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Through deep research and high-strangeness storytelling, three brothers explore paranormal encounters and unexplained events. Collecting freaky listener stories and scouring the dusty pages of classic Fortean texts, the brothers use high-production sound design to set the scene for alleged real encounters with, Dogman, Poltergeists, Bigfoot, Fairy Folk, Humanoids, UFOs, Shadow People, and Sky Creatures.. just to name a few.

Attempting to parse out the fact within folklore, the brothers of the Hole banter about everything from bizarre historical mysteries to emerging clandestine conspiracy theories, often challenging their own beliefs and sometimes each other's sanity.

Good humor, good drinks, and good discussion!

Have you ever overheard a co-worker shakily tell his story of a real encounter with a Dogman? Has your friend or weird uncle told you his close encounter with a reptilian humanoid from the sewer? Looking to corroborate your grandma's true ghost stories? Were you born with a thirst for the mysterious? Well, sit back and pour yourself a big glass from the Belief Hole, my friend, and help us dig the weird!

Belief Hole | Paranormal, Mysteries and Other Tasty Thought Snacks Belief Hole Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 467 Ratings

Through deep research and high-strangeness storytelling, three brothers explore paranormal encounters and unexplained events. Collecting freaky listener stories and scouring the dusty pages of classic Fortean texts, the brothers use high-production sound design to set the scene for alleged real encounters with, Dogman, Poltergeists, Bigfoot, Fairy Folk, Humanoids, UFOs, Shadow People, and Sky Creatures.. just to name a few.

Attempting to parse out the fact within folklore, the brothers of the Hole banter about everything from bizarre historical mysteries to emerging clandestine conspiracy theories, often challenging their own beliefs and sometimes each other's sanity.

Good humor, good drinks, and good discussion!

Have you ever overheard a co-worker shakily tell his story of a real encounter with a Dogman? Has your friend or weird uncle told you his close encounter with a reptilian humanoid from the sewer? Looking to corroborate your grandma's true ghost stories? Were you born with a thirst for the mysterious? Well, sit back and pour yourself a big glass from the Belief Hole, my friend, and help us dig the weird!

    5.1 Shadow Book of Ji Yun - Chinese Vampires, Yeren and Ghosts

    5.1 Shadow Book of Ji Yun - Chinese Vampires, Yeren and Ghosts

    Let's dig into the strange and true accounts recorded in the 18th century by Ji Yun - the imperial librarian of China’s last dynasty. From China's Zombie-like Vampires and Straddling Succubus Monsters to Ancient Trickster Spirits and the scariest TRUE Chinese Ghost Stories, let us dip you into the sweet mysterious river of the bizarre. Join us in exploring the real X-files of the Qing Dynasty!
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    SUMMARY: ----------- In 18th Century, China - a land steeped in tradition, superstition and Magic, one man was dedicated to documenting and preserving the strange and the unexplained. With fierce intellect and dark wit, he recorded bizarre accounts from across the land. From the elusive man-stealing Yeren, to reanimated Vampiric corpses known as Jiangshi, Ji Yun's writings illuminate a world where the line between the living and the dead was blurred and the supernatural whispers from the shadows. Join us as we unroll his aging scrolls and scour his dusty tomes to present true tales of anomalous phenomena recorded by the imperial librarian of China’s final dynasty.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Dark Watchers of California - Haunted Cliffsides and Coastal Paranormal Encounters | EXPANSION 4.8

    Dark Watchers of California - Haunted Cliffsides and Coastal Paranormal Encounters | EXPANSION 4.8

    Standing sentinel on the California Coast is the stunning and mysterious Santa Lucia Mountain Range. But among this wild beauty, there have been reports of phantoms. Dark looming “watchers”, have allegedly been seen since the arrival of the Spanish in the 1700s, and perhaps going back millennia earlier with the native Chumash people.
    Reported by travelers and locals alike, the accounts remain consistent. Adorned in dark cloaks and wide-brim hats, these black giants of the fog stand motionless, and with featureless faces, surveying the crags and cliffs with a haunting, uninterrupted gaze.
    Should you approach one of these ever-vigilant sentinels, they will simply vanish into the mist that shrouds the secrets of this ancient land. What are they, and what is their clandestine purpose?!
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    TIMESTAMPS
     01:20 | Dark Watchers - Description / Setting
    9:49 | Los Vigilantes Oscurus
    10:31 | Small Pointed Ears Wrapped in Shadow | STORY
    11:26 | It Watched from Above Me | STORY
    17:37 | They look like Horses on hind legs | STORY
    1918 | The Raven Man | STORY
    21:56| Surrounded by Hunched Creatures | STORY
    24:31 | Beyond the Barbwire | STORY
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     | These things are Annual!! | STORY
    32:04 | Early Records and writings of the Dark Watchers
    33:06 | John Steinbeck’s Dark Watchers and his mother's encounter
    37:15 | The Chumash Connection
    42:04 | The Brocken Specter Argument 
    49:43 | La Diablesse of the Caribbean

    • 58 min
    Sky Creature Attacks, BBQ Goblins, Secret Antarctic Bases, and Real Ghost Stories

    Sky Creature Attacks, BBQ Goblins, Secret Antarctic Bases, and Real Ghost Stories

    It’s late at night and you’re driving down a dark and desolate road. You haven’t seen a soul for miles. As you pull off onto the berm, the sky is clear and the night is quite.. strangely quiet. An unsettling sensation begins to crawl across your skin. Something is wrong. Suddenly the car rocks.. but just a little.. yet the air is still.. Silence. Then all at once, the roof of the car screams to life as if some freakish demon is taring its way inside!!
    From back yard run-ins with grinning goblins, to clandestine missions under the ice of Antarctica, on this episode of Belief Hole, join us as we cast a light into the dark and forgotten passageways of this world, and explore true and terrifying tales of inexplicable and the unknown!
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    TIMESTAMPS:
    1:37 | Introduction
    2:40 | Coming up
    7:30 | Encounter on the Road (If you blinked you would have missed it) | Virgil Myers
    13:00 | Scotts Bluff National Monument - National Park Containment Theory
    18:34 | Bedframe Ghost | Alex 
    24:42 | Electric Visitor | John Scheffer
    29:24 | Ball Lightning Discussion - Dad's Account
    33:45 | The Beast of 3 Pond | Victoria (Mew Pew)
    42:26 | More Ball Lightning Discussion
    44:54 | Disclaimer - Adult Santa Convo
    45:27 | Expansion Discussion - The Santalacrum!!
    49:22 | Expansion Preview - The Santalacrum!! Alien Elves Visit!
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    53:45 | If you could wish for a paranormal encounter..
    53:45 | The Fresno Goblin | Jose Torres
    59:11| Goblin Sighting Corroboration in Porterville, CA!
    1:04:10 | Under the Bed! | Abi Bernard
    1:09:50 | SKY WHALES!: Vic Rainey, Theresa Lindsay, and Rene Patra! THANK YOU!
    1:11:05 | Underneath the Antarctic Ice | Tanner
    1:19:19 | Antarctica Corroboration - John Kerry's Strange Trip
    1:24:26 | Happy Birthday, Jordan Brown!!
    1:26:24 | Thank Yous!!

    🔥SHOW NOTES📚
    https://beliefhole.com/4-19-strange-listener-stories-17-sky-creature-attacks-bbq-goblins-and-secret-bases-of-antarctica

     

    • 1 hr 38 min
    4.18 | Missing 411: Portal Theory – Fairies, Bigfoot, National Parks Mysteries

    4.18 | Missing 411: Portal Theory – Fairies, Bigfoot, National Parks Mysteries

    In recent years, an unsettling and controversial subject has been gaining attention. A concerning number of people have inexplicably gone missing, from National Parks and elsewhere- Seemingly vanishing from the face of the earth. Over the past 10 years Former police officer and researcher, David Paulides, has identified unique characteristics in these cases that produce an unusual pattern. But what does the pattern mean? And where did these people go?
    While recognizing the heartbreak left in the wake of the missing, on this episode of Belief Hole, we attempt to search the furthest boundaries of our reality and open the unseen doors. While Cross correlating new scientific discoveries in quantum physics with ancient tribal and fairy lore, we recount witness reports of real portals appearing from places as wild as remote wilderness to as familiar as your own backyard. Join us as endeavor to explore, Missing 411: Portal Theory
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    4.18 | Golosov Ravine Mystery - Time Slips, Bigfoot magic, and the Sasquatch Underworld
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    🎧 REFERENCED/ RELATED EPISODES
    3.20 | National Parks: Containment Theory, Missing 411
    2.25 | Dark Fairies and Cloaked Creatures – Beyond Missing 411
    2.20 The Glimmer Man, Invisible Entity Encounters, and ITEs
    2.4 | Barricading the Boogeyman and Spirit Architecture
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    Missing 411 | Western United States & Canada
    David Paulides
    Where The Footprints End: High Strangeness And The Bigfoot Phenomenon, Volume I: Folklore
    Josua Cutchin & Timothy Renner
    Time Storms
    Jenny Randles TIMESTAMPS
    00:00 | Introduction - Missing 411 - Portal Theory
    03:00 | David Paulides - Disappearance Phenomena - Strange patterns
    05:31  | Disclaimer (sensitive topic)
    06:45 | Missing 411 and Portal Theory - more on the patterns
    10:45 | Timestorms - Jenny Randalls
    12:55 | Neighborhood Changeling Portal Encounter - Josh La Rue | STORY
    20:47 | The Shadow Realm and Mirror Worlds (folklore and scientific discovery) 
    24:47 | Portals between our Earth and the Sun discovered! Also, Ancient Culture Portal Cultivation!
    28:25 | National Parks Disappearances, Containment Theory and Glimmer man
    30:38 | Project Pegasus - Andrew D. Basiago
    32:25 | The Shimmer Connection - MasqueradingMuppet | STORY
    39:59 | Golosov Ravine Mystery - Expansion setup
    41:26 | Expansion Preview | Interdimensional Traps
    44:17 | Bigfoot Raindrop Portal | STORY
    46:22 | Arrivals and Departures Theory
    50:49 | Strange Construction | STORY
    53:22 | Men-Stealing Dwarves from the World Beyond Stone | STORY
    59:29 | Strange Visitor: Realm of the Shadow People | STORY
    1:02:19 | The Medway Helicopter | STORY
    1:09:54 | Flashback Clip to Episode 13 - origins of our portal theory and first discussion of Missing 411
    1:15:17 | Thank Yous!
    1:27:51 | OUTTAKES
    SOURCES
    The surprising way a Portal gun could work according to physics
    Medium Hidden Portals in Earth’s Magnetic Field Nasa Did Our Ancestors Know How to Open A Portal to Another Dimension?
    Gaia NASA Researchers Disclose the Truth About Time Travel & Dimensional Portals
    Christina Sarich, Staff | Waking Times Fermions, Building Blocks of Matter, May Enter Portals to a 5th Dimension
    The Cosmic Web Scientists Are Pretty Sure They Found a Portal to the Fifth Dimension
    Popular Mechanics

    • 1 hr 33 min
    4.17 | Nightmareland - Sleep Paralysis, Astral Goblins, and Real Dream Walking Encounters

    4.17 | Nightmareland - Sleep Paralysis, Astral Goblins, and Real Dream Walking Encounters

    Go Back to "Sleep"!
    Is our waking world just a shadow? Simply the surface on the skin of reality? What are these transient lands between wakefulness and the deep dark of sleep? When we put out the light and slip away, are we in reality glimpsing hidden frontiers that actually exist?! ..
    When sleep paralysis grips the body, we are plunged into the waters of a strange borderland, is this the precipice of an interdimensional realm where astral monstrosities are suddenly made visible?
    in hypnogogic states, can we perceive precognitive visions or even converse with the dead?
    From encounters with sentient dream-walkers who leave burning reminders of their reality to confounding cases of Sleepwalk murder,
    On this episode of Belief Hole, we explore the landscapes of slumber and the dream dimensions that may be just as real as this realm of the waking.
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    Nightmareland: Travels at the Borders of Sleep, Dreams, and Wakefulness
    Lex "Lonehood" Nover TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00 | Coming up on this Episode: Nightmareland, Dream Worlds, Reality of the Land of Nod
    11:39 | A Summery of Lex Nover’s Introduction to Nightmareland | Reading
    16:24 | Succubi, Incubus, Nacht Mare
    17:10 | SP Entity Varieties and the gelatinous succubus of Ronald K. Siegel
    19:00 | Louis Proud surprises astral troll
    21:00 | Cultural Sleep Paralysis - The Old Hag, The kokma, Agumangia and Ukomiarik
    22:19 | SP and the OBE Connection and the Astral Plane
    23:55 | Wrestling with Ghosts, Psychologist Jorge Conesa-Sevilla
    24:55 | Thoughts on Flying Dreams, Dream Yoga and chakra’s
    27:57 | Preventing and Escaping Sleepy Paralysis
    30:09 | Turning the Tables - Eating the Heart of the Gargoyle!
    32:44 Fear Eaters, Nightmare Feeders - Astral Hypothesis for SP
    34:24 | Expansion Discussion - Microsleep and the Black Dog (Gaurdians at the gate) Astral Attacks- by other dreamers and practitioners of magic, the Alien Connection, and Catboy!
    36:00 | expansion Clip - Oscar’s Sleep Paralysis Imposter Entity Encounter!
    38:39 | Parasomnias - Ambien zombies, Sleepwalking
    41:23 | Graveyard Chat - Parasomnia and Communication with the Dead
    47:18 | The Severed head of Sarah Hand and Precognitive Dreams
    53:50 | Encounters with Sentient Dream Characters
    1:01:30 | Ledru's Strange Case of Sleepwalk Murder
    1:10:35 | Strange Semantics Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling
    1:11:15 | Thank Yous
    1:18:25 | OUTTAKES

    • 1 hr 24 min
    4.16 | Terrifying and Untold True Haunted House Stories – Halloween Special!

    4.16 | Terrifying and Untold True Haunted House Stories – Halloween Special!

    Every street has one. And Every kid knows the legend. There it sits, like a sentinel. Perched on the hill, emanating a darkness and a hunger. Waiting and watching. Crouching back in shadow from the protective glow of the street lamp light. The haunted house at the end of the block.
    From tree-line demons calling from the shadows to astral battles with evil intruders, On this Halloween episode of Belief Hole, we detail four incredible, previously unheard accounts of true American hauntings.
    So tuck the kids in by curfew and check and turn off the porch light, as we walk the halls and explore the hidden world just beyond the walls.
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    Haunted Baldwin County, Alabama (Haunted America)
    Harriet Brill Outlaw TIMESTAMPS
    2:30 | Introduction | Untold American Hauntings
    5:18 | Remembering Halloween in Canal Fulton
    7:55 | Whispers, Blood, and Standard Ghostly Stories | Tyler’s STORY
    11:37 | 1988 Haunted Bunk Beds of the Tallmann House
    12:00 | San Pedro House - Jackie Hernandez - Cameraman (Wheatfield) hanging attack in the attic
    13:21 | Documented Unresolved case of Winston House
    15:19 | Daily News reported in 2015, an Oklahoma man discovered his kitchen | wall bleeding
    17:15 | She Follows Me | Preston’s STORY
    33:13 | Expansion Preview! Devil's Playthings - Ouija Boards, Ritual Games, and Halloween Nostalgia 🎃
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    39:15 The Demon in the Tree-line | Chip’s STORY
    53:58 | FISH RIVER FREAKINESS early 1900s - OL’ TWO TOE
    57:52 | Haunted Baldwin County
    58:18 | Haunting Brianna - Attacked at Home and Battles in the Astral - Brianna’s STORY
    1:09:53 | OBEs and the Connection to Hauntings

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
467 Ratings

467 Ratings

SketchSquatch ,

The “Hole” Package

It’s as if the great 1970’s show In Search Of and NPR’s this American Life had a baby! The brother of “The Hole” keep it lively and creative with excellent music and production values. Highly recommended.

EggBread ,

very cool

They dive deep enough to entertain the seasoned conspiracy theorist like myself & still fun enough to introduce your normie friends to some more “out there” ideas ✌️

bunnyb0218 ,

Love you guys!!!

I also buried my pet rat with items. They are our friends til the end! I did a whole ceremony and buried him with his fave blanket and blessed items. I am confident he came back tho…. Sometimes I feel him Brush up against my leg in bed and the sheet ripple as though he is still zooming. RIP Ratface! I can’t wait to hold you again!

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