Episode 5: The Hinterkaifeck Murders & Elisa Lam

Episode 5 is all about UNSOLVED DEATHS. I mean, I’m inclined to say UNSOLVED MURDERS but Elisa Lam’s death was never officially concluded to be anything but bizarre, so… I guess you’ll have to make your own decision.

Justine starts off by telling us about the Hinterkaifeck murders, where a family of 5 and their maid were all slaughtered at their rural farmhouse in Bavaria, Germany.

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It’s one of those stories where it’s obvious that they were murdered — they didn’t kill themselves with a mattock, that’s for sure — but the possibilities of WHO could have done it are dizzying, and the reports of there being ghostly activity in the house just makes it even more confusing.

Gray tells us about Elisa Lam, a college student who was on a solo trip to Los Angeles when she was found dead in one of the Cecil Hotel’s rooftop water tanks. (Really makes you think twice about drinking hotel tap water, doesn’t it?)

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There are SO MANY bizarre details that make this case impossible to solve, but I challenge you to listen and come to your own theory (and then tell us about it!).

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Episode 3: The Lost Colony of Roanoke

For episode 3 we took a detour away from the paranormal and discussed the LOST COLONY OF ROANOKE.

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There were actually two settlements in 1585 that wound up landing at Roanoke Island in what is today’s Dare County, North Carolina. The first of which was lacking in supplies (and having serious issues with the local Native Americans, duh) so many of them left, but the second bunch — a group of 115 led by John White — ended up there as well, and later disappeared without a trace.

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Well, that isn’t totally true. They found the word CROATOAN carved into a post of the fence around the village, as well as C-R-O carved into a nearby tree. The houses and fortifications had all been dismantled. Did the colonists leave to find a new, more hospitable place to settle? Did the Native Americans take over and destroy the colony? Did the colonists end up, desperate for food and supplies, integrating with the Native American tribes and eventually bearing children of future generations with them? Join us to discuss these theories and more…

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