21 episodes

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

Obscurities Narrative.fm

    • History
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

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

    The Disappearing Inuit Village

    The Disappearing Inuit Village

    It was a cold, dark November night in 1930 when a fur trapper, Joe Labelle, arrived in a small Inuit village. A village on the banks of Lake Anjikuni, where, like many Innuit communities at the time, took place in a thriving European fur trading operation. As the chilled fur trader approached the lake village, a strange silence met him; the only sound was the howling of the wind. There were no lights, no fires burning in the homes. It was as if the village had been abandoned.

    • 9 min
    The Hands Resist Him: A Dark Painting

    The Hands Resist Him: A Dark Painting

    An eerie painting created by artist Bill Stoneham in 1972 has spooked many people who have viewed the image of a young boy standing next to a girl doll with hollow eyes and a sad, downturned mouth. Even more disturbing are the creepy stories of those who have come into contact with the painting.

    • 8 min
    Hudson River Valley UFOs

    Hudson River Valley UFOs

    The Hudson River Valley is a beautiful area stretching from Westchester County to Albany, New York. The Hudson River cuts through the Hudson Highlands. The Catskills and the rest of the Appalachian Mountains rise from the west and the Taconic Mountains to the east. The area is filled with orchards, vineyards, farms, and quaint villages. The valley stands out as an affluent and cosmopolitan region, with New York City just a short drive away. But from 1983 to 1989, over 5000 residents from various towns in the area reported visitations from unidentified flying objects. One of those residents, Dennis Sant, has a story to tell, and he intends to tell it. Here is his story.

    • 15 min
    Secrets of Area 51

    Secrets of Area 51

    Speculation regarding the existence of intelligent life outside our planet dates back perhaps thousands of years. But in 1947, the United States Army Air Forces found debris of a reported flying disc in Roswell. Officials quickly retracted reports of the unidentified flying object, but questions remained as all information related to the matter was classified. One scientist with specific experience with Area 51 decides to open up about what is happening at the top-secret government facility.

    • 20 min
    The Hot Wells Hotel and Spa

    The Hot Wells Hotel and Spa

    The historic Hot Wells of Bexar County park opened in April 2019. It is the site of the former Hot Wells Hotel and Spa, which lie in ruins, but has been stabilized and featured on the 4-acre site as part of the San Antonio River Walk. The unique history of the former hotel and spa and its life afterward is fascinating. But prior to its adaptation to a county park, pervasive rumors of hauntings within the ruins caught notice of ghost hunters across the country. Their experiences did not temper those reports.

    • 17 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 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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