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The truth is stranger than fiction. The Confessionals Podcast explores the true stories of witnesses to the world of unexplained phenomena. As an interview-based podcast, host Tony Merkel holds conversations with everyday individuals who share their unique experiences crossing paths with the unexplainable and with dedicated researchers delving into realms of high strangeness.

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The truth is stranger than fiction. The Confessionals Podcast explores the true stories of witnesses to the world of unexplained phenomena. As an interview-based podcast, host Tony Merkel holds conversations with everyday individuals who share their unique experiences crossing paths with the unexplainable and with dedicated researchers delving into realms of high strangeness.

    627: Decoding Bigfoot

    627: Decoding Bigfoot

    In Episode 627: Decoding Bigfoot, we talk with researcher Matt Pruitt, focusing on his book "The Phenomenal Sasquatch: Seeking the Natural Origins of a Cultural Icon." Pruitt offers a fascinating blend of scientific investigation and cultural understanding in his work, analyzing the intersection of fact and folklore surrounding Sasquatch. He then recounts his dedicated efforts in collecting detailed reports about a red-haired Sasquatch, tracing its migration, and compiling eyewitness testimonies. The discussion expands to cover various aspects of bigfoot research, including their physical traits, historical evidence, and personal encounters. Pruitt's insights from both his field research and his book provide a rich, multi-dimensional view of the Sasquatch phenomenon.

    Matt Pruitt
    Book: The Phenomenal Sasquatch: Seeking The Natural Origins of a Cultural Icon
    Website: mattpruittonline.com

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    Joel Thomas - Bigfoot ft. Tony Merkel
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    RELOADED | 206: Attacks From The Afterlife

    RELOADED | 206: Attacks From The Afterlife

    On Episode 206: Attacks from the Afterlife, our guest Jeff, who is a blind musician, joins The Confessionals to share some of the truly terrifying things he has experienced – some of which he can even attribute to the onset of his blindness. Jeff has had a life filled with bizarre and frightening experiences, including being abducted, living communally with a woman who was a healer, and being sexually assaulted by an entity with a decaying skull.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Members Preview | 626: Cryptid Wars and Cosmic Revelations

    Members Preview | 626: Cryptid Wars and Cosmic Revelations

    In Episode 626: Cryptid Wars and Cosmic Revelations we are joined again by Kevin from episode 624. Kevin shares about his extraordinary encounters with otherworldly entities and his involvement in the lesser-known cryptid wars between dogman and catman beings. The core of the discussion centers around these cryptid wars, highlighting the profound conflict and the entities' dire warnings about Earth's restoration efforts and their inevitable defeat in this cosmic struggle. Kevin shares his unique experiences, including telepathic communications with these beings, who impart knowledge and prophecies about personal and global futures, despite their acknowledgment of their looming failure against the forces aiming to restore Earth. The episode not only explores the bizarre and intriguing aspects of these interdimensional conflicts but also touches on the profound implications of such encounters on our understanding of reality and our place within it.

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    Joel Thomas - ShutUp N Drive
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    • 19 min
    625: High Strangeness On The 33rd Parallel

    625: High Strangeness On The 33rd Parallel

    In Episode 625: High Strangeness On The 33rd Parallel, Brad shares his experiences and observations related to the 33rd parallel, a line of latitude that spans the entire globe. He recounts stories of peculiar phenomena, such as ghost lights, UFO sightings, and encounters with Bigfoot. Brad explains the significance of the 33rd parallel and its involvement in various unexplained events. He covers encounters in the woods, time slips, unusual sightings, cryptid encounters, personal experiences with strange beings, and the exploration of ley lines and energy vortexes. He also dives into the the 33rd parallel and its association with well-known incidents and locations such as Roswell, the Phoenix Lights, and the Bermuda Triangle. Brad emphasizes his fascination with ley lines and portals, particularly the connection between water and energy. He explores the four states of matter and ionization, suggesting that entities can attach themselves to ionized particles. He also delves into the idea of the electromagnetic spectrum, its relation to orbs and the manifestation of entities.

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    Joel Thomas - Lights On The Mesa
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    RELOADED | 303: The Bigfoot Lights

    RELOADED | 303: The Bigfoot Lights

    In episode 303: The Bigfoot Lights, we talk to Dustin who is a Native American with some amazing experiences. It all started out when he and his ex-girlfriend were driving back home from college to show off their new baby girl to their families. On their drive that night they saw a strange streaking light that was soon accompanied by more. As this experience continues these lights seemed to be very aware of them and triangulated on them as they drove. What follows is more lights coming from the lights in the sky, dropping down and following them as they drove. Dustin consulted with a medicine man that told him these lights were bigfoot and they call them the star people.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Members Preview | 624: Four Nights of Visitations

    Members Preview | 624: Four Nights of Visitations

    In Episode 624: Four Nights of Unearthly Visitations, we dive into the world of alien abductions and otherworldly encounters, as experienced by our guest, Kevin. From a young age, Kevin's life was marked by an inexplicable draw towards the supernatural and extraterrestrial. However, nothing could prepare him for the turning point in his life - the moment he became aware of his own abduction experiences. He recounts waking up during an alien operation, a moment so surreal yet terrifyingly real, that it reshaped his entire perception of reality. But the core of Kevin's story lies in his bizarre and awe-inspiring encounters with an entity named Japhiel. Japhiel, along with other entities, promised to aid Kevin, preparing him for an experience akin to the classic 'A Christmas Carol'. This preparation was not just about confronting his abductors but also about an internal journey of understanding and resistance.

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    OUTRO MUSIC
    Joel Thomas - Otherside of The Sun
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    • 18 min

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