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Episode 51 Murder At The Battery Park Hotel

The murder of Helen Clevenger is one of Asheville, North Carolina‚Äôs 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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Episode 46 Boy Under the Billboard

September 25, 1998. A hot and humid Friday in Mebane, North Carolina. With the sun bearing down, a landscaping crew worked to cut grass next to a billboard near the intersection of interstates 85 and 40. One of the workers noticed something that looked out of place under the billboard. As he approached, he discovered…

Episode 40: The Ballad of Frankie Silver

In 1833 Frankie Silver was hanged in Morganton, North Carolina for the gruesome ax murder of her husband Charlie Silver in their mountain home in Kona, North Carolina. The story of the murder has lived on for generations through the southern murder ballad of Frankie Silver. Ballads keep tragic stories of the past alive. But…

Episode 29: Wilmington Coup D’Etat

The only successful coup d’etat in American history happened in Wilmington,North Carolina in 1898. White supremacists, backed by the Democratic party, overthrew the local, biracial government. This event reversed the course of civil rights in North Carolina for generations.  SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN FOR FREE: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Radio Public | RSS Feed Episode SourcesWilmington on Fire Documentary Director Christopher…

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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