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For lovers of true crime, mysteries, and tales of strangeness, join host Michael May as he and a guest study stories of the unknown each week from unsolved true crime to unexplained phenomena. A Study of Strange attempts to debunk common misconceptions and encourages each guest to “play a role” in the storytelling process. Guests include entertainment industry insiders, friends, weirdos, randos, and more!

Michael May is a filmmaker and performer known for producing films like GHOSTS OF THE OZARKS, 12 HOUR SHIFT, and hosting the true-crime automotive TV shows AUTO/BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY: COLD CASES. He obsesses over historical mysteries and loves to bring fascinating stories to life.

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    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

For lovers of true crime, mysteries, and tales of strangeness, join host Michael May as he and a guest study stories of the unknown each week from unsolved true crime to unexplained phenomena. A Study of Strange attempts to debunk common misconceptions and encourages each guest to “play a role” in the storytelling process. Guests include entertainment industry insiders, friends, weirdos, randos, and more!

Michael May is a filmmaker and performer known for producing films like GHOSTS OF THE OZARKS, 12 HOUR SHIFT, and hosting the true-crime automotive TV shows AUTO/BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY: COLD CASES. He obsesses over historical mysteries and loves to bring fascinating stories to life.

    Carl Großmann: The Butcherin' Berlin Beggar

    Carl Großmann: The Butcherin' Berlin Beggar

    In 1921 screams were heard coming from Carl Großmann’s apartment. Neighbors quickly called the police who arrived to catch Großmann in a frightening, murderous act that caused the papers to label him The Berlin Butcher. 
     
    Großmann is a notorious serial killer but his claim to fame today (selling sausages made of human meat) may be entirely made up. On this episode of "A Study of Strange" we try to suss out the truth. 
     
    Joining this episode is the co-host of the "True Crime ABCs" podcast, Sarah Lovett! Listen and follow: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-abcs/id1698385786
     
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    Theme Music by Matt Glass
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    Hosted by Michael May
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    LINKS:
    https://www.thetruecrimedatabase.com/case_file/the-berlin-butcher/
    https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Carl_Gro%C3%9Fmann
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtDxdt5L2aQ
    https://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/grossmann-georg.htm
    https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Extreme-Violence-Clare-Allely/dp/036748093X/ref=asc_df_036748093X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=533463736693&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=730500286153011470&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031201&hvtargid=pla-912353148443&psc=1&mcid=7b1b02f229193eb48ace7e3fc08875f5&gclid=CjwKCAiAlcyuBhBnEiwAOGZ2S8EGOvGTdlBw5bDqY06TbDBPwPOInPNrs-T7gbtVYlgs1Kn42CjYmRoCD_4QAvD_BwE

    • 39 min
    Lost at Sea: Disappearances that Shook Basketball MINISODE

    Lost at Sea: Disappearances that Shook Basketball MINISODE

    Dive into the baffling disappearances of two prominent figures in basketball history: Urgel "Slim" Wintermute and Bison Dele (Brian Williams) in this MINISODE. From different generations and under different circumstances, the two big-men are linked by their strange disappearances while sailing. 
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    Theme Music by Matt Glass
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    • 13 min
    The Lost Dutchman Mine

    The Lost Dutchman Mine

    Welcome to another thrilling episode of "A Study of Strange," where we peel back the layers of the unknown and the mysterious. Today we're joined by an incredibly talented writer, Alexandra Grunberg, and we attempt to delve deep into the cloudy myths, legends, and history that surround one of America's most enduring tales: The Lost Dutchman Mine.
    Find Alexandra's work at https://alexandragrunberg.weebly.com/
    If you've been captivated by the tale of the Lost Dutchman Mine, we'd love your support:Subscribe to "A Study of Strange" on your favorite podcast platformRate and Review to help us reach more listeners 
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    Theme Music by Matt Glass
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    Links:
    https://www.jacksanfelice.com/about
    https://www.amazon.com/Lost-El-Dorado-Jacob-Waltz/dp/1890216100/ref=sr_1_3?qid=1707005341&refinements=p_27%3AJack+San+Felice&s=books&sr=1-3
    https://www.treasurenet.com/threads/the-lost-dutchmans-gold-mine-location.662671/
    https://www.ajpl.org/the-origin-of-the-lost-dutchman-mine-story/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vjAE6QjzKc
     

    • 46 min
    Murder Mystery at the President Hotel

    Murder Mystery at the President Hotel

    We delve into the perplexing and unsolved murder that took place at the President Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri in January 1935. The victim, Roland T. Owen, was found alive but severely beaten, strangled, and stabbed in his hotel room. What makes this case even more bizarre is that Owen claimed that nobody attacked him.
    Joining us for this episode is RJ Blake, a producer and writer from the podcast Strange Phenomenon!
    The Murder Mystery at the President Hotel remains one of Kansas City's enduring mysteries, captivating true crime enthusiasts and leaving us with unanswered questions.
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    Theme Music by Matt Glass
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    Website: www.astudyofstrange.com
    Hosted by Michael May
    Email stories, comments, or ideas to astudyofstrange@gmail.com
    ©2022 Convergent Content, LLC
     
    Cool Links!
    https://kansascitymag.com/news/longform/the-owen-case/
    https://www.al.com/news/erry-2018/09/56ecbe55ac9479/the-mystery-of-what-was-in-the.html
    https://fox4kc.com/news/unsolved-murder-in-1935-the-unusual-guest-at-a-kansas-city-hotel/
    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Murder_of_Artemus_Ogletree
    https://www.murdershetold.com/episodes/artemus-ogletree

    • 59 min
    The Sea Monster and the Sub MINISODE

    The Sea Monster and the Sub MINISODE

    Towards the end of the first world war, a German U-boat, SM UB-85, was captured off the shores of Northern Ireland. The sub was found on the surface, its crew on deck, and willingly surrendering. Legend has it that the German soldiers told the crew of the British Patrol boat that they were attacked by a monstrous sea creature, and the sub was damaged beyond repair.
     
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    Theme Music by Matt Glass
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    • 9 min
    The Dark Watchers

    The Dark Watchers

    In this episode of "A Study of Strange," we venture into the Santa Lucia Mountains of California to explore the legend of the Dark Watchers: silhouette type beings that do nothing but observe. These eerie figures have been a part of Californian folklore for hundreds of years, leaving many to wonder about their origins and reality.
    With special guest Mark Alan Miller from Encyclopocalypse!
    https://www.encyclopocalypse.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/encyclopocalypsepub
    https://www.instagram.com/encyclopocalypsepub/
    https://twitter.com/EnPocalypsePub
     
    Theme Music by Matt Glass https://www.glassbrain.com/
    Instagram: @astudyofstrange
    Website: www.astudyofstrange.com
    Hosted by Michael May
    Email stories, comments, or ideas to astudyofstrange@gmail.com
    ©2022 Convergent Content, LLC
     
    Cool Links!
    https://www.darkwatchersbook.com/
    https://dailyyonder.com/local-lore-dark-watchers-from-santa-lucia-mountains-of-california-onto-the-pages-of-classic-american-writers/2022/01/21/
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/the-dark-watchers
    https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/The_Dark_Watchers
    https://www.iflscience.com/could-the-dark-watchers-of-santa-lucia-and-am-fear-liath-mr-be-the-same-phenomenon-59076

    • 44 min

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What a witty host. Love how he walks the line but still gives us all the facts. Thank you crimes of the centuries for recommending. And everyone needs to listen to crimes of the centuries!

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