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In the years straddling the turn of the last century, a series of sightings and encounters with an enormous, seemingly amphibious beast that actively transitioned between rectilinear and quadrupedal locomotion sent the people of Southwest Ohio into a frenzy. We tell the terrifying tale of two brothers whose scrape with this bloodcurdling behemoth left one terrified and the other scarred for life. Join us as we do a little attempting to understand and a lot of basking in the glory of this era of cryptozoological phenomena and the 19th century reporting that detailed it. This isn’t your run of the mill 15 foot cryptid.

We’re talking about FORTY FEET OF SLIMY TERROR!

Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week. 

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Violence Against Children

Animal Attacks

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