16: Episode 16 – Zombie Apocalypse: Subject Zero

In the second installment of our Super Special Spooky Season Series on Iconic Halloween Creatures, we sit down to discuss all things Zombies. This week’s eerie epic follows a young journalist through a harrowing encounter with the source of a zombie infection. We then discuss the origins of zombies in Afro-Caribbean culture, the blending of…

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Campfire Classics Collection Vol. 1 – The Story of William Wilson

In the first installment of the Campfire Classics Collection, in honor of the Halloween season, today we’re reading “The Story of William Wilson” (1839). In this odd tale of one man’s encounter with his own doppelgänger, we explore what it is to confront the best and worst of ourselves; how it is that we can…

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15: Episode 15 – The Werewolf of Gevaudan

In the first of our special spooky season episodes, we dive headfirst into the world of werewolves. This week’s terrifying tale concerns a possibly lycanthropic beast from 18th Century France. Reportedly responsible for the deaths of over 300 men, women, and children; the Beast of Gevaudan has a body count like no creature that we…

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14: Episode 14 – Dyatlov Pass

In the winter of 1959, nine experienced hikers died in a remote section of the Ural Mountains. The mysterious nature of these deaths was compounded by the cloak and dagger nature of the Soviet government. Details of the event were kept under lock and key until the collapse of the Soviet Union in August of…

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13: Episode 13 – The Possession of Michael Taylor

We’re headed back across the pond this week to the small town of Ossett, West Yorkshire. During the recession of the 1970s, the financial and emotional hardships of the Taylor family reached a tipping point and Michael Taylor turned to God. The Christian Fellowship Group, a vaguely protestant Christian group with no affiliation to any…

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12: Episode 12 – Demon House

Just 25 miles southeast of Chicago, Gary, Indiana is an post-industrial city on the shores of Lake Michigan. This week’s tale is one of terror, economic strife, and demonic possession. The Ammons family experienced fly infestations, disembodied children’s laughter and barking, shadow figures, and unexplained wet boot prints. This experience culminated in the apparent possession…

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11: Episode 11 – Stardust Ranch

Just an hour Southwest of Phoenix, Arizona, on the edge of Rainbow Valley, sits a small 10-acre property named Stardust Ranch. What it lacks in size it makes up in strangeness. In a wild story of UFOs, shadow creatures, attempted abduction, cattle mutilation, and men in black that spanned over two decades, a couple who…

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10: Episode 10 – The Pope Lick Monster

This week, we’re headed back to the North-Kentucky brush country where just 20 miles east of Louisville sits the small township of Pope Lick. Beneath the century-old Pope Lick Trestle Bridge, legend says that a maniacal monstrosity creeps through the underbrush waiting for the opportunity to lure its next victim with its siren song; straight…

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9: Episode 9 – Charterhouse

Deep in the craggy bluffs of the Mendips in Southwest England, sits the isolated hamlet of Charterhouse. Standing in stark contrast to this area’s serene natural beauty is it’s penchant for some very strange secrets. It’s 1900 year history is riddled with stories of ghostly military men, phantom hitchhikers, cave-ridden witches, and disembodied laughter intertwined…

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8: Episode 8 – The Flatwoods Monster

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?…

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