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Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

A Society, Culture and History podcast featuring Esther Ludlow
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Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.


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Episode 142: Taunting Terrors: Shari Faye Smith
A young girl goes missing in South Carolina in 1985.  Soon after, her kidnapper would begin calling her family - but not to make demands for her safe return, but only to cruelly taunt them.  This is the first chapter in the series "Taunting Terrors".  Several resources were used in the research for this episodes including: Book: Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bell and the 28 Days of Terror that Shook South Carolina by Rita Y. Shuler Articles:  South Carolina serial killer forced girl to write a farewell note and tormented his victims' families after sick spree in mid-80s by Mara Bovsun, New York Daily News, November 15, 2014 Left Behind: Survivors of Capital Crimes Don't want the Victims to be Forgotten by Becky Beane for PFM.org Court Records:  United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Larry Gene Bell v. Parker Evatt, Commissioner, South Carolina Department of Corrections, T. Travis Medlock, Attorney General, State of South Carolina, December 18, 1995 Sponsors: Simple Health - www.SimpleHealth.com/ONCE or enter ONCE at checkout to try Simple Health for free. Italic - www.Italic.com - use offer code ONCE for $15 off your first order.  Social Media:  Twitter - @uponacrime Patreon - www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime  Facebook and Instagram @onceuponacrimepod   
Episode 141: Cursed Hollywood: The Poltergeist Curse
A horror film franchise is seemingly cursed when it experiences tragedies including hauntings, serious accidents, fatal illness and murder.   Today's sponsors: Italic - www.Italic.com - Use offer code ONCE for $15 off your purchase.  NutraThrive - www.HealthyDog4.com Westside Fairytales Podcast: www.westsidefairytales.com Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime: https://www.truecrimepodcast.com/lets-taco-bout-true-crime Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: https://www.ranker.com/list/victims-of-the-poltergeist-curse/melissa-brinks https://www.grunge.com/35883/bizarre-things-happened-set-poltergeist/ http://www.the13thfloor.tv/2015/12/22/the-shocking-history-of-the-poltergeist-curse/ http://www.iconsoffright.com/IV_Oliver.htm  https://www.nytimes.com/1992/03/24/nyregion/crash-at-la-guardia-survivors-of-mangled-plane-recall-fire-water-terror.html http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/143731%7C0/Heather-O-Rourke/ https://www.statesman.com/article/20110202/NEWS/302029646  
Episode 140: Cursed Hollywood: The Little Rascals
From 1922 to the 1940s over 40 child actors would be cast in a popular series of short films and many of them would later fall victim to strange accidents, illnesses, drug addiction, financial hardship, murder and suicide.  This is The Curse of The Little Rascals. Today's Sponsor:  NutraThrive: www.HealthyDog4.com Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:  Television Episode: E! True Hollywood Story: Curse of the Little Rascals Alfalfa's Mysterious Death - www.tvparty.com Convicted killer of "Little Rascal" dies - AP, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas, July 19, 2014  


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