“THE HAUNTINGS OF EASTERN STATE MENTAL ASYLUM” and More Terrifying True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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Jul 15 2020 62 mins  
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IN THIS EPISODE: Eastern State hospital was originally known as the Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds, built in 1773. It was America’s first mental asylum – and the horrors in the minds of its patients couldn’t compare to the horrors of the asylum itself. (The Hauntings of Eastern State Mental Asylum) *** 
Weirdo family member Krysta Lee shares a personal encounter with a spirit in her bathroom. (Cool Hand On My Shoulder) *** Belief in witches, hexes, and powerful spirits was prevalent in the 19th century, and into the 20th century. In fact, in rural areas of Pennsylvania, it might still be practiced today. So it’s the perfect setting for a murder involving curses, and a local witch. (The Witch of Ringtown) *** Parking tickets, floppy disks and escaped victims – these helped catch a handful of serial murderers who would likely have never been caught otherwise. (When Killers Capture Themselves) *** It’s been called a freak of nature, as weird as it is beautiful. Seen here are terrifying flying entities, giant skeletons, and even the legendary Bigfoot. We’ll look at the mysterious, strange, and dangerous Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. (Bigfoot, Giant Skeletons, and Okefenokee Swamp)

“The Mysterious Death and Haunting of Thomas Ince”: https://www.patreon.com/posts/39324111

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“Real Life Encounters With Angels” (Weird Darkness): https://weirddarkness.com/archives/6877
“Do I Have a Guardian Angel?” (Church of the Undead): https://weirddarkness.com/archives/6881
“Pickman’s Model” by H.P. Lovecraft: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/4179
“I Drive For Cerber”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/6717

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“The Hauntings of Eastern State Mental Asylum” by Inigo Gonzalez for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/y7n4tnk6
“Cool Hand On My Shoulder” by Weirdo family member Krysta Lee
“The Witch of Ringtown” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/y9a6n4q2
“When Killers Capture Themselves” by Abbey White for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/ybpl4cfo
“Bigfoot, Giant Skeletons, and the Okefenokee Swamp” by Ellen Lloyd for Ancient Pages: https://tinyurl.com/y8emzv4f
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