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BONUS EPISODES

Available Only For Patreon Subscribers

Bonus: The Whiskey War

Nov 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM

In 1984, Canada provoked Denmark by planting its flag on the island and leaving a bottle of Canadian whisky. The Danish Minister of Greenland Affairs came to the island himself the same year with the Danish flag and a bottle of Snaps and a letter stating "Velkommen til den danske ø" (English: 'Welcome to the Danish Island').

Bonus: Clive Barker (Drunk AF after a bad ass wedding)

Oct 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Clive Barker! The man behind such amazing horror movies as Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Rawhead Rex and so many more had quite the life and Jonathan dives into it with Grace and teaching her and you everything could ever need to know about this iconic man and his life's work.

Bonus: The Lizzie Borden Axe Murders (Tequila night)

Oct 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Ok… have you ever heard of Lizzie Borden? Well, she allegedly murdered her stepmother and father… with an axe. Come along for a hell of a story and let us know your thoughts. Did she do it?

Bonus: Hadden Clark, The Candy Bar Guy. (Not Really)

Oct 9 2021 at 6:00 AM

Hadden Clark may or may not have created the Clark bar. Ok, we know he didn't but we do know he was a murderer and possible serial killer. Let's dive into this butthole's life and try to decide if he was behind several missing person and murder cases, one of which having a very close and strange connection to Jonathan and Logan.

Bonus: The Hollow Moon Theory

Oct 2, 2021 at 6:00 AM

The Hollow Moon hypothesis, or Spaceship Moon hypothesis, wants us to believe that Earth's Moon is either entirely hollow or otherwise contains a substantial interior space, as in… void as fuck. No scientific evidence exists to support the idea; seismic observations and other data collected since spacecraft began to orbit or land on the Moon indicate that it has a thin crust, extensive mantle and small, dense core, although overall it is much less dense than Earth.

Bonus: Neal Falls, Serial Killer

Sep 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Neal Martin Falls (September 24, 1969 – July 18, 2015) was an American suspected serial killer who was shot and killed in self-defense by Heather Saul, a sex worker in Charleston, West Virginia. Falls had been stopped by police in over twenty states during his life but did not incur any serious criminal charges.[2] Only after his death did police discover evidence possibly tying Falls to other crimes.

Bonus: Famous Last Execution Words

Sep 14, 2021 at 8:39 PM

Karol Kot was a Polish serial killer who terrorized Kraków, the city he was born and raised in, until his capture in June 1966. Due to trial evidence and to the seemingly random choices of victims, which included children and elderly people, Kot was nicknamed the "Vampire of Kraków". After the trial, in which Kot pleaded guilty to all the crimes he was charged with, he was sentenced to death on 14 July 1967. After an appeal, the death penalty was reinstated, and carried out on 16 May 1968 when Kot was 21 years old.

“Soon, where I’m going, I’ll meet with my victims, and we can speak. Here on Earth, I have no one to talk to.”

BONUS The Voynich Manuscript

Aug 25, 2021 at 7:51 PM

We think it's a coloring book from a toddler... or Chainsaw.

The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated manuscript written in an unknown language and thought to have been created in the 15th or 16th century. It is named after antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid Voynich, who purchased it in 1912. Scholars and scientists have sought to decipher the text since the manuscript was first discovered. Since 1969 it has been housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Bonus: The Isdal Woman

Aug 13, 2021 at 2:40 PM

I had never heard the story of The Isdal Woman until our episode on The Somerton Man and this feels like it’s right up there with that case’s uncertainties. It also made me think a little bit differently about the Somerton man case, as a whole. You pooprs tell us what you think after hearing this story

Bonus: Whitey "Sweet Boots Von Stinky Pinky" Bulger

Aug 5, 2021 at 11:49 PM

Let’s talk about James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr. He was an American organized crime boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston and may have been connected to the murder of the unidentified Lady of the Dunes, who we covered in episode 114 on July 19th, 2021.

Bonus: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Jul 30, 2021 at 12:04 AM

Almost from the moment the Chicago fire of 1871 broke out, various theories about what caused it began to circulate. The most popular and enduring legend maintains that the fire began in the O'Leary barn as Mrs. O’Leary was milking her cow. The cow kicked over a lantern (or an oil lamp in some versions), setting fire to the barn. The O'Leary family, of course, denied this, stating that they were in bed before the fire started, but stories of the cow began to spread across the city. 

Bonus: The Hoover Damn! Conspiracies and more!

Jul 22, 2021 at 6:01 AM

If you’re not from the United States, you may or may not be familiar with The Hoover Dam, according to Wikipedia, The Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depressionand was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers. Originally known as Boulder Damfrom 1933, it was officially renamed Hoover Dam for PresidentHerbert Hoover by a joint resolution of Congress in 1947.

BONUS: John Carpenter

Jul 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM

John Howard Carpenter, the American film director, producer, actor, screenwriter, and composer is the iconic man behind some of my favorite films like The Thing with Kurt Russel, Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis and Big Trouble in Little China with, you guessed it, Kurt mother fucking Russel! JACK BURTON!! “Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.” Jesus I love that movie.

Bonus: Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man

Jul 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

“Ladies and gentlemen ... I would like to introduce Mr Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man. Before doing so I ask you please to prepare yourselves—Brace yourselves up to witness one who is probably the most remarkable human being ever to draw the breath of life.”

That quote was from Tom Norman, who’ll we hear about later

Bonus: Prison Love

Jul 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM

What you just listened to is the song Dukelheit by the one-man Norwegian band called Burzum. This song has over 14 million hits on YouTube and is just one of their popular songs.

Varg Vikernes, described as "the most notorious metal musician of all time" is the influential black metal musician behind the one-man band. He just so happened to marry and impregnated his wife Marie Cachet while serving a 16 of his 21-year sentence in a Norwegian prison. Varg was sentenced in 1994 for the stabbing and killing of one of his bandmates in the band Mayhem; guitarist Øsytein "Euronymous" Aarseth, and was also sentenced for the arson of several architecturally significant churches. Varg says that he killed Osytein in self-defense after rumors surfaced that Euronymous himself had plotted to stun him with an electroshock weapon, tie him up, and torture him to death while videotaping the event

Bonus: The Greenbriar Ghost

Jun 24, 2021 at 10:04 PM

In the summer of 1896, Erasmus Stribbling Shue moved from Droop Mountain in Pocahontas County, Virginia, to the sleepy village of Livesay’s Mill in Greenbrier County. Erasmus was a tall, muscular man and decidedly handsome. He accepted a job at James Crookshank’s blacksmith shop. He often introduced himself as Edward, but everybody called him Trout.

Bonus: The Devil's Bible Bonus

Jun 15, 2021 at 11:56 PM

In this bonus episode we are looking at a huge book… Yes, a huge, giant, weird book. The name of that book is the Codex Gigas but it's better known by a more sinister name, The Devil's Bible. The name comes from the legend of it's creation and for the full page illustration of the devil that it contains. The Codex is the largest medieval illuminated manuscript in the world. An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders (marginalia), and miniature illustrations. In the strictest definition, the term refers only to manuscripts decorated with either gold or silver; but in both common usage and modern scholarship, the term refers to any decorated or illustrated manuscript from Western traditions. So where did this monstrous book come from? What's the legend behind it? How long did it take to make? Can Logan read? Let's find out!!

BONUS Cotton Mather and the Goodwins

May 25, 2021 at 12:21 AM

Founded in 1630 with a heavily puritan based population, Boston, Massachusetts was built upon the ideals of religious freedom that the original “Holy Commonwealth” had left the shores of England with when they travelled to America to found the Massachusetts Bay Colony. These religious settlers had at first dug roots in Charlestown, though it’s soil was good for farming, it lacked a consistently available water source and so, the settlers moved across the river in 1630, to build the foundations of the town that would become known as Boston in September of the same year..

Beer Night Bonus - Crazy Prison Escapes

May 6, 2021 at 7:44 PM

Yoshie Shiratori is best known for escaping from prison four times in three years. After being convicted of murder, he was sentenced to life plus 23 years imprisonment.

Shiratori escaped from Aomori Prison in 1936, was recaptured and escaped from Akita Prison in 1942. In 1944, he rusted his handcuff and an inspection hole with miso soup, before escaping from Abashiri prison. He was caught again in 1946. Sapporo District Court sentenced him to death, which caused Shiratori to desperately find a way to escape and in 1947, he dug a tunnel and escaped for the fourth time!

Beer Night Bonus: Haunted Paintings

Apr 24, 2021 at 6:59 PM

Haunted paintings

1. The Hands Resist Him

The Hands Resist Him is a painting created by artist Bill Stoneham in 1972 who was on a contract to produce two paintings a month for $200 each. There is no doubt the painting is disturbing. It shows a young boy standing next to a girl doll with hollow eyes and a sad, downturned mouth. The doll is holding a strange device with wires coming out of it. The eeriest part of the painting are the many disembodied children’s hands reaching toward the boy through the glass panels of a door just behind him. According to Stoneham, the boy is based on a photograph of himself at age five. The doorway is a representation of the dividing line between the waking world and the world of fantasy and impossibilities, while the doll is a guide that will escort the boy through it. The titular hands represent alternate lives or possibilities. The painting became the subject of an urban legend and a viral internet meme in February 2000 when it was posted for sale on eBay along with a description implying that it was haunted.

Beer Day Bonus: Midgetville (not our words, sorry)

Apr 4, 2021 at 12:01 AM

Patreon Producers! Here is your drunken beer night episode. We fucking love you. You have no idea.

First off, have any of you ever heard of Midgetville, outside of our Creepy New Jersey episode?

Well, for those of you, like me, that have never heard of these tiny towns, I decided to dive into Midgetville. A lot of the info I’ve received comes from New Jersey’s own, WeirdNJ.com. They have a ton of great info over there.

So… What is Midgetville?

Bonus: The Yuba County 5

Mar 9, 2021 at 9:04 AM

In 1978, five young, mildly mentally disabled men left the Yuba City area of California on a fifty-mile journey to California State University to watch a Basketball game. After the game, they stopped off at a small local store to buy some snacks, the clerk, feeling slightly put out as she was trying to close up at the time, served them nevertheless. It was, to be the last time anyone could confidently attest to seeing them alive. Dubbed as the American Dyatlov Pass, this is the case of the disappearance of Gary Mathias. Though it bears only a small resemblance to its Russian Counterpart, it remains just as much of a mystery.

The Yuba City five

Bonus: The Republic of Molassia.

Feb 13, 2021 at 11:54 AM

Patreon Bonus: With special guests Grace Sayre, and producers Bill Birch & Katie Brabinec!

The Republic of Molossia

This patreon Bonus is an interesting one. We are talking about the republic of molossia. Where's it at? What is it? Who runs it? Are they at war with east germany? We’ll answer all those questions and more!

Bonus: Villisca Axe Murders

Dec 23, 2020 at 9:11 PM

We are discussing the Villisca axe murders and Paul Meuller and how he became a prime suspect to this and our last episode, the Hinterkaifeck murders!