Sacamantecas of Vitoria (Part 1)

Crimes of the Basquelands by Julie Garcia and Douglas De Carvalho

Episode notes

This week on our true crime podcast, Julie and Douglas are taking a trip to Vitoria-Gasteiz to uncover a chilling chapter in Euskadi’s history—a local rendition of a ‘Jack-the-Ripper’ case that unfolded at the turn of the 20th century. Meet ‘El Sacamantecas,’ the sinister figure who cast a dark shadow over the capital of the Basque Country, turning the quaint town into a hotbed of fear and paranoia.

But wait, there’s more! This isn’t just a standalone episode; it’s the first part of a two-part series. Join us as we delve into the details of this true crime story, unravelling the eerie tale of ‘El Sacamantecas’ and his reign of terror that gave the townspeople their very own ‘Boogieman’ to fear.

So, get ready for a spine-tingling journey with Julie and Douglas, as they shed light on this haunting piece of history.

Content Warning ... 

 ...  Read more