The Lady Dicks are tackling the story of the Greenbrier Ghost, the ghost who kinda, sorta, maybe testified against her own murderer, and it’s going to be a wild ride.
On January 23, 1897, a neighbourhood boy dropping by to handle some chores for the newly-married Zona Heaster and Edward Shue, discovered the body of Zona lying lifeless on the floor at the bottom of the stairs. He described her as being stretched out with on hand on her abdomen, the other lying next to her with her head turned slightly to the side, eyes wide open. It had appeared that she had fallen down the staircase and died due to head trauma.
But the death of Zona Shue was not that cut-and-dry, and with the help of ghost testimony, her ever-persistent mother and her loud-mouthed husband, the murderer of Zona Shue was eventually brought to justice.
Join the The Lady Dicks as they travel back in time to 1897 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, to tell the story of Zona, the Greenbrier ghost who testified at her own trial.
Note: This podcast was recorded under the name “The Haunted True Crime Podcast” which later became The Lady Dicks Podcast. So pardon the name change. We assure you that the real Lady Dicks are standing up!
The Lady Dicks did not just magically come up with this information themselves, they, in fact, did research beyond Wikipedia (thanks jerky iTunes reviewer for your one-star comment), and here are those sources:
- Urban Legends: The Greenbrier Ghost, “williamdefalco” on YouTube.
- The Ghost Who Helped Solve Her Own Murder, Mental Floss.
- Zona Heaster Shue – The Greenbrier Ghost, Murder by Gaslight.
- 1897- Greenbrier murderer, Ghostbusted!, Twisted Sisters.
- Testimony From Beyond The Grave, American Hauntings.
- Things to Do near The Greenbrier, Trip Advisor.
- Greenbriar Ghost, patriciahysell.wordpress.com.
- Greenbriar, Scary for Kids.
- The death, resurrection and retribution of Zona Heaster Shue, The Greenbrier Ghost, GothicHorrorStories.com.
- 10 Real Ghost Sightings That Will Terrify You, BackpackerUniverse.
The Lady Dicks Podcast was created by Tae Haahr. The Lady Dicks are Andrea Campion, Nikki Kipping and Tae Haahr. This episode was produced, written and edited by Tae Haahr, and researched by Andrea Campion, Nikki Kipping and Tae Haahr.