Episode 33 Sources: Spooky True Crime Vol. 2 w/ Kyna: Was Elizabeth Bathory Innocent?

We’ve all heard stories of Elizabeth Bathory, who is known as the most torturous and prolific female serial killer in history. Was she really the monster we all know her as, or was she the Regina George of her time – a powerful woman with enemies just as mean as she was? Kyna, host of the Historical AF podcast joins us for our second spooky true crime episode. Listen in for a giggle-filled discussion on the famed Blood Countess and her residence-turned-prison, Cachtice Castle. You can listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

Here are our sources:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_B%C3%A1thory
  2. https://www.thoughtco.com/elizabeth-bathory-mass-murderer-or-victim-1221244
  3. https://stmuhistorymedia.org/elizabeth-bathory/
  4. https://www.historyofroyalwomen.com/elizabeth-bathory/elizabeth-bathory-countess-dracula/
  5. https://allthatsinteresting.com/elizabeth-bathory-true-story
  6. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bathorys-torturous-escapades-are-exposed
  7. https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/elizabeth-bathory#:~:text=In%201610%20she%20was%20accused,for%20most%20prolific%20female%20murderer.
  8. https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1134&context=etd
  9. https://www.historyhit.com/the-blood-countess-facts-about-elizabeth-bathory/
  10. https://www.thetravel.com/elizabeth-bathory-history-education-hungary-travel/
  11. https://www.istrianet.org/istria/legends/vampires/bathory.htm
  12. https://historycollection.com/real-countess-dracula-12-facts-life-crimes-elizabeth-bathory/6/
  13. https://www.orellfuessli.ch/shop/home/artikeldetails/ID3093779.html
  14. https://stmuhistorymedia.org/elizabeth-bathory/#marker-96966-11
  15. https://serialkillershistory.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/the-true-story-of-elizabeth-bathory-the-blood-countess-2/
  16. https://amyscrypt.com/cachtice-castle-elizabeth-bathory/
  17. https://historycollection.com/10-ghosts-of-the-most-famous-historical-figures-and-where-to-find-them/6/
  18. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/blood-countess-slovakia/index.html
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egNckCeKevE

Spooky True Crime Vol. 2 with Kyna: Was Elizabeth Bathory Innocent?

We’ve all heard stories of Elizabeth Bathory, who is known as the most torturous and prolific female serial killer in history. Was she really the monster we all know her as, or was she the Regina George of her time – a powerful woman with enemies just as mean as she was? Kyna, host of the Historical AF podcast joins us for our second spooky true crime episode. Listen in for a giggle-filled discussion on the famed Blood Countess and her residence-turned-prison, Cachtice Castle.

To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at www.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”!

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Episode 30 Sources: Debunking Hauntings with Kenny Biddle Vol. 2

Kenny Biddle joins us for another fun, goofy, and giggle-filled episode about famous hauntings! In this episode we look at audio and visual evidence for supposed hauntings at the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, IL and Victoria’s Black Swan Inn in San Antonio, TX. Kenny helps us do some investigative work to figure out what is really going on with these videos of EVP recordings, shadowy figures, and spooky voices. You can listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, IL:

The YouTube video we discuss can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BihfOGHAI8

Key timestamps are:

  1. EVP in ballroom: 15:00-16:00 min
  2. “Face” in door: 25:00-25:35 min
  3. Voices in hallway: 27:00-28:00 min

Additional background links:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congress_Plaza_Hotel
  2. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/dark-history-congress-plaza-hotel
  3. https://www.choosechicago.com/blog/chicagos-most-haunted-hotels/
  4. https://dementedmittentours.com/blog/room-441-chicagos-most-haunted/

Victoria’s Black Swan Inn, San Antonio, TX:

The videos we discuss include:

  1. SLS footage from Black Valley Paranormal: https://fb.watch/55J0tNvwFk/
  2. Dairy barn EVP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7eZs5oW-XU&t=10s
  3. EVP of little girl laughing ~1:40 min: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_rEamHeluw
  4. Whistling sound from hallway: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=899366823917557
  5. Shadow figure in dairy barn: https://www.instagram.com/p/BE8mG0lKZBp/?igshid=r7wccgklfke7

Additional background links:

  1. https://www.slotsource.com/haunted-hotspots
  2. http://www.ghostsofamerica.com/
  3. https://bunewsservice.com/they-saw-something-they-couldnt-explain-the-strange-case-for-ghost-sightings-in-the-u-s/
  4. https://www.victoriasblackswaninn.com/about
  5. https://www.sanantoniomag.com/events/overnight-ghost-hunt-and-campout-at-victorias-black-swan-inn-san-antonio-tx/

Debunking Hauntings with Kenny Biddle, Vol. 2

Kenny Biddle joins us for another fun, goofy, and giggle-filled episode about famous hauntings! In this episode we look at audio and visual evidence for supposed hauntings at the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, IL and Victoria’s Black Swan Inn in San Antonio, TX. Kenny helps us do some investigative work to figure out what is really going on with these videos of EVP recordings, shadowy figures, and spooky voices. All of the videos we discussed and corresponding timestamps will be posted on our website (www.spookysciencesisters.com) and shared on social media!

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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”!

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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

Episode 23 Links: A Ghost Hunting Chat with Karen Stollznow & Matt Baxter

Dr. Karen Stollznow from Monster Talk is back with her husband, Matthew Baxter, host of Ask a Paranormal Investigator, to talk about their experiences investigating the paranormal! We discuss some of their favorite investigations, hear some amazing spooky (true!) ghost hunting stories, and learn behind-the-scenes dirt on the production of paranormal TV shows.

You can find Karen on Twitter @karenstollznow or at her Amazon author page. Matt can also be found on Twitter @parabaxter, or on his YouTube series, Ask a Paranormal Investigator.

A Ghost Hunting Chat with Karen Stollznow & Matt Baxter

In this episode we revisit one of our favorite topics, ghost hunting! Host of Monster Talk, Dr. Karen Stollznow, and her husband, Matthew Baxter, join us to talk about their experiences as paranormal investigators. We discuss some of their favorite investigations, including their time working on the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge, and learn some behind the scenes dirt on paranormal TV shows.

You can find Karen on Twitter @karenstollznow or at her Amazon author page. Matt can also be found on Twitter @parabaxter, or on his YouTube series, Ask a Paranormal Investigator.

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), 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, or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also support the show further by buying us a “spirit”!

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First Annual Halloween Listener Stories

In our third Halloween special episode we are sharing and trying to debunk some of our listeners’ spookiest experiences. Listen and let us know if you agree with our interpretations. Thank you to everybody who submitted a story and Happy Halloween!

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Debunking Hauntings: Let’s Take a Trip to Kenny’s Tiki Bar

Kenny Biddle, science enthusiast, Skeptical Help Bar videocast host, writer for the “I Am Kenny Biddle” blog on Facebook and Skeptical Inquirer magazine, and owner of a backyard tiki bar,  joins us for a laugh-filled episode discussing the credibility of some of the most famous hauntings in America. We debunk photos from The Stanley Hotel (well-known as the inspiration for The Shining’s Overlook Hotel), review Meagan and Kenny’s encyclopedic Ghost Hunters knowledge at Eastern State Penitentiary, reveal the misunderstood history of the Baxter Avenue Morgue, and discuss the maybe not-so-strange happenings in the Astoria Underground Tunnels. Of course, no ghost-filled episode is complete without the Ghost Adventures crew! To hear about these haunted locations, and get an update on the history of Newme, listen now!

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