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The Conspirators Podcast

Summary: The Conspirators is a weekly podcast about the darkest parts of history that still baffle us today. Each episode explores the world of real, horrific crimes, unexplained mysteries, tragic events, conspiracies and strange places. Come with me and take a trip through the dark heart of history.

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 Ep. 40 - The Man Eaters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:07

In 1896, the British decided to build a railroad across their colony in Africa. An Army colonel named John Henry Patterson was brought in to supervise construction of a railroad bridge across the Tsavo River. But Patterson never expected what would happen next. A pair of man-eating lions began to stalk and eat the workmen. This is the bizarre true story of The Ghost and The Darkness.   Notes: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/4/9/1250842/-Tsavo-Man-Eaters-The-True-Story-of-the-Ghost-and-the-Darkness http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/man-eaters-of-tsavo-11614317/ https://www.amazon.com/Man-Eaters-Tsavo-J-H-Patterson/dp/1438285701 Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Coldnoise, Memories, Life of Butterflies, Demise and Downfall, Weakness http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/ Lion Sound Effect by Michael Koenig http://soundbible.com/1415-Growling-Lion.html

 Ep. 39 - The Evangelist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:02

During the early 20th century, America was caught up in a growing spiritualist movement that swept the nation. One hotspot for seances and new religious movements during the 1920s was Detroit. There, a self-styled “Divine Prophet” named Benny Evangelista met a brutal end. He and his entire family were murdered by an unknown assailant wielding an axe.  Here the true story of this bizarre unsolved murder, as well as the story of a man so determined to prove there was an afterlife, that he set in motion a plan to go there in person.   Notes: http://weirddetroit.blogspot.com/2011/10/hauntings-have-been-part-of-human.html A Ghost Story From Detroit’s Past You’ve Probably Never Heard http://coldcaseshardcopy.blogspot.com/2011/07/divine-profetil-author-and-private.html http://benny.weirdlectures.com http://www.clickondetroit.com/features/st-aubin-street-massacre-1929-detroit-family-murders-still-unsolved St. Aubin Street Massacre: The Benny Evangelist Family Murders   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Coldnoise, Tale for Mind, Memories, Who We Are, Malaika, Remember http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Coldnoise/

 Ep. 38 - The Lonely Hearts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:27

The first lonely hearts ads were published in 1695, just five years after the first newspapers were created. Almost from the very beginning, there have been criminals who have used these ads to prey on vulnerable people. Listen to three stories of different serial killers who found their victims through the lonely hearts ads.   Notes: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susie-lee/timeline-online-dating-fr_b_9228040.html https://www.prairieghosts.com/belle.html http://www.wvculture.org/history/crime/powers01.html http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/lonely-hearts-murderer-article-1.362857 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Fernandez_and_Martha_Beck Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck: The Lonely Hearts Killers Belle Gunness: The Black Widow of the Midwest Who Lured Numerous Victims to Their Deaths   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Rocco Granata, Lost Memories http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rocco_Granata/ Phillip Weigl, Not the Streets You Used to Walk http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Philipp_Weigl/ Kai Engel, Silence http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ Lee Rosevere, At the Edges of Sleep http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/ Chris Zabriskie, Stories About the World That Was, Virtues Inherited, Vices Passed On http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/

 Ep. 37 - The Witch Hunters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:11

Throughout history there have been many self-appointed witch hunters who dedicated themselves to wiping out the minions of Satan. Hear the strange stories of witch hunts throughout history, including Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General, the Salem Witch trials, and the unsolved murder of the British man who may have been killed in the 20th century for being a witch.   Notes: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041671/800-year-old-remains-witch-discovered-graveyard-Tuscany-Italy.html http://www.sawneybean.com/horrors/matthew.htm Was the 1945 “Pitchfork Murder” of Charles Walton the Result of Occult Activity? http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/education/ Hex Murder: Pow-Wow Witchcraft in York County, Pennsylvania   Music: Kai Engel, Curtains are Always Drawn, Take a Look Around You, December, January, Tentative Steps http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Myuu, The End is Always Near Naoya Sakamata, Chemical Afterimage  

 Ep. 36 - The Bennington Triangle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:41

During the 1940s and early 1950s, a string of strange disappearances occurred around Glastenbury Mountain in Vermont. Theories range from alien abduction, to Bigfoot, to dimensional gateways, to a serial killer on the loose. The strange events that occurred throughout the region led to a writer dubbing it The Bennington Triangle.   Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennington_Triangle The Vanished Town of Glastenbury and The Bennington Triangle http://www.benningtontriangle.com Bennington Triangle: Strange Disappearances In Vermont Why Do People Keep Disappearing From the “Bennington Triangle”?   Music: Naoya Sakamata, E4@-24b Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Kai Engel, Mist and Clouds, Snowfall Intro, Oneiri, Silence http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/  

 Ep. 35 - The Dangerous Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:22

One of the great myths about serial killers perpetuated by books and the movies is that they’re all criminal geniuses like Hannibal Lecter. In truth, the criminal mastermind is extremely rare. Back in the late 19th century there lived a serial murderer named Edward Rulloff, who was considered so brilliant by academics of the era that his brain was studied and put on display for many decades after. Rolloff is almost forgotten to history today, but back in the day he was considered one of the greatest criminal masterminds of his era.   Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_H._Rulloff http://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rulloff-edward.htm https://ithacavoice.com/2014/09/strange-case-edward-rulloff-1800s-ithaca-murderer-bar-namesake/ http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/34_66/62may1993/62wisbey.html Big Head, Dark Heart: The Notorious Brain of Edward H. Rulloff Music: The Owl, Moon Saturday, Owl’s Secret http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Owl/ Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

 Ep. 34 - The Bad Boy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:53

In 1958, 19 year old Charles Starkweather and 14 year old Caril Anne Fugate, set out on a murder spree that shocked a nation. Was Caril an innocent victim, or was she as violent as her boyfriend? Hear the true story that inspired numerous books, movies and songs.   Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Starkweather http://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/killing-spree-transfixed-nation-charles-starkweather-and-caril-fugate-1958 “A Crime To Remember”: Teenage Spree Killer Charles Starkweather http://trib.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/report-charles-starkweather-s-girlfriend-in-critical-condition/article_bef562e6-7997-5eaa-9eeb-6c9b78ae8028.html Music: Naoya Sakamata, Esteem Dexter Britain, The Tea Party, Opus 4 http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/ Kai Engel, Difference http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Better_Way/Kai_Engel_-_Better_Way_-_04_Difference Blue Dot Sessions, Cobweb Transit, The Envelope, Suzy B http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/  

 Ep. 33 - The Hex | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:36

Logic tells us curses aren’t real. Yet history is full of instances that make you scratch your head and wonder. Hear some of the strange true stories, including the legend of King Tut’s curse, the serial killer who cast a hex on the courtroom that convicted him and the curse of an ancient warlord that some people think may have killed millions of people.   Notes: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread758529/pg1 http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/tut.htm http://www.livescience.com/44297-king-tut-curse.html http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-myths-legends/ancient-art-magic-curses-and-supernatural-spells-002253 http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910504&slug=1281135 http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/jake_bird_hex Jake Bird: The Strange Story of a Tacoma Serial Killer and the Hex that Made Him Famous http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/fears-of-curse-foreshadowed-mystery-death/article_d6e7ef60-918c-5054-a2b9-1eed1beb311e.html http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/curse-of-the-mummy/ The Curse of Ax Murderer Jake Bird Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Kai Engel, Floret http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Two__Mild/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Two_-_Mild_-_01_Floret Daniel Powell, Niji http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Powell/ Ars Sonor, Rgrdlzz http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ars_Sonor/ Chris Zabriskie, Cylinder Seven, Cylinder Eight http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/ Myuu, Danger      

 Ep. 32 - The Long Walk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:36

Back in 1927, an immigrant named Lillian Alling grew fed up with life in the United States, and she decided she would return to her homeland no matter what. What happened next is one of the most remarkable stories of human determination you’ve ever heard. Listen to the story of the woman who walked 5,000 miles to Russia.   Notes: http://www.utne.com/arts/lillian-alling-ze0z1303zsau http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/the-enigma-of-lillian-alling/article1370387/ http://mentalfloss.com/article/91243/lillian-alling-woman-so-homesick-she-walked-new-york-alaska http://strangeco.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-long-walk-home-of-lillian-alling.html http://caitlin-press.com/our-books/lillian-alling-the-journey-home/   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party All other music from this episode by Naoya Sakamata. The Intent of Revenge, Bitterness, Atmosphere, Atmosphere Op. 2

 Ep. 31 - The Tourist Trap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:02

Back in 1912, on a warm June night in the little Iowa town of Villisca, an unknown madman murdered eight people with an axe. Learn the horrifying true story of the Moore family murders, and about the terrible events that put this town on the map.   Notes: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villisca_axe_murders http://www.villiscaiowa.com/history.php http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8033156 http://www.desmoinesregister.com/picture-gallery/news/2014/11/07/13-photos-inside-the-villisca-axe-murder-house/3898221/   Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/ http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Owl/Fairy_Forest  

 Ep. 30 - The Island of the Dead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:02

Ep. 30 - The Island of the Dead

 Ep. 29 - The Night Lincoln Died | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:02

Ep. 29 - The Night Lincoln Died

 Ep. 28 - The Deceivers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:00

Ep. 28 - The Deceivers

 Ep. 27 - The Devil Inside | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:16

Ep. 27 - The Devil Inside

 Ep. 26 - The Girl Who Fell From the Sky | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:54

Ep. 26 - The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

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