Podcast: Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling

The study of the paranormal has a long, fascinating, and controversial history. Best friends and hosts Ryan and Jordan explore the depths of metaphysical phenomena, ufology, cryptozoology, and all manner of unsolved mysteries through a time-honored tradition: the campfire story. If you’re fascinated by all things Fortean; if you love stories of ghosts, UFOs, cryptids, and the occult – this show is for you.

21: Episode 21 – The Headless Men of the Nahanni River Valley

Nestled deep in the heart of Canada’s Northwest Territories and the McKenzie mountain range, Nahanni Valley has some of the most remarkable landscapes on earth. Mountain peaks so sheer that they protected the valley from the last ice age, raging rivers thousands of feet deep, thousands of miles of ice caves, acres of hot springs,…

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20: Episode 20 – The Haunting of Leap Castle

This week, we’re venturing into the rolling emerald hills of central Ireland. A land once ruled by Druidic tribes saw the takeover of western forces in the 13th century and with it the construction of some of the most enduring and iconic structures in European history. Sitting easily among the most recognizable of them is…

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19: Episode 19 – The Lead Masks of Vintém Hill

Just east of the sun-drenched beaches of Rio de Janeiro, in the city of Niterói, sits the windswept bank of Vintém Hill. It is here on this hillside that Brazilian authorities would discover the bodies of two tv technicians at the center of one of the most enigmatic and enduring mysteries in South American history….

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Halloween Spooktacular Listener Story Extravaganza 2021

Halloween! Samhain! All-Hallows Eve! No matter what you call it, it’s our absolute favorite time of year and this year, we’ve decided to begin a new tradition. Every year on Halloween, we’re going to sit down and read a few of our favorite stories that have come across our desk. And that’s what this is!…

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Campfire Classics Collection Vol. 4 – The Red Room

In this week’s addition to the Campfire Classic Collection, the father of Science-Fiction takes a turn toward the terrifying. H.G. Wells tries his adept hand at the world of Gothic Horror with fantastic results. Originally published in 1896 in Idler Magazine, this story centers around a scientifically but open minded man who is attempting to…

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18: Episode 18 – The Vampire of Croglin Grange

The fourth and final installment in our Halloween Monsters series ends with a bang: Vampires. We dive into the terrifying tale of a family living in the North-West England village of Croglin Grange. After renting a single story home, they soon came to find that the owners had more than good reason to vacate. The…

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Campfire Classics Collection Vol. 3 – Pickman’s Model

Campfire Classics Collection Volume 3: Pickman’s Model In the third installment of the Campfire Classics Collection, in honor of the Halloween season, today we’re reading “Pickman’s Model” (1927) by H.P. Lovecraft. In this terrifying tale of one man’s struggle to find the uppermost reaches of horror, we explore themes of passion, moderation, and exclusion. This…

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17: Episode 17 – The Curse of Julia Brown

In week three of our super special spooky season series on Halloween monsters, we discuss the fascinating and wild world of witches! Was Julia Brown a Creole Healer, Seer, Voodoo Priestess, or a Green Witch, or was she simply the closest thing to a doctor readily available to the isolated logging town of Frenier? Is…

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Campfire Classics Collection Vol. 2 – The Story of William Wilson

In the second installment of the Campfire Classics Collection we have the conclusion of “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 move past these epiphanies…

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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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