Heather McKinney is a super fraidy cat who jumps at the slightest sound, probably because her sister used to hide around corners to jump out and scare her. She is a corporate lawyer by day (and by night, and well, most of the time...) but loves reading, writing, and joking about true crime, the paranormal, and things that scare her. She’s done scholarly research on the Fourth Amendment and loves making the legal aspects of cases make sense to non-lawyers. She has been performing comedy since 2007 in Dallas and Chicago.
December 10th, 2019 | Season 1 | 57 mins 40 secs
samuel little, serial killer, true crime
His victims were often marginalized, their cries for help ignored by the justice system. This man, now considered by the FBI to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, exploited vulnerable members of society to allow his crime spree to last for over 35 years and span states across the nation. It took multiple law enforcement agencies to bring him to justice, and with recent FBI interviews, the magnitude of this monster is finally being discovered.
November 26th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 18 mins
adolphus hotel, ghost stories, paranormal
The pinnacle of upscale debauchery throughout the roaring twenties, this gilded masterpiece of elegance and architecture has within it a storied past of tragedies and legends. Is it all just part of running a busy hotel or does this Dallas landmark have something sinister lurking beneath its luxury?
November 19th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 42 mins
death row, rodney reed, true crime, wrongful conviction
A black defendant in a small town is convicted by an all-white jury and sentenced to death. But years of new evidence lead his family and new defense team to plead with the court that the wrong man was on death row. After witnesses come forward and fresh eyes weigh in on the case, a Texas court issues an eleventh-hour reprieve, preventing the wrong man from being executed for a crime he did not commit.
November 12th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 11 mins
death row, rodney reed, true crime, wrongful conviction
A small Texas town. Two people in a clandestine affair. When tragedy struck and evidence surfaced, the entire community turned on one man. But dogged investigation and new evidence indicate that perhaps another suspect could be to blame while the wrong person sits on death row.
November 5th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 17 mins
conspiracy theory, qanon
The internet is home to a wide range of tales, fringe groups, and conspiracy theories. But one theory has become the centralized narrative to unite them all. It starts in Washington D.C. and extends from Hollywood, around the globe, and even into space. Has a message board managed to get a straight line to the white house or is this just another case of the internet gone wild?
October 29th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 36 mins
blackout, extreme haunted houses, heretic, mckamey manor
Haunted houses, roller coasters, scary movies - these are all fun ways to get your adrenaline pumping and a nice healthy dose of fear. But for some, this just doesn't cut it. These thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies seek to experience a type of terror that can only be achieved by being beaten, buried alive, waterboarded, and psychologically tormented. Fortunately for them, many extreme haunted houses will happily make all their nightmares come true.
October 22nd, 2019 | Season 1 | 54 mins 13 secs
ghost stories, paranormal, tennessee folklore, the bell witch
You’re yanked from your bed in the middle of the night. Your covers are thrown back, and someone slaps you in the face. You hear whispers in your ear that you should rethink your life choices. Then, someone punches your dad. Is this the worst houseguest ever or is something much more sinister at work?
October 15th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 55 mins
amber guyger, botham jean, joshua brown, true crime
After a full week’s worth of testimony and evidence, the justice for Botham Jean, an innocent victim, all comes down to 12 people. But the story doesn’t stop at the end of the trial. Amber Guyger's verdict and sentencing made an incredible impact on the community, the victims' family, the judge, and one key witness, who just ten days after testifying was tragically shot dead.
October 8th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 29 mins
amber guyger, botham jean, true crime
A quiet September night. A twenty-something accountant sits on his couch, watching TV. Suddenly his front door is opened and shots ring out, with varied accounts of the confusion that ensued. Police swarm the scene, but one cop had been there the whole time. In the end, a tragic case of deadly inattention and an innocent life lost as a result.
October 1st, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 32 mins
d.b. cooper, true crime, unsolved mystery
The late 1960s were a golden age of air travel - spacious legroom, glamorous flight attendants, delicious meals on every flight... and a rash of violent hijackings. Some were politically motivated, while others were fueled by greed. The most famous and mysterious hijacker of all took control of a 727 with nothing more than a black briefcase, a handwritten note, and a pair of sunglasses. He got his money, and his parachutes, then disappeared into the night, never to be heard from again. Did he die in the Washington wilderness? Or did he manage to make an escape with his bag of cash?
September 24th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 17 mins
cryptid, the jersey devil, urban legend
When screams and shrieks tear through the pine forest of southern New Jersey, locals know what comes next. Hoof tracks. Flapping wings. And the hideous head of a goat. This demonic presence has stalked the lush green southern coast of the Garden State for centuries. Can it be explained by science, blamed on 18th-century ignorance, or is there something more sinister to blame?
September 17th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 17 mins
forrest fenn's hidden treasure, mystery, treasure hunting
There are many ways to get rich - be born into money, win the lottery, work hard, or solve a series of clues written into a poem by an eccentric, modern-day Indiana Jones. Thousands of people have undertaken the search, but still, the treasure remains hidden. Are the clues as easy to solve as the writer would have you believe? With at least two people coming within 200 feet of the Romanesque chest filled with ancient artifacts, jewels, and gold, there is hope that a thrill-seeking treasure hunter will find the treasure of a lifetime.