104 episodes

Two spooky women discussing well-researched stories on true crime, paranormal, weird history, and everything in-between.

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True Creeps: True Crime, Ghost Stories, Cryptids, Horrors in History & Spooky Stories Amanda Mednansky and Lindsey Charlick

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 59 Ratings

Two spooky women discussing well-researched stories on true crime, paranormal, weird history, and everything in-between.

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    Hocus Pocus: Thackery, Witch Tropes, & the Salem Witch Trials

    Hocus Pocus: Thackery, Witch Tropes, & the Salem Witch Trials

    Join us while we chat about all things Hocus Pocus! We'll talk about the movie, fan theories, and the history behind the story - the Salem Witch Trials. We'll dissect some of the tropes in the movie like - what's with sucking the life force out of people? What's the deal with needing a virgin to light the black flame candle?


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    For more information on our sources, please visit our website: http://www.truecreeps.com/ (www.truecreeps.com)
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    Sources:
    https://www.sunjournal.com/2021/11/03/aliter-dulcia-the-bread-of-the-16-vestal-virgins/ (Aliter Dulcia – The bread of the 16 Vestal Virgins - Lewiston Sun Journal)
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Vestal-Virgins (Vestal Virgins | Roman religion | Britannica)
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Vestal-Virgins (Vestal Virgins | Roman religion | Britannica)
    https://medium.com/the-establishment/a-quick-and-dirty-history-of-virginity-9ceb24b7e08a (Why Have We Always Been So Obsessed With Virginity?)
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/virginity-social-construct (The Untold Story Behind Humanity’s Obsession With Virginity)
    https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/119859/what-s-so-special-about-virgins-blood (internal consistency - What’s so special about virgins’ blood? - Worldbuilding Stack Exchange)
    https://www.science.org/content/article/bearing-sons-can-alter-your-mind (Bearing Sons Can Alter Your Mind | Science | AAAS)
    https://theworld.org/stories/2012-09-27/male-dna-found-deep-inside-mothers-brain-new-study-shows (Male DNA found deep inside a mother's brain, a new study shows | The World from PRX)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/AskAnthropology/comments/si2ixq/magical_importance_of_virginity/ (Magical Importance of Virginity thread)
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/child-eater-bern (Child Eater Bern)
    https://snowwhitewrites.com/hansel-and-gretel-cannibal-witches/ (Hansel and Gretel: What’s Up with Cannibal Witches? - SWW)
    https://www.legendsofamerica.com/fl-fountainyouth/ (The Elusive Fountain of Youth – Legends of America)
    https://www.samlesburyhall.co.uk/about/witches (Witches - Samlesbury Hall)
    https://thetakeout.com/a-not-so-brief-history-of-witches-cooking-eating-child-1846449614 (A not-so-brief history of witches cooking and eating children)
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Malleus-maleficarum (Malleus maleficarum | Summary, Hammer of Witches, & Facts | Britannica)
    https://www.lancastercastle.com/history-heritage/further-articles/the-samlesbury-witches/ (The Samlesbury Witches | Lancaster Castle : Lancaster Castle)
    https://www.thehomet.com/blogs/blog/7-places-from-hocus-pocus-you-can-actually-visit (7 Places From Hocus Pocus You Can Actually Visit)
    https://www.nesl.edu/blog/detail/a-true-legal-horror-story-the-laws-leading-to-the-salem-witch-trials (A True Legal Horror Story: The Laws Leading to the Salem Witch Trials)
    https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/salem-witch-trials (Salem Witch Trials)
    https://www.britannica.com/event/Salem-witch-trials/The-trials (Salem witch trials - The trials | Britannica)
    https://screenrant.com/hocus-pocus-was-allison-witch-movie/ (Hocus Pocus: 7 Reasons Allison Was Really A Witch (& 8 Reason She Wasn’t))
    https://reference.yourdictionary.com/facts/salem-witch-trials-real-facts-that-will-haunt-you (Salem Witch Trials)
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/a-brief-history-of-the-salem-witch-trials-175162489/ (Salem Witch Trials)...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Murders of Barbara Raposa, Karen Marsden, & Doreen Levesque (Fall River Cult Killings): Bridgewater Triangle & Satanic Panic III

    The Murders of Barbara Raposa, Karen Marsden, & Doreen Levesque (Fall River Cult Killings): Bridgewater Triangle & Satanic Panic III

    Join us while we discuss the tragic murders of Doreen Levesque, Barbara Raposa, and Karen Marsden in Fall River, Massachusetts. We will explore the potential murderers and interesting witness statements and stories. Was this horrific web of murders part of a Satanic Cult? Was it Satanic Panic? And did the area being inside the Bridgewater Triangle have anything to do with it?


    If you'd like to be included in our 2nd Podiversary episode submit your story about the scariest thing that's ever happened to you here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3lSsizQ1lPlJA2JxsWtGHL1SSVqHSjPI1_ZZRaGAkoBLnmg/viewform?usp=sf_link (google form)


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    Sources:
    https://www.amazon.com/ (Prime Video/Epix Fall River Doc)
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-three-dead-prostitutes-triggered-a-wild-satanic-panic (How Three Dead Prostitutes Triggered a Wild Satanic Panic)
    https://www.heraldnews.com/story/news/2022/03/09/woman-convicted-fall-river-cult-murder-asks-paroled/9412020002/ (Woman convicted in Fall River 'cult murder' asks to be paroled)
    https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/fall-river-satanic-cult-murders-epix-1174716/ (Satanic Cult Murders Get New Investigation in New Docuseries ‘Fall River’)
    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/cultbustersgalactica/fall-river-mass-satanic-cult-carl-drew-robin-murph-t684.html (FALL RIVER, MASS. SATANIC CULT ~ CARL DREW / ROBIN MURPHY - CULTBUSTERS GALACTICA)
    https://www.mass.gov/doc/robin-murphy-lifer-decision/download (2017 Murphy Parole Doc)
    http://carldrewsfight.com/ (Carl Drew)
    https://law.justia.com/cases/massachusetts/supreme-court/volumes/387/387mass79.html (COMMONWEALTH vs. ANDRE O. MALTAIS. :: :: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Decisions :: Massachusetts Case Law :: Massachusetts Law :: US Law :: Justia)



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    • 1 hr 32 min
    More Haunted Dolls

    More Haunted Dolls

    Join us while we chat about more haunted dolls! We'll discuss a haunted object removal service, an unlikely haunted object, as well as a doll found in a place we maybe shouldn't go
    Follow along with us:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/10/29/creepy-doll-halloween-unsettling-toys-matchmaker/
    https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m53973570246/ (https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m53973570246/)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1170471973/erin-spirit-who-gives-you-information?ga_order=most_relevantandga_search_type=allandga_view_type=galleryandga_search_query=haunted+dollandref=sr_gallery-1-23andpro=1andfrs=1andorganic_search_click=1 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/1170471973/erin-spirit-who-gives-you-information?ga_order=most_relevantandga_search_type=allandga_view_type=galleryandga_search_query=haunted+dollandref=sr_gallery-1-23andpro=1andfrs=1andorganic_search_click=1)



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    • 32 min
    Mothman: Origins

    Mothman: Origins

    Join us for our 100th episode as we explore the origins of Mothman legends. We'll discuss the first accounts of one of the most infamous cryptids - Mothman. Is he a massive bird? If he wasn't then, what exactly were the residents of Point Pleasant, WV seeing peek into their windows?
    A special thank you to Lexi, one of our Patrons, for letting us use your Mothman photo as our cover art!


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    Sources:


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Cryptids: Sheepsquatch & The Ozark Howler

    Cryptids: Sheepsquatch & The Ozark Howler

    Join us while we talk about a couple lesser-known cryptids! We’ll discuss Sheepsquatch and The Ozark Howler. What are people seeing in the forests? Why can’t you hit one with a lunchbox? Was it a thick cat? Maybe a thin bear? Get your art supplies ready too because you may need them!


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    Sources:https://ozarkhowler.medium.com/the-hair-of-the-ozark-howler-c0b7999f486b (The Hair of the Ozark Howler)
    https://www.endangeredwolfcenter.org/ozarkhowler/ (Ozark Howler)
    https://www.animalplanet.com/show/mysterious-creatures-with-forrest-galante-animal-planet-atve-us (mysterious-creatures)
    http://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/ozarkxhowler/ (Cryptomundo » Ozark Howler: Faux Cryptozoologie)
    https://exemplore.com/cryptids/The-Ozark-Howler-Mythical-Beast-or-Elaborate-Hoax (The Ozark Howler: Actual Cryptid or Elaborate Hoax? - Exemplore)
    https://www.4029tv.com/article/ozark-howler-sighting-at-devils-den-game-fish-say-photos-are-a-hoax/4957812# ('Ozark Howler' sighting at Devils Den? Game and Fish say photos are a 'hoax')
    http://www.unlocktheozarks.org/stories/folklore-legends-and-myths/ozark-howler/ (Unlock The Ozarks - Stories - Folklore, Legends, and Myths - Ozark Howler)
    https://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/ozarkhowler.html (The Ozark Howler - Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma)
    https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Ozark_Howler (Ozark Howler | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom)
    https://books.google.com/ (Monsters of West Virginia: Mysterious Creatures in the Mountain State)
    https://theclio.com/entry/85663 (White Thing/Sheepsquatch Sighting - Clio)
    https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2012/01/23/145334460/welcome-to-the-tnt-area-home-of-the-mothman (Welcome To The 'TNT Area,' Home Of The Mothman : The Picture Show : NPR)
    https://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/move-bigfoot-comes-sheepsquatch/ (Move Over Bigfoot, Here Comes Sheepsquatch)
    https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Sheepsquatch#:~:text=Sheepsquatch%2C%20also%20known%20as%20the,southwestern%20region%20of%20the%20state (Sheepsquatch | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom)



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    • 54 min
    Stranger Things: Inspiration & History

    Stranger Things: Inspiration & History

    Join us for our first Stranger Things episode where we'll start our discussion on the inspiration behind Stranger Things. We'll discuss the Cold War, Easter Eggs, Kate Bush's songs, Pennhurst, and our thoughts on season four.


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    Sources:
    https://www.britannica.com/story/why-did-the-soviet-union-collapse (Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse? | Britannica)
    https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/al-qaeda-aka-al-qaida-al-qaida (al-Qaeda)
    https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/about-jfk/jfk-in-history/the-cold-war (The Cold War | JFK Library)
    https://greyhawk.fandom.com/wiki/Vecna (Vecna | Greyhawk Wiki | Fandom)
    https://darksun.fandom.com/wiki/Borys#:~:text=Borys%2C%20also%20known%20as%20The,like%20a%20storm%20of%20fire. (Borys | Dark Sun Wiki | Fandom)
    https://screenrant.com/dungeons-dragons-powerful-villains-ranked/ (Dungeons and Dragons: The 15 Most Powerful Villains, Ranked)
    https://boingboing.net/2022/06/09/listen-kate-bush-does-a-song-by-song-breakdown-of-hounds-of-love.html (Listen: Kate Bush does a song-by-song breakdown of "Hounds of Love" | Boing Boing)



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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Isis311 ,

One of my new faves!

Two listens in and I’m hooked! This podcast is very well-researched and I especially like the variety of topics covered. Lindsey and Amanda have great chemistry and their delivery is authentic and super engaging. Looking forward catching up on all of their episodes. If you haven’t checked them out yet-I highly recommend you do!

Mad Optimal ,

Well Researched True Crime and Spooky Topics. Always Fun!!!

You can tell that Amanda and Lindsey are passionate about diving in deep with the research. There is
always a new and interesting topic every week. I love looking forward to a new episode every Friday.
Keep up the fantastic work ladies!

Froggy Hopper 21 ,

THE. BEST.

Super creepy with GREAT detail!! Give it a listen!

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