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

Episode 2 – The Seven Gates of Hell, part 2: The Singing Corpse

  Strange Familiars explores a variety of subjects in a combination of storytelling, reporting, interviews, and discussion. Cryptids, ghosts, folklore, mythology, and paranormal topics. Our first cycle of episodes will explore some local legends from York County, Pennsylvania beginning with Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell. In our second episode we follow the Codorus Read More

Episode 1 – Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell, part 1

Strange Familiars explores a variety of subjects in a combination of storytelling, reporting, interviews, and discussion. Cryptids, ghosts, folklore, mythology, and paranormal topics. Our first cycle of episodes will explore some local legends from York County, Pennsylvania beginning with Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell. In the first episode we talk a little Read More