Sinister Sunrise

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We're three chicks who want to talk about our passions even before the sun rises. We want to make sure you can indulge your sinister side with stories about ghosts, true crime and the human mind!

Episode 126: Halloween Unsolved Mysteries - It’s the Most Sinister Night of the Year
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10/14/2022

It’s episode 126 and the Sinister Sisters are ending season two with a Halloweeny episode! It’s really a grab bag of things. In today’s episode, Sarah covers the disappearance of David Stone who was best man in a wedding he never showed up to and whose body was later found with no signs of foul play. Then, Morgan tells the story of Marvin Brandland who was murdered by a robber posed as a trick-or-treater who has never been caught to this day. Erin ends the episode with the mysterious disappearance of Hyun Jong ‘Cindy’ Song who was last seen...


Episode 125: Flipping the Script - Key Weird, Stockholm Spin Off, and Not by the Hair on My Toes
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10/08/2022

It’s episode 125 and the Sinister Sisters are bringing it back to the OG recording days. It’s time to flip it and reverse it! In today’s group episode, Sarah covers the mysterious disappearance of Bum Farto who’s name has been plastered on t-shirts and whose story was made into a musical. Then, Morgan dives into Lima syndrome (not to be confused with Stockholm syndrome) and how it was coined after a hostage crisis that lasted over a hundred days. Erin ends the episode with the spooky and baffling history of the Stone Lion Inn and its resident...


Episode 124: The Murder of Kelly Anne Bates - That Math Don’t Work
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09/30/2022

It’s episode 124 and the Sinister Sisters are not good at reading, writing, or computing. We’re basically a live Mad Libs! In today’s episode, Erin covers the horrific murder of 17-year-old Kelly Anne Bates whose 48-year-old boyfriend and abuser James Patterson Smith gruesomely tortured her up to a month before killing her. Here’s a chief salute not to you, sir.

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Episode 123: Lizzie Borden - Womanly Strength
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09/24/2022

It’s episode 123 and the Sinister Sisters are putting out the right vibes. That may be because of all of the wine they have consumed during this recording though. In today’s episode, Morgan covers the notorious case of Lizzie Borden who was accused of having murdered her father and stepmother with an axe. You may think you know how the story goes, but the actual facts don’t seem to add up. Get ready to take this mess of a case with a grain of salt!

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Episode 122: Jane Toppan - A Trail of Chaos
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09/16/2022

It’s episode 122 and the Sinister Sisters couldn’t have been nurses in the 19th century. Working 10-14 hour days, seven days a week? No, thank you. In today’s episode, Sarah covers one of America’s most sociopathic female serial killers - Jane Toppan. The cards were stacked against her since childhood and after being rejected by her auntie Jane turns to nursing where she finds comfort conducting heinous experiments on her patients and those she despises. We would hate to meet this lady on our worst day.

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Episode 121: The Bridgewater Triangle - Either You Know or You Don’t
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09/10/2022

It’s episode 121 and the Sinister Sisters have an important question to pose. Which came first: the ghosts or the cult? It’s all about perspective. In today’s group episode, Sarah covers the history of the Bridgewater Triangle - a 200 square mile area in Massachusetts where otherworldly sightings are the norm. Ghosts of victims killed in King Philip’s War and patients who died at the Taunton State Hospital may haunt the land. The area isn’t just filled with spirits though. Morgan dives into some of the supernatural creatures that people have spotted or interacted with such as Thunder...


Episode 120: The Giggling Granny - Put the Prunes Down!
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09/02/2022

It’s episode 120 and the Sinister Sisters are meditating today. There’s nothing sinister about meditating. But prunes? Now that’s a sinister dish. In today’s episode, Erin covers the story of Nannie Doss aka the Giggling Granny who found love through Lonely Hearts ads but her relationships were cut short when her husbands and family members mysteriously died from “food poisoning.” That wasn’t me that was Glorp.

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Episode 119: Cryptid Catalog - Something Is Afoot
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08/26/2022

It’s episode 119 and the Sinister Sisters are brunching it up and dreaming of flaky biscuits. Don’t worry, the chaos is still here! In today’s episode, Morgan returns to Yosemite National Park to cover a few cryptids that deserved a deeper dive of their own. First, Morgan covers stories of missing children disappearing and being discovered miles away from where they were last seen. The distance they would have had to travel isn’t humanly possible, but maybe a wild man or a pterodactyl had something to do with it? Morgan ends the episode with a cryptid that res...


Episode 118: Yosemite National Park - Whole Lot of Waterfalls and Weird Happenings
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08/19/2022

It’s episode 118 and the Sinister Sisters have some explaining to do. What had happened was…In today’s group episode, Sarah covers the case of Cary Stayner who made Yosemite his hunting grounds and who may have also believed he was Bigfoot. Then, Erin dives into the mysterious disappearance of Sandra Johnson Hughes who abandoned her campsite in the Sierra National Forest and who eyewitnesses reported as bruised, barefoot and acting strangely the day before she was reported missing. Morgan ends the episode with six legends of eerie spirits and cryptids that might roam around the national park and ma...


Episode 117: Depression - The Chemical Imbalance Theory
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08/12/2022

It’s episode 117 and the only thing sinister about the Sinister Sisters is their luck. Cue the circus music! In today’s episode, Sarah covers the 12th leading cause of death in the United States - major depressive disorder - which doesn’t occur due to one life event. Specific symptoms have to be present for two weeks before it can be diagnosed. Sarah then dives into treatment options  but pulls the rug out from under us when she divulges a recent study's findings that depression may not actually be linked to a chemical imbalance. Now’s the time to down y...


Episode 116: Flipping the Script - An Imo’s Questioning, Alien Inventory, and a Secret Study
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08/08/2022

It’s episode 116 and you know what the Sinister Sisters haven’t had in a while? Pretzels. You know what we haven’t done in a while? Flipped the script! In today’s group episode, Morgan covers the upsetting case of the kidnappings of Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby which hits too close to home. Then, Sarah turns up the nerd jargon as she dives into UFO disclosure and the unofficial hearings that were held to discuss the evidence of extraterrestrials. Erin ends the episode with a shocking 1960s study of identical siblings intentionally separated at birth and the many una...


Episode 116: Flipping the Script - An Imo’s Questioning, Alien Inventory, and a Secret Study
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08/05/2022

It’s episode 116 and you know what the Sinister Sisters haven’t had in a while? Pretzels. You know what we haven’t done in a while? Flipped the script! In today’s group episode, Morgan covers the upsetting case of the kidnappings of Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby which hits too close to home. Then, Sarah turns up the nerd jargon as she dives into UFO disclosure and the unofficial hearings that were held to discuss the evidence of extraterrestrials. Erin ends the episode with a shocking 1960s study of identical siblings intentionally separated at birth and the many unanswer...


Episode 115: Guardian Angels - Buy One Get One
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07/22/2022

It’s episode 115 and the Sinister Sisters know no one wants to peak in fourth grade. Everyone needs a glow up. In today’s episode, Morgan covers spirits who are making a list of all our good and bad deeds - guardian angels! Beliefs vary on whether guardian angels are spirits of a past loved one or circles of eyes, but they are known to help us in times of crisis. Morgan then shares goosebump-inducing guardian angel stories including a vine that halts a rolling car, a voice that saves a girl’s life, a rock climber that escapes death...


Episode 114: The Toolbox Killers - A Combo We’re Not Eating
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07/15/2022

It’s episode 115 and the Sinister Sisters…wait a minute. It looks like there’s been a glitch in the matrix. It’s episode 114 and Erin is already apologetic as she covers the disturbing case of the Toolbox Killers. Two cold-blooded men make a pact where they agree to abduct, torture, and murder teenage girls in the Los Angeles area. As teenagers begin disappearing, police have little to no evidence to go on until the body of a girl is found and a man with a tip claiming he knows who the killers are comes forward. We would break all of t...


Episode 113: Schizophrenia - Your Reality Is Not Real
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07/08/2022

It’s episode 113 and the Sinister Sisters are watching a simulation but without all of the effects. This is casa de Sarah, not a 4k theater. In today’s episode, Sarah covers a disorder that affects only 1% of the population - schizophrenia. Symptoms vary slightly case by case but people suffering from this disorder typically have visual and/or auditory delusions that can be debilitating. Having schizophrenia doesn’t make you dangerous though. The cause is still unknown but treatment options are available to combat the overbearing symptoms. Preventative care? What’s that?

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Episode 113: Schizophrenia - Your Reality Is Not Real
#113
07/08/2022

It’s episode 113 and the Sinister Sisters are watching a simulation but without all of the effects. This is casa de Sarah, not a 4k theater. In today’s episode, Sarah covers a disorder that affects only 1% of the population - schizophrenia. Symptoms vary slightly case by case but people suffering from this disorder typically have visual and/or auditory delusions that can be debilitating. Having schizophrenia doesn’t make you dangerous though. The cause is still unknown but treatment options are available to combat the overbearing symptoms. Preventative care? What’s that?

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Episode 112: Sleepwalking - Brains on Autopilot
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07/01/2022

It’s episode 112 and the Sinister Sisters will be shortening their words from now on. With that being said, welcome to the groupsode! In today’s group episode, Sarah dives into the science behind somnambulism, the many factors that may contribute to the act, and the steps you can take to combat sleepwalking. Then, Erin attempts to answer the question “Can sleepwalking cause someone to commit murder?” as she covers the baffling case of Kenneth Parks. Morgan ends the episode recounting her own personal sleepwalking stories along with reading a handful of lighthearted stories where sleepwalkers engage in hilarious activiti...


Episode 111: Bigfoot - Feet Pics, Footprints
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06/24/2022

It’s episode 111 and the Sinister Sisters and the ancient astronaut theorist guy have one thing in common: they like to throw out some crazy theories! In today’s episode, Morgan covers a cryptid whose origins and existence is heavily debated to this day - Bigfoot (or who we like to refer to as Big Toots). Is Bigfoot an alien? Is it an intelligent being evading humans? Is it a wendigo? Who’s to say there’s only one? While many people believe the hairy humanoid is a hoax, other evidence suggests the creature may actually be real. And we thoug...


Episode 110: Richard Chase Part 2 - No One’s Home
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06/17/2022

It’s episode 110 and the Sinister Sisters are grabbing their Depends and changing their name to the Sanitary Sisters. We hope you brought your brooms and pads! In today’s episode, we switch the order so Erin can bring you part two of Richard Chase’s sinister life and the murders he committed after his release from Beverly Manor. Law enforcement is stumped by the disorganized killings until they realize the serial killer is drinking the blood of his victims and will likely strike again at any moment. This is a horror film in the making.

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Episode 109: Richard Chase Part 1 - A Bone to Pick
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06/10/2022

It’s episode 109 and the Sinister Sisters are kicking off Gemini season and Sarah’s birthday the only way they know how - with a doozy of a topic that can’t be told in just one sitting! In today’s episode, Sarah dives into the childhood and temperament of convicted serial killer Richard Chase a.k.a. The Vampire of Sacramento. His life is anything but ordinary and when factors of the Macdonal triad present itself along with repressed rage and side effects from self-medicating, Chase begins blurring the line between fantasy and reality. We’ll never call ourselves...


Episode 108: The Texas Killing Fields Part 2 - Nowhere Is Safe
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06/03/2022

It’s episode 108 and the Sinister Sisters think it would be a lot easier if serial killers had the same distinguishable feature. Show us your belly! In part two of the Texas Killing Fields group episode, Erin covers a trash human being who has been charged with murdering at least four women in Texas and Oklahoma - William Lewis Reece. Morgan then dives into the disappearance and murder of Laura Miller whose remains were found behind the home of the strange and quirky Robert Abel who would randomly leave his farm with his son for hours or days at a...


Episode 107 The Texas Killing Fields Part 1 - Not Tied Up in a Neat Little Bow
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05/27/2022

It’s episode 107 and the Sinister Sisters are not fans of Twitter. Does no one else think Peyton Manning would be great at Sims? In part one of today’s group episode, Sarah dives into the history of the foreboding 25 acre stretch of land in League City, Texas known as the Killing Fields due to the substantial amount of human remains discovered in the area. Morgan then covers the disappearance and murders of Rhonda Johnson and Sharon Shaw which led to the (possibly coerced) confession and conviction of Michael Lloyd Self. Sarah then ends with her story on the stin...


Episode 106: The Murder of Adolph Coors III - As Cold as a Coors
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05/20/2022

It’s episode 106 and the Sinister Sisters’ Wordle game is strong. Not our Quordle game though. Now that shit is hard. In today’s episode, Erin travels to Colorado for the case of Adolph Coors III. The heir to the multimillion dollar Coors Brewing Company fortune goes missing on his way to work and his car is found abandoned on a bridge. The only clue detectives have is a ransom note with concise directions that must be followed that the kidnapper promises will ensure Coors’ release. We bet you can’t read the words International Harvester without singing them.

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Episode 105: The Mudhouse Mansion: From Mud to Blood
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05/13/2022

It’s episode 105 and the Sinister Sisters didn’t know their fingernails were made of the same material as rhino horns. Now that’s totes rhino. In today’s episode, Morgan travels to Lancaster, Ohio for her tale of the haunted Mudhouse Mansion. The spirit of a cruel Civil War general may haunt its halls. A family moves in, but when they aren’t spotted leaving the residence neighbors become worried. The legend of Bloody Mary may even originate here! Some people say her name thirteen times? We can’t even make it to three!

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Episode 104 Hoarding - Quest to Find That One Thing
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05/06/2022

It’s episode 104 and the Sinister Sisters may need to add another week to their decluttering challenge after this topic. In today’s episode, Sarah covers a disorder that’s been showcased on national television for over a decade - hoarding! Don’t confuse this disorder with collecting, though. Sarah dives into the symptoms of hoarding, why people who hoard have a difficult time throwing items away, and what scientists believe the disorder may be linked to. Retail therapy is not always therapy.

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Episode 103: Cryptids, Cryptids, and More Cryptids - Anything Is Possible
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04/29/2022

It’s episode 103 and the Sinister Sisters are going on a road trip. A cryptid road trip that is! In today’s group episode, Sarah heads to the Gobi Desert where the only thing you can do is run when you spot the large-intestine looking, acid-spitting Mongolian Death Worm. Then, Erin travels to Kentucky to cover the Hopkinsville Goblins case where a family fended off their home from either an alien attack or an angry Great Horned Owl. Morgan ends the road trip in New Zealand which is home to the Taniwha - powerful sea dragons that are known to e...


Episode 102: The Murder of Addie Hall - Don’t Blame It on the Voodoo Shop
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04/22/2022

It’s episode 102 and the Sinister Sisters need to settle a debate. What do you wear on Halloween? A costume or a coshtume? Honestly, any word you say a lot begins to sound fake. In today’s episode, Erin covers the tragic and gruesome case of Zack Bowen and Addie Hall. The New Orleans couple survived Hurricane Katrina and their love story was even publicized by the media. As the city was restored and life slowly returned to normal, Zack and Addie’s relationship became destructive and deadly. Did he mean North Carolina? Like the ground?

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Episode 101: Cryptid Catalog - The Beast of Bladenboro, the Jersey Devil, and Dark Watchers
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04/15/2022

It’s episode 101 and the Sinister Sisters are closed today. We’re recording on a Wednesday. What do you expect? In today’s episode, Morgan has not one, not two, but three different cryptid tales! Morgan first takes us to North Carolina where the Beast of Bladenboro, a cat-like creature that drains the blood of its victims, may still reside. Then Morgan travels to New Jersey where the Jersey Devil terrorized humans and animals alike and who’s monstrous appearance made it a frightening adversary. Lastly, Morgan heads weast (not west) for the Dark Watchers - shadow spirits donning brimmed...


Episode100: Minimalism - Get Your Mind Out of the Clutter
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04/08/2022

It’s the 100th episode and it’s time for the Sinister Sisters to do some spring cleaning and declutter their brains. Does that patchwork couch really make us happy? In today’s episode, Sarah covers a topic that’s been around since fireplaces have been heating our homes - minimalism! Sarah dives into the psychology of clutter, the various types of minimalism, and how everyone has the ability to take back control of their lives. Just because it’s organized doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

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Episode 99: Conspiracy Theories - Choking on Conspiracies
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04/01/2022

It’s episode 99 and the Sinister Sisters are the id, ego, and superego when it comes to conspiracy theories. Give Sarah twenty minutes and a Red Bull and she’ll find out why it’s probably true. In today’s group episode, Sarah dives into why conspiracy theories seem to pop up like weeds, how people can combat these theories, and when conspiracy theories turned out to be true. Morgan covers conspiracy theories surrounding celebrities such as Avril Lavigne, Nicolas Cage, and Justin Bieber who may be more than meets the eye. Erin ends with conspiracy theories surrounding animals and the...


Episode 98: John List - A Whole List of Problems
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03/25/2022

It’s episode 98 and the Sinister Sisters are covered in blankets. Not because they're cold but because they are typing to prep for Erin’s story! In today’s episode, Erin covers the shocking case of John List - a man with a skewed sense of morality who murdered his entire family in cold blood. The victims’ bodies weren’t discovered by police until a month later and even though they had a confession, the killer was nowhere to be found. He took Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” to the extreme.

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Episode 97: Mothman - Less Man, More Moth
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03/18/2022

It’s episode 97 and the Sinister Sisters are having a Waffle House disagreement. One sister’s goal is to be Waffle House Customer of the Year while the other two wouldn’t choose it for their last breakfast on Earth. In today’s episode, the demon that inhabits Morgan covers the infamous cryptid - Mothman! This creature that’s more bird than man allegedly wreaked havoc in Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the mid 1960s and is distinguished by glowing red eyes, an ashy complexion, and a 10 foot wingspan that was surely hard to miss. Morgan shares locals’ first-hand accounts of...


Episode 96: Imposter Syndrome - Fake It ‘Til You Make It
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03/11/2022

It’s episode 96 and the Sinister Sisters are presenting the Sinister Sunrise Acheesement Award! No, we will not apologize for our grammar. In today’s episode, Sarah covers the quiet pandemic affecting us all, Imposter Syndrome (IS)! It may not be in the DSM-5 but 70% of Americans have experienced feelings of inadequacy and have chalked up their success to luck or other external factors. Be ready to ask yourself some hard questions as Sarah dives into the different types of IS, why it leaves us feeling like frauds, and how we can get through these underlying issues. It’s basica...


Episode 95: The Brothers Grimm - Grimm and Bear It
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03/04/2022

It’s episode 95 and the Sinister Sisters are celebrating by reading Sarah’s drunk Mardi Gras texts! Drunk Sarah was, yes, but grim she was not. In today’s group episode, the sisters discuss the history of the Brothers Grimm and share some of their favorite fairy tales from their collection. Morgan tells the story of The Frog Prince - a tale about a frog with a lot of demands and a rude princess that cares none - and Death’s Messenger - a fairy tale that feels like it should be a Blockbuster movie. Erin retells the tales of Rapun...


Episode 94: Aaron Hernandez - Aaron Who?
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02/25/2022

It’s episode 94 and the Sinister Sisters are ready for a rendition of Happy Tales with Erin! That definitely was not a rip off of anything. We made that up all on our own. In today’s episode, Erin covers the wild case of former NFL superstar-turned-murderer Aaron Hernandez. This one ticks off all the boxes: a harsh upbringing, loss at an impressionable age, bad coping mechanisms, and multiple head injuries. His rise to football fame and the realization that messes would get cleaned up for him turn into a recipe for disaster. Foosball is for the devil, Bobby!

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Episode 93: Papa Legba - The Crossroads of Life
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02/18/2022

It’s episode 93 and the Sinister Sisters wish they had superpowers…or the gift of elocution at least! In today’s episode, Morgan dives into voodoo and how it isn’t as negative as it has been portrayed in the media. She also covers the most powerful spirit surrounding the religion who can speak to anyone, anywhere - Papa Legba. He expects payment though. Don’t worry. We read the terms and conditions.

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Episode 92: The Twelve Tribes - A Cult Onion
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02/11/2022

Sarah waves her color guard-sized red flag and kicks off our new format with her story on a cult that is still around today - The Twelve Tribes. A groovy Gaston-looking youth pastor, child training manuals, and several deli restaurants where followers work without pay. Are you sold? Tools of the devil are not welcome though. We think we would be really great hippies, but the Twelve Tribes may be too good to be true. For help please visit www.cult-escape.com

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Episode 91: Matrimony, Murder, and Jilted Brides
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02/04/2022

It’s episode 91 and the Sinister Sisters are back and sinister than ever! We forgot how nervous Yeti made us. In today’s group episode, Sarah quizzes us on the history of love and marriage and dives into the psychology of divorce rates, Morgan brings us wedding ghost stories and eerie tales of eternal brides, and Erin gives an update on a local case and covers the tragic murder of bride-to-be Laura Grillo. Have we not always been poetic apes in space longing for love?

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Episode 90: Let There Be Halloween
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10/22/2021

It’s episode 90 and the Sinister Sisters are wrapping up the longest season one ever the only way they know how. With a Halloween-esque episode! Group there it is! In today’s group episode, Sarah puts a spell on us as she dives into the history of Halloween, Morgan grabs a Take 5 as she covers some current Halloween traditions and how they came about, and Erin clears up the misconception that Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is related to Halloween and explains how the Mexican holiday is far from spooky. How in are you? Samhain.


Episode 89: Prying Eyes, Give Me Closure, and Safe to Speculate
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10/15/2021

The Sinister Sisters have decided to start their own bowling league - The Britney Spares! Hopefully we are better at bowling than we are at building card houses. In today’s episode, Sarah interprets a dream where a listener bares all at a Denny’s, Morgan reads short ghost stories that will leave you with goosebumps, and Erin covers the mysterious death of Christian Hildebrandt. Show us a pretty crier. We dare you.

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