“THE MORBID OBSESSION OF CARL VAN COSEL” and More Strange True Stories! #WeirdDarkness

The man wired the woman’s bones together using coat hangers, and fitted her face with glass eyes. As her skin began to decompose, he replaced it with silk cloth that had been soaked in wax and plaster. When her hair fell out, he fashioned a wig using her real hair which he was able to obtain after her funeral. He filled her dead and decaying body with rags in order to try and keep her original form and he dressed his corpse girlfriend in her own clothing, stockings, jewelry, and gloves. He also used copious amounts of perfume, disinfectants, and preserving agents to mask the odor and slow the decomposition of the body. He had to – because he kept her body in his own bed.


IN THIS EPISODE: Legend has it a ghost told the building’s architect to take the job. We’ll look at the creepy history behind the construction of the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles. (The Occult And The Bradbury Building) *** You expect strange on-the-job tales from those who work in or near graveyards, or those who are close to the dead such as mortuaries, and even hospitals. But the brave men and women in law enforcement have a few stories of their own to tell. (Police and the Paranormal) *** Did 16-year-old Grace Marks of “Alias Grace” fame, actually help murder her employer and his lover — or was she unfairly locked away? (The True Story Behind ‘Alias Grace’) *** A woman finds a ghostly companion in her bed – every night. (Possibly Friendly Entity) *** A man’s love for a woman lasts even past her death, to the point of his living with her corpse. (Strange Love)

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STORY CREDITS AND/OR SOURCES

“The Occult and the Bradbury Building” by Bianca Barragan: https://la.curbed.com/2017/10/11/16461516/bradbury-building-downtown-occult-history

“Strange Love: The Morbid Obsession of Carl Van Cosel” by Troy Taylor: https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/voncosel/

“The True Story of ‘Alias Grace’” by Gina Dimuro: https://allthatsinteresting.com/grace-marks-alias-grace

“Possibly Friendly Entity”: https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25653

“Police And The Paranormal”: http://ghostsnghouls.com/2011/09/18/cops-share-real-ghost-stories/, http://ghostsnghouls.com/2012/08/18/police-on-duty-ghost-stories/

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