Stories of Strangeness

Episode 45 – D. B. Cooper

In this episode, Mike tells us about the only unsolved case of air piracy – the strange case of D. B. Cooper. Who was he? Did he survive his jump from the plane? Why did most of the money never turn up? We also talk about Sensing Murder, our new favourite New Zealand based paranomal…

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Episode 44 – Listener Story: Chris

In this episode, Zoe tells us a listener’s story. Chris emailed us with this absolute corker of a tale, which you’re not going to want to miss. Zoe recounts Chris’s chilling tale involving a shadowy figure, lost time and ongoing nightmares… Here’s a rundown of the episode: 00:28 – Hello! 01:02 – Presented Piece –…

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Episode 43 – Die Glocke – Descript

In this episode, Mike tells us about Die Glocke, a mysterious Nazi super weapon, or advanced transport, or nuclear reactor, or… well, no one was really sure about what it was – or did. We also talk about a UFO crash in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, why Zoe doesn’t like lumpy porridge, and how vibrating sand makes…

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Episode 42 – The Bell Witch

Firstly, a couple of apologies: This episode was rather late in airing due to life stuff getting in the way. Sorry about that. Secondly, you can hear a lot of our upstairs neighbours thumping around in this episode. Due to shift work, they have no set schedule so we can never tell when it’s going…

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Episode 41 – Do We Live In A Simulation?

In this episode, Mike tells us about the theory that maybe we live in a simulation, which is gaining ground in some scientific circles. We also talk about the sad passing of legend Betty White, being chased by Freddy Krueger in a dream, and wearing crocs with socks. Here’s a rundown of the episode: 00:28…

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Episode 40 – H. H. Holmes And His Murder Castle

In this episode, Zoe tells us the strange story of H. H. Holmes, one of America’s first serial killers, and the murder castle he had built, that included peepholes, doors to nowhere, and chutes that led to the basement – and that’s the tame stuff! We also discuss sticking three cream eggs up your bum,…

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Episode 39 – The Dodleston Messages – Descript

In this episode, Mike tells us about the strange story of The Dodleston Messages, where messages from both the 1540’s and 2109 appeared on a pre-internet computer, but also includes poltergeist activity and other weird goings-on. We also talk about gravy; the perhaps sinister origins of social media; and the Dead Internet theory. Here’s a…

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Episode 38 – The Enfield Poltergeist

And we’re back! In this episode, Zoe tells us the strange story of the Enfield Poltergeist, one of the most famous hauntings in England. Listen as Zoe tells us about the family who were inundated with spooky goings-on, including strange knocking, levitation and weird voices emanating from one of the girls. We also discuss how…

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Episode 37 – Polybius Ultra – Descript

In this episode, Mike tells us about the strange story of Polybius, a videogame reported to be an experiment in mind control. Players experienced effects like hallucinations, memory loss, nausea and seizures. But who made it, and why? We also talk about how the world wide web is like someone posting you a jigsaw, crows…

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Episode 36 – Bridget Cleary and the Fairies

In this episode, Zoe tells us the strange story of Bridget Cleary, who was thought to have been swapped out for a fairy changeling, and is sometimes erroneously called the last witch to be burned in Ireland – listen to find out why! We also discuss why hippos don’t make good familiars, fairy etiquette, the…

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