In the autumn of 1952, a group of children and one chaperone had an encounter that would come to define not only their lives, but an entire West Virginia town. This relatively brief encounter has managed to establish the Flatwoods Monster as one of the most iconic and beloved Fortean encounters ever reported. Alien? Cryptid? Angry Robot? Tourist Trap? At least two of those things.


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