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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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Episode 164 notes and links:

90 Days to the Perfect Puppy: https://perfectpuppies.sithappens.us/90-days

Episode art is by Timothy… this is the full illustration:


This illustration of the Hammersmith Ghost is available to purchase in out etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/802242203/the-hammersmith-ghost-original

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. https://www.amazon.com/Spirits-Industrial-Age-Impersonation-Spring-heeled/dp/1499268777/

Strange Familiars Photo of the Week #20: Shoemakers


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Intro and background music by Stone Breath. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

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The closing song is To Sleep with Skeletons by Stone Breath. It comes from the album of the same name: https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/the-snow-white-ghost-white-stag

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