119. The Murder of Amie Harwick /&/ Haunted Disney Land


Cheers to another “Hangover” from California!  Beth shares an interesting, and very tasty “mouse looking” cocktail **Hint Hint** a chocolate craving may come after hearing about the cocktail!  Bettina shares the true crime story in this episode – the horrible death of Amie Harwick.  She was a Psychotherapist, a family and marriage therapist, a sex theripist, and an author.  And, her ex boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, was obsessed with her – stalking her, and eventually brutally murdering her on Febuary 15, 2020. Beth lightens things up a bit with her paranormal story… Haunted Disney Land! Yes, you read that correctly! “The Happiest Place on Earth” has a few spirits, real human bones, and trickster Imagineers!  Cheers! 

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Amie Harwick, a very successful Hollywood marriage and family therapist was found in the early hours of Feb 15, 2020 barley alive . She had been strangled and pushed from her third floor bedroom balcony. Amie died in the hospital a few hours later and it wasn’t long before all fingers pointed at Gareth Pursehouse, her ex-boyfriend as the suspect. He and Amie began dating in 2008. Their relationship was great for the first 6 months, but then Gareth showed his true colors. He became possessive, controlling, and physically abusive. Amie was done with the relationship in 2012 and sent Gareth packing. She thrived, he stalked her. By 2020 Gareth was still not over the loss of Amie. It is suspected that he broke into her home and waited for her to return from a girl’s night out. When she arrived home all the pain and fury that had built up in Gareth were let loose on unsuspecting Amie. Gareth was arrested within hours of Amie’s death. A preliminary hearing was held in Sept. 2021 with evidence of Gareth’s guilt being extraordinary. The DNA found at the scene matched Gareth’s so much so that the chance of it belonging to anyone else was less than one in one septillion . ( A new word for both Bettina and Beth, meaning a 1 with 24 Os behind it)

What!!! Disney Land in Anaheim, Ca is haunted! There have been millions of visitors to the magical theme park since it’s opening in 1955. Between all the Disney Lands and Disney World, the Anaheim Disney Land is actually the only one designed and built under the supervision of Walt Disney himself! Beth tells us about the building and opening of Disney Land and goes on to regale us with stories of ghosts that refuse to leave “the happiest place on earth”, including personal stories of visitors and staff that have witnessed the Disney Land spirits.

38 year old, Amie Harwick, was found barely breathing below the thiird floor balcony of her Hollywood Hills apartment in the early hours of Feb. 15, 2020. She passed away in the hospital a few hours later. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amie_Harwick

Harwick, the successful Marriage and Family and Sex Therapist, met Drew Cary in the summer of 2017. They were engaged in Feb. 2018, but amicably ended the engagement a few short months later. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/drew-carey-breaks-silence-ex-fiancee-amie-harwick-death

Gareth Pursehouse, software engineer, photographer, and want-a-be comedian, dated Amie for 4 years. After she broke up with him in 2012 he became even more obsessed with her, stalking her for years before he brutally killed her. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10987986/scorned-ex-gareth-pursehouse-accused-of-killing-sex-therapist-amie-harwick-stalked-her-after-their-break-up/

Disney Land in Anaheim, CA at night. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_California_Adventure

Could the Hunted Mansion at Disney Land actually be haunted? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Haunted_Mansion














COCKTAIL: The Mickey Mouse Cocktail https://tipsybartender.com/recipe/the-mickey-mouse-cocktail/

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