Southern Mysteries Podcastactive
Hi, I'm Shannon Ballard. I explore historical mysteries, myths and legends of the South. Hope y'all enjoy.
Country Of Origin |
USA
Produced In |
Jackson, MS
Premiere Date |
2017-10-19
Frequency |
Biweekly

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From 1955 - 1972, Robert Harrill was known as The Hermit of Fort Fisher Island, North Carolina. He spent his life inviting in strangers and teaching them about living a life free of social norms. And in the end, the strangers he welcomed in, may have killed him.

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Meet sisters Caroline Martin, Virginia Wardlaw and Mary Snead.  They left a trail of devastation and death in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and on to New Jersey where they were implicated in the mysterious death of Ocey Snead, known as the Bath Tub Mystery

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Longwood Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi epitomizes the rise and fall of the antebellum south. The history of the home may explain why spirits of the former owners are said to linger here.

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On June 16, 1851 William Johnson was murdered. 75 years later, his diary was discovered and became one of the most important firsthand accounts of life in the antebellum South. What was his story? And how did the man who murdered Johnson get away with it?

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Theme Song: “Dark Troubled” by PanthernburnSpecial thanks to Phillip St Ours and Pantherburn for permission for use

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Natchez City Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the South. Behind each monument, beneath each grave site, is a story of a life marked by tragedy and mystery. Love and devotion. This is the story of some its most fascinating occupants.

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On August 4 1932 Jenny Merrill was shot and killed in her Natchez, Mississippi home, Glenburnie. An eccentric couple who lived in a run down mansion known as the “Goat Castle” were arrested and charged with murder. But an innocent African American woman went to jail for the crime. Karen L. Cox, author of Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South joins me to tell the story of murder and injustice.

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Imagine a 5 foot tall, 100 pound heartbroken man excavating, shaping and hoisting massive coral blocks into a structure all by himself. Literally building walls to try to deal with a broken heart. This is the story of Edward Leedskalnin. This is the mystery of Coral Castle

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Theme Song: “Dark Troubled” by PanthernburnSpecial thanks to Phillip St Ours and Pantherburn for pe [...]

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Meet the Rougarou, Louisiana’s bayou-dwelling werewolf, and a prominent figure in Cajun folklore. People fear it, because one wrong move and they too could become one.

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Theme Song: “Dark Troubled” by PanthernburnSpecial thanks to Phillip St Ours and Pantherburn for permission for use

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Meet one of the most controversial women of the 19th century - Loreta Velazquez . She challenged gender, social and ethnic boundaries during the Civil War. But who was she? Did she really exist or is her story one of the greatest hoaxes of her time?

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If you turn down Lands End Road and travel along it’s eight mile stretch during the day, you’ll find it to be a picturesque community on St Helena Island in South Carolina. But three legendary haunts have led to this road being named one of the most haunted in the South

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To some cities, New Year’s Eve means a party and dropping a ball. But across the South, cities and towns skip the ball and drop some pretty bizarre things to ring in the New Year! 

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This Christmas episode features a Tennessee Mystery, A Civil War Myth about Santa and a Florida Christmas Legend. We also feature some of your favorite Christmas memories. 

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On November 24, 1956, Thomas Hotard was discovered dead in his car on Frenier Beach near LaPlace, Louisiana. The same day, Audrey Moate went missing. The two were lovers who had a weekly tryst at the beach and it was believed Audrey was in the car with Thomas when he was shot and killed. A retired detective, who investigated the case, chats with Southern Mysteries about theories surrounding the case and what he believes happened to Audrey. 

Authorities are still looking for answers. If you have any information about this case, please contact the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-652-9513

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As we prepare for the holidays, we'd love to hear from you and include you in our upcoming Christmas episode. Do you have a favorite Southern Christmas story to share? Or a crazy story about a Christmas you spent in the South? Call 601-675-8797 to share!
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In 1923, an Augusta, Georgia newspaper printed a story about two female teachers who did not want to behead their holiday turkey. The teachers tried a different method to prepare their turkey for the oven –chloroforming the turkey. Shannon and Traci look into the story to determine if its fowl folklore.

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Shannon and Traci answer the most common questions from fans: How We Met, Why We Podcast What to expect from Southern Mysteries as we move forward. Connect on Facebook to join us for Facebook Live each week we release an episode: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernMysteriesPodcast/

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From the 1920s until 1950, Georgia Tann used a network of powerful accomplices to take advantage of the poor and helpless in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Her crimes made her one of the most notorious child traffickers of the 20th century and led to countless unsolved mysteries throughout the South and across the country.

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In this episode we’re exploring an urban legend that has led countless seekers to a dangerous trestle bridge in Louisville, Kentucky.

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In 1892 The New York Sun published a story about strange eels raining on small town Coalburg, Alabama. Did it really happen or was this a tall tale gone national? Shannon and Traci investigate with the help of Alabama weather historian, Bill Murray, and Alabama weird news journalist, Kelly Kazek.

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For three weeks, in the summer of 1942, residents of Pascagoula, Mississippi were terrorized by “The Phantom Barber” who broke into homes and cut the hair of his sleeping victims. In this episode, Shannon and Traci discuss the attacks and strange events that happened in the years after them. Included is an interview with author, Sandra Moncrief, who grew up in Pascagoula and was a child when the attacks happened. Sandra’s family kept a “billy stick” in their Pascagoula home to protect her from the intruder who was obsessed with young girls. Sandra’s book, “The Phantom Barber” dives deeper into the investigation and includes interviews with victims.

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Preview of Southern Mysteries Podcast. Learn what to expect when the podcast launches on October 30, 2017

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