Hey Strangeness

Hosted ByAaron & Sara Deese

(Explicit) Hey Strangeness. A podcast about some of the strangest things in life - ghosts, cryptids, conspiracies, true crime, and the unnamed horrors which dwell at the very edge of what we perceive as existence. Come hang out with us.

The Nagual

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This was going to be a quick episode highlighting a particularly interesting Mesoamerican shapeshifter. Then it turned into a rabbit hole of coincidence and apparent linkages with other folk tales which literally blew our minds. Join us on a strange journey through Mesoamerican mythology in which we find connections with La Lechuza, the European Werewolf, Quetzalcoatl and a lot more. We’ll also get into 17th century guerilla fighter Maria De La Candelaria who we’re now sort of obsessed with, as well as examine some modern day Nagual sightings courtesy of Nick Redfern and the internet, and talk a little bit about Farcry 6. Dang.

A big thank you to all the creators who’s work we reference in this episode, including The Unrefined Podcast, The Haunted Hermanas Podcast, Small Town Monsters, Tobias Wayland, Nick Redfern, JSTOR

Iago’s Wand Emporium on Instagram

Merriam Webster Entry defining Nagualism

JSTOR Article containing the 1894 research paper

Encyclopedia Britannica article

Tlacatecolotlfrom the Nahual dictionary / University of Oregon

Nagual sighting nearVeracruz in 2020

Article referencing the 2020 sighting

Upper Necaxa Totonac Project translated nagual folk tale

Haunted Hermanas Podcast

Wikipedia entry for Maria De La Candelaria

The Lake Michigan Mothman by Tobias Wayland

Shapeshifters by Nick Redfern

On the Trail of The Lake Michigan Mothman from Small Town Monsters

Skinwalker: Howl of The Rougarou from Small Town Monsters