78. USA – The Day Santa Died in Arizona

In 1932 a local newspaper editor wanted to bring joy to the town of Mesa. He arranged for a man dressed as Santa to parachute from a plane to join the Christmas parade. But everything did not go according to plan and for the rest of his life, the editor was called: The Man Who Killed Santa Claus…

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The man who killed Santa Claus

The day Santa died in Mesa

The shame of the newspaper editor who ‘killed’ Santa in public view

Santa Claus nearly died in Arizona

How hundreds of kids witnessed the ‘death’ of Santa Claus after he jumped out of a plane

The man who killed Santa

The story of the Tribune and ‘The man who killed Santa’


Weird Arizona                                                                             

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.