Kate Townsend was a famous madame 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.
In celebration of Halloween week, revisit the most popular unexplained and creepy episodes of Southern Mysteries.
Alabama's Free State of Winston wanted to remain neutral during the Civil War. Winston Unionists didn’t want to take up arms against the country they loved. But in the end, Winston County’s desire to remain neutral would lead to violence.
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. https://radiopublic.com/southern-mysteries-podcast-GAOPDB/s1!23413 SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN FOR FREE: Apple … Continue reading Episode 55 Who Killed Janie Sharp?
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 … Continue reading Episode 54 The Legend of Dr. Trott’s Apothecary