Drinking The Cool Aid

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By: Megan and Hanna Hawkins

Drinking The Cool Aid is a true crime podcast with two sisters, Megan and Hanna. We cover recent and cold cases, paranormal, unsolved mysteries, serial killers, disappearances, conspiracies, and pretty much all things spooky. We go in depth with our twisted stories and sprinkle in a little humor. "Tell your friends, tell your cats, ummm byyeeeee!"

Wayne Adam Ford // 156 // Serial Killer // Part 2
#156
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Wayne Adam Ford was a former long-haul truck driver who murdered four women from 1997 to 1998.  When he turned himself into the Humboldt County Sheriff Department in Eureka, California, he had a woman's breast in a bag in his coat pocket.  He was found guilty of four counts of first-degree murder on June 27th, 2006 and was sentenced to death in August of 2006.
Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

Resources:

Depression (major depressive disorder) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic  Adjustment Disorders | Johns Hopkins Medicine Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment (clevelandclinic.org) Shadows of Evil: Long-haul Trucker Wayne...


Wayne Adam Ford // 155 // Serial Killer // Part 1
#155
03/19/2023

Wayne Adam Ford was a former long-haul truck driver who murdered four women from 1997 to 1998.  When he turned himself into the Humboldt County Sheriff Department in Eureka, California, he had a woman's breast in a bag in his coat pocket.  He was found guilty of four counts of first-degree murder on June 27th, 2006 and was sentenced to death in August of 2006.
Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

Resources:

Depression (major depressive disorder) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic  Adjustment Disorders | Johns Hopkins Medicine Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment (clevelandclinic.org) Shadows of Evil: Long-haul Trucker Wayne...


Nicole van den Hurk // 154 // False confession
#154
03/12/2023

Nicole van den Hurk disappeared on her way to work in Eindhoven on October 6th of 1995, and her body was discovered in the woods on November 22nd.  In 2011, her stepbrother falsely confessed to get her body exhumed for DNA tests.  DNA collected from the crime scene led to the arrest of Jos de G.  In November of 2016, he was sentenced to five years' imprisonment, but this was later appealed and his sentenced was increased to 12 years.
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RESOURCES:

The False Confession of Nicole Van Den Hurk's Brother To Solve Her Cold Case (bug...


Candice Parchment // 153 // Candice's Diary
#153
03/05/2023

15-year-old Candice Parchment went missing in April of 2010.  Police found her remains beneath a mattress in a wooded and secluded area in November of 2010.  They finally got a break in the case when they read Candice's own diary where she described a previous attack by two other teenagers, Marshae Hickman and Jermaine Robinson.    
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Resources:
Who was Candice Parchment and how did she die? | The US Sun (the-sun.com) 

Candice Parchment Murder: Where are Marshae Hickman & Jermaine Robinson Now? Update (thecinemaholic.com) 

Man found guilty of murdering teenage girl ‚Äď...


The Minnesota Iceman // 152 // Cryptid // Part 3
#152
02/26/2023

The Minnesota Iceman has been described as a male, human-like creature that is tall, hairy, with large hands and feet, and a flattened nose.  Cryptozoologists Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan Sanderson studied the specimen for 3 days and they believed it was the real deal.  The Iceman was shown as an exhibit in a block of ice for several years.  Could this be the "missing link" between man and Neanderthals?  Or was it a hoax?  That's for you to decide.

Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

RESOURCES: 

Bernard Heuvelmans | The Bigfoot Portal Ivan T. Sanderson | The Bigfoot Portal ...


The Minnesota Iceman // 151 // Cryptid // Part 2
#151
02/19/2023

The Minnesota Iceman has been described as a male, human-like creature that is tall, hairy, with large hands and feet, and a flattened nose.  Cryptozoologists Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan Sanderson studied the specimen for 3 days and they believed it was the real deal.  The Iceman was shown as an exhibit in a block of ice for several years.  Could this be the "missing link" between man and Neanderthals?  Or was it a hoax?  That's for you to decide.

Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

RESOURCES: 

Bernard Heuvelmans | The Bigfoot Portal Ivan T. Sanderson | The Bigfoot Portal ...


The Minnesota Iceman // 150 // Cryptid // Part 1
#150
02/12/2023

The Minnesota Iceman has been described as a male, human-like creature that is tall, hairy, with large hands and feet, and a flattened nose.  Cryptozoologists Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan Sanderson studied the specimen for 3 days and they believed it was the real deal.  The Iceman was shown as an exhibit in a block of ice for several years.  Could this be the "missing link" between man and Neanderthals?  Or was it a hoax?  That's for you to decide.

Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

RESOURCES: 

Bernard Heuvelmans | The Bigfoot Portal Ivan T. Sanderson | The Bigfoot Portal I...


Gregory Biggs // 149 // Windshield Murder
#149
02/05/2023

On October 26th, 2001, Chante Jawan Mallard hit Gregory Glenn Biggs with her vehicle.  She drove home and left him lodged in her windshield as she parked in the garage.  Chante was a nursing assistant, but she didn't render aid to Gregory as he was dying.  She was convicted and sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for her role in his death.

Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/ 

Resources:

Gregory Biggs' Windshield Murder: Where Is Chante Mallard Now? (people.com)  The Truth About The Hit And Run Murder Of Gregory Glenn Biggs (grunge.com)  Murder of Gregory Glenn Biggs...


Leonarda Cianciulli // 148 // The Soap-Maker of Corregio // Part 2
#148
01/29/2023

Leonarda Cianciulli is known as "The Soap-Maker of Correggio".  Her oldest and favorite child Giuseppe Pansardi was getting ready to head off to war and she wanted to protect him.  She was a very superstitious woman who believed she needed to take a life, to save her son.  She murdered 3 women and turned their remains into soap and teacakes.   
Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/  

Resources:

Stregheria - WikipediaStregoneria ‚Äď WikipediaBenedicaria - WikipediaThe Deadly Soap-Maker of Correggio: The True Story of Leonarda Cianciulli a Superstitious Mother Who Turned Victims Into Soaps and Cakes (True Crime Explicit Vol 6) - Kindle...


Leonarda Cianciulli // 147 // The Soap-Maker of Corregio // Part 1
#147
01/22/2023

Leonarda Cianciulli is known as "The Soap-Maker of Correggio".  Her oldest and favorite child Giuseppe Pansardi was getting ready to head off to war and she wanted to protect him.  She was a very superstitious woman who believed she needed to take a life, to save her son.  She murdered 3 women and turned their remains into soap and teacakes.   
Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/  

Resources:

Stregheria - WikipediaStregoneria ‚Äď WikipediaBenedicaria - WikipediaThe Deadly Soap-Maker of Correggio: The True Story of Leonarda Cianciulli a Superstitious Mother Who Turned Victims Into Soaps and Cakes (True Crime Explicit Vol 6) - Kindle...


Hallie Illingworth // 146 // The Lady of the Lake
#146
01/15/2023

In July of 1940, the body of a strangled woman was discovered floating in Crescent Lake in Olympic National Park, Washington.  The cold water preserved the body, but the flesh had turned into a soap-like substance.  It took a while, but a dentist was finally able to identify the woman as Hallie Latham Illingworth.  She had been missing since shortly before Christmas in 1937 and investigators arrested her husband, Monty Illingworth.

Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/ 

Resources:

Amazon.com: The Lady of the Lake eBook : Amundson, Mavis: Kindle StoreThe Mysterious Lake Crescent Ghost Stories WereWoofs.cominterlocutory decr...


Martin Couney // 145 // The incubator doctor
#145
01/08/2023

Martin Couney was an advocate and pioneer of neonatal technology, and he was also known as the incubator doctor.  He displayed prematurely born babies in incubators at expositions and fairgrounds and ended up saving thousands of lives.

Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

Resources:

Julius Hess - WikipediaMiracle at Coney Island | Claire PrenticeCare of Premature Infants ‚Äʬ† Nursing, History, and Health Care ‚ÄĘ Penn Nursing (upenn.edu)The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies: Raffel, Dawn: 9780399175749: Amazon.com: BooksEugenics - HISTORYMartin Couney: The 'Incubator Doctor' Who Saved Premature Babies...


Rent-a-hitman in LegoLand // 144 // Dumb criminals
#144
01/01/2023

A bank robber that calls ahead of time, a criminal with a LegoLand license, a swarm of bees, and pumpkins stuffed with condoms.  These are just a few of the stories you will hear in our dumb criminals episode!

Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

RESOURCES:

Bank robbery suspect calls ahead with demand for cash - CNN.com
Florida Man Accused of Attacking Girlfriend With Banana ‚Äď NBC 6 South Florida (nbcmiami.com)Charles Ross, Fla. man, arrested for giving wedgies outside movie theater, police say - CBS NewsFlorida Man Bites Neighbor's Ear Off Over a Cig...


A squirrel stabbin Christmas // 143 // Dumb criminals
#143
12/25/2022

SantaCon may not be as jolly as it sounds.  In this story, we cover the puking, face-planting, bar-trashing kind of Santas.   Then, you get Christmas criminals with prickly bits and a squirrel stabbin!

Website: https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

Resources:

Why Does the Crime Rate Increase During the Holidays? - PCS Bail BondsSantaCon - Wikipedia2 Charged With Stealing $2,000 Worth Of Christmas Decorations In Colorado Springs - CBS Colorado (cbsnews.com)Stolen Statue of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Found on Gardena Mobile Home | KTLA200-pound Rudolph statue taken from Los Angeles neighborhood - CBS NewsBurglar high on...


Natalia Grace // 142 // Orphan
#142
12/18/2022

Natalia Grace is a Ukrainian orphan who was adopted by Kristine and Michael Barnett in 2010.  They began to believe that she was actually an adult posing as a child and trying to kill them, but Natalia says she was only 6 years old when they adopted her.

Website:
https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

RESOURCES:

Natalia Grace Barnett: 'I'm 16, not a 33-year-old scam artist' - BBC NewsMichael Barnett tells 'Dr. Oz:' 'There was no running to Canada' (jconline.com)Mother claims Ukrainian adopted daughter, 9, was 22 and had dwarfism | Daily Mail OnlineJury acquits Michael Barnett of a...


Lyntell Washington // 141 // The barefoot witness
#141
12/11/2022

Lyntell Washington died from a gunshot wound to the head near Baton, Rouge, Louisiana, when she was seven months pregnant.  Her boyfriend Robert Marks was a married assistant principal, and he was later convicted of her murder.  Solving the case came down to the barefoot witness, Lyntell's 3-year-old daughter.  

Website:
https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

RESOURCES:

Lyntell Washington Murder: Her Cause of Death in Louisiana | Heavy.comABC 20/20 S45 E3 The Barefoot WitnessAngola Prison, One of the Most Brutal Prisons in the US (unbelievable-facts.com)Robert Marks Now: Where is Lyntell Washington's Killer Today? Update (the...


Ken McElroy // 140 // The town bully // PT 3
#140
12/04/2022

Ken Rex McElroy was accused of many felonies, but continuously escaped conviction, except for the last one.  In 1981, he was convicted of attempted murder for shooting Bo Bowenkamp at the local grocery store.  Ken was murdered while he was out on bond, but no one in Skidmore saw a thing.

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RESOURCES:

In Broad Daylight: A murder in Skidmore, Missouri (scribd.com)No One Saw a Thing S01E01 The Killing of Ken Rex McElroy - Bing videoNo One Saw a Thing S01E02 Conspiracy of Silence - Bing videoNo One Sa...


Ken McElroy // 139 // The town bully // PT 2
#139
11/27/2022

Ken Rex McElroy was accused of many felonies, but continuously escaped conviction, except for the last one.  In 1981, he was convicted of attempted murder for shooting Bo Bowenkamp at the local grocery store.  Ken was murdered while he was out on bond, but no one in Skidmore saw a thing.

https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

RESOURCES:

In Broad Daylight: A murder in Skidmore, Missouri (scribd.com)No One Saw a Thing S01E01 The Killing of Ken Rex McElroy - Bing videoNo One Saw a Thing S01E02 Conspiracy of Silence - Bing videoNo One Sa...


Ken McElroy // 138 // The town bully // PT 1
#138
11/20/2022

Ken Rex McElroy was accused of many felonies, but continuously escaped conviction, except for the last one.  In 1981, he was convicted of attempted murder for shooting Bo Bowenkamp at the local grocery store.  Ken was murdered while he was out on bond, but no one in Skidmore saw a thing.

https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

RESOURCES:

In Broad Daylight: A murder in Skidmore, Missouri (scribd.com)No One Saw a Thing S01E01 The Killing of Ken Rex McElroy - Bing videoNo One Saw a Thing S01E02 Conspiracy of Silence - Bing videoNo One Sa...


Christopher Porco // 137 // Romeo Killer
#137
11/13/2022

On November 15th, 2004, Peter Porco was found dead in his home and his wife Joan had been bludgeoned to death and was clinging to life.  On August 10, 2006, their son, Christopher Porco was convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.

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RESOURCES:

Dateline Mystery Romeo Killer - Bing videoCourt Lifts Ban on Lifetime's 'Chris Porco' Movie - VarietyJohnathan testifies; Porco brothers don’t look at each other - Spotlight News - The Spot 518Christopher Porco released on bail (timesunion.com)The Porco murder: Did a college student take an ax to his...


Anarae Schunk and Palagor Jobi // 136
#136
11/06/2022

Palagor Jobi was shot to death outside of Nina's Bar in Burnsville, Minnesota, on September 21st, 2013, by Shavelle Chavez-Nelson.  On the same night, Shavelle and his girlfriend, Ashley conrade were involved in the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend Anarae Schunk.
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RESOURCES:

Anarae Schunk Missing: University of Minnesota student last seen with homicide suspect, police say - CBS NewsRosemount Man, 32, Gets Life Sentence In Fatal Bar Shooting - CBS Minnesota (cbsnews.com)Guilty plea closes Schunk murder case | Public Safety | hometownsource.comAshley Conrade sentenced in death of Anarae Schunk (startribune.com)Rosemount Woman...


Edinburgh Castle // 135 // Haunted
#135
10/30/2022

Edinburgh Castle is a historic castle in Edinburgh, Scotland that stands on Castle Rock.  There is evidence that at least 26 sieges took place which makes it one of the most besieged landmarks in the world.  Reports of ghost sightings and paranormal activity dates back hundreds of years.
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RESOURCES:

Iron Age Scotland History (britainexpress.com)History of Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle: Scotland's Haunted Castle - Amy's Crypt (amyscrypt.com)Edinburgh Castle is allegedly haunted by a child bagpiper who was buried alive in tunnels beneath it - Edinburgh LiveThe Legends and Mysteries Surrounding Edinburgh Ca...


The South Shields Poltergeist // 134 // Part 2
#134
10/23/2022

In 2006, Marianne and Marc contacted paranormal investigators for help with their new unwanted guest, a poltergeist. They were experiencing many spooky things in their home.  The shower turned on by itself, they heard random noises, objects were falling, being thrown, or moving on their own, and their 3-year-old son Robert said he could see a man, a lady and a kid named Sammy. 

https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

Resources:

The South Shields Poltergeist: One Family's Fight Against an Invisible Intruder (scribd.com)The Medicine Wheel and the Four Directions - Medicine Ways: Traditional Healers and He...


The South Shields Poltergeist // 133 // Part 1
#133
10/16/2022

In 2006, Marianne and Marc contacted paranormal investigators for help with their new unwanted guest, a poltergeist. They were experiencing many spooky things in their home.  The shower turned on by itself, they heard random noises, objects were falling, being thrown, or moving on their own, and their 3-year-old son Robert said he could see a man, a lady and a kid named Sammy. 

https://www.drinkingthecoolaid.com/

Resources:

The South Shields Poltergeist: One Family's Fight Against an Invisible Intruder (scribd.com)The Medicine Wheel and the Four Directions - Medicine Ways: Traditional Healers and He...


Wendigo // 132 // mythological creature
#132
10/09/2022

Wendigo is a mythological creature or evil spirit that is said to invoke feelings of insatiable greed and hunger and they have a strong desire to cannibalize other humans.  Descriptions of the Wendigo will vary, but they are typically associated with winter and famine.  When they eat another person, they grow in proportion to that meal, so they can never be satisfied.

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RESOURCES:

Wendigo - WikipediaThe case of a real wendigo ‚Äď Monstrous.comHow to Escape or Kill a Wendigo - How Wendigoes Work | HowStuffWorksWendigo Psychosis | Time Is The Substance I am m...