An odd dad and his 11 year old daughter exploring the strange and unusual in a peculiar world. Discussions will be kept PG-13. Hosted by Dean Boese and Krysta Williams.
Episode 69 Beans and Benders A Family Plot Thanksgiving
Laura, Krysta and Dean discuss the Bloody Benders of Kansas. How four people made a murderous 'family' that waylaid, robbed and killed many who stopped for supplies at their store along the Independence Fort Scott Trail. Their eventual discovery and the subsequent investigation revealed multiple bodies along their property which became known as Hell's Half Acre. But before they discuss these 1871 ne'er-do-wells, Krysta gives us some weird facts about Thanksgiving, including how Ben Franklin wanted the Turkey to be the National Symbol of the United States. Then they go back to 16th century Scotland to investigate the folklore of the Sawney Bean clan. These Scottish highwaymen, murderers and cannibals supposedly terrorized an area near Girvan in Ayleshire Scotland in the 1600's. Also the Family Plot Crew sends Thanksgiving well wishes to their listeners. So join us for this special Family Plot episode!
Episode 68 A Listener Story and the Lost Dutchman Mine
Laura, Krysta and Dean discuss a listener's tale about the home she was renting and is now buying. A home that has brought her phantom noises, strange dreams, shadow people, mists, apparitions and strange illness and malaise. But first Krysta entertains us with weird facts about the Ukraine. After that, they discuss the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. The Mine's strange origins and the fate of several of those who have gone in search of it. They discuss their thoughts about both stories and share their beliefs.
Episode 67 The Aliens Crashed In Cape Girardeau
Krysta, Laura and Dean discuss the Southeast Missouri city of Cape Girardeau. it's location and it's history and then they discuss the Reverend Huffman, a Southern Baptist preacher who was called out one night to perform Last Rites for three non human occupants of a crashed ship in early April of 1941. That night now lives in Legend so what really happened...and where is the photograph? The Family Plot family discuss all these things and more.
Episode 66 Of Batts and Bells, The Tale of the Bell Witch
This time, Laura, Krysta travel back in time to the early 1800's to discuss the famous Bell Witch case from Tennessee. But first, Krysta drops some weird and fun facts about Tennesssee (did you know Tennessee had the the first Tow trucks?).Then we talk about John Bell and his daughter Betsy and how they ran afoul of the Bell Witch, and about the Witches exploits with Andrew Jackson and others. Join the fun as they do their PG-13 take on all things Bell Witch.
Episode 65 Halloween Legends and True Tales of Horror
Krysta, Dean and Laura team up this week to bring you Tales of Terror and Halloween Fright. Krysta brings us three spooky stories ranging from a house with a murderous history, a doll that doesn't know how to 'let it go' and the details of a house whose very walls are a legacy to the little known spellcraft of what has come to be known as 'The Pennsylvania Dutch'. Laura tells us the Halloween Legends of the Vanishing Date as well as the Irish Legend of Stingy Jack and the origin of the Jack O' Lantern before sharing a story from a haunted Carriage house her sister once called home. Dean tells an old story of a childhood dare gone awry, reframing it in the trappings of his youth and follows it up with stories of a real Haunted experience he had in Atchison, Kansas; and the ghostly encounters of several of his friends. It is a wild ride through folklore, history and terror that rounds out the Halloween season!
Episode 64 The Jinn Beings of Wonder and Terror
Krysta, Laura and Dean sit down to discuss the Jinn (also known as Djinn and Genies) and their pre-Islamic origins as creatures smokeless flame. But first, Krysta shares some weird and unique facts about the color blue! They discuss the folklore of the Jinn, the powers they were believed to possess, their mortality, their adaptation by Islam, Judaism and Christianity as well as their appearances in story and movies. They even discuss modern appearances of these creatures and whether or not they are or were ever real. So settle in with a map of Petra and your copy of Aladdin and join us as we discuss the Jinn!
Just found this podcast! So glad I did! If you like true crime or weird & unusual things then this is a great podcaset to listen to! The the dad and daughter duo keeps you engaged and wanting to listen to more. Check it out!
Dean and Krysta tackle some very interesting topics, I don’t know where they come up with them, but it’s genius. Being a father and daughter team gives them a great chemistry which makes this podcast so great to listen to. I’m a loyal listener for life!
One of my favorite podcasts EVER! I love this dad and daughter duo! 🖤