On Christmas Day, 1929, shots rang out from the Lawson family homestead near Germanton, North Carolina. Charlie Lawson had murdered his wife and six of his children. Hours later, he took his own life. What could motivate a man to commit such a
Soon after he attempted to contact the other side, young Roland Doe was possessed by a sinister force. Sound familiar? That's because the real-life case of Roland Doe was the inspiration behind "The Exorcist." Eric and Clarissa analyze the exor
Nearly 100 years after the séances ceased and the hammers fell silent in Sarah Winchester's sprawling Winchester Mystery House, the question remains: was it a labor of love or otherworldly obsession? Join Eric and Clarissa as they step inside t
West Virginia’s Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is known for its abundance of paranormal activity. One spirit said to haunt the shuttered hospital is a little girl named Lily, a former resident who now wanders the halls, looking for a playmate.
His crimes were the stuff of nightmares, but how accurate are the many tales surrounding Plainfield’s Mad Butcher? Eric and Clarissa dissect the case of Ed Gein, a real-life American psycho whose capacity for murder and ghoulish predilection fo
Bobby Mackey’s Music World has a little something for everyone—classic country music, cold beer and hard liquor, ghosts and demons, perhaps even a portal to Hell. Join hosts Eric Olsen and Clarissa Cole as they peer into the dark and bloody his
Sherl and Cajun Rob struggle to make sense of the second line attack, when a mysterious stranger appears at Sherl’s doorstep with a midnight proposition. Later, a visit to the Seven Oaks nursing home cracks the case wide open.
The mystery of Ecks’ grisly death takes a strange new twist when Sherl and Cajun Rob track down their former rival’s driver at a seedy rock club. Then, after long night of chasing leads, Sherl heads home only to find his front door cracked open
Welcome to our special presentation of The Murder Chronicles, a serialized mystery set in New Orleans. We gave you a taste of the case last summer, and now we're thrilled to serve up all 12 chapters. So let's return to the scene of the crime wi
In this episode we head to Florida with true crime author Fred Rosen. While investigating the murder of sideshow performer Grady Stiles, a.k.a. Lobster Boy, Rosen receives a videotape that changes the course of the trial forever. But not withou
In this episode we join Cheryl Eddy of io9 True Crime, who shines a light on two bizarre cases that prove life's dark side is stranger than fiction. Afterward, we sit down with Cheryl to discuss her career and the pros and cons of life as a tru
In this episode we join Eric Olsen of America’s Most Haunted, whose daredevil performance one Halloween night leads to a life-saving encounter with the other side. Afterward, we sit down with Eric to discuss his lifelong fascination with the pa
In this episode we join author Elizabeth Hand in the snow-covered fields of upstate New York where one childhood ritual at twilight awakens a strange presence in the woods. Afterward, we sit down with Elizabeth to discuss the experience and its
In this episode, we join author Eric Van Lustbader, whose thrilling work of fiction, The Ninja, becomes all too real when one passage turns up at a London crime scene scrawled in blood across the wall. Afterward, we sit down with Eric to discus
In this episode, we serve up a dramatic reading from The Murder Chronicles, our interactive mystery serial. Join us as we take a trip to the Big Easy and meet Jim Sherl, a bleed-it-leads photojournalist who’s about to witness one grisly crime s