Tag: Iowa

Episode 35: Frozen Secrets

   In 1927, William Coffey was a middle-aged newlywed on top of the world. His wife’s family began to suspect…

Frozen Secrets

January is a cold month in the Midwest, especially in Wisconsin. The temperatures routinely hover around the freezing point, and…

Episode 32: The Accidentally Deliberate Murder of Augusta Bartz

16-year-old Augusta Bartz was murdered in  1892. Even though her killer, Herman Boek, shotgunned her in the middle of road…

Episode 30: Haunted – The Kelly Family Murders

In 1933, William Kelly made a horrific decision. He would spend a lifetime haunted by the memories of things he…

Haunted: The Kelly Family Murders

Hauntings are a hallmark of the Halloween season. A common horror fiction theme is having an unsuspecting individual or family…

Episode 26: An Uncommon Criminal

When Iowa policemen arrested a robbery suspect in 1947, they thought they had just apprehended the thief responsible for numerous…

Rising From the Flames

The world was breathing a little easier at the end of 1945. For the past several years, the Second World…

Episode 15: Rising From the Flames

August 30, 1945, was a day like any other in DeWitt, Iowa. That is, until the explosions started. What happened…

Uninvited Guests

It was the Spring of 1972, and a group of young men in Davenport, Iowa were hosting a very unusual…

Episode 8: Uninvited Guests

In the late 1960’s, a fraternity in Davenport, Iowa moved into a comfortable new chapter home. Before long, they discovered…