Skip to main content

Posts

Season 1 (Episode 20) Johann Otto Hoch

 "I am done with this world!"  -John Schmidt (1906) Civil War era embalming of soldiers before being sent home for burial. Sources for this episode: 1. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/arsenic-and-old-graves-civil-war-era-cemeteries-may-be-leaking-toxins-180957115/ 2. https://gemeinde-horrweiler.de/geschichte/ 3. https://serialkillercalendar.com/Johann%20Otto%20HOCH.php 4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29941276/johann-otto-hoch 5. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bluebeard 6. https://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-history-cop/2016/02/johann-hoch-hung-110-years-ago-today-his-last-moments-on-earth/ 7. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/01/05/abraham-lincoln-embalming/

Season 1 (Episode 19) Lizzie Halliday

"I thought I would cut myself to see if I would bleed."  -Lizzie Halliday (1894) (Happy six month birthday,🎈 Diabolic Evil) Lizzie Halliday Full Episode: Attendant Wicks is the first known female law enforcement officer/nurse to be killed in the line of duty in the United States. She had served with the New York State Department of Correctional Services, and was 21 years old. Click on the image above to read more about Ms. Nellie Wicks. Diseased kidney with "Bright's Disease."  Sources used for this episode: 1. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/english/modus-operandi 2. https://www.therichest.com/shocking/15-disturbing-things-jack-the-ripper-did-to-his-victims/ 3. https://medium.com/mystery-confidential/true-crime-the-worst-woman-on-earth-b576f9b5be18 4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright%27s_disease 5. https://www.newyorkalmanack.com/2014/08/a-short-history-of-serial-killer-lizzie-brown-halliday/ 6. https://hvmag.com/life-style/history/lizzie

Season 1 (Episode 18) Jane Toppan

"Bring some morphine, dear.  Let's go out into the ward and we can take delight in seeing them all suffer and die." -Jane Toppan (1938) Taunton State Hospital (Abandoned) The ward at Taunton State Hospital Sources for this episode: 1. https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/jolly-jane-toppan-killer-nurse-obsessed-death/ 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Toppan 3. https://www.abandonedamerica.us/taunton-state-hospital 4. https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/serial-killers/jane-toppan/ 5. https://www.serialkillers.ca/jane-toppan/ 6. https://filmdaily.co/news/jolly-jane-toppan/ 7. https://www.pinterest.com/dermclean/taunton-ma/ 8. https://onedio.co/news/14-primerov-ubijstvennoj-logiki-multikov-disneya-15232

Season 1 (Episode 17) Stephen Dee Richards

 "Jesus be with me now..."  -Stephen Dee Richards (1879) Katherine Ramsland  Reading material on Stephen Dee Richards: Sources for this episode: 1. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shadow-boxing/201801/the-old-west-s-ted-bundy 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Dee_Richards 3. https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/richards-stephen.htm 4. https://peoplepill.com/people/stephen-richards-1 5. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Stephen_Dee_Richards

Season 1 (Episode 16) The Bloody Benders

 "Come weary traveler, sit, eat, and know that you will be taken care of." -The Bloody Benders (1869-1872) The Bloody Benders Full Episode: The Bloody Bender's land up for auction More information about Labette County, Kansas Sources used in this episode: 1. https://www.schraderauction.com/auctions/7623 2. https://allthatsinteresting.com/bloody-benders 3. https://chrisenss.com/bad-girl-kate-bender/ 4. https://www.legendsofamerica.com/ks-benders/ 5. https://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/8644455918 6. https://exemplore.com/paranormal/The-Bloody-Benders-The-Family-That-Wasnt 7. http://karashall.blogspot.com/2011/07/bloody-benders.html 8. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7929989/Kansas-land-Bloody-Benders-slayed-11-people-1870s-auction.html 9. https://people.com/crime/property-belonging-to-the-bloody-benders-americas-first-family-of-serial-killers-up-for-sale/ 10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Benders (This post contains affiliate links. What this means: Every pr