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A podcast to explore the unexplained, Straight-Up Enigmas discusses paranormal and supernatural events, as well as true crime, cold cases, and other mysteries.

Straight-Up Enigmas Jaden McKell

    • True Crime

A podcast to explore the unexplained, Straight-Up Enigmas discusses paranormal and supernatural events, as well as true crime, cold cases, and other mysteries.

    Small Town Spirits - Official Trailer

    Small Town Spirits - Official Trailer

    Believe me — Laurelton, Missouri was not where I’d planned to spend my summer vacation. But, as they usually do, things changed. I found myself living with my aunt, Mara, and working part-time at a women’s clothing boutique on the quaint and picturesque town square. I liked my job — I even made some new friends. The only not-so-great thing was the ghosts. Why was I the only one who could see them? Were they trying to warn me about something? About the dark, mysterious power I could feel radiating from the creepy old Masonic Lodge, orphanage, asylum and winery on the hill?
     
    I’m Jaden, the host of Small Town Spirits. This exclusive content is available through the Straight-Up Enigmas podcast feed. Starting April 14th, find all our spooky tales about the ghosts of Laurelton by searching Straight Up Enigmas on your favorite podcast app.
     
    Industrial Music Box by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100812
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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    Announcements: Quarantine Playlists, Featured Promos & Small Town Spirits

    Announcements: Quarantine Playlists, Featured Promos & Small Town Spirits

    Hello, enigmatic listeners! I wanted to check in with you all since we’ve had so many changes and announcements lately.
     
    First, I wanted to say thank you so much for supporting our sponsors. It’s been extremely exciting to see our little show get these sponsorship opportunities. I appreciate any effort from you all to show our sponsors that we have engaged listeners (things like using promo codes and downloading apps) -- that being said, I know things are pretty uncertain and chaotic right now. Any little bit of encouragement you send our way makes my day. I love hearing that you’re writing reviews for us on Apple Podcasts or just spreading the word to friends. 
     
    Second, I’ve decided to start uploading quarantine playlists to the feed on our off-weeks. I know a lot of us now have a lot more time on our hands, so I’m going to re-release some of our earlier episodes, along with some commentary from me and a list of episodes from other podcasts that I think compliment our content. I’ll also add some of the shows I personally have been listening to lately. 
     
    Third, we have so many great shows in the Straight-Up Strange Network! I love the variety in our spooky family, and I really want to share all these amazing podcasts with you. I’ll start uploading trailers and promos from some of the creators in our network every once in a while, just so you can get a taste for their different voices and styles.
     
    Fourth, you may not know this about me, but I love writing. I majored in English, and I miss the creativity that comes from making my own original content. To supplement our regular, non-fiction episodes, I’m going to publish a new fiction series called Small Town Spirits. A trailer and teaser are coming soon, so stay tuned on that!
     
    Again, I appreciate everything you enigmas do to help support our show. Some of you have listened from the very first episode -- our style has changed a lot since then, but I hope we can keep creating creepy content that you all enjoy. Thank you and we’ll see you on April 7th for our next regularly scheduled episode of Straight-Up Enigmas.
     
    Song "Almost Winter" written and performed by Chuck Flyer.

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    Straight-Up Enigmas - Official Trailer

    Straight-Up Enigmas - Official Trailer

    Ted Bundy murdered my dad’s friend's sister in 1974 while on his reign of terror in Utah. At least, Bundy admitted to killing her just before his execution, but police were never able to locate her body. That’s the topic of just one episode on Straight-Up Enigmas, a podcast to explore the unexplained. Spine-tingling, supernatural stories, historical mysteries and true criminal cases are all things to expect when you tune in to our show. We discuss the mysterious deaths of the Jamison Family, share terrifying true stories from real people about sleep paralysis and explore Cleopatra’s missing tomb. I’m Jaden McKell, and I’m the host of Straight-Up Enigmas. Our bite-sized, bi-weekly episodes focus on the world’s strangest mysteries -- sacred and sonic geometry, the murder of Karen Silkwood, Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell, the curse of the Omen -- and much more. Listen and subscribe at Apple Podcasts or wherever you find podcasts.
    Ice Demon by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200061
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/
     
    Straight-Up Enigmas is part of the Straight Up Strange Network: www.straightupstrange.com.

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    Bonus Patreon Episode #2: Eyewitness Accounts of the Jersey Devil

    Bonus Patreon Episode #2: Eyewitness Accounts of the Jersey Devil

    Please enjoy this special Patreon episode released in January! Our first monthly Patreon episode of 2020 (available only to our "Straight-Up Enigma" crew) is a compilation of spooky stories of the Leeds Devil from "Weird New Jersey Magazine" that are not included in our regular Jersey Devil episode! You can see even more firsthand accounts on their website: https://weirdnj.com/stories/jersey-devil/. Enjoy! If you'd like to hear more bonus content like this, please help support our show by joining our Patreon at patreon.com/straightupenigmas.

    • 5 min
    Episode 45: Peter Bergmann (The Man Who Never Was)

    Episode 45: Peter Bergmann (The Man Who Never Was)

    When a body washed up on Rosses Point Beach in Ireland on June 16th, 2009, investigators began to uncover one of the strangest, most notorious enigmas in Ireland’s history. Where did the man on the beach come from? Why was he there that day? Maybe most importantly, who was the dead man found on the beach that day? Join us as we explore the mysterious identity and death of Peter Bergmann, the man who never was.
    Research/Article for Narration: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/the-unsolved-mystery-of-peter-bergmann-1.3923308
    Music:
    Long Note One by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100418. Artist: http://incompetech.com/
    Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100176. Artist: http://incompetech.com/
    Comfortable Mystery 3 - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100536. Artist: http://incompetech.com/
     Ice Demon by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200061. Artist: http://incompetech.com/
    Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode! Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/.
    Promo by Haunted Happenstance: https://hauntedhappenstance.libsyn.com/
    Strange Room Forum for Straight-Up Strange Productions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2303355863253191/?source_id=1940822245930372

    • 30 min
    Bonus Patreon Episode: Kay's Cross

    Bonus Patreon Episode: Kay's Cross

    While we're on our off week, please enjoy this special Patreon episode released in February! In this bonus show, I discuss Kay's Cross, an urban legend from my hometown of Kaysville, Utah. I'm sure you had a place like this where you grew up (the place all your friends wanted to go for an extra scare on Friday the 13th or Halloween night). Thanks to http://www.weirdus.com/states/utah/stories/kays_cross/index.php for some of the extra information. If you'd like to hear more content like this, please help support our show and become a patron at patreon.com/straightupenigmas!
    The theme song for our podcast was created and written by Chuck Flyer.

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