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The unknown. It lies at the root of all fear, and has inspired legends, superstition, folklore, customs, hysteria, and even murder throughout history. Still today we feel the shadowy presence of our ancestors' struggles to explain the mysterious in almost every facet of our lives. Whether it be in the form of religion, urban legends, pop culture, ghost stories, superstitious rituals, and so much more we are still just fighting to keep our monsters in the dark. Welcome to The Strange and Unusual Podcast.

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The unknown. It lies at the root of all fear, and has inspired legends, superstition, folklore, customs, hysteria, and even murder throughout history. Still today we feel the shadowy presence of our ancestors' struggles to explain the mysterious in almost every facet of our lives. Whether it be in the form of religion, urban legends, pop culture, ghost stories, superstitious rituals, and so much more we are still just fighting to keep our monsters in the dark. Welcome to The Strange and Unusual Podcast.

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    Scared To Death

    Scared To Death

    In this week's episode, Alyson explores the phenomenon of being scared to death through real life examples, folklore, and medical mysteries.

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, PT 8

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, PT 8

    In this episode, we cover chapters 17 through 19, when the creature confronts and begs his maker to build him a new companion. Victor then goes on a journey to perform his dreaded task.

    • 58 min
    The Evil Eye and Witchcraft Murder in Kalamazoo

    The Evil Eye and Witchcraft Murder in Kalamazoo

    On this week's episode we delve into the superstition of the evil eye and a case of witchcraft murder in Kalamazoo in 1929

    • 43 min
    RE-RELEASE: Strange and Unusual Headlines | Kept Dead Child In Their Home

    RE-RELEASE: Strange and Unusual Headlines | Kept Dead Child In Their Home

    This week's headline comes from St. Louis Post Dispatch, published on December 23, 1900

    • 51 min
    Nymph of the Woods, The Vanishing of a Child Prodigy

    Nymph of the Woods, The Vanishing of a Child Prodigy

    Barbara Newhall Follett was considered a child prodigy when her first novel "The House Without Windows" was published at age 12 in 1927, and then she had vanished forever when she was 25 in 1939. What happened to Barbara? And what does her disappearance possibly have to do with another woman who vanished in New Hampshire in 1936, Elsie Whittemore?

    • 57 min
    Strange & Unusual Headlines |Catch Jersey Devil

    Strange & Unusual Headlines |Catch Jersey Devil

    This week's headline was published by Escanaba Morning Press on July 6, 1911. In this episode, we get into Jersey Devil lore, a trolling Benjamin Franklin, a mysterious Irish creature, frozen hoof prints, a Philadelphia Dime Museum, a doctored kangaroo, and more!

    • 57 min

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