Mysterious Midwest

mysteriousmidwest

Just two bizarre babes learning about the strange and unusual happenings of the Midwest and beyond. While drinking. And eating snacks.

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From the Patreon Archives | August 2019 To keep you satiated while we are on hiatus, listen to this episode from August that was released only to our Patrons! Some frothy freshness coming your way with PART III (and the final part) of Insane Clown Posse. We smash some Arctic Sun Faygo from patron Kaylynn while Danielle schools us on the clowns latest adventures. ______________________ As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Feb 3

34 min

For our first episode of 2020, we celebrate our 1 year podcasting anniversary by taking a look back at 2019 and all our favorite moments. We reflect on all the adventures we had, the bad ass humans we met along the way, and everything we've learned.  Even if you have never listened to the show before, this is a great way to get to know us, and highlights a few episodes that are definite "must-listens"! We truly can't thank all of you enough for your support throughout 2019. We're excited to see where this crazy little journey goes next! For images and notes related to this episode click here.______________________ As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jan 6

77 min

Cue the jingle bells - it's time for a holiday episode! We bring in our other halves to tell you about some odd and spooky holiday traditions all over the globe, including Tió de Nadal, Caganers, Saturnalia, Frau Perchta, and Mari Lwyd. Heads up - in the most Midwestern of ways, we misprounounce a whole lotta stuff in this episode - most significantly "Caganer" which we now recognize is pronounced (Cah-Guh-Nay). Sincere apologies to all Spanish speaking folks - I promise, our intentions are pure! Required Viewing: Tió de Nadal Video/SongFor images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: Tió de Nadal: Wikipedia.org, MentalFloss.com, Slate.comEl Caganer: Wikipedia.org, MentalFloss.com, AncientPages.comSaturnalia: Wikipedia.org, Conspirazine, Cracked.com, Wikibooks.orgFrau Perchta: BoroughsoftheDead.com, Patheos.com, MichelleNickolaison.comMari Lwyd: Wikipedia.org, HyperAllergic.com, Lithub.com, Museum.Wales______________________ As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Dec 2019

66 min

This Monday we are super thrilled to bring you an episode that is a little bit lighter! Danielle tells us the legend of a creature we discovered at Cryptid Con earlier this year, the Pope Lick Monster, or the Goat Man.  For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: WDRB.com, CouriorJournal.com, Wikipedia, Ranker.com, and Exemplore.com ______________________ As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Dec 2019

41 min

*Note* - Apologies for the late post! Due to flu related sicknesses, I did not realize yesterday was Monday. Oops.We're back with the Oakland County Child Killer - Part II. This week we'll dive into the suspects, and more recent developments in the case, as well as where it stands today. Obviously, all of our episodes have a content warning, but a severe content warning for this week, as we discuss crimes against children.  For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: The 4-part docuseries, “Child Killer” produced by WDIV, The Killing Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer by J. Reuben Appleman, Children of the Snow, a 2-part special from Investigation Discovery, Wikipedia (just to snag some overview facts), NPR, Timothy’s sister, Catherine King’s Blog and Barry King's Blog ______________________ Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Nov 2019

52 min

This week we have a big one for you. Buckle up and grab some kleenex as Sara gets into Part 1 of The Oakland County Child Killer. This episode summarizes the crimes, gets to know the victims, and discusses the cluster that was North Fox Island. Obviously, all of our episodes have a content warning, but SEVERE content warning for this week, as crimes against children are discussed in detail. For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: The 4-part docuseries, “Child Killer” produced by WDIV, The Killing Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer by J. Reuben Appleman, Children of the Snow, a 2-part special from Investigation Discovery, Wikipedia (just to snag some overview facts), NPR, Timothy’s sister, Catherine King’s Blog and Barry King's Blog ______________________ Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Nov 2019

61 min

In our last episode before Halloween Danielle covers a few of the Midwest's most mystifying cases of Fire Poltergeists, ending with a brief history of the wickedest of evenings - Devil's Night. For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: Cool Interesting Stuff, Paranorms.com, MysteriousUniverse.org, Weird Illinois by Troy Taylor, AmericanHauntingSink.com, Strange State, Ranker.com _____________________ Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Oct 2019

57 min

It's Spooky Season folks! Today we get in the mood by sharing spooky legends and lore from Weird Michigan, authored by Linda Godfrey, and part of the Weird US book series created by Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman. Turn down the lights and settle in to hear about the Ghost of Little Grace, the Witch's Chair, Hell's Bridge, and the haunted Jeffers High School. For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: Weird Michigan by Linda Godfrey, the Weird US Series from Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman _____________________ Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Oct 2019

53 min

Today we have a special announcement about a local event up top - then Danielle gets into a truly unique true crime case. Listen as she tells us about the crazy life and death of local jerk, Kenneth Rex McElroy, and the entire town that was complicit in his murder.  For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: In Broad Daylight by Harry N.MacLean, AEtv.com, InsideEdition.com _____________________ Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Sep 2019

50 min

At the beginning of this episode we recap our road trip to Cryptid Con and various adventures along the way, as well as hit you with some super fresh juggalo news. Then, Sara revisits some details from Episode 5. Could the Villisca Axe Murders have been committed by a traveling serial killer? According to Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James, you betcha.  For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: The Man From the Train: Discovering America's Most Elusive Serial Killer by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James _____________________ Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Sep 2019

76 min

Though he isn't the most midwest of cryptids - he's definitely one that's close to our hearts. As we prep to go to Point Pleasant and Cryptid Con this weekend, Danielle tells us all about our favorite lepidopteran boogieman, The Mothman himself. For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: All That's Interesting, Ranker, Weird US, Cryptozoology.fandom.com, VICE News, Chicago Reader   Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Sep 2019

48 min

We can have a slumber party Monday, right?! In honor of the new Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation (directed by André Øvredal, and screenplay by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, and of course, Guillermo del Toro), this week we are reading you some of our all time favorites from the classic novels. Originally released in 1981, written by Alvin Schwartz, with bone-chilling illustrations from Stephen Gammell, these spooky stories made us into the creepy ladies we are today.Resources: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (movie), Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, all images and illustrations by Stephen Gammell For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Aug 2019

36 min

You made it! Thank you for sticking out the first bi-weekly release! This week we have something super fun coming at you. We're chatting about the Midwest's favorite lasagna-eating feline Garfield, and the man behind the cat, Jim Davis. Grab a cup of coffee, maybe your favorite teddy bear, and join us for a laugh as we all try to abide by the fat-cat credo: Life, Laziness, and the Pursuit of Pasta. For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Aug 2019

48 min

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We are going to be switching to releasing episode bi-weekly for the rest of the summer. This is just to play a little bit of catch up, and ensure that we continue putting out quality content. But never fear, we're not going anywhere!  This week Sara is back in action with another Michigan cold-case - the mysterious 1963 murder of Daisy Zick in Battle Creek.  For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jul 2019

49 min

This week we're sans Sara due to a gross summer sickness - so Danielle's husband Jacen stands in as she recounts a northern Michigan cold case from the late 60's: The Good Hart (or Robison Family) Murders.  For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jul 2019

70 min

Mary Meyer, aka Hobo Shojo, is a bisexual, biracial, and bilingual artist located in north central Ohio. She's also a witch, a wife, and mother of two gorgeous cats. Oh, and she also wants to fuck monsters.  This week we are bringing you one helluva guestisode. We interview Mary about her definitions of teratophilia/xenophilia, where you can find more information about the community, key artists, and other sex-positive themes.  Goes without saying for this one, but CONTENT WARNING. We discuss explicit sexual themes for pretty much the whole episode, so hold on to yer boots.  For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Relevant Links for This Episode:  Find and follow Mary on:Her websiteInstagramTwitter Vice: Slutever with Karley SciortinoAlien Egg EpisodePrimal Hardwere ToysCoey Kuhn:  His SFW Twitter: http://twitter.com/coeykuhn His NSFW Twitter: http://twitter.com/xxxenokun   Shy Custis: http://www.shycustis.net/gallery.html Her twitter: http://twitter.com/ShyCustis   Coey and Shy's joint etsy shop:  https://etsy.me/2Yoo6r8   Cloud Meadow: https://www.patreon.com/CloudMeadow   HowToBangYourMonster: https://my.w.tt/nUZDsyJuVX  And their tumblr too: https://www.tumblr.com/search/howtobangyourmonster   The good smutty demon fic: https://archiveofourown.org/works/16710790/chapters/39193528   Bad Dragon: https://bad-dragon.com ------------------- Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jul 2019

72 min

We've been light and fluffy for a few weeks around here, so it's about time to bring it down a few notches. In this weeks episode Sara talks about the 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders, and the 13 year old girl who survived it all - Sandra Chesky. Resources: Gitchie Girl: The Survivor's Inside Story Behind the Mass Murders That Shocked the Heartland by Phil & Sandy Hamman For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jul 2019

58 min

This week we chat about a popular mysterious occurence in the Midwest - Spooklights. What are these strange orbs that appear in the same place over and over again? We learn the lore behind the Paulding Light, Brewery Hill Ghost Light, The Hornet Spooklight, and the Maple Lake Lights.   Approximate Locations: Paulding Light: 46°21′08″N 89°10′43.5″WHornet Spooklight: 36° 56.62´ N, 94° 47.227´ W For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jun 2019

50 min

Today we talk about the Midwest's most well known tall (literally) tale - Paul Bunyan. Danielle recounts the history of this most exaggerated gent, while we debate his birthplace, and his relationship with his life-long pal, Babe the Blue Ox. For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram  

Jun 2019

38 min

We're back with another PAWsitively awesome Guestisode this week! If you've ever listened to a single episode of Mysterious Midwest before, you know that we both have a huge soft spot for animals. Join us for a chat with Patience, who is the Foster Coordinator for New Hope Pet Rescue - a local animal adoption agency whose mission is to provide a means to place unwanted, adoptable animals into appropriate, loving homes. We talk about what it takes to become a foster family, the highs and lows of working with dogs, and how you can help make a difference in your community. We also learn that interviews are a bit ruff when they're with your pals because you just get really excited to talk about dogs - but who can blame us? Visit New Hope Pet Rescue on all the things: www.newhopepetrescue.comAmazon WishlistFacebookInstagramYou can also find Patience on instagram at bentle67 and doggienamedfish For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram  

Jun 2019

66 min

This week we kick things off with a local story about a man from Perry, Michigan, who re-created the MK-1 Integrated Moon Suit just for funsies. Then we bring it back to the mysterious by diving into the origin story of the infamous Rhinelander Hodag - one of the Midwests most popular cryptids! Plug your nose, and hug your white bulldogs tight - this is a fun one! City Pulse article on Dave Busch: lansingcitypulse.com For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jun 2019

53 min

We're back for Part II on Insane Clown Posse! This week we kick things off with the ultimate Faygo taste test, learn about all the albums on Deck 1, and do a deep dive on Juggalo culture. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

May 2019

83 min

Woop Woop! This week we have Part 1 of our very first two-part episode! Danielle takes a deep dive into the most hated band in America - Detroits own Insane Clown Posse. Part 1 covers the childhood history of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, and the criminal heavy beginnings of ICP. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

May 2019

57 min

This week we do something a little bit different! Strap in while we go for a ride and tell you little bit of background on 4 of our favorite Michigan day trip haunts. These (mostly) abandoned spots make for an interesting visit for any respectful urban explorers or those just seeking something a little more peculiar.  For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

May 2019

51 min

Things take a turn for the darker today as Sara tells the case of Don Miller, a serial killer from East Lansing, MI who was active in the late 70’s, and ultimately will be up for parole in August 2021. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

May 2019

52 min

You asked for it, we're doing it! This week Danielle covers the story of aninfamous sturdy Norwegian woman named Belle Gunness, who butchered an outrageous number of men in the early 1900's. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Apr 2019

87 min

This week we're ready to get down and spooky! Sara tells the story of The Sallie House Haunting from Atchison Kansas - one of the most well documented hauntings in the history of the US. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Apr 2019

65 min

This week we recap our experience at Motor City Furry Con before Danielle tells us about the MASSIVE conspiracy theory that roughly 12 million Americans believe in - freaking Reptilians. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Apr 2019

76 min

 It's time for a Spring BONUS EPISODE! We are so stoked to release our first guestisode featuring two amazing local makers, Colleen Conrad of WaxxWitch and Briana Holmes of DickWicks! Join us for a conversation about the ups and downs of working with wax, sex-positivity, and some great local love. Follow Colleen on Instagram at @waxxwitch, and on Facebook at WaxxWitchFollow Briana on Instagram at @dick_wicks For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Apr 2019

55 min

This week we discuss an upcoming Field Trip to a particularly cuddly convention, then Sara recounts the story of the infamous Bloody Benders, America's first mass-murdering family. For images and notes related to this episode, please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Apr 2019

58 min

We start out this week recapping our March du Nain Rouge experience and a recent field trip to Cleveland. Get ready for some cacklin’ as Danielle then graces us with the magnificent legend of the infamous Beast of Busco, the a gigantic turtle that made national headlines when it rocked the small town of Churubusco, IN in 1949. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Apr 2019

52 min

Our episode this week starts out with whale dicks and energy healing before we dive into one more meat connection. Sara tells us about the case of Chris Regan, who went missing in Iron River, MI in 2014, and how his manipulative co-worker Kelly Cochran is at fault for one of the weirdest cases we’ve heard of in the U.P. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Mar 2019

68 min

This week we recap Leaving Neverland, and Danielle does a deep dive on the mysterious Cleveland Torso Murders – a string of murders in the 1930’s that left a trail of dismembered victims, leaving police and main investigator Eliot Ness baffled. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Mar 2019

85 min

Things get a lil heavy this week once again as Sara tells us the tragic story of Laurie Dann. We enjoy Lansing’s finest paczkis while discussing the rollercoaster that is mental illness.  Some of the mental health resources we discuss in this episode are listed below. Please always know that if you, or someone you know is suffering, you are not alone. National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255Crisis Text Hotline: Text HOME to 741741 at any time or visit https://www.crisistextline.org/National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/The Mighty: https://themighty.com/ For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Mar 2019

69 min

She’s in the mountains, and she’s on the prowl. This week Danielle tells us all about the musky scented Wampus Cat! Kick back with a Key-Lime LaCroix and join us for the full story on this spooky Appalachian legend. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Mar 2019

54 min

Val Johnson is the ultimate chill – unlike us. This week Sara tells the story of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy and the events that occurred in the wee hours of the morning on August 27, 1979 that ended up completely rocking the midwest. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Feb 2019

35 min

It’s big, it’s sad, and it’s real screwed up. This week Danielle tells the story of the 1927 historic Bath Massacre, America’s first and deadliest school bombing, which resulted in the deaths of 44 individuals, and injured approximately 58 more. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Feb 2019

61 min

This week we bring it back to the spookie and the ookie as Sara tells us about the legend of the Wendigo (or windigo), a Native American spirit creature with cannibalistic tendencies. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Feb 2019

43 min

Things get serious for a moment as Danielle tells the story of one of Michigan’s longest running cold cases, the disappearance of Okemos resident Paige Renkoski. Over 2,000 people go missing in the United States every day. If you or anyone you know has any information about this case, please contact Michigan Crime Stoppers at 1800speakup.org or give them a call at (313)-922-5000. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Feb 2019

35 min

This week, Sara delves deep into Nordic history, and we learn about the Viking Land of Vinland. Also, a rock. A really big, really heavy, potentially important rock, and what it means for the people in the town of Kensington, Minnesota. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jan 2019

46 min

Let’s get juicy! Danielle tells us about the legend of the Melon Heads of Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut – including some first-hand encounters. We also discover the sad truth about these so-called Melon Heads, and heavily shame people for being fear-mongering jerks. Work on that, AMERICA. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jan 2019

32 min

This week things get metal. We experience our first (lady) murder boners while Sara tells the story of the 1912 axe murders of Villisca, Iowa. This creep factory of a case remains unsolved to this day. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jan 2019

48 min

In Episode 4, Sara & Danielle get way too hyped over the Beast of Bray Road, and our beautiful cryptid queen, Linda Godfrey. Danielle gives Sara the surprise of a weirdo’s lifetime on-air, and cackling/sweating/hilarity ensues. Episode artwork by Linda Godfrey. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jan 2019

36 min

As a special launch week bonus, we’re dropping an extra episode this week! In Episode 3, we eat a lot of nachos and Sara tells the story of the nationally recognized “Demon House” in Gary, Indiana. Get ready for some serious spook factor! For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jan 2019

56 min

Do us a solid, and bear with our audio as we figure this whole podcast thing out. In this episode, Danielle shares the legend of Detroit’s Nain Rouge – a Midwest Mothman if you will, just smaller, and redder. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jan 2019

29 min

Let's get to know each other! Join us for a drink while we share a little bit about our interests in the spooky ooky. For the first episode, Sara & Danielle discuss the urban legends behind Blood Cemetery, a small graveyard in our hometown of Laingsburg, MI. For images and notes related to this episode, please visit our website.    Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram

Jan 2019

32 min

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