A Brave Little Soldier

In belated honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs on November 20th, we offer this tale of Irish-born immigrant, Albert DJ Cashier, a Union private who served during the Civil War.  And as we mark this season of remembrance, it is indeed  a cruel irony that Albert himself, in the end, due to dementia and mental illness, would not even be able to remember his own remarkable story.

But we do.

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You can read Mary Catherine Lannon's paper entitled "Albert D. J. Cashier and the Ninety-fifth Illinois Infantry," here.

The Final Conversation - Lizbeth Borden

Our final conversation on Lizbeth (Lizzie) Borden. After concluding our 3 part series, we felt there was still so much to cover, that would further explain the life of Lizzie Borden. So, we turned to our friend Leigh of the "History Is Gay" podcast to dive into the society and culture of Lizbeth Borden's world.

This conversation can be enjoyed alone or after listening to the 3 other Lizzie Borden episodes: The Third Bloody Option, Still Afraid, and The Last Option - Love.

Lizzie Borden like you've never heard before.

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The Last Option - Love

Lizzie Borden like you've never heard before. Part three, of a magically murderous three part series on Lizzie Borden.

Part one was previously released as "The Third Bloody Option." Part two was released as "Still Afraid - Lizzie Borden."

In this episode we pick up the story in the middle of Lizzie Borden's trial for the murder of her parents. Then we dive back into our paranormal investigation and conversation with who we believe was Lizzie Borden - we of course ask her the questions you'd most expect - and receive answers you'd never believe. Finally, we conclude with what may have been the queer reason Lizzie and Emma separated later in life, and share our theory of the case.

The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

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Still Afraid - Lizzie Borden

The Lizzie Borden story like you've never heard before. Part two, of a magically murderous three part series on Lizzie Borden. Part one was previously released as "The Third Bloody Option."

In this episode we dive head first into conversation with what we believe is the spirit of Lizzie Borden - using classic tools like dowsing rods and revolutionary techniques like the Estes Method. What we discover, and confirm, is truly astounding.

Then, we get our hands dirty with the real story of what happened at the Borden house and during the trial that captured the attention of the world.

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The Third Bloody Option

The story of Lizzie Borden as only we could tell it. You've heard it before, but never like this. Part one, of a stunning three part series.

Like the story of The Donner Party, Lizzie Borden captured the American imagination and stole the headlines of the papers that shared the news of their times. It was one of the most covered criminal cases in American history. 

At the end of last season, we told you the tale of discovering Hester Foster's true story, a woman who history had turned its back upon. Nothing had been written about her. Lizzie Borden, the woman at the heart of this episode, had entirely the opposite treatment.  It seems too much has been written about her; TV shows, movies, books, chronicles and particularly fictional tales that have muddied and muddled her real story.  And in many of them, she is often portrayed as a monster. Maybe she was.  However, in the 1890s, in Fall River, Massachusetts, a white, upper-middle class, unmarried woman, forbidden to work for pay by family and society...had only two options to obtain financial security, freedom from sexual coercion and independence....She could either inherit it....or steal it. 

And then there WAS, one could say...that third bloody option.

The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

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We Begin Again. Are You Ready? - The Q Files Season 3

We begin again. Are you ready?

In season one, we took you on many adventures - we conducted seances, hunted ghost trains, sought out demons and even dug up the dead. In season 2, we ate our way through the weird, chatted with mysterious celebrities, and magically solved a 180 year old murder mystery.

But we were just getting started.

Now, on The Q Files Season 3, we’re going to fully embrace the notion that the phenomenon is aware of our adventures and pushing us to discover even more.

The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

The Q Files documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

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Would You Like To Be On The Q Files?

Season 3 of The Q Files is fast approaching and we want you to be a part of it!

All you have to do is record a 15-20 second audio file, easily done on your phone, and submit it to us at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, September 22nd. Tell us what you love about the show, your favorite episode, or just whatever keeps you tuning in.

We'll pick a few of our favorites and include them in the trailer for season 3.

The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

Be Weird. Stay Curious. These are The Q Files.

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Finding Hester Foster (Part 2)

This week, we will continue the search for the 19-year-old African American woman, Hester Foster. It has seemed, for the most part, that Hester Foster had been left out of the history books. Nothing existed about her life story except for some scanty newspaper articles about her execution and a mention or two in several Ohio history books. However, in this exciting follow up and season ending episode, we reveal Hester's authentic story and change history - all with the help of Hester herself. Well, her ghost anyway.

You'll never believe what we discover, in finding Hester Foster!

The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

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Finding Hester Foster

This week, we explore the story of Hester Foster. In what may be our most important episode to date, and one that will undoubtedly rewrite the history books, we tell you the story of Hester's life. In our attempts at contacting her spirit by investigating a building she is said to haunt, we make a miraculous discovery that leads us down some surprising paths and eventually solves a nearly 200 year old mystery.

Hester Foster was a 19-year-old, African-American woman, or so the official story goes, who was not only the first woman executed by the state of Ohio but along with William Clark, the first person EVER put to death upon the gallows that once stood at the intersection of the southwest corner of Mound and 2nd St in downtown Columbus.  It is estimated that between 12-20,000 people came to see her hang by the neck until dead on February 9th, 1844  but... did they have any clue who this woman really was?  Did they even care? And beyond the cursory mentions of her in several Ohio history books and newspapers, it seems that absolutely no one, knows her story or even how her life ended in such notorious fashion. 

We decided it was high time... to find... the real Hester Foster.

The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

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Stay in touch: Facebook: The Q Files Podcast, Twitter: TheQFilesPod, Instagram: TheQFilesPod The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful. You can learn more about Bucky Cutright, or take one of his tours by visiting Columbus Ghost Tours.

Mother's Murder Day

This week we're taking a twisted turn on Mother's Day by diving into the murderous true crime tale of Ethel Geller Yeldem.

Ethel's story is one of a woman at her wits' end and a society that failed her. Any honest account of her life, and one not told just for morbid murder porn, makes it clear that her story and life, and the stories and lives of her victims, should have been much different.

The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

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Stay in touch: Facebook: The Q Files Podcast, Twitter: TheQFilesPod, Instagram: TheQFilesPod The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful, this episode also includes music from Myuu. You can learn more about Bucky Cutright, or take one of his tours by visiting Columbus Ghost Tours.