84: Episode 84: The Abduction of Linda Napolitano

Linda Napolitano was a simple New York housewife, at least until November 30, 1989, when in the middle of the night she was abducted by aliens and made to float above the Manhattan sky until she entered a UFO. Believe it or not, events only get more strange from there! Join us as we try…

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Friday Night Fright 8

This week’s first tale explores the nature of self-definition. What is it to be a human being? What are we capable of? How do we reconcile the ends of the spectrum of human potential? These deep philosophical questions are explored through the medium of urban legend games and the brutality that they can create within…

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83: Episode 83 – Clearview Ranch

In the late 1970s, the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) received a report from a family in Eastern Colorado. Reports detailed over a year of near-daily encounters with everything from alien encounters and UFO sightings to Bigfoot attacks and shadow people. Not to mention the almost constant back track of an unidentifiable metallic hum and the…

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Fireside Chats: Past, Present, and Future with Chris Cogswell

This week, we had the distinct pleasure of welcoming a new friend to show. It isn’t very often that you come across someone with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering that is assessing Forteana through a sociological lens but Chris Cogswell, the host of the Mad Scientist Podcast, is just that. We had an amazing talk…

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82: Episode 82 – The Pukwudgie

This week, we’re discussing the Pukwudgie, a humanoid creature of Wampanoag folklore, found in Delaware, Prince Edward Island, Indiana, and Massachusetts’ Bridgewater Triangle! These fearsome little beasties are said to be 2-to-3-foot-tall with pointed noses and ears, and a thick patch of porcupine-like quills covering their backs! We examine this legend through the continued adventures…

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Fireside Chats: Magickal Practice with Stephanie Quick

This week, we sat down with blogger and lifelong Fortean, Stephanie Quick. We discussed the influence of growing up in the midst of the Bay Area’s early-80s art scene, some of her early paranormal experiences, her near-death experience, and the meeting place between Western spiritualism and ritual magick. Stephanie is a brilliant and intoxicating person….

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81: Episode 81 – Pale Crawlers and the Rake

The Rake is a creature believed to be a humanoid in appearance, with several references in folklore and horrific urban legends, originally appearing on the internet as a Creepypasta. The creature reportedly attacks humans for unknown reasons and often causes its victims great psychological trauma. Several theories as to its development Rake point towards internet…

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Fireside Chats: Strange Sweden with Fred Andersson

This week, we had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Fred Andersson. He is the head editor of Sweden’s most streamed show, Spökjakt (Ghost Hunt), and takes a special interest in rarely discussed Swedish UFO sightings. In this episode, we really just wanted to find out what makes Fred tick. Turns out that may…

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80: Episode 80 – Edward Mordrake: The Man with Two Faces

Edward Mordrake is the subject of an urban legend who was born in the 19th century as the heir to an English peerage who was born with a rare form of Craniopagus parasiticus called Diprosopus. He was born with a fully formed additional face on the back of his head. According to legend, unlike confirmed instances…

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2022 Year In Review

Happy New Year! 2021 has been an incredible year for us, so we decided to take a little time to look back on the ups and downs, the experience of making the show, and the progress we’ve made throughout. Thanks so much for your love and support. Here’s to another fantastic year!  Campfire: Tales of…

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