Belle Gunness (also known as Lady Bluebeard, The LaPorte Black Widow, The Mistress of Murder Farm, and Hell’s Belle) was probably one of America’s most prolific serial killers. She might have killed between 25 and 40 people, including women and children, at the turn of the 20th century. Rumors circulated that Lady Bluebeard didn’t actually die in a mysterious fire and most likely faked her death. Did she die in the fire? Did she murder all those people? And did she set the fire to cover her escape from LaPorte? Join us as we explore the mysterious case of the Mistress of Murder Farm.

 

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Articles Used in Research/Narration:

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/history/retroindy/2017/11/10/female-indiana-serial-killer-comely-belle-gunness-loved-her-suitors-death/848023001/

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/morbid-monday-a-nightmare-at-murder-farm

https://laportelibrary.org/at-the-library/explore-local/belle-gunness/

 

Music:

Measured Paces by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Lurking Shadows by Myuu.
Nervous by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4118-nervousLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Unseen Horrors by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4569-unseen-horrorsLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

This House by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4525-this-houseLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Come Play with Me by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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This episode was produced by Jaden McKell. It was edited by Austin Blackwell. Our theme song, "Straight-Up Enigmas," was written and produced by Chuck Flyer.

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