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Welcome to the 14th episode of Wild Society!A doctor was performing an autopsy on a motorcycle crash victim when he smelled cyanide in the stomach cavity, resulting in tests that proved the man was killed by cyanide poisoning. This discovery led to the finding of Donald Harvey, the “Angel of Death,” one of America’s most prolific serial killers, who claimed to have killed up to 70 victims during his 17 years as an orderly and nurses aide. Harvey claimed he performed “mercy” killings and used cyanide, arsenic, rat poisoning, and suffocation on his victims. Claiming he “played God”, Harvey showed no remorse for his many victims.In part two of this episode we learn about Madame Delphine LaLaurie and her haunted mansion.The city of New Orleans, Louisiana is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the United States, but one house in particular, on the corner of Royal Street and Governor Nicholls Street, just one block from Bourbon Street, is said to be “the most haunted” place around. The Lalaurie mansion at 1140 Royal Street is home to one of the most gruesome tales of torture and mystery in New Orleans… and perhaps the country. On April 10, 1834, a fire broke out at the home of Madame Delphine Lalaurie and her third husband Dr. Louis Lalaurie. What was discovered inside would horrify neighbors and shake the foundation of a city.Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcastersCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereDonald Harvey Sources:WikipediaNew York TimesCincinnati.comWCPO CincinnatiUSA TodayLos Angeles TimesUPIThe Washington PostCincinnati Business CourierAll That’s InterestingKrazy KillersOxygenDelphine LaLaurie Sources:The Historic New Orleans CollectionNOLA.comWikipediaHistory.com
Welcome to the 12th episode of Wild Society!Before she was known as the “soap maker of Correggio“, Leonarda Cianciulli was a devoted Italian mother who just wanted to keep her favorite child safe from World War II. Becoming obsessed with superstition and believing sacrifice was the only way to save her son, Leonarda turned to a, dare I say, “creative” way of murdering her victims. Move over Gordon Ramsey, this is the real Hell’s kitchen.Part two of this week’s episode features Sarah Winchester, an heir to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company fortune, who claims she was being haunted by the ghosts of people killed with Winchester guns. After seeking out a psychic medium who confirmed she was being haunted, Sarah was instructed to move to California and continue building onto a home to confuse the ghosts. The home is now known as a “mystery” house because of its many quirks and labyrinth appeal.Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcastersCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereLeonarda Cianciulli Sources:All That’s InterestingMurderpediaBest of True CrimeWikipediaWinchester Mystery House Sources:Winchester Mystery HouseBiographyInsiderAtlas ObscuraCNNWikipedia
Welcome to the tenth episode of Wild Society!This week’s case features the serial killer Israel Keyes. After using one of his victims’ debit cards around the country, Keyes was tracked down, arrested, and indicted for the murder of 18 year old Samantha Koenig. Keyes would confess to four murders but the FBI believes he had a total of eleven victims, based on the blood drawings they found in his jail cell.In part two, we learn that nestled amongst the crowded streets of downtown Los Angeles lies one of the most famous hotels in the country… The Cecil Hotel. While one might think its famous for its glorious art deco architecture from the 1920s, or its early popularity amongst celebrities of the golden age of Hollywood, it is in fact known by most for its dark history of violence, murder, and suicide. FBI page with timeline of Israel Keyes’ travel activityIf you have any information, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or go to FBI.gov/tipsCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereIsrael Keyes Sources:FBICBS News 48 HoursBiographyOxygenPeninsula Daily NewsThought Co.King 5New York PostWikipediaDevil in the Darkness - Book by JT HunterAmerican Predator - Book by Maureen CallahanThe Cecil Hotel Sources:All That’s InterestingCountry LivingDiscoveryCurbed Los AngelesWikipediaWikipediaWikipediaThe Elevator Game Wiki Fandom
Welcome to the eighth episode of Wild Society!This week we cover Elizabeth Bathory, the woman who became known as “The Blood Countess." In part two we discuss the interesting history and facts given by former members of an active polygamist cult called The Order, or the Kingston Clan.Hope After PolygamyCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereElizabeth Bathory Sources:HistoryAll That’s InterestingRejected PrincessesSyfy WireHow Stuff WorksBadass of the WeekWikipediaThe Order Cult Sources:Polygamist Mafia: Escaping The Kingston Clan videoThe Salt Lake TribuneThe Salt Lake TribuneCBS NewsKUTVMormon FundamentalismFox 13Fox 13LifetimeWikipediaWikipediaDaily Mail
Welcome to the fourth episode of Wild Society!In April of 1976, three men wandered into an abandoned building in the middle of Oklahoma City. Soon after, they would discover it was a house full of horrors. Inside were the remains of a young woman - the first known victim of the Oklahoma City Butcher. It was the beginning of a murder spree that would target Native American women over the span of 10 years.In part two of this episode we hear about Elmer McCurdy, a plumber turned train robber. He became a carnival attraction after his body was mummified from the use of arsenic during the embalming process. What happened to his body after the embalming is something straight out of horror movies and completely bizarre.Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereOklahoma City Butcher Sources:Red Dirt ReportVocal CriminalJustice for Native WomenThe OklahomanThe OklahomanWebsleuthsRedditHer Last RunElmer McCurdy Sources:WikipediaThe New York TimesNational Cowboy & Western Heritage MuseumNew England Historical SocietyThe Human MarvelsNotes From the FrontierGraphic Design by Carley Hummel 
Welcome to the second episode of Wild Society!At the beginning of 1984, Christopher Bernard Wilder went on a 6 week cross-country murder spree. Wilder was an Australian emigrant who had an interest in photography. He used his photography skills to lure women to their ultimate and unfortunate deaths. Wilder travelled all over the US approaching women, landing himself on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List.In part two of this episode we learn about Vesna Vulovic, the woman who fell 33,330 feet. On January 26th, 1972, flight attendant Vesna Vulovic boarded JAT flight 367 in Copenhagen en-route to Zagreb, Croatia. Little did she know she was about to become the most famous flight attendant in history.Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereThe Beauty Queen Killer, Christopher Wilder Sources:MurderpediaWikipedia7 NewsNY Daily NewsListverseFind a GraveCriminal MindsLauth InvestigationsVesna Vulovic Sources:New York TimesAll That's InterestingWikipediaAviation 24
Welcome to the 24th episode of Wild Society!Edmund Kemper III is one of the world’s most notorious serial killers, and is often referred to as “The Co-ed Killer.” Beginning with a mother that was anything but loving and ending with her demise, we find out why and how Edmund killed 10 people between 1964 through 1973. His crimes were brutal, but what we learned from them changed the course of criminal investigation history forever.The entire world watched as a homemade helium filled balloon, shaped like a UFO, soared through the Colorado sky in October of 2009. The Heene family and officials were panicked as they believed that 6 year old Falcon Heene was inside the balloon. After traveling 50 miles, the balloon finally landed, but the boy wasn’t inside. He was soon found hiding in the attic of the family home. Was the boy scared to get in trouble or was the whole thing a hoax?Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us case ideas, or personal stories hereBird Song by Sherree ChamberlainEd Kemper Sources:Murder: No Apparent MotiveMurderpediaAll That’s InterestingCriminal Minds WikiWikipediaBalloon Boy Sources:New York TimesCNNUSA TodayNBC NewsABC NewsWikipediaHeene BoyzBear Scratch
Welcome to the 23rd episode of Wild Society!This week’s murder case takes us to South Africa where we learn about the country’s most notorious serial killer, Moses Sithole. Having been raised in the time of apartheid, abandoned by his mother, abused, and feeling out of control of his own life - Moses developed a hatred for women that would drive him to kill at least 38 people, although police suspect somewhere closer to 70.The future is unpredictable. Or is it? Millions say one philosopher and chemist born in the 1500s predicted the future - including events happening today. From world wars to Hitler to COVID-19 and more, Nostradamus has been credited for predicting the world's most historic events. But did he really?Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us case ideas, or personal stories hereBird Song by Sherree ChamberlainMoses Sithole Sources:A&E BiographyLA TimesBritannicaMurderpediaWikipediaBiography.comNostradamus Sources:NewsweekYearly HoroscopeYearly HoroscopeBritannicaSnopesThe GuardianWikipedia
Welcome to the 22nd episode of Wild Society!Jill Coit enjoyed luring men with her looks and personality. She convinced ten men to marry her, even if she was still married to the lucky man before them. When things didn’t go her way, Jill moved on to the next man. It seems as though she got away with murdering her third husband William Clark Coit Jr, but wasn’t as lucky when her son testified against her for murdering her eighth husband, Gerald “Gerry” Boggs.Followers of folk legends and admirers of the paranormal are certainly familiar with the Bermuda Triangle and perhaps even the Michigan triangle. But one lesser-known cousin of these areas infamous for their strange disappearances over a five year stretch holds more than its fair share of tantalizing mysteries: the Bennington Triangle of Vermont.Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us case ideas, or personal stories hereBird Song by Sherree ChamberlainJill Coit Sources:AP NewsForensic FilesMurderpediaWikipediaCrime MuseumUnknownTapatalkBennington Triangle Sources:VermonterWikipediaOf Misdeeds and MysteriesHistory By DayHistoric MysteriesList Verse
Welcome to the 21st episode of Wild Society!On Valentine's Day 2007, Jodine Serrin's mother and father walked into the bedroom of her California condo and interrupted what they thought was a romantic moment between her and a man. Without realizing it, they had just witnessed a horrific crime. The man escaped. More than a decade passed before a new DNA technique would lead to a break in the case. But would the suspect ever be brought to justice?Cindy James was a recently divorced woman living in a suburb of Vancouver when she became the victim of harassing notes and phone calls. Police began to doubt Cindy, even after she was physically attacked several times. Was Cindy dealing with a split personality as the police suspect, or was she an innocent victim of someone who was trying to scare her to death?Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us case ideas, or personal stories hereBird Song by Sherree ChamberlainPsychopathy TestJodine Serrin Sources:NBCSan Diego Union TribuneThe City of San DiegoJustice 365MorbidologyCindy James Sources:Unsolved Mysteries CTV W5MelanieHack.comTrue Crime Addiction
Welcome to the 20th episode of Wild Society!At the beginning of the 20th century, children began to go missing in Barcelona’s red light district known as El Raval. During this time, a woman named Enriqueta Marti began running a business selling lotions and ointments to the city’s wealthy residents. A sociopath with a business plan, find out why she became known as the “Vampire of Barcelona”A supernatural creature has been haunting people in cities all over the world for years. Was its motive to scare or to warn of bad things to come? Were people witnessing the Mothman or just a Sandhill Crane? Is there some sort of connection between the Mothman, the Freiberg Shrieker, and The Black Bird of Chernobyl? We discuss the crazy encounters with these creatures in this week’s wild story.Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us case ideas, or personal stories hereBird Song by Sherree ChamberlainVampire of Barcelona Sources:The Barcelona LowdownViceVanilla MagazineHell HorrorMurderpediaWikipediaMothman Sources:ViceUnresolvedThe Mothman FandomNews.com.auMothman MuseumUnknown ExplorersWikipedia
Welcome to the 19th episode of Wild Society!This week’s murder case covers Dennis Nilsen. His fantasies, loneliness and a desire for ultimate control culminated and led to a murder spree that would make him infamous in UK serial killer history.For most of us, the idea of having our personal or financial information hacked is a nightmare. But for some, seeing their identity stolen in real time is the ultimate turn on. This wild story explores the world of Paypigs and the financial dominatrixes who voluntarily take over their digital lives.Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcastersCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us case ideas, or personal stories hereBird Song by Sherree ChamberlainDennis Nilsen Sources:Killing for Company by Brian MastersDennis Nilsen by Russ CoffeyThe Real Des (documentary)Britains Most Evil KillersReal Crime UKBiography.comIndependentWikipediaHistory of a Drowning BoyPaypig Sources:ViceViceRolling StoneBuzzfeed
Welcome to the 18th episode of Wild Society!Known as the Shoe Fetish Slayer, Jerry Brudos abducted and brutally murdered four women in Oregon - Linda Slawson, Karen Sprinker, Jan Susan Whitney and Linda Salee. Driven by his hatred of women, and a love for their shoes, Jerry turned his garage into a perverted photo studio and torture chamber. In 2000, a mummy and sarcophagus showed up on the black market, sparking an international argument and confusing archaeologists and historians alike. But what they thought was the “find of a lifetime” un-raveled into a deep hole of mystery and even… murder.Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcastersBird Song by Sherree ChamberlainCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us case ideas, or personal stories hereJerry Brudos Sources:New York Daily NewsBiography Crime & Investigation documentaryLust Killer by Ann RuleAll That’s Interesting WikipediaThe Persian Princess Sources:Trafficking CultureArchaeology.comMummipediaWikipedia
Welcome to the 17th episode of Wild Society!Between 1979 and 1981, two dozen children and four young adults were murdered in Atlanta. Evidence in the investigation led law enforcement to believe one killer could be behind every death. Unable to solve the cases, local, county and state law enforcement brings in the FBI, including famous criminal profiler John Douglas and Special Agent in Charge John Glover. A loud splash in a river eventually leads to the arrest and murder conviction of Wayne Williams. But many - to this day - don't believe Williams is the lone killer, or a killer at all.Dancing can definitely be contagious, especially when a great song is on, but Choreomania takes this idea to the next level. In simplest terms, Choreomania is an outbreak of compulsive dancing, usually starting with one person and growing into the hundreds, lasting hours, days, weeks and even months. To this day, it’s not known if Choreomania was an actual illness or some kind of social phenomenon. Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereAtlanta Child Murders Sources:The New York TimesHistory ChannelCNNThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionWikipediaWikipediaWomen’s Health MagazineDaily MailEsquire MagazineFBI Retired Case File Review with Jerri WilliamsChoreomania Sources:Smithsonian MagazineBBCOxford AcademicWikipedia
Welcome to the 16th episode of Wild Society!This week’s murder case covers Ed Gein - a quiet farmer from Wisconisin who had an unhealthy obsession with his dead mother. After local hardware store owner, Bernice Worden went missing in 1957, an investigation led local authorities to Gein’s farmhouse. What they found was such a shock to America that his heinous acts would inspire true crime culture for decades to come.In this week’s wild story we talk about Pauline Dakin’s bizarre childhood on the run. Why did her mom make them move suddenly and unexpectedly? Why did everything they do have to be kept a secret? It wasn’t until she was 23 that her mom finally explained that they were on the run from the Mafia and people had been out to kill them for the last 16 years. But there was more to the story…Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Pauline DakinCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereEd Gein Sources:HistoryBritannicaMurderpediaWikipediaCriminal Minds Pauline Dakin Sources:BBC NewsThe GuardianThe CurrentPaulineDakin.comNews.comTVO
Welcome to the 15th episode of Wild Society!This week’s murder case covers Josefina Rivera, Sandra Lindsay, Lisa Thomas, Deborah Dudley, Jacqueline Askins and Agnes Adams - all of whom were abducted, tortured, and raped by Gary Heidnik. Some of these women would never make it out of Gary’s basement alive, but Josefina was able to bring the others to freedom from one of the most sinister men we’ve ever heard about.In part two of this episode we learn about how in mid-century America, the Florida Panhandle made up two-thirds of the country’s total loss-of-limb accident claims. Vernon, Florida, was the epicenter. Claims included farming accidents, garage mishaps, hunting incidents and more. Some of the accidents were so brutal that the claims break the million-dollar mark in today’s money. When an insurance investigator arrives, he makes a stunning discovery that would cement a new nickname for Vernon: Nub City.Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcastersCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereGary Heidnik Sources:Cellar Girl by Josefina RiveraJosefina Rivera Interview with Kinetoscope Productions WikipediaWikipediaOxygenVernon, Florida Sources:All That’s InterestingMental FlossThe New York TimesWikipediaOZYStarcasm
Welcome to the 13th episode of Wild Society!After school on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin rode her bike to the apartment she shared with her father in Purcell, Oklahoma. It would be the last time anyone, other than her killer, would see her alive. A frantic 48-hour search for Jamie involves the FBI, the local police department and agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The hunt ends with an appalling discovery at Jamie’s apartment complex inside a closet.  Co-host Chad Previch bases much of this case off original reporting he wrote when the story first broke.In part two of this episode we learn about the now infamous group of teens and twenty-somethings who became known as The Bling Ring. The Bling Ring took advantage of social media, and targeted their favorite celebrities and reality tv stars by burglarizing their homes multiple times.Sign Jamie’s Memorial PageCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereJamie Rose Bolin Sources:The OklahomanThe OklahomanThe OklahomanThe OklahomanThe OklahomanThe OklahomanThe OklahomanThe OklahomanThe OklahomanThe OklahomanNews 9The Norman TranscriptThe Bling Ring Sources:Vanity FairWikipediaWikipediaThe Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonaldThe Bling Ring (movie)
Welcome to the eleventh episode of Wild Society!This week’s murder case sheds light on one of the darkest and most sinister times in Oklahoma history - what would become nationally known as The Reign of Terror. The Osage murders were in the public eye from 1921-1926, but we now know the Osage were being targeted and murdered from the 1910’s to the 1930s.In part two, we learn about Jacques Mesrine who was known as the French Robin Hood and The Man of Thousand Faces. His story takes you through a half dozen countries, several continents, a secret meeting in a cave, the moon landing, prison breaks, kidnappings, ransom demands and more.Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcastersCheck out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereThe Osage Murders Sources:Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - Book by David GrannDavidGrann.comThe Osage NationThe OklahomanWikipediaWikipediaFamous TrialsIndieWire Jacques Mesrine Sources:The IndependentThe Denver PostThe GuardianThe GuardianIMDbThe People’s MoviesAmo Mama
Welcome to the ninth episode of Wild Society!This week we cover Armin Meiwes, a German computer repair technician that killed and ate a voluntary victim in 2001 upon finding the man on a cannibal website.In part two we discuss the tragically early death of the incredibly talented and gorgeous actress, Brittany Murphy. Since Brittany’s death, rumors and headlines have been filled with conspiracy theories. Did she die from pneumonia, or were more sinister works at play?Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereArmin Meiwes Sources:MurderpediaToronto SunCrime + InvestigationHarper’s MagazineNew York Daily NewsThe SunEvening StandardBrittany Murphy Sources:The Hollywood ReporterAutopsy: The Last Hours of Brittany MurphyThe Curious Life and Death of Brittany MurphyWikipediaWikipediaWeb MDNJ.comPeopleNicki SwiftBrittany Murphy: An ID Mystery
Welcome to the seventh episode of Wild Society!This week we cover the man known as “America’s first serial killer”, H.H. Holmes. A medical school graduate, swindler and ladies man, H.H. Holmes ruled the dark side of Chicago during the time of the World’s Fair. Building what would become known as the “murder castle”, Holmes’ morbid obsession with anatomy and chemistry took a dark turn in late 19th century Chicago. Or, are all of the tales we’ve come to know as fact just sensationalized stories?In part two of this episode we learn about the Lake Michigan Triangle, also known as the Michigan Triangle. It has accounted for numerous mysterious events, beginning in 1891. Ships, people and even the nation's once largest commercial airline disaster have all occurred in the Triangle, which spans from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, to Ludington, Michigan, and south to Benton Harbor, Michigan. Chad talks about the mystery and what's possibly to blame.Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereH.H. Holmes Sources:H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam SelzerMysterious ChicagoH.H. Holmes: Myth and MysteryThe H.H. Holmes “Body Dump” videoThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonWikipediaMichigan Triangle Sources:NBC DetroitMilwaukee MagazineABC Grand RapidsZME Science MagazineWBCK News Talk RadioWisconsin’s Great Lakes Shipwrecks
Welcome to the 6th episode of Wild Society!This week Bethany covers the tragic and horrifying Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders, then Jordan tells the story behind halloween candy paranoia. Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereOklahoma Girl Scout Murders Sources:The OklahomanThe OklahomanTulsa WorldTulsa WorldWikipediaSomeone Cry For The Children DocumentaryStatelineRonald Clark O’Bryan Sources:WikipediaStatesman News NetworkMediumMurderpedia
Welcome to the bonus Halloween episode of Wild Society! In this episode we’ll be hearing spooky stories from all four hosts. From bedroom spooks, house and hotel haunts, creepy jails, and a really freaky ghost app experience, we’ll leave it up to you to determine if you’re a believer.Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories herePhenVox Ghost Box AppBaker Mansion Sources:Baker Mansion on ZillowThe Moonlit RoadBackpackerverseSquirrel Cage Jail Sources:American HauntingsHaunted Rooms AmericaCouncil Bluffs Convention & Visitors BureauThe Daily NonpareilSkirvin Hotel Sources:The New York TimesThe OklahomanWikipediaLegends of AmericaHistoric Hotels of AmericaTripSavvyClutch PointsThe Players Tribune
Welcome to the fifth episode of Wild Society!This week we discuss notorious serial killer, BTK, or Dennis Lynn Rader. In part two, we hear about Anatoly Moskvin's dark obsession with bringing the dead back to life.Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereBTK Sources:The OklahomanThe Wichita EagleThe Wichita EagleThe New York TimesMurderpediaCNNThe Washington PostThe AtlanticLos Angeles TimesThe Wikipedia Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by WikipediaAnatoly Moskvin Sources:WikipediaAll That’s InterestingPolice Footage {Warning: Graphic}Madeleine McCann 60 Minutes Australia
Welcome to the third episode of Wild Society!In 2000, Katherine Knight shocked the world from her little town of Aberdeen, Australia. Katherine stabbed, skinned and cooked her partner, John Charles Thomas Price. Katherine was found guilty and is the first woman in Australian history to be given life imprisonment with no chance of parole.In part two of this episode, we hear about the shocking origins of trick-or-treating. For many children, nothing is as exciting as Oct. 31. On Halloween, millions of children dress up in costumes, go door-to-door and get free candy. But the history behind this mainstream tradition is not as innocent as you think. Riots, individual acts of violence and coordinated pranks by children eventually evolved into this now cherished pastime. Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereKatherine Knight Sources:MurderpediaCrimes That Shook AustraliaKatherine Knight: Cannibal, Psychopath, Mother and WifeBlood StainWikipediaTrick-or-Treating Origins Sources:The AtlanticThe Institute of Education SciencesThe History ChannelHuffington Post
Welcome to the very first episode of Wild Society!In 1929, Benny Evangelist, his wife and four children are brutally murdered by an ax in their Detroit home. Detroit’s best detectives are assigned to the case to solve the brutal massacre in the country’s fourth largest city. The case quickly takes a bizarre turn when police uncover that Evangelist is a self-described prophet, spiritual leader and mystical healer. Suspects include a rival cult, his parishioners, neighbors and a possible psychopath roaming the streets. In part two of this episode, we dive deep into the life of Marilyn Monroe, and discuss the many conspiracies surrounding her death.Graphic Design: Carley Hummel, www.carleyhummel.com Check out our merch hereSee all of our episodes hereSend us story ideas, or personal stories hereSt Aubin Street Massacre Sources:Click on DetroitThe LineupBenny Weird LecturesCensusThe Detroit Free PressThe Associated PressMarilyn Monroe Sources:Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon by Charles CasilloMy Story by Marilyn MonroeMarie Claire MagazineThe Killing of Marilyn Monroe Conspiracy Theories 
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Wild Society: True Crime Podcast
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Sep 17th, 2020
Latest Episode
Mar 3rd, 2021
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26
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