In 1954 Bonnie Huffman went out with her friends to enjoy a movie in Cape Girardeau, MO and then decided to go home to end her night – but she never made it home. A story out of a small town in Delta, MO this story is weird and crazy and still unsolved to this day!
There have been some clues and hints – but nothing has panned out yet! Let’s discuss!
And like we’ve been doing – our new episodes are now on YouTube! Enjoy!!!
Ahhhh cruises. I am not a big fan of them but I do enjoy the ocean. Now after learning about this story I don’t really want to cruise ever…. ever again. Here’s the story of Rebecca Coriam and her disappearance on a Disney cruise!
It’s a crazy story and there’s definitely more to it that we don’t know! Let’s talk about it!
ALSO exciting news – we’ve started making VIDEOS for our podcast episodes! AHHHH HOW FUN! Don’t forget to like and subscribe if you like videos instead of listening only!
Yessss Halloween is coming which means fun things are coming soon too! If you’ve been a fan of ours you know last year we (and by we I mean I LOL) did some Halloween makeup looks on our YouTube page – but since we don’t really use YouTube anymore we’ve decided to do them on our Patreon page! YAAAYY PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/mhauntingsm It’s going to be for all patrons – so $1 and up get to see and be apart of our Halloween looks (the good and the bad) and also when you’re a patron you get your name shouted out on our podcast – so win win!
We’ve also got extra episodes we post too – and other fun things – on our patreon so you’ll never be without! But Halloween is when we shine and when things get fun so you’re NOT going to want to miss it! Let’s get spooky, shall we?
Today story is a story out of Trenton, MO that deserves justice! If you have any information on the death of Tanner Ward, please contact your local police department or the Trenton Police Department at (660) 359–5557.
Tanner Ward was was 19 when he went missing in 2017, he was a father to a precious baby girl, and was engaged to be married when he vanished into thin air in Trenton, Missouri. What happened to him has been ruled a suicide but if you’ve read or learned about his case in ANYWAY you think otherwise. Tanner Ward and his family deserve justice and this case deserves to be looked at and opened again to finally get the answers and justice the family deserves.
The ad in our podcast this week was from the Uninformed Banker!
If you’ve been reading along with Chris Lamberts updates on the Kristin Smart case against Paul and Ruben Flores you know that Chris Lambert (the host of the Your Own Backyard podcast) got called to testify which meant that halted all writing and reporting he was able to do for anyone trying to follow the preliminary hearing on his blog Hallway Blog. You can still find the first 6 days on the blog but after that was when he had to halt all reporting.
They are thinking that the prelims are to last the whole month of August and it’s unknown at the time if Chris Lambert will be back to report on his blog or not – but after some googling I was about to find a few things they have talked about since his reporting has halted.
According to an article on KSBY they said that one of the cadaver dogs, Cholla, gave one of the strongest alerts the handlers have ever seen when searching Paul’s dorm room. Specifically the mattress and the desk.
After re-searching the whole building and removing the mattress the dog was brought back into the room and hit on the bed frame and desk again.
Another article posted by KSBY talked about how a witness stated she had heard Paul Flores discuss Kristin and was quoted saying “Hudson says she was hanging out with a group of people in June of 1996 when they heard a public announcement on the radio asking for information about Kristin Smart’s disappearance. She says Paul used a derogatory term to refer to Kristin and said, “I’m done playing with her and I put her out underneath my ramp in Huasna.”
Hudson asked their friend about it to be sure but the friend told Hudson that “Paul told tales all the time” and not to worry about it.
Following the preliminary hearing – that again will most likely last the whole month of August – the judge will decide whether there is enough evidence in the case against Paul and Ruben to move forward to trial. Which we are hoping is the case.
TO FOLLOW THIS CASE while Chris Lamberts blogging / reporting is on hold you can follow KSBY’s Megan Healy since she is in the courtroom and will have updates on KSBY.com as they become available.
AS USUAL if you have any information on the case please head to kristinsmart.org or yourownbackyardpodcast.com and report them there – and please feel free do donate to the Kristin Smart Scholarship to honor and remember Kristin.
HOW did I get halfway through the week and just now realize I didn’t write about last episode? LOL #SendHelp But better late than never so here I am – you’re welcome.
This week we talk about Russel and Shirley Dermond – a couple who retired, well loved and unfortunately murdered in their home and the crime was unlike any other. And as of this day it remains unsolved.
They were an adorable couple, had children, lots of friends and were retired and living their best life. When they didn’t show up for a Kentucky Derby party their friends got concerned and went to check on them and what they found was horrifying.
Yessss I love me a good haunting and this one I had never heard of before! The Whaley Mansion!
Isn’t it neat! And haunted! LOL It’s in San Diego, California and it’s now a museum you can visit anytime you’re near! How fun, right?
Neither of us had ever heard this one before and it’s a lot simpler of a tale than the Winchester House but it’s still a neat one to hear nonetheless! Nothing wrong with a little haunting and a few ghosts!
ALSO – something fun! We’ve got a Digital Download Halloween coloring book on our website now! It’s fun and geared towards adults but children can dolor it too if they’re looking for a harder book to color.
#39 is out and also – SURPRISE – we’ve been podcasting for ONE WHOLE YEAR!!! YAAAAYYY!!!!!
We’ve excited about being here for a year and we can’t wait to keep going – but enough about us! Episode 39 is out and it’s all about Albert Fish and his horrible crimes. He’s heinous – he’s honestly the worst – and it’s to him and everyone around him.
This episode is NOT for the faint of heart so if you’re squeamish then this episode may not be for you! Like I said – his crimes were horrible and we all know it can get bad… and these were.
Don’t forget we’ve started making Wacky Wednesday episodes on our Patreon account – so if you want to join and listen tier $5 and up get to listen! You won’t want to miss out!
You read that right – it has been a WHOLE YEAR since we started our podcast and we did not expect to get this much love – and just a little dislike – but it’s fine we’ve all got haters LOL But MAN you guys that like us really like us!!! AND WE ARE SO THANKFUL!!!
We’ve had a lot going on lately but we’ve got some AWESOME stuff coming at our listeners AND our patreon members – join us on patreon today! It’s fun there – we promise! Plus you get discounts on our shop, extra episodes and more! Everyone loves a little extra something and we try to give you the coolest stuff but we’re gonna try harder! It’s gonna be funnnnnnn.
But really – we just wanted to write you on our blog and THANK YOU for being an awesome listener, awesome fan and we hope to keep you listening for years and years!!!
This case really sticks with me – and has for a long time – but there HAS been recent updates kind of and we need to talk about it!
If you aren’t aware of Kristin Smart let me fill you in real fast.
Kristin has been missing since the early morning hours of May 25, 1996. An giant search of the campus turned up few clues but not many. Fellow student and party-goer Paul Flores was the last person to see her and is the prime suspect in this still-open case. At around 2AM on May 25, 1996 the birthday party Kristin was attending had ended and party-goers dispersed, Kristin included. She was apparently so drunk that she passed out on the neighbor’s front yard. A Few friends and a man named Paul Flores found her and offered to help walk Kristin back to the campus while Paul even allowed her to lean on him for support since she was still tipsy. One man, Tim, said goodnight to the group and let Cheryl, Kristin, and Paul head back to the dorms together. Eventually, the group of three arrived near the dorms. Cheryl lived further down the block from Kristin, so she asked if Paul wanted to see Kristin safely to her room. Paul agreed to walk her to her room and said goodbye to Cheryl. However, Paul claimed that the two parted ways that night, each going to their respective dorm rooms. Many suspected foul play on behalf of Paul.
Now according to KSBY News there has been some sort of updates! There was a search at Ruben Flores’ house – who is the father of Paul Flores. Paul has been the main suspect since 1996 and on March 16 – March 17 a blue tent could be seen set up near the home’s back deck Tuesday morning, a section of lattice below the deck had been removed, and investigators with shovels could be seen removing orange buckets from the area. They also used ground-penetrating radar was used to search around the deck.
This case is still considered ACTIVE and ONGOING.
In 2020 they found “items of interest” having to do with Kristin and Paul but they haven’t said much about that either – but whatever happened recently is intriguing…. especially the digging.
According to another news article by KSBY Susan Flores, Pauls mother, has spoken up about Paul. She was quoted saying “We have no responsibility for her disappearance and what happened to that young woman, and I’ve said it in a court of law.” But it’s hard to believe her when all the information stacks up as everything pointing to Paul…. but really, what do we know?
What do you think happened to Kristin Smart? Let us know!