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Searching for the truth about our strange world. A podcast hosted by Ansir and Sophia, providing discussions of an array of topics including: the paranormal, occult, cryptozoology, myths & legends, extra-terrestrials, UFOs, and the strange -- all with a mix of philosophy and psychology. A monthly(ish) podcast where the Inquirers into the Strange probe an array of mysteries from around the world.

Searching for the truth about our strange world. A podcast hosted by Ansir and Sophia, providing discussions of an array of topics including: the paranormal, occult, cryptozoology, myths & legends, extra-terrestrials, UFOs, and the strange -- all with a mix of philosophy and psychology. A monthly(ish) podcast where the Inquirers into the Strange probe an array of mysteries from around the world.
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Searching for the truth about our strange world. A podcast hosted by Ansir and Sophia, providing discussions of an array of topics including: the paranormal, occult, cryptozoology, myths & legends, extra-terrestrials, UFOs, and the strange -- all with a mix of philosophy and psychology. A monthly(ish) podcast where the Inquirers into the Strange probe an array of mysteries from around the world.

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English


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The Enfield Haunting - Poltergeist or Demon?

9/28/2019
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Enfield, England, 1977: an array of phenomena effect the Hodgson family and are witnessed by the Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair of the Society for Psychical Research, Ed Warren, and others. The events would go on to inspire various films and dramas. Ansir & Sophia discuss the phenomena and debate the arguments for fraudulent portrayals, haunting phenomena, and even demonic possession. Support the show

Duration:00:59:20

the Witchcraft Murder of Charles Walton

9/21/2019
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In 1945, the body of 74 year-old Charles Walton was found near to the village of Lower Quinton, England. His throat slashed, a pitchfork pinning him to the frozen ground, and a deep cross carved into his chest. Despite the arrival of the foremost detective of the day, the crime remains unsolved and, possibly as a result of the apparent reluctance of locals to discuss the crime or Walton, there are many notions that suggest the crime was of a ritual nature. Was Walton a wizard or a witch --...

Duration:00:41:58

Our Fascination with Tales of the Supernatural and the Paranormal

9/14/2019
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Mankind's fascination with tales of the supernatural and the paranormal spans both epochs and cultures. But what is it that draws audiences to such tales? Is it a morbid curiosity? Is it a desire to engage with the issues raised by such tales? Join Ansir & Sophia as they discuss the fascination that audiences have always held, and continue to do so, with tales of ghosts, vampires, werewolves, alternate realities, parallel dimensions, alterred consciousness, psychical abilities, and realms...

Duration:01:01:26

Smorgasbord of the Strange 2

8/9/2019
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It is time for another random selection of the strange as Ansir & Sophia cycle through topics for another Smorgasbord of the Strange that finds them discussing everything from the Gospel of St. John to the Yeti! Support the show

Duration:00:57:46

H H Holmes

7/27/2019
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Henry Howard Holmes (born Herman Mudgett, May, 1861) was a privileged youth who undertook medical training at the University of Michigan. Despite being born into relative wealth, Holmes continually schemed to defraud insurance companies -- often by portraying cadavers from the university as accident victims and claiming the life insurances. H H Holmes is most famous however as the creator of Chicago's 'Murder Castle' where he killed numerous victims within the walls of the purpose built...

Duration:00:55:58

Spectral Militia of Goblins: Salem, Kelly-Hopkinsville, and Hellier

7/13/2019
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Gloucester, 1692 -- not far from Salem village, a family home is besieged by assailants who are seemingly unharmed when shot. Kelly, 1955 -- a family are subjected to a nightlong attack by diminutive assailants that glow and are seemingly unharmed when shot. Hellier, 2012 to present -- Greg & Dana Newkirk investigate phenomena associated with claims of goblin-esque beings and find a psychical aspect that suggests a larger Keelian mystery... What can we learn from similarities between the...

Duration:00:56:56

the Moon - mysteries of creation, function, NASA moon landing, and conspiracy

6/29/2019
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the Moon -- a satellite that is far more mysterious than it may at first seem. Join Ansir & Sophia as they discuss the strangeness of the Moon, debate conspiracy theories, and the possible nature of our constant companion. Support the show

Duration:01:06:27

Roswell

6/14/2019
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July 1947: The area around Corona, New Mexico and the possibility that something crashed in an incident more commonly known as 'the Roswell Crash'. Join Ansir & Sophia as they discuss the purported events and the possibilities for extra-terrestrials, UFOs, and government cover-ups. Support the show

Duration:00:51:02

Amityville

5/25/2019
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112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, Long Island is legendary. The events that occurred there between 1974 and 1975 are the source material for numerous works, including Jay Anson's infamous book 'the Amityville Horror' and two Hollywood films based upon it. Join Ansir & Sophia as they discuss the 1974 DeFeo murders and the possible influence upon the phenomena that affilicted the Lutz family after they moved into the vacant house a year later. Support the show

Duration:01:04:58

The Mothman of Point Pleasant

5/10/2019
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For a period of around 13 months, a mysterious winged-humanoid being was seen around Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Significantly, the Mothman was one of only three strange phenomena to occur at that time -- with UAP and Men in Black also having a focus upon Point Pleasant. Join Ansir & Sophia as they look at the events of 1966-67 and beyond as they ask -- what is the Mothman? Support the show

Duration:01:19:24

Flat Earth, Hollow Earth, Globe Earth?

4/11/2019
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Do we live on a globe or a flat plane? What of the possibility that the Earth is hollow and that hominids could live inside? Join Ansir & Sophia as they look at the flat Earth vs. globe argument that has exploded over the last few years and find themselves questioning aspects of what they have been led to believe was true. Note: neither Ansir nor Sophia ascribe to either argument wholly, but rather they praise those who question the nature of our reality and seek to find the answers...

Duration:01:18:39

the Bermuda Triangle

4/9/2019
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The Bermuda triangle is a section of sea linking the Atlantic coast of Florida, Bermuda, and the Greater Antiles (although there is no exactly defined region). Although the mystery entered into the popular psyche with the work of Charles Berlitz in 1974, the majority of significant and mysterious phenomena predate that work. What happens in the region known as the 'triangle'? Are weather phenomena to blame or is there an undersea causative agent of an unknown nature? Could something even...

Duration:00:56:16

Smorgasbord of the Strange

3/15/2019
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In a break from the usual format, Ansir & Sophia briefly discuss a number of topics in quick-fire style as chosen randomly from the excellent textual reference of Breverton's Phantasmagoria. As Sophia flicks randomly through the compendium, the topics that emerge for discussion in this smorgasbord-esque podcast include: sasquatch, the terracotta army, Atlantis, the Book of Enoch, giant bats, and buried treasure. Support the show

Duration:00:42:05

Demonic Possession

3/8/2019
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What is demonic possession? Is it real or is it merely a religious superstition? These are the questions that Sophia asks and Ansir offers answers to. Ansir Levi offers even more depth of insight into demonic possession in his book, 'Towards a Conquest of the Paranormal' out now! Support the show

Duration:00:55:39

Inquiry 16: Apocalypse

2/8/2019
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Regardless of theistic position, even if such is atheistic materialism, man has a fascination with the end of times. At core, the apocalypse is an ending of the status quo and the commencement of a new paradigm. There are however, some scenarios in which the end brings more than an alchemical process and results in an end to the existence of the Earth itself. Join Ansir & Sophia in the new format of 'Inquirers into the Strange' and commence your own apocalypse. Support the show

Duration:00:52:53

Dark Fragment NEWS ALERT

2/1/2019
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The pending apocalypse (fear not!) will see the Dark Fragment podcast and blog undergo a remanifestation and become... Inquirers into the Strange. Look out for the changes to the blog, the Twitter feed, and the podcast. Your subscriptions should automatically switch, but if not -- search for 'Inquirers into the Strange' and join us (Ansir & Sophia) for an entertaining and educational inquiry into the strange, the paranormal, and the occult! Support the show

Duration:00:01:24

Fragment 15: the Loch Ness Monster

1/18/2019
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The Loch Ness Monster, 'Nessie' has a long and storied history. Join Ansir & Sophia as they discuss that history, the transition in form of the infamous cryptid, and the possible explanations as to what is at cause for the sightings and why that also explains the elusive nature of the cryptid. Support the show

Duration:00:42:42

Fragment 14: 'Tis the Midwinter, Yule, or Christmas Season

12/15/2018
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With the greetings of the season, join Ansir & Sophia as they discuss the festive season, including the religious and commercial aspects. Your hosts also look at the timing of festivals, the symbolism of Yule trees and gift giving, the concept of Santa, and the notion that Christianity adopted timings simply to aid in the conversion of peoples from other faiths. Support the show

Duration:00:49:42

Fragment 13: John Dee

11/24/2018
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Born on 13th July 1527 to Roland and Jane Dee, John Dee became an immensely influential figure within the Elizabethan world. If Dee had lived at a time other than the turbulent period that spanned the Tudor and Stuart monarchies in England, then it is very likely that we would now acknowledge him as one the greatest minds England ever produced. Dee’s peers acknowledged his skills as a philosopher, astronomer, scientist, cartographer, and mathematician and - further observed that he was as...

Duration:01:06:49

Fragment 12: Sounds Strange

11/17/2018
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Sound has an innate power to fuel the imagination. Sudden sounds in horror films are an intrinsic aspect of 'jump' moments. The power of sound is much more, however. In isolation, a sound of unknown origin has the power to induce fear and paranoia. Whilst some instances are mere audio pareidolia, others are possibly objective evidence for something more… Join Ansir & Sophia as they review famous, strange sounds. You can hear the sounds that Ansir & Sophia listen to during the podcast via...

Duration:00:48:41