Welcome to Sword and Scale Nightmares! True Crime for Bedtime. Your nightmare begins now...
The report of what appeared to be a body on the front porch of a home in small-town St. Johns, Arizona triggered an investigation that would be quick, but not without a myriad of twists and turns.
Two men on vacation in Florida happen upon a battered and desperate woman who stumbled out of the brush on the side of a remote highway in South Florida. As the men try to help Shandelle Maycock they realize her injuries are severe but she wasn’t worried about them, she was more worried about who did this to her… and her still missing child.
In 1986, a young Navy Seaman went missing from Gibraltar, a British naval base, after the ship The Illustrious docked for a few days. Simon Parkes’s grief-stricken parents would search for him for more than fifteen years, until 2001 when a connection was made between Simon and two other young cadets who went missing. Their bodies would surface, but Simon’s would not. Investigators would later discover the grim reality that they may have encountered one of the worst serial killers in England’s history.
From the moment Katie Fusco learned that she was an adopted child, she longed to understand where she came from and why she was put up for adoption in the first place. At age 18, just as she was about to graduate high school and head off to college, Katie decided to make contact with her biological parents. Unfortunately, this choice came with a hard lesson. Some rocks should never be turned over.
Detectives fear the worst after a 9-year-old girl goes missing, and an empty grave is discovered in the nearby woods.
The entire second floor of the Graham-Greenlee dormitory on the University of Arizona’s campus was suddenly awoken in the early morning hours of September 5th, 2007. It sounded like someone was moving furniture until they heard screams. A fight had broken out between roommates sending Galareka Harrison fleeing down the hall searching for help leaving a trail of blood behind her.
“If you were gorgeous and running out of money, what would you do? If you loved hurting things, what would you do?” 30-year-old Iana Kasian was a Ukrainian woman who was about to marry into a very wealthy Canadian family. She had already secured her spot with a baby on the way. Iana would soon learn the answers to those cryptic questions… though she’d learn them the hard way.
“Artist, women’s rights activist, Japanese immigrant, renowned arts professor”. These are the words that describe Rie Hachiyanagi, a paper artist living and working in Massachusetts at Mount Holyoke College. When she discovered her friend in serious danger one night in December of 2019, Rie revealed to the world her multi-faceted personality. There was more to Rie than those around her could see.
A brilliant psychopath traps multiple women in his secret basement and begins plans to create the perfect family.
Amityville, New York was the scene for a 70’s movie called Amityville Horror, but 2020 reminded residents that horror can strike at any time. Vietnam vet Dwight Powers would be the focus of this true story, and he wouldn’t live to tell it. Assaulted in his very home by a crazed and ruthless man, he learned the hard way that safety and peace are only ever temporary.