry; "Slow Hammers" by The Mini Vandals Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 44 Clementine Hunter and the FBI Folk Art Forgery File

Episode 44 Clementine Hunter and the FBI Folk Art Forgery File

April 29, 2019

One of the most detailed records of life along Louisiana's Cane River was told through paintings of folk artist, Clementine Hunter. In 2008, the FBI opened a folk art forgery case to investigate a trio of suspects they believed to be forging Hunter's work

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

Additional Music
"Peace of Mind" "Almost in F Tranquility" by Kevin MacLeod; "A Revelation" by Jeremy Blake; "Under Suspicion" by Lee Rosevere. "I Am A Man" and "Wave In Atmosphere" by Dan Lebowitz Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 43 The Sleeping Preacher X+Y=Z

Episode 43 The Sleeping Preacher X+Y=Z

April 15, 2019

In the late 19th century, Constantine Sanders was known as Alabama's Sleeping Preacher. Often writing down premonitions and visions from a "trance state" that would be signed by his "companion" X+Y=Z. Was Sanders evil? Possessed? Or haunted by X+Y=Z?

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

Additional Music
“Lightless Dawn”, “Easy Day", "Evening Fall Harp", "Ambient", "Long Note 1”, "Long Note 2", “Long Note 4”, “Dark Times” and "Peace of Mind" by Kevin MacLeod. "Resolution" by Wayne Jones. "A Revelation" by Jeremy Blake. Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 42 Mystery of Missing Heiress Jacqueline Levitz

Episode 42 Mystery of Missing Heiress Jacqueline Levitz

April 1, 2019

In October 1995, an heiress who had tired of high society life in Palm Beach, relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi. She loved the slower pace of life along the Mississippi River. But within weeks of the move, 62 year old, Jacqueline Levitz disappeared.

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

Additional Music: "Falling Rain" by Myuu; "Almost in F Tranquility", "Dark Fog", "Evening Fall Harp", "Long Note One", "Long Note Two" by Kevin McLeod; "I Am A Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor" by Chris Zebriskie Licensed under Creative Commons 

Episode 41 Trapper Nelson Wild Man of Loxahatchee

Episode 41 Trapper Nelson Wild Man of Loxahatchee

March 18, 2019

Vince "Trapper" Nelson turned his passion for panther trapping and gator wrestling into a Jungle Zoo along Florida's Loxahatchee River in the late 1930s. In 1968, he was found dead on the land that was about to make him a millionaire.

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

Additional Music: “I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie. “Almost in F Tranquility”, "Long Note Two", "Long Note Four" and "Reawakening" by Kevin MacLeod. “Surrender” by Dan Lebowitz. "Alyssa", "Slow Hammers" and Under the Wire" by The Mini Vandals. Licensed under Creative Commons 

Episode 40 The Ballad of Frankie Silver

Episode 40 The Ballad of Frankie Silver

March 4, 2019

In 1833 Frankie Silver was hanged in Morganton, North Carolina for the murder of her husband Charlie. The story has lived on through the song "The Ballad of Frankie Silver". Does the song tell the whole truth? Did Frankie kill her husband in cold blood?

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

Additional Music: “Dreams Become Real”, “Ossuary 6-Air”, “Heavy Heart”, “Magic Forest” and "Long Note Two" by Kevin MacLeod.  Licensed Under Creative Commons. “The Ballad of Frankie Silver” by Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots

Episode 39 Bessie Coleman

Episode 39 Bessie Coleman

February 18, 2019

Before Amelia Earhart broke barriers in the world of aviation, there was a Black Cherokee woman from Texas who used her love of aviation to break down racial barriers. But she was forced to leave the country she loved to make her dreams reality because in 1920 no one in America was willing to teach a woman of color how to fly. This is the story of the first African American woman to pilot a plane in this country. A woman who used an airplane to promote civil rights and equal rights.

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

Additional Music: “Ever Mindful”, “Relaxing Piano”, “Silver Flame”, “Magic Forest” by Kevin MacLeod; “I Am A Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor” by Dan Lebowitz. “Hope (Forward Thinking)” by Purple Planet Music. www.purple-planet.com All music Licensed Under Creative Commons.

Episode 38 The Lost Treasure of the Beale Ciphers

Episode 38 The Lost Treasure of the Beale Ciphers

February 4, 2019

For 200 years, treasure hunters have traveled to Virginia to hunt for a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels. Thomas Beale left behind 3 ciphers as a map to the treasure but only 1 has been solved. Did Beale exist? Is there even a treasure?

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More about the The Mystery of the Beale Ciphers
NSA's compiled list of declassified documents related to the Beale Ciphers and The Beale Papers
Complete text from reprint of The Beale Papers pamphlet
Watch the Expedition Unknown Beale Treasure episode
Unsolved Mysteries featured the Beale Treasure in Season 1 of the classic show. Watch the episode

Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. Additional Music: “Dude Where's My Horse?" and "Angeline the Baker" by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties; "Dreams Become Real", "Silver Flame", "Castleshire" and "Dark Fog" by Kevin MacLeod; "Under Suspicion" and "Featherlight" by Lee Rosevere. All music Licensed Under Creative Commons.

Episode 37 Connie Franklin Ghost of the Ozarks

Episode 37 Connie Franklin Ghost of the Ozarks

January 21, 2019

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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Music
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

Episode 36 Missing Bobby Dunbar

January 7, 2019

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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Music
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