Episode 178:

Live at the Folketeatret in Oslo

The Isdal Woman


The Black Metal Murders


Episode 178: Live at the Folketeatret in Oslo

Karen and Georgia cover the Isdal Woman and the Black Metal murders.

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The Isdal Woman

The Isdal Woman Notes:

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"The Isdal Woman (Norwegian: Isdalskvinnen) is a placeholder name given to an unidentified woman who was found dead at Isdalen Valley in Bergen, Norway, on 29 November 1970. It is considered one of the most profound mysteries in recent Norwegian history. Although police at the time ruled a verdict of likely suicide, the details of the case have encouraged speculation and further investigation over the years.

On the afternoon of 29 November 1970, a man and his two daughters were hiking in the foothills of the north face of Mount Ulriken, in an area known as the Isdalen Valley. They found the partially-charred body of a woman, hidden among some rocks, in an area popularly known as "Death Valley". Also found (confirmed during the autopsy) were a dozen phenobarbital sleeping pills (brand name Fenemal); an empty bottle of St. Hallvard likør (a low-cost liqueur); two partially charred plastic water-carrying bottles; an almost fully burned plastic container; remnants of rubber boots; a scarf and an umbrella; a watch with two earrings and a ring. Beneath the body was a fur hat which was later found to have contained a small trace of petrol..."

— Source: The Isdal Woman Wikipedia 

The Black Metal Murders

The Black Metal Murders Notes:

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"Louis Cachet (born Kristian Vikernes, 11 February 1973), more popularly known as Varg Vikernes (Norwegian: [ˈvɑrɡ ˈviːkəɳeːs]), is a Norwegian musician, writer, convicted murderer, blogger, and YouTuber. In 1991, he founded the one-man music project Burzum, which became one of the most influential black metal acts. In 1993, he was convicted of murder and arson, and subsequently served 15 years in prison. His crimes and controversial views on politics and religion led him to be regarded as one of the "most notorious" metal musicians in history..."

— Source: Louis Cachet Wikipedia