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    Mermaids: Myth, Lore & Manatees

    14 GIU 2024 · Ariel wanted to be where the people were, but most of the half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea known as mermaids wanted to be left alone. These legendary sea creatures chronicled in maritime cultures since the advent of written history. While legends in various parts of the world differ, there are some common themes, fairly credible sightings, and manatees galore. SOURCES Mermaid Tales from Around the World; January 1, 1999; by https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Pope-Osborne/e/B000AQ78VS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_2?ie=UTF8&field-author=Troy+Howell&text=Troy+Howell&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books (Illustrator) Mermaids: Myth, Kith and KinBy: https://daily.jstor.org/daily-author/akanksha-singh/  December 24, 2022, JSTOR Daily 
    50 min. 57 sec.
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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    11 GIU 2024 · In 1992, young sailor Allen Schindler, after a series of events that outed him to his entire ship, was found beaten so severely that he was unrecognizable while returning to the USS Belleau Wood while docked in Japan. What followed was a series of blatant omissions from the US Navy regarding the details of his brutal murder. SOURCES https://www.nytimes.com/1993/09/12/magazine/what-the-navy-taught-allen-schindler-s-mother.html https://digdc.dclibrary.org/islandora/object/dcplislandora%3A80479/datastream/OCR/viewhttps://www.out.com/news-opinion/2015/11/11/new-details-emerge-brutal-1992-murder-gay-sailor-allen-schindlerhttps://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-02-25-mn-755-story.htmlhttps://web.archive.org/web/20240221212012/https://www.windycitytimes.com/m/APPredirect.php?AID=53394
    52 min. 12 sec.
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    The Entity

    7 GIU 2024 · In the 1970’s Doris Bither claimed, among other ghostly happenings, to have been sexually assaulted by three ghosts. Her case inspired a 1978 novel by Frank De Felitta titled The Entity and a film of the same name. The case parallels other popular “based on a true story” horror films of the time—including The Exorcist and The Amityville Horror—blending themes of paranormal investigation, tormented victims, and evil spirits. SOURCES https://laghosttour.com/the-entity-house/ Hufford, David. 1982. The Terror That Comes in the Night: An Experience-Centered Study of Supernatural Assault Traditions. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. https://barrytaff.net/2011/08/the-real-entity-case-2/ https://skepticalinquirer.org/2021/10/a-closer-look-at-the-entity-photographs/ Robert Young (2015). https://books.google.com/books?id=rT-TCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA134
    44 min. 15 sec.
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    The Bizarre Disappearance of Joan Risch

    4 GIU 2024 · Late on the afternoon of October 24, 1961, police were called to a home in Lincoln, Mass. after a neighbor reported seeing a trail of blood leading from the house to the driveway. She discovered the unsettling scene after a young girl living in the house returned from a playdate to find her mother, Joan Risch missing. Several unconfirmed sightings of a disoriented Risch walking on nearby roads later that day were reported. Her disappearance remains unsolved.  SOURCES https://charleyproject.org/case/joan-carolyn-rischhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180505203355/http://www.truth-link.org/pdfs/imgall.pdf Ahern, Stephen A. (2020). A Kitchen Painted in Blood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_North_Carolina
    55 min. 20 sec.
  • The End For the Golden State Killer

    28 MAG 2024 · In the conclusion of the Golden State Killer series, the mask is finally lifted using modern DNA technology and the man also known as the Visalia Ransacker, the East Area Rapist, and the Original Night Stalker is brought to justice.
    55 min. 52 sec.
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    The Golden State Killer Part 2: The Original Night Stalker

    24 MAG 2024 · While the moniker for the GSK was the East Area Rapist in Sacramento, he was given a variety of names during the murders in Southern California. The Original Night Stalker was the most commonly used of those names, and seven attacks in Southern California are attributed to him. SOURCES Cited in previous episode
    47 min. 23 sec.
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    The Golden State Killer Part 1: The Visalia Ransacker/EAR

    21 MAG 2024 · The Golden State Killer is one of the most infamous serial killers in United States history. Also known as the Visalia Ransacker, the East Area Rapist, and the Original Night Stalker, the Golden State Killer was active from 1974 to 1986 across California, committing at least 13 murders, 50 rapes, and more than 100 burglaries. In 2013, true crime writer Michelle McNamara coined the Golden State Killer to encompass the many different monikers given to the same criminal.  SOURCES https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-12-08/man-in-the-windowhttps://tulareda.org/ransacker/https://www.science.org/content/article/we-will-find-you-dna-search-used-nab-golden-state-killer-can-home-about-60-whitehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7219171/Case Files of the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer – September 19, 2017; by https://www.amazon.com/Kat-Winters/e/B0768J6KVH/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1, https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_2?ie=UTF8&field-author=Keith+Komos&text=Keith+Komos&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books  I’ll Be Gone in the Dark; by Michelle McNamara
    58 min. 50 sec.
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    Serial Killer or Unluckiest Man Alive?

    14 MAG 2024 · When Mary Horton Vail died on Oct. 28, 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, told police she drowned in a freak accident in the Calcasieu River in Louisiana. He wasn’t prosecuted at the time, but more than 50 years later – after two other women he was last seen with went missing – his luck finally ran out. SOURCES STATE of Louisiana V. VAIL; 17–354; 12-28-2017 (appeal) STATE of Louisiana v. William Felix VAIL  https://charleyproject.org/case/annette-michelle-craver-vail#:~:text=Details%20of%20Disappearance,never%20been%20heard%20from%20again. https://charleyproject.org/case/sharon-hensley
    59 min. 16 sec.
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    Ghost Marriages

    10 MAG 2024 · For over 3,000 years, certain regions of China have practiced a tradition known as yinhun, or ghost marriage. This ancient ritual marries the souls of a bride and groom in the afterlife to ensure their ghosts won't haunt their respective families. But with everything, there's a dark side to this ritual that includes kidnapping, murder, and bidding wars. SOURCES Lo, T.W. Ghost Brides and Crime Networks in Rural China. Asian J Criminol 17, 371–389 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11417-022-09367-6 https://www.chinesefolklore.org.cn/web/index.php?Page=3&NewsID=16820 https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_25326714 https://passport.weibo.com/visitor/visitor?entry=miniblog&a=enter&url=https%3A%2F%2Fweibo.com%2F1191965271%2FNsFhYjqu4&domain=weibo.com&ua=Mozilla%2F5.0%20%28X11%3B%20CrOS%20x86_64%2014541.0.0%29%20AppleWebKit%2F537.36%20%28KHTML%2C%20like%20Gecko%29%20Chrome%2F123.0.0.0%20Safari%2F537.36&_rand=1715101831500&sudaref=
    46 min. 5 sec.
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    The Lore of Red River Gorge

    7 MAG 2024 · Red River Gorge is a canyon system located in central eastern Kentucky. It's home to some of the best rock climbing in the country, great camping spots, and plenty of flora and fauna. But the deep woods may contain dangerous creatures (besides bears) and secrets that an unlucky few have encountered. SOURCES cited within episode
    1 h 15 min. 38 sec.

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