Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

Hosted ByDarren Marlar

Voice artist Darren Marlar narrates true stories of real paranormal events and true crime.

“TO BECOME AN EXECUTIONER” and 2 More Violently, True Crime Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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IN THIS EPISODE: Christopher Slaughterford was seemingly a completely ordinary young Englishman – but he has earned an unenviable place in the legal books. (T
he Trials of Christopher Slaughterford) *** For Allen Taylor, January 15, 1919 was just another day on his farm near Prescott, Iowa. That is, until his 15-year-old neighbor Irene Hoskins came stumbling down the lane with a gash in the side of her head.  (The Hoskins Family Murders) *** How did someone get the job of an executioner in medieval times? We’ll find out! (To Become An Executioner)

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE…
“Mellifcation: The Sweet Tasting Side of Corpse Medicine”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/5783
BOOK: The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century: https://amzn.to/2xdVBnH

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STORY, MUSIC, AND TRANSCRIPT CREDITS/SOURCES…
(Note: Over time links can and may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)
“The Trials of Christopher Slaughterford” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/wnbueyf
“The Hoskins Family Murders” by John Brassard Jr. for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/weq3ytl
“To Become an Executioner” from Today I Found Out: https://tinyurl.com/tbg8txy
Weird Darkness opening and closing theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music, varying by episode, provided by Alibi Music, EpidemicSound and/or AudioBlocks with paid license; Shadows Symphony (http://bit.ly/2W6N1xJ), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ), Tony Longworth (http://TonyLongworth.com) and/or Nicolas Gasparini/Myuu (https://www.youtube.com/user/myuuji) used with permission.
Transcript for this episode by Darren Marlar: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/6008

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I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use. If I somehow overlooked doing that for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I’ll rectify it the show notes as quickly as possible.

“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” — John 12:46 (Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM)

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