Across The Veil

THE FOLKLORE BEHIND SPIRITED AWAY

Happy Friday the 13th, Lovely Listeners. This special episode was inspired by one of the Kimble/Sittler families favorite movies, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. Each of us researched a character from the film, and then we got together to discuss the many different types of folklore that could have inspired these iconic creatures.

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THE OAKVILLE BLOBS

What does the military, frog spawn, and star jelly have to do with the strange weather in Oakville, Washington? Well, nobody really knows- not even the bewildered citizens- but in this episode we discuss multiple theories that just keep getting stranger and stranger.

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LEGENDS OF THE MELONHEADS

This week we’re getting back to our cryptid roots with an American legend, the melonheads. With various stories from Ohio, Connecticut, and Michigan we promise this episode will make you wary of the woods, but you’ll learn about hydrocephalus!

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MERCY BROWN

Join us for a bloody good time! This week Emma and Zelda discuss Mercy Brown and the New England vampire panic. Get a crash course on western vampire history and learn some fun facts about rabies!

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DANGEROUS GAMES II

We know she’s usually the skeptic, but this week we discover the one ritual Emma just might believe in- and the science that backs her up! This time we’re discussing The Midnight Game, Doors to your Mind, and The Three Kings Ritual. We’d tell you to not invite dark entities into your home, but we’re…

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The VVitch: Discussion

Emma and Zelda discuss Robert Eggers The VVitch. This audio is originally from our live show on bullhorn.fm. If you would like to see the accompanying video feel free to check it out on their app. Join us for select dates throughout this October and discuss more spooky movies with us! — Support this podcast:…

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DANGEROUS GAMES I

Emma and Zelda are back and spookier than ever for season 2! This week we discuss three dangerous games, Light as a Feather/Stiff as a Board, The Elevator Game, and Hide and Seek Alone. Float your friends, travel to another dimension, and screw with a demon! Attempt these games at your own peril. — Support…

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TALES OF THE CLURICHAUN

We bet you didn’t know that leprechauns have perpetually drunk cousins who haunt taverns and wine cellars. Special guest Devin Kimble brings his expertise to our discussion of these tiny, tipsy, mischief makers. This special episode was guest edited by Winona Young. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/acrosstheveil/support

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TSUKUMOGAMI

What would you do if you encountered a sentient umbrella and their lantern friend as they try to terrify you in a dark alley? Zelda and Emma have you covered. This week we discuss ancient Japanese creatures called tsukumogami and how to make sure household objects don’t come to life and seek revenge. — Support…

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DEMONIC POSESSION

This week the lovely ladies decided to tackle the sinister secrets of Demonic possession inspired by one of Emma’s favorite film- The Exorcist. We discuss the signs of a possible possession, and look into a the real-life exorcism of Emma Schmidt. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/acrosstheveil/support

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