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Send in the Clowns

Bigfoot for Breakfast

Release Date: 04/03/2020

The Sodder Children show art The Sodder Children

Bigfoot for Breakfast

A large, middle-class family experienced a house fire on Christmas morning of 1945 in which five of their ten children perished.  Lots of speculation and concern for what may have really happened to these kids have surrounded the story for many years. 

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The Baker Institute show art The Baker Institute

Bigfoot for Breakfast

In the 1930's, Iowa radio personality, Norman Baker, claimed to have found the cure for Cancer. People flocked to his hospital in desperation for a treatment. But things weren't exactly what they seemed to be.

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Giants of Lore...Maybe. show art Giants of Lore...Maybe.

Bigfoot for Breakfast

We hear stories throughout our lives of enormous and terrifying people who guard their property and threaten to eat us alive if we overstep. These people hold a strong place throughout all of literature, even the bible and many other religious books. Not only this, but there are stories from all over the world and throughout time that strongly suggest that these people were not just figures of lore.

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Once Upon a Nightmare show art Once Upon a Nightmare

Bigfoot for Breakfast

Remember all of those beautiful, whimsical stories and fables that your childhood dreams were based on? Well, let us just ruin that for you as we take you on a tour through this popular form of entertainment and give you the dark, twisted, true accounts from which many of these "lessons learned" originated.

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Ruby Ridge Part 2 show art Ruby Ridge Part 2

Bigfoot for Breakfast

A look into the highly controversial investigations, hearings and trials surrounding the Ruby Ridge standoff. Why it was incredibly obvious after this event and others during the 90's that a reform within the ranks and policies of federal law enforcement was sorely needed.

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Bigfoot for Breakfast

A family goes into the mountains of Idaho to live an off-the-grid separatist life and ended up getting the attention of the federal government. The long line of mistakes made on both sides of the fence and the resulting conflict will go down in history as a giant mark on the reputation of the federal government

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The Kelly-Hopkinsville Event show art The Kelly-Hopkinsville Event

Bigfoot for Breakfast

In rural Kentucky, 1955, an incident occurred in which a farm seems to have come under a prolonged attack by creatures that did not appear to be from our world. This event was experienced by an entire family and their overnight guests.

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Bigfoot for Breakfast

Future President of the United States, George H.W. Bush saw his share of horror during his time as a Navy Flyboy in WWII. But, some of the details would ultimately be erased by our government and even he wouldn't know the extent of how horrible it really was until many years later...

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Bigfoot for Breakfast

If you haven't heard of Mothman, you're missing out on one of the creepier American folk legends out there. This cryptid legend opens up a great number of questions which presents the complicated task of separating fact from fiction. Is any of it real?

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The Black Death show art The Black Death

Bigfoot for Breakfast

"They sickened by the thousands daily, and died unattended and without help. Many died in the open street, others dying in their houses. Consecrated churchyards did not suffice for the burial of the vast multitude of bodies, which were heaped by the hundreds in vast trenches, like goods in a ships hold and covered with little earth". - Giovanni Boccaccio

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So I’m sure you’re picking up what the subject of the day is… and it may be one of the most terrifying subjects we’ve covered thus far. Let’s go back to a time not so long ago, when we feared another pandemic which swept across the world. That’s right I’m talking about 2016 when someone maniacally decided to send in the clowns. Sightings of clowns with seemingly hostile intent poured in and tied up police resources in countries all over the world.

Coping With Coulrophobia Symptoms

The Fear of Clowns, Lisa Fritscher, Reviewed by David Susman, PhD; March 06, 2020

 

Understanding Coulrophobia: a fear of clowns, September 20, 2019, Melanie Burke, medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD

www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/fear-of-clowns

 

A Brief Walk Through Clown History [Part Two] Posted by Cody Hug on Jan 17, 2019 https://www.clownantics.com/blogs/clownantics-blog/a-brief-walk-through-clown-history-part-two

 

http://www.historyofcircus.com/circus-origin/joseph-grimaldi/

 

John Bill Ricketts and the Ricketts Circus; The Father of the American Circus http://www.circusesandsideshows.com/circuses/rickettscircus.html

 

Creepy Clowns Are Nothing New: A Brief But Disturbing History

You can't escape the clown epidemic brought on by Stephen King's It, Joker, and other works of fiction. By Jim Knipfel, September 29, 2019 https://www.denofgeek.com/culture/creepy-clowns-brief-disturbing-history/

 

Northampton Solves the Mystery of The Creepy Clown

While the U.S. government figures itself out, justice prevails on the other side of the pond. The identity of the Northampton clown, who terrorized a city for an entire month, was finally revealed. By CONNOR SIMPSON OCTOBER 16, 2013 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/10/northampton-clown-unmasked/309900/

 

Creepy Clown Sightings Map 2016: A Timeline Of Threats, Arrests, School Closings And False Reports By Alex Garofalo 10/04/16 AT 3:35 PM https://www.ibtimes.com/creepy-clown-sightings-map-2016-timeline-threats-arrests-school-closings-false-2426296

 

Our interactive map tracks clown sightings, threats, and scares. BY ERIK SHILLING OCTOBER 6, 2016 https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-definitive-map-of-americas-creepy-clown-epidemic

 

The Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918 (July 2010) by Richard M. Lytle

 

Third clown sighting in Piedmont Triad, this time in Guilford County by: Stephanie Doyle Sep 6, 2016 https://myfox8.com/news/third-clown-sighting-this-time-in-greensboro/

 

 

 

The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers By Lorraine Boissoneault

SMITHSONIANMAG.COM JUNE 22, 2018 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/hammond-train-wreck-disaster-1918-killed-dozens-circus-performers-180969428/

 

Florida killer-clown arrest made: Love triangle, money possible motives in West Palm Beach case TERRY SPENCER - Associated Press - Thursday, September 28, 2017

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/28/detectives-clown-who-killed-woman-later-married-he/?utm_source=GOOGLE&utm_medium=cpc&utm_id=chacka&utm_campaign=TWT+-+DSA&gclid=CjwKCAjw95D0BRBFEiwAcO1KDCEIZIUtk5ix3JGwY-0qlNcYPREPrll9kS0Ql_uxj-qUhq6vtpMvVxoCsckQAvD_BwE

 

Christian Clown In Perv Bust: Illinois man had porn cache from trip to Philippines orphanage OCTOBER 10, 2007 http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/revolting/christian-clown-perv-bust

 

Death in the jail: Settlement may be near in the county’s most expensive lawsuit By Bruce Rushton October 10, 2013 https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/death-in-the-jail/Content?oid=11450599