A podcast exploring strange and unusual stories that are sure to make your brain tingle. From aliens to crime scenes, we bring you some interesting tales. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and we hope you will grab a drink and join us for a laugh or maybe a scare or two.
In the 1940's a man was found on the beach in Somerton ,Australia. No one knew how he got there, how he died, or who he was. Each lead brought more questions than answers and has stumped law enforcement and internet sleuths for decades.
But, could we finally have the answer to one of the greatest mysteries? Could we possible find out who the Somerton Man is after all these years?
Join us as we delve into one of the greatest mys...
Hey Mystified Marsupials, we have a slightly different episode today . While doing research for our topics we often get sidetracked with strange articles and headlines. One this week's episode we are sharing those with you.
We each brought 3 articles with headlines that make you say, "What the Hell?"
Sit back and enjoy these gems.
Have you heard the strange story of Rasputin? A man who was nearly impossible to kill? Well we are not talking about him, but the next best thing, Irish Rasputin! Travel back to New York in 1933 and meet the man know as the Irish Rasputin. How did he get that nick name? Did he deserve the moniker? This episode has murder, the mob, booze, and cabbies.
Grab a stiff drink and lets stumble in to a speakeasy on cold night during the gr...
Sadly, we are not talking about the plastic oddly proportioned dolls, but about two murderers from Canada. The Ken and Barbie Killers are infamous for the crimes they committed in the late 80s and early 90s. Don't let their kitschy name fool you, this couple committed horrific acts of violence and terrorized their town in Canada.
Join us as we tell their tale of horror and show that monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Thes...
Join us as we continue the strange journey of Joyce McKinney. In part 1 we told you part of her salacious story, in part 2, it only gets wilder. Joyce's story couldn't be contained on one continent, and she was damn good at stirring up trouble everywhere she went. Buckle up as we tell you a story stranger than fiction.
This is the crazy story of obversion and how far someone will go for love.
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Joyce McKinney lead anything but a normal life. She had one dream her whole life; she wanted to be famous. Well she would achieve that dream but not in the way she intended. In this two part series we take you through the twists and turns of Joy's life story.
Buckle up kiddos its going to get wild in here!
This episode has strong sexual content. Discretion is advised.
Here is the video of the trombone player that we mention in ...
As we continue with our Christmas tales of dread, we bring you one of the worst crimes ever committed on Christmas, the Covina Massacre.
This is as far from the meaning of Christmas as you can get.
But, our final story is one of hope and shows that we can do better, and that some people do.
Thank you so much for joining us for this season on Mystified. We will see you next year!
Holiday of Horrors: Part 2
Welcome to our two part Christmas-splosion!
Did no one want to discuss true crime and serial killers at Christmas dinner? Has there been to much ho-ho-ho and not enough ek-ek-ek? Well gather round and let Mr. Chaos and Mrs. Dreadful get you out of the Christmas spirit, and back into the under belly of society. These horrors do make you appreciate your loud aunt, or over opinionated cousin.
Speaking of spirits, you made need to pour ...
Everyone says you should be worried about the big bad wolf, but what if the little piggies are the real monsters? Could these sweet, little squishy creatures be as terrifying or as deadly as some say? Will we need to bow to our new hog overlords? Gather round as Steven laments about the havoc and crimes these bacon makers are causing. We are talking true crime and murder, but humans are not the cause.
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In the mid 1930s people were trying to escape the rat race of city life and move to a deserted island where they could live off the land in paradise. It was a modern day Adam and Eve story and like the tale in the bible, it didn't go so well. Anytime you get more than one person in an area madness is sure to ensue. Throw in limited supplies, greed, Nietzsche, and a pistol wielding sex master and you are sure to hear something ...
Steven and I decided we needed some good news on our show. So we found two stories of would be murder victims who turned the tables and beat the odds. Sometimes the bad guys lose and it is glorious.
Snuggle up as we bring you two amazing stories of bravery, will power, and bad ass women. Lets raise a glass to those who refuse to go down with out a fight.
Halloween is a time when all the spooks and ghosts come out to play. The veil is thinned and the dead walk among us. They don't mean you any harm and mostly like to play tricks on the living.
However, there are those that are not out for tricks or treats but instead what to send more souls to the great beyond. The ghouls are always human and the worst monsters. Grab your favorite candy and put on your costume because we are ta...
Texas is known for many things and one of them is ghosts and legends. Come hang out with us as we tell stories or ghosts and curses from the state that is as big as some countries. Grab your cowboy hat and a tall glass of whiskey, its time to get all Texan in here.
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In the 1940s Texarkana was haunted by the Phantom Killer who attacked young lovers. The city panicked while the local youth took matters into their own hands. Did they catch the murder? Was it one person or multiple killers? This case would spawn cautionary tales and urban legends warning teens from making out in the back of parked car.
Travel back in time with us as we visit the terrorized town who dreaded sundown.
Disclaimer: We mention The Color Out of Space; Starring Nick Cage. If you have not seen it yet, we do talk about one disturbing scene. It is around the 45 min mark until 47 min. It could be considered a spoiler. :)
In 1913 Fred thought he was losing his mind. He was seeing ghosts, hearing unexplained noises, and someone was smoking his cigars.
Who was haunting Fred?
Who was making those noises and stealing his cigars?
Fred had no ide...
We are back to tripping and checking out new spooky legends. Come along and we search for a killer bunny, the devil's favorite place to dance, and portals to the underworld. We will take you on an adventure through time and space and explore these crazy and some times ridiculous legends. Grab a drink and have a laugh as we legend trip our way into the past. No experience necessary!
Note: Please do not visit these lo...
Halloween night in 2004, in Napa Valley, would turn into a real life nightmare scene. A small quiet neighborhood was startled to learn that a monster lurked in the shadows. Dateline covered the crime and brought awareness to the viciousness of the crime in hopes that the killer would be caught. What no one expected was that the answers of that horrible night had been so close the whole time.
Come along with us and we get spooky with...
On a hot summer night in a rural area of Kentucky 11 people would have the most terrifying experience of their lives. They claim to have been tormented for nearly 4 hours by visitors from another world.
What really happened on the faithful night in 1955? Was it an elaborate ruse or strange beings from outer space? Jump down the rabbit hole with us as we explore this interesting case and discover that the owls are not what they seem...
Do you know about Austin's bloody past? Before Jack the Ripper struck fear in London, there was a similar mad man roaming the the capitol of Texas. There is not much information on his crimes due to his prey. But on the night of December 24th 1885, he did the unthinkable, he attacked Austin's elite. In the moonlight this killer struck, attacking innocent young women, even some men. How did he do it? How did he get away with...
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