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Hey, y'all. Pull up a chair and listen to paranormal stories from the Appalachian mountains. I'll tell you all about haints, cryptids, ghosts, hauntings, unexplained phenomena, and everything mysterious Appalachia has to offer.

Obscure Appalachia Candis Casper

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Hey, y'all. Pull up a chair and listen to paranormal stories from the Appalachian mountains. I'll tell you all about haints, cryptids, ghosts, hauntings, unexplained phenomena, and everything mysterious Appalachia has to offer.

    Bigfoot of Appalachia Part II

    Bigfoot of Appalachia Part II

    Somehow several hours of research and a decently lengthy script led to an 18 minute episode. I'm not sure how that happened unless I really talk that fast.
    Continuing on with last episode's Bigfoot / Sasquatch info, this episode we delve into the folkloric Bigfoot creatures that are regional-specific, as well as into theories and ideas about who Bigfoot is and where our most famous cryptid may have come from.
    TW: No triggers.
    Find me on social media at Obscure Appalachia.
    To support the podcast and get bonus episodes visit patreon.com/obscureappalachia
    Submit your true paranormal, true crime stories, or love letters to obscureappalachia@gmail.com
    Visit the website at obscureappalachia.com

    Sources:
    Bigfoot Theories – Washington Bigfoot
    The Legend of the Boojum | Balsam Mountains North Carolina Folklore
    Grassman | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom
    Orange Eyes | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom
    Whirling Whimpus | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom
    The oldest account of Bigfoot was recorded in 986 AD - Sasquatch Chronicles
    Tennessee Wildman | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom
    COLUMN: The Tennessee Wildman | East Tennessean
    Yeahoh, Yahoo or Bigfoot? - Appalachian History
    Whirling Whimpus | Monster Wiki | Fandom
    The five strangest theories about Sasquatch
    The Bering Land Bridge Theory - Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)
    Bering Land Bridge
    Bering Land Bridge formed surprisingly late during last ice age | NSF - National Science Foundation
    Skeptic » eSkeptic » April 12, 2004
    The Man Who Created Bigfoot
    These 5 Mythical Animals Turned Out to Be Real | Nature and Wildlife | Discovery

    • 18 min
    Bigfoot of Appalachia Part I

    Bigfoot of Appalachia Part I

    TW: No triggers I can see.
    Bigfoot is Appalachia's most well-known cryptid. Probably the entire US, really. How have I made it this long without making an episode about the big, hairy guy himself? Part I of this two parter gives some Bigfoot basics, like a very brief overview on his appearance, his supposed communication methods, and territorial markings believed to be displayed by the Sasquatch. Then I go into a few Appalachian-based Bigfoot sightings. One of which is a full story from the witness, the others are synopses of the encounters. This is overall a research episode, not a story based one. Overall for a cryptid his lore is more cryptozoological rather than paranormal.
    I'm eager for next episode when we can talk about some of the absolute insanity that are the theories on his origin.
    Find me on social media at Obscure Appalachia.
    To support the podcast and get bonus episodes visit patreon.com/obscureappalachia
    Submit your true paranormal stories or love letters to obscureappalachia@gmail.com
    Recommended videos referenced in the episode:
    Pennsylvania White Bigfoot - slowed down - YouTube
    Olympic Bigfoot - Beyond the Trail new Sasquatch evidence documentary On the Trail of Bigfoot tie-in - YouTube

    Primary source for experiences:
    Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization - They're so great, y'all. Check them out.

    Other sources - Please note many of these sources will carry on to part II:
    BFRO Report 73291: Couple's near-miss road-crossing sighting 10 miles south of Trenton
    BFRO Report 2435: Several people witness 7 to 8 foot tall creature on an old mining road
    BFRO Report 74666: RECENT: Father and daughter's daylight encounters with a sasquatch on large wooded property 16 NW of Durham
    BFRO Report 57053: Fisherman has up-close daytime encounter with a hairy hominid near Clayton
    BFRO Report 9546: Teens chased by upright running animal near Bradford
    Bigfoot - Wikipedia
    Bigfoot Theories – Washington Bigfoot
    “A Strange and Frightful Being” – Appalachia’s Folklore Creatures Part 3 - Appalachia Bare
    The Legend of Bigfoot | Washington State Military Department, Citizens Serving Citizens with Pride & Tradition
    Scientists Propose a New Theory for Why Some Chimps Throw Stones at Certain Trees | Discover Magazine
    The Art of Nest Building - Project Chimps

    • 19 min
    Year End Review & Bonus Stories

    Year End Review & Bonus Stories

    I just wanted to make a lil' year end wrap-up episode for the first full year of Obscure Appalachia. I talk about your favorite episodes, offer some bonus stories, and share my own favorite episodes as well. I also discuss some general thoughts on the near future of the podcast. Please let me know, do you prefer the narrative, research heavy episodes? Or do you prefer the story compilations? Or both, equally? Do you have any interest in watching me in video form do basically the same thing I do now? Lol. Share some thoughts with me.
    Thank you all for an incredible first year plus. I have the most amazing listeners. Happy new year to all of you.
    TW: None
    Find me on social media at Obscure Appalachia.
    To support the podcast visit patreon.com/obscureappalachia
    Submit your true paranormal, true crime stories, or love letters to obscureappalachia@gmail.com
    Be sure to follow or subscribe so you don't miss upcoming episodes. Also leave me a review if you haven't already, pretty please?
    Sources:

    • 21 min
    Listener Submissions Vol. 2

    Listener Submissions Vol. 2

    This episode completes this round of listener submissions. Just like last time, there's a nice array of different experiences here. I tried to divide them up so each episode wouldn't be one solitary type of encounter. One of my favorite parts of doing these past two episodes has been connecting with y'all. It's so cool to not only get to hear your experiences, but to get to interact with you on a deeper level than I normally do. Unsurprisingly, you guys are really amazing people.
    Just like last time, this episode does have adult language. But it also has hauntings, another freaky astral projection experience, a ouija board, and strange... Shadow person... Bigfoot... Cryptids? Ghosts? I love it.
    TW: No real triggers here.
    Find me on social media at Obscure Appalachia. Feel free to submit questions for these folks and I'll forward them their way.
    The improved website is over at obscureappalachia.com. Leave a review there or on your podcast provider for me pretty please? It helps a lot with increasing my reach to new listeners.
    To support the podcast visit patreon.com/obscureappalachia
    Submit your true paranormal, true crime stories, or love letters to obscureappalachia@gmail.com
    Sources:
    Stories today are from Mel, Michelle, Anonymous, and Brodie.

    • 48 min
    Listener Submissions Vol. 1

    Listener Submissions Vol. 1

    Y'all really DELIVERED on telling me about your own personal, paranormal experiences. I'm so honored you trusted me to tell your stories. There's a nice mix of hauntings, unexplained creatures, and cryptids for you to enjoy.
    If you'd like to ask the contributors any questions, contact me with those and I'll pass them along.
    My apologies that there's some audio artifact in this episode that is driving me absolutely insane. Not sure what is going on with my set-up, but I'm working to fix it for next time. Look forward to volume 2 on December 12th, 2023.
    TW: No real triggers this episode, just two f-bombs in the final story.
    Find me on social media at Obscure Appalachia.
    To support the podcast and get bonus episodes visit patreon.com/obscureappalachia
    Submit your true paranormal, true crime stories, or love letters to obscureappalachia@gmail.com
    Sources:
    Bee, Father JP, Karah, Sherry Perry, Christopher Burns, and Earl.

    • 36 min
    Corpsewood Manor

    Corpsewood Manor

    The story of Corpsewood Manor is one of the more intriguing true crime stories, because it does have elements of the occult and the paranormal. I love when we get to do a deep dive into people who march to the beat of their own drummer. There's only so much "they lit up a room" mindset you can take before you want to know who people actually are. It's a shame Dr. Charles Scudder and Joseph Odom didn't have many more years of the life they envisioned when they came to Georgia. The US, and Appalachia, wasn't always the most welcoming of people who were so blatantly different.
    What do you think of the paranormal element to the story? Do you think Corpsewood is haunted, or cursed? Do the ghosts of Charles, Joseph, or the dogs still roam the homestead? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
    Send in those paranormal stories of your own to obscureappalachia@gmail.com for inclusion on an upcoming episode. Please include the name you'd like for me to use for you in the story. You may of course stay anonymous.
    Listener Note: This episode contains discussion of sexual activity that may not be appropriate with younger ones around.
    TW: Murder, animal murder, prejudice and homophobia, drug use, potential sexual activity with a minor.
    Find me on social media at Obscure Appalachia.
    To support the podcast and get bonus episodes visit patreon.com/obscureappalachia
    Submit your true paranormal, true crime stories, or love letters to obscureappalachia@gmail.com
    Sources:
    Corpsewood Manor – Abandoned Southeast
    Satanic panic - Wikipedia
    The Corpsewood Manor Murders in North... by Petulla, Amy
    The Corpsewood Murders: 40 years later - Atlanta Magazine
    The Nine Satanic Sins - Church of Satan
    Haunted Horror: The Corpsewood Murders – Queer Paranormal
    We're Here, We're Queer, We're Dead - OUT FRONT
    Corpsewood Manor – Summerville, Georgia - Atlas Obscura
    The Tragic Case of Dr. Charles Lee Scudder, Satanist - Church of Satan

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

jstherealjuicyj ,

Honestly, my favorite podcast.

Obscure Appalachia is unlike any podcast I’ve listened to. I love creepy stories, and have scoured for podcasts I can get into. Most podcasters (in my opinion) go off on boring tangents, or make jokes, etc. but not Candis! Her voice is soothing in contrast with the unsettling stories. If you’re questioning wether to give it a listen, just hit play and you’ll be hooked!

Aubrey' ,

Great listen

This is probably my favorite Appalachian podcast I’ve found! As an Appalachian myself I’ve heard some of these stories before and they’re accurate to what I grew up hearing. The ones I haven’t heard are interesting and captivating. Plus I like her voice, very soft and great for storytelling. I have sensory issues so I can’t get into a podcast if the voice is irritating but that’s not the case here.

Anonomyssy ,

Soft voice

The content is great but I have a hard time keeping engaged because the voice is soft.

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