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Shots in the Dark

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Shots in the Dark is an independent, Chicago Based Comedy True Crime and Paranormal podcast where two best friends invite you to join their obsessions while enjoying drinks. Each week, we examine one true crime case and one paranormal occurrence. The topics are always a surprise and theRead more

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Don't go Changeling on me Now

Jun 29 • 01:28:44
On episode forty-three, Whitney kicks off the true crime portion of the show with a story that is both true crime and a bit paranormal (depending on how you look at it). Bridget Cleary was an Irish woman who was murdered by her husband in the late 1800s, but the the most curious part of the story comes into play when you hear his explanation as to why he did it. After that...

Todd Kohlhepp and Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

May 21 • 01:06:10
On episode forty-two, Ty kicks off the true crime portion of the show with the story of Todd Kohlhepp. This case not only involves a series of murders that went either unsolved or undiscovered for years, but also a tale of survival. After that, Whitney opens up the paranormal half of the show with her story about the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. Like many haunted psychiat...

The Truck Stop Killer and Myrtles Plantation

Jul 10 • 01:19:10
On episode forty-one, Whitney kicks off the true crime portion of the show with a story about the truck stop killer. This case was recommended to us by our friend Leah, and it's as horrific as it is fascinating. After that, Ty opens up the paranormal half of the show with his story about the famously haunted Myrtles plantation. Myrtles is home to several different spirits,...

The Tsuyama Massacre and The Ear Inn

Jun 12 • 01:03:31
On Episode Forty, Ty kicks off the true crime portion of the show with a story about the Tsuyama Massacre. To date, the Tsuyama massacre is one of the most horrific mass murders in Japanese history, and the story even features a familiar face from a previous true crime case covered on the show. After that, Whitney opens up the paranormal half of the show with her story abo...

It's almost like a movie

Apr 1 • 40:32
On a super special, bonus episode, Whitney tells Ty a story with roots in both the Paranormal and True Crime categories. She tells Ty about the strange happenings in the town of Fairwater, Nebraska almost 20 years after an orderly murdered 12 people at the hospital he worked at. So settle in, fix a drink, and get ready to take some shots in the dark with us. April fools! C...

The Aitken Murders and Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

Mar 26 • 51:02
In episode thirty-nine, Whitney covers the murders of Roddy and Anne Marie Aitken. The coupe's disappearance shook their small Scottish town and had locals wondering what really happened to them. After that, Ty kicks off the paranormal half of the show with a story about the abandoned Lake Shawnee amusement park in West Virginia. On top of having some truly dark history, v...

Veronica Guerin and Pat O'Brien's

Mar 13 • 47:22
In episode thirty-eight, Ty talks about the assassination of Irish journalist, Veronica Guerin. Veronica was a crime reporter whose coverage of dangerous criminals eventually led to her murder. After that, Whitney kicks off the paranormal half of the show with a story about Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans, Louisiana. This particular New Orleans staple is famous for creating t...

Mysterious Murders and Ghostly Graveyards

Feb 25 • 57:16
In episode thirty-seven, Whitney tells Ty a story about a deadly love triangle. The details surrounding this case will keep you guessing the whole time. After that, Ty kicks off the paranormal half of the show with a story about the beautiful and haunted Graceland cemetery on Chicago's North side. The cemetery is home to many elaborate monuments, some of which have eerie l...

Darya Saltykova and The Congress Hotel

Feb 4 • 43:09
In episode thirty-six, Ty tells Whitney about Russian serial killer, Darya Saltykova. Darya was a sadist who enjoyed torturing and killing the serfs who tended her land. After that, Whitney kicks off the paranormal half of the show with an incredible story about the Congress hotel in our hometown, Chicago. The Congress has so many spirits who reside there, that it's hard t...

Nightmare in Knoxville and Ghosts of Watchung

Jan 14 • 01:03:13
In episode thirty-five, Ty tells Whitney about the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome. What happened to them was unspeakable, and the amount of people involved in their murders made this case particularly unusual. After that, Whitney kicks off the paranormal half of the show with some fascinating tales about Watchung, a ghost town in New Jersey with some...

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