Sources from Episode 126

  1. “The Stono Rebellion, 1739,” Learning History, July 2018,

  2. “Tornadoes in History,” Moultrie News, October 2015,

  3. “The Charleston Earthquake of 1886,” Lithospheric Seismology, date unknown,

  4. “The Haunting of Charleston’s Old City Jail,” Mysterious Universe, December 2013,

  5. “In old Charleston, the historic and haunted are around every corner,” Witchery, date unknown,

  6. “The Ghosts of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon,” Ghost City Tours,

  7. “The Haunted History of Charleston,”, January 2018,

  8. “Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon,” Scares and Haunts of Charleston, April 2012,

  9. Pat Hendrix, Murder And Mayhem in the Holy City (Seattle: History Press, 2006).

  10. “The Legend of Lavinia Fisher,” Murder by Gaslight, October 2010,

  11. Ed Macy and Geordie Buxton, Haunted Charleston (Haunted America, 2004).

  12. James Caskey, Charleston’s Ghosts: Hauntings in the Holy City (Manta Ray Books, 2014).

  13. Sara Pitzer, Haunted Charleston: Scary Sites, Eerie Encounters, and Tall Tales (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).

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  15. “Recover Bodies of Family Lost in Bridge Crash”, The Gaffney Ledger, March 21, 1946, page 4.

Sources from Episode 125

  1. Beth L. Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America (The John Hopkins University Press, 1989) p. 13, 25.

  2. “Why We All Need to Belong to Someone,” Psychology Today, 3/11/2014,

  3. Suzanne Degges-White Ph. D., “Love Bombing: A Narcissist’s Secret Weapon,” Psychology Today, April 13, 2018,

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  5. “Something Is Wrong In This House: How Bluebeard Became The Definitive Fairytale Of Our Era” Jezebel, October 17, 2018,

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  10. “Crime History: Lonely Hearts Killers executed at Sing Sing,” Washington Examiner, March 7, 2013,

  11. “Johann Hoch: The Lady Killer, 50 Possible Victims 1890-1905,” Historical Crime Detective,

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  13. Perrault, Charles. “The Story of Blue Beard,” American Literature,

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  16. “Matrimonial Ads: The Interesting Results of the Experiment of a Venturesome Reporter,” Chicago Tribune, December 28, 1884.

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  18. Moira Wiegel, Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating (Macmillian, 2016). p. 12, 15, 16.

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Sources from Episode 124

  1. “Arsenic Pills and Lead Foundation: The History of Toxic Makeup,” National Geographic, 22 September 2016,

  2. “Ballerinas On Fire (1861),” Tidings of Yore, 21 November 2014,

  3. “Beautiful Women Use Dr. Simms’ Arsenic Complexion Wafers,” Spokane Daily Chronicle, 12 August 1893, pg. 4,

  4. “Cleopatra’s Eye Makeup Warded Off Infections?,” National Geographic, 15 January 2010,

  5. “Cosmetics in Ancient Rome,” Roemer Cohorte,

  6. Derek Doyle, “Notoriety to respectability: a short history of arsenic prior to its present day use in haematology,” British Journal of Haematology Vol. 145, Issue 3 (6 April 2009),

  7. “Dr. James P. Campbell’s Safe Arsenic Complexion Wafers,” National Museum of American History,

  8. “Egyptian Eyeliner May Have Warded Off Disease,” Science Mag, 8 January 2010,

  9. “Elizabethan Make-Up 101,” Elizabethan Costume,

  10. “The Peculiar History of Foot Binding in China,” The Atlantic, September 16, 2013,

Sources from Episode 123

  1. “The Extraordinary History of 1902's Mount Washington Hotel…and the 'Poor Fool' Who Built It,”, Curbed, March 2014,

  2. “Resorts Offer Guests the Chance to Room with ‘Ghosts’,” The Boston Herald, 24 Oct. 2013.

  3. David J Pitkin, New England Ghosts (Aurora Publications, 2010).

  4. James Grant, Money of the Mind: Borrowing and Lending in America from the Civil War to Michael Milken (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994).

  5. “The Ghost of Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods NH,” Cow Hampshire, 14 Apr. 2008,

  6. “Hotel History: Mount Washington Hotel (1902), Bretton Woods, New Hampshire,” Historic Hotels of America,

  7. Thomas D’Agostino, A Guide to Haunted New England: Tales from Mount Washington to the Newport Cliffs (The History Press, 2009).

  8. “A Contract with the Devil,” Murder by Gaslight, 9 Feb. 2013,

  9. Julie Boardman, When Women and Mountains Meet: Adventures in the White Mountains (Durand Press, 2001) pp. 38–47.

  10. Anthony Pioppi and Chris Gonsalves, Haunted Golf: Spirited Tales from the Rough (Lyons Press, 2009) pp. 25–39.

  11. “The Mount Washington Hotel Paranormal: PANICd Location #1868,” Paranormal Activity Network Investigation Center Database,

  12. “TREASURE #45: Blackjack Was Murder Weapon in Bank Robbery,” Fosters, Seacoast Online, 8 June 2016,

Sources from Episode 122

  1. “A Case of Misery at Sea,” The Inter Ocean, 7 September 1884, p4.

  2. Allan C. Hutchinson, Is Eating People Wrong?: Great Legal Cases and How They Shaped the World (Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 1-27.

  3. A. W. Brian Simpson, Cannibalism and Common Law: A Victorian Yachting Tragedy (The Hambledon Press, London, 1994).

  4. “Cannibals,” The Bloomington Daily Pantagraph, 8 September 1884, p1.

  5. “Cannibalism on the High Seas: The Common Law’s Perfect Storm,”, 20 August 2011,

  6. Edgar Allan Poe, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (Courier Corporation, 2012).

  7. “Horrific Boon Island Wreck Has Portsmouth Link,”, 2012,

  8. “How Cannibalism Works,”, 25 August 2008,

  9. “Lieut. Greely Speaks,” New York Times, 14 August 1884,

  10. Lois S. Bibbings, Binding Men: Stories About Violence and Law in Late Victorian England (Routledge, 2014).

  11. “Man’s Extremity,” The Streator Free Press, 13 September 1884, p6.

  12. “Promotion for Arctic Survivors,” New York Times, 7 August 1884,

  13. “The Queen v. Dudley and Stephens,” Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (9 December 1884).

  14. “Rocking the Boat,” New York Times, 2 December 2007,

  15. “The Second in Command: Lieut. Kislingbury’s Mutilated Body Disinterred,” New York Times, 15 August 1884,

  16. “The Shame of the Nation,” New York Times, 13 August 1884,

  17. “The True-Life Horror That Inspired Moby-Dick,” Smithsonian Magazine, 1 March 2013,

Sources from Episode 121

  1. William C. Campbell, “History of Trichinosis: Paget, Owen, and the Discovery of Trichinella Spiralis,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 53 (1979): 520-552.

  2. Dickson D. Despommier, People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning from Our Body’s Most Terrifying Invaders (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013).

  3. Frank N. Egerton, “History of the Ecological Sciences, Part 46: From Parasitology to Germ Theory,” Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 94.2 (April 2013), pp. 136–164.

  4. Rosemary Drisdelle, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests (University of California Press 2010) [MCL].

  5. Jonathan Lamb, Preserving the Self in the South Seas, 1680–1840 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001).

  6. Brenda Gardenour and Misha Tadd eds., Parasites, Worms, and the Human Body in Religion and Culture (Peter Lang 2012).

  7. Jacob Roberts, “The Parasites in Our Past,” Distillations: Science, Culture, History, Science History Institute (Fall 2018/Winter 2019),

  8. Robert Buckman, Human Wildlife: The Life That Lives on Us (Johns Hopkins University Press 2003) [PSU].

  9. Justyna Jajszczok, The Parasite and Parasitism in Victorian Literature and Culture (PhD Dissertation, University of Silesia 2017).

  10. Sudarsana Srinivasan, “History of Discovery,” Parasites and Pestilence: Infectious Public Health Challenges, Stanford University, 2002,

  11. Sarah Cleary, “‘Maggot Maladies’: Origins of Horror as a Culturally Proscribed Entertainment,” The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature (Palgrave 2018), pp. 391–406.

  12. “This May Be the Ocean’s Most Horrifying Monster (And You’ve Probably Never Heard of It),” The Helm Lab Blog, October 2018,

  13. R. Roncalli Amici, “Historical Perspectives on the Importance and Impact of Oestrids,” in The Oestrid Flies: Biology, Host-parasite Relationships, Impact, and Management edited by Douglas D. Colwell, et al., (Oxford, UK: CAB International 2006) [MCL].

  14. Christy Tidwell, “Monstrous Natures Within: Posthuman and New Materialist Ecohorror in Mira Grant’s Parasite,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literaturre and Environment 21.3 (Summer 2014), pp. 538–549.

  15. K. Fuller, “Hookworm: Not a Pre-Columbian Pathogen,” Medical Anthropology 17.4 (June 1997), pp. 297–308.

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  19. Guy Vanthemsche, “Stanley, Henry Morton,” Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, ed. Thomas Benjamin, vol 3. (Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference 2007), pp. 152–153.

  20. Ciaran Conliffe, “Henry Stanley, The Man Who Stole the Congo,” HeadStuff, 25 August, 2018,

  21. Edward Berenson, Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2011).

  22. H. Harold Scott, A History of Tropical Medicine, vol. 1 (London: Edward Arnold & Co. 1939).

  23. Roy Porter, Blood & Guts: A Short History of Medicine (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013).

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Sources from Episode 120

  1. “Code Hidden in Stone Age Art May Be the Root of Human Writing,” New Scientist, November 2016,

  2. “Lambi Dehar Mines: The Haunted Abandoned Ruins near Mussoorie,” Euttarakhand,

  3. “Cousin Jacks & Tommyknockers Remain a Part of our Mining Culture & Heritage,” County of El Dorado California,

  4. “Remembering a Dark Day of Disaster: 95 Years Ago, Men Died in Milford Mine,” Brainerd Dispatch,

  5. Katharine Briggs, A Dictionary of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and other Supernatural Creatures (London: Allen Lane, 1976).

  6. “Milford Mine Disaster was State’s Worst,” StarTribune,

  7. Jane P. Davidson and Christopher John Duffin, “Stones and Spirits,” Folklore 123, n. 1 (April 2012): 99-109.

  8. “Milford Mine Disaster, 1924,” MNOPEDIA,

  9. “Milford Mine Disaster, 1924: ‘Save your breath and start climbing!” MNPost,

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  12. Norman, Michael. The Nearly Departed: Minnesota Ghost Stories And Legends. Minnesota Historical Society Press: 2009.

  13. “Failure to Learn? Destined to Repeat…Part I: The Accident at Milford,” NewsHopper.

  14. “The Pit of Ghosts: Exploring the Haunted Mines of Victorian Wales,” Folklore Thursday,

  15. “Knock, Knock, Who’s There?” CIM Magazine,

  16. “Cousin Jacks Seek Homes for Displaced Tommyknockers,” Oakland Tribune,

  17. Charles A. Stansfield, Haunted Minnesota: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the North Star State (Stackpole Books, 2012).

  18. “Superstitions of Mining,” South Wales Daily Post, 3/1/1894,

  19. “Milford Mine, Crow Wing County, Minnesota,” Prairie Ghosts,

Sources from Episode 119

  1. “Was the Russian Sleep Experiment Real?” Snopes, August 2013,

  2. “Clap for the Goatman,” Linda Godfrey, 20 December 2015,

  3. “Crybaby Bridge and the Goatman: Maryland Urban Legends,” The Montgomery Caller, 14 June 2018,

  4. Ed Okonowicz, Monsters of Maryland: Mysterious Creatures in the Old Line State (Stackpole Books, 2012), p. 113-122.

  5. “The Goatman--Or His Story, At Least--Still Haunts Prince George’s County,” Washingtonian, 30 October 2015,

  6. Karen S. Garvin, ed. Christopher R. Fee and Jeffrey B. Webb, American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (ABC-CLIO, 2016), p. 420-422.

  7. Lori Aratani, “The Keeper of Local Haunted Lore,” Washington Post, 26 October 2008.

  8. “Maryland’s Goatman: Illusory”, Tucson Daily Citizen, 8 December 1971, p. 25.

  9. “Maryland’s Goatman is Half Man, Half Goat, and Out for Blood,” Modern Farmer, 16 September 2013,

  10. “The Maryland Goatman Legend,” Nexus Newsfeed, 4 February 2018,

  11. “Sightings,” Goatman Hollow,

  12. Trevor J. Blank and David J. Puglia, Maryland Legends: Folklore from the Old Line State (Arcadia Publishing, 2014), Chapter 11: Getting Maryland’s Goat.

Sources from Episode 118

  1. Anne Somerset, The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide, and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV (St. Martin's Press 2003).

  2. Holly Tucker, City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris (W. W. Norton 2018).

  3. “Catherine Deshayes,” Murderpedia, date unknown,

  4. Lisa Hilton, Athenais: The Life of Louis XIV's Mistress, the Real Queen of France (Little, Brown and Company, 2002).

  5. Antonia Fraser, Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King (Anchor, 2007), pp. 179-185.

  6. Lynn Wood Mollenauer, Strange Revelations: Magic, Poison, and Sacrilege in Louis XIV's France (Penn State University Press, 2007).

Sources from Episode 117

  1. “Why Was Benjamin Franklin’s Basement Filled With Skeletons?,”, October 2013,

  2. Jennifer Mitchelhill, Castles of the Samurai: Power and Beauty (Kodansha International, 2003).

  3. Himeji Rojyo Lions Club, Himeji Castle Guide Book (2001),

  4. “Himeji Castle (White Heron Castle) – Feudal Architecture,” Terra Firma Tourist, June 2014,

  5. “Himeji Castle,” Manabi Japan, date unknown,

  6. "Japanese Ghost Stories: Himeji Castle and Okiku’s Well,” The Willow Web, June 2017,

Sources from Episode 116

  1. “The Monks Who Spent Years Turning Themselves into Mummies—While Alive,” Atlas Obscura, October 2016,

  2. Adam Gabbatt, “Living on Light: Woman Attempts to Prove Humans Can Live without Food,” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 14 June 2013,

  3. Bess Lovejoy, “The Doctor Who Starved Her Patients to Death,”, Smithsonian Institution, 28 Oct. 2014,

  4. Gregg Olsen, Starvation Heights: The True Story of an American Doctor and the Murder of a British Heiress (Warner Books 1997).

  5. James Ross Gardner, “Exquisite Corpses,” SeattleMet, 23 March 2012,

  6. Juan Ignacio Blanco, “Linda Burfield Hazzard,” Murderpedia, the Encyclopedia of Murderers,

  7. Kathrine Beck, “Hazzard, Linda Burfield (1867-1938): Hazzard, Linda Burfield (1867-1938): Fasting Proponent and Killer,” The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, 26 Oct. 2006,

  8. Katherine M. Ramsland, Inside the Minds of Healthcare Serial Killers: Why They Kill (Praeger 2007).

  9. Meg van Huygen, “Pike Place's Butterworth Building Has Pretty Much Been Creepy since Day One,” Curbed Seattle, 31 Oct. 2018,

  10. Romeo Vitelli, “Investigating The Starvation Doctor,” Providentia, 7 Dec. 2018,

  11. Sandro Contenta, “180 People Died on Serial Killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer's Shifts in One Nursing Home. Was That a Red Flag?” The Toronto Star, Toronto Star, 10 Nov. 2018,

  12. Teresa Nordheim, Murder and Mayhem in Seattle (The History Press 2016).

  13. Tristan Baurick, “Olalla's 'Starvation Heights' Still Causes Chills after a Century,” The Kitsap Sun, 30 Dec. 2014,

  14. “What's in a Name: Dr. Linda Hazzard and Her Horrific Path to Health,” Hushed Up History, 25 Apr. 2017,

Sources from Episode 115

  1. “Aliens in New England? A Timeline of UFO Sightings and Unusual Encounters,” New England Today Living, January 2019,

  2. “The Spectre Leaguers, 1692,” Stories from Ipswich, August 2014,

  3. Samuel Adams Drake, New England Legends and Folk Lore (Little, Brown, and Company, 1901), pp. 253-259.

  4. Charles M. Skinner, Myths and Legends of Our Own Land (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1896) pp 238-241.

  5. Cotton Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana: or, The ecclesiastical history of New-England, from its first planting in the year 1620 unto the year of Our Lord, 1698 (Thomas Parkhurst, 1702).

  6. Edmund Henry Garrett, Romance and Reality of the Puritan Coast (Nabu Press, 2010).

  7. Robert Damon Schneck, The Bye Bye Man: and Other Strange-but-True Tales (Tarcher Perigee, 2016).

  8. Gasser Erika Anne, Manhood, Witchcraft and Possession in Old and New England (The University of Michigan, 2007).

  9. “Margaret Rule: Hidden Cause, Visible Effects,” Hidden Cause Visible Effects, December 2012,

Sources from Episode 114

  1. Adina De Zavala, History and Legends of the Alamo and Other Missions in and around San Antonio, first published 1917, edited by Richard R. Flores (Houston: Arte Público Press 1996).

  2. Richard R. Flores, “Introduction,” History and Legends of the Alamo and Other Missions in and around San Antonio by Adina De Zavala, first published 1917, edited by Richard R. Flores (Houston: Arte Público Press 1996).

  3. Stephen L. Hardin, “Efficient in the Cause,” Tejano Journey, 1770–1850 edited by Gerald E. Poyo (Austin: University of Texas Press 1996).

  4. Colin Woodard, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America (Penguin, 2011).

  5. Docia Shultz Williams, When Darkness Falls: Tales of San Antonio Ghosts and Hauntings (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).

  6. Docia Shultz Williams, Spirits of San Antonio and South Texas (Republic of Texas Press 1997).

  7. Michael Varhola, Ghosthunting San Antonio, Austin, and Texas Hill Country (Covington, KY: Clerisy Press 2015).

  8. Lauren and James Swartz, Haunted History of Old San Antonio (Charleston, SC: The History Press 2011).

  9. J. C. Edmondson, Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts (New York: Taylor Trade, 2000).

  10. Edward Larocque Tinker, “The Horsemen of the Americas,” The Hispanic American Historical Review 42.2 (May 1962), pp. 191–198.

  11. Paul F. Starrs and Lynn Huntsinger, “The Cowboy & Buckaroo in American Ranch Hand Styles,” Rangelands 20.5 (October 1998), pp. 36–40.

  12. Bruce Winders, “The Alamo Company: Protectors of the Frontier,” The Alamo Messenger, Medium, 31 October 2017,

  13. Randell G. Tarín and Robert L. Tarín, “Tarín, Vicente,” Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association, 22 October 2015,

  14. Bruce Winders, “San Antonio and the Alamo in the Mexican War,” The Alamo Messenger, Medium, 28 September 2018,

  15. Samuel Truett, “The Ghosts of Frontiers Past: Making and Unmaking Space in the Borderlands,” Journal of Southwest History 46.2 (2004), pp. 309–350.

  16. “10 of the World’s Most Haunted Cities,” National Geographic, The National Geographic Society,

  17. “The Haunted Alamo: Who Is Haunting the Historic Alamo?,” Ghost City Tours, date unknown,

Sources from Episode 113

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  2. Mariel Carr, “Mummies and the Usefulness of Death,” Science History Institute, Fall 2014/Winter 2015,

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  6. Owen Davies and Francesca Matteoni, Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

  7. Maria Dolan, “The Gruesome History of Eating Corpses as Medicine,” Smithsonian Magazine, 5/6/2012,

  8. Lindsey Fitzharris, “Drinking Blood and Eating Flesh: Corpse Medicine in Early Modern England,”

  9. Hoare, James. “Why Superstitious Thieves Turned Severed Hands into Candles for Good Luck.” The Vintage News. 1/5/2019.

  10. “The Hand of Glory,” Myths and Legends,

  11. Bess Lovejoy, “A Brief History of Medical Cannibalism: Curing What Ails Us with Mummy, Blood Jam, and Human Fat,” Lapham’s Quarterly, 11/7/2016,

  12. Louise Noble, Medicinal Cannibalism in Early Modern English Literature and Culture (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

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  15. Richard Shears, “Thousands of Pills Filled with Powdered Human Baby Flesh Discovered by Customs Officials in South Korea,” DailyMail, 5/8/2012,

  16. Dolly Stolze, “Hand of Glory: The Macabre Magic of Severed Hands,” Atlas Obscura, 4/7/2014,

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  18. Richard Sugg, Mummies, Cannibals, and Vampires: The History of Corpse Medicine from the Rennaissance to the Victorians (New York: Routledge, 2016).

  19. Natalie Zarelli, “European ‘Corpse Medicine’ Promised Better Health Through Cannibalism,” Atlas Obscura, Oct. 31, 2017,

Sources from Episode 112

  1. Jack Farrell, Mystical Experiences: Wisdom in Unexpected Places from Prisons to Main Street (Untreed Reads, 2012).

  2. Ray John De Aragon, The Legend of La Llorona (Sunstone Press, 2006), pp. 10-12.

  3. Earl Murray, Ghosts of the Old West, Vol. 1 (Tom Doherty Associates, 2008).

  4. W. B. Yeats, Irish Folk and Fairy Tales (Chartwell Books, 2015).

  5. Orquidea Morales, “Chicana Feminism and Horror: Fear La Llorona,” Utah Foreign Language Review, [S.l.], v. 18, August 2010.

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  8. “Last 'sin-eater' celebrated with church service,” BBC News, September 2010,

Sources from Episode 111

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  2. Joseph Barbara, “Sleep and Dreaming in Greek and Roman Philosophy,” Sleep Medicine 9 (2008): 906-910.

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  4. Joseph A. Citro, Green Mountain Ghosts, Ghouls & Unsolved Mysteries (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994).

  5. Emma J. Edelstein and Ludwig Edelstein, Asclepius: Collection and Interpretation of the Testimonies (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998).

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  12. Kasia Szypakowska, “Through the Looking Glass: Dreams and Nightmares in Pharonic Egypt.” In Dreams: A Reader on the Religious, Cultural and Psychological Dimensions of Dreaming, Edited by Kelly Bulkeley (New York: Palgrave, 2001), pp. 29-43.

  13. Edward F. Wente, trans.; Edmund S. Meltzer, ed., Letters from Ancient Egypt. Society of Biblical Literature Writings from the Ancient World. Edited by Burke O. Long, (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990).

  14. “Vermont Court Records, 1794-1945,” Vermont Secretary of State, date unknown,

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Sources from Episode 110

  1. “The Myth That Washington Was a Swamp Will Never Go Away,”, March 2017,

  2. “The Reality of the Slaves Who Built the White House: Enslaved Workers Were Employed During Construction of the White House,” Thoughtco., 8 May 2017,

  3. Jeff Dickey, Empire of Mud: the Secret History of Washington, DC (Lyons Press, an Imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

  4. “Exploring the Haunts of a Georgetown Past,” The Hoya, 3 Nov. 2015,

  5. Tom Ogden, Haunted Washington, DC: Federal Phantoms, Government Ghosts, and Beltway Banshees (Globe Pequot, 2016), p. 88–93.

  6. Martin, Joel and William J. Birnes, The Haunting of the Presidents: a Paranormal History of the U.S. Presidency (Signet, 2003), p. 353.

  7. “Haunted Halcyon House,” Seeks Ghosts, January 2013,

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  4. Eleanor Herman, The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul (St. Martin's Press, 2018).

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  18. Holly Tucker, City of Light, City of Poisons: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris (New York: W. W. Norton, 2017).