Last Halloween we spooked you with a melange of real-life horror stories that had little explanation. There was the dead girl who was found in a water tower above the hotel where she went missing. Security tapes were inconclusive, except for one minor detail: it appeared as if she was hiding and running away from...absolutely nothing. Was it a ghost? An inter-dimensional monster? A coked-up Harry Potter in his invisibility cloak? We have no idea. Scary.

There was also the story of Major Henry Rathbone, the unfortunate fellow who took the invitation of Abraham Lincoln to see a play at Ford's Theater. Rathbone was so wracked by guilt over Lincoln's death that he straight-up turned into Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' and slaughtered his whole family. Horrifying.

So in anticipation of All Hallow's Eve, Jack O'Brien is joined by first time co-host Nick Mundy as well as Cracked's Carmen Angelica and Josh Sargent and comedians Eric Lampaert, Ryan Singer and Anna Seregina to share more macabre and strange stories that actually happened. They'll discuss the thousands of missing people in our national parks and why the government may be covering it up, the French impostor who killed his entire family, the scary clowns that are tormenting America right now, the French Jack the Ripper and the famous serial killer H.H. Holmes, who may be the actual Jack the Ripper.

Throw on your headphones and click play above, go here to subscribe on iTunes, or download it here.

Also, you can see us on Saturday, October 29th at the Now Hear This podcast festival in Anaheim, California. We're on an amazing lineup with other podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, Doug Loves Movies, I Was There Too and Superego. Use promo code CRACKED to get 25% off 3-day GA passes. Tickets and information available here: https://goo.gl/R8gzMX

Footnotes:

Ryan Singer on Twitter

Josh Sargent on Twitter

Carmen Angelica on Twitter

Eric Lampaert on Twitter

Anna Seregina on Twitter

HuffPo: Missing Person Cases at National Parks

'The Adversary' on Google Books

NBC News: Creepy Clown Sightings Across the US

Headstuff.com: Joseph Vacher, the French Ripper

Biography.com: HH Holmes

Cracked: Real People Who Turned Their Homes Into Death Traps

Cracked: The True, Drunken Story Behind 'The Amityville Horror' (See Entry #1)

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