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Sep 28, 2019

Author and paranormal investigator, Richard Estep, returns to talk about his chilling brand new book, The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm: Unraveling the History & Hauntings of a Serial Killer’s Home. Fox Hollow Farm is the beautiful Indiana home, complete with indoor pool, where Herb Baumeister allegedly murdered numerous men from the gay community in the 1990s. Is it haunted? And if so, who by? Visit for more!


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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :56

The groundbreaking Serial podcast, the popularity of True Crime, and an introduction of the story you’re about to hear today. 1:37

Pouring the tea! Today I’m drinking “Share My Blanket” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 3:17

Please welcome author and paranormal investigator Richard Estep to the parlor! Richard returns to the podcast, this time to share his encounters with the haunting of the infamous Fox Hollow Farm, where Herbert Baumeister allegedly murdered numerous men from the LGBT community in the 1990s. 4:25

Richard’s parlor drink! 6:38

Some backstory of Fox Hollow Farm and the family that currently lives at the estate. 7:40

During Richard’s investigations of Fox Hollow, he made a point to never sleep there. 10:20

The number of men who lost their lives at Fox Hollow. 10:29

A “complex haunting.” 13:56

Who or what is haunting Fox Hollow Farm? Plus, being sensitive about the details of such a recent crime case. 15:25

Who was Herb Baumeister? How did he lure his victims? 17:30   

The pool in the basement… and the mannequins. That’s right. MANNEQUINS! 21:03

The one victim who survived and helped to break the case. 22:37

The strange news footage Herb was featured in just before he was caught. 24:00

Herbert Baumeister is sometimes known as “The I-70 Strangler.” 26:00

Discovering bones in the woods. 26:48

How did Herb’s family NOT see the signs?! 28:25

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 29:26

More on Tony Harris (pseudonym), the lone survivor and the only living witness. 31:09

A dangerous love story. 34:23

“Sounds like Joe (SLJ)” and “The Frog.” 36:57

Being dragged under the water. 39:00

Richard shares some of the experiences from his investigations of Fox Hollow Farm. 40:10

Some great EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) evidence! 42:45

Paranormal activity always happens off camera! 47:55

Final thoughts from Richard Estep! 51:50

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 54:09

Outro 6:06

International Podcast Day is September 30th! How will YOU celebrate? 57:48


For more on Richard Estep

Richard's most recent previous appearance on The Big Seance Podcast (#136).

Richard’s first appearance on The Big Seance Podcast (#44)

The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm on Amazon

Richard Estep on Facebook

@estepr on Twitter


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