PNW Haunts & Homicides

PNW Haunts & Homicides

Join Caitlyn and Cassie as they chat about true crime, the paranormal, and all kinds of spooky sh*t in the Pacific Northwest. Just two "normal-ish" friends who wanted more local, creepy stories so they never sleep or leave their houses again.


January 24, 2023 36 min

This week Cassie drags Caitlyn to an abandoned mental institution, once known as Northern State Hospital, located in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Today the site is known as Northern State Recreation Area, where you can hike through old pastures, past abandon buildings, and even through the cemetery.  Disturbing stories patient treatments in the hospital’s heyday had us relating it to Sucker Punch & Rosemary Kennedy! But the creepy tales ...

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This is a case that probably just about everyone in the Pacific Northwest has heard of and no one seems prepared to forget - as it should be! It’s been given an absolute insane amount of news coverage. It's every parents worst nightmare come to life when 7-year-old Kyron disappears from Skyline Elementary school in Portland, Oregon without a trace. Here you can see what he might have grown to look like in the years since his di...

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This week we take a little jaunt over to Ontario, Oregon. Where we discuss the urban legend of the “evil” witches that are up to no good at Malheur Butte. We think the “evil witch” thing is way over done, and we have some thoughts… But even if witches aren’t responsible, there still seems to be something guarding the land. We had theories from Slender Man to a crazed black bear! All of it had us saying NOPE! To end on a positive no...

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We bet the New Year has you feeling motivated to make 2023 a fantastic trip around the sun. You may even feel a bit nostalgic. So this week we brought you a case that feels like a dark, creepy time capsule from none other than Salem, Oregon's capital city. You'll likely recall some familiar names, like DA Chris Van Dyke and Randall Woodfield a.k.a The I-5 Killer. For a moment you might even be tempted to think that the Gree...

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January 1, 2023 16 min

Happy new year creepy people! We did a little bonus tarot read to see what the next year has in store for all of us...

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Please enjoy this episode from Twisted and Uncorked! 🥰

This episode is an oldie but a goodie from us Twisted Gals, audio and general awkwardness has obviously improved in the last year but we had so much fun recording this episode we had to share with all of you creepy people.  This week, Sierra takes on our first (real) cryptid... the Fresno Night Crawlers. Lets face it, these guys are awesome and are basicially haunted pan...

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Since you wonderful creepy people got Episode 90 early last week, we didn't want to leave you empty handed this Tuesday! Please enjoy this episode from our friends at Ye Olde Crime! 🥰

Lindsay and Madison discuss West Virginia Penitentiary, as well as why you should watch where you’re building things, that inmate-on-inmate violence is no joke, and that exploring haunted places at night is a TERRIBLE idea.Information pulle...

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December 23, 2022 41 min

Happy Holidays creepy people! Our gift to you is a festive, fun-filled, collaboration with our friends Alecia and Sierra from Twisted and Uncorked.  And you didn't even have to wait til Tuesday!

Tune into Twisted and Uncorked wherever you get you your podcasts for more twisted stories and topics. 

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‘Tis the season! But we know not everyone celebrates Christmas, so we found a not so holly, jolly story to tell that’s Christmas themed… but also not really! Kind of like how Mel's hole wasn't really just about a hole. We'll be taking a look at some of the surprisingly un-Christmas-like characteristics of the unincorporated community of Christmas Valley, Oregon! To fit this theme, we definitely used our Nightmare Before...

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It's a spooky party this week! Our bi(coastal) friends, Matt & Andrea, from the podcast Am I Right Witches? join us to tell some of their own personal creepy stories. Matt tell us a story with major proof of his psychic ability around every corner. 😉 🐐  Along with some creepy happenings from his time working in a hospital. Which brings us our first celebrity haunt, (probably) the ghost of Robin Williams! And...

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The story of 15-year-old Jeanette Marie Maples seems far too horrific to be true. Even her mother Angela had a childhood marred by the sad story of tragedy and abuse. At each and every turn all of the possible safety nets and child welfare systems available failed.  Despite clearly well-intentioned attempts to protect Jeanette, DHS would come under fire for their lack of follow through in her case.  We couldn't help but recall ...

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We decided to do something a little bit different this week and try a Half & Half Episode.  No matter what flavor of creepy you're craving this episode will have something for you!  💀💰 👻❄️ 

Caitlyn's Story - Sold Down the River by a Gunnysack
Hauled back to Hood River from Bellingham, Washington our culprit would face justice in a case that makes history not once, not twice, but at least thrice. ...

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November 23, 2022 20 min

GOBBLE, GOBBLE! We hope all you creepy people enjoy a day of thanks, turkey, & of course tarot! 🙏 🦃 🔮 

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This week we brought you a bit of a mixed bag episode.  We promise it will be less awkward than your family dinner Thursday though, well probably.  Speaking of Thursday we also have a little surprise planned for you creepy people in preparation for the long, holiday weekend.  We know there are many reasons to be thankful.  Getting to do a tarot reading for this podcast every week is just one of them for us.  As you listen to this w...

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November 15, 2022 81 min

How does a story about two college-aged young women from the Ivy League halls of Yale end up in the PNW? Good question! Wanna ride bikes?! Dated ADHD jokes aside  - it really did involve a pretty intense bike ride. You may want to brace yourself and to swear off bike riding and camping for a bit. Honestly, we're exhausted just thinking about it, and this week the story is no different, it only gets worse after dark with the int...

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Richard Troy Gillmore, also known as the Jogger Rapist, could be responsible for dozens of crimes that took place in the Portland Metro area in the 1970s and into the 1980s, prior to his arrest. He has been incarcerated for 36 years following his conviction for the singular sexual assault that was still within the statute of limitations. He will now be released in time to enjoy Christmas & New Years as a free man in the city of...

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In honor of this momentous holiday, we decided to give you the episode early this week AND explore out of the technical bounds of the Pacific Northwest - to Sapporo, Japan! Which just so happens to be one of Portland, Oregon's sister cities.  Join us for a very short (I promise) history lesson, then on to a little ghost tour around the city. Although these places might not appear to have the typical "creep factor," we g...

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We're wrapping up the truly wild and twisted tale of Ruth & Rolf Neslund.  What can we say?  We said it wouldn't be boring!  But when the story starts with a man whose love-life was  with complicated and often times overlapping romantic entanglements it tends to escalate pretty quickly.  Ruth & Rolf Neslund may have seemed an unlikely pairing...but then Rolf seemed an unlikely candidate for sainthood.  Don't get...

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October 23, 2022 37 min

Today we're bringing  our creepy friends a little Halloween bonus telling you about some festive, spooky, fun things to do right here in the Pacific Northwest! Links to everything talked about will be here in the Pastebin.

We're also announcing our Facebook live event on Halloween night! There will be give aways, tarot reads, and of course our witchy selves (possibly in costume)! Keep a look out for the official announcemen...

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Rolf Neslund was surely anything but boring. This was the case starting from a very early age and held true well into his adulthood and love-life, which was replete with very complicated and often times overlapping romantic entanglements. Ruth & Rolf Neslund may have seemed an unlikely pairing...but then Rolf seemed an unlikely candidate for sainthood. Almost as unlikely as the similarities between Ruth and some of our previous...

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