Episode 228 LIVE: The Lead Masks Case and a History of Broadmoor Hospital

It’s the day after Christmas, and all through the house, Tom and Jenny are streaming while getting quite soused. On this fun, creepy, and madcap livestream, we’re going to be discussing two very different topics (since the Patreon topic poll was a tie, so we figured what the hell). First up, we’ll be delving into the so-called Lead Masks Case, in which two Brazilian men were found dead in 1966 with lead masks over their eyes and cryptic messages left near their corpses which suggested all kinds of crazy theories, from alien intervention to a spiritualist cult. Then, we’ll be talking about the storied history of the famed British mental asylum, Broadmoor Hospital, which has been home to some of the country’s most notorious and violent criminals, from the Yorkshire Ripper to Ronnie Kray to the Stockwell Strangler, and discussing some of these famous patients. Stumble out of your post-holiday haze and spend a cheerful Boxing Day with us on episode 228.

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Episode Sixty-One: Twins of Terror – June & Jennifer Gibbons, Ursula & Sabina Eriksson

Twins…they’re nature’s clones! Who among us twinless folk hasn’t wondered what it would be like to have an almost exact copy of ourselves living in our very homes? Sounds pretty neat until you hear about creepy shit like twinnery gone drastically awry, as in the two cases we’re discussing today. June and Jennifer Gibbons, known as “The Silent Twins,” would only speak to each other in a bizarre language no one else understood, and apparently had some weird symbiosis thing going on where one had to die so the other could live a normal life. Then there’s Sabina and Ursula Eriksson, twins who made headlines around the world when they suddenly flipped out at the same time and went merrily playing about in traffic, among many other terrifying shenanigans. Listen and reflect upon this double dose of disturbing twin-based weirdness…it’s 13 O’Clock, episode 61.

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Here is the “Madness in the Fast Lane” documentary about the Eriksson twins. Song at the End: “Siamese Twins” by The Cure.