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Every Friday, State of Fear goes from state to state to uncover unusual or horrifying stories that tend to fly under the radar of those other podcasts. Everything from cryptids to ghosts to demons to serial killers, if its underreported we cover it.

Is your morbid curiosity piqued? Follow us anywhere you get your podcasts to hear all the lesser known, but just as frightening, tales of murderers, demonic possessions, and silver suited chicken eaters you never knew existed.

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State of Fear Podcast State of Fear

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Every Friday, State of Fear goes from state to state to uncover unusual or horrifying stories that tend to fly under the radar of those other podcasts. Everything from cryptids to ghosts to demons to serial killers, if its underreported we cover it.

Is your morbid curiosity piqued? Follow us anywhere you get your podcasts to hear all the lesser known, but just as frightening, tales of murderers, demonic possessions, and silver suited chicken eaters you never knew existed.

State of Fear Podcast, where terror is home grown

Want early access and ad-free versions of the show?
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    Episode 52 - Washington: 13 Steps to Hell/The Jake Bird Hex

    Episode 52 - Washington: 13 Steps to Hell/The Jake Bird Hex

    Welcome to episode 52 - Washington 
    First up, we discuss Maltby's 13 Steps to Hell in King County Wa
    Then, we discuss the story of serial killer Jake Bird and the hex that apparently killed 7 people associated with his trial.
    Music by White Bat Audio
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_6hQy4elsyHhCOskZo0U5g

    Information Sources:
    https://meaww.com/sam-raimi-50-states-of-fright-13-steps-to-hell-quibi-maltby-cemetery-washington-haunted-horror-crypt
    https://www.ghostlyactivities.com/haunted-places-maltby-cemetery-woodinville-washington/

    http://www.southsoundtalk.com/2016/03/31/jake-bird-tacoma/
    https://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/bird-jake.htm
    https://www.historylink.org/File/7973
    http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/jake_bird_hex/
    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Talk:Jake_Bird#/Brief_History_of_Jake_Bird
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22426986/jake-bird
    https://briannaudreywright.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/omaha-ax-murders-part-ii-jake-bird-arrives-in-omaha/



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    • 21 min
    Episode 51 - Wyoming: The Wild Abduction of Carl Higdon

    Episode 51 - Wyoming: The Wild Abduction of Carl Higdon

    Welcome to episode 51 - Wyoming First up, we cover some weird Wyoming facts (5:25) Then, in this week's Weird News, James brings us with a story about a cop who likes his coffee with a little penis. (8:22) Finally, in this week's main topic, we cover the wild abduction of Carl Higdon by an alien named Ausso One. (13:53)

    Research:
    https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2012/01/hunted-by-aliens-the-higdon-ordeal/
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    Music:
    Phantom From Space - Kevin MacLeod
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaUGDVuxXk8&t=2602s

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    • 57 min
    Episode 50 - Wisconsin: Biscuits, Blue Beams and Bosak Bovine Creature

    Episode 50 - Wisconsin: Biscuits, Blue Beams and Bosak Bovine Creature

    Welcome to episode 50 - Wisconsin First up, we discuss weird state facts (6:30) Then, in this week's Weird News, James brings us a story of people in India going to extreme lengths to keep from getting COVID (10:12) Finally, in this week's main topic we discuss 3 extremely unusual UFO/alien encounters from Wisconsin: 1961 - Joe Simonton encounters aliens who cook biscuits/pancakes for him, 1975-1976 - George Wheeler has 2 encounters while patroling, 1974 - UFO account of William Bosak and the bovine alien (16:45)

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    Research:
    https://www.wxpr.org/post/northwoods-case-x-files#stream/0
    https://www.milwaukeemag.com/stories-of-strange-and-unusual-ufo-sightings-in-wisconsin/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/21/two-decades-of-mysterious-air-force-ufo-files-now-available-online/
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-claims-aliens-gave-him-23511035
    http://www.ufowisconsin.com/county/reports/r1976_0422_pierce.html
    http://www.ufowisconsin.com/county/reports/r1975_0422_pierce.html
    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25752565/elmwood-wi-ufo-1976-police-chief/
    https://www.cryptopia.us/site/2018/05/bosak-humanoid-wisconsin-usa/
    https://ufologie.patrickgross.org/ce3/1974-12-02-usa-frederic.htm
    https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2020/08/william-bosaks-humanoid-encounter-in.html
    https://www.ufoinsight.com/aliens/encounters/william-bosak-ufo-occupant
    https://www.thinkaboutitdocs.com/occupant-case-in-wisconsin-william-bosak-encounter/

    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaUGDVuxXk8&t=2602s
    Phantom from Space - Kevin MacLeod

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    • 46 min
    Episode 49 - West Virginia: Clay Massacre and Little Shawnee Amusement Park

    Episode 49 - West Virginia: Clay Massacre and Little Shawnee Amusement Park

    Welcome to episode 49 - West Virginia First up we discuss some weird state facts. (10:30) Then, in Weird News, James discusses the history of the Iron Maiden. (15:00) Finally, in this week's main topic, we discuss the massacre of the Clay family and the hauntings of the Little Shawnee Amusement Park that was built on the site decades later. (25:20)

    Research:
    https://jaimerubiowriter.blogspot.com/2018/03/clover-bottom-massacre-1783-west.html
    https://www.wycoreport.com/news/massacre-of-clay-children-remains-an-infamous-episode/article_194e587c-de39-5a53-99eb-600d6829000f.html
    https://the-line-up.com/lake-shawnee-amusement-park
    https://visitmercercounty.com/lakeshawnee/
    https://visitwv.com/lake-shawnee-amusement-park/
    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/abandoned-west-virginia-amusement-park-bloody-history-article-1.1497567
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Shawnee_Amusement_Park
    https://web.archive.org/web/20190619045900/https://www.register-herald.com/news/life/the-haunted-history-of-lake-shawnee/article_08935a42-a55a-536a-94a8-11893a806589.html
    https://www.discoveryplus.com/video/most-terrifying-places-in-america/miss-mollys-and-lake-shawnee
    https://www.discoveryplus.com/video/ghost-lab/theme-park-of-death

    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niAWe09-JW8&t=3s&ab_channel=DarrenCurtisMusic

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    • 53 min
    Episode 48 - Washington: Murder of Bruce Kim

    Episode 48 - Washington: Murder of Bruce Kim

    Welcome to episode 48 - Washington First up, we discuss some weird Washington facts (3:30) Then, in Weird News, James regales us with a story of America's First Doomsday Cult Hideaway. (9:40) Finally, in our main topic, we discuss the little covered murder of 13-year old Bruce Kim. (16:00)

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    Research:
    True Crime Case Histories – Volume 4 by Jason Neal
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=24901393&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjMxMTA5NzM5LCJpYXQiOjE2MjA0MzUxMjgsImV4cCI6MTYyMDUyMTUyOH0.0q4wGrpMAYbplKV090BKNr-xasl_xWToC76fSHVCrg8
    https://newspaperarchive.com/centralia-daily-chronicle-dec-31-1977-p-53/
    https://newspaperarchive.com/centralia-daily-chronicle-apr-20-1977-p-1/

    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2VquHtBaVw&t=3046s

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Passport 5 - Nepal: Khyah

    Passport 5 - Nepal: Khyah

    Welcome to State of Fear Passport Your guide for tales of the strange, unknown, and scary that lie beyond our borders. Episode 5 - Khyah - a mythical humanoid creature in Nepalese folklore

    Music
    Aftermath - Horror - Kevin MacLeod
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTknIOiei5c&ab_channel=FreeRoyaltyArchive

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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

ZachZaba ,

Great time year round!

Found this podcast when they did a subject on my state (SC) and now I’m hooked. Quality has improved considerably as of late.

I’m Greg ,

Scared an episode is going to land TOO close to home.

I love State of Fear because I can look through and listen to the stories from the State I live in or the States that I have visited. There is something about knowing the location of these events that makes it even scarier. If you can't handle it, you might want to avoid episodes for the State you live in. Ha!

Bobby Bladez ,

Five stars for FEAR

Love the format of this show and the way it is presented. Much love fellas!

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