Episode 26: Waco Siege (Part 2) and the Mary Celeste Disappearance

Episode 26: Waco Siege (Part 2) and the Mary Celeste Disappearance

Federal agents did everything they could to drive the Branch Davidians out of the Mount Carmel Centre in the 1993 Waco Siege. Recordings of rabbits being slaughtered, flash grenades, and finally, tear gas to drive out David Koresh and his followers. In part two of the Waco Siege, Clarke details the events that resulted in the fire on April 19th, 1993 that would end with a total death count of 76 people.

The Waco Siege is surrounded in mystery and unconfirmed conspiracies, as is the disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste. In December of 1872, the ship (Mary Celeste) was discovered 1000 miles off the coast of Portugal. Not one soul on board, navigation systems missing but the cargo of denatured alcohol untouched. Justin expands on the mystery and @thesoftbrains explore the story in this weeks episode, episode 26: Waco Siege (Part 2) and the Mary Celeste Disappearance.

The Mount Carmel Center on the first day of the siege, 4 ATF agents and 5 Branch Davidians were killed that day.
David Koresh’s interview with CNN on February 28, 1993
David Koresh’s full negotiated radio sermon from 1993
A combat engineering vehicle breaking through the center wall
Live CNN coverage of the Waco siege and the Mount Carmel Center fires.
The last remnants of the center being burned to the ground.

An 1861 painting of the Amazon which would later be known as the Mary Celeste
A map indicating the discovery position of the empty Mary Celeste
Gibraltar in the 19th Century