Episode 38 -- "Temple of Death" (PODCAST EXCLUSIVE EPISODE)

On the morning of August 10th, 1991, in a little rural town in Arizona, two women walked across a parking lot toward a Buddhist temple. They were there to prepare a meal for the monks who lived inside. As they walked, the women noticed that none of the monks were outside meditating or gardening, which was strange. And, when they reached the front door, not only was it locked, which was strange, but also, there was also this huge puddle of water forming in front of it which they just couldn't understand. The women sensed something was off, but they shrugged and left the front door, and found an open door on the side of the building and went inside. Minutes later, those women would come running back out, hysterical, screaming for help.For 100s more stories like this one, 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:1. Innocent until interrogated: the true story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson FourStuart - The University of Arizona Press - 20202. "1991 Buddhist temple murders in Waddell" -- https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/local/surprise/2014/03/14/1991-buddhist-temple-murders-in-waddell/6419153/3. Temple floor plan -- https://framedpod.com/pages/temple-layout4. Framed: Season 2 -- https://framedpod.com/pages/season-two-episodes-and-info?_pos=1&_sid=0603ed70f&_ss=r5. "Arizona Killing Fields" -- https://tricycle.org/magazine/arizona-killing-fields/6. "A Place of Peace—A Place of Blood" -- https://www.myazbar.org/AZAttorney/PDF_Articles/0508GaryStuart.pdf7. "Robbery suspected in temple murders" -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1991/08/12/robbery-suspected-in-temple-murders/43a1ed36-5dfe-4a45-82c8-e5efc9a6bace/8. "Drugs: The Thai connection" -- https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/the-thai-connection-64260119. "Dealing with a confessed serial killer" -- https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/dealing-with-a-confessed-serial-killer-642601510. "Arizona Murder Probes Put Wrong Men Behind Bars : Crime: Experts say the interrogation techniques used show how the innocent can be pushed into confessions." -- https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-02-13-mn-1343-story.html 11. "Time to remember 1991 massacre at Thai Buddhist temple" -- https://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,3025,0,0,1,012. "Arizona man gets nine life terms for Buddhist temple murders" -- https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-temple-murder/arizona-man-gets-nine-life-terms-for-buddhist-temple-murders-idUSBREA2D0SB2014031413. "On the 25th anniversary of infamous Buddhist temple murders, community honors victims" -- https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2016/08/06/25th-anniversary-infamous-buddhist-temple-murders-community-honors-victims/88345818/14. "Montini: Arpaio tweets a reminder about how a mass murder made him sheriff" -- https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2016/08/08/montini-buddist-temple-murders-sheriff-joe-arpaio/88382642/15. "27 years later, Waddell Buddhist temple commemorates victims of 1991 temple massacre" -- https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/surprise/2018/08/20/waddell-buddhist-temple-commemorates-victims-1991-massacre-wat-promkunaram/1042642002/16. UNITED STATESUS 9TH CIR.DOODY V. SCHRIRO, Decided: February 25, 2010 -- https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1509160.html17. Johnathan Doody court documents -- https://corrections.az.gov/public-resources/inmate-datasearch18. Archival newspaper articles from: https://www.newspapers.com/image/12319866418a) Slayings at Buddhist Temple, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, Aug 11, 1991 · Page 4/5 Downloaded on Jun 14, 202218b) Tuscon Four, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona) · S un, Aug 9, 1992 · Downloaded on Jun 14, 202218c) Alibis claimed in slaying of 9, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, S ep 15, 1991 ·Downloaded on Jun 15, 202218d) Temple killings fuel fear and racism, The Age (Melbourne, Victoria, Victoria, Australia) · Sun, Aug 18, 1991 · Page 13 Downloaded on Jun 14, 202218e) Day of celebration at wat, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S at, Feb 15, 2003 · Page 325 Downloaded on Jun 15, 202218f) Massacre: forgiving not forgetting, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · S un, Aug 12, 2001 · Downloaded on Jun 15, 202219. "How does a Buddhist monk face death?" -- https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/opinion/buddhist-monk-death.html20. "Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism" -- https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/tibet/understand/dying.html21. Buddha monk life -- https://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/wat_m5.htm22. Wat Promkunaram, Harvard University Pluralism Project -- https://hwpi.harvard.edu/pluralismarchive/wat-promkunaram23. Forensic ITC services -- https://forensicitc.com/about-us/in-the-news/wat-promkunaram-temple-murders/24. Historical weather -- https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/us/az/waddell/date/2021-1-125. Gardening in Arizona -- https://growinginthegarden.com/vegetable-gardening-in-arizona/26. Arizona desert sounds -- https://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/6821/what-does-the-arizona-desert-sound-likeSee 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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