This week, we’re headed into our own backyards to discuss an epic Indiana legend. The Beast of Busco first showed its face in Fulk Lake over a century ago. The original owner’s live-and-let-live approach would be radically abandoned by his successor in 1948. Gale Harris would embark on a campaign to expose the massive alligator snapping turtle so extreme that it attracted spectators from all over the Midwest and national news. Tune in to hear about all the hair-brained schemes and extreme lengths that this would-be Ahab went to to harpoon his white whale.


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