Southern Discomfort
Arkansas Butter Ghost

Arkansas Butter Ghost

May 30, 2022

The Crescent Hotel was built in 1886 as a resort for the rich and famous, but quickly became unmanageable and fell into disrepair. In 1908, it was reopened as the Crescent College and Conservatory for Young Women. This institution closed down in 1924, and then opened again in 1930 as a junior college. After the college closed in 1934, the Crescent was leased as a summer hotel.

 

In 1937, it got a new owner, Norman G. Baker, who turned the place into a hospital and health resort. Baker, a millionaire inventor and radio personality, styled himself as a doctor, despite having had no medical training. He claimed to have discovered a number of "cures" for various ailments, including cancer, and launched frequent attacks on organized medicine, which he accused of being corrupt and profit-driven.

 

Having been run out of Iowa for practicing medicine without a license, Baker moved his cancer patients to Arkansas and advertised his new health resort at the Crescent. His "cure" consisted primarily of drinking the area's natural spring water. In 1940, federal charges were filed against Baker for mail fraud and he spent four years in prison. The Crescent Hotel was left ownerless until 1946. In the spring of 1946, the Crescent Hotel was purchased by John R. Constantine, Herbert E. Shutter, Herbert Byfield, and Dwight Nichols. On March 15, 1967, the hotel was nearly burned to the ground. The only living owner at this time was Dwight Nichols.

 

In 1997, Marty and Elise Roenigk purchased the Crescent Hotel for $1.3 million. They oversaw a six-year restoration and renovation of the hotel rooms. Marty Roenigk died in a car crash in 2009; Elise Roenigk remains the hotel's current owner.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.

 

Theodora's Spicy Secret

Ghost Pepper Vodka

Midori

Watermelon Lemonade

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/ar-crescenthotel/

http://www.americasmosthauntedhotel.com/

https://crescent-hotel.com/blog/unexplained-happenings-at-americas-most-haunted-hotel/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Hotel_(Eureka_Springs,_Arkansas)

 

Southern Serial Killers

Southern Serial Killers

May 7, 2022

Southern Serial Killers

This episode April and Christi are joined with return guest host Kristen to discuss Southern Serial Killers: Donald Lee Evans, Aileen Wuornos, and The Storyville Slayer.

 

Drink du jour:

Mississippi Fire Ant
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Hattiesburg, MS

Red Ale Imperial

8% ABV

Roasted and toasted caramel notes layered between spicy, fruity and herbal hops

Storyville Slayer Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StoryvilleSlayer

State v. Elwood - https://caselaw.findlaw.com/la-court-of-appeal/1294530.html

https://murderpedia.org/male.E/e/ellwood-russell.htm

https://973thedawg.com/serial-killer-calls-howard-stern-clay-the-serial-killer-russell-ellwood/

https://murdermurder.news/news/the-storyville-slayer-part-ii

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Ciller (1993)

Nick Broomfield

oxygen.com

Aileen Wuornos Timeline: “How She Became the Damsel of Death”, Crime News

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1997-05-28-9705271294-story.html

 

https://the-line-up.com/the-rest-area-killer-donald-leroy-evans

 

https://murderpedia.org/male.E/e/evans-donald-leroy.htm/

 

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-supreme-court/1046084.html#:~:text=%C2%B6%201.,he%20confessed%20to%20murdering%20Beatrice/

 

https://www.deseret.com/1991/8/17/18936395/charges-filed-in-slaying-of-10-year-old-girl/

Black Eyed Wampus Cat Kids

Black Eyed Wampus Cat Kids

March 20, 2022

They say that the Wampus cat used to be a beautiful Indian woman. The men of her tribe were always going on hunting trips, but the women had to stay home. The Indian woman secretly followed her husband one day when he went hunting with the other men. She hid behind a rock, clutching the hide of a mountain cat around her, and spied on the men as they sat around their campfires telling sacred stories and doing magic.

https://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/08/the_wampus_cat.html

Amongst the most feared entities of all time, the black-eyed kids (or BEKs) are described as kids aged from 9 to 16, with otherwise normal physique and behavior, but completely out-of-the-world eyes. Their eyes, without any distinguishable pupil, iris, or sclera, are pitch-black, something like the evil entities from Grudge- the movie. They appear in either normal or a bit old-fashioned clothes and are said to speak in a tone too mature for their age.

https://www.historicmysteries.com/brian-bethel-black-eyed-kids/

Drink du jour:

Batsquatch 

Rogue Ales

Newport, OR

Hazy India Pale Ale

6.7% ABV

Wampuscat

Black-eyed kids

 

Angola Bound Part 2

Angola Bound Part 2

January 29, 2022

Angola: Alcatraz of the South. The largest maximum-security prison in the U. S.
Part 2

Drink du jour
Drive-Thru: Tiger Blood
Parish Brewing 
Broussard, LA
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour

Angola Bound

Angola Bound

January 23, 2022

Angola: Alcatraz of the South. The largest maximum-security prison in the U. S.
Part 1

Drink du jour
Drive-Thru: Tiger Blood
Parish Brewing 
Broussard, LA

8% ABV
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour

Coconut, Strawberry and Watermelon

Bayou Butcher

Bayou Butcher

September 27, 2021

When a drug deal goes wrong a Mississippi butcher gutted and dismembered Texas man, Jeffrey Wolfe, dumped his remains in the bayou, raped Wolfe’s girlfriend, put her in a box, and tried to keep her as a sex toy.  Pour yourself a drink and strap in for this one.

Drink du jour:

Suzy B
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Hattiesburg, MS

Blonde Ale

https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s1/simmons-gary-carl.htm

https://www.deseret.com/2012/6/21/20420050/miss-executes-former-butcher-who-dismembered-man

https://www.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2012/06/horrifying_murder_rape_case_re.html

Athalia Ponsell Lindsey Discussion Episode

Athalia Ponsell Lindsey Discussion Episode

July 26, 2021

Join us for our listener suggestion discussion about the mysterious death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley.
Our guest, Kristen, grew up in St. Augustine having bonded with her mom in years past through the book Bloody Sunset in St. Augustine. She shares her insights on the community and the horrific true story of what happened to Athalia Ponsell Lindsley. 

Drink du jour:
St. Augustini
3 oz. Strawberry flavored vodka
1 oz.  Vanilla flavored vodka
Splash of grenadine
Splash of cranberry juice
Fill Shaker with ice
Shake and strain into a martini glass

Regularly programmed schedule

Bledededadah

 

 

 

Heads Will Roll

Heads Will Roll

June 21, 2021

When a Socialite is nearly decapitated outside of her home in a quiet Southern town everyone becomes a suspect.  Join us for the mysterious death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley.

Drink du jour:

Florida Man
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida

Double India Pale Ale

Randall, Elizabeth (2016). Murder in St. Augustine: The Mysterious Death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley. Arcadia Publishing.

UFOMYGOD

UFOMYGOD

May 8, 2021

In sleepy little Pascagoula, Mississippi something happened that is still talked about today.
Calvin Parker and Charles “Charlie” Hickson not only saw a UFO, but they were abducted and taken aboard this UFO.

Drink du jour:

Cherry Lane
Black Cherry Sour Ale
Chandeleur Island Brewing
Gulfport, Mississippi

Mississippi Secrets: Facts, Legends, and Folklore
By Gary D. McDowell

https://www.history.com/news/ufos-near-nuclear-facilities-uss-roosevelt-rendlesham

https://www.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2011/09/chaos_consumed_county_after_al.html

UFOs 1973: Aliens, Abductions and Extraordinary Sightings

UFO CONTACT AT PASCAGOULA 
by Charles Hickson William Mendez <https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Charles+Hickson+William+Mendez&text=Charles+Hickson+William+Mendez&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text>

Pascagoula: The Closest Encounter
Calvin Parker Philip Mantle

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

April 20, 2021

Deepwater Horizon

 

On April 20, 2010, 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the unthinkable happened when a surge of methane gas known as a “kick” sparked an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig and caused the largest marine oil spill in history killing 11 men.

 

Drink du jour:

Guava Jelly

Sour Ale

Gulf Sour Series

Chandeleur Island Brewing

Gulfport, Mississippi

 

Konrad, John and Shroder, Tom. Fire on the Horizon:  The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster. HarperCollins, 2011.

 

Slat, Boyan. “Whales Likely Impacted by Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” The Ocean Cleanup, 10 Apr. 2019, www.theoceancleanup.com/updates/whales-likely-impacted-by-great-pacific-garbage-patch.

 

Barstow, David, Rohde, David and Saul, Stephanie. “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours.” 25 Dec. 2010, www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/us/26spill.html.

 

Finn, Kathy, “BP lied about size of U.S. Gulf oil spill, lawyers tell trial.” 30 Sept. 2013, www.reuters.com/article/us-bp-trial/bp-lied-about-size-of-u-s-gulf-oil-spill-lawyers-tell-trial

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