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Horrors, hauntings and mysteries! A collection of scary stories, real and imagined, that will have you on the edge of your seat. If you’re a fan of all things spooky, creepy, and thrilling, this is the podcast for you. Have a horrifying tale, paranormal encounter, or unsolved mystery that you’d like to share? Visit https://www.heartstartspounding.com/ and submit your heart-pounding story to be featured on the podcast. Join the Heart Starts Pounding community on TikTok and Instagram @heartstartspounding for a daily dose of spine-tingling snippets and creepypastas.
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In 2015, Robert Hendy Freegard disappeared with Sandra Clifton. Robert's shocking past is uncovered in the search to find her, including the story of a woman he held captive for a decade. CW: Emotional abuse, kidnapping Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. And members of our High Council on Patreon have access to our after show called Footnotes. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Visit BetterHelp.com/staycurious today to get 10% off your first month. This episode is also brought to you by Rocket Money. Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/hsp Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore
In 2011, Sanda Clifton found her perfect match on a dating site. Handsome, charming, successful--David Hendy was everything she wanted. The only problem was...David Hendy didn't exist.  CW: Emotional abuse Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. And members of our High Council on Patreon have access to our after show called Footnotes. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is sponsored by Acorns. Head to acorns.com/hsp to sign up for Acorns to start saving and investing for your future today! This episode is also sponsored by Daily Harvest. Take the guessing out of eating well and try Daily Harvest. For a limited time only go to DailyHarvest.com/hsp to get thirty dollars off your first box plus free shipping.  Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore.
What happens when a man tries to keep one of the deadliest creatures on the planet as a pet? Or when an Ohio man who has kept over 50 Lions in cages in his backyard decides he wants to unleash them on the town? Today, we're talking about the deadly consequences of people trying to keep wild animals as pets. CW: Animal Abuse, Suicide  Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Hurry! We'll be archiving the $3 starting February 1st and adding a new after-show called "Footnotes" that you wont want to miss! Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by Apostrophe, an online platform that provides access to an expert dermatology team. Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/HSP when you use our code: HSP. That’s a savings of fifteen dollars! This code is only available to our listeners. This episode is also brought to you by BetterHelp. Celebrate the progress you’ve already made. Visit BetterHelp.com/staycurious today to get 10% off your first month. Heart Starts Pounding is written and Produced by Kaelyn Moore
CW: Violence, Drug use, Kidnapping Before there was Pablo Escobar, there was Griselda Blanco, a woman who left the slums of Colombia to become a billionaire boss of the cocaine trade. If there's one thing Griselda knew, however, it's that the high couldn't last forever. Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Hurry! We'll be archiving the $3 starting February 1st and adding a new after-show called "Footnotes" that you wont want to miss. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by Miracle Made. Go to TryMiracle.com/HSP  to try Miracle Made  thermo-regulating  sheets today and save over 40%. AND if you use our promo HSP at checkout you’ll get 3 FREE TOWELS and SAVE an extra 20%! This episode is also brought to you by Rocket Money. Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/hsp. Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Show Notes & Transcript: Griselda Blanco: The Dark History of Cocaine’s Queenpin — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
A ghost ship. The Button Man. A shark that threw up a major clue to a murder. Today we're talking about Australian urban legends and the terrifying truth behind them. Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by Quince. Give yourself the luxury you deserve with Quince luxury essentials at affordable prices! Go to Quince.com/hsp for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns. This episode is also brought to you by Füm. Right now is the best time to start the Good Habit with Füm Head to TryFum.com/HEART and use my code “HEART” for an additional 10% off plus BOGO Cores until Jan 31st to help make starting The Good Habit that much easier. Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Show Notes & Transcript: Terrifying True Urban Legends: Australia — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
Women dropping dead inside of temples, a haunted limestone mine, and a mysterious orb of light attacking locals. We're doing a taste of Indian history and folklore by sampling one story from each category. Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/hspfree and use code hspfree for FREE breakfast for life! Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Show Notes & Transcript: India: A Horror, a Haunting, and a Mystery — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
Come with me on my trip to one of the most haunted cities in the world, New Orleans. Which ghosts haunt the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1? Could Marie Laveau truly influence the legal system with her voodoo? And for as hard as I tried, did I actually see a ghost? Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by Daily Harvest. Say yes to healthy habits without the hassle with Daily Harvest. Go to dailyharvest.com/hsp to get up to $65 off your first box + free shipping, for a limited time only. Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Show Notes & Transcript: Haunted New Orleans: Cursed Cemeteries, Voodoo Queens, and more — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
On December 7th, 1958, Ken Martin, his wife Barbara, and their three young daughters drove east of Portland to get a Christmas tree and were never seen again. What initially appears to be an accident, starts to feel sinister as more is revealed.  Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/hspfree and use code hspfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. That’s free breakfast for life at HelloFresh.com/hspfree with code hspfree. This episode is also sponsored by Miracle Made. Miracle Made sheets are thermoregulating and designed to keep you at the perfect temperature all night long. Go to trymiracle.com/hsp to save over 40%. AND, if you use our promo code 'HSP' at checkout, you’ll get 3 FREE TOWELS and SAVE an extra 20%! And finally, this episode is also sponsored by Better Help. In the season of giving, give yourself what YOU need – with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/staycurious today to get 10% off your first month. Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Show Notes & Transcript: Beneath the Icy Depths: The Mysterious Disappearance of the Martin Family — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
A game of hide and seek takes a paranormal turn.  In the spirit of the old Victorian tradition of telling ghost stories around the holidays, I present to you, a modern-day retelling of A.M Burrage's ghost story, "Smee"' Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is sponsored by Miracle Made. Miracle Made sheets are thermoregulating and designed to keep you at the perfect temperature all night long. Go to trymiracle.com/hsp to save over 40%. AND, if you use our promo code 'HSP' at checkout, you’ll get 3 FREE TOWELS and SAVE an extra 20%! Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Show Notes & Transcript: Smee: A Christmas Ghost Story — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
On the night of December 7th, 1946, a woman working the night shift at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia smells smoke. A few floors up, a man is woken by cries for help. Within two hours, almost half of the guests will be dead. Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. In the season of giving, give yourself what you need--with BetterHelp. Check out BetterHelp.com/staycurious for 10% off your first month. This episode is also brought to you by Uncommon Goods. Uncommongoods.com has the absolute best gifts for everyone in your life. to get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/holidaypod. And finally, this episode is sponsored by Miracle Made. Miracle Made sheets are thermoregulating and designed to keep you at the perfect temperature all night long. Go to trymiracle.com/hsp to save over 40%. AND, if you use our promo code 'HSP' at checkout, you’ll get 3 FREE TOWELS and SAVE an extra 20%! Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Show Notes & Transcript: The Winecoff Fire: The Deadliest Hotel Disaster in American History — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
A woman loses the ability to move her arms, A man bursts into flames from seemingly nowhere, and one of the most notorious assassinations in history. What they all have in common may surprise you. Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by Apostrophe. Apostrophe is an online platform that connects you with an expert dermatology team to get customized acne treatment for your unique skin. Get your first visit for only $5 at Apostrophe.com/hsp when you use our code "HSP". This episode is also brought to you by Uncommon Goods. Uncommongoods.com has the absolute best gifts for everyone in your life. to get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/holidaypod. Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore.  Show Notes & Transcript: When Looks Kill: Mad Hatters and Other Deadly Trends in Fashion and Beauty — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
On Thanksgiving Day, 1985, Susan Blount awoke to screams coming from her living room. What she would find remains one of the strangest cold cases in Texas today. Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is sponsored by Miracle Made. Miracle Made sheets are thermoregulating and designed to keep you at the perfect temperature all night long. Go to trymiracle.com/hsp to save over 40%. AND, if you use our promo code 'HSP' at checkout, you’ll get 3 FREE TOWELS and SAVE an extra 20%! If you have information relating to what happened to the Blount Family, the Attorney General of Texas’s general line is 512-463-2100 Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore.  Show Notes & Transcript: Thanksgiving Day Terror: The Unsolved Case of the Blount Family — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
I'm joined by my friend Payton from Murder With My Husband to bring you two stories of disappearances we could not stop thinking about. In 1928, the world's third richest man, Alfred Lowenstein, vanished mid-flight. On Halloween night, 2002, Chris Jenkins disappeared in Minnesota, leaving many to wonder if there was a 'Smiley Face Killer' operating in the shadows. Make sure and check out Murder With My Husband for more deep dive true crime with Payton and Garrett: https://linktr.ee/murderwithmyhusband Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/staycurious and get 10% off your first month.  Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore.  Show Notes & Transcript: HSP x Murder With My Husband: Kaelyn and Payton Talk Strange Disappearances — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
Human sacrifice has been a part of many cultures throughout history. But why did they do it? And more importantly, what was it like for the person being sacrificed? In this episode, we dive into ritual sacrifice in places like the Aztec Empire and Cahokia. Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore.  Show Notes: Human Sacrifice: Dark Rituals Throughout History — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
In 2000, two Houston-area women named Mary Morris were murdered in their cars within a few days of each other. 23 years later, it's still not certain if the two were connected. If you have any information about the deaths of either Mary Henderson Morris or Mary McGinness Morris, you can contact Harris County Sheriff's Homicide Detective, Jeff Thomas (Jeff.Thomas@hctx.net). You can also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Check out HelloFresh.com/50hsp and use code 50hsp for 50% off plus free shipping Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. Show Notes: Two Marys, Two Murders: A Houston Cold Case — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
In honor of Halloween, I'm sharing some of the most chilling tales I've heard this year Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content. Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Check out BetterHelp.com/staycurious for 10% off your first month Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore.  Show Notes & Transcript: The Devil’s Bible and Other Haunting Tales for Halloween — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
A ghost who steals, ghostly wailing being heard in the night. These are terrifying stories from listeners. Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons have access to ad-free listening and bonus content.  Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more.  This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Check out BetterHelp.com/staycurious for 10% off your first month Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore.  Show Notes: Listener Stories: Ghost Children, Haunted Campgrounds, and More — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
Can movies really be cursed? Today, we're looking at what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to The Wizard of Oz and The Exorcist being cursed  Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons get a discount on merch.  Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more.  Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore.  Show Notes: Cursed Movies: The Wizard of Oz and the Exorcist — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
 Here's a good reminder to check every nook and cranny of your house tonight.... Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons get a discount on merch.  Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more.  Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore.  Show Notes: Invisible Intruder: The Chilling Tale of the Denver Spiderman — Heart Starts Pounding: Horrors, Hauntings and Mysteries
What happened to Joan Risch the last day she was ever seen? Limited drop live now. Get yours in time for spooky season.  Subscribe on Patreon for bonus content and to become a member of our Rogue Detecting Society. Patrons get a discount on merch.  Follow on Tik Tok and Instagram for a daily dose of horror. We have a monthly newsletter now! Be sure to sign up for updates and more.  Heart Starts Pounding is written and produced by Kaelyn Moore. 
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GulfWarVet71

I was forced to go to various therapeutic boarding schools as a teen btwn 1984-1986. The worse place I was Elan School. The scariest thing they forced us to do as punishment to participate in what was basically a fight club. After numerous stays at both residential schools, psychiatric hospital stays, & wilderness programs, my parents figured if they were going to pay $65,000 a year, I might as well go to Choate Rosemary Hall. I’ve had horrific experiences that took me a decade to get over

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F P

I prefer single narration

Dec 27th
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Silsbee 26

The repeating of what Kaelyn Moore says by Payton is distracting. I couldn't listen past 12 minutes of this episode. :(

Dec 19th
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R. Morrison

🤣🤣🤣 skip to 7 minutes. thank me later

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ID23846960

I don’t find that depiction creepy at all. It looks like a goblin ore than it looks like the devil. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ve seen depictions of demons that look far worse.

Nov 30th
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Christian Robards

more plz and thank you!

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R. Morrison

shop to 8 minutes,thank me later

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ID23846960

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Christy Glenn

Stephen kings "Christine " was the haunted car,the radio would play old music

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Nicholas McCabe-Anastasio

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Jenny Sarns

I love this podcast!

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ID23846960

I’ve lived in a hounded house and it’s a very distinct feeling. Something you can’t explain, but you can FEEL if. Like a 6 sense. I’m not afraid of the dark, I live in my own 1500sqft house with my 6 yr daughter, on a dead end street with woods surrounding us. I’ve never felt “unsafe” or had a creepy incident.

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Kiana Frh

In our Middle Eastern culture, there are these creatures called “Jinn”; some people believe when a child is born, a Jinn is born with them and looks like them and lives with them, etc. Actually, they do not necessarily look like them and CAN make themselves look like you or anyone they want. (Creepy, right?) there are similar versions from all over the world. It’s a very interesting topic. can’t help it, LOVE supernatural stuff.

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ID23846960

My husband told me this story when he was there in 2007-2010. It’s called OP rock. Very haunted. But they tell you not to disturb the ground, Russian soldiers were buried there.

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