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    Believing the Bizarre: Paranormal Conspiracies & Myths

    Believing the Bizarre is a paranormal podcast that dives into the unknown and the unusual every Tuesday.

    From UFOs and hauntings to conspiracies and cryptids, we discuss a variety of paranormal topics and decide where they land on our Believability Scale - Believable, Viable, Skeptical, or Unbelievable.

    We also accept and discuss listener-submitted paranormal encounters.

    If you love creepy stories and horror content mixed with humor and a keen eye, we are the paranormal podcast for you.

    Check out Believing the Bizarre - a podcast as bizarre as you are.
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    Mysterious Disappearances: Vol 1

    Mysterious Disappearances: Vol 1
    It's time for 3 intriguing and mysterious disappearance stories!
    Our first story involves Frederick Valentich.
    Fred was a young Australian pilot who vanished during a routine flight in 1978. Despite his struggles with exams, Fred pursued his dream of flying, only to disappear under bizarre circumstances. Moments before his disappearance, Fred reported a strange aircraft hovering above him, followed by unexplained metallic sounds. Was it a UFO encounter, a tragic accident, or an elaborate disappearance? With no wreckage found and conflicting theories, Fred's story continues to baffle investigators and captivate the public.
    Our second story revolves around Karl Hunrath.
    In 1952, Karl claimed a glowing orb transformed into an alien named Bosco in his bedroom, injecting him with "occult techniques" to build weapons against the US military. Despite initially refusing, Karl's suspicious garage activities and sudden relocation to California raised eyebrows. The story culminates in Karl and his associate Wilkinson's enigmatic disappearance during a flight to allegedly meet extraterrestrials.
    Our final story is about Granger Taylor.
    Despite being a high school dropout, Taylor's genius for mechanics and engineering was undeniable, from rebuilding complex machinery to constructing his own flying saucer replica. His fascination with extraterrestrial technology culminated in claims of telepathic alien contact and an invitation for an interstellar journey. On a stormy night in 1980, Taylor vanished without a trace, leaving behind only a cryptic note about a 42-month space voyage.

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    Cursed Games: Part 4

    Cursed Games: Part 4
    It's time for another installment of Cursed Games and we have 3 creepy games for you this episode!
    Dive into the chilling world of supernatural games with "The Red Book," a Mexican divination ritual.
    Using a hard-cover red book and candlelight, players seek permission to enter and exit the game, asking questions and receiving cryptic answers from randomly selected passages.
    The stakes are raised in "Charlotte's Web," where participants summon the spirit of a 15th-century girl whose mother was burned for witchcraft. In a dark room with a mirror and toy as bait, players converse with Charlotte's reflection—but beware of turning around or playing twice, lest you risk eternal haunting.
    For thrill-seekers willing to take their chances on the road, "The 11 Mile Ritual" offers a harrowing drive through an otherworldly forest.
    As you progress mile by mile, the journey becomes increasingly surreal and terrifying. Shadowy figures, disembodied voices, and inexplicable phenomena test your resolve. The final mile culminates in a mysterious red light, beyond which lies the promise of your deepest desire—be it material or intangible.
    These games blur the line between reality and the paranormal, daring players to confront their fears and desires. From the subtle whispers of the Red Book to the heart-pounding tension of the 11 Mile Ritual, each game offers a unique gateway to the unknown.

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    Bizarre News and Bigfoot-like Cryptids Blind Rankings

    Bizarre News and Bigfoot-like Cryptids Blind Rankings
    This month in Bizarre News, we discuss a variety of topics such as strange monoliths popping up, weird whale congregations, a psychic claiming we'll discover alien life soon, and more!

    Additionally, this month's Blind Ranking is Bigfoot-like cryptids. We all know Charlie is a super huge fan of Bigfoot... so ranking these was a lot of fun!

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    The Demonic Attachment Felix

    The Demonic Attachment Felix
    We have 3 listener submissions this week!

    Story 1-
    In 2010, Stephanie and her boyfriend's family moved into a spacious rental house that seemed perfect at first. Shortly after moving in, Stephanie experienced a frightening incident in the bathroom when an unseen presence tried to open the door while she was showering.
    Weeks later, she heard unexplained growling in the hallway, and her boyfriend's mother, Deborah, saw a shadowy figure in her bathroom and kitchen. Throughout their stay, the family encountered numerous unexplained occurrences, including constantly unlocked doors, an unusual accumulation of dead flies, and mysterious symbols etched inside cabinets that weren't there when they moved in.
    Despite the unsettling experiences, the family stayed in the house for a year before moving out. After leaving the property, Stephanie and her boyfriend's family stopped experiencing paranormal activity.

    Story 2-
    Throughout his childhood, Josh experienced several paranormal encounters in his family home, including seeing an elderly man in rags and shadowy figures roaming the halls. At age 5, Josh was so terrified by these nightly apparitions that he would sleep on his mother's bedroom floor, unaware that he was sleep-talking about "black robes" to her.
    Years later, as a teenager, Josh had a vivid sleep paralysis episode involving a burned figure and a woman instructing him to bleed the radiators, which he seemingly did in reality while asleep.
    After this incident, Josh developed an unexplained scar on his right shoulder that resembled a burn mark, adding a physical dimension to his supernatural experiences.

    Story 3-
    Sophia (anonymous) lived with her brother John and a roommate named Melissa, who claimed to have a demon attachment and practiced occult activities in their shared house. One night, while home alone, Sophia experienced an inexplicable incident where furniture was rearranged and kitchen cabinets were opened without any apparent explanation.
    A subsequent paranormal investigation revealed the presence of multiple entities in the house, including a potentially malevolent spirit.
    Following this event, Sophia experienced ongoing paranormal activity, including shadow figures, strange noises, and physical sensations, until she moved out of the house in March 2020, after which the haunting phenomena ceased.

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    The Warped Faces and Shadow Entity

    The Warped Faces and Shadow Entity
    It's listener submission time and we have two creepy tales for you today! In the first story, Chris and his friend Mike were interested in the paranormal and started using a Ouija board. Initially, nothing unusual happened, but then they connected with a spirit named Adam Greene. They asked for signs of his presence, and the planchette spun rapidly and flew off the board. Another time, they heard slow, pounding footsteps behind a sheet hung in the doorway, followed by a flash of light. 
    Over time, Adam's messages turned darker and insulting, and he seemed to shift to an evil persona named "Fuzzy". Paranormal events intensified. Chris had an out-of-body dream where he flew over Mike and his parents. Mike revealed they had all seen a shadow fly over them in real life. Chris believes the entity may have been the demon Zozo based on the double Z in the name, the evil energy, and the bad luck they experienced, including Mike's uncle passing away. Eventually, they stopped using the board as too many disturbing things were happening.
    Story #2 involves Robin.
    When Robin was six, his friend Jason's father took them to a cemetery in the woods at 2-3am after giving them beer. They opened a grave, saw a skeleton, then heard loud footsteps and shrieking. Soon after, Robin began seeing terrifying faces peeking into his room at night that would vanish when he looked directly at them. It caused him great fear, keeping him up at night. One time, he woke to see a face at the foot of his bed staring at him, then his covers flew off by themselves. He ran out of the house in terror. At age 16, Robin returned to the cemetery with friends and was chased off by the angry landowner. That night, they all had the same nightmare of a ghostly female figure screaming at them from the disturbed grave. Now at 21, Robin still sees the scary faces and also hears disembodied sounds. Most frighteningly, he sees a tall, pitch-black figure darker than the surrounding darkness appearing in doorways and on the stairs. It sometimes charges at him on all fours before vanishing. Photos never capture this haunting presence. Robin doesn't believe enough in God to get an exorcism, so he is trying to cope with the ongoing supernatural torment.

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    Mike Ricksecker | Paranormal Researcher and Author - Interview

    Mike Ricksecker | Paranormal Researcher and Author - Interview
    We are excited to continue our monthly interviews with Mike Ricksecker.
    Mike is the author of the best-selling books A Walk In The Shadows, and Alaska's Mysterious Triangle, as well as several historic paranormal books. His latest best-selling book is Travels Through Time: Inside the Fourth Dimension, Time Travel, and Stacked Time Theory, published in 2023. He has appeared on multiple television shows and programs, including History Channel's Ancient Aliens and The UnXplained, Travel Channel’s The Alaska Triangle, Discovery+’s Fright Club, Animal Planet’s The Haunted, multiple series on Gaia TV, and more. Mike is the producer and director of the docu-series, The Shadow Dimension, available on several streaming platforms, and produces additional full-length content on ancient wisdom, lost civilizations, and the supernatural on his extensive YouTube channel.

    For more than six years he has hosted The Edge of the Rabbit Hole livestream show and also hosts the Connecting the Universe interactive class. He operates his own book publishing and video production company, Haunted Road Media, representing a number of authors, and winning the award for Excellent Media in The Paranormal Field at the 2019 Shockfest Film Festival.Mike’s historic paranormal articles have been published in The Baltimore Sun, Paranormal Underground Magazine, and he previously wrote an Oklahoma City paranormal column for Examiner.com (2010 – 2014). His work has also been featured in The Oklahoman, The Frederick News-Post, Marshall University’s The Parthenon, and Louisiana State University’s Civil War Book Review. He now hosts many of these articles along with informational videos and learning courses on the Connected Universe Portal website.

    In this interview, Mike Ricksecker discusses his personal experiences with shadow entities and other supernatural phenomena that set him on his current path. He explains his "stacked time" theory, proposing that time is not linear but that past, present and future exist concurrently. Ricksecker suggests some ghostly encounters may actually be "time slips" where two moments resonate at the same frequency. He also shares insights on the unique energy and phenomena of the Alaska Triangle, the possible link between aliens and shadow people, and his view that while some shadow entities may be demonic, interdimensional, or extraterrestrial, we shouldn't overgeneralize them as all being evil. Finally, Ricksecker discusses astral projection and his belief that the key to time travel lies in achieving specific meditative states, something challenging for busy modern lifestyles. His ideas provide an open-ended, thought-provoking perspective on the paranormal.

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    The Kelly Cahill Alien Abduction

    The Kelly Cahill Alien Abduction
    In August 1993, Kelly Cahill, a 27-year-old mother of three from Victoria, Australia, experienced a life-changing UFO encounter. While driving home from a party with her husband, Andrew, they witnessed a mysterious craft with orange lights in a nearby field.
    Later that night, they encountered the same object hovering above the road, and as they approached it, they saw figures inside before it disappeared.
    Suddenly, a bright light engulfed their car, and they experienced a mysterious blackout, losing an hour of time. In the following weeks, Kelly and her husband suffered from various inexplicable symptoms, including headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Kelly discovered a strange triangular mark and a scar on her body. As her memories of the encounter began to resurface, she recalled being approached by tall, thin, black figures with luminous red eyes.
    Despite the entities' telepathic reassurances, Kelly felt an overwhelming sense of evil and terror. Kelly reached out to Bill Chalker, a renowned UFO researcher, who investigated the incident and discovered additional witnesses who had similar experiences that night.
    The investigation uncovered physical evidence at the site, including chemical and magnetic anomalies, unusual radiation readings, and inexplicable marks in the field. As Kelly's story gained media attention, she became a prominent figure in the UFO research community. She appeared on television shows, participated in conferences, and authored a book titled "Encounter:
    The True Story." Despite the incredible nature of her account, Kelly Cahill has been consistently regarded as a credible witness, with no history of mental illness or apparent motive for deception. Her experience remains one of the most compelling and well-documented cases in UFO history.

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    Finland's Myths and Monsters

    Finland's Myths and Monsters
    Finland, a land of breathtaking landscapes and rich history, is home to a captivating array of mythical creatures and tales.
    From the depths of the sea to the heart of the forest, these legends have been woven into the fabric of Finnish culture for centuries. The malevolent Iku-Turso, known as the "ox of death" and "father of diseases," lurks in the ocean's depths, while the mischievous Menninkäinen, reminiscent of hobbits and gnomes, dance in the woods and delight in riddles and shiny treasures. 
    In the vast forests, one may encounter the shape-shifting Peikko, giant trolls feared as bogeymen who kidnap and torture children.
    The enchanting Keiju, delicate fairy-like beings, grace the skies and woodlands in three distinct forms: Luonnotar, Ilmatar, and Metsänneito. The enigmatic Hiisi, towering humanoid creatures, dwell in the mountains and forests, marking sacred sites and challenging those who dare to enter their domain.
    These powerful spirits can be both malevolent and beneficial, causing harm or offering aid when summoned by skilled shamans. The Näkki, a seaweed-clad immortal water demon, haunts the depths of ponds and rivers, luring unsuspecting children to their watery graves. Only through the utterance of magical incantations can one hope to escape its grasp.
    Lastly, the majestic Otso, the king of the forest and bear spirit, is revered as a friend, brother, or even a transformed human, symbolizing the deep connection between the Finnish people and the natural world.
    These mythical beings, each with their unique characteristics and stories, continue to capture the imagination and inspire awe in those who explore the fascinating realm of Finnish mythology.

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    Sleep Paralysis Stories: Vol 1

    Sleep Paralysis Stories: Vol 1
    Sleep Paralysis Stories: Volume 1

    Over the years we have had tons of listeners submit potential sleep paralysis stories, so we decided to combine a handful of them into a new, unique listener submission collection - sleep paralysis stories!
    Sleep paralysis is a terrifying experience where individuals find themselves conscious but unable to move, often accompanied by hallucinations of shadow figures, entities, and the infamous "old hag."
    Theories range from supernatural encounters to a dream-like state caused by the brain's inability to control the body during sleep. People from various locations have shared their unsettling experiences, highlighting the fear and helplessness felt during these episodes.
    Some individuals, like Madison, have had sleep paralysis for years, with recurring visions of a woman in a 1920s dress and the mysterious "Hat Man." Despite the initial terror, Madison eventually found comfort in these encounters, particularly during a difficult period in her life when a shadow figure appeared to offer support. Alex, on the other hand, had a particularly vivid experience involving a menacing dog and a shadowy figure, leaving him questioning the line between reality and dreams.
    Zacharia, a 15-year-old living in an old San Francisco house, has been sensitive to the paranormal for years. He has seen balls of light, experienced unexplained occurrences, and even encountered an apparition he calls "George."
    Recently, Zacharia has been experiencing nightly episodes of sleep paralysis, accompanied by strange noises and a feeling of being weighed down, leading him to believe that a poltergeist may be responsible.
    Kieren, who has had various paranormal encounters, including UFO sightings and experiences with spirits, learned about sleep paralysis through his studies as a biology major.
    While his first experience was relatively tame, a subsequent episode involved a shadow person appearing in the corner of his eye. By reminding himself that it was a trick of the mind and focusing on relaxing his muscles, Kieren was able to make the shadow disappear and regain control of his body.

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    Bizarre News and Alien Abduction Blind Ranking

    Bizarre News and Alien Abduction Blind Ranking
    It's time for a new monthly segment! On the fourth Friday of every month, you can expect Bizarre News and Blind Rankings.

    This month in Bizarre News, we discuss a wide variety of topics. From a puzzling earthquake in Turkey followed by a dazzling display of UFOs, to a mysterious neon blue cloud hovering over Quincy, Massachusetts, we explore the strange and the supernatural.
    But that's not all! We also delve into the fascinating world of paranormal curiosity, as we reveal which U.S. state tops the charts for ghostly searches. West Virginia, with its rich history and eerie landscapes, takes the crown as the epicenter of the otherworldly.
    Next, we venture into the cosmos, where scientists may have stumbled upon evidence of hyper-intelligent civilizations living in theoretical Dyson spheres. Could these advanced beings be harnessing the power of stars and black holes?
    We'll explore the tantalizing possibilities. Finally, we'll take you on a journey into the heart of the Angeles National Forest, where a hiker's recent encounter with a set of mysterious tracks has sparked a frenzy among Bigfoot enthusiasts. 
    Also, we finally have Producer Ben on the main feed and are playing Blind Rankings.
    This month, Ben has chosen 8 Alien Abduction stories that must rank, but the catch is, we don't know the list of abductions when we start ranking them.
    We hope you enjoy these new segments!

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    The Contorting Entity Hugo

    The Contorting Entity Hugo
    The Contorting Entity Hugo

    It's listener submission time again! The listener has requested to stay anonymous, so as always, we got a Sophia story!

    From a young age, Sophia possessed an innate sensitivity to the paranormal, able to sense the emotions and energy of those around her, including spirits. Despite her belief in ghosts, she had never directly encountered a shadow person until she was 12 or 13 years old. 
    In her bedroom, she began to feel a presence watching her, which she eventually named "Hugo." Initially, the presence seemed benign, but after a series of unsettling events, including a lotion bottle mysteriously moving and recurring dreams of Hugo clinging to her wall with large, black eyes, Sophia's fear grew, forcing her to seek refuge in her sister's room. 
    Sophia's family home in Georgia, shared by her parents, sister, and grandparents, held its own secrets. She always felt nervous in her grandparents' house, hearing strange noises at night that were dismissed as the settling of an old house.
    As a young adult, while living in a nearby mother-in-law suite with her fiancé, Sophia experienced intense feelings of panic and unease when alone in the main house, particularly while using the bathroom. These feelings eventually subsided, only to be replaced by scratching sounds and other unexplained occurrences.
    One morning, while Sophia's grandfather was confined to a hospital bed in the living room, she heard knocking and footsteps while showering. The footsteps ran down the hallway towards the spare rooms, but the door, known for its loud creak, never opened. When Sophia emerged from the bathroom, she found the door still shut and her grandfather claiming to have heard nothing.
    Shaken, she quickly left the house, marking the end of her personal encounters in the family home. Despite the passing of her grandfather, Sophia's grandmother (Nanny) continues to reside in the house, claiming to have friendly encounters with ghosts.
    Both Sophia and her Nanny have experienced moments that felt like the presence of her late grandfather, leaving them to wonder about the reality of their experiences. Though the fear was genuine at the time, Sophia now reflects on these events with a sense of curiosity and wonder, forever changed by her journey through the paranormal.

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    Madeleine Arnoux, Marius DeWilde, and Maurice Masse Alien Encounters

    Madeleine Arnoux, Marius DeWilde, and Maurice Masse Alien Encounters
    This week on Believing the Bizarre we have three incredibly alien encounters that took place in France.

    Our first story takes place in the summer of 1944, when 13-year-old Madeleine Arnoux was on a bicycle ride to pick up food from a nearby farm. 
    During a brief rest in a meadow, she stumbled upon a strange, metallic craft and tiny humanoid creatures dressed in brown one-piece suits. Frozen in fear, Madeleine eventually fled the scene, keeping her encounter a secret for nearly 30 years before finally sharing her story with the world.
    Fast forward to 1954, when railway worker Marius Dewilde experienced a chilling encounter near his home in Nord, France. One night, his dog's incessant barking led him to discover a strange object and two small humanoid figures near the railroad tracks.
    Paralyzed by a beam of light from the object, Marius helplessly watched as the beings boarded their craft and ascended into the night sky. In the aftermath of the incident, investigators discovered physical evidence supporting Marius's account, solidifying his place in UFO history.
    Our final story takes us to the picturesque region of Valensole, France, where farmer Maurice Masse had a close encounter of the third kind in July 1965. While taking a cigarette break, Masse noticed an oval-shaped object landing in a nearby lavender field, accompanied by two humanoid figures.
    When one of the figures raised a cylindrical device, Masse was struck by a beam that left him paralyzed on the ground. As the figures boarded their craft and flew away, they left behind physical evidence that would later support Masse's incredible story.
    These three extraordinary French alien encounters serve as a testament to the enduring mystery and allure of UFOs in France and beyond.

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    Jim Harold - Interview

    Jim Harold - Interview
    We are so excited to interview the paranormal podcaster himself, Jim Harold. Another Northeast Ohio paranormal podcaster, Jim Harold is a podcasting pioneer - starting all the way back in 2005.

    In this interview, we get into why he got into podcasting, some of his favorite stories, any campfire stories that were less than believable to him, retro causality, and more. 

    Jim Harold hosts the Paranormal Podcast along with Jim Harold's Campfire.

    Additionally, Jim Harold releases books that include stories told to him on the Jim Harold's Campfire Podcast, and his newest book - Volume 6 - just dropped May 7th, 2024.

    Pick up your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/True-Ghost-Stories-Harolds-Campfire-ebook/dp/B0CTHQSX85/

    Make sure to check out both The Paranormal Podcast and Jim Harold's Campfire. 

    By the way, you can now expect a new interview with someone in the paranormal world every second Friday of the month!

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    The Haunted Monte Cristo Homestead

    The Haunted Monte Cristo Homestead
    Trigger Warning - Animal abuse and suicide 

    The Haunting of Monte Cristo Homestead: Australia's Most Haunted House

    In the heart of Junee, nestled between Sydney and Melbourne, lies the Monte Cristo Homestead – a place that has earned the reputation of being Australia's most haunted house. The history of this eerie residence dates back to 1885 when Christopher William Crawley, a wealthy farmer and founder of Junee, built the homestead for his family.
    Despite the initial struggles, Crawley's fortune changed when the Great Southern Railway Line opened in 1878, and he established a successful hotel along the rail line. 
    However, the Crawley family's story took a dark turn following Christopher's death in 1910. His wife, Elizabeth, became a recluse, confining herself to the attic chapel for the next 23 years. After the last Crawley left in 1948, the house fell into disrepair until Reginald and Olivia Ryan purchased it in 1963, transforming it into a doll museum.
    It was then that the true extent of the homestead's haunting became apparent. The Ryans reported numerous supernatural occurrences, including ghostly lights, the inexplicable deaths of their animals, and the presence of at least ten ghosts.
    Among these spirits are Christopher and Elizabeth Crawley, a pregnant maid who jumped to her death from the balcony, Harold – a disabled boy chained in the coach room, Morris – a stable boy who died in a fire, Ethel – an infant who died on the stairs, and Jack Simpson – a caretaker shot to death on the porch in 1960.
    Visitors to the Monte Cristo Homestead have experienced a range of paranormal phenomena, from feeling icy hands on the stairs to hearing the screams of the deceased. The bloodstains of the pregnant maid are said to reappear on the steps, and children become inexplicably agitated when entering certain areas of the house.
    The haunting of Monte Cristo Homestead has solidified its status as one of the most terrifying and intriguing paranormal locations in Australia, drawing in those brave enough to explore its dark history.

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    The Rotenburg Cannibal

    The Rotenburg Cannibal
    The Rotenburg Cannibal

    TRIGGER WARNING
    This episode contains GRAPHIC VIOLENCE/GORE*

    Armin Meiwes, known as the Rotenburg Cannibal, claimed that his fascination with cannibalism began during his adolescent years, sparked by the fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel." As a tech-savvy individual, Meiwes discovered online communities where people shared their fantasies about cannibalism and even their desire to be eaten. 
    In March 2001, he posted an ad on the "Cannibal Cafe" forum, seeking a willing volunteer aged 18 to 25 to be slaughtered and consumed. Bernd-Jurgen Armando Brandes, a 43-year-old microelectronics engineer from Berlin, responded to Meiwes' ad, agreeing to be slaughtered and consumed.
    On March 9th, 2001, Brandes traveled to Meiwes' home, where they videotaped the event to prove consent. The gruesome act began with Brandes taking sleeping pills and cough syrup, followed by Meiwes cutting off Brandes' penis, which they both attempted to eat but found too tough.
    Meiwes then fried some of Brandes' body fat with seasonings, but overcooked the penis, ultimately feeding it to his dog. As Brandes grew weak from blood loss, Meiwes ran a bath for him and checked on him periodically while reading a Star Trek book. After a few hours, Meiwes stabbed Brandes in the throat, killing him. He then hung the body from a meat hook, beheaded and dismembered it, storing parts in his freezer and burying the head in his garden.
    Over the next 10 months, Meiwes consumed an estimated 44 pounds of Brandes' flesh. In July 2001, Meiwes attempted to lure another victim through online chat rooms. Although he met with five men, he did not kill them, presumably because they did not consent.
    A college student who had conversed with Meiwes, disturbed by their discussions, reported him to the authorities. Police discovered human remains in Meiwes' freezer and the incriminating four-hour video recording.
    When questioned, Meiwes admitted to consuming his victim with a bottle of South African red wine, using his best cutlery, and decorating the dinner table with candles. He described the taste as similar to pork. The case of Armin Meiwes remains one of the most shocking and disturbing instances of consensual cannibalism in modern history.

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    Guardian Angels

    Guardian Angels
    Guardian Angels
    From ancient Judaic texts to modern esoteric beliefs, the concept of guardian angels - divine entities assigned to watch over humans - has captivated cultures across the ages.
    Explore the origins of this widespread phenomenon tracing back to the Babylonians and Assyrians.
    We discuss the hierarchies and ranks of angels described in Christianity, from the supreme Seraphim and Cherubim that commune directly with God, to the powerful Virtues and Archangels like Michael, Raphael and Gabriel tasked with specific virtues and roles.
    Learn about guardian angels themselves, the lowest rank believed to be individual spiritual companions and protectors accompanying each person from birth to death.
    Understand their perceived purpose of shielding humans from harm when "it is not their time." Join us as we delve into this fascinating belief found across Abrahamic faiths as well as Hinduism and Buddhism. Whether viewed as literal or symbolic, guardian angels have provided comfort and inspiration to billions throughout the centuries. But, are they believable? Listen now!

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    Trench Coat Shadow Man

    Trench Coat Shadow Man
    Welcome to another episode of Believing the Bizarre! It is Listener Submission time, which you know what that means: creepy and personal stories sent to us from listeners!
    In this episode, we follow Travis and Brittney's stories. Travis encounters an abandoned hut, a strange grave, and a weird pentagram with candles in the woods near a concrete junkyard.
    Brittney discusses some of her family hauntings, including an aggressive and terrifying entity who wears a long black trench coat, boots, and has glowing red eyes.
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    Glitches in the Matrix with Let's Get Haunted

    Glitches in the Matrix with Let's Get Haunted
    Glitches in the Matrix
    This whole "glitch in the matrix" thing has been freaking people out ever since that 1999 movie The Matrix came out.
    The idea is that our reality isn't real - it's just a simulation. Like, are we actually just minds trapped in bodies, or are we code in some crazy digital world? It really makes you think about whether we even exist or not.
    Within this supposed simulated reality, weird stuff happens sometimes that just doesn't make sense. Things teleporting across rooms, seeing the same person twice, getting déjà vu - that kind of trippy stuff. It happens fast and then it's over, but it sticks with you, you know? Makes you question what's actually going on.
    It's not just sci-fi nerds talking about this simulation theory either. Legit scientists like this MIT guy Rizwan Virk have gotten behind it.
    Virk reckons our universe could basically be a super advanced video game based on physics experiments looking at the building blocks of reality. Crazy, right?
    But you've got other big brain physicists at places like Harvard saying it's nonsense and there's no proof.
    Lisa Randall thinks the idea of higher beings making a simulation is just dumb. Still, the whole unknown of it all is pretty mind-bending when you start thinking about dimensions and stuff we can't even comprehend.
    In the end, whether we reside in a simulated world or not remains an enigma. As we ponder glitches in the matrix and the mysteries of multiple dimensions, we're reminded of the boundless complexities that shroud the nature of our existence, inviting us to explore realms both tangible and beyond.

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    Bigfoot: The Legend of Sasquatch

    Bigfoot: The Legend of Sasquatch
    The Legend of Bigfoot

    You've heard the whispers, seen the blurry footage, and maybe even felt a chill run down your spine in the deep woods. Yeah, we're talking about Bigfoot – the legendary creature that's captured millions of imaginations worldwide. But what exactly is this beast, and why does it keep evading scientific proof?
    Let's dive into the lore surrounding this elusive beast. 
    Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch, is a towering, hairy humanoid said to roam the wilderness, leaving behind tales of its existence from the Pacific Northwest to the far corners of the globe. Despite its widespread fame, Bigfoot remains a cryptid, a creature whose existence hasn't been backed up by solid scientific evidence. 
    It's described as standing anywhere from 7 to 14 feet tall, weighing up to 500 pounds, and covered in shaggy fur. Its face is a blend of ape-like features and human resemblance, adding to the mystique. Known for its bipedal walk and immense strength, encountering Bigfoot is often accompanied by a putrid stench, signaling its presence. 
    Bigfoot sightings are most commonly reported in wooded areas of the northwestern U.S. and western Canada, although variations of the creature exist in folklore worldwide. Indigenous myths often spoke of hairy, wild men inhabiting the forests long before Bigfoot became a pop culture phenomenon. 
    Encounters with Bigfoot are characterized by a sense of being watched, accompanied by an eerie stillness in the woods. Witnesses often report hearing howls, grunts, and the sound of rocks being thrown, adding to the spine-chilling nature of the experience. Some claim to have stumbled upon Bigfoot nests or even witnessed the creature vanish into thin air, fueling speculation about its origins. 
    The history of Bigfoot sightings dates back centuries, with Indigenous cultures and early settlers sharing stories of encounters with giant, hairy beings. In modern times, the term "Bigfoot" gained widespread recognition in 1958, following a series of reported footprints discovered in California's Humboldt County. Since then, numerous sightings, photos, and videos have kept the Bigfoot legend alive. 
    Despite the lack of concrete proof, interest in Bigfoot persists, fueled by eyewitness accounts, tantalizing clues, and ongoing scientific exploration.
    Whether Bigfoot is a flesh-and-blood forest creature or a mysterious entity traversing dimensions, one thing's for sure – the allure of this elusive cryptid continues to captivate the human imagination. 

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    Listener Submission Collection Vol 7

    Listener Submission Collection Vol 7
    Listener Submission Collection: Vol 7

    This collection includes four listener submissions of haunting stories. Dare to venture down the infamous Clinton Road, where reality blurs and the supernatural reigns. 
    This desolate, winding stretch in northern New Jersey has spawned countless chilling tales - from an unsolved 1983 murder to whispers of occult rituals at the ominous "Ghost Boy Bridge."
    Prepare to be transported into a realm where phantom vehicles materialize and vanish without a trace, leaving witnesses shaken to their core.
    Immerse yourself in bone-chilling firsthand accounts that defy rationale. A young man's casual drive is disrupted by mysterious headlights that seem to chase him, only to evaporate into thin air upon nearing the road's end.
    A fabricated tale about a shadowy figure takes an eerie twist when the very entity manifests behind the storyteller. These gripping narratives will leave you questioning the fragile boundaries between our world and something far more sinister lurking just beyond the veil.
    From a child's innocent gaze into the abyss that unleashes visions of a hellish inferno, to a faceless entity reminiscent of the Slenderman legend materializing at a woman's bedside - this listener submission collection covers it all. 

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