Heart Starts Pounding

Heart Starts Pounding

Heart Starts Pounding investigates the horrors, hauntings, and mysteries that make our pulses quicken. Join host Kaelyn Moore each week for terrifying new tales, and subscribe wherever you listen Get more heart pounding content on Tik Tok and Instagram @heartstartspounding Have a heart pounding story you’d like to share on the podcast? Email HeartStartsPounding@gmail.com


March 15, 2023 39 min

When Mrs. Kent learned of the grisly murder of her three year old son, she had only one thing to say. “Someone in the house has done it”


What would follow would be the biggest whodunit of the 19th century. The Kent family would have their dirty laundry hung out to dry as London’s top detective investigated them all for the murder of Saville Kent


Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Follow the podcast o...

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Imagine if the final words you heard from someone were so bone-chilling that they forever altered your perception of them.


These deathbed confessions rocked families, changed the course of police investigations, and showed where the bodies were buried.

Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Follow the podcast on Instagram @heartstartspounding, subscribe on patreon, or support the podcast with a one time d...

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A child with a deadly capsule. A rich playboy who lost his jaw and then his life. A fuel plant worker who absorbed more radiation than anyone in history. 

We're telling three stories about one of the deadliest forms of energy and the people that shouldn't have gone near it. 

Listener discretion is advised


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In the middle of the night, strangers ripped Zara from her bed and told her she was going to a troubled teen wilderness therapy program. Little did she know, the troubled teen industry would prevent her from going home for over three years.


The Troubled Teen Industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that holds kids prisoner and may do more harm than good in their attempt to rehabilitate teens. Wilderness therapies expose teens ...

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Writer Jeff Topolski (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins us this week to answer the question: Was Natalia Grace Barnett a murderous woman parading as a child, or a victim of terrible adoptive parents?

In 2010, a 6-year-old girl named Natalia Grace was adopted by Michael and Kristine Barnett. The Barnetts, as well as national headlines, would go on to portray Natalia as a disturbed con artist pretending to be a child. According to the Barnet...

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This episode is about the supernatural things that happen around the time of someone's death, either leading up to it or right after. We read stories from people who experienced the unexplainable right when their loved one died and hear from two healthcare workers about a supernatural phenomenon that is common when someone is dying. 

You can follow Hospice Nurse Julie on tiktok @hospicenursejulie

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January 11, 2023 20 min

Pack a bag, today we're going to a spooky campground. In this episode, we hear two terrifying campground tales.

The first one is The Tale of The Solo Traveler- a tale of a girl who learns something may have been watching her while she camped.

And then we hear a tale from a listener of a time when their husband's intuition while camping may have saved them both.

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December 21, 2022 24 min

On Christmas Eve, 1924, a devastating fire broke out at a schoolhouse in Babbs Switch. 36 people died in total, and every person who was at the schoolhouse that night was accounted for. Except for one person- 3-year-old Mary Edens. Her aunt remembered passing her out of a window to someone, but no one knew what happened to her afterward.


Until 30 years later, when a woman shows up at the Edens home claiming to be Mary. She's welc...

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December 14, 2022 31 min

On Christmas Eve, 1945, a fire broke out in the Sodder family home destroying the entire house and taking five of the nine children with it. Shortly after the fire, and due to some VERY strange evidence, the father of the family started to believe that maybe the children were actually....kidnapped

In this episode, we'll deep dive into the night of the fire as well as the bizarre events that took place afterward to try and figure ou...

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December 7, 2022 29 min

What if I told you there were a bunch of people in the Navy in Groton, Connecticut who believe their military homes are haunted? And that some of those people believe it's a result of the ancient and mysterious land they live on?

In this episode, we hear from Jack, a behavioral health tech in the Navy who feels something strange coming from the swamp by his house, called Gungywamp. Jack believes the ghost stories told on his base a...

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Amy Archer-Gilligan was one of America's first female serial killers, killing up to 60 of her patients with her "special" lemonade...


Make sure you're following the podcast on instagram @heartstartspounding. Have a heart-pounding story you'd like to share on the pod? Email heartstartspounding@gmail.com

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November 9, 2022 22 min

Have you ever wondered if the sound outside your door at night was really a ghost? In this Episode- Kaelyn hears from two listeners with chilling haunted house tales, and Leo gives a little bit of their take on it.


Have a heart pounding story you'd like to share on the podcast? email heartstartspounding@gmail.com. And follow the podcast on instagram @heartstartspounding. 


This episode will also be available on youtube

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October 26, 2022 45 min

Welcome to season 2!!! In this episode, Kaelyn and Leo hear a creepy story from someone whose family has a history of alien encounters. They also dig into other abduction stories and what makes them all so similar.


Make sure you're following the pod on instagram for updates @heartstartspounding. Have a heart-pounding story you'd like to share on the podcast? Email heartstartspounding@gmail.com


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June 15, 2022 50 min

Do you believe that haunted objects can bring ghosts into your home? We hear from a listener who believes he brought a spirit into his home from an abandoned insane asylum. We also do a deep dive into the Rolling Hills Asylum and its haunted past.


Have a scary story you'd like to tell on the podcast? Email HeartStartsPounding@gmail.com

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May 19, 2022 37 min

Kaelyn and Leo hear from a listener who believes she was getting a sign from her grandfather after he passed away. They also chat about a sign Kaelyn believes she once got from her grandmother, as well as their family's less than appropriate funeral behavior. 


Have a heart pounding story you'd like to share? Email heartstartspounding@gmail.com or follow the pod on instagram @heartstartspounding 

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May 5, 2022 37 min

Kaelyn and Leo dig into a mysterious vortex in Thompson Park. They hear a from a listener who thinks she may have stepped into the vortex, and try to figure out where this vortex may be coming from. 


Please rate and review this podcast if you can! You can follow the pod on instagram @heartstartspounding, and if you have a scary story you'd like to tell on the pod, you can email heartstartspounding@gmail.com

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April 14, 2022 42 min

Camarillo State Hospital was an insane asylum that was hastily turned into a university and remains haunted to this day. We'll hear from a listener who had a terrifying encounter inside of the building. 

If you enjoy this episode, please rate and review, and follow the podcast on Instagram @heartstartspounding. Have a scary story you'd like to share? Email HeartStartsPounding@gmail.com

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