Episode 25 - The Giggling Granny & The Heavens Gate Cult

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By Amber Clifton & Erika Petersen, Amber Clifton, and Erika Petersen. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

*Note, Amber forgot to name her sources on the audio, but they are listed here.*
In this weeks episode, Erika covers Nannie Doss, aka the Giggling Granny. Nannie Doss was a serial killer responsible for 11 deaths from the 1920's to the 1950's. She was also referred to as The Lonely Hearts Killer, Black Widow and Lady Blue Beard.
Erika pulled her sources from:
www.encyclopediaofalabama.org "Nannie Doss"
www.tulsaworld.com "Only in Oklahoma: Black Widow Enjoyed the Limelight"
Then Amber covers the Heavens Gate cult. The religious group was founded in 1974 and held the belief that the human body was just a vessel used to achieve the next step (heaven). The members believed that they would be taken to heaven on a spaceship.
Amber pulled her sources from:
People Magazine Investigates Cults "Heavens Gate" Season 2, Episode 3
www.history.com
Wikipedia
www.britanica.com entry by J. Gordon Melton

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