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Exploring the strange and unusual in Appalachia Appalachian Arcana brings you tales of the strange and unusual from around the Appalachian region. From hair-raising accounts of true crime to haints and hauntings, ghost cats and goatmen, tune in for stories of the many things that go bump in the night in these hills.

Exploring the strange and unusual in Appalachia Appalachian Arcana brings you tales of the strange and unusual from around the Appalachian region. From hair-raising accounts of true crime to haints and hauntings, ghost cats and goatmen, tune in for stories of the many things that go bump in the night in these hills.
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Exploring the strange and unusual in Appalachia Appalachian Arcana brings you tales of the strange and unusual from around the Appalachian region. From hair-raising accounts of true crime to haints and hauntings, ghost cats and goatmen, tune in for stories of the many things that go bump in the night in these hills.

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Episodes

Weird Wildlife and the Georgia Guidestones

5/6/2018
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This week Ben delves into the unique species and characteristics of Appalachia's ecosystem, from rare salamanders to slime molds and more. Then Cam digs into the mysterious Georgia Guidestones — a monument inscribed with "guidelines" intended to guide post apocalyptic humanity to a "new age of reason" and commissioned by an anonymous group of self-described "loyal Americans" in 1981 — and the controversies and conspiracy theories they have sparked. Mentioned in this episode [PDF] Guide...

Duration:01:07:43

Bonus: Your Stories from VHCC Comic Con

4/29/2018
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Appalachian Arcana interviewed Virginia Highlands Comic Con attendees about their own paranormal experiences. Some of these are super spooky! Thanks again to VHCC for inviting us, to everyone who came out to support this awesome local event, and especially to these awesome folks who shared their own stories with us. If YOU've seen a ghost, or experienced some other weird phenomenon you'd like to tell us about — or if you have a topic you'd like to see us cover on the podcast — send us an...

Duration:00:11:23

Spooky Sweethearts and the Gate City Gangster

4/23/2018
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Abingdon, VA, is a town steeped in history... and ghosts, according to many reports! In this episode, Cam tells the stories of some of Abingdon's most haunted locations, while Ben tells a story worthy of a Hollywood script. William Kenneth Wagner — crack shot, moonshiner, and escape artist — spent his life hopping between the Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia area, Mississippi, and Texas, and left a trail of bodies in his wake. Mentioned in this episode The Martha Washington...

Duration:00:55:32

Zoo Man and Trippy Lights

4/6/2018
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"Zoo Man" Thomas Huskey may have been Knoxville, TN's first serial killer, but he avoided conviction on four counts of murder with a defense strategy worthy of your favorite daytime soaps — he claimed he had multiple personalities. Cam discusses the bizarre details of this 1992 case, while Ben tackles the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights. Recorded live at our favorite brewery, Elderbrew in downtown Bristol, TN. Mentioned in this episode & other sources [VIDEO] "Appalachian Unsolved: Why...

Duration:00:49:35

Campfire Stories

3/20/2018
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Join us on a camping(ish) trip to Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA, where we'll share some spooky local legends from around Southwest Virginia. Mentioned in this episode: Haunts of Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands by Joe Tennis

Duration:01:03:00

I Saw a Wampus Cat

3/2/2018
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In our debut episode, Ben covers the disturbing case of Howard Hawk Willis, convicted in 2010 of murdering a newlywed teen couple and hiding parts of their bodies in a Johnson City, TN, storage unit. Cam discusses Appalachia's scariest cryptid kitty — the Wampus Cat! This episode was recorded live at Elderbrew in Johnson City, TN. Thanks to everyone who came out for the show! You were amazing.

Duration:00:52:07

Trailer

2/25/2018
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Welcome to Appalachian Arcana, a podcast exploring the strange and unusual in Appalachia.

Duration:00:00:58