124 episodes

Tales of PNW based true crime, paranormal events, alien encounters, cryptid tales, and other oddities.

Olympia Oddities Olympia Oddities

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    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

Tales of PNW based true crime, paranormal events, alien encounters, cryptid tales, and other oddities.

    Side Show: Weird Washington Laws

    Side Show: Weird Washington Laws

    On this episode of Side Show I talk some recent bizarre news stories out of the PNW, share some strange Washington laws, and leave you with a brief life update.


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    • 27 min
    The Disappearance of Bernice Selby

    The Disappearance of Bernice Selby

    Bernice Selby was 27 years old in 1962, living in a house on the shores of Lake Cassidy near Marysville, WA and finalizing the details of the divorce of her soon to be ex husband, Donald Selby. She was last seen in October of that year, but wouldn't be reported missing until 2 months later. Investigators had a pretty solid idea of who their main suspect was. Unfortunately, (natural) disaster caught them off course and they ended up with a solid theory, but no one to bring to justice.



    Sources:

    The Charley Project - Bernice Selby

    Facebook - Missing - Please Find Us

    Seattle Times - Thirty-three years ago, Bernice Selby vanished. She was never seen again., 1995


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    • 7 min
    The Disappearance of Amber Hoopes

    The Disappearance of Amber Hoopes

    20 year old Amber Hoopes was funny, goofy, and absolutely devoted to the two kids she was a nanny for. She was also painfully shy and didn't like going places by herself. Because of this, her family immediately knew foul play was involved when she went missing from her grandparent's shop, where she would use their computer to stay in touch with friends. After another teen girl in the area was abducted and shared her experience, investigators felt they had a solid idea on who their main suspect was. But, when the suspect arrived at home to find the place buzzing with cops, he took off and led the police on a chase that ended with tragic consequences.

    Sources:

    Charley Project - Amber Shawnell Hoopes
    Idaho News - 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Amber Hoops, last seen in Idaho Falls, 9/12/2021
    Idaho State Journal - East Idaho Cold Cases: Case with little evidence, no body still active, 5/31/2014




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    • 9 min
    Side Show: Captured By Robots

    Side Show: Captured By Robots

    I kick off this Side Show episode with an update to the Christopher Hart Bridgeman Jr. Case, then dive into all the random & fun stuff I've been up to the past few months, including face melting metal shows with robots, fangirling over a baby musk ox, and how murder mystery boxes have taken over my remaining brain space.



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    • 20 min
    The Disappearance of Archer Ray Johnson

    The Disappearance of Archer Ray Johnson

    On April 1st, 1986 Archer Ray Johnson's truck was discovered with the door propped open on the side of the road near Oakville, Washington. When his brother & his brother's wife discovered the scene, they called out to him, but got no reply. In the years that have passed since his disappearance, Archer's case has gone nearly cold. In this episode I cover the circumstances around Archer's disappearance, how local police have dropped the ball repeatedly, and cover Archer's families hard work & clues they've unearthed while doing their own investigation into his case.


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    • 16 min
    The Disappearance of Jeramy Burt

    The Disappearance of Jeramy Burt

    In 2007, Jeramy Burt went missing from his father's home in Boise, Idaho. He was dressed nicely, and told his dad that he was going to meet with a friend to discuss hunting. However, his ex-wife received several strange phone calls and texts from him while on a business trip in Vegas. The calls and texts were so strange in fact, that she wasn't convinced that they were sent by Jeremy at all. In this episode I cover Jeramy's life before the day he went missing, the details surrounding his disappearance and the investigation that followed, and conclude with Jeramy's family's and the cops theories on what, or who, might've caused Jeramy to disappear.

    Sources:
    Charley Project - Jeramy Carl Burt
    TVB 7 - No Answers 15 Years Later Regarding Missing Boise Man, 2/12/2022
    NBC News - Idaho family seeks answers in 11 year search for Jeramy Burt, 2/18/2018
    Idaho News - Cold Case: Detective shares insight on Jeramy Burt; missing since February 2007, 3/9/2018
    Idaho State News - American Falls man missing since 2007: mother believes he was the victim of foul play 3/28/2014


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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Shayranay ,

Christopher Bridgeman Jr update

Hi! I listened to your episode about Christopher Bridgeman Jr., I stumbled upon it while researching my grandfather last night, I also have an update to the case and it’s a bit of a crazy story, Christopher’s granddaughter reached out to my mother yesterday, she’s been working on trying to find out what happened to her grandfather for about 20 years and now, thanks to a ton of research and the miracle that is modern DNA testing she discovered that her missing grandfather, Christopher Hart Bridgman Jr, and my grandfather, Christopher William Hart are the same person. It would seem that Christopher Bridgman Jr abandoned his family in 1963, we are still unsure as to why but he changed his name, and a few years later, met and married my grandmother and had 4 more kids and essentially started over, there’s a lot more too it then that and we’re still ironing out all the details, this all came out a little over 24 hours ago but as it sits currently Christopher Brigdeman Jr lived a very long life unfortunately leaving a long trail of trauma and lies in his wake and passed away in 2010 leaving behind 8 children that we know of so far, half of which he abandoned. But on the positive side, thanks to the diligent work of his granddaughter (my newly discovered cousin) his surviving children are connecting for the first time and two families hurt by this man are finally getting some much needed closure

FatCatNomNom ,

Interesting (and SpooOooky!) PNW stories!

Happened to stumble across this podcast and I am really enjoying the stories! I am surprised how many of these topics I have never heard about before - especially considering I was born, raised and still live in the Seattle area. I mean, there are a whole lot of weirdos up here in the PNW, so there is plenty of fodder to work with! 🤣 I particularly like the ghost stories you share. Keep it up, you two!

C$E&@! ,

A great PNW show!

We really love these guys and can’t wait to meet them at PNW True Crime Fest. If you’re not already listening to them it’s a great show so get on it!

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