Episode 61 Sources: Spooky True Crime Vol. 5 – H.H. Holmes & the Hammersmith “Ghost”

It’s time for our fifth installment of spooky true crime stories! This episode kicks off with a discussion about sensationalism surrounding the crimes of infamous serial killer Herman Webster Mudgett, AKA H.H. Holmes. We then recount the tale of the Hammersmith Ghost, who terrorized a small village on the outskirts of London for two months in the winter of 1803, and try to answer the question, “Is it murder if you thought you were shooting a ghost?”

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Here are our sources for this episode:

Hammersmith Ghost:

  1. https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/10/the-case-of-a-ghost-haunted-england-for-over-two-hundred-years/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammersmith_Ghost_murder_case
  3. https://londonist.com/london/features/hammersmith-ghost-story-murder
  4. https://georgianera.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/the-hammersmith-ghost/
  5. https://worldhistory.medium.com/mass-hysteria-and-murder-the-tale-of-the-hammersmith-ghost-ef89bb4b641f
  6. https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-198-the-hammersmith-ghost-10-7-2022/
  7. http://www.crimemagazine.com/hammersmith-ghost-and-strange-death-thomas-millwood 
  8. https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18040111-79
  9. https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4714
  10. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/3364467.stm 
  11. https://www.exclassics.com/newgate/ng470.htm
  12. https://husheduphistory.com/post/707844177217585152/hammersmith-a-haunting-a-hoax-and-a-tragic-hunt
  13. https://buzzfeed-unsolved.fandom.com/wiki/The_Haunting_Murder_Case_Of_The_Hammersmith_Ghost

HH Holmes:

  1. https://www.biography.com/crime/hh-holmes
  2. https://www.britannica.com/biography/H-H-Holmes
  3. https://www.history.com/topics/crime/murder-castle
  4. https://www.newspapers.com/image/668069816/?clipping_id=67109514&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjY2ODA2OTgxNiwiaWF0IjoxNjc5MjY3OTgzLCJleHAiOjE2NzkzNTQzODN9.AjfSlT89zr_Tie0ees8p2X9c1TudcEdjqeIExSIvErM
  5. https://allthatsinteresting.com/hh-holmes-hotel
  6. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/enduring-mystery-hh-holmes-americas-first-serial-killer-180977646/

Episode 41 Sources: Spooky True Crime Vol. 3, Lake Crescent

In our third spooky true crime episode we chat about Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. If the chemistry of the lake and its potential to turn bodies into soap isn’t spooky enough for you, the long history of mysterious disappearances, deaths, and ghost stories associated with it will surely creep you out. Buckle in, because you’re in for a wild ride.

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Here are our sources:

  1. https://thenationsvacation.com/travel_guide/spooky-national-park-experiences-this-halloween/
  2. https://www.backpacker.com/trips/haunted-hikes-for-halloween/
  3. https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/washington/articles/the-lady-of-the-lake-is-still-haunting-this-washington-town/
  4. https://skullsinthestars.com/2010/10/31/the-lady-of-the-lake-a-scientific-ghost-story/
  5. https://www.myolympicpark.com/park/history/the-lady-of-crescent-lake/
  6. https://www.ststworld.com/lake-crescent/ 
  7. https://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/DNA-confirms-ID-in-1929-Lake-Crescent-death-1187827.php
  8. https://morbidology.com/the-lady-of-the-lake-hallie-illingworth/
  9. The Lady of Crescent Lake (myolympicpark.com)
  10. https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/serial-killer-ii-murderer-tied-to-five-slayings-while-living-in-neah-bay-including-body-in-lake-crescent/
  11. https://books.google.com/books?id=L8qPBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA341&lpg=PA341&dq=bones+warrens+lake+crescent&source=bl&ots=Zdz64JcHHQ&sig=ACfU3U3ndgsXgPJzpe9Qay6F4r19uuIExg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjK4vH1mM71AhVzlIkEHX3ZB6UQ6AF6BAhCEAM#v=onepage&q=bones%20warrens%20lake%20crescent&f=false
  12. Lake Crescent: Washington State’s Beautiful, Deadly Lake and its History – STSTW (ststworld.com)
  13. Israel Keyes – Wikipedia
  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Crescent
  15. https://wa100.dnr.wa.gov/olympic-peninsula/lake-crescent
  16. https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-area-brochure.htm
  17. https://www.historylink.org/File/8599
  18. https://www.boydski.com/diving/dives/warren_wreck.htm
  19. https://www.hotcars.com/a-fatal-72-year-old-mystery-solved/

Episode 29 Sources: Spooky True Crime Vol. 1

A mother helps solve her daughter, Zona’s, murder after a visit from Zona’s ghost. An urban legend from the Hudson Valley area in New York turns the Boogeyman real. In our first ever spooky true crime episode we cover two horrifying, but real, stories. Listen now to learn more about the Greenbrier Ghost and Cropsey on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

Sources:

  1. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11917
  2. https://www.appalachianhistory.net/2018/01/greenbrier-ghost.html
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbrier_Ghost
  4. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=o9tdAAAAIBAJ&pg=1068,3035905&dq=shue&hl=en
  5. https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4679
  6. http://www.wvdnr.gov/wwvmagazine/Archive/Batch1999/1999%20-%2009%20September.pdf
  7. https://www.gothichorrorstories.com/gothic-travel/the-death-resurrection-and-retribution-of-zona-heaster-shue-the-greenbrier-ghost/
  8. https://heathermonroe.medium.com/the-curious-murder-of-zona-shue-the-greenbrier-ghost-33a4058f9d13
  9. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/30608/elva-zona-heaster-ghost-who-helped-solve-her-own-murder
  10. https://dustyoldthing.com/greenbrier-ghost/
  11. Cropsey documentary: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277936/
  12. http://cropseylegend.com/urban-legends
  13. http://cropseylegend.com/
  14. https://morbidlybeautiful.com/ominous-origins-cropsey/
  15. https://timeline.com/willowbrook-the-institution-that-shocked-a-nation-into-changing-its-laws-c847acb44e0d?gi=d1f5cfd8c442
  16. https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rand-andre.htm
  17. https://the-line-up.com/cropsey-monster-of-staten-island

Spooky True Crime Vol. 1

A mother helps solve her daughter, Zona’s, murder after a visit from Zona’s ghost. An urban legend from the Hudson Valley area in New York turns the Boogeyman real. In our first ever spooky true crime episode we cover two horrifying, but real, stories. Listen now to learn more about the Greenbrier Ghost and Cropsey. 

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Episode 27: Short & Spooky Vol. 1 Sources

If you enjoyed the Short and Spooky segment at the end of our early episodes, this one’s for you! In our first Short and Spooky episode, we share four short, but creepy stories! We discuss the mysterious blue people of Kentucky, two 100-year-old ghost stories, and wrap up with Paige guessing animals that used to be considered cryptids! You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Pandora, or iHeartRadio.

Here are our sources for this episode:

Podcasts: Monster Talk, Episode 207, “The Guyra Ghost”

Websites/Articles:

  1. “Showers of Stones” by Karen Stollznow, January 2020 – Fortean Times
  2. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/the-science-behind-the-mysterious-blue-people-of-kentucky/?fbclid=IwAR1WKDdN-OiMlnaHqYyHCaf3N2ed9w8KV8WPjb0CZZ05F5VdjTiFykYea1o
  3. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/blue-skinned-people-kentucky-reveal-todays-genetic-lesson/story?id=15759819
  4. https://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2016/10/the_ghost_story_in_a_scientific_journal.html
  5. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-scientific-explanations-spooky-sensations-180973436/
  6. https://blogs.iu.edu/sciu/2020/12/12/seven-cryptids-species/?fbclid=IwAR3hS1nZ6YqjsdcicrWSuDeRcahjhxln6uUy-aKLutWoC9V8Xh6guzpchFE

Short & Spooky Vol. 1

If you enjoyed the Short and Spooky segment at the end of our early episodes, this one’s for you! In our first Short and Spooky episode, we share four short, but creepy, stories. We discuss the mysterious blue people of Kentucky, two 100-year-old ghost stories, and wrap up with Paige guessing animals that used to be considered cryptids! 

To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@SpookySciPod), TikTok (@SpookyScience), and Facebook (@SpookyScienceSisters) for even more spooky content! Help us grow by sharing with a friend and leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. You can also support the show further by buying us a “spirit”!

Spooky Science Sisters is a member of the Straight Up Strange Podcast Network.