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The Girl in the Box
1 year ago

The Girl in the Box

20-year-old Colleen Stan wanted to go to attend a friend’s birthday party in Oregon, so she did what many young people did in the 1970s and walked along the highways …
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A Deadly Fantasy
1 year ago

A Deadly Fantasy

For over a year, Sara Packer and her boyfriend Jacob Sullivan had been planning to live out a rape and murder fantasy the couple had shared together. Their target would …
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Home for the Holidays
1 year ago

Home for the Holidays

No one felt anything was amiss when the Guy family gathered around the dinner table to enjoy one last holiday meal together. Mary and Joel Guy, Sr. were reported to …
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The Michigan Craigslist Killer
1 year ago

The Michigan Craigslist Killer

When soon-to-be parents Brooke Ann Slocum and Charles Oppenneer found themselves in financial straits they turned to Craigslist in hopes that a generous stranger would answer their ad, but what …
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Killers Who Wanted Supernatural Powers
1 year ago

Killers Who Wanted Supernatural Powers

People kill for many different reasons, but people who kill for the thrill of it usually have one thing in common; they all like the power they feel after committing …
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Skeletons in the Closet
1 year ago

Skeletons in the Closet

Parents are supposed to protect their children, but as we learned in Sword and Scale episode 78, there are some parents out there who failed this basic tenet of parenthood …
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The Hoexter Horror House
1 year ago

The Hoexter Horror House

When a German woman answered a newspaper dating ad she had no idea that she was being lured to her doom. After meeting with a couple, identified only as Wilfried …
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5 Episodes of Sword and Scale That Will Keep You Up at Night
2 years ago

5 Episodes of Sword and Scale That Will Keep You Up at Night

It’s almost Halloween and the staff here at Sword and Scale have been celebrating the season by bringing you spooktacular content all month long, coming to a frightening conclusion with …
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Shocking Murder Leads to Rehab Abuse Scandal
2 years ago

Shocking Murder Leads to Rehab Abuse Scandal

In 2008, Chinese health officials declared that internet addiction will officially be classified as a clinical disorder and claimed that it was among the leading health threats plaguing the nation’s …
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The Curious Case of the Alcasser Girls
2 years ago

The Curious Case of the Alcasser Girls

On the evening of November 13, 1992, three teenage girls – Miriam García Iborra, Antonia “Toñi” Gómez Rodríguez and Desirée Hernández Folch – decided to attend a high school party …
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