“THE GIRLS WHO TURNED GREEN” and 4 More True Stories! #WeirdDarkness


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Aug 01 2020 57 mins  
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IN THIS EPISODE: 7-year-old Maria went missing in 1957, and while her body was later found, her murder was never solved and the case went cold – until 50 years later when the case was finally solved and closed. But it turns out everybody was wrong. (A Cold Case Finally Solved… Then Unsolved) *** If you take State Route 375 through Nevada you will pass by the infamous Area-51. But of course they are not going to let you in, even if you ask nicely. But State Route 375 isn’t called the Extraterrestrial Highway just because of one area you can’t visit – there’s a lot more to it than that. (The 98-Mile Extraterrestrial Highway) *** Hikers sometimes get lost in the woods, as do children of course. But those on bikes almost never disappear; but there is one tragic case of a fat tire rider who couldn’t be found. (The Vanished Mountain Biker) *** Chlorosis was a frequently diagnosed disease during the 19th century that gave the skin of the afflicted a greenish tinge. As a cure, doctors told young women to get married and reproduce. As you can probably surmise, the cure was not in the least bit effective. (The Girls Who Turned Green) *** In 1910 two witnesses see a pair of lights that transform into radiant beings with “human form.” You might dismiss the report as misidentification of ball lightning or some other natural explanation – but in 1952 those radiant humanoid beings of light were seen again! (Close Encounters of the Fairy Kind)

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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE…
BOOK: “The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries” by W.Y. Evans-Wentz: https://tinyurl.com/y3kwqflr
VIDEO: John Tessier (Jack McCullough) questioned by police: https://tinyurl.com/y5lc53dl
BOOK: “Foosteps in the Snow” by Charles Lachman: https://amzn.to/2D5wXsk
BOOK: “The Cold Vanish” by John Billman: https://tinyurl.com/y6jjeyto
“A History of Elves” episode: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/6970
“The Deadliest and Most Haunted Road in Britain” episode: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/6975
CHURCH OF THE UNDEAD: “God, Ghosts and Aliens”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/6859

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“Close Encounters of the Fairy Kind” by Nick Redfern for Mysterious Universe: https://tinyurl.com/y5vvkpkc
“A Cold Case Finally Solved.. Then Unsolved” from Mystery Confidential: https://tinyurl.com/y2zrhdpa
“The 98-Mile Extraterrestrial Highway” by Alexandra Schonfeld for Newsweek: https://tinyurl.com/y5ubmo6e
“The Girls Who Turned Green” by Fiona Zublin for Ozy: https://tinyurl.com/yamqxtoh
“The Vanished Mountain Biker” by John Billman, an excerpt from his book “The Cold Vanish” https://tinyurl.com/y6jjeyto, posted at Outside Online: https://tinyurl.com/yxplwqzm
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