Strange Familiars

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Stories and interviews about the paranormal, cryptids, forgotten history, folklore, and more.

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Spring Heeled-Jack and Other Prowling Ghosts, part 1

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Alison and Timothy present the first part of Strange Familiars deep dive into the 19th Century phenomenon of prowling ghosts. Were they frightening phantoms gifted with superhuman abilities or simply men in costumes?

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Some of our research for this series comes from the book Spirits of an Industrial Age: Ghost Impersonation, Spring-Heeled Jack, and Victorian Society by Jacob Middleton.

Strange Familiars Photo of the Week #20: Shoemakers


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