Episode 29: Unpacking the Bunny

episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories The Blair Witch series: The Blair Witch Project Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows Curse of the Blair Witch (mockumentary) Blair Witch (Blair Witch 3) Blair Witch books: The Blair Witch Project by D. A. Stern Blair Witch Project: Book of Shadows by D. A. Stern The Secret Confessions of […]

Episode 28: Watching the Detectives, Part 2

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series My Writing

Have you ever considered knitting? There’s no corpses in knitting, BeeGee. –Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives As I said in the episode, my novel is inspired by the true crime case of the missing person Maura Murray. Missing Maura Murray Podcast at Apple Podcasts the statement of the website of the podcast and soon-to-be documentary […]

Episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories

Halloween, 2017 Contributing podcasts Creepy Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children Murder Road Trip Evil Podcast The Trail Went Cold Encrypted Podcast 36 Times Moms and Murder True Crime Island Cold Case Notes Bless This Mess Mad Scientist Podcast Minds of Madness Music used in episode Kevin McLeod Aesis Surrain Paolo Messere Kiddycar

Episode 24: The Bell Tale Heart

  Ranker: 15 Bizarre Facts About the Tragic Life of Edgar Allan Poe the burial site of Edgar Allan Poe, 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Westminster Hall and Burying Ground E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore: Results of Tests on the Hair of Virginia and Edgar A. Poe: Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Uranium, […]

Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses

LiveScience: The Mystery of Kasper Hauser mental_floss: The Mysterious Life and Death of Kasper Hauser feral children The British Psychological Society: Mirror writing ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Mirror writing: neurological reflections on an unusual phenomenon by G. D. Schott Philip Henry, 4th Earl of Stanhope Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of Cleveland, neé Stanhope   Referenced and quoted Lost Prince: […]

Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

Susan Smith, Union, South Carolina My sources for this episode Beyond All Reason: My Life with Susan Smith by David Smith Violence As Seen Through a Prism of Color by Letha A. See The Color of Crime: Racial Hoaxes, White Fear, Black Protectionism, Police Harassment and Other Macroaggressions by Kathryn Russell Further recommended reading Sins […]

Halloween Teaser

Episode 27 Teaser: mega episode coming Monday to usher in Halloween. My friends and I are bringing you a group episode full of urban legends, true ghost stories, creepy pastas, and perhaps even the creepiest of true crime stories. If you are a podcast fan, I guarantee you listen to several of the participants. If […]

Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse

  The King’s Eclipse: two works originally intended to be one, Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne   A huge thank you to Bev Vincent, my King consultant for this episode. He is the authority on all things King, and I highly recommend every one of his books. Here’s his work on the King: The Stephen King […]

Episode 19 Teaser

Lovelies, I am sorry, but I am not going to be recording and publishing until tomorrow. I almost had a syncope (POTS fainting) episode today–luckily thwarted by last week’s ER doc’s medical advice, but even “almost” tears my body up. But it’s going to be a good one, and since I am late, I will […]

Episode 14: Watching the Detectives

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series My Writing

 And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich in frustrations, many of which they could not even name. –Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives   As I said in the episode, my novel is inspired by the true crime […]

About Me, Myself, and Cupcakes

Hi, I’m Carla. I’m a 46-year-old disabled writer. I live on a mountain in the Appalachian range, in the section known as the Blue Ridge in the state of Virginia, right on the edge of the George Washington National Forest. The latter makes the Missing 411 phenomenon extra spooky. I created and write the website […]

Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate’s smile —Cyndi Lauper, “Sally’s Pigeons” The missing and the murdered Alicia Showalter Reynolds: missing March 2, 1996 while traveling to Charlottesville, VA from Baltimore, MD; found May, 1996 Julianne Williams and Laura “Lollie” Winans: murdered May, 1996 in Shenandoah National Park Anne McDaniel: missing […]

Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish

Hecate: O! Well done! I commend your pains, and ever one shall share i’ the gains… Sec. Witch: By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks! —Macbeth, Willam Shakespeare Scary movies for the squeamish: the list of 31 films Paranormal Activity (2010) Paperhouse (1990), based upon the young […]

Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book

…and a true crime mystery from Carla’s past to solve. Truly! In which Carla extolls the haunting music of the musician she has been highlighting in episodes, bemoans the dentist appointment that makes this episode short (but 1 of 2 this week!), and reads you a Scottish folktale explaining how evil was loosed unto the […]