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58 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Episode 58: Holiday Special: All We Need is a Miracle
To true believers, they’re acts of God. To skeptics, they’re something science just hasn’t gotten around to explaining yet. And they range from small yet meaningful to life-changing. Today for this holiday special, we’re sharing stories about miracles.
73 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Episode 57: Real Imaginary Friends
The line between our inner and outer worlds is never more blurry than in childhood. But are the things we dream up ever more than make believe? And if so, should we be afraid? Today, we’re sharing stories about real imaginary friends.
60 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Episode 56: The Devil's Typewriter
Some people view them as harmless party games--for others they’re potential portals to the underworld. But whether you believe in their powers or not, there’s good reason to believe bad things can happen around them. Today, we’re sharing stories about ouija board mishaps.
74 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Episode 55: Spooktober Special: Spooky 911
They’re on the front lines of tragedy, trauma and death, bringing people back from the brink or bearing witness to their final moments. Being so close to the veil, it only makes sense that they’d have more than their share of chilling--and even terrifying--encounters. Today, we’re sharing true paranormal stories from medical workers, police and first responders.
64 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Episode 54: Creatures of the Night
Whether they’re portrayed as debonair seducers or hideous and unholy monsters, the idea of immortal creatures that feast on the blood of the living dates back centuries. Their stories have inspired works of art from literature to film. But do they only exist in fiction--or are the undead very much alive? Today, we’re sharing stories about vampires.
59 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Episode 53: Under the Skin
In Native American legends, sinister creatures stalk the dark wilderness, taking the form of predatory beasts--or even the faces of people you love. But could this terrifying lore be more than skin-deep? Today, we’re sharing stories about skinwalkers.
59 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Episode 52: Thunderstruck
From Dr. Frankenstein’s unholy experiments to Doc’s flux capacitor in Back to the Future, we’ve long been exposed to art and pop culture fantasies of what might be possible if we harnessed the power of lightning. It turns out, there are some who claim that one dark and stormy night changed the way they see the world forever. Today, we’re sharing stories about lightning strike psychics.
60 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Episode 51: Don’t Feed Them After Midnight
Whether they’re terrorizing William Shatner at 20,000 feet or stealing midnight snacks and multiplying into tiny terrors, tales of these mischievous creatures have captured our imagination for the last half century. And apparently, they may have a presence that goes beyond our screens. Today, we’re sharing stories about real life gremlins.
106 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Episode 50: Campfire Stories Special
Campfire tales usually share a few key ingredients: eerie nightfall, an unsuspecting victim or two, a sinister predator stalking in the darkness. But are any of these legends more fact than fiction? And if so, what might be lurking beyond the light of our flickering flames? Today, for our 50th episode, we’re sharing campfire stories.
68 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Episode 49: Calls of the Wild
The call of the wild is more than a Jack London title. It’s a state of mind--that irresistible lure to venture into the woods and explore its beauty, mystery and adventure. But what if the call is an actual voice--maybe one that’s familiar? And what danger waits just beyond the tree line? Today, we’re sharing stories about forest mimics.
55 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Episode 48: The Hills Have Souls
Those of us who’ve hiked, explored or lived in wild places often describe the feeling that we’re not alone. But it’s not animals, other humans or even monsters that might be watching--according to some, the hills really do have eyes. Today, we’re sharing stories about land spirits.
67 minutes | May 14, 2021
Episode 47: Angels in our Midst
When we think of angelic beings, we often conjure images straight out of classical art: flowing robes, shining haloes and those proverbial golden harps in the clouds. But is the truth closer to earth--and our everyday lives? Today, we’re sharing stories about guardian angels.
63 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Episode 46: Hidden Places
From underground lairs and dusty crawlspaces to dark basement stairways you can’t help but sprint up or those eerie sounds coming from inside the walls, there’s something both unnerving and irresistible about what’s concealed. And sometimes, we can’t help but stumble across it. Today, we’re sharing stories about hidden places.
60 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Episode 45: Spectral Detectives
We’ve all heard of spirits who return with messages for the living. But what happens when the message is more of a crime tip--maybe even for their own murder? Today, we’re sharing stories about ghosts who solved crimes.
63 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Episode 44: What Lies in the Deep
For centuries, the ocean depths have captured our imagination like a siren song, leaving us both fascinated--and terrified. But just what might be waiting beneath the waves? Today, we’re sharing stories about deep sea mysteries.
68 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Episode 43: Ghosts in the Machine
When a loved one passes, it feels like we should still be able to pick up the phone and hear their voice. But, incredibly, many people have claimed to have done just that--whether by phone, tape recorder, TV or even text. Today, we’re sharing stories about communication with the afterlife, from phantom phone calls to eerie EVPs.
58 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Episode 42: Giants in the Land
From the world beyond Jack’s magical beanstalk to mythical warriors of old, humankind has always loved stories of beings that are larger than life. But is there any evidence that these tales could be more than tall ones? Today, we’re sharing stories about giants.
60 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Episode 41: Would You Like Frights with That?
The most haunted places aren’t always drafty Victorian mansions, crumbling abbey ruins or ancient stone castles. It turns out some ghosts are attracted to chains of the stripmall kind--and you may want to think twice about working the late shift. Today, we’re sharing stories about haunted franchises.
55 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Episode 40: Here Comes Santa Claws
Kris Kringle. Saint Nick. Father Christmas. He’s a legend beloved by children around the world for his kindness, jolly temperament and toy-laden sack. But there’s a darker side to Santa Claus lore--and there are a few of us who’ve seen it. Today, we’re sharing stories about scary Santas.
68 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Episode 39: Elfin Magic
Most of us think of them as the stuff of fairy tales and holiday lore. Tiny creatures hammering away on toys and maybe doing a solid for overworked cobblers or else the ethereal beauties in a Tolkein novel. But there are more than a few people who think elves are not only real--they might be closer than you think.
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