Southern Mysteries Podcast
Episode 49 Russell Jones

Episode 49 Russell Jones

July 8, 2019

Rutherford County, Tennessee is known for its rich civil war history and stories. But deep within the county, in Murfreesboro, lies the story of the disappearance of Russell Jones. When his body was discovered in town, a murder for hire plot would reveal that Russell's murder was more complicated than anyone could have imagined.  

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

Additional Music
"Last Train to Mars", "Ambient", "Drone in D", "Echoes of Time", "Clean Soul", and "Tragic Story" by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons 

Episode 48 Lillian Knox The Lady Bountiful

Episode 48 Lillian Knox The Lady Bountiful

June 24, 2019

In 1922, Lillian Knox ran one of the largest lumber companies in the state of Texas. She was known for her business savvy, her take charge attitude and her acts of kindness to the timber families who worked hard to make the company a success. The Lady Bountiful loved the attention and praise she received for her generosity. But in 1922, she received attention from investigators who felt her husband’s sudden death, allegedly of suicide, was suspicious. This wouldn't be the only mystery Lillian would be associated with.

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

Additional Music
"Emotional Alone" by Purple Planet Music; "Dreams Become Real", "Silver Flame", "Anguish", "Long Note 1", Organic Meditations", "Almost in F Tranquility", and "Virtues" by Kevin MacLeod; "Falling Rain" by Myuu Licensed under Creative Commons 

Episode 47 Clotilda and Africa Town

Episode 47 Clotilda and Africa Town

June 10, 2019

The last ship to bring slaves to America arrived in Alabama’s Mobile Bay in 1860, carrying in its hull more than 100 Africans who had been kidnapped from their villages and sold into slavery. The slavers hid the evidence of their illegal operation by burning and sinking the Clotilda in the Mobile River Delta. For over 150 years, the ship was shrouded in mystery, until an Alabama environmentalist and reporter found it in 2018. 

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

Additional Music
"Lost Time", "Crowd Hammer", "Dark Fog", and "Resolution" by Kevin MacLeod; "I Am A Man" by Dan Lebowitz; "Sugar Pines" by Wes Hutchison; "Shawdowlands" by Purple Planet Music Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 46 The Boy Under The Billboard

Episode 46 The Boy Under The Billboard

May 27, 2019

In September of 1998, the unidentified body of a 10 year old boy was found under a billboard, near a North Carolina highway. A determined investigator and his team worked  to solve the mystery of the boy’s identity. In 2018, the mystery would be solved thanks to the help of Barbara Rae-Venter who helped solve the Golden State Killer case 

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

Additional Music
"Northern Lights" by Chris Haugen; "Impact Prelude", "Lost Time", "Long Road Ahead B" by Kevin MacLeod; "Slow Hammers" by The Mini Vandals Licensed under Creative Commons

 

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