Mystified

Mystified

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.

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June 15, 2021 35 min

What if you know a crime was committed but have no way of proving it? Can there be a crime if there is no body?
Who is the reigning king of the monsters, Kong or Godzilla?
We discuss all of this and more on this episode of Mystified.

https://medium.com/the-collector/the-husband-did-it-bonnie-haim-1ff212808a23

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/04/08/daddy-hurt-her-nobody-believed-boys-story-until-he-dug-up-backyard-years-lat...

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 Have you ever wondered if  maybe everything you knew about yourself was a lie? Join us as we explore the unusual case of Steven Cater and Netty Nance.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/philadelphia-man-finds-missing-childrens-site/story?id=16235200
https://nymag.com/news/features/carlina-white-2011-10/


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It's Steven's turn to tell us about the case that got him into true crime. When Steven was just a baby he was almost a statistic and that experience, coupled with the case of Christopher, was his intro into  dark.
Gather round kiddos, we are going back to the 80s!



https://www.fox21news.com/news/local/gil-abeyta-father-of-baby-who-vanished-in-1986-dies/#:~:text=Bernice%20Abeyta%20died%20of%20cancer,have%20carried%20on%20h...

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April 20, 2021 59 min

Do you remember the first televised crime? We do and its the crime that got baby Tasha into true crime. 
Beverly  Hills in 1989 was the home of a horrific crime that rocked the nation and started Court TV.  Come along with us as we travel back in time to  when Miami Vice ruled and Tim Burton's Batman was in the theaters. 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/menendez-brothers-back-zeitgeist-teens-tiktok-reporters-notebook/story?id=76633...

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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...

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March 30, 2021 43 min

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.


https://www.mlive.com/news/2021/03/upper-peninsula-man-awakes-to-intruder-holding-gun-to-hea...

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There is a small town in the New York country side known as Dryden. This small picturesque town is where people have picnics in the park and sleep with windows open and doors unlocked.
However, a dark history or blood and violence has plagued this area and outsiders have given it the nickname, Village of the Damned.
Are they townsfolk who live there damned? Or is this just a case of a lot of tragic incidents happening in the same l...
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March 15, 2021 44 min

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...

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February 2, 2021 52 min

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...

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January 26, 2021 88 min

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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January 19, 2021 60 min

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 ...

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December 27, 2020 43 min

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

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December 26, 2020 44 min

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 ...

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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 ...

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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. 




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October 26, 2020 58 min

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...

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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.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=921547

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October 9, 2020 58 min

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.

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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...

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