Strange and Dreadful Things

Strange and Dreadful Things


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The Chicken Thief's Ghost
January 14, 2024

Sam Smith was a desperate man. He couldn't find a job, and he had a family to feed. Out of desperation he turned to stealing. But when he died suddenly, did his ghost return to watch over his family?

Julia Buccola: The Ghostly Italian Bride of Chicago
December 30, 2023

Imagine driving near Chicago's Mount Carmel Cemetery and seeing a woman wearing a white wedding dress walking along the road. It's rainy and muddy, and yet she seems untouched by all of it. You would

Omaima Nelson: Killing in Self-Defense or Murder in Cold Blood?
December 10, 2023

William Nelson was a private pilot who had just married the beautiful Onaima Nelson, a woman 23 years younger than himself. Then, just after Thanksgiving 1991, he disapeared. He was found in early Dec

Charles Albright: The Texas Eyeball Killer
November 22, 2023

In late 1990, the body of Mary Lou Pratt was found in a quiet Dallas, Texas neighborhood. She had been severely beaten and then shot to death. If that wasn't bad enough, it was soon discovered that he

Backyard Ghosts: My Local Legends
November 01, 2023

Every Halloween, every village, town, and city dredge up their favorite spooky stories. Where I live is no different. Come and hear some of the legends and stories that I grew up with as I tell you ab

The Murder of Marie Whynack
October 06, 2023

When Johann Whynack married his Marie, he hoped that they would spend the rest of their lives happily ever after. But Marie loved another man, and saw no reason to stop seeing him even after she was m

The Icebox Murders
September 10, 2023

In 1965, two police officers knocked on the door of a small house in Houston, Texas. They were there to check on Fred and Edwina Rogers, an elderly couple who hadn't contacted their family for a week.

Dark Day at the Fair: The Murder of Bobie and Marilyn Blewer
August 26, 2023

In 1996, Bobie and Marilyn Blewer, professional food vendors from Missouri, set up their trailer at the Iowa State Fair. It was - and is - one of the biggest fairs in the country, and had been a regul

Fire, Murder, and Spirits: The Last Days of the Claypool Hotel
August 06, 2023

When it was built in 1903, the Claypool Hotel was designed to be the best and brightest of Indianapolis' hotels. And, for forty years, it was. Then, starting in 1943, a serious of tragic events that i

The Murder of Dorothy Poore: The Girl in the Drawer
July 21, 2023

In 1954, two maids found a horrible odor coming from a dresser in one of the rooms at the Claypool Hotel. When the dresser was searched, hotel staff found the badly decomposed body of a woman in the b

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