In this, we have for you a very important community project. Strange Semantics is an in-depth look at the language that we use to describe this incredible field that we find ourselves in. Terms like paranormal, supernatural, otherworldly, supranatural, supernormal, paraweird, and Fortean are examined through the input of 30 of the most fascinating people in the Fortean community. Podcasters, authors, philosophers, and artists from all over the world provide invaluable insight on a criminally overlooked aspect of Fortean studies. So, sit back and enjoy a trip across the spectrum of paranormal research! 

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:



Aaron Deese

Abby Carroll


Alan B. Smith

AP Strange

Belief Hole

Chris Cogswell

Chris Xydas

Cole Herrold

Dasos Crowsong

David Perkins

Fred Andersson

Greg Bishop

Heather Moser

Jeff Foran

Jack Hunter

Jeremy Vaeni

Joshua Cutchin

Joshua Cutchin: Weird Words & Brass Beats

Karen Stollznow – MonsterTalk

Karly Latham

Lisa and Shane – Dark Notes Podcast

Lon Strickler

Luke Greensmith

Marc Storrs – Cryptonaut Podcast

Matthew Schang

Molly Briggs

Rick Belcher

Stephanie Quick

Todd Purse

Vuk – Tracing Owls

Mothmen 1966



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