This week, we return to one of the more intense stories that is from our very own home state of Indiana. In an effort to continue to restore some of our older episodes to our current format, we have remastered the story, added sound design, new music, and updated the debrief. Don’t miss it!

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 of all but one member of the family. Long after their departure, the house’s diabolical occupants would bring permanent bodily injury to one of the most famous names in the paranormal field. Strap in for this one and prepare for…


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. 

This week’s episode includes descriptions/sound related the following sensitive content:

Self harm

Domestic violence

Animal cruelty



Child endangerment

Intense medical situations

Demonic Possession

Visual and auditory hallucinations

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Dark Village

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