39 episodes

Spectral Asylum is an Irish podcast dedicated to delving into the depths of myths, conspiracy theories, the paranormal, dark history and a touch of true crime; all while having a bit of a laugh and fun. Anything dark and spooky, you can bet we’ll talk about it. From Nordic Witchcraft to Black Eyed Children, From Flat Earth to Elizabeth Bathory, we have it all. Spectral Asylum is hosted by Laura and Craig, a married couple with a bit too much time on our hands and a love for all things that haunt dreams. We don’t claim to be the best researchers, the best podcasters or have the most knowledge, we do this all to have a bit of fun and share what we’ve learned with you. Come join the Asylum, we’re all mad here.
Did you know we also have a Youtube channel? Check us out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2r9z3Zi2bkDY2Q-Q56JW9Q

Spectral Asylum Podcast Laura & Craig

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 47 Ratings

Spectral Asylum is an Irish podcast dedicated to delving into the depths of myths, conspiracy theories, the paranormal, dark history and a touch of true crime; all while having a bit of a laugh and fun. Anything dark and spooky, you can bet we’ll talk about it. From Nordic Witchcraft to Black Eyed Children, From Flat Earth to Elizabeth Bathory, we have it all. Spectral Asylum is hosted by Laura and Craig, a married couple with a bit too much time on our hands and a love for all things that haunt dreams. We don’t claim to be the best researchers, the best podcasters or have the most knowledge, we do this all to have a bit of fun and share what we’ve learned with you. Come join the Asylum, we’re all mad here.
Did you know we also have a Youtube channel? Check us out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2r9z3Zi2bkDY2Q-Q56JW9Q

    Episode 36 - Highgate Cemetery & The Highgate Vampire

    Episode 36 - Highgate Cemetery & The Highgate Vampire

    Finally! Episode 36 is here. This is a story that has been on our topic list FOREVER. Today we chat about the Highgate Cemetery, The Highgate Vampire as well as the history and spooky stuff that happens there. Built in the 1800s, this cemetery is one of the most famous cemeteries in the world, but why? With tales of war, vampires, ghosts, graverobbing, valndalism, this cemetery has definitely earned its reputation. Have you ever been here? What do you make of the story? Let us know, we'd love to hear from you!
     
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    If you want to chat or send us a spooky story, you can do so to our email address! spectralasylum@gmail.com
     
    Craig's no that actually happened - On the fly (:
     
    Laura's no that actually happened https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/potato-poltergeist-plagues-indian-family/ 
     
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    Craig's Snapchat: cmatthews19902
    Laura's Snapchat: countesskaos
    Laura's Instagram - @countesskaos
    Craig's Instagram - @thebikernerd
     
    Intro & Outro by Sugarplum Suicide https://sugarplumsuicide.bandcamp.com/
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 35 - Poltergeists

    Episode 35 - Poltergeists

    We’re back after another break, this time it wasn’t our fault, I swear! :) Craig’s laptop died unfortunately but we’re back in action with our regular spookiness! We chat about Poltergeists! What are they? We hear so much about them, especially in Hollywood but where did the term actually come from? Are there any cases of Poltergeist activity that are actually comparable to Hollywood? We delve into some famous cases as well as the origin of Poltergeists! Let us know what you think. Have you ever had an encounter with a poltergeist? We’d love to hear from you!
    Please consider supporting us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/spectralasylum
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    If you want to chat or send us a spooky story, you can do so to our email address! spectralasylum@gmail.com
    Craigs no that actually happened https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/flying-humanoid-filmed-in-arizona/
    Lauras no that actually happened https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/mystery-creature-sparks-panic-in-india/
    Spectral Asylum Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2r9z3Zi2bkDY2Q-Q56JW9Q
    Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SpectralAsylum
    Join our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/354652098311210/?ref=bookmarks
    Craig's Snapchat: cmatthews19902 Laura's Snapchat: countesskaos Laura's Instagram - @countesskaos Craig's Instagram - @thebikernerd
    Intro & Outro by Sugarplum Suicide https://sugarplumsuicide.bandcamp.com/
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 34 - Pandemic Panic

    Episode 34 - Pandemic Panic

    In this episode we do something that has never been done before for us - we chat about the current state of the world and the pandemic that is currently gripping the globe.We want you all to know that we are all in this together and we can beat this! We will be back in 2 weeks with your regular scheduled spookiness!
    Please consider supporting us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/spectralasylum
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    Craigs no that actually happened https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/secret-wwii-bunker-found-in-scotland
    Lauras no that actually happened https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/eerie-black-rain-falls-on-japanese-cities
    Spectral Asylum Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2r9z3Zi2bkDY2Q-Q56JW9Q
    Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SpectralAsylum
    Join our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/354652098311210/?ref=bookmarks
    Craig's Snapchat: cmatthews19902 Laura's Snapchat: countesskaos Laura's Instagram - @countesskaos Craig's Instagram - @thebikernerd
    Intro & Outro by Sugarplum Suicide https://sugarplumsuicide.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 33 - MKUltra

    Episode 33 - MKUltra

    Mind control, the government drugging unsuspecting citizens, the CIA dabbling in the use of black magic as a weapon of war; this all sounds like a sci-fi fantasy novel, right? Wrong. This all actually happened in the 1950s, the CIA were testing mind-control techniques in a top-secret project called MKUltra.
    In this episode we delve into what MKUltra actually is and gloss over some of the 150 subprojects and its effect on the nation. Also we explore the conspiracies relating to MKUltra. Is this still going on today? Is it REALLY declassified? You decide.

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    Craigs no that actually happened
    https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/australia-s-former-pm-reveals-suspected-cause-of-mh370-disappearance

    Lauras no that actually happened
    https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/colorado-cops-respond-to-report-of-demonic-sounds-heard-at-mcdonald-s

     
    Spectral Asylum Youtube -

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    Craig's Snapchat: cmatthews19902
    Laura's Snapchat: countesskaos

    Laura's Instagram - @countesskaos
    Craig's Instagram - @thebikernerd

    Intro & Outro by Sugarplum Suicide
    https://sugarplumsuicide.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 32 - Djinn / Jinn

    Episode 32 - Djinn / Jinn

    In Episode 32 we go back to our roots! After a two-parter of Jonestown we decided something a bit more upbeat and more "us". We chat about Djinn/Jinn, the demons of Islamic Folklore. We had no idea that this was so comprehensive until we started looking into it!As always, it is never our intention to offend or deliberately misrepresent a story, if we get something wrong please let us know!
     
    Find out more now! :)
     
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    Craigs No! that actually happened
     
    https://brave.com/ukcouncilsreport/
     
    Lauras No! that actually happened.
     
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1238320/chernobyl-news-radiation-nasa-chernobyl-nuclear-reactor-fungi
     Spectral Asylum Youtube -
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    Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SpectralAsylum
    Join our Facebook Group!https://www.facebook.com/groups/354652098311210/?ref=bookmarks
    Craig's Snapchat: cmatthews19902Laura's Snapchat: countesskaos
    Laura's Instagram - @lauraurora1Craig's Instagram - @thebikernerd
    Intro & Outro by Sugarplum Suicide https://sugarplumsuicide.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 31 - Jonestown Part 2

    Episode 31 - Jonestown Part 2

    In the finale of this two-parter episdode we go over what happened in Guyana and the formation of Jonestown, how Jim Jones manipulated over 1000 people including Congressman Leo Ryan and his crew. How this played out was one of the most tragic losses of life in modern history.

    Listen to Jim Jones' full last speech here (BEWARE it is harrowing)
    https://archive.org/details/ptc1978-11-18.flac16

     

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    Craigs No! that actually happened

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jan/22/wealth-gap-widening-for-more-than-70-per-cent-of-global-population-researchers-find?fbclid=IwAR0VMSdbF7jtlrqAzzMBVQlA3BDVm20nbWFZKVCdecna3GperX885IgIG_M
     

    Lauras No! that actually happened. 
    https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/scientists-move-doomsday-clock-closer-midnight-n1121176 

     

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    Craig's Snapchat: cmatthews19902
    Laura's Snapchat: countesskaos

    Laura's Instagram - @lauraurora1
    Craig's Instagram - @thebikernerdIntro & Outro by Sugarplum Suicide https://sugarplumsuicide.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Jennevelle23 ,

One of my Favorite Podcasts 💕

Found these guys a few days ago and they have quickly become one of my favorite podcasts to listen to.
As a podcast duo they work so so very well together. There’s plenty of funny witty banter between the two but at the same time you can hear the high level of respect they have for one another.
Along with being a great duo they do their research and it shows. I’ve listened to many podcasts and find myself learning a lot of new details to tales I didn’t know before.
They get to the point without going off on crazy long tangents, like my review, while still making listening feel personal.
Fells like you’re sitting with friends discussing your favorite mysteries and tales.
All over, these guys are easy to listen to, entertaining, & informative.
For me, the trifecta.
I only want for more, lol.

Hopefully as support for these guys grow they will be able to produce more and more amazing content.
Obviously can’t say enough great things about these guys.
Just listen ☺️

Jen Rothwell

katmleg ,

One of my favorite podcast!!!

I just finished your Elizabeth Bathory episode and was super impressed with your telling of her story! In this crazy time we are living in its nice to have the story told as accurately as it is could have been. Props to science Craig and his lovely assistant Laura! You guys are only getting better in your podcast and I love to listen to it! Hopefully one day I can come across the pond and see you live! Keep on keeping on!!!

jen.ewing ,

I love you both

I love this podcast so much, you guys are so adorable I love your chemistry together and Laura has the most wonderful voice I think I’ve ever heard. You need to be a narrator for audible books or something. Please don’t ever leave us again

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