Episode 28: The Confession of Leonard Grubb

When Indiana police heard that Leonard Grubb had killed a man, they definitely wanted to hear more. Haunted by the victims ghost, Leonard happily confessed, leading to one of the strangest stories in Indiana history.   Sources 2 In Nashville Jail as Murder Story Is Sifted. The Republic, 10/28/1930 Slaying Exposed in Brown County. The... Continue Reading →

The Confession of Leonard Grubb

A large part of making it through prison is learning how to pass the time. Some people just sit and stare, letting their brains wander into realms of imagination far outside their concrete cells. Some read, either to further their education or just for entertainment. There is a myriad of ways to keep yourself occupied;... Continue Reading →

Episode 27: A Dark and Haunted Holiday

   Some relatives are unwelcome at Christmas. Some are rude. Some look down on you. Some are unwelcome because they're already dead. In 1937, a dead man allegedly compelled his son to commit a terrible crime at Christmas.   Sources Vesper Youth Confesses ‘Spiritual Slaying’ of Son. Marshfield News-Herald, 12/27/1937 Release Wife of Confessed Baby... Continue Reading →

A Dark and Haunted Holiday

Christmas morning is something that’s looked forward to by families all over the country. It’s a time to gather with family in a warm, loving space protected from the colder weather that can dominate so many regions during that time of year. The brightly-lit rooms are filled with the delightful smells of homecooked meals and... Continue Reading →

Episode 25: The Would-Be Bride

In 1924, Cora Raber was a young woman who found herself in an undesired position. But she had resolved the issue, and was going to get married. Or so she thought. What happened to the Would-Be Bride?      Sources Arden Murder Solved. The Herald-Press, 8/12/1924 Identify Dead Girl; Arrest Man. The News-Palladium, 8/12/1924 Murder... Continue Reading →

The Would-Be Bride

On August 10, 1924, the decomposed body of a young woman was found near the town of Arden, Michigan. The remains were only half-clothed, and had been mauled by wild animals. Unceremoniously dumped along a disused railway line, authorities estimated that the girl had been there for almost a week. The coroner soon determined that... Continue Reading →

Episode 20: The Harry Singer Murders

Locals suspected that something was off when Harry Singer started selling his boss' belongings. Never would they have guessed the truth. What had happened to the Wesley family, and what did Singer know about it?     Sources The Noblesville Ledger, 7/4/1936 Young Hold Up Victim Dies In Wabash County Hospital. Muncie Evening Press, 7/7/1936... Continue Reading →

Episode 19: Beyond the Bedroom Door

When May Lewis came home, no one else was there. Where had her parents gone, and what was behind the bedroom door that wouldn't open?     Sources Former Brazil Man Kills Wife; Ends Own Life. The Brazil Daily Times. 1/21/1922 Cuts Off Wife’s Head and Then Kills Self. The Indianapolis News, 1/21/1922 Miner Cuts... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Bedroom Door

On the afternoon of January 20, 1922, May Lewis returned home from school. She went to find her parents, Charles and Fay. Not seeing anyone, she called out for them. No one answered. Thinking that they might be in their bedroom, she tried the door. It was shut tight, and nothing she could do would... Continue Reading →

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