13 O’Clock Episode 169 – Delphine LaLaurie and the Haunting of LaLaurie Mansion

On this creepy installment, Tom and Jenny are discussing the intriguing case of Delphine LaLaurie, a wealthy society woman in 19th century New Orleans who was vilified for being excessively cruel to her slaves, torturing them in her mansion in the French Quarter, and perhaps even murdering some of them as well. Though some of her more egregious exploits may have been exaggerated, and her character was highly fictionalized for American Horror Story, Delphine was still a monstrous woman whose legend is well-known in New Orleans to this day. Settle in for a horrific journey back in time on episode 169.

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13 O’Clock Episode 83 – Flannan Isles Lighthouse and the Death of Elisa Lam

We’re talking about two creepy unsolved mysteries on today’s long, slightly drunken, tangent-filled installment! First up (well, about eighteen minutes into the show, haha), we discuss the infamous disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from Flannan Isles Lighthouse in the Outer Hebrides in 1900. Were they swept away by a freak wave, did some foul play befall them, or were they spirited away by ghosts or sea monsters? On our second segment, we talk about the tragic events of early 2013, when a young woman named Elisa Lam went missing from her LA hotel, and worries about her fate mounted after some eerie elevator footage showed her behaving in a very strange fashion. Days later, her body was found in a large water tank on the hotel’s roof. Was she the victim of murder, suicide, or a tragic accident? Or was there some other even more sinister reason for her bizarre death? All this, plus a fun news story about people’s Amazon Alexas seemingly becoming possessed by dark forces, and digressions about the Mammoth Mountain poltergeist, sexbots, the universal Krusselsphere, why you should never go in the ocean for any reason, and much more! Dive into the murky and mysterious waters of the unknown with Tom and Jenny, on episode 83 of 13 O’Clock.

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Clip at the beginning taken from “Elisa: The Documentary.”

Song at the end: “The Mystery of the Flannan Isle Lighthouse” by Genesis.

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13 O’Clock Episode 79 – The Winchester Mystery House, Plus American Horror Story House

On this episode of 13 O’Clock, we’re talking about what is probably one of the weirdest and ostensibly most haunted houses in the United States, if not the world: the infamous Winchester Mystery House. This sprawling, mazelike, 24,000-square-foot mansion was built by the widowed Sarah Winchester and contains many fascinatingly bizarre architectural oddities, including doors and staircases leading nowhere, skylights in the floor, and balconies that face indoors. Did Sarah really build this strange house in order to appease restless spirits? Or was she just an eccentric who liked experimenting with different architectural styles? Tom and Jenny discuss the gorgeous and allegedly haunted house, along with a news story about another possibly haunted house that was also, incidentally, featured on the first season of American Horror Story. Relax in your seance room and channel our voices as we bring you a ghostly episode 79.

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Clip at the beginning from the trailer for the 2018 movie Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built. Song at the end: “A Song About the Winchester Mansion” by The Paranormal Song Warrior.

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13 O’Clock Episode 64 – H.H. Holmes: America’s O.G. Serial Killer

You think Jack the Ripper was bad? Well, America had its very own serial killer that was a contemporary of ol’ Jack’s, and in true American fashion, this dude evidently took the whole multiple murder thing and ramped it up to eleven. Dr. H.H. Holmes was not only a bigamist and a shameless con-man, but he also took killing people to a WHOLE other level, according to the stories about him. No one knows exactly how many people Holmes murdered or how much of his story is exaggerated, but according to legend, the three-story building he constructed in Chicago, later known as the Murder Castle, apparently had lots of horrifying modifications like airtight rooms with poison gas valves, a greased chute for quickly sending bodies down to the bowels of the house, and what amounted to a medieval torture chamber in the basement. But how much of this story is true, and how much is tall tale? Check in to the horror hotel with Tom and Jenny, and listen to the unbelievable tale of Victorian madness and mayhem that comprises episode 64.

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13 O’Clock Episode 53 – Elizabeth Bathory: The Blood Countess

You know how Count Dracula is usually said to be partially based on Vlad the Impaler? Well, most scholars think that the legendary literary bloodsucker was also based on someone who was arguably even scarier than that: Elizabeth Bathory. The Hungarian countess has become infamous for the horrific torture and murder of anywhere between 35 and 650 young women, and in later years, stories arose that she bathed in virgin blood to retain her youth. Countess Bathory, as a matter of fact, is credited by no less an authority than the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s most prolific female serial killer. On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny delve into the terrifying and crimson-drenched world of the Blood Countess, trying to sort the truth from the myth. Exsanguinate the nearest servants and relax in a tub full of gore (don’t really do that), it’s time for episode 53.

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