During the late 1990’s four Latinx LGBT Women were accused of a horrific crime and sentenced to prison. The only problem? They didn’t do it and there was no evidence against them. Resources: https://www.texasobserver.org/mystery-san-antonio-four/ http://fourliveslost.com/ https://innocencetexas.org/the-problems https://www.themarshallproject.org/records/1396-satanic-child-abuse-texas-case https://www.bexar.org/1834/County-Court-13 https://www.thriveyouthcenter.org/ https://play.acast.com/s/redhanded/episode138-witch-hunt-thesanantoniosatanicpanic-acasted77185f
This week we discuss a tiger named Elsa, in a place where there should never have been a tiger. Resources: https://www.fox7austin.com/video/904413 https://www.fox29.com/news/elsa-the-tiger-rescued-during-texas-winter-storm-gets-new-home
Sandra West’s 1977 burial garnered national headlines, but not just because of her burial requests. Resources: https://sistersgrimmghosttourblog.weebly.com/blog/sandra-west-the-most-famous-burial-in-san-antonios-history https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/history-culture/article/This-week-in-in-1977-socialite-Sandra-West-was-7528939.php https://sistersgrimmghosttourblog.weebly.com/blog/sandra-west-the-most-famous-burial-in-san-antonios-history https://jalopnik.com/a-texas-woman-is-actually-buried-in-her-ferrari-250-gt-1687091845 https://www.cultofweird.com/death/sandra-west-buried-ferrari/
At a bridge just passed the South Side of San Antonio, a deformed woman is said to haunt those who stumble into her path. Resources: http://www.weirdus.com/states/texas/local_legends/donkey_lady_bridge/
The Robber Baron Cave in Texas is full of mystery. However, many of the tales may have been a marketing attempt. Listen here: https://anchor.fm/texas-slang-for-crazy/episodes/The-Robber-Baron-Cave-e997b2 Resources: https://www.tcmacaves.org/preserves/robberbaron/history/ https://www.mysanantonio.com/lifestyle/travel-outdoors/article/Exploring-Robber-Baron-Cave-one-of-San-Antonio-s-6837498.php
Today the Pearl District of San Antonio is a trendy spot to live and enjoy the nightlife. However, this was once the largest brewery in San Antonio, and Texas as a whole. The story involves murder, mental institutions, shady business deals, and redemption. Resources: Pearl: A History of San Antonio’s Iconic Beer by Jeremy Banas…
Kids and adults with special needs don’t always get the chance to experience the fun of an an amusement point. Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio hopes to change all that, and succeeds. https://www.morganswonderland.com/
In 2015, a statue entitled “Classmates” became and internet Meme sensation. This statue actually exists in San Antonio at the University of the Incarnate Word.