This week, we’re diving headfirst into the liminal spaces connecting our towns and cities. We’re discussing the full range of strange encounters, close calls, and brushes with the bizarre reported on the roadways of America. The prevalence of myths, urban legends, and campfire stories that take place in this setting is undeniable. The question is why. Why is the act of transit such a magnet for Fortean phenomena? We get into stories of the Red Headed Hitchhiker, Bandage Man, and Hat Man. All entities with thousands of reported encounters. Could these really just be boogiemen created and perpetuated by parents in order to keep their children safe? With the vast numbers of reported incidents, it’s hard to say.
CREEP FACTOR: 10!
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:
Extreme Graphic Violence
Visual and Auditory Hallucinations
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Gregg Martin for music contributions! Go follow him on Instagram at Instagram.com/reverentmusic
Additional Music: “Alone With Your Voices” – Ghost Stories Incorporated
Additional Music: “Running From Deaath” – Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio
Elias Armao for graphic design! Go follow him on Instagram at instagram.com/doggedlinedesignsupply