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Episode 98 The Cult of the Unknown Tongues Southern Mysteries Podcast

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In February 1933 a church service in a Kentucky mountain town ended with the death of 72 year old Lucinda Mills. Nine relatives would be accused of murder while the media labelled her death a human sacrifice. What happened in that cabin?


 


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Episode Resources


Laben T. Mills Obituary. Big Sandy News. July 31,1914


Lucinda Ward Mills. Find A Grave. [Lucinda’s age listed as 65 here but based off of census records she was believed to have been 72] 


Burning of Body on Altar Halted by Inez Police. The Owensboro Inquirer. February 9, 1933 


Cult Victim Held Willing Sacrifice. The Courier-Journal. February 10, 1933


Insanity Plea Planned in Cult Slaying Case. The Courier-Journal. February 11, 1933


Bare Details of ‘Sacrifice’ Death Scene. Indianpolis Times. February 11, 1933


Mills Held Without Bond for Slaying Mother in Cult ‘Sacrifice’. The Lexington Herald. February 12, 1933


Nine Relatives of Cult Victim Are Indicted. The Owensboro Messenger. April 5, 1933


Insanity Held Slaying Cause. The Courier-Journal. April 7, 1933


Two Relative Freed In Cult Slaying Trial. The Lexington Leader. April 9, 1933


Prosecutor Contends Slayers of Mrs Mills Cold Blooded Murderers. The Courier-Journal. April 10, 1933


Mills Kneeling on Mother’s Body Fought Deputies. The Owensboro Inquirer. April 11, 1933


Cult Case Goes to Jury. The Courier Journal. April 12, 1933


Cult Leader Is Given Life Term for Matricide. The Courier-Journal. April 12, 1933


Blaine McGinnis is Given Pardon. Lexington Herald-Leader. November 3, 1933


The Mysterious “Order of the Odd Fellows”. Messy Nessy. January 2020. 


Odd Fellows Have Skeletons in Their Closets--and Their Walls and Attics. Los Angeles Times. April 2001.


 


Episode Music


Clean Soul, Concentration, Tranquility Base, Almost F in Tranquility, Drone in D and Loss by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com


The Dark Glow of the Mountains and There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske  Licensed under Creative Commons


Elegy by Asher Fulero Licensed under Creative Commons


Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.

In February 1933 a church service in a Kentucky mountain town ended with the death of 72 year old Lucinda Mills. Nine relatives would be accused of murder while the media labelled her death a human sacrifice. What happened in that cabin?


 


Want more Southern Mysteries? 


Hear the Southern Mysteries show archive and immediately access exclusive content when you become a patron of the show.  Join now at patreon.com/southernmysteries


 


Connect


Website: southernmysteries.com
Facebook: Southern Mysteries Podcast
Twitter: @southernpod_
Instagram: @explorethesouth
Email: southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com 


 


Episode Resources


Laben T. Mills Obituary. Big Sandy News. July 31,1914


Lucinda Ward Mills. Find A Grave. [Lucinda’s age listed as 65 here but based off of census records she was believed to have been 72] 


Burning of Body on Altar Halted by Inez Police. The Owensboro Inquirer. February 9, 1933 


Cult Victim Held Willing Sacrifice. The Courier-Journal. February 10, 1933


Insanity Plea Planned in Cult Slaying Case. The Courier-Journal. February 11, 1933


Bare Details of ‘Sacrifice’ Death Scene. Indianpolis Times. February 11, 1933


Mills Held Without Bond for Slaying Mother in Cult ‘Sacrifice’. The Lexington Herald. February 12, 1933


Nine Relatives of Cult Victim Are Indicted. The Owensboro Messenger. April 5, 1933


Insanity Held Slaying Cause. The Courier-Journal. April 7, 1933


Two Relative Freed In Cult Slaying Trial. The Lexington Leader. April 9, 1933


Prosecutor Contends Slayers of Mrs Mills Cold Blooded Murderers. The Courier-Journal. April 10, 1933


Mills Kneeling on Mother’s Body Fought Deputies. The Owensboro Inquirer. April 11, 1933


Cult Case Goes to Jury. The Courier Journal. April 12, 1933


Cult Leader Is Given Life Term for Matricide. The Courier-Journal. April 12, 1933


Blaine McGinnis is Given Pardon. Lexington Herald-Leader. November 3, 1933


The Mysterious “Order of the Odd Fellows”. Messy Nessy. January 2020. 


Odd Fellows Have Skeletons in Their Closets--and Their Walls and Attics. Los Angeles Times. April 2001.


 


Episode Music


Clean Soul, Concentration, Tranquility Base, Almost F in Tranquility, Drone in D and Loss by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com


The Dark Glow of the Mountains and There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriske  Licensed under Creative Commons


Elegy by Asher Fulero Licensed under Creative Commons


Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.

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