You won’t find Wineville, California anywhere on a map. The southern California town certainly existed, although it abruptly “vanished” in 1930, replaced suddenly by Mira Loma. What had happened was the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders – crimes so heinous that the townspeople couldn’t bear to be associated with the name “Wineville” any longer. The case of the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders is filled with so many bizarre twists, turns, and testimonies that even movie screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski, who was investigating the murders for a film based on the events, could hardly believe it was true. After reading the story in the Los Angeles city archives, he figured, “This can’t be real… This has to be a mistake.”
IN THIS EPISODE: Mysterious, loud booming noises have been heard all over the country without explanation. But now it has become even creepier, as some men in black have been poking around asking questions and interviewing witnesses. (Men In Black and Unexplained Booms) *** A convicted murderer and suspected serial killer lurks in the frames of the horror classic, The Exorcist. (The Real Life Killer Who Appeared In The Exorcist) *** A mysterious old man shows up at the scene of two auto accidents – twenty years apart! (My Guardian Angel) *** The older citizens in Durango, Mexico tell of a frightening entity known as the La Ilorona. (La Ilorona) *** A woman tells of seeing a dead relative on her way out to do her weekly grocery shopping. (Doppelganger, Ghost, or Imagination?) *** Drenched in sun and perched above the glistening water of Tampa Bay, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge doesn’t look haunted. However, appearances can be deceiving. (Tampa’s Haunted Sunshine Skyway Bridge) *** The rapid decline of traffic on Route 66 sounded the death knell for hundreds of businesses – including Diamonds Restaurant. But that hasn’t stopped the undead from continuing to frequent the place. (Ghosts of Diamonds Restaurant) *** Die without being married and you could be doomed to haunt the world forever – at least according to an ancient Chinese custom. And thus, “ghost weddings” became a reality. (Ghost Marriage) *** What was intended as a romantic getaway under the stars turned into a frightful getaway from a horrible sound. (Unnatural Sound On Mt. Saint Helens) *** A string of murders in Wineville, California caused the town to change its name – and inspired an Angelina Jolie movie. (The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders)
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“The Real Life Killer Who Appeared In The Exorcist” by Orrin Grey: https://the-line-up.com/paul-bateson
“Doppelganger, Ghost, or Imagination?” by Rachael Handowski: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2018/08/03/doppelganger-ghost-seeing-things/
“My Guardian Angel” by Jackie: https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2018/08/daily-2-cents-my-guardian-angel-art.html
“La Ilorona” by Fredy Alarcon – submitted directly to WeirdDarkness.com.
“Tampa’s Haunted Sunshine Skyway Bridge”: http://ghostsnghouls.com/2018/02/17/skyway-bridge-haunted/
“Ghosts of the Diamonds Restaurant” by Troy Taylor: https://www.facebook.com/authortt/posts/1776481599115485
“Ghost Marriages” by Riley Winters: https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/ghost-marriages-love-living-and-deceased-003658
“The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders” by Gina Dimuro: https://allthatsinteresting.com/wineville-chicken-coop-murders
“Unnatural Sounds on Mount St. Helens” by Bettina Marie: https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25543
“Men In Black And Unexplained Booms” by Brett Tingley: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/mysterious-men-in-black-question-residents-about-unexplained-booms/
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