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The Conspirators is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the dark and disturbing stories from history your teacher never told you about. On the show I discuss unsolved mysteries, serial killers, survival stories, strange disappearances and other bizarre true events from the past.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 921 Ratings

The Conspirators is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the dark and disturbing stories from history your teacher never told you about. On the show I discuss unsolved mysteries, serial killers, survival stories, strange disappearances and other bizarre true events from the past.

    Ep. 171 - The Vagabond

    Ep. 171 - The Vagabond

    Throughout the American southwest, a young artist named Everett Ruess became a household name. There are arts festivals in his name, and you can buy posters and mugs bearing Everett's artwork. But in 1934, at age 20, Everett vanished while on a lengthy trip through the desert. In this episode I tell you about the life of Everett Ruess, and of the many mysteries he left behind.

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    Notes:


    https://www.amazon.com/Everett-Ruess-Vagabond-W-L-Rusho/dp/0879052104/ref=asc_df_0879052104/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312065538926&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10411978680814241139&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016906&hvtargid=pla-650923804952&psc=1





    https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Everett-Ruess-Disappearance-Wilderness/dp/B005DCA1HC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3TPL55DOITA7W&keywords=Everett+ruess&qid=1641572810&s=books&sprefix=everett+ruess%2Cstripbooks%2C93&sr=1-1






    https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/everett-ruess-nowhere-man/






    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/article/everett-ruess-found-dna-test-proves-skeleton-in-utah-desert-is-ruess

    • 34 min
    Ep. 170 - The Harvest

    Ep. 170 - The Harvest

    Throughout the late 1960s all the way up to the present day, farmers and cattle ranchers around the world have reported thousands of mysterious deaths and mutilations of their livestock. Theories range from cultists, to government experiments all the way to extraterrestrial visitors. In this episode I give you the history of cattle mutilation, and the terrifying implications this phenomena may have for the human race.




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    Notes:


    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IRMSXFM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1






    https://www.history.com/news/cattle-mutilation-1970s-skinwalker-ranch-ufosx






    https://www.npr.org/2019/10/08/767283820/not-one-drop-of-blood-cattle-mysteriously-mutilated-in-oregon






    https://vault.fbi.gov/Animal%20Mutilation






    https://7news.com.au/spotlight/the-ufo-phenomenon-australias-cattle-mutilation-mystery-c-3035029

    • 41 min
    Ep. 169 - The Atomic Boy Scout

    Ep. 169 - The Atomic Boy Scout

    In 1994, the residents of a quiet suburban Detroit neighborhood were startled by the site of an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup crew in hazardous materials suits swarming a house on Pinto Street. It turned out the 17 year old son of the homeowner had attempted to build an atomic breeder reactor in the back yard.

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    Notes:



    https://medium.com/the-mystery-box/the-legend-of-david-hahn-the-radioactive-boy-scout-e0fefdd4261a






    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FC1AJS/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1638961144&ref_=tmm_kin_swatch_0&sr=8-1






    https://harpers.org/archive/1998/11/the-radioactive-boy-scout/






    https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/the-radioactive-boy-scout-who-built-a-nuclear-reactor-in-his-back-yard/






    https://archive.epa.gov/epa/aboutepa/love-canal-tragedy.html






    http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1936731_1936743_1936745,00.html

    • 30 min
    Ep. 168 - The Silver Star

    Ep. 168 - The Silver Star

    Throughout the history of the old west, there are few lawmen with as interesting a story as that of Bass Reeves. He was a former slave who became known far and wide as perhaps the most prolific law enforcement officer in history. Some stories claim he arrested more than 3,000 criminals in his career, and shot and killed as many as fourteen men. He's also widely believed to be the inspiration for the one of the most famous fictional cowboys ever, the Lone Ranger.






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    Notes:



    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003SLFBOS/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1






    https://www.texasmonthly.com/being-texan/the-resurrection-of-bass-reeves/






    https://www.ranker.com/list/wild-west-misconceptions/nida-sea









    Music:






    Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod



    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4273-relaxing-piano-music




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    Despair and Triumph by Kevin MacLeod




    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3641-despair-and-triumph




    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 34 min
    Ep. 167 - The Prodigy

    Ep. 167 - The Prodigy

    You've probably heard stories about child prodigies, those remarkable children who show incredible aptitudes in art, music, science and mathematics at an early age. Well, once there lived a little girl named Barbara Newhall Follett, who published her first novel at age 12, and for a time became the darling of the literary world. But fame and critical acclaim at such an early age comes with a price, and one day when Barbara was 25 years old, she walked out of her apartment and was never seen again.




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    Notes:



    https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/celebrity/vanishing-act






    https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/a-place-of-vanishing-finding-barbara-newhall-follett/






    https://www.npr.org/2010/12/18/132135938/barbara-newhall-follett-disappearing-child-genius






    https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/05/20/the-benefits-and-pressures-of-being-a-young-genius/often-child-prodigies-do-not-grow-into-adult-genius






    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/may/15/child-geniuses-prodigies






    https://vtdigger.org/2017/12/03/vermont-prodigy-wows-world/









    Music:




    Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod






    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4273-relaxing-piano-music






    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 34 min
    Ep. 166 - The Night Hag

    Ep. 166 - The Night Hag

    Scientists estimate anywhere from eight to fifteen percent of the public suffers from the condition known as sleep paralysis sometime during their lives. Although scientists believe they can explain this strange sensation of waking up feeling paralyzed with fear. The people who suffer this affliction often insist they are being terrorized by evil forces bent on harming them. In this episode I'll tell you about the long history of sleep paralysis, and about the time during the late 1970s and early 80's when 117 otherwise healthy men died in their sleep.

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    Notes:


    https://www.amazon.com/Terror-That-Comes-Night-Experience-Centered/dp/081221305X/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=david+hufford&qid=1634695361&sr=8-1





    http://alexandrabittner.com/mara-the-nightmare-legend/





    http://www.furorteutonicus.eu/germanic/ashliman/mirror/nightmare.html





    https://www.sleepfoundation.org/parasomnias/sleep-paralysis





    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/09/the-dark-side-of-the-placebo-effect-when-intense-belief-kills/245065/





    https://www.history.com/news/nightmare-on-elm-street-real-inspiration-hmong-death





    https://thehatmanproject.com

    • 32 min

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