Episode 18: The Albatwitch

Another early release for this episode. We’ll get back on our regular Thursday release schedule next time… With Albatwitch Day approaching, James and Timothy discuss albatwitches: the short in temper – as well as stature – hair covered ape-men said to haunt the riparian regions of South-Central Pennsylvania. We discuss albatwitch legends, some modern sightings, and Read More

Episode 16: Gettysburg Ghosts

In this episode we talk about the ghosts of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Featuring interviews with author Mark Nesbitt, Patrick from the Gettysburg Paranormal Association, and Jack from the Cashtown Inn. James also tells about some of the strangeness he experienced staying at some of the haunted inns around Gettysburg. If you would like to help us Read More

Episode 14: A New Voice

In this episode Timothy introduces James, his new partner for paranormal investigations – and a voice you’ll be hearing a lot more on Strange Familiars. They talk about some weird happenings from James’ childhood: Were bigfoot creatures stalking around his family home? What was the strange thing is father saw crouched along Toad Road? (They also promised to 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 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 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