This is a podcast about creepy, mysterious and dark stories from across the East Texas region and from the lives of myself and my friends. Enjoy.
Stories for the Haunting Hours
The witching hour is upon us once again, listeners. 2020 has been a frightful year and I haven't done much work on the podcast. But if I'm going to record at all, it's going to be the annual Halloween episode. Tune in to hear a few tales of the dark, morbid and macabre...Happy Halloween!
Episode 48 - Lights Above The Pines - East Texas UFOs
For hundreds of years, Texans have been reporting sightings of strange crafts and alien visitors across the Lone Star State. Some of the most incredible of these encounters have taken place right here in East Texas. Tune into this episode of the Dispatch to learn about mysterious sightings, unexplained aerial phenomena and otherworldly visitors here behind the Pine Curtain.
Episode 47 - Stories for the Dusk and Shadows
The time of spooks and shadows has descended upon nowhere once again, listeners. In this third installment of my spooky stories episodes, tune in to hear six tales of ghosts, mysterious figures and the morbid, fascinating burial and mourning traditions of the South. Just in time for Halloween, follow me across Texas and the South with these macabre stories to get you in the mood for the eeriest (and best) season of the year.
Episode 46 - Blood on the Pines - Infamous East Texas Murders
Murders leave a legacy. Even out here in the middle of nowhere, they leave echoes, reaching across time and through memory to haunt us. The stories of infamous murders are shared and shared again as a way of preserving the lives of those taken too soon, as a way of warning others and as a way of making sense of sudden tragedy. In this episode, I'll share with you stories of three infamous East Texas murders and the strange circumstances surrounding them. Tune in, and remember the stories of those who were struck down before their time.
Episode 45 – Strange Medicine - Folk Magic in East Texas and the South
Some magic is born of necessity. Instead of a wand or staff, folks were more likely to use a forked twig or a piece of silverware. Instead of elaborate potions and elixirs, common people would use water, herbs and river stones. Instead of an ancient, leather-bound grimoire or tome, more people than you’d expect would look to the Holy Bible for spellwork.
This magic is as real to the people who practice it as making a phone call or bandaging a paper cut is to you or me. It’s been practiced since the dawn of humankind, it’s still practiced today and it’s been going on right here in East Texas from the very beginning.
In this episode, tune in to learn about the strange history of folk magic in East Texas and the South and some of the legends about these mysterious practices.
Episode 44 - From Midnight Until Dawn - Texas Executions
For more than 200 years, Texas has used the death penalty to punish its worst criminals and to dissuade others from committing similar crimes. From hemp rope and gallows poles to lethal injection, the Lone Star State has made history in this grim practice and now executes more prisoners than any other state in the country. The practice has changed over time and the process has never been as simple or straightforward as some might think. On this episode of the Dispatch, I'll tell you about the long and dark history of capital punishment in Texas and several death penalty cases which made their way to this part of the state.
From Kaufman County
*I was so excited to see this! I’m happy you’re back!
I love this podcast! Perfect delivery, easy to follow and keeps you coming back for more. The perfect podcast to play in chronological order and binge listen.
Try Sticking to The Facts
The Painting was interesting, but it all went downhill after that. The stories are not well researched and include entirely too much opinion. Also, the host doesn’t actually seem to like where he lives, and it comes out in the narration. It’s a great idea but missed the mark.
I missed this show!
Welcome back! It was such a pleasant surprise to see a new episode appear in my feed. Being from Texas, these stories hit home a little extra hard (in a good way) for me. Love love love it!