Beginning in mid-November of 1966, a series of rapid fire encounters with the Mothman lit West Virginia on fire with speculation and controversy. From Marcella Bennet’s parental nightmare to Connie Joe Carpenter’s full body trance, this week, we explore some of the strangest and most compelling encounters with everyone’s favorite mothy horror. 


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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Mental Health

Car Accidents 




High-Stress Situations

Mob Violence

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Mothmen 1966


Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

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Mothman Archive

Woodrow Derenberger Interview

Visitors from Lanulos

The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

John Keel

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Strange Creatures From Time and Space

John Keel

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The Silver Bridge

Gray Barker

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Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside

Brad Steiger

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Mothman: The Facts Behind The Legend

Jeff Wamsley

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Small Town Monsters: The Mothman Trilogy


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