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A Crawling Bigfoot and the Necronomicon's Shadow

4/18/2019
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Episode 86: Timothy and Alison read some listener stories - including a story of a very dark entity and another of a weird and interesting kind of haunting - then Timothy talks to Matt who tells of several strange sightings including UFOs and a creepy, crawling bigfoot. Matt also relates a story of a shooting which may be connected in some way to the Necronomicon. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you...

Duration:01:20:41

Sleep Paralysis, Ghosts, and Phantom Phone Calls

4/11/2019
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Episode 84: Timothy has a wide-ranging conversation with John about paranormal experience, high strangeness, and The Other. John relates some strange sleep paralysis experiences - one of which may be related to a phantom phone call his mother received hundreds of miles away. We also discuss some ghost encounters before the conversation heads into a discussion of The Other - and we end up discussing World War I. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus...

Duration:01:20:45

Anubis and Bigfoot

4/4/2019
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Episode 83: First, Alison and Timothy read a selection of listener stories about bedroom invader entities, mystery lights, mysterious sounds, and angry ghosts. Then we talk with Luke who tells us a story about a jackal-headed shadow creature he witnessed and then shares some of his experiences investigating bigfoot - including some audio of possible creatures and activity captured in the field. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts,...

Duration:01:49:57

The Nightmare Creature

3/28/2019
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Episode 82: First, we talk to David, who tells a story about a horrifying creature he saw multiple times as a child. It appeared in his bedroom, grabbing and hitting him before sending him into nightmares. Then we hear from Bryan who tells us about a frightening old man in black robes he has seen on several occasions. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron:...

Duration:01:09:09

Contact from Beyond

3/26/2019
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Episode 81: Timothy talks to Carlos who has had several experiences of possible alien contact, UFO sightings, shadow people and more. This is a bonus episode for everyone. Thanks for listening! If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars If you would prefer a one-time payment to help us out, here is a PayPal.me link - you can change the number 25 in...

Duration:00:59:41

William of the Fiery Flowers

3/21/2019
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Episode 80: Alison and Timothy discuss the wondrous life of William Woodruff, a hermit from Colebrook River, Connecticut. From newspaper articles, town histories, census records, wills, and various other sources, we piece together William's story - a fatherless child turned town dandy, who walked away from society, grew hollyhocks, gazed at the stars, and kept a vow of silence for much of his life. We also discuss a "wild man" flap which occurred in the area during William's lifetime - and...

Duration:01:10:11

Faelien Contact, part one

3/14/2019
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Episode 78: Stories of contact with The Other. Joshua tells of multiple intense experiences with weird lights and weirder entities. Was he taken by the beings known as tall greys? Then Brett from Lost River Legends podcast stops by to talk about a question he was asked in the middle of the night by something unseen. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron:...

Duration:01:41:42

The Haunted Fiddle and the Cat Head Apparition

3/7/2019
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Episode 76: In the first part of this episode Troy tells stories about a haunted fiddle passed down in his family, ancestral channeling, visions of women in mirrors, and a woman in white apparition. We also get to hear some music and other audio from Troy. In the second part of the episode we talk with Crystal who, after a near-death experience at a young age, experienced a number of strange encounters - including a cat head apparition and repeated sightings of an orb in her basement. If...

Duration:01:30:47

A Halloween Flannel Man and an Impossibly Black Bigfoot

2/28/2019
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Episode 75: First, we hear an incredible Flannel Man account from Jade who had a fascinating encounter with a lumberjack-like entity on Halloween 1997. Then we talk to Mo who had a terrifying encounter with a bigfoot creature in the nineties which still effects him today. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars If you would prefer a one-time...

Duration:01:52:37

Death's Gardens

2/21/2019
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Episode 74: We talk with Loren Rhoads, author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, about graveyards - the good, the bad, and the scary. We talk about Loren's cemetery travels, including some spooky experiences she's had amongst the tombstones and mausoleums. Loren also gives us a short list of graveyards-to-visit in the U.S. Of course there are tales of lost and forgotten graves, ghosts, and vampires along the way. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get...

Duration:01:21:37

The Flannel Man's Grin

2/14/2019
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Episode 71: We present four more Flannel Man accounts this episode. First we talk to Brad who saw Flannel Man beside a lake. Brad then tells us about a weird photo taken of his wife, an encounter with another dark entity, and some other strange experiences. Next, we hear Dan's experience of seeing Flannel Man as a child. Alison then reads a Flannel Man account sent in by Ruthann. Finally, we hear a story of a Flannel Man seen almost simultaneously by Sheila and her daughter - in two separate...

Duration:01:51:02

Weird Creatures, Ghosts, and Glitches

2/7/2019
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Episode 69: We begin the episode hearing a letter describing an experience from long ago. A listener emailed about an encounter his grandmother had with a hairy, moaning, creature issuing horrible cries. The family uncovered a letter his grandmother had written, detailing the encounter. After the letter, we talk with John Olsen who shares stories of ghosts, creatures, and glitches in the matrix from his books Stranger Bridgerland and Beyond Stranger Bridgerland. If you would like to help us...

Duration:01:13:03

A Creature Called Brownie

1/31/2019
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Episode 68: Doug describes repeat encounters with a short, hair-covered creature he named Brownie. Was it an albatwitch? Doug saw the same creature multiple times when he was a child and then, again, many years later and hundreds of miles away, as an adult. Doug also relates some other strange encounters with a theatre ghost and two men with morphing faces. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can...

Duration:00:54:14

The Faeliens

1/24/2019
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Episode 67: On December 12, 2018 Nick woke up to some very weird nighttime visitors in his bedroom. He contacted us immediately afterward and we scheduled a time to document his encounter. Were these beings some kind of alien? Visitors from the realm of the fae? Timothy is joined by Joshua Cutchin as we hear Nick's story and compare it to other tales of the faeries and the alien greys. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers,...

Duration:00:55:40

The Jumping Frenchmen

1/17/2019
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Episode 65: What information could be so weird that it has even our resident skeptic, Alison, questioning her skepticism? We explore the Jumping Frenchmen - could they be a possible link between Flannel Man and the Mirrored Men? Could the Jumping Frenchmen be responsible for some or all of the Flannel Man sightings? If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron:...

Duration:01:02:09

It Was a Witch! ... or a Sasquatch! (part one)

1/10/2019
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Episode 63: Alex and Colin tell of a strange series of events that lead to a night of terror in the woods. A strange old woman directed them to a camping area. After an exchange of fruit with something unseen, they decided to return to the area for a three-day camping trip. Weirdness followed with bad smells, odd vocalizations, and other unexplained sounds. The trip culminated with Colin, separated from Alex, experiencing an intense and frightening night in the woods. Was it bigfoot or...

Duration:01:30:55

Mirror-Men Who Moved Like Owls

1/3/2019
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Episode 62: Jedediah tells about the night he saw two Flannel Men outside of window. They mirrored each others movements and moved their heads like owls. He then tells some of his other experiences with dark entities, sleep paralysis, and more. In the second part of the show we listen to some audio of unknown growling sent in by a listener. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron:...

Duration:00:51:19

Shadows and Footsteps

12/20/2018
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Episode 61: Strange Familiars explores some haunted houses! Timothy talks with Sarah about some creepy experiences she had in her childhood home with a shadow man, disembodied voices, and other entities. Then we travel on-site to a haunted farmhouse in Lancaster County, PA where Jon, James, Rick Fisher, and Timothy hear some spooky encounter stories and then record some strange knocks and possible EVPs. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content,...

Duration:01:08:04

Belsnickel, the Christmas Wild Man

12/16/2018
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Episode 60: For our holiday episode, Timothy and Alison talk Belsnickel, the wild man of Pennsylvania Christmastime. Much fiercer and stranger than a simple proto-Santa Claus figure, Belsnickel was called a "bad faerie" and "half-man, half-beast" - which came from the forest at night to haunt children. Timothy and Alison read multiple historical accounts of the frightening Belsnickel smacking walls, peeking in windows, speaking in unknown languages, and generally behaving like a bigfoot...

Duration:01:10:03

Supernatural Abductions, Changelings, and More

12/3/2018
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Episode 58: Joshua Cutchin returns to talk about his most recent book, Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions. The conversation wanders across the paranormal landscape from folklore to aliens to hoaxes to bigfoot and much more. Joshua and Timothy also drop some hints about the forthcoming book they are writing together. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a...

Duration:01:29:03