This episode of Strange Matters presents a particularly disturbing crime that took place in the early 20th century, in France. The story involves two sisters who worked as maids for an upper class family. The Papin Sisters had been employed by the family for seven years, and had been described as idyllic workers. Things weren?t ? Continue reading The Papin Sisters ?
This episode of Strange Matters details an area of Lake Michigan that has become quite infamous for a number of strange and deadly incidents. For more than a century, there have been cases of unexplained shipwrecks, disappearances, plane crashes, and mysterious lights in the sky, all over Lake Michigan. As the strange stories and legends ? Continue reading The Lake Michigan Triangle ?
This episode of Strange Matters talks about a weird weather phenomenon that happened in 1994. In a small city in the state of Washington, the people were surprised by what happened during some rainstorms. Instead of seeing the familiar regular rain, the folks of Oakville had to deal with the sky opening up and dropping ? Continue reading The Oakville Blobs ?
Fate. Death. The Fox. The various nicknames signed by a man who sent out ransom notes regarding the kidnapping of a twelve year old girl named Marion Parker. This episode of Strange Matters discusses the terrifying and disturbing events surrounding an infamous kidnapping case that took place in Los Angeles in 1927. A young girl ? Continue reading The Fox ?
This episode of Strange Matters talks about the phenomenon known as Time Slips. Time Slips refer to events in which a person supposedly either leaves their own timeline to get a glimpse of something in the past or future, or sees something in the present of a person or object from another time era. This ? Continue reading Time Slips ?
This episode of Strange Matters presents the strange events surrounding the death of a man named Hugues de la Plaza, who would die under mysterious and controversial circumstances. Hugues would be found alone in his locked apartment having died from several fatal knife wounds. Despite there being a number of unusual facts surrounding his death, ? Continue reading Hugues de la Plaza ?
In an isolated region of Siberia known as the Valley of Death, there are stories of strange metal objects buried in the ground. The nomadic tribes of the area who first encountered them centuries ago called these metallic structures ?cauldrons.? The exact nature and purpose of these cauldrons are a mystery. Some stories say that ? Continue reading Mystery Cauldrons of Siberia ?
This episode of Strange Matters discusses the odd and unexplained events surrounding the death of a woman named Cindy James. Cindy was a Canadian woman who had been experiencing harassment, stalking, and physical attacks for years leading up to her death. Despite what would look like to an outsider as a serious threat, the authorities ? Continue reading Cindy James ?
This episode of Strange Matters discusses the infamous murder case known as the Gregory Affair, which details the disturbing murder of a young French boy, Grégory Villemin. In this unsolved case that continues to intrigue the French public to this day, a family would be taunted with threats of vengeance from a mysterious individual who ? Continue reading The Gregory Affair ?
This episode discusses one of the most sadistic and cruel killers in American History. David Parker Ray, commonly known by his nickname of the Toy Box Killer, was a suspected serial killer, rapist, and torturer of women. His crimes are believed to have spanned several decades. David Parker Ray earned his notorious nickname because of ? Continue reading The Toy-Box Killer ?
This episode of Strange Matters presents a number of legendary monsters found in various cultures and folklore from around the world. Some of these monsters date back hundreds of years, while others have more recent origins. This episode discusses the history and legacy behind these monsters, as well as some of their cultural impact on ? Continue reading Legendary Monsters of the World ?
This episode of Strange Matters presents the mystery behind the unidentified remains of a woman who is only known by her nickname, the Lady of the Dunes. This body would be found in 1974 in the sand dunes of Massachusetts, and would start an investigation that would go on for decades. Over the years there ? Continue reading Lady of the Dunes ?
This episode of Strange Matters discusses the strange and disturbing trend of cow mutilations. For years, dead cows have been discovered in unnatural and unexplained ways. These cattle remains are often found with body parts removed, their internal organs missing, and their blood completely drained. What is causing this has been plaguing ranchers for decades, ? Continue reading Cow Mutilations ?
This episode of Strange Matters discusses the sudden and mystifying disappearance of two Dutch girls, Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon, who went missing in Panama after they had set out on a hike. A long and exhaustive search of the area where the girls should have been turned up empty for weeks, as teams from ? Continue reading The Lost Dutch Girls of Panama ?
This episode of Strange Matters discusses the discovery of the unidentified remains of a woman found in Norway. This body would come to be known as the Isdal Woman. The circumstances behind her death were quite strange, as her burnt body was found in a remote location in a region known as Death Valley. However, ? Continue reading The Isdal Woman ?
This episode of Strange Matters presents the disappearance of Lars Mittank, and the strange series of events that lead up to the man?s sudden vanishing. Lars was a young German man who was on a holiday vacation with some friends. Though described as the average, normal person, Lars would exhibit a few instances of strange ? Continue reading Lars Mittank ?
This episode of Strange Matters presents a historical mystery known as the Persian Princess. In November of 2000, an amazing discovery was made when a police raid in Pakistan turned up a mummy. Though already highly unusual, what made this case even more astounding was the fact that this new mummy appeared to be unique ? Continue reading The Persian Princess ?
In this episode of Strange Matters a number of legends and myths that all come from various Native American cultures are presented and discussed. The Thunderbird was a mighty bird which was said to have the power to create thunderstorms. Depending on the particular tribe?s version of this mythical creature, the Thunderbird could either be ? Continue reading Native American Legends ?
This episode of Strange Matters covers the unique case of a missing Polish woman named Katarzyna Zowada. Katarzyna was a young college student who would suddenly go missing without a trace or clue in 1998. For years her disappearance puzzled law enforcement, until a gruesome discovery was made that transformed this story from a simple ? Continue reading Katarzyna Zowada ?
Strange Matters is back! In our return episode the mysterious disappearance case of Yuba City is discussed, one of the strangest group vanishings in modern history. On a cold winter night in 1978, a group of five men known by their families as ?The Boys? left a basketball game and presumably traveled back home. Instead, ? Continue reading ?The Boys? ? Yuba City Mystery ?
In this special two-part episode of Strange Matters several cases of mystery and murder are discussed, with each disturbing story taking place on Halloween! In the two parts of this episode four dark cases are presented, including the story of a man vanishing into the desert leaving behind only cryptic clues, a toddler stolen from ? Continue reading Halloween Mysteries & Murders Part I ?
In this episode of Strange Matters we present a collection of creepy and unexplained stories that have been sent in to us by our listeners. In Part V of our Listener Story series, we share scary stories that include night terrors, dark figures like the Hat Man and Slenderman, and even human night prowlers. Each of ? Continue reading Creepy & Unexplained Listener Stories V ?
In this episode of Strange Matters we discuss a wide variety of creepy and unexplained activity all coming from British Columbia. This region of Canada is well known for its long history of bizarre stories and events. From UFO sightings, to haunted islands, and even its own legendary cryptid, British Columbia is a treasure trove ? Continue reading Unexplained Activity of British Columbia ?
To wrap up the month of September we have a special guest episode where we interview Stephanie Craig on one of her favorite legends, The Gates of Hell in Stull, Kansas. Stephanie is a fellow podcaster, traveler and history fanatic so be sure to check out her website www.historyfangirl.com. Stull is the very definition of ? Continue reading The Gates of Hell ? Stull, Kansas ?
Blair Adams was a seemingly normal man living in Canada, working at a construction company and appearing content in life. One day, without warning, everything about Blair?s life mysteriously changed. In just a few days Blair emptied his savings account, quit his job, made several attempts to flee the country, all before being found dead ? Continue reading Blair Adams ?
Albert Fish is one of the most horrific serial killers of all time. Despite an alleged lower kill-count than other notorious killers, the brutality of his crimes takes him to an all new level. He is most famous for his quote: ?I like children, they are tasty?. However as a boy, Fish was set up ? Continue reading American Sicko ?
Located in the northeast region of Wisconsin, the Summerwind Mansion is one of the oldest and most popular tales of a haunted house in America. Beginning in the early 1900s, several owners who have lived at Summerwind have experienced unexplained and disturbing paranormal activity. From ghostly apparitions, creepy voices and shadow figures, corpses found in ? Continue reading The Summerwind Haunting ?
Massive tax debt, divorce, the death of your brother, the collapse of your business? its enough to drive anyone mad. Ben McDaniel experienced all these things yet teetered on the edge of his sanity. To regroup he took a long sabbatical at his parents vacation home in Florida. During this period of recovery he rediscovered ? Continue reading Death in the Depths ?
Around the same time that reports of the Mothman were surfacing, another mysterious creature had been sighted nearby. Encounters with a strange creature now known as Indrid Cold, a humanoid creature with strange features including an unusually large, frozen grin, were spreading around the area. While sightings were not as prevalent as with the Mothman, ? Continue reading The Grinning Man ?
?It?s a bird! It?s a plane! Wait what is that really? Oh no it?s following us, run for your lives!? This is probably what a young couple was thinking in Point Pleasant, West Virginia back in the sixties when they first encountered what is now well-known around the world as the legendary Mothman. There were ? Continue reading The Mothman ?
In this episode of Strange Matters the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Thelma Krull is discussed. Thelma was a 57 year old grandmother living in Winnipeg, Canada. On the morning of July 11th, 2015, she left for her usual morning walk. At some point in her walk along quiet neighborhood roads and local parks, something ? Continue reading The Mysterious Disappearance of Thelma Krull ?
In this episode of Strange Matters we discuss the phenomenon of Cynocephaly, the bizarre characteristic of humans that possess a dog-like head. Creatures of cynocephaly have been recorded in human history for thousands of years, dating back to the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Tales of these human/dog mixes have been seen throughout the middle ages ? Continue reading Cynocephaly ?
In this episode of Strange Matters the bizarre and unusual topic of crimes involving sleepwalking murders is discussed. Though hard to imagine, in rare instances of homicide crimes an individual is actually capable of brutal and violent murder, all the while remaining asleep. Though many have tried and failed to use the ?sleepwalking defense? through ? Continue reading Sleepwalking Murders ?
Listen to this special collaborative episode between Strange Matters, Don?t Break the Oath, Zeng This, and Knock Once For Yes Podcasts! Each of the podcasts and their host discuss a number of local urban legends, mysteries, and unexplained events. From a morbid group of sisters who had a dark reputation for murder, a cemetery vampire, ? Continue reading SPECIAL ? Local Legends Collaboration ?
In this episode we discuss some of the most convincing, interesting and disturbing reports of real-life zombies. The first story is about a Haitian man named Clairvius Narcisse. At the age of 40, Narcisse died under mysterious circumstances and was buried. 18 years later and much to his sister?s horror, he reappeared and greeted her in ? Continue reading Haitian Zombification ?
The Keddie Cabin Murders is a disturbing quadruple homicide that took place in Keddie, California. This infamous unsolved crime involves the murder of several family members in a cabin in the late night of April 11, 1981. This brutal murder case is notorious not just for its dark and gruesome nature, but also for the fact that ? Continue reading The Keddie Cabin Murders ?
The follow up episode in the series discussing the mysterious Montauk Project! This episode covers the amazing and wild experiments that took place in the project?s main base of operation, Camp Hero. The Montauk Project remains one of the most daring and comprehensive secret military programs in history: experimenting in time travel, teleportation, time travel, psychic abilities, and ? Continue reading Montauk ? Part 2 ? Camp Hero ?
This episode of Strange Matters is the first part of a series discussing the legendary Montauk Project, a rumored series of top-secret military projects carried out by the United States government. The Montauk Project includes experiments in psychological warfare, teleportation, and even time travel. However, years before the Montauk Project would supposedly be created, ? Continue reading Montauk ? Part 1 ? The Philadelphia Experiment ?
This episode of Strange Matters covers the dark and disturbing series of deaths known as the Bridgend Suicides. Over the course of several years, dozens of people, mostly young adults and teens, would suddenly and without warning take their own lives. Almost of all these deaths were caused by hanging. The story of the Bridgend ? Continue reading The Bridgend Suicides ?
Ross Moore approached the entrance to his brother?s house. He could tell something wasn?t right. The neighbor was used to seeing the Moore family up at an early hour, performing chores and starting their day? but not today. Ross, having a key to the house, slowly opened the door. Nothing could prepare him for what ? Continue reading Villisca Axe Murders ?
In this episode of Strange Matters the cryptic and mysterious Shugborough Inscription is discussed. The basis of the Shugborough Inscription are 10 letters carved onto a structure known as the Shepherd?s Monument, a mystery onto itself. Though this sequence of letters may not seem all that intriguing at first glance, the Inscription has ? Continue reading The Shugborough Inscription ?
In this follow up to our latest Patreon episode, Strange Matters continues the End of the World discussion with several events which could lead to an apocalyptic downfall for humanity. In this episode we talk about the dangers of Super Viruses, as well as the threat of an Artificial Intelligence Takeover. Both of these hazards have ? Continue reading Apocalyptic Events ? Super Virus & A.I. Takeover ?
?On a crisp December day in 1910, Dorothy Arnold walked out of the pages of life and left behind her a mystery that outdoes fiction. There have been a thousand theories, a million rumors- but not one shred of real evidence which might explain where she went, how she went, or why.? This newspaper quote ? Continue reading The Lost Heiress ? Dorothy Arnold Mystery ?
In this episode of Strange Matters the unique and interesting lives of Charles Domery and Tarrare are discussed. Infamously known as the hungriest men who ever lived, these two individuals were cursed with a constant feeling of starvation, and an insatiable desire to eat anything possible to satisfy their endless hunger. Capable of ? Continue reading The Endless Hunger ? Tarrare & Charles Domery ?
In this Strange Matters Short the legend of the ancient creature known as the Sirrush is discussed. This dragon-like beast was heavily featured through the great city of Babylon. The Sirrush was an obscure creature that was nearly lost to time, and widely believed to be merely a myth. However, after its rediscovery there ? Continue reading The Sirrush ? Ancient Cryptid ?
In Finland, near Helsinki, there exists a body of water over a square mile in size, known as Lake Bodom. Over 50 years ago, a small group of teenagers went out to this area to camp and enjoy a night of drinks and fun. Unfortunately the events that would occur at their campsite would fall ? Continue reading Lake Bodom ?
In the winter of 1985, a young nurse named Debbie Wolfe left her shift at the hospital and headed back to her secluded cabin in the woods. When she did not show up to work the next day, a search began to find the missing woman. A few days later, a bizarre and unusual discovery ? Continue reading The Mysterious Death of Debbie Wolfe ?
The Bennington Triangle is a region in Vermont that has gained some notoriety in the past due to a number of people that suddenly disappeared there under mysterious circumstances. In a five year span from 1945 to 1950, the Bennington area saw a bizarre string of people vanishing, seemingly without cause or explanation. What could ? Continue reading The Bennington Triangle ?
Sharon Marshall was a friendly, pretty, and intelligent young girl. Those that knew her all said she had great potential with a bright future. What people did not know however, was that her entire life was a lie. Sharon was not really Sharon, in fact she had no idea who she really was. All ? Continue reading A Twisted Family ? The Sharon Marshall Story ?
In this episode of Strange Matters we talk all about the undead monsters known as zombies. These terrifying creatures are reanimated human corpses that have risen yet again, this time with an insatiable urge to consume living flesh. As the popularity of zombies spread in the modern culture, many people wonder what life would be like ? Continue reading The Zombie Apocalypse ?