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Episode 99 The Man Who Stole Halloween Southern Mysteries Podcast

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Nearly fifty years ago the country mourned eight year old Timothy O’Bryan who died in his Texas home after eating poisoned trick or treat candy on Halloween. Timothy’s death changed Halloween celebrations for generations of children 


 


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Episode Resources


Ronald Clark O'BRYAN, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee. September 26, 1979. 


The ex-wife of Ronald Clark O'Bryan, awaiting his execution. UPI. March 30, 1984


The True Story of the Notorious Trick-or-Treat Murderer. Vice. October 31, 2016.


35 years later, memories of notorious Halloween ‘Candyman’ murder remain vivid. Statesman News Network. October 14, 2016


Looking back at the 'Candy Man' 42 years later. Houston Chronicle. November 1, 2016.


The Candyman: Houston's own real-life Halloween horror story. ABC 13 Eyewitness News. October 13, 2018.


How Trick-or-Treating Became a Halloween Tradition. History. October 3, 2019

Episode Music


Lost Time, Ambient, Ossuary 1 A Beginning, Ossuary 6 Air, B Somber Ballad and Long Note One by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com


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

Nearly fifty years ago the country mourned eight year old Timothy O’Bryan who died in his Texas home after eating poisoned trick or treat candy on Halloween. Timothy’s death changed Halloween celebrations for generations of children 


 


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


Ronald Clark O'BRYAN, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee. September 26, 1979. 


The ex-wife of Ronald Clark O'Bryan, awaiting his execution. UPI. March 30, 1984


The True Story of the Notorious Trick-or-Treat Murderer. Vice. October 31, 2016.


35 years later, memories of notorious Halloween ‘Candyman’ murder remain vivid. Statesman News Network. October 14, 2016


Looking back at the 'Candy Man' 42 years later. Houston Chronicle. November 1, 2016.


The Candyman: Houston's own real-life Halloween horror story. ABC 13 Eyewitness News. October 13, 2018.


How Trick-or-Treating Became a Halloween Tradition. History. October 3, 2019

Episode Music


Lost Time, Ambient, Ossuary 1 A Beginning, Ossuary 6 Air, B Somber Ballad and Long Note One by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com


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

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