Episode 38: Chasing the Elusive Pennsylvania Bigfoot

Timothy discusses the recently published book Chasing the Elusive Pennsylvania Bigfoot with Brian Seech. While Brian did not write the book, he has worked closely with the author, Paul G. Johnson, for many years. We cover some of the ideas and cases from the book including a few of the stranger aspects of Pennsylvania bigfoot Read More

Episode 36: Touched by the Flannel Man

In this episode we hear two new Flannel Man accounts. Jeff, who previously appeared on episode 34 returns to tell of his encounter with a flannel-wearing entity in his girlfriend’s house. Maria also tells her tale of two Flannel Man encounters. In her first encounter she was touched on the shoulder by the entity! Timothy Read More

Episode 35: Screams in the Forest

Timothy and John head back to Michaux Forest where they meet Kelly and Mark (along with Ben and Cayden). Kelly and Mark experienced a fearful night of horrid screams and awful smells while camping back in 1985. They had not returned to the site since that night but met us in the forest to tell Read More

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