This week, we’re headed into the heart of the Lonestar State where, in April of 1897, the small rural town of Aurora, TX was set upon by an extraterrestrial interloper in crisis. After a harrowing attempt at an emergency landing ended in absolute catastrophe, the death of at least one of the craft’s occupants left the modest midtown reeling. But the outstanding part of this tale is the handling of this matter by a community that found itself questioning the very nature of life on earth. In a time 50 years before the Roswell crash and six years before mechanized flight would be achieved for the first time in Kitty Hawk, this bizarre barnstormer crashed in a frontier town that was prepared to show as much respect as one could possibly muster. So, let’s play a game.


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. 

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