Mickey Blurr explores the mythology and reality of supernatural happenings in Connecticut, USA.
04. With the Beadles (ft. Andrü Mars)
WILLIAM BEADLE; a family man, driven by God.
The wonderful Andrü Mars joins me to discuss the life & times of a Revolutionary era patriot who believed that the Almighty was smiling down on him. We're talking about some seriously dark subject matter today, so hold onto your carving knives and listen to the true tale of the Beadles; a financial and spiritual tragedy which led to America's first recorded mass-murder-suicide.
*'Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of' by Harold Schechter
03. The Glawackus (ft. TJ Heath)
What in the HELL is a GLAWACKUS? Is it a dog-cat? A lynx-bear? A panther... bird?? And what do lumberjacks have to do with this, anyways? Mickey goes to the depths of his bestiary with the help of dear friend and fellow magickal miscreant, TJ Heath!
‘Spooky Trails and Tall-Tales Connecticut’ by Stephen Gencarella
‘Fearsome Critters’ by Henry H. Tryon
‘Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology’ by George M. Eberhart
and a special thank you to ‘Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts’ by Laura Brenlla, which I found in a bookstore for my child, promptly searched for Connecticut, and found today’s monster
02: The Secret Doctrine
THE OCCULT! What is it? Is it a religion? A cult? An excuse to sacrifice babies and hex the weak? Could it maybe, just maybe, be an assortment of abstract methods of spiritual practice and self improvement? We ask Christopher Lee, Nat Friedland, and, of course, your host Mickey to help guide us through this maze of mysterious questions.
Resources are too numerous to list, and this episode was written without direct reference to any book or reading but rather from personal experience.
Some recommended online resources, however, include;
01. Vampires of Connecticut
VAMPIRES! Are they real? Do they haunt Connecticut? Or is your small farming community just dying from some kind of plague?
Find out here!
Vampires, Burial and Death: Folklore and Reality - Paul Barber, 1988
Vampires and Death in New England, 1784 to 1892 - Michael Bell