What condition causes the suppression of fear, heightened aggression, and is transmitted by the bite of an infected creature? Sadly, even though this condition sounds like something out of a horror movie, it's real, and it's called Rabies.
Murder scenes are often messy, but they hold a wealth of evidence in the form of blood spatter, bullets and bodies. Forensic investigators gather all of this evidence, but where do they start their search?
This week, Hallie reads The Red Room, a short horror story by H.G. Wells.
On this episode we discuss the cruel experiments performed by Japan's Unit 731 during World War 2.
Legend tells of a monk who wrote a giant manuscript with the aid of the Devil. This legend is attributed to a real artifact, a huge bible called the Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil's Bible.
he Lusitania; a ship that was just as luxurious as the Titanic and its demise just as tragic. It's demise set things in motion that brought the US into World War 1.
These fairies stole human children and in their place left a creature known as a changeling. This episode discusses the history of changeling folklore, and the psychology behind the myth
This episode focuses mainly on the historic reports of headhunting in Indonesia and the Philippines, and the preservation of this ritual into the modern era.
Recording a podcast isn't easy, and mistakes are made often, but are also often hilarious. Enjoy these bloopers, we hope they make you laugh as hard as we did.
We have a great horror story to share with you while the show is on hiatus. We are proud to present The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe.
The podcast is going on vacation for a month or so, but we don't want to leave you with nothing! We want to answer some of the questions you sent to us over Facebook, Twitter and our website!
The city of Paris is known for many things; romance, wine, art, culture and more. But Paris is also home to one of the most famous ossuaries in Europe, the Catacombs of Paris. And that is subject of this episode.
From science fiction to actual scientific possibility, transplanting the head of one individual onto the body of another.
In Chicago between 1886 and 1894, H.H. Holmes was rumored to have killed over 200 people by drawing them into his specially built 'murder castle.' In this episode, we discuss the possible truths behind the gory rumors of this prolific con artist.
The civilization along the East Coast of Africa during the medieval age is known today as the Swahili Coast, and one of its grandest cities was Gedi. Sometime in the late 17th century, this flourishing city was mysteriously abandoned....
During the Medieval period in Europe, torture was just a part of the justice system. Therefore, some extremely violent and gruesome methods were developed to punish the worst criminals. In this episode we discuss several these devices.
The Bermuda Triangle evokes a sense of foreboding due to its reputation for swallowing the ships and planes that pass through it and leaving no trace behind. In this episode we discuss the possible reasons for these tales of disappearance.
Generally used as a blanket term for Halloween horrors, the ghoul is actually a creature all its own. This episode we delve into it's origins and learn how the ghoul evolved from a desert scavenger to a cemetery corpse-eater and enemy in all our favorite role playing games.
The bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 is well know for leading America to enter into World War II. Less well known is the fear the attack sparked, which resulted in the forced incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans in internment camps. This episode is about one of these camps, Manzanar, and the people that were imprisoned there
Like you, we are spending our holidays with family, so instead of a normal episode, here is a reading of the Christmas horror story, The Kit-Bag by Algernon Blackwood.
What would you do if suddenly your husband or wife was someone else? This is the experience had by people suffering from Capgras Delusion, and that is the topic of today's episode.
Before he was known as the Elephant Man, his name was Joseph Merrick. In this episode we discuss his childhood, his time as a human curiosity and the mystery of his condition.
Before the colony of Jamestown, another colony was attempted on Roanoke Island, but after several years and many unfortunate events, the people and the village disappeared with much trace.
In honor of my favorite holiday, I'd like to share a scary story written by M.R. James.
The Voynitch Manuscript is a mysterious Medieval book filled with an unreadable script and images that are at best confusing. In this episode, we discuss the manuscript, the theories about its origin, and what information may hide in its pages.
There are some places in the sea that are more dangerous than others, especially for the ships that sail them. One of these places has brought down over 2000 ships and still claims lives today. It's called the Graveyard of the Pacific
What is a wendigo? According to various television programs and horror stories, they're man-eating humanoid beasts that live in the forests of Northern Minnesota and Canada, but there is a deeper, dangerous msytery we will explore in this episode.
In this episode we discuss the history of the island, the evolution of the prison, the lives of its inmates, and the violent and sometimes mysterious things that occurred there.
This episode discusses the symptoms, long term skeletal effects, history of the disease, the many treatments associated with it over the centuries as well as unpacks the cultural views surrounding those infected.