One hundred episodes and nearly two years ago, we took a run at one of the strangest local legends that we have ever come across, but we were new! It was our very first episode! While we quickly found our feet in the podcasting waters, that first attempt has always irked us, so we decided to take another crack at it! Join us as we take a true deep dive into the Wolf Girl of Devil’s River and the full deck of bizarre occurrences surrounding the area, specifically Espantosa Lake. 


In the early 1830s, John Dent and his new wife fled Georgia after murdering the father of his lover. Soon after settling in the Devil’s River area of Texas, a truly strange series of events culminated in tragedy and the source point for one of the state’s most enduring legends. Is this a true feral child case? Some sort of wolf/girl hybrid? Are the stories simply that? Stories? Let’s get to the bottom of it!


Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week. 


This week’s episode includes descriptions/sound related the following sensitive subjects. 


Animal Attacks

Child Abuse

Child Neglect

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Hosts Ryan and Jordan deliver terrifying tales of the paranormal and break them down for your listening pleasure.