Episode 33 -- "Family Secrets"

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique, stories that are both themed around the same thing, family secrets. The first story you will hear is called, “The Most Terrifying Family You’ve Never Heard Of," and it’s about an obscure cult who admitted to performing a heinous ritual in the 1970's. The second story you will hear is called, “Someone in This Family Has a Secret,” and it’s about a family in Ohio who started noticing some very strange people lurking around the outside of their house at night.DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from two popular videos on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The first story, "The Most Terrifying Family You’ve Never Heard Of" is from a video of the same name. (Here is the link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyj8FKZaW0A). The second story, "Someone in this family has a secret" is from a video called, "Someone in this photo has an EVIL SECRET." (Link to that video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC8ZfyNBPu0)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: The Most Terrifying Family You've Never Heard Of1) World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder -- ebook purchasable on Amazon2) English coverage -- https://www.pressreader.com/canada/the-western-star/20110208/2817541507954003) Spanish coverage roughly translated to English -- https://digismak.com/crime-of-the-century-information/4) Short informative blurb (is number 1 on their list) -- https://listverse.com/2015/10/26/10-disturbing-cases-of-consensual-homicide/5)  @Criminally Listed  covered this story (is the top story in their video list) in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOYEFBPRnFA6) Wiki on Lorber Society -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neu-Salems-Gesellschaft7) Wiki on Self Denial -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-denial8) More info on Self Denial in Christianity -- https://www.gotquestions.org/deny-yourself.htmlStory 2: Someone in This Family Has a Secret 1) Thank you to L & J for not only suggesting this story, but also providing 1st hand knowledge of the case.2) Full sentencing video --  @Scales of Justice  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INJNPx044SU3) Potential motive for crime discussed here -- https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/crime/jeffrey-scullin-to-be-sentenced-for-killing-strongsville-teacher-melinda-pleskovic/95-6090670244) 911 Audio recording -- https://www.cleveland.com/strongsville/2017/10/listen_to_911_call_of_man_accu.html5) Local news write up about case -- https://fox8.com/news/man-accused-of-killing-strongsville-teacher-changing-plea-to-no-contest/6) Full court documents for appeal -- https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/8/2019/2019-Ohio-3186.pdf7) Additional color on Melinda -- https://www.insideedition.com/teachers-future-son-law-charged-her-murder-after-he-was-pallbearer-her-funeral-377648) Writeup on Morbidology -- https://morbidology.com/the-intruder-the-murder-of-melinda-pleskovic/#easy-footnote-1-62929) Lengthy writeup that discusses the 2 year lead up to attack -- https://expressdigest.com/man-killed-future-mother-in-law-then-went-to-applebees/10)  @WKYC Channel 3  breakdown of what we know about killer -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ba-T-Bslc11) Shows the restaurant where Anna worked -- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5047645/Man-killed-future-mother-law-went-Applebee-s.html12) Trampoline reference -- https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/cuyahoga-county/future-son-in-law-jeffrey-scullin-arrested-for-murder-of-strongsville-teacher-melinda-pleskovic/95-487594829See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


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