13 O’Clock Episode 96 – Robert Stack Attack! A Wide-Ranging Tribute to Unsolved Mysteries

One of our favorite TV shows of the 80s and 90s was Unsolved Mysteries, particularly during the Robert Stack era. As the show was such a beloved touchstone for us and inspired us to make the 13 O’Clock Podcast the crazy combination of paranormal, true crime, and weird history stories that it is, we thought it only fitting to discuss this cultural icon on our own little show. On this tangent-filled and far-reaching episode, we get into a brief history of Unsolved Mysteries, some fun facts about the show, and a few of our favorite featured cases, including some that the show helped solve. We also weave in digressions about D.B. Cooper, Son of Sam, the Beale ciphers, the inaccuracy of witness testimony, and much, much more! All this, plus some awesome listener-contributed ghost stories in our news segment! So sit back and listen to this homage to a childhood favorite, and you may be able to help solve the mystery presented on episode 96.

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Clip at the beginning taken from the opening of Unsolved Mysteries.

Song at the end: Unsolved Mysteries theme, composed by Michael Boyd and Gary Remal Malkin.

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13 O’Clock is hosted by Jenny Ashford & Tom Ross. Channel art and audio & video editing by Jenny Ashford. Music & sound effects courtesy of freesound.org users jamespotterboy, corsica-s, enjoypa, capturedlv, luffy, kiddpark, and justkiddink. Video clips courtesy of Videezy.

 

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13 O’Clock Episode 94 – A Haunting Review: House of the Dead

It’s paranormal time again, and we’re returning to that wonderful wellspring of supernatural hijinks known as A Haunting. This time, we’re discussing the case of Billy Bean, whose story was told on episode 5 of season 2, titled “House of the Dead.” Billy moved into a house in Glen Burnie, Maryland with his family in 1970 when he was just seven years old, and before too long, some apparently nefarious force began targeting the Beans, causing violent poltergeist activity and the drastic personality change of Billy’s father. Join us as we run down the episode and the case, and also listen with amusement to our news story, in which we lament the darkly hilarious fate of a 2,000-year-old, extremely unlucky Pompeii resident. Poltergeists and demons and ghosts, oh my! It’s a high-spirited episode 94.

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Clip at the beginning taken from A Haunting, S02E05, “House of the Dead.”

Song at the end: “Dark Forces” by Killing Joke.

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13 O’Clock is hosted by Jenny Ashford & Tom Ross. Channel art and audio & video editing by Jenny Ashford. Music & sound effects courtesy of freesound.org users jamespotterboy, corsica-s, enjoypa, capturedlv, luffy, kiddpark, and justkiddink. Video clips courtesy of Videezy.

13 O’Clock Episode 92 – Spring-Heeled Jack, Mad Gasser, and Devil’s Footprints

Victorian London is terrorized by a diabolical, high-jumping figure with metal claws and eyes of flame. A town in Illinois falls prey to a phantom gasser in the mid-1940s. And an estuary in Devon, England plays host to a very long and mysterious trail of hoofprints that might have been left by Satan himself. On this fun, folkloric episode, Tom and Jenny are discussing three weird cases of possibly paranormal origin: the legend of Spring-Heeled Jack, the Mad Gasser of Mattoon, and the Devil’s Footprints. In our news segment, we’re also giving an update on our old pal the Angry Gay Pope, whose anti-Scientology channel has been the subject of a YouTube ban, and we’re discussing the recent death of renowned parapsychologist Guy Lyon Playfair, famous for his extensive work on the Enfield Poltergeist case. Settle in for a creepy rundown of urban legends, mass hysteria, and more on episode 92.

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Help out the Angry Gay Pope on Patreon!

Link to our interview on Conspirinormal!

Little Social restaurant opening June 4th in Brisbane, Australia!

Review of our show on Beware! The Zine!

Clip at the beginning taken from “Spring-Heel’d Jack,” episode 4 of Houdini & Doyle.

Song at the end: “Spring Heeled Jack” by Lemon Demon.

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13 O’Clock is hosted by Jenny Ashford & Tom Ross. Channel art and audio & video editing by Jenny Ashford. Music & sound effects courtesy of freesound.org users jamespotterboy, corsica-s, enjoypa, capturedlv, luffy, kiddpark, and justkiddink. Video clips courtesy of Videezy.

13 O’Clock Episode 90 – Live Frogs Encased in Rock – Weird Fortean Archaeology

We’re putting on our Indiana Jones hats and digging deep on this episode of 13 O’Clock, which is a whirlwind examination of crazy archaeological and natural history claims that have been used to support young-earth creationism. From living frogs found encased in solid rock, to supposed pterodactyls found in caves in the 1860s; from the Acambaro Figures to the footprints at the Paluxy Riverbed, we’re running through a plethora of pseudo-archaeological finds and various other “Forteana.” All this, plus silly news stories about afterlife malarkey, Easter molestation, and mummified monkeys. Grab your spades and get ready to delve into episode 90.

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Clip at the beginning taken from Land of the Lost, Season 1, Episode 3 (1974).

Song at the end: “Toad in the Hole” by Ian Anderson.

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13 O’Clock is hosted by Jenny Ashford & Tom Ross. Channel art and audio & video editing by Jenny Ashford. Music & sound effects courtesy of freesound.org users jamespotterboy, corsica-s, enjoypa, capturedlv, luffy, kiddpark, and justkiddink. Video clips courtesy of Videezy.

13 O’Clock Episode 87 – Borley Rectory (Plus Keith Linder Haunting)

On today’s spooky and tangent-filled installment of 13 O’Clock, we’re tackling one of the most famous haunted houses in the world, Borley Rectory. Built in 1862 and investigated by famed paranormal investigator Harry Price, the Victorian-style mansion was allegedly the site of all sorts of supernatural shenanigans, including the apparition of a ghostly nun, a phantom carriage with two headless drivers, numerous reports of footsteps and screams, and bizarre writing that supposedly appeared on the walls asking for help. All this, plus a brief rundown of the Keith Linder Demons in Seattle case, which is in the news again since a new book just came out about it (even though I already wrote one about it back in 2016, called House of Fire and Whispers). Put your haunting hats on and settle by the fire for a spirited discussion on episode 87.

NOTE: If you just want to hear about Borley Rectory, skip ahead to about 26 minutes in; we kinda went off on a bunch of digressions, haha.

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Clip at the beginning taken from the trailer of the movie Borley Rectory, from Carrion Films.

Song at the end: “Borley Rectory Ball” by Creepy Cool.

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13 O’Clock is hosted by Jenny Ashford & Tom Ross. Channel art and audio & video editing by Jenny Ashford. Music & sound effects courtesy of freesound.org users jamespotterboy, corsica-s, enjoypa, capturedlv, luffy, kiddpark, and justkiddink. Video clips courtesy of Videezy.

13 O’Clock Episode 86 – The Travis Walton UFO Incident (Fire in the Sky)

Back in 1975, logger Travis Walton was working out in an Arizona forest with his colleagues when he reportedly went missing in a flash of blinding light. Police searched for him for five days, but found no trace, and at first thought that maybe his friends had murdered him. But then, Travis returned, and had a bizarre story to explain his absence: he’d been abducted by extraterrestrials. On this episode, Tom and Jenny are discussing the ins and outs of the so-called “Fire in the Sky” incident, which was made into a film in 1993. Was Travis Walton really abducted by aliens or was it all just an elaborate prank? And as a bonus, our news segment features another UFO-related story: the mysterious disappearance of Granger Taylor, who went missing in 1980 after building his own homemade spacecraft and whose case has recently been reopened. Keep watching the skies and keep listening to 13 O’Clock as we blast off into episode 86.

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Clip at the beginning taken from the trailer of the 1993 film Fire In The Sky.

Song at the end: “Fire in the Sky” by Ozzy Osbourne.

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13 O’Clock is hosted by Jenny Ashford & Tom Ross. Channel art and audio & video editing by Jenny Ashford. Music & sound effects courtesy of freesound.org users jamespotterboy, corsica-s, enjoypa, capturedlv, luffy, kiddpark, and justkiddink. Video clips courtesy of Videezy.