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Something Scary

Do you wanna hear something scary? Join Sapphire and Markeia every week as they bring you the creepiest ghost stories, urban legends, and folktales. For advertising opportunities please email [email protected] our survey:


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Stumbling into Danger

We can get used to life's ebbs and flows, the constants of normalcy until things change. It can be abrupt, tearing apart the world you thought you knew and you find yourself stumbling into unfamiliar danger. First, Don?t let Grandma see you sneak in. Next, Discover a midnight snack like no other. After that, Beware the lady by the sea. And finally, mourn with the phantom seamstress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Friends ?til the End

Friendship is something we all count on to get through life?s trials and tribulations. But be careful who you trust. Toxic friendships and harmful patterns can destroy souls. Following the wrong friends is dangerous. Are your friends worth sticking with until the end? First, new girls encounter a creepy truth about school cliques. Next, an old-timey shop invites girls to transform into ladies. After that, a haunted bridge leaves found-footage hard to be believed. And finally, don?t forget your oldest of friends, they haven?t forgotten you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Dark Discoveries

The locations are filled with unknown energies. Even familiar places once revisited can unveil unnoticed danger. Look close, find the paths leading to life-altering discoveries. Follow these dark discoveries and know that you won?t come back the same...that is if you come back at all. First, an excavation digs up an ancient deity. Next, trespassers enter forbidden paths. After that, a mother?s work is never done. And finally, a nighttime scraping noise at the window. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Tales of Classic Terrors

It?s important to know where things come from. Whether it?s an old locket that beckons for you to open it, an entity that whispers to you in your dreams, or the inspirational origins of your favorite scary stories. If we?re to know how to proceed forward, we must know the shaky steps it took to get where we are now. These are Tales of Classic Terrors. First, our modern reimagining of Edgar Allen Poe?s The Masque of The Red Death. Next, an art collection displays deadly secret. After that, a home housing a negative being within it. And finally, a homebound man spirals into madness in Edgar Allen Poe?s The Raven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Dwelling Demons

Demons are always watching and come in many different forms. Amongst many things they can be entities dwelling in hidden places or fragments hidden inside your own mind coaxing the nightmares out of your subconscious. How many demons have you faced today? What demons do you face every day? First, a Korean myth proves that it is all about the timing. Next, dark visions foretell a bloody fate. After that, a soul will do anything for a real home. And finally, an ear-worm of a tale, the anonymous creepypasta ?The Birds Are Singing." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Bright Spectres, Dark Shadows

Light is a comfort to us. We?re forever reaching for the light switch first because if you can see it, you know what to fight, right? But the eye catching brightness of a ghost can blind you to the darkness around & behind it. Those deep dark spaces the light doesn?t touch, spaces filled with shadows, always watching...always waiting. First, a real life encounter with a creepypasta monster. Next, a picture is worth a thousand screams. After that, a filipino legend guides us to fortune or doom. And finally, the final light speaks in classic creepypasta ?Gateway of The Mind? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Home Is Where The Haunt Is

Right now we are all spending a lot of time at home, it can make one wonder about the places we rest our bones at night. Staring up at the ceiling we find ourselves asking what is the history of the walls that surround us? Because home is where the haunt is. First, a family experiences a case of buyer?s remorse. Next, kids test ancestral boundaries. After that, a girl invites a power beyond her control. And finally, a true story of a house built on sickening secrets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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A Feast of Fools

We know it?s dark and scary out there right now in these uncertain times. We hope you?re staying safe and staying quarantined. We?re grateful to have you here with us for a little escape. Come closer and listen to strange happenings beyond your wildest imaginations in this feast of fools. First a dark water legend rises to the surface. Next, we investigate the hot buzz at a college campus. After that, there?s ?a knock at the window? in a classic creepy pasta. And finally, a twisted retelling of the Monkey?s Paw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Deadly Last Looks

There are many looks we share with others, loved ones, friends, foes and strangers. The look of love, the look of goodbye, the look of success, the look of murder and the look of death like in these podcast?s stories. First, a vintage find is the perfect killer fit. Next, best friends part ways, forever. After that, new life is breathed into an ancient flora. And finally, we listen to one last concerto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Paranormal Lurkers

The shadow of spring invites the spirits of renewal, growth and good fortune. But within that shadow paranormal spirits still lurk. Prepped to shroud us, their prey, within the shadow of death. First, a paranormal twist on an Irish kissing legend. Next, we are caught in an inescapable gaze. After that, we revisit a Filipino legend. And finally, don?t forget that which is sacred. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Tales of Cosmic Horrors

Just when we?ve overcome the horror of ghosts and monsters surrounding us but look up at the night sky, imagine if there is greater terror out there. What lies beyond us? Could we be their allies or are we their meat? We hear stories of sightings and disappearances. The more and more we explore out there the more we wonder if they?re already here. First, visitors take much more than a family's hospitality. Next, the real face on the surface of Mars. After that, romance, and something else, is in the air on the night of the school dance. And finally, the classic creepy pasta, A Gift of Mercy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Chased by Fate

Fate is a tricky thing, they say that it can?t be escaped. That when the writing's on the wall or the warnings have been read, that?s it for you. Because we can only be so cautious when facing the dangers in our path, because unfortunately, even the best security sometimes just isn?t enough. First, owing a debt means more than just owing money. Next, technology opens unsuspecting doorways, right into your home. After that, we?ll do our chores alone, in the dark. And finally, we end up in a place of healing, a children?s hospital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Insidious Beings

Insidious beings by their very nature are ever so patient, waiting just until our attention will slip. So then they can claw into the places we least expect and follow us to the grave. First, The Rake, a classic creepypasta, turns its gaze on us once more. Next, a child spends time with a preying figure. After that, simple shapes can have deadly meanings. And finally, a voice calls out from down below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Monsters Wear Friendly Faces

Always be careful, stay vigilant, be protected, because if'll leave yourself vulnerable to the supernatural and inhuman energies around you. They'll catch your scent and snuff you out. First, nowhere is safe, not even the library. Next, be wary of those asking for a ride. After that, a twisted game of pretend. And finally, we'll settle in for a spooky bedtime story from Grandma. Take our survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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My Brutal Romance

Lend me your ears and give me your hearts. It's a romantic holiday that's filled with delicious chocolate hearts, teddy bears waiting to be possessed, and the crushing power of love. Whether you're jonesing for love or need no one at all, it's a Something Scary bloody valentine call. First, there?s love found under mysterious circumstances. Next, there?s mobile dating...a dangerous game of catfish and mouse. After that, dark magic tests the bonds of lovers true. And finally, the loneliest being will stop at nothing to win the object of their desire. Link to survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Towering Figures

What is that beyond the trees...along the wall...stretched out along the ground lurking, waiting? From further away, towering figures can look small and slow, but in an instant, they're upon you - and then it's too late. First, a boy cries monster, and the monster responds. Next, a shared pain sits in a shared silence. After that, a cavalcade of sound hunts us in Japan. And finally, a morning breakfast is served with chilling children. Take our survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Mythical Monsters Part 1

What happens when creatures of legend and monsters of modern mythology are pushed out into the world we live in now? These mythical monsters will creep ever closer to our doors, our homes. Don?t bother to barricade the windows, they?re already inside. First, work is Hell and then there are demons. Next, a classic Creepypasta of the zombie apocalypse around the corner. After that, a Chupacabra fueled by vengeance. And finally, Beware the Nokken, the Norweigen shapeshifters of myth. Take our survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Screams Are Closer Than They Appear

When sirens splinter the night, do you go toward the noise? Or take it as a sign to run away? Sounds can be warnings of dangers near it, or waiting for you to flee towards where it waits around the next corner...closer than you might think. First, buzz is that there is a new girl at school. Next, that sound you hear is a catchy jingle beckoning to be heard. After that, we hear skittering scratching away in the night. And finally, the cries of children call for you in a park late at night. Link to survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Safety NEVER Guaranteed

As children we are given many cautionary phrases to ensure our safety. "Don't talk to strangers. Always lock the door. Never travel alone. Be home before dark." As well meaning and sound as those warnings are, like with the characters in today's stories, within each of us is the need to answer that burning question..."Why not?" First, we're told never to respond when called at night. Next, we're instructed to never crash a house party. After that, we're told to take the long way and never take the shortcut. And finally, we're begged to never respond to the voices that whisper to us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Ghosts in the Machine

Technology is our constant companion, for some it is a salve for superstitions and fears of the dark. But this Big Brother with infinite knowledge has you fooled. Ghosts in the machine are real. And while you can choose to not enter a haunted house, the entities in these stories have already been invited into your home within the very devices meant to entertain you. First, some virtual reality frights are more real than we would like them to be. Next, Polybius, a video game of urban legend, is given new life, much to the woe of its players. After that, nighttime video binging will lead us to eerie prophecies. And finally, pushing shuffle play will have dire consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Terrifying Stalkers

Danger stalks in many forms. It can pursue you, it can become you, and it can possess you. The sinking feeling of inescapable threats can drag you down until the tether is severed. Terrifying stalkers embody various forms of fear in the stories: First, we try to get away from it all with a father daughter trip in the mountains. Next, a new family encounters a figure from the past. Then, a sleepover takes a mother back to her childhood memories that beg to be remembered. Finally, a young woman shares her story of possession at just 4 years old. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Happy Haunted Holidays

The holidays are a time to gather your loved ones close with scary ghost stories to remember the past, look to the future, and reflect on the gift of the present. Time gives gifts in different forms. Often, they're material, other times they're wrapped in lessons, and sometimes they're spectral anomalies. First, we will be haunted by mysterious coins on Christmas. Next, in the holiday of now, a gorgeous woman receives an unexpected gift. Then, we look to the future where a voice cries out to the present. Finally, we?ll re-live a tragic past life during the Winter War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Friend or Foe?

In today's stories, we venture into familiar locations like a bar in Texas and a subway stop in Japan. Familiar places that all of us can hold both friends...and foes alike. Come close and listen to these harrowing tales of friendship and betrayal. First, we follow a detective on a legendary case into the backwoods of Texas. Next, we?ll buy our first used car, and receive all of the ?baggage? that comes with it. After that, a birthday toy that is much more than it seems. And finally, we?ll pass along a grisly story that bears repeating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Elemental Evils

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. Elements we need to live, the nature of the world. Each one gives life in its own way but to make way for that life there is the wrath of destruction. The almost hungry transformative forces of nature. Some of the most terrifying things in human life are those forces we can?t control or even see until it?s too late. First, we will encounter a fiery force waiting for interlopers in a field. Next, a sunny day at the beach leads to a family tragedy. After that, a fairytale dream becomes a nightmare. And finally, a sweet voice in the wind is not as innocent as it appears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Terrifying Tales of Japan

Japan is no stranger to rich folklore on various mythical beasts and urban legends, and not all of these stories are pleasant. Some tell of horrifying creatures. Others, about tyrannical demons. Join us today as we investigate the terrors in Japan. First, we'll take a voyage across the sea and hear the ravings of an old ship captain. Next, we'll get dangerously hungry in 18th-century Japan. After that, we'll see where the path of greed will lead us. And finally, we'll encounter a snow witch in the dead of winter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Malevolent Waters

Still waters run deep with all sorts of trouble. While insects buzz over ponds, strange creatures swim beneath the surface. Today we travel all across the globe to discover the evil treading within malevolent waters. First, we'll go fishing in Bangladesh, while keeping an eye out for any Jinn. Next, we'll investigate the waters near a house in India, and discover something sinister. After that, we'll follow a strange figure in Barbados. And finally, we'll go to the summer camp and have some terrifying dreams about the local lake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Ghostly Spirits of Africa

Today we take a trip to one of the largest continents on Earth and listen to some of your most terrifying stories from all throughout the countries of that land. Featuring stories of time-honored festivals, meetings with elders, and ancient curses across the continent. Settle in, for these scary stories from Africa. First, we?ll explore an old house with endless bounty and dangers within. Next, we?ll feel a strange presence late at night in South Africa. After that, we?ll catch a forbidden festival in Nigeria. And finally, we?ll wander the mountains of Cape Verde, and find something strange within. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Cursed Treasures

Every piece of treasure has its price. Whether you?re buying or selling, looting or discovering, each artifact contains its own set of rules. You could gain wealth, and prestige or maybe you?ll lose it all, including your life. All?s fair for the hard rules of treasure. First, we?ll explore an old house with endless bounty and dangers within. Next, we?ll find an old mysterious chest in our own backyard. After that, we?ll come home to some strange occurrences with a living-room rocking chair. And finally we?ll bet it all on a coin toss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Fairground Frights

Come one, come all, and experience the thrills of a lifetime! In this episode, horrifying pageantry is displayed at full force, where we showcase some of the most terrifying stories of fairground frights from this world, and beyond! First, Markeia starts this festive Halloween episode with a creepy occurrence of her own. Then, she?ll tell the tale of an accursed carousel, which spins so fast it?ll turn your head! Next, we?ll watch a tightrope walk that amongst other things, is sure to make your jaw drop! After that, we?ll leave a Filipino fairground with a bad case of supernatural troubles. And finally my dear listeners, we?ll win a teddy, with its own deadly baggage to bear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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BONUS EPISODE: The Halloween Harvest Festival

Nathan Barnes always thought Mrs. Cabal?s house looked haunted. So on Halloween he offers to help her get ready for the festivities so he can get a first hand look. But Nathan quickly learns that Mrs. Cabal may not be exactly who he thinks she is and his curiosity may cost him his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Dangers of the Desert

Today?s stories come to us out of the arid wastelands of the desert. Not many things survive out there in the flat heat, but the things that do, thirst for life and connection. First, I?ll tell the story of a young girl who encounters a monster too close to home. Next, we?ll take a bus ride into Mexico and notice some strange things along the way. After that we?ll learn of a famous palace in Egypt which houses souls of the dead. And finally we?ll sneak out to a well in Yemen, and encounter a mysterious woman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Ghosts of War Part 2 (Live from LA Comic Con 2019)

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Los Angeles Comic Con. We return with one of our first ever themes, the Ghosts of War. These stories follow those who?ve encountered horrifying apparitions or paranormal experiences on the battlefield. Some while on duty, and others long after the fight has ended. First, I?ll recount a shocking encounter on a naval ship. Next, we?ll work at a Hawaiian motel and learn about a group of deadly ancient warriors. And finally we?ll camp out on a battlefield in Russia, and encounter some violent memories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Small Town Terrors

Close-knit communities can foster strong relationships and make great memories. But like anywhere else, they can also lead to isolation, resentment and dismay. This week, we make our way out of the city and into the countryside to investigate small town terrors. First, Sapphire tells an ancient Navajo legend that might still have some truth to it.Next, I?ll recount the night when three siblings were home alone, on an isolated farm. After that we?ll make a new friend in Romania with some strange abilities. And finally, we?ll take a trip to Paraguay and have grandpa tell us a local legend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Frozen Souls

Snow can be a calming presence. But it can also act as a veil of secrecy, covering up things we?d rather leave alone. Today?s stories rise up from those icy, frigid sheets and enter our homes, turning our warm bodies? into frozen souls. First, Sapphire shares the grisly tale of Serbia?s first vampire. Next, Markeia investigates the story of some strange-looking snowmen around campus. After that, we?ll work a night shift in the middle of a blizzard. And finally we?ll climb a snowy mountain, guarded by a defensive spirit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Killers Close To Home

It?s comforting to imagine killers behind bars. But what if they get loose? Some could be lurking around your neighborhood, or even be that dark shadow outside your window. Today?s stories are all about killers? close to home. First, join Markeia as we watch some live coverage of a murderer gone loose. Next, we?ll order some odd-tasting ice cream from a disgruntled employee. After that, we?ll take a dip in the pool at a road-side bed and breakfast. And finally, we?ll visit a small town and get in deep with some bad kids.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Twisted Fairy Tales

Fantasy doesn?t always stay fiction. Sometimes it creeps into reality, and as we grow older those childhood fairy tales gain a whole new meaning.  First, Sapphire reads a magical tale about a baker with a dark, delectable secret. Next, join Markeia as she follows a young occultist into a dangerous swamp. After that we?ll help an injured drifter on the side of the highway, and finally we?ll watch as a children?s fairy tale tears a family apart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Change can be - well - SCARY, so new co-host Markeia McCarty is here to act as your guide through the unknown. First, Markeia takes you for a swim after dark in a deserted lake the day before high school starts. After that, we?ll have a late night run in with the Lady in White in our new apartment. And finally, we?ll tag along with the lonely new kid at school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Introducing Something Scary's new co-host, Markeia McCarty

In this week's episode, Sapphire shares a Swedish urban legend. Then, she introduces Markeia McCarty, your new ghost guide who will be taking over while Sapphire is on a break. Finally, Markeia shares a classic Creepypasta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Stories from India (Part 2)

All of this week's stories have been submitted by fans from India. First, Sapphire tells the tale of a man who picks up a stranger late at night in the streets of Delhi. Then, we?ll hide from a crying spirit, hear peculiar noises in Ranchi, Jharkhand, and finally, play Charlie Charlie in a haunted school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Tropical Terror

For this week's episode, Sapphire shares stories from different tropical islands. First, we?ll stop by Jamaica to hear about the terrifying "Duppy." After that, we?ll encounter the Taotaomo'na of Guam. And finally, we'll follow an army recruit on his jungle training on a mysterious island.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Dangerous Demons

What comes to mind when you think of a demon. A red beast with horns? A scaly goblin with a pitchfork? Demons come in all different shapes and sizes. But they all want one thing - your soul. First, Sapphire tells the tale of a little girl?s troubling best friend. After that, we?ll try to figure out why a girl is constantly finding herself in harm?s way. Then, we?ll observe a young medium attempt to banish an evil spirit, encounter the dangerous Flical, and summon a Sladkishko.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Wicked Witches

Witches and witchcraft have become more mainstream over the years, and therefore have become more understood. But even though there are lots of good witches, there are still those out there who use their power for evil. First, Sapphire tells the legend of Upper and Lower Melinda. Then, we?ll learn an old folktale about a family of witches and a giant troll. And finally, we?ll try to stop the hex placed on a woman by her former employee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Near Death

Have you ever had a near death experience? They?re a lot more common than you might think. In this week?s episode, Sapphire shares a few tales from people who have seen the light. First, we?ll hear about the girl who almost died 9 times. Then, we?ll travel to Hawaii, where a woman is taken over by ancestral spirits. After that, we?ll hear the many close calls of a teenage girl. And finally, we?ll have a special encounter late at night in a hospital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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It's All Fun and Games

It?s all fun and games...until someone gets hurt. This week?s stories are all about deadly games and rituals. First, we?ll play the Game of the Red Eye. Next, we?ll prank call a babysitter, learn the origins of Bloody Mary, and hear about a mysterious mascot suit at a football game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Life After Death

It?s a question as old as time itself: does the soul continue on after death? We may never have a definite answer, but there are certainly stories out there that make it hard to believe that death is truly the end.  First, Sapphire shares an urban legend about an Indonesian girl?s encounter with a shrouded corpse.  Then, we?ll try to solve the mystery of a young girl?s outbursts. After that, we?ll visit a school in the Philippines where a dead girl might still roam. And finally, we'll pay visit to an Irish church where a lonely bride remains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Sleep Like A Baby

We have a natural instinct to protect babies, because they?re vulnerable. And sometimes, that instinct can be used against us. This episode is about newborns. Trigger warning: there is some violence against babies, but nothing is described in graphic detail. First, Sapphire shares an urban legend about a couple on their journey to becoming first time parents. Then, we?ll hear the tragic origin story of Yetta Mae?s ghost. After that, we?ll encounter a Filipino tiyanak. And finally, we?ll haunt a dead woman?s great granddaughter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Home Sweet Home

Your home is important. It?s where you keep all your belongings, it?s where you sleep, it?s where you feel the most safe - well, should feel the most safe. This week?s episode is about homes that have no heart. First, Sapphire takes you on a trip to the notorious House of Doon. Then, we?ll explore a supposedly cursed haunted house attraction in Nebraska. After that, we?ll stop by a dilapidated shack in New York. And finally, move into a house that?s next door to an abandoned church with a dark history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Horror Hotel

Hotels are notoriously haunted locations. So it's no wonder that it?s the chosen setting for many movies and urban legends.  Every single day, people come and go through the lobby - and some never truly leave. In this week?s episode, we?ll be exploring some hotels with guests who have overstayed their welcome. First, Sapphire shares a story about a teenage girl who gets into an elevator at the wrong time. Then, we?ll explore the haunted Ripley Castle. And finally, join the night shift at The Good Shade Hotel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Window To The Soul

There?s a reason the eyes are considered the windows to the soul.  In this week's episode, Sapphire shares a tale about a doll with oddly realistic, golden eyes. Then, she interviews Chelsey Weber-Smith, the host of American Hysteria, a podcast that explores our moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them. Chelsey shares some personal ghost stories and Sapphire gives them a tarot reading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Mysteries from Mexico (Part 2)

Sapphire receives a lot of mysterious stories from listeners in Mexico, and so we've decided to dedicate another episode to this marvelous country. First, Sapphire tells a true story about a young boy who finds himself in a sticky situation. Then, we?ll meet an unusual woman by a river. After that, we?ll encounter a begging woman. And finally, befriend a kind neighbor in an apartment complex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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