Episode 6: The Devil's Triangle

Tales of the Bermuda Triangle have been told for decades. Strange events have happened within its boundaries dating back to Christopher Columbus, but what is causing the strange sightings and mysterious vanishings?

Resources:

Wikipedia

World's Greatest Mysteries episode "Bermuda Triangle"

The Truth Behind: The Bermuda Triangle (National Geographic)

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/10/bermuda-triangle-mystery-explained?et_cid=5637693&et_rid=620328802&type=headline&et_cid=5637693&et_rid=620328802&linkid=content

Opening song is Bermuda Triangle by Barry Manilow

Music:

Bachata by Vodovoz Music Productions

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Inner Sanctum by Kevin MacLeod

Anguish by Kevin MacLeod

Broken Reality by Kevin MacLeod

The Wrong Time by Silent Partner

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Episode 5: Always Hungry

Illustration from Algernon Blackwood's classic horror tale "The Wendigo" in the June, 1944 edition of Famous Fantastic Mysteries.

Illustration from Algernon Blackwood's classic horror tale "The Wendigo" in the June, 1944 edition of Famous Fantastic Mysteries.

The Algonquian tribes of Canada believed that a creature called the Wendigo could convince a person to become a cannibal. Others believed that committing the act of cannibalism would turn a person into a Wendigo, doomed to a long lifetime of unquenchable hunger for human flesh. This episode tells two true stories of the Wendigo, and the deadly effects that these beliefs had on Native American communities.

Resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Fiddler

http://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/runner-swift.htm

http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10278

https://ipjournal.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/aboriginal-alcohol-addiction-in-ontario-canada-a-look-at-the-history-and-current-healing-methods-that-are-working-in-breaking-the-cycle-of-abuse/

Music:

Firesong by Kevin MacLeod

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Tempting Fate by Audionautix

Pachabelly by Huma-Huma

Dhaka by Kevin MacLeod

Eagle Rock by Wes Hutchinson

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Episode 4: Great Balls of (Blue) Fire!

Spring-heeled Jack surprises three victims with his signature leap.

Spring-heeled Jack surprises three victims with his signature leap.

In late 1837, a figure appeared in the outskirts of London who was unlike anything ever witnessed before or since: Spring-heeled Jack, a specter who appeared out of nowhere to breathe blue flames at his terrified victims and tear at them with his metallic claws before bounding away with tremendous leaps. He was said to jump over carriages, walls, and even houses. He assaulted women, children, and men, including armed soldiers. Who was this leaping devil?

Resources:

http://www.mikedash.com/extras/forteana/shj-about/shj-paper-1

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2013/10/spring-heeled-jack-in-america/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring-heeled_Jack

Music:

Amazing Plan - Silent Film Dark by Kevin MacLeod

Circles in the Sky by C

Mystery by GoSoundtrack

Ghost Processional by Kevin MacLeod

Subliminal Messages by LOWERCASE n

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Episode 3: Really, Really Big Bad Wolves

The Beast of Gevaudan kills another victim.

Today, we think of wolves as wild cousins of our pet dogs; we go to the zoo and see scrawny canines snoozing in the sun or jogging laps around their enclosures. But just a few hundred years ago, wolf attacks on humans were commonplace, and the mythical Big Bad Wolf has more roots in reality than you may realize. In this 3-in-1 episode, you'll hear about The Beast of Gevaudan, The Werewolf of Bedburg, and Jean Grenier, the teenage werewolf: three true stories in which monstrous wolves--and men who claimed to be wolves--slaughtered men, women, and children, and terrorized entire towns. CAUTION: this episode contains descriptions of graphic violence and gore. Use discretion if you are listening with children.

Resources:

http://www.unknownexplorers.com/beastofgevaudan.php

http://www.betedugevaudan.com/en/index_en.html

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/27/solving-the-mystery-of-the-18th-century-killer-beast-of-gevaudan/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Stumpp

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/blogs/entry/29691-historical-werewolves-jean-grenier/

The Book of Werewolves by Sabine Baring-Gould

Music:

Voyeur by Jingle Punks

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Double Horizon by LittleLight

Deep Horrors by Kevin MacLeod

Time Stops by Silent Partner

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Episode 2: Yippee-Ki-Yay, Goat Sucker!

Sketch of the chupacabra witnessed by Madelyne Tolentino, drawn by author Jorge Martin.

Sketch of the chupacabra witnessed by Madelyne Tolentino, drawn by author Jorge Martin.

In 1995, a vampiric creature burst onto the scene in Puerto Rico. Goats, chickens, and other livestock were being found dead all across the island, their blood missing and small punctures found on their carcasses. The chupacabra has been linked to UFOs and secret lab experiments, but where did it really come from? And is it even real?

Resources:

Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore by Benjamin Radford

Chupacabras and Other Mysteries by Scott Corrales

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America by Linda S. Godfrey

Music:

Son Montuno by Vodovoz Music Productions

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves

Back of the Room Hang by Jingle Punks

Body Talk by Vodovoz

Guaguanco by Vodovoz Music Productions

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Episode 1: The Mysterious Death of Superman

George Reeves, star of TV's  The Adventures of Superman  from 1953-1958.

George Reeves, star of TV's The Adventures of Superman from 1953-1958.

At around 1:20 AM on June 16, 1959, a living room full of drunken party guests heard a gunshot ring out from the upstairs bedroom of actor George Reeves, known to millions of American children as Superman. LAPD rushed through the investigation and autopsy, and quickly ruled that it was a suicide, but many details don't add up. Was Superman murdered?

Resources:

Hollywood Kryptonite by Sam Kashner & Nancy Schoenberger

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2016/04/14/who-killed-superman-the-sinister-true-story-behind-the-death-of/

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2006/nov/18/features.weekend1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Reeves

Music:

Mean Streetz by MK2

Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves (cinematicwaves.com)

Facile by Kevin MacLeod

The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan by Chris Zabriskie

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