Mary Celeste | Episode 20 | Simply Strange

In December of 1872, a merchant ship was discovered floating aimlessly about in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with its crew nowhere to be found. There was no sign of foul play, nor were there any clues at all as to why exactly the crew abandoned their ship and, to this day, it remains one of the most fascinating mysteries of the high seas. 

This week we tell the story of Mary Celeste.

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The Baldoon Mystery | Episode 19 | Simply Strange

In 1829, the McDonald family began to experience a bizarre string of events with life changing consequences. Over the years, dozens of people witnessed flying rocks and spontaneous fires breaking out - yet, even today, there is no explanation as to what exactly happened there and the McDonald family's tormentor remains one of Canada's most perplexing tales.

This week we tell the story of the Baldoon Mystery.

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Wendigo | Episode 18 | Simply Strange

According to Algonquian folkore, the Wendigo is a terrifying, emaciated monster with glowing red eyes and decaying skin - like it has just crawled out of a shallow grave. But, while it is certainly physically imposing, the true danger of the Wendigo lies in the effect that it can have on the mind.

This week we tell a collection of Wendigo tales.

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Clarence Roberts | Episode 17 | Simply Strange

In 1970, Clarence Roberts hit financial rock bottom. He was a proud and previously successful man, and he was desperately looking for a way to pull his family out of debt. It seemed that he was willing to do just about anything to get there. But what he did, exactly, we will likely never know.

This is the story of Clarence Roberts.

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Bridget Cleary | Episode 16 | Simply Strange

The 1800s were a time when superstition ran wild through the Irish countryside, but as the century began to come to a close, more and more people were getting an education and many superstitions were beginning to fade away. That being said, there were still plenty of people who held onto the beliefs of old, and sometimes this could have disastrous consequences.

This is the story of Bridget Cleary. 

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Sawney Bean | Episode 15 | Simply Strange

Legend has it that, in the 16th century, a clan of inbred cannibals ravaged the Scottish countryside, killing hundreds and disappearing without a trace. Their reign of terror lasted for 25 years.

Today we tell the story of Sawney Bean.

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No one to credit for this week because I made all the music for this episode. Wow! Hopefully it doesn't suck. I might put it on Patreon or Soundcloud or something at some point. If anyone would have any interest in downloading the music I compose for the show, let me know and I'll get that figured out.

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The Pollock Twins | Episode 14 | Simply Strange

In May of 1957, a terrible tragedy struck the Pollock Family when young Jacqueline and Joanna Pollock were hit and killed by a crazed woman attempting vehicular suicide. Their parents were mortified. They had no idea what to do, so they did anything they could to help cope with the grief of losing both their daughters. Ultimately, John Pollock turned to religion - specifically reincarnation. He came to believe that someway, somehow, his girls would return to him and, as crazy as it may seem, they did. Or at least he believes that they did.

This week we tell the story of the Pollock Twins.

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Lonely Path - Aaron Hayes

Forever - Whitesand

Solstice - Ross Bugden

Time Part 3 (Just Floating in Time ) - Co.Ag

The Lost - Co.Ag

Circle of Life - Whitesand

The Beast of Gévaudan | Episode 13 | Simply Strange

In 1760s France, a terrible beast ran amok through the countryside, killing indiscriminately. Those who managed to see it and survive to tell the tale described the beast as being a massive, wolf-like creature with reddish fur, glowing eyes, massive teeth, and dark lips that curved back into a sinister grin.

This week we tell the story of the The Beast of Gévaudan.

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The Dreamer - Federico Aldinucci

Beautiful Days - Co.Ag

Omen - Co.Ag

Dark Rage - Co.Ag

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The Enfield Poltergeist | Episode 12 | Simply Strange

In 1977 the Hodgson Family began to notice some very strange things around their house - unexplainable noises, moving furniture, flying objects, and... much more. As time went on and the phenomena grew more powerful, the Hodgsons began to attract a great deal of attention from the media and paranormal enthusiasts, which eventually led to the case becoming one of history's most well known and well documented poltergeist incidents.

This week, we explore the unbelievable true story of the Enfield Poltergeist.

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I Was Always Right Here - Darren Curtis

Art of Silence - Uniq

Forgotten - Whitesand

The Sky is On Fire - Co.Ag

Dark Rooms - Co.Ag

Dusk - Ross Bugden

The Jersey Devil | Episode 11 | Simply Strange

In 1735, deep in the pine forests of New Jersey, Mrs. Leeds gave birth to her thirteenth child. As the legend goes, mere moments after being born the cursed child underwent a dreadful transformation, growing horns and wings, before unleashing it's fury on everyone in the room. After it's victims were sufficiently maimed, the abominable creature launched itself up and out the chimney, disappearing into the woods, where some say it remains to this day.

The Jersey Devil is one the most well known and well documented cryptids in all of the cryptid kingdom, and today, we tell it's story!

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My Dark Passenger - Darren Curtis

Letting Go - CO.AG

This Fascinating World - CO.AG

There are Witches Among Us - CO.AG

Snow - CO.AG

Dyatlov Pass | Episode 10 | Simply Strange

In February of 1959, a group of experienced hikers were camping in the Ural Mountains when something happened - something that spooked them to the point that they tore their way out of their tent and ran down a mountain in subfreezing temperatures without so much as bothering to put shoes on. When their bodies were eventually found by rescuers, it was determined that six of the hikers had died of hypothermia, while the remaining three all sustained strange blunt force injuries, similar to what would be expected in a car crash. Their deaths were eventually ruled to have been the results of "a compelling natural force."

The death of hikers at Dyatlov Pass remains one of history's most mysterious events, and speculation has run wild over the years, with theories as to what caused them to flee their tent ranging from an avalanche, to a yeti attack, to a feud between the KGB and the CIA.

 

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Skinwalker Ranch | Episode 9 | Simply Strange

In 1994, the Sherman family purchased a stunning piece of property in northeast Utah. Unbeknownst to them, their new home had a history of strange phenomena dating all the way back to the 1700s, the local Native American tribe believed the land was cursed, and the previous owners lived with four ferocious guard dogs and deadbolts on every door. The Shermans' lives were about to be turned upside by forces beyond any of our comprehension - at least, that's what they think happened.  

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Sky Metalwala | Episode 8 | Simply Strange

On November 6th, 2011, 2 year old Sky Metalwala disappeared under suspicious circumstances in the midst of an ugly custody battle between his parents. The day after Sky's father was finally given visitation rights, his mother says that that he was taken from her parked car after she ran out of gas and went looking for help. But, the problem is... all evidence indicates that she is lying and it is even possible that Sky Metalwala was never even in his mother's car that day.

Follow this link for more information on Sky: http://www.missingkids.org/poster/ncmc/1183128/1

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Mothman | Episode 7 | Simply Strange

The story of the Mothman is a truly bizarre piece of history, that really is a lot bigger than just the Mothman itself. In 1966 and 1967, the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia became a hotbed of strange encounters - UFOs, aliens, men in black, the Mothman, all kinds of crazy stuff that finally culminated in a horrible tragedy. 

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Chris Jenkins | Episode 6 | Simply Strange

On Halloween 2002, Chris Jenkins got kicked out of a bar in Minneapolis and was forced to walk home. And that was the last he was ever seen alive. The authorities hastily came to the conclusion that Chris had accidentally drowned in the Mississippi River, but over the years, new details have come to light that suggest otherwise.

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Brandon Lawson | Episode 5 | Simply Strange

In 2013, Brandon Lawson ran out of gas on a remote stretch of highway in Texas. He called his brother for help, who arrived not too long after, but found no sign of Brandon. While Brandon was stranded, he made a strange call to 911 that has led to countless different theories as to what exactly happened to him that night.

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The Sodder Children | Episode 4 | Simply Strange

On Christmas Eve, 1945, the Sodder family home burned to the ground. George and Jennie Sodder, along with four of their children, managed to get out. The five remaining children weren’t so lucky, and George and Jennie would spend the rest of their lives trying to figure out exactly what happened to them.

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Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon | Episode 3 | Simply Strange

In April of 2014, a pair of Dutch girls traveled to Panama to celebrate their graduation, learn Spanish, and do some volunteer work. Upon arrival, they found out that they had somehow managed to get there a week early. To pass the time, they decided to go on a hike, but they never returned. Going off of minimal evidence, the authorities hastily ruled their death a hiking accident, but as new evidence trickled in a lot of people began to wonder if that was really the case, or if something more sinister had happened to Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon.

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