Episode 8: Bigfoot Yesterday and Today, part 1

In this episode we hear about a very old sighting of a possible albatwitch creature (Pennsylvania’s “little bigfoot”) from 1838 – and then we talk with Mark Blankenship who has had some much more recent encounters with creatures in Washington state. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus Read More

Bigfoot in Pennsylvania

My new book, Bigfoot in Pennsylvania: A History of Wild-Men, Gorillas, and Other Hairy Monsters in the Keystone State, is available now. You can get it from me directly or Amazon.com. Though the terms “Bigfoot” and “Sasquatch” have only been in our popular vocabulary since the late 1950s, people have been seeing large, bipedal, hairy Read More

Episode 7 – delayed

Hey everybody – Strange Familiars episode 7: Spooklights & Headless Ghosts is going to be delayed a bit. We are working on it NOW and we’ll get it out asap … probably in a few days. We’ve been juggling a lot of projects simultaneously – as well as dealing with some medical issues (nothing serious – just some Read More

New Patron Episode: Human Zoos

Our third episode for patrons finds Timothy and Alison continuing the discussion from Episode 6, “Barnum’s Cannibals”. We talk about other supposed “cannibals” exhibited by P.T. Barnum, Tambo Tambo and Sussy – a husband and wife who were lured, or possibly taken, from their homeland and who each died on a separate continent, thousands of Read More

Episode 6: Barnum’s Cannibals

Episode 6 tells the true story of P.T. Barnum’s Fiji Cannibals. After being taken from Fiji and exhibited in sideshows and dime museums around the United States, one of these men died in York, Pennsylvania. Newspapers reported that two other “cannibals” attempted to eat his corpse. What really happened?…and where is the Fiji Cannibal’s body? Read More

Episode 5: Haunted Roads

In Episode 5 we talk about Haunted Roads – both the general idea and symbolism of haunted roads, and some specific haunted roads. Our guest is Thomas White. 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 Episode Read More

Episode 4: The Witch Diggers

In Episode 4 we tell a strange story of bigfoot creatures and other weirdness from 1892 in Indiana and compare it with some modern bigfoot reports. Our guest is Joshua Cutchin. 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: click Read More

Episode 3: Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell, part 3

In episode 3 we journey back to Toad Road and discuss ghosts, bigfoot, the Hidebehind, cryptids, iron furnaces, missing persons, and more – including some very dark, very real true crime stories which took place in the area. If you listen to Strange Familiars on iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher, Google Play or via any other service Read More