Hello!

I’ve been busy collecting ghost stories and interviewing people about their experiences with the supernatural for some solid October content for you. I hope you’ll excuse me if the Blotter links are just a bit briefer this week. I hope to pay you back in scares over the coming weeks.

This past weekend, Dirty John, a unique joint podcast and print feature from the Los Angeles Times blew up online. I’ve only just finished listening to the first of the five-podcast series and it’s every bit as good as people have said. I’m partial to the audio version since the storytelling feels more robust, but the print is good for showcasing that, again, evil doesn’t always present itself in the form you may be expecting.

And in a week that saw the worst mass shooting in U.S. history (for now), we’re also learning new and somehow even more disturbing information about the death of journalist Kim Wall. But she deserves to be remembered for more than that.  BuzzFeed introduces us to her properly. Come to think of it, between this week’s events and stories, maybe the way evil looks has a certain similarity.

Finally, I answered a lot of questions about songs I don’t really like and got Amanda Knox. How about you?

Oh, and if you’re a fan of The Exorcist (who isn’t?), the home of its late author, William Peter Blatty, is on sale and—good news—it’s haunted.

I’ll be back as soon as I can with more links. In the meantime, if you have any supernatural experiences you’d like to share, anonymously or otherwise, you can DM them to me on Twitter: @DreamSong77.

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