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Episode 55 Who Killed Janie Sharp?

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. SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN FOR FREE: Apple Podcasts | Google…

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Episode 54 The Legend of Dr. Trott’s Apothecary

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…

Episode 53 Grady Stiles – Lobster Boy

Grady Stiles was a freak show performer known as Lobster Boy. When he was found murdered in his Gibstonton, Florida home in November of 1992, a detective wondered why none of Grady’s family seemed shocked or disappointed that Grady was dead. SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN FOR FREE: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Radio Public | RSS Feed CONNECT  |  Twitter  | Facebook  | Discussion Group Gibsonton, Florida…

Episode 52 The Murder of William Wise

In 1734, Alice Riley became the first person to be executed in the colony of Georgia. The servant was tried and convicted, alongside fellow servant, Richard White, for the murder of their master. Were the two guilty of planning and carrying out the murder? Or were they convicted because of Irish-Catholic prejudice in the colony? …

Episode 51 Murder At The Battery Park Hotel

The murder of Helen Clevenger is one of Asheville, North Carolina’s most infamous crimes. In July of 1936, the 18 year old college student was murdered in a room at the Battery Park Hotel. A hotel employee, Martin Moore, was tried, convicted and executed for the murder but his conviction remains highly contested. In fact,…

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