13 O’Clock 193: Frontier Cannibalism! Alferd Packer, Colorado Cannibal; and the Sad Fate of the Donner Party

On this grim saga of the Old West, Tom and Jenny are delving into two cases of cannibalism and disaster on the American frontier. First, we’ll talk about Alferd (or Alfred) Packer, a prospector in the late 19th century who went off on a gold-mining expedition with five other men and returned alone, having probably killed and eaten his companions. Then we’ll regale you with the disastrous and tragic story of the Donner Party, a wagon train of several families that became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and ended up resorting to cannibalism to survive. Get ready for some horrific history on this 193rd installment of 13 O’Clock!

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13 O’Clock Episode 112 – The Harpe Brothers and Belle Gunness

It’s another true crime double feature, but this time it’s American history style! We’ll be discussing two cases of some of the most brutal killers on the American frontier…the infamous Harpe Brothers, who murdered at least forty people in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois in the late 18th century, and the legendary Belle Gunness, a ruthless “lonely hearts” killer who murdered somewhere between fourteen and forty victims at the dawn of the 20th century and buried many of the bodies on her farm. Take a swig of sarsaparilla and slap on your spurs, because episode 112 is going back in time for historical crime.

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