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Americas Place for strange, bringing you the best in Hollywood Horror & the Paranormal each week. Listen each week as we talk with celebrities from your favorite horror movies and TV shows as well as paranormal investigators. We'll also keep you updated in the world of the paranormal with news from the strange.
 
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In this episode, we will be taking a journey south of the border to explore 5 terrifying tales of Latin American folklore. Join us as we discuss La Llorona, El Chupacabra, La Ciguapa, El Sibon, and El Cucuy. When it comes to folklore Latin America knows how to do it right and these tales or wailing, whistling, and wandering entities are sure to fri…
 
In this episode, we finally set our sights on Nessie in John's quest to cover the heaviest hitters of the Cryptozoological world. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch …
 
In this episode, we are joined by Vic and Marcus paranormal investigators, YouTubers, and podcasters. Their shows One Candle Society and Talking With Shadows dive into some truly strange and obscure paranormal phenomena. Join us as we discuss the Oil Pit Squid and Static People and bring some of this phenomenon from obscurity to light.…
 
**CLARIFICATION** Around 8:40, John mentions the BLM protests in response to George Floyd's death in 2020. John wants to clarify that he meant George Floyd's death was the problematic and terrible thing, not the protests themselves (which Cryptopedia supported then and now). **CLARIFICATION** It's finally here. That's right, the lost episode of Cry…
 
The Wendigo is a supernatural being belonging to the spiritual traditions of the Algoquuain tribes of the First Nations in North America. Wendigos are powerful monsters that stalk, kill and eat people. For reference, think werewolf on steroids. They are stronger than a grizzly bear, run faster than any human being, and the real bad news is that hum…
 
This time Steven Segal dominates the opening and John is broken by Brandon's jokes. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- The Guyra Ghost Australia's most baffling Poltergeist the Guyra ghost in NSW Poltergeist rocks town: The stone-throwing ghost of Guyra The Guyra Ghost Mystery New polter…
 
This week John talks about a bunch of stuff from the late 90s and early aughts, so pretty much a standard episode. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- Tracking the Chupacabra Puerto Rico Why Chupacabra Reports Only Go Back to 1995 Cristina Saralegui Creatures of the Night - Chupacabra Chu…
 
This week Brandon covers a ghost and John accuses him of stealing his shtick. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- The Guyra Ghost Australia's most baffling Poltergeist the Guyra ghost in NSW Poltergeist rocks town: The stone-throwing ghost of Guyra The Guyra Ghost Mystery New poltergeist …
 
Is it possible that humans are the offspring of the Anunnaki, an ancient astronaut traveler, from the planet Nibiru? Zachariah Sitchin thought so. Does the planet Nibiru exist? Where is it now? Is it returning? Is the government covering this up? In this episode, we are going to take a look at one of the wildest creation myths on the market and see…
 
If this episode attempt didn't record properly John was going to delete the podcast from the internet. Luckily it did so Cryptopedia continues on. Anyways, John gets mad at a Creationist and Brandon shares his curses. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- Mokele-mbembe - Wikipedia Misreadin…
 
In this episode, we will be exploring the folklore, legend, and science of real-life zombies. The zombie myth is alive and well in Haitian folklore where shamen and voodoo sorcerers, known as bokor, bewitch the undead and use them as free labor or to carry out nefarious tasks. But is this life reanimated or forced servitude under drug addiction? We…
 
Is there a statistically significant increase in the deaths of popular musicians, artists, actors, and athletes at the age of 27? Is this a real phenomenon, conspiracy, synchronicity, or nothing more than a modern myth? In this episode, we will attempt to use science and statistics to answer these questions and shed some light on a club that no one…
 
Hey listeners! I'll let Brandon explain what happened, but the long and short of it is no episode this week. Half of the audio (John's half) will be on Patreon for our Jackalope supporters. See you in a bit! Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340By Brandon Boyer, John Dunham
 
In this episode, we'll have a bloody good time discussing vampire history and folklore. We’ll go all the way back to the Greek myth of Ambrosio and Selen, to explore vampire origins, we'll discuss the Vampire of New Orleans, Jacques St. Germain, and the incredible story of Mercy Brown. Oh, and we’ll also help you get your vampire hunting kits up to…
 
This week John starts mid-conversation talking about hard drive woes and Brandon makes a discovery about the origin of a cryptid. Episode Topics: The Black Demon Shark, The Lone Pine Mountain Devil, Oofty Goofty Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- The Black Demon Shark (Documentary) The B…
 
In this episode, we will be exploring the phenomenon of Spontaneous Human Combustions. We will discuss some of the nearly 200 cases of people who have mysteriously burst into flames with no apparent cause. We will also share some of the rare cases of people who have survived Spontaneous Human Combustion. Finally, in the post-show, we will look into…
 
It's been 76 episodes since John has done a living dinosaur episode, so strap in because he doesn't even make it past the 1930s on this one before he starts to meltdown. Brandon gets ready for wallet crimes and having an excuse to tell dad jokes. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- Mokele…
 
In this episode, we will be sharing some stories of people who have experienced death and came back. Some of these stories are beautiful and enlightening, while others are terrifying and hellish. Some of the themes that will be discussed in this episode include traumatic deaths, drowning, illness, molestation, suicide attempts, spousal abuse, and d…
 
This week Brandon covers two non-mammalian man-beasts, while John tries to sing at least one 80's love song. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- Sources: Mantis-Man | What Is the Meaning Behind This Ancient Petroglyph Real Eyewitness Cryptid Encounter Reports Alligator-human Hybrids - Hyb…
 
James Jude Courtney has taken on the persona of The Shape otherwise known as Michael Myers for the Halloween 2019, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends trilogy. Join him as he talks about his career and and preparing for and taking on the role of the latest iteration of the iconic Michael Myers.By Shaun Burris and James Jude Courtney
 
In this episode, we will be joined by Dr. Donald Molnar. Donald is a paranormal investigator and practicing internal medicine doctor. Along with paranormal investigating, he is interested in near-death experiences and the existence of the afterlife. With his science and medical background, he utilizes a hybrid model for researching the paranormal c…
 
Reverse Centaurs | Cryptid | Fearsome Critters This week John escorts you back to the realm of the Fearsome Critters. Meanwhile, Brandon discusses the prospects of a reverse centaur. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- Sources: Fearsome Critters Mythical Creatures of the North Country, In…
 
The world is 71% water and new aquatic species are being discovered every day. Why not mermaids? Stories from all around the world say they exist. Do they? We are going to take a detailed look into the history, folklore, and legends of these creatures, and share some really interesting first-hand experiences, including one from Christopher Columbus…
 
This week John continues his fight against technology as Brandon covers a cryptid with a fossil record. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast We now have episode transcripts available! https://cryptopediacast.wordpress.com/ --- Sources: Thylacoleo Queensland tiger Queensland tiger | Encyclopaedia of Cryptozoology | Fandom Cryptid Profile: The…
 
The US government and really all governments worldwide took an active interest in DUMBs in the 1940s following WWII. Since then it is believed that the US military alone has built at least 140 Deep Underground Military Bases. In the main show, we are going to discuss the history and the primary functions of some of the declassified and partially de…
 
This week Brandon utters a unique phrase. Please note we say unique, not good for your mental health. Also, John talks about Bigfoot again. Also, John meant normative sexual desire in the cold open, not "regular". Sexuality is a spectrum, and asexuality is a valid expression of one's sexuality. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast We now hav…
 
In this episode, we are going to explore some more creepy and cursed objects. We will discuss The Conjured Chest, The Curse of The Petrified Forest, and The Hope Diamond. There will also be a couple of surprise stories you’ll just have to tune in to hear. In the post-show, we will discuss Post Malone and how he was cursed by a Dybbuk Box.…
 
It took us about 20 minutes to reach the monster this week, but we talked MMOs, so what do you expect? This week our monster is either Shrek or a Scooby-Doo villain. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast We now have episode transcripts available! https://cryptopediacast.wordpress.com/ --- Sources: The Indianapolis Star MILL RACE MONSTER: (IND…
 
As podcasters, we get the opportunity to work with a lot of other great shows and one of the shows we have been working with recently is The Nights End podcast. The Nights End podcast is a short story podcast that focuses on dark speculative fiction, and we were excited when they invited us to narrate one of their stories. Narrating this episode wa…
 
In 1961, along New Hampshire's winding US route 3, Betty and Barney Hill lost time, innocence, and nearly their minds after encountering a UFO and being abducted by “grey” nonhuman beings. The Hills were examined, probed, and then sent on their way, only to be haunted by vivid dreams and unplaced memories. After reporting their experience to the U.…
 
Brandon once again is coming up with show ideas and John is talking aliens again. Also at the time of posting Dogecoin is at $.08. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast We now have episode transcripts available! https://cryptopediacast.wordpress.com/ --- Sources: Space Penguins of Tuscumbia, Missouri - Rob Murphy Tuscumbia, Missouri Claude S …
 
This week Brandon talks about a monster that performs nuru massages and we discuss the definition of a body of water. Also John said Clay didn't support Cougar Island, he was wrong it was The Lenwood. Shout out to long time listener's twitch channel hitting affiliate! https://www.twitch.tv/sicarius23 Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast We n…
 
Thank Bigfoot 2021 is here! Everything is suddenly better, right? This week John throws himself into cryptids to ignore reality for a bit, while Brandon has a pitch for a show that is legally dubious to say the least. Also Extreme Restraints our DMs are open. ;) Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast We now have episode transcripts available! …
 
Hoo boy do we earn the mature tag this week in the cold open. That being said merry cryptidsmas and we do talk vampire disposal this week. Also so long to the arbitrary span of time known as 2020, hopefully, the next 12 months go well? Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast We now have episode transcripts available! https://cryptopediacast.wor…
 
In this episode we are going to introduce you to a podcast we personally listen to and love. Hosts Heather and Krysten, are two former college suite-mates who bonded over the creepier things in life. From conspiracy theories, cryptids, haunted hotspots, UFOs, urban legends, and true crime. They are going to show you that all 50 states have a sinist…
 
This week Brandon and John go on some tangents. Tangents this week include John's affinity for cosplayers, satire as a concept, Phasmophobia, and Brandon asks his mom a question. We also talk about the Beast Between the Lakes. Plugs: Clay's stream: https://www.twitch.tv/sicarius23 Jonathan Sheppard: http://www.lumberwoods.com Discord: https://disco…
 
In this episode we will take a detailed look at the now almost forgotten Christmas Eve tradition of telling scary ghost stories. While in recent times we have relegated the practice of telling scary stories to the month of October and to Halloween, this has not always been the case. In fact, the telling of terrifying tales is well within Christmas …
 
John struggled to pick a title for this week, possible titles included: "Milkshake Bois", "Heat Lamp Hotdogs", "Tiny Quagmire", and "Anime Divorce". Regardless we finish the discussion of the Black Monk of Pontefract this week in the belated Thanksgiving episode. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast We now have episode transcripts available!…
 
We're in our backyard this time and judging colonialism. We kinda lose the plot though in ending the episode though. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast We now have episode transcripts available! https://cryptopediacast.wordpress.com/ --- Produced By: Brandon Boyer Art: Tom Hill Website: cryptopediacast.com Patreon --- Sources: Lake Champla…
 
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