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E65: The Myrtles Plantation

E65: The Myrtles Plantation

May 27, 2019

Built by Whiskey Rebellion figurehead General David Bradford in 1796, the Myrtles Plantation has a very long and interesting history. It has served as a tourist hotspot for much of its existence, and has developed a reputation as being one of the most haunted houses in the United States. Many visitors to the Myrtles Plantation claim to have seen a young turban-wearing woman roaming the corridors of the house, even waking up in the middle of the night to find her tucking them in or watching over them. Others swear to have encountered the ghosts of a young Native American woman, a Confederate soldier, and even two young children. In the final episode in our four-part Hauntings series, we take a look at the history of the Myrtles Plantation, breaking down the many owners of the property and the alleged spirits that have made it their home.

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E64: The Amityville Horror

E64: The Amityville Horror

May 20, 2019

On November 13, 1974, 23-year old Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his father, mother, and four siblings late in the night as they slept soundly at their home in Amityville, Long Island. 13 months later, George and Kathleen Lutz and their three children moved into the same house, allegedly experiencing 28 straight days of unexplained terror that would spawn an iconic novel and a famous series of horror films. In the third part of our four-part hauntings series, we take a look at the events that transpired at 112 Ocean Avenue, break down the aftermath of the alleged hauntings, as well as discuss theories about it being a hoax.

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E63: The Winchester Mystery House

E63: The Winchester Mystery House

May 13, 2019

With the untimely death of her husband William in 1881, Sarah Winchester inherited partial ownership in the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, giving her more income than she knew what to do with. After moving to San Jose, California, Sarah would begin the seemingly never-ending construction of her labyrinthine Winchester Mystery House, providing builders with nonsensical instructions that included staircases leading to nowhere, doors that opened to more doors, hidden rooms, and many other architectural oddities. It's said that Sarah Winchester received instructions about the houses construction by the spirits of those who had been killed by firearms manufactured by her late husband's company, with Sarah attempting to appease and confuse the angry spirits through the never-ending construction.

On this episode of Big, If True, Matt and Kayla discuss Sarah Winchester and the events leading up to the houses construction, as well as the history of the Winchester Mystery House, theories about the house, and much more.

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Use Your Freedom to Vote

Use Your Freedom to Vote

May 6, 2019

From Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 10th, listeners of Big, If True are encouraged to use their freedom to vote for their favourite Patron Pilot episodes! The winner will be selected as our patron exclusive show, and will premier in June 2019 for all patrons. 

Your choices are:

Film School for Scoundrels - A movie review show taking on must-see cult, classic, and contemporary films.

Tokyo Tiger Driver - Discussing the best and most significant pro wrestling matches to come out of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Do It for the Vinyl - Reviewing the best and most critically acclaimed albums ever produced, regardless of genre.

Enter Sandman - Watching every Adam Sandler movie in chronological order so you don't have to.

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E62: The Great Amherst Mystery

E62: The Great Amherst Mystery

May 6, 2019

The Great Amherst Mystery is one of Canada's most famous hauntings, and has been cited as being one of the most credible examples of explainable paranormal phenomena in history. The events saw 18-year old Esther Cox and her family be tortured by the presence of spirits for nearly a year, before ending almost as soon as it all began. Actor Walter Hubbell famously wrote about the case, gathering a number of eyewitnesses for testimony, and having them sign an affidavit for the release of his book The Great Amherst Mystery: A True Narrative of the Supernatural. In this episode, we talk about Amherst, Nova Scotia, Esther Cox, and the events that took place from September 1878 until the following summer.

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