42 episodes

A paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our supernatural adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness. 

The Q Files Shane McClelland & Lori Gum

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 78 Ratings

A paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our supernatural adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness. 

    Finding Hester Foster (Part 2)

    Finding Hester Foster (Part 2)

    This week, we will continue the search for the 19-year-old African American woman, Hester Foster. It has seemed, for the most part, that Hester Foster had been left out of the history books. Nothing existed about her life story except for some scanty newspaper articles about her execution and a mention or two in several Ohio history books. However, in this exciting follow up and season ending episode, we reveal Hester's authentic story and change history - all with the help of Hester herself. Well, her ghost anyway.

    You'll never believe what we discover, in finding Hester Foster!

    The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

    The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

    Be Weird. Stay Curious. These are The Q Files.

    If you enjoyed the show, be sure to subscribe and leave a review.

    Stay in touch: Facebook: The Q Files Podcast, Twitter: TheQFilesPod, Instagram: TheQFilesPod The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful.

    You can learn more about Bucky Cutright, or take one of his tours by visiting Columbus Ghost Tours.

    • 32 min
    Finding Hester Foster

    Finding Hester Foster

    This week, we explore the story of Hester Foster. In what may be our most important episode to date, and one that will undoubtedly rewrite the history books, we tell you the story of Hester's life. In our attempts at contacting her spirit by investigating a building she is said to haunt, we make a miraculous discovery that leads us down some surprising paths and eventually solves a nearly 200 year old mystery.

    Hester Foster was a 19-year-old, African-American woman, or so the official story goes, who was not only the first woman executed by the state of Ohio but along with William Clark, the first person EVER put to death upon the gallows that once stood at the intersection of the southwest corner of Mound and 2nd St in downtown Columbus.  It is estimated that between 12-20,000 people came to see her hang by the neck until dead on February 9th, 1844  but... did they have any clue who this woman really was?  Did they even care? And beyond the cursory mentions of her in several Ohio history books and newspapers, it seems that absolutely no one, knows her story or even how her life ended in such notorious fashion. 

    We decided it was high time... to find... the real Hester Foster.

    The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

    The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

    Be Weird. Stay Curious. These are The Q Files.

    If you enjoyed the show, be sure to subscribe and leave a review.

    Stay in touch: Facebook: The Q Files Podcast, Twitter: TheQFilesPod, Instagram: TheQFilesPod The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful. You can learn more about Bucky Cutright, or take one of his tours by visiting Columbus Ghost Tours.

    • 36 min
    Mother's Murder Day

    Mother's Murder Day

    This week we're taking a twisted turn on Mother's Day by diving into the murderous true crime tale of Ethel Geller Yeldem.

    Ethel's story is one of a woman at her wits' end and a society that failed her. Any honest account of her life, and one not told just for morbid murder porn, makes it clear that her story and life, and the stories and lives of her victims, should have been much different.

    The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

    The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

    Be Weird. Stay Curious. These are The Q Files.

    If you enjoyed the show, be sure to subscribe and leave a review.

    Stay in touch: Facebook: The Q Files Podcast, Twitter: TheQFilesPod, Instagram: TheQFilesPod The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful, this episode also includes music from Myuu. You can learn more about Bucky Cutright, or take one of his tours by visiting Columbus Ghost Tours.

    • 15 min
    The Blackbird of Chernobyl

    The Blackbird of Chernobyl

    On this week's show, we'll be discussing the "blackbird of Chernobyl" and sharing a grim anniversary. 35 years ago today (April 26), an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in the northern region of Soviet Ukraine, led to the worst nuclear disaster in history. The Chernobyl accident, as it is called,  put 400 times more radioactive material into the Earth's atmosphere than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

    With such a landscape of human and environmental destruction, it only makes sense that the paranormal would find a home within this abandoned, condemned and yes, haunted place where nobody lives.

    The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

    The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

    Be Weird. Stay Curious. These are The Q Files.

    If you enjoyed the show, be sure to subscribe and leave a review.

    Stay in touch: Facebook: The Q Files Podcast, Twitter: TheQFilesPod, Instagram: TheQFilesPod The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful.

    • 25 min
    Doctoring the Devil - Appalachian Folk Magic with Jake Richards

    Doctoring the Devil - Appalachian Folk Magic with Jake Richards

    On this weeks magical show, we'll be discussing Appalachian folk magic with Jake Richards. Jake is an expert practitioner of Appalachian folk magic and the author of "Backwoods Witchcraft" and his latest, "Doctoring the Devil: Notebooks of an Appalachian Conjure Man". To celebrate having Jake on the show, we're also hosting a giveaway where you can potential receive a copy of "Doctoring the Devil" AND a set of Jake's brand new conjure cards.

    You can enter the giveaway here or on any of our social media!

    American folk magic comes in all shapes and sizes and is found in every region of the U.S. - Appalachian folk magic is part of that melting pot of superstitions, energy, and spiritual will. Created as our ancestors moved to the United States, their various folk magic practices intertwined and sometimes mixed with each other and the practices of Native Americans and oftentimes that of enslaved people as well.

    The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

    The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

    Be Weird. Stay Curious. These are The Q Files.

    If you enjoyed the show, be sure to subscribe and leave a review.

    Stay in touch: Facebook: The Q Files Podcast, Twitter: TheQFilesPod, Instagram: TheQFilesPod The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful.

    • 53 min
    The Last, Last Supper

    The Last, Last Supper

    In this follow up episode to our special Easter show, The Last Supper, we will continue examining the lore, legend, and menu of, arguably, one of the most sacred events in Christianity known as "The Last Supper", and discuss executions in America, today.

    We'll also dive into Lori's real life experience with one of America's most notorious serial killers, Aileen Wuornos.

    The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

    The documentary series features astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

    Be Weird. Stay Curious. These are The Q Files.

    If you enjoyed the show, be sure to subscribe and leave a review.

    Stay in touch: Facebook: The Q Files Podcast, Twitter: TheQFilesPod, Instagram: TheQFilesPod The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Scribe67 ,

I hat you’ve been looking for all along

This is the kind of podcast that is insightful, funny , haunting and incredibly engaging. It’s what you need in a podcast and definitely one you will want to get hooked on.

BlackCat DeeDee ,

Fantastic, Thorough, LGBTQ Friendly and Ghostly!!

I love a podcast that has LGBTQ subject matter, hosts and ghosts! Being in the paranormal field myself, and desiring content that involves discussions regarding the queer ghost community, you might also be pleasantly surprised to find they cover very intriguing ghostly and curious matters that reach far beyond the realm of just queer ghost hunting, which is awesome in it’s own category, and intriguing, to say the least. The hosts are articulate, thorough and engaged. You can tell they research their stories and consider their audience. I came here to relate to other queer ghost hunters, and learn about queer and lesbian hauntings in relation to the paranormal, but left with so much more! Thank you and please continue your outstanding content!

steeven489 ,

not about qanon

i thought this was about qanon so i guess i’m disappointed but it’s still a good podcast

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