Just an hour Southwest of Phoenix, Arizona, on the edge of Rainbow Valley, sits a small 10-acre property named Stardust Ranch. What it lacks in size it makes up in strangeness. In a wild story of UFOs, shadow creatures, attempted abduction, cattle mutilation, and men in black that spanned over two decades, a couple who just wanted to save sick horses ended up fighting for their lives against ostensibly extraterrestrial forces on a near-daily basis. Was this a case of alien torment or the most successful real estate marketing scheme in history? Tune in to find out.


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 the following sensitive content:

Enclosed spaces


Animal mutilation

Body horror

Sleep paralysis


Home invasion

Violence against pets

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Special Thanks:

Gregg Martin for music contributions! Go follow him on Instagram at Instagram.com/reverentmusic

Elias Armao for graphic design! Go follow him on Instagram at instagram.com/doggedlinedesignsupply

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