In the years straddling the turn of the last century, a series of sightings and encounters with an enormous, seemingly amphibious beast that actively transitioned between rectilinear and quadrupedal locomotion sent the people of Southwest Ohio into a frenzy. We tell the terrifying tale of two brothers whose scrape with this bloodcurdling behemoth left one terrified and the other scarred for life. Join us as we do a little attempting to understand and a lot of basking in the glory of this era of cryptozoological phenomena and the 19th century reporting that detailed it. This isn’t your run of the mill 15 foot cryptid.

We’re talking about FORTY FEET OF SLIMY TERROR!

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