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We all would like to think that we're immune to being persuaded, but were that true, advertising wouldn't work, the best candidates would always get elected, and our personal relationships would always be equitable. On Belief examines why, with so much information available to us to dissuade us from joining harmful groups. I ask people who have had first hand experience with harmful groups and sects how they were seduced, how they were tricked, and how they got out.
 
Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examining the nitty, gritty details you didn't know about crime... Help the podcast run! Daily Crime News and more here: https://www.patreon.com/realmonsters Make a donation here: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=WLPEMHK7SH43Y https://www.buymeacoff.ee/realmonster http://www.cash.app/$RMPodcast https://www.givebutter.com/realmonsters #crime #truecrimepodcast #history #justice
 
This is a podcast for people somewhere in between believer and skeptic. Whether it's aliens, bigfoot, or just creepy Dan down the hall, we'll talk about it. Feedback, reviews, subs, and all are super appreciated, but we want to talk to you as well, so connect with us on Twitter and Facebook: @SkepSkepPod on both! Or visit our website at SkepticalSkeptics.com!
 
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100 EPISODES! For this milestone both hosts are going to be discussing a Japanese cult from the early 80s. Believing they would bring the end of the world they tried multiple methods in which to inflict the most harm at a wide scale. Murder, kidnapping and strange anime were all attributed to the cult. But it was 1995 when it all came to ahead... I…
 
In this episode, we discuss: The basic beliefs of the Unification Church What it's like for kids What are the rules, and are they different by gender? What is the companion book to the Bible that the Unification Church uses? What are the political beliefs of the church? And more... Support On Belief: A Podcast About Cults…
 
“The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.” — Publilius Syrus Fear compelled her heart to build up to a terrifying and deadly 100 mph crescendo… Shallow, rapid half gasps emanated from the 62-year-old widow as her skin turned a pallid blue… the Monster garroting her with steel wire from her kitchen. Slow… FAST! … Slow… FAST! … Slo…
 
CW: This episode contains descriptions of severe mental abuse, child abuse, voyeurism, sexual assault, and death. Please use discretion.Join Kyle, Ardon, and special guest Alec Powell (@alecwritesmusic on TikTok) as they discuss the heartbreaking case of The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell. The disappearance of Susan Cox Powell is a tragic and he…
 
Join Kyle and Ardon as they delve into the world of Tulpa! Otherwise referred to as Tulpamancy, the idea of creating a Tulpa has existed since the earliest of theologies. Now that it has been brought into the mainstream, the concept of creating a permanent companion who lives inside of your own mind has grown particularly on the forums of Reddit an…
 
Join Kyle, Ardon, and returning guest Jaxson Dayton (@jaxsondayton) for the second part in the series on Mothman! Tonight, things ramp up to the climax. Not only will Mothman be discussed, but we will go more in depth into The Men in Black, John Keel, and The Silver Bridge collapse that took place on December 15, 1967 which unfortunately resulted i…
 
Join Kyle, Ardon, and special guest Jaxson Dayton (@jaxsondayton) as they take you on a journey to Point Pleasant, West Virginia to begin a two part series on the famous cryptid known as Mothman! Sightings for the infamous “Mothman” began on November 15, 1966, and stretched to December 15, 1967. There have been hundreds of alleged sightings since t…
 
CW: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence and child abuse. Join Kyle and Ardon as they discuss the twisted story of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka; aka "The Ken and Barbie Killers" A prime example of a duo killer dynamic, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka terrorized the people of Scarborough, Canada in the late 80s and early 90s. On …
 
Join Kyle and Ardon as they dive into the many mysteries surrounding The Bermuda Triangle! The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Famous stories include Flight 19, the USS Cyclops, and the disco…
 
We go to anxiety inducing levels this week when Rachael covers a case of criminal negligence. Theme parks are supposed to induced heart pounding fun, particularly roller coasters. But things don't go to plan when Alton Towers, The Smiler, isn't checked properly. Theo travels back to the 1800s which has more than on horror. The horror of general lif…
 
Join Kyle and Ardon as they delve into the folklore of The Jersey Devil! The Jersey Devil is one of the United State’s most long-standing legends. Originating in the 1700s from the state of New Jersey, the Jersey Devil has gained sensational regional popularity! So much so that it is officially recognized as the “State Demon” of New Jersey. Folklor…
 
CW: This episode contains intense descriptions of death and human suffering. Join Kyle and Ardon as they dive into the cult known as Aum Shinrikyo! In 1984, Shoko Asahara would change Japan and the world forever. Asahara and his followers, known as Aum Shinrikyo were responsible for the first terrorist attack that involved chemical warfare in the h…
 
Apologises for sound quality on this episode, testing a new set up. Theo highlights the case of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, two women of colour who had their lives taken by a brutal killer. The case shows glaring misconduct by the Metropolitan Police that let down the victims and their family. Rachael dives into the bizarre case of Bas…
 
Enjoy these episodes on Death Cults! Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters’ podcast Wess does to get even deeper into the…
 
The rare breed: 2 blood-related serial killers, one Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters’ podcast Wess does to get even …
 
The deadly sarin gas released by a death cult headquartered in Japan. Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters’ podcast Wess…
 
The first in our death cult series. There's a lot you may not know about Jonestown. Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters…
 
Join your hosts Kyle and Ardon as they discuss Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy! Munchausen’s by Proxy is a rare phenomenon in which a caregiver medically abuses a dependent to create symptoms to present to medical professionals. In the medical community, the term is used as a description of a specific type of behavior. We will also detail the storie…
 
Our look at Wisconsin's most infamous cannibal. Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters’ podcast Wess does to get even deep…
 
Join Kyle, Ardon, and returning special guest Ian Brooks (@ianwithapencil) as they discuss the Hollow Earth Theory! Since recorded history began, there have always been hypotheses that people emerged from inside the earth, and eventually came to the surface to build the world as we know it now. These stories are passed down through cultures and rel…
 
Rachael delves into the oldest case yet when discussing what happened to the princes in the tower. Theo discusses a curious ghost town where a mine fire from the 60s still burns today. As always, we finish with a dumb criminal.If you like Spree, please consider giving a 5 star review and follow us on social media.Twitter: @SpreePodcast.@TheGingerBo…
 
Join Kyle, Ardon, and special guest Olivia Casper as they dive into The Queen Mary! The RMS Queen Mary is a now retired Ocean Liner that sailed primarily between the years of 1936 to 1967. Since then, it has been turned into a tourist attraction/hotel. Many deaths have occurred on the Queen Mary; and as a result of this, many paranormal accounts ha…
 
Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters’ podcast Wess does to get even deeper into these cases. Find it wherever you get yo…
 
Join Kyle and Ardon as they discuss the fundamentals of serial killers in tonight's episode! Some claim that they know what makes a person become a serial murderer; while others say that there is not enough evidence to make such a claim. Tonight, we will discuss the different types, classifications, categorizations, motivations, and theories of SER…
 
Real Monsters: The Oldest Motive, Murder for Money Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters’ podcast Wess does to get even d…
 
Real Monsters: Lethal Ladies Mary Tudor and Empress Wu, with special guest Kelly Evans Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monst…
 
CW: This episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. Join Kyle and Ardon as they wrap up their two part series on TED BUNDY! When we ended part one, Ted had committed at least 15 murders in several different states, and the law was slowly and steadily catching up. Tonight, we will finish the horrifying saga of Ted Bundy with his arres…
 
This episode explores the reason why in certain airports one might be required to take their shoes off. Theo delves into the case. Rachael takes on a strange case involving a con-woman named Samantha Azzopardi. She does something many are reluctant to do: return to high school as an adult. As always, we finish with a dumb criminal.If you like Spree…
 
CW: This episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. Join Kyle and Ardon as they cover one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, TED BUNDY. Theodore Robert Bundy was an american serial killer who abducted, raped, and brutally murdered more than 30 women in several states across the country. The severity of his murders is p…
 
The most prolific serial killer in US history? Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters’ podcast Wess does to get even deepe…
 
One of the sickest southern aristocrats ever. The brutality of the story of how she treated her slaves so enraged the citizens of New Orleans they ran her out of town. Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and …
 
WELCOME TO OUR TWENTIETH EPISODE!! Join Kyle and Ardon as they wrap up their two part series on The Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill! Last time, we detailed the alleged abduction that took place, including descriptions of the inhabitants of the spacecraft. Tonight, more memories of Betty and Barney Hill will surface via hypnosis! All this and mor…
 
The hosts take you to the 1980s where Rachael delves into the mysterious death of Zigmund Adamski. Many theories were speculated but one seemed to look beyond Earth as an explanation... Theo discusses a more recent case which took place in Italy where a case of foolish decisions led to deadly consequences. As always, we finish with a dumb criminal.…
 
Quite possibly the most clinical psychopath we've ever dealt with. This one, as most RM cases, is not for the faint of heart. Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for readi…
 
Our episode on one of the most enduring mysteries in the annals of American crime, the Zodiac Killer. Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about famous (and not so famous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support…
 
Join Kyle and Ardon as they dive deep into the alien abduction story of Betty and Barney Hill! On September 19, 1961, Betty and Barney Hill were driving home after an impromptu honeymoon when they noticed a strange light in the sky. They stopped to investigate, and before they knew it, the couple and their dog were back on the road with two hours o…
 
Join Kyle, Ardon, and special guest McKenna Plymale as they discuss the mystery of The Toynbee Tiles! First photographed in the 1980’s, Toynbee Tiles have been a phenomenon that boggled the mind. Artistic tiles seemingly fused with the surrounding asphalt began to appear in Philadelphia, and everyone began to ask questions. Mostly “who, what, when,…
 
Did Wayne Williams kill 28+ children in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area? Or is he a wrongly convicted man? Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about infamous (and not so infamous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can als…
 
This weeks episode sees the hosts follow the theme of travel. Theo kickstarts in the 1980s where the apparent victims of a vicious killer work for minicab companies. Rachael delves into the case of Lars Mittank, a German tourist last seen at Varna Airport before vanishing without a trace. As always, we finish with a dumb criminal. If you like Spree…
 
Indiana family business man and gay serial lust killer Herb Baumeister. Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about infamous (and not so infamous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters’ podcas…
 
Another installment of British killers. Journalist and dogged student of all things forensic, Wess Haubrich, examines the nitty, gritty details you didn’t know about infamous (and not so infamous but equally weird) crimes and their unseen motivations. Thanks for reading! You can also support the Real Monsters’ podcast Wess does to get even deeper i…
 
Join Kyle and Ardon as they cover “The Finders”! During the height of the Satanic Panic in the United States, a case in Tallahassee Florida grabbed the eyes of many people across the country. Six children were at a park in Tallahassee, accompanied by two men. The children were dirty, unkept, and showed signs of abuse. Upon further investigation, th…
 
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