122 episodes

Each week we discuss what's new in our lives, we discuss craft beers from around the world, read listeners' answers to our Questions of the Week and do deep dives into stories involving true crime, unsolved mysteries, disappearances, paranormal, aliens and so much more! Exploring the dark side of humanity...with beer!!

Case Files with Kat and Ashley Case Files with Kat and Ashley

    • True Crime
    • 3.6 • 16 Ratings

Each week we discuss what's new in our lives, we discuss craft beers from around the world, read listeners' answers to our Questions of the Week and do deep dives into stories involving true crime, unsolved mysteries, disappearances, paranormal, aliens and so much more! Exploring the dark side of humanity...with beer!!

    S. 4 Episode 15- Houston Serial Killer Lucky Ward

    S. 4 Episode 15- Houston Serial Killer Lucky Ward

    In this week's episode Kat talks about Lucky Ward, a serial killer from Houston. Lucky Ward is a 54-year-old man who was homeless and lived his life on the edge. He had a lengthy rap sheet had been arrested multiple times for various crimes. As someone who had lived a life of crime from early on, he knew that targeting the vulnerable would arouse very little suspicion - so he targeted victims who were homeless or in shelters or were transgenders. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity. 

    References: 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence_against_prostituteshttps://swp.urbanjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/Fact-Sheet-Sexual-Violence-Against-Sex-Workers-1-1-1.pdfhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiewareham/2020/11/11/350-transgender-people-have-been-murdered-in-2020-transgender-day-of-remembrance-list/?sh=6b43100e65a6https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8711720/amphttps://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/03/11/houston-serial-killer-lucky-ward-sentenced-to-death-for-strangling-4-people/

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/jurors-deliberating-lucky-ward-death-penalty-15119969.phphttps://pressfrom.info/us/news/crime/-391666-10-years-after-arrest-one-of-houstons-most-dangerous-inmates-heads-to-death-penalty-trial.htmlhttps://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Alleged-Houston-serial-killer-accused-of-having-a-13297671.php#photo-16311518https://www.houstontx.gov/police/nr/2010/nov/nr110610-1.htmhttps://www.houstontx.gov/police/nr/2011/feb/nr022811-8.htmhttps://abc13.com/archive/7767212/http://www.cncpunishment.com/forums/showthread.php?3973-Lucky-Ward-Texas-Death-Rowhttps://apps.texastribune.org/death-row/https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2011/02/28/26059/police-file-murder-charges-against-suspected-serial-killer/

    • 48 min
    S.4 Episode 14- Hauntings of Jerome, Arizona

    S.4 Episode 14- Hauntings of Jerome, Arizona

    In this week's episode Ashley discusses all of the haunted things!! Jerome, Arizona has been described as "the wickedest town in the west" and "one of the most haunted cities in the United States".  Pretty much every alley way, mining tunnel, hotel and pretty much EVERY OTHER SINGLE BUILDING is haunted! Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity! 

    Resources:
    https://www.ranker.com/list/jerome-arizona-ghost-town/patrick-thornton
    https://the-line-up.com/hotel-jerome-haunted
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOPRKfqERlE
    https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/arizona/jerome-grand-hotel-az/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Grand_Hotel

    • 57 min
    S. 4 Episode 13- Urban Legend of Cropsey turned Real Life Terror

    S. 4 Episode 13- Urban Legend of Cropsey turned Real Life Terror

    In this week's episode Kat discusses the urban legend of Cropsey that in part, helped create a real life serial killer- Andre Rand. Tune in and join us as we explore the dark side of humanity!

    References:
    On my QOTW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxeoyA703Dkhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277936/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cropsey_(film)
     https://the-line-up.com/cropsey-monster-of-staten-islandhttps://classicnewyorkhistory.com/history-of-willowbrook-and-the-terrifying-legend-of-cropsey/https://thoughtcatalog.com/steven-casale/2015/03/creepy-history-cropsey-the-monster-of-staten-island/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Randhttps://www.ranker.com/list/willowbrook-state-school-and-cropsey-facts/lyra-radfordhttps://allthatsinteresting.com/andre-rand-cropseyhttps://nypost.com/2010/08/11/horror-house-2/https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127351608https://untappedcities.com/2021/06/22/willowbrook-state-school/The Gerlado Rivera story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPvQpWEdxoY

    • 56 min
    S. 4 Episode 12- Teresita Basa, the Ghost Who Solved Her Own Murder

    S. 4 Episode 12- Teresita Basa, the Ghost Who Solved Her Own Murder

    In this episode Ashley discusses Teresita Basa, a woman who was murdered but projected herself through a coworker to solve her case. This story is a shorter one but so crazy and includes a little bit of everything- true crime, paranormal, murder, unsolved case. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity! 

    Resources:
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160913/edgewater/did-teresita-basa-solve-her-own-murder-true-life-ghost-story-still-haunts/
    https://medium.com/@jennbaxter_69070/did-teresita-basa-solve-her-own-murder-bba7259e022
    https://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-history-cop/2015/02/teresita-basa-killed-today-in-1977-did-she-solve-her-own-murder/
     

    • 47 min
    S. 4 Episode 11- The Starck Family

    S. 4 Episode 11- The Starck Family

    In this week's episode Kat discusses the murder/suicide of the Starck Family as well as another crazy tale from Utah that plays into their decision to do the murder/suicide. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity with beer!

    References:
    https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/south/springville/relatives-of-strack-family-tell-people-magazine-they-believe-parents/article_588191b7-0533-5ca2-8112-9100437ed4ba.htmlhttps://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=2106887&itype=CMSIDhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/28/autopsy-reveals-utah-family-of-five-with-fixation-on-apocalypse-died-in-gruesome-murder-suicide/https://www.deseret.com/2015/1/27/20557330/fear-of-pending-apocalypse-led-to-murder-suicides-of-springville-family-police-say#an-undated-strack-family-photo-benjamin-strack-37-his-wife-kristi-strack-36-and-three-of-their-children-benson-14-emery-12-and-zion-11-were-all-discovered-dead-by-the-oldest-sibling-18-year-old-janson-mcgee-and-his-grandmother-on-saturday-sept-27-2014-in-their-springville-homehttps://people.com/crime/family-believes-kristi-and-benjamin-strack-killed-children-committed-suicide/https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/killer-says-his-ideas-influenced-strack-family-murder-suicide-n296401https://www.freep.com/story/news/nation/2015/01/29/moms-obsession-killer-led-death-entire-family/22534407/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Banner_of_Heavenhttps://medium.com/crimeatorium/brenda-and-erica-lafferty-revelation-of-death-55e4996837cbhttps://www.ksl.com/article/46672331/former-officer-in-lafferty-case-opens-up-about-murders

    • 59 min
    S. 4 Episode 10- The Disappearnce of Lars Mittank

    S. 4 Episode 10- The Disappearnce of Lars Mittank

    In this episode Ashley discusses the bizarre disappearance of Lars Mittank, a German tourist who was on vacation with his friends. Due to an injury he stayed behind and they returned to Germany. 2 days later after a series of crazy behavior, Lars fled the airport and has never been seen again. Join us as we explore the dark side of humanity!

    Resources:

    1. https://berlinspectator.com/2020/07/19/germany-new-hope-in-the-lost-son-case
    2. https://darktales.blog/2021/05/11/the-disappearance-of-lars-mittank
    3. https://youtu.be/VsqATIHqAqg
    4. https://www.freepressjournal.in/bizarre-news/lars-mittank-the-mysterious-case-of-german-national-who-disappeared-after-behaving-weirdly-at-bulgaria-airport
    5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emr-C7zzV5c
    6. https://www.facebook.com/findetlarsmittank

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

ronjon85 ,

The best!

I may be biased, but this is my favorite podcast to listen to and guest host! Love my girls Kashley! Cheers!

windowless world ,

Wow. Victim blame much?

Just listened to the Georgette Bauerdorf episode. I was shocked at all of the victim blaming. A quote from the episode, “Georgette supported the military... that’s, like, what they did back then, I guess. And it ended up getting her killed.” Then calling her “high maintenance” and this was based on nothing. She worked and volunteered and still had time to travel to see friends and family but she’s “high maintenance”. Blaming victims is terrible. Do better ladies. Come on.

jsjsjhajajjasf ,

Unbiased open minded listener...

The soundboard horror sounds ruin it all.. so annoying! Also too many random subject paths

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