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Deep in America’s heartland, on a scorching July 4th weekend in 1981, an alarm went out––the massive farmhouse of an Ohio family was engulfed in flames. All four residents were found dead. But was it the fire that killed them? In season 2 of PAPER GHOSTS, investigative journalist and bestselling true crime author M. William Phelps' search for answers takes a turn after the discovery of declassified documents and a cache of never-before-heard audio tapes help expose the dark truth behind what happened 40 years ago.

21 Episodes
Comments (56)


Carol is full of shit. No way this shit happened. Is father in law still alive to verify this courthouse story? I can’t even begin to tell you how much she gets on my nerves.

Sep 5th


My thoughts exactly. I dread it every time they ask her a question or she talks in this podcast.

Sep 4th

Jedi mind trick

Everyone is lying to you about something. #kumbayamoment

Aug 25th


Anytime a guest or someone is being interviewed and cusses or has an attitude the host always has to interject and say "I like his person, they're alot like me, I'm the same way,I don't take any bull$hit blah blah like he's a tough guy it's silly.

Aug 7th

Kari Simpson

Less than 10 minutes into Episode 1 Four Coffins, the lady talking doesn't sound like someone concerned or upset her family has been found dead. She sounds to happy reflecting on it.

Aug 2nd
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Ok I take back the comment that Carol was attention seeking. She's obviously mentally ill. Of course I am not a doctor. I think she's been mentally ill before the family murders.

Jul 28th
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I don't care how much money you have. Wearing 5 rings on each hand is called Gaudy.

Jul 26th


It's really terrible that Caroline lost her family in that way. But why does it seem that she's loving the attention it gives her? Am I being unfair?

Jul 22nd

Kellie McGlone

I enjoyed the first season. I really tried to listen to four coffins but the lady speaks so fast I was only able to catch every fourth word. Unfortunately I had to unsubscribe. I will check back to see if there is a 3rd season.

Jun 24th
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Kain Kenny

A little too self congratulatory at times on the hosts part but it’s a fascinating case and an excellent podcast.

Feb 25th

Shana Harrison

Is there a way to thumbs down the Nancy Grace and Joel Osteen ads?

Dec 31st

Nick March Hare

great show when you actually get to hear it but for how short the episodes are it's quite frustrating the amount of adds pumped into one episode.

Nov 12th

Venkat Reddy

i am still looking forward for the updates on these cases and hope they return home . Will there be an update podcast as well?

Nov 2nd

Andi Davis

One if the best most thorough true crime podcasts I've heard. looking forward to more from him.

Oct 23rd
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T. Rebecca Harrington

Great podcast!

Oct 8th


the end of episode 5 cut off - please post the rest!

Oct 6th

Cynthia Graves

where is the rest of the story? what is the outcome the ending? never did talk to the witness.

Oct 5th

Amber Dayley

Great Podcast

Sep 29th

Lorraine Jones

please stop saying "exspecially"

Sep 23rd
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Love the narrator of this pod! He’s so gracious and kind to the families, and his passion for justice shines in his excellent storytelling of such an awful case. And holy cow, THAT PHONE CALL broke me!!!

Sep 23rd
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