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Welcome to Horrifying History where you are about to hear about the unexplained, paranormal, and supernatural happenings that has stained the pages of history.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 77 Ratings

Welcome to Horrifying History where you are about to hear about the unexplained, paranormal, and supernatural happenings that has stained the pages of history.

    Episode 70 - From Russia with Love

    Episode 70 - From Russia with Love

    Russia is huge.  It spans from eastern Europe all the way to northern Asia.  It is the largest country of the world spanning over 17 million square kilometres or over 6.5 million square miles in size.  It is more than 1/8th of the Earth’s inhabited lands.  It has 11 time zones, and borders 16 nations.  It is the most populated country in the world, and with all this population comes some very interesting and spooky tales.  


     


    Welcome to Episode 70 - From Russia With Love


     


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    Be sure not to miss today's hidden Easter Egg at the end of our show from the creators of the amazing podcast Southern Gothic - Ghost Tour!  This show is definitely one you need to check out.  You can find Ghost Tour wherever you find your favourite podcasts.  


     


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    • 35 min
    Bonus Episode 19 - The Blood Harpes

    Bonus Episode 19 - The Blood Harpes

    If there were anyone in American history that demonstrated what true evil actually was; it was the Harpe’s brothers.  These men immigrated from Scotland in search of a new future, but instead ended the futures of many.  They became two of the most blood thirsty killers of the American Frontier, and this landed them the distinction of becoming the United States first recorded serial killers.


     


    Just a quick heads up here - today’s episode will be talking about murder...a lot of murders.  Listener discretion is advised.


     


    Welcome to Bonus Episode 19 - The Blood Harpe’s


     


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    Horrifying History would like to thank the following sponsors of this episode:


    Liquid Death: Murder your thirst and protect the environment with canned mountain spring water that brings death to plastic.  You can find Liquid Death in places like Whole Foods, or from their website at www.liquiddeath.com.  For a limited time: Get a free KOOZIE 2-pack with the purchase of a case of water at liquiddeath.com with promo code HORRORHISTORY.  And if you buy 2 or more cases of water you get free shipping.


    Truly Divine: Unlock the mystery and secrets behind your name and birth date, and uncover truths that your personal chart will reveal about you using numerology and astrology.  For a limited time, you can get 30% off your own personalized reading using discount code HH30 at www.trulydivine.com.


     


     

    • 20 min
    Episode 69 - Cursed Towns

    Episode 69 - Cursed Towns

    Most people today say they don’t believe in curses.  But if you consider the prevalence of curses in today’s media; it suggests that this concept still has a hold on many peoples psyches, and that many still believe that this could happen to them.  


     


    From a scientific perspective, there is a rational explanation behind why people could believe they are cursed.  For example, studies show that people who believe they are cursed come up with this idea due to their own thinking patterns, or from the desire to make sense of the world around them.  Science also tells us that if a person does believe in curses that this belief is often reinforced by other psychological tendencies.


     


    There is no scientific evidence to support a supernatural base for curses, but the belief of a curse has powerful impact of people.  And despite evidence to the contrary, many stories of curses are very compelling.  Today we are going to here some of these stories, and after hearing them you can decide…are curses actually real?


     


    Welcome to Episode 69 - Cursed Towns


     


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    Horrifying History would like to thank the following sponsors for today's show:


    Liquid Death: Murder your thirst and protect the environment with canned mountain spring water that brings death to plastic.  You can find Liquid Death in places like Whole Foods, or from their website at www.liquiddeath.com.  For a limited time: Get a free KOOZIE 2-pack with the purchase of a case of water at liquiddeath.com with promo code HORRORHISTORY.  And if you buy 2 or more cases of water you get free shipping.


    Crazy is As Crazy Does: The Life of a Serial Killer by John H Mudgett - You can find this great book on Amazon, or you can get you copy for free if you are a Kindle Unlimited user.


    Truly Divine: Unlock the mystery and secrets behind your name and birth date, and uncover truths that your personal chart will reveal about you using numerology and astrology.  For a limited time, you can get 30% off your own personalized reading using discount code HH30 at www.trulydivine.com.


     

    • 32 min
    Episode 68 - Killer Clowns

    Episode 68 - Killer Clowns

    One of my favourite books, and favourite movies of all time is Steven King’s IT.  I was never scared of clowns before the book, but afterwards it made me a little nervous.  Clowns are supposed to be fun, and bring us back to a simpler time of our childhoods.  But that wasn’t always the case.  Some people historically have chosen to take this safe image, and use it to commit evil acts.


     


    Welcome to Episode 68 - Killer Clowns


     


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    Horrifying History would like to thank the following sponsors for today's show:


    The Okanagan Food Show podcast: You can find The Okanagan Food Show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or where you find your favourite shows.


    Crazy is As Crazy Does: The Life of a Serial Killer by John H Mudgett - You can find this great book on Amazon, or you can get you copy for free if you are a Kindle Unlimited user.


     


     

    • 42 min
    Episode 67 - Horrifying Haunted Houses

    Episode 67 - Horrifying Haunted Houses

    There are a lot of haunted houses that are said to be haunted for many different reasons.  But some of these houses truly stand out, and today we are going to hear about a few of these paranormal hotspots that are famous world wide for what may be happening within their walls.


     


    Welcome to Episode 67 - Horrifying Haunted Houses


     


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    The Okanagan Food Show podcast: You can find The Okanagan Food Show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or where you find your favourite shows.


     


     

    • 37 min
    Episode 66 - Lizzie Borden: Axe Murderer or Victim of Circumstance

    Episode 66 - Lizzie Borden: Axe Murderer or Victim of Circumstance

    Imagine doing something so horrendous that it results in you being the star in a nursery rhyme...


     


    Lizzie Borden took an axe,


    And gave her mother forty whacks.


    When she saw what she done, 


    She gave her father forty-one.


     


    But what if it wasn’t true. 


     


    Welcome to Episode 66 - Lizzie Borden - Axe Murderer or Victim of Circumstance.


     


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    Horrifying History would like to thank the following sponsors for today's show: 


    Crazy is As Crazy Does: The Life of a Serial Killer by John H Mudgett - You can find this great book on Amazon, or you can get you copy for free if you are a Kindle Unlimited user.


     

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Redsox356 ,

Good Podcast But Can Be Better

Really entertaining. Host has a very nice voice and the opening/closing music is excellent. Interesting topics as well. A couple of hopefully constructive criticisms: the host needs to confirm her pronunciations. She somehow mispronounced “Maura” and “New Hampshire” in one episode. Also sometimes it appears she is just relying on Wikipedia. In the Black Donnellys episode she recited a random list of injuries one person suffered (collarbone, ribs, elbow, etc.). It sounded out of place and then I saw this was how the Wikipedia entry read. So getting multiple sources and making sure the script reads well would help. And some of the transitions are too long. A couple of times I have had to check whether the app had crashed because the silence was too long. Improving things like the above would really help get this podcast more well known.

Lulah614 ,

Good…but needs instruction in the use of words in the past tense.

I love the subject matter but am constantly distracted by the fact that she adds “-ed” to the end of every word in the past tense, even when it’s not necessary. For example she says “stoled” instead of “stole” and “drowneded” instead of “drowned.”

Shzins ,

I really wanted to give more stars

I really like the content of this podcast and think the stories are great. I’ve binged the first half of the series and I’m now on episode 33. Just some things that are reasons why I can’t give this more stars. First, the audio quality is bad in the first 15 or so episodes maybe 20. Next, there are sooooo many ads. One third of the podcast is now ads. I know there needs to be ads but this is excessive. The grammar is really frustrating. I’m trying to overlook this but it can really take you out of the moment. There are so many issues with tense and conjugation. The last thing that is distracting is the mispronunciation of names. I just finished the Amityville episode and the family name is Defeo and the continued use of the name Defoe drove me nuts. Other mispronunciations are soooooo distracting.

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