Episode 39 Bessie Coleman

February 18, 2019
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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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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

February 4, 2019
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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

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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More about this episode
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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More about this episode
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