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MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

Episode 47 -- "The Hitchhikers"


Today’s podcast features three separate, unique stories that share a theme: they are stories about hitchhiking. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.

Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:

  • Story 1 -- “The Hitchhiker" -- The most unlikely, and unfortunate, sequence of events (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rucBo9HjMuU)
  • Story 2 -- "That Didn't Age Well" -- A passenger on a plane sees something on a mountain, as they fly over it (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxmNm9vUgik)
  • Story 3 -- "Five Hacks" -- A brutal cautionary tale for anyone thinking about hitchhiking (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiUo8biy0Ok)

For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen

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Main Sources:

Story 1: The Hitchhiker

1) https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Dorothy_Donovan

2) https://insidious-whispers.tumblr.com/post/121608130842/on-june-22-1991-charles-holden-was-heading-home

3) https://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-272822.html

4) https://veritycreates.medium.com/killer-hitchhiker-the-murder-of-dorothy-donovan-b6c5dfc6d359

Story 2: That Didn't Age Well

1) "The miracle rescue of Alan Lee Phillips at Colorado’s Guanella Pass - the man who turned out to be a serial killer" -- https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/true-crime-in-the-outdoors/alan-lee-phillips

2) "Judge orders trial for 70 year-old suspect in 1982 Breckenridge double murder" -- https://www.9news.com/article/news/crime/park-county-cold-case-murders/73-8dff6903-eae6-4071-8cdf-0c83bac319a1

3) "Was A Man Rescued From The Rocky Mountains 40 Years Ago Fleeing A Double Murder?" -- https://www.oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/alan-phillips-charged-with-murders-of-annette-schnee-bobbie-oberholtzer

4) "Man Rescued in Colorado Mountain Pass Is Accused in 1982 Murders" -- https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/27/us/phillips-colorado-sos-murder.html

Story 3: Five Hacks

1) Mary Vincent interview on the show “I Survived”  @A&E  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA-yk8-ALoc&t=1576s

2) Info on Mary Vincent before the attack -- https://thebulletinboardweb.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/mary-vincent/

3) Info on Lawrence Singleton -- https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lawrence-Singleton-despised-rapist-dies-He-2886703.php

4) Reference to Mary’s hands above her head after attack -- https://books.google.com/books?id=aKC4i4KwuWUC&pg=PA23&lpg=PA23&dq=she+has+a+name+roxanne+hayes&source=bl&ots=sOxdtncP27&sig=ACfU3U0_k9uJTy2RGbQm05YeUdMCsl9f2g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi25Lv1uentAhUkvFkKHRjlBMQ4HhDoATAGegQICBAC#v=onepage&q=she%20has%20a%20name%20roxanne%20hayes&f=false

5) Legal aftermath of the attack https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/A-victim-a-survivor-an-artist-1106335.php

6) Hitchhiking info https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/04/08/hitchhiking-america-jack-reid

7) Full case breakdown: https://www.chillingcrimes.com/blogs/news/mary-vincent

8) Info on why he cut her arms off https://www.scarymommy.com/incredible-fortitude-mary-vincent/

9) Mary Vincent Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Vincent_(artist)

10) Lawrence Singelton Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Singleton

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