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  • We're exploring three tales of horror from the backwoods for this episode of Dark Summer. An army of the undead in Hawaii, a Cryptid in the woods of Wisconsin, and a strange man on the edge of someones property.

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  • The story of what happened to Klaus Schleke and Bettina Taxis one fateful night in 1987, and a twist you wont believe.

    TW: minor descriptions of gore

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  • As we begin our Dark Summer Series, We're investigating three stories of deadly amusement park rides.

    TW: child death, minor descriptions of gore

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  • What if I told you the most sought-after hit man in Houston in the 90's wasn't really a hit man? He worked for the police

    Gary Johnson spent his career working with members of his community who thought they were hiring someone to kill their loved ones. They were other police officers, churchgoers, and parents. But they all had a dark side, and they all wanted instant gratification. And now, Gary is the subject of a new movie streaming on Netflix, HIT MAN.

    TW: brief mention of suicide

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  • What's true and what's exaggerated in the Netflix show Baby Reindeer? And what does the real woman behind Martha think about it? We're also going to dive into the story of a woman who has been relentlessly stalking other women in Venezuela for 7 years, and share some stories that listeners reached out with.

    TW: brief mention of sexual assault

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  • A demonic presence from a dream that appears in real life. A ghost that knows people better than they know themselves. And a little girl who thought her friend in her basement was just imaginary.

    We're diving into real tales of horror sent in by listeners.

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  • Two terrifying legends from deep within the Canadian wilderness. The first is about creatures in the woods that possess your mind and make you crave human flesh, and the second is the mystery of an entire village that vanished one night.

    TW: Suicide, Cannibalism

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  • Hollywood's first whodunnit. Two young starlets, an angry mother, a scorned valet, a corrupt DA, and the dead body of one of Hollywood's most prolific directors. What happened to William Desmond Taylor, and who knows more than they're telling?

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    Old Hollywood Murder: The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • Can films be cursed? What about specific roles? Today we're going to look into the story of a curse that was placed on Hollywood in the 1800's, and the ripple effects that may have had.

    TW: Suicide

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    Old Hollywood Curses: The Superman Curse, Rosemary's Baby, and more — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • From her tragic childhood, to her meteoric rise to fame, all the way through the scandal that ended her career. Who was Clara Bow? And why is her story so relevant today?

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    Old Hollywood Scandal: Clara Bow, the First ‘It’ Girl — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • The ghost sightings of the Knickerbocker Hotel, a woman makes a final attempt to contact her husband on the other side, and an actress whose premonition proved fatal. Join me as we discuss the ghost stories of Old Hollywood.

    TW: Suicide, and brief mention of sexual assault

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    Old Hollywood Ghosts: Haunted Hotels, Star-Studded Seances, and more — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • The haunting of the Gray Man, The vengeful Witch of Yazoo, and the man who made a deal with the devil. Today, we're exploring the horrors of the gothic south

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    Folklore: Southern Gothic Horror — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • The waist chop, slow slicing, being thrown to the beasts, and more. Today, we're traveling back in time to check out 8 of the most brutal execution methods from ancient times

    TW: Suicide, torture

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    8 Brutal Execution Methods from Ancient Times — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • The legend of the Burned Woman, the Black House, and the ghosts of Lecumberri prison. Today, we're talking about the folklore, myths, and legends stemming from Mexico City

    TW: Suicide

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    Haunted Mexico City: Three Tales of Horror — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • Rule #1: We Hate The Rich. Rule #2: Death is the only thing that awaits he who betrays this group. Rule #3: Never trust a woman, not even your own mother. This is the story of the Chijon Family, South Korea's most infamous gang, and the woman they kidnapped who lead to their undoing.

    TW: Death, Torture, Animal Death

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    Murder House: The Korean Cannibal Gang and the Woman Who Escaped Them — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • A brain disease caused by a routine treatment, a deadly medical mixup during a medical trial, and a doctor hell bent on proving he can give patients cancer. Today's episode has 3 stories about what happens when you run tests on unsuspecting patients.

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    Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. This episode is also produced by Matt Brown with additional research by Megan Fleming.

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    Morbid Medicine: Human Experiments — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • When Juliane Koepcke boarded flight 508 with her mother on Christmas Eve, 1971, she knew the airline they were flying had a horrible reputation. She never imagined that she'd be the only person of the 92 on board to survive the flight.

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    She Fell From The Sky: The Sole Survivor of Flight 508 — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • In 2015, Robert Hendy Freegard disappeared with Sandra Clifton. Robert's shocking past is uncovered in the search to find her, including the story of a woman he held captive for a decade.

    CW: Emotional abuse, kidnapping

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    Love and Lies Pt.2: The Captor — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • In 2011, Sanda Clifton found her perfect match on a dating site. Handsome, charming, successful--David Hendy was everything she wanted. The only problem was...David Hendy didn't exist.

    CW: Emotional abuse

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    Love and Lies Pt.1: The Disappearance of Sandra Clifton — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries

  • What happens when a man tries to keep one of the deadliest creatures on the planet as a pet? Or when an Ohio man who has kept over 50 Lions in cages in his backyard decides he wants to unleash them on the town? Today, we're talking about the deadly consequences of people trying to keep wild animals as pets.

    CW: Animal Abuse, Suicide

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    Pet or Predator: The Deadly Consequences of Keeping Exotic Animals — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries