Who Is La Llorona? Investigating a Cultural Haunting, By Jason S. Cordova

Immage by Heather Jane Metcalf La Llorona (the weeping woman) is a prominent folk legend among Chicano communities. She is described as a specter who cries and wails in the night, lamenting the loss of her children. She wears a filtering white dress and emits a strange translucent glow. She appears near likes, rivers, and … Continue reading Who Is La Llorona? Investigating a Cultural Haunting, By Jason S. Cordova

Black Magic Mayhem: By Jason Cordova

Follow the link for the full audio version of the podcast. Magic can take many forms. Even seemingly ordinary things can be viewed as magic when time is taken to appreciate them appropriately. Sunset is as magical as the whispers of the wind caring freshly fallen Autumn leaves. The song of a child laughing and … Continue reading Black Magic Mayhem: By Jason Cordova

The Phenomenon: A review of the new documentary by Jim Brown

https://youtu.be/onEXmLX2ZZQ “No one ever proved there is nothing to it. No one has had the opportunity to prove there is something to it.” Senator Harry Reid “…we are the norm and not the exception…we need to begin to prepare and accept that we are not alone in the universe…” Christopher Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary … Continue reading The Phenomenon: A review of the new documentary by Jim Brown

Indonesia’s Hobbits: Orang Pendek, Ebu Gogo, and Homo Floresiensis

The Cranium and mandible of Homo floresiensis. American Museum of Natural History Stories that tell of diminutive humanoid creatures, running the gamut from magical and spiritual to decidedly material in nature, are a widely dispersed feature of human folklore. Nowhere in the world however does the possibility of fiction maturing into fact hinge so precipitously … Continue reading Indonesia’s Hobbits: Orang Pendek, Ebu Gogo, and Homo Floresiensis

Tikoloshe: African Dwarves, Sprites, and Fairies

Tikoloshe sketch Photo courtesy of The Mythical Creatures Guide The Tikoloshe, found in Zulu mythology are said to be small, imp-like creatures that possess various forms of magical powers.  The Zulus describe the Tikoloshe as being about as tall as a typical Gnome or Gremlin. Their heads are similar in appearance to that of a … Continue reading Tikoloshe: African Dwarves, Sprites, and Fairies

Spirits and Stories of Japan

https://youtu.be/Gnj89lIYxhE Follow the link above for the full episode A special two-part episode with Folklorist and Cultural Adviser, Savannah Rivka as our guide on a whimsical journey through the legends of Japan. Hear tales of ghosts, phantoms, strange apparitions, spirits dolls, stigmatized properties, magic, mystery and more.

Meet John Mothman

https://youtu.be/ZYowHHo8_Xs Follow the link above for the full episode. “The Mothman Prophecies” is a 1975 book by John Keel concerning events in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, during 1966 and 1967, focusing on sightings of a creature dubbed Mothman. It also includes Keel's theories about UFOs, Men in Black, ghosts, and other paranormal phenomena, as well … Continue reading Meet John Mothman

Zero Budget Paranormal investigator Starter Kit: By Heather Jane Metcalf

https://youtu.be/PQGdBm8Kx9o One is a match and the other is kerosene! Heather Jane Metcalf and Makenzi Oman represent the Salt Lake City team with a review of their most recent investigation, and a discussion about investigator training, energy experiments and what to do when your witness interview gets...out of hand. What is the scariest thing about … Continue reading Zero Budget Paranormal investigator Starter Kit: By Heather Jane Metcalf

The Halloween Tree: A Look Into Where our Traditions Come From and How Capitalism Has Affected Them: By Heather Jane Metcalf

https://youtu.be/5eqwDraT6O8 Heather and Jason take you on a journey through time, exploring the origins of Halloween traditions. From ancient rituals, witch trials, and conspiracy, to Trick or treating, mass-produced costumes and more candy than you can handle. All Hallows Eve, Samhain, Spooky Days, Whatever you choose to call it, the meaning remains the same. The … Continue reading The Halloween Tree: A Look Into Where our Traditions Come From and How Capitalism Has Affected Them: By Heather Jane Metcalf

The Witches Grave of Alamosa: By Jason Cordova and Heather Jane Metcalf

https://youtu.be/WTl_GhQxCSs This episode features the exciting debut of our new theme song "Dead Bats on a Wire" by Savannah Rivka and Ashleigh Eve. Special guest co-host, Heather Jane Metcalf joins Jason as they discuss the mysterious case of "The Witches Grave" in Alamosa Colorado. The team also talks about the Crypto Science Society Special Ops … Continue reading The Witches Grave of Alamosa: By Jason Cordova and Heather Jane Metcalf