Is There a Von Erich Family Curse?
Is there a Von Erich family curse? In Ghostly’s forty-third episode, Pat and Rebecca are joined by Bob from Bob After Dark to explore the Von Erich family curse, one of the pro wrestling world’s most tragic stories. With all the tragedy surrounding the Von Erich family, people start to wonder what happened. Was this family of wrestling royalty cursed?
Listener Warning – This episode contains serious themes on mental illness. Some listeners may be sensitive to some of the history in this story. Parents may want to preview before letting younger listeners listen. If you are struggling, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit crisistextline.org to text someone anytime.
Questions Explored in this Episode
Who are the Von Erich’s? What was their role in the WCCW and pro wrestling? Who was Fritz Von Erich and what drove him to fame? How did his sons end up in wrestling and what made them some of the most famous wrestlers in Texas? Who were each of the sons and what were they like? What happened to cause 5 of the 6 sons to die? Was it a curse?
Vote on the Episode
Listener Mail and Questions
Listener mail is the final part of a very scary haunted house story from an anonymous listener, MJ, but this one is the scariest yet! Have a story (of a ghost or of a paranormal mystery solved) or question of your own (or someone you know)? Send your story or question to email@example.com or leave a voicemail at 630-448-2138 and we might read it on the podcast. You could be on a future episode of Ghostly!
Ghost Story – Von Erich Family Curse
Listen to Rebecca tell the story of what drove the most famous of the Von Erich’s, Kerry Von Erich, to contemplate taking his own life, but was it real?
History of the Von Erich Family
Pat tells the history of pro-wrestling and how it evolved to where it was in the 1950’s and then the 1980’s, when the Von Erich boys rose to fame. He also reveals the tragedies that struck this family repeatedly.
Rebecca offers ideas on curses, and then discusses what may have caused this family to be cursed. Did someone put a curse of the family? Were there just too many “accidents”? Did ghosts speak to Kerry? Then Bob and Pat share what they think is real and what is just tragic.
Find out what listeners said for the Sleep Paralysis episode – is paranormal activity sometimes the cause for sleep paralysis? Still need to listen to our previous episode? Check it out here.
Done Listening to the Episode?
Please subscribe to Ghostly and give us a rating on iTunes or any podcast app where they let you. Tell your friends! Then you can debate the truth yourselves. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to grow our audience, so we can do all the amazing things we have planned for this year. And be sure to find us on all social media at Ghostly Podcast.
Then visit our website, www.ghostlypodcast.com, to learn more about Ghostly, and, of course, give us your opinion on our polls on Facebook.
Also be sure to check out our new merchandise Zazzle store at https://ghostlypodcast.com/store for all your Ghostly merch! NEW ITEM: Ghostly masks!
How can you help support Ghostly? Well, leaving a review is amazing, but now you can also buy us a cup of coffee at buymeacoffee.com/GhostlyPodcast. You can give a one-time coffee, or you can sign up for a membership for $5 a month or $50 a year. Members get early access to future episode topics and get to join a meet and greet with Pat and Rebecca every month.
We want to hear from you! We want your ghost stories or even your non-stories if you later realized you saw nothing paranormal. And send us your suggestions for stories to cover in the future. Email us both at firstname.lastname@example.org or individually at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at GhostlyPodcast. NEW! Leave us a voicemail on Ghostly’s new haunt line: 630-448-2138.
Sources for this Week’s Episode
LWS Pro Wrestling: https://lastwordonprowrestling.com/2018/02/18/von-erich-curse-kerry-von-erich-passes-away-25-years-ago/
Paranormal Searchers: https://parasearcher.blogspot.com/2014/11/10-families-with-extremely-creepy-curses.html
Vice Video – The Dark Side of the Rign – The Last of the Von Erichs: https://video.vice.com/en_us/topic/the-von-erichs
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann
Special thanks to our Guest Co-Host Bob from Bob After Dark. Find Bob on Facebook @bobafterdark and listen to Bob After Dark wherever you find great podcasts.