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The Conspirators is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the dark and disturbing stories from history your teacher never told you about. On the show I discuss unsolved mysteries, serial killers, survival stories, strange disappearances and other bizarre true events from the past.

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The Conspirators is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the dark and disturbing stories from history your teacher never told you about. On the show I discuss unsolved mysteries, serial killers, survival stories, strange disappearances and other bizarre true events from the past.

    Ep. 158 - The Boy in the Box

    Ep. 158 - The Boy in the Box

    In February 1957, a man walking through the woods of the Fox Chase area outside Philadelphia made a gruesome discovery. It was the body of a little boy, who had been badly beaten and discarded inside a cardboard box. More than six decades later, the identity of the little boy and who murdered him, remains a mystery.




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    Notes:



    https://www.phillymag.com/news/2006/05/15/who-is-the-boy-in-the-box-part-one/





    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/blogs/real-time/the-boy-in-the-box-1957-DNA-philadelphia.html





    https://www.truecrimeedition.com/post/the-box-in-the-box





    https://the-line-up.com/boy-in-the-box-case





    https://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/01/us/01boy.html









    Music:






    Dexter Britain, The Tea Party






    https://dexterbritain.com/









    Loss by Kevin MacLeod






    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4003-loss






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    Despair and Triumph by Kevin MacLeod






    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3641-despair-and-triumph






    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license









    Mesmerize by Kevin MacLeod






    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4994-mesmerize






    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license









    Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod






    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4273-relaxing-piano-music






    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 30 min
    Ep. 157 - The First Detective

    Ep. 157 - The First Detective

    During the 18th century there once live a rather remarkable individual in France who is considered today to be the father of modern criminology. Eugene Vidocq lived his life by one philosophy, in order to catch a criminal, you had to be able to think like one. Which was fortunate in his case, because on top of being the first modern detective, Vidocq was also a wanted criminal.

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    Notes:

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/edgar-allan-poe-invented-detective-story-180962914/

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/edgar-allan-poe-tried-and-failed-to-crack-the-mysterious-murder-case-of-mary-rogers-7493607/

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P88796W/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    https://www.headstuff.org/culture/history/terrible-people-from-history/eugene-francois-vidocq-french-criminal-detective/

    https://owlcation.com/social-sciences/Eugne-Franois-Vidocq-The-Convict-Who-Became-the-Father-of-Modern-Criminal-Investigation

    https://www.vidocq.org/history/

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/eugene-francois-vidocq







    Music:

    Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

    https://dexterbritain.com/

    Mesmerize by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4994-mesmerize


    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license


    Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4273-relaxing-piano-music


    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 34 min
    Ep. 156 - The Mad Trapper

    Ep. 156 - The Mad Trapper

    Back in 1932, a mysterious stranger who led the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on a wild manhunt through the frozen wilderness of the Canadian Northwest. What should have begun as a simple questioning by police, turned into a violent gun battle and one of the largest manhunts in the history of the northwest. Although the man went by what is most likely an alias of Albert Johnson, he's better known by the name given to him by the newspapers, The Mad Trapper of Rat River. 




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    Notes:


    https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1955/10/1/who-was-the-mad-trapper-of-rat-river


    https://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Manhunt-Hunt-Mad-Trapper/dp/B01K10D9IS


    https://www.whitehorsestar.com/History/a-most-bizarre-case-the-mad-trapper-of-rat-river1


    https://www.ashcroftcachecreekjournal.com/community/the-mad-trapper-part-4-the-quest-to-identify-albert-johnson-begins/



    https://allthatsinteresting.com/mad-trapper-albert-johnson









    Music:






    Dexter Britain, The Tea Party



    https://dexterbritain.com/









    Mesmerize by Kevin MacLeod



    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4994-mesmerize






    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license









    Long note One by Kevin MacLeod






    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3992-long-note-one






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    • 39 min
    Ep. 155 - The Yeti Hunters

    Ep. 155 - The Yeti Hunters

    For centuries, stories have existed of a large, hairy ape man roaming the Himalayas. Hear the stories of the people who have hunted this elusive creature that some people call the Yeti, while others call the Abominable Snowman.

    Patreon:
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    Notes:

    https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Slick-True-Encounters-Cryptozoology/dp/0941936740/ref=pd_lpo_14_t_0/138-5558208-5801144?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0941936740&pd_rd_r=6e7576c5-1778-45c6-9094-134134e0d39a&pd_rd_w=LC253&pd_rd_wg=mPLFe&pf_rd_p=a0d6e967-6561-454c-84f8-2ce2c92b79a6&pf_rd_r=9SY9H2ZNNCGNNHN5S99F&psc=1&refRID=9SY9H2ZNNCGNNHN5S99F

    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2011/09/06/the-badass-hall-of-fame-tom-slick-millionaire-yeti-hunter

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/yeti-abominable-snowman-bear-daniel-taylor

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/so-much-abominable-snowman-study-finds-yeti-dna-belongs-bears

    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150630-is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-yeti

    https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Cryptozoology-Mongolian-Deathworms-Not-So-Mythical-ebook/dp/B07N1WS26W




    Music:

    Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

    https://dexterbritain.com/




    Despair and Triumph by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3641-despair-and-triumph


    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license





    Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4273-relaxing-piano-music


    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 32 min
    Ep 154 - The Dark Night of the Soul

    Ep 154 - The Dark Night of the Soul

    Back in 1929, the nude body of a young woman named Netta Fornario was discovered on the tiny Scottish island of Iona. She was draped in a black cloak, and her body was laid out over a cross carved in the earth. To this day no one knows exactly what caused her death. But there are those who believe she was killed by supernatural forces, and they all lead back to a mysterious secret society of magicians.

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast








    Notes:

    https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/historical-strangeness/netta-fornario

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/555841/strange-1920s-death-iona-scotland-nora-emily-fornario

    https://medium.com/@anncarney51/the-strange-death-of-netta-fornario-b4d6817d7e6f

    https://www.nps.gov/subjects/air/humanhealth-sulfur.htm

    https://www.google.com/books/edition/Priestess/H5JCPgAACAAJ?hl=en

    https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Magicians_of_the_Golden_Dawn.html?id=1sc2AAAAMAAJ

    http://www.branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=dennis-denisoff-the-hermetic-order-of-the-golden-dawn-1888-1901

    https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-handbook-of-western-mysticism-and-esotericism/golden-dawn-and-the-oto/89C65341BF3D3912E35E25A6F3759B07

    • 36 min
    Ep. 153 - The Kingfish

    Ep. 153 - The Kingfish

    Hey everyone, here’s the latest conspiracy-laden episode, featuring guest host Rob Kristofferson of "Rolling Through the Realms", "The Order of Podcasters" and "Our Strange Skies".

    During the 1930s, Huey Long was the ultimate political heavyweight in Louisiana. He simultaneously acted as the state's governor and U.S. Senator. But in 1935, according to the history books, a young doctor named Carl Weiss assassinated Long by gunning him down inside the state capitol. But is that what really happened? In this episode we tell you about the wild and colorful history of Long's political career, and explain why Long's alleged assassin might really be innocent.

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast








    Notes:

    https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/huey-long/

    https://www.nola.com/news/politics/article_1f01fd4b-424d-55d6-95cc-b3782e81da79.html

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AO54EWA/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    https://www.hueylong.com/

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/13089/when-julius-caesar-was-kidnapped-pirates-he-demanded-they-increase-his-ransom







    Music:




    Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

    https://dexterbritain.com/




    Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4273-relaxing-piano-music


    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license





    Mesmerize by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4994-mesmerize


    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 43 min

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