This is Not a Dream: A True Crime Podcast
Dalia Dippolito

Dalia Dippolito

March 25, 2019

August, 2009. In a quiet neighborhood in Boyton Beach Florida, Dalia Dippolito left her home to go to the gym. She said goodbye to her husband Michael and on her way out told him she'd return with Starbucks for him in a couple hours. As Dalia finished her workout she checked her phone and noticed she had a voicemail. It was from the police urging her to call them back. There had been an incident at her home involving her husband. Dalia sped home to find caution tape and police cars surrounding her home. The following events will make your head spin...

Dalia hears her husband has been killed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym2W8gU5XFA

Dalia questioned by police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRy7xaRtvRA

Dalia discussing the details of her plan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=177r9eAOZsU

This is Not a Dream is a true crime podcast hosted by Joy Luke and Heather Vaughn. Each week we take turns telling our favorite crimes, murders and other chilling tales while throwing in our own humorous twist. From serial killers & missing people to possible hauntings & horrifying attacks, we swear this is not a dream. This is real.

Hosted by: Joy Luke & Heather Vaughn

Editing: Gilbert Orrantia & Heather Vaughn

Intro Music: Gilbert Orrantia

The Real Amityville Horror

The Real Amityville Horror

March 7, 2019

6:30pm. November 13th 1974. Ronald DeFeo Jr., 23, burst into Henry's Bar in Long Island yelling "You gotta help me, I think my mother and father are shot!" A small group from the bar followed Ronald back to 112 Ocean Avenue and found both of Ronald's parents as well as his sisters Dawn and Allison, and his brothers Marc and John Matthew, dead in their beds. The cause of death? Gun shots. Ronald told police of a mob hitman and as questions ensued the real killer came to light. "Once I started I just couldn't stop, it went so fast" Ronald confessed to murdering his entire family. Little did anyone know the house where this horrific incident took place would become infamous for so much more...

Travis the Chimp’s Brutal Attack

Travis the Chimp’s Brutal Attack

March 7, 2019
February 16th, 2009. Sandra Harold noticed her pet chimpanzee, Travis, seemed more agitated than usual. He had been acting restless and frustrated all day until he finally took Sandra's car keys and walked out the front door. Travis grew up around humans and the whole town of Stamford, Conneticuit knew him and loved him. He never showed any sign of violence in his 14 years of life. That fateful February day, however, would prove that the worst can happen when you keep a wild animal as a pet....
The Murder of Skylar Neese
America’s First Female Serial Killer

America’s First Female Serial Killer

March 7, 2019
In the woods of Florida, off of I-75, the bodies of seven men were found in the span of a year from 1989 to 1990. All men died of bullet wounds at point blank range. On January 9th, 1991 Aileen Wuornos was arrested...
What Happened to Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon?

What Happened to Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon?

March 7, 2019

April 1st, 2014. Boquete, Panama. Best friends Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon visiting from the Netherlands set out for a day hike along the picturesque Pianista Trail with their canine friend Blue in tow. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the girls were excited after having arrived the day prior to start volunteering at a local school. Their host family became worried however, when Blue arrived back that night...alone. The girls were nowhere to be found. What happened to Kris and Lisanne?

Henry McCabe’s Mysterious Phone Call

Henry McCabe’s Mysterious Phone Call

March 7, 2019
Henry McCabe was a 32 year old Liberian immigrant living in Mounds View, MN. On September 6th, 2015 Henry decided to visit a local bar/club called Povlitzky’s in Spring Lake Park. He went there with his two friends William Kennedy and Calvin Johnson. Around 2am Henry was dropped off at a gas station by William. At 2:23am Henry's wife received a horrifying and confusing voicemail from Henry. Then he went missing.
The Horrifying Murder of Lucie Blackman

The Horrifying Murder of Lucie Blackman

March 7, 2019
t's a hot, humid July day in Tokyo, Japan. Lucie Blackman, a British girl living and working in Japan as a bar hostess, meets up with a client for a date. She's wearing a short, black cocktail dress and a string of pearls. Her blonde hair fell down her back and made her stand out among the homogenous population. At 5pm she would call her best friend to let her know she would be back soon. Lucie never returned.
 
This episode deals with distressing incidents including sexual assault. If you feel you need someone to talk to please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at the number listed below:
 
1-800-656-4673 (available 24/7)
Mary Vincent’s Heroic Survival

Mary Vincent’s Heroic Survival

March 7, 2019
15 year old Mary Vincent stuck out her thumb to catch a ride to LA on September 29th, 1978. She was picked up by an older man who seemed friendly enough, although she found it slightly odd that he refused to take along the other people hitchhiking alongside her. She woke up on the ride to LA to find that they're were now heading the wrong direction. The events that happened next are some of the most horrific, brutal and unfathomable situations one could imagine...
Who is The Ohio Truck Stop Killer?

Who is The Ohio Truck Stop Killer?

March 7, 2019

June 12th, 1985. 5:30am. Just off the I-17 freeway near Mansfield, Ohio the body of 25 year old Marcia Mathews was found beaten and unconscious. Her body was laying partially on the freeway and a blunt object had been used to beat her face. She was quickly taken to the hospital but unfortunately died before regaining consciousness. Had she gained consciousness again we might have had the answer to what is now a 14 year old mystery. Or….is it?

Has the killer finally been caught?