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The study of the paranormal has a long, fascinating, and controversial history. Best friends and hosts Ryan and Jordan explore the depths of metaphysical phenomena, ufology, cryptozoology, and all manor of unsolved mysteries through a time-honored tradition: the campfire story. If you’re fascinated by all things Fortean; if you love stories of ghosts, UFOs, cryptids, and the occult this show is for you.
 
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In honor of all of our new listeners, we’re returning to the second part of the episode where we sat down to discuss the incredible history of paranormal encounters endured by our very own co-host, Ryan. In part two, we get to some truly traumatic experiences that quite literally haunted his teen years, then move into the more peaceful acceptance t…
 
In November of 1872, a ship named ‘Mary Celeste’ was on its way from New York to Genoa. Less than a month later, Mary Celeste was found floating adrift in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was completely intact with no serious damage done to it. But the whole crew had vanished without a trace. This week, we’ll be diving into the range of theories offere…
 
This week, we’re rereleasing our original Fireside Chat! It’s a sit down that we did together to discuss the incredible history of paranormal encounters endured by our very own co-host, Ryan. From unexplainable footsteps and bumps in the night to disembodied voices, full-body apparitions, and shadow people. This episode set the tone for the series …
 
Back in the fall of 1891, a truly anomalous creature struck fear in the hearts of the people of Crawfordsville, Indiana. Was this a close encounter with an atmospheric beast? A ethereal invertebrate? A….Sky Whale?? Or was this nothing more than another example of yellow journalism’s effect on a fairly normal occurance? We’re just going to make a lo…
 
This week, we were graced with the presence of one of the most talented artists on the scene today. Easton Hawk is a fascinating creative, a brilliant drummer, and the mastermind behind our Stardust Ranch T-shirt whose childhood obsession with monsters slowly grew into the incredible approach to creature pieces that his fans have come to know and l…
 
In September of 1988, a young boy made a grizzly discovery. There on the banks of the largest man-made lake in São Paulo lay the body of a middle-aged man. A father. A brother. A husband. Mutilated beyond comprehension. This inexplicable set of injuries baffled investigators and the medical examiner. Things took a serious turn for the bizarre when …
 
This week, we had the pleasure of sitting down with friend and Indiana Bigfoot researcher, Luke Boyers. We talk flesh and blood vs woo-woo cryptozoology, Luke’s fascinating history with the field, and talk through the bizarre occurrences that made him a true believer. Could a massive bipedal hominid really be living in the vast flatness that is the…
 
Back in the spring of 1976, the sleepy community of Crosshill began experiencing a series of terrifying encounters. Soon, the Gurning Man captured the fear and imaginations of women throughout Glasgow. This disturbing visage of a seemingly black-clad tall spindly humanoid figure started stalking the women of Crosshill relentlessly and even showed u…
 
This week, we had the great pleasure of sitting down with Fortean folk artist extraordinaire, Cassie Marozsan. We had a fascinating chat about her personal approach to the immortalization of the creatures of cryptozoology through artwork, her personal quest to find new and exciting mediums, and a three-legged forest walrus that may or may not be li…
 
In the early 1990s a Seattle executive with a passion for ancient music would have a run-in with a strangely seductive woman while on a business trip to San Francisco. This chance encounter would, within just one week’s time, utterly shatter his life. The man’s name is Christopher Case. The woman claimed to be a witch and the hell she would unleash…
 
You know this week’s guest as the village tarot witch. Karly is the host of Painting, Tarot, and True Crime on YouTube, a divination specialist, and a bonafide history nerd. She’s a great friend of the show and you should absolutely support her in everything that she does. In this, her second appearance around our campfire, we discuss her transitio…
 
This week we’re discussing the inspiration for the 1986 book The Haunted and the 1991 TV movie of the same name. The Smurl Haunting is a classic tale of poltergeist activity, auditory and visual phenomena, and ghost hunter shenanigans. After being displaced from their homes due to flooding on hurricane Agnes, Jack and Janet Smurl moved their family…
 
This week, we’re sitting down with Todd Purse. He’s an artist, a musician, and host of Create Magic Pod. Most of our chat focused around exploring the connection between the creative process and the paranormal. We talk Bigfoot, ghost stories, UFOs, and the effect of parenthood on each of our perspectives. Go support him in everything he does, but f…
 
This week, we’re exploring the fascinating history of a little-known gem in the Greek countryside, Penteli Cave. Fifth Century Athenian marble quarry, 11th Century Byzantine church, the hideout of countless bandits, home to nomadic monks and wandering philosophers. Sightings of shadow people, vanishing humanoid goat figures, bipedal felines, electr…
 
This week, we’re catching up with our first return guest! Vuk is the creator and host of Tracing Owls and Darwin’s Deviations. He’s a biologist, a brilliant researcher, and an honest to goodness Fortean. Today we discuss the Gaia Hypothesis and how it applies to Fortean phenomena of all types. Could it be that one theory could explain everything fr…
 
This week, we discuss one of the landmark UFO abduction cases of all time. In September of 1961, Barney and Betty Hill claim to have been abducted by aliens in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. About a year after their abduction, Betty and Barney sought hypnosis therapy to help reveal to them the events of the two missing hours. Through many hy…
 
This week’s guest is a Reiki Master and Intuitive Tarot reader. She is the owner of KPNL Radio and the host of The Caravan, Library of Lore podcast. She has had an amazing life filled with otherworldly experiences. Earlier this year, she released her first book titled “Aperture In the Veil: Born In a Preternatural World”. The book is packed with th…
 
In the years straddling the turn of the last century, a series of sightings and encounters with an enormous, seemingly amphibious beast that actively transitioned between rectilinear and quadrupedal locomotion sent the people of Southwest Ohio into a frenzy. We tell the terrifying tale of two brothers whose scrape with this bloodcurdling behemoth l…
 
On this week’s episode, Jordan had the pleasure of catching up with one of his oldest and dearest friends. Mark Steele is a writer, a brilliant musician, and a bit of an amateur philosopher. He is the guy that Jordan spent most of his twenties trying to make sense of the world with. Tonight we talk about UFOs, occult curses, and communing with the …
 
In the 1940s, a series of mysterious disappearances brought to light a devastating phenomenon that had been plaguing the residents of Southwestern Vermont. This week, we take a look at the Bennington Triangle. Known for the full range of Fortean phenomena, from UFO sightings and spook lights to legends of hairy hominids and living carnivorous rock.…
 
This week, we sat down with Julie Ann Guthrie-Smulson. She is a healer, medium, reiki master, and spiritual alchemist. She’s the author of Master In the Making and The Theory of Eight, and the host of the Spiritual Alchemy Energy podcast. We discuss how she came to find her gift and a few fascinating and spooky encounters that she experienced along…
 
Flying humanoids have been reported hovering in the skies above cities both small and large throughout human history. This week, we discuss a series of particularly bizarre encounters that took place across Eastern Mexico in the early 2000s. Starting with an encounter found in the official reports of multiple police officers in 2004 and working thr…
 
This week, we caught up with Gregg Martin. He is a very old friend. We came up together in Indiana’s hardcore scene. He’s one of the few people that became a lifelong friend. He is the mastermind behind Reverent Music and a certified weirdness enthusiast. We hear all about his experience with shadow people and his love of all things extraterrestria…
 
Precipitating from a tragic motor accident in 1968, a series of bizarre and frightening encounters with a ghostly young woman near Uniondale, South Africa would soon become legend. This week, we revisit the theme of haunted highways and discuss the Uniondale Ghost. Join us as we attempt to make sense of the prevalence of these legends within the li…
 
This week, we managed to pull one of our favorite people of all time away from his busy schedule long enough to sit down for a Fireside Chat. He is a brilliant artist, experiencer, and something that we appreciate above all else, he is genuinely curious. Jonathan Dodd is the designer of our Pope Lick Monster shirt. He’s done design work for Small T…
 
May 25, 1979, was one of the worst days in American aviation history. It was the day when American Airlines Flight 191 crashed minutes after taking off from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. One of the engines came away from the wing which resulted in significant damage to the wiring and hydraulic systems of the plane. The pilot had no control of the plan…
 
This week’s guest is a very special human. The man behind All the Weird. The fearless leader of the Cryptocasters on Clubhouse. One Jordan's fellow contributing writers at Paranormality Magazine. A bastion of curiosity and compassion; of oddity and authenticity; a gentleman and a scholar. Greg Morrill. We had a fantastic chat about Bigfoot, UFOs, g…
 
This week, we dig into the story that inspired the major motion picture The Conjuring. In 1971, Roger and Caroline Perron moved into the Arnold Estate with their five young daughters. Paranormal phenomenon began immediately. From full body apparitions and poltergeist activity to oppressive atmosphere and possible demonic obsession tormented this fa…
 
This week, we had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with someone who has become a close friend of the show and the designer behind our Jersey Devil t-shirt, Christina of The Crescent Hare! She’s a brilliant artist, the mastermind behind the Celestial Alien Oracle Deck, and has a fascinating background in extraterrestrial investigation. We discu…
 
This week, we are discussing one of the most fearsome and under-discussed cryptids in the American pantheon: The Ozark Howler! Opening with a 27-minute full blown audio drama detailing a harrowing run-in with the maybe-malevolent Missouri monstrosity. Afterward, we get into the leading theories on the true nature of this thing and discuss the cultu…
 
This week, we had the privilege of sitting down with Chris and Tyler from Doc Side Media. They are a pair of film makers that have been putting out Fortean documentaries like a machine since they started just nine months ago. Honestly, we felt like we had kind of encountered a couple of kindred spirits. This month they released Conscious Contact: F…
 
In April of 1964, a police officer in New Mexico named Lonnie Zamora halted a high speed chase when he saw something strange fall from the sky. As he got closer to the crash site, things became stranger and stranger -- he was convinced he'd seen something extraordinary. Soon after, the FBI, the Air Force, and the Army agreed with him. So what makes…
 
This week, we got to sit down with band leader of the Eric Mintel Quartet and paranormal investigator, Eric Mintel. We talk through the most recent release on Eric Mintel Investigates, The Beast of Bray Road: Alive and Well. They caught some incredible footage and we get deep into it. What they’re doing over there is something that you should all b…
 
This week, we’re discussing a peculiar case from 1994 in Celina, Texas. Following the tragic loss of their beloved son, Travis and Olivia Mabel went their separate ways. Travis moved to Boston in hopes of moving forward, but Olivia went inside. Receding from the world in a four year period of grief-stricken seclusion that would culminate in her biz…
 
This week, we sat down with one of our dearest friends, Ryan Moore. We dig into his brushes with multiple full-body apparitions, ouija board attachments, and the evident strength of his spiritual bond with elder family members. We also just did some catching up. He’s an old friend! So, strap in for this fun and spooky trip down memory lane. Campfir…
 
This week, we’re discussing one of the most terrifying entities from Native American folklore: The Wendigo. Tales of a perpetually starving monster roaming the forests of Eastern North America. The Wendigo originates in the lore of tribes like the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Algonquin. Its name roughly translates to "the evil spirit that devours mankind"…
 
This week, we’re releasing one of the first interviews that we conducted for the show! It’s a great chat with an old friend: Alex Dougherty! This girl is a total badass and this was a super fun conversation. She is a certified Reiki Healer and a retired Air Force mechanic. We talk about a few experiences that she had at paranormal hotspots near the…
 
On December 6, 1990 a military battalion led by Colonel Tzvetko Kanev rolled into the small Bulgarian village of Tsarichina. Under the auspices of a legendary lost treasure, they cordoned off a tract of land and began excavating. After the discovery of a decidedly unnatural spiraling subterranean tunnel, things on the surface to a turn toward the b…
 
This week, he sat down with the brother and sister pair responsible for the fantastic strange history podcast, The Wicked Side. Brenna and Tom are intelligent and curious and both charming in very different ways. They have a fantastic dynamic and their show has a quantum leap esque premise that I’ve never seen in another podcast. We had a great cha…
 
On December 9, 1965, a mysterious and shocking image streaked across the skies from Ontario to Kentucky. Hundreds of reports flooded into radio and police stations describing a bright fireball at just above treetop level. Ultimately, reports described a crash landing in the woods outside Kecksburg, PA. In an era of intense Soviet-induced paranoia, …
 
This week, we had the chance to sit down with the creator behind the brilliant gonzo comedy cryptozoology podcast, Darwin’s Deviations. We discussed his history and worked on getting to the bottom of what drives him and his future with the brand new show, Tracing Owls! We grazed the surface of about a hundred topics that he will absolutely be comin…
 
This week, we dive into the deep end of mystery with our first foray into a world of nautical nightmare. The Ivan Vassili was a Russian steam freighter that was conscripted at the onset of the Russo-Japanese war. It’s brief history of service would be marked by paranormal encounters and incredible tragedy. Was the ship cursed? Was it haunted? Was i…
 
This week, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Heather Moser. Heather is a writer, a classics professor, a top tier researcher for Small Town Monsters, and the host of The Lore You Know podcast. As a fan of basically everything that she does, this was a big get for me, but at the end of the day she’s just a brilliant and charming person with s…
 
In January of 1996, a series of sightings and encounters struck the city of Varginha, Brazil. Reports of cigar-shaped crafts, diminutive alien creatures, and run-ins with the Men in Black would surge over the city in the following weeks, culminating in an encounter story that went nationwide on Fantastico. After the story aired, news stations and p…
 
This week, we’re once again sitting down to discuss the incredible history of paranormal encounters endured by our very own co-host, Ryan. In part two, we get to some truly traumatic experiences that quite literally haunted his teen years, then move into the more peaceful acceptance that he currently enjoys. Tune in for a chance to understand the s…
 
Strap in for a terrifying tale of one man’s encounter with the single most terrifying cryptid ever encountered. Dogman is the second most reported cryptid on earth with hundreds of sightings happening every year all over the globe. From a wealth of encounters in Northern Michigan to Deep South swamp sightings. The Land Between the Lakes to the Beas…
 
This week, we had the honor of chatting with our friend Jeff Foran! He’s the brilliant and fascinating host of the Strangeology podcast, the front man of the absolute killer skate punk band Doom Service, and the proprietor behind the best merch store on the internet. We discussed his history with podcasting and a few of his run-ins with the unexpla…
 
This week, we discuss one of Northern California’s most enduring mysteries. In February of 1878c five friends attended a basketball game at UC Davis. After a great evening watching their favorite team win, something caused their lives to take an unexpected turn. It’s what caused that turn that remains a mystery. Join us as we explore the evidence, …
 
This week, we had the pleasure of sitting down with our friend and fellow Fortean philosopher, Aaron Deese! He hosts the Hey, Strangeness podcast alongside his wife Sara and has quickly become a pillar of the community. We discussed his history with anomalous experiences, rural Florida ritual sites, the current state of cryptozoology, and our share…
 
In March of 1978, a 39-year old service engineer named Kenneth Edwards had an alarming run in with an anomalous entity. This hulking humanoid stood near eight feet tall, at least three feet shoulder to shoulder, and appeared to be bright metallic silver from head to toe. After an aggressive encounter where Edwards was blasted with some type of ener…
 
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