SCARED TO DEATH IS EXPLICIT IN EVERY WAY. PLEASE TAKE CARE WHILE LISTENING.
Dan found the first story I’m telling today on the web – a story I was pointed to by Curtis Rioux, fan, friend, and incredibly talented professional animator. The urban legend of Click… Clack… Slide… I don’t want to spoil what that represents, but I’m guessing that many of our listeners have heard a version of this story – like Curtis – when they were kids. Can a monster be both a manufactured urban legend AND something you could truly encounter. That’s what we play around with in this story. Then, a man who was horrifying in real life continues to haunt people even after his death: John Wayne Gacy.
Next, we dip back into true crime and go over a few locations reported to be haunted in the Chicago area, by the ghost of infamous serial killer, John Wayne Gacy.Lynze has two fantastic stories this week! Her first tale will make you think twice about the sounds of footsteps you hear on the stairs. Are they coming from someone or some thing? Then she presents a story with no explanation or resolution. A fan shares their tale of happening upon a room full of blood, but where did it come from?
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Standup:If you want to see a very different side of Dan than you see here and possibly see Lynze in the crowd, his Burn It All Down standup tour is in full swing! Go to dancummins.tv for ticket links to shows in Phoenix, Bloomington and Madison!
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Scared to Death
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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):
“Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH.”