Ominous Origins

Casey Chaplin

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Join me on a journey into the origins of the unknown. Every legend, every beast, and every myth has it‘s beginnings, and it‘s time we take a look into the Ominous Origins of our mysterious history.



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202 episodes

Ancient Serial Killers!

Top ten lists are weird, and this might be the strangest one: top ten serial killers from ancient history. It's super specific, but it's also very interesting. Many of us have this morbid fascination with serial killers, but few know more than the big ones from modern day (Bundy, Dahmer, etc...). So let's explore some brutal killers from the really olden days! Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

15m
Nov 14
The Letters Always Circle back to Circleville

With all the hype surrounding the Watcher on Netflix, I thought I'd take a look at another strange watcher type case that took place a good 25 years prior to the 657 Boulevard case. This took place from the mid-70's all the way to the early 90's, and it took place in the sleepy town of Circleville, Ohio.  Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

18m
Nov 07
Happy Halloween, Ya Filthy Witches!

Yes, it's Halloween, so what better time to drop an episode about witches? Well, one witch anyway, and she went by the name Alice Kyteler. She was more or less a black widow in the early 1300's, bagging herself a small fortune in the wake of a bunch of dead husbands. For her lifestyle, she was naturally branded a witch, the first in Irish history even, to an extent.  This is Alice Kyteler, Happy Halloween! Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

21m
Oct 31
Camp Crystal Lake, But For Real? The Keddie Cabin Murders.

Back in April of '81 a terrible act took place in the cabins of Keddie, California. It's like something out of a movie, really. A young girl returned to her cabin after a night at her friend's place, however not all was well when she walked on a brutal scene. Before her lay her mother, brother, and her brother's friend, all dead. But not just dead, but rather killed in such a vicious manner that it'd be almost uncouth to talk about. What she didn't see was her other siblings. Thankfully two boys sleeping in a room not more than 10 feet from where the murders took place were unharmed. However, the youngest sister was nowhere to be found. The investigation was rife with corruption and just terrible police work - like every crime scene on this podcast, really. And partly because of that ineptitude, the case was never solved. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots  

20m
Oct 21
What does a fat demon need? Exercise! | Pazuzu

I know, I'm a genius with that joke. Anywhoo! We're back this week, and even more important, we're back with demons! That's fun, it's my favorite topic, and this week it might just be the most famous Hollywood demon around! Yes, the Regan possessing, pea soup spewing, head spinning Pazuzu! That's all I got for the rundown, so just listen and enjoy! Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots  

18m
Oct 15
There’s Aliens In Them Hills in Lubbock

Aliens seem to love the south, I mean, why wouldn't they? It's warm, there's that infamous southern hospitality, there's Mexican food, man, if I were an alien, I'd go there. But that's beside the point, today we're looking at aliens, and a case that took place in Lubbock, Texas. This is an interesting one for the sole reason that the most prominent witnesses were actual real life doctors. Not Medical Doctors, but just regular old doctors of other things. Nevertheless, the credibility for the sightings couldn't have been held in higher regard.  There was, of course, an investigation into the sighting, which a lot of people saw, not just a handful of doctors. The conclusion of said investigation... well, that lead to a bit of disappointment and none answers. But it's still a fun look into some aliens, so if that's your jam, then you're in for a treat! Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

17m
Oct 10
Vanished in Broad Daylight - Kyron Horman

Before we begin, I just want to say happy International Podcast Day! Every day is a great day to celebrate your favorite podcasts, but if you want an excuse to leave a review, or share it on social media, today's the day to do it! Now onto the episode rundown! Back in 2010 a young boy from Oregon simply vanished sometime before school started on a regular June day. Now, this may not sound too strange; sadly people and kids go missing all the time, however what makes this one unique is that for roughly an hour before the 9am role call, Kyron Horman's Stepmom, Terri was helping him set up for a science fair later in the day. She waved goodbye to him as he stood in his school's hallway. However when the 3pm school bus came and went with no sign of him, Terri and his biological father, Kaine, went to the school where it was discovered that Kyron had been marked absent all day. From there the largest search in Oregon history kicked off. There weren't many suspects, in fact, really just one: Terri. She was the last to see him, and it was later discovered she had an intense hatred for the boy. However, nothing could ever be proven, despite her failing not one, but two polygraphs. It's been over a decade, and there has never been another trace of the young boy. It's a sad story, like all these true crime cases. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

17m
Sep 30
Mongolian Death Worm... That’s what she said.

Yeah, yeah, terrible joke aside, this is a topic that's been on my radar for a while, and now I can say I've covered the Mongolian Death Worm, even though it's a bit of a misnomer. The MDW is not quite a worm... well, it's not quite anything, really. It's a sausage like, blood filled intestine looking creature with a toothy maw on either end, and it grows to about five feet long, which doesn't exactly scream terrifying, BUT, I guess if it's a worm that big, it's a little off-putting. I mean, five feet is sort of in that range where it's not scary, but not cute, but I digress. Many have tried to capture some evidence of this elusive beast, but so far none have succeeded, even if one of those intrepid adventurers dedicated decades to the hunt. He determined that it must be little more than a myth. But what do you think? Some cryptids seem, plausible, and some seem out of left field: where do you think the Mongolian Death Worm falls? Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

13m
Sep 23
The Sad Story of The Lady of The Dunes

Sadly, back in 1974 a woman's body was found in the dunes of Provincetown, Massachusetts, which by some accounts is a sleepy little town. On of top of the body being found, it was found by a 12 year old girl who chased a neighborhood dog off the trail. Even sadder still is that the woman is called The Lady of The Dunes to this day. Why? Well, not only was her killer never found - she was never truly found. Handless and nearly decapitated, the poor girl was never identified, and it's terribly difficult to catch a killer when you don't even know who it was that had been killed. The details of her death are fairly brutal, and the fact that she'd never been identified is truly disturbing and heartbreaking. A soul snuffed out, and a body buried with no name. I can't think of much sadder. There had been theories a plenty about what happen and who she was. Author Joe Hill even tossed a theory around that included the movie Jaws. Other's believed she was taken out by Whitey Bulger. However, none of these theories could be substantiated in anyway.  Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots  

14m
Sep 10
She’s a mighty fine (Ghost) Ship, that Queen Mary

So sorry for the hiatus, but I'm back... for now! And I'm back with a brand new episode for you to enjoy, I hope. Today's episode is a listener request! I love when you reach out, so be sure to do it! I don't bite, unless you ask me to, but that request should go to a different email. There may also be an exchange in currency... But podcast topic requests are freeeee!  Today we're talking about the Queen Mary, a ship that made the Titanic look like a little wuss. She's a biggin that made over 1000 North Atlantic trips, and any good sailor will tell you that's a terrible route. I know because a sailor on a TV show said that once. So, total expert here. Anyway, in the 60's she retired and became a hotel and museum. Oh, and she's haunted, naturally. Housing over 150 ghosts and/or spirits, its regarded as one of the most haunted locations in the world. But is it really all it's cracked up to be? I don't know, you be the judge!   Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: Horror Shots https://horrorshotsimages.wixsite.com/horrorshots Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots    

13m
Sep 01
It’s The Midsummer... Update!

Hey all! My lack of uploads lately can be attributed to one thing. A little demon of pure evil! Merlin, the Cockapoo. Yeah, a puppy. Anybody who's ever had one knows exactly what I'm talking about. He's a terror, but I'm determined to make him the best little guy in the world. But until then, he's taking all of my waking, non-working hours. So the podcast will be on a bit of a hiatus. But thank you for sticking with me!

3m
Jul 31
Dream a Little Dream...

Ah yes, one of the weirdest things to happen to the human body since puberty, the dream. For as long as humans have been around, dreams have been right there baffling them to an unheard of degree. Hell, it's 2022, and dreams still confuse the crap out of me. But with that said, people as far back as ancient Greece (and probably before that) had their own thoughts on what dreams meant. From prophecies to omens, dreams meant a few different things, depending on who was studying them. As far as technology and science has come, dreams are still a bit of a mystery. Sure, we know why we have them, and what causes them in a scientific sense, but is there a meaning behind them? Can one really predict future events just by dreaming about it? Who knows! That's half the fun, having that little mystery linger over us when we dream about a humanoid cat chef, in an apron cooking a meal made of pillows. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://www.horrorshots.com/ Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots  

13m
Jul 09
Man-Creatures! The Owlman of Mawnan

On this podcast we don't discriminate based on anything: race, religion, sexual orientation, or cryptid. That's right, all cryptids are treated as equals here, including the lesser known Owlman of Mawnan. Now, given my affinity for owls, I'm surprised, and frankly disappointed in myself that I'd not heard of this interesting little fella before. But, as my wife says a little too often: Better late than never. Bad jokes aside, the Owlman of Mawnan is spotted in a very specific part of the English countryside in the Cornwall region. Even more specifically it's spotted around a couple of churched, St. Mawnan and St. Stephen's. So, what is it? By all accounts, it's roughly a four foot tall humanoid creature with very owl life features. It's never attacked or harmed a person, and generally just watches before flying off. Sure, it's spooky, but ultimately harmless.  Could it be related to the Mothman? Well, that's one theory. Aliens could also play a part in this mystery, but like most cryptids, we don't have a whole lot of evidence, other than a handful of sightings in a 20 year span. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://www.horrorshots.com/ Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

24m
Jun 30
Who Wore it First, Carmilla or Dracula?

It's an age old question that I just thought of. Carmilla was a novel written by Sheridan Le Fanu in 1871-ish, while Dracula had its run in 1897. So, I guess that answers that. Carmilla was indeed first, but in the grand scheme of things, does that make a huge difference? Both of these novels had their own influence and helped usher the vampire into the horror world. Both Stoker and Le Fanu were pioneers in the field of supernatural horror, and I'd rather not compare them, but rather celebrate both! How diplomatic of me, eh? Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://www.horrorshots.com/ Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

16m
Jun 19
The Drums of A Poltergeist!

Okay, Okay, that title is a bit misleading. The drums didn't actually belong to a poltergeist... or did they? That's the question that plagued John Mompesson and his family back in 1661. The story goes that Mompesson was a magistrate and was quite disliked by people of lower stature in the time - the homeless, the nomadic peoples, etc... Well, one day he confiscated the drums of a vagrant by the name of William Drury. Wouldn't you know it, when John got home, the drums were at his home, waiting for him. He paid no mind to it at first, but then weird stuff started to happen. You guessed it, the sound of drums began to play in the house, which were heard throughout the neighborhood as well. It all came to a head when John's kids became the target for the haunting. Beds, and well, people started to levitate, noised and moving objects plagued the family as well. It wasn't until Drury was shipped off to the colonies in North America that the activity stopped. Coincidence? Who knows. What happened to the Mompesson family? Was Drury really responsible? You'll just have to listen to find out! Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://www.horrorshots.com/ Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots  

14m
Jun 13
Artemus Oglertree Ran Away To Egypt?

No, he didn't. He still died in Kansas city, however once his identity was discovered, his family received all sorts of calls and letters from people claiming to either be Artemus, or people who claimed to have known him. One of those calls cam from a man who said Ogletree saved him in a fight, where he lost his thumb. He was unable to write due to that, oh, and he also jumped on a ship, sailed to Egypt, and married a wealthy woman. Yeah, none of that actually happened. It was either some kind of weird joke, or somebody trying to cover their tracks, a theme that pops up once or twice. Beyond those phone calls and letters, an anonymous party called the funeral home that housed Ogletree's body and paid for a proper funeral - this was before his identity was truly known. The woman on the phone claimed he was essentially killed because he was cheating on his fiancée; again this is unsubstantiated, but they did come through and pay for a proper funeral. In the end, this is one weird ass case with quite a bit of intrigue to it. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://www.horrorshots.com/ Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots  

17m
Jun 04
Artemus Ogletree By Any Other Name...

Mr. Ogletree checked into the Hotel President under the name Roland T. Owen; he later checked out dead. Yeah, sorry, that was probably a really lame segue into this episode, but I did it, it's written in stone, so be it. So, how did he die, who killed him, why did he go by another name? Most of those are indeed mysteries, except part of the cause of death. What's really weird about this case is that he used a false name to check into the hotel, was simply hitchhiking across the country to start a new life - not like he was running from anything, just wanted to move out west - and ultimately ended up dead.  It appeared he was very much tortured prior to his death, and hotel employees had some interesting things to say about the man, from the room he requested, to the way he kept it, to some unusual characters that paid him a visit. He died in Kansas City, Missouri on his way to California. Why there? What was so important about him that he needed to die? Well, all that will be answered, well to the best of my ability, next week. But for now, here's the set up to the events that lead to Ogletree's death. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://www.horrorshots.com/ Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

14m
May 27
The Short Story of Blodeuwedd

It's been a long week, but I wanted to get something up for you. So here's the short story of Blodeuwedd, the Flower-faced creation of a Celtic wizard! Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com/ Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://www.horrorshots.com/ Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

11m
May 21
Hoot Hoot, It’s All About The Owl

Over the past few months, I've really began to feel something stirring inside me. Usually that means a trip to the doctor, but this time it was different. I don't get a lot of feelings towards things, and I don't think I've ever had a "connection" with anything either, then seemingly out of nowhere, I had the sudden urge to look up owls, and everything associated with them, and I believe a connection was made. Perhaps it started nearly a decade ago when I left work and perched upon a telephone pole in the parking lot near my car was a big ol' snowy owl. It was the middle of a snow storm, but there he was, clear as day. So that's where this week's episode comes into play. I wanted to look at any sort of myths, legends, and folklore associated with owls. From Europe and Africa, to the indigenous peoples of North America, the owl has played a roll in their legends and culture. From representing wisdom, to death and despair, back to wisdom again, the symbolism of owls has gone through quite the evolution. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch:  www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots https://www.redbubble.com/people/horrorshots/shop Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://www.patreon.com/horrorshots

16m
May 16
Always A Bride? Poor Christina Kettlewell

Back in Ontario in the 1940's a young couple eloped, they went on their honeymoon at a lovely cottage on a stunning lake, and lived happily ever after... Well, they did for about 8 days anyway until the bride, Christina Kettlewell was found dead in just 9 inches of water. And because we're looking at it, there's gotta be some crazy twist, right? Naturally. Honeymoon's are meant for just the newlyweds, so most people found it strange when the couples friend, Ronald Barrie joined them. In fact, it seemed the three were inseparable.  Perhaps it was some kind of love triangle, or an insurance scheme, or even suicide. But whatever it was that happened at that cottage will forever be lost to the annals of time. One last note on it: the cottage also burned down the same day Christina was found, sooooooooo...... Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch: www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.patreon.com/horrorshots

19m
May 07
Seeing Double | The Doppelganger

I'm sure we've all had the sense of De Ja Vu, where we swear we've experienced whatever's going on in the moment before. But have you ever had that feeling with yourself? That's a weird question, but to put it bluntly: have you ever seen yourself? Maybe it was in passing, maybe you were taking a stroll down the street and you spotted something a little too familiar across the road. You snap your head over and swear you saw yourself going the other way. The Doppelganger is a very weird phenomenon that basically describes what I just said. Usually it's associated with bad omens, or even death, but not always. The few reports throughout history that I could find did have many people dying after seeing themselves, though one prominent figure didn't survive long after the encounter. Social media is also rife with stories of glitches in the matrix where somebody has seen a bus full of what looks like clones, or people running into another on a plane who looks, dresses, acts, sounds just like them. Well, what's going on with these instances? Are they you from another dimension, is it pure happenstance, is it the genetic code recycling itself? Well, the true answer is, we have no idea. But if you want to hear more about it, you'll just have to listen to the full episode. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch: www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.patreon.com/horrorshots

15m
Apr 29
Sam Sheppard USED to be a Good Doctor | Part 2

Here we are with the conclusion of the mysterious death of Marilyn Sheppard. When we last left off Sam had been tried and convicted of the murder. However, in 1966, roughly ten years into his sentence, he was released on appeal with judges all over the world basically saying he didn't get a fair trial because of the media circus involved with the case. So, with Sam released and a free man, there was naturally a retrial, which found him not guilty, and in 1997, DNA evidence completely exonerated him. So happy ending, right? Well, not so fast. Presumably due to the stress of... well, his life, Sam became an alcoholic, which eventually did him in. He died in 1970. But not before transitioning from Doctor to... Professional wrestler, where he went by, and I shit you not, Killer Sam Sheppard. Yeah, little on the head that one. Nevertheless, he proved to be popular enough, and used his medical knowledge to create one of the most famous submission moves in modern wrestling, the Mandible Claw. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch: www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.patreon.com/horrorshots

18m
Apr 22
Was Sam Sheppard a Good Doctor? Part 1

The answer to the rhetorical title is... Maybe? Shockingly, this case has nothing to do with his doctoring abilities and everything to do with the murder of his wife, whom he may or may not have killed. But, I'm getting ahead of myself here. Samuel Sheppard and his wife Marilyn were a married couple back in the 1950's, that is until one night after a having some friends over to their lakehouse, Samuel awoke to the cries of his wife. By the time he reached the bedroom, Marilyn had been beaten to death, along with their unborn child. Sam was promptly knocked unconscious before he could intervene, and when he snapped to, his wife was dead. He chased what he described as a white form down onto the beach where he was once again rendered unconscious.  That's all the details I really have on the murder, but the most fascinating thing about this case is what comes afterwards. In a messy trial by media, which was described as a carnival at times, Dr. Samuel Sheppard was arrested, tried, and convicted of killing his wife. Yup, mystery solved, end of discussion, right? Well, wait a minute here. There are some important details I've left out on purpose so you'll just have to listen to the entire episode to find out all the nitty gritty details! Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch: www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.patreon.com/horrorshots  

21m
Apr 15
Chimney’s Aren’t For People | The Case of Joshua Maddux

Back again this week with another true crime case for you, and like most of them, this is rather strange one. It involves 18 year old Joshua Maddux, an outdoorsy kid who enjoyed a good hike through the woods in his hometown of Woodland Park, Colorado. However, one day during one of these walks, young Josh never came back home. There are quite a few oddities with this one, starting with the fact that it took his dad five days to report him missing, then we have the seemingly incompetent coroner who was adamant that the death was accidental, and that Josh put himself in the situation in which he was found. What situation might that be? Well, how about folded nearly in half, in the fetal position, stuffed inside of a chimney in a cabin roughly two blocks from his house. Oh, also, when he was found he was wearing nothing but his t-shirt, with the rest of his clothes, including his socks and shoes, folded neatly inside the cabin. Final note here, he was found seven years after he went missing, even though he was so close to home. You may wonder why I call the the coroner incompetent? Well, he insisted that Josh went inside the cabin, stripped down to his t-shirt, went outside, climbed down the chimney head-first that had metal grates installed to keep animals out, and got himself stuck, while folding himself in half. Yup. There's a lot more that makes this case weird and suspicious, but you'll just have to listen to the whole thing in order to get the scoop. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch: www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.patreon.com/horrorshots

20m
Apr 04
The Truly Upsetting Mystery of Jeanne Van Calck

Every so often I come across a case that's truly upsetting. I've covered the highway of tears and the Beaumont Children in the past, and those were really terrible, of course. This one though is just as bothersome. Jeanne Van Calck was just 8 years old at the time of her death in 1906. There are two aspects that makes this case upsetting, the first being that there isn't a whole lot known about it. It was a media sensation at the time, and a reported ten-thousand people attended her funeral in Belgium, but as for case specifics, I couldn't find much, meaning there isn't much of a chance of finding out what really happened. The other disturbing thing in the case was how her body was found. Delivered in a package akin to something a butcher might deliver beef in, Jeanne's body was found wrapped in paper and string, her legs missing. The investigation was heavily criticized by the media, as they often are in high profile, unsolved cases. There were leads that were never followed, and there was never a solid lead in the entire investigation. So, if you have the stomach to hear all the details, feel free to listen to the entire episode. However, be warned, as I've said several times, it can be rather upsetting at times. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch: www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.patreon.com/horrorshots

14m
Mar 26
Welcome to The Ominous Origins Podcast

If you like learning dark things about our history, this is the place for you. Join me every week as I release these short, digestible episodes that can easily slot into your weekly podcast rotation! Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch: www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.patreon.com/horrorshots

54s
Mar 21
Murder and Witchcraft | Charles Walton Murder Part 2

Part two, and the conclusion to the Charles Walton murder case is finally here! I mean, we can't really call it a true conclusion as it's an unsolved case. BUT, it marks the end of our look into it anyway. So what do we have this week? Well, we look at some suspects, and the potential witchcraft involved. Yeah, that caught your attention, didn't it? While there was ever really only one suspect in Alfred Potter, he was never charged despite being caught red handed in several lies, misdirections, and peculiar behavior. However, there was never any substantial evidence or motive linking him to the crime, and so he was never charged for it. But why was he the main suspect? Well, there are many, many reasons including, but not limited to: he was the last person to see Walton alive, he was his employer, they may have had financial disputes, and many more.  But what of the witchcraft? Well, interestingly enough, there's a weird, convoluted family tree that's going on that may link Walton to a murder roughly 75 years prior, and Walton shares the name of a local folklore character that has to do with a phantom dog. But, as always, if you want to know more, you'll just have to listen. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch: www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.patreon.com/horrorshots

32m
Mar 21
Tools As Weapons: The Case of Charles Walton - Part 1

After a few episodes away from the usual stuff, we're back this week with yet another true crime mystery! Like most of the interesting cases out there, this one takes place in the past, in 1945 to be exact and involves an Englishman by the name of Charles Walton. The thing that makes this case interesting is that some believe it to have some witchcraft involved. While we don't explore that aspect in this episode, it will show up next week. However, the details of this case are also quite gruesome, in fact, it seems like it's been ripped from a horror movie. The story goes that Walton, a 75 year old man, was working on a farm he'd worked at for the better part of a year when his niece discovered he hadn't come home that evening. He wasn't a party animal, and had very few friends, so him going out seemed unlikely. A small search party formed, and eventually his body was found in the field he'd last been seen working in. It was a devastating affair, especially for his niece, naturally. It was such a big case for the area that Scotland Yard got involved and a number of suspects began to prop up. But, for all the gory details, you'll just have to listen to the whole episode. Our sponsor: www.morbidlybeautiful.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.morbidlybeautiful.com Merch: www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.redbubble.com/people/HorrorShots Youtube https://www.youtube.com/horrorshots Website: www.horrorshots.com https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.horrorshots.com Instagram: ominousoriginspod Twitter: @horrorshotsprod Facebook: Horrorshots Patreon: www.patreon.com/horrorshots https://open.acast.com/shows/5a331a3ae98acf2b08365c61/episodes/www.patreon.com/horrorshots

19m
Mar 11
Ominous Interviews | S.A. Bradley

This week is yet another special episode featuring maybe the most passionate horror fan in the world in S.A. Bradley. Bradley has a storied history in the world of horror, and his podcast, Hellbent For Horror, has made a fan our of Guillermo Del Toro. It's been nominated for several awards as well, and it's just a treat to listen to. Beyond the podcast, Bradley wrote and published a book back in 2018 called Screaming For Pleasure, which you can find online, or as he prefers it, ordering through a small local book store (and I agree!). In his book, which has become university curriculum, he details many aspects of what makes horror unique, not just in filmmaking, but as a cultural and societal influence as well. I say it during the intro to the podcast, and near the end of the interview, but I can't say it enough: this man has such an unrivaled passion for horror, and the depth in which he takes his fascination is remarkable. The parallels he draws between cultural events, timelines, and allegory with real life is outstanding. He has the ability to take horror and turn it into real world history, and the results are truly special. Anybody with an interest in horror, movies, history, culture, or even anthropology needs to not just listen to this interview, but his library of work as well. You can find S.A. Bradley online below: Website: https://hellbentforhorror.com/ Hellbent for Horror (Podcast): https://open.spotify.com/show/68xLebLSjI4Paw8vCK6063?si=f218d81fba1f471b Screaming For Pleasure (Book, and where to find it at an independent store): https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780692193358 Twitter: https://twitter.com/hellbenthorror Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hellbentforhorror/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hellbentforhorror  

1h 1m
Feb 25
Ominous Interviews | Hauntingly Krista

Krista, more affectionately known as HauntinglyKrista on social media is an Ontario based paranormal investigator who not only searches for the unknown in the province, but also travels around the continent to check out the spookiest of places. Her TikTok has blown up over the last few months, garnering over 82k followers since just December of 2021. Her rise on the platform is nothing short of amazing. Krista is a kind, passionate, and charming person, and her success is very deserved.  Her stories and adventures over her lifetime are incredible and fascinating to listen to, and she was kind enough to share just some of those memories with me today. I highly suggest checking out all of her content, from TikTok to Instagram, and her Youtube as well. You certainly don't want to miss an upload! So please, welcome HauntinglyKrista, and enjoy the interview! Follow Krista at all the places below: TikTok: @HauntinglyKrista Instagram: @Hauntinglykrista Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd5AK-QnWswbOqR3tN9_-9A: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd5AK-QnWswbOqR3tN9_-9A

49m
Feb 18