“THE HAUNTED SMETHWICK BATHS” and More Strange But True Tales! #WeirdDarkness
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IN THIS EPISODE: A 1930s art deco swimming pool is not the first place you think of when people mention the most haunted places in the country. So why is this 85-year-old building bursting at the seams with spirits and specters? The answer to that is not any easy one to give. (The Haunted Smethwick Baths) *** They look strange, there’s a weird otherworldliness to them, when encountered people often find the’ve lost hours of time with no memory, and the beings are often known to abduct people in the middle of the night. It sounds like I’m describing alien abduction – but the same, all of it, can also be said of fairie folk in European legend. Is it possible there is a connection? Could the mythical fairies of old actually be the extraterrestrials we tell stories about today? (The Extraterrestrials Want Twinkies) *** Elsie Eiler pays taxes… to herself. She grants her own liquor license to herself for the tavern she owns – which is possible when you are the mayor… and bartender… and law enforcement, and even the librarian. You see, Elsie Eiler is the sole resident of Monowi, Nebraska – but that doesn’t mean she’s alone. (Monowi, Nebraska – Population One) *** They don’t try for a perfect likeness. They have to suppress their creativity. They even find help from birds nests. We’ll look at some of the trade secrets used by forensic artists. (The Secret Formula of Forensic Artists)
LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE…
Music or No Music? That is the question for Weird Darkness:https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarlarHouse/permalink/2805292746255200/
“The Horror Before Amityville” episode: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/5829
“The Allagash Alien Abduction” including the story about Deja Vu: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/5792
STORY AND MUSIC CREDITS/SOURCES…
(Note: Over time links can and may become invalid, disappear, or have different content.)
“Monowi, Nebraska – Population One” by Ripley’s Believe it or Not:https://tinyurl.com/tzd3dqo, Laura Moss for MNN: https://tinyurl.com/ss9ylkj; Karen I. Chen for Travel & Leisure: https://tinyurl.com/sksb2rq; Maria Carter for Country Living: https://tinyurl.com/tlfbahn
“The Haunted Smethwick Baths” by Andy Moore for Mysterious Britain and Ireland: https://tinyurl.com/snv5dpy
“The Extraterrestrials Want Twinkies” by Julian Whitefish for The New Folklore: https://tinyurl.com/ugppg68
“The Secret Formula of Forensic Artists” by Jake Rossen for Mental Floss: https://tinyurl.com/tq8vfe3
Weird Darkness opening and closing theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music by Shadows Symphony (http://bit.ly/2W6N1xJ), used with permission.
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“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” — John 12:46 *** How to escape eternal darkness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM