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39: Film Friday: The Witch

Films that fascinate, films that intrigue, films that haunt your nightmares. Join Into The Portal for the inaugural episode of Film Friday, where hosts Andrew and Amber sit down to discuss films inspired by myths and legends, folklore and all things paranormal. Audience picks are first on the menu - so shoot us an email at to submit your suggested film! For more information and resources visit [our website]( Official Into The...


38: The Hexham Heads

What started as an innocent backyard discovery by two English boys in the Hexham county in 1971 soon spiralled into something unimaginable to most. The inexplicable mystery of poltergeist activity, a were-creature stalking the neighbourhoods of Britain, and two tiny stone heads on unknown origin that have since been lost in the indiscriminate shuffle of hands between academics, researchers and specialists of the occult. Join Into The Portal for a special Halloween season episode where we...


37: The Aradale Asylum

Asylums hold a special place in our nightmares. Places where those deemed undesirable were left, condemned, alone in the dark corners of our societies. The Aradale Asylum of Victoria, Australia, is one such place. People were locked away for unimaginable reasons, and subjected to horrific treatments and experimentations. Those who have resided behind the walls of Aradale continue to make their presence known, in one of the most haunted places in all of Australia. Join us on Into The Portal...


36: Las Brujas de Mexico

The belief in witchcraft is something that has existed for hundreds if not thousands of years, since the times of the Olmec and Maya of ancient Mesoamerica, long before European conquest and colonization. Terrifying legends of hideous monstrosities capable of sucking children’s souls away among other horrifying powers known as las brujas - witches - have haunted the peoples of Mexico and continue to do so to this day. Controversial 2006 video footage has reignited the discussion, go Into The...


35: The Good-Luck Man

The search for an elixir of life is common across mythologies around the world throughout history, with many stories claiming the type extreme longevity found only amongst those between gods and men. However some stories are more compelling than others... Allegedly born in 1677, the infamous Li Ching Yuen was one such extraordinary man, Who’s life quit possibly extended for over 250 years. His extreme longevity attributed to many simple things that quite possibly have roots in the legends of...


34: The Beast of Gevaudan

A scourge settled upon the people of Gevaudan in the summer of 1764\. A ferocious beast of unknown type, coming from who knows where, attacking the human species, killing individuals, drinking their blood, feasting on their flesh, and multiplying its carnage from day to day… The reign of terror would last three years, and to this day the identity of La Bête, or the Beast, has never been conclusively settled. Join Into the Portal for an all new terrifying mystery: The Beast of Gevaudan....


33: Spirit of the North

The Wendigo has a long and terrifying history in the culture of the Algonquin peoples whose nations stretch from the Eastern Seaboard to the Western Prairies through the Great Lakes as far south as Virginia. The Wendigo is known as the dangerous spirit of winter with the ability to transform men, women, and children into a terrifying cannibalistic creature with a heart of ice. Join us on Into The Portal as we explore this horrific legend of the North. Special thanks to Adam from [Graveyard...


32: The Lost Colony: Part II

Part II of The Lost Colony takes a look at some of the predominant theories surrounding the vanishing of the Roanoke Colonists. Special thanks to [Historical Blindness]( for putting together an awesome comprehensive series on the Lost Colony that was instrumental in our research for this episode.


31: The Lost Colony

The enduring American mystery of Roanoke and its vanished inhabitants remains unsolved to this day and has become an pivotal, intriguing case with clues pulling the search in many different directions. Join us on Into The Portal for an all new adventure steeped in a myriad of conflict between indigenous populations, warmongering privateers, and the political ambitions of the Spanish and English crowns… For more information and resources visit [our website](


30: Alien Big Cats Bonus

In this bonus episode Into The Portal investigates additional evidence, theories and revelations surrounding the unusual sightings of large predatory cats in Australia.


29: Alien Big Cats

Since the 1800's there have been stories of massive predatory cats roaming the forest lands of the Australian outback. And even earlier indigenous folklore told of creatures such as the Yarri, a dangerous marsupial cat that perhaps once inhabited mountainous areas thousands of years ago. To this day there are reports from witnesses who have spied felines that do not belong to Australia's plethora of deadly fauna, as well as evidence in the form of dead livestock, footprints, and scratch...


28: UFO Encounters: Vallée and Trace Evidence

The UFO phenomena is an incredibly dense and complex subject, one that often leaves us with more questions than answers. In some unique cases, we are left with material traces from close encounters with the unknown. Join Into The Portal as we explore such cases as presented in a comparative survey by prominent Ufologist Jacques Vallée, and discuss ideas related to The Interdimensional Hypothesis in a follow up of the Maury Island Incident of 1947. Special Guest: Chris Birkinbine from [Dash...


27: The Maury Island Incident

In 1947 there were a series of bizarre encounters with Unidentified Flying Objects across the United States. Roswell, New Mexico became a household name. In Washington, a spree of sightings would unfold bringing to the modern world the concept of the ‘flying saucer’ and possibly the first instance of Men in Black. Join us on Into The Portal as we explore one of the lesser-known encounters in UFO history, the Maury Island Incident. For more resources and information on this episode, visit...


26: Ancient Explorers: The Irish Connection

So many explorers have fallen through the cracks of history, shunned away into the dark places that lie somewhere between reality an myth. The tales of early Irish Christians spoke of one such man name St. Brendan, who sailed the North Atlantic establishing very real monasteries along his way. But legends also tell of Brendan embarking on another journey, one much more dangerous; a mission to a new world. Encountering monsters and giants, braving balls of fire and strange creatures, the...


25: Ancient Chinese Explorers

In Part I of our Pre-Columbian contact series we will be looking into ancient China and the great adventures made by numerous explorers, some perhaps making it to the other side of the world. The great voyage made by Columbus to the New World in 1492 has been taught for centuries as the supposed start of a new era. However, there is evidence to suggest that other explorers made their way across the Oceans to the shores of North America long before Columbus ever set sail. Join us on Into The...


24: The Strange Mind of Nikola Tesla

The brilliance of Tesla is difficult to quantify. His ideas often extended beyond the reach of the normal, the acceptable, far beyond the grasp of his peers in many accounts. Tesla's esoteric concepts and innovations in electricity and harnessing energy led him down a strange path that ultimately resulted in his estrangement from society. However, he never ceased in his research which has become the basis for numerous modern technologies and has led Tesla to be associated with an endless...


23: Gremlins: Creatures Of The Skies

During the late 1940's the world became aware of strange flying entities that had been harassing RAF and American pilots in all kinds of strange and menacing ways. These creatures would later be dubbed, The Gremlins. Said to sabotage aircraft by sucking fuel out of gas tanks, banging on the fuselage, jostling controls and messing with navigation and radio systems… Just to name a few of their preferred activities. Numerous pilots claimed to seen or experienced the handiwork Gremlins and know...


22: The Bunyip

The outback of Australia is known for its deadly creatures. From the poisonous puncture of the Sydney Funnel Mouth Spider to the fatal sting of the Box Jellyfish, Australia is teeming with creatures with the power to eradicate humankind – or, at least cause the early demise of those most unfortunate individuals to encounter them. The legendary Bunyip is no exception. Known for centuries by Australian aborigines, the giant creature is said to lurk in swamps and billabongs, letting out a...


21: The Invisible City

The Invisible City of Kitezh was borne out of a 13th century legend involving the Mongols, a fervently religious group , and a city disappearing into the depths of Lake Svetloyar. The Story goes that the city of Kitezh was founded as part of two twin cities, Maly Kitezh (Small Kitezh), and Bolshoy Kitezh (Big Kitezh). Not long after, a descendent of Ghenghis Khan caught wind of the two cities and decided to invade and ransack them. The first and smaller of the two was quickly captured, but...


20: Amelia Earhart: Disappearance and Legacy

On July 2nd, 1937 Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean without a trace. They had been circumnavigating the globe, making successful flights across South America, Africa, and so many of the places that Amelia had dreamed of as a little girl spinning her globe and wishing to one day travel to all these exotic lands. On the final major leg of their journey Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan lost radio contact while struggling to get a bearing on Howland...