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    Black Dahlia-Part 3-Suspects (replay)

    The unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short may forever remain that, unsolved, but, to many the killer is already known,the problem is who is right about which one? Join us this week as we discuss (and sometimes argue) about who could have committed this heinous crime. Ed Burns, Hayley questions whether or not he had the medical know how, BUT, I had forgotten during the recording that he had some medical student credits! George Hodel? Steve Hodel certainly thinks he did it. Check out his books Black Dahlia Avenger II 2014: Presenting the Follow-Up Investigation and Further Evidence Linking Dr. George Hill Hodel to Los Angeles’s Black Dahlia and other 1940s…

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    Black Dahlia- Part 1-Elizabeth Short (replay)

    On the morning of January 15, 1947, a mother taking her child for a walk in a Los Angeles neighborhood stumbled upon a gruesome sight: the body of a young naked woman sliced in half at the waist.  For over 70 years the mystery of who killed The Black Dahlia has perplexed the police, the FBI and  arm chair detectives and website warriors alike. Armed with the LAPD and FBI files we begin  part one of our 3 part series, where we focus on the victim. A girl just 22 years old who lost her life in the most vile and violent way. We want to give her name back, remind…

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    Sodder Family Tragedy Revisited

    When the Sodder children disappeared on Christmas Eve 1945 it sparked a mystery that still captivates us 76 years later, with the death of the last of the surviving Sodder children in April of 2021, will the desire to solve the mystery die with her? Listen as we tackle the telling of one of our first unsolved mysteries.   None of the photos on this page belong to Haunting History Podcast. No copyright infringement intended and are only used as enhancements to the story told.    At times when reporting facts regarding a true crime, (and photos) multiple sources  use the same wording. Every effort is made to avoid any…

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    Vidocq Society with Bob Taft and Updates and Replay of America’s Unknown Child

    He would be approximately 70years old today, although no one really  knows exactly how old he would be, because no one knows when he was born, or his name,or his parents or who is favorite comic book hero was. No one knows anything,. We only know him as The Boy in a Box, or America’s Unknown child. He is the  unidentified murder victim, 3 to 7 years old, whose naked, battered body was found in a cardboard box in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 25, 1957.   Gift Bob received from the Vidocq Society     I KNEW the building would look like this!!    …

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    Thelma Todd-Haunted Hollywood

    Thelma Todd Thelma Todd was an American Actress. Born July 29, 1906, she appeared in about 120 films (pictures) between 1926 and 1935. On the morning of December 16, 1935, Thelma Todd was found dead in her car in a garage behind her restaurant, The Sidewalk Cafe. Her death ruled accidental by carbon monoxide poisoning (see death certificate below), its been listed as one of Hollywood’s  most suspicious deaths. Full of life and love, with beauty and brains, it was hard to believe that she would do anything to put herself in danger. Was Hot Toddy’s death caused by her own hands, was it an accident or was it murder?…

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    Winchester Mansion

    The Winchester Mansion Called the Winchester Mystery House it is an architectural wonder, built and designed by Sarah Winchester in the late 19th and 20th century. Warned by a medium, that Sarah must continue to build and expand 24 hours a day 7 days week, 365 days a year, was Sarah a spiritualist who believed the medium or was building the house a hobby for her? Listen while we separate fact from fiction. Said to be the only known photo in existence, but, the one below shows up often as also being a young Sarah Winchester     None of the  pictures posted belong to Haunting History Podcast    …

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    Amityville

    Happy Halloween month!  November 13, 1974, Butch DeFeo using a .35-caliber Marlin rifle murdered his family one by one while they slept. Did Butch act alone on that cold November morning?Was there something even more sinister than murder going on at the DeFeo home? Help us decide if what happened at the Amityville house was a horror or a hoax. Ronald DeFeo Jr aka Butch The DeFeo Family The house as it looked when the Lutz family moved in. The Lutz Family George & Kathy Lutz 911 Transcipt Operator: “Suffolk County Police. May I help you?” Man: “Hah?” Operator: This is Suffolk County Police. May I help you?” Man: “We have…

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    Whaley House

    The Whaley House of San Diego has been named the most haunted house in America by Life magazine and The Travel Channel. Is Yankee Jim the only spirit from the past or did the Whaley family never leave their beloved home?Corrine Whaley Violet Whaley Birth October 14, 1862 Death August 18, 1885. Only 22 years of age, and ended her life because of embarrassment and sadness Whaley Family George Hay Ringgold Whaley Thomas Whaley Sr I don’t know why, but, the people in the stories are just people in a story, UNTIL I find records that they actually lived lives just like we do, signing documents and being parts of…

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    Lady Killers

    Most don’t associate women with serial murders, contrary to popular belief, there is a list, a long list of women who kill and kill and kill again. Join us we travel back in time to meet a couple of the most puzzling and notorious women who almost got away with murder.   Photo we discussed in the episode! How did Melvina stand by her side, and hold her daughters???     None of the photos on this page belong to Haunting History Podcast. No copyright infringement intended and are only used as enhancements to the story told.    At times when reporting facts regarding a true crime, multiple sources  use…

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    The Cecil Hotel

    One of LA’s most famous hotels, known mostly for its dark history. Was the Cecil a victim to changing times and a bad location, or is something more sinister going on? Come with us as delve into the Cecil’s past of murder, suicide and unsolved crimes. Want more information on the Cecil Hotel? Check this out on Amazon Horror at the Cecil Hotel Season 1 One of the most sinister places in America, for decades, The Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles has been home to a series of bizarre mysteries, murders and other suspicious deaths. Horror at the Cecil Hotel tells stories from the hotel’s terrifying history.     The…