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March 6, 2023 74 mins

Trigger warnings this episode: Incest at 24:01


Enter one of the most gruesome and puzzling cases in German history, the Hinterkaifeck Murders. It was a day like any other, march 31st 1922, and the Gruber family was getting settled for the night alongside their brand new maid. But this was not a day like any other, and the 6 people living in this Bavarian farmhouse would meet their tragic end by morning.
In this Episode, Lady takes us through the history and the run up to that tragic day. Because not only is this case horrific and strange, it also features possible ghosts, vanishing household items, and "nocturnal noises." Lady gives Alana the whole set up, and gets us ready to be knocked down in part 2.

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