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Episode 53 – Pure Evil

With great nails come great responsibility! This week Tyler and Johnny discuss the legend of Stanley Stiers and oh-so iconic Annabelle. Plus: the low-down on Doll’s Head Trail, a moment for Louisianna Purchase, and a birthday request!

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1. Doll’s Head Trail sign
2. “Uncle Steve” doll head
3. Doll head along Doll’s Head Trail
4. Young Michael Myers (from the original “Halloween”)
5. Lorraine and Ed Warren
6. Annabelle being brought home by Lorraine
7. Annabelle in her protective case
8. The Hollywood version of Annabelle

Episode 52 – Fat Raccoons

You can haunt me, just don’t move my tchotchkes! This week Johnny and Tyler discuss the infamous Jersey Devil and the terrifying Pontefract Poltergeist. Plus: the movie “Orphan” in real life, a Dragula check-in, and Tyler lets out his most blood-curdling scream!

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1. Sketch of the Jersey Devil
2. Pine Barrens region pointed out on a map of NJ
3. Photo of alleged Jersey Devil taken by Dave Black
4. Still from video of alleged Jersey Devil shot by Emily Martin
5. 30 East Drive
6. Reflection of figure on the stairs seen from kitchen
7. Black Monk hand by stairs
8. Spirit in the bushes

Episode 51 – Cocktease Castle

Did you miss us? This week Tyler and Johnny discuss the stories of the 1957 Halloween murder and the legend herself: Elizabeth Bathory. Plus: beyond sexy Halloween costumes, a quick word on Dragula, and a seasonal game!

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1. Goldyne Pizer and Joan Rabel
2. Betty and Peter Fabiano
3. LA Times Headline
4. Elizabeth Bathory
5. Elizabeth’s husband, Ferenc
6. Cachtice Castle, present day
7. Elizabeth looking fierce

Episode 50 – Grateful Dead

Love the mutton chops–you’re the next supreme! This week Tyler and Johnny discuss the stories of Olivia Mabel and Jonathan Koons’ spirit room. Plus: cold cases solved by Google Maps, ghost detecting crystals on Amazon, and some extra info about an old friend!

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1. Olivia Mabel’s ranch
2. Olivia Mabel
3. Aiden Mabel
4. The doll that Olivia made
5. The altar
6. Close up of altar
7. Jonathan and Abigail Koons
8. Jonathan and son Nahum
9. Drawing of Koons’ spirit machine

Episode 49 – Fate Built This Body

Hey Siri, play the newest episode of That’s Spooky! This week Johnny and Tyler discuss the curse of Carl Pruitt and the case of Tracey Wigginton. Plus: the newest tattoo trend, another deadly chicken attack, and two minutes of Dragula!

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1. Alleged photo of Carl Pruitt
2. Pulaski County, Kentucky (highlighted in yellow)
3. Grave of Floyd E. Pruett in Indiana
4. Tracey with her grandparents, George and Avril Wigginton
5. Young Tracey Wigginton
6. Edward Baldock
7. Investigators at the crime scene
8. Lisa Ptaschinski after arrest
9. Tracey Wigginton after parole release

Episode 48 – Rock and/or Roll

It’s everybody’s birthday! This week Tyler and Johnny discuss the strange disappearance of Granger Taylor and Michigan’s flying snuff film of 1989. Plus: which Starbucks to avoid, and a double-dose of Dragula. Sorry ’bout it!

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1. Granger Taylor
2. Granger’s Kitty Hawk mid construction
3. Granger’s spacecraft
4. Granger’s letter to his parents
5. Granger and his parents, Jim and Grace
6. Re-enactment of balloon discovery from Hard Copy
7. The snuff footage
8. ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ album artwork
9. Trent Reznor

Episode 47 – Texas French

Get ready for some histori-tea! This week Tyler and Johnny discuss the Oklahoma Ouija board murder and the Phantom Barber of Pascagoula. Plus: a boy and his (taxidermied) dog, personal demons, and the raging cryptid known as Faye Dunaway..

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1. Aerial view of Minco, Oklahoma
2. Illustration of the Phantom Barber
3. Mary Evelyn and her sister posing post-haircut
4. Newspaper article about the first Phantom Barber attack
5. Article about the R.R. Taylor attack
6. Article about Dolan’s arrest

Episode 46 – Spiritual Fight Club

Who’s that makin’ that funky noise? This week Johnny and Tyler discuss the crucifixion of Margaretta Peter and the Tallmann bunkbed haunting. Plus: the return of Dragula, witchy vibes in ‘To Wong Foo’, and the mysterious TV Santa Claus of Virginia.

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1. Johnny’s story has no pictures, so here is Fleetwood sleeping during our recording
2. Horicon, Wisconsin
3. The Tallmann home
4. The bunkbed
5. Pastor Wayne Dobratz

Episode 45 – Trust and Believe

Someone call the Super Sexy Secret Service! This week Tyler and Johnny discuss Michael Lupo (aka ‘The Wolf Man of London’), and the Toronto Circus Riot of 1855. Plus: my Mom’s a werewolf, crafternoons, and updates from the Imaginarium of Sharon Tate!

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1. Michael Lupo
2. Newspaper ad for the Seth B. Howes’ Star Troupe Menagerie and Circus
3. Illustration of old Toronto (fairgrounds were in the grassy patch at center)
4. Downtown Toronto in 1868
5. News clipping about the riot’s official inquest

Episode 44 – Go To Bed, Wig

We are doubly blessed today! This week Tyler and Johnny discuss the mac ‘n’ cheese of paranormal cases, the Haunting in Connecticut, and the infamous corpse of Elmer McCurdy. Plus: death by chickens, things we’re not fond of, and the return of the one and only Laura Dern!

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1. The Snedeker home
2. The Snedeker Family with Ed and Lorraine Warren
3. Allen, Carmen, and John Zaffis
4. Now a warning? Corpse photos ahead!
5. Elmer McCurdy’s body
6. ‘Laff in the Dark’ fun house
7. Elmer’s corpse upon its rediscovery
8. Elmer’s final resting place