Episode 26: Edgar Watson The Desperado of Chatham Bend

The Florida Everglades are full of fascinating wildlife, eerie beauty and countless natural wonders. But within this dense wilderness, is the story of one of a man believed to be one of Florida’s most prolific serial killers. And the people who decided to take justice into their own hands to stop him from murdering again.

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Edgar Watson

Episode Sources
Lighthouse Project – History: People of Chokoloskee gunned down Edgar J. Watson. Naples News. 2 April 2012.
The Myriad Mysteries of the Florida Everglades. Mysterious Universe. 12 January 2016
Edgar Watson. Report From The Florida Zone. 28 March 2015
Larger Than Life, Deader Than Dead. The New York Times. 24 June 1990

Belle Starr

Recommended Reading
Read Peter Matthiessen’s Watson Trilogy, inspired by the life of Edgar Watson. The trilogy consists of Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River and Bone by Bone.

Music Credits

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

“Lost Cowboy” by Coyote Hearing Licensed under Creative Commons ;”Long Note One”, “Long Note Two”, “Long Note Four”, “Drone in D” and “Almost in F Tranquility” by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons

Categories: florida, history, legends, mysteries, south carolina, truecrime

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