Episode 32: Earthlights, Elf-Lights, and UFOs

Timothy talks to two guests about strange lights. First we hear Jerry tell a story about seeing (and photographing!) a mystery light in Iceland. We also talk about the Brown Mountain lights, which Jerry has also seen, weird lights in York County, and more. Then Timothy welcome’s Matt to the show, who tells about a Read More

Episode 31: Wild Men of the Circus and Asylums

Alison returns to talk with Timothy about historical wild men of a different sort (not bigfoot). Circus sideshow and dime museum “wild men” performers as well as unfortunate souls – itinerants, the insane, or simply people who wandered away from society, looked different, and were labeled “wild men” often out of fear. We talk about Read More

Episode 27: Lights in the Woods

Timothy briefly revisits Flannel Man (see episode 26) and reads a new encounter submitted by a listener. Timothy and James K., while sitting in a haunted church in Columbia PA (more on that in a future episode), discuss some very unusual lights seen at Site 7. Then we turn to on-site recordings to hear Timothy, James Read More

Episode 22: Old Christmas Legends and Lore

Timothy gives a list of Christmas lore, portents, and folk magic directives collected from various sources and talks with author, musician, filmmaker, and folklore collector Gerry Milnes about some wondrous strange Old Christmas folk traditions from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, Read More

Strange Familiars Presents: A Witch Cloud and the Clark Alley Imp (#1)

Strange Familiars Presents will be shorter episodes telling stories – folklore, oddities, weird history, and more. Think of them as mini episodes of Strange Familiars without the discussion and/or interview segments. The first episode presents some tales of strange and fearful hauntings from Pennsylvania. Enjoy! If you would like to help us continue to make Read More

Episode 20: Site 7 Experiences, Part 2

Timothy and James continue relating stories and experiences from Site 7 and the surrounding area. As we started investigating the area, a series of strange stories started turning up regarding a family of albinos, creature sightings, mysterious drones, and more strangeness. We investigate a nearby bigfoot sighting and collect an older report of multiple creatures crossing a highway Read More

Episode 19: Site 7 – An Introduction

We’ve been hinting about Site 7 on previous shows. We have an ongoing investigation at Site 7 but we remain unsure what we are dealing with – we have reports of mystery lights, orbs, bigfoot creatures, and possible spirit activity. Tonight we’ll talk with Chris, who was the first person who told me about Site Read More

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 17: UFOs

We’re publishing episode 17 early this week so we can get ready for Monster Mania. Enjoy! James and Timothy hunt down a UFO landing site in rural Pennsylvania. Was it all a hoax or did something unknown land there in 1977? We also interview multiple guests about their UFO sightings and what they think UFOs 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