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A Spiritual Hoax: The Third Eye
"Book. The third i by tuesday lobsang rumba was published in nineteen fifty six it was his autobiographical account of growing up in tibet and studying tibetan buddhism very popular book tuesday lobsang rumba was not tuesday. Lobsang rumba oh it was cyril henry hoskins not a tibetan buddhist monk was a plumber from england and i really became a little bit obsessed because it was essentially a hoax but despite it being a hoax and people knowing that it's a hoax and i'm using the word hoax were maybe called something else It really doesn't stop the book from being sold. It doesn't stop it from being a book that people enjoy. Yeah it's just such an interesting cultural thing when it comes to. Especially westerners getting into buddhism Not a ton of avenues especially in the mid nineteen fifties. I mean it's not like a ton of avenues. in general. I guess i mean compared to. Maybe you know. Christianity your urging them. This book has done some good. I guess it's this story of this guy who decided essentially that that's who he was. Yeah he was this tibetan monk and people seem to be like. Hey this is how. I got into buddhism and in nineteen fifty-six what are you comparing it to exactly now you have people that are scholars of tibetan buddhism. That would read it and be like this is Something's off and it's not accurate and it doesn't sound like someone who is actually who they say they are. So it's a very kind of interesting thing like who's really harmed nobody But it's very interesting. How westerners are like a. I love buddhism. It's so great and where they're getting the information from somebody that some plumber that i think it's a thing where maybe he really did think that who he really
The Cowboy Bob Mystery
"Morning in may nineteen ninety. One a ten gallon hat wearing sunglasses. Beer-bellied bearded individual exit in nineteen seventy five to pontiac grand prix to enter the american federal bank building in irving texas. The person stepped into the banks lobby and headed towards the counter. Where young female teller was smiling cheerfully. Hello sir the teller said how may help you. The bearded man slipped the teller note. This is a bank robbery at red. Give me your money. No marked bills or dye packs. The stunned teller handed over a stack of cash from her drawer. The robber nodded stuck the money in a satchel and walked out of the bank. A seamless robbery with the perpetrator vanishing into the afternoon. This was the start of the near flawless run of large-scale bank robberies that occurred between nineteen ninety one and nineteen ninety-two they call the robber cowboy bob. Because of the ten gallon hat he always wore eluding cops for years and then after serving time having one more wild ride. This is the legendary tale of dallas bank robber. Cowboy bob. So cowboy bob again. I keep saying that name. It feels comical but it is kind of endearing to was always calm completely unarmed. Polite always almost completely silent. He avoided security cameras. Checked each bill for marks or dye packs. Stipends are those small dye-filled devices that someone in a bank and set off and they stay in the cash and whoever was holding the cash at the time like a bright blood red cowboy. Bob gave the teller a note announcing that this was a robbery and to hand over the cash and would casually the bank placing a new stolen license plate on the back of his pontiac. Every time and drive off the first five times. Bob hit it was masterful so much. So that the fbi who were now trailing him obsessively were driven crazy by how good this bank robber was the beard and the hat and a silence made him really hard to identify and the stolen license plates made him almost impossible to track. He didn't make scenes. He didn't peel out in his getaway car. he didn't attract much attention at all. He was always making me. Start to pull my hair out former agent. Steve powell told texas monthly in two thousand five. How good this thin little dried up cowboy be whipping us. His bad time after time
The Cult of Synanon
"We're going to be talking about something that even if you don't recognize the name you'll recognize the stories. Certainly the tactics. Some of the habits themes at the very least it will touch on rehabilitation and wellness culture. That i feel like we're immersed in every day you'll recognize the story because we hear it over and over through lots of fringe. Religions gone mainstream and wellness initiatives turned oppressive. We're talking about the original west coast. Insane fucking kalt posing as sober wellness cinnamon and i hope i'm saying that right. Some people say sign on some people say and on. I'm gonna go with sin and on addiction has always been a really complicated diagnosis and nobody surprise has been around since humans have been making mind altering substances the bible references. Noah's drinking habits and intoxication abuse of opium in syria and the century. Bc coca leaves in the andes to chinese cannabis to on and on and on and it was always this mysterious thing to be an addict even up until the nineteen fifties. The general idea of most addiction was in medical communities that it could not be cured if it was treated at all it was by doctors in hospitals and more often than not those suffering from addiction. Eventually were sent to jail until cinnamon though it was not the first rehab or structure around wellness. Synonym did a ton to convince the american public that addicts could be saved. It really started the idea of sponsorship that recovery could happen and that those in recovery could help other people in recovery and while there were good things about sin and on it was founded on the shoulders of charles dietrich and became a cult. Unlike anything else. I had ever seen so it all started with this guy charles dietrich a sales exempt from ohio who moved to so cal after his first divorce after spending almost twenty years as a pneumatic alcoholic he remarried in nineteen fifty six and again at the bequest of his probably very frustrated wife gave a try. Second marriage didn't last but the program did and he quickly became a huge promoter of the alcoholics anonymous lifestyle. The one thing dietrich didn't like was that a didn't accept other substance
Lawrence DeLisle and His Death Car
"We're talking about lawrence delile and his death car and all the things that contributed to the death of four children in the delile family. It was just after nine pm. August third nineteen eighty nine twenty eight year old tire store manager lawrence j delile his wife thirty two year old suzanne and their four kids eight year old. Brian four-year-old catherine two year old. Melissa and nine month old. Emily were inside the delyle's ford. Ltd station wagon going down. Eureka road in winning dot michigan now. According to a petition. Vying for delyle's innocence larry was driving larry lawrence to price new beds for their two daughters. It was a long hot day so the delile family stopped to grab some ice cream for everyone there. Melissa asked if they could go to the river to look at boats as they had done the night before as they drove they saw no boats passing and emily was teething after turning to head home sue. Ask larry to stop at the corner store so she could buy something. For emily's gums exhausted and dehydrated larry's leg had been cramping up throughout the day as they left the store. Larry turn left and his foot hit the accelerator. Panic sets in as larry steer with his left hand while removing his cramped leg with his right. But the car never slowed. Eventually the car catapulted into the detroit river delile and his wife suzanne or able to get out of the car through open windows and hit the surface of the water surviving the crash. They were rescued by two men and a small powerboat who threw them life preservers their four children however were pulled from the water alive but all four died within seven hours of the accident at nearby hospitals. Delile swore to police. He had a leg cramp that forced his foot down on the gas pedal and that the accelerator stuck causing the vehicle to corinne down the street and into the river. But there's so much more to this case then a brutal choice by a bad
The MacKenzie Family Murders
"Although greenwich is considered to be a bit of a ghost town the major city of geraldton is just twenty four kilometers north as the largest city north of perth geraldton has many faces that put it on the map including thriving fishing industry stunning spring wildflowers and sperling surf beaches niece sixty kilometers offshore appel spot a sta and wallaby islands k. Locations of the deadly tovey shipwreck covered in episode one. Hundred thirty eight of case file for many travelers. Gerald is the main destination with isolated towns. Locked greenwich acting. Stop places along the way. However in the light summer of nineteen ninety-three greenwich would surpass the city in making headlines the unassuming and little known township was propelled into the national spotlight for what came to be cold one of the worst crimes in western australia for that reason. Greenwich was put on the map. It had dana typical morning at gerald since criminal investigation bureau on february twenty two nineteen ninety-three when detectives received in us. That a brutalized buddy had been found out. So i had a residence in slavery greenwich forensic inspect up. Bring giants send detective move cousins along with a team of uniformed officers immediately. Made the sixteen minute drive down the bruce highway. Arriving at the mckenzie property around eleven am as reported a blood-soaked body lay in the dust. Just outside the heim stead. Having been so savagely attacked that day face was indistinguishable. The victim was identified as sixteen year old daniel. The oldest of karen mackenzie's three children her other two children daughters seven-year-old amara and five year out katrina when nowhere to be seen karen to was missing. The detectives turned their attention to the house before them. The family's pet dog continued to bach from within towards rea- dual. The detectives were rattled. Was daniels killer still at the same. Unwilling to take any chances. They raised their hand guns before entering the property.
The Camp Quinebarge Disaster
"Camp quine barge. Great name has been in business for eighty five years so pretty sediment in being successful or without scandal. Yeah but the camp charged thirty four hundred dollars ahead and shuts down overnight counselors. Were playing spin the bottle with the kids. Oh boy in. Edible food served on dirty dishes and dozens were left in tears. Board and devastated enclosed. After six days those are all very wildly different reactions like left in tears board and devastated so the summer sleep way camp. They're charged thirty four hundred dollars for two weeks. Abruptly closed after several staff. Members were fired. And campers complained to the parents about the poor conditions and different than fire fest. In the sense that it was a camp with a reputation. Yeah wasn't their first rodeo. Yeah but things went wrong in a fire fest. Ish way. Okay on july second executive director eric. Carlson told parents that camp quine barge would be closed indefinitely due to the lack of staff and problems. Its food supplier and to come pick up their kids immediately again. This all cording to the boston globe all praise the boston globe. This came one day. After directors issued a message to parents saying the past couple of days have been a bit rough but despite the challenges campus were safe and overwhelmingly having a good time okay. Overwhelmingly used very loosely. A mother with two children at the camp who wanted to remain anonymous told the daily mail dot com that her concerns live with the camps lack of communication when issues of safety rose shortages of staff proper food. Children getting physically assaulted by their campers. Kids getting sick without parents. Knowing staff members acting inappropriately with the campers by discussing their sex lives or playing games like spin the bottle. I don't think i could play that with an adult. Yeah it's just like it's just i can't do. It's just too uncomfortable. It's gross. it's gross. She emphasized at the camp to records failed to actively communicate with the parents about the issues. One father who requested anonymity claims he found a note son's pocket days after the camp closed reading almost like dear diary. We have been in tears board and devastated the whole day. The camp director is lying to you. All you have to trust us you have to. We are not joking and we're not having fun so many things are wrong with this
A Look Back at the 1983 KFC Massacre
"It was one of the most infamous crimes ever committed in east texas. Five people kidnapped from kilgore. Kfc then shot to death now. Thirty five years later. One of the men convicted could soon be set free on september twenty third. Nineteen eighty-three kim. Tyler stopped by kilgore texas. Kfc or and eleven pm to see for mom. Mary was still working to her shock. She found the restaurants door open and blood covering the floor. Kim ran out screaming. This begins one of the most mysterious texas mass slayings and as you can imagine. There are a lot of texas mortars. Today we're gonna talk about the infamous kentucky fried chicken murders so like we said on september twenty third. Nineteen eighty-three mary. Tyler was thirty seven. Opie hughes thirty nine. And joey johnson twenty or on-duty at the kfc and kilgore david maxwell twenty one employees at the restaurant who was off duty and just kind of hanging out and monty landers only nineteen was a friend of theirs and they were both there to visit with joey. The restaurant was about to close. It was likely around eight or nine pm in this two hour between eight or nine. Pm and eleven pm. When kim tyler found the blood inside the restaurant something terrible happened the next day. Five bodies were found by an oilfield worker off county road to thirty two four. Were shot point blank in the head. Their bodies were all pointing north. The fifth was found a ways later one of the women who was assaulted and facing a different direction. Obviously the town was shocked. Close-knit everything you'd think of conservative. Leaning as the police started investigating they started putting some of the pieces together. But since the murders happened between county. Lines ruskin greg counties. It meant it was already a contentious investigation. You'd think about an investigation anyway especially at this time. Nineteen eighty-three probably didn't get all the evidence. Maybe not as thorough as they would have liked and so this complicated things even more soon. The texas rangers also be involved appointed by the department of public safety to keep the case. Organiz sensing the tension between the two different counties. Two cousins from tyler. Romeo pinkerton darnell hartsfield became suspects just weeks after the killings but joe records at the time falsely indicated. The men might have been in jail at the time throwing the cops off their sent though. Hundreds of tips poured in more than a decade. When by before rusk county grand jury began meeting to an indictment in april nineteen ninety-five. The grand jury charged. James earl mankins junior. The son of texas representative with five counts of capital murder. Mankins who had conflicted pass to say the least and his wife deborah who also became a suspect had tied to the scene. There was a fingernail found on the victim's clothing and mankins was missing the same looking fingernail and the to fit while he was charged with the murders he was later released after beginning of pretrial proceedings due to a lack of conclusive
Pizza Hut Space Delivery
"What do you tip for pizza delivery to lower orbit. I don't know but i'll bet it's astronomical. The commercialization of space recently took a turn for the tasty windpipe giant. Pizza hut delivered a six inch. Salami pie to the international space station. We completed the first. The fastest and the farthest pizza delivery ever so far pizza hut leads in the commercialization of space race. Pizza is competitive and no one knows that more than pizza hut what can separate any product from its competitor is the marketing and in two thousand one. Pizza hut became the first restaurant chain to deliver to space. That's a pretty good flex if you're a pizza if you're in the highly competitive world of pizzaria ing to be able to say that you shot a pizza into space. Your mood papa. John's so it actually started with pizza hut advertising marketing things. Outside of the box the pizza was delivered via the zvezda service module and launch from biking or in kazakhstan on a proton k rocket and the second stage of the rocket displayed a pizza hut logo of course and was part of the company's dramatic throwing money at pizza hut to shake things up to be more competitive. Because also if you remember pizza hut from what i remember from the eighties can go to the restaurant. It was a experience it was like. Oh we're getting a pizza hut and as obviously delivery pizza was the delivery was pizza. Maybe other kinds of food chinese food might be delivered or or or you know sushi might be delivered but people were just getting more delivery and sometimes going out less or when he came to restaurants were like well. I don't really think of pizza. Hut is a restaurant. I think pizzas being delivered. Yeah as somebody who is a former pizza delivery driver and maker and worker You know how do we compete. And even within the other pizza chains out there. Because we're not the only game in town. Yeah let's throw a million dollars one million dollars twenty years ago. Wow into pizza delivery and space
What Do You Know About the Galapagos Islands?
"Do you know about the galapagos islands. Probably that it's a remote island in the pacific ocean but it played a hand in the works of charles. Darwin the theory of evolution. But that's not all that makes the island unique it's the backdrop for one of the most bizarre murder mysteries which includes poly-amorous fake teeth. Giant tortoises and murder. Today we're gonna talk about the galapagos affair so the human history of the glucose islands doesn't begin with charles darwin really though his visit in eighteen. Thirty five definitely. Put the islands on the map will literally put it on the map. Us whalers and pirates were already. they're hunting giant galapagos tortoises. These tortoises were actually very humongous. Very slow think like thousands of pounds and could live for years in the hold of a ship providing fresh meat on long. Voyages flurry an island in the galapagos. Has the most human activity and it's the only island with a fresh water supply in eighteen twenty. All the giant tortoises were killed on the island. When crew members of the ill fading whaling vessel essex torched it for no apparent reason after the essex left a sperm whale sunk their ship. So there you go for months. The sailors drifted helplessly in lifeboats sunburn. Starving before turning to cannibalism to survive. They drew straws to see who became food for the rest and then they do another straw to decide who would kill that person of the twenty crew. Only eight survived. They were found off the coast of south america. Insane and knowing that human bones their story inspired herman melville's novel moby dick. You may have heard of it all this to say that there is a what is thought of as an island curse the curse of the giant tortoise a creature that back when they were still around could according to those who interacted with it. Read the dirty secrets of the minds of visitors to the
Is There a Haunted Lake Near Oregon's Very Own Area 51?
"And what many people call oregon's area fifty one not far from oregon's lincoln city downtown is the six hundred and eighty five acre devil's lake. One hundred years ago. It was called indian bay. That is until it was invaded by an evil spirit. Said that indian warriors attempted to cross late one night when returning from a hunting trip never reached the other side subtler till i'll how tentacles came out of the water wrapped around the indians canoe and pulled them under to this day. Many locals will not approach the lake at night. Although the devils like monster hasn't been seen in a hundred years it said that dust the spirits of the warriors can be viewed at the water's edge searching for their canoes continued travelling north from lincoln city on route eighteen. And you enter the twelve mile van doozer cord or where it said you'll pass by oregon's own area. Fifty one many drivers using a corridor as a commute to lincoln city. Say they often feel like their cars being driven by an unseen force. Some reports seen lights in the sky. Others say they've seen people along the road who disappeared before there is. These are business men and women. This could be attributed to the haunting of a ghost town along the corridor. Just east rose lodge. But perhaps he's reports aren't supernatural to hikers in the woods parallel to the corridor claim to have spotted a military base locals. Report that forested road branching off the twelve mile corridor recently was blocked off and there actually is a government testing facility not far from that section of route eighteen lights in the sky people disappearing an unseen force. It takes over passing cars. Next time you visit oregon's lincoln city be sure to visit devil's lake and drive the twelve miles of van doozer corridor. Then you decide supernatural or the results of testing at a secret government base now joe out of bright
The Dark History of Chippendales
"Nightclub exclusively for women. The only man allowed him in club with waiters bartenders and the male dancers in order to get a really good seat relates begin to arrive at about six thirty excitement builds until showtime. And i do mean showtime chippendales has a dark history. I know your world is shattered. I need a minute. Your beloved chippendales was born from crime intrigue and murder. Oh my god. This is even more sexy to i. All i can think of is snap off pants coming off and then like money drugs sex scandal just being unearthed via those pants too many metaphors. Maybe the opposite of that is we want you to check out our patriotic which is patron dot com slash. Ghost town pod for bonus episodes early access. No ed's no chitchat. New bonus episode. That is up right now and it is insane. And if you're not familiar for some reason with chippendales and he's pretty culturally. Iconic patrick swayze and chris farley are pretty noteworthy for doing a really funny sketch on saturday. Night live yes. Think eighty s male strippers think bow ties think bachelorette parties think you know officers. Firemen doctors boombox coming in. And just think magic mike really. I guess the more current perhaps version is magic. Mike is somewhat akin to that. I guess it'd be the opposite of a podcast body about the opposite of a podcast. Body chiseling uptake. Podcasts body a lump of malleable clay and chiseling to a glowing muscled adana. That's what we're talking about here. I know it's a stretch. I know we're comfortable where we are. I'm in. I'm wearing jogging. 's right now so this is not our usual. Mo but in order to get all that glistening bow-tied oiled up experience. It comes with a lot of baggage by the way of hitmen murder conspiracy and it ends for some people tragically. But i suppose it had to for chippendales to live on
The Oscar Dress Mystery
"So everyone is in awe of this dress. The academy awards happen. It's fun she looks amazing. Press press press whatever two days after yondo opens the door to her hotel room. She's on her way somewhere. she's late. is she staying at the london west. Hollywood hotel sometime between eight am and nine pm. She leaves and the dress is stolen and everybody freaks out again for very different reasons. Representatives for the london hotel said this is a terribly unfortunate situation and we are working with law enforcement on their investigation. Great thank you hotel in a separate statement to women's wear daily. Miss yongle call begun a timeless priceless piece of art. And mr costa's said he was looking forward to. Its return. So that calvin klein could have it restored and archived as it now represents an important moment for the brand so again still totally up their own asked about this dress. Wanting it to be returned an outcry from the house of calvin klein so suddenly Mere days after that some of the pearls were discovered being sold in the la jewelry district as fakes. It seemed when the thief removed a few of the pearls and tried to sell them in the district. They were told the truth and turned away. Kind of laughed out. They were told that the paroles were fake and completely worthless. After all the hype. This whole dress worth one hundred fifty thousand dollars. All of this lavish description was a complete lie two days after that. Tmz got an anonymous tip explaining everything. The person confessed to having stolen address that he had blocked off to pearls and take them to the a. garment district where they were told that they were not real. The caller was telling. Tmz all of this. He said because he wanted the world know that hollywood was fake back at the hotel. Authorities found crumpled fake pearl dress young goes dress in a black plastic garbage bag under a sink.
The Story of the Bloody Benders: America's First Serial Killer Family
"Eighteen seventy one. The family built a small one room. Cabin a barn corral. Doug well inside the cabin. The area was partitioned with a large canvas. Creating living quarters in the back and a small in store in the front accrued sign was hung above the front door that advertised groceries supplies like gunpowder food liquor and tobacco. It also sold hot meals and provided rooms for the night to transient strangers but again not for shadow. This too hard the transients were not the ones to be afraid of the people that stayed at the in on their way to start a new life. Move by land. Whatever we're usually carrying you know some cash on them. Maybe their life savings and they began to go missing. When friends and family started looking for them they could trace them as far as the big hill country of southeast kansas before the trail went cold. These first few missing travelers. Were like you know no big deal. This is the wild west people. Go missing all the time. Travel at your own risk but as more time pass. The disappearances became more frequent by eighteen. Seventy three rumor had it that you did not want to travel the south kansas trails when rumors got even bigger about seventy five people from the community gathered to see what can be done about their bad reputation. Both bender men were in attendance. The meeting began by talking through the people that were reported missing including a well known. Doctor named william york. The group decided to search every farmstead in the area. Most the ten days really involved really wanted to get to the bottom of it and volunteer to have their farm searched. The benders kept quiet sometime later. A neighbor of the vendors notice that the bender in was abandoned and their farm animals. Were dying a search party was soon formed which included the missing. Doctor york's brother when the men arrived at the property. They found the cabin pretty empty. The also noticed a terrible smell but the most concerning thing. The men noticed was adore nailed completely. Shut on the floor of the cabin. The men of the community pride the door open and found a six foot deep bloody hole the source of the odour. There was nothing else in the whole though then. The search party decided to physically move the entire cabin to do a more thorough search underneath but they found nothing. They kept digging around the cabin especially in the nearby vegetable garden the orchard. It was there that they found the first body buried face down. Its feet barely covered in. Its shallow grave. It was dr william york. His skull crushed throat cut.
The Official Witch of Los Angeles
"In. Nineteen sixty eight. Los angeles had its own official. Witch lewis. Hubner was born in new york in nineteen thirty. She was a psychic by the age of ten. They always are. She learned witchcraft from her grandmother. And her mother who were also witches. She was a hereditary. Which i guess is what the people kind of get a lot of people see things early on and then a lot of people's generational practice. I think it was not so much that she was working at a pottery barn and then decided i think would be a witch. You know we will do that with like. I think i'm just gonna be life coach crystal and i'm unemployed. Young mean do this. Let's do this. Yeah she seemed to have a long history with that. She was a sixth generation. Which and a third generation astrologer. I mean that's a pretty nice pedigree. She moved to la with her illustrator husband. Mentor hubner Just weird name mentor mentor. sleep ner he's illustrator and he's pretty successful. I that you worked on king kong. The nineteen seventy six king kong blade runner like a successful illustrator and working in in movies. I thought his name he was going to be some kind of. I don't know some kind of like a cult leader. But now just a working louise hubner. She became the staff witch on l. a.'s k. l. a. c. amazingly to station in late nineteen sixties and. This is kind of a running theme but nine hundred sixty s late nineteen sixties early nineteen seventy s. Perfect for all your resume your witchcraft. Your your wiccan. You're satanic panic. It's a really really great type not not categorizing it like that but that was a time where like that ran really
The Amusement Park Mummy
"December one thousand nine hundred seventy six crew members from the tv. Show the six million dollar man. Were shooting an episode at the pike amusement park in long beach california local and steve austin who played six million dollar man who was riding one of the rides. Spooky scary ride called laugh in the dark l. a. f. f. b. ghost and scary stuff like a haunted ride but it had laugh in the title to very misleading. Who was setting things up and making it scary. One of the employees they found a mannequin. Kneeling let me move this over here and the arm broke off. She's holding it and looking at it and he says this looks real thin and probably still. Some tendons snapped off snapped off god. And you've got to imagine things might be a little more realistic now or you know. People put a lot into haunted rides. Yeah but in. Nineteen seventy six pike's amusement park which is on its last days. You know they're gonna have mannequins in they're just gonna yeah them up or whatever but this crew member was holding a actual human arm. Oh my god from somebody who died in nineteen eleven. What the story of this essentially. Mummy goes back to nineteen eleven end. Pike's museum park wasn't its first stop. Oh my god then ended up on an episode of sex in the city guide. The corpse was elmer. Mccurdy an outlaw. Who died in a gunfight with police sixty five years before that just cigarettes hitting me with waves. And i. I'm trying to process it all is you're telling it to me and i
The Curse of Transylvania University
"Established in seventeen. Eighty transylvania is the oldest university west of the allegheny mountains. Its name means across the woods in latin and the university was named after the colony of transylvania which had also never heard about. Have you a little history lesson about the tiny short-lived colony of transylvania. So as an american colony founded in early seventeen seventy five by north carolina. Land speculator richard henderson. He was head of. The transylvania company henderson is investors. Bought lands west of the southern and central appalachian mountains from the cherokee nation in exchange for the land. The tribe received goods worth around ten thousand british pounds. About one point. Five million now. This land was also claimed by both the virginia colony and was at the time the province of north carolina american pioneering frontier explorer daniel. Boone was hired by henderson to establish parts of the transylvania settlement. The revolutionary war though complicated things and the states were forming around transylvania's establish towns kentucky tennessee north carolina eventually absorbed their respective parts of the colony henderson was compensated with a land grant along the ohio river in western kentucky and where the current town of henderson was founded. So he's still got something. so what remains. This colony. is transylvania university transylvania university at its start was a single log cabin in boyle county kentucky. Its first sponsor was an episcopal church though it's kind of known to be presbyterian still even the school moved to lexington in seventeen eighty nine in the early eighteen. Hundreds the school expanded under the order of kentucky icon and politician henry clay who both taught law there and was a member of transylvania board. After eighteen eighteen the university had a medical school a law school divinity school and college of arts and sciences in the mid. Eighteen hundreds transylvania university. Was these school. If you were a fancy person from the south it's alumni included vice presidents. John c brennan ridge retired mentor johnson. A member of the lewis and clark expedition and stephen f. austin founder of texas
The Disappearance Of Girly Chew Hossencofft
"Nine girly. Chew hodgson coughed failed to show up at the bank where she worked as a teller. Her co workers immediately became concerned about her welfare and reported her missing only ten minutes later. Investigators searched girl's apartment and discovered evidence of a violent struggle including pools of blood that someone attempted to clean up with bleach testing later determined that the blood and the apartment was from girly her estranged husband and a third identified source. Today were talking about the disappearance of girly chew hostile and coughed and the absolute absolute insanity that surrounds her disappearance and murder. Honestly this episode. Has it all girly. Chew hossan coughed was born on august. Twenty seventh nineteen sixty three in malaysia. She would periodically come to the us to visit on one such visit in the early nineteen nineties. She met a doctor deanne dan. Hopefully someone will correct me on that. It is not a name. I've seen very often hossan coughed. At seaworld they began to talk than they kind of struck up a friendship. Writing letters to each other and eventually girly moved to the us and married him in nineteen ninety-two daisy. What's called daisy daesean. And gurley were married in one thousand. Nine hundred three and settled in albuquerque new mexico you know seemingly a modern love story in january nineteen ninety nine girly moved out of the couple's home and filed for divorce after domestic violence incident where dasy and had smashed cars windshield but twice threatened to kill her as well. She knew that he had been unfaithful previously. But she wasn't sure what he was capable of curly also made contact with an fbi agent. Who is serving her which opened up the floodgates to a whole bunch of information that she had no idea about. She was scared she was paranoid. She began taking karate lessons for self-defence girly told her co worker. That if anything happened to her anything at all to immediately contact authorities and ask them to investigate deion he was not the person she thought he was so who was jazzy in hossan
Story of the Cocaine Bear
"It's a tale of drugs planes parachutes in one. Unluckier this epic crime story centered in knoxville. Could soon be coming to the big screen. I read sometimes. Entertainment trades to see what's happening and i saw that elizabeth banks it is in the public arena. This information is out. There is developing a movie about cocaine. Bear and i vaguely remembered something about cocaine bear. I couldn't really place. It did some googling and went down outrageous wormhole that we're going to talk about today. Cocaine beer was briefly. Famous in one thousand nine hundred five when it was found dead in the wilds of kentucky after eating roughly fifteen million dollars worth of cocaine but that is just the tip of the iceberg on september. Eleventh nineteen eighty five and old man in knoxville. Tennessee woke up and went outside where he found the corpse of a man in his driveway. The body had goggles on. It was wearing a bulletproof vest and was strapped to a parachute. The body also had some other interesting features a couple of handguns and fourteen million dollars worth of cocaine on just your everyday morning in knoxville. The man phoned the police and when they arrive they identified the dead body as undersea thornton. The second the wealthy son of an elite kentucky horse breeding family former paratrooper narcotics officer and lawyer. Who left all these jobs. Because they were too boring he left them all to become a drug smuggler. For a ring. Known as the company thorn had received a purple heart after an injury in the dominican republic. He was deployed there during the revolution thornton for real dot board of his life and decided to. It's like the bigger rush. Decided to do more dangerous work than he already was doing which was already very dangerous. On september ninth thornton embarked on a mission with bill leonard. His karate instructor turned bodyguard. The pair hopton assessment for four airplane and flew to mont monteria colombia with plans to pick up four hundred kilograms of cocaine and smuggle it into the us
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"In i guess all of her households now i understand where she's coming from where like to be kinda victimized or told that she is on sick or unwell and again. This is an irish immigrant. Who's just trying to work trying to make money trying to make a living in a foreign country that would seem like really rude and offensive and she kind of has this victimized air to a lot of the stuff that i read the same time you know. She was contaminating literally everyone. She worked for so published his findings on june fifteenth nineteen o seven in the journal of american medical association. He wrote it was found that the family changed cooks on august fourth. This is about three weeks before the typhoid epidemic broke out. The new cook mallon remained in the family only a short time and left about three weeks. After the outbreak occurred mallon was described as an irish woman about forty years of age. Tall heavy single. She seemed to be in perfect health. Super notified the new york city health department realized that and this was not again very well known. Science at all that malan was typhoid carrier. Even though she didn't display any symptoms herself she was arrested as a public health threat. She was picked up at her home forced into an ambulance by policemen. Dr josephine baker. Who is a fascinating person in her own right but at this moment she had to subdue mary mallon by sitting on her to restrain her. Mom was taken to willard. Parker hospital where she was restrained again enforced to give samples for four days was not allowed to get up and use the bathroom her own. She was heavily heavily restricted but after testing her they found massive numbers of typhoid area and her stool samples indicating that the infection center was in her gallbladder under questioning. Mallon admitted that she almost never washed her hands again. This is not unusual. Nobody really knew what germs were during the turn of the century or how they might actually kill you but let's take a break for own.
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"Theoretically although late didn't accept the dna which no one really knew about till pretty far after the fact but again it's it's it's maddening because it's like what is this for is this just someone's grotesque experiment and also like i kind of get it to where it's like you see these rich people so you have this house. That was always like your fantasy house. You see these rich white people moving in and doing a bunch of shit to it and they'll you're like fucking fuck with them. I think it's worth and i don't want to blame victim blame But is it worth to anybody whether it's up the casual person or that have vested interest to explore the family a little bit to see. I don't know anything anything. Weird like ashtray and if there is something strange it doesn't mean they did this and if there's nothing strange doesn't mean that they didn't but what is the benefit in are they suing the previous owners. They filed a complaint against them. And then i read that. There was some hearing. I think they settled out of court for a small amount of money. So i just wonder where where the brody's is our At the end of all this. I guess is what are they. Do they end up. Theoretically getting maybe what they wanted. They wanted to get out of the house but it seems like they put work into it and such. They didn't really seem like they were. But i mean you never know you take over talking about people with money maybe there are like hey listen this this this buying this house with wandered money for some reason isn't working out so let's i i'm really i'm really rely. It's so personal though to to do what you're saying where it's it's the broadest themselves like the idea of them like and maybe this is part of it too. It's like they're so specific about their own kid so like us who definitely knows all the information that came those letters the family. They definitely know that it's not like they said something that they had no idea they were like look inside the top of this closet and you'll find a book. Yeah and that might be some like we know that that was here but everything else seems to be information that at a bare minimum. They had that information beyond it. I mean possibly plenty of people. Obviously it seems like neighbors. Any neighbor could be the person yeah. I wish i could get more about. Who's living there or who rented it. The people who have the most information about this are clearly the brody as-as who have Directly received these letters but also could just be the langford that creepy family next door who just decided and we've done about the town in iowa. I think circle the circle letters like this is not exclusive to this case the of unexplained correspondence meant to provoke intimidate. Scare people in there. There's got to be like some psychological like phenomena about this was his stocking but yeah distance stocking our how closely much distance either way. It's incredibly creepy. And i would not want to be in the position of this family or the people that live there or the people that used to live there. And i guess everyone don't check your mail. Don't check your mail your mail your mail your mail your mail..
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"Lengthy these letters are i can tell creepy or for me or less creepy a long. And how verbose they are this point to the body. Os's didn't know what to make of these. Either they were completely out of their old house. They moved instead of into this house. Six five seven boulevard into marie as parents house while continuing to pay the mortgage and property taxes and six five seven. They told only a handful of friends about the letters which left others to ask why they weren't moving in. They kept saying legal issues and people were also wondering maybe they were getting divorced. Marital troubles whatever six months after the letters arrived. The brightest has decided to sell six boulevard. They initially listed it for more than they paid to reflect the new renovations. Big mistake the rumor mill as you might imagine in money. New jersey was going full force and nobody wanted anything to do with the house. Let alone by it. The body assent a partial disclosure mentioning the letters to interested buyers by interested buyers. I mean say. They want that many and they were just hoping and really aggressively trying to get the word out. The house was available. He told coldwell banker realtor that they intended to show. The full letters to anyone who's offer was accepted several preliminary bids trickled in well below the asking price. But the breakfast is weren't really ready to take such a financial hit after so much work derek. Maria thought about what they would have done had initially been told about the horrible letters on june. Second two thousand fifteen year after buying six five seven they filed a legal complaint against the woods is arguing that they should have disclosed letter just as they had the fact that the water sometimes gone to the basement. The kids still didn't know about the watcher. The says kids. I mean to say and their lawyer assured them that at most it would be a small story may be in a local paper if anything got out of course that was not the case. A local reporter had found the complaint which included snippets of the watchers menacing threat. So this tiny complaint a couple of very very small pieces of the threats. Not even like the craziest of what i've read you like. I would say benign in the vernacular of these letters and timeline and of course he set up a lawn chair to conduct his own. Twenty four hour watch. The braces got more than three hundred media. Requests but with the advice from crisis management consultant referred. By one of derek's colleagues. They decided not to speak publicly to spare their kids even more attention eventually. Maria sat down with her children to explain the bonkers real reason they had moved into their home. The kids were confused. They didn't quite get it. They defer to their parents but everyone was kind of in this. Like state of. What do we do next. Meanwhile of course media had gotten wind all this not just like rumors around the town. A group of reddit users of course obsessed over google maps street view of the house which showed a car parked in front of six hundred seven. That one user without had a man holding a camera in the driver's seat others more rationally saw kind of a pixellated glare the range of proposed suspects included chiltern mistress sprint religion a local high schoolers creative writing project guerrilla marketing for a horror movie. Maybe mall goths having fun..
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"Jon Benet Ramsey. I'm Jason Horton. I'm Rebecca Leber in this is Ghost Town. Thursday we interrupt all broadcasts stop your news sources. Stop your social media feeds. This is such a weird week. So we decided to do a weird episode. It's going to be where do I even begin with this? I received an email last week from a friend who works at a very a large entertainment news source, and she sends me this email and I am at work and I don't quite get it and she keeps texting me. Have you seen the email and I'm like what email is this? And I open up this email and I start to read it. I immediately so much Jason I get the email. I'm watching Nightmare on Elm Street Dream Warriors, and I'm looking at the email and the email is so strange dog. Kind of jarring. I thought I fell asleep and I was in a Nightmare on Elm Street cuz it really freaked me out. I know what this was. It's all chopped up. It's a lot of fun. It's a lot we're going to get into English. So this is from again A friend of mine who works at a major entertainment news source, and this email is to CBS. It's too old Cathedral don't know what that is KTLA we've done that Washington Post et cetera CNN all of those things and it starts dear News Channel's slash news stations. I am Jon Benet Ramsey all caps. Please read and forward, please. So again, it's like we're sharing this. Okay excerpt below if from my attached full note report at bottom of email. The kid of different different size font a different font the kidnappers and Margaret and Matthew McConaughey photos below. We're also threatening me and my parents John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey that my birth parents John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey would be hostage again in the United States once no longer hostage at Selena Toyota in Romania salt mine where they are still so we've got that and that's just from Jon Benet Ramsay at the email..
"ghost town" Discussed on Ghost Town
"Performed and protecting various valuable secrets about abortion services that he provided to high profile people. About this time hotel left briefly for China where he worked with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. All of this came to light in two, thousand and four. So this is stuff that was really buried for a very long time. In late nineteen, forty, nine huddles, teenage daughter, Tamar accused him of incestuous sexual abuse and impregnating her after which she was given a back alley abortion. He was acquitted after a gigantic trial. There have been three witnesses present during who and participated in the sex act to testified at the trial and the third recanted her earlier testimony and refused to come forward. The theory being that hotel had threatened her into silence. The trial had cosgrove Aguire and she made up the entire abuse allegation for attention after the trial though known or suspected sex criminals in the area were being investigated I for the Black Dahlia murder. That's where his name kind of came into play. It also came out in the trial that Tamar had allegedly claim that her father was the Dahlia killer hotels medical degree also arouse suspicion given the nature of the way her body was. and. The blood was let out at least eight witnesses claimed firsthand knowledge of Nineteen forty-six relationship between short and hotel then back from China and living Los Angeles. The full details of the investigation came to light only in two thousand and three. When George Hotel Black, Dahlia file was discovered in the vault at Los Angeles County District Attorney's office huge news. Amazing. Where was this file? Who knows the file reveal that in nineteen fifty hotel was the prime suspect of the Dahlia murder his private Hollywood residents was electronically bugged by. An eighteen men DA LAPD task force during the period February fifteenth to March. Twenty seventh nineteen fifty the transcripts of conversations revealed hotels references to performing illegal abortions, giving payoffs to law enforcement officials, and his possible involvement in the deaths of his secretary and short the DA tapes recorded him saying supposed I, did kill the Black Dahlia they can't prove it now they can't talk to my secretary anymore because she's dead they thought there was something fishy anyway now, they may have figured it out killed her maybe I did call my secretary..
"ghost town" Discussed on Ghost Town
"So thank you to anyone who who is ordered the book. You've really freaked the publisher out. Yeah. Yeah, you're not keep up the sign of a you gotta keep your publisher on their table. By people wanting the product that they sell so thank you. Everybody strengths really great. Yeah. It's it's fun to sign something that I did such a little it's fun to saying you're booked. Oh, yeah, but you don't realize Rebecca has done a lot for the book that she doesn't get credit for which is my jam. That's what I do. I'm really good at getting people to do stuff and not giving a credit but I probably spent every paragraph. I wrote to Rebecca to look at it twice to like make sure that it would you know was spelled correctly and Rebecca wrote the forward in it. She's got some pictures and a couple of pics in there working at where we're you know, we're going to be pitching like another book doing another book delicious things in the works and our Tik-Tok just hit a hundred thousand followers. That is very very exciting. And there's a lot of Black Dahlia stuff in there. I I have a Future YouTube episode in Black died from a lot of footage and hopefully Rebecca's this is your jam. So hopefully we're going to get an episode. And the Black Dahlia? Yeah soon. And so if you want to check out that's that's Tik-Tok at Ghost Town pod. Like you can find that's right. Pretty much everything else. Yeah. We also have some fun events coming up we have again. I I don't want to say exactly there's a couple of things to promote Jason's book which were really excited about. There's Book Soup on the 28th. There's Skydome books on Wednesday and all these things we will put information online for sure. But we also are hosting a storytelling show with the Echo Park neighborhood Council, which is something I volunteer for. So if you want to see us took our faces as we do this, which you may not want that night agree and support it, but come in here some some different things and yet we'll put all those events up. I also was on an episode of podcast Mondo neon which is really interesting. This guy. Max is really cool. Dude. He he knows me on like oh cool. He's like neon expert and so we talked a lot about neon and the book club. I encourage you to check out an episode of Mondo neon. I was going to say hopefully you won't be laughing at this but I don't know if I'm not laughing again at all suggests of the podcast. I promise I will make you a promise Kenneth noye decided he was hungry and made the two staff cook two large pizzas with everything on them. Do that. About while he was eating he finally let his guard down and the employees escaped after being held for six hours fired two warning shots back down more on the ground is Sharia annoyed finally surrendered to police. He was charged with kidnapping aggravated assault extortion possession of a firearm during the crime. He wasn't found guilty as official court hearing on February 17th due to obviously Insanity. No one was hurt. That's great..
"ghost town" Discussed on Ghost Town
"Apparently the original run sold out quickly and the Publishers were not prepared. I don't have access to presale information. So I had no idea so they had to make two more pressings of it. So if you've ordered it somewhere and the date should be updating with more current reasonable times to get the book rather than sometime in December, which is ridiculous. It's been hugely stressful because did the work making the book. Yeah the work promoting it off, you know, some of you kind people have heard me talk about it enough and we picking the winners cuz you know, there was a giveaway so I'll be using the site and I need to just bring that the emails or something like that. It's a process but it is out. If you want to support it. You can go to Ghost Town Potter book or local bookstores or wherever but so far along People have seen it and I would like a fourth to see it. I think a fourth will see it. I was on an episode of the podcast a touch from the past talking about haunted stuff talking about the book check it out spooky stuff off of a really cool episodes media. Yeah, they really I know I like a little jealous. I was I was like, I thought and Beyond this was like you guys were pretty cool episodes. I was very excited about it and I've been doing a lot of promoting and Rebecca and I'll be doing some book related stuff and we'll let you know when it is if you want to watch it and check it out all you're also going to be hosting a storytelling show that you are able to join us. It's through I I volunteer with the Echo Park neighborhood Council. We're going to be hosting a Echo Park Centric storytelling event. An Echo Park is where we have been doing this podcast since day one. It is haunted as fuck. Once we pitch that idea. Everyone was like, yeah, we have like four thousand ghost stories. So that's going to unzoom and we're going at the zoom information out there. So please join us for that if you have any issues, Trust me, really fun and very spooky..
"ghost town" Discussed on Ghost Town
"Video Killed the video star I'm Rebecca Lee. I'm Jason Horton and this is Ghost Town. The attacker has been identified as the woman that came here and opened fire on YouTube has been identified as a woman that was making YouTube videos. It was her father that told authorities warning them that she hated the company and the family before the shooting happened reached out to authorities asking them to check on her before the shooting took place. The shots rang out just before 1.
"ghost town" Discussed on Ghost Town
"So you can check that out, and of course, you can check out you know kind of working with Tiktok and some educational. Calm edge educational tick talks about what we talk about here, and you can find that on Tiktok a ghost town pods so that be. We're kind of working with them on some stuff and took an interest in Ghost town. Really appreciate that look at all this stuff that's going on so much stuff that's going you know very safe. But what's dangerous? What's dangerous these days Action Park Oh God yeah, Back Action Park is super dangerous and the town itself was really starting to push back I think they were you know but. Just like corruption yes. Gene you know like listen guy I bring in a lot to you which you know when you know you're on some kind of mayoral seat or government seat your townies listen our revenue has gone up x percent we brought in x amount of jobs. Yeah. We got people coming in from New York City spending that money. Yeah and that's what you did. A lot of the clientele would be you know local new. Jersey are sure and New York City is close enough cheaper than great adventure rules no rules. Yeah. Way Easier than going to Orlando absolutely and when it's so and when it's so hot and you see those commercials. And everyone's having so much ev-. Even teenagers they also paid to be in the commercials. Yeah. We're having so much fun. They paid in with cigarettes. Yeah. They weren't being exploited all they got menthols. I introduced live menthols through action park a blessing. And the advertising that which washing the documentary things were going pretty well but he was like, let's wrap it up with some commercials in there were so many commercials. Yeah and they just show unbridled von you know when it's snowing out. It looks like fun but you're not you don't feel tempted born it's hot and it's high. Yeah and everyone's having fun and you're a boy which is what I was and you see curls believe it or not I know you're saying you're right dude. And you're like I was like, oh I WANNA. I WanNa like have that. We Really Yeah I. think that's spoke to that and I'm just speaking for myself that I wanted to be. When you watch, the commercials are meant to do you want to be this course or you want to satisfy person but if you watch like an eighties movie like I did and I, still think was an eighties movie and they really illustrate the Don. Yes. We talk about the culture of the mall. Yes. It was at its height huge huge, and this is the mall of funds..
"ghost town" Discussed on Ghost Town
"We're here to give it to you and. How are our mayor's Gaddis Janette link been forsyth and we have a brand new governor. This is so exciting Chris Wick is the ghost town governor and there's only room for one. There can only one hypo only one at a time. So unless Chris relinquishes his governorship. Only be one. But we want to thank all our patrons and all of our political leaders in Ghost town. Thank you very much for the support could not do it without you. We have probably as you're listening to this, the ghost town merchandise I think is thirty five percent and he can find it a ghost town pod Dot com slash shop I think, and we have Promo code for any other time for our patrons and there is a new. There's the new patron tear cat check that out I think I think it is Alderman. Yeah. We've been knows what an Alderman does all do it now you do it now. I looked up. Comptroller Alderman House better. So. You could find that bonus episodes episodes without any ads we're talking. Yeah, get. It is patriots dot com slash ghost town pod. Thank you for people that review on Apple podcast we have. Essentially two youtube channels we have. Ghost town podcast. Then youtubecom Seles Jason Horton for some. Stuff and you have all the stuff tiktok. Everything's goes down pod check it out. It's great. It's just more content empire you're helping US build a very underwhelming empire. Yeah. Congratulations as a non nine nine, a non financially viable. Empire, but thank you all the same empire all the same. So let's just get right back to I'm down with that. Excited to get back. Let's get married Lewisville's boulevard. Let's get down to go down the road up into the hill a little bit and hit the house. So. For the better part of fifty years, the house was untouched in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, the house sold in an auction to emily and Julian Rica's. Now. What House is famous for are these photos, Christmas tree on open presence magazines food. And from what I gather there's people that supposedly rented the house because the in Rica's Rica's has re Kansas Rica's lots of SNZ's they never actually moved in there they just ask. Maybe at a steel. I mean how much does a murder Housego for other lot very little very. The house goes for two point, five, million I looked up who is that more or less than the home alone house No. What the? I might be more is it? Yeah it's. It's a big house in Chicago suburb but I think. Yeah. All right. That says something to be says something to me and you know some people said, well, it couldn't be the peril sins house because they were Jewish while we have a Christmas tree because like I know plenty of Jewish people selects cultural holidays don't think.
"ghost town" Discussed on Ghost Town
"Ah, they got separated. So that is a debatable part of this earliest. What I'm finding depending on your point of view and he had a ruptured eardrum, so then he went to a doctor and he's like you shouldn't really fly. Because there's something we're author eardrums. Ruptured, your equilibrium is off I. Don't have had like what. Blockages in my ear and it really it. Really Kinda messes up your. Equilibrium, whatever that is I know, said it twice, but whatever that is. For the ad, no I mean. Your ears are very delicate vessels. They can really fuck you. Yeah, if you've talked that. Tank decided to stay in Bulgaria Angelique. We'll stay with you. You know we're. We're boys. Gone without me, maybe he. Either we don't really know if he sent them away for the reason of I. Don't want to hold up your fun time because I got into something. or his paranoia had already set in. New Roses had already said in. We don't really know because there's there's no. There's only really this footage and his what his friends and family kind of say about his. State, mind. Some theories on that as well. Again my theories are unsubstantiated by anything. Is Just my you in anything for a theory? No, I don't. Mind I just need to wear glasses. That's all you need. That guy, so he stayed in a kind of like. Low Rent Motel, a seedy motel do hotel calor. Roechling Lor is near the airport. He stay there the clerk hotel. Yeah, if you, we multi linguists, sats, right? That's right. And, he was really paranoid there. He called his mother. And he said. Cancel the credit cards. I think he did it in a whisper. Like almost like he was being listened to. Over. And I've got this different sources bugged of. This is not part of your day. This stuff theories urged will some say it is some status? And then he was like there are four men after me and I'm trying to. Get away from them. I'm being chased by them. And perhaps it was the men that he allegedly got into the altercation with legends France. Could be very left air. Why do you want them? Okay I've got some questions. You just sent them along and the friends again. Could they have something to do with it? That's not what I'm finding, but very well could be. But he said that there was people looking for the four men, and it could be the man from the altercation over their favorite football team, or it could be other format. It could be their friends or could be nobody. Is What we're fighting. Okay okay now I. Think what we need to do to get you in the right head space I need to be in that head space I gotta get you there and I got. My own burling in here I gotta get. You met head space, and how I'm going to do that is we are going to watch? The video together and then you're GonNa, tell me what you think. Right after this little break, hello, how are you doing a high concerned kind of query? Hello, we hope you're doing well keeping it together. Yes we are trying to do that. Staying. Healthy slash fighting for social justice. You WanNa do a mayoral. Fun a love to mayors come to the center of Ghost town. We want to thank you for being mayors and we want to thank all of our patrons for all the support. Absolutely patriot dot com slash.
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"A weapon of peace I'm Rebecca. League I'm Jason Horton and this is a ghost town. Goal the Tesla. Very prolific. Scientist inventor. His son Yuan invented the car. So He's very interesting guy. For somebody's like really aren't like Google and quick. Look feverishly Google, and now he's A. He's one of those people that I think people who like conspiracy. Yeah, because well Tesla is one of those people that like you know, one person who named their kid tesla. And you go to Brunch with like every two years kind of thing where it's kind of like hip hip Edison. Yeah, he's a cool radisson. Absolutely is very interesting strange. Life contributed a lot to. Ideas, inventions yeah, he has like Edison and. A lot of like early founders like they had their hand in a lot of different things they were politicians. They were inventors. Early forgers country. He was not quite there, but but in that vein. I think when people talk about. Thomas Edison. Tesla you I heard the name Thomas. Edison, since I was a kid, Tesla not so much now he seems like somebody who contributed a lot, but only as of late I. Mean I never learned about yeah. Why think a lot of what he did was the underpinnings for Edison's work and a lot of other scientific, especially electrical work that we didn't hear about because it wasn't like the light bulb kind of thing, but said that we didn't understand as kids a seal electrity model Tesla. Big Time the Tesla Coil used in radio. Absolutely you can see a really. Beautiful one up at the Griffith Park Observatory if you are in Los Angeles. it's a whole room with with a coil in it and it's working. It's incredible. Most of my grid Tori comes from Lala. Land Movie. Yeah I have yet to see it I. Don't have a lot of time. You guys in quarantine I'm really busy. And definitely not going to take my mind off anything so I'll table it you pioneer dimensions, matter is the X. Ray machine, radar and more yeah, but what is probably most compelling, most interesting is his plans or lack of plans for a death-ray love it I think he had if I'm not mistaken a lot of clans that maybe didn't come to fruition. He had a lot of plans for a lot of things, but from what I gather Actual plans concrete plans for a death-ray. Don't seem to exist. There's a lot of conspiracy with the FBI has..
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"By the time. You're listening to this if not it'll be the next day or two. That sounds great. I could really use a bony. We have a tick tock. We all good. It's fun we're seventeen. I mean why not seventeen plus thirty eight. I don't know I don't do that. Actually just stop and the tick tock at Ghost town pod. But it's doing pretty well. We're we're just doing one minute. Versions of some episodes but some not of our episodes. Yeah and people seem to be interested in. We have a youtube channel. Which is YouTube dot com slash C slash goes down? Podcast subscribe. Play some the playlist. If more people watch it youtube will suggested more people and then we will get more people keen on ghost town. Yeah that sounds that sounds great keen on it. Yeah if the PODCAST is a meal. Don't you like snacks and desserts and midnight? Buffets quarantine not no buffets buffets Arou-. Yeah that's true. Quarantine accepted food ingestion. Then that's what our check out. Our Youtube is Jason's also just coming off his birthday. My birthday now. I'm actually eighteen so not A. Don't do the math the math but I actually. I was fine with it because I had the excuse that why can't do anything from from my birthday. I my hands instead of having the pressure of doing something Nice. Rebecca Got Nice Gift Card to John. Vinnie's Got To go to Fairfax which was Nice district. Gary Fun got some ninety dollars pieces and it was. If you if you're into indulgent bullshit and your friend of mine like welcome here we are. There's a nice review as many nice reviews on apple podcasts. Keep them coming can kill adorable and amazing love you both thanks for fine engaging and informative podcast which ones adorable which was amazing. Both I'm happy and can be made I twenty all right. So let's get back to Hollywood. Let's get back to about two miles away from Jason's birthday pizza dinner. So these two women were arrested on these felony charges. And according to Hollywood Presbyterian Pastor Chuck Sue `Hada beyond the NBC News. They seem like somebody's grandmother. And the kind of folks you might respect. He knew them from the volunteer work. His Churches Homeless Program. They had met during their work continued their crusade seemingly help the homeless and Hamad it again for many years and I couldn't figure out exactly where they met but they had been working at this church for a long time dependable respectable pretty normal ladies Olga Rudder Schmidt. Her immigrants data seems to have a lot to do with this too and how they got away with this not only them being these pillars of the community or being these elderly women or not even perceived successful Being fairly successful while to do people She again was a Hungarian immigrant. And she had a lawyer named George Brownfield born Einhorn who was also immigrant. Who'd and sixty s and he was really key he would help them out. I think the culture around what I've researched about Hungarian culture especially as immigrants in California. It's a small community a they kind of ill. Each Other. Authors support systems so a lot of the people in her stratosphere were those people including her lawyer who kept kind of sweeping a lot of this stuff under the rug when evidence of it came out more and more and that's something according to his son who who wrote this really a great essay about his dad on the work. He did for Hungarian immigrants including this murderer. Trial commenced the woman pleaded not guilty to the murders of these two men and nine counts of fraud. Interestingly enough a third homeless man named Jimmy Covington testified at the trial that he had been approached by Roger Schmidt who had taken him to Burger King and promised him shelter. He testified that he had moved out after growing suspicious. When Golan Rutter Schmidt asked him to sign documents and give his personal details to that by then golden runner Schmitt had already filled out one life insurance policy application for him so he hadn't even agreed to get help from them and they already filed a life insurance policy on it so then the pieces started coming together with these two women approaching men who were down there. Lock who maybe were creatives. Maybe not maybe immigrants maybe had substance abuse issues. Come to them. They saw these women as being very helpful very active in the community. They would give them their information working. Yeah Free Burger cheese locked into that where these all this info for them. It would take their information to help them often. Get them an apartment or trying to get them in apartment. We don't know exactly. How many people that they attempted to do this. But we know at least three Probably more considering some of the other documents around this but they've never had a confession to so. We can't really gets the bottom of this but we can't do that. The prosecution's case include secretly recorded conversation between Golan Schmidt. When they were in jail so their partnership started to fracture. All the stuff started coming up. Runner Schmidt told Golay in one conversation. You did all these insurances extra. That's what raves the suspicion. You can't do that stupidity you're going to jail honey. They're going to lock you up. Suspicion had in fact been raised when a detective happened to overhear colleague discussing a case whose features closely remembered that of another one. So it wasn't even really them. But they quickly started unraveling once the case started happening and the trial and over the course of seven years as the jury found out. Ogle rubbish met and Helen. Golay took out twenty life insurance policies on mcdavid netting nearly three million in claims Rutter Schmitt had rubber stamps made of the men's signatures us on forums. Though were savvy they were shopping for lowest lowest cost insurance whose paper was handled over the phone or by mail there in this isolated situation where the insurers didn't really ask any questions or do anymore research with all the policies twenty four months had to pass before the coverage became virtually incontestable in essence authorities said these deadlines became expiration dates on the men's lives. But as these schemes played out they both became adversarial again. Almost competitive these to win the goal enrichment worked as a team and there was evidence that often one of them did more. They weren't quite privy to each other's activity of the thirteen policies on mcdavid for example goal was sole beneficiary at eight. Sometimes they tried to remove each other as the CO beneficiaries to get all the money for themselves regardless insurance sold policy after policy and paid up more and more and as the policies happen on these. Two men like we said before. Like say that's when they had to be killed and are to deliver on this money that went to one or both of the women. Both Golan rush were convicted in April. Two thousand eight of conspiracy to murder of Addison mcdavid and first degree murder. Abbado's goal was convicted of first degree murder of mcdavid convictions on the several con spanned a week because wonder had to go on a trip and was replaced by an alternate. The original jury reached a deadlock over the final two counts against Rudder Schmidt but after the alternate juror was introduced. The trial judge ordered the jury. To recommence deliberations both women were sentenced to consecutive life terms in California Federal Prison. Without possibility of parole. Which isn't that long. They were already quite old. It's not super satisfying. Because they never confessed anything and you could see them kind of fracture and fall apart in some of the recordings that people used in their case but they were never like. We're GONNA the scheme for you. Most of it is pretty evident but they were just greedy. They are already successful women. It kind of felt like as I was doing research on this than it was more for sport. If that's like a perverse way of putting it yeah I mean power and do the excitement. Especially you know you're like what? What else do I have to give at age? Seventy-five I say that every age on that but as I said five were really good at this and instead of doing one or two which would be plenty for them. Yeah it's never enough. It's like some of you know somebody gets caught shoplifting. It's never really when they get caught as the first time I've done this to typically that's it's never. It's the first time you've got. Maybe I know from personal experience. Maybe I don't but it's a chance of getting caught. The first time is pretty low so you just kind of get out while the getting's good but nobody does. Nobody does that and and they would have probably gotten caught and this is a this had an expiration date to all of this depending on where that came from whether it was records whether it was cops talking to each other whether it was them maybe writing someone out like something was was gonna give more than one person exactly. The thing is though they should minus the Burger King charges from the millions Just to be fair kills lawyer brought that up at the got a big Mac and got the chicken sandwich is yeah. I mean that was just like a nice meal. What's your favorite Bergen? Bergen along I love a again. I mean I love if you give me a giant cheeseburger in it from any fast food restaurant. I'll gladly accept it so I'm gonNA say cheeseburger If these women are listening I'm worth nothing. I am nothing but you will take those cheeseburgers. Oh gladly..
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"Then warned her in very short terms that if the studio would ruin her if she quit and she would never work again if she broke her contract she was forced I to have that driver back from Sydney into the thick of things with a budget now approaching seventy million dollars and potential disaster Astra looming new line brought in veteran director named John Frankenheimer he did the Birdman of Alcatraz Manchurian candidate. He came on board in part virtually every other other members of the cast and crew. He wanted to work with Marlon Brando. I'm he also used the studios. Desperation advantage successfully demanding really gigantic fee and a three picture deal in exchange. Thanks for coming in and trying to save this movie. Frankenheimer was kind of the last of those old style. Directors like groff dictatorial. Right vary you just like tightly wound really bad mood very strict. And he soon alienated many of the cast and crew. He and Brando decided to have the then current script. I Richard Richard Stanley just completely rewritten. With a Frankenheimer's previous collaborator Ron Hutchinson. He also needed to find a new lead to replace rob moral and brought in David through list to play Douglas. I don't know if I'm saying that right. He was in the theory of everything. Seven years in Tibet Warhorse. The whole production was shut down for a week and a half while those changes were implemented lamented. which again a lot has happened? We're not even in it yet but a single break because we wanna mention some very special friends of the pod. Yeah we have our own little island Redo. We're no man is an island but a couple of Jewish podcast. We noticed that our friend Chris Chris Witt eighty three His I wanna read his twitter profile. Oh Hell Yeah. He's like I liked the Rasul's ghost mayor of Ghost town pod and he is. He is the ghost. He's he's our mayor yet. He is when you're taxes to him. Yeah he will walk the premises and make make sure that there's no disorderly conduct these. The black sheep of your family is the box. Chris's okay okay. That's very flattering. I have to say I had my ego is all about that and then a pretty nice we talked about reading reviewing and and getting some nice positive messages. We go on those pretty good. That's like a very honest one. No this one is from SCARPA up fourteen. I came around to it. Took me a little bit to adjust to the format but I enjoy the spooky tidbits. The Friday fails which were in right. Bets are and especially fun on short. Listen found this one. Well this I mean this is. We're an island flow back. It's called half TAT's have people people have everything. Yeah well thank you. That's very flattering. And like if you want to rate and review to absolutely appreciate it you know even if you want to donate to our Patriot patriot. Oh you mean patron dot com slash goes down pod. I think that's what I mean because recording is Sweden bonus episode. Right after this. We are listening to this. There's going to be brand new bonus episode and then some of the episodes we do free and they come out a day or two early help. Help support us. Yes you get bonuses and you help us because we might be. We're not going to say Raynham might be going somewhere. The that's top secret. Don't tell anybody anybody here. This is Jason Me and you yeah you look at yourself. Yeah so it kind of helps us. Maybe get there a little bit. Yeah you want us to travel the world or at least the US yeah places. The basically the middle of the United States you want us to go to the Rolling Hills sales of Bill America. Well yeah help us out. Let's get back to the island of Dr Moreau. The island of Doctor Chaos. I I would say now exactly already has a title we've got we're why are you rewrite the artist create content. Okay so we're back. Shooting has resumed. It's been a week and a half but problems continued and they escalated baby. Justin Bieber's the lead signboard. Yeah yeah congratulations. So Brando would routinely spend hours in his air conditioned trailer when he was supposed to be on camera while actors and extras sweltered in the tropical. Heat in full. Makeup and heavy costumes costumes brandon. Kilmer were just not getting along had open hostility resulting in the cast and crew being kept waiting for hours with each actor refusing to come out their respective trailer before the other one classic new pages were turned in only a few days before they were shot Frankenheimer and kilmer had an argument onset which reportedly got so heated. Frankenheimer can hammer stated afterwards. I don't like L. Kilmer. I don't like his work ethic and I don't want to be associated with him ever again bolt. How do you really feel you know? But that really. It's a really a testament to val kilmer but also empathize in that like a pretty big deal to at that point and coming into abyss must've been a lot as well. According to few list's we all had different ideas where it should go. I even ended up improvising. Some of the main scenes with Marlin Lewis went on to rewrite his character. Personally the constantly rights also got on Brando's nerves on many previous productions. He refused to learn lines so he was equipped with a small radio receiver so that his assistant could feed his lines to him as he performed technique he'd used earlier films through the X.. Marlin would be in the middle of a scene. Suddenly he'd be picking up police messages. Repeat there's a robbery at Woolworth's meanwhile friction between him and kilmer elicited. The former's quip your problem. Is You confuse the size of your paycheck that size of your talent. ooh Upon completion of Kilmer's final scene Frankenheimer is reported to have since the crew. Now get that bastard off my said Ou just chill just cool chill island Gig you know also in the documentary. Brando would kind of push this how far he could go with everybody. He didn't like he didn't really like anyone at this point like he kinda like Stanley Stanley only was gone. He barely tolerates. You could see how much you could do like. He is in white face for most of the film which means he's covered in white paint and he's wearing this giant Straw a hat and he's a little personal assistant. Do you remember that in the like the iphone promos. The movie were like really like show obviously showcase Marlon Brando. Oh but it's so bizarre and that was a creative choice that Marlin redder just made because he was like fuck all of this oh my gun. Stanley has reportedly jokingly told the film's production and designer to burn the set down but when Stanley disappeared after his firing security was tightened in case he was actually trying to sabotage the project. Stanley himself later revealed that he had in fact stayed stayed in Australia. Suffered a total emotional breakdown retreated to a remote area and the Cairns region to recover their he had a chance meeting with some of the film's former production action staff who've been rehired as extra camping in the area. It was confirmed by these same production staff in the documentary that with their help. Stanley secretly came back to the set over over several days. Disguised in full costume is one of the dog men and performed as an extra on the film. He had originally been hired her. I mean that's a That's pretty I mean that's hanging out this like it also been reported that he you showed up at the film's Wrap Party where he ran into kilmer who is said to have apologized profusely for Stanley's removal from the film. I mean full circle. Maybe do do the many problems with the production and the evident ongoing attempts by both Brando and Kilmer to sabotage it again. Little Person Whiteface. The location shooting eventually stretched from a scheduled six weeks us to almost six months and the atmosphere on the production became almost a mirror of the plot of the movie with long-suffering cast and crew becoming more and more alienated by and hostile towards its co Oh stars and its authority -Tarian director and they have some amazing footage in this documentary of just the cascading just completely shit faced in their island of Dr Makeup and also being very depressed in their island of Dr Moreau makeup. The film was released on August. Twenty third nine hundred. Ninety six and Dan spoiler alert. It was garbage. It grossed only forty nine million dollars worldwide on a forty million dollar budget not not including marketing and other expenses huge gigantic. Fail in an article. Written upon Brando's death in two thousand four critic Roger Ebert described ride the island of Dr Morrow as perhaps Brando's worst film. That's being very very kind. The island of Doctor Moreau later received six nominations for Razzie awards including worst picture. Worst director were supporting actor for Marlon. Brando Val kilmer was also a nominee in this category at the Nineteen ninety-six stinkers bad movie awards. Brando was nominated for worst on-screen hairstyle which he lost a Stephen Baldwin for bio dome and one worst supporting actor the film also got got nominations for two Saturn awards best science fiction film and best makeup in the mid nineties. It was kind of a weird wasteland of sweet science minds fiction and yeah I mean I loved it I loved all of it. I still want to document. I mean I don't know if they can do a movie but I will the movie. I don't even want like I. The bulks cat character. Her sexy character hangs itself and it's like she wasn't even there for like a shadow. It's so good I wanNA watch that again. I WanNa Watch the documentary again. Documentary are is so good. Most of this information comes from it. And it's just it's in larger than life. Phil what do you think about Hollywood. Filmmaking this is the the opposite of all of that pretty much yeah. There's I mean when I think I'm really into movies. That are a huge bloated productions and their families in Heaven's gate is probably one of the biggest ones. Wow which is a western. They can't one thousand nine hundred eighty. I only have seen that. It's a very long movie. Tried watching it it and it was like a bad movie but I think it was just so bloated with production and it was. It's the kind of thing that puts. I think maybe even put the particular movie studio at a business. I think it was heaven's gate. I love disasterous juris movies but I think about all the people that we name Marlon Brando's obviously I only huge like. We've talked to a lot of huge stars in the context of this Hor horrific film but now talk about now. Okay so Moro. That's that's what I'm saying like you know. They're they're all fine but like VAL kilmer. It's still hot. Oh my God still. You know what I'm GonNa do after you leave rewatch the same but think about the all now like none of these people. People are Rob Morrow not criticizing them. But it's not like Oh man I bet they know rob morrow is going to be so huge. Yeah the fruit balk was killed people arguably like just to I I think a lot of them were like at the end of their career anyway. mid-nineties maybe this is a weird dog person. WHO's now ZAC? Ephron you don't know I'm yeah you don't you don't you know it's probably not we'll check. I'm the Saint Love I'm Sally Brooks and generally elspeth. Tom Loves the the comedy PODCASTS. About all the dumb things that people will do for love each week we share real love stories. Some are funny crazy and some are really wonderful and some are about murder little bit chew crime but a whole lot at you love so we both episodes every Monday so give us a listen and get out there and do something dumb for love love..
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"To your show. Nowhere else but burger chef. I'm Jason Horton. I'm Rebecca Lieb and this is a ghost town So we have new images tonight of this. A murder weapon used in the unsolved Burger. Chef Murders Indiana Indiana state. Police hope that someone recognizes this broken knife blade they say whoever owned likely cared and a sheath and that she has never been found. I was a midwestern Western teenager. You know mid Western teenagers. They love smoking under the bleachers. They love their fast food and they do not like dying yes. That's that's universally known. The teenagers love you. Know Rock and roll music they. They love their Hot Fast Cars Blake being taken into the woods and executed and with knives and guns. So that's something. We all all agree on that here. We are five seven to five. CRAWFORD'S VILLE ROAD IN INDIANA. We are in the Great State of Indiana speedway way Indiana more specifically to bring you hot off the grill. Sorry just get it out of the way. Oh Wow we're here here to talk about the very famous very unsolved burger chef murders. This is a really interesting one because it is still unsolved and because it's so gruesome and we're still kind of putting together the pieces of it so it's another thing to tragically it takes place and the victims are all really really young. It also takes place a day before Jonestown breaks so all of it. media-wise gets completely swept under the rug. Which is incredibly tragic given how the people respected the victims involved and how hard working? They were all. This is a very lower middle class place and families involved were all hard workers again. This is not like a bunch of elitist teens who go out and John Get killed this ways. Sadder so burger chef employ came by the Burger chef at five seven to five Crawford's Ville Road at midnight to visit his four co workers and notice that the restaurant was empty in the back door was wide open. He walked in and everyone had vanished. He realized that that point between like eleven. PM and midnight. I took on November seventeenth. Nineteen seventy four. Was Friends working at the Burger. CHEF restaurant in speedway Indiana had disappeared. They were Jane freed. Twenty Daniel Davis Sixteen mark. Fleming's sixteen and Ruth Ellen Shelton eighteen years old. Young people worked really hard all very very trusted again. I think it speaks to how responsible they were. They were all left alone to close at this restaurant. That was a pretty popular locale for teenagers. Initially course I Indiana. Police didn't take the case seriously. Given that management reported the loss of only approximately five hundred eighty one dollars which is like two thousand two hundred dollars in two thousand nine hundred nineteen from the safe and there were no signs of struggle. It was thought to be a case of petty embezzlement with the assumption that the cash had been used by the teenage employees to go out partying that night. which again doesn't make sense considering who they were their work ethic how beloved they were too as we find out later in the story they just? The police wanted to draw conclusions. Really quickly and make this into something. That clearly wasn't and this became an outrageous claim came initially from all of the parents and friends and family change in taken from the registered the purses of missing women had been left at the shop to and so. The police ran with petty theft. Theory initially and horrifyingly. The scene was cleaned up by employees. Early Saturday morning classic Acidic Classic Bungled Police situation where we could have had more information. Had someone just wait. Let's not clean this up. We don't know that that's the case and really it isn't the case so we could have really maybe even solve this. Had the police just given the whole place a second to become a crime. I'm seen when the Ford didn't show on Saturday. Morning and free. Chevy Vega was found partially locked in town things change of it. The police kind of revise their story. Now it felt a little clearer that James Daniel Mark and ruth had been taken while closing up the restaurant for the night possibly as they removed trash bags out the back door which is what they kind of thought. Because how what other time would they be leaving without their purses and belongings on Sunday afternoon. Hikers found the bodies of the four kids over twenty miles away in the rural woods of Johnson County. Both Davis Shelton had been shot execution style numerous times with a thirty eight caliber firearm. Not Far Away was free to who had been stabbed twice in the chest so hard that the handle of the knife had broken off and was missing. The Blade was later recovered during at autopsy about seventy five yards away. Police made another horrible discovery. It was the body of Fleming's he had been been beaten severely with an iron chain. But this wasn't the cause of his death. He had been beaten ran into a tree while fleeing his captors knocked himself unconscious then he choked on his own blood as he was falling down hill and died really sad also to give this another level of tragedy. All of these. They're all very active in their school. Athletics they were all really fit and strong and young. So the magnitude of this again. Who knows what exactly happened? But two of the employees being shot point blank execution style the other to try and make a run for it one of them going one way getting stabbed one of them going the other way after getting found getting beaten and essentially choking on their own blood and dying. What a horrible horrible way to go? Oh the leading theory has been that four victims were kidnapped during a botched robbery. Possibly after one of the victims recognize one of the perpetrators that theory is based on the autopsy. Report showing some of the bruising on his head and shoulders were estimated at being an hour or two old prior to death and that that is Fleming's With the bruising the guy who was beaten and then children's on blood we do have a witness to this which has been pretty key to the case a sixteen year old eyewitness appeared as this was going going on and by this I mean as people were approaching the Burger Chef saying that he saw two suspicious men in a car outside of the Burger Chef just before closing. Both both men were white and in their thirties. One man had a beard. The other was a clean shaven man with light colored or fair hair. The police had models of the suspects created in clay to assist the investigation. Allegation will probably put them up again. Hard to say what how helpful these models were. I guess they don't really look like anyone to me and especially think think about okay to white guys in their thirties. One with a beard one with lightish hair in rural Indiana not super helpful. I think the fact that they are people they went to school with at least according to this witness is the first thing I thought it was always a people that you know. They went to school with and it was personal in that sense but you you know the sounds like that might rule that out. Yeah exactly. They seem older. The Authority figures the thirty S. An also like who really knows how reliable all the witnesses to what was happening there later that year a man in a bar in Greenwood which is pretty close to where everything went down. Bragged that he'd been involved in the killings police subsequently absolutely questioned him but he passed a polygraph claiming to have been involved in officers were unable to bring charges and other grounds. The man provided the names of the others who suggested belong to the fast food robbery gang and whom investigators suspected may have been also involved in the case while following up with these leads officers spotted a man who bore a strong resemblance to the bearded man man composite summoned for lineup. The man shaved his beard which he had for five years straight the night before he was about to appear great strategy very clever the neighbor of his who had not been spotted by the original witness but who had been named by the Greenwood suspect subsequently went to prison for strong armed robberies and committed with the shotgun got that he had committed with a shotgun. Another associate named by the Greenwood suspect who fit the description of the fair haired man also was imprisoned for armed robberies of fast food restaurants. It's it's all kind of coming together but also not but also the greenwood suspect didn't pass a polygraph however without confessions despite officers offering plea deals to any suspect not directly responsible for the killings and without direct physical evidence of the involvement of the suspects in the murders. Police were not able to to arrest anybody very very stressful. It's like you're so close. You know that they all do lots of gun shit. They all rob fast food restaurants. But so you just don't have that final link that kind of takes them over the edge and are able to arrest them with that information at the time. There was some speculation that the murders were tied to other other crimes. That had shocked the town over the proceeding such as the murderer of Julius ciphers and the speedway bombings which were a series of eight random bombings that occur between September. First Nineteen seventy eight and thirty six nine hundred seventy in speedway Indiana so. This town is already reeling from this tragedy. Trying to link it to the Burger chef murders at the time. The perpetrator of the bombings was still on the loose. However they were? They found the person who had who did this so they were out. After the fact investigators continue to follow all leads relating to possible suspects widely Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago Dallas. However they weren't able to find anymore leads or to locate any evidence that they believe would have been helpful helpful? Maybe the firearm. The handle the knife the chain may be used in the murders nor have any perpetrators made confessions to the police. The son of the bearded suspect told the police that he confided sided in him that he had been involved prior to his own. Death Can York one of the original investigators on the case has noted that the deaths of the Greenwood suspect and the bearded suspects from from an apparent suicide and a heart attack respectively. Came pretty close to the release of the armed robber named by the suspect from the green bar very convenient. They're desperate let's take a little. Oh break there and we'll get to it. People have really come through on the positive encouraging. Regina thank you my esteem. It myself student so low. Read these to me feed me. Does this is what you need to what I need to get up every morning. All right. Well let's start with a couple of male. Let's start with this one was from Hello no love. The show always keeps me interested in always always look forward to new episodes. Thank you it's wants from what about what about my body just getting. That's a mistake. You've gotten a separate full that you told me to do. I don't know why it becomes very weird that I said things. Keep anything to separate folder. Everything working on the same same old or you know us. We're horrifyingly disorganized. I call this one's from graves dot text terror. ooh digging it. Always looking for spooky podcasts. As someone who does a lot of traveling to weird and spooky places it's nice to have some new recommendations also a native New Yorker. What's up on someone who grew up in the punk scene? What's Oh are you Jason did you? Did you write back into us us. And even though Jason is so gorgeous inaudibly. She's facing alert coming very tall. Oh Jeez you do not nevermind. I take it all back. I love the personal stories and any and All New York music related content both host funny and genuine. I don't get all the rude negative reviews. Thank Blake clearly. A mix of comedy and spookier true crime. Stuff it's not meant to be an endless dry factoid. Let folks live let us live live let live live live it limp. Eat and pray and love. You don't like it you can listen to something else..
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"Little levity from all this fun dark murder maybe not maybe not but then you go for it but how about we back to the murder that I promised you some. Give me some things. Give me some we've done. We haven't done a lot of New York City which is kinda surprising. We did the Tompkins Square Park riots. We've we've done that I feel. We haven't done a lot of New York City and park slope for those who don't know wasn't always the super expensive very cool areas you you know you didn't go to Brooklyn and eating to Bedford stuyvesant eating just. You just didn't go but I think probably then it was probably pretty posh and now it's pretty pretty. Yeah and posh absolutely I mean it's it's inaccessible really in a lot of ways you have to go really far out. If you go past queen you know you have to go past ridgewood. Would I thought I'd almost died in park slope. It's another time. Though lesson was in park slope was probably one of the worst days of my life. What a New Year's Eve you're next Lok? You're at t's that not tell the amnesty that it's too long story. Oh my goodness and most of the time. I've been food poisoned twice in park slope at Bodega close to where he lived. Don't the lunch. Meats abuser parks slope is a beautiful part of the city. Don't eat the lunch meats. Especially if they're on the ground on the ground don't pick it up and you know I learned that lesson the hard way I love data. Let's get back to it in eighteen. Ninety Adams was flying high and commissioned architect. CPA Gilbert who designed mansions for the leading families in New York including the Woolworth's to make his family house in Brooklyn New Rava Dog. I got a dog everybody so anyway he did. He made the house at the turn of the twentieth century. His family moved into Riverside Drive Manhattan so they lived in the house for a little while while uneventful right but they're former house in park slope was occupied for many years by Alvin edger. IV relative by marriage of F W Woolworth Ivy. Have you worked for the Woolworth Company and was also director of the East Brooklyn Savings Bank. So here's where it gets a little bit murky because a lot of places report on this murder and haunting wanting we're not sure if it happened to Adams or happened to I the some sources say one thing happened there but it happened in this and that's what's important so adams live there. Turn it over to. I've e- It was one of these very rich very influential New York families so the addams mansion important part about it is that it was the first house in Brooklyn. Oakland have an elevator like a private elevator. The staff was never supposed to enter the elevator but again not sure if it's Adams or the Ivy's but they went on vacation vacation for the summer and the staff was kind of tempted to try out this elevator. I private elevator in all of the United States. Very important very very interesting very cool so they fooled around the elevator but four people who worked in house got stuck between the floors in the elevator. Like try to get out they. They couldn't do it so apparently the trap in the ceiling of the elevators hadn't been invented yet so there was no way out so they kind of moved between elevator was down in the cavity. They could go on top of it but they couldn't get back into the elevator so they were crushed when on the elevator went back up at the end of the day for whatever reason kind of shut down and they they stayed there for the rest of the summer. You're until the family came back and discovered these rotting New York in the summer bodies of the four people who had served them. I'm in the rotting in the elevator shaft. So this may have been the reason why Adams left honestly but again not sure who was. The tenants have complained about. Hearing lots of different noises there Movements in that area the elevator was removed removed and its shaft as an alcove and in the apartments and several floors through beautiful but the haunting came from that horrible Horrible gruesome murder and people since then again when it became this like ten unit building then when these new owners renovated it they hear these moans and these gas ask specifically from this elevator area. As soon as you said elevator I was like there's some trouble. Yeah also elevators New York and like I. Ah Yeah they are not up to code even now even now. They're very dangerous. Old buildings like things kind of get left so think about in the eighteen nineties new elevator. People fucking around it and then all of a sudden they're done because you don't you don't know what the danger is being So new yeah and you're like oh it's Straw. Whatever it's supposed to be the thing about it is supposed to be meant for people to us and B. Inside of and work with breath but if something goes wrong one little thing goes wrong? You're done scary. I'm still very terrified of elevators to be honest the out part every time I'm in an elevator and I think if I got stuck in the elevator with these people how to go really good don't as optimistic makes friends. Yeah that'd be great and then I tell them what checkout to try ghost town hall good. Yeah you're always working about you so adams eventually step down. I'm from his leadership position at the American Cheek Company. Though he remained on board of the directors to the late eighties he died in February seventh. Ninety five New York again Adams was not the original inventor mentor of Chewing Gum but his invention of a device for mass producing chewing gum along with his efforts to promote it gave birth to chewing gum industry. Booming that we know in love today day chocolates. I nine hundred is still sold around the world in two thousand eighteen chewing gum sales totaled about four billion dollars in United States. Just chick. Let's it's just a tiny hard candy coated piece of not so extraordinary gum. The American chocolate company was purchased by a pharmaceutical suitable company in nineteen sixty two in nineteen ninety seven it was renamed Adams and founder. It's currently owned by the confectionary conglomerate Cadbury which is based in England. The chocolate mansion was converted in the nineteen fifties into those apartments. We talked about plus a doctor's office and then purchased and completely renovated in two thousand sixteen by John. Antena Nova `grats who drove by one evening to check out the mansion which had fallen into disrepair. A real estate agent was putting it up for sale and was putting in the sign when the couple jumped doubt and negotiated to buy it on the spot so overtly talked about the huntings but I can imagine from all the testimonies of it came before every once in a while they hear something. That's a little bit suspect. Why didn't realize the chickens come? This whole time was cursed so I'm swallowing essentially essentially I got bad energy and that's why my life has gone awry exactly so in thank forgotten. New York Thought Co.. The New York City landmarks landmarks preservation commission in four years in Brooklyn for all that Juicy Shui flavorful delectable. Electable Information Yeah and then the people that died in the elevator. I want to thank those who died. which again there's not much? It's very very vague. But it's such a horrifying specific storm. Very famous I mean and Conic Candy. Yeah and I'm sure it haunts them. It's one of those things that I love. When rich people are troubled or something is nine at them that they can't ever take back? You know well if you have if you have money then you have things things things then problems can arise and then if problems arise then you. Have you know the the ghost of the people people that work for you or died. Yeah in your and I assume they're immigrants honestly that came over to work for this fancy family. And it's very unfortunate very gruesome and part and parcel to New York history which I also love. We're going to do some more near history. Well I think we will. And then we'll do hit bubble yum next or common for you.