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Episode 50 The Star That Fell On Ann Hodges

In November 1954, Ann Hodges was resting in her Oak Grove, Alabama home when a meteorite crashed through her roof and hit her. She became the only known human being to survive a meteorite strike. Ann was thrown into a media spotlight she never wanted and learned that fame can cause more damage than a…

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Episode 47 Clotilda and Africa Town

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…

Episode 43 The Sleeping Preacher X+Y=Z

SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN FOR FREE: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Radio Public | RSS Feed 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? A “sleeping preacher” as they have been…

Episode 33 The Giggling Granny Nannie Doss

From the 1920s until 1954, Nannie Doss was viewed as a loving woman, a grandmother who was as sweet as pie. But things are rarely as they seem. In 1954, this Giggling Granny as she became known, revealed that her weapon of choice in a string of murders was a secret ingredient she put in…

Like Our Accents? You’ll Love Our Podcasts | Southern Podcasts and Podcasters

If you’re new here, my name is Shannon Ballard and I’m the host of Southern Mysteries Podcast. Apart from the kind comments people have shared about the historical mysteries and folklore they’ve heard on Southern Mysteries, I also hear time and time again: “I just love a southern accent!” I love the accents too! That’s…

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