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A podcast about true crime, conspiracy theories, and creepy things!

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Episode 19: The Candyman

One of my memories from my childhood trick-or treating days is my mom making my brothers and I put all of our Halloween candy on the kitchen counter so she could go through it. She would always throw away the suckers, tootsie rolls, and other candies that were in like unwrappable and rewrap-able containers. I feel like this is a thing a TON of parents do because the news is always like “there is razor blades in candy” or “there is drugs in the candy” but it never REALLY seems to actually happen to anybody in recent years. However, today’s story is the REASON this stuff happens every year. On Halloween night in 1974, O’Bryan along with his neighbor, Jim Bates, took all 4 of their kids trick or treating in Pasadena, Texas. Later that night, young Timothy O'Bryan unfortunately died from poison in his Pixy Stix. Who could have done such a thing? Sources: Wikipedia Murderpedia Insider.org Statesman.com Ctpost.com Vice.com Findagrave.com Medium.com cdc.gov

19 minOCT 25
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Episode 19: The Candyman

Episode 18: Extreme Haunts

One of my favorite activities to do during the Halloween season is to go to Halloween Haunt at Kings Island (that's where the hint came from on the Instagram). If you don't know what Halloween Haunt is, it is basically a bunch of haunted houses and other spooky things at King's Island (which is a theme park in Mason, Ohio). In honor of the spooky season and the fact that Halloween Haunt was cancelled this year, I decided to do today's episode over extreme haunts. Extreme haunts are like haunted houses, but they are designed to be far more intense. People who visit extreme haunts are willingly signing themselves up to be tortured by people who could possibly be called psychopaths. This week I focused on Blackout, Scare house, Castle of Chaos, and the infamous McKamey Manor. These places are HORRIFYING. Would you sign yourself up to be beaten, gagged, drugged, and kidnapped by strangers? **Petition to shut down McKamey Manor** https://www.change.org/p/tennessee-state-senate-shut-down-mckamey-manor Sources for this episode: https://blog.cheapism.com/extreme-haunted-houses/#slide=12 Wikipedia http://www.theblackoutexperience.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKamey_Manor https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/30/extreme-haunted-house-masochists-mckamey-manor https://worldofbuzz.com/this-haunted-house-in-america-is-so-extreme-people-who-have-gone-in-call-it-a-torture-chamber/ https://www.ranker.com/list/what-is-blackout-extreme-haunted-house/jacob-shelton https://castleofchaos.com/about-the-castle/ https://www.uvureview.com/front-page/recent/artsculture/get-thrown-around-this-october-at-castle-of-chaos/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_ScareHouse https://www.haunting.net/experiences/scarehouse-basement/

29 minOCT 14
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Episode 18: Extreme Haunts

Minisode 2: Patreon, Giveaway, and Merch Info

Hey spooky babes, so this Minisode is really really short and is just information about the Patreon, the merch, as well as my Instagram giveaway I am having for when I reach 100 Instagram followers. All the links for those are below: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sharedmadness Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sharedmadnesspod/ Redbubble for merch: https://www.redbubble.com/people/Madisonmcvey/shop?asc=u&ref=account-nav-dropdown

5 minOCT 8
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Minisode 2: Patreon, Giveaway, and Merch Info

Episode 17: Hungry Like the Wolf

It is 10:48 p.m. on May 19, 1983. A red Nissan sports car pulled into the McKenzie-Willamette Hospital ER in Springfield, Oregon. A young woman jumped out of the car and began shouting: “Someone killed my kids!" Inside were three children, two girls and a boy, covered in blood. The children had been shot multiple times at close range (about 0-6 inches). 7-year-old Cheryl was already dead, 8-year-old Christie had suffered a stroke from immense blood loss, and 3-year-old Danny was paralyzed from a bullet wound to his spine. Their mother, 27-year-old postal worker Diane Downs, had a minor gunshot wound to her left arm. All this happened while Duran-Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" played in the background. Who was the culprit? A shaggy-haired man? Two men in ski masks? A drug dealer? A corrupt police officer? Or somebody closer than we think... Sources for this episode: Wikipedia Oregonlive.com www.thoughco.com Murderpedia Heavy.com ABC’s 20/20 Reddit: User trochanter_the_great Link to mother’s letter: http://www.salem-news.com/articles/march112014/diane-downs-wf.php Link to her mother’s website saying her daughter is innocent: http://www.dianedowns.com/

29 minOCT 8
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Episode 17: Hungry Like the Wolf

Episode 17: Atlanta Child Murders and Heather McDonald

This week's episode is extra special because it is a COLLAB with the amazing Crime and Roses! Crime and Roses is a podcast that discusses true crime AND the Bachelor...how cool is that?! In this episode, we discussed some true crime cases in Atlanta because their next episode is covering the Bachelor GOAT seasons that are about Brad Womack (who is from Atlanta). Danielle from Crime and Roses covers the history and fun facts about Atlanta. I covered the high profile case of the Atlanta Child Murders of and Wayne Williams. From 1979 to 1981 at least 28 children, adolescents, and adults were killed. Wayne Williams, an Atlanta native, was arrested, tried, and convicted of two of the adult murders and sentenced to two consecutive life terms.⠀ Megan from Crime and Roses discusses the disappearance and murder of Heather McDonald. This is an unsolved case and Heather’s family and friends deserve some answers. ⠀ **Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cartersville Police Department at 770-382-2526 or the GBI’s Calhoun Regional Office at 706-624-1424. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information about the death of Heather McDonald**\ Megan also covers some true-crime news: a fun story that LaNease Adams gave us about Sharon Tate, we give an update on Ghislaine Maxwell, and we talk about the death of Elijah McClain. Sources for this episode were stated in the audio for each particular case.

116 minJUL 27
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Episode 17: Atlanta Child Murders and Heather McDonald

Episode 16: Jerry Michael Williams

I’ve been wanting to do this case FOREVER but I could not think of his name! I heard another podcast talk about it about a year ago (I believe it was Crime Junkie) but I just remember being like WTF? I was searching EVERYTHING like man, alligator, insurance, death, etc. and I kept getting weird stories about like a nail salon worked being attacked by an alligator while with a client. Anywayssss I finally found it and not a lot of people are really talking about it and it happened fairly recently in 2000 and did not end until about 2017 (but not really). Trust me y’all are going to be SHOOK by this week's topic and it is a doozy. This week we are going to be talking about Jerry Michael Williams. This story involves insurance, alligators, and a mother that everyone thought was crazy. Sources: Wikipedia Crime Junkie Podcast The Cinemaholic Law and Crime The Washington Post The Cut Tallahassee Democrat

54 minJUL 9
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Episode 16: Jerry Michael Williams

Episode 15: Matthew Hoffman

So, while researching for this episode I came across an actor named Matthew Hoffman who is in no way shape or form the same as the Matthew Hoffman I am talking about today. Matthew Hoffman is a man from Ohio who was found guilty of holding a 13-year-old girl hostage after murdering her family and stuffing their dismembered bodies into a hollowed-out tree. Initially, Hoffman just wanted to find a home to rob, however, this is clearly not how this case ended. Hoffman killed Tina Hermann, her 11-year-old son Kody Maynard, and her friend and neighbor Stephanie Sprang. He had also kidnapped Herrmann’s 13-year-old daughter, sexually assaulted her, and held her hostage until the police came to his home at 8 am the following Sunday. When police walked into his home, they were surprised by what they saw... Sources for this episode: Murderpedia.org Dispatch.com Abcnews.go.com www.toledoblade.com Tiktok where I got the idea from: @livvontheedge

19 minJUL 3
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Episode 15: Matthew Hoffman

Episode 14: This Man

So... I made a Tik Tok that had over 1,100 likes (and I am very proud of that hehe). Anyways, the video I made is about this little girl’s imaginary friend who her mother caught in a photograph who does not look very imaginary at all. I noticed that her “imaginary” friend (who, by the way, has a name but I will not be saying because nope) looks a LOT like a man that I have seen in Youtube videos as well as all over the internet, but some people have seen in their dreams. From January 2006 to today, more than 2000 people from other major cities across the world such as Los Angeles, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Rome, Stockholm, amongst many others claimed to have seen this man in their dreams. Today’s episode is about this man. Sources: Wikipedia www.thisman.org Reddit Ever Dream This Man? -- Twitter account www.vice.com Ever Dream This Man? -- Facebook account

26 minJUN 23
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Episode 14: This Man

Episode 13: Princess Diana's Death Conspiracy

Sorry I missed last week...it was not intentional! I started a new job and it threw off my recording schedule. But I'm here now and I am trying to get my life back together haha! Anyways...today's episode is about the death of Princess Diana. Princess Diana was born on July 1st, 1961 in Sandringham, United Kingdom. She was the first wife of Prince Charles, who was supposed to be heir to the throne, and she was the mother of Prince Harry and Prince William. Princess Diana died on August 31st, 1997 due to a car crash in Paris. This is the only piece of that night that people have a consensus on. Although a car crash seems to be a pretty straightforward thing, not everybody thinks that her death was an accident. In fact, Anonymous has recently come out saying that this conspiracy is true. If you do not know what Anonymous is, they are a group who are responsible for cyber hacking against several government organizations, institutions, and even the Church of Scientology (more on what they said later). There are SO MANY conspiracy theories surrounding her death, but the ones I focused on in this episode involve a government plan to kill her for many reasons. However, the truth was recently revealed by anonymous... do you trust them? Sources for this episode: • Book; Conspiracy Theories; The World’s Biggest Mysteries Uncovered • Wikipedia • News18 • Anonymous Twitter Account • Pinterest • Youtube

16 minJUN 16
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Episode 13: Princess Diana's Death Conspiracy

Episode 12: The Shoe Fetish Slayer

So I bought a serial killer coloring book off of Amazon. I turned to a random page and decided to do an episode on the man I turned to, which happened to be Jerry Brudos. Jerry Brudos is known as the Shoe Fetish Slayer or the Lust Killer (these names will make sense as you listen to the episode). As a child, Brudos was subjected to physical and emotional abuse by his mother because she wanted her third child to be a girl. As a teenager, Brudos began to stalk and harass women as well as go out at night to steal underwear and high heels. Brudos was said to have attacked his first victim in 1867, however, his notorious killing spree lasted from 1968 to 1969. Brudos bludgeoned, strangled, and murder four women during this time period and attempted to attack two others. Sources: The idea came from: Serial Killers: Big Kid's Coloring Book Illustrated by K. Schroeder Wikipedia Biography.com Allthatsinteresting.com The Criminal Minds Wiki page Medium.com Thoughtco.com

24 minJUN 1
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Episode 12: The Shoe Fetish Slayer

Latest Episodes

Episode 19: The Candyman

One of my memories from my childhood trick-or treating days is my mom making my brothers and I put all of our Halloween candy on the kitchen counter so she could go through it. She would always throw away the suckers, tootsie rolls, and other candies that were in like unwrappable and rewrap-able containers. I feel like this is a thing a TON of parents do because the news is always like “there is razor blades in candy” or “there is drugs in the candy” but it never REALLY seems to actually happen to anybody in recent years. However, today’s story is the REASON this stuff happens every year. On Halloween night in 1974, O’Bryan along with his neighbor, Jim Bates, took all 4 of their kids trick or treating in Pasadena, Texas. Later that night, young Timothy O'Bryan unfortunately died from poison in his Pixy Stix. Who could have done such a thing? Sources: Wikipedia Murderpedia Insider.org Statesman.com Ctpost.com Vice.com Findagrave.com Medium.com cdc.gov

19 minOCT 25
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Episode 19: The Candyman

Episode 18: Extreme Haunts

One of my favorite activities to do during the Halloween season is to go to Halloween Haunt at Kings Island (that's where the hint came from on the Instagram). If you don't know what Halloween Haunt is, it is basically a bunch of haunted houses and other spooky things at King's Island (which is a theme park in Mason, Ohio). In honor of the spooky season and the fact that Halloween Haunt was cancelled this year, I decided to do today's episode over extreme haunts. Extreme haunts are like haunted houses, but they are designed to be far more intense. People who visit extreme haunts are willingly signing themselves up to be tortured by people who could possibly be called psychopaths. This week I focused on Blackout, Scare house, Castle of Chaos, and the infamous McKamey Manor. These places are HORRIFYING. Would you sign yourself up to be beaten, gagged, drugged, and kidnapped by strangers? **Petition to shut down McKamey Manor** https://www.change.org/p/tennessee-state-senate-shut-down-mckamey-manor Sources for this episode: https://blog.cheapism.com/extreme-haunted-houses/#slide=12 Wikipedia http://www.theblackoutexperience.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKamey_Manor https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/30/extreme-haunted-house-masochists-mckamey-manor https://worldofbuzz.com/this-haunted-house-in-america-is-so-extreme-people-who-have-gone-in-call-it-a-torture-chamber/ https://www.ranker.com/list/what-is-blackout-extreme-haunted-house/jacob-shelton https://castleofchaos.com/about-the-castle/ https://www.uvureview.com/front-page/recent/artsculture/get-thrown-around-this-october-at-castle-of-chaos/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_ScareHouse https://www.haunting.net/experiences/scarehouse-basement/

29 minOCT 14
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Episode 18: Extreme Haunts

Minisode 2: Patreon, Giveaway, and Merch Info

Hey spooky babes, so this Minisode is really really short and is just information about the Patreon, the merch, as well as my Instagram giveaway I am having for when I reach 100 Instagram followers. All the links for those are below: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sharedmadness Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sharedmadnesspod/ Redbubble for merch: https://www.redbubble.com/people/Madisonmcvey/shop?asc=u&ref=account-nav-dropdown

5 minOCT 8
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Minisode 2: Patreon, Giveaway, and Merch Info

Episode 17: Hungry Like the Wolf

It is 10:48 p.m. on May 19, 1983. A red Nissan sports car pulled into the McKenzie-Willamette Hospital ER in Springfield, Oregon. A young woman jumped out of the car and began shouting: “Someone killed my kids!" Inside were three children, two girls and a boy, covered in blood. The children had been shot multiple times at close range (about 0-6 inches). 7-year-old Cheryl was already dead, 8-year-old Christie had suffered a stroke from immense blood loss, and 3-year-old Danny was paralyzed from a bullet wound to his spine. Their mother, 27-year-old postal worker Diane Downs, had a minor gunshot wound to her left arm. All this happened while Duran-Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" played in the background. Who was the culprit? A shaggy-haired man? Two men in ski masks? A drug dealer? A corrupt police officer? Or somebody closer than we think... Sources for this episode: Wikipedia Oregonlive.com www.thoughco.com Murderpedia Heavy.com ABC’s 20/20 Reddit: User trochanter_the_great Link to mother’s letter: http://www.salem-news.com/articles/march112014/diane-downs-wf.php Link to her mother’s website saying her daughter is innocent: http://www.dianedowns.com/

29 minOCT 8
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Episode 17: Hungry Like the Wolf

Episode 17: Atlanta Child Murders and Heather McDonald

This week's episode is extra special because it is a COLLAB with the amazing Crime and Roses! Crime and Roses is a podcast that discusses true crime AND the Bachelor...how cool is that?! In this episode, we discussed some true crime cases in Atlanta because their next episode is covering the Bachelor GOAT seasons that are about Brad Womack (who is from Atlanta). Danielle from Crime and Roses covers the history and fun facts about Atlanta. I covered the high profile case of the Atlanta Child Murders of and Wayne Williams. From 1979 to 1981 at least 28 children, adolescents, and adults were killed. Wayne Williams, an Atlanta native, was arrested, tried, and convicted of two of the adult murders and sentenced to two consecutive life terms.⠀ Megan from Crime and Roses discusses the disappearance and murder of Heather McDonald. This is an unsolved case and Heather’s family and friends deserve some answers. ⠀ **Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cartersville Police Department at 770-382-2526 or the GBI’s Calhoun Regional Office at 706-624-1424. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information about the death of Heather McDonald**\ Megan also covers some true-crime news: a fun story that LaNease Adams gave us about Sharon Tate, we give an update on Ghislaine Maxwell, and we talk about the death of Elijah McClain. Sources for this episode were stated in the audio for each particular case.

116 minJUL 27
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Episode 17: Atlanta Child Murders and Heather McDonald

Episode 16: Jerry Michael Williams

I’ve been wanting to do this case FOREVER but I could not think of his name! I heard another podcast talk about it about a year ago (I believe it was Crime Junkie) but I just remember being like WTF? I was searching EVERYTHING like man, alligator, insurance, death, etc. and I kept getting weird stories about like a nail salon worked being attacked by an alligator while with a client. Anywayssss I finally found it and not a lot of people are really talking about it and it happened fairly recently in 2000 and did not end until about 2017 (but not really). Trust me y’all are going to be SHOOK by this week's topic and it is a doozy. This week we are going to be talking about Jerry Michael Williams. This story involves insurance, alligators, and a mother that everyone thought was crazy. Sources: Wikipedia Crime Junkie Podcast The Cinemaholic Law and Crime The Washington Post The Cut Tallahassee Democrat

54 minJUL 9
Comments
Episode 16: Jerry Michael Williams

Episode 15: Matthew Hoffman

So, while researching for this episode I came across an actor named Matthew Hoffman who is in no way shape or form the same as the Matthew Hoffman I am talking about today. Matthew Hoffman is a man from Ohio who was found guilty of holding a 13-year-old girl hostage after murdering her family and stuffing their dismembered bodies into a hollowed-out tree. Initially, Hoffman just wanted to find a home to rob, however, this is clearly not how this case ended. Hoffman killed Tina Hermann, her 11-year-old son Kody Maynard, and her friend and neighbor Stephanie Sprang. He had also kidnapped Herrmann’s 13-year-old daughter, sexually assaulted her, and held her hostage until the police came to his home at 8 am the following Sunday. When police walked into his home, they were surprised by what they saw... Sources for this episode: Murderpedia.org Dispatch.com Abcnews.go.com www.toledoblade.com Tiktok where I got the idea from: @livvontheedge

19 minJUL 3
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Episode 15: Matthew Hoffman

Episode 14: This Man

So... I made a Tik Tok that had over 1,100 likes (and I am very proud of that hehe). Anyways, the video I made is about this little girl’s imaginary friend who her mother caught in a photograph who does not look very imaginary at all. I noticed that her “imaginary” friend (who, by the way, has a name but I will not be saying because nope) looks a LOT like a man that I have seen in Youtube videos as well as all over the internet, but some people have seen in their dreams. From January 2006 to today, more than 2000 people from other major cities across the world such as Los Angeles, Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Rome, Stockholm, amongst many others claimed to have seen this man in their dreams. Today’s episode is about this man. Sources: Wikipedia www.thisman.org Reddit Ever Dream This Man? -- Twitter account www.vice.com Ever Dream This Man? -- Facebook account

26 minJUN 23
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Episode 14: This Man

Episode 13: Princess Diana's Death Conspiracy

Sorry I missed last week...it was not intentional! I started a new job and it threw off my recording schedule. But I'm here now and I am trying to get my life back together haha! Anyways...today's episode is about the death of Princess Diana. Princess Diana was born on July 1st, 1961 in Sandringham, United Kingdom. She was the first wife of Prince Charles, who was supposed to be heir to the throne, and she was the mother of Prince Harry and Prince William. Princess Diana died on August 31st, 1997 due to a car crash in Paris. This is the only piece of that night that people have a consensus on. Although a car crash seems to be a pretty straightforward thing, not everybody thinks that her death was an accident. In fact, Anonymous has recently come out saying that this conspiracy is true. If you do not know what Anonymous is, they are a group who are responsible for cyber hacking against several government organizations, institutions, and even the Church of Scientology (more on what they said later). There are SO MANY conspiracy theories surrounding her death, but the ones I focused on in this episode involve a government plan to kill her for many reasons. However, the truth was recently revealed by anonymous... do you trust them? Sources for this episode: • Book; Conspiracy Theories; The World’s Biggest Mysteries Uncovered • Wikipedia • News18 • Anonymous Twitter Account • Pinterest • Youtube

16 minJUN 16
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Episode 13: Princess Diana's Death Conspiracy

Episode 12: The Shoe Fetish Slayer

So I bought a serial killer coloring book off of Amazon. I turned to a random page and decided to do an episode on the man I turned to, which happened to be Jerry Brudos. Jerry Brudos is known as the Shoe Fetish Slayer or the Lust Killer (these names will make sense as you listen to the episode). As a child, Brudos was subjected to physical and emotional abuse by his mother because she wanted her third child to be a girl. As a teenager, Brudos began to stalk and harass women as well as go out at night to steal underwear and high heels. Brudos was said to have attacked his first victim in 1867, however, his notorious killing spree lasted from 1968 to 1969. Brudos bludgeoned, strangled, and murder four women during this time period and attempted to attack two others. Sources: The idea came from: Serial Killers: Big Kid's Coloring Book Illustrated by K. Schroeder Wikipedia Biography.com Allthatsinteresting.com The Criminal Minds Wiki page Medium.com Thoughtco.com

24 minJUN 1
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Episode 12: The Shoe Fetish Slayer
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