3 AM Mystery Club

3 AM Mystery Club

3 AM Mystery Club is a casual and conversational podcast discussing true, unsolved crimes that take place in small towns across the United States, with a heavy emphasis on older or cold case crimes from the 1900s through the early 2000s. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/3ammysteryclub/support

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November 8, 2021 37 min

It's "Murdery" Monday and Branden tells us the story of Genene Jones. Dubbed, "The Angel of Death" by the American media, Jones is responsible for the deaths of up to 60 infants and children in her care as a licensed vocational nurse during the 1970s and 1980s. Parallels are often made of Jones and infamous nurse Annie Wilkes from Stephen King's, Misery.

Sources:

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/03/17/in...

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In this 3AM Short, Ro is exploring the legend of the Blue People of Hazard, Kentucky. Hazard is a small community in Eastern Kentucky that boasts dense forests, beautiful countryside, and well, a population of BLUE people. Join the club as Ro delves into this true urban legend to learn the origin of the Blue People and where they are today. Interestingly enough, while investigating this case, she also discovered a big mystery surro...

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November 1, 2021 38 min

Summer 1997, young college student and San Fransico transplant Kristen Modaferri, disappears without a trace after her shift at the Crocker Galleria. Wild theories abound but no resolution has ever been found for this case. Join us as Derric reports on the Disappearance of Kristen Modafferi. 


Sources:

https://medium.com/the-shadow/the-strange-disappearance-of-kristen-modafferi-94e5301e714a

https://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id...

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October 29, 2021 31 min

It's our Halloween episode and what better way to spend time in the clubhouse than to tell scary stories! In this episode, we each share personal stories and experiences that spooked us as kids and still gives us chills today. 



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October 25, 2021 41 min

Since 1969 hundreds of women have gone missing or are found murdered along Canada's infamous Highway 16. Dubbed by locals as, "The Highway of Tears", an alarming majority of these victims are First Nations women. Why are there so many victims? What makes Highway 16 such a prolific hunting ground for murderers and kidnappers? What can be done to make this stretch of road safer? Join us as Ro' tackles this massive mys...

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October 22, 2021 21 min

It's time for a Friday Short!

In an affluent gated community in Texas, 17-year-old Jake Evans murdered his mother and his sister. What motivated such a horrific act? According to Jake, it was the 2007 Rob Zombie film, "Halloween". Join us as Branden discusses this case in our "Friday Short" series. 


Sources:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268264/Jake-Evans-How-teen-killed-mother-sister-Halloween-rema...

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October 18, 2021 24 min
Springtime in Washington D.C. is a magical time. The famed cherry blossoms begin to bloom, tourists come out of their winter hiding to visit monuments and see famous museums. However, in April of 1972, something nightmarish was preying on the D.C. area locals, particularly teenage girls of color. Dubbed, The Freeway Phantom, this case remains unsolved to this day.  Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/six-bla...
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October 15, 2021 18 min

You may have heard your mom or your grandma warn you about the Boogey-man or even tempted fate as a kid by bravely (or stupidly) chanting, "Bloody Mary" into a mirror; but they have nothing on La Lorona. The Weeping Woman is a dangerous combination of malevolent spirit and urban legend, haunting the southwest United States and Mexico. Join the club if you dare as Ro tells the haunting tale and reports a few "eyewitness&...

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Little men in black suits, an ominous warning, disc-shaped aircraft; in Zimbabwe, Africa, in 1994, over 60 school children experienced a close encounter. Join us in the clubhouse to hear the story of The Ariel School Phenomenon. 

Sources: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruwa_UFO_incident

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-57749238

https://www.news24.com/witness/archive/The-day-the-aliens-landed-20150430

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October 4, 2021 42 min

SEXPOT MOM SWAM NUDE AS TOTS LAY SLAIN would undoubtedly have been the headline on cable news shows throughout the world if Alice Crimmins had been on trial today. It was certainly the type of headline that tabloids had no problem printing even in the 1960s. Was Alice Crimmins guilty of murder or was she merely guilty of living outside of normal conventions for a 60s housewife? Did she do it or were more plausible suspects overlook...

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October 1, 2021 15 min

In our first Fifteen-Minute Friday episode, we take a condensed look at mass murderer Richard Speck. Eight student nurses' lives were cut short on an August 1966 night when petty criminal Speck graduated to full-fledged killer.

Sources:

The Crime of the Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation (2016) By Dennis L. Breo

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-Speck

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-court...

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September 27, 2021 25 min

In this episode, we went way back into our archives and dug out one of our FAVORITE creepy episodes!

Digitally remastered for sound quality and we even let some previously cut scenes out of the cage. Hope you enjoy the one episode that scared 'Ro and made her sleep with her lights on for a few days! 


Sources:

Your Worst Nightmare/Bump in the Night. Investigation Discovery. Season 2 Episode 1, 2015.

CBS Boston: https://boston.c...

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September 20, 2021 48 min

Missy Bevers was a popular fitness instructor in her hometown of Midlothian, Texas. Her murder inside of a church in 2016, has both baffled and haunted the public ever since. 

Sources

True Crime Garage Missy Bevers/Part 1/138

Crime Junkie Murdered: Missy Bevers

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2019/04/19/3-years-after-missy-bevers-slaying-police-are-still-searching-for-the-one-piece-that-were-missing/

https://www.youtube.com/w...

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September 13, 2021 31 min

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? In 10-year-old Mary Bell's case, the garden was littered with bodies. Join us as Branden covers the shocking case of Mary Bell, one of the youngest known serial murderers in British history. 


Sources

The Mary Bell Case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moFhGzE_xRI

https://medium.com/crimebeat/the-11-year-old-serial-killer-6c64a552ffe8

https://medium.com/lessons-from-hist...

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September 6, 2021 60 min

In December of 1948, the body of a middle-aged man was found on Somerton Beach in Adelaide, South Australia.  Each clue unearthed regarding his identity and cause of death only deepened the mystery. Was his death intentional or accidental? Was it murder? Who was he? Seventy-three years later and the world is still trying to discover just who is, The Somerton Man. 

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case

http://www.the...

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September 1, 2021 35 min

In today's episode, Derric presents a double feature! 

Lake Lanier, located in Northern Georgia, USA, has a deadly history. The creation of the lake itself has dark connotations. Is this lake cursed? Is it haunted by restless spirits? Join the club and decide for yourself!

Anthonette Cayedito disappeared from her home in Gallup, New Mexico, USA, in 1986. Reports of sightings of Anthonette have occurred all throughout the Southw...

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August 30, 2021 53 min

On June 7, 1992, newly graduated from high school and ready to start a summer of fun, Suzie Streeter, her best friend Julie McCall vanished into thin air along with Suzie's mother, Sherill Levitt. No trace of the women have ever been found and police are at a dead end. Join us as Derric walks us through the strange disappearance of, "The Springfield Three".


Sources:

 Disappeared” Season 3, Episode 10: The Springfield T...

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August 16, 2021 30 min

Episode 55, is a murder mystery out of Chicago, Illinois, USA. On December 28, 1956, when two sisters named Barbara and Patricia Grimes disappeared after seeing a late-night showing of a movie by their favorite performer- Elvis Presley. The King himself would plead for the missing girls to return home, but those pleas would never be heard by his self-proclaimed, number one fans. Join us as Branden presents the shocking case of The ...

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July 26, 2021 35 min

Skidmore, Missouri is no stranger to mystery. Known as, "The Town That Got Away With Murder," due to a case in the 1980s, Skidmore continues to uphold the moniker. Twenty years later, Branson Perry, a young man with a bright future and outlook on life disappeared without a trace from the same town. Join us as Derric presents the case Branson Perry and briefly discusses the criminal history of Skidmore itself.

Sources

Podcas...

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July 19, 2021 27 min

In the 1970s in a small town in Andalusia, Spain, crude facial renderings began to appear on Maria Gomez Pereira's kitchen floor. The faces would appear and reappear over a span of nearly forty years. Despite many investigations and scientific testing, theories of both skeptics and believers are rampant and make solid arguments. Listen to Ro present the case of La Casa de los Rostros. 


Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C...

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