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Welcome to Horrifying History where you are about to hear about the unexplained, paranormal, and supernatural happenings that has stained the pages of history.

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I remember one day my mom brought up that she was thinking of donating her body to science when she dies.  She said to me that she wasn’t going to use it anyway, so why not?  Why not help someone?  I told her that I would support whatever she chooses, and ultimately she told me that she decided to be an organ donor and not donate her whole body to science.  People who decide to donate their organs to others are heroes.  People who decide to donate their bodies to science are helping people learn and help with studies that save lives.  

 

But sometimes when people decide to do this selfless act, it doesn’t work out like they planned.

 

Now it's time for a bit of heads up, today we will be talking about human remains…listener discretion is advised.

 

Welcome to Episode 60 - Human Chop Shops

 

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Today, I am presenting an episode that I wanted to put out to all of you since the very beginning of this podcast.  The thing is…I avoided it until now.  The reason is that the subject matter is a sensitive one, and close to my heart.  I honestly started to try to develop this episode multiple times over the past year, and walked away since it affected me so deeply.  But I feel that it is vitally important to speak out about our subject matter today…child abuse.

 

Child abuse is physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and/or neglect.  It can include both physical and mental injuries that last a lifetime.  It involves an abuse of power and a breach of trust, and even one event no matter how small can destroy lives.

 

But the stories that you are going to hear today are not small.  They are in fact some of the worst case scenarios, and I feel that it is important that they are remembered.  It is important that these children are remembered.  Today we will be talking about abuse so severe that it resulted in what is called a feral child.  A feral child is a human child who has lived isolated away from other human contact from a very young age.  They have little to no experience with human care, behaviours, or even language.  These children at times were victims of severe abuse, or trauma before running away or being abandoned.  They are sometimes are the subjects of folklore or legend, and are often portrayed as having been raised by animals.

 

So if you haven’t guessed it by now…we are going to be talking about some dark stuff today…listener discretion is advised.

 

Welcome to Episode 59 - Feral Children

 

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Down to the Wire: You can find their podcasts Down to the Wire, Down the the Beat, and Down to the City on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, or visit them on their website at dttwentertainment.com to learn more and get some great bonus content.

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Every year, thousands of people are suddenly thrown into a state of limbo when a loved one goes missing.  These people never get to move on until the find out what happened to the ones they love, but sometimes they never do get the closure that they direly need.

 

Today, the cases we are going to speak about happened a some time ago.  Their loved ones may also be gone, but perhaps someone out there may have the one piece of information needed to learn what really happened.

 

Welcome to Episode 58 - Strange Unsolved Disappearances, Part 2

 

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Morning Cup of Murder - With over 750 episodes and new ones releasing every day - Morning Cup of Murder dives into serial killers, cults, and much, much more.  You can find Morning Cup of Murder wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.

Down to the Wire - You can find their podcasts Down to the Wire, Down the the Beat, and Down to the City on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, or visit them on their website at dttwentertainment.com to learn more and get some great bonus content.

Highbrow Drivel Podcast - You can find them at www.highbrowdrivel.com or where you find your favourite podcasts.

The Art of Bombing Podcast - This show not only gives great comedy insight, but gives you a lot of laughs along the way.  You can find them at www.artofbombingpod.com or wherever you find your favourite shows.

 

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About 61 years ago, something happened in the Ural Mountains that has resulted in a conspiracy theory that just wont go away.  A band of skiers trekked through this mountains stashing food, and extra skis in a valley to pick up on their way back from their trip.  Later that same night, these nine experienced skiers and hikers burst out of their tents half dressed fleeing into the night and into a blizzard.  They were later found dead - some with their bones broken, and one was even missing her tongue.  

 

For decades, few people beyond the victims family and friends were even aware that this happened.  It was only after a retired official’s account of what he saw came out to the public in 1990 that the world’s curiosity was peaked.

 

Welcome to Bonus Episode 15 - The Dyatlov Pass Incident


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A lonely hearts killer which is otherwise known as a want-ad killer is someone who finds their victims historically through classified or personal ads, or match making organizations.  With the evolution of the internet, this has evolved to include dating apps, and looking for love chat rooms.  The motivation of these type of killers vary with some planning to rob their victims or some wanting to satisfy a pathological impulsive.  But some on the other hand, are serial killers who use this method to target their victims.

 

Welcome to Episode 57…Lonely Hearts Killers.


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We would also like to thank Down to the Wire for sponsoring our show.  You can find their podcasts Down to the Wire, Down the the Beat, and Down to the City on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, or visit them on their website at dttwentertainment.com to learn more and get some great bonus content.

 

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For many people their reputation is everything.  For some it determines their status in society, and for others it is a measure of their influence.  A person’s reputation is a sum of all actions that is reflected by the people around us - in the way they treat or interact with us.  It is an indirect result of anything and everything we do, and even though it takes years to build one - it can take minutes to destroy.  Sometimes it is damaged by our own choices, but sometimes it is changed by others actions that are totally out of our own control.

 

Welcome to Episode 56...Facts About Famous People That You Will Not Believe.

 

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Horrifying History would like to thank Tiki for sponsoring this episode.  Control your data by going to www.mytiki.com/history and sign up today.

We would also like to thank Formulate for sponsoring this episode.  Go to www.formulate.co/history to complete your hair questionnaire.  And for an extra special gift for my listeners who are ready to start their journey to amazing hair - when you put in your order, Formulate will send you a second order for FREE!  

We lastly want to thank The Bearded Men Podcast for also sponsoring today's episode.  You can find them where ever you listen to your favourite podcasts, or on their website: www.beardedmenradio.com.  You can also get even more great content on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/beardedmenradio.

 

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In episode 10, we discuss famous hauntings in two plantations.  Lore developed around these plantations for several reasons.  One of these was to help bring in tourists, but the other - was that historically lore that surrounds plantations is many times altered to emphasize the horrors of slavery.  In the story you will hear today, these don’t apply.  The case you will hear actually happened the way it is presented.  It wasn’t exaggerated to bring in tourists, but is a case of extreme hatred that was targeted at one family, corruption at the highest levels, and a community that had the taste for blood.  

 

Welcome to Bonus Episode 14…The Black Donnellys


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Horrifying History would like to thank Tiki for sponsoring this episode.  Control your data by going to www.mytiki.com/history and sign up today.

We would also like to thank Formulate for sponsoring this episode.  Go to www.formulate.co/history to complete your hair questionnaire.  And for an extra special gift for my listeners who are ready to start their journey to amazing hair - when you put in your order, Formulate will send you a second order for FREE!  

We lastly want to thank the podcast The Art of Manliness for sponsoring this episode.  You can find this quirky podcast at www.artofmanliness.com or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.

 

Make sure you listen to the very end of the episode to hear the hidden Easter egg from Grizzly Naturals Beard Co.

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By the dawn of the 19th century, consumption which is now known as tuberculosis had killed one in seven people.  Throughout much of the 1800s, tuberculosis patients looked for a cure in sanatoriums where it was believed that resting in a healthy environment would result in a cure.  But for many it wasn’t, and they never left.  

 

For most patients, time spent in a sanatorium resulted in death in a time that no cure existed for this contagious disease.  Sometimes, that death came from the disease, but many times - it was due to the treatment they received.  

 

Welcome to Episode 55...The Waverly Hills Sanatorium.


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We would also like to thank Formulate for sponsoring this episode.  Go to www.formulate.co/history to complete your hair questionnaire.  And for an extra special gift for my listeners who are ready to start their journey to amazing hair - when you put in your order, Formulate will send you a second order for FREE!  

 

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Genetics can be a funny thing sometimes.  In my case for example, I look like my mom but when I had my DNA tested I was genetically more my dad.  In the case of my niece and nephew, they both have the most beautiful shade of red hair.  Apparently, my sister-in-laws grandfather had a red beard…but no one is positive why these two won the genetic lottery with their hair colour.  

 

Sometimes genetics can lead to some strange things though, and in the case of a family from Kentucky in the United States - they are now famous because of it.

 

Welcome to Episode 54…The True Story of the Blue Fugates - A Story of Inbreeding.

 

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Horrifying History would like to thank Tiki for sponsoring this episode.  Control your data by going to www.mytiki.com/history and sign up today.

We would also like to thank The Retro Video Store Podcast for sponsoring today's episode.  You can find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you find your favourite podcasts.

 

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I love to travel.  I love experiencing other cultures, eating new foods, and seeing new locations.  I enjoy traveling to places with a lot of history.  I love to learn about the people and events that came before me, and how this changed the world I live in today.  Sometimes history isn’t just history though.  Sometimes that history is still alive in some form, and sometimes you may end up seeing that history...face to face.

 

Welcome to Episode 53…Top Haunted Locations on Earth


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