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Welcome to This Shit Really Happened, the true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into the most disturbing, depraved, and downright gruesome crimes humans have ever committed.

20 | The Alphabet Murders
#20
11/26/2022

Between 1971 and 1973, three young girls were raped and murdered after being abducted in Rochester, New York. These tragic crimes were connected not only by the similar methods in which they were committed, but also by the strange coincidence that all three victims had first names that started with the same letter as their last name: Carmen Colon, Wanda Walkowicz, and Michelle Maenza.

In this episode, we'll deep dive into the murders of these three young girls and take a look into the police's prime suspects for this decades-old unsolved crime.

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19 | The Backpacker Murders // Ivan Milat
#19
11/09/2022

On September 19, 1992, two bodies were discovered in the Belanglo State Forest in New South Wales, Australia. They were the remains of two young backpackers, Joanna Walters and Caroline Clarke from Britain, who had gone missing just a few months prior. After the discovery of Joanne and Caroline, more and more bodies would be found, until police had identified a total of 7 victims who had all been brutally butchered, their remains disposed of under piles of sticks and leaves.

Police launched a massive investigation into finding the person behind these horrific crimes, and their efforts would lead them...


18 | The Toolbox Killers // Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris - Part 2
#18
10/25/2022

Part 2 of 2

In part two, we cover the final murder committed by Bittaker and Norris, that of 16 year old Shirley Lynette Ledford. We also dive into Bittaker's and Norris's subsequent arrests, Norris's confessions, and Bittaker's trial.

Sources:

https://www.parkaman.com/transcript-shirley-ledford-tape/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Bittaker_and_Roy_Norris

“The Toolbox Killers: A Deadly Rape, Torture & Murder Duo” by Jack Rosewood and Rebecca Lo

Intro and Outro Music:

Come Play with Me Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed unde...


17 | The Tool Box Killers // Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris - Part 1
#17
10/11/2022

Part 1 of 2

This episode will cover part one of the Tool Box Killers, a pair of sadistic serial killers that kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered six teenage girls from June to October of 1979. In part one we will delve into the backgrounds of the killers, and as well as the murders of their first four victims.

Sources:

https://www.parkaman.com/transcript-shirley-ledford-tape/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Bittaker_and_Roy_Norris

“The Toolbox Killers: A Deadly Rape, Torture & Murder Duo” by Jack Rosewood and Rebecca Lo

In...


16 | The Man Who Killed Halloween & The Liske Family Halloween Massacre
#16
10/08/2022

It's officially spooky season everyone! To kick off the best time of the year, this episode covers two cases that took place on halloween: the case of Ronald Clarke O'Bryan a.k.a The Man Who Killed Halloween, and the Liske Family Halloween Massacre.

Sources:

https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/8ge87v/halloween-killer-ronald-clark-o-bryan-candy-man

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Clark_O%27Bryan

https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/the-man-who-killed-halloween

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/candyman-poisoned-halloween-candy-pixie-stix

https://medium.com/@juliafay/teen-finds-his-family-murdered-on-halloween-night-61c844f31ba3

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15 | The Toy Box Killer // David Parker Ray - Part 2
#15
09/24/2022

Part 2 of 2

On March 22, 1999, a 911 operator received a call from an elderly couple reporting that a woman, naked and covered in blood, had entered their home frantically looking for help. This woman was Cynthia Vigil, who had just escaped three days' captivity, during which she was beaten, raped, and sexually tortured by a man named Dave and his girlfriend Cindy.

Cynthia Vigil's escape from her captors led to the arrest of David Parker Ray and Cindy Hendy and uncovered what may be one of the most disturbing crimes we've covered on this podcast to date.<...


14 | The Toy Box Killer // David Parker Ray - Part 1
#14
09/13/2022

Part 1 of 2

On March 22, 1999, a 911 operator received a call from an elderly couple reporting that a woman, naked and covered in blood, had entered their home frantically looking for help. This woman was Cynthia Vigil, who had just escaped three days' captivity, during which she was beaten, raped, and sexually tortured by a man named Dave and his girlfriend Cindy.

Cynthia Vigil's escape from her captors led to the arrest of David Parker Ray and Cindy Hendy and uncovered what may be one of the most disturbing crimes we've covered on this podcast to date.<...


13 | 18 Acre Boneyard // Herb Baumeister
#13
08/30/2022

In May of 1993, the Indianapolis Police Department opened up an investigation into the disappearances of numerous men having gone missing on their way to or from gay bars in downtown Indianapolis. At the same time, private investigator Virgil Vandagriff was leading his own investigation into the missing men. These investigations brought up Herbert Baumeister–a wealthy businessman beloved by his community–as the prime suspect. Furthermore, Baumeister would also be suspected of committing a string of murders along Interstate 70, running through Ohio and Indiana, credited to a serial killer that the police dubbed "The I-70 Strangler."

Sources for...


12 | The Kobe Cannibal // Issei Sagawa
#12
08/23/2022

For as long as he could remember, Issei Sagawa had a hunger for human flesh. On June 13th, 1981, Sagawa realized a fantasy 32 years in the making when he shot and killed his close friend, Renee Hartevelt, a 26 year old Dutch woman attending the same university as Sagawa in Paris, France.

Sagawa spent the next two days indulging in acts of necrophilia with Renee's corpse, while at the same time butchering pieces of her flesh for consumption. He was finally arrested for Renee's murder four days after a failed attempt to dump her remains in a public park. <...


11 | 44 Days of Hell // Junko Furuta
#11
08/16/2022

Junko Furuta was only seventeen years old on November 25, 1988, when she was kidnapped on her way home from work by a group of four teenage boys. One of the boys, Miyano Hiroshi, was a classmate of Junko's who had been scorned when he asked Junko on a date and she rejected him. In retaliation, Miyano and three of his friends– Ogura Jō, Minato Shinji, and Watanabe Yasushi–held Junko captive for 44 days where they repeatedly beat, tortured, and raped her. Junko would remain imprisoned by these boys until her body finally succumbed to its injuries and she died on Janua...


10 | Survival Story // Alison Botha
#10
08/09/2022

For Alison Botha, December 18, 1994 started out just like any normal summer day in her home of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She spent the day with friends at the beach, then watching movies at her apartment. What Alison thought would be a normal night relaxing at home after her friends left turned into a horrific and harrowing tale of survival after she was kidnapped and brutally attacked by two men who would come to be known as "The Ripper Rapists."

Sources for this episode:

“Alison” documentary on Prime Video

https://allthatsinteresting.com/alison-botha

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9 | Survival Story // Mary Vincent
#9
08/03/2022

On September 29, 1978, 15 year old Mary Vincent was picked up by 50 year old Lawrence Singleton as she was hitchhiking her way from Berkely, CA to Corona, CA. Not long after picking her up, Singleton pulled over onto the side of a deserted road where he proceeded to brutally beat and rape Mary. After holding her captive for an entire night, Singleton hacked off both of Mary's arms, threw her down a 30 foot embankment, and left her for dead.

Mary, however, had a strong will to live, and refused to let Singleton get away with what he had done...


8 | The Brutal Torture and Murder of Kelly Anne Bates
#8
07/20/2022

When Kelly Anne Bates was only 14 years old, she entered into a relationship with Dave Smith, a man 32 years her senior. Their relationship lasted 3 years, throughout which Dave Smith subjected Kelly Anne to horrific abuse. Their relationship would come to a brutal end on April 16, 1996.

Sources:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MurderofKellyAnneBates

https://www.ranker.com/list/kelly-anne-bates-facts/amandasedlakhevener

https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/article/our-daughter-was-tortured-to-death-by-her-sadistic-boyfriend

https://www.buggedspace.com/kelly-anne-bates/

https://crimesandconsequences.com/kelly-anne-bates/

https://www.thescarechamber.com/kelly-anne-bates/

Intro and...


7 | The Chicago Ripper Crew
#7
07/01/2022

From May 23, 1981 - October 6, 1982, the Chicago Ripper Crew terrorized the greater Chicago area, leaving behind a trail of murdered, mutilated women in their wake. Was this the case of a satanic cult, or just the case of 4 deranged lunatics acting out their most depraved fantasies on the unfortunate women who happened to cross their paths?

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Sources:

Deadly Thrills: The True Story of Chicago's Most Shocking Killers by Jaye Slade Fletcher

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripper_Crew

https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/the-ripper-crew-satanic-murderers-thomas-kokoraleis

https://www.cbsnews.com...


6 | The "Basic Instinct" Killer // Luka Magnotta
#6
04/03/2022

On May 25, 2012, a video titled "1 Lunatic, 1 Icepick" was uploaded onto Bestgore.com. For the members of the Facebook group "Find the Vacuum Kitten Killer for Great Justice”, this was an escalation they anticipated but were horrified to see actually come to fruition.

This episode covers the murder of Jun Lin, committed by the narcissistic, celebrity wannabe Luke Magnotta,

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MurderofJun_Lin

https://abcnews.go.com/International/slideshow/canadian-porn-star-luka-magnotta-caught-berlin-16492343/image-16492361

https://www.oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/jun-lin-luka-magnotta-victim-dont-f-with-cats-netflix-who-was-he

https://allthatsinteresting.com/luka-magnotta-lin-jun


5 | Tsutomu Miyazaki - The Otaku Killer//The Little Girl Murders
#5
01/08/2022

Known as “The Otaku Murderer” and his crimes as “The Little Girl Murders,” Tsutomu Miyazaki brutally murdered, raped, and desecrated the bodies of 4 young girls during the short period between August of 1988 to June of 1989.

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Intro and outro music:

Come Play with Me Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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4 | Marc Dutroux - The Dutroux Affair // Part 2
#4
11/21/2021

For part 2 of the Dutroux Affair, we'll take a deep dive into the trial of Marc Dutroux, the multiple fumbles made by Belgian authorities during the investigation, the public outcry, and the accusations of a cover up of a huge European-wide pedophilia ring that involved some of Belgium's most powerful people.

//INTRO & OUTRO MUSIC//

Come Play with Me Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/


3 | Marc Dutroux - The Dutroux Affair // Part 1
#3
10/29/2021

Part 1 of 2

On June 24, 1995. two eight year old girls by the names of Julie Lejeune and Melissa Russo disappeared seemingly without a trace, snatched off the streets of Gråce-Hollogne, Belgium. The abductions of Lejeune and Russo were only the beginning of a series of unsettling child abductions that would lead to the discovery of heinous crimes committed by a man who is now one of the most infamous and hated men in all of Belgium.

In part 1, we will cover the crimes of Marc Dutroux, the infamous pedophile behind the case that would come t...


2 | Armin Meiwes - The Rotenburg Cannibal
#2
09/24/2021

This episodes covers the case of Armin Meiwes, aka the Rotenburg Cannibal, who was a German computer repair technician who murdered, butchered, and ate a man who he had met on an online forum for people with cannibalism fetishes.

Follow the podcast on instagram to see photos from the case and sources: @TSRHPodcast

To request a case, email tsrhpodcast@gmail.com

Intro and Outro Music: Come Play with Me Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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1 | The Monster Of Florence
#1
09/09/2021

This episode covers the story of the Monster of Florence, an Italian serial killer who is credited with 8 double homicides from 1968 to 1985. This case remains officially unsolved.

For more information on this case as well as sources, please follow @TSRHPodcast on Instagram.

Intro/Outro Music:

Come Play with Me Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/