With less than two weeks away from Halloween, how have you been celebrating this creepy holiday? Here at the Obsessed Network, we've been working our way back through a second listen of Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan. New to the podcast? We've picked out the top five scariest episodes just in time for spooky season.
5. The Los Angeles Murder House
In the early morning hours of December 6, 1959, the residents of a wealthy section of Los Feliz, Los Angeles, woke up to the sound of a blood curdling scream. Their 18 year-old neighbor, Judy Pearlson, was begging for her life from inside her home. Her father, Dr. Harold Perelson, had violently murdered his wife with a ball-peen hammer, and it seemed like Judy was next. The home quickly became known as the Los Angeles Murder House, and the stories that surround that night still live in infamy.
4. The Simulation Theory: Is Any of This Real?
Sure, upon reading this episode's title, listeners may assume this episode is about lighter topics, perhaps a film review of The Matrix. That is NOT the case. In this episode, listeners are introduced to mind-bending concepts and theories of existence, suggesting that humans may be more like the video game, The Sims, than beings with actual free will. It's creepy in the most heady of ways.
3. The Cecil Hotel: Terror, Murder, and Death in The World's Scariest Hotel
The reputation of The Cecil Hotel is earned; the shocking amount of murders that occurred in this one thriving hotel is hard to process. What's wilder? Famous serial killers called this place home – including Jack Unterweger and Richard Ramirez ("The Night Stalker"). And don't get us started on the tragic tale of Elisa Lim at the Cecil in 2013. This episode, no doubt, will have you curled up under your blanket for the rest of the night.
2. The Villisca Axe Murders: A Century-Old Bloodbath
What happens when eight people are murdered in cold-blood? You buy the house and flip it into a popular tourist destination, obviously! No but seriously, in 1994, a couple bought this house and started inviting people to visit the site of eight horrific 1912 murders. In this episode, you'll find yourself squirming as you relive the details of the Moore Family murders. Warning: not an episode for the squeamish or faint at heart.
1. The Watcher House
“I am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have
brought to me. You certainly say their names often.” If you received this note upon moving into your dream home with your family, what would you do? Would you freak out? What about when the letter continued, "Greed is what brought the past three families to 657 Boulevard, and now it has brought you to me. Have a happy moving in day. You know I will be watching.” Yeah, we'd be horrified and would happily find ourselves out of the state... or the country.
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