Episode 48 Sources: Spooky True Crime Vol. 4 – Oops, All Witches

In our fourth Spooky True Crime episode, we’re taking you back to Pennsylvania Dutch country in 1928 for the story of the Hex Hollow murder. Listen to hear about the traditional medicine and folk magic traditions of Brauche or Powwow, and what happens when we succumb to fear and suspicion to try to remedy a string of bad luck.

Link with pictures from a tour of the Hex Hollow House: https://housecrazysarah.life/the-house-at-hex-hollow/

You can listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

Here are our sources:

  1. Supernatural with Ashley Flowers, Episode 62
  2. Lore podcast, Episode 62: Desperate Measures
  3. Morbid podcast, Episode 153
  4. https://the-line-up.com/hex-hollow-nelson-rehmeyer
  5. https://www.ydr.com/story/news/history/blogs/york-town-square/2017/10/14/murder-and-witchcraft-incredible-story-york-countys-hex-murder/764018001/
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rehmeyer%27s_Hollow
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_tripping
  8. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/rehmeyers-hollow
  9. https://occult-world.com/blymire-john/
  10. https://www.glencairnmuseum.org/newsletter/2017/3/2/powwowing-in-pennsylvania
  11. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-metro-justice-story-rehmeyer-20181121-story.html
  12. https://www.ydr.com/story/news/history/blogs/york-town-square/2009/12/06/hex-murder-rehmayer/31681709/
  13. https://www.wgal.com/article/tales-of-witchcraft-spells-murder-surround-rehmeyer-s-hollow/6239526

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.

You can listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

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 40 Sources: Spooky Chemistry

Whether or not you realize it, you interact with chemicals every day of your life. The foods you eat, the products you use to clean your home, and even you, yourself, are made of chemicals! Some of them, though, can be quite dangerous or have been used for nefarious purposes. So, in this episode, we’re diving into the darker side of chemistry with stories of hidden gold, acid burns, and body dissolution.

You can listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

Here are our sources:

  1. https://www.chemistryworld.com/opinion/can-acid-dissolve-a-body/3007496.article
  2. https://edu.rsc.org/analysis/breaking-bad-ii-acid-bath-disposal-of-bodies/3007374.article
  3. https://medium.com/the-crime-historian/the-story-of-lye-the-cook-the-murderer-his-wife-and-her-lover-187d29c92352#:~:text=Under%20high%20heat%20and%20pressure,liquid%20in%20just%20three%20hours.
  4. https://ehs.unc.edu/chemical/hfa/chemical-safety-information-hydrofluoric-acid/
  5. https://www.cremationassociation.org/page/alkalinehydrolysis
  6. https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/what-happens-when-a-dead-body-is-dissolved-in-lye
  7. https://www.chem.purdue.edu/chemsafety/chem/HFfatality.html
  8. https://www.today.com/popculture/mythbusters-proves-breaking-bads-walt-needs-some-more-schooling-6C10904583
  9. https://inside.nku.edu/artsci/departments/chemistry/about/diversity/jabiribnhayyan.html
  10. https://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2011/10/03/140815154/dissolve-my-nobel-prize-fast-a-true-story  
  11. https://gizmodo.com/how-acid-can-leave-your-skin-untouched-but-destroy-your-1723056026

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 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. 

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.