The What Cast

Throughout history, mankind has tried to harvest the power of magic. It has been used to decide the fates of wars, tell the future, find love. From rituals to sacrifice, we as a species have done every horrible thing imaginable just for a chance to wield such power. A power passed down through the ages in the form of instruction. As books.

Thank goodness all that stuff was lost to time. 

Or was it?

This week we cover cursed books and books of dark magic. 

What's freakier than a 600 year old book on how to summon demons?

One that has had centuries to be refined. 

A better question is: "Why you got that book, Mike?"

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Category:Paranormal -- posted at: 9:32am PST

Today, we look into the Abduction at Buff Ledge.  This is one of the earlier abduction cases, but it ticks all of the boxes that we have come to associate with the abduction phenomenon.  While there are sceptics that claim this was a fabricated story, there was a significant amount of research that went into the case, as well as assessing the mental fortitude of the victims.  As a way to support the claims of these unfortunate individuals, there were independent witnesses who also claimed to have seen strange lights over the water of Lake Champlain on that fateful night.

 

Was this a real case of alien abduction?  Were the memories that were uncovered part of a screen memory to hide what REALLY happened?  Perhaps 2 bored adults just decided, on a whim, to concoct an alien abduction story, 10 years after the fact, with no chance of profit or gain.  Yeah.  That last one seems legit.

 

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Category:Paranormal -- posted at: 11:15am PST

It’s been a while since we’ve discussed a classic haunting story, so this week we decided to talk about the Borley Rectory.  Dubbed “the Most Haunted Place in England” by some and an utter hoax perpetrated by the owners in connection with a team of paranormal investigators.

Were the events that unfolded on the grounds of Borley Rectory real, or just an urban legend, perpetuated by those involved?

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Direct download: 352.mp3
Category:Paranormal -- posted at: 12:29pm PST

You guys know how we’ve talked about Missing 411 somewhere near one millions times, by now.  Just for kicks, we decided to talk about disappearances that had NOTHING to do with the missing 411 stuff.  This stuff is a cross between X-Files and Unsolved Mysteries.  Just weird stuff that kind of makes you scratch your head and wonder just what the Hell is going on. 

 

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Direct download: 351.mp3
Category:Paranormal -- posted at: 11:26am PST

Good morning/afternoon/evening/Christmas/Whatever.

Welcome back to another episode, we thank you ever so much for listening.  You’re all good eggs in our book.  This week we take a gander at Brad Steiger’s book The Awful Thing in the Attic.  This book kind of documents some of the cases that Mr. Steiger has researched over the years.  We discuss a few of the cases documented in his book, such as the bleeding wall murder house, the sucking jelly bags, and the Horrible Hag of Detroit.  If this suits your fancy, go grab a copy!

https://www.amazon.com/Awful-Thing-Attic-Brad-Steiger/dp/1880090171

Direct download: 350.mp3
Category:Paranormal -- posted at: 10:48am PST

This week, we take you along on a journey with us as we explore a handful of creepy, allegedly real, footage of spooks and ghosts. 

 
Feel free to watch along and speculate with us. We've linked all videos in our show notes playlist on YouTube.
 
Thanks for listening!
 
Vid 1 - 3
 
00:00 - Locked Door
03:00 - Pinata Shop
08:26 - Headless
 
Vid 4
Blood - On Our Instagram
 
Vid 5 - 
 
07:03 - Guard Cam
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Category:Paranormal -- posted at: 4:57pm PST

Guys. Guys. GUYS! I know! We are late.  We left you hanging for 2 weeks with no show.  We didn’t write, we didn’t call.  What a couple of jerks.  We know!  But, come on, guys.  It was the holiday season! The end of the year!  It was an exhausting year, too.  You know! You were there, too! And you…and you…and…YOU! Plus, we got an email from Dave, witch means you know your messing up.

All that is over and we decided, since we left you all hanging, that we would put out a show early this week.  For the first show of the new year, we decided to tell you about some Brother-Cousins of the Mothman.  This week we take a look at West Virginia’s own Devil Dog (AKA The What Thing. AKA Sheepsquatch)  and the Grafton Monster.  Both of these guys have been spotted in the areas around Point Pleasant.  Some sightings have even occurred around the infamous  TNT plant where the Mothman was said to dwell.

Just what is going on in West Virginia, anydamnway?!

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Category:Paranormal -- posted at: 11:13am PST

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