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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bela Kiss. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bela Kiss, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bela Kiss. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bela Kiss, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 102: Bela Kiss

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Bela Kiss was a successful tinsmith who, after his second wife ran away with a younger lover, picked up a very interesting hobby. Fortunately, the start of World War 1 (maybe?) but a stop to it. 

Sources:

Bela Kiss. Wikipedia. Last accessed on September 1, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9la_Kiss

Cioppa, Deanna. The Terrifying Story Of Bela Kiss, Hungary's Most Murderous Bachelor. Mental Floss. August 30, 2018. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/555244/terrifying-story-bela-kiss-hungarys-most-murderous-bachelor

Max. Bela Kiss — He Pickled His Victims Starting with his Wife and Her Lover! WickedWe. Last accessed on September 1, 2020. https://wickedwe.com/bela-kiss/

Sep 01 2020 · 45mins
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BELA KISS: EL VAMPIRO HÚNGARO - 1981 OVNI SOBRE MADRID - EL MILAGRO DE LA VIRGEN DE SOPEÑA - Cantabria Oculta 5x28

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- EL MILAGRO DE LA VIRGEN DE SOPEÑA:
El Valle de Soba está lleno de leyendas mágicas, algunas recogidas por el estudioso Miguel A.Saiz Antomil. Varias hacen referencia a cómo se crearon ermitas o enclaves mágicos como el del Sopeña en un día de tormenta y galerna, donde los lobos aullaban y extrañas luces hicieron acto de presencia,

- 1981 OVNI SOBRE MADRID (EXPEDIENTES SECRETOS DEL CIOVE):
- Recuperamos un extracto del programa Enigmas que los
varios miembros del CIOVE presentaban a principios de los años 80. En esta ocasión entrevistando a un testigo de un ovni sobre Madrid.

BELA KISS: EL VAMPIRO HÚNGARO:
- A principios del s.XX Bela Kiss era un joven empresario, vividor y mujeriego. Pero bajo esa apariencia de triunfo social escondía oscuros secretos.
Apr 05 2020 · 1hr 21mins
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Bela Kiss - w metalowych beczkach konserwował martwe kobiety

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W wypadku wielu seryjnych morderców historia ich skłonności sięga aż dzieciństwa. Niestety w historii potwora z Cinkoty wiele jest białych plam. O dzieciństwie wiemy naprawdę niewiele, poza tym, że Bela Kiss urodził się w 1877 roku. Do Cinkoty przeprowadził się w okolicach 1900 roku i cieszył się szacunkiem wśród sąsiadów. Jednak ci zauważyli, że Bela często spacerował po dzielnicy w towarzystwie kobiet, choć, co nieco budziło ich zdziwienie, za każdym razem była to inna kobieta
Nov 18 2019 · 11mins
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Bela Kiss, the Vampire of Czinkota

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In May of 1916, Martin Greschinsky arrived at his rental property at 9 Kossuth Street in the small, vacation town of Czinkota, Hungary just outside of Budapest to clean it out and see if any repairs needed to be made before it could be rented out again.

His tenant had been killed in World War I.

But, when Greschinsky pried open what he believed was a barrel of gasoline, he was met with the face of a woman who’d been dead for several years, perfectly preserved in wood alcohol.

As more and more bodies were discovered, detectives determined that they were dealing with a serial killer who’d preyed on wealthy women and who, even after death, managed to stay one step ahead of them and evade capture for decades.

On this episode, we discuss the gruesome crimes of the man who’d become known as the Vampire of Czinkota, Bela Kiss.


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(1) Bela Kiss, taken circa 1914. (Source: Miami News – August 31, 1930)
(2) Katherine Varga, a dressmaker from Budapest who disappeared in 1912. (Source: New York Daily News – February 9, 2014)
(3) Margaret Toth, who disappeared in 1904 after her mother received a letter claiming that Kiss had broken off their engagement and, heartbroken, she was leaving for America. (Source: New York Daily News – February 9, 2014)
(4) The house (on left) that Kiss rented in Czinkota (Source: New York Daily News – February 9, 2014)
(5) The barrels and trunk in which the first bodies and clothing were found (Source: New York Daily News – February 9, 2014)


Suggested Reading


  • The Seven Tin Barrels – In the Footsteps of the First Hungarian Serial Killer by Zsolt Viktor Maróti on Újkor.hu
    This page is where information on Bela Kiss’s “first wife,” Julia Peschadik, who is referenced on his Wikipedia entry can be found. It indicates that she had given their two children to the White Cross before moving to Czinkota to be with Kiss, and was later found in one of the barrels (specifically, the one on the far right in the photo above). It is entirely possible that this information — and, with it, the information on Wikipedia that I’ve questioned — is correct. But, I’ve been unable to find other sources to corroborate it and Julia Peschadik’s name does not appear in contemporaneous newspaper accounts that document Kiss’s victims.

  • When Cinkota was on the cover of the world press on The cloud above me
    Warning: This page includes photos not only of the barrels and of the detectives opening them, but of several of the victims pulled from the barrels.
  • The Crimes of Bela Kiss by Marilyn Bardsley and Denise Noe on CrimeLibrary.com (via Archive.org)
Nov 14 2019 · 25mins
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Bela Kiss (MINI)

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Today is a mini episode on Bela Kiss, a Hungarian serial killer who was also referred to as "The Vampire of Cinkota"

Aug 14 2019 · 9mins
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Episode 34 Bela Kiss and The Ghost of Zona Shue

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For this episode Alma and Carlene are still stuck at the turn of the century.  Fueled by a bottle of Estancia 2014 Pinot Noir they discuss both of their good and bad birthing experiences, because, of course we just talk about what ever pops into our heads.  Alma’s true crime story is that of Hungarian serial killer Bela Kiss who has a penchant for pickling corpses.  His reign of terror starts in the early 1900’s right up until he is conscripted int the Hungarian Army in 1914.  Carlene mixes things up with a true crime story that has a paranormal twist with the the story of Zona Heaster Shue.  Tune in and find out how she solves her own murder from the grave, and how a mother’s intuition is a powerful thing. Of course Carlene throws in some insights of her own, and also speaks of her own experiences relating to victims reaching out from the grave. It’s a long episode, but it’s worth it.

Jun 25 2019 · 1hr 45mins
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37: The Watcher Mystery and The Evil of Bela Kiss

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Welcome to the 37th Episode of Fears and Beers. 2 beers, 2 creepy stories and 2 people just trying to make sense of a crazy, bizarre world. Listen in as we talk about "The Watcher" and the fear he or she invoked in the Broaddus family. Then, we discuss the evil of Bela Kiss. A Hungarian with hunger to kill and the brains to elude police. Don't get over a barrel with how he did it. Just listen in to this round of Fears and Beers.

Jun 12 2019 · 41mins
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#24: Bela Kiss i Lawrence Singleton, czyli mężczyźni, którzy nie lubią kobiet

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W tym tygodniu zapraszamy na historie polecone przez naszych słuchaczy. Karoliny opowiadają o mężczyznach, którzy nie lubili kobiet. Pierwszy to Bela Kiss - węgierski seryjny morderca, któremu zbrodnie wiele lat uchodziły płazem. Drugi bohater tego odcinka to Lawrence Singleton, który po dopuszczeniu się okrutnej zbrodni został skazany na śmiesznie niską karę. 

Apr 03 2019 · 58mins
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EP. 29 - Bela Kiss: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Serial Killer

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Neighbors. For the most part, we all have them and in all likeliness, they seem to be normal, friendly people. But take a second and ponder, ‘how well do I really know my neighbors? What are their names? What do do they do for work? What are they into sexually?’ These are questions that we no longer ask ourselves as America’s sense of community evaporates.

Tonight, our mystery is about a man who could have been anyone’s neighbor and he went and murdered 24 people and pickled them in alcohol. Join us, won't you?

Aug 01 2018 · 35mins
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61. Bela Kiss

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Ungerns värsta seriemördare sedan Erzebeth.
Jan 30 2018 · 30mins