Spooky Season is upon us – the theme of Halloween and spooky legends fills out stories this month! Bettina shares the horrible true crime case of William “BJ” Liske. Three tragic murders occurred on Halloween at his hands in 2010. Beth and Bettina chit chat Halloween costumes and traditions to try to lighten things up a bit before Beth shares her paranormal / legend for the episode. But, she can’t share the haunts and lore of Rogues Hollow in Ohio without sharing a bit about the OG haunted Hollow – Sleepy Hollow! Cheers friends!
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William (BJ) Liske’s aggression towards his stepmother, Susan, span many years and during that time escalated from verbal to physical. BJ suffered from Schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, making him very hard to live with at times, especially when he was off of his meds., but his father, William, always stood by his son’s side. This, of course, put William in a very tough position. He was loyal to his son, but he had to protect his wife. This position was put to the test when BJ attacked Susan while she was in the shower. William had no choice, he moved 18 year old BJ out of the family home and into a halfway house. On Oct 31, 2010 the family’s problems reached a peak. Listen as Bettina describes what 16 year old Devon, Susan’s youngest son, thought, at first, to be a Halloween stunt but soon realized was a horrible nightmare.
Beth covers the legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman. Most of us have heard the story, but now we become more informed as Beth tells us the context and insights into the main character, Ichabod Crane. We feel for Ichabod on that dark, cold, lonely stretch home. Not a real brave soul to begin with, his mind becomes filled with the story of the Headless Horseman. He can hardly keep it together because of his fear. He has to make it across the bridge that the Horseman can not cross, then he’ll be safe! Then, just a short distance from the bridge, he hears the galloping of a horse behind him, gaining on him, when he turns to look his fear escalates because the rider has no head!!! What a great Halloween story thanks to the imagination of writer, Washington Irving!
The Liske Family victims Photo Credits: Sites at Penn States https://the-mystique.medium.com/a-murderous-halloween-the-liske-family-massacre-7253c5c45de
William, BJ, Liske plead guilty to the murders of his father, mother, and stepbrother. On Sept. 14, 2011 he received a life sentence without the possibility of parole. What is going on in BJ’s mind at the time of this picture?https://www.cantonrep.com/story/news/state/2011/09/14/william-liske-gets-life-for/42565162007/
Both Sleepy Hollow and Ichabod Crane have been depicted in many forms, from cartoon to Johnny Depp, from funny to down right scary. https://halloweenspecials.fandom.com/wiki/Ichabod_Crane
Which version of Sleepy Hollow will you be watching this Halloween Season? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleepy_Hollow_(film)
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