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An anthology of true paranormal stories told by the witnesses themselves. Monsters Among Us is a collection of first-hand audio recordings made directly from experiencers of the paranormal. Enter host Derek Hayes' atmosphere and nostalgia rich world, as he curates these terrifying tales, offering deep dives into supernatural subjects ranging from ghosts, UFOs, and alien abductions, to bigfoot, sasquatch and other cryptid creatures.

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    • 4.8 • 7K Ratings

An anthology of true paranormal stories told by the witnesses themselves. Monsters Among Us is a collection of first-hand audio recordings made directly from experiencers of the paranormal. Enter host Derek Hayes' atmosphere and nostalgia rich world, as he curates these terrifying tales, offering deep dives into supernatural subjects ranging from ghosts, UFOs, and alien abductions, to bigfoot, sasquatch and other cryptid creatures.

    Mimicking ghosts, a bathroom doppelganger and National Park UFOs (Sn. 17 Ep. 9)

    Mimicking ghosts, a bathroom doppelganger and National Park UFOs (Sn. 17 Ep. 9)

    Tonight brings you tales of unsettling hauntings, doppelgangers, mysterious UFO sightings and much more. Keep it spooky and enjoy. 

    Season 17 Episode 9 of Monsters Among Us Podcast, true paranormal stories of ghosts, cryptids, UFOs and more, told by the witnesses themselves.

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    My Joshua Tree UFO Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJTCI2ANGJM

    My Joshua Tree UFO sighting zoomed in still photo - https://bit.ly/4cpVR0Y

    Kenneth Arnold UFO Experience - https://www.history.com/videos/ufo-sightings-kenneth-arnold

    Glacier National Park UFO Account - https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=45970

    Aliens Among Us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPEzT0y4Qfk

    Airplane Freakout Truth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dng8j5dIfWE

    Power Station Explosion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1_ZtCXLnes

    Dover Demon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWcULDL50wY

    NYC Blackout 1977 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_blackout_of_1977

    Boston Blackout 1977 - https://www.nytimes.com/1977/10/06/archives/3hour-outage-hits-downtown-boston-city-reported-calm.html

    Strange Message on TV - https://www.reddit.com/r/Paranormal/comments/10cvily/a_strange_occurrence_with_closed_caption_tv/

    Music from tonight's episode:

    Music by Iron Cthulhu Apocalypse - https://www.youtube.com/c/IronCthulhuApocalypse

    Music by White Bat Audio - https://www.youtube.com/@WhiteBatAudio

    White Bat Audio Songs:
    Floating
    Tenebrae
    The Witness
    Holy Spirit
    The Heist
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Otterman, indigo children and a monster that picks locks (Sn. 17 Ep. 8)

    Otterman, indigo children and a monster that picks locks (Sn. 17 Ep. 8)

    Tonight we have unspeakable ancient Native American legends, children who can talk to the dead, a creature that will chase you AND try to pick your locked door, and much more! Keep it spooky and enjoy. 

    Season 17 Episode 8 of Monsters Among Us Podcast, true paranormal stories of ghosts, cryptids, UFOs and more, told by the witnesses themselves.

    SHOW NOTES:

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    Indigo Children - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxjdaEvyguY

    Indigo Child Story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yAAiM4Jzzs

    Colonial Parkway Murders - https://www.findagrave.com/virtual-cemetery/1038904?page=1#sr-131217259

    Colonial Parkway Murderer Caught - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWMlX8QXxUs

    Missing in Alaska Otterman episode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQy0hZmYDEQ

    Music from tonight's episode:

    Music By: Iron Cthulhu Apocalypse - https://www.youtube.com/c/IronCthulhuApocalypse
    Music By White Bat Audio - https://www.youtube.com/@WhiteBatAudio
    White Bat Audio Songs:
    The Witness
    Mystery Thriller Theme
    Solo
    Moment of Truth
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Vampires, New England pale crawlers and the grim reaper (Sn. 17 Ep. 7)

    Vampires, New England pale crawlers and the grim reaper (Sn. 17 Ep. 7)

    Are vampires among us? Are pale crawlers lurking in the dark outside your door? And what's that strange glowing light in the sky? Tonight's unsettling encounters are sure to send chills down your spine. Keep it spooky and enjoy!

    Season 17 Episode 7 of Monsters Among Us Podcast, true paranormal stories of ghosts, cryptids, UFOs and more, told by the witnesses themselves.

    SHOW NOTES:

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    Deer in CT - https://web.archive.org/web/20230808183120/https://www.ctinsider.com/connecticut/article/ct-deer-hunting-season-18276772.php

    White Tail Deer Flagging - https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/73589747-whitetail-buck-stares-then-spooks-runs-waving-his-white-flag

    Albino White Tail Deer - https://www.wfsb.com/2022/11/30/white-deer-spotted-willington/

    Downs Road Info - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_b_FTCfezE

    The Downs Road Monster - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8zlJGhM4wg

    Top 9 Haunted in Alaska - https://www.hauntedrooms.com/alaska/haunted-places

    Meteor Color Illustration - https://www.accuweather.com/en/space-news/why-do-meteors-glow-in-vibrant-colors/433610

    1984's Runaway - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088024/

    Giant Spider Art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Princesse

    Rajah the Tiger - https://web.archive.org/web/20210302003431/https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article249434985.html

    Lion Escapes in NC - https://abc11.com/deadly-lion-attack-black-killed/4997544/

    The Wampus Cat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWFcvMRlqwI

    The Vienna Beast - https://web.archive.org/web/20170925092144/https://journalnow.com/news/local/northwest-almanac-the-search-for-the-vienna-beast/article_a91fe2f8-db0e-5dda-ad35-fb789b5ae3a9.html

    Beast of Bladenboro Documentary Trailer - https://www.facebook.com/ScareNetwork/videos/955088171767781/

    Beast of Bladenboro Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYHwnsOO_tY

    Music from tonight's episode:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/IronCthulhuApocalypse
    https://www.youtube.com/@WhiteBatAudio/featured
    White Bat Audio Songs:
    Black Cream
    Phobos Monolith
    Phantoms
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ghost cat, guardian angel grandma and a man-sized mantis (Sn. 17 Ep. 6)

    Ghost cat, guardian angel grandma and a man-sized mantis (Sn. 17 Ep. 6)

    Imagine encountering a menacing man-sized mantis creature... or being saved by your dearly departed grandmother. These true paranormal stories and so much more, TONIGHT on Monsters Among Us. Keep it spooky and enjoy!

    Season 17 Episode 6 of Monsters Among Us Podcast, true paranormal stories of ghosts, cryptids, UFOs and more, told by the witnesses themselves.

    SHOW NOTES:

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    Oscar the cat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emJWiSh5KD8

    Time travel in a shed - https://www.tiktok.com/@tmz/video/7364551168795659563?lang=en

    UFO sightings by country - https://mitechnews.com/guest-columns/ufo-sightings-which-country-has-the-most/

    The Ghost Light Inn - https://www.ghostlightinn.com/page/about

    Music from tonight's episode:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/IronCthulhuApocalypse
    https://www.youtube.com/@WhiteBatAudio/featured
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Mirrored Men, conjured spirits and marine reptilian humanoids (Sn. 17 Ep. 5)

    Mirrored Men, conjured spirits and marine reptilian humanoids (Sn. 17 Ep. 5)

    Tonight the Mirrored Men are back, along with Texas UFOs, conjured spirits and a terrifying reptilian humanoid lurking deep below the surface of the sea. Keep it spooky and enjoy!

    Season 17 Episode 5 of Monsters Among Us Podcast, true paranormal stories of ghosts, cryptids, UFOs and more, told by the witnesses themselves.

    SHOW NOTES:

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    29 Palms UFO - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-2944667/U-S-marine-shares-experience-UFO-sighting-military-base.html

    Cash Landrum UFO Event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPkW9XBX0fU

    Vicky Landrum Sighting Report - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17zRU452R5Q&list=PLFvOQCqBaGyIzmdlw3QQUO48dxAVV6FcB&index=1

    Further info on the Cash Landrum Incident - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFvOQCqBaGyIzmdlw3QQUO48dxAVV6FcB

    The Rock Island-Argenta Depot - https://maps.roadtrippers.com/us/north-little-rock-ar/points-of-interest/rock-island-argenta-depot

    Kappa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut2xMSMWCM4

    El Chavarin Lizardman Story - https://www.everand.com/podcast/734159683/Rock-and-Roll-and-UFOs

    Expanded Perspectives - https://www.expandedperspectives.com/

    El Chavarin Lizardman Legend - https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2024/05/el-chavarin-encounters-deadly-lizard.html

    Music from tonight's episode:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/armchairambience
    https://www.youtube.com/@co.agmusic1823
    https://www.youtube.com/@WhiteBatAudio/featured
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    A young monster, a bloody stranger and something sinister on a train (Sn. 17 Ep. 4)

    A young monster, a bloody stranger and something sinister on a train (Sn. 17 Ep. 4)

    Tonight's episode features stories of sasquatch, haunted trains, strange UFO sightings and much more. Keep it spooky and enjoy!

    Season 17 Episode 4 of Monsters Among Us Podcast, true paranormal stories of ghosts, cryptids, UFOs and more, told by the witnesses themselves.

    SHOW NOTES:

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    Military Cloaking Tech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4L21JI5AqA

    The Entity Case - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyO1Dllhe38

    The Entity Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODaJ7rVqvmA

    Jonathan Dodd's Art - https://www.jonathandodddraws.com/

    Hulk gets a message from beyond - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0iq9-Xlo4g

    Gurdon Light in the News - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXqWDsBgYgQ

    Unsolved Mysteries Gurdon Light - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slbcJjbtjL8

    Midsommar clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7uMDNgvipA

    Quartz Ghost Light Connection - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3u3mr5wtlI

    Canberra Earthquakes - https://earthquaketrack.com/au-01-canberra/recent

    Mention of Quartz in Canberra - https://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=3382.0

    Manx Cats - https://freeamericannews.com/the-story-of-rumpy-riser-stump-and-longy/

    Woo Woo with Rachel Dratch - https://open.spotify.com/episode/4nFBOfXkh13wmPeT3rjaJ3?si=iH_DqDg_R1WQBDnqdLZbAg

    Music from tonight's episode:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/armchairambience
    https://www.youtube.com/@co.agmusic1823
    https://www.youtube.com/@WhiteBatAudio/featured
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7K Ratings

7K Ratings

SiempreSalz ,

Absolutely love everything

Hi Derek and team! Thank you for the show. I can tell that you all pour your everything into this program. It’s told with such care. Derek keeps a very neutral and level headed opinion about the submissions, which keeps all of us in the great mindset of staying open minded and considering all things possible (sometimes it may be scientifically or real-world provable, not spooky…which is okay). I also appreciate Derek’s way of choosing which calls to display, as nearly every person (in my opinion) sounds absolutely genuine, believable. I’m happy to say that I have listened to every episode. Some of them multiple times, as a lot of your fans have. I am so grateful for this show. Often times it has been the highlight of my week, entertainment-wise! I hope you all have a long running show, with continued and growing success and money too! You deserve to get paid well for doing what you love and for helping us all love it so much!

camposthedog ,

It’s ok. Fake creepy voice is lame though.

These are my favorite type of podcast, with real people telling their stories, but some are pretty meh. Like, “Dude, that wasn’t that weird.”

But the fake creepy voice of the host is dumb. Especially if you go back and listen to the early episodes when he was just talking normally, the contrast is funny.

I found this pod because the host was a guest on another pod, and he talked normally then as well.

From the reviews it sounds like some folks love this podcast, but for me this is not essential listening.

Patrashan ,

My favorite pod!

This is the #1 pod I listen too. It’s fantastic!! I love to hear all the true paranormal stories and how Derek gives possible rational explanations. It’s like I’m sitting around telling stories with my friends. I hope this pod goes on forever!

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