After a short hiatus, we are back!  In this heartfelt episode, we are paying tribute to the beautiful soul known as Anne Rice by telling stories of different supernatural creatures she wrote about.  First, Cody talks about the Curse of Tutankhamun, or the Mummy’s Curse, in which a number of people died after coming in contact with the tomb.  Next, Chris tells us two fascinating legends about a bleeding tree that formed from a man known as El Vampiro.  Then, Cody shares a fascinating story about a sleep disorder known as Sleepy Hollow that affected only one small town in Kazakhstan. Finally, Chris talks about the sad and unfortunate history of the Italian Castrati.  This week’s drinks are Prayers of Sinners Red Blend and Dracula’s Blood punch.<br /><br />Advisory: 0:00s-0:20s<br />Intro Music: 0:20s-0:47s<br />Topic: 0:47s-3:17m<br />Drinks: 3:17m-5:07m<br />History: 5:07m-12:57m<br />Mummy’s Curse: 12:57m-21:22m<br />El Vampiro de Guadalajara: 21:22m-28:02m<br />Trailer: 28:02m-28:34m<br />Sleepy Hollow: 28:34m-34:21m<br />Castrati: 34:21m-40:48m<br />Skeptic: 40:48m-44:00m<br />Believer: 44:00m-47:04m<br />Sign Off: 47:04m-47:52m<br />Outro Music: 47:52m-48:11m<br /><br />Original Music: “Halloween Pumpkin” found at <a href="https://www.purple-planet.com" rel="noopener">https://www.purple-planet.com</a><br /><br />To find other strange podcasts, follow our network: <a href="https://podmoth.network/" rel="noopener">https://podmoth.network/</a><br /><br />Links-<br /><br />History<br /><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rice" rel="noopener">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rice</a><br /><br />Mummy’s Curse<br /><a href="https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/23321/victims-king-tuts-curse" rel="noopener">https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/23321/victims-king-tuts-curse</a><br /><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_pharaohs" rel="noopener">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_pharaohs</a><br /><a href="https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archaeologist-opens-tomb-of-king-tut" rel="noopener">https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archaeologist-opens-tomb-of-king-tut</a><br /><a href="https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/the-curse-of-the-curse-of-the-pharaohs/" rel="noopener">https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/the-curse-of-the-curse-of-the-pharaohs/</a><br /><br />El Vampiro de Guadalajara<br /><a href="https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/05/the-sinister-tale-of-a-girl-and-a-vampire-in-guadalajara/" rel="noopener">https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/05/the-sinister-tale-of-a-girl-and-a-vampire-in-guadalajara/</a><br /><br />Sleepy Hollow<br /><a href="https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/84543/mystery-behind-kazakh-towns-sleeping-sickness" rel="noopener">https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/84543/mystery-behind-kazakh-towns-sleeping-sickness</a><br /><br />Castrati<br /><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrato" rel="noopener">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrato</a><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjvfqnD0ws" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjvfqnD0ws</a><br /><br />Debunk<br /><a href="https://www.livescience.com/44297-king-tut-curse.html" rel="noopener">https://www.livescience.com/44297-king-tut-curse.html</a><br /><br />Believer<br /><a href="https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-monday-edition-1.6284012/anne-rice-used-vampires-to-show-people-they-belong-says-son-1.6284014?fbclid=IwAR2jH1kgFMNzEZ-LkImk09ANFUz-whgNVmyyygH0VnUx_nI3pRXWzHu2HWI" rel="noopener">https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-monday-edition-1.6284012/anne-rice-used-vampires-to-show-people-they-belong-says-son-1.6284014?fbclid=IwAR2jH1kgFMNzEZ-LkImk09ANFUz-whgNVmyyygH0VnUx_nI3pRXWzHu2HWI</a><br /><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/dec/15/anne-rice-obituary" rel="noopener">https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/dec/15/anne-rice-obituary</a>

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

In Memoriam: Anne Rice

JAN 10, 202248 MIN
BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

In Memoriam: Anne Rice

JAN 10, 202248 MIN

Description

After a short hiatus, we are back! In this heartfelt episode, we are paying tribute to the beautiful soul known as Anne Rice by telling stories of different supernatural creatures she wrote about. First, Cody talks about the Curse of Tutankhamun, or the Mummy’s Curse, in which a number of people died after coming in contact with the tomb. Next, Chris tells us two fascinating legends about a bleeding tree that formed from a man known as El Vampiro. Then, Cody shares a fascinating story about a sleep disorder known as Sleepy Hollow that affected only one small town in Kazakhstan. Finally, Chris talks about the sad and unfortunate history of the Italian Castrati. This week’s drinks are Prayers of Sinners Red Blend and Dracula’s Blood punch.

Advisory: 0:00s-0:20s
Intro Music: 0:20s-0:47s
Topic: 0:47s-3:17m
Drinks: 3:17m-5:07m
History: 5:07m-12:57m
Mummy’s Curse: 12:57m-21:22m
El Vampiro de Guadalajara: 21:22m-28:02m
Trailer: 28:02m-28:34m
Sleepy Hollow: 28:34m-34:21m
Castrati: 34:21m-40:48m
Skeptic: 40:48m-44:00m
Believer: 44:00m-47:04m
Sign Off: 47:04m-47:52m
Outro Music: 47:52m-48:11m

Original Music: “Halloween Pumpkin” found at https://www.purple-planet.com

To find other strange podcasts, follow our network: https://podmoth.network/

Links-

History
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rice

Mummy’s Curse
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/23321/victims-king-tuts-curse
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_pharaohs
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archaeologist-opens-tomb-of-king-tut
https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/the-curse-of-the-curse-of-the-pharaohs/

El Vampiro de Guadalajara
https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/05/the-sinister-tale-of-a-girl-and-a-vampire-in-guadalajara/

Sleepy Hollow
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/84543/mystery-behind-kazakh-towns-sleeping-sickness

Castrati
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjvfqnD0ws

Debunk
https://www.livescience.com/44297-king-tut-curse.html

Believer
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-monday-edition-1.6284012/anne-rice-used-vampires-to-show-people-they-belong-says-son-1.6284014?fbclid=IwAR2jH1kgFMNzEZ-LkImk09ANFUz-whgNVmyyygH0VnUx_nI3pRXWzHu2HWI
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/dec/15/anne-rice-obituary