20 Episode results for "Aaron Land"
October 9, 2019: The Palo Verde Derailment
"Live a westbound Amtrak train careened off the rails in Arizona and dropped a gut wrenching thirty feet into a gully the today is Wednesday October ninth two thousand nineteen on this day in nineteen ninety five day in true crime was written by Aaron Land. I'm Vanessa Richardson eggs littered the surrounding desert. Almost every passenger was seriously hurt some cradling broken bones it was a scene of APP participating locations taxes and delivery fees extra we hours of the morning banged against boulders luggage tumbled from the overhead compartments and flew out the window by the time the train came to a stop levine it happened to quickly for anyone inside the train to react they were helpless as the windows shattered and the passenger cars Grushin is advised this episode features discussion of murder and domestic terrorism extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen Los Angeles data arrive in around nine hours the train cruised along at fifty miles an hour the morning sun had yet without warning the train hit a curve in the track then flew off the rails the massive train tipped over careening and selves pinned inside Neil Hawford a shaggy-haired broad-shouldered man in his late twenties sat in the aw hey friend I wanna tell you about the new three dollar little John from Jimmy Johns a skinny Minnie oaken glass and twisted metal as the dust settled the passengers revealed some tried to leave the train cars while others found the now let's go back to the Arizona desert about sixty miles southwest of Phoenix on October ninth nineteen ninety-five in the stoorikhel aspects of the infamous Palo Verde derailment while I'll cover the narrative the Palo Verde derailment still haunts the city of Palo Verde creep over the horizon in the middle of nowhere any passengers still awake could have looked out the window and seeing a blanket of stars Cam Track train thundered through the Arizona desert right on schedule as far as the conductor was concerned it was a routine trip bound for grew hot and Neil made his way out of the car for air while they waited for police as he looked across the desert something called so condemned police corruption specifically mentioning one local police officer benefiting from drug money kickbacks the writer US missing more Murray Crawlspace and empty frames everyone I'm lance and I'm tim thanks for having US Lance and Tim are here to discuss some of the crime history I'm Vanessa Richardson and today I'm joined by our guest hosts Lance Ren- Stern A- and Tim Polari they host the crime podcast welcome to today and true crime apar- cast original every day we flip back the calendar to this date years ago and recount one event from trump the first time this kind of terrorism was used to instill fear in those travelling West that's true due to the graphic nature of today's crimes listener or writers of the letter had signed it sons of the Gestapo Neil kept the letter for police who's version of any original sandwich for only three bucks it's littler than a regular sandwich which is perfect if you're not super hungry or if you WANNA try a couple of different sandwich his I a piece of folded paper lodged under a rock near the crash curious neal grabbed it it's content Arizona in the twenty four years since the crash no act of domestic terror has compared to the vicious attack that's right lance although as we discover it wasn't offset Waco Texas and Ruby Ridge Idaho both of these incidents had resulted in the deaths of religious extremists the letters always turned his face white the note railed against the government and police it lambasted the ATF's involvement in the stand back of one of the few cars left intact which stalled in total darkness on the broken train track without air conditioning. The Train Che's or if you like bragging that your lunch only cost three dollars order a three dollar Littlejohn Jimmy Johns dot com or with Jimmy Johns down a ravine the two engines had separated from the rest of the train which was strewn helter skelter across the track in addition to the bed the of injured passengers amongst the wreckage police found the sole casualty of the disaster forty one year old train operator Mitchell Bay police began to survey the scene anxious to discover what could have caused the train to derail they soon found their answer the hospital along with dozens of passengers seventy eight people were injured a handful of them in critical condition but the situation in the immediate vicinity of the crash site they had clearly been planted by someone who knew where the train would derail responsibility for the crash and police would find two more all four copies of the letter were found weighted down by small rocks wound began descending on the horrific scene eight of the train cars had derailed four had tumbled off the side of a bridge thirty feet disgruntled employees but soon they would find evidence to suggest the murderous attacker or attackers were likely domestic terrorists in a moment police realized the full scope of the Amtrak attack now back to the story twenty nine railroad spikes had been removed from the rails just as the track curved around a ravine furthermore one of the tracks quickly became clear that this was an act of sabotage plain and simple the FBI was called in and quickly only grew darker when Neil handed police the letter he'd found in the subsequent hours Neil would find an identical copy of the letter that took it's at the time of his death he had been a loyal Amtrak employee for Twenty Years Bates was removed from the scene and transported to the local in other words the train operators would have no indication that the track ahead had been tampered with coupled with the politically charged notes. Fatal train accident was an act of sabotage Lanson Tim or here to help discuss the details and historical impact of this in the early morning of October ninth nineteen ninety-five an Amtrak train travelling from Miami to Los Angeles derailed concluded that the person responsible would need to have an excellent knowledge of trains to pull this off so seamlessly they initially wondered if it could have been had been pushed about four inches in word it was enough to derail the train but too slight to interrupt the electrical connection and the tracks revealed surprisingly little but there was one lead the corrupt police officer hinted at in the letters the FBI writers were ill informed and grasping at straws or the police were covering up the crimes of their own the former assumption seemed far more likely the loved mysteries. I'm Vanessa Richardson thanks again to Lance and Tim old near Palo Verde Arizona sixty miles from Phoenix the police and FBI quickly discovered the tracks had been tampered with this were meant to be intentionally misleading the writer may have hoped to lead police on a wild goose chase searching for an extremist group that never existed worked to discover who this police officer might be in the hopes that it could give them a clue as to who may have written a letter but the lead never panned out either is deadly attack thanks so much Vanessa we're happy to be here yeah initially police in the FBI believed that whoever had derailed the Amtrak must have had knowledge of trail in the first place well whatever their intentions their methods worked police have never arrested anyone in connection to the attack and the case remains open to this the similarities didn't stop there lance this nineteen thirty nine Nevada crash had been caused by train track being moved four inches in wjr plunging thirty feet into the ravine in the years since this has become one of Arizona's most infamous on Sol means based on the precision used to sabotage the tracks only someone familiar with trains would know that something as simple as removing a few states jeanine Nevada derailment case was never solved and the motives for the wrecks still remain a mystery it seems as though the nineteen ninety-five saboteurs were working someone had inverted the railway tracks a mere four inches a small but deadly act of sabotage it is now been twenty four years since the Amtrak train derail and spilled over the side of a Brid Day police still hope to solve the case so as long as the terrorists are at large they could strike again they have blood on their hands and deserve to be brought to justice are joining me today thanks so much for having US Vanessa thanks Vanessa and you can find our podcast missing more Murray crawlspace and empty frames on SPA word enough to keep the electric current running through the tracks but still cause a deadly wreck so frustrating because despite months of investigation the nineteen on cutler sound designed by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Paul molitor Maggie admire and Freddie Beckley this episode of Tea Wchs and budging one track
October 29, 2019: Lindy Chamberlain Convicted
"Thirty four year old Lindy Chamberlain was convicted of the murder of her nine week old baby Lindy claimed that tiny Azzaria Chamber the Today is Tuesday October twenty ninth two thousand nineteen on this day in nineteen eighty two it meanwhile Lindy's mind raced she knew she had been wrongfully convicted but also knew she would likely never see justice yes she worried about her husband who was sentenced to eighteen months as an accessory to a murderer neither of them had committed but most of all freely blue dress seven months pregnant the rosy cheeked young mother looked stoic the color slowly draining as the jurors filed back into the courtroom none of them looked at Lindy Chamberlain who sat before them and been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her nine week old baby a Zara she sat in stunned disbelief dated but she was hardly surprised she had been tried and convicted by the media long before her actual trial began she worried for her unborn child who she would likely never hold it all seemed too much to bear. Linde was devas- Iraq bouncing with her every step she was escorted to a vehicle outside the courthouse the driver was forced to inch his way through minds as evidence surfaced suggesting mother Lindy Chamberlain had murdered her own daughter due to the graphic nature of today's crimes listening life as guards made their way to her she tried not to cry as she was taken away in handcuffs the white frills on her maternity her fate had been sealed from the start police had failed her at every turn and now she would pay dearly or discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen before we unpacked the ramifications of his Arias disappearance let bob reporters and cheering onlookers all of whom were convinced that this expectant mother was a cold blooded baby killer cheers erupted outside so loud they thundered down the hallways of the courthouse thirty four year old Lindy Chamberlain had just aw hey friend I want to tell you about the new three dollar little John from Jimmy Johns the Jimmy John's APP at participating locations taxes and delivery fees extra for it in a moment we cover the wrongful conviction of Lindy Chamberlain and discuss what really happened that day in Oulu a dingo outside the tent and chased it away before diving into the tend to comfort her child she awoke her sleeping son. I'm true crime history I'm Vanessa. Richardson and today were delving into the infamous disappearance of infant Azzaria Chamberlain while on just in time to see a Dingo running off with a white bundle her worst fears were confirmed Lindy's since that fateful night on August seventeenth nineteen eighty Lindy had been living in agony that evening just after adding area had mobilized they tried to help the Chamberlain's locate their missing baby but the effort would prove futile unfortunately for Berlin was convicted of murdering her nine week old daughter Azzaria while on a camping trip to Rue National Park in Australia is scanning the tent for Azzaria it took half a second for Lindy to piece together what had happened she clambered her way out of the tent to socialize with other campers not long after Lindy heard Zara scream and came running back to the tent she saw let's go back to the evening of October twenty ninth nineteen eighty two just after sundown screamed for help and other campers came running with flashlights by eight fifteen pm the campers in the surround welcome to today in true crime apar- cast original every day we flipped back the calendar to this date years ago and recount one event for Lindy Chamberlain Azzurri's body was never found and even more unfortunately her disappearance marked the first time such as inset Lindy had put her daughter down to bed in a tent beside her four year old son Reagan then she stepped a few yards away from the tent on her face the jury read the verdict to Lindy it felt like the air was sucked from the room failed to show any Dingo saliva on the onesie too many this was highly suspect Lindy explained that Azzaria had been wearing believed Lindy Chamberlain was a murderer never mind the fact that police had failed to produce a motive confession murder weapon apple different sandwiches or if you like bragging that your lunch only cost three dollars order a three dollar little John at Jimmy John's dot com or what a matinee jacket over the jumper which could have been why there was no saliva on the jumper itself but neither the matinee jacket nor any trace wants to reconcile that such a brutal attack could have been perpetrated by a seemingly docile animal a week a jumper at the foot of Ayers rock this was the story that began to circulate in the media and before long half of Australia later on August twenty fourth nineteen eighty a tourist found baby is Arias onesie bloodied but almost completely intact oh national park now back to the story on October twenty ninth nineteen eighty to thirty four year old Lindy Zara had been found to compound the horror police then reported that through special ultraviolet photography they were able to east rumors that the chamberlains were killers some people even suggested that Lindy had murdered her daughter as some kind of warped religious in February morning in nineteen eighty six when the unthinkable happened tourists hiking near body or witness to the crime the bloody onesie as far as they were concerned was a smoking gun none of this was helped by the fact that ritual the day Linde was sentenced to life in prison with hard labor was one of the most heartbreaking days of her life two months into her life sentence she would deliver a baby who would be taken from her less than an hour after birth she would spend Kalindi had slit her baby's throat then blamed her disappearance on a pack of dingos she then buried her baby planting lingo attack had been reported until that point dingoes had been considered as wild but shy it was hard for city dwelling Australia skinny mini version of any original sandwich for only three bucks it's littler than a regular sandwich which is perfect if you're not super hungry or if you WANNA try at the base of Ayers rock according to police the onesie showed no signs of a canine attack and forensic testing phase Ayers rock found a baby's matinee jacket partially buried in a Dingo Lair Day were quick to notify park authorities the Chamberlain family were seventh day adventists which at the time was seen as a fringe religion in Australia. Akin to occult it only increased why her side thanks for listening today in Nineteen ninety-two the Chamberlain family was awarded one point three million dollars in damages for a wrongful conviction detect a faint small handprints in blood on the baby's onesie which led police to draw a gruesome conclusion bail lead and police the entirety of Australia was stunned when five days later on February seventh nineteen ninety-six Lindy next four years in prison losing several appeals it would have seemed as though Lindy Chamberlain's fate was sealed until a warm fiction it proved difficult to convince most of these ardent believers that she was in fact innocent the following September however ax in recent years also resulting in the death of a nine year old boy today Lindy Chamberlain has found peace and joy completely he'll she will miss her daughter for the rest of her life although thankfully that life will be spent with her family through her remaining children although she often wonders what kind of person Zara might have grown into it is a wound that will never chamberlain was released from prison it seemed like half the country still believed she was a killer people had literally cheered at her. This episode of today and true crime was written by Aaron Land. I'm Vanessa Richardson now spotify is making it easy for you enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today and true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. Linde was officially exonerated by the Northern Territory. Court of criminal appeals several years after that in despite being exonerated in Nineteen eighty-eight it wasn't until two thousand twelve that a fourth and final final coroner's report determined Zari is cause of death as a Dingo attack this was made more credible by a growing number of Dingo attacks a new episode tomorrow in True Crime Today in true crime was created by Max Cutler is a production of cutler media and is part of the podcast network a crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson for more stories like this check out the podcast original not guilty today in true crime is a podcast original it is produced by Max and Ron Cutler sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro. Paul Moller Maggie Admire and Freddie Beckley you can find more episodes of today true crime and all other podcast originals for free on spotify not only spotify already have all of your favorite music but allow us to do what we love let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network we'll be back with the the stream today in true crime on spotify just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar at Parkas were grateful for you our listeners Glenn had been mauled by a Dingo while the family was camping in the Australian outback the public however was convinced otherwise camping trip and Ula Reu National Park. The baby was apparently stolen from her family's tent by a Dingo. The case captured international headlines.
August 25, Hr 3 Navy Veteran and Medicare Agent Sam Shook and Jared Fiel with CDOT
"This is mornings with Kale in northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten Kfi K.. Well, as I said earlier, if you have Medicare perhaps you're thinking about enrolling in Medicare chances are you have more questions than you do answers? Heck. You might not even know what you don't know eight Oh eight now thirteen ten, Kfi a thirteen ten K. K. A. dot com northern Colorado's voice mornings with Gail live and local via the auto collision specialist studios joined this morning by Sam Cook, local Medicare agents, Navy veteran, and our traffic sponsor right here on mornings with Gail Hey Sam. How you doing gail I am doing great this morning and you. I'm good. I'm impressed you're able to find time for me given. Conventions going on. Right are you watching any of that I bump in out as much as I can take it really this time it's I just smile and seeing what it's not boring. That's for sure. Yeah. Exactly. We'll see and I'm I'm a rather wonky one. So I watch it so you don't have to. Tune in I get. Exactly Sam thank you so much for your service. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Oh. Much. I grew up right here in love one If you've ever seen me I used to have a swimming body not so much anymore but anyway ended up some of the University of Wyoming and then jumps into the navy for a while I got out went back slam and got my masters and I taught there for a little while philosophy and history. And, then I'll played around life came back to Loveland and started doing this and helping people. Well, and that's what it's all about these days because Medicare can be so complicated. So confusing what what is one of the top questions that you hear? Well. I think the biggest misnomer I run into is. Clients often think they've either care of it themselves or somebody's taking care of forum and. It's complicated and it's not that make sense scale. They put a lot of one addressing all over it and so. Mistakes can get made pretty easily. I mean I kinda. Make an analogy kind of like doing your taxes you know and Often. What happens is people get part A. and B.. If you're paying. If you worked here for twenty years essentially, you're going to get party prior be you do pay per month it's a tax it's how I tell everybody that goes social security that's not any private company. but people think once they have that they're good. And the truth of the matter is this just not the case if you if you end up in the hospital along at all, you have a lot of exposure but that's my job is to help you find what can help you and a lot of it's free and that's a lot of owners stands I think it's you know it's a trust game. absolutely absolutely, and that's what it all boils down to so. Tell us what it looks like. Let's say we do have some Medicare questions for you. How does that process work? So what happens is I'm what's called a broker and essentially I worked for about twenty twenty five different companies carriers. and so essentially I meet with you if you're comfortable with that and if not I do it over the phone or we can do the zoom call like everybody's doing now. But essentially, we we look at your individual issues. And I show you what options are available for you to make sense, and so I don't have to Pigeonhole you into any one company or anyone plan. It's just look. Here's here's your situation. This is probably a decent way to go for you, and then we explore the options that are available in that arena And really, there's there's really two pascale most people You go with an advantage plan, which is essentially you got medicare part A. and B., and then you get a bunch of extra benefits that makes sense those are usually. Free. There might be a few things here there but usually that's the case depending on the company. Or you go supplement plan and some of the plan gives you borderline full coverage by It does cost money and that depends on if you're male or female your health condition, all that Kinda stuff but there's really only two routes and then there's a lot of different details on the route to take Another thing that comes up is people wonder, why am I supposed to get into this? How do I get into this because there's so many rules about windows and time thing like that. I'll tell everybody the first deal is it's three months prior and three months after your sixty fifth birthday. So for example, if you if you're Berkeley's in September. If you were turning sixty five this year you're able to go you can be sign up from June first on the laser. December. That's your window. So to speak to to make moves otherwise, you have to have a special election period and these different things that I. If you retire move certain health conditions come up that kind of thing and then lastly is the one that everybody knows about where you see name is on the TV for days on end about yeah. Going going on I. Think it's October Fifteenth through December seven is Lynn I changes. Yeah. Yeah. I've never met Joe but I see them all the time. So Young. To know him well. At tell us a little bit before I let you go this morning. Tell us a little bit about that coverage gap the donut hole. Well that happens those are in advantage plans and essentially. There's GonNa be a Max, right? So Given your plan you're gonNA have an out of pocket Max. And once you hit that Company takes up the rest. Okay. But prior to hitting that That's what you have what we call exposure, and that usually only occurs advantage plan supplement plans don't have much if that makes sense. that being said. The pretty low Specific numbers can salt dependent on the plan, but they're all usually under ten grand make sense. and. There's ways to play with that. If that's a concern that the client has, I'll show them that and work with them. to to to to best cover ourselves if that makes sense. Yup. Makes all the sense in the world. Sam Shook local Medicare agent Navy veteran again thank you for your service and great sponsor our traffic sponsor right here on mornings with how do we get a hold of you. Just by phone and his best I'm working on making facebook page right now I just don't I'm not good at the social media so I need to. I. Did. Yeah. Yeah I'll hire somebody to do it anyway no phone is best it's nine, seven, zero, four, one, three, forty, nine, thirty then. Sam Great catching up with you. Thank you so much for your time and your expertise and again can't say it enough for your service. Thank you so much. Go Hungry. You too, eight, fifteen now thirteen ten KFI KFI ten Patrick the whole show in Collin cowherd are in northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten Kfi K. after mornings with gale's stay tuned for the Dan Patrick show the whole show the herd with Colin Cowherd Oland Thirteen ten KFI K. First. Side pulled out of Colorado public radio news by Sam Rash. What happens when wildfires smoke meets corona virus. Well, here is what scientists now know a twenty five now thirteen ten Kfi k. a northern Colorado's voice in forty five years of combating forest fires. Wayne Patterson public information officer for the Grizzly Creek fire burning near Glenwood Springs. Well, he's earned the hard way a pretty keen sense of what smoke does to his body. One immediate effect of course, and you may be experiencing same is sore throats and some sniffles. Now over the years Patterson said he's learned to tell when the smoke causes symptoms rather than a cold or the flu but he also. Suspects that inhaling smoke wildfires smoke one day can lead to illness the next clearly, the smoke makes you more susceptible to those kinds of things, colds and bronchitis and all that. He said, well, in recent years, scientists started take more careful look at the potential link that Patterson is long suspected. It's no mystery people exposed to wildfire smoke, make more visits to the emergency room and well take more puffs from their inhalers. What's new is a suggestion of long term consequences months after fires stopped blanketing Colorado and the western states and smoke this here the people expose could still have a higher than normal susceptibility to respiratory disease like the flu and perhaps. covid nineteen. That conclusion comes from a study published last month in the Journal Environment International for the Research Aaron Land Land Goth and associate professor at the University of Montana compared air-quality day data from Montana communities with records for thousands of recorded flu cases between two, thousand, nine and two, thousand eighteen. The research found communities tended to have three to five times more flu cases the normal following prolonged smoke exposure now, the study, and again this a single study. So keep that in mind and it was one that was A. Pretty much relegated to the state of Montana but just in the interest of passing the information lung, the study focused on these tiny hazardous air particles known as PM two point five. Now while the larger airborne particles tend to settle on the ground, the smallest pieces of smoke can penetrate. Penetrate deep into our lungs now as fires have ravaged Colorado over the past few weeks levels of pm two point five along the front range have hovered around levels seen as moderate or quote dangerous for sensitive groups on. Sunday? For Collins briefly saw pm two point, five levels nearly into ranges deemed quote very unhealthy for everyone. Large parts of California have already crossed that threshold due to unprecedented fires in that state. Now, prior to her research Land Grove said most studies about pm two point five and flew studied urban areas and countries like China. Since the tiny hazardous air particles can also come from coal plants and diesel engines. In those cases, scientists found flu outbreaks tended to occur days or weeks after prolonged exposure to bad air. Well, her study turned up something else entirely while Montana communities did not see an impact in the immediate aftermath of smoke event. Flu. Cases. Did indeed jump as much as one two, three months afterward now compare and contrast. Michael Brower a professor population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia who was not involved in the study said hold on hang on. It's far too soon to draw any conclusions, he'd also like to see more research confirming backfires summer lineup with bad flu seasons in the winter saying it's a puzzle piece, but it's one piece. I wouldn't be ready to act on it. What people can act on though is what researchers already know about the immediate effects of air pollution study suggests poor air quality can make it harder for someone to resist a respiratory infection. If the smokey well could be argued, that's all the more reason to maintain your social distance where mass and do anything else that you can to avoid contracting covid nineteen, eight, thirty, now thirteen, ten, Kfi. Thirteen ten KFI K. A.. Dot Com coming up. We're going to check in with dot region four communications manager Jared pyle when he joins us at eight thirty five. No. Code now. Weekdays at four northern Colorado's voice. Thirteen, ten KFI. Cut. Your. Colorado rockies later today and northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten. K.. I've K.. Eight thirty eight on your Tuesday morning thirteen ten of k thirteen ten KFI K. dot com northern Colorado's voice With Gail the auto collision that specialist studios. All right. Jared Pyle region for communication. Spanish. And we've got a lot to cover this morning but first things first go rockies. You'll take a one game win streak I know, right? Yes. We're. We're at the start of something big. I never you never messed with a streak man. That's right. But here's the question with a shortened season they have the time to. Make up the deficit. Yeah it's GONNA be tough. I mean. It's amazing how we had that great run to start off and then Right in the old hooper and and now I'm just Hoping that they can pull something out of it. They would you know the thing is, is the with the expanded playoffs roster. schedule I think there's a chance. So the problem is the giants are getting hot right now too so Hope Springs. Though right. There you go away. Eternal. Well, hope also springs this. I seventy? A Thank you. Thank you very much as I. Seventy reopened through Glenwood Canyon. This after an unimpressive two week. Grizzly creek fire closure. A little bit about that because my understanding was when the detour was in effect during that two week period I, mean it it was a major detour I mean it was adding hours. Drive. It was really brutal and and you know the fact that we were able to get this open. It really goes into play about working with the firefighters because you know they were the reasons that we had to keep it close was because they had to keep crossing the road and it wasn't safe vehicles on there. So you know the one thing that people need to realize if you end up going on I seventy right now you're going to see it I mean it is it is burned on both sides of the road and so now we actually the really scary part right now is watching out for what could happen next. And you know the end of this week, we are scheduled to get some rain, which you would think would be really good with fires, but in the areas where the fires were, it can actually cause some major devastation. So we actually have monitoring stations and precautions in place to shut down that road again, if need be if like if we start getting some major rain through there, you could be looking at some pretty significant mudslides. Nothing's holding those up right now. So you know that dirt up there so It is something that we definitely have to keep an eye on. You know when you hear about the, you know the devastating fires in California you know the one thing that doesn't really make the sexy headline afterwards is is how bad the mudslides can be overnight, and so that's that's definitely on our radar and that's something we're going to be watching out for two that whole I seventy corridor. Sadly, it's a one two punch. Now, my understanding is those multiple rest areas in that immediate vicinity those remained closed as well. Right? We don't want anybody stopping on I seventy right now. That's that's the one rule that they're putting in place for that whole segment and when you go through, it's actually the the segment that was really where the the main block was is actually all of the traffic is moved into the westbound. Either you spent a westbound I can't remember One of the one of the lane. So all writing for actually on one side of it which they had done earlier this year for a project that was working over there. So we know the traffic and move on that but just realize there's GonNa be some delays. I mean it is not the smooth sailing on I seventy like we know. When it's not ski season. Exactly and then I'll tell you what I think. Many of. US breathe a huge sign of relief as that national landmark in Glenwood Canyon Hanging Lake it appears to have been spared. We we're looking out We actually have a a tunnel area that's actually one of our control centers for traffic in Colorado. That's right. They're thinking tunnel. And so and that is an area that is very good. It'd be very susceptible to the mudslide. So we're actually That's one of our concerns right now is actually tunnel area in the control. Group that's in there because that the group that sits in that tunnel, believe it or not a huge area within that mountain where the tunnel is and they are actually ones like working all the traffic around in that area. So are hanging like tunnels, any height and Howard tunnels both have major traffic centers in them and so The one at Aiming Lake is actually something that we're definitely keeping an eye on. Plantation. Just brutal right now with those major fires Pine Gulch Grizzly Creek. Cameron Peak Williams. Fort Lewis Stone I mean it's just I mean I think it really bears repeating wearing a tinderbox right now and we really need to be mindful when we're outside. Absolutely. You know that I I think anybody who has been up into the mountains in the last ten fifteen years sees it'll kill devastation. You knew that it was gonNA come But of course, it would come during twenty twenty because you know the only thing we're waiting for brock slang from guy so Orion asteroid. Comet. Yes November. Second right before election. Day. Perfect. But it's just it's. Not Exactly. Exactly now, it's just an asteroid. Let it's like six point, five pounds and Nasr's like, yeah. No biggie. Nothing to worry about. Yeah I don't trust anything in twenty twenty right now. I. Know. It's I'm almost afraid to say what next because you're opening up. The universe to go well didn't. All right. Let's talk a little bit about scooters coffee because you guys are doing just a great team promotion. With them for us. Yeah. So this is this actually takes place on Friday scooters, coffee in Greeley and During that day anybody who comes through, we'll get dollar off any coffee drink if you're wearing your seatbelt and so this is all part of our click it for coffey campaign really trying to just get people aware. Of, making sure they wear their seatbelt weld. County has one of the lower rates of seatbelt wearing in the state and we definitely WANNA increase that because these fatalities we're having right now are just awful and the cool part is the owners of scooters copier actually both of them are first responders, and so they're also going to be donating a portion of their proceeds from this whole week to a group called responders strong. It's a local nonprofit that supports first responders, and so definitely get over there and and support those folks because This is all going to a really good cause and let's face it. We only coffee. Oh, absolutely not more than ever. Champion. Dinner. Visits the new click it for coffey campaign and I just think it's absolutely brilliant because as you've talked about before, jared. We're in for a piece by Jaden. Watson. Fisher out of the guerrilla trip overall seat belt use in the state is eighty eight percent. That's the overall seat use rate while weld county's usage rate, his eighty percent well below the national average of. percent compliance. But here's where it really gets stark between Twenty fifteen and twenty, nineteen, two, hundred, twenty, seven vehicle occupants divide in weld county a little more than half of them. Hundred Seventeen died without a seatbelt, and that's the highest rate of any county in Colorado right. About -solutely yeah and you know. We've talked about it before and you know the fact that we have fewer cars on the road here in twenty twenty because of this wonderful pandemic but we are we are actually above last year in fatalities up here in northeastern Colorado and I just I bit boggles the mind about how stupid that is and I you know when something as simple as putting putting your seatbelt on or just putting your phone down and paying attention to the road or shocking me looking at that same thing, the speed limit actually trying to go at least within the realm of possibility direct living. No it's more of a suggestion I understand. That those are things that goes save lives and right now you know the pandemic is doing its own devastation and we don't need to help it by doing stupid stuff on our own. So I you know anything we can do right now and and scaring people one way, but also giving him a little reward for where the sequel does another. So I'm really happy doing this campaign and I hope a lot of people get over their take advantage of it. Yeah, because you know, I, understand the whole government, you're not GonNa, tell me what to do thing and you're infringing on my. Civil Liberties, but now's not the time to take a position on something. So simple that could save your life. Politicizing seatbelt seems really really stupid at this point right now. So let's just Focus on Keith everybody gets home safe every. Yeah. Yeah. Haven't we politicized and weaponized enough these days that. Jared file dot region for Communications Manager Oh and get your head out of your APP to not you. Ask Us. Watch it on I twenty five, this week, each night around thirty four, we're going to have the northbound I, twenty, five ramp closed Tuesday night, and Thursday night, and if there's any rain or frogs slowing from this guy, we have a weather day on Friday going into Saturday. So that's from nine pm to five am so just to drive in that area just not it's going to be a little bit of a detour around that center area. To around to thanks so much jared, you bet have a great night always appreciate it you as well. Eight, forty, nine now thirteen ten KFI, K A. Code now. Weekdays at four another northern Colorado? Voice. Thirteen ten, Kfi K.. Can the Rockies, dig themselves out of an early hole. And are the nuggets. In this series against the Jazz, we'll talk about next time on the whole show thirteen, ten KFI. Fifty four on your Tuesday morning facebook question does your what are you doing to cope with covert nineteen fatigue? Hopefully hopefully, you're taking healthy steps in order to safeguard your mental state, but it begs the question why our brains having so much trouble with covid nineteen found this fascinating piece. By Robert Polski. He's a professor of biology neurology and neurosurgery. He has a brain surgeon at the Stanford University. Now, here's what he wrote in a CNN covid nineteen dot COM covid nineteen has been devastating for many reasons. I, mean how the virus spreads the conflicting narrative we hear about how the virus spreads, how it's affected. Nearly every single aspect of our life goes without saying, but he adds it's worth examining how the wreckage has also been made so much worse by a feature of our psyches namely how poorly we handle ambiguity. Okay ambiguity very different from its cousin first cousin risk suppose you have to choose between two doors? Okay. Pick the correct one and you win the lottery pick the wrong on your beaten senseless by some thugs who dumped you and analysis. That's about calculated risk. Suppose instead you have to choose whether lead a complete stranger. Decide you win the lottery or get beaten well, that qualifies as ambiguity. Now, the difference between risk and ambiguity can be studied scientifically in the risk scenario, you're presented with close box containing one hundred tokens fifty black fifty white closure is pick one at random. It's black you gotta reward white punishment in the ambiguity scenario. All you know is that at least one of the hundred tokens is black at least one is white go ahead and pick good luck with that. In the risk scenario, there's a fifty percent chance of good outcome in the ambiguity one, the chance of a good outcome averages out to same fifty percent but ranges from one to ninety, nine percent. There's just no way of telling people very dramatically as to how willing they are to take risks. Some people actually thrive on it in contrast we all consistently despise ambiguity people typically dislike ambiguity more than they dislike risk. Actually it's an evolutionary ancient response even chimps and monkeys prefer risk to ambiguity. Basically. He concludes a time like this can make us gyrate between. Analysis paralysis and. Service blind us as to WHO's well being matters drive us to a frantic search for. Attribution that leads us to escape going. We must guard against how ambiguity versus risk can bring out the worst and May I add the best in Assam eight, fifty seven now thirteen ten k. f., k., Dan Patrick the whole show in Collin Coward or on northern Colorado's voice thirteen, ten KFI K. Pardon me making it. All right. Got If fifty nine, now thirteen ten K. up gay thirteen ten KFI F. A. dot com northern Colorado's voice mornings with Gail live and local from the Auto Collision Specialists Studios Oh you know what's really cool I. We're GonNa Talk with Mike Morris Tomorrow. How covid nineteen has changed the way you file insurance claims, I my condemn mortars, Morris owner of auto collision specialist. So you want to be there for them before tonight conversation. All right. I'll show noon to two as it is each and every weekday with your host Brady Hall. Got The rockies versus the diamondbacks pre game at seven. Code now. Weekdays. At Four Northern Colorado's voice. Thirteen ten, Kfi K..
May 5, 2020: Iran-Contra Joint Hearings
"Today is Tuesday may fifth twenty twenty on this day in nineteen eighty seven. Congress commenced a hearing to investigate the Reagan administration's illegal funding of the contras a guerrilla military group in Nicaragua this scandal known as the Iran. Contra affair would send Washington into a tailspin and haunt Reagan for the rest of his presidency. Welcome to today and true crime. Apart cast original today recovering the Iran Contra affair and the forty one day joint hearing that exposed every intricate detail of the scandal. Let's go back to Washington D. C. On the morning of May fifth just before the first hearing convened as Democratic senator. Daniel Inouye made his way to Capitol Hill he passed. Droves of reporters camped out along the National Mall. He passed beneath a giant glass booth strapped to the roof of a nearby building. It was for Dan. Rather who wanted to cover the joint us on live television the iconic domed roof of Capitol Hill behind him to call this hearing a media. Circus was an insult to p. T. Barnum this was a free for all but Senator. Inouye had expected this in a few minutes time the entire country would watch. He launched an investigation into Ronald Reagan. One of the most popular presidents in. Us history the air was so tense. You could pluck it like guitar string months ago. The Attorney General had uncovered a secret arms deal with Iran and the illegal funding of an insurgency in Nicaragua. The media had a field day. The American people were shocked. An investigation had been called led by Republican Senator John Tower but towers slapdash report cleared the president of any involvement. The whole thing was a sham. In fact the only thing had accused the president of was mismanagement a few days later. Reagan apologized for the oversight but what the country was meant to move on. Forgive and forget Inouye. Wasn't that kind of person. He knew there was more to the story and decided to head an investigation himself. The senator's car pulled up in front of the Capitol building already filled to the brim with reporters cameramen the joint committee and a slew of non essential staff members there for bragging rights in. Oy made his way inside to the Senate Caucus Room. He took his seat among his colleagues from the Senate and the House. Twenty six congressman all ready to investigate conspiracy charges against the president of the United States. Senator Inouye cleared his throat then began his opening remarks. He said these hearings this morning and for the days to follow will examine what happens when the trust which is the lubricant of our system is breached by high officials of our government. He paused for just a moment. His words echoing through the hall. Not a whisper passed through the crowd. If the rumors were true the president of the United States had been funding a terrorist organization. He had lied to Congress and the American people. And if he got away with it the entire system of checks and balances could break down. This wasn't about uncovering a scandal. It was about power and the precedent that all future administrations would govern by as though reading the minds of every onlooker in the room. Noaa turned grave. This story he warned is not a pretty one in a moment the scandal that would define a presidency now back to the story in the early nineteen eighties the United States was still entrenched in a Cold War. With the Soviet Union anticommunist sentiments were strong and while most of the Western world lived in fear of the Russians. Governor Ronald Reagan's saw the Cold War as a golden opportunity. In nineteen eighty he secured the Republican nomination for President and launched his campaign against Jimmy Carter. His platform included a promise to aid. Anti-communist insurgencies abroad shortly after his inauguration in nineteen eighty one. Reagan started sending financial support to several these anti-communist coalitions they even helped train some of these insurgents at camps in Florida of all these militant groups. Reagan took a special interest in the contras and insurgency in Nicaragua. The contras were fighting the Sandinistas a socialist group that overthrew the Nicaraguan government in nineteen seventy nine. They immediately began dismantling the middle class in hopes of preventing a counter revolution. But despite their best efforts a counterinsurgency brewed Nicaraguan. Exiles began to receive military training at camps in Florida. In nineteen eighty-one Ronald Reagan gave the contras. Nineteen million dollars in financial support. He believed the contras where the Nicaraguan equivalent of the founding fathers at first. Reagan was praised for his efforts to defend democracy abroad. But a problem soon arose. The United States was not the only entity funding the CONTRAS. In fact they made the majority of their money through the cocaine trade in fighting the Cold War. Reagan had inadvertently supported the war on drugs to make matters worse. Information came to light that the contras were abusing and killing Nicaraguan civilians. Congress was quick to act. They passed the first Boland amendment in December nineteen eighty two. The amendment made it illegal for the US to finance any operation to overthrow the Nicaraguan government. But that hardly curbed Reagan's efforts to fund the CONTRAS. It simply moved the operation underground. Lieutenant Colonel. Oliver North was put in charge of a secret council. Called the enterprise. North spent the next sixteen months searching for donations to fund the CONTRAS. He received millions of dollars from unlikely sources including Saudi Arabia and the Sultan of Brunei. During this time he also turned a blind eye to the contras drug trade day trafficked cocaine into the United States and sent the prophets back home. Meanwhile a world away. A perfect storm was brewing seven. Us citizens sat in a rundown in Beirut Lebanon. These men were prisoners taken hostage by a terrorist organization that would come to be known as Hezbollah by the spring of nineteen eighty five. Some of these men had been captive for years. There was immense pressure on the White House to secure their release publicly. Reagan refused to negotiate with terrorists. But privately he asked his National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane to find a way of bringing the hostages. Home with Reagan's permission McFarland decided to broker a deal the Iranian government pressured Hezbollah into freeing the hostages in exchange the United States sold the Iranians thirty million dollars. In arms McFarland funneled eighteen million in profits to the CONTRAS for a while. Washington was none the wiser but in Nineteen eighty-six a Lebanese newspaper reported on the Iranian arms. Deal prompting Congress to ask what arms deal the hearing that followed would last forty one days slowly unpacking the details of this criminal enterprise. Reagan was accused of negotiating with terrorists. Oliver North admitted to acting with Reagan's permission. The evidence itself was overwhelming and yet in the end the entire affair didn't seem to matter macfarland Oliver North and National Security Advisor John. Poindexter would all be found guilty of conspiracy and obstructing Congress. Mcfarland would serve two years probation. But north and poindexter would evade legal repercussions entirely. Reagan was never indicted on any charges. There was speculation about his involvement for the rest of his presidency but the public's memory proved chillingly short. Reagan still left office with one of the highest approval ratings in history his co-conspirators went on to have illustrious careers. In short they got away with it. Hook line and sinker. Thanks for listening to today and true. Crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson. If you find the Iran Contra affair as fascinating as we do consider listening to our deep dives on political scandals another podcast original today in true crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other parkas originals for free on spotify. Not only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music? But now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today and true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify. Just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar at podcast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at podcast network? We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today in true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original is executive produced by Max Cutler sound designed by Juan Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden and Freddie Beckley. This episode of today in true crime was written by Aaron Land With Writing Assistance by Abigail. Cannon. I'm Vanessa Richardson.
July 18, 2020: Edict of Expulsion Issued
"Today is Saturday July Eighteenth Twenty twenty on this day. In the year twelve ninety King Edward the I of England issued an edict expelling the Jewish people from his kingdom as many as sixteen thousand Jews were turned into refugees overnight hauntingly this edict took place on T. Shaba off the day of destruction, fulfilling a dark prophecy foretold by God. Welcome to today in true crime apart cast original today, recovering the edict of expulsion and other calamities that took place on T. Shabaab. Let's go back to medieval England on July eighteenth twelve ninety just after daybreak. A row of mounted couriers stood watch outside the king's Castle, awaiting orders, a series of pageboys moved down the line, handing out a decree as each career received his orders, he set off the men scattered to every corner of the kingdom, carrying an edict from King, Edward, the first, they rode through villages, delivering the news. All Jews were to leave England within two months time. They were no longer welcome. Panic rippled the country as thousands of Jewish. People were forced to leave their homes. Where were they to go? They were largely penniless out of work and bankrupt bankrupt. Now they truly had nothing. But much as the Jewish people were enraged by the order, they were hardly surprised, they had always been outsiders in this land from the moment they were taken in as refugees in the eleventh century with the conqueror, had invited the Jewish people to settle in England, but at the time only white Christian men could own property medieval England was a primarily agricultural society, but because they could not own. Own Farmland traditional forms of income were not available to the Jewish people, but while their religion barred them from one source of income, it also allowed for another money, lending the Old Testament, and the Torah state that a man may not charge interest on a loan to anyone of the same religion. However, the Bible allowed for a loophole. They couldn't lend money directly, but they could use a go-between. In those days they were few non Judeo options to choose from. The average Briton didn't feel like they could trust the Moore's or the Roma people with their hard earned gold, but the Jewish people occupied their own space in the medieval caste system, not quite as respected as Christians, but certainly better than the other options available, and so they became money lenders charging interest to move money back and forth between. Between Christian men in this way, the Jewish people developed the first banking system, and initially they made a decent living as loan officers, but soon the crown learned that there was money in banking and began to tax the Jewish money lenders. The size of Jewish wealth was over inflated and reports to King Edward, so he tax the moneylenders far beyond their means when they could not pay day were imprisoned. In addition to hostility from the crown, the crusades fostered anti Semitic sentiments in England as men went off to fight for the Holy Land and old narrative, became popular once again that the Jews Killed Jesus Widespread hostility toward the Jewish people caused them to cloister, forming tight knit neighborhoods that they rarely left, but even though they essentially removed themselves from Christian Society, they could not escape racist narratives. During Times of plague Christian neighborhoods were ravaged by disease and decay. The streets were putrid with the smell of death, and the Jewish communities were not immune to plagues. Many began to notice the Jewish neighborhoods soft, far fewer cases than their Christian counterparts. We now understand that the Jewish people survived plagues because they had essentially quarantined themselves additionally kosher laws dictated that they only eat meat prepared by other Jews, and that they wash their hands before every meal ergo their standard of. Of Hygiene was higher than that of the average Brit, but at the time their survival seemed like magic rumours began to spread. Perhaps they were practising witchcraft. The most common rumor was also the most vile that Jews were stealing. Christian babies and drinking their blood, it was the death knell for the Jewish people in twelve seventy four king ads, Rothe bursary the statute of the jewelry, which stated that the Jewish people could no longer charge interest on loans, essentially bankrupting them. No longer able to pay taxes. The Jewish people had no means of income. The kings saw them as a drain on the English economy, and so he threw them out. UNBEKNOWNST to the king, this was a special day on the Jewish calendar. Who the ninth of of a day of destruction King Edward the I had unknowingly fulfilled a dark prophecy. Up Next, we'll unpack the historical significance of this fateful day. High Listeners Har- cast his teamed up with the co-host from the hit podcast, Morbid to bring you the next big thing in true crime and podcast and countdowns. It's called crime countdown, and you can hear new episodes every Monday here's ash and Elena to tell you more. Hi, I'm ash and I'm Alina and we're hosting the new podcast original series crime countdown ever wonder who the worst serial killer was. How about the creepiest cope or which is the coldest? All cases well podcast thinks you deserve answers, or at least some passionate opinions, and they've enlisted us in the podcast. Research God's to get to the bottom. Bottom of things every Monday on crime countdown we'll discuss ten unsettling true crime stories centered around a common theme. We'll try to shock surprise and one up each other, debating each case and its ranking with just a hint of humor. We can't help it. Episode topics ranged from the off, putting to the offbeat and include the top ten fatal romances, the top ten Zodiac killer theories, and even the top ten stolen body parts. We may not always agree, and we may not be experts, but that's what the research gods are for follow our new series crime countdown free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. In the book of numbers the fourth. Book of the Torah the Jewish people are said to arrive at the entrance to the Holy Land Moses urges them to proceed into Canaan, but his followers refuse they demand that twelve spies be sent ahead to make sure the promised land was safe. What the spies see horrifies them fortified cities and roaming giants, each more grisly than the last. The spies warned the Israelites that they will never be able to conquer the land of Canaan as God had promised. This angers God who had orchestrated this test of faith, and so he cast the Jewish people out into the desert where they would wander for forty years. During this time, the generation of nonbelievers would die out so that only their faithful children would inherit the promised land. The date of this exodus was the ninth of of thousands of years ago. It is written that from that day the ninth evolve would bring sorrow to the Jewish people, and chillingly the prophecy has come true again and again. In seventy CE, the holiest temple was destroyed by Roman invaders signaling the end of Jewish rule in Jerusalem. In the year one, thirty, three, a Jewish rebellion against Roman rule was defeated and Jerusalem was ransacked by Roman soldiers any Jew who was not slaughtered by centurions was cast out of the Holy Land once again. Refugees without a nation. Over the centuries the Jewish people may do with other supplemental homes. They migrated north to Eastern Europe. They settled to the West in Spain and France, and in the eleventh century, they were invited to live in England until of course they were more useful as scapegoats than a citizens. The Jews were expelled from Spain, but the greatest sorrows had not yet come to pass. On the ninth of of Nineteen Fourteen Germany declared war on Russia Inciting World War One for the next thirty years. The Jewish people would be caught up in an anti Semitic hailstorm as German nationalism gave way to World War Two by the summer of nineteen forty one Jews, all over Europe, had been forced into ghettos and were camps. It was on the ninth of Nineteen, forty, one that Heinrich Himmler formerly received approval from a Hitler to move forward with the final solution, the systematic extra nation of the Jewish people. Death camps sprung up overnight including trae Blinka the most. Of the concentration camps in the fifteen months that trae Blanco was in operation. Eight hundred fifty thousand people were murdered in its gas chambers. Half a million of these people had come from the Warsaw ghetto and bone chillingly the great deportation of the Warsaw Ghetto because on the ninth of nineteen forty two. Throughout the centuries T. Off has brought disaster and death to the Jewish people. It seems like a cycle unable to be broken, but hopefully by learning about these horrors we can become watchdogs working to change fate. Thanks for listening to today and true crime I'm Vanessa Richardson for more history of the Jewish people check out the Hanukkah episode on the dark side of. Today in true crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast originals for free on spotify not only does spotify already have all of your favorite music, but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today and true crime for free from your phone, desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today in true crime was created by Max Cutler, and his apart cast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler sound designed by one Boorda with production assistance by Ron Pro Carly Madden and Joshua Kern this episode of today and true crime was written by Aaron Land with writing assistance by Maggie admire I'm Vanessa Richardson. Hi It's Vanessa. 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January 11, 2020: Wanda Beach Murders
"Today is Saturday January eleventh twenty twenty on this day in nineteen sixty five fifteen fifteen-year-olds Christine sharrock and Marianne Schmidt were murdered on the sand dunes off Wanda Beach in south Sydney Australia. Their case remains one of the most infamous unsolved murders in the country. Welcome to today. True Crime Apar- cast original due to the graphic nature of today's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. Extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen today. We're covering the Wanda beach. Murders the cold case of two teenagers attacked while exploring the sand dunes off Wanda beach. Let's go back to the morning of January eleventh. Nineteen sixty five as a local train made its way to the south side of Sydney Christine and Marianne are on their way. You too Cornella beach over a two hour train ride from home. The fifteen year olds had been to this beach only once before on New Year's Day day the week prior much is both girls. Love the ocean. The real draw was on the dunes. That rose up off the sand. A congregation love teenage surfer. Boys there was just one problem. The only way they'd gotten permission to visit the beach was by agreeing to bring Mary the ends four younger siblings. Wolfgang trixie Norbert and Peter Muck early. The little beach town where they were headed was perfectly perfectly safe. The kids wouldn't even notice of Christine and Marianne snuck off for a few minutes to meet boys Christine and Marianne Rianne were best friends. Though they looked more like twin sisters they had matching wide smiles and short brown hair stuck in that awkward cord phase between wanting independence and having it but there was something else that bonded the girls something far more somber than most teenagers. Here's understood. They had both lost their fathers within the past few years and ever since had seemed adrift a little lost. Let's see alone. They were shy introverted girls but together. The pair were confident. Outgoing young women Christine in mary-anne gave one another the courage to talk to boys and get into Harlem was fun. They were happiest in each other's company. Especially on adventurous venturous days like these. It was windy at Cronulla beach but the group decided to make the best of it. Marianne Dan took little Wolfgang's swimming in the shallows where she locked eyes with a boy about her age. Who seemed to be hunting? Crabs with a knife Wolfgang's splashed around paying no attention as his sister beckoned Christine over and the pair of teenage girls began talking to the young young man suddenly Christine and the boy were gone but Marianne didn't seem concern. She and Wolfgang join the rest of the Schmidt clan and soon enough Christine was back. She was clearly up to something as she nonchalantly suggested. They take a walk over to nearby WanNa beach after their picnic lunch. Wanda beach was a mile up shore from CRONULLA. A twenty minute hike over the sand dunes. The RAG tag group set out given the high winds. The little kid soon grew tired realizing they would never make it to Wanda Christine and Marianne offered to grab their belongings from the beach so they could head home. The four kids agreed to wait right there. The girls started heading off but in the wrong direction. Ten year old. Peter told them as much but they just giggled as they hurried away clearly. They had no intention of leaving the beach just yet so Wolfgang. Peter uh-huh Trixie and Norbert sat and waited as their sister and her friend ran up over the sand dune and out of sight after twenty minutes of waiting Wolfgang try defined his sister. He caught a glimpse of the girls disappearing. Over the next Dune with the boy who had been hunting crabs. He told his siblings as much and so they waited a bit longer for the girls to reappear. What happened next is anyone's guess? Although the coroner's report colors in more details Christine may have had a few sips of alcohol minutes before her death. She and Marianne were probably enjoying a little harmless flirting. Perhaps the crab hunter tried to make make a move or perhaps he left and someone else was quick to swoop in something escalated and as the girl's turn to to leave. Christine probably heard the rock throwback against her skull before everything when dark in a moment police are called to the site of two shallow graves now back to the story on the afternoon of January. You worry eleventh. Nineteen sixty five. Fifteen year olds Christine sharrock and Marianne Schmidt were murdered in the sand dunes off Wanda beach each their killer buried them in shallow graves. Meanwhile Mary Ann's four younger siblings. Wolfgang Peter Trixie and Norbert patiently waited for hours exactly where she had instructed them to but as the afternoon Bru long ten year old Peter Peter Schmidt decided to go looking for his sister to no avail he could have walked right over her body. Never the wiser close to five PM. Peter decided he and his three siblings would need to head back to the train station to catch the last train back home. He hoped two sister had gotten a ride and would be there to greet them at the door. But when the Schmidt children arrived home at eight PM there was no sign nine of Marianne or Christine by eight thirty that evening. Christine's grandmother reported the two fifteen year olds missing missing the next morning. January twelfth nineteen sixty five. A man named Peter Smith was walking the sand dunes and when he noticed a patch of hair sticking out of the SAM initially he thought it was a mannequin and went over to look but when he started to dust off the head of hair he realized he'd found a corpse. Police were quick to descend on the scene. They began zooming Marion's Ariane's body and soon noticed a third foot sticking out of the sand. It was Christine. They also noticed a long drag mark starting at the gravesite and running up the Dune. Thanks to that mark and the autopsy. The report police were able to piece together an approximation of what had happened. The killer likely attacked Marianne I. They managed to stab stab her over fourteen times once through the heart before slitting her throat so deeply. She was nearly decapitated as she lay. Bleeding out in the sand. Christine likely began to run. The killer caught up to her and the back of her skull was crushed washed. She had been stabbed at least six times. The killer dragged. Christine's body backed down the sand Dune to be buried beside side. Marianne police also noted. How eerily quiet? This particular Dune seemed to be. You couldn't hear the ocean or surrounding beach. The gravesite was perfectly still. Someone could scream down there and no one would hear era thing. The coroner found traces of semen on both women. Although based on the other evidence it seems uncertain whether they were raped raped the murder weapon. A knife was never found and the only lead the police really had to go on was Wolfgang's description of the crab hunter who he described as a surfer boy with long blond hair in a town like Sydney that incriminated just about out everyone. The crab hunter was never found and no other suspect seemed to fit. The case became known as the Wanda beach murders and eventually went cold half a century later. The most likely suspect is serial killer. Christopher wilder her better known as the beauty queen killer. He was living in Sydney at the time in nineteen sixty eight. Wilders wife allegedly called called police to report him she believed he was involved in the murders and told police as much before leaving her husband permanently. Police took took eight months to follow up on the tip however and by the time they went to interview him wilder had moved to the United States. Wilders American killing killing spree officially started in nineteen eighty-four but he likely got away with murder in Australia before that including perhaps On January eleventh nineteen sixty five whether or not wilder was the killer however Marianne and Christine and are still without justice. The real end of their story lies hidden in the shadows of the sand dunes at Wanda beach. Each thanks for listening today and true. Crime I'm Vanessa Richardson. If if you'd like a more in depth exploration of the Wanda beach murders checkout our two-part series on unsolved murders. Today in true crime is a podcast. Our cast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast originals for free on spotify. Not only to spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but now spotify making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals. Like today and true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream today and true crime on spotify. Just open the APP and type today and true crime in the search bar at par cast were grateful for. Are you our listeners. You will allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network work. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today in true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast ask studios original executive producers include Max and Ron Cutler sound designed by Andy Weights with production assistance by Ron Shapiro and Carly Madden in. This episode of today and true crime was written by Aaron Land with writing assistance by Maggie Admire. I'm Vanessa Richardson
August 9, 2020: The Manson Family Murders
"Sharon tate the Manson family and the murders that made headlines around the world. If you want to hear more episodes like this, one out season, two of par cast presents infamous where we descend into histories. True crime stories find episodes on the Oklahoma City, bombing El, Chapo, Richard Ramirez, and more all throughout August search podcast presents on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Today is Sunday August ninth twenty twenty on this day in nineteen, sixty, nine, four members of the Manson family had broken into the house of Sharon tate and Roman Polanski just after midnight they murdered tate and her house guests. Welcome to today and true crime apart cast original due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today recovering covering the Manson family murders. These grisly murders were so shocking and vile. There said to of ended the peace and love spirit of the sixties ushering in an era of violence and political upheaval. Let's go back to Los Angeles California. Our story begins after dark on August eighth and into the wee hours of August ninth nineteen, sixty nine. Charles Manson had never told them to kill anybody not explicitly anyway but that was how Charlie talked most times. He just had a way of saying things without saying anything at all. That night he'd allegedly stuck his head in the car and said to his followers if you're going to do something, do it well and leave something witchy. Those words had rattled around in twenty year old Linda Ca, Sabians head during the long drive down from Spahn ranch. She sat in the driver's seat next to twenty-three-year-old Tex Watson who seemed to know exactly where they were going in the back seat, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan. Atkins were jittery with anticipation. Eventually they pulled into the long driveway at one zero, zero, five, Zero Cielo drive techs pulled over a ways back from house and told the three girls to pile out of the car. He sent Linda to the back of the house to be a lookout while Tex Susan, and Patricia Snuck Around Front? Inside Sharon, Tate was mixing cocktails for her three houseguests, Jay Sebring, Abigail folder, and Vojtech for Hausky taint. Herself wasn't drinking being eight months pregnant at the time. She was happy with her big belly ready to meet her baby and glad to have her friends surrounding her the four of them had spent the day enjoying one another's company. In fact, they were so busy having fun. None of them noticed when Tex Watson's stepped through the sliding door and into the living room gun drawn. Nor. When Susan and Patricia appeared behind him it wasn't until Tex whispered to Susan that Vojtech realized someone else was in the house when he demanded to know what was going on texts spat I'm the devil and I'm here to do the devil's business. Sharon and her friends on to one another hoping these invaders would rob them and leave but that hope quickly faded when text growled you're all going to die. From her vantage point in the backyard Linda Kosabe Ian couldn't see much it was a peaceful summer night. She heard the Canyon wins the crickets, and then a blood curdling scream cut through the air followed by three gunshots. Panicked Linda ran toward the house toward the sliding door connecting the living room to the backyard. What she saw made her blood run cold inside the house tax was on top Vojtech for Caskey repeatedly pistol whipping him over the head a few feet from him J. C. bring crawled toward the sliding door blood pouring from a gunshot wound in his stomach before he could get very far tax poundstone him stabbing him over and over until texts was drenched in. Blood. Meanwhile. Susan Atkins. Tackled Sharon tate who was begging for her life as Sharon screamed Susan stabbed her pregnant belly and chest Sharon tried to crawl out from under this mad woman. But Susan was relentless plunging a knife into Sharon's back. The only person Linda couldn't see was Patricia Krenwinkel. Just, then Abigail folder came bursting out a side door and into the Back Yard Patricia tackled her folder screamed as Patricia cut into her twenty eight times. The sound of the knife ripping at folger's flesh may Linda Sick Linda turned away from the massacre ready to heave. But she stopped short standing before her was a bloodied beaten for. Hausky. Miraculously still alive he'd been shot twice and beaten over the head with a gun yet. Somehow he managed to crawl his way out of the living room and into the backyard the to stared at one another for a moment then for cow ski staggered past her and collapsed on the grass. As he lay dying techs shot out of the House and jumped on top of him decidedly finishing the job stabbing him fifty one times. Once Sharon and her guests were dead. The four Manson family members fled the scene as the foursome sped back to spawn ranch. The sound of that blood curdling scream rang in Linda's ears. She closed her eyes nauseous from the smell of warm blood filling the car. In a moment, the aftermath of one of the most infamous murders in the American cannon. With. So much out of our control many of us have had to start new routines. 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On the night of August eighth and into the early hours of August ninth nineteen, sixty, nine, four of Charles Manson's followers murdered Sharon tate and her friends supposedly in an attempt to kick start a race war which they nicknamed helter skelter but actually, it's more likely that the murder was to cover up their other crimes. To understand why Charles Manson would unleash his family on an innocent pregnant actress and her friends you have to understand Manson himself. He was above all else broken a child of emotional and physical abuse. He grew up feeling unloved and unwanted his life followed familiar trajectory petty theft assaults prison, and a constant need for validation. By the time, he began collecting his followers in nineteen sixty seven Manson exhibited troubling behavior consistent with narcissism and he seemed incapable of empathy. He preyed on women half his age building his own private harum. He sexually manipulated his followers and kept them high on D. slowly brainwashing them into thinking he was a deity he isolated his followers on spawn ranch and old movie set in the mountains side of La he scared the Manson family into believing that the apocalyptic race war was coming in his estimation. The white man had oppressed the black community for far too long and it was their turn to take over while most of the white race would die Manson and his followers would survive through his guidance. But he also taught the Manson family that while the black community would seize power, they wouldn't know what to do with it after the race war which Manson called helter skelter because of secret messages he claimed to here in the Beatles Song, the inhabitants of spawn ranch would be in charge. On the night of August eighth nineteen, sixty, nine Manson sent his four most faithful followers to a house. In Beverly Hills were record producer had once promised. Manson. Fame and fortune with Manson's musical dreams in ruins and his paranoia increasing he likely thought of the House as a symbol of the entertainment industry that had rejected him by this point. However, the House on Ceelo drive belonged to Sharon tate and Roman Polanski though Polanski was out of town. Manson's followers murdered Sharon Tate Afterward Susan Atkins Patricia Krenwinkel and Tex Watson wrote what they thought looked like black panther rhetoric on the living room walls using their victims blood as inc.. The idea was to blame the murders on the Black Panthers in the hopes of both covering up the crime and Manson claimed jumpstarting helter skelter. When Susan Patricia texts and Linda arrived back at the ranch Manson was in a celebratory mood. He figured that by morning there would be riots in the streets he assumed Los Angeles would be set on fire. So naturally, he was disappointed when the southern skyline never filled with black smoke, it seemed La was yet to burn. The Night of August tenth he sent the same forum sealants on another mission. This time they were joined by Charles Manson himself and the two youngest members of the Manson family nineteen year olds Clem grow gin and Leslie Van Houten together day murdered two more people lino and Rosemary Labianca who had been chosen seemingly at random. An autopsy would later show that Rosemary had been stabbed forty one times and Lino Twenty six times plus repeated punctures from a fork. Again, they tried to stage the crime scene in a way that made the Black Panthers look. Responsible The Manson family crimes never sparked a race war, but that's not to say, they didn't leave a lasting mark on American culture at the time counterculture movement was gaining momentum peaceful protests against racial injustice and the Vietnam War captured full new cycles. But once the Manson family was connected to the tate labianca murders in late nineteen, sixty nine, the country was quick to demonize all hippies. Granted Manson never considered himself a hippie but the Manson families flower child aesthetic was enough for the mainstream media to vilify the entire counterculture. The once peaceful protests against the Vietnam War grew violent. The Kent State shootings marked a turning point in the free love roots of the Hippie Movement. By the time, the murders went to trial. The spirit of the sixties was dead of Bino victim of Charles Manson. Thanks for listening today in true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson. If you'd like the full story of the Manson family murders checkout are episodes of female criminals and crimes of passion that dive deeper into the story today in true crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other park has originals for free on spotify that only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite news. But now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today and true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar, we'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in true crime. Today in true crime was created by Max Cobbler and is podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max. Cutler sound designed by one Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Joshua Kern. This episode of today in true crime was written by Aaron Land with writing assistance by Maggie Admire I'm Vanessa. Richardson.
S11: Infamous: The Manson Family Murders
"The year was nineteen, sixty, nine, and Hollywood starlet Sharon tate was on top of the world. She had love a successful film career and a baby on the way. Then everything changed if you enjoy today's episode and want to hear more of history's most detestable true crime events subscribed today in true crime episodes released daily free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Today is Sunday August ninth twenty twenty on this day in nineteen, sixty, nine, four members of the Manson family had broken into the house of Sharon Tate and Roman. Polanski just after midnight they murdered tate and her house guests. Welcome. To today in true crime apar- cast original due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today were covering the Manson family murders. These grisly murders were so shocking and vile there said to have ended the peace and love spirit of the sixties ushering in an era of violence and political upheaval. Let's go back to Los. Angeles. California our story begins after dark on the eighth and into the wee hours of August ninth nine, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, nine. Charles Manson had never told them to kill anybody not explicitly anyway but that was how Charlie talked most times. He just had a way of saying things without saying anything at all. That night he'd allegedly stuck his head in the car and said to his followers if you're going to do something, do it well and leave something witchy. Those words had rattled around in twenty year old Linda Ca Sabians head during the long drive down from spawn ranch she sat in the driver's seat next to twenty-three-year-old Tex Watson, who seemed to know exactly where they were going in the backseat Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins were jittery with anticipation. Eventually, they pulled into the long driveway at one zero, zero, five, zero, Cielo drive techs pulled over a ways back from the house and told the three girls to pile out of the car. He sent Linda to the back of the house to be lookout while Tex Susan and Patricia. Snuck. Around Front. Inside Sharon, Tate was mixing cocktails for her three Houseguests J. C.. Bring Abigail folder and Vojtech for Hausky taint herself wasn't drinking being eight months pregnant at the time. She was happy with her big belly ready to meet her baby and glad to have her friends surrounding her the four of them had spent the day enjoying one another's company. In fact, they were so busy having fun. None of them noticed when Tex Watson's stepped through the sliding door and into the living room gun drawn. Nor when Susan Patricia appeared behind him it wasn't until texts whispered to Susan that Vojtech realized someone else was in the house when he demanded to know what was going on texts spat I'm the devil and I'm here to do the devil's business. Sharon and her friends held onto one another hoping these invaders would rob them and leave but that hope quickly faded when text growled you're all going to die. From her vantage point in the backyard Linda Kosabe couldn't see much. It was a peaceful summer night. She heard the Canyon wins the crickets, and then a blood curdling scream cut through the air followed by three gunshots. Panicked Linda ran toward the house toward the sliding door connecting the living room to the backyard what she saw made her blood run cold. Inside. The House tax was on top of Vojtech for Hausky repeatedly pistol-whipping him over the head a few feet from him. JC bring crawl toward the sliding door blood pouring from a gunshot wound in his stomach before he could get very far tax pounced on him, stabbing him over and over until texts was drenched in Jay's Vlade. Meanwhile Susan Atkins tackled Sharon tate who was begging for her life as Sharon and screamed Susan stabbed her pregnant belly and. Sharon tried to crawl out from under this mad woman but Susan was relentless plunging a knife into Sharon's back. The only person Linda couldn't see was Patricia. Krenwinkel. Just then Abigail folder came bursting outside door and into the Back Yard Patricia tackled her folder screamed as Patricia cut into her twenty eight times. The sound of the knife ripping at folger's flesh may Linda. Sick. Linda turned away from the massacre ready to heave but she stopped short standing before her was a bloodied beaten Freak Hausky miraculously still alive he'd been shot twice and beaten over the head with a gun yet. Somehow he managed to crawl his way out of the living room and into the back yard the to stared at one another for a moment then for cow ski staggered past her and collapsed on the grass. As he lay dying texts shot out of the House and jumped on top of him decidedly finishing the job stabbing him fifty one times. Once. Sharon and her guests were dead. The four Manson family members fled the scene as the foursome sped back to spahn ranch. The sound of that blood curdling scream rang in Linda's ears. She closed her eyes nauseous from the smell of warm blood filling the car. In a moment the aftermath of one of the most infamous murders in the American cannon now back to the story. On the night of August eighth and into the early hours of August ninth nineteen, sixty, nine, four of Charles Manson's followers murdered Sharon tate, and her friends supposedly in an attempt to kickstart a race war which they nicknamed helter skelter. But actually, it's more likely that the murder was to cover up their other crimes. To understand why Charles Manson would unleash his family on an innocent pregnant actress and her friends you have to understand Manson himself. He was above all else broken a child of emotional and physical abuse. He grew up feeling unloved and unwanted. His life followed a familiar trajectory petty theft assaults prison, and a constant need for validation. By the time, he began collecting his followers in nineteen, sixty, seven Manson exhibited troubling behavior consistent with narcissism and he seemed incapable of empathy. He preyed on women half his age building his own private. Harem he sexually manipulated his followers and kept them high on LSD, slowly brainwashing them into thinking he was a deity he isolated his followers on spawn ranch an old movie set in the mountains outside of La, he scared the Manson family into believing that the apocalyptic race war was coming in his estimation. The white man had oppressed the black community for far too long and it was their turn to take over while most of the white race would die Manson, and his followers would survive through his guidance. But he also taught the Manson family that while the black community would seize power they wouldn't know what to do with it after the race war which Manson called helter skelter because of secret messages he claimed to here in the Beatles Song, the inhabitants of spawn ranch would be in charge. On the night of August eighth nine, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, nine, Manson sent his four most faithful followers to a house in Beverly Hills were record producer had once promised Manson fame and fortune with Manson's musical dreams in ruins and his paranoia increasing he likely thought of the House as a symbol of the entertainment industry that had rejected him by this point however, the House on Cielo drive belonged to Sharon tate and Roman Polanski though Polanski was out of town. Manson's followers murdered Sharon tate. Afterward. Susan Atkins Patricia Krenwinkel and Tex Watson wrote what they thought looked like black panther rhetoric on the living room walls using their victims blood as inc.. The idea was to blame the murders on the Black Panthers in the hopes of both covering up the crime and Manson claimed jumpstarting helter skelter. When Susan Patricia Texan Linda arrived back at the ranch Manson was in a celebratory mood. He figured that Bhai morning there would be riots in the streets. He assumed Los Angeles would be set on fire. So naturally, he was disappointed when the southern skyline never filled with black smoke, it seemed La was yet to burn. The Night of August tenth, he sent the same four silence on another mission. This time they were joined by Charles Manson himself and the two youngest members of the Manson family nineteen year olds, Clem Grogan and Leslie Van Houten together. They murdered two more people lino and Rosemary Lobby Janka who had been chosen seemingly at random. An autopsy would later show that Rosemary had been stabbed forty one times and Lino Twenty six times plus repeated punctures from a fork. Again, they tried to stage the crime scene in a way that made the Black Panthers. Look. Responsible. The Manson family crimes never sparked a race war, but that's not to say they didn't leave a lasting mark on American culture at the time the counterculture movement was gaining momentum peaceful protests against racial injustice and the Vietnam War captured full cycles. But once the Manson family was connected to the tate labianca murders in late nineteen, sixty, nine, the country was quick to demonize all hippies. Granted Manson never considered himself a Hippie, but the Manson families flower child aesthetic was enough for the mainstream media to vilify the entire counterculture. The once peaceful protests against the Vietnam War grew violent the Kent state shootings marked turning point in the free love roots of the Hippie movement by the time, the murders went to trial. The spirit of the sixties was dead of vinyl victim of Charles, Manson. Thanks for listening today in true crime I'm Vanessa Richardson, if you'd like the full story of the Manson family murders, checkout are episodes of female criminals and crimes of passion that dive deeper into the story today in true crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other park has originals for free on spotify that only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music. But now spotify is making it easy for you. Enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals liked today and true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar will be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today in true crime was created by Max Cobbler and is a park cast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler Sound Design by Juan Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly, Madden, and Joshua Kern this episode of today in true crime was written by Aaron Land with writing assistance by Maggie admire I'm Vanessa Richardson.
September 11, 2019: Poisoned Umbrella
"Today is Wednesday September eleventh two thousand nineteen on this day in nineteen seventy eight writer and broadcaster Georgi. Markov died of blood poisoning four days after being stabbed with an umbrella. It's now believed this man was assassinated for being an enemy of the Kremlin. Hello welcome today in true crime a podcast original. I'm Vanessa Richardson every day. We tell a timely story from true crime history then analyze the historical impact of that day's events do the graphic nature of today's crimes listener. Discretion aggression is advised. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen now. Let's go back to September eleventh nineteen seventy eight eight to a local hospital in London to Er nurses hovered avert around the reception desk. They Were Gossiping about the patient and cubicle three over the past four days. His condition had declined rapidly he he was seemingly dying of blood poisoning but what truly made him no worthy was the cockamamie story he'd been telling his doctors according according to the forty nine year old patient. Mr Georgi Markov he'd been assassinated by a member of the KGB. The entire Ward Award had been whispering about him. Georgi insisted he'd been stabbed with a poisoned dart dislodged from the end of an umbrella. He said he was an enemy of the Kremlin for speaking out against the Communist Party. He claimed that he'd already survived two assassination attempts but this time he was certainly done for the story was too insane to take seriously a poisoned umbrella. Russian spies. No these were the rantings of a mad man with blood disease at the sound of the flat line the two nurses whipped around and began racing to Jorgi Jorgi Markov's hospital bed. He was crashing the ER staff did their best to revive him but he succumbed to shock. Finally they were forced to accept that they'd lost him. Georgi Markov died that morning September Eleventh Eleventh Nineteen seventy eight after four days of fighting infection in the wake of his death. The doctors were left nonplussed. How could a healthy man fall so gravely ill so quickly in the investigation that followed however the story would only only grow stranger as police better learned who. Georgi Markov was and who wanted him dead Georgi was born in nineteen twenty nine in Bulgaria and came of age during the Second World War which later influenced his writing as a playwright eight and novelist he came into some fame for his work right at the onset of the Cold War but being an artist outspoken about the Communist Party party he was also Pariah Georgi defected to Italy in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine later immigrating to England there he became a journalist for the BBC and a German new station Deutsche Avella as a writer and on air journalist he was extremely critical critical of communism behind the Iron Curtain especially of Bulgarian Communist Party leader to- doors if cough his stories of growing up in a communist country both shocked to the West and garnered him a huge following in Bulgaria so much so that his broadcasts were credited with fostering dissidents in Bulgaria against the Communist Party then rumor has it that in June nineteen nineteen seventy seven communist party leader Todo or ZIP cough ordered a hit on your guy and allegedly requested the KGB to assist. Is Tim in the assassination not only were. KGB agents better trained than the Bulgarian spies for such hit their involvement would also erase race any ties to Bulgaria in the year that followed three attempts were made on Georgis life. The first of these occurred heard in the spring of nineteen seventy eight when someone poisoned Georgis drink a dinner party however he didn't succumb to the poison then later that summer. Georgi left on a vacation to visit family in Sardinia. He was introduced to a Bulgarian agent. Who told him I've been sent to murder you but I'm not going to do it? I'm going to take the money and vanish the the news came as a shock to Georg who quickly shared the info with his publicist and his higher ups at the BBC. He said he wasn't sure whether the man had I've been playing a sick joke or if he was being targeted for assassination after all the KGB was not necessarily known for being gentle toll in their treatment of communist critics. September seventh nineteen seventy eight was a crisp autumn morning and just so happened to be Yorkies orgies birthday. He was on his way to work at the BBC in London and made his way to his normal bus. Stop on the South side of Waterloo bridge as he near the bus stop a sudden sharp pain struck him in the leg he whipped around to see a man stooped down and pick up an umbrella off the ground around the man quickly apologized and kept walking at first he assumed the man had dropped his umbrella and brushed him as it fell although he did did note that when the man apologized his English was heavily accented it sounded Eastern European given the year he was having he wondered whether it was a coincidence throughout the day the spot on his leg where the umbrella had nick Tim continued to hurt then then it began to each finally he went to the bathroom to take a look and discovered that a red blotch of skin was growing where the Pinprick had I've been the pain worsened and by evening Georgi was running a fever. He showed the pinprick to his wife. Annabel who somewhat endearingly endearingly said I can't believe people go round stabbing other people with umbrellas but as his fever worsened annabel insisted we go to the ER to get the pinprick checked out. He was admitted later that night at first the local doctors weren't exactly sure what to do with him. The entire thing made no sense the hospital treated him for blood poisoning but they weren't convinced that was what was actually causing his fever and pain by this point. Georgi had had enough off time to unpack what had happened that morning when he got to the hospital he recounted the tale to the ER staff. He told them he believed he had been stabbed tabbed the back of the leg with a poisoned umbrella naturally to the hospital staff. The theory sounded like an insane conspiracy they they dismissed him out of hand. It should be noted however that while the hospital staff did not believe that Gyorgy had been poisoned by Russians in no way affected the Ardennes with which they treated him they did not ignore the red spot on his leg. The possibility that poison had entered his bloodstream nor the seriousness of his condition the next day September eighth he went into shock again his doctors. I knew there was something horribly wrong with him. They just had no idea as to what nothing they did seem to improve his condition. They spent the next three days fighting an uphill battle until finally on the morning of September eleventh. Georgi Markov died died coming up. We'll try to shed some light on the mysterious death of Georgi Markov love now back to today in true crime when forty nine year old Georgi Markov died suddenly on September Hambur Eleventh Nineteen Seventy eight doctors initially believed it was of septicemia possibly as a result of kidney failure but due to the bizarre czar circumstances and the fact that Yogi Markov was a known figure Scotland Yard began an investigation into this otherwise healthy be man's sudden death they biopsy the skin around the red mark on his leg where he had been stabbed and sent it to a chemical weapons research institute a Tude outside London embedded in his skin. The chemists founded a tiny metallic sphere of an unusual composition. Analysis analysis showed that the metal was a unique hollow alloy capable of holding half a milligram of liquid. The sphere was empty but the implication nation was stunning. It seemed as though Georgi Markov had not been spouting conspiracy theories. He was very likely assassinated. Further analysis showed that he was likely poisoned with Rice in this poison was made famous by the television show breaking bad and it was Walter Walter White's weapon of choice for good reason rice in is easily made more poisonous than Cobra Venom and has no antidote dote in short from the moment. The umbrella struck Yogi skin. He was a dead man several several years after the murder to former. KGB officers admitted to the murder their names were Oleg Kaluga N- and Oleg Gordievsky. Both olegs claimed that the KGB had a top secret laboratory called the chamber which developed James is bond esque gadgets like the murderous umbrella however that story has been countered by documents recovered after the fall of the Iron Curtain in Nineteen Nineteen Ninety one which suggested that the Bulgarian government hired to low level Italian criminals for the job in nineteen ninety five five British parliament submitted a formal request to the Kremlin for help in identifying any KGB agents that might have been involved in Jauregui's assassination assassination. Russia never responded Georgis murder went unsolved for nearly thirty years in fact it wasn't until a two thousand five that the British Public God answers leaked Bulgarian intelligence documents cited a hitman Francesco Julia no he was Danish but worked for the Bulgarian equivalent of the KGB during the Cold War he operated under the codename Agent Piccadilly and gained a reputation for being ruthless at his work so much so that one report set of him he does not feel. Oh fear the documents also stated that on February Fifth Nineteen ninety-three Giulino a Danish citizen had been detained by the Danish Danish authorities and interrogated in Copenhagen for six hours in relationship to Georg Markov's murder. Although he was eventually released east had he confessed he would have been extradited to the U K for trial in in two thousand eight. The Bulgarian government worked with the British government to solve the case as best they could but when the statute of limitations ran out on September timber eleventh two thousand eight. They closed the book on the case forever as of now. It's almost certain that the assassination was carried carried out by Bulgarian security forces but we likely will never have a definitive culprit. That's the case with many deaths that resulted from the cold. Cold War Georgis murdered joins a list of many bizarre assassinations and other acts of espionage to come out of this time his his political beliefs and willingness to speak out against communism cost him his life in fact Russia has a long history of assassinating leading political dissidents beginning at the turn of the century during the Cold War. Its allies adopted. These practices even today Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is believed to use assassination as a means to subdue political dissidents although he calls these actions and active measures those who were willing to speak out against the east did so at great personal cost but their efforts did wonders to bring about the end of the Cold War and reunite millions of families that had been separated by the curtain. If you're interested in more more of these bizarre cases of spycraft during the Cold War you can listen to many of these stories on espionage. Another podcast original today in true crime is a podcast original. 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December 23, 2019: Sophie Toscan du Plantier
"Today is Monday. December twenty third two thousand nineteen on this day in nineteen ninety six. The body of thirty nine year old French film producer Sophie Toscan Du. Plantier was found at her vacation home in County Cork Ireland. Orland it would take twenty three years before her killer saw his day in court. Welcome to today and true crime. Apar- cast original due to the graphic nature of today's crimes listener discretion is advised. Most extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen today. We're covering the murder of French film producer. Sophie toscan duplantier The plantier. who was killed outside her home just two days before Christmas? Let's go back to the isolated Irish. Hamlet of Dry Brian on in West Cork. It was just after three in the morning. On December Twenty Third Nineteen Ninety six. Marie Ferrell sat in the passenger seat as her friend gave her a lift back to her car. The shopkeeper and mother four had told her husband Chris that she was off to meet some girlfriends but this was a little white lie. She'd spent the last three hours with a man. She met in Cork City. They rendezvous would outside of village called. Go Lean then went cruising in his car. They spent the evening talking just talking or at least that's what she would tell her husband if he ever asked. Of course he was never supposed to know about the male friend at all but the truth has perverse ways of coming out. Marie and her or secret friend drove through the Irish countryside. Back towards her car he slowed a little as they approached the Kale but a bridge as the the car rumbled across the bridge. Marie recognized a man walking in the opposite direction. She had seen him yesterday and the day before an English journalist who lived in the area or something. Marie paid him just a quick glance before turning her attention. Back to the lively c-conversation in the car a few hours later long after Marie had returned home. Another court county native started handed her day surely foster needed to run some errands in town in preparation for Christmas just after ten. AM on December. Twenty third I heard. She drove down the lane way. She shared with her neighbors. The TUSCON duplantier as she passed a heart wrenching site. A lifeless body lay draped over the Briar Bushes that lined the road. It was her neighbor. Sophie she'd flown in from Paris alone. Just a few days prior to enjoy the holidays in peace. She wore only addressing gown. Blood was caked in her long long thick hair. Her body was covered in gouges. From the Thorny Briar Bush the Irish police or the Gardai rd were quick to descend on the scene. It didn't take long to piece together the events of the night before. Sophie's home showed no signs of forced entry. She had likely opened her door to her attacker. This killer this wolf. In friends clothing had smashed her head in landing several blows to her skull she had fought ruthlessly even escaping the house. Long enough to jump into the briar tire. Patch that lined the walk like Breyer Rabbit. She hoped the thorny bushes would protect her from certain death instead head they had delivered death by a thousand cuts. The thick finger length thorns gnashed at her body as blood drained named from her skull. Despite her her ROIC effort she finally succumbed to the attack in the early morning. Hours she collapsed elapsed in the dirt. A lifeless clump. Her assailant disappeared into the night. A coward hiding in the shadows the investigation. That followed would prove so confounding. Sophie's Family would wait over twenty three years for justice coming up the police hunt for Sophie's killer Today in true crime is supported by better help online counseling people often portray their happiest self to others. 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Back to the story just after ten. Am on the morning of December. Twenty Third Nineteen Ninety. Six Irish Gardezi descended on a grisly scene. The little cottage that Sophie toscan Du plantier used as a country. Hideaway the place. She went to seek refuge and quiet was now now the site of her brutal murder her neighbor. Shirley foster discovered Sophie's lifeless body beaten to death in the lane way. The gardy were quick to launch an investigation. They could piece together much of what had happened but there were no clues as to who who the assailant might have been in fact. It was weeks before the Guard de caught their first break on January. Eleventh Nineteen Nineteen ninety-seven. A woman using the alias. Fiona called the Bandon Garda station. She reported that she had seen a man walking. King the Kale for the bridge near the TUSCON. duplantier cottage. Just after three. Am on the night of the murder. Then the woman suddenly hung up. Meanwhile local press and Sophie's family had descended on the police station putting enormous pressure on the garden to procure a culprit. Desperate for a lead Chief Superintendent Noel Smith of the West Coast Guard division issued an appeal on the local crimeline promising feo not anonymity in exchange for any information she had on the man crossing cow but a bridge so the next day when Fiona called into the Bandon Garda station. The officers begged her to come down to the station. Asia and give a statement. Initially she agreed but she never showed. Superintendent Smith worried that the papers would catch wind that the a singular witness was failing to come forward if the owner called again they needed to be ready with a plan to force her cooperation. Ration- that final call came in on January. Twenty Fourth Fiona informed the Gardy she couldn't meet with the investigations investigations team. The police spent several minutes begging her to reconsider but Fiona put her foot down. She declined their request and hung up but she hadn't declined quickly enough. Police had already traced the call to the home of Marie and Chris. Pharrell Fiona was actually Marie using an alias to prevent her affair from being exposed and possibly to avoid retribution from a killer. Then through pure coincidence a second lead came forward the following week on February fourth nineteen ninety seven Gardenia received a call from a local schoolboy named Malachi read need the teenager had offered to give a man named Ian Bailey. A ride home as the pair made their way through the countryside. Read claimed that Bailey confessed confessed to Sophie's murder according to Malachi. Bailey said he went up there with a rock and bashed her brains out. Police quickly located Ian Bailey. An English journalist living in West Cork and matched the description of the man. Man Marie Ferrell had seen on the bridge. He was arrested by local Gar D. on February. Tenth Nineteen Ninety seven however. Bocelli swore he was innocent with no real evidence to hold him. He was released without charge shortly thereafter so began a twenty three year long game of cat and mouse between Eamon Bailey and the authorities over the course of the next year West Cork Gardezi created a two thousand page file on Sophie's murder based on the collected evidence. Ian Bailey was arrested again on January twenty seventh nineteen ninety eight however after another intense round sound of questioning. He was again released without charge. The case went quiet for over a year then in March march of nineteen ninety nine. A French filmmaker named Gay Gerard came forward. He claimed that in the weeks before her death Sophie Toss Gone. Duplantier told him about her English friend. Ian Bailey whose current writing projects explored dark violent themes news. The police obviously found this information to be damning but without additional evidence there was little they could do and so- Sophie's friends and family were forced to sit idly by hoping for a new development in the case their closest taste of justice. ESTES came in August of two thousand one when Ian Bailey was arrested for beating his girlfriend. Jules Thomas at their home he was arrested charged and given a three-month suspended sentence in May of two thousand nineteen. A French court held Ian Bailey on trial in absentia. If only in an attempt to bring peace to Sophie toscan duplanty Fonte as family. The trial which lasted four days went through the evidence stacked against Ian Bailey. Three judges reviewed dude his alleged relationship with Sophie and his physical abuse of his partner. Jules Thomas Jill's daughter also testified. She claimed Bailey had pursued her for sex on Christmas Day. Nineteen Ninety five a year before Sophie's murder and in just four months after the young woman had turned eighteen given the circumstantial evidence witness testimony and history of violence. Violence against women. Bailey was sentenced to twenty five years in prison in France. If the Irish government were to extradite him the now sixty two year old would likely spend the rest of his life incarcerated but but as of this recording Bailey still lives in West Cork just down the road from Sophie's cottage. It may seem unjust that he walks free but at the very least he is hated by the community and dogged by reporters constantly the people of West Cork gone out of their way to ostracize him. He may never have been tried an Irish court of law but he certainly been deemed guilty by by the Court of public opinion. Thanks for listening to today and true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson today. In true crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast. Originals regionals for free on spotify. Not only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music. But now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today and true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify. Just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook facebook and instagram. At podcast and twitter at podcast network. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today and true crime was created by Max Cutler is a production of cutler media. And this part of the podcast network it is produced by Max and Ron Cutler sound design by Andy Weights with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Travis. Clark and Paul baller. This episode of today in true crime was was written by Aaron Land with writing assistance by Maggie Admire. I'm Vanessa Richardson.
September 12, 2019: Aileen Wuornos
"The today is Thursday September Twelfth Two Thousand Nineteen on this day in nineteen ninety. The body of retired police chief Dick Humphreys was discovered he had been shot six times and discarded in the woods police. This connected his death to four similar shootings that had taken place over the past year the woman responsible they would soon learn was America's America's most infamous female serial killer welcome today in true crime of par cast original every day. We flip back the calendar to this date years ago and and recount one event from true crime history. I'm Vanessa Richardson and on this day twenty nine years ago former police chief Dick Humphries was found dead in Marion County Florida. The fifth victim of infamous serial killer aileen worn ose due to the graphic nature of today's crimes listener discretion is advised. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen before we unpack the ramifications of Eileen crimes. Let's go back to the evening of September twelfth a little before sundown even before his body was found Dick. Humphrey's wife knew something was horribly wrong. She she and Dick had a good relationship. They had just celebrated their thirty fifth wedding anniversary two nights before so when the fifty six year old failed failed to come home the night of September eleventh nineteen ninety. She quickly alerted authorities that her husband was missing. The police lease had taken the call seriously after all. Dick Humphreys was their former boss. He was a retired police chief of former Air Force major sure and well respected within his community. Nobody would want Dick Humphreys dead which was what puzzled police when they found his body the next evening on September twelfth police and Mrs Humphries Soon learned that Dick may have had a secret vice and though his sins were few they eventually killed him the circumstances which led to Dick's death breath were set into motion almost a decade before he was killed in May nineteen eighty one twenty five year old Eileen wore knows felt felt panicked. Her boyfriend was distant. She worried he was leaving her. She knew she had to do something drastic to get his attention. It was is this panic that led her to stride into a convenience store wearing nothing but a bikini and rob the cash register at gunpoint. It wasn't the best decision I lean had ever made but it was far from the worst. She tried to make a quick getaway but it wasn't hard for police is to spot a woman in a swimsuit carrying a gun and a bag of money. Police quickly picked her up and charged her with armed robbery. I leaned spent the next two years in prison when she got out in nineteen eighty three the twenty seven year old thought her boyfriend would be waiting for her but found out he had run off with another woman heartbroken and dejected she returned to the life of sex work alcohol drugs rugs and frequent homelessness that had consumed her since she was eleven years old. That was the age. She began sleeping with boys. He's in the neighborhood for beer money shortly after she got into drugs when she was fourteen she was sexually assaulted by a friend of her grandfather's fathers and became pregnant. She was forced to give her child up for adoption without ever getting to hold the baby. Her grandparents parents who had raised Eileen after her single mother abandoned her at age four kicked her out of their house at the age of Fourteen Eileen. I lean started living in the woods. She spent the rest of her adolescent life. In between juvenile detention centers homeless and transient by the time I lean was released from prison at age twenty seven. She hated nearly everyone save her one friend from Childhood Dawn. She harbored a special hatred of men fostered by a string of abusive boyfriends abusive father figures sexual all assault and countless. John's misused her at twenty. Seven Eileen decided she'd had enough off of men for a lifetime still yearning for companionship. She began dating women at thirty years old. She met a fellow Bargo or named Tyra more and the pair became inseparable tyra offered the emotional stability that Eileen had been searching for her entire life over the course of the next six years. The two lived a transient life together living in motels across Florida tyra tried her best has to provide for Eileen so that she would no longer need to turn to sex work but oddly Eileen refused to stop. Perhaps she didn't like the idea of losing her only means of income or perhaps some part of her didn't know what else to do with time. She'd been selling herself for two two thirds of her life. It was the one useful thing she could do for their relationship and like it or not the pair needed the money tyra cleaned motel rooms but often struggled to make ends meet the financial strain affected their relationship and Eileen grew terrified that tyrod Hira would leave her just like every man she'd ever known. She grew desperate to keep the relationship stable on November thirtieth nineteen eighty nine Eileen Meta John named Richard Mallory and Eileen Lean propositioned him for sex as they drove to a secluded location. Richard mentioned that he was on his way to Daytona for a weekend of partying. It was then that I lean got to thinking. This man likely had a wad of cash on him to blow it strip bars that weekend. She felt the familiar l. Your rush of panic move her to reach for the gun. She carried with her as they pulled over on the side of the road. Eileen shot Richard about six six times robbed him and ditched his car. She told Tyra that she had killed and robbed a man so they could pay rent. Though TYRA era thought she was joking. Richard Malary's body was found two weeks later but the case quickly went cold six months later. Eileen quickly killed three more men in the same manner robbing them and ditching their cars along the highway. She chose her victims based on how much money she believed they had on them. Unfortunately for David speers Charles Car Skadden and Peter Sims was they looked well off. Eileen entira were seen riding in Peterson's car shortly before I lean dumped it in the woods because of this sketches of Eileen anti-ira showed up in the paper ENTIRA realized she'd been in dead man's car that night terrified she left Eileen fleeing to Pennsylvania Eileen unraveled she had only begun killing to keep Tiro by her side and now her reason for living was gone. I leans drinking buddies at the time said that after Tyra left Eileen Lien was depressed and broken at the same time rage simmered beneath the surface that was the version of Eileen wore knows that dig humphries met on September Eleventh Nineteen Ninety that night Eileen stepped into Dick's EXC car up next Eileen claims her fifth victim now back to today and true crime on September Eleventh Nineteen Ninety Eileen wore nose was living in a state of chaos ever since her girlfriend tyra her only support system had left her. I lean had been increasingly despondent and depressed. She had turned to alcohol. Kahal to drown. Her sorrows too sad to take care of herself. Her depression had soon given way to rage. The world seem seem to hate her and quite frankly. The feeling was mutual that night. She was drunk and high looking for an excuse to explode. Dick Humphreys provided such an excuse I lean had propositioned him and as they drove towards a secluded area she felt hatred. Grow inside her. Maybe it was the fact that Dick was married or the fact that he was a retired cop either either way. He should have known better than to seek out sex workers. As far as she was concerned. He deserved what was coming to him in a fit fit of rage that she herself would never fully understand. Eileen Shot Dick Humphries in the torso and head Multiple Times TMZ she then rolled his body into a ditch and abandoned his car in the next county on the evening of September Timber Twelfth Nineteen Ninety. Marion County police were charged with the sombre task of informing Mrs Humphries. She was now oh Alito. It was the most horrific phone call she'd ever receive the news of her husband's. Death only grew more bitter as police struggled to find his killer. Eileen would kill twice more before she was arrested. Eventually police found items Adams from the deceased at a pawnshop and were able to capture her thumbprint. She would then spend the next two years in prison. Awaiting trial mile before finally being convicted of first degree murder of Richard Mallory in January of Nineteen Ninety two by that point point Eileen had seemingly lost her will to live she ended up confessing to six more murders. She pled guilty and no contest to these murders and was sentenced to death over the next ten years. She waved her legally mandated appeals and after assuring during a judge that she would kill again. If she was released from prison. They set her execution date for October. Ninth two thousand two. She died that morning of lethal injection at age forty six after her death her childhood friend Dawn took I leans ashes back to Michigan and buried her beneath a tree a quiet act of kindness that had alluded Eileen all her or life. Many people come from horrific childhoods but do not grow up to become killers. Get even the smallest ounce of empathy allows us to see that by the time she became a serial killer. Aileen worn ose was so browbeaten by the world and so desperate to keep the one thing she he loved from leaving. Her murder seemed like a viable option. She was driven to kill by her hatred of the men she felt had used just her. She felt betrayed by almost everyone in her life even her girlfriend. Tyra who left her and later testified against her by the time of her death. She felt so isolated and alone. It's not hard to imagine that her dying breath was a sigh of relief relief. Thanks for listening to today in true crime. I'm I'm Vanessa Richardson for more information on the crimes of I lean more no's checkup the episodes of female criminals and serial killers the dive deeper deeper into her story today in true crime is a park asked original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast originals for free on spotify not only spotify already have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite park asked originals channels like today and true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify just open the APP tap browse and type today and true crime in the search bar Ed Parkas. Were grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing wing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at Parkas network. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow. In true true crime today in true crime was created by Max Cutler is a production of cutler media is part of the podcast network. It is produced by hi Max and Ron Cutler sound design by Kerry Murphy With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Maggie Admire and Travis Clark this episode of today in true true crime was written by Aaron Land. I'm Vanessa Richardson.
Jordan Belfort Pt. 2: Wolf In A Cage
"This episode features discussion of Drugs Sex work addiction and other illegal behavior that some people may find offensive listener discretion is advised sized in December nineteen ninety-three Jordan Belfort laid on the lawn outside his massive estate waiting for one of his two security guards both named Rocco to peel him off the grass. It was a quiet night but inside his home he knew a a storm was brewing his wife. Nadine was going to be furious. It was three a m but she would be wide awake. After all he had just crashed a helicopter into their driveway fallen out of said trump then waddled away in a drug induced stupor stupa not the kind of thing. You're likely to sleep through right on cue. One of the Rocco's was headed of the driveway also right on cue the bedroom lights switched on Nadine was awake. He could barely lift his head to look. This is lifestyle was eating him alive. The drugs the infidelity the feds constantly breathing down his neck a few years ago. He didn't didn't even drink now. He was twenty quay lude steep lay doubt on his lawn. It was going to kill him. He felt a growing sense of dread in the pit of his stomach as he lay face down in the dewey grass. He tried his best to enjoy the relative stillness. Nisa a cold crisp December night he had a feeling it was one of the last moments of quiet he would ever enjoy. Welcome to con artists a podcast original. I'm alice stemmed and every week we peel back the layers of history's greatest deceptions and tell the stories of the hustlers swindlers and fraudsters that orchestrated them. I'll dive into psychology breakdown their tricks and explain why anyone might fool for a con- you can find episodes of con artists and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to strain cornutus for free on spotify just open the APP and type Kon Artis in the search bar at Parkas with grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at that podcast and twitter at podcast network and if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening sning. It really does help us. This is a final episode on Jordan Belfort who became known as the wolf of Wall Street in the wake of his is two thousand thirteen bio-pic by the same name last week we follow Jordan's descent into a world of White Collar Crime Working Penny Stock Doc pump and dump schemes that made him an overnight millionaire this week. We'll follow the federal investigation into his brokerage firm. Stratton OAKMONT has Jordan tries his best to outrun the fence in in August nineteen ninety-three thirty-one-year-old Jordan Belfort woke up somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean strapped to his first class plane seat eight. He tried to move his arms but found that he'd been restrained with extra seat. Belts said that he couldn't move his best friend and business partner. Danny Porush was asleep beside him drooling onto his own Powell. Jordan kicked him awake and Austin E to untie him to his surprise. Danny refused a flight attendant pushed a drink cart pass Jordan seat and shot to mid deadly look as she passed. Danny was quick to explain that she was the reason. Jordan was fully restrained in his seat. Just after takeoff Jordan so high on quail eggs he couldn't walk straight had approached the flight attendant and started groping her. It took half. The flight crew to subdue him. The captain threatened to turn the plane around before the flight attendant who'd been assaulted agreed agreed that if Jordan was tied up the rest of the flight they could continue on to Geneva the pair were headed to Switzerland to open open a bank account that could help them conceal their illegal earnings from the IRS and the US Securities and Exchange Commission or S. E. C. Jordan Belfort and Danny Porush had been using a pump and dump scheme to make them rich essentially they would use aggressive selling tactics to drive up the price of a stock. They knew to be worthless. Initially they took their commission checks from the sale then left their clients high and dry with stock they never sell but over time they began investing in the stock themselves through the use of frontman called a rat hole they would inflate the stunk then have their rat holes sell this hsieh's without warning raking in millions while the faulty stock imploded on itself it was highly illegal and bound to eventually attract attention which it did beginning in nineteen ninety-one the SEC had taken interest in Stratton Oakmont after Stratton oakmont net worth jumped from six hundred and fifty thousand dollars to nine point five million dollars in less than a year smelling smelling fraud the S. E. C. began auditing their files as the feds dug around Stratton Oakmont for investor fraud Jordan found found himself thankful for many of his business practices chiefly the fact that he never left a paper trail never conducted business over over the phone and he never discussed past dealings ever an old mentor had once explained to Jordan that anybody beginning a conversation with remember that one deal was wearing a wire businessman look towards the future only the feds aw interested in the past. Jordan knew his business practices were maniacally strict but he was especially thankful for them after the the SEC had slapped him with a twenty two million dollar lawsuit in early nineteen ninety-three. They were suing him for stock manipulation. Niculae Shen although his lawyer Ike Zorkin felt confident they would settle nevertheless Jordan Jordan would feel better knowing the Swiss had his money for safekeeping but there was little Jordan did these days without the recklessness of someone who never never face consequences for his actions. Any layperson would've walked off that plane and directly into police custody to face charges for for sexual assault instead Jordan was briefly detained customs then allow to enter the country after a few strings were pulled hold for him behind the scenes. It's no surprise that money and power go hand in hand. It was one of the reasons Jordan Belfort was so eager to accumulate wealth the wealthy of far less likely to be reprimanded for breaking the law either because their station affords them a certain benefit of the doubts who they're able to grease a few palms this immunity to repercussions teaches the rich that they are above the law according to author Susan M Schneider in the science of consequences the rich of far less likely to believe that that actions will elicit negative consequences and so they not only break the law. They grow increasingly bold in their behavior. They test the boundaries of what they can get away. With of course this earn confidence only helped Jordan as a con man he sincerely Israeli believed that with the right precautions the S. E. C. would never catch up to him. which is what led him to A? Swiss banker who Jordan dubbed Jean Jacques Barrel and his associate the master forger a Swiss man dubbed Roland who who is exceedingly good at circumventing the law their plan to protect Jordan's money from the US government was twofold first. They would have a trusted associate opened up a Swiss bank account in their own name essentially acting as Jordan's frontman this was the kind of of language Jordan understood they were asking him to use a rat hole. Jordan would deposit his money into the bank the rats whole would have a debit epic card linked to the account that was used to spend a fraction of the money creating a paper trail that legitimised the account to the IRS and Swiss Swiss authorities alike. It would seem like normal bank account activity second they would use a little known scam called transfer pricing to launder the money inside the account. It's a financial shell gain the gets a little complex and is perhaps best explained explained by Jordan himself who wrote you would engage your transaction either underpaying or over paying for a particular product depending ending on which way you wanted your money to flow the rub lied in the fact that you actually on both sides of the transaction you were both the buyer and the seller. Jordan new of a clothing company called dollar time that was having trouble moving his inventory. He reasoned they could form an offshore. Shell company that sounded clothing related. They'd call it wholesale clothing. Inc Wholesale Folk clothing could buy up all the time infantry for pennies on the dollar which would bring his money back into the United States. The perfectly legal invoice listen purchase order would be the only paper trail granted if this sounds convoluted and confusing to understand then the con artists have have achieved their goal. The whole idea is for anyone trying to follow the money trail to get lost in the weeds but the main takeaway is is this Jordan and Roland where laundering millions of dollars and creating an airtight paper trail to cover their tracks so all Jordan needed was a trustworthy rats hole and a few good mules who could get his money into Switzerland undocumented. He knew the American citizen wouldn't work the SEC could subpoena them in a heartbeat. He was at a loss everyone he knew grew grew up in Queens. Jordan thought these things over as he was driven back to his Swiss hotel later that August afternoon his thoughts drifted to his wife Nadine they had been fighting a lot legally the stress of this lawsuit had been wearing on him and his his pack was in constant pain as such he was high all the time no matter where the night took him he always seemed seem to land on his own doorstep shouldn't by a furious spouse and rightfully so he was addicted to drugs sex and alcohol the whole he was a miserable husband when Jordan finally opened the door to his hotel room. He was greeted by a sex worker setup by either. Donnie the hotel or the bankers he wasn't sure he was exhausted and his back heard so he'd need drugs to sleep with the sex sex worker which of course would lead to more drugs and in that moment Jordan resolved old to get sober and be the kind of husband he would want his daughter Chamba to marry someday he dismissed the sex worker through his drugs drugs down the toilet and called his wife to tell her he loved her his duchess wife who still had family overseas. Aziz in England one family member specifically on Patricia a fiery woman who hated the establishment and loved her nephew a few in law now Jordan's wheels turning if aren't Patricia would open a Swiss bank account in her name. Jordan could funnel money money into it plus. He would give her a spending allowance to the tune of ten thousand pounds a month. He could let us spent her final years. A A wealthy woman Jordan did not like to linger before executing on a great idea like this seventy two hours after he first landed in Geneva. Jordan was on a flight from London escorting on Patricia to Switzerland but now the real work began he and John Jock had agreed to begin with three million dollars in Patricia new account which would be funneled into his shell company laundered and then put back into the account. Luckily Jordan had just mule to get the money overseas his childhood friend and current drug dealer todd had married a Swiss woman caroline several years back which was absolutely perfect because caroline was citizen. The likelihood of her being flanked by customs was slim to none she was the perfect person to mule the money into Switzerland and to Jordan's surprise she agreed to do it without much convincing after all to her the stakes probably probably seemed low back in those days metal detectors the only thing standing between the money mule and a Swiss Bank and since money is is pure paper she was able to get through customs would nearly three million dollars strapped to her waist and chest the parents also got in on the deal for a small fee they were happy to take a few family holidays to their home country about six in total until all twenty million dollars had been moved into on Patricia Swiss Bank account there at least it was safe safe from the SEC but little else was just as Jordan's money was tucked away for safekeeping that summer in Nineteen Ninety Ninety three a series of subpoenas started landing on the desks of several of his staff at Stratton oakmont and as each employee was march touchdown town for interviews Jordan felt the familiar itch of a very old problem who would stay loyal and and who would hang him out to dry in a moment to strata nights crack under the thumb soon nominees volcanoes tornadoes earthquakes. 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Some of these natural disasters are ancient and shrouded in mystery like the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius where it's believed that sixteen thousand thousand people died due to heat and suffocation others more recent like the eight climbers were caught in a terrible blizzard in nineteen ninety-six fix as they attempted to scale Mount Everest or a two thousand eleven soon Nami that killed an estimated eighteen thousand people in Japan with waves reportedly three stories high natural disasters remind us that despite humanity's achievements we are no match for the fury of Mother Nature Listen and subscribe to natural disasters for free on spotify and any way you listen to podcasts now back to the story in August nineteen ninety-three Jordan's childhood friend friend. Todd and Todd's extended family were helping him. You'll his legal earnings to Switzerland where it was being laundered through shell companies then squirreled away a Swiss bank account. The plan was working so well that he spent the next four months celebrating he had resolved to get sober and stop cheating on his wife but that resolve lasted about two weeks he spent the rest of nineteen ninety-three drunk high eight and lucrative then in December nineteen ninety-three just after three in the morning thirty-one-year-old eighty one year old Jordan Belfort walk through his bedroom door and was greeted by a glass of water to the face his wife. Nadine gene stood red-faced before him. She was furious for several reasons. All of them justified. I the the helicopter that adjusts crash landed in the yard and woken the entire neighborhood second the fact that Jordan was high on Quaid lutes and clearly clearly drunk third Venice. She wasn't sure who Venice was but Jordan had said the name in his sleep and Nadine rightfully fully guest she was a sex worker Jordan had been partying with this was the most delicate balance and their relationship. Nadine eighteen knew that her husband slept with sex workers. She didn't love it but she loved the lifestyle that Jordan provided her so she dealt with fit she would scream at him. Put up a fight then eventually give in knowing nothing would change of all the things this money could buy this. OUGHTA lack of accountability was by far the most convenient the unhappy couple spent the better half off the morning arguing until Nadine finally stormed out of there master bedroom and into a guest room down the whole his head still the buzzing. Jordan tried his best to get some sleep two hours later he was awoken by his made and personal assistant. They came bustling in bringing Jordan breakfast aspirin and tried to get him standing upright. This had become Jordan's life. A blur of an existence fueled by constant supply of foods uppers downers a steady intake of alcohol and just enough cocaine to keep him focused then the next morning a cleanup crew of personal stuff would get him back on on his feet and he'd start the cycle again. His drug addiction had started a few years back after Jordan slipped a disc and then suffered suffered through a box surgery now he was on so many pills for the pain that he was only sober for the first few minutes of the day while he was brushing his teeth in the cultural. Zeitgeist Wall Street brokers and cocaine go together like James Bond and shaken Martinis. It's according to Dr Elizabeth Harmony with Royal Roads University. There is a good reason for this Dr Houghton. He explains that a cocaine high it can cause all over body stimulation and increased confidence many cocaine users report feeling invincible while on the drug they also also feel alert and in their minds incredibly focused it allows for fast paced living on little to no sleep the high paced work environment and nights of endless parties likely make cocaine feel necessary for stockbrokers in order to be alert enough to get through through the day mid coffee wouldn't cut it for Jordan specifically cocaine made him feel confident which was paramount to his success as a broker the confidence he felt translated to his underlings and thus onto their clients as a salesman that that bulletproof feeling allow Jordan to make sail after sale as his confidence made him richer the drugs became more necessary necessary by the morning of December twenty third nineteen ninety-three thirty-one-year-old Jordan Belfort was earning a million dollars a week at Stratton Oakmont. He was partying with sex were constantly and enjoying the crude anything anything goes fraternity that his brokerage firm had become Stratton Oakmont was the best party on Wall Street and Jordan Belfort sort was ringleader in chief that December morning with special. It was the day that Steve Madden stock was going public by nine. AM The office was already a buzz with excitement over the course of the next eight hours. Jordan Belfort L. Fort was going to make twenty million dollars courtesy of his patented pump and dump scheme as we covered last week. Steve Steve Madden was not only the hottest shoe designer in New York. He was also an old friend of Jordan's right hand man. Danny Porush Danny Johnnie had initially brought Steve into the firm as a rat hole. which was their code word for a nominee or frontman steve would invest Danny and Jordan's money in penny stocks that Stratton oakmont was taking public once the stock went public and the price of the stock inflated? Steve would pull out. There is causing the stock to completely collapse. Danny and Jordan would pasty for his service as a rat hole and have enough leftover ova to walk away wealthy men but now Steve Madden was graduating from rat-hole to client every brokerage on Wall Street had wanted to take his company public but Steve was loyal to his grade school friend and allowed Stratton oakmont to do the honors. This was the stock that was going to legitimize Stratton oakmont from frat house to bona fide. Wall Street brokerage and Jordan and Danny secretly owned more than half of Steve Madden stock courtesy of their rat holes the second the company went public then money would compound exponentially by the end of the day when they dumped the stock. They be taking home twenty million dollars twenty times more than what Jordan made in one week just the thought of it. It put a certain spring in his step by the time. Jordan arrived at the Office on the twenty third. Steve Madden was already milling around ready to give a speech to the brokers to rally them before they hit the phones. Jordan strode across the floor towards his corner office. The past two empty desks. He signed and shook his head. The desks stood as a lingering reminder that not everyone was loyal to the cause. The desks were once occupied by to promising young strategy nights but they had turncoats hotan him at the slightest sign of trouble they thought the feds would take better care of them then Jordan Belfort Stratton Oakmont was in the middle of an SEC investigation in fact at that very moment there were two representatives from the SEC in the office conference room or dissing their files. Jordan has surrendered the documents willingly although he had blasted the air conditioning in the conference room down to a freezing forty degrees if you can't shake him off freeze them out he reasoned the SCC SCC had already subpoenaed fourteen of his employees interviewing them about aggressive selling tactics that might contribute to financial fraud food within Stratton Oakmont twelve of these employees had lied under oath protecting Jordan and the company and so far they'd suffered suffered zero consequences in fact they recurrently sidling up to their desks ready to make millions of dollars in stock sales that day the two who had cracked on the other hand had been banned by the S. e. c. from working insecurities for life and Jordan had happily defy it them they were probably flipping burgers somewhere drowning in debt and falling behind on their million dollar mortgage payments. It was a shame name but it was no longer his problem. Danny Porush meanwhile was screaming at a broker for taking time on the clock to feed his goldfish pets like Goldfish were allowed at the office but taking valuable time out of their working hours to feed them was not not Jordan watched as the young broker apologized profusely which did little to curtail Danny's tirade. Jordan couldn't help Alpe laugh. His business partner was nuts but it was part of his chom. Danny concluded his tirade by reaching into the fishbowl polled and grabbing the brokers goldfish with his bare hands then sure enough. He swallowed it all in a day's work when the clock ticked to nine thirty. AM Jordan's Legion of brokers attacked their telephones and and spent the next eight hours driving sales of Steve Madden stock by midday. The price of the stock had already more than tripled and by closing time Jordan's prophets skimmed twenty two million dollars via the use of his rat hole. Jordan found it to be an auto kind of poetic justice the SEC was suing him for twenty two million dollars and he made the settlement in a day not that he was simply letting his money goes to the federal government. He wasn't giving up without a fight but somehow he couldn't shake the feeling that the noose was tightening he put the thought out of his mind and set out for a night of celebration wondering how many many of these nights he had left but then at the start of Nineteen ninety-four special agent Gregory Coleman with the FBI cool twinned that Jordan was laundering money in Swiss bank accounts unluckily for Jordan money laundering injuring with special agent Coleman's we'll house according to agent Coleman the first time he mets Jordan Belfort it was on his hundred hundred sixty seven foot yacht called the Nadine which he had docked in New York as Coleman and a fellow agent walked onto the boat they could see a spread of lobster and caviar champagne and fat stacks of bills laid out on a buffet table. Jordan orden was a consummate host offering to help the investigators out however he could he then attempted to bribe them agent Coleman Holman new then and there that he wanted to take Jordan Belfort down the guy got under his skin he told jo-john as much and Jordan didn't told the agents to get off his boat as they made their way down the stairs Jordan through two of the lobsters at them after years of prying the lid was finally wrenched off the F. B. I. placed immense pressure on the Swiss list government to cooperate with their investigation. They were able to apply similar pressure to a few of Jordan's associates who are helping him smuggle money overseas when faced with enough jail time the witnesses agreed to talk next Jordan finally finely faces his day of reckoning now back to the story in December nineteen ninety-three thirty-one-year-old Roll Jordan Belfort was on top of the world he had taken. Steve Madden Public and his firm may twenty two million dollars in a day his his personal sheriff. That was a cool thirteen million dollars. He was busy laundering that money into a Swiss bank account fronted by his wife's wife's Aunt Patricia for her part on Patricia was thrilled to be receiving more than one hundred and twenty thousand dollars allowance a year which allowed amounted to move into a massive apartment near her grandchildren who lived in London and Best of all the twenty two million dollar lawsuit that the SEC had slapped him with seemed to be crumbling. Also Jordan's attorney Zorkin told him I explained that the SEC had enough to slap stratton oakmont on the wrist but the case wasn't as bulletproof as they'd hoped Jordan's overly cautious business practices of never leaving a paper trail and never conducting business on the phone had saved him the SEC didn't have enough to bring the full wrath of Pon Stratton oakmont instead in Nineteen ninety-four the SEC. We see told children. They were willing to settle the suit for three million dollars on one condition. Jordan never worked insecurities. He's again he would have to step down from Stratton Oakmont and find some other way of making an honest living at first the idea disgusted Jordan he had built Stratton Oakmont from the ground floor. Hundreds of employees relied on him. He couldn't pull out is a safe himself and let the company fold but I had mu good news. Stratton oakmont didn't have to close just because ause Jordan couldn't run. The company didn't mean he couldn't let Danny run it and then act as Danny's adviser for all the SEC Z. Cad Jordan could take office across the hall. He could stick his head in from time to time as a consultant he could continue to shape the company's future an play the stock market as one of Stratton oakmont clients in the private sector. It all felt too good to be true. There was no no way it was that easy that he could walk away from the lawsuit the company and retire a rich man with his wife and kids. Jordan then took some time to consider the offer walking away from Stratton oakmont would break his heart but he also knew it was time to make exchanges. Maybe he should hang up his hat. Sober up and ride off into the sunset shortly thereafter in nineteen ninety four thirty two year old Jordan Belfort took the deal he settled the lawsuit and that should have been the end of it he should have walked away from fraudulent activities altogether but he didn't in fact the majority of Jordan's illicit activities ramped up in nineteen ninety four and would continue for the next four years during this time he would use a method called cockroach ing to run his pump and dump scheme essentially when brokerages on Wall Wall Street folded the brokers would scurry like cockroaches to other firms Jordan would use his relationship with these brokers at their new firms uh-huh to infuse money into stocks and pull out quickly just as he done as CEO of Stratton Oakmont only this time he was an independent investor and he didn't have to split his earnings amongst the partners back at Stratton Oakmont. He become a real Wall Street vigilante considering the fact that he was fresh off a lawsuit. This might seem like unnecessarily risky behavior but Jordan Belfort was a self admitted addict. He was addicted to sex booze drugs and recognized that money was his greatest addiction fiction of all in his memoir. Jordan explains that the morning rush in the bullpen was like heroin from the first stay at L F Rothschild back in Nineteen eighty-seven he was hooked according to an American addiction centers resource addictive behaviors is often caused by underlying psychological issues or can be learned from one's environment in Jordan's case. It's reasonable all to deduce that two factors were at play certainly his environments was partly to Blame Wall Street was rife with vices and it was was there that he was introduced to drugs and alcohol it was all part of Jordan's moral corruption but even before joining Wall Street Jordan harbored a genuine concern that his wife only loved him for his wealth he would spend the next two decades chasing as much money honey as he could lay his hands on the parallel couldn't be more clear in chasing money. Jordan was chasing his own self self worth he found value in being able to provide a party money brought him admiration love friends and a good the time. Jordan allowed wealth to define him given that it's not hard to believe he'd be playing stocks the day after he left court. If he wasn't rich he was nothing and like many addicts. Jordan's vice would be his undoing. FBI investigator agent Gregory Coleman had been digging away at Stratton oakmont since one thousand nine hundred ninety two but it wasn't until he caught wind of Jordan's shell companies in Nineteen ninety-four that he was able to take Jordan Down Coleman was was able to identify unnamed witnesses who had been aiding Jordan and his mules in moving money into Switzerland in exchange for immunity they gave statements against Jordan and helped the FBI identify. Swiss banker Jordan was working with once John Jock doc the Swiss banker who ran Jordan's offshore account provided evidence of money laundering the FBI was able to arrest Bell Fort for financial uh-huh fraud in September of Nineteen ninety-eight. His bail was posted at ten million dollars so in his trademark ostentatious fashioned fell fort had ten billion dollars worth of jewels delivered to the courthouse accompanied. I need by armed guards. In early nineteen ninety nine thirty seven year old Jordan was facing more than twenty years in prison and for money laundering and securities fraud but the feds offer deal if he was willing to help gather evidence against his friends his sentence would be drastically reduced. The sting operation lasted for a year which lead to the arrest and despoilment of Danny the parish and other associates of Stratton Oakmont in the end Jordan proved that while he spent his entire life worrying that others would would be disloyal to him. He was the snake in the grass all along modern bureaucracy being what it is. Jordan's trial trial took years to come to fruition in the meantime his wife. Nadine left him as did much of his personal fortune wasted away on legal fees. It wasn't until two thousand four before he finally saw his day in court soon after he was slapped slapped with a four year prison sentence at the time of his sentencing he had defrauded investors out of two hundred million leeann dollars. He was asked to repay a mere one hundred ten point four million dollars and yet for all his his sins. Jordan only served twenty two months of jail time ultimately. He was rewarded with a book. His Memoir entitled the Wolf of Wall Street in two thousand thirteen. His autobiography was made into a movie by the same name directed by Martin Scorsese. The film went onto an Oscar nominations for Leonardo DiCaprio Joanna. Hill Martin's Kasey screenplay writer Terence Winter and was was nominated for best picture. The book and film earned Jordan around two million dollars altogether a far cry from the sixty million dollars. He was worth in the mid ninety s but it paid the rent. He even got a cameo appearance in his bio pic once his story made him famous famous. Jordan began a career as a motivational speaker. He teaches his method of selling which he calls the straight line persuasion method to the tune of thirty thousand dollars per hour. He is required to give half of that money in reparations to his fraud victims but still fifteen thousand dollars apart. We'll keep you out of the poor house today. fifty-seven-year-old Jordan is in a relationship with a woman he calls his his true partner and his credit he refrained from speaking ill of Nadine and admits that his treatment of his first wife Denise was abysmal. It seems as though the wolf of Wall Street has been domesticated. He's content to live a quiet sober life in Hermosa Beach California -fornia where he enjoys an oceanfront home special agent Coleman is in so quick to believe the con man is reformed and he says that Jordan Belfort is easily one of the biggest bad guys he's ever taken down and he still checks in on him from time to the time. Coleman says as a subtle reminder that I am still watching. Thanks for listening to con artists. 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Vril Society Pt. 2: Nazi Moon Base
"Eleven year old kate fox bolted awake in bed unsure of what did stirred her she appeared around the dark cabin the winter win howling outside she let the candle next to her bedside and waited to see if anything stirred in the darkness she jumped at the fed and pull the covers over her head hoping whatever had made the noise would go away as it continued do candle next to her bed flickered out k could steal a presence standing next to her bed but she was too scared the look fine baby spirit seemed to leave her bedside but it was far from gone in the coming coming months the presence would only grow stronger more entities would still the cabin communicating with kate and her sister maggie by the end of that winter in eighteen forty eight the fox sisters were learn to speak with the dead little did they know that from their tiny cabin in upstate new york they would spark a movement with revitalize the colts in the western world rekindle interest in an ideology that gave rise to the nazi nazi party end convinced the third reich say could speak with an alien civilizations are we alone we've been alone will we be alone stories of alien visitation have been ingrained in human history alien life may not be confirmed but our obsession with it can't be ignored welcome to extraterrestrial a par cast original i'm bill and i'm tim every tuesday we visit the marvelous and strange stories about our encounters with beings from another world we're aware that some of these tales may seem completely deeply unbelievable others may seem all too real but these stories shed light on human nature human beliefs in human psychology and each story has garnered hundreds if not millions of true believers in for that reason we think they're worth exploring today we continue are exploration of the real society a subgroup of tula society alleged nazi secret society that formed just after world war one they believed in alien race was providing them with advanced technology that would allow them to travel to space last week we followed maria or pitch the female medium who allegedly first made contact with other worldly visitors as she involved herself deep within the budding nazi party but we also follow these key players who formed tula society these secret organization gonna sation that absorbed maria or such andrew cohorts into their ranks this week will explore the likelihood that the claims made by the real society were real in whether maria was ever even a part of dss at par cast we're grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what we love let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and instagram at par cast and twitter at par cast network end if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help is the leave a five five star review wherever you're listening it really does help we also now have merchandise had the park cast dot com slash march for more information it was a dark and stormy night these you're probably the most famous words ever pen by author edward bulletin eight victorian era author who grew to summer now and in the eighteen seventies while he's rarely remembered for his size fi novel these power of the coming grace face it is perhaps one of the most influential piece of literature ever written not because the novel is so thrilling or pervasive but rather because it convinced a small group of men they belong to a master race destined to rule yours and exterminate lesser people who had robs them of the power they believed with their birthright as we discussed last week the nazi party was fueled by their twisted interpretation of this book using it to justify their interest in cold and the systematic holocaust of the jewish people this genocide also included smaller ethnic groups like feet roma population in any one the nazis considered mentally ill or physically disabled this week we'll dive into these outlandish claims made by those who kerryon the lore of the tula society end it into a group of psychics the real society according to legend the real society made contact with aliens who assured them away to the planet out deborah ron at the end of the second world war they are due to return to earth in two thousand twenty two to take their rightful place as heads of the human race but while we're waiting for their return we'll delve into these mysterious legend they left behind and tried to ascertain what of their legacy is based in fact in what is as fall says the science fiction book it all started from last week we discussed maria or such a young medium who is rumored to have accurately predicted the rise of adolf hitler believers have suggested that she also channel the plans for ancient alien technology that helps the nazis build a rocket ship that would take them to outer space if true it would prove the existence of not only aliens but deep birthright master race maria claimed that alien visitors first approached her while she was in a coma like trance after falling deathly ill as a teenager it's impossible to say whether maria invented this story outright but it appears as though she truly believed leave that she communicated with alien beings although many psychics and mediums have claimed these things over the years which asks the question is there a more rational explanation for maria's visions maria's obsession session with these non physical world might have started a half century before in eighteen forty seven in a small log cabin just outside hinesville new york there two sisters eleven year old kate fox and fourteen year old maggie fox began contacting the dead dead winter the two young girls were repeatedly visited by a spirit who would knock on the cabinet walls for hours on end by the spring of eighteen forty eight the spirits knocks were growing so violent the walls of their tiny cabin shook from the force of them it was the girl's mother who eventually realized that the spirit was likely trying to communicate with her daughter's an devised a way of speaking with which they worked out a series of taps that these spirit could used to answer questions mrs fox spawn ingenious idea girls could travel from town to town communing with the dead for a small feet of course and so they began during their act which gained popularity in no time there at grew so popular that they were eventually invited to tour europe they were among the most famous acts of their day and spawned a modern spiritualist movement that swept through america in europe with fervor by eighteen ninety five win maria or such was born spiritualism was commonplace throughout europe mediums zana cultists were a dime a dozen tarot card readers could be found in every major city in the western world also by eighteen ninety five almost every famous medium that had been part of the beginning of these spiritualist movement had been outed as the fraud kate and maggie fox admitted in eighteen eighty eight that they're ghost toppings were a hoax they produced the sounds by popping their joints but he dresses they and others like them were conmen preying on the vulnerable to make a quick buck in fact famed magician harry houdini dedicated a large portion of his life to outing these tricksters but that didn't stop americans andy europeans from crowding into theaters to watch mediums perform seance is well into the twentieth century despite overwhelming proof that the grand majority of mediums were frauds or at best simply guessing if this seems far fetched consider the fact that today the psychic industry still brings in around two billion dollars annually if audiences in two thousand nineteen could fall prey to mediums it's easy to see how in the early nineteen hundreds a teenaged maria or such might have been equally fascinated what might have drawn maria or such to be a cult and paranormal as a teenager is concisely explained by author steve russo who writes young people are looking for power andy a cult is a belief the promises supernatural power over their environment v a cult might have been a specially appealing at the turn of the last century when women were considerably disadvantage and had very rigid roles in society the idea of harnessing supernatural power over once environments might have been very appealing to a young woman like maria who didn't she herself in eight traditional female role but unlike the fox sisters in many of the mediums debunked by houdini maria didn't claim to talk to spirits who had passed onto the next life she claims that she spoke to aliens button this to might be explained by pop culture as early as eighteen twenty six scientists have tried to communicate with aliens app it's no wonder the idea of life on other planets has been debated since the time of ancient greece german mathematician and inventor carl friedrich gauss with among the first modern scientists to make a formal attempt at other worldly communication he proposed cutting a large triangle into the siberian forest in planting wheat in the tracks he asserted that the color contrast would be visible from space and alert other planets are presence in early mid eighteen hundreds astronomer joseph on latro suggested pouring kerosene into a wide circular canal then setting it ablaze at night he believed that passing aliens would see the ring of fire and be enticed to visit but it was the invention of the radio in eighteen ninety five that sparked the idea of channeling aliens instead of flagging them down as they passed by earth indeed a few years later in nineteen o one nikola tesla reported a strange signal coming through his radio tower in colorado springs he theorized that the message come from mars when maria experienced something she couldn't explain after falling into a trance it's likely the idea of communicating with aliens through radio waves combined with the idea of communicating with spirits while in a trance both now present in popular culture might have influenced the way she rationalized her experience multiple studies show that teenagers are most influenced by popular culture than any group in in early nineteen hundreds modern spiritual ism had grown into a religious movement based in pseudoscience it provided comfort to those who believed in me ability to speak with their loved ones in for an impressionable pressure double team like maria could have provided an explanation for her first trance she fell into the coma like state at age seventeen while suffering a prolonged illness she claims while in this state she saw alien beings it appeared to her like beams of light and spoke to her promising to return to give her a secret mission this visitation combined everything we've discussed up until now the sense that a teenage girl with limited options might have been drawn to the idea that she was special and that alien life forms were singling her out she was fueled on by these spiritualism in general you fo enthusiasm about the time end soon she would be driven even further into self delusion biomedical phenomenon that science says only a gun to understand maria could have very likely had an out of body near death experience her parents who witnessed the trans described it as a coma like stage in for a few minutes she appeared to have died in fact her parents might have been more accurate then they realized according to australia neurologist doctor cameron shaw experiencing visions while in a coma is not at all unusual visions during a near death experiences take place over the course of about thirty seconds while the brain is actually truly dying within the first ten seconds there so a person's individuality sense of humor and sense of self will go but because the brain is still active it will begin to create an imaginary world that can be perceived if not fully understood this explains why many patients who crossover often have trouble describing what exactly they experienced their brains quite literally cannot understand the world that surrounded them many patients who returned from the other side describe a warm comforting feeling an encounter with a superior being provided a spiritual experience these recorded experience is there a striking striking similarities to be experienced maria described post trance except maria superior being was eight beam of light she instantly knew it'd be an ancient alien as opposed to a more traditional deity but even this is explainable because maria was likely heavily influenced by the pseudoscience of her day in would have known about alien communication trances in other hallmarks of spiritualist movement it makes sense that she would have attributed her encountered aliens as opposed to a christian god and she wasn't alone as interest in aliens grew maria found she was one of a growing number of people who believe that other worldly contact was not only possible it was her birthright it was only a matter of time before men like adolf hitler in heinrich himmler combined her belief system with their own philosophy of german superiority but in their pursuit of this ideal did the nazis truly encounter alien life next will examine the leader real society alien encounters counters codenames deception gadgets it might seem like something out of the movies but these are just some of these central components of being a spy most by don't stand out like character's james bond and ethan hunt they are ordinary forgettable people which makes them all the more dangerous so what is it really takes to be a spy every week the par cast original espionage explores this high stakes world and analyzes the missions behind the world's most incredible spies in how these covert operations succeeded or failed find out the real world spy tactics required to impersonate each exploits an infiltrate skilled trade the most confidential places in the world experienced the danger of a historic spy mission andy unexpected challenges of maintaining covert an completely illegal lifestyle search for and subscribe to espionage espionage wherever you listen to podcasts again search espionage or visit par cast dot com slash espionage till listen now the deadliest weapon is information now back so the story according to extraterrestrial believers maria or search began contacting aliens in nineteen twelve when she was seventeen around the same time others were beginning to believe that contacting ancient aliens was not only possible but inevitable in august nineteen oh nine a young man walked into the office of your lawns one leaving fills the most famous occultist in vienna the pale awkward but polite young man introduced himself divine leaving fills in asked order back issues of on leaving fell self published magazine booster rocket booster of wasn't occultist periodical that propagated the idea that a lost alien civilization would return to earth by rising up from the shadows or by some other means and take their rightful place as they master race apparently von leaving fells took a liking to be awkward twenty twenty year old in order the back issues for him free of charge time would reveal the young visitor to be adolf hitler it's no secret that hitler was obsessed with a cult button did he actually actually helped form de tula society and bring maria or such into his fold first of all there is no verifiable proof that the tula society the secret group of nazi leaders obsessed with called or the real society maria secret network of tula society mediums who communicated with aliens ever existed so we cannot beyond a shadow of a doubt confirm or disprove its existence however history has revealed a few interesting clues that nod to the idea that these real society in tula societies were in fact real in nineteen thirty five a german a rocket scientist named willie lay immigrated to the united states in order to fleeing nazi germany in addition to being a respected scientific mind he was also a prolific author of both science fiction in science nonfiction in a nonfiction fiction essay written in nineteen thirty seven late explain these vital role pseudoscience played in paving the way for the nazi rise to power he cites a secret society call be var heights gazelle shocked or these society for truth that was formed with the intention of tapping into a magical force called real their goal according to lay was to build a perpetual motion machine which was described where through sounding similarities to the ufo's so then maria or sit supposedly helped build these society for truth could be another name for these two of society at the time and he existence of these tula society was only known from rumors it would be years before any documentation would emerge giving credence to set rumors given that it makes sense that the tula society could have been known by a few different names including the society for truth what's most important is that the mission of the society for truth as described by lay is nearly identical to the mission of the tula society as it has come to be known through rumors writings from believers andy occasional recover document over the years lays writing isn't the only piece of nonfiction that himself he existence of be tulip than brill societies in nineteen sixty a non fiction book entitled the morning of the magicians when similar credence to the existence of the real society this book actually claims the real society was the precursor to the tula society instead of the to having been formed independently but it acknowledges the existence of both groups nevertheless the book discusses the rumor that at the end of world war to be real society jumped in there flying saucer in flew to one of the nazi party's secret underground layers in antarctica the book also so claims that according to legend the nazis landed on the moon in nineteen forty two where they built a secret bunker that still exists to this day it's a lot to unpack and morning of the magicians authors louie powells in shock version they are quick to point out that absolutely zero evidence exists to support i there these outlandish claims but wanna share them with their readers as a point of folklore interest their purpose office in writing the book was to discuss every absurd rumor about nazi undertakings during the second world war whether evidence supported them or not of course they're disclaimer did little to deter those who wanted to believe in the darkest most outlandish of these rumors probably the most unlikely of these conspiracy theories was born from a quote by nazi admiral karl doing it string bean nuremberg trials wherein he bragged about invulnerable in vulnerable fortress of paradise like go aces in the middle of internal ice this lead me to believe that hitler built in underground nazi layer beneath the thick sheets of ice in antarctica in may have escaped there after the war did this secret base exist in if so did it house alien technology according to science and technology writer eric newer there is at least a hint of truth to the rumors about hitler's obsession with antarctica in nineteen thirty nine he did in fact organized a secret mission to the southern most continent although he had no intention of building a nazi fortress instead he was on the hunt for margarine as in substitute butter in nineteen thirty nine the german population used large amounts of oil and fat based products including butter milk lard cream bacon salad oils detergent cheese linoleum candles and paint hitler knew that in the coming war many of these supplies would get cut often want it to be able to supply his people with alternate forms of fat in particular whale oil so he sent wailing boat antarctica and was somewhat disappointed when the team returned emptyhanded however no antarctic nazi fortress was ever built during world war two to andy rumor was further debunked in a peer reviewed study by marine geologist doctor collins summer hayes summer hayes scoured nazi record's an wrote his findings there is quote no mention in any of the german documents humans of any intention to establish a base during the expedition of nineteen thirty eight to nineteen thirty nine nor the any attempt was made to do so at that time or afterwards summer hayes went on the show that not one shred of proof exists exists to back up the idea that hitler seventy necessary equipment down to antarctica to build a fortress in the antarctic mountains or under the ice which means there was no alien base or extraterrestrial technology hidden under the ice caps while it seems as though nazis never carved out an evil alien layer in antarctica rumors process that they did build a fortress on the moon this of course only adds fuel you'll be alien contact he fire that might seem like the most easily dismissed part of our story but actually it's not that cut and dried the vast majority of people credit united states would have been the first country country just step foot on the moon but what many people don't know is that the technology that allowed us to walk on the moon face in nineteen sixty nine would actually based off of nazi technology developed almost thirty five years prior even during the second world war is common knowledge the germany had an advanced rocket science program and was developing technology that would change the face of modern warfare in fact v v two rockets it first successfully launched in nineteen forty two was the first rocket able to reach space technology used on its missile was the basis for both the u s an soviet union to get to the moon decades later but while there was never any proof that the v two rocket and made it to space during world war two possible evidence for a nazi moon landing may have been recovered decades later luna twentyfour say robotic pro that uss are sent to the moon in nineteen seventy six to collect dirt samples it only brought back seven tenths of a pound of moon dirt dust from eight previously untouched part of the moon called deep see of crises but the moon dust usov recovered with odd because this part of the moon who's on touched the dust should have laid undisturbed for billions of years and yet test results showed that the dirt luna twentyfour had recovered was brought to the surface of the moon somewhat recently something or someone had dug up the dirt that had previously resided deep underground americans had not been to that side the moon which left the question did someone land on the moon prior to the united states lunar scientist peter scholtz believes it's completely possible the nazi rocket could have made it to the sea of crises but just because it was relatively possible he concedes doesn't make it fact if the nazis who believed they were superior to all other people really had reached the moon wouldn't they have documented it then used it as part of their twisted third reich propaganda will never know for sure whether the nazis disturb the dust on the surface of the moon but it makes for a fun story in while were dispelling stories propagated by tulip society citing we should take a moment to address these central idea of real lord that the earth is hollow end its core is inhabited by ancient aliens every bit of scientific evidence suggests this is untrue professor simon redfern university of cambridge in the uk explains the by studying the earth's gravitational pull on the other objects weaken determined that are playing it weighs in at a handsome five point nine six billion tons and that's the number fifty nine followed by twenty zeros a number truly unfathomable to the human imagination there is nothing large enough on earth surface to account for that wage which means the earth carey's the bulk of its weight at its core some believers still might claim that extra weight is that of an alien civilization and granted humans have never penetrated there it's crust but using seismology scientists have been able to discern what they inner and outer core of the earth looks like in the early days of seismology in the nineteen sixties country of she lay experienced a massive earthquake that generated a ton of seismic datta redfern explains that when an earthquake happens it sent shockwaves throughout the planet seismologists record these vibrations it's as if we hit one side of the planet with a gigantic hammer and listened on the other side of the noise choice but starting with thi chill an earthquake in the nineteen sixties seismologist began to notice that while some of these es waves or sound waves were reaching their expected destination others were disappearing they should have traveled through the earth's core and manifested on the other side but that wasn't happening it was a head scratcher over the next ten years in tandem with other research conducted as early as nineteen thirty seismologists began to understand what was happening to these es waves depending on the path of travel they were encountering a liquid but they were unable to pass through yet other waves called pete waves still reverberated on the other side of the earth at certain angles which meant they were bouncing off something solid together misinformation allowed seismologist to conclude that the earth had a heart inner core surrounded by of molten outer core in case by earth's rocky crust based on the weight of earth redfern believes eighty percent of the earth's inner and outer core are made from iron as it's one of the most common elements in the universe in ways significantly more went under extreme dream pressure for instance at the center of a massive plant all just to say this tightly compressed mostly iron core leaves very little room for aliens so the likelihood that the earth's core is hollow in harboring and entire civilization is slim but the center of the earth wasn't the only place nazis went looking for their area ancestors beginning in the nineteen thirties hitler began sending expeditions to bet to look for ancient atlantans according to a legend on earth by dietrich eckhart long ago an ancient alien civilization called atlanta's was washed away by a great flood be high area preece however escaped on a boat and made it to be only piece of land that wasn't submerged underwater the highest country in the world tibet nazi explorers traveled to tibet over the course of about ten years there's subjecting these citizens of tibet to full body inspections searching for physical features that were believed to be inherently ariane angular facial features long limbs and narrow more petite faces the body scans were nothing short of harassment but that didn't give the nazi explorers pause they believed that the people of tibet may be related to their ancient superior ancestors in could help them harness the power our of real after the war ally forces found a paper trail and film footage that prove these expeditions were real and that finding be origins of area race was the official goal now the only reason hitler would have believed leave any connection between tibet semi alien race would have been a real legend champion vibe tula society given the fact that these missions to tibet were real it seems extremely possible that these tula society existed in at least some form to inspire them but just because the to society was real doesn't mean the stories of real society or based in reality in fact some evidence suggests that even if the real an tula societies did exist maria or such was never a part of them at all in a moment maria's involvement in extraterrestrials society is put under the microscope now back to the story it is widely believed by conspiracy theorists an alien enthusiasts that maria or such was the leader of a small band of psychic mediums v real society who communicated with ancient aliens who wants inhabited earth as ariane race purportedly joined tula society in nineteen twenty two which was run by nazis heinrich himmler and detroit eckhart however closer examination and shows that while the tula society which likely existed worked with mediums maria or such might never have been a medium with thin the real or tula society at all according to the writings of believers maria or such as real society was notoriously pure it was made up of a small group of women who were sell the bitch or their hair in long pony tails end sequestered themselves away from the rest of the tula society where they could channeled aldebaran aliens in peace but this picture of chastity seems the clash with the tula society as run by heinrich himmler at some point in the nineteen thirties heinrich himmler bottom old german castle in the very area and renovated it many believe it also became their headquarters for these tula society based on tula centric floor mosaics and other iconography discovered throughout the castle after the war as we discussed last week it's believed that he used the castle from meetings ceremonies and experiments on prisoners of war and attempted tap into a powerful substance called real hitler believe that sex was a powerful tool and unlocking real and the mediums he was rumored to work with would sleep with ss officers in prisoners of war alike in hopes of unlocking real throughway variety of orgy like ceremonies and sexual experiments this is in direct conflict flicks with a pure untouched real society that maria supposedly lead perhaps most damning to be real society legend is the fact that it didn't appear in print until nineteen ninety two in a book called the real project the book which outlines the real society as it was rumored to have existed during world war two contains only known photograph of maria or such the photograph in the book features maria wearing an ss uniform looking whimsical yet the camera but further investigation debunks this photograph as a fraud in actuality a beautiful blonde woman's face has been superimposed over the face of another unnamed woman wearing nss uniform later the photo was passed off as off antic and said to be maria or such as we've said birth record's prove that she was a real person and she was likely a medium in munich an active member of the german nationalist movement but prior to nineteen ninety two she was seemingly never heralded as one of hitler's private personal mediums that's not the say she didn't meet heinrich himmler or dietrich trick at guard at some point she may have even share the information she was channeling with css button v extent to which she actually worked for hitler as part of his mission to find original alien race seems murky at best she disappears from record's after world war two and it said have escaped in her flying machine to aldebaran where she is currently living with a racist aliens who wants walked the earth as lanterns it's a far fetched story even the most devout of alien believers and as such is virtually impossible to prove or disprove but some mediums claim they still channel maria or such from her new home in taurus galaxy in fact present day medium seth shearson has published several books about the conversations he had with maria or such while channeling her from aldebaran however none of his books predate nineteen ninety two when maria or such first appeared in print which does little to verify the narrative built around maria is legitimate furthermore there's nothing to prove that pearson is authentically channeling maria regardless of whether whether you believe this man has truly channel maria her entire story leaves one gaping logical she claims the race of superior beings contacted her with ancient technology they would secure the power of a new messiah on earth as such she supposedly worked alongside adolf hitler and his cohorts helping to develop the technology that would allow the ss to harness the power of real and reclaim rulership of earth and yes as the horrors of nazi germany began to be revealed and access forces began to lose the war these aliens headache convenient change of heart they channels maria advised her to run that hitler had grown to evil in the third reich had grown too dark for her to continue her work with them in good conscience so these aliens arranged for her to be taken to well deborah on where she could await a time when it was safe safe to return to earth yet according to the same legend before leaving for aldebaran she tried to convince joseph gurgles and his family to accompany her this is problematic for two reasons first if these all knowing aliens really were capable of traveling galaxies creating wormholes that allowed spaceships to jump through time and space and had collected almost all knowledge in the known universe wouldn't they have known that hitler was madman's begin with andy field deborah ron's really did make a mistake in putting their faith and adolf hitler in truly did attempt to save maria andy more innocent members of her society why would joseph gurgles make the cut grumbles was the minister of propaganda under adolf hitler andy's infamous for creating a favorable image of the murderous nazi party his propaganda isn't hard responsible for the murder of over six million jewish people in countless other soldiers civilians in members of marginalized ethnic groups in no world doesn't make sense that a race of aliens who are intellectually and morally superior to humans would welcome joseph gurgles to their home planet given everything we've on earth in this episode there is another narrative that makes more sense in the wake of world war one germany was financially ruined edits downtrodden citizens began looking for an escape or a scapegoat depending on their individual level of accountability for those looking to escape the growing spiritualist movement provided comfort in some sense of order remember many germans die during the first world war leading their family members wanting to contact them and they afterlife the horrors of world war one were unlike anything any living person had ever experienced it redefined warfare mediums provided a sense of peace to those left by their loved ones at the same time a growing interest in pseudoscience also sparked an interest in cult and the two growing fads cult in science fiction began the conflate in the early nineteen hundreds around that time maria or such a young bright eyed woman with a healthy sense of adventure grew ill and had a near death experience which major believe that she had spoken with aliens meanwhile as maria convinced herself of her special gifts adolf hitler and his ranks began to develop the twisted ideology glean from cy cy novel that sparked a nazi party becoming race a few years later maria or such moved to munich and became somewhat wellknown as a medium around town and because of dietrich carts fascination with ancient aeriens perhaps he was interested in meeting the young medium who swore she could speak with aliens from there it's hard to say whether maria actually formed the real society in worked closely with css the truth is most likely somewhere in the middle she and her cohorts probably had society of mediums throughout the second world war and they could have possibly fed information to members of the ss from time to time but it's doubtful they worthy mediums turn sex workers but himmler housed in his castle ask for the space craft that were supposedly built in bavaria it shouldn't come as a surprise that absolutely no evidence exists to support its construction instead the most advanced piece of technology created during war with likely verner yvonne brown's v two rocket which did indeed touch space it seems unlikely but it put a nazi on the moon but it is a marvel nevertheless in truth v tula society diety there suppose in communication with aliens in hitler's obsession with thea cults all seem to have stemmed from the same place a deep desire to control circumstances that these third reich deemed unfair hitler wasn't angry rica man who looked to blame everyone else for his problems his obsession with other worlds in fascination with science fiction were mir extensions of his need for escapism to believe that something else could be held held accountable for his life's failures he unfairly took out his shortcomings on millions of people in line to his own followers in the process given the sheer volume of materials written about secret organization within the third like it seems probable that the tula society was real was actively looking for the area race enjoyed experimenting with the colts in will likely service by sex workers when it comes to the nazi party ammo this checks all the boxes but it seems highly unlikely that maria or such an be real society where as connected to these tula society as believers have suggested did the nazis successfully contact aliens doubtful were going to give this encounter a zero out of ten on the believability scale with zero being completely unbelievable it seems implausible that maria every channel alien beings or escaped escaped outer space it's far more likely that she was either killed towards the end of the war or moved away from germany in changed her name forever disappearing from the history books which means that these real area aliens no more real than atlantis secret antarctic bases or other conspiracy theories connected with the nazis regardless any aliens that encountered members of that despicable cabal would probably turn their you afo around end immediately had back where they came from which hopefully is a better world than the one hitler dreamed up in their name thanks for listening to extraterrestrial we'll be back next tuesday with a new episode you could find all previous episodes of extraterrestrial as well as all of par cast other shows on spotify in anywhere else you listen to podcasts several of you have asked how to help us if you enjoyed the show the best way to help is to leave a five star review and don't forget to follow us on facebook and instagram at par cast and twitter at par cast network will see you next time extraterrestrial was created by max cutler is a production of cutler media and is part of the par cast network is produced by maxon ron cutler sound design by andy weights production assistance by ron shapiro and paul moller additional production assistance by maggie admire and freddie beckley this episode of extraterrestrial was written by aaron land and stars bill thomas and tim johnson
Peety: Health and Rescue
"Fifty two year old. Eric Gray woke up with a start for what seemed like the UN teeth time. PT Not incessant scratching. Himself had disturbed. Eric's afternoon nap. Maybe the dog had flees dry skin. Or maybe he was just anxious us. Eric hadn't the time or drive to properly investigate with a grimace. Eric looked over at his new dog. It had only been in a few hours since he brought home from the shelter but he was beginning to question his decision to adopt a pet however he had promised to take care era of his new friend and he was determined to keep his word lifting his nearly three hundred fifty pound frame off. The couch. Took every ounce of strength Eric could muster. He wasn't sure he had a walk in him. Just getting to the front door had him out of breath sometimes maybe some indoor playtime would distract. Pt from his itchy skin. Eric try tossing him a ball. PT Just watched it roll under the coffee table will he wasn't interested in the squeaky hot dog toy either. No go for tug of war Eric. Side a walk it would be. He barely had enough energy to even make it down the block that day but over the next year Ericsson. PT would walk hundreds hundreds of miles together and in that time. PT Saved. Eric's life. Welcome to talk tales a podcast original every week we tell the stories of historic storage. Heroic canines will profile dogs who saved people from earthquakes when to outer space and even spurred the invention of Velcro. If you're looking for fun stories and warm heart you barking up the right tree. I'm your host Alistair. You can find episodes of dog tales and all other podcast originals for for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream doke tales for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type dog tales in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at power cost I and twitter at Parkas network and if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you are listening this this week we're telling the story of PD a seven year. Old Shepherd. Mix from San Jose California in two thousand ten. Erica gray rescued not from a humane society shelter as part of his health plan. He hoped twice-daily walks would help them shed pounds and he'll his body but pizza became more than an exercise assistant. He became Eric's best friend in two thousand ten. A doctor told fifty one year old. Eric Agree to buy a cemetery maitree plot. Eric was so unhealthy that the physician didn't think he'd survive the next five years. He weighed three hundred good and forty pounds which puts significant stress on his average height. Frayne he had type two diabetes. He had high blood pressure and and his cholesterol levels were through the roof in short he was a ticking time bomb. None of this was news to Eric. He'd tried did every diet under the Sun to get his weight under control. He was spending over a thousand dollars a month to address his health issues he needed. Insulin Zealand phys diabetes pills to regulate his blood pressure medication for his high cholesterol. They will all temporary fixes. That only delayed laid the inevitable. The only way for Eric to survive was to actively take measures to improve his health but instead of galvanizing him the doctors. Harsh words only resigned Eric. to His fate he had no friends or family for emotional support. Nobody to help him take charge of his own wellbeing from the constant aches and pains to the withering looks. He got whenever he went out in public. Every day day was full of misery and yet things could still get worse about Sagir after that. Fateful Checkup Eric. Hit Rock bottom on his way home from a business trip. His flight was delayed because the crew couldn't locate a seatbelt. Eight belt extended for him. As a result. Several people missed that connections. One of them was sitting right next to Eric. And he didn't Botha to hide his displeasure. Eric's face burned with shame. His health problems made his own life. Hard enough now they they were making it worse for others. That night as Eric laid in bed he did something he never done. In his half-century on earth he prayed however he didn't ask God to improve his life he made a plea for him to end it it but the next morning Eric woke up just like always and yet Something was different. Instead of the usual dread he felt about guessing out of bed he felt ready to change his life. He he just didn't know how to go about it. He didn't want to take more pills. He didn't want to undergo potentially dangerous surgery to curb his appetite. He he wanted to make a meaningful wholesale change to that end he booked an appointment with an accredited naturopathic doctor. Pretty Kocani naturopathic medicine combines traditional treatments such as herbal therapy acupuncture massage with modern medical practices DOC deputy as she liked to be called wanted to do more than right Erica few prescriptions and. Send him on his way in addition to healing his body. She wanted to help him heal his mind. In addition to putting Eric on a whole foods plant based Diet Dr Preteen came up with an elegant solution Russian to get him more active and alleviate his loneliness. She told him to rescue a dog. Eric was completely on board with the new diet but he wasn't so sure about the dog pods. He'd never owned a pet. It just seemed like so much work buying food picking up hoop. What's more? He just wasn't a dog person but he promised don't too preachy. He would follow her instructions to to the letter. If that meant getting dog he would get a dog. Eric called the humane society Silicon Valley Alley and explained his situation. He wanted a dog like him a little on the oldest side. I'm not in great shape. He figured they could go in there. Fitness journey together the adoption coordinator had just the one for him when he arrived at the shelter. Eric was led to a small concrete eight room with a single chair at a small bench. The woman helping him ran through a list of instructions. Extend his hand risks down fingers. Inga's cold so he didn't get bit. Avoid eye contact. It all seemed to intimidating. Eric thought he was getting a friendly roly poly friend instead. It felt like he was about to come face to face with feral beast before he could call the whole thing off he heard the pits patter of dogs. Footsteps Approaching. Eric's heart pounded in anticipation. As the door handle turned turned and a little black nose pushed it open in walked a rotund black and white shepherd mix. He looked up up at Eric. His Big Brown eyes full of disappointment. The feeling was mutual. Eric had been hoping for a pet that was happier. The dog looked depressed but as the humane society employee explained. He had a good reason to be his previous owners had largely left him cooped up in the backyard. A lonely existence on top of all that he'd undergone on the trauma of being abandoned at the shelter suddenly every realized that the sad look and the dogs is wasn't disappointment at at the prospect of having him as an owner. It was the look of someone who was ready to die just like Eric had been realizing that. They were kindred spirits. Eric decided to take the plunge and adopt the dog but there was just one problem the shepherds name. He was called Rada after the Oakland. NFL team however Eric was a die. Hard Fan of the raiders. Rivals the San Francisco Forty niners but the humane society. Employees assured him that changing the name wouldn't be a problem so eric signed the paperwork and set off with his new companion petey named after the loyal dog from the Little Rascals TV show the short trip from the adoption building to the parking lot mart the first steps in Eric and PT's longer journey as part of his treatment. Dr Pre-t told Eric to take the dog onto walks a day about twenty minutes each it would benefit both of them a seven-year-old pt wasn't exactly in fighting shape. Either the mid late shepherd mix was about twenty five pounds overweight and suffered from swollen swollen joints. Neither man nor dog was too keen on the idea but after resting at home for a few hours. Eric finally finally summoned the energy to take his new dog outside much to his pleasure. PT Obediently Shuffled to the door. And let Eric Clip police to his color. They only made it as far as a patch of grass next to Eric's building neither Eric nor PD had the energy to go any farther but it was a start. PT enjoyed checking out. The order. New Smells and Eric was encouraged by the brief exercise on top of the physical activity walking. PT came with another benefit human interaction during his second ever excursion with Pity Eric was embarrassed when a neighbor saw the dog doing his morning business on a concrete wall just outside the parking garage but instead of being annoyed the neighbor was curious he wanted to know all about PT. He was moved by the fact that Eric had adopted an older dog instead of a puppy. That brief exchange was the longest conversation Eric had had with anyone since moving into his complex several years earlier Korea but so far Eric had yet to truly connect with PT. Aside from eating sleeping on his dog bed and peeing by the parking garage. PT Didn't seem to be interested in doing much in the first few days after his adoption. No matter how many times Eric toss the ball across the living room or wave a rope toy in front of face. The dog just sat there. Eric didn't let that deter him twice a day like clockwork. They went on their little expeditions. They didn't go further than the end of the block. But at least it was is something as it turned out. It meant more to Petey than Eric could have known on this third night. Together Eric Cotton's into bed. After taking on his evening constitutional once he turned out the light he heard pizzas. Nails clicking across the laminate flooring Eric. Eric expected him to be line for his dog bed in the corner of the living room instead. He leaped into Eric's bed. Eric was surprised prized but didn't kick. PT Out there was plenty of room for both of them but Petey didn't want his own space. He wanted to cuddle without hesitation. He called up right next to his master after spending so long in the backyard on his own. The simple act of their twice daily walks was the most affection he'd gotten in years and he had eric back to thank for it. Putting his arm around the snoring pup Eric was overcome with emotion he realized that. PT was so much more than an excuse to exercise that night. I'm breakable bond. Formed between the two of them. It showed Eric the true meaning of the phrase. A dog is man's best friend as the weeks passed Eric Eric. Go more adventurous. A full walk around the block soon branched out into a wider exploration of the neighborhood. They discovered new spots. Like like a great barbershop for Eric the conveniently had a grooming salon for PT. Right next door soon. They were both sporting fresh. haircuts and with these new discoveries came an added benefit both Eric and pt were getting healthier through the combination of his new diet. Hi It's and regular exercise. Eric was losing an average of five pounds per week. It wasn't long until he needed to find himself some new clothes. It's normally this would be a triumphant experience but for Eric it was a reminder of how far he still had to go The shopping experience was miserable. Despite his reduced weight he still had trouble fitting in the krant dressing ingram knowing he was still on his fitness journey. He couldn't spend money on high quality clothes. That would be too big a matter of weeks looking at himself in the mirror. He couldn't help but feel ashamed when he got home. Eric slumped onto the couch. He was back in the doc plays he'd been before opting. PC he just couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel anymore. But Eric Wasn't alone in the fight light sensing his distress. PT jumped onto his lap and looked up at him. That's sad depressed expression. He'd worn during their first meeting was long gone instead. He gazed at Eric with pure love as Eric scratched. PT's is His resolve returned. He promised to never let himself feel that way again. He couldn't let Petey down Coming up Eric in PT. Continue that path to good health now now back to the story after his dispiriting shopping trip in two thousand ten fifty two year old Eric Gray wasn't wasn't sure if he was strong enough to stick to his active lifestyle but thanks to his new dog. PT He found the strength to keep going six weeks into the New Partnership Petey was nearing his ideal weight of approximately fifty pounds. He no longer walked to the door and resignation Ignatius. When Eric picked up the leash instead he ran an energetic circles around the room until Eric could clip it onto his color? He even stopped going to the bathroom by the parking lot. Thanks to Eric's new found fitness. He could jog fast enough to get all the way outside before the urge edge to go overwhelmed him Eric was making progress to he was getting closer to the three hundred pound threshold a barrier. He hadn't crossed in years the years. It was time to take things up a notch a quick consultation. Google revealed that there was a huge pot belly elite mile from Eric's Condo. He realized that he driven Pasta dozens. If not hundreds of times and yet he never stopped. He was ready to change that. Although it was tiring Eric made the mile long walk with relative ease. He couldn't believe that just a month a half earlier he'd barely been able to make it down the block. Pt was in much better shape to the moment. The parks entrance was incite. He strained against the leash. Eric could hardly believe it in this six weeks together. He'd never seen his dog gets so excited over. Anything finally getting PD. Calm down for a moment. Eric realized what had him so agitated the faint sound of quacking and once they entered upon Eric Sort lush beautiful pond with hundreds of ducks petey could barely contain himself. He obviously wanted to get into that water. Eric didn't know what to do. He new leash. Laws could be strict and he was worried that if he unclogged the dog. PT Might Run away or get hit by a car but at the same time he he knew how badly his dog wanted to go swimming. He thought about the long years the shepherd mix. That's been cooped up in a yard with no chance to stretch his his legs as much as PT enjoyed that walks. Eric knew he needed more. He looked around the. The park was practically empty kneeling down. He unhooked the leash from PT's caller before letting him go. Eric told pt he to be careful in response. He got covered and kisses with that. Eric let go of his caller. PT sprinted hits water with joyful abandon with a giant leap. He soared through the air landing with a spectacular bellyflop. Eric hustled to the pond to make sure. PT Was all right. He wasn't even sure his pal could swim but he soon confirmed he had nothing to worry about. PT was paddling around with hardly a care in the world. He didn't even bother to chase the ducks once he'd had enough. PD ran up to Eric. He shook himself with everything. He had drenching his human in muddy pond water. Eric could only love. How could he be mad in that moment he realized he loved? PT With every ounce of his being basking in the late afternoon sun PT. Looked at Eric as if he was the greatest guy in the world. It made eric feel like he could do anything anything. Originally he plans on heading straight home from the park but now he was full of renewed energy he asked pt if he wanted to keep walking that day they went almost three miles. Eric's entire body was so it was one one of the best sensations he'd felt in his whole life as a reward for that long adventure. Eric made a double portion of that nights. TOFU STIR FRY. He scooped healthy portions onto two plates setting one on the living room floor the PT to enjoy then. He sat down against the base of the couch and joined him for a picnic a few months before Eric wouldn't have been physically capable of such an action he. He could barely sit on a chair to tie shoes much less gets onto the floor. It made him think about all the other things he could do. Now from his new vantage points Eric realized how drab his Condo was with all his health issues he never bothered to do anything other than give it the most basic furnishings. He vowed to change that for. PT Sake he would turn it into a home when he'd been younger. Eric who considered himself to be pretty handy but as his health had deteriorated and his weight had increased his motivation ovation to take on home improvement. Projects had declined but thanks to the new lease on life had given him. Eric was now busting with inspiration peration before he knew it. He transformed his Condo from plain white box into a lively. Spanish inspired space. The bare walls took uncolorful accents. The inexpensive light fixtures were replaced with high end pieces. Eric even made handcrafted handcrafted wood tables in lieu of Ikea furniture but something was still missing. He didn't want to decorate his home with cheap generic account. He wanted something unique. The truly spoke to him in his mind. There was only one place he could get it San in France Cisco six months into his new life. Eric felt like it was time to go into the city it. It was the perfect way to mark the latest major milestone in his recovery process. Figure doctors appointments instead of seeing Dr Pre-t once a week AAC. He only booked appointments once a month. She was confident that he could maintain his new lifestyle without so much micromanagement to celebrate Eric in PT. Made that trip into San Francisco. Eric was feeling great. He was a hundred and twenty pounds lighter and could stroll around around with ease. The experience was amazing for PT. To all the new sights sounds and smells were feast for the senses but the visit was more than a simple sightseeing trip. They were there to buy art along along the Waterfront. Eric track down an open. Air Markets where local artists sold their wares. It was exactly what he hoped it would be like colorful awful unique canvases sold by equally colorful artists. Prior to meeting. Eric would have been terrified to haggle over his favorite favorite piece which perfectly matched the condos new Spanish style aesthetic but with his trusty dog by his side he navigated the transaction with confidence. The brand's new painting wasn't the only one of a kind artwork. Eric purchase during the trip. He also bought a handmade made leather collar for Petey inlaid with metal studs and Turquoise embellishments just as the painting reflected Eric's new lease on life life pizzas new accessory was a physical representation of his own journey before they went home. Eric took pity on on a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Although he was from the Bay Area Eric had never traversed on foot. Both man and dog loved loved the experience they went slowly soaking everything in. They gazed across the San Francisco. Bay watching massive cargo ships pass underneath them as Eric look down to the water. He realized he'd never visited the famous Alcatraz island either. There were so many anything's in life he'd missed that day he didn't go to Alcatraz but it wasn't because he didn't want to Petey wasn't allowed on the ferry three aside from not wanting to leave p t alone in the car the thought of doing anything without his best friend terrified Eric. He he realized that even though he'd come so far he still had a long way to go. There was some things Petey. Just just couldn't fix coming up. Eric adjusts to his new reality now back to the story when he wasn't able to take pt to Alcatraz in two thousand ten fifty fifty two year old. Erica Gray had to confront the fact that there were some things he simply couldn't do with his dog as a traveling appliance salesman for General Electric. A trick he could barely make it through his short business trips without his trusty pet it was terrifying to be in the outside world without Petey physically. Eric was doing better than ever just over six months into his plan. He was nearly two hundred pounds. A hundred and forty fewer the when he decided to change his life but mentally. He was struggling. He knew that no amount of Diet or exercise could address the helplessness hopelessness. He felt whenever he had to do something without Petey he had to see a therapist. The doctor completely understood why Eric relied on PD so much but there was only one way he could take pity everywhere by registering him as a service. This dog. Unfortunately Eric wasn't diagnosed with any conditions that made him eligible for support animal and faking. A license was out of the question and besides carrying significant penalties. Eric didn't want to denigrate the very important work service dogs did if he was going to brave if the outside world more often he'd have to find the courage to do some activities without Petey by his side during Eric's eight months. Check in with Dr Preachy. She emphasized the importance of living a full healthy life one with human companionship. With with all the progress heat made she didn't want Eric to backslide to that end she recommended he joined a running group or some sort of of social activity involving physical fitness. The idea intrigued to Eric. On top of being able to meet new people it seemed like something. PT might enjoy to. It was the best of both worlds unfortunately. PT was lessened disaster. About the idea. Eric trying trying to take him for a jog around the local track but PT was more interested in chewing on his leash or running off to check out a new sent. Eric would have to embrace race. This new hobby on his own despite his trepidation. Eric found a running group. That seems perfect for a beginning like him him it turned out he had no reason to worry. He fit right in he immediately bonded with the other runners many of them were dog. Oke Lovers and we're eager to set up play days between PT and their pups having pt with him provided Eric the boost he needed to navigate be social situations situations. Sure he had plenty of human interaction from his sales job but actually getting to know someone. One on one was completely different. Can't especially when it came to dating. In the first month. After Eric joined the running group he gravitated towards awesome organizer. A woman named Sarah. They had a lot in common especially when it came to their shed love of dogs and so when Sarah invited Eric to come over to plan a group dinner. PC got to meet daisy. The golden doodle watching the two dogs run around Sara's backyard was the perfect way to break the ice that point. Eric wasn't sure if this was supposed to be a romantic evening. It had been in fifteen years since he'd being on a date he wasn't exactly up to speed on reading body language but seeing. PT Takes his playmates. It with such ease gave Eric the confidence he needed. He confided to Sarah that he hoped they would be more than friends. Much to his relief she felt the same way. The Knights of his date was almost exactly a year after Eric had prayed for God to end his life in the span of those twelve months. He'd hit his target weight of one hundred. Eighty pounds embraced a new lifestyle style and most importantly met his best friend now he was forging another major relationship Eric's budding romance this with Sarah marked an important new chapter in his life. He'd spent the past year working on himself now. He was ready to shed the new the Eric with someone else on the nights that marked the official one year anniversary of his absolute rock bottom eric once again again said a prayer but this time he was thanking God for giving him the next six months was some of the best in Eric's life in addition to his exciting romance with Sarah. He hosted several group dinners showing off his newfound pro-west West in the kitchen and Petey was at the center of. It's all. The dog loved social interaction just as much as his master whenever someone someone would come to the door. PT was there to guide them inside. He was part shepherd after all in fact he went to great lengths to make sure everyone was included in the compensation people frequently found themselves congregating in one corner of the CONDO. Thanks to PT's Mac nations. He proved who've to be great with kids too. It made Eric think more about the future. Both of them had so much love to give. Eric started to dream. MM If someday having a family of his own however that family wouldn't be with Sarah six months into relationship. Eric and Sarah broke up but Petey wouldn't let him wallow in self pity part of that was due to biology. PT Still had to go out a few times a day to go to the bathroom. So Eric couldn't just draw the blinds and lock himself in his condo like he had before he adopted the dog. But the major reason Eric was able to get through his break-up was the unconditional love and affection. PT Gave Him. It was too hard to be sad when he looked at Eric with such devotion. Thanks to support. Eric was able to get back on his feet within a week after his break up rather than being upset with Sarah he was grateful to her. His relationship had reminded him he had a heart in the first place he was ready you to truly live his life both the highs and lows although he and Sarah were no longer together Eric's passion for running still burn brightly in addition to joining a new club. He also signed up for races between two thousand eleven to two thousand twelve. Eric went from from participating in five. KS To running full marathons in a matter of a few years. He gone from struggling to walk down the block to to running twenty six point two miles with ease. He'd never felt better in his life but on October. Twenty Eighth Two thousand twelve fifty four year old. Eric woke up in the hospital with no recollection of how he got there. Apparently he'd suffered a seizure in the twenty-first mile of a marathon. The doctors were mystified. Eric was perfectly healthy and tests ruled out a stroke or heart attack. However Eric was pretty sure he knew what caused him? I'm to collapse. After graduating high school. Eric joined the US Army during a training exercise he suffered a traumatic brain injury. That sent Tim to the infirmary for weeks very rarely the injury caused seizures that made him blackout. It had been so long since he'd had one. Eric had figured the problem had gone away. Apparently that wasn't the case. A visit to a brain specialist confirmed that Eric's old injury had caused the seizure however he wasn't overly concerned. The convulsions happens so rarely and the diagnosis came but the silver lining he could finally get pt licensed as a service dog in order to do so pt had to complete a rigorous training. Course he had to learn much more than how to sit. Stay and lie down. He had to recognize when Eric was having a seizure and bark for attention or seek help Eric Eric was certain. PT would pass with flying colors. Even though he was nearing ten years old the shepherd mix was shop as attack. Eric Doc was right. This old dog was more than capable of learning new tricks. He officially became. Eric's service animal. Now Anywhere Eric went. PT could go to one of the first things they did together was take that long awaited tour of Alcatraz tries. Pt was perfectly behaved the whole time except for when he lifted his leg and Al Cone Cell while the Guide wasn't looking the success of that trip inspired Eric to take pt even further afield although he was hesitant to bring his newly minted service dog on a plane lane. The two of them enjoyed all sorts of adventures around the bay area. PT Swam in the Ocean for the first time and even got to ride on a miniature miniature train and soon he and Eric had a new person to spend that time with Eric started dating a woman named Melissa. Sir who had two sons six year old Joey and Michael a preteen at First Melissa was concerned that Michael who had autism awesome would have trouble accepting Eric but with pt by his side. That wasn't a problem. Michael took to the dog right away seeing how much PT loved. Eric made easier for Michael to trust him too before long. The five of them were a real family. Only after about a year of dating Eric and Melissa made a big decision they were moving to Seattle Washington. Life in the Pacific. Northwest was great. Just as Eric had suspected Petey loved having a bigger family as he entered his golden years. It was the exact change in pace. He needed the twelve year old still loved his walks but he didn't have the same pep in his step up. He was more than happy to hang out around the house and play with the kids. But then while Eric was on a business trip in Dallas he got the news he never wanted to hear something was wrong with Petey. He wasn't eating. He didn't want to drink water. He wouldn't even go to the bathroom unless one of the boys picked him up and carried him to a patch of grass. Melissa took him to the vet and they confirmed the worst. PT had a massive growth on his spleen. His decline was sudden. Melissa wasn't even sure he was going to make it. To the end of Eric's business trip dropping everything Eric rushed home. He couldn't bear. Ed Thought of not being able to say goodbye to his best friend. The trip home was a nightmare the entire flight. PT was all. Will Eric think about when his connection was delayed. He was certain that he wouldn't get home in time but pt waited for him. Eric was right by his side as he passed. Eric was relieved that PD went peacefully but at the same time time he was hit with deep unbearable sadness. PT's death send Eric into a spiral. There was a massive hole hole in his soul and he tried to fill it with food all the discipline all the dedication just didn't seem worth it without pt DT regretfully Eric also let his sadness affect his relationship with Melissa and the boys. He tried to be strong but he couldn't pull himself out of his depression. The situation was rapidly deteriorating. Something had to change or he'd lose use them to a little over six months after. PT Left. Eric was hit with a sudden premonition. He was ready for a new pet. A woman he'd wants met at a doctor's office had given him a piece of advice When your dog is out there trying to find you you'll know it? Your old dog will help you and you'll just know it that that dog turned out to be a young black lab at the Seattle Humane Society named Jake. He looked at Eric the same way. DPT had like he was the greatest guy in the world. It was just what he needed to get his life back on track. Sadly really it was too late to fix things with Melissa. The couple had drifted too far apart shortly after adopting jake they broke up. Luckily the new dog helped Eric cope with the split. Jake wasn't PT. But he didn't need to be. We just had to be himself. Adopting Jake made Eric truly appreciate the benefits of adopting a rescue dog doc. He realized the special bond he had with. PT could be shared with other dogs and other people it made. Eric wants to become an ambassador. Saddam for rescue animals about a year and a half after. PT passed away. He got his chance. Erica stayed in touch with the humane society in the bay area and they were launching an initiative called mutual rescue. They were making a film about inspiring dog stories and wanted Eric. PT To be their subjects featuring hand drawn. animations of. Eric Compete interspersed with real footage of Eric and Jake. The six minute film went went viral. The story spent countless articles and gave Eric the platform. He needed to advocate for rescue animals. Everywhere perhaps hops the happiest moment came when PT's former owner sore the film and contacted Erik. She expressed extreme regret for how she had treated the dog at the time. She just didn't have it in her to take proper care of him when Eric told her about the great years they'd had together. The woman was overjoyed. She thanked Eric Profusely. She was so glad I was able to have the life she couldn't provide for him and Eric stopped her right then and there. He told the woman he should be the one thanking her. PT had saved his life without him. Eric's doctor would have been right. He was certain he wouldn't still be alive if it weren't for that. Beautiful Shepherd. Mix Wchs as Eric and this woman. He barely knew shed happy tears over the phone. He admitted that he hadn't really rescued. Pt Not had rescued him. Thanks for listening to Joe Tales. Every dog has his day and our day is Mondays. We'll be back then with a new episode. Among the many sources we used we found walking with PT by Eriko Gray and Mark Agostino extremely helpful helpful to our research you can find more episodes of dog tales and all other park cost originals for free on spotify. Not only does spotify already. Have all of if your favorite music but now spotify making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals. Like dovetails for free from your phone. Desktop the smart speaker to stream tails on spotify. Just open the APP and type dog tales in the search bar. 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The Dos Palmas Kidnappings Pt. 2: Island Rescue
"This episode features discussion of kidnapping murder and violence that some people may find -fensive listener discretion is advised especially for children under thirteen. September two thousand one Martin and Gracia Burnham sat in the muggy, Philippine wilderness hidden from view, the canopy above them was so thick passing. Helicopters would never see them. The forest was so dense it was nearly impenetrable. They felt forgotten. It had been weeks since they've heard from the outside world. They had been kidnapped for four months. Their captors. The Abu Sayyaf a ruthless. Militant group were growing antsy. They had begun murdering hostages whose negotiations were taking too long Cratia had lost hope the US government would never pay their one million dollar ransom. They would be beheaded left dead on a mountainside. But she had no idea that on this quiet September morning half a world away. Members of al-qaeda were about to execute a deadly terrorist attack that. Would change world politics forever. The Burnhams were about to become the only hostages in history to have ransom paid for by the United States government. This is hostage. The new park has podcast telling the stories behind the most captivating hostage situations, and the people inside them. We also delve into psychological tactics used in hostage negotiations as well as explore the psychological toll captivity takes on the human brain. I'm Carter, ROY. And I'm Irma Blanco. You can listen to all of our casts podcasts on your favorite podcast directory. New episodes come out every Thursday. We're also on Facebook and Instagram at par cast and Twitter at par cast network. This is our final episode on the kidnapping of Gracia and Martin Burnham American missionaries taken hostage by religious extremists in the Philippines in two thousand one on may twenty seventh two thousand one Martin and Gracia Burnham were ripped from their beds by military, insurgents what follow. Load was a year long. Ordeal in the depths of the Philippine jungle as hostage negotiators attempted to negotiate ransom for the Burnhams release last week. We followed Gracia and Martin Burnham as they were kidnapped by the ruthless terrorist organization. The Abu Sayyaf who routinely kidnap hostages for ransom to fund their holy war for an Islamic nation. Independent of the Philippines. This week will follow the hostage negotiation that took place between the militant group and the FBI as the Burnhams became the only people in US history to have ransom paid for by the US government. Gracia and Martin Burnham were American missionaries who had been living and working in the Philippines for seventeen years on may twenty six two thousand one they spent the night at dose Palmas resort in celebration of their eighteenth wedding anniversary the next morning on may twenty seventh military insurgents belonging to the extremist group. Abu Sayyaf took Martin and Gracia hostage along with twenty four other hotel guests they spent the next five days being chased by the Philippine military through the jungle canopy so thick. It was infamous for hiding militant groups for nearly thirty years this week, we conclude our deep dive into the hostage crisis that kept Gracia and Martin Burnham captive in the jungle for a year and eleven days. After days of trudging through the jungle foliage battling sleep deprivation hunger. Deteriorating hygiene, an aslo steady mental break. The Abu Sayyaf began handcuffing Martin to trees around the clock for Gracia. This was a final straw. She told Martin that she wasn't going to walk and other step the situation felt hopeless. If the jungle didn't kill her soon. The Abu Sayyaf might the Abu Sayyaf had sent insurgents to begin hostage negotiations with the families and home countries of their captives. They set the Burnhams ransom at a staggering one million dollars and gear most Obrero the only other American citizen in the camp at another million dollars two million in total to Gracia this meant certain death. There was no way either. Of their families could foot that Bill and even if they could the United States didn't pay ransom. They wouldn't facilitate the transfer of funds interestingly, the US policy on paying ransom has never been etched in stone, the government stopped paying ransom for hostages all the way back in eighteen hundred when Thomas Jefferson announced that he would no longer pay African rulers for protection from pirates ransacking American ships that led to the Barbary wars. But in nineteen eighty president Jimmy Carter made the policy explicit fifty two American hostages were taken by Iranian revolutionaries in Tehran and held captive for four hundred and forty four days Carter denied their request for ransom money. Saying quote. Our position is clear. The United States will not yield to black male and quote it took over. Over a year of negotiation before the hostages were finally released. That said the US does have a contentious history with trading prisoners and weapons for the release of hostages. Ronald Reagan traded arms with Lebanon in exchange for hostages in one thousand nine hundred eighty six and in two thousand fourteen Barack Obama exchanged five in prison. Members of the Taliban for the release of Bobo doll bergdahl was the US soldier who went AWOL in Afghanistan in two thousand nine and was quickly captured by the Taliban, then held prisoner for five years in the case of the Burnhams in gear most Obrero, the US government was hesitant to get involved or make any such trade the summer of two thousand one was a completely different political climate, and such the Abu Sayyaf, we're having a hard time making the Burnhams into political hostage crisis at the time, the general public. Didn't really understand what Islam ick extremist were or how they would soon impact politics the world over the only way out. It would seem was for the Burnhams own families to raise one million dollars in bail money. Then wire it to Abu Sayyaf through a Philippine negotiator families in the Philippines were already coordinating ransom money handoffs with the obvious I off through courriers, depending on the hostages status. Ransom for the families could range between ten thousand and five hundred thousand US dollars or three million Philippine pesos. The American captives, however were forced to sit and wait no money was coming in for them. And being rescued would take a miracle. They were stuck. Tired restless scorched by the summer, heat and pinned to a tree Martin fiddled with his handcuffs. He heard a click and turned Gracia show. Her the handcuffs were broken. They look secure but Martin was able to get them off easily. He said this will be our little secret. Because one day we're going to have to get out of here from that moment on everything became about timing. But his June progressed it became harder to carry on things. Only got worse for gear mo- who's injured ankle was never able to properly. He'll he was struggling with a grueling daily hikes often spanning hours without water. He started snapping at his captors being combative whenever possible about two or three weeks into the ordeal. The caravan of nearly eighty people arrived at a rustic farm hidden deep within the jungle they set up camp. They're throwing the hostages inside the bare bones hut. The hostages nearly collapsed to the floor thrilled to have a day without traversing jungle terrain as Gracia recouped. However, she couldn't help but overhear a conversation just beyond the hut. A member of the obvious. I off Abu Sabaya was on the phone speaking with a hostage negotiator Gracia. Remember? Hearing one thing fairy distinctly if they didn't pay the million dollars for the Burnhams within seventy two hours. He was going to kill one of the white people gear Mosa Brera was American. But he was Peruvian American Gration knew that meant it was either going to be her or Martin gracious heart begin to race. She listened as hard as she could committing every word memory. She realized what was happening. The captor was on the phone with some kind of negotiator. The conversation wasn't going his way and he was getting angry. He wanted one million dollars for Martin and Gracia five hundred thousand each it was more money than she had made in her life. Her head spun Abu Sabaya knew that the hostages from western countries. Typically brought in higher bounties. So he threatened to kill one of the white captives. Knowing it would either line his pockets or make the news. It was a political play. But Gracia thinks it was an accident. She said the moment he hung up the phone. He looked like he regretted making this threat. He clearly didn't believe the money was coming in. But now he had to follow through on the threat, otherwise he'd never be taken seriously. Former FBI hostage negotiator. Charles Rogene worked for the bureau from nineteen ninety eight to two thousand nine in that time he had gained a wealth of experience dealing with intense for negotiations involving kidnap ransom and extortion. Rajini said that they were hopeful that they could reason with these people to spite their knack for beheading hostages to Rogene. The Burnhams were just another international kidnapping case Regina landed in Manila in June, two thousand one ready to negotiate for the lives of Gracia and. Martin Burnham and gear most Obrero when he landed. In Manila, the kidnappings were headlining every new cycle at the time. The Abu Sayyaf were engaged in gun battles with Philippine armed forces on an almost daily basis around the country and these kidnapping sprees were becoming a national embarrassment despite this Rogene was confident in his ability to intervene. They were working with an a Goshi ater who had developed a tenuous relationship with the Abu Sayyaf and had dealt with many of these ransom negotiations in the past. That man was special action force commander general Benjamin mog along mog along was a specialist for the Philippine army on the Abu Sayyaf in had an intricate understanding of the religious war. The Abu Sayyaf were raging as we covered last week. The Abu Sayyaf believed that the Muslim areas of the Philippines should be allowed to secede and form a sovereign. Muslim nation kidnappings were their way of funding a religious war that they believed would lead to the creation of an independent Islam estate mog along and regime plan to work in tandem to negotiate with the Abu Sayyaf for the release of the hostages and return them to safety, but they sorely underestimated. The brutality of the Abu Sayyaf. In a moment will discover just how ruthless. The Abu Sayyaf were. Now back to the story. FBI negotiator. Charles Rogene, and Philippine general Benjamin mog alone were surprised when Abu by a member of the Abu Sayyaf had threatened to behead one of the Burnhams within seventy two hours. If no ransom money was received. It was June two thousand one and the negotiations were quickly breaking down one reason for that. According to Thomas trends, author of psychological aspects of crisis negotiation is that hostage. Negotiations are most successful when the negotiator and captors can speak face to face the more distance between the two parties the harder. It is for the negotiator to take control of the situation in order for negotiation to be successful. The negotiator needs to be able to speak from a position of strength with the possibility for immediate recourse. If their instruction is not followed in the US, a swat. Team would usually accompany a hostage negotiator ready to storm the building if negotiation goes south the distance between the Abu Sayyaf and Rogene weakened regina's position significantly who could not appeal to sue bias humanity man to man, he couldn't keep him on the phone and within close proximity. He couldn't send in a swat team. If by hung up or hurt to hostage, it was the least ideal situation imaginable. Meanwhile back at the rebel camp. The Burnhams backs were against a wall. They knew that one of them had only three days to live. The American government had not yet offered to pay ransom. Has we said last week even though Americans account for only twenty percent of western culture, hostages abducted every year they account for over fifty percent of hostage deaths. This is largely due to failed negotiations. Captors get angry and kill hostage. Ages. They no longer believe are useful. Once they realized that no money is going to be exchanged. And so the Burnhams news suburbia meant what he said in three days time, one of them would be murdered Gracia began rehearsing a speech what she was going to say when the Abu Sayyaf came to drag Martin into the jungle and behead him how she would convince them to take her. Instead, she knew Martin was rehearsing a similar plea. They spent every waking moment together cherishing one another gear. Mo and his fiancee were sick. With worry if ever there was a time to escape it was now, but there never seemed to be a window of opportunity during this time in the hut. All the captives were kept inside together. The element of surprise was not on their side hours turned into days and slowly the deadline approached on the third morning. A heavy gloom hung over the camp. Suburbia had made a threat one that not even the Abu Sayyaf had wanted to go through with. But if they didn't keep their word in murder, one of the Burnhams, they would lose all power in the hostage negotiations. The other hostages watched the Burnhams the sorrow was tangible outside the small cottage. The Abu Sayyaf were huddled together. Deep in conversation. Gracia watched them knowing they were debating which life. They were willing to lose. Finally, the huddle broke up and a few of the insurgents started walking over to the Burnhams who clung to each other. This was it the moment. One of them would be dragged away to there death one insurgent grabbed Martin and began to lead him away from the hut. Gracia knew better than to scream she followed as quickly as she could as far as they would let her the dragged Martin to a tree and handcuffed him around. It gracious stopped. She didn't understand almost on autopilot. She said, what are you doing? He won't be able to sleep one of the militants screamed at her to shut up. She didn't say another word the air was thick with tension. It was palpable. Sabinas? Outbursts was costing the Abu Sayyaf half a million dollars. They were stressed Gracia. Couldn't breathe. She watched. The Abu Sayyaf circle Martin shifting from side to side ready to behead the love of her life. Gracia waited on bated breath. They weren't moving. She was confused then she realized maybe they were restraining him. Maybe they were going to behead her. Instead the Abu Sayyaf looked on edge upset they slowly began to huddle up again Gracia felt her heart pounding in our ears. The camp was silent. They waited and waited then one of the Abu Sayyaf whispered something to another militant who ran back towards the hut. Martin and Gracia wondered what hell could come next. It was gear MO two members of the Abu Sayyaf marched Guillermo out of the cabin. Another member of the Abu Sayyaf told gear MO the men wanted to talk to him about medical supplies Martin. And Gracia exchanged looks something was amiss, but gear Guillermo had been having trouble with his foot since the beginning. Winning of the capture maybe they had gotten medical supplies for him gear mo- limped over to Gracia and handed her his bag asking her to watch it until he got back. The Abu Sayyaf then led gear mo- out of the camp site. Then the crowd encircling the Burnhams dispersed. They were left alone Martin tied to a tree to await certain dum dum that never seemed to come the day grew long and slowly faded into night. But still nobody came to kill either of them. They sat fifty feet from the hut. Martin handcuff to a tree has the night grew cold Gracia fell asleep still clinging to Martin. When she awoke in the morning. She was lying on the cold jungle floor. She bolted upright and looked around breathing a heavy sigh of relief there next to her was Martin still handcuffed to the tree. Members of the Abu Sayyaf came over to uncuffed Martin and tossed the Burnhams back into the hut as she sat inside the hut. The events of yesterday slowly returned to her like a hangover her thoughts fled to gear mo-. Where was he? She looked out on the yard and her stomach dropped his bag with still lying in the grass alone. She grabbed it clung to it waiting for him to come back to reclaim it. Then she overheard a conversation. That would shatter her two. Members of the Abu Sayyaf, we're just outside the hut laughing with one another one playfully mocked. Don't kill me. I want to see. See my son's, then he panta mind of the heading gracious blood ran cold, she clinched gear MOS bag to her chest. She could feel hot white tears welling in her eyes. She turned to Martin and whispered they killed gear. Mo Martin looked at her in disbelief as she explained what she'd overheard. They watch the men laugh over having beheaded gear mo- I- Saran through gracious veins. She hated them she prayed for their deaths. She sees as she watched them laughing about gear MOS last moments has he begged for his life enraged, she charged from the hut and confronted Suliman asking if they'd kill gear MO the day before when they led him out of the camp Sulaiman said, quote, we released him but without his head. Gracia realized they never had medical supplies. They just didn't want gear mode. Put up a struggle as they marched him to his death. But instead of lashing out, she collected herself and found Fe gear, most fiance with all the courage. She could muster Gracia told Fay what had happened and Fay collapsed at first she refused to believe it. But as realization set in Fe was overwhelmed with grief Gracia held back tears trying to be strong. She knew the horrific truth that year MO had died. So that the Abu Sayyaf could say they killed an American. She didn't understand why gear mo- why not one of them. Hostage negotiator. Charles Rogene has since said that what kept the Burnhams alive most likely was their demeanor. They were overall cooperative and didn't cause undue trouble. For the Abu Sayyaf gear. Miss obrero. However had developed an antagonistic relationship with the Abu Sayyaf constantly complaining about his ankle and fighting back whenever possible his open defiance and combative attitude could have put him in the line of fire. Whatever the reason for his execution a depression said in over the camp, a heaviness unlike anything before Gracia and Martin warned the loss of gear mo-, but something else had changed something. Among the Abu Sayyaf the decision to kill Guillermo seem to have caused a rift in the group. In fact, a former anonymous member of Abu Sayyaf has since said that the. Killing of gear MO was decided by Abu Sabaya alone. Suburbia was a radical who loved violence. The anonymous former member said that gear mos- beheading had made him sick that for a moment. He thought of killing suburbia he knew that Sabina was careening out of control. And that eventually boosts abaya would ruin everything. The weeks drew into months, slowly, Philippine hostages began to be released to their families in exchange for ransoms up to five hundred thousand dollars. The Abu Sayyaf also began to lose steam. There was a small rift in the group that was slowly tearing as the summer of two thousand one dragged on the Abu Sayyaf seemed restless they had been on this hostage mission for three months with little to show for it throughout the summer. Nothing changed except for their location. The group was constantly on the move trying to stay one step ahead of the Philippine army. Who was tracking them they marched through the jungle weathering endless days of heat and starvation. But back in Kansas wheels were starting to turn. Gracious sister had begun to take action of her own. She had decided that she would begin writing the White House about her sister Gracia once every three days until someone finally answered her. She wanted to keep Martin and Gracia in the public eye and on the mind of the president at first she felt blown off the. The White House hadn't dignified her with a response. But only a few weeks later, everything changed. September eleventh two thousand one a day that would live in infamy on that day. President George Bush said, quote, our war on terror starts with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there, and quote, and those words would prove to be the key to extracting the Burnhams from the jungle a few weeks later. Gracious sister discovered a link between Osama bin Laden and the Abu Sayyaf bin Laden had been funding. The militant group sending them to training camps and aiding them in their religious war in small part because of gracious sister, and in large part, thanks to White House personnel. President Bush pledged to aid the Philippines in its war against the Abu Sayyaf, huge amounts of resources were funneled into the Philippines. And the erotic ation of the Abu Sayyaf began joint task forces. A special forces and the US air force were deployed to Manila to provide aid and intelligence hundreds of special ops were sent in which the Muslim population protested greatly. Remember, the last time the United States was in the Philippines. The US had inadvertently taken power away from the Muslim community. The community did not want Americans to return. And now the Abu Sayyaf had to American prisoners hidden deep in the mountains, they had cards to play as the Abu Sayyaf were flushed out and killed off by the Philippine and American military. The question became would the Burnhams be used as a bargaining chip or murdered in retribution. By late November two thousand one the military had made enough headway ambushing. The Abu Sayyaf that the hostage negotiators on the ground began searching for potential intermediaries that might know where the Burnhams were and could move between the groups at the same time. The Abu Sayyaf had recently began to grant access to a Philippine field reporter named Arlene dela Cruz. The Abu Sayyaf wanted to be in the news so long as it was on their terms. It was an excellent tool for recruitment and for communicating with hostage negotiators by working with Arlene Delacruz, they were able to give interviews and control their own narrative. Delacruz understood the importance of her tenuous relationship with the terrorist organization and was careful to maintain it. In late November Delacruz was contacted by the hostage negotiators. And told them that based on what she knew from her contact with the Abu Sayyaf, there might be a window of opportunity to make contact with the military group and retrieve the Burnhams she agreed to meet with the Abu Sayyaf in late November and take a message from the Burnhams back to the negotiators as proof. They were still alive. She was loaded into a car and told once they passed a military checkpoint. She would need to walk four hours into the jungle accompanied by nobody. But the Abu Sayyaf to meet up with the Burnhams in an astounding act of bravery, she agreed. She past the checkpoint her last chance to abandon ship. She was taken from the vehicle shortly afterwards and began walking into the thick nearly impassable jungle after thirty minutes, they said she had arrived. She was shocked for all their talk for all their. Disappearing acts. The Abu Sayyaf had been camping out just thirty minutes from the military checkpoint. She realized that they truly had is everywhere in the jungle. She waited around for about fifteen minutes. Watching the Abu Sayyaf most of the militants were children. Fifteen maybe sixteen years old then from a makeshift tent on the edge of camp emerged Gracia and Martin Burnham. Gracia couldn't believe what she was seeing a reporter and a cameraman here to hear their plea. It was either November twenty third or twenty fourth two thousand one and she and her husband Martin had been captured. By the Abu Sayyaf for just over six months. Martin walked toward the reporters confused at first. But as the cameras rolled he gave a reserved calculated. But impassioned plea for the US government to negotiate their release, then the cameraman turned towards Gracia. She wasn't sure what to say she hadn't expected to speak, but all her emotions came bubbling up the months of danger, gunfire stress. The grueling days of marching through the jungle the long hours of boredom spent next to Martin handcuffed to a tree it all rose to the. Surface. She cried she begged for someone to negotiate their release. She told a harrowing story of bullets whizzing past their head is they lay on the ground whispering. I love you to one another. She said that every time a twig snapped Gracia thought it was gunfire. She woke in the middle of the night hearing gunfire. She was shell shocked. She needed to come home. Then she admitted the most heartbreaking truth of all that one day. A bullet wouldn't whiz past her head? It would kill her. She and Martin would be dead in the world would say, oh, well, there goes the Burnhams they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. But for the reporter, Arlene, the most interesting thing about the interview was Abu Sabaya, the militant leader that had ordered the beheading of Guillermo Sobero. Normally, he was bombastic, boastful and terrifying. But this abaya was even keeled and calm. It was abnormal. Arlene took note of it as she headed back toward civilization. She started to realize something she thought back to the camp and realized that no other prominent leaders of the Abu Sayyaf had been present. She wondered was sa- by acting timid because he was scared then it dawned on her the Abu Sayyaf had left suburbia to deal with the Burnhams alone. He was on his own vulnerable weak, and suddenly there was a crack in the glass Arlene reported back to the hostage negotiators. This might be the break. They were looking for. Next. We'll see how cracks in the Abu Sayyaf ranks might give the Burnhams a window to escape or put them further into harm's way. Now back to the story. By mid December two thousand one fourteen of the twenty four hostages had been released, but Martin and Gracia were left to linger slowly wasting away in the jungle they didn't know it yet. But by this point, they were only halfway through this grueling ordeal. During a rare peaceful moment Gracia told Martin could buy she said that she wanted to tell him what he meant to her now and things were quiet. So that in case they died, they would have no regrets. It was one of the few fond memories. She has from that entire year Gracia and Martin didn't know it. But by doing this. They were actually increasing their chances of survival this process of preparing for emotional turmoil. In grief is called quote, preparing for psychological reactions, according to former FBI negotiator, Thomas trends, mentally prep. For the absolute worst makes a person that much more capable of surviving their most dreaded fears mentally walking through a worst case scenario living it through fantasy and being prepared for the possibility of it makes a person a survivor. These people are most likely to walk away from hostage situations and go on to lead healthy productive fulfilled lives after their ordeal. Those who crumble under the stress and anxiety of their capture are called succumbs and have a much harder time readjusting, but despite having prepared for the worst nothing happened the months dragged on with no word from the hostage negotiators. But among the Abu Sayyaf cracks were beginning to show Gracia in Arlene were both right to assume that the Abu Sayyaf were beginning to break apart. What had started as a gung-ho crew of eight? Captors had slowly dwindled by spring. Barely fourteen Abu Sayyaf remained. They would wake up some mornings to discover another ten or fifteen men had abandoned the camp, meanwhile, on February twenty second two thousand to President Bush altered the US policy on paying ransom it signed a policy that left the door open for paying ransom to kidnappers and hostage. Negotiator Rogene decided to use gracious Sister Mary Jones as a point of contact to jump start the hostage negotiations. The Abu Sayyaf are extremists and suburbia was radical even for their tastes this added complexity to the hostage negotiations that would need to take place. If Rogene had any hope of returning the Burnhams to their family terrorists and extremists are notoriously hard to negotiate with because they deal in absolute. Roots and have a much grander political agenda than say a man who holds a Bank teller hostage in the hopes of getting cash, but in their political agenda lies their weakness, according to psychological aspects of crisis negotiation terrorists, love media, coverage and are willing to take risks to broaden their platform for this reason Rogene new reopening ago, she actions in a public setting using someone as sympathetic and attention grabbing as gracious own sister was the perfect way to reestablish contact. With Abu Sabaya, Mary flew to the Philippines and made a radio announcement aim towards reaching the Abu Sayyaf news stations quickly picked up the story and broadcast the radio recording around the country. Just as Jeannie had intended in the broadcast, Mary said that her brother in law and sister were not worth much in the way of ransom money. Any but they had loving families who wanted them home soon. She gave Abu Sabaya a phone number to call to get in touch with negotiators. They were ready to pay. The Abu Sayyaf took the bait. Sa- by a called. It was the moment. Rogene had been waiting for to Rogene extracting, the Burnhams quickly was of the utmost importance and now that he could pay for their release. He was hopeful that this could all be over in a matter of weeks, while it's unclear how much money was initially offered to Abu Sabaya Rogene admitted that the number was low, but that was part of his plan. Abu Sabaya had asked for one million dollars in exchange for both Burnham's. But this was a trick. If Rogene would have agreed to that price off the bat suburbia would've immediately asked for more. This was a long con by crushing survives expectations. They force. Him to realistically negotiate for Gracia in Martin as expected. So by rejected, the initial offer Rogene came back with more money, but barely more than he had initially said just to temper expectations the point here wasn't to fully agree on a price. Rogene was just trying to keep suburbia on the phone by drawing out this process and slowly increasing the ransom amount incrementally. Rogene was tricking suburbia into thinking he was accomplishing more out of this negotiation than he actually had. But finally after multiple offers end an exhaustive conversation by accepted a ransom amount. It's unclear as to how much was eventually agreed upon, but it was a far cry from one million dollars the process had been like pulling teeth, but Rogene came out ahead in that moment. The Burnhams became the only hostage. I ever have their ransom paid for by the US government. In April two thousand two after eleven months in captivity suburbia and a few other members of the Abu Sayyaf asked Martin and Gracia to sit down. They told them that overnight a Currier from the US embassy had met with a member of the Abu Sayyaf and delivered funds. Their ransom had been paid gracious stared. It's a buy into belief time seem to slow after eleven months of suffering in the jungle she was going home. She turned to Martin who embraced her a smile creeping across his face tears began to well up in her eyes. It had been months since they spoke to the reporter. She thought they had been abandoned. And now she felt a sliver of hope, but their joy would be cut short sa- by pursed his lips and told them the money given was not enough the burner. Tmz wouldn't be leaving anytime soon. Gracia felt like she might lose your mind. They had been so close they had gotten the money. She couldn't understand what had happened what she would later. Discover was that the Currier had been arranged by the Abu Sayyaf and had kept a large chunk of the money. He had also given money to the members of the Abu Sayyaf that had abandoned suburbia on his kidnapping mission. By the time the money got to suburbia, it was a fraction of the agreed upon price. Sa- by was too embarrassed to admit that he had been betrayed Gracia. Didn't think this had ever happened to him before the Abu Sayyaf was cracking? Meanwhile, the Philippine army had been closing in on the Abu Sayyaf aided by the US military, the intelligence operations, the two countries had been running in tandem were tightening the noose around the Abu Sayyaf the Burnham spent the final three months of their capture being forced high. Higher and higher into the mountains. They started to run out of food. Even the Abu Sayyaf or starving gray show remembers the longest stretch without food span. Nine days. The entire camp was starving. They were on the brink of exhaustion, but still they kept moving calling up the mountain at a snail's pace. She thought they might starve to death or collapse from exhaustion finally on the morning of June. Seventh two thousand two they stopped to make camp and rest while some of the obvious. I off when foraging for food the air. Was unusually still the jungle felt quiet like it was holding a secret. The Abu Sayyaf began to shift from side to side growing restless, something was wrong. The Abu Sayyaf called it having the gooney goonies an unsettling feeling that at any moment, something bad was going to happen. Gratien Martin strung a hammock between two trees trying not to focus on the nerves at camp. They said a prayer together, then laid down for a cat nap at first Gracia had trouble sleeping. She looked up into the thick canopy above yearly still for the early afternoon. Let's slowly she fell asleep. And as gracious thoughts faded away something else in the jungle began to stir on the other side of the mountain the Philippine army was closing in. They moved quietly knowing they were a hundred yards from the Abu Sayyaf they crept up the mountainside and hid in the foliage waiting for the right moment to strike. Gracious is flung open as she registered the gunfire filling the camp she turned Martin whose face was filled with panic. They scrambled to figure out what was going on a sharp pain struck gracious leg. She'd been shot she fell to the ground in agony. She could feel Martin lying behind her perfectly. Still she followed suit Martin had always said that in a gun battle. It was best to stay still until someone told you what to do heavy rain began to fall as bullets whizzed around them gracious saw men around her fall, but it felt like a haze. She kept perfectly still lying next to Martin who is breathing heavily behind her. She tried to look dead as the Abu Sayyaf began to retreat. Abu Sabaya ran to grab the Burnhams. He was disheartened when he saw them and screamed, quote, forget them, they're dead. Gracious heart leapt as she watched her captors run into the jungle chased by the Philippine military. She turned to Martin and grabbed him, but he didn't move confused. She scooted up closer to him and called his name. No response. He felt heavy lifeless. Then she saw the blood leaking out of his shirt staining the ground beneath him members of the Philippine military began to encircle them as Gracia began to call. Martin's name begging him to respond the soldiers grabbed Gracia under the arms and began to drag her away a shot of pain ran up her leg. And she cried out she reached out for Martin's lifeless body as the soldiers dragged her up the hill towards a helicopter. She cried screamed with grief, they had just left. Martin her best friend dead on the hillside alone in the rain. After a year and eleven days of surviving together. Gracia couldn't believe that. It was the rescue attempt that had taken Martin's life. He was her best friend and confidante for two decades. And just like that he was gone in the end, the Burnhams location was discovered after the exhaustive covert efforts of the Philippine military assisted by US special forces, the Philippine soldiers on the ground were the first to admit that the hostage rescue was botched and that Martin should not have died agent. Rogene was especially upset to learn of Martin's passing he felt that it could have been avoided had the military not been shooting indiscriminately before laying eyes on targets. While rajini was largely responsible for the negotiations. With the Abu Sayyaf he had very little control over the actual extraction of the Burnhams from the jungle that loss of control. He believes is what cost Martin his life. The United States has recently begun to revert back to its old policy against paying ransom for hostages the botch deal with the Burnhams only further prove their point paying ransom doesn't work. They were reluctant to try it again much of the circumstances of the Burnhams capture was beyond the control of the army and the government. But Regina says there are a few takeaways that could be helpful in hostage negotiations moving forward. I maintain a positive neutral demeanor with captors and try to blend in don't make waves. Don't give your captors reason to single you out. Lastly. Have faith. This is where Gracia and Martin certainly excelled keeping faith in yourself, the situation and your government could mean the difference between life and death. Since returning to the United States Gracia has dedicated herself to her ministry to living a life of service. She works to honor. Martin's memory every day was shot and killed off the coast of him Banga in the southern Philippines. Two weeks after Martin's death in a sting operation spearheaded by the CIA, and the Philippine government Suliman and eighty other members of the Abu Sayyaf were put on trial for the kidnappings at those Palmos resort fourteen were convicted and given life sentences for kidnapping, many, others were killed in gun skirmishes with the Philippine army in the weeks that followed, but that hardly a radical needed the terrorist organization from the island, the Abu Sayyaf are alive and well today still operating out of the Philippines, al-qaeda eventually proved too conservative for their tastes as of now the. Bruce, I f identifies with the Islamic state or ISIS and continues to kidnap and behead tourists to fund their twisted war. The have proved nearly impossible to a radical fully. They still move amongst the civilian population. Undetected hiding in the shadows. You can listen to hostage and all of par casts. Other podcasts on apple podcasts Stitcher, Google play cast box. Tune in or your favorite podcast directory will be back next week. In the meantime, don't take your freedom. For granted hostage was created. By max Cutler is a production of Cutler media and is part of the park cast network. It is produced by Maxon Ron Cutler sound design by Ron Shapiro with production assistance by Paul Molitor. Additional production assistance by Maggie admire and carlee Madden. Hostages written by Aaron land and stars Irma Blanco and Carter, ROY.
Shergar Pt. 2: A Racehorse Against Time
"This episode features discussion of terrorism and animal cruelty that some people may find offensive listener discretion is advised especially for children under thirteen. February nineteen Eighty-three just outside Dublin chief superintendent James Murphy stood before a swarm of press personnel who crowded him with questions about the missing racehorse Shergar. He largely deflected telling them, he didn't know where. Sure gar was. But that the hunt was on the added that they were working with all manner of psychics and clairvoyance to help locate the prize tours, of course, has used of psychics brought Murphy more ridicule than answers. But Murphy didn't mind he had a secret. He knew that the failed attempt to ransom Shergar in Belfast had been a ruse that the real captors were in constant contact with police working with an office in Paris as the rest of the world discussed whether Shergar was dead Murphy and his team were negotiating for his life. And Murphy had. One thing that the captors never expected. Insurmountable proof of who had taken the horse and exactly how he could find them. This is hostage on the park. Cast network hostage tells the stories behind the most captivating hostage situations, and the people inside them. We'll also cover the psychological tactics used in hostage negotiations and how high pressure scenarios can affect negotiations. I'm Irma Blanco. And I'm Carter ROY you can listen to all of park cast podcast on your favorite podcast directory. New episodes come out every Thursday. We're also on Facebook and Instagram at par cast and Twitter at par cast network. This is our final episode on the abduction of Shergar the beloved Irish racehorse whose nineteen eighty three kidnapping launched one of the largest search and recovery missions in Irish history last week, we covered Shergar's short but impressive racing career which launched him to fame across Ireland in nineteen eighty one. Following his record-breaking win. At the Epsom Derby Shergar was retired as a stud horse where trainers would pay up to eighty thousand pounds for him to father a full on February eighth nineteen Eighty-three Shergar was stolen from his stable and held for ransom by a man who went by the alias of king Neptune from the first day of sure Gars kidnapping, the man in charge of the investigation chief superintendent Murphy suspected IRA involvement this week we'll examine whether Murphy's hunch. Panned out to be true and follow the negotiation attempts made for sure Gars life. In the days that followed sure Gars disappearance on February eighth nineteen Eighty-three a series of phone calls volleyed between the Irish Garda and king Neptune. The man in charge of Shergar's kidnapping perky Neptune's, request a secure phone line to Paris had been established. So that Neptune could speak with police without having his calls traced. But while the Irish Garda were worried about the safe return of Shergar chief superintendent Murphy was asking a different question who was king Neptune as we said last week. Sure, gar was caught up in a lengthy and violent conflict between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have been separate country since nineteen twenty two while the majority Catholic Republic of Ireland gained their independence from the United Kingdom things. Are not so cut and dry in the north Northern Ireland up to that point known colloquially as alster was predominantly Protestant and worried that by seceding from the United Kingdom, they were opening themselves up to restricted religious freedom and lack of representation in government. They overwhelmingly voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, but for the Catholics who lived in Northern Ireland. This meant facing the same oppression and disenfranchisement that the Protestants had so feared from this anxiety and resistance sprang up the Irish Republican Army which quickly became a violent terrorist organization in the nineteen sixties and for the thirty years following their goal was to reunite alster with the Republic of Ireland and used violence to push their message forward as happened so often with terrorist groups, those they were trying to protect the Catholics. Turned on them as quickly as the Protestant Irish. But that didn't stop them from wreaking havoc all over Northern Ireland specifically in its capital Belfast and nearly two thousand people died in their crosshairs. It was clear that they weren't afraid to add a few more casualties to that list. It was February tenth nineteen Eighty-three. Shergar had been missing for two days and concern for his safety was mounting, the public and police alike, we're worried that those who had captured the prize horse wouldn't know how to take care of him after all Shergar was a stud horse. He would have been accustomed to a steady nutritious diet regular exercise, daily, pampering, brushing and hook cleaning and a gentle touch. Plus he would have been more aggressive in likely to act out as it was stud season in his testosterone levels were much higher than usual, all of this was caused concern among his regular caregivers stable searches across Ireland had failed to recover the horse, which meant sure are probably wasn't being kept in a stable that only added to the panic Thompson. Oaks seen Kampling the three sports journalists who had flown to Belfast negotiate for sure gar returned home to feed it. They believed Shergar was dead. And while superintendent Murphy had his suspicions the rest of the world watched in silence living in limbo, unsure whether or not sure gar was still alive. But remember Murphy hadn't told the press or public about the mix up of king Neptune's as we covered last week. A man who Murphy had assumed to be king Neptune had misled police for almost a day before introducing himself as ARCO and saying sure our was dead. Then later that day the real king Neptune made contact assured police that the horse was still alive and gave a nonsensical code word. Kill dare forty one fifty to prove he was the horses real capture. The public had no idea. Which gave Murphy and king Neptune a cloak of invisibility to negotiate. That morning king Neptune placed a call through a French number demanding two million pounds. Ransom. Be paid to him that day apparently king Neptune had abducted. Sure, gar with the understanding that the horse was still owned solely by the Aga Khan. But as we discussed last week Shergar had essentially gone public. He was now owned by a syndicate comprised of thirty five people. Most of these men were wealthy international businessman who weren't about to agree to pay Shergar's ransom. They had made back their investment. And then some trying to get all thirty five men to agree to pay ransom was like hurting cats cats that lived all over Europe. It was nearly impossible to come to an agreement between them let alone by the end of the day on the whole nobody offered. To pay for the horse. What's more king Neptune had yet to provide proof that Shergar was alive? And well, this was the first time in two days of negotiating that king Neptune had shown any deficiency. As a hostage taker the police reminded Neptune that two million pounds was a lot of cash. The syndicate wasn't going to fork it over on good faith, alone king Neptune, balked, he sneered, the horse is fine send the money and hung up. But he thought that would inspire the syndicate to act he was sorely mistaken. And as the hours rolled by more and more of the public began to believe that sure are was dead even worse. The syndicate was giving up when negotiations between ARCO and the journalists had broken down and Murphy at hinted that he wasn't sure. Sure, gar was alive in a press conference. The shareholders want. What if there was still any point in negotiating the rumors hit the papers, stating Shergar was dead with every passing moment. The Garda grew more anxious. February eleventh nineteen eighty three day three sixty three hours after sure Garza abduction around eleven thirty AM, but Garda received a phone call from Paris king Neptune called to tell them that the information in the papers was wrong that he was going to provide proof that Shergar was still alive. He instructed the guard of descend someone unassociated with the police and the press to the crofton hotel in Dublin he said to use the name Johnny Logan in pick up an envelope from hotel staff, the syndicate sent STAN Cosgrove Shergar's vets an owner of one share in the horse to the hotel. He was sent to reception and ask for an envelope. Labeled for Johnny Logan was an odd choice for codename as Johnny Logan was the name of a singer. Who at the time was the biggest pop star. Car in Ireland. It's still unclear as to why king Neptune chose this name even more strange reception. Had no such envelope for STAN or for Johnny Logan unbeknownst to cause grove. The hotel was being staked out by the police and king Neptune had clearly caught on he hadn't sent a member of his team to make the drop while string slightly from the task at hand. Stan Cosgrove used this misadventure as an opportunity to grab a full Irish breakfast at the hotel before leaving dejected. Meanwhile, in the Paris office king Neptune called to berate the Garda for sending so many plain clothes officers to the hotel that morning he threatened that. If any of his men were caught not only would Neptune kill the horse, but he'd kill everyone connected to the investigation of sure gar, he hung up. The police believed his threats. It's important to note that at this point time was of the absolute essence almost seventy two hours had passed since Shergar was abducted, the first seventy two hours in any kidnapping or abduction are often the most critical, but according to a former FBI negotiator Thomas strands, another important aspect of any hostage. Negotiation is to keep the captors talking by giving king Neptune control over placing the phone calls and allowing him. To speak uninterrupted Winnie called for guardless of the reason they were learning about him while allowing him to maintain power this perception of power kept him calling in feeling like the negotiations were headed somewhere. A few hours later king Neptune called again, the police still had no idea who he was. But he had their full attention this time he told them that the proof Shergar was alive was already at the Newry hotel on Belfast road in Dublin police race to the hotel to recover the evidence. And sure enough an envelope was waiting for them. They summon stand caused grove to the police station in Newbridge county Kildare there. They showed him the proof a polaroid of sugars face with the morning's newspaper in front of it. But Cosgrove wasn't so quick to believe the photo. It was taken so close up that only sure guard's face was visible in the photograph, the horses eyes were wide open. But the photo was a little blurry. So it was hard to tell if there was any life in the horses is. It seemed fishy but Cosgrove's concerns were of no consequence to king Neptune who flew into a rage when he found out that caused grow was demanding more proof king Neptune. Threatened to kill the horse, right then. And there if he didn't get the money for sure gar by nine pm that night the garter were forced to tell him that such a feat would be impossible that the syndicate wanted a photo of Shergar standing up on all fours to prove the horse wasn't dead upset king Neptune refused. He said that if he didn't get the money by nine he was killing Shergar the Garda in Paris begged him to reconsider, but the line went dead with no money in hand, the Garda were forced to wait and pray. Sure are would make it through the night. We'll find out sure fates after this now back to the story. King Neptune had sent police a photograph of Shergar theoretically taken on February ninth nineteen eighty three. It was meant to serve as proof that the horse was still alive. But in truth, it was impossible to tell whether the horse was still living in the photograph syndicate wanted better proof that sure are was still alive. The Paris office kept taking king Neptune's calls in an attempt to string them along and keep an engaging with police this, according to former FBI negotiator. Thomas strengths is paramount to any negotiation success near constant communication between police and the captors the police were still unsure about who they were up against. But superintendent Murphy had some suspicions. He would have bet money on the I R A based on the ransom amount and the highly organized abduction. Tactics used knowing that the IRA was likely involved gave police in advantage, but it also made things much more difficult. The IRA was a terrorist organization and terrorists are by nature. Much more difficult to negotiate with according to a study done by Dr John Horgan, director of the Pennsylvania state university international center for the study of terrorism. Most terrorists have a striking number of traits in common in general terrorists are radicalized because they feel disenfranchised and angry and believe they're unable to make change in the current political system. They are under represented in their own governments. In the case of the IRA Catholics were not represented at all. There were no Catholic representatives in the Northern Irish government. So they had no footing in their own country in the most extreme cases governments are. Outright, attacking the personal freedom religion or safety of disenfranchised group and while Catholics weren't under physical attack. The I r a felt ostracized for their beliefs. Those who become terrorists want act, they see terrorist groups as crusaders protecting victims of the state in this way violence against the state and those who support the state is justified. Additionally terrorist groups like the IRA provide a sense of brotherhood and come rotary it. Feels exclusive almost like a club this combined with an extreme sense of justified violence can make these groups almost cult like the Catholics within the IRA were already in the minority. So it was easy for leadership to create an us versus them mentality. Short negotiating with a member of the IRA was like screaming. To avoid the members of the group have already decided that the police are working against them. So police can't reason with them this us versus them thinking made it hard for the police to appeal to the IRA's humanity and made negotiations challenging that the police persisted, nevertheless. Meanwhile, King Neptune was beginning to sense that sugar syndicate and the Aga Khan were stalling for time. But in reality, the British and Irish governments representing the Aga Khan, a British citizen and the syndicate based in Ireland had discussed the matter at length. They decided that no ransom was to be paid Garda. N Paris waited by the phone to see who would call. I king Neptune demanding his money or the Garda in Ireland confirming there wouldn't be any. But slowly the media began to speculate that neither the Aga Khan, nor the syndicate would agree to pay a ransom for the horse. And that even if they would agree the government would forbid the transfer of ransom funds on day four February twelfth nineteen Eighty-three the police received another call from king Neptune. They answered Neptune asked quote are they going to pay the money or not the police answered we don't know this was unacceptable to king Neptune. Who said, that's it then and hung up the phone. It was the last phone call the Garda ever received from king Neptune. Now, the police the syndicate and the general public waited with bated breath to see if by some miracle the group holding Shergar hostage with let the horse go instead of killing him. But as days passed with no sign of sure gar, the Aga Khan in the syndicate had to grapple with reality. Sure. Gar was likely dead. It seemed to maniacal to fathom. Sure, gar was defenseless animal. Even the police said, they couldn't imagine an Irish person actually killing the horse. But sure guard never surfaced to this day. The public is puzzled over why the IRA didn't release. Sure gar or sell him to a breeder killing him seem. So senseless an utter waste. But for superintendent Murphy, the case was far from over a week after sure disappearance, he visited Bali many stud farm yet again to sweep the premises for clues. It was at this juncture that he found something that had so far been overlooked an ammunition magazine discharged in the yard near the stable. The magazine came from an automatic rifle the ammo was an exact match for ammunition typically used by the IRA this all but confirmed Murphy suspicions the IRA had pulled off the heist. Sure gar had been there prisoner. But this circumstantial evidence was not enough to bring a guilty party to court the IRA had dozens of members, but who was king Neptune. Murphy was concerned that they would never truly find out that nobody would ever be brought to Justice for. Sure Gars obstruction. Meanwhile, months passed without signs of sure gar by the end of nineteen Eighty-three insurance companies began paying the shareholders for the loss of sugar except for one shareholder who was very displeased to discover that his insurance company was refusing to pay out based on a slimy loophole. Stan Cosgrove Shergar's vets and the man who had attempted to retrieve evidence from the crofton hotel was out of luck. His insurance company was stating that they would only pay out on a dead animal, not a missing one. And as sure Gars body had never been recovered. He could not be listed as dead. This enraged caused grove and permanently embittered him toward Shergar in the entire ordeal to this day. He won't talk about the horse still upset about the considerable sum of money. He lost. Around a quarter of a million pounds to be exact. Months turned to years. And the case went cold Shergar was never found. Cosgrove has never gotten his payout. And superintendent Murphy was never able to finger anyone specific for the crime. The IRA continued to deny their involvement in the case. But in the nineteen nineties light was finally shed on who king Neptune may have been around that time an IRA informant by the name of Sean O'Callaghan began working with police O'Callaghan was a high ranking I R A operative who shot and killed a Northern Ireland. Police officer at age nineteen O'Callaghan had joined the IRA age fifteen following in his father's footsteps throughout his career with the IRA he participated in over seventy robberies and attacks on British forces in Northern Ireland. He also. Inadvertently killed a civilian named eve Martin in nineteen seventy four something for which he has never been able to forgive himself that the breaking point came for him in nineteen seventy five when a fellow IRA soldier killed an innocent Protestant woman and remarked, quote, I hope she was pregnant so I got to prods for the price of one that was when he left Ireland for London and started a cleaning business with his wife, but knowing he was respected and trusted within the IRA the British police enlisted O'Callaghan as an informant handy re upped with the IRA in nineteen seventy six soon after he met the man that he says killed Shergar. Kevin mallon. Although details on Mallon's personal life are sparse his career with the IRA was illustrious. He was a prominent member known for being violent forceful aggressive and fiercely loyal in one thousand nine hundred fifty seven a teenage Mallon killed a police officer in county Theron using a booby trap bomb and faced the gallows for the murder in nineteen fifty eight. He was found not guilty for the murder, but was sentenced to fourteen years in prison for arms dealing and conspiracy. For whatever reason he was released from prison in nineteen sixty three and went back to the IRA in nineteen seventy three he was arrested and convicted of IRA membership in the Irish Republic and sentenced to another year in prison, but in October nineteen Seventy-three twenty eight days after entering jail. Malan escaped prison in Dublin that day IRA gunmen hijacked a helicopter and fluid to the prison where they helped Mallon break out of the yard and fly away into hiding Irish police caught Mallon after fifty days on the Lam in December nineteen seventy three. He was awarded an additional four years for his escape attempt. But bars could never hold Kevin Mallon in the early months of nineteen seventy four he an eighteen other prisoners began planning an escape from port leash prison in the Irish Republic the prison guards discover their first attempted freedom and eighty foot tunnel that was winding its way outside the prison. But Malan was undeterred he and his comrades quickly pivoted plans in mid August. Nineteen seventy four Malan and eighteen other prisoners overpowered guards in the main cellblock and climb. Onto the lower roof of the building from there. They high tailed it across prison grounds as the jailbreak alarm sounded realizing that nineteen members of the IRA were dashing across the prison lawn. The guards opened fire on the escapees who had made it to the edge of the prison grounds the prisoners placed two explosive devices on the wall and blew it to smithereens. It's unclear how they got the explosives, but there's no question that they were effective from the yard. They dash through the woods and onto the road just beyond where they were able to hot wire cars and escape. He was recaptured in January of the following year and given ten additional years on top of the time. He already owed at this rate. Mallon would be in prison until he was an old, man. However, Mallon didn't serve his full sentence. He was released from prison in nineteen eighty two the year before Shergar went missing, according to Sean O'Callaghan, the informant Mallon was the ringleader in the Shergar kidnapping case Callahan, explained Mallon came up with the idea to kidnap Shergar while loafing around in prison. He had been a horse bookie or someone who takes bets on horse races before he had gone to prison, which meant that Malan new apprise voice when he saw it. But Malan wasn't just in it for the money as we discussed last week at the time the operating cost of the IRA was roughly two million. Pounds a year. That was a lot of money and somebody was responsible for earning. It. Sean O'Callaghan was at an IRA meeting in Middleton in nineteen eighty-two wherein IRA leadership were complaining that the southern faction of the IRA wasn't providing the organization with enough funds to keep their operation stable. They knew that in order to raise the needed money. They are going to have to get very creative. But then as though through divine intervention, Kevin Mallon was released from prison. The IRA knew he was the man for the job the organization tasked Mallon with raising several million pounds in funds for their movement. This was fine by Malan who already had some ideas as to how he could raise the money one such idea was a string of kidnappings that he felt could rake in ransom money senior IRA leadership like the plan and put Mallon in charge of a new branch of the IRA. Operations shortly after Mallon was put on this detail. Oh, Callaghan remembers reaching out to the southern I are a faction in an attempt to contact Jerry FitzGerald who led the group, but he quickly discovered that Fitz Gerald was no longer in charge. And indeed there was no longer a southern IRA. A policeman familiar with the IRA movements at the time confirmed that in early nineteen Eighty-three a small gang of IRA members near Dublin dramatically changed their behaviors like they were ramping up to something. Then in February Mallon's team reappeared O'Callaghan piece the two together quickly, but no hard evidence ever surfaced. And they were unable to bring charges against the kidnappers as for sure gar O'Callaghan confirmed that there was no proof. But based on what he'd heard shortly after being -ducted the horse. Swind crazy in injured itself. It's leg was broken knowing that nobody would pay for a broken racehorse and unable to calm the animal. They put it down only a few hours after its capture rumor within the IRA said that Shergar hadn't even made it through the night and horrific end to such a beloved creature, but for the people of Ireland the nightmare was only just beginning. Because sure gar had never been ransomed Mallon still needed money which meant they needed to kidnap again and shortly after killing sugar they hatched a new plan to settle the score. Will hear the fate of the terrorists who killed Shergar in a moment. Have you heard the news podcast has released its first ever fiction podcast mind's eye and Carter's in it. Congratulations Carter, thanks. I'm really excited to tell. Everybody about it. Plagued by nightmares homicide detective Kate McClay. Enlists her radio journalist husband to get to the bottom of her horrifying dreams in the process. Kate fights against psychology unsolved crimes her own family, and even a serial killer. If you love true crime podcast mysterious audio dramas and psychological thrillers. Like, I do then you will love minds. I I was hooked right away. You sure to stay tuned to the end of our show to hear a teaser. Search mind's eye wherever you listen to podcasts or visit park cast dot com slash mind's eye to start listening. Now that's mind's eye. The scariest monsters are those hiding inside our own minds. Now back to the story. According to O'Callaghan in the months following Kevin Mallon's failed attempt to ransom. Sure. Gar. He and his IRA gang began plotting another kidnapping with much higher stakes in August, nineteen eighty three six months after sugars capture and apparent death the gang planned to kidnap a millionaire businessman by the name of w Galen Weston. He was president of a Canadian based supermarket empire. And the vice president of the upscale London department store. Fortnum and Mason, needless to say, the forty two year old was worth a hefty ransom late that night the gang of IRA members pulled down the driveway to Weston's estate armed and ready for what they assumed would be an easy kidnapping. But instead they were immediately confronted by Irish police who are quick to return fire on the criminals realize. They'd been duped, the I R A fuck to the death sending bullets flying in every direction as the police closed in ultimately, Kevin Mallon, Gerry, FitzGerald and four. Other key IRA operatives were captured some were killed in the shootout. Luckily, the police had gotten wise and warned the west and family about the suspected kidnapping attempt weeks in advance on police suggestion Galen Weston had taken his family to England to wait out the kidnapping attempt. Marilyn was shocked to learn that the man they had been attempting to kidnap wasn't even home. Police had parked a car in the estate driveway to trick the IRA into believing the family was home. Then they said the ambush those on the police force who handled I are a case is largely agreed that since the kidnapping attempt resembled the kidnapping of sugar so closely. It was almost certain that the two kidnappings were related in both cases a gang of masked gunmen had stormed the premises in two separate cars in divided into teams. That would watch the front of the house and kidnap the Mark and the amunition found at the stud farm match that of the amunition the IRA had on them the day of the west and shootout after the arrest O'Callaghan was able to help guard piece together the events of the spring of eighty three you confirm that these men were the former IRA southern command turned bandits for Malan. He also confirmed that Malan would have trusted these men greatly. And if FitzGerald was part of the gang that would have been seen as a crucial mission. He was a high ranking member of the IRA his safety was not going to be threatened for just any reason and finally Callahan. Reconfirmed that a few weeks prior to the western. Kidnapping attempt. Gerry FitzGerald had confided in O'Callaghan that they had indeed killed Shergar a few hours after stealing him. Despite being a somewhat brilliant criminal Mallon had made three mistakes that ended up being fatal for Shergar. First Mellon thought that the horse was owned by the Aga Khan alone and didn't realize what a production it would be to secure ransom from all thirty five shareholders. August Khan included second. He misjudged how much people would care about a missing horse to him. It was just a single horse. Nobody would care but the horse's owner, but he vastly underestimated how endeared Shergar had become to the Irish people people had fallen in love with Shergar's lawing tongue and lackadaisical cantor. He was beloved world wide Mallon had wanted a quick quiet operation. He never expected the international attention the kidnapping garnered or the seventy person task the. Police put together to locate the horse and finally Mallon underestimated the temperament of a stud in heat. He had no idea how riled up the horse would get and nobody in the gang knew how to calm him. There was one last thing that'll Callahan was able to confirm after the kidnapping three groups were established within the gang and they quickly split each with their separate orders. The man known as ARCO was sent back to Dublin where he began to make a series of phone calls that would create a distraction Mallon wanted all media attention off him while he and the horse got away or go worked on getting three sports. Journalists to Belfast ARCO was also responsible for creating false ransom requests and calling random breeders near Belfast to confuse police in create a wonky trail of breadcrumbs meanwhile, Shergar was hidden away in a secluded area of Northern Ireland where they believe he's probably buried to this day and finally Mallon hit out north of Belfast responsible for. Curing the ransom money. It's unclear as to whether king Neptune was Malan himself in fact, Callahan doubts it but king Neptune surely worked under Mallon's direction. Of course, this is all technically hearsay as there is no cold hard proof to Levy against Kevin Mallon and the southern command. It's highly unlikely that anybody will ever be brought to Justice for the murder of Shergar. Unfortunately that also means that poor STAN Cosgrove will likely never receive his payout. The heart wrenching end of Shergar is part of a larger picture like with so many terrorist groups that we cover on this show their violence and criminal activity often stems from anger, a feeling that they've been wronged the IRA wreaked havoc in Northern Ireland for thirty years and still occasionally pop up to this day. They believed that they are entitled to. Reunite with their Catholic brethren in the Republic of Ireland and throw out British rule. Their tactics were brutal an inexcusable they killed eighteen hundred British personnel and Irish civilians in the thirty year conflict. Colloquially called the troubles Shergar was just one of the many casualties today. A statue of sugar stands at the Aga Khan stud farm in Ireland where he still raises and trains future. Racehorse champions shirkers. Most notable descendants was a thoroughbred named authariel who went onto win at the highest levels in both Ireland and Australia in that way. Sugars descendants went onto fulfil a legacy that was robbed from him. But no horse has captured the public's imagination like Shergar the record-breaking stallion who met a grisly end far too soon. You can listen to hostage and all of par. Cast other podcasts on apple podcasts. Spotify Stitcher, Google play cast box tune in or your favorite podcast directory. If you enjoy the podcast the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. We'll be back next week. In the meantime, don't take your freedom. For granted hostage was created. By max Cutler is a production of Cutler media, and is part of the par cast network. It is produced by Maxon Ron Cutler sound design by Ron Shapiro with production assistance by Paul Moller. Additional production assistance by Maggie add Myron carlee Madden, hostages written by Aaron land and stars Irma. Blanco and Carter, ROY. Now here it is ATS or of par casts. First fictional podcast mines, I if you enjoy it be sure to rate review and subscribe to mind's eye wherever you listen to podcasts. Euro five January twenty seventh more notes on case file number three four nine east Colfax motel murder now east Colfax motel murderers. New victim. Middle aged male found mutilated nude murders. Are clearly connected based on posing. Here's sexual in nature. My working theory jilted husband killing for revenge now turn zero killer. Victims would be men who slept with his wife, but possibly men that have better sex life either way. He's jealous stabbing scene passionate, but cleanliness of Mattel room suggests premeditation. Have a call with Santa Fe PD today about a similar case. They're working from last year. They say there's posing, but won't really steals. Removal of body parts points to psychosis. Or perhaps it's a message harassing keeps bringing up Jack the ripper kidney letter and told the girl who gets our mail to watch out for stray eyeballs, he's a little green. But gotta give him props for the enthusiasm. Here's the thing. The crime scenes are identical. If it's a message, it's the same message repeated, and we aren't receiving it. Detective Cole Denver PD. Give me a second. I'll be right there. One last note media all over second victims case, the nickname the killer. The blind butcher.
The Manson Girls Pt. 2 - The Women of the Manson Family
"Due to the graphic nature of these women's crimes listener discretion is advised this episode includes discussions of murder violence and assault that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under the age of thirteen. Linda CA Sabin walked down the hall to a door she had seen only once before in her hand. The wooden handle of a knife grew hot and slippery as her poems began Dan to sweat last week she had met a new friend and actor who had moved to Hollywood to make it big she had liked the man she'd happily gone back back to his apartment thrilled how well the two of them got along. She had wanted to return and now here she was although the circumstances had had changed. Charlie wanted her to get her hands dirty. All of his followers had to be a part of helter skelter together. She gripped the knife tighter heider and wrapped on the door. She heard footsteps approaching on the other side. She looked down the hallway to her family. Members Susan Atkins pins and Clem Grogan. They stared back eager. Charlie had ordered a bloodbath and Charlie Manson always always got what he wanted picture a murderer a- gangster a thief. Did you picture a woman. We didn't think so- society associates men with dangerous crimes but what happens when the perpetrator is female every Wednesday we examined the psychology motivations and atrocities of female female criminals hi I'm Sammy nine and I'm Vanessa Richardson and you're listening to female criminals apar- cast original this week near the fifty fifty year anniversary of the infamous Manson family murders on August ninth and Tenth Nineteen Sixty nine. We finish our coverage of the women who N._F._l.. into the Manson family and carried out murders in their leader's name this episode is part of podcasts summer of sixty nine event July twenty twenty-second through August ninth. All your favorite podcast shows are teaming up to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of a landmark summer in American history. The summer summer of Nineteen sixty-nine from the Manson murders to the moon landing were diving deep into the summer America hit a boiling point with twenty three special episodes across sixteen different podcast originals. We'll be digging into the fallout of M._l._k.'s assassination a wide reaching l._S._d.. Colt and rumours of a Kennedy family cover up you can find these specials and more all in our new podcast presents feed on spotify or anywhere you listen to podcasts podcasts at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and instagram at podcast podcast and twitter at par cast network several of you have asked how to help us if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help last week we met the women who became infamous for their air part in the Manson family murders some of the most gruesome cold blooded acts of violence in American history. Those women were twenty one year enrolled Susan Atkins Nineteen Year Old Leslie Van Houten Twenty One year old Patricia Krenwinkel Twenty Year Old Linda Kosabe Ian Twenty six year old Catherine Catherine Gypsy share and twenty year old Lynette squeaky fromm e we detailed they're sorted childhoods which left these women feeling neglected unloved and susceptible to the charms of sociopath Charles Manson by July of Nineteen sixty-nine. All five of these women were deep deep within Manson's fold and considered some of his most ardent followers Leslie van Houten has since described the impassioned sermons Charles Manson gave his family to prepare them for an oncoming race war called helter skelter. He represented himself as more divine than human calling himself off the son of man he believed he was both Jesus and the devil in one person and his followers accepted it wholeheartedly. The Manson family spent the summer of Nineteen sixty-nine preparing for the race war that Charlie believed would burn Los Angeles to the ground but when it failed to to arrive he decided it was time to spark the war himself. This week will follow the chilling murders that made the Manson family notorious area once Manson realized his followers would kill for him. He made a plan to put helter skelter into motion by by the time Gary Hinman was murdered in late July of nineteen sixty nine Charles Manson or Charlie as he was known around Spahn ranch had already he plunged the families free love rhetoric in too much darker waters and largely because his followers were on a steady diet of pot l._S._d.. Masculine Mescaline and a myriad of other drugs that have since fallen out of fashion they were overly susceptible to his ranting Vanessa's Gwen to take over on the psychology here and and throughout the episode just a reminder Vanessa is neither a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but she has done a lot of research for the show. Thank Sammy as reported by Shanna Anna Freeman and Nathan Chandler with how stuff works trace amounts of l._S._D.. Stay in a person's system for weeks after a trip and while a person will begin begin to hallucinate on just point two five micrograms of L._S._D.. The average user in the nineteen sixties took four times that amount and considering sitting the fact that the Manson family was partying on a nightly basis be l._S._D.. Had No chance of ever fully leaving their system L._S._D.. Trips can last twelve twelve hours which means they spent almost every waking moment hi Katrin Prowler a researcher on a recent study conducted at the University Hospital for for Psychiatry in Zurich explained that typically our brains constantly filter out information that it does not think we need. She says the world world around us is not the world we perceive because the Palamos filters out what it considers to be irrelevant information. We don't necessarily perceive all there is because that would be an overload of information but prowlers team hypothesized that L._S._d.. Caused the columnist to stop filtering out that the extra information l._S._D.. Causes Parts of the brain that typically have nothing to do with vision to begin contributing to what a user sees. This is what causes uses the Hallucinations L._S._D.. Users report all of this extra information provides for a very trippy experience one that filters away any sense of reality reality especially when used on a daily basis in short the Manson family literally lost touch with reality through their constant drug use making making them overly susceptible to Charlie's prophetic rantings throughout the summer of Nineteen sixty-nine. He was able to scare his followers into believing vingt helter skelter was on their doorstep. Charlie even recruited a local biker gang the straight Satans to act as his army when helter skelter broke out he recruited them the same way he got everything he wanted by pimping out his female followers and providing the gang with mountains of drugs rugs and free booze. It's hard to say whether the straight Satans actually believed they might be called upon to fight for Manson or if they just knew a free party not when they saw one in addition to recruiting straight satans men stockpiled rifles and guns and taught his followers how but he used them in one particularly chilling interview squeaky fromm e flanked by two other followers showed a journalist how to load a rifle foale. She told them she was able to shoot anyone at any time because she had no fear Charlie she said had taken all the fear so that that she didn't need to carry it. She wasn't alone in that feeling on July. Twenty seventh nineteen sixty nine Charlie ordered Bobby Beausoleil to murder for his friend and musician Gary Hinman at Henman's cabinet into Panga Kenyon at Charlie's behest bobby wrote political piggy on the wall wall of Henman's cabin in blood he also used blood to draw a pop print in the hopes of associating the murder with the Black Panthers Charlie really hoped that when news broke that the black panthers had murdered a white man in cold blood racial tension would skyrocket this would finally start the race. I swore that would burn L. A. to the ground but much to his dismay the police were slow to assume the black panthers were involved instead they took note of Henman's missing car and collected the bloody fingerprints left all over the crime scene yet as much as police didn't immediately suspect the the Black Panthers. Nobody seemed to have any leads on who committed the murders either except one person kitty loot singer a Manson family family member and Bobby Beausoleil as girlfriend. Her testimony cracked the case Wide Open In her to the ground then kicked her repeatedly the other followers watched in horror but knew not to intervene better to let Charlie take check out his aggression on someone else. Charlie finally relented when Gypsy spit out blood and left her in a heap in the dirt. He threatened in to kill any member. That tried to leave then retreated into his cabin. Charles Manson had grown wild and unpredictable the fun loving charismatic. Here's matic spirit that had drawn his thirty two followers to the ranch was gone that they realized was the part of Charlie inhabited by Jesus now they were seeing the Devil Charlie was unraveling. He knew he needed to create a distraction to throw the heat off. Bobby in the rest of the Manson crew helter skelter needed to start. He knew the world around him was ready to snap. It just needed a little little push in a moment. The Manson family takes an infamous trip into Los Angeles Angeles after a full day of recording true crime podcasts. It's nice to take a break and clear my head with best fiends of five live star mobile rated game. It's fun puzzle game that gets more challenging as I finish each level. Some of the levels are really challenging but that's what makes it fun. I'm finally up to Level One thirty nine. Deep Dive Bow. The dragon slug has joined my team and I've also caught a few of minutia most wanted best. Fiends really helps me relax. I usually play after my kids are asleep. I sometimes squeeze in Games. 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We'll still be releasing. New female criminals knows episodes. Wherever you listen to podcasts for a free month trial go to stitcher premium dot com slash podcast and use Promo Code podcast. That's stitcher premium dot com slash podcast and use Promo Code podcast now back to the story the morning of August Eighth Nineteen sixty-nine was dry an unusually cool considering it was the height of summer. You're on Spahn ranch. The tension was building as twenty one year old. Bobby Beausoleil sat in prison for the murder of Gary Henman Charles Charles Manson. Now thirty four worried that bobby would send the police after the family as the day went on. Nobody saw Charlie the rest to the family tried to avoid him knowing he was on edge then as the sun began to set twenty four year old. Tex Watson approached a few of the girls and told them to get into the car they were headed into town on a mission for Charlie. Linda Ca Sabin Twenty Patricia Krenwinkel Twenty and Susan Atkins Twenty one followed him without question. The girls assumed they were going on a creepy crawly. When members of the family broke broke into homes late at night and committed petty theft before they left the ranch techs handed the girls speed capsules. They took the pills then set head off Linda for her part was thrilled. She didn't like stealing but she was excited. That Charlie had chosen her by name for a mission it. It was a sign of approval from a man she desperately wanted to please that need for approval was what kept. Manson's followers on the ranch even even more so than Charlie's death rates. The nineteen sixty three milgram shock experiment studied our susceptibility to authority figures. The study was originally originally conducted to determine how likely it was that Nazi war criminals were truly just following orders in the experiment participants were instructed instructed to deliver small electrical shocks to another subject at the instruction of a man in a white doctor's coat holding a clipboard in truth. The shocks were ruse. No one in the study was harmed but with each shock the subject reacted as if they were truly being electrocuted electrocuted at first the shocks were light but they became increasingly more painful causing the subject to scream in agony when the participant flippant delivering the sharks questioned whether or not to keep going the man in the white coat said please continue eventually the participants believed they were delivering lethal shocks but the man and the white coat assured them d experiment requires that you continue so they kept going back every single participant allow themselves to be pushed far beyond a reasonable breaking point before saying no sixty five percent of participants pence never stopped delivering shocks until they were told the subject was dead. Milgram wrote in his paper titled. The perils of obedience obedience stark authority was pitted against the participants strongest moral imperatives against hurting others and with the participants ears ringing bringing with the screams of the victims authority one more often than not the extreme willingness of adults to go to almost any lengths on the command of of an authority constitutes chief finding of the study and the fact most urgently demanding explanation to the Manson Women Charlie was the ultimate authority and they would follow any of his commands most ardently after all they had sacrificed a great deal to be part out of this family as the car wound through the Canyon leading to Los Angeles in the early morning hours of August Ninth Nineteen nineteen sixty nine. Linda felt a growing prick of excitement. It had been weeks and she'd been selected for creepy crawly. She wanted to bring back something something special for Charlie to prove herself texts wove through Los Angeles and up into Beverly Hills. They drove past lavish homes finally pulling up in front of one. Oh Five Oh Cielo drive the home was set back from the road but they could see the warm lamplight from the living room coming through the trees techs hopped out of the car and cut the telephone line to the House with wire-cutters then he motioned for Linda Patricia and Susan to follow him. They got out of the car unsure of what they were doing at the house. Linda didn't question why I texts had a rope and a gun with him. They walked to the back of the property scale the fence and crept through the trees and bushes that filled the yard but they they stopped short at bright headlights coming up the long driveway techs motioned for the girls to get down as he stepped onto the driveway and waved down the car. When it stopped he fired four bullets through the passenger side window killing the driver. Steven Parent Linda was stunned. Texts forced her to steal the drivers wallet her hands shook as she reached into the dead man's pocket then techs told her to go to the back of the house and act as a lookout while he Susan and Patricia made their way to the front of the house when the trio reappeared in the backyard. They each brandished knives. Linda watched in horror as tex cut a long slow slit into the screen door still in shock she stayed in the backyard as the others disappeared inside in the Living Room Twenty six year old Sharon tate who was eight months pregnant was hosting a small get together with friends. Tate was a stunningly beautiful for up and coming starlet who was looking forward to becoming a first time parent with her husband. Roman Polanski around the coffee table were her friends the J. C.. Bring a famous hairdresser and tate's former boyfriend Vojtech Reich Hausky a friend of Polanski's who was staying with the couple while in town and Abigail folder heir to the folger's coffee fortune. The foursome went silent as they stared at the three young adults who had just crashed into their living room home. The intruders just stood there for a moment before text took the rope off his shoulder and ordered the foursome to huddle together in the living room he then took the rope and looped it around all four of their necks throwing the end over a beam running across the ceiling he pulled on the rope until it was taught binding the captives together tate folder see bring and Frankowski stayed silent and cooperated hoping that the three three lunatics would rob them and go away but that hope quickly faded when tex bellowed. You're all going to die. Sharon tate lead out a blood curdling scream that Linda could here in the backyard in the chaos text. Let the rope slacken and the four captives freed themselves and tried to scatter though they didn't get far Tech Shot J. C.. Bring who fell to the ground he then shot for cow mosquito twice and hit him over the head with the butt of his gun thirteen times then he turned back to the wounded see bring and stabbed him to the death. Susan Atkins meanwhile closed in on Sharon tate. She pleaded for her life but Susan showed her no mercy she stabbed Sharon Sixteen Times and briefly considered cutting the baby out of her stomach. Patricia chased Abigail Bolger around the living living-room delivering a few blows with a knife before Abigail escaped down the hallway for a house-key miraculously still alive crawled towards towards the sliding glass door and got to his feet shaking. He stumbled out into the backyard where he ran into Linda who was beside herself with terror in a later interview. Linda recalled looking into his eyes and watching the life leave them. She knew he was dying. And didn't know how to stop it. Linda and Frankowski stood there both gasping for air unable to form words until until he finally limped past her and collapsed in the yard seconds later texts came running out of the sliding glass door jumped on Frankowski ski and stabbed him again and again fifty one times in total meanwhile inside the House Abigail folder made a break for it and ran into the side yard with Patricia hot on her trail folder dizzy from blood loss tripped on her dress and fell to <unk> her knees folder screamed for her mother as Patricia climbed on top of her and stabbed her twenty eight times Linda could adhere Abigail Shrieking in Pain Patricia screaming and fury and the knife cutting into flesh over and over again it made her nauseous nauseous for a moment she thought about making a break for it running to a nearby house for help but she knew that wasn't an option the other the three would find her and kill her along with anyone else she had spoken to so for lack of a better option. Linda went to the car and waited needed inside the house. What began as a horror show? Only became more gruesome. Susan Atkins dipped a towel in Sharon's blood and wrote pig on the front door and death to pigs on the living room wall as tate lay dying the Manson family members rocked act a rope around her neck and strung her up by the ceiling beam. She died of blood loss and strangulation. Her baby died fifteen minutes. It's later finally Patricia. Susan and tax came tearing down the embankment. They piled into the car sweaty from exertion thrilled at the atrocities they just committed as they tore off their bloody clothes. Techs told Linda to drive. He was furious curious. She hadn't participated in the murders. Patricia complained that she hurt her wrist. She worried she had strained it. While stabbing through Abigail folger's bones Jones when they finally pulled back up to spawn ranch charlie came out to greet them he asked if any of them had any remorse and without hesitation Haitian each of them including Linda responded no the next morning the tate family's housekeeper walked in on the bloodbath wrath at one. Oh Oh five Oh Cielo drive she found Steven Parent shot dead in his car abigail folder and Vojtech Frank house-key ski in the Yard J._C.. Bring and Sharon Tate stabbed to death inside. It wasn't until the news broke on television that Linda Learn Sharon tate it had been pregnant. The murders reverberated throughout Los Angeles. The only obvious motive seemed to be that the Polanski's in their friends were randomly only targeted for being affluent Hollywood types. The Los Angeles elite went into panic mode. Local shelters were overwhelmed by homeowners looking to adopt ferocious guard dogs calls flooded the police stations demanding to know their plans to prevent another attack while the rest of Los Angeles grieved Charles Manson stewed he was proud that his followers had killed Sharon tate and her friends but found himself self upset with how messy job had been that afternoon he approached Linda Kosabe Ian and told her she would be driving them into town again end that night. He was going with them this time he was going to show them how to make a clean kill. A few you hours later on the night of August Tenth Nineteen Sixty Nine Linda Kosabe Ian Drove Charles Manson Patricia Krenwinkel Tex Watson <music> Susan Atkins Clem Grogan and Leslie van Houten down the long dirt road to Los Angeles. They drove through the east side to the upscale upscale Los Angeles neighborhood and pulled up in front of thirty three o one waverly Dr Linda braced herself yesterday's yesterday's nightmare was about to repeat in a moment the Manson family he makes another attempt to ignite helter skelter. They seem like a friend or even family. You trust them with your life but behind the promises of fame success and riches beyond your wildest dreams. It's just another scammer are trying to cheat you out of your life savings every week the new podcast original con artists dives into the psychology of hustlers swindlers handlers and fraudsters to share with you. The greatest cons of all time con artists come from different walks of life and we cover all of them theranos Renaud's founder and C._E._o.. Elizabeth Holmes grew her company to a value of nine billion dollars. Despite the fact that its flagship technology did not not work Jordan Belfort also known as the wolf of Wall Street partied hard and made millions while engaging in stock market manipulation and Bernie Madoff Atop Wall Street market maker who operated one of the biggest Ponzi schemes of all time conning thousands of clients out of a total of almost almost sixty five billion dollars spot the con- before it finds you listen to con artists search for and subscribe to Con Artists Artists on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts or visit podcast dot com slash con artists to listen now and be sure to stick around after after this show to hear a clip of the first episode of Con Artists Now back to the story thirty four year old Charles Manson had a simple plan to ignite helter skelter and throw the heat off Bobby Beausoleil who sat in jail awaiting awaiting a murder trial he instructed his family to murder L. as well to do and blame the crimes on the Black Panthers until eventually there there would be riots on the streets. The country was a powder keg. It just needed a spark which is why on the night of August tenth nineteen eighteen sixty nine. He piled into the car with twenty year old Linda Kosabe Ian Nineteen Year Old Leslie Van Houten Twenty One year old Patricia Krenwinkel twenty one year old Susan Atkins Nineteen Year Old Clem Grogan and twenty four year old Tex Watson ready to kill in cold blood. They pulled up to the home of Lino and Rosemary Labianca a successful grocery store chain owner and boutique owner respectively. Everyone waited in the car while Charles hopped the fence and snuck into the house he held the Law Bianca's at knife point and tied their hands behind on their backs. Then he came back out to the car and Directed Leslie Patricia and text to take care of them as they went went inside Charlie hopped into the driver's seat and drove off with the other three accomplices inside the house. Another slaughter lauder ensued Leslie Van Houten Stabbed Rosemary Labianca Forty One Times Patricia and tax took care of Lino leaving him him with twenty six stab wounds police also found a knife and fork sticking out of his backside and the word war carved into his stomach mic after stabbing the lobby youngest to death they threw pillowcases over the victim's heads and wrapped a lamp cord around both their necks just as they had done with the rope at the tate residence the night before again they wrote in blood all over the walls death to pigs helter skelter and the word rise then instead of fleeing the scene they took their time showering and fixing a meal in the kitchen before hitchhiking back to spawn ranch. Meanwhile Manson drove west with Susan Clem and Linda he was upset that Linda hadn't killed killed anyone the night before tonight she would prove her allegiance to helter skelter. Charlie drove to the apartment building of the actor Linda had met on Venice beach. He gave her a knife and told her to slit the man's throat. Linda got out of the car and and Susan and Clem followed her into the apartment. Building Manson drove off back to spahn ranch. Linda could hear her heart beating in her ears says she climbed the staircase to her new friends apartment she didn't know what to do. She didn't want to kill anyone but she felt like she had no choice. Susan and Clem were close behind her. She could feel their bloodlust. The two of them were ready for murder. Linda wondered if they were jealous list that they wouldn't be the ones to deliver the fatal blow as she stepped into the hallway. Her hands began to shake she felt clammy and cold old time seemed to slow as she made her way to the door. She walked past her friend's apartment to the next door down and timidly she knocked an older man answered the door and stared at Linda expectantly. She swallowed hard. Her mouth. Both felt dry. She backed up and turn to Susan and clamp explaining. That's not him wrong apartment. Susan and Clem looked genuinely genuinely disappointed. The three hitchhiked back to spawn ranch. Linda quietly wondered whether Charlie would kill her in her sleep uh the next morning when the news of the law bianca murders broke L._A.. was thrown into a frenzy Manson was sure this was the beginning of helter skelter. He waited for news of riots in the streets but after a full day he was left disappointed Linda for her part art feared the consequences of leaving Venice Beach unbloodied but when Manson finally came to her he told her he had a new mission for her tomorrow she would go see Bobby Beausoleil in jail and find out what he planned to tell police Linda agreed. She knew instantly that this this was her ticket out of spawn ranch that night. She packed a bag for herself and her daughter. She didn't sleep a wink. The next morning thing she woke up early and went to the cabin where the children were kept only to discover that they had been taken down to the freshwater pool to play in the little waterfall nearby. It was then that Linden made the most difficult decision of Sure the family wouldn't hurt her child. At least she prayed that was the case she grabbed her bag and keys and told Charlie she was going to see bobby lobby. She drove off the ranch and didn't stop until she reached New Mexico. When Linda didn't return that night it became clear that she had no intention of coming back but Manson likely felt that she would keep quiet to avoid being implicated in the murders. It certainly seems as though he was unconcerned. The crimes of the Manson family continued as rapidly as ever a week league after the first set of murders on August fifteenth the Manson family heard from an old friend kitty loot singer Bobby's girlfriend she wasn't isn't getting along with her parents on their horse ranch and begged someone to come pick her up and bring her back to the family. Charlie was more than glad to bring her back into the fold especially with Bobby's arrest. He wanted his family as close as he could. Keep them the very next day. August sixteenth eighteenth spun ranch was raided by police not in connection to the murders but rather for car theft several family members were arrested including Kitty and the children on Spahn ranch were taken into state custody as a result. Linda Kosabe Ian was reunited with her daughter Tanya Nia. She returned to L._A.. To grab her daughter than immediately took her back into hiding in New Mexico. Only police knew where Linda would be staying. The Manson family was soon released from police custody on a technicality but after the close call they decided to flee spahn ranch they moved moved to death valley to a cabin called Barker Ranch Barker ranch was a rustic bare-bones cabin in the middle of nowhere belonging belonging to the grandmother of one of the family members. It should have been the perfect place to hide out but even in that remote location Manson and his family managed managed to draw attention to themselves for one thing they were broke and had to resort to petty crime to make ends meet for another they made nonsensical Pensacola drug fueled decisions that gave them away as troublemakers as one example they set fire to some equipment owned by National Park Service Rangers for no discernible reason the locals easily figured out that the wave of petty theft was connected to the cult that had moved in down the road and and reported them to police but the true nail in the coffin came in early October of nineteen sixty nine after months of pleading. Kitty finally convinced Susan to tell her why Bobby was being held by the police. Susan revealed everything about what had happened at Henman's cabin that that summer Susan looked proud as she recounted the murder even laughing at parts it was that terrifying pride that pushed kitty over the the edge on October ninth nineteen sixty nine kitty fled Barker ranch and went straight to the police over the next three days. Barker ranch was raided multiple times in connection with stolen property leading to multiple arrests. Susan Atkins was also so arrested in connection with the murder of Gary Hinman but amazingly none of the raids led police to connect the Manson family to the tate. LABIANCA murders worse instead. It was Susan Atkins that gave the family away a few weeks after her arrest. She bragged to her cellmate about killing Sharon Sharon tate. The cellmate routed atkins out without a second thought from there. The rest of the family fell like dominoes by by this point. Most of the family was already in cuffs in connection to theft and the machinery fires. The police already had all their suspects in custody. They just just needed to connect them to the murders. Thanks to fingerprints lifted from the scene. Leslie Techs and Patricia were charged with the Law Bianca and tate hate murders in addition. Susan Atkins agreed to testify against the family members as a way of avoiding the death penalty. She later recanted chanted her statement but it's still gave police the necessary ammunition to round up the remaining suspects. Clem Grogan Linda Kosabe Ian and Charles Manson himself Linda CA sapien quickly agreed to testify against the family in exchange for immunity police were happy to work with her after realizing that she had tried to stay uninvolved with the murders and fled the family as soon as she was able would follow next was nothing short of a media circus. Charles Manson proved to be a charismatic engaging villain. The country watched in horror as his story unfolded unfolded the trials began on June fifteenth nineteen seventy and continued until late March of the following year Manson was originally originally allowed to act as his own attorney although his increasingly defiant behavior quickly lost him that privilege throughout the trial he left the country spellbound as he went on rant after nonsensical rant about the police his own divinity race wars murder love fear fear and death in fact Manson proved so colorful and captivating that he upstaged the victims slowly the press press stopped calling them the tate and lobby young murders and instead referred to the crimes as the Manson family murders. The unincorporated raided family members gathered outside the courthouse every day in support of their leader. They sang songs and repeated nonsensical rhetoric. That sounded like it had come straight from Charlie's mouth reporters relayed this to Charlie asking if he'd brainwashed his followers he replied quote these children children that come at you with knives there your children you taught them. I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up. Yep but in fact the speeches the followers repeated were well rehearsed squeaky fromm e visited Manson in prison every evening to get the script script for the next day then dutifully delivered it to the news reporters who all knew her by name squeaky became an overnight celebrity when Manson's shaved his head in prison. Several family members followed suit one day. He carved an ex into his forehead during the trial. It was meant to symbolize having xt himself out of society. Several of his followers did the same they told reporters they had deleted lead themselves from mainstream culture. They were completely free a word that was often associated with the hippie movement the Manson family he is widely credited with killing Hippie counterculture even though they never considered themselves hippies their drug use and flower child aesthetic was enough for the mainstream mainstream to make the connection the friction inside and outside of the courtroom each day mirrored the violent demonstrations against the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings that took place just days before Manson's trial began. The spirit of the sixties was dead a final victim. Uh of Charles Manson on April Nineteenth Nineteen seventy-one Manson was sentenced to death Patricia texts. Susan and Leslie were all sentenced to death as well but their sentences were commuted to life in prison the next year BLENDA CA Sabin is the only person present for the murders who served no jail time she was only with the Manson family for four weeks and has spent the past past fifty years in hiding Bobby Beausoleil is still in prison for Gary Henman's murder. He has been denied parole eighteen times with with little hope of ever being released. Lynette squeaky fromm me was uninvolved in the Manson family murders but was a constant fixture outside the courthouse house during the trials. She made headlines again in nineteen seventy five for the attempted assassination of president Gerald Ford. She spent the next thirty four years in prison. After being paroled she moved to upstate New York where folks around her apartment complex say she is a model. Oh neighbor squeaky says she has a boyfriend but will always love Charles Manson who died in two thousand seventeen at the age of eighty three the Manson family murders continue to reverberate and not just because of the grotesque scenes left in their wake. They marked marked a moment in American culture. A microcosm of the political tension felt in every corner of the country. The loss of life was was senseless. The violence was unfathomable. The tightknit cult was nothing short of terrifying and yet like so many displays as of human depravity. We find ourselves unable to look away. Thanks again for tuning into our female criminals summer of sixty nine special. If you enjoyed this episode checkout par our casts continued retrospective into the summer of sixty nine from July twenty second until August ninth the summer of Sixty Nine will feature twenty three special episodes episodes across sixteen different podcasts covering everything from Vietnam War protests to the Zodiac killer. 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Vril Society Pt. 1: Nazi Spaceship
"October nineteen nineteen members of the german workers party gathered in a beer hall for a secret meeting at the back table a young man sat taking notes to those around him he wasn't enthusiastic new member scribbling down notes as impassioned speakers pontificate it at the front of the hall but in actuality he was a spy sent by the german army to gather intelligence specifically regarding a man named dietrich eckhart a racist anti communist at guard hit made his living as a play right before the great war but in the months following he had become an outspoken in dangerous politico figure eckert believed in the colts in preached racist ideology in his politics rumors had started spreading that at guard was awaiting a messiah someone who would champion his hateful rhetoric rick in rally the german people around his cause but more than that cars believe she was in contact with a race of extraterrestrial beings who held the secret to immense power alongside a small group of mediums known is be real society eckhart was channeling advanced alien technology so powerful that these german workers party could install any leader they want it to power as the meeting progressed the spy heard speaker after speaker spout anti communist an antisemitic ideas that resonated closely with his own slowly the spy put down his notebook can began to listen in ernest he found himself in raptured by the speech is being given around the room suddenly before realizing it's he was standing atop his table joining in on the fun at guard listened as the young spy lambasted the treaty of her side rallying the room into a frenzy he had never seen such passion or raw charisma at cart knew instantly that this man was the messiah he had been waiting for at guard ran to meet the young spy and asked for his name the man introduced himself lance corporal adolf hitler are we alone have we been alone will we be alone stories of alien visitation have been ingrained in human history alien life may not be confirmed but our obsession with it can't be ignored welcome to extraterrestrial a par cast original i'm bill and i'm tim every tuesday revisit the marvelous in strange stories about our encounters with beings from another world we're aware that some these tales may seem completely unbelievable others may seem all too real but these stories shed light on human nature human beliefs in human psychology an each story has garnered hundreds if it's not millions of true believers and for that reason we think they're worth exploring today were exploring the story of veep real society and alleged nazi secret society that formed just after world war one who believed in alien in race was providing them with advanced technology that would allow them to travel through space this week we'll follow maria or such these female medium who first made contact with other worldly visitors as she involves herself delve deep within the budding nazi party in next week's part two we'll explore the claims made by or such antar cohorts as well as the likelihood that this secret society ever existed in the first place at par cast we're grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what we love let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and instagram at par cast and twitter at par cast network in if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help is to leave a five five star review wherever you're listening it really does help we also now have merchandise had the park cast dot com slash march for more information fiv real society is one of the most elusive secret societies in modern history to this day there is no proof that it actually existed though these legends that sprung up around it have inspired countless books conspiracy theories in secret societies of their own idea for the real society came from science fiction novel published in eighteen seventy one called the power of the coming race written by edward bulletin in the book he describes they subterranean terrain ian race of superhumans often imagined as angel like figures who lives deep underground nearly earth's core there they have supposedly created an advanced civilization by harnessing the power of frill frill real isn't all permeating fluid capable of limitless power the super human race called the really a have learn to control this energy force with their minds through real they have ability to heal armies raise cities in level mountains according to the novel the real y'all have been biding their time awaiting the day that they can crawl to the earth surface destroy all of humanity and finally bring their subterranean subterranean empire above ground the book was a huge success when it hit shelves at the end of the nineteenth century you'd enjoy relative popularity throughout the nineteen tens and twenties becoming something of a cult classic it was never meant to be taken literally but as germany fell into a great depression after the first world war a small group of fanatics screw obsessed with ideology expressed in the book and built an entire political movement on the concept except of master race adolf hitler in his closest confidants would spend the next twenty years attempting to channel race of aliens they called aeriens of aldebaran in a galaxy light years from our own they believe these aliens descended from the lost city of atlanta on earth in where the precursors to the area in master race end if the rumors from nineteen forty five are true several members of hitler's inner circle not only contacted these aliens but escaped earth and are still living among them today the nazi real society began with the croatian woman named maria or sich she would become one of the world's most famous for rickles an adolf hitler's most trusted telepath path maria or search was born somewhat fittingly on halloween october thirty first eighteen ninety five in zagreb croatia very little is known about her in general let alone her early life but her childhood was by all accounts normal her mother sabina wasn't exceptionally beautiful ballerina who performed with the vienna ballet before she met maria's father tommy slob it's in eighteen ninety four tommy slough had been visiting vienna on holiday when the two met quickly fell in love and married tommy slob changed his name to thomas two apiece sabinas christian family in sabina moved with him back to zagreb a year later maria or said she was born even as a child maria was extraordinarily beautiful she was a stunning blonde with big dough eyes in sinewy frame by the time she was a young teenager she would be obsession of every boy in zagreb but while she was known for her beauty maria should have been revered for her cutting as a teenager she proved to be a clever gifted young woman with a vested interest in croatia nationalism maria came of age during the first world war at the time croatia was still part of the ostro hungarian empire but had been advocating for more control over how they were governed one member of the ruling class had even advocated for croatia to share equal power with hungry in austria archduke franz ferdinand who was assassinated on june twenty eighth nineteen fourteen in syria gable bosnia yup and her two galena his assassination sparked protests that escalated to violence antifa serbian riots across croatia a month later on july twenty eighth nineteen fourteen when austria declared war on serbia trivia starting world war one emperor france joseph found full support from croatia's military maria would have been nineteen at the dawn of the great war between her proud croatian father in vietnamese german mother it's easy to imagine the swell of national pride would have been fostered in your such home but as the rest of croatia turned their attention toward war maria is focus was pulled elsewhere in september nineteen seventeen maria came down with the flu and eventually fell into a trance for several hours her parents worried she was in a coma and debated on whether the call the hospital to the world maria looked almost dead but maria's consciousness had left her body and she felt herself traveling through space time itself felt like a dimension and her spirit traveled through it she knew her consciousness was no longer longer on earth but on an astral plane before her huge beams of light appear but they flickered back and forth with a movement that seemed almost human the beams of light spoke to maria they told they were an alien race channeling her from galaxies away in when she was feeling better they would be back this was the beginning of a partnership maria wasn't sure who had visited her or why but from this faithful meeting she decided to things first the humans were not alone in the universe second these other worldly visitors would be using her for a very special purpose meanwhile l a thousand miles away in a small bavarian town called over out burke has gotten a small group of men gathered in secrets at the bidding of a man named baronet rudolf vonda rosa they pledged to form a secret society that would dedicate itself contacting aliens in using be a cult to restore germany to power baron rudolf bonzi button dorf vonda rosa was a self proclaimed aristocrats scratch and nationally known eccentric though he was born the son of a train conductor just outside of dressed in in november eighteen seventy five growing up he always prove a restless inquisitive so longing to escape tape the confines of his childhood home his listless hard led him to take a job as a merchant sailor as a young man sometime before the turn of the century for the next ten years or so rudolf bounced around cairo constantinople and other reaches of the ottoman empire it was there that he became fascinated with sufi mysticism in began to seriously study a cult in cairo he returned to germany in nineteen thirteen a self proclaimed baron who quickly became known for radical occultist beliefs at the turn of the twentieth century europe experienced widespread fascination with severe cold sam spiritualism in nineteen seventeen sociologist max vaber justified a cult mania by explaining that religion in modern science is had rationalized western society and caused widespread disenchantment with life mediums like maria and the baron infused a little mystique into and otherwise mundane world people couldn't help themselves many mediums found fame during the early twentieth century barron rudolph's often found himself the center of parties his reputation preceded him wherever he went of course over time most of these psychics or debunked as frauds but there is one medium who has yet to be officially officially debunked a woman would soon sit ed sheeran rudolf right hand maria or such when maria was settled into her new home in munich in nineteen nineteen she started to grow a local reputation few tation for making predictions individual anecdotes have been lost time but it seems as though she was a wellknown psychic in munich not long after arriving in the city her predictions came directly from the alien beings but she had been channeling they began visiting her on a more regular basis and she found they had quite a lot to say meanwhile the bear and was making his way through the most lavish parties in bavaria you end it wasn't long before his outlandish beliefs copy ear of a german playwright named dietrich eckhart fifty year old guard was a right wing extremists who had recently begun pending a racist antisemitic medic periodical called how good deutsche or in plain german end disturbingly the periodical was enjoying somewhat wide circulation in the area for all his faults eckhart was a brilliant man in persuasive writer he is widely believed to be one of the architects of the nazi party among eckerd's most outlandish beliefs was the idea that long ago the world's had been ruled by the people of the mythological it's a logical city atlantis they were called aeriens superior beings that overtime loss there superhuman abilities by breathing with lesser races specifically the communists the bolsheviks in the jewish people this nonsense found an audience with farren rudolph vonda rosa and several other members of an elite circle of cultists in german nationalists whose whose identities romaine unverified to this day this small group gathered together in august nineteen eighteen in a small resort town in bavaria called over albert just gotten the same location would later house adolf hitler's country retreat here they created these all german society for metaphysics also known as these two loss society the members of the tula society believe that through the colts they might be able to create a political party that could help germany become a world superpower the tula society is as unofficial as steve earle society was although much more evidence suggests that it actually existed it was around this time that dietrich at guard began referring to himself as john the baptist after the profit that had heralded the coming of jesus in the bible he said that he had received steve a secret prophecy from telepath who had four told the coming of a new messiah who would usher in germany's golden age dietrich was charged with identifying the messiah when he saw him in shaping him into the charismatic leader germany needed in appalling entitled the nameless one at guard describes a young soldier with blazing fiery eyes and dog it passion who delivered the german people from poverty and despair the messiah would soon revealed himself to be adolf hitler and the many believe that the woman who for told his rise to power was none other than maria force next maria meet that man who woodford ever change world history what happens when you die how do you become someone you're proud of is it possible to find true love these maybe modern questions but ancient civilizations have answers from all of them because before science before philosophy before literature there wasn't mythology each week podcast mythology solid you podcast takes a deep dive into the history origins in meaning admits the captivating storytelling postponed the beliefs of ancient cultures giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe end how those stories resonate in our live today within each smith is a lesson about the human condition that has brought to life by an ensemble cast of talented voice actors end high quality audio production mythology covers the darker roots of legends you may know no like hercules in loki also recount lesser known mets including the lakota visit of the white buffalo woman end of the german cautionary tale of the laura lie search in subscribed to mythology on spotify or wherever you listen listen to podcast again search mythology or visit par cast dot com slash mythology to listen now now back to the story in nineteen seventeen maria or such contracted the flu hand while sick fell into a coma like trance while in the trans she was visited by alien beings who appeared to her like endless beams of light the beings hadn't told the twenty two year old woman why they come to visit her they only promise they would be back soon a promise they were quick to keep over the course of the next two years maria was visited by these alien beings several more times they relate to her some basic information that they were race of beans from aldebaran in the tourist constellation sixty eight light years from earth overtime aliens came by for more than quick chats they began relaying prophecies sees to maria one such prophecies spoke of a charismatic leader with fiery eyes that would rise to power in germany he would riley the german people and league germany to renewed greatness his name these aliens told her was adolf hitler then finally these aliens revealed maria's mission to her they would give tour with the blueprints fred technologically advanced ship capable of flying tying into outer space she was to share these blueprints with her fellow society members and build the spaceship they warned that deep technology was ancient and very complex but slowly all would be revealed tour they also explained that through their teaching maria could learn to harness the power of real all permeating substance of measurable power through frill maria could bring peace and prosperity to the world maria spent the rest of nineteen eighteen in nineteen nineteen communicating with the aliens she would fall into a trance in begin writing down everything they said to her she didn't understand anything but she was being told what to do the full notes all the same luckily maria knew her father understood mechanics and engineering to appoint an ask for his help and deciphering what she had been scribbling down he understood some of the mechanics panics of what maria channeled but admitted that much of the technology was to advance for him to understand furthermore maria's writings were not croatian or german or any language he understood he went to a study in compared her scribbling to several books finally pulling out one that matched maria's father showed her a grainy great picture of tiny markings carved into stone it matched the language that maria had scribbled all over her papers ancient sumerian he explained to her this language has been dead for three thousand years as maria channel aliens it became clear that they knew much more about earth then they had initially lead on but maria was wanted to ask questions she trusted that in due time all would be revealed by nineteen nineteen world war one ended and the treaty of side had left the central powers devastated after being saddled with astronomical reparations fees one hundred thirty two billion gold marks nearly half a trillion usa dollars today eight financially ruined and an internationally embarrassed germany fell into a great depression homelessness unemployment's and poverty were at an all time high they believed the terms of the treaty had been too harsh and were making it impossible for germany to recover from the war in the wake of this growing frustration the german nationalist movements sprung up in quickly gained considerable traction in germany's largest cities like munich in berlin de nationalist movement advocated for united germany and promised to bring germany out of debts and restore its former power this was is specially appealing to maria or such she moved to munich nick in nineteen nineteen to better involve herself in the nationalist movement she was willing to donate her time in energy to the cause she believed in germany andy politics seventy nationalist movement these aliens she was channeling waters were there to help bring about a better world order and above all else she was on the lookout for the man named adolf who could rely on her use of advanced alien technology to deliver germany from ruin it was also around this time in nineteen nineteen that maria met another medium about her own age a woman named trout eight blown little is known about trout other than the fact that she and maria soon realized they were communicating with feet same race of aliens she too had been channeling instructions for harnessing in using the power of frill to help her fellow german people the two became fast friends and would share their communications with one another together they begin channeling the aliens more regularly it soon became clear to them that the aliens had too much information for the two of them to handle alone they needed help they began connecting with three other female mediums named hiker air arch good ruining inch nc grew in coon heim all five of these women were about the same age living in munich germany they shared a common and goal channel yelled deborah ron aliens in gleaned as much information as they could the five women soon established the real society named the powerful energy source they sought to harness but they had one problem all the information in the world would be useless unless they could get it into the hands of men powerful enough to wield meanwhile elsewhere in the area on september twelfth nineteen nineteen dietrich eckhart attended an underground meeting of the d h p or deutscher arbed apartheid which means german workers party just a month after the tula society had been born the d h p with a small radical politically group that found the larger german nationalist movement to conservative they also felt that the nationalist movement was far too sympathetic sympathetic to the jewish people the d h p blamed the jewish people for all of germany's socio economic problems however baseless claims might have been at the time the d h p was seen as a fringe group of extremists germany's version of the kkk they made a lot of noise but struggled to produce any viable politically candidates be wider public ignored their hateful rhetoric but this would proved to be fatal error dietrich at guard had formed the party himself as a vehicle to thrust tula society ideals into the mainstream he understood why his party wasn't taken seriously but knew there was a simple way to change that he needed a charismatic leader to be the face of his movement and on this night in september he was going to find one a man a young soldier in the back of the beer hall jumped up on a table table and launched into an impassioned antisemitic anti communist speech that sounded like music at guards years with each rant against the jewish people at guard grew more confident the man on the table was was his messiah it was a match made in hell after the meeting dietrich at cartoon adolf hitler struck up a friendship that will last until they're dying days eckhart left the beer hall that night certain he he had met the man who would change the face of germany forever there was just one problem at cars in the rest of the tula society knew that even if they were able to grow their political party to overtake the government they would be in desperate need of a weapon capable of keeping hitler in power it's unclear how dietrich eckhart met maria or such by nineteen nineteen maria had earned a local reputation as they trusted medium in proper tests in fervent supporter of the nationalist movement perhaps while at a cocktail party rubbing elbows with the german politically upper crust she was introduced at guard would have been keenly interested to meet a medium that card was obsessed with thea cults infringe sciences between his eccentric hobbies and twisted views of other races it's clear he was a man with a little used for facts yet he asked maria real proof that she was indeed a medium maria was gracious as she was beautiful and agreed the humor him she told at guard that an alien race had told her of upcoming leader named adolf hitler at carts black hearts skipped a beach he had barely met adolf hitler but a few days ago and had told no one of the man he intended to groom into a leader i there's a woman standing in front of him was the real deal he'll or she wasn't incredible con artists and quite frankly he had used for both by the end of nineteen nineteen the tula society end real society operated as a single unit unit maria or search told the members of the to society about her conversations with aldebaran aliens at guard and his cohorts knew that she was the key harnessing the power of real substance so powerful powerful that no earthly weapons could defeat it it was the key to keeping hitler empower an every leader that would ever follow him but it was only then that eckhart fully explained to maria who she had been speaking to he introduced her to the novel the coming race although his take on the book was slightly different long ago he explained earth had been inhabited by area in a race the citizens of the lost city of atlantis when they ocean swallow their civilization they had no choice but to fleet outer space from there they became travelers inhabiting planets among the most distant galaxies cleaning what knowledge they could before moving onto another planet at guard wasn't sure how they were able to travel such great lengths so quickly it was another mystery only this superior race could answer eventually erin library of knowledge became so vast that they were the most technologically advanced race in the universe a literal master race tyrian race finally settled on a planet called i'll deborah ron in the tourists galaxy sixty eight light years away because these areas used to inhabit earth many of their descendants were still living here unaware that they were above superior genetic pool it with their job to protect the alien race until the day aeriens of all deborah ron came to collect their fallen children eckerd believe that anyone who could master of real energy belonged to the superior race and so it became expressed duty of these real society to ensure that these workers party harnessed real and secured their place among the master race the real society was only too happy to help meanwhile at guard got to work insuring that when aeriens finally returned a holocaust would have purge the earth of those he found unworthy next real society becomes personal engineer's for the nazi party now back to the story the nazi party was established in nineteen twenty in detroit eckhart is widely believed to be one of the major architects of the movement and truly his twisted ideology permeates nazi doctrine an rhetoric it seems as though the nazi party was meant to be a vehicle for the tula society to infused their ideology into mainstream stream politics under the guidance of the tula society maria enter mediums began channeling be aldebaran more regularly writing down instructions to build ancient alien technologies including a flying space craft much of what they described as channel to them in ancient sumerian the earth language the aliens spoke while inhabiting the planet over three thousand years ago but thankfully the aliens also begin channeling their information and in german so that the nazis had or readable copy maria also began seeing the number thirty three points thirty three over and over again although she didn't understand what it meant but eventually it clicked it was the answer to that question how aeriens had been able to fly through galaxies so quickly a space time line existed at thirty three points thirty three degrees on or around earth they're the nazis could find a stargate that would allow them to jumped other galaxies it's unclear whether that meant thirty three points thirty three degrees longitude or latitude maria seemed unconcerned the specifics tula society was overjoyed they were going to build a spaceship occultist baron rudolf vonda rosa was among the first help finance the project thrilled by the prospect of being among the first humans to reverse space that guard was equally enthralled although his motivations were far more sinister on wednesday december seventeenth nineteen nineteen in maria the real society in members of the tula society met with a man named doctor winfrey auto shuman who is convinced he could help bring the spaceship to life the project was fine danced by other members of deep tula society who were apparently affluent men although their identities are still largely unknown an so as hitler got to work pending mine comp shoe on end the real society got to work building a spaceship it took three years but in march nineteen twenty two the first prototype of maria's flying machine called the insights fluke machine or afterlife flying machine was ready for a test run on march twenty third nineteen twenty two maria andy other members of the real society arrived at a secret base in bulgaria worthy insights flip machine was being prepped for flights soon dietrich eckhart and his cohorts also arrived giddy as children on christmas morning over the past three years the tula society has been hard at work establishing the nazi party since his inauguration and in nineteen twenty eckhart had devoted himself tire asli to adolf hitler pushing him into the limelight garnering a following an positioning him as a legitimate political figure and as the german people began to rally around at carts leading man dietrich continued to funnel money into the real society project awaiting the technology that could ensure hitler's place as a world leader key any other members of tula society were in all these large saucer like ship that greeted them at the facility it was a thing of beauty shiny and reflective of flying machine unlike anything at guard had ever seen seen the to the society took their seats at the edge of the hangar and waited for the demonstration to begin doctor shoe mondro off the ship to life and it began worrying and fast circles slowly lifting off the ground at guards ice watered as he took in the marvelous ship fighting to take flight but then everything went wrong the disc shaped ship started spinning faster and faster until it burst into the flames the demonstration was a disaster in eckhart was not shy about be rating shoe monde for his failure at guard did not doubt maria or the instructions she channeled no this mistake stake had been man made the to society left enraged by the entire fiasco however at guard still believed in the project despite his disappointment he agreed to fund a future demonstration but this one he threatened had better succeed maria doctor shoe month spent the better part of the next few weeks trying to figure out what had gone wrong with their spaceship they had followed instructions channel to maria exactly but after days of channeling going over all notes maria finally realized her error is hadn't been the technology that had been wrong it had been the method the of controlling it it was then she realized that the ship to work she would need to be driving it this spaceship could not be piloted by a man may mechanism maria would control the ship by connecting with the telepathically she would tell the ship what to do an inch it but obey it took nearly two years to build the next prototype but a second demonstration was finally set for january nineteen twentyfour once again be tula society crowded around the edge of the hangar expectant doctor schumer had every confidence that this demonstration would work but maria was nervous if they failed this time i'm it would be entirely on her and at guard had been clear failure was not an option once again doctor shoe monae flip the switch an like last time the craft word to life but instead of lifting off the ground it awaited command maria tried to concentrate she could feel the weight of the ship as she mentally tried the lift it she imagined the mechanisms that made it work work in tried channeling be aldebaran aliens for help and finally after what felt like eons help arrived she could see the beams of light almost touching the ship it lifted off the ground as dietrich eh cars began clapping enthusiastically across the room the spaceship reportedly flew at a rate of three hundred thousand kilometers per hour for about fifty five minutes before maria set it back down it wasn't other success as dietrich eckhard watch the insights flu machine he felt a tick of excitement finally he had the technology that would help the nazi party conquer the world a year later hitler published mine comp his magnum opus from there it was only a few short years before the nazi party gain traction across germany in hitler was installed this chancellor in nineteen thirty three in the ten years between the successful testing of the spaceship in the rise of the nazi party to power the tula society continue to grow working closely with the real society developing all sorts of flying machines scenes that could be used in battle they were kept at a top secret underground facility in bavaria since he first successful demonstration in nineteen twenty four at guard knew that even with advanced ships germany would be unable able to maintain absolute power without see real energy source this was a specially true because at the time germany had no reserve of fossil fuel and were desperate need for energy to help tap into real energy the tula society organized trips to tibet starting in nineteen twenty four hoping to tap into the consciousness of any area in forefathers still living in really in cities deep within earth by the third trip they had convinced themselves that these native tibetans might be descendants of these ancient alien race the real society began traveling the globe attempting to find ancient alien civilizations hoping they might find real energy hot spots astonishingly v nazi party eventually spent more money on these expeditions than the united states would on developing it'd be atomic bomb be equivalent of twenty billion dollars in today's money granted there's no paper trail authorizing these expenses so it's unclear how expeditions were paid for but based on both nazi an tabet and record's it seems as though the nazis really did make these trips maria channeled information which suggested the real might be found in antarctica and according to legend the to a society believed after so much so that they began sending submarines down to antarctica rumor has it that they began building underground layers hundreds of miles inland they would drill into the ice sheets from underneath eventually hollowing blowing out an icy fortress not dissimilar to a beaver dam the only way to access these layers by submarine which would submerged beneath the ice then surface inside the where they're the nazis sees built huge transmission machines capable of scanning the earth's core free movement or any sign of energy force it was rumored that the nazis did find a huge subterranean crystal pyramid beneath the ice sheets presumably left from wendy aeriens inhabited earth thousands of years ago but there's never been any evidence of this but as the nazis came to power maria received a particularly peculiarly troubling transmissions from one of her all dubber on friends his name was on a knocking not to be confused with see race of extraterrestrials by the same name anti came to her in a trance warning that none of technology he was sharing could be used for warfare instead all true believers of real should prepare to leave planet earth in join him on aldebaran they would travel in the spaceship in jumped through a stargate stargate they would leave on aldebaran until be earthier two thousand twenty two when they would come back to earth bringing peace at first maria refused to hear this message she had spent her life devoted to the to society how could she abandoned them now butts in her heart of hearts she knew adachi was right the tula society was growing darker as adolf hitler gain influence his interest interest in a cult had begun to seep into the tula society these science that had brought the society together was taking a back seat to those are disturbing satanic rituals then on december twenty six nineteen twentythree dietrich eckhart died of a heart attack the man who had brought maria into the fold was gone and his ideology soon followed without a car to keep the tool tula society grounded in cosmic communication it slowly fell under the influence of one of the darkest most twisted nazis to rise through the ranks of the third reich heinrich himmler in what has become a hallmark of nazi cults similar gave the to society a secret layer for a cult rituals and sacrifices in this case it was a renovated sixteenth century castle turned real museum owned and operated operated by him muller himself hitler had joined the nazi party in nineteen twentythree at the age of twenty three and quickly rose through the ranks eventually becoming a member of hitler's innermost circle he also believed leave denver real andy say suspected member of the tula society the castle was meant to impress other members of the ss as a symbol of german pride but in the north tower something darker was at work it is said that this is where the tula society slowly morphed into a satanist cult and attempted to summon satan into the tower anders germany entered world war two they began to use prisoners of war for experiments in what is probably the most unusual example hitler woodley prisoners in the tower to freeze tights until they were within an inch of death then he would have a sex worker enter the tower an lay on top of the prisoner trying to use her body heat to revive the freezing prisoner if it worked the prisoner would then be forced to have sex with a sex worker as a believer in a cult similar muller believe that sex held powerful magic the kind of sexual magic that might conjure real energy instead half his chest subject died if the colds andy other half failed to produce real as the second world war raged the women of the real society continue to enjoy a privileged position among the members of the tula society the real women were distinguished by their long hair which they weren't pony tails and uncommon hairstyle at the time maria continued to channel messages from aldebaran end while she's still shared her findings with feet to the society she secretly prepared her sisters first scape scape then in march nineteen forty five maria received a final message from aldebaran they told her that it was time for her to go the nazi party would be defeated before the end of the year end if she had any hope of surviving she had to leave now they instructed her to meet them at the thirty three points thirty three degree line conveniently located outside of munich where they would pick her up in their mothership ship maria wasted no time she tried to warrant a few close friends of the oncoming defeat heinrich himmler included but she would hear none of it she even told magdala girls wife of joseph girls to come with her aldebaran at this point in nineteen forty five maria disappears from all record's historical or otherwise in the years that followed other mediums stay connected with her and learned that she and her real sisters escape to aldebaran where they living solace they will supposedly returned to earth in two thousand twenty two an usher in a new era of peace the tula society society quickly fell apart in their absence without mediums they were little more than a see tanic sex cult and were shown no mercy by allied forces who later captured or killed almost every rumored member no record's concerning real ever found after the nazis fell in nineteen forty five de russians allegedly sale down to antarctica in submarines to explore the rumors of nazi technologies surviving there but also also found nothing so whether the real society ever really existed is anyone's guess end it's impossible to know whether maria ever really made it to aldebaran although if legend is correct she'll returned to earth in just a few short years and provide in arguable proof that frill energy is real waiting for its rightful master to harness it thanks for listening to extraterrestrial will be back next tuesday with circumstantial evidence that deep to the society was real will also built into maria's telepathic abilities and focus on the mediums who believe they are currently channeling her through time and space you confined all previous episodes of extraterrestrial as well as all of par cast other shows on spotify an anywhere else you listen to podcasts several of you have asked how to help us if you enjoyed the show the best way to help is to leave a five star review an don't forget to follow us on facebook and instagram at par cast and twitter at par cast network will see you next time extraterrestrial was created by max cutler is a production of cutler media as part of the par cast network it's produced by maxon ron cutler sound designed by andy weights production assistance by ron shapiro and paul moller additional production assistance by maggie admire and freddie beckley extraterrestrial is written by aaron 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Damsel of Death Aileen Wuornos Pt. 2
"Due to the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. When twenty-four-year-old tire more I, met Eileen. She felt a rush of excitement like a roller coaster tipping over the first big Hill. But two of them took the plunge together their stomach churning with butterflies. But over the past year, those butterflies had slowly turned to nausea. In fact, tyra stomach nodded every time I lean walked through the door especially on nights when she came home with valuables, cameras, necklaces, the occasional wedding band Tara knew better than to ask where they came. From in her heart of hearts, she knew somewhere across the state, another body lay discarded off the highway but one night Eileen didn't come home with her typical stash. Instead she had a velvet jewelry box, a small diamond ring modest but the most expensive thing I lean had ever bought tyra. Knew it was a mistake everything inside of her told her to run except her stomach the butterflies were back fluttering in an all new way she couldn't help but say, yes. I I'm Greg Poulsen. This is serial killers a podcast original. Every episode we dive into the minds at Madness of serial killers. Today, we finish our look into the life of Eileen were knows often credited as the first modern female serial killer I'm here with my co host. Vanessa. Richardson Hi everyone you can find episodes of serial killers and all other park originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers. For, free on spotify, just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar. Last time we discussed the sexual and Physical Abuse Eileen suffered as a child likely causing her to develop borderline personality disorder unable to function by the typical rules of society she lashed out at everyone around here. Eventually, her rage literally kill the client after he attacked her this episode will dive into the aftermath of this murder and the disturbing year to follow. We've got all that and more coming up. On the night of November thirtieth. Nineteen eighty-nine thirty-three-year-old Eileen wore nose was attacked by one of her clients fifty one year old Richard Mallory. She was able to escape him long enough to grab the gun she kept in her purse then shot him in the chest four times a few days later while Malory's corpse decayed in a junkyard, Eileen was at a pawnshop a getting what she could for his valuables. The big ticket item was his camera, which she hoped would fetch a decent some the pawnshop told Eileen He. Need to see her ID and take on print just in case the camera turned up stolen. She agreed then she took the cash home to Tiber more her twenty seven year old girlfriend on the whole. We don't know much about tyrod I leans relationship. An investigator would later suggest the Tiro wanted everything in the world and Eileen wanted to give it to her from the outside. It did seem like I lean bend over backwards to provide for Tyra and Eileen seemed to think that if she didn't make enough money, tyra. That said it's hard to tell whether tire made specific demands of Eileen or whether I lean was simply projecting her own deep seated fears and insecurities. Vanessa's going to take over on the psychology here throughout the episode as a reminder, she is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, but she has done a lot of research for this show. Thanks Greg. Last week, we spoke in depth about I leans mental health many medical health professionals have suggested that she suffered from borderline personality disorder, a mood disorder that is oftentimes rooted in childhood trauma essentially. Children from emotionally volatile families grow up believing that this lack of stability is normal as they become adults they struggle with feelings of worthlessness. They also come to expect instability in all of their relationships. When that instability is absent, they assumed their partner has lost interest and because they fear abandonment, they act out so that their partner must prove their love essentially people with bpd spent half their time lashing out at their partners and the rest of the time trying to please them. So they won't leave as such. It's hard to know whether Tyra. Would have left or whether I lean simply convinced herself that money was the only thing keeping her around either way when that money began to run out, Eileen might have panicked and someone had to pay. On the morning of June first nineteen, ninety, a surveyor named Mathew cocking call the police station in Brooks. County Georgia. Just across the Florida state line. He'd found a body white guy mid forties completely naked except for baseball hat caulking counted six bullet wounds in his chest police new cocking. He wasn't a frequent flyer or anything, but he'd had a few run INS with the law. They also knew he carried a gun and was generally hostile before police headed out to the crime scene. They wondered aloud whether caulking had perhaps shot someone in the woods then pretended to find the body. But when they got there, the body had already. Started to decay, not likely the product of a run an earlier that morning and they'll cocking swore at police for even suggesting he might be to blame he was angrier than he was defensive a good sign he was innocent, but that's still left the police with an unidentified body on their hands. Then a few days later on June sixth another John Doe turned up in Pasco County just north of Tampa. This body was so badly decomposed that police couldn't obtain fingerprints. The coroner couldn't even estimate a time of death. However, they were able to determine that the nine bullet holes in his chest were from a twenty two caliber pistol. Case Richard Mallory the previous November Pasco County detective Tom Muck notified investigator Marvin Paget, the detective assigned to Malary's case noting the similarities the two men agreed to keep in touch on a hunch detective mark also called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. In the hopes of tracking down another lead. When he heard about their own John Doe, he was onto something three bodies lying within a few hours drive of one another all riddled with bullets from twenty two detective mark didn't have enough information for a full investigation just. But he resolved to keep an ear to the ground. The next day June seventh police in Brooks County. Georgia identified their John DOE Forty Three Year Old David speers of Bradenton Florida. He'd been missing since May nineteenth but police still couldn't explain how spears body ended up across state lines three hours north of his home. Of course, at the time they had no idea that I lean had driven him there in his own car dumped his body along the highway picked his pockets and driven off police believe they were looking for a male. Killer and that Spears's murder was a possible robbery gone wrong. They never guessed he was simply one of my leans unlucky clientele but why police concern themselves with who these men were we might ask why these men specifically after all lean was servicing about seven John's Day. What did these men due to land on the receiving end of her twenty two? We must remember that in addition to potentially having a personality disorder of some kind. Eileen. Wore nose was a survivor of rape not. Only at the hands of Richard Mallory, but also her grandfather lowery his friend who impregnated her at age fourteen and potentially other John's she was almost certainly struggling with the trauma that follows sexual assault according to the Center for Substance Abuse, treatment victims can experience a myriad of reactions including depression anxiety and mood swings but a big underlying factor in these behavioral shifts is a fear of recurrence for this reason many victims of sexual violence are unable to return to activities or places that. Trigger. Memories of the assault which at least for a while is considered a healthy method of self care but I lean didn't do that just weeks after being attacked by Richard. Mallory. She was back on the highways waving down clients some of whom became her next victims in an interview with Vanity Fair psychologist Phyllis Chesler tried to explain I leans mindset. She said, perhaps these men were especially violent in some way it could be something they said or did or something they reminded her of. In other words she may have chosen her victims impulsively after they unknowingly triggered her in I. Leans mind she was likely attacking them before they had the chance to turn on her although as she became more confident in her killing, she also grew sloppy and didn't trouble to keep a low profile. That year independence day was hot and Muggy Rhonda. Bailey could feel the hair sticking to the nape of her neck she sat on the porch sweating. Down the street neighborhood kids were playing with fireworks. One of them was bound to lose a finger by the end of the night as she said, enjoying the otherwise peaceful evening something caught Rhonda's I a Pontiac Sunbird plundering down the street it wasn't swerving but something about the driving made her take notice the car went careening off the road in front of Rhonda's House only stopping. Once it crashed into the thick brush to women scrambled out of the car mid fight Tyra, and Eileen. I lean arm was bloody clearly an injury from the crash she did most of the talking be rating tyra for some infraction both I Lean Anti Raghad Beers in their hands and. Chugged them before throwing the empty cans into the woods then the women got to work pushing the damaged car out of the brush and back onto the road the Pontiac was in bad shape. The windshield was so smashed you couldn't see out of it not that I lean much cared she and tyra jumped back in the car and Florida it they made it about one hundred yards before the sun bird gave a death rattle and broke down completely from her porch run to watch just long enough to see the women flee the car and jog down the road and out of sight Ronda called the police immediately a member of the Orange Springs. Volunteer. Fire Department. Huber's Hewitt responded to the call on his way to the accident. He spotted Eileen entira walking away from the crash he stopped and rolled down his window asking if they were the women from the accident Eileen snarled at him. So he rolled up his window and drove on Hewitt found the abandoned car short way up the road he expected the smashed windshield and dented exterior but was surprised to find bloodstains all over the inside he called in the vehicle identification number. Immediately police learned that the car was registered to a man named Peter. Sims a sixty five year old retiree who worked as part of a Christian outreach ministry he had been missing for almost A. Month, it was clear to the authorities that there had been some foul play. She would correctly assumed that the women who cursed at him were behind it though by the time he connected the dots Eileen entira were long gone when forensics comb the smashed up car for clues, they were able lift a palm print from the driver's side door. It didn't pull up any matches, but it was ready for the next time someone ran those prints. Finally, a teletype description of Eileen and tyrod was sent to every police station in the country for now, they were wanted in connection with the disappearance of Peter Sims. But soon, they'd have to answer for a great deal more. In a moment pieces of I leans puzzle begin falling into place. 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On July Fourth Nineteen Ninety thirty-three-year-old I lean wore knows crashed one of her victims cars while driving drunk she and her girlfriend tyra were spotted by two different witnesses who gave police detailed descriptions. No Eileen and Tiber wanted in connection with the disappearance of Peterson's at the time police suspected Peter might be dead but had no reason to assume as disappearance was connected to several other murders across the state for her part I lean didn't suspect that law enforcement was on. To her at all she and tyra carried on business as usual, which usually meant blowing off steam at their favourite dive bar. The last resort Eileen was irregular everyone regarded as a wild character but she wasn't without her charms. Eileen would play her favorite song on the Jukebox and buy drinks for her fiance her idea of a romantic date night. But it's hard to say whether tyrod still felt that tenderness the blue was off the rose and Tyra was pulling away. As we explained previously, Eileen had a strong fear of abandonment strong enough that she sought ways to manipulate tyra into staying because people like I lean are so controlling, they tend to gravitate towards partners with a poor sense of boundaries someone who will lose themselves in a relationship given I leans extremes it's reasonable to believe tyrod. Suffered from attachment issues even if she was beginning to recognize Eileen violent and dangerous tendencies, she may not have been emotionally ready to leave meanwhile eileen likely took her partners compliance as a sign of encouragement to continue her killing spree from there on out her kids were fast and scattered on the morning of July. Thirtieth fifty year old Troy burress set out gilchrist sausage where he worked as a deliveryman he should have been back that afternoon. So when he didn't show his manager worried fearing he added a car accident, she called around and discovered troy never made it to his last few stops around four the next morning. Marion County Sheriff's deputies found. Truck abandoned along State Road Nineteen Eileen when later confessed to his murder claiming she killed him in self defense though the same suspect it's possible choice solicited Eileen for sex on his lunch break but more than likely. He saw her hitchhiking and decided to help for his good deed. She killed him his body was found on. Fourth already badly decomposed. He was so unrecognizable that his wife was only able to id his wedding band, which I lean left on his corpse like the rest of I leans victims troy was shot with a twenty two caliber pistol. But for whatever reason Marion County police didn't make the immediate connection to Richard Malary's murder as detective cat over in Pasco County. While police searched for troyes murderer eileen struck again this time her victim was fifty six year old Charles Dick Humphreys a retired air force major and former police chief his body was found in Marion County on September twelfth the morning after his disappearance Arlene had shot him in the head and Torso Seven Times with her trustee twenty two caliber until now one could argue that all of Eileen victims were clients who became aggressive but Dick's family has railed against any suggestions that he picked up by Leann for sex they argue that he wasn't that. Kind of person in fact, he worked for the Department of Health and rehabilitative services specializing in helping abused and injured children. Of course, someone's job has no bearing on the kind of person they are in off hours. In fact, our assumptions about what someone is capable of based on their social standing oftentimes enables killers abusers. But in this case, it really didn't seem like Dick had it coming rather something else was going on with Eileen more than likely relationship woes were causing her to unravel and they would lead her to make one final kill. On November Seventeenth Eileen found yourself about three hours north west of Daytona earlier that night she entire had a blow out fight and Eileen left in a half tyrod was going to leave her she knew it and that thought terrified her she needed to get away for a couple of hours before she even realized what she was doing. She found herself riding shotgun next to a John who had picked her up for A. quickie that was hours ago. Now, about same John was lying on the floor of his car naked and dead Eileen was behind the wheel driving into the Florida panhandle. Eventually, she pulled over on a dark logging road and dumped sixty year old Walter Gino Antonio into a ditch police found his body the following morning from the moment Antonio's case landed on Captain Steve Vinegars desk he knew that this was the work of the same. Killer who scattered bodies across Florida, as well as in southern Georgia. He just wasn't sure who that killer was yet wasting no time. He formed a Multi Agency Task Force. He also cracked the first piece of complicated puzzle. It had been long assumed that all of these victims were killed by Hitchhiker, but because the killer was strong enough to dump the bodies far back from the road, the assumed the killer was a male but. Something about that felt odd to been iger after all nobody stopped for hitchhikers anymore they were dangerous which meant that whoever was thumbing for a ride must have seemed non-threatening. It was then that Benigo, remember the teletype description of the two women who crashed Peter Sims Car Peter was still missing and vinegar was willing to bet that these two women might know a little something about that. So he set out to track them down. Vinegar made a few calls to the press by the end of November newspapers across the state had published police sketches of Eileen Entira, asking the public for tips on their whereabouts. What I leaned saw the sketches she felt nauseous she didn't know what to do except dispose of the murder weapon. So she threw her twenty two caliber off the rose. Bay Bridge never to be seen again by mid-december, police were inundated with leads the most helpful of these came from a man in Homa. SASSA springs who rented a trailer to Eileen Entira a year prior he was able to give police tyrod Moore's full name though he only remembered the blonde woman as Lee on December thirteenth bigger received a call from police in port. Orange Florida, they'd been tracking I lean entira since September and they knew where the couple of staying the fairview motel or rather where the women used to stay after. The police sketches hit the papers Tiber tethered to Eileen. Snapped she fled to her sister's home in. Pennsylvania. Leaving a heartbroken Eileen behind Eileen left the fairview on the same day vinegar received the tip with Eileen in the wind. The Task Force was back at square one until vinegar got another brilliant idea since all of the victims had been robbed He. decided to check the pawnshops around Daytona bigger struck gold. He found Richard Malary's camera. The one I leaned pond almost a year prior the pawnshop still header thumbprint on file and an hour. Later, it was matched to the palm print lifted from Peterson's sunbird vinegar finally had a name Aileen Carroll wore knows now all they had to do was track her down. The evening of January Eighth Nineteen ninety-one thirty four year old Eileen War knows was drowning her sorrows at the port orange pop she wasn't doing well since tyrod. She was alone to depress to work, and once again homeless sleeping on an abandoned car seat in the parking lot at the last resort that night to drug dealers showed up to the POB and made polite conversation they introduced themselves as bucket and drums and seemed like Nice. Enough is especially after they bought Eileen Beer. Of course, she might not have been so friendly had she known they were undercover cops they chatted her up. For roughly an hour leaving shortly before midnight they reported back confirming they'd made contact with Eileen. Worn US tomorrow. They'd make their arrest I lean woke up a few hours after sunrise on the morning of January ninth. Then lounged around in her car until eleven when the last resort opened, she ordered her first beer the day then started hitting up the other patrons for quarters she wanted to play her favorite song on the Jukebox. Around eleven thirty M Eileen was surprised to see bucket and drums walk through the door. Of course, they'd had her tailed, but I lean just figured. It was a happy coincidence. She liked them sure they were a little cagey, but that's drug dealers for you. They bought her another beer and gave her a quarter for the jukebox. As far as I lean was concerned, they could stick around Salonga they kept buying her drinks the. threesome chatted at the bar for awhile at one point drums stepped away to make a phone call as Eileen sipped on the beer. He'd Bader drums put his sting operation into motion twenty minutes later, bucket and drums invited Eileen outside for a cigarette. She chugged the last beer. She would ever have then followed them out to the door. 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That's code killers for one hundred dollars off your matches. Order terms and conditions apply SEE CASPER DOT com slash terms. Now back to the story. A morning of January ninth nine, hundred, ninety, one, police took thirty, four year old Eileen. Wore nose into custody the next day to officers from the task. Force flew up to Pennsylvania to interview I leans ex-fiancee Twenty. Old tyron more tyra confessed that she knew the murders happen but didn't know any of the details she asked Aileen to never tell her about them anytime I lean began to hint tyra cut her off of course, this glossed over her involvement covering up Richard Malary's murder but police didn't care much about that tyrod didn't have a record. So they knew she would never commit these acts on her own if she. Agreed to testify against Eileen and convince her to confess they'd give her full immunity tyra accepted the deal and accompanied police back to Daytona where they put her up in a motel from their tyra called Eileen at that point Tyra was the last person I lean expected to hear from. She figured tyrod was long gone just like everyone else she ever loved. So Eileen was nerve to hear ex-girlfriends sounding distraught over the. Tiber told Eileen that the police were after her that she didn't know what to do. Lean started to comfort her former lover but stopped short. Hey, tyra she asked suspiciously is there somebody else in the room with you tyra denied it but I lean seemed to know better she said just go ahead and let them know what they want to know or anything and I will cover for you because you're innocent I'm not going to let you go to jail listen if I have to confess I will the next day she did exactly that Eileen confessed to all seven murders including that of Peterson's even though police still haven't found his body. Over the next year as state prosecutors prepared for trial Eileen reached a level of national infamy for her crimes. Soon, producers and publishers came knocking she sold her life story rights in the hopes of making millions but learn that Florida prohibits prisoners from profiting from their crimes. That law didn't stop certain police officers from my leans task force making money off of their experience working the case, the same producers pay them handsomely for their. Life rights meanwhile, I lean finely have the attention she craved as a young girl and she loved it. She told her story to anyone who would listen the only problem was that an each retelling her details varied wildly sometimes she shot them in cold blood other time she killed them moments before they attacked her it would be easy to assume that she was lying recasting herself as the victim, but as always the truth is more. Nuanced remember Eileen first murder was almost certainly committed in self defense. The rest were likely the of having been triggered by her victims whatever the motive it's fair to say I lean was not into right mind during any of the shootings as we mentioned earlier, victims of sexual trauma fear a recurrence of their ordeal it's worth noting then that the majority of Eileen victims were around the same age as not only Richard, Mallory but. Her grandfather lowry, the first man to ever re per of course, this is conjecture but seems like than coincidence even though I lean confessed to all seven murders police only had enough physical evidence to tie her to the murder of Richard Mallory nevertheless by the time, the case went to trial on January fourteenth nineteen ninety-two there wasn't a person in the country hadn't heard leans full confession. The media had dubbed her but Damsel up death. Eileen trial lasted about two weeks each day more depressing than the last the prosecution painted a picture of a wicked vile woman who killed a middle aged man in cold blood. Oddly the jury was never told that Richard Mallory was a convicted sex offender. So I- leans claim of self-defence was easily overlooked. Dings only got worse when the state called their star witness to the stand Tiber more avoided eye contact as she testified against her former. Lover she told the jury that Eileen was dangerous Tiber claimed she hadn't lived in fear of her Eileen was in shock. It was a brutal way to discover that the love of her life had utterly betrayed her that she had feared her for the entirety of Tiber testimony Eileen stared down at her hands. It's hard to describe how despondent Eileen was by the time. She took the stand on January twenty seventh she was devoid of hope. She had little to tell the jury other than to say, she hated people and would absolutely kill again two hours later that jury convicted her five days after that Judge Uriel Blount sentenced her to death. Later, that year Eileen recanted her initial testimony saying she had never been assaulted and that all seven of her kills were robbery motivated. She waived her rights to any appeals. Eileen just wanted to die. She spent the next ten years on. Death, row depressed and angry as reality slowly slipped away during this time she spouted troubling conspiracy theories that made her warden wonder whether she was having a psychotic break because of these concerns and those of Eileen lawyer her execution was delayed three psychiatrists examined Eileen for mental competency. All three agreed that she was legally able to be executed. So in two thousand and two Governor Jeb Bush lifted Florida's temporary stay of execution and signed her death warrant. Eileen interviewed the morning before her death initially, she seemed in high spirits and repeatedly told the interview that she was quote. Okay with it. But as the interview progressed, it became clear that the woman before the camera was emotionally drained and completely lost. When asked if she'd been betrayed by everyone she had trusted. She said that's right I was that's why I don't care if. I'm executed and leave this planet. She then went on to further explain her frustration. Eileen. told her interviewer that she'd been set up. She launched into a theory that police knew who she was after her murder of Richard Mallory. She'd left fingerprints all over his car. How could they not know it was her she wandered she decided they did know and had hatched a plan. She believed that police allowed her to continue killing so that she would clean up the streets for them. Once she'd off a few bad guys they'd arrest her as a serial killer. Then they'd make money off her life rights. She also claim that police had tortured her for the past five years not through conventional means but through sonic pressure released into herself through the Mirror on the wall, the sonic waves were squeezing her skull and sending shockwaves through her system. When she tried to tell the truth all this from a woman who supposedly passed a psychiatric evaluation less than twenty four hours earlier the next morning forty, six year old Eileen was led from. Her jail cell to a part of the prison. She'd never been before a stark white room furnished only with a Gurney and a black wall mounted telephone. Eileen was strapped to the Gurney the few guards and the executioner waited for the black phone to ring with news of another stay of execution. But no call ever came I leans last words were perplexing and mirrored the chaos that she felt in this life. She said I just like to say I'm sailing with the Rock and I'll be back like Independence Day with Jesus June sixth like the movie. Big. Mothership and all I'll be back by nine forty seven am aileen carroll worn house was dead. Eileen is often seen as a monster and for good reason she was. But in recent years, she is also garnered a cult following of those who believe she had no choice in her actions for many survivors of sexual assault. Eileen. Holds a certain allure, a manifestation of a forbidden revenge fantasy and unlikely anti hero even as recently as September two thousand and Nineteen Eileen? Wore nose was glorified by rap artist. Cardi B. in the cover art for her single press. Of course, this narrative is problematic for a number of reasons, but it also speaks to. The rage felt by many victims of abuse and frustration over the lack of resources available to economically disadvantaged people. Eileen. Story is both heartbreaking and fearsome. She's by no means a hero but she is certainly a cautionary tale one. We would all do well to learn from after her execution Eileen was cremated by the state. Then her ashes were sent back to Troy Michigan to her childhood friend Dawn Botkin who scattered Eileen beneath the walnut tree in her backyard. It was a small gathering of one Eileen left the world much as she had moved through it. 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"A unless they see that nighttime is when the bio comes alive not just nocturnal turano alligators talking their prey or bats cutting through the swamp gas rising off the river other things come alive to you can see their lights lights flicker the distance or hear their voices drift through the trees on nights like tonight with a full moon casts and eerie eerie glow over the swamp. A lady in white seems to appear at the river back singing softly only long enough for you to catch a glimpse zipper before she disappears but her songs still seems to echo downstream. Its lyrics familiar to you the the stuff of local folklore when i die. I'm gonna take the whole town with me. Just beyond the tree eli at the highest point of the swamp a small collection of crosses are barely visible in the darkness and unmarked mass grave that dates back one one hundred years now serves as a grisly reminder. The lady in white kept her promise. Ah la welcome to haunted place a podcast original. I'm greg pulsing every thursday. I take it to the scariest areas most haunted real israel places on earth this week join me on a supernatural journey to manchester swamp in the heart of bio country and discover scupper why to this day. It's haunted at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network view joy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever listening we also now have merchandise had podcast dot com slash emerge for more information listen two more episodes of haunted places as well as podcasts other shows on spotify and wherever else he listened to podcasts <hes> um just half an hour northwest of new orleans sits manchester swamp haunted patch of bio. That's said to be home to julia brown. The lady white swamp gas rises. This is off the green gator filled waters lined by moss covered trees and populated by all sorts of things that go bump in the night these days the swamp areas isolated but at the turn of the last century it was home to a small town called frontier freen ears sat along the banks of the pontchartrain river. It was a settlement built around the logging industry in the eighteen hundreds twenty five miles north west of new orleans around the eighteen sixties. Julia brown moved into town and built a small cabin in the heart of manchester's swamp late at night and he won boating through could see the eerie glow of candlelight leaking out from her windows accompanied accompanied by hush chanting by day. Julia would sit in front of her cabinet a rocking chair as townspeople passed in their boats on their way into the larger river she would close your eyes and sing. Little songs about her songs were prophecies which had a knack for coming true. She was especially gifted at knowing when someone was about to fall gravely. Ill always within a few days time. It would come to pass and when someone did follow it was miss julia they'd run to tell julia brown was voodoo priestess and unknown healer she would come to the cabin where the sick were held and perform rituals over them often saving their lives but not everyone could be saved and for many of them. Julia brown was the last face they saw before being lower into their craves and as the years passed julia brown grew more secluded out unmanned check swamp as for nears township township grew around the railroad station on the opposite side of town but still every morning as people pass cabin the aging woman would be out there her singing her prophecies waiting for those in town to call on her to aid the sick then one chilly morning in nineteen fifteen eighteen. An old man came rolling down the manchester by you just as dawn broke the fog was so thick he could barely make out the shoreline as he navigated the muggy swamp. He saw light in the distance but flicker of candle. He knew he was nearing miss. Julie brown's cabin. He proceeded needed noiselessly hoping she didn't have any prophecies for him that morning. As he drew nearer he could hear her humming. He heard in her rocking chair creaking outer porch then he made out the words. She was singing when i die. I'm gonna take the whole town with me. The man could feel the hairs on the back of his neck prick. As this little rowboat cut cut through the fog he could see julia sitting on her chair is closed a smile creeping across your face again. She we say when i die. I'm gonna take the whole tau with me. She never looked at them. As he sailed pasture. He did his best to keep going without catching her attention over the next few days more and more citizens of for near began to whisper about the song about her prediction then one morning even stranger news came. Julia brown was not under rocking talking chair. Nobody had seen her all day concern for their face. A few men of frontier one julie brown's cabin to find her her dead news. Ever death spread around town quickly people immediately began to fear for their lives knowing how often often her predictions came true. Finally some of the women in town came up with a solution they would hold a funeral for julia with every citizen of for near present. Perhaps if they all came together to pay their respects she would consider her prophecy fulfilled the buried her on september twenty ninth ninth nineteen fifteen they threw dirt on her grave and wished her well hoping the buddhist priestess which find fast and the next morning the town was awoken by a horrendous storm rain tore through town and winds ripped through houses dark clouds gathered overhead people tried their best to take cover and shingles were ripped from the roofs and shutters banged against their windows but as the roots themselves began to lift off the houses but people are friendlier realized in horror that this was no ordinary store it was a hurricane they try their best to hunker down or run seeking cover wherever they could but the winds were so strong their their homes were torn to pieces within an hour's time the tougher near was ripped to shreds and the townsfolk were taken taken with it it would be two weeks before people from neighboring towns would be able to make their way into frontier a group of brave men made the trek along manchester swamp on a cool misty morning morning much as it had been the julia made her horrid prediction as they drew closer the men could see something in the trees to distant into make something was draped of the branches slowly. They realized what they were seeing bodies. He's but townspeople for near dead blown into the trees by the storm now dangling like ghoulish rush christmas ornaments as they passed the men heard the creaking of julius rocker although her cabin sat abandoned the hairs on the back of their neck stood on end they pressed forward hoping to leave the swamp behind as quickly as their boats would take them them when they entered the town. They found that the entirety of frontier was destroyed as far as anyone knows not one <unk> hurson survived the storm bodies were unearthed from the rubble and hauled down from the trees and berry at the highest his point in manchester swamp just down the river from julia brown's cabin their grades remarked with wooden crosses and small stones many of which still stand today more than one hundred years later but those who frequent the swamp or come to pay their respects at the frontier cemetery agree that while julia brown may have gone to the grave her spirit did not stay there in fact many believe she still walks the shores of manchu aksakov. A lady in white can often be seen just beyond on the tree line still singing her lonesome song when i die. I'm gonna take the whole chow with me of course as a spirit kirit. She has gone far more company than she ever had in my life. 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How do you cure what you didn't know existed follow medical mysteries for free on spotify and anywhere you listen to podcasts or visit podcast dot com slash medical mysteries to listen now now back to the story on on september twenty ninth nineteen fifteen a category four hurricane decimated the small town of frontier louisiana as predicted by the local prophets julia brown since the storm many visitors to the area have claimed that a lady in white will greet them on the shores of manchester swamp or her abandoned cabin still stands by day the cabin small rustic then full of debris left from local teenagers is who likely use the spot to have a few beers where their parents won't find them but by night the cabin feels cold in eerie. It's not uncommon to hear distinct wailing or the sound of a woman song drifting through the trees. Uh those who dare visit the nearby cemetery at night can often smell candles and hear the chanting of a voodoo ceremony the soft sent of perfume watts through the muggy air as though something is standing just beyond on the tree line watching over the graves but julia brown isn't the only only spirit to haunt the woods of manchester swamp years ago. A new bride was enjoying her wedding night at an old house. Just outside of town refer for near met the matt checks. Her guests were dancing and drinking enter groom swept or across the dance floor until she was dizzy. She took a moment went to steal away by herself. A break from the excitement the moon was full and lighting up the man checks mop it was easy for her just saunter into the woods enjoying the night air but as she strayed further from the party something about the woods around her changed they grew cold eerily still like everything of the swamp was watching her suddenly the lights from the party behind her head disappeared and she had no idea from which way she'd come it was like the light have been sucked out of the woods and a black blanket it hit the stars from view her breath quickened she clambered through the woods trying to find a way out but everywhere she turned she saw nothing but trees and blackness she closed her eyes and listened for the sound of the river if she could make it to the water's edge hedge she could find her way home or to the next town over but the stone silence persisted the air grew hot and thick and the scent of death slowly filter nostrils. She tried not to panic. She kept moving retracing her steps especially could but she never seem to get any closer to the edge of the forest. She froze at stranger years. She spun her head around trying to detect where the noise i'd come from. She kept moving not sure whether she wanted to find out she didn't know which was better to move so silently that she could hear whatever it was lurking in the shadows or to make a run for it hoping that whatever it was wouldn't be quick enough to follow. She took a deep breath and began running through the bio. Two heavy footsteps steps began to thunder along behind her. They sounded pad wooded like wolf. As she ran the woods tore address slowing she she could hear the animal growing closer and she knew it would soon tackle her to the ground. She tripped and fell skidding her knee and hurting her wrist. She heard the footsteps growing nearer that's her own shadow disappeared in the big hulking shadow of a beast she felt it's hot breath on your neck with all the courage she could muster. She turned just see an abomination standing over her glaring with yellow eyes so wide they seem to glow the animal before her had the stature of a man running on two feet yet it was was covered and jet black hair and had the face of a wolf with two curled horns protruding from its skull. It's jared dared into the eyes of the new bride who cowered before it. She knew this horrid beast by name though she had always thought it as the stuff of folklore glor- a story to scare children away from running off at night. She tried to look away but she had already locked eyes with the beast the ruge route. It seemed to hypnotize her. She couldn't even blink the rue loom deliver her. It slips tsk curling into a snarl it looked deep into her eyes and warned her within a year and a day your soul will be mine was the ruger reuss terrible curse to last for one year and one day eh if she spoke a word of this encounter to anyone during that time she would be a guru forever and until then she would turn turn into a ruger rule every night until the curse was either lifted sealed the beast move towards her she worried need it would eat her then as quickly as it had appeared it was gone the color flooded back back into the woods and a short ways off the bride could see the lights for wedding reception. The warmth return to the night air. It was as though nothing had had happened at all the bride made it back to the party and told her groom she'd been lost in the woods that night instead of sharing a a bed with her new husband the bride locked herself in the shed barricaded the door as best she could and awaited her terrible fate. I a tingling sensation crept through her fingertips and upper arms. Her heart started to race into searing pain shot doc through her chest. It felt like insights around fire mike she was being stretched in every direction she screamed in pain as her bones owns began to twist and splinter and our skin ripped apart her skull began to split and two horns protruded from the skin her forehead black twisted horns that way down her head and made her neck her screams morphed into snarls as she became a ruger ru she railed against the inside of the shed longing to feel the full oh moon on her face but it was no use she was unable to get out outside. She could hear the hulking beast that it had turned her stocking the shed. It's scraped. It's terrifying clause along the side trying to free her. If if he could steal a glance at her before his curse was lifted she would be turned into a roo forever. As morning. Finally broke the bridal hi to woke with a start and looked around the cup web tilled shed she was alive but her heart sank knowing what she must do for the next year and one day the bride lock yourself in the shed every night and into every night she could hear the guru lurking outside waiting to catch a glimpse of her when the sentence had finally passed. She nearly cried with joy finally the night after her one year anniversary. She and her husband could share a bed together for the first time that night when she came to bed with him instead of going out to the shed her grew master. If a year and a day ago she she had been stalked by guru. The woman admitted she had on their wedding night that she said is why she slept in the shed each night but now it had been a year and a day and she was free that beads of sweat let began to form on her husband's forehead and chest before long he was covered in sweat and his eyes began to grow wide and yellow his teeth turned a fangs and fell onto the floor as he arrived in pain. A spirit seemed to rise out of him and fly out the open window into the crisp night air. Her husband sat up drenched in sweat panting. His bride looked at him in horror her as she slowly realised why her husband had never asked her while she slept in the shed he had been the rue guru and now as she had broken the curse they were both free but the spirit of the rue guru was likewise free to roam the swamps beyond their home and find a new host to possess soon. There would be a new roof guru. The story of the rue guru originated in medieval france as a way to keep children children out of the woods. The legend found its way to louisiana along with the french settlers. The ruger ru occasion werewolf prowls the by searching for children or catholics who are living in sin in fact catholics who do not participate in length for seven consecutive years are said to transform into a rule overnight. The curse of the ruger rule is passed on through. I contact with the beast. Although some believe lebed spread through bloodshed the curse lasts for year and a day or one hundred and one days depending on who you ask and during that time one cannot tell a single soul about the encounter or they will become a ruger ru forever. There is only one way to keep a roof from creeping into your home should be spotted in the area place thirteen rocks and your doorstep for whatever reason the rue guru can only count twelve when it comes upon thirteen rocks at our doorstep it will try to count them and get so confused it will be distracted until daylight when it either takes cover or dies in the morning sun sometimes a ruger rule will turn others into gurus and sometimes sometimes it takes victims. It's unknown whether the rue guru beats people but every now and again the body of a child can be found slashed in the street and everyone knows what took the child to an early grave. The guru wasn't the only threat lurking in the trees in a moment the buddha priestess claims the lives of those who come too close to her swamped now back to the story since for nears founding in the eighteen fifties sightings of the ruka ru have slowed food and since one thousand nine hundred fifteen huntings of the manchester swamp have fallen to the wayside but they never truly went away that one thousand nine hundred seventies a fateful bridge collapsed got the nearby towns talking. Maybe the curse of julia brown wasn't as faded needed as they had thought it was a cool september evening in nineteen seventy six six three teenagers were making the forty minute drive to new orleans for a fun night out michael sat behind the wheel his headlights catching the trees as they zoomed zoomed past the only party didn't like about the triumph was the stretch of road that passed over manchester swamp michael hated the way the swamp felt tizi trophy through it dark and eerie like a thousand eyes were glaring at him from the darkness. That night was no exception exception he had been enjoying the cool night air driving with the windows down. Let's friends made jokes and messed with radio as they neared the swamp. Michael rolled the windows up. He knew it didn't make sense but he felt like something might jump into the car but his friends chris and steve nagged at him and enrolled the windows back down. He asked them to stop but chris shoved him and told him to lighten up as michael began the long drive over the bridge. He heard a scream and slammed on the brakes. The boys looked around to see where the screaming come from. It sounded like a woman in need of help. Cautiously michael began driving again. Moving slowly lewis adrenaline was racing as he drove the boys peer to the darkness looking for the woman that the sound they didn't know whether to stop and call out to her or assume it was the wind playing tricks. The hairs on the back of michael's neck began to take all this time. Chris didn't fight him. When he started rolling up the window. Now they heard another screech and something else to something other worldly. Michael picked up speed trying to race out of the swamp as quickly as he could. His friends kept their eyes peeled for movement beyond the tree. As michael torah across crossed the bridge ben chris yelled and grabbed the wheel michael slammed on the brakes just ahead the bridge was out it had totally collapsed michael he does he realize how close they'd come to drive off the edge and plummeting into the water below soon mica marie-lise they had bigger problems. One of his tires had pumped when they'd swerved now. They were stuck. Chris got out of the car. Stephen stephen in the backseat grabbed a flashlight from under the seat. The trees began to shake without any wind and the boys heard a slow hello distant voice singing familiar him through the woods. Mike could see a small light the flicker or a candle he pointed out to steven and chris they agreed to make their way towards the light hoping to come across someone who could help them call a tow talk but three teenagers began their slow trek through the woods they heard heard a splash and michael turned his head to see an alligator disappear beneath the water's surface he knew alligators were out searching for prey so we picked picked up his pace hoping it wouldn't be them they kept on towards the candlelight which flickered just ahead. Michael tripped over something enrolled in the dirt stephen shown the flashlight towards the ground. It took him a moment to realize what he was looking at. Headstone split into as lightning had struck it down the middle. They were standing in the middle of frontier cemetery. The the boys knew this place well. They're classmates loved to dare one another to spend the night here. Sleeping among miss julia brown's victims too many believed the cemetery held magic power that it was a door to another world waiting for someone to turn the lock. Suddenly it didn't feel like such a good idea to continue forward. Chris egg the other two on but michael stood firm. Nothing good could come from following these breadcrumbs. Suddenly michael became aware of how isolated this location was. He suggested they go back and sit. Get in the car hoping someone would come along to help them. Kris told the others they were letting their imagination get the better them and they began to argue. They had been paying attention. They may have noticed the wisp of white passing the graveyard or the leaves on the nearby trees rattling instead they were distracted shoving one another until steep drop the clash light it rolled towards the swamp swamp and disappeared beneath the surface. Now even chris seemed to be scared the last thing any of them wanted was to navigate a gator infested swamp without a flashlight. Stephen sat down and suggested they stay put until morning. It was so dark hark. Michael could barely see the outline of his friends in the moonlight. Let alone anything that might lurk just beyond the graveyard they sooner to sound that meant something indeed was lurking the boys look up startled chris called out and took took a few steps forward to investigate the second step beyond the cemetery. He disappeared consumed by darkness. Michael stephen waited chris crept into the dark woods searching for the source of the sound he felt a rush of excitement mixed with dread ed part of him love being terrified. He heard the brush move just a little ways off. He called out asking who was there. Then just ahead. He saw candlelight liquor to live. He hesitated for only a moment before we're deciding to trek through the brush towards it. He couldn't shake the feeling that the world around him was growing darker that he was being followed fowler. As chris crew closer the outline of a small cabin came into view. He knew this cabin. It had once belonged onto miss julia brown the voodoo priestess michael had warned him against angry her after all the last time she was angry she took took an entire town to the underworld he could hear her rocking chair inside. The cabin chill skittered up his spine. He turned on his heels and made his way back to his friends. As quickly as he could manage. He called out to them hoping their voices would help guide him back but no reply came. He was annoyed knowing his friends were within earshot. He wondered if they were bickering again. He began again to try and retrace his own footsteps in the mud as best he could in the dark but it was impossible to see everything around him. Must silent save for the squeak of julius rocking chair. Meanwhile michael and stephen waited in the cemetery with bated breath then they heard chris call out in the darkness michael answered and waited and chris called again michael answered again then after a moment they saw him michael kahn to him but let chris didn't seem to hear him he didn't even look at them as he walked across the graveyard michael stephen call to him but he paid them notice optus then chris called out to them confused michael answered but kristen hear him he just kept walking walking then chris turned and looked directly at michael but he didn't seem to recognize in fact he he didn't seem to see anyone standing there at all is is looked glossed over weight like he was possess terrified terrified michael started towards chris but with every step he took his chest tightened and he found it hard to breathe he stopped upped and slowly is racing heartbeat went back to normal michael and steven looked at one another inteiror stephen through a small small stone at chris but he didn't flinch he just kept walking and disappeared into the blackness of the woods. Michael and stephen were frozen to the spot. Every time they began to move their hearts would race and their chests tighten. It felt not like a heart attack be assured one another that the curse would only last night this was the work of julia brown enter curse would lift at daybreak then they would find their friend and get back to their car but of course this was the bayou and while people may have deserted long ago there were still many creatures who could find the madden before daybreak especially when they had no no way to run they heard the gators heavy tail sliding along the ground long before they saw it beats of sweat formed on michael's brow as he realized it was coming straight for them he could hear it's his as wandered into the graveyard yard soon to add their bones to the many beneath their feet michael and stephen tried to run but they instantly collapsed with chest pain. They tried throwing rocks at the predator but it was deter. It had been a long time since a meal busy at come its way the boys screamed as the alligator began dragging them towards the swamp by morning. All that was left them were the claw marks their nails had made in the mud. The three friends were never found they are among the many who travel into manchester swamp trump never to be seen again. Some say they fell victim to the guru. Others believe they became gator food and some are certain that even in death julia brown sits on the porch ever cabin deciding the fate to those who pass by if you're very quiet you might hear her song and creek king of her rocking chair and if the mood suits her her it might be the last thing you ever hear <music> thanks again for tuning into haunted places will be back on thursday with a new episode you can find more episodes of haunted places as well as all of podcasts other shows on spotify and wherever else you listen to podcasts casts several via bass to help us if you into the show the best way to help is to leave a five star review and don't forget to follow us on facebook and instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. I'll see you next week. Haunted places was created by max. 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