Mask of Sanity

Mask of Sanity

A weekly podcast hosted by Melanie Peterson, an Air Force veteran turned NYC actress. Join her each week as she guides listeners through different cases of the world’s most notorious killers. Mask of Sanity is partnered with the ORACL3 Network.

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October 29, 2021 18 min
Hi friends! Long time, no see! Today is a very special day - it is October 29th, 2021, which is the birthday of my oldest nephew, Calvin. Calvin always wants to listen to my show but is not allowed because it's not exactly kid-friendly so I chose to write an episode specifically for him! Please help me celebrate Calvin's 7th birthday Mask of Sanity-style!

Hope you're all doing well and stay safe, friends!!

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Hi friends, for today, I am releasing one of my Patreon episodes from last year while I finish up my first Beyond the Mask episode since March! Enjoy!

Antone Costa, who was later known as the Cape Cod Casanova, was a carpenter who gained notoriety after he murdered at least four women in Truro, Massachusetts in 1969 although he is suspected of at least eight murders, including his girlfriend. He mutilated and dismembered the bodies,...
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Hi friends, for today’s episode, I’m joined by the host of It Goes Down In The PM, Juleen Moreno, who speaks openly and candidly about the car accident that changed her life on November 11th, 2019.

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June 2, 2021 24 min
Stephen Stanko’s life was seemingly derailed after he failed to earn an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy after high school. This failure triggered a change in his behavior where he soon resorted to petty crimes which eventually escalated to rape and murder. The reason for his sudden leap to kill remains somewhat of a mystery - Stanko refused to testify and his defense team tried to reason that Stanko’s brain was “...
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On April 21st, 2020, John and Katie Palmer went out for an early morning walk around 7:30am. Within 15 minutes, their lives would be forever changed. They were hit by a F250 driven by Cory Todd Foster, which knocked them out of their shoes and sent them flying through the air. Katie’s injuries were fatal as she passed away in the early hours of April 22nd. John was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries. Cory Fost...
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On April 21st, 2020, John and Katie Palmer went out for an early morning walk around 7:30am. Within 15 minutes, their lives would be forever changed. They were hit by a F250 driven by Cory Todd Foster, which knocked them out of their shoes and sent them flying through the air. Katie’s injuries were fatal as she passed away in the early hours of April 22nd. John was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries. Cory Fost...
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April 15, 2021 62 min
On April 21st, 2020, John and Katie Palmer went out for an early morning walk around 7:30am. Within 15 minutes, their lives would be forever changed. They were hit by a F250 driven by Cory Todd Foster, which knocked them out of their shoes and sent them flying through the air. Katie’s injuries were fatal as she passed away in the early hours of April 22nd. John was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries. Cory Fost...
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Fritz Haarmann, the Butcher of Hanover, murdered at least 27 young boys and teenagers between 1918 and 1924 in the city of Hanover but the actual number of victims is most likely higher. He would lure runaways and sex workers back to his apartment with offers of a hot meal and somewhere comfortable to sleep but once the door closed, Haarmann turned deadly. He would attack them, strangling and beating them before biting each boy on ...
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April 5, 2021 7 min
Hi friends, I'm sharing a message from my friend, Eric Carter-Landin, the host of True Consequences. From now until April 10th, he is asking for your help to put pressure on Socorro County District Attorney Clint Wellborn and convince him to reopen Jacob's case in the pursuit of justice. Please do any and all of the following to give Eric, his mother, and Jacob the support they deserve.

1. Sign the petition: https://www.chan...
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Welcome back to Beyond the Mask, where host Melanie Peterson combines her passion for true crime with her love of all things horror. In this episode, Melanie dives into the real life horror and possible supernatural experiences that inspired the 1979 film The Amityville Horror as well as a few sequels and the 2005 remake. Make sure to subscribe to Mask of Sanity wherever you listen so you don’t miss an episode!

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Hey there friends, today’s episode is different. I am choosing to share a message from my friends John and Patrick from The Dumb, Found Dead Podcast in response to the March 16th shooting in Atlanta, George that claimed the lives of eight people including six Asian-American women. As members of the AAPI community, John and Patrick are choosing to use their voices and platform to speak out on an issue that is directly affecting them...
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March 17, 2021 35 min
Hey there friends, welcome to Part Three of my coverage for the infamous Zodiac murders. So far, I covered the victims, the letters, and some of the main suspects. This week's episode will include the investigation and key players as well the most recent updates about this still unsolved case. The Zodiac Killer terrorized the Bay Area in California from December 1968 to October 1969, claiming at least six victims but writing to...
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March 10, 2021 53 min
Hey there friends, welcome back to Part Two of my coverage for the infamous Zodiac murders. Last week, I covered the victims and the letters while this week, I'm walking you through some of the main suspects. Next week's episode will include the investigation and key players as well the most recent updates about this still unsolved case. The Zodiac Killer terrorized the Bay Area in California from December 1968 to October 1...
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March 3, 2021 50 min
Hey there friends, this one is going to be a really bumpy ride! I’m going to break down the infamous Zodiac murders in a multiple-part series where I will cover the victims, the letters and ciphers, the suspects, and the most recent updates about this still unsolved case. The Zodiac Killer terrorized the Bay Area of California from December 1968 to October 1969, claiming at least six victims but writing to newspapers and the police...
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February 26, 2021 91 min
Welcome back to Beyond the Mask, where host Melanie Peterson joins her passion for true crime with her love of all things horror. In this episode, Melanie dives into the three real-life events that inspired writer and director Bryan Bertino to create the 2008 horror film, The Strangers. Make sure to subscribe to Mask of Sanity wherever you listen so you don’t miss an episode!

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February 24, 2021 26 min
William Burke and William Hare were the original bodysnatchers. They were responsible for 16 murders over a 10-month period in Scotland in which they had worked out a deal with Doctor Richard Knox. Knox would pay them anywhere from eight to 10 pounds for each cadaver they brought to them. When their final victim was discovered in Burke’s lodging house, they tried to bribe the couple who found the body but thankfully this couple wen...
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Was Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo a psychic who could predict the future or was he the ultimate scam artist who also enjoyed murdering those he perceived as a threat? In this episode, I take you through Constanzo’s upbringing, including how he was introduced to Palo Mayombe, a secretive religion that deals in the dark arts where its participants perform ritualistic animal and human sacrifices, and how he manipulated people through myst...
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February 10, 2021 40 min
Dean Corll, known as the Candy Man, convinced two teenage boys to be his accomplices for his diabolical plan to kidnap, rape, torture, and murder as many boys as he could. When Corll was finally shot to death by one of those accomplices, Elmer Wayne Henley, on August 8th, 1973, it ended Corll’s reign of terror but the confessions of Henley and the other accomplice, David Brooks, only just began to uncover the true viciousness of Co...
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Today is a first for Mask of Sanity. I am honored to be joined by the host of True Consequences, Eric Carter-Landin. Eric is working tirelessly to spread awareness about child abuse and murder in New Mexico and opens up about the tragic death of his nine-month old brother, Jacob Jeremiah Landin, who was murdered in April 1987. This episode will discuss child abuse, domestic abuse, sexual assault, and murder so listener discretion i...
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January 29, 2021 22 min
Mask of Sanity is officially one year old so here’s a special Q&A bonus episode to celebrate! Make sure to subscribe to Mask of Sanity wherever you listen so you don’t miss an episode!

Join me on social media by following Mask of Sanity on Instagram (@maskofsanitythepodcast) and Twitter (@masksanitypod) for more updates on upcoming episodes! Don't forget to like the Mask of Sanity Facebook page and chat with other su...
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