Talkin' about the paranormal, the occult, and weird and forgotten history. Deep dive into stories about ghosts, ouija boards, cemeteries, obscure and bizarre stories from New York City, urban legends, paranormal investigations, and more!
The Pigman of Bonnie Brae Bridge (Haunted Denton, Texas)
This episode is about the legendary pigman of Denton, Texas. Kinda.
The thing is, I'd never heard of the pigman, so it's really an episode about how urban legends and folklore are spread, what makes one urban legend take off while another lingers in obscurity, and what our urban legends say about us.
Though I do also tell the story of the pigman somewhere in there.
the "Cowboy Mafia" the WPA Folklore Project Content note: this episode contains a brief mention of sexual assault, stories about violent attacks that lead to disfigurement, quoted language that suggests that facial disfigurement is tied to someone’s moral character, mentions of the war on drugs and corruption in the U.S. legal system.
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Outlaw ghosts and a haunted bookstore (Haunted Denton Square)
Not far from the famed Goatman's Bridge in Denton County, Texas, a courthouse square has its share of spirits.
I return once more to North Texas—a place of strange UFO and cryptid encounters, and also where I grew up. This time, I'm looking at Denton Square, a historic spot where urban legends, history, and hauntings intersect.
Content note: This episode contains mentions of violence against Black and indigenous people and suicide.
an opera house that became a used bookstore a digression about how urban legends spread and develop a ghost horse!! Check out the shownotes.
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Feelin' nostalgic: emotions and analog paranormal investigation tools
Continuing my deep dive into nostalgia and the paranormal! Does the way we feel about paranormal investigation tools change their efficacy? How do our emotions (especially nostalgia) interact with the paranormal?
My continuing fascination with whether the ghosts of living people can haunt us Looking at nostalgic paranormal investigation tools through the lens of Amanda D. Paulson’s Paranormal Emotive Touchpoint theory Support the New Blood Kickstarter! Please spread the word and—if you’re able to—back the project to help bring two new queer paranormal shows into the world! Check out newblood.tv for more info.
Shownotes and written version of this episode at buriedsecretspodcast.com.
The hype around the Panasonic RR-DR60
A look at lore surrounding the legendary Panasonic RR-DR60. How did the late 1990s audio recorder become a device that now sells for $4,000-5,000 USD on eBay? What makes the DR60 so special?
plenty o' nostalgia (and skepticism) a digression about hard drives (everyone's favorite) some arguments in favor of using older gear to investigate the paranormal Check out the shownotes for sources and a written version of the episode.
Instant photography, nostalgia, and the paranormal
A wild ride through nostalgia about instant photography, the pitfalls of both analog and digital photography, the weirdly zeitgeisty history of the Polaroid Corporation, and the search for images we can "trust."
My attempts to doctor Polaroid photos Spirit photography Computational photography Check out the shownotes for sources and a written version of the episode.
Spirit boxes and paranormal nostalgia
A deep dive into nostalgia, liminality, and the paranormal.
Are we interested in the paranormal because we feel nostalgic? Could that be why so much paranormal investigation gear is inspired by 1980s and 1990s tech?
Could a state of feeling deep nostalgia help with spirit communication? Radio Shack memories Internet aesthetics Attempts to find meaning in a chaotic world
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Interesting info, wish delivery was less rambling
Super interesting content— but I wish there was more focus on the stories and less on the host’s personal musings. Would be five stars if less repetitive.
Very interesting and fascinating podcast. Highly recommend