16 episodes

Tales of our world's most unusual events, odd objects, and obscurities.

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Tales of our world's most unusual events, odd objects, and obscurities.

    Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones was established in 1832 at Yale University. When you view its list of notable alumni, it is plain to see that this is no ordinary fraternal organization. Since its inception, the men who have been hand-picked by its members to join are what many refer to as “the power elite.” After graduating college, a giant chunk of these names goes on to become people of significant influence, domestically and internationally. But what goes on at Skull and Bones? Why is the organization so secretive?

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    • 16 min
    Denver's New World Airport

    Denver's New World Airport

    Denver International Airport opened in 1995 to much fanfare and currently ranks in the top twenty busiest airports in the world. Construction delays and a flawed state-of-the-art automatic baggage handling system pushed the costs to almost five billion dollars, two billion over budget. Conspiracy theorists have embraced many aspects of the facility, debating its true purpose and supposed hints left throughout the sprawling 52 square mile complex. Is Denver International Airport a typical airport, or does it hide nefarious activities?

    • 16 min
    The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident

    The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident

    On the night of December 29, 1980, Betty Cash and Vicki Landrum would experience a UFO sighting which would impact them long after that evening. Deteriorating health, government denials, and conspiracy theories swirled around the incident and continues to fascinate forty two years later.

    • 13 min
    The Psychiatric History of Kings Park

    The Psychiatric History of Kings Park

    King's Park, Long Island. A pleasant hamlet touted as a great place to live and raise a family. Three miles of beautiful beaches. But its history is a little more dark, as it hosted the Kings Park Psychiatric Center from 1885 to 1996.

    • 18 min
    The Shanghai Tunnels of Portland

    The Shanghai Tunnels of Portland

    The Portland underground is known as the Shanghai Tunnels. Many of these tunnels have collapsed and are in disrepair. But in the late 19th century, Portland was referred to as the Forbidden City of the West. Tales and legends of able-bodied men being drugged, kidnapped, sold to sea captains, and forced to work on ships bound to Shanghai, came alive here. From 1850 to 1941 the fear of being “shanghaied” or crimped screamed the loudest.

    • 17 min
    The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden

    The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden

    Lizzie Borden is known to most as an American woman who was tried and acquitted of the grisly murders of her father and stepmother. More than 192 years later, the crime continues to fascinate us. The evidence of hideous transgression, carried out with excessive strikes from an ax, indicated a clear-cut verdict. Yet Lizzie was acquitted. The details of the case are remarkable.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

jabrown16 ,

Excellent Spooky podcast!!

What a fantastic podcast!! Enjoy these stories a ton!! Yeah woman!! :)

FULCI LIV3S ,

I’m hooked

I can’t get enough of this podcast. So we’ll written and professionally made. Debbie Rochon is the perfect host and has me coming back for multiple listens. I’ve already recommended it to everyone I know.

Regan house ,

Scratch that “In Search Of...” itch!

As mentioned in the title, this rests firmly (and comfortably) in the zone of that and other beloved crypto/unexplained shows. Love the approach, production, and subject matter. I could listen to Debbie all day!!

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