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Episode 62 The Widow of Hazel Green

Episode 62 The Widow of Hazel Green

January 20, 2020

Between the 1830s and 1850s, Elizabeth Dale, was married and widowed, six times. When Elizabeth’s neighbor, Abner Tate, claimed the men had been poisoned, he learned that questioning Elizabeth could cost you your life.

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Plantation by Audionautix; Anguish, Ambient, Osuary 1, Ossuary 6, Evening Fall Harp, Dreams Become Real, Drone in D by Kevin MacLeod; I Am A Man Who Will Fight -Chris Zabriskie; Gloomy Night – Marwan Nimra Licensed under Creative Commons.

One Mile East of Hazel Green” by Shane Adkins, from performance at Von Braun Center, Huntsville Alabama on June 7th, 2014 as part of Jim Parker‘s Songwriter Series

Episode 61 Laurence Jones The Little Professor of Piney Woods

Episode 61 Laurence Jones The Little Professor of Piney Woods

January 6, 2020

Laurence Clifton Jones moved to the Deep South at a time when it was dangerous to be a black man in Mississippi. He chose to make the move to do what some considered to be impossible - build a school for children of color in rural Rankin County. He would face cultural and financial struggles and miraculously survive a lynching in pursuit of his dream.

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: Thoreau by Spazz Cardigan; Concentration and Peace of Mind by Kevin MacLeod; Slow Hammers by The Mini Vandals, Wandering by Lee Rosevere, Firefly by Chris Haugen All licensed under Creative Commons. Devouring the Whole and Burial Grounds, courtesy of Ross Gentry

Episode 60 What Happened to Patty Vaughan?

Episode 60 What Happened to Patty Vaughan?

December 23, 2019

32-year-old Patty Vaughan was looking forward to her future as she celebrated Christmas Eve with her family in 1996. Her family never imagined this would be the last day they saw her alive. Patty went missing on Christmas Day 1996. What happened to Patty Vaughan? southernmysteries.com

Anyone with information that could be relevant in the case of Patty Vaughan, is asked to contact the 81st Judicial District Attorney's Office at 830-393-2200

If you are in an unhealthy or unsafe relationship or are concerned that someone you know might be, you can call the National Domestic Violence hotline any hour of the day or night at  1−800−799−7233. You can also get help without saying a word. You can chat online at thehotline.org and find more information about creating a safety plan...a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. 

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Music Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “At Rest”, “Ambient”, “In Your Arms”, “Almost in F”, “Echoes of Time” and “Reawakening” by Kevin McLeod. “I Am A Man Who Will Fight” by Chris Zabriske. All music licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 59 Christmas Eve Nightmare in Saltville

Episode 59 Christmas Eve Nightmare in Saltville

December 9, 2019

On December 24, 1924, Saltville, Virginia was covered in what witnesses described as a “blanket of white”. The town’s muck dam ruptured, sending tons of alkali sludge pouring into the community. Was the deadliest dam failure in Virginia history intentional? Who was responsible? Learn more about Saltville and see photos of the town in the days following the disaster in the show notes at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Elegy” by Wayne Jones; "Passing Time”, “Fairy Tale Waltz”, “Dark Times” and “Drone in D” by Kevin McLeod. “Prelude No 1” by Chris Zabriske. All music licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 58 The Legend of Octavia Hatcher

Episode 58 The Legend of Octavia Hatcher

November 25, 2019

In 1891, Octavia Hatcher died in Pikeville, Kentucky. After her death, people in town contracted a sleeping disease which caused them to fall into a coma, but wake up weeks later. Was Octavia dead when she was buried? Or had a tragic mistake been made? Learn more about Pikeville, Kentucky and how Octavia’s husband, James Hatcher, made a lasting mark on this town in the show notes at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Tranquility Base”, “Ambient”, Lost Time”, “Dark Fog”, “Dhaka”  and “Epilogue Ghostapocolypse” by Kevin MacLeod; “Gloomy Night” by Morwan Nimra All music licensed under Creative Commons

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Episode 57 Murder at the Bordello Kate Townsend

Episode 57 Murder at the Bordello Kate Townsend

November 11, 2019

Kate Townsend was a famous madam in the Vice District of New Orleans before it became known as Storyville. Her mysterious past and complicated relationship would become front page news when she was found murdered in her home in 1883. Learn more about Storyville and this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “I Have A Reservation” TrackTribe; Loneliest Road in America” by Jesse Gallagher; “Brethen, Arise” by Chris Zabrieske; “Orison” by Dan Bodan; “Lightless Dawn”, "Ossuary 1”, “This House”,“Silver Flame”, “Lightless Dawn”, Ossuary 6” and “Magic Forest” by Kevin McLeod.Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 56 The Free State of Winston County

Episode 56 The Free State of Winston County

October 28, 2019

Alabama’s Free State of Winston was birthed out of a desire on the part of Winston Unionists to remain neutral during the Civil War. The movement would lead to complications, violence and generations later, a lingering question: Did Winston County secede from the state of Alabama? Learn more about the Free State of Winston and episode sources at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Moving On” by Wayne Jones; “Who Can Say” by 126ers; “Pink House” by Chris Haugen; "Ambient”, “Echoes of Time”, “Falling Rain”, “Virtues”, Ossuary 6” and “Heavy Heart” by Kevin McLeod.Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 55 Who Killed Janie Sharp?

Episode 55 Who Killed Janie Sharp?

October 14, 2019

In July 1910, the murder of Janie Sharp rocked the community of Rural Hill, Mississippi. A man would be arrested for the murder but over the next two years there would be unexpected twists in the search for answers, including the murder of two men associated with the case. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Sugar Pines” by Wes Hutchison; Lost Time”, “Evening Fall Harp”, “Clean Soul” by Kevin MacLeod; "Last Train to Mars" and “I Am A Man” by Dan Lebowitz Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 54 The Legend of Dr. Trott’s Apothecary

Episode 54 The Legend of Dr. Trott’s Apothecary

September 30, 2019

In 1867, Dr. William Trott, opened a magic show in his Charleston, South Carolina, apothecary shop. Soon after, rain began to fall on the city and continued for days. Frightened residents heard a rumor that Charleston was being punished because Dr. Trott had kidnapped a mermaid he had displayed in his shop. The result? The Mermaid Riot of 1867. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Cryptic Sorrow”, Ever Mindful”, “Dreams Become Real”, “Relaxing Piano Music”, “Silver Flame” and “Ambient” by Kevin MacLeod; "Angeline the Baker" by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties; Licensed under Creative Commons

Episode 53 Grady Stiles The Life and Death of Lobster Boy

Episode 53 Grady Stiles The Life and Death of Lobster Boy

September 16, 2019

Grady Stiles was a freak show performer, known as Lobster Boy, who was found murdered in his Gibstonton, Florida home in November of 1992. A detective wondered why none of his family seemed shocked or disappointed that he had been murdered. Lobster Boy’s dark secrets would soon be revealed, along with a plan to end his life. Find full show notes for this episode at southernmysteries.com

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MUSIC Theme SongDark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: "Ether Oar" by The Whole Other;  St Francis by Josh Lippi and the Overtimers; "Falling from Grace" by White Hex; Tranquility Base by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons

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