These are the full-length stories that the podcast has covered. Click on each title to learn more.
From 1979 to 1986, a criminal known as the Original Night Stalker terrorized families throughout California - his crimes extending from Sacramento to Los Angeles. In this three-part series, I detail these crimes, and the investigation to find the criminal who would become known by many names.
Israel Keyes has been called "one of the most methodical serial killers of all-time." However, investigators still have no idea how many crimes Keyes committed. In this episode, I detail his movements throughout the country, and speculate on the mindset of a psychopath.
On December 15th, 1967, the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, WV collapsed, killing 46 people. However, the story is preceded by months of weird sightings, ominous meetings, and events that some would consider extraordinary.
"Mr. Cruel" is the name given to the Australian boogeyman, who became well-known for the heinous assaults against children he would commit in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His identity has never been discovered, and he has escaped justice for almost thirty years.
In the early morning hours of May 25th, 2013, Officer Jason Ellis of the Bardstown P.D. was driving home after a shift, and was ambushed by an unknown assailant. His tragic attack was just the beginning of an extremely odd period in what has been called "America's most beautiful small town."
In 1974, Arlis Perry was just a newlywed that had moved from her small-town in Montana to be with her husband in Palo Alto, California. More specifically, living on the Stanford campus. After an argument with her husband, Bruce, Arlis walked to the nearby Stanford Memorial Church, where her body would be found hours later.
On January 26th, 1966, the three Beaumont children - 9-year old Jane, 7-year old Arnna, and 4-year old Grant - disappeared from a beach just miles away from their home in Adelaide. No one has ever seen them or heard from them again, making it one of Australia's most renown missing persons cases.
In September of 1992, teenager Misty Copsey was visiting the local fair in her hometown of Puyallup, WA. After telling her best friend that she'd get a ride home with a older neighbor boy. Local police seemed disinterested in researching her case, but a local amateur investigator has kept the story alive for decades since... at a cost.
In May of 2010, sex worker Shannan Gilbert ran from a home in Long Island, claiming that her client and driver were trying to kill her. Seven months later, police - in an effort to track down Shannan - stumbled upon upwards of ten bodies. They have identified some, but struggled to answer the most difficult question: who is responsible?
At the turn of the past century, the Miyazawa family - who lived in a suburb of Tokyo called Setagaya - seemed to be a pretty typical middle-class family. However, after a quiet New Year's Eve holiday, their bodies were discovered by neighboring relatives... unearthing a tragic question mark that has lingered to this day.
In September of 1961, New Hampshire couple Barney and Betty Hill were returning from a vacation to Niagara Falls. During their drive, they claimed to have muddled memories from an extraterrestrial encounter. Over the next few years, they would undergo hypnosis treatment and reveal their story, which was the first highly-publicized alien abduction story in the American zeitgeist.
From 1979 to 1983, the bodies of five young men were found in the area around Adelaide. All of them showed signs of sexual wounds, and led police to the doorstep of one man: Bevan Spencer von Einem. However, evidence only linked von Einem to one crime, leading the world to believe that he didn't act alone.
Chase Massner was a 26-year old Iraqi War veteran living in Canton, GA. He was married, with two young children, and - like many parents - was struggling to make ends meet. After an argument with his wife, Amanda, Chase went to stay with a friend. In this episode, I speak to Nancy Grace, and speculate where Chase might have gone.
In April of 1990, a woman that went by the name of Tonya Hughes was found on the side of an Oklahoma City highway; the victim of a hit-and-run. However, her unsolved murder would be just the beginning of a decades-long mystery that spanned across the continental United States, and included many more victims - including her son, Michael.
In November of 1993, three teenage girls from a Spanish village named Alcasser disappeared without a trace. For months, spotty eyewitness testimony was all that police had to go off of. But when the girls' bodies were found, evidence found at the scene put police on the path of the men who killed the girls. Or did they?
From February of 1968 to October of 1969, a serial killer tormented the patrons of the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. His three victims: Patricia Docker, Jemima McDonald, and Helen Puttock were all young mothers, and were found in similar circumstances a day or two after their disappearance. The killer - nicknamed Bible John - has remained unidentified for over fifty years.
From 1982 to 1985, a group of three bandits terrorized the area of Brussels. These men, usually armed with semi-automatic rifles, set their sights on grocery stores and committed violent robberies. Their crime spree resulted in almost 30 dead, over 40 wounded, and left an entire nation asking why. Their motives, just like their identities, have never been uncovered.
In March of 2016, Chip Michael Campbell was picked up on the security footage of a Circle K gas station in Milton, Florida. He was carrying two backpacks into the bathroom. When he walked out of that gas station, he was never seen again. I look at his life in the months and years before this odd sighting, and speak to his family and friends in the hopes of learning more about who Chip was.
On the morning of December 30th, 1999, a resident of Vinita, Oklahoma saw flames coming from the home owned by Danny and Kathy Freeman. When the flames died down, their bodies would be found under suspicious circumstances... but their teenage daughter, Ashley - and her friend, Lauria Bible - were never found.
On an uneventful summer day, in August of 1996, Jack Robinson went down to the Rosewood Boat Landing in his old neighborhood of Columbia, SC. He started talking to a younger man, and the two walked into a nearby clearing. Soon, their argument took a violent turn, and Jack was murdered at the hands of this unknown assailant.
On one particular Sunday - March 18th, 1990 - 15-year olds Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook walked through their old neighborhood, hoping to collect bus fare from their godfather. Before heading home, they decided to stop by a convenience store to buy some snacks. When they left the store, they were never seen again.
In June of 1994, a nine-year old girl named Tiffany Nelson was riding her bike in a neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia. Tiffany was last seen at a gas station at around 10:00 on the morning of June 6th, 1994. Her remains would be found over a decade later, but the mystery of what happened to Tiffany that fateful morning lingers over the Augusta area.
On May 15th, 1988, an eight-year old girl from Greenville, South Carolina - nicknamed "Kia" - went missing between her apartment complex's basketball court and her front door. Her bicycle and partial remains would be found later on, but despite a man being arrested for the crime in 2002, the mystery of her death persists.
Between 1987 and 1993, the bodies of four young women were found in the woods of rural Aiken County, South Carolina. Two of the women would be identified: Jackie Council, who had gone missing in November of 1986; and Risteen Durden, who had disappeared in March of 1989. However, the other two bodies - nicknamed the Aiken County Jane Does -have gone unidentified ever since.
In the early 1990s, an urban legend originated in the UK. This theory alleged that men and women - posing as government workers - were coming to abduct your children. The cause of this urban legend has never been identified...
In March of 2007, Patrick Rust - a 24-year old Army Sergeant stationed at Fort Drum in Watertown, NY - went missing. His remains were found roughly five miles away in September of 2007, but his death remains classified as "unknown"...
Between March of 1967 and January of 1970, three women met mysterious, brutal ends in Morgan County, Alabama. Their names were Mary Faye Hunter, Juanita Acker, and Joyce Drake. Were these women connected or linked in any way?
In October of 2012, the body of a young woman was found in a parking lot outside of Kansas City. Investigators ruled her death a suicide… until a strange young man confessed involvement nearly weeks later. Details would soon emerge about a religious organization they were both involved in… and its charismatic young leader.