MYS058: In the midst of WWII, the people of Mattoon, Illinois, were terrorized by a madman using gas to disable his victims. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine this 75-year-old unsolved mystery and the theories about it, and then offer up a dramatic twist to the story you may not expect.
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Links for this episode:
- Loren Coleman’s book “Mysterious America”: Loren Coleman’s book “Mysterious America”
- Scott Maruna’s book “The Mad Gasser of Mattoon: Dispelling the Hysteria”
- Fortean Times article
- The Mad Gasser of Mattoon
- Original newspaper article
- Second newspaper article
- Third newspaper article
- Mattoon, Illinois
- A Flit Gun
- Mad Gasser site at Eastern Illinois University
- More on 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
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