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Join us every week as we discuss true crime cases and deep dive into the minds of the perpetrators

    The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel

    The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel

    Do you believe in demons? In the Roman Catholic Church, the rite of exorcism is a restricted practice with strict guidelines for what can qualify. Anneliese Michel was a student who started to experience symptoms of epilepsy as a teenager, but every medical treatment she tried seemed to fail and she proceeded to get worse. Having grown up in an extremely devout Catholic family, those around her began to suspect her symptoms weren't related to mental or physical illness at all, but of demonic possession. After repeated appeals to bishops in the provincial, local area of southern German, one bishop finally approved the request which led deadly consequences. Join us for our season finale as Briana takes us through the ins and outs of this tragic case and we discuss some of the issues with balancing faith and religion with modern medicine.
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    Sources we used for this episode:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11381816/anneliese-michel
    https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/seized-by-the-spirit-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-and-the-exorcism-of-anneliese-michel/
    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/temporal-lobe-seizure/symptoms-causes/syc-20378214
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/anneliese-michel-exorcism
    http://www.chasingthefrog.com/reelfaces/emilyrose.php
    https://medium.com/history-of-yesterday/the-criminal-exorcism-of-anneliese-michel-c75c23a28869
    https://historydaily.org/the-anneliese-michel-story
    https://religion.fandom.com/wiki/Anneliese_Michel
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/02/AR2005090200559_3.html
    https://www.historicmysteries.com/anneliese-michel-exorcism/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exorcism
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819054/
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/exorcism
    https://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/bayern/zum-gruseln-abgebrannt-das-exorzisten-haus-art-195825
    Beware of the Other Side(s): Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder in American Fiction by Heike Schwarz

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Megan’s Law

    Megan’s Law

    This case is a particularly rough one, but it's even more important to share. Brittany takes us through the case that inspired Megan's law, the federal law in the United States requiring law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. Join us this week as she tells us of the horrific assault and murder of Megan Kanka and the aftermath.
    Please consider making a donation to the Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation on behalf of Megan and every child who has suffered a similar fate. You can do so through their website or send your donations to them at the address below:

    Megan Nicole Kanka FoundationP.O. Box 9956Trenton, NJ 08650

    If you would like to make a contribution, volunteer your time, or find out more about the foundation's programs, please call at (609) 890-2201 or reach out to them through email.
    Special thank you to our sponsor for this episode:
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    Sources we used for this episode:

    https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/megans-law-story


    https://www.newspapers.com/image/318365121/?fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjMxODM2NTEyMSwiaWF0IjoxNjY3NzYxODk1LCJleHAiOjE2Njc4NDgyOTV9.EYhWtBt8w0uGJvuodM8am1602kx3jwdZQXn5jHF_iQg


    https://www.chillingcrimes.com/blogs/news/megan-kanka


    https://murderpedia.org/male.T/t/timmendequas.htm


    https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/criminal-law/megans-law/


    https://www.nj.com/mercer/2015/02/nj_appeals_court_rejects_latest_attempt_by_jesse_t.html


    http://www.megannicolekankafoundation.org/mission.htm

    • 45 min
    Shockingly Haunted: St. Augustine Lighthouse (ft. Amanda C. Miller)

    Shockingly Haunted: St. Augustine Lighthouse (ft. Amanda C. Miller)

    Happy Halloween! For the final installment of Shockingly Haunted, we're joined by Briana's sister, voice actor Amanda C. Miller, to talk about one of the oldest cities in the US: St. Augustine, Florida. Although St. Augustine is rife with history and hauntings, one of the most notable is the St. Augustine Lighthouse, looming more than 600 feet over the top of the city. Join us as we talk about the history of the building, some of the ghosts who still reside there, and Briana and Amanda's experience ghost hunting at the location.
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    Sources we used for this episode:
    https://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/
    https://www.visitstaugustine.com/thing-to-do/st-augustine-lighthouse-and-museum
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Augustine_Light
    https://thelittlehouseofhorrors.com/st-augustine-lighthouse/
    https://ghostcitytours.com/st-augustine/haunted-places/st-augustine-lighthouse/
    https://nightlyspirits.com/st-augustine-lighthouse-haunted-ghosts/
    https://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/2020/04/23/ghost-profiles-learn-a-little-about-our-lighthouse-ghosts-in-these-qas/
    https://www.ghostsandgravestones.com/st-augustine/lighthouse-haunted
    https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/blog/haunted-st-augustine/
    https://citystaug.com/
    https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/things-to-do/paranormal-activities/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Augustine,_Florida
    https://www.historiccoastculture.com/
    https://www.oldcity.com/

    • 53 min
    Shockingly Haunted: Haunted Islands

    Shockingly Haunted: Haunted Islands

    Welcome to the second to last installment in our haunted locations series, Shockingly Haunted! This week, we're talking about haunted islands -- or, one haunted island, anyway (Briana forgot to finish her research; whoops). In a lagoon situated between the coasts of Venice and Lido in Italy, Poveglia Island is nicknamed the ‘Island of Ghosts’ due to its grizzly past. Join us this week as Brittany tells us all about its sordid history.
    Special thank you to our sponsors for this episode:

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    Sources we used for this episode:
    https://luxeadventuretraveler.com/poveglia-italy/
    https://www.escape.com.au/destinations/europe/italy/poveglia-island-italy-inside-worlds-most-haunted-island-photos/news-story/d10ee6996b9fec8b3e67f1930867c7b5
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/destinations/the-haunting-of-italys-poveglia-island/articleshow/92413658.cms

    • 30 min
    Shockingly Haunted: Haunted Castles

    Shockingly Haunted: Haunted Castles

    We're continuing our limited paranormal October series called Shockingly Haunted with haunted castles! Join us this week as we bring you a selection of castles and fortifications from around the globe, along with some stories of the spirits said to still remain behind those walls.
    Special thank you to our sponsors for this episode:

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    Sources we used for this episode:
    Burg Eltz sources

    https://thelittlehouseofhorrors.com/burg-eltz/


    https://darktourists.com/visiting-eltz-castle-burg-eltz-wierschem-germany/


    https://burg-eltz.de/de/startseite

    Bhangarh Fort sources

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhangarh_Fort


    https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/the-most-haunted-fort-in-india/article20231373.ece


    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/destinations/5-mysterious-facts-about-bhangarh-that-will-scare-you-to-bits/photostory/85977969.cms


    https://blog.thomascook.in/12-things-to-know-about-bhangarh-fort/


    https://theculturetrip.com/asia/india/articles/the-story-of-bhangarh-fort-indias-most-notorious-haunted-site/


    https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/travel/story/desperately-searching-for-a-ghost-in-india-s-most-haunted-bhangarh-fort-1989263-2022-08-18


    https://www.veenaworld.com/blog/what-makes-the-bhangarh-fort-of-rajasthan-the-most-haunted-place-of-india


    https://www.holidify.com/pages/bhangarh-fort-most-haunted-place-in-india-1322.html


    https://www.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/bhangarh-fort.html

    Bran Castle sources 

    http://www.bran-castle.com/


    http://www.bran-castle.com/historical-timeline.html


    https://www.nbcnews.com/sciencemain/vlad-impaler-real-dracula-was-absolutely-vicious-8c11505315


    https://rolandia.eu/en/blog/places/bran-castle-chasing-vampires-at-dracula-s-castle

    Castle of Good Hope sources

    https://www.castleofgoodhope.co.za/


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_of_Good_Hope


    https://thelittlehouseofhorrors.com/castle-of-good-hope/


    https://www.matiemedia.org/the-ghosts-of-the-castle-of-good-hope/

    • 54 min
    Shockingly Haunted: Haunted Hospitals

    Shockingly Haunted: Haunted Hospitals

    We're continuing our limited paranormal October series called Shockingly Haunted with haunted hospitals! Join us this week as we bring you a selection of hospitals with dark pasts throughout the country. We also talk about how both the true crime and horror genres stigmatize mental illness, and how society has turn it into a bogeyman.
    Special thank you to our sponsors for this episode:

    Violet and Suds - Get 20% off your order using our code, WICKED20.

    Sources we used for this episode:
    https://www.psycom.net/mental-health-wellbeing/horror-movies-mental-health-stigma
    https://nursingclio.org/2015/10/29/ghosts-are-scary-disabled-people-are-not-the-troubling-rise-of-the-haunted-asylum/
    The Danvers State Hospital sources: 
    https://www.danversstatehospital.org/
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/danvers-state-hospital
    https://usghostadventures.com/haunted-places/americas-most-haunted-hospitals-and-asylums/danvers-state-hospital/
    DeJarnette Sanitarium sources
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/abandoned-dejarnette-sanitarium
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/30/how-american-racism-influenced-hitler
    https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/virginia/most-haunted-place-on-earth-va/
    https://www.piedmontforum.com/2016/04/05/ghosts-lost-secrets-lie-dejarnette-sanitarium/
    https://www.veganvictuals.com/abandoned-in-plain-sight-dejarnette-sanitarium/
    Waverly Hills Sanitorium sources: 
    https://www.therealwaverlyhills.com/
    https://ghostcitytours.com/louisville/haunted-louisville/waverly-hills/

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Haprolee ,

Engaging, thorough, and well-told!

A nice mix of lesser known and classic cases with great discussion. Really enjoyed the Shockingly Haunted miniseries as well! Can’t wait to hear more.

—WID

midewestmomster ,

New favorite!

New listener here and I cannot sing the praises of the pod enough. Love the variety and putting it on my “binge” list. Truly awesome ladies!

Captainswife18 ,

Great Energy

New fan here just started listening. Totally enjoying it .I love the energy these two ladies give off with each other. Great topics can’t wait to listen to more

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