Episode 3: Zoo Man and Trippy Lights

Episode 3: Zoo Man and Trippy Lights

April 6, 2018

"Zoo Man" Thomas Huskey may have been Knoxville, TN's first serial killer, but he avoided conviction on four counts of murder with a defense strategy worthy of your favorite daytime soaps — he claimed he had multiple personalities. Cam discusses the bizarre details of this 1992 case, while Ben tackles the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights. Recorded live at our favorite brewery, Elderbrew in downtown Bristol, TN.

Mentioned in this episode
[VIDEO] "Appalachian Unsolved: Why the 'Zoo Man' case will go unsolved" and accompanying article (WBIR, March 21, 2017)
"Even though Huskey will never be tried in serial killings, 'he did it,' detective who worked on case" (Matt Lakin, Knoxville News-Sentinel, November 20, 2010)
Murderpedia profile
State of Tennessee v. Thomas Dee Huskey, E1999-00438-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn.Crim.App.2002) (courtlistener.com)
[VIDEO] NatGeo footage
"No Explanation" (Charlotte Observer, 1913)
Carolina Haints Podcast
"Brown Mountain Lights: Solved! (Again!)" (Skeptical Inquirer Vol. 40.1, Jan/Feb 2016)
Dan Caton
"Decades-Old Brown Mountain Lights Photo Uncovered in 'Secret' Collection" (Micah Hanks, Mysterious Universe, August 15, 2016)
"Origin of the Brown Mountain Light in North Carolina" (Geological Survey Circular 646, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1971)

Episode Extras