This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles (White Album). Aside from all the great music on the album, it reminds all true crime fiends of The White Album's connection to Charles Manson and The Manson Family Murders.
In the late 60's, cult leader Charles Manson told his followers that a race war was coming and The Family would have to hide in a secret underground city. Then, when the war was over, The Family would return to the surface and rule the world. But what proof did Charlie have of this prophecy? He cited two main sources: The Bible and The Beatles!
Tonight Eric will break down the messages Manson allegedly took from both sources and explain how they tied into The Manson Family's plan to commit murder and start the war that Manson called "Helter Skelter".
We'll also hear from Charles Manson himself and we'll hear what Beatle John Lennon has to say about Manson and hidden messages in Beatles music.
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How much would you pay for Ted Bundy's glasses or a lock of Charles Manson's hair? Eric is once again joined by true-blue Spookaroo Susan Barrett to discuss the buying, selling, and collecting of Murderabilia. It's become something of a growing trend with multiple websites devoted to selling just about anything related to serial killers including their artwork, their prison visitors sheets, and even their hair. Some consider murderabilia part of history; others consider it an exploration of tragedy and the sickest kind of "celebrity obsession". But where do you stand?
We'll also talk about Son of Sam laws and how both their absence and their enforcement can have negative effects on society.
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Halloween season is over and your host is falling apart! To give Eric a bit of a rest, we're diving into the archives to reissue episode 3, Ghosts of John Stone's Inn (aka Stone's Public House). Eric has recorded a new intro and outdo with additional commentary and remixed the sound of the original episode so it should sound even better than it did the first time around. Plus this episode is special: it's the first appearance of Jenny "Blades" Lecesse!
Eric and Jennie discuss their hometown haunt: John Stone's Inn as it used to be known or Stone's Public House as it is currently known. Legend has it that a murder took place in the basement and was covered up by townies. Now the murderous spirits are said to haunt the halls of the bar/restaurant...and so does the ghost of their victim! And they aren't alone. Another legend tells of a little girl who was hit by a train just outside of the inn who now roams the upper floors and likes to peer out the windows. It's also said the bloody dress they removed from her body as they attempted to save her life can still be found in the restaurant...if it's not out for framing!
We know it's kind of lame to repost an old episode, but it will be new to many of you and we hope you will enjoy the new content.
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