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Welcome to Horrifying History!

You are about to hear tales of the unexplained, paranormal, and supernatural happenings that have stained the pages of history.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 224 Ratings

Welcome to Horrifying History!

You are about to hear tales of the unexplained, paranormal, and supernatural happenings that have stained the pages of history.

    Bonus Episode 36 - The Beast of Gevaudan

    Bonus Episode 36 - The Beast of Gevaudan

    Between 1765 and 1767; a creature terrorized a rural region of France and killed over one hundred people.  At the time, many presumed this beast to be a wolf.  Some still believe this today, but there are others that are not so sure.  
    Welcome to Bonus Episode 36 - The Beast of Gevaudan.
     
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    • 20 min
    Episode 123 - The Smiley Face Killers

    Episode 123 - The Smiley Face Killers

    Serial killers are terrifying to most.  This is because there are no blueprints for what makes a serial killer, nor is there a specific set of experiences that can occur to create one.  This whole idea was summed up perfectly by serial killer Ted Bundy when he said…and I quote…”We serial killers are your sons.  We are your husbands.  We are everywhere.  And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.”
    But the one thing we cling onto is the fact is that serial killers eventually get caught.  But what if they don’t?
    Just a heads up here my dear listeners…today we will be talking about death by drowning, and graphic death scenes.  Listener discretion is advised.
    Welcome to Episode 123 - The Smiley Face Killer.
     
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    Horrifying History would like to thank the following sponsors for this episode:
    Ford & Vegas - A True Crime Podcast: This true crime podcast is for the ages!  It is hosted by two friends who hate each other, and things go downhill in a very entertaining way from there.  You can find Ford & Vegas wherever you find your favourite shows.  
    The Mystery of Life Podcast: Mysteries, conspiracies, cryptids, the paranormal...if you want to listen to a podcast that is about everything spooky - listen to The Mystery of Life Podcast on your favourite podcast platform or on their website www.mysteroflifepodcast.co.uk.
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    • 34 min
    Episode 122 - The Power of Secret Societies

    Episode 122 - The Power of Secret Societies

    Just by the name alone; secret societies bring up feelings of suspicion and mistrust.  With that said, they have flourished throughout history.  Conspiracy theories have surrounded secret societies for centuries, and many of these link these groups to major world events.  But are these stories the truth, or are they fiction?
    Welcome to Episode 122 - The Power of Secret Societies.
     
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    Horrifying History would like to thank the following sponsors for this episode:
    F**k That Podcast: This true crime podcast that covers the cases that are often overlooked or at times have spooky themes.  You can find them wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.
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    Horrifying History is part of the Darkcast Network.  Check out their other amazing podcasts at www.darkcastnetwork.wixsite.com 
     

    • 31 min
    Episode 121 - The Summer of ’69

    Episode 121 - The Summer of ’69

    When people hear the words “The Summer of ’69”, it means different things to many.  Some think about the singer Brian Adams, and his song of the same name.  Others think about how three astronauts landed on the moon for the first time.  For many, Woodstock and the Stonewall riots are the first thing to come to their minds.  
    It was very tumultuous time, and one person decided to take advantage of that which resulted in death.
    A heads up my dear listeners - today we will be talking about abuse and neglect of various forms for adults and children, sexual assault, different types of crime, and murder.  Listener discretion is advised.  
    Welcome to Episode 121 - The Summer of ’69.
     
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    Disturbing Interests Podcast: This podcast pulls the dark things from the shadows and throws them into the spotlight while sprinkling in some comedy and cursing.  You can find Disturbing Interests Podcast wherever you find your favourite shows.
    Producers Happy Hour Podcast: If you want to learn how to become a great producer, check out the Producers Happy Hour wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. 
     
    Horrifying History is part of the Darkcast Network.  Check out their other amazing podcasts at www.darkcastnetwork.wixsite.com 
     
     
     

    • 34 min
    Bonus Episode 35 - Devil Chairs

    Bonus Episode 35 - Devil Chairs

    They sit in cemeteries amongst the tombstones.  They look innocent enough; an ornate chair or bench where you can rest your feet for a moment.  But if there is a hint of truth in this urban legend - these objects wait for unsuspecting mourners to take a seat.  
    Welcome to Bonus Episode 35 - Devil Chairs.
     
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    Cause of Crime Podcast: This true crime podcast focuses on giving you all information on cases while also adding their own opinions, and whimsical witty banter.  Check out their new episodes each week wherever you find your favourite podcasts.
    The Mystery of Life Podcast: This mystery podcast is for both skeptics and believers.  You can find The Mystery of Life wherever you find your favourite podcasts or on their website www.mysteryoflifepodcast.co.uk.
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    Understanding Politics Podcast: Hosts Michael and Alexander educate their listeners on the world of American politic, and the issues you see daily in the news in fun ways.  You can find Understanding Politics wherever you find your favourite shows.  
     
    Horrifying History is part of the Darkcast Network.  Check out their other amazing podcasts at www.darkcastnetwork.wixsite.com 
     
     
     
     

    • 21 min
    Episode 121 - The Fascinating Origin of Todays Christmas Traditions

    Episode 121 - The Fascinating Origin of Todays Christmas Traditions

    Christmas…the most festive time of the year.  I have fond memories of decorating the tree, helping my mom with the lights or at least attempting to, hanging the stockings on the mantel, being with family, eating amazing food, and then on Christmas Day - seeing a bounty of presents under the tree with our home being filled with joy, love and laughter. 
    But my question is; where did all the traditions of Christmas come from.  Many will say that it is the birth of Christ that we are celebrating.  Is that the case or are our traditions far older then we realize?  So, settle in with some hot cocoa, eggnog, or whatever you prefer and listen to the true origins of some of our Christmas Traditions.
     
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    Horrifying History would like to thank the following sponsors for this episode:
    Curly Conspiracies Podcast: Hosts Brooke and Holly bring you the tales to satisfy your conspiracy cravings.  You can find Curly Conspiracies wherever you find your favourite podcasts, or on their website: www.curlyconspiracies.com.
     
    Horrifying History is part of the Darkcast Network.  Check out their other amazing podcasts at www.darkcastnetwork.wixsite.com 
     
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    You also can find Rachael Goddard’s books “Wild Rose of Tombstone” and "Too Tough to Die" at:
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

Persistentgaze ,

On the fence

There’s a lot to like about this podcast but some things are a bit grating. There are occasional factual mistakes, poor grammar, and I just can’t shake the thought that the voice sounds so robotic. Not sure about this one.

Clarion Taylor ,

Episode 22

The Stanley Hotel in Colorado was the inspiration behind Stephen King’s book “The Shining”, not the Banff Springs Hotel.

PennyPotential ,

Just google “How to Pronounce”

There are lots of reviews from a way back suggesting that the host invest in editing. According to the recent episode on devil chairs, New FOUND land is in Lambador. Have you ever heard of a Lambador retriever? Long words are hard, but we have google. It isn’t hard to learn proper pronunciation, which should be part of the research process. At this point, it’s just blatant disregard, so why bother listening?

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