47 episodes

Your weekly tour into obscure Cryptids: both the legends & facts, presented as a narrative story. Join us every week as we uncover the truth behind the mystery and learn how the belief in these creatures has shaped our history and culture.

You're touring Cryptids Across the Atlas with Cody & Elaine Johnston

Cryptids Across the Atlas Cryptids Across the Atlas

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Your weekly tour into obscure Cryptids: both the legends & facts, presented as a narrative story. Join us every week as we uncover the truth behind the mystery and learn how the belief in these creatures has shaped our history and culture.

You're touring Cryptids Across the Atlas with Cody & Elaine Johnston

    Squonk: Hearing the Melancholy Cries of Pennsylvania’s Morbid Cryptid

    Squonk: Hearing the Melancholy Cries of Pennsylvania’s Morbid Cryptid

    Nestled deep within the dense forests of Pennsylvania lies a sorrowful and enigmatic tale echoing through time. This elusive creature, burdened by its purportedly hideous appearance, weeps ceaselessly, with its mournful cries echoing amidst the ancient woodlands. Many have dared to catch such a wild beast, but only a few have successfully captured this morbid, wailing creature.

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    CHAPTERS:

    00:00 - Start

    00:58 - The sobs heard in the Pennsylvania distance.

    02:57 - What is a Squonk?

    05:38 - Sqounk accounts through history.

    08:15 - Another historic Squonk account.

    10:21 - The symbolism and pop culture behind the Squonk.

    11:42 - A final Squonk story.

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    To listen to or watch our weekly episodes, check out “Cryptids Across the Atlas,” available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else you get your podcast! (Links below)👇🏻 


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    📝 Story researched and written by Elaine Johnston https://www.instagram.com/_elainejohnston/?hl=en

    🎶 Music written and performed by Cody Johnston https://www.instagram.com/brailleatlas/?hl=en

    • 16 min
    Pope Lick Monster: The Dark History Behind this Louisville Legend

    Pope Lick Monster: The Dark History Behind this Louisville Legend

    Louisville, Kentucky, has much to offer locals and travelers. There are ghost tours and museums a-plenty for those who love history, not to mention exciting escape rooms for friends and family. And don't forget all the dining experiences and catching a pro game while you're there. But be warned, no matter how alluring the old train tracks may seem, whatever you do, under no circumstances should you go hunting for the Pope Lick Monster, lest you meet the most dreadful fate.

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    Chapters:

    00:00 - Start

    00:45 - The mysterious lure of train tracks

    02:19 - The Pope Lick Trestle

    03:19 - Pope Lick Monster - The Origin Story

    07:12 - Pope Lick Monster sightings and encounters.

    09:48 - Deaths on the Pope Lick Trestle

    12:09 - The very real deaths caused by the Pope Lick Monster.

    13:48 - The Pope Lick Monster Explanation

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    🎶 Music written and performed by Cody Johnston https://links.brailleatlas.com

    • 17 min
    Devouring Gourd: Unearthing Bantu Lore Behind This Man-Eating Gourd

    Devouring Gourd: Unearthing Bantu Lore Behind This Man-Eating Gourd

    Halloween: The perfect time to drink all the pumpkin spice lattes, dress up in your favorite costumes, and eat all the pumpkin and ghoul-shaped desserts. But don’t let this holiday fool you. While you’re enjoying all the treats, the gourds may have a few tricks up their sleeves. 

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    CHAPTERS:


    00:00 - Start
    00:52 - Deadly plants that eat you back.
    04:11 - The man-eating tree.
    05:21 - Real-life plant horrors.
    07:31 - Bantu tails of devouring gourds.
    08:14 - The tale of the Devouring Gourd.
    17:14 - Vengeance against the Devouring Gourd that ate the town.

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    To listen or watch our weekly episodes, check out “Cryptids Across the Atlas,” available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else you get your podcast! (Links below)👇🏻 



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    📝 Story researched and written by: Elaine Johnston https://drum.io/elainejohnston 



    🎶 Music written and performed by: Cody Johnston https://links.brailleatlas.com

    • 21 min
    Gowrow: The Dark History Behind this Small Town Arkansas Hidden Secret

    Gowrow: The Dark History Behind this Small Town Arkansas Hidden Secret

    With her rolling hills, scenic rivers, deep forests, and healing hot springs, it’s no wonder Arkansas is known as The Natural State. However, there’s another natural wonder that this state holds - its marvelous limestone caverns. But no matter how beautiful The Natural State may be, there is no absolutely nothing natural about this small-town hidden secret lurking within her darkest caves. 

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    CHAPTERS:

    00:00 - Start

    00:59 - Something’s out there in those woods.

    03:21 - A hunt for the Gowrow.

    06:38 - Gowrow: A first hand description.

    07:50 - Destroying the Gowrow

    09:15 - Gowrow - A deeper description

    09:47 - Gowrow regrets.

    10:30 - Local opinions on the Gowrow.

    12:38 - Gowrow believers.





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    To listen or watch our weekly episodes, check out “Cryptids Across the Atlas,” available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else you get your podcast! (Links below)👇🏻



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    Spotify 👉🏻 https://open.spotify.com/show/5gtFwX6OPYYxoFPxCsBS1L



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    📝 Story researched and written by: Elaine Johnston https://drum.io/elainejohnston



    🎶 Music written and performed by: Cody Johnston https://links.brailleatlas.com

    • 15 min
    Rougarou: The Werewolf Curse From the Louisiana Bayou

    Rougarou: The Werewolf Curse From the Louisiana Bayou

    Louisiana is rich in cultural history, and its eclectic city, New Orleans, has much to offer. Whether you think of Mardi Gras, king cakes, or crawfish, it’s easy to envision yourself in these bustling streets. But be aware this city may also be hiding a dark secret, one that, if not taken seriously, might unveil a nasty curse.

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    00:00 - Start
    00:49 - France lands in the New World (And brings an uninvited guest).
    03:04 - The curse upon nonpracticing Catholics.
    05:13 - The curse of the Rougarou.
    08:22 - Other possible ways one might become a Rougarou.
    10:05 - The Rougarou through oral traditions (and how it has changed).

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    To listen or watch our weekly episodes, check out “Cryptids Across the Atlas,” available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else you get your podcast! (Links below)👇🏻

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    📝 Story researched and written by Cody Johnston https://links.brailleatlas.com

    🎶 Music written and performed by Cody Johnston https://links.brailleatlas.com

    • 14 min
    Fresno Nightcrawlers: Cute Ghost Roaming California or Creepy Aliens?

    Fresno Nightcrawlers: Cute Ghost Roaming California or Creepy Aliens?

    Yosemite National Park is home to some of the most gorgeous views. From mountaintop trails to scenic campsites, there's truly something for every nature lover. But be aware. You might even catch a glimpse of a wandering ghost.

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    CHAPTERS:
    00:00 - Start
    00:54 - Caught them with their pants down…
    05:06 - The Fresno Nightcrawlers take another stroll.
    07:58 - Ghost pants - the most chill cryptid of all.
    08:52 - The Carmel Area Creature: Another set of legs stalking the night.
    13:25 - What could the Fresno Nightcrawlers be?
    16:34 - The Fresno Nightcrawlers live on (in our hearts).

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    To listen or watch our weekly episodes, check out “Cryptids Across the Atlas,” available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else you get your podcast! (Links below)👇🏻

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    Spotify 👉🏻 https://open.spotify.com/show/5gtFwX6OPYYxoFPxCsBS1L

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    📝 Story researched and written by: Elaine Johnston https://drum.io/elainejohnston

    🎶 Music written and performed by: Cody Johnston https://links.brailleatlas.com

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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