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Freaky Folklore

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Host Carman Carrion explores myriad myths both modern and ancient to discover what mankind fears - and why we fear it. From monsters old and new as well as unexplained and unsolved cases, this podcast is sure to terrify. Where does our folklore come from, and why is it so freaky?

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Spearfinger - The Liver Eater

November 21st, 2022

38:33

The Cherokee Legend of Spearfinger is said to have lived in the Great Smoky Mountains, on the eastern border of Tennessee and in western North …

Trolls - Monstrous Man Hating Creatures

November 14th, 2022

40:07

Trolls are creatures from Norse mythology. They are mentioned in a variety of Old Norse texts, and they’re usually described as beings that live in …

Tutankhamun - The Cursed Tomb

November 7th, 2022

41:04

The curse of the pharaohs or the mummy's curse is a curse alleged to be cast upon anyone who disturbs the mummy of an ancient Egyptian, especially a pharaoh. This curse, which does not differentiate between thieves and …

Dullahan - The Headless Horseman

October 31st, 2022

1:05:56

The Dullahan is best known for appearing to be headless, and there are several tales that explain how he did so. 


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The Hidebehind - You Won't See It Until It's Too Late

October 24th, 2022

38:28

The Hidebehind is a nocturnal fearsome critter from American folklore that preys upon humans that wander the woods and was blamed for the …

Leviathan - The Sea Serpent

October 17th, 2022

37:15

The Leviathan is a vast sea monster of tremendous strength, described as the most powerful and dangerous in the ocean., known as a sea serpent in …

Night Marchers - Deadly Ghosts of Hawaii

October 10th, 2022

34:34

Night marchers, known as huaka’i pō in the Hawaiian language, are death-dealing ghosts. Folklore describes them as a group of spirits – sometimes …

Shadow People - Evil Lurks in Dark Places

October 3rd, 2022

37:28

Shadow people are different than spirits and ghosts, they are dark in color: shadow is the absence of light, and so facial features, clothes, and …

Ted the Caver - The Terrifying First Known Creepypasta

September 26th, 2022

36:51

Ted the Caver is a creepypasta story that originally appeared as a series of blog posts written by a spelunker named Ted recounting his horrifying …

European Monsters Explained Volume 1 (Banshee, Krampus, Baba Yaga, Succubus, Nix, Hellhound & Kelpie)

September 19th, 2022

3:49:30

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Revenant - Evil Rises From the Dead

September 12th, 2022

39:31

A revenant is an animated corpse that is believed to have been revived from death to haunt or seek revenge on the living. They are said to sometimes consume the blood and/or flesh of their victims.


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Bubak - The Sadistic Sack Man

September 5th, 2022

35:59

The Bubak is a creature present in old Czech folklore. It is described as a scarecrow-looking creature that can cry like a baby to lure its victims …

La Diablesse - The Caribbean Demon Seductress

August 29th, 2022

40:55

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Hanako-San - The Demon in the Washroom

August 22nd, 2022

37:13

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Hanako-san, or Toire no Hanako-san is a Japanese urban legend about the spirit of a young girl named Hanako-san who …

Hellhounds - Four Legged Servants of Hell

August 15th, 2022

36:44

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Cthulhu - The Great Old One

August 8th, 2022

39:03

H.P. Lovecraft’s most iconic monster, Cthulhu, is an immortal god-like being whose origin and powers are far beyond human understanding


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The Haitian Zombie - An Imprisoned Soul

August 1st, 2022

36:40

The Haitian Zombie in folklore is believed to be an animated corpse with a lack of awareness or free will, whose soul is said to be imprisoned and …

The Crooked Man - More Than a Harmless Nursery Rhyme

July 25th, 2022

40:25

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The Bizarre Vanishing of Kenny Veach

July 18th, 2022

34:50

Kenny Veach a YouTuber and avid hiker goes missing after discovering a mysterious cave that causes his body to vibrate. 


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Nix - A Shapeshifting Malevolent Water Spirit From German Folklore

July 11th, 2022

36:48

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Bloody Mary - The Mirror Monster

July 4th, 2022

39:16

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The Succubus - The Demon of Lust

June 27th, 2022

38:02

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The Backrooms - A Disturbing Viral Phenomenon

June 20th, 2022

38:56

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The Legend of Boggy Creek - A Man Beast Living in the Ozarks

June 13th, 2022

36:46

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June 8th, 2022

9:17

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The Men in Black - Fake People or Dark Agents

June 6th, 2022

39:43


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The Slit-Mouthed Woman - A Creature With a Deadly Smile

May 30th, 2022

38:28

The Slit-Mouthed Woman also known as Kuchisake-onna is a deadly spirit from Japanese folklore who has a malevolent hunger for vengeance. 


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Rougarou - The Cajun Werewolf of Louisiana

May 24th, 2022

41:00

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Asian Folklore Monsters Explained Volume 1 (Teke Teke, Jiangshi, Kuntilanak, Aswang, Krasue)

May 16th, 2022

2:57:37

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El Cucuy - The Child-Stealer of Latin America

May 9th, 2022

37:27

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The Disturbing History of the Witches Castle of Austria - Destination Terror

May 5th, 2022

5:06

Every place has a history - some darker than others. Moosham Castle in Austria was home to some of the bloodiest witch trials in the 1800's and many more terrifying events throughout history. Together we will explore …

The Ape Canyon Incident of 1924

May 2nd, 2022

36:48

On a hot summer night in 1924, five gold prospectors were attacked by hairy ape-like creatures in a narrowing gorge that sits in the shadow of Mount …

Tales from the Break Room | Scary Work Stories

April 26th, 2022

7:26

Some of the scariest things happen at work! This new show from Eeriecast features viewer submitted stories about the horrifying things that happen on …

Tokoloshe - The Terrible Goblin of Africa

April 25th, 2022

40:55

The Tokoloshe is a goblin-like creature that may sneak up on you to torment you as you sleep. Beware it may do more than torment you!


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Hachishakusama - The Eight-Feet Tall HORROR

April 18th, 2022

40:06

This Japanese folklore monster is eight feet tall and makes a terrifyingly simple sound to signal her approach. If you hear her coming, your children …

Slender Man - The Most Disturbing Internet Legend

April 11th, 2022

41:08

Some online urban legends are based in reality, while others bleed into the real world. Slender Man is a prolific creepypasta monster whose mythos …

El Chupacabra - The Latin American Blood Sucker

April 4th, 2022

37:24

El Chupacabra, meaning "the goat sucker", is an infamous and terrifying cryptid first sighted in Puerto Rico. It is said to drain the blood of livestock and sometimes even humans.


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Baba Yaga - The Slavic Witch Wants to Eat Your Children

March 28th, 2022

38:11

Every culture has its boogeyman, but Slavic mythology has gifted us Baba Yaga - A disturbing witch who lives in a house mounted on chicken legs who …

The Extremely Creepy Case of Elisa Lam

March 21st, 2022

42:16

In 2013, at the infamous and foreboding Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, California, the body of Elisa Lam was recovered from the rooftop water tank. What …

Kelpie - The Deadly Water Horse

March 14th, 2022

38:38

Be careful walking along the banks if you find yourself in Scotland. There's a certain mythical creature that is always looking for someone to drag …

Char Man - The Burned Boogeyman

March 7th, 2022

37:56

Watch out, or the burned boogeyman will chase you down. This week, Freaky Folklore explores the disturbing legend of the Char Man. This is one urban …

Djinn - Angels, Demons, or Neither?

March 1st, 2022

39:01

The Djinn (or Jinn) are invisible spirits from Arabian and Muslim mythology who are said to be able to take the form of humans and animals as well as …

Bloody Benders - The First American Serial Killer Family

February 22nd, 2022

38:49

Murder. Cannibalism. Chaos. This particular American family bathed in the blood of others for sport, for food, for fun. Today, we explore the legend …

Jersey Devil - The Demon of the Pine Barrens

February 14th, 2022

40:30

The Jersey Devil haunts the Pine Barrens region of the United States. Legend says it is Satan's own offspring. But where did it really come from? And what does it look like? Join us today as we explore the terrifying …

Krasue - The Bloodthirsty Floating Head

February 7th, 2022

39:00

The Krasue may just be the most disturbing and gruesome of most of the folklore creatures we discuss. Discover why in today's episode about this …

Mothman - Harbinger of Disaster

January 31st, 2022

39:45

The Mothman is a mysterious creature sighted near places before and after great tragedies. Is it happenstance? Or is the Mothman a messenger of …

Wild Boys - Chameleon

January 26th, 2022

7:56

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The Watcher House on 657 Boulevard (Unsolved Mysteries)

January 25th, 2022

40:49

Would you live in your dream home if it meant always being watched and stalked by a stranger? Beware the WATCHER! This week, Carman Carrion explores …

KRAKEN | The Legendary Sea Monster

January 18th, 2022

39:13

Straight from Greek Mythology, the Kraken is a legendary sea monster representing man's fear of the dark depths of the ocean! In this episode, we …

KUNTILANAK - Beware the White Lady!

January 10th, 2022

37:25

Kuntilanak is a dark spirit in the shape of a pregnant woman who cannot give birth to her child. Be warned, she is a vengeful creature ready to rip …

Freaky Folklore Season 2

January 4th, 2022

6:11:57

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KRAMPUS - The Disturbing Version of Santa Claus

December 22nd, 2021

37:13

I hope you've been good this year, or else KRAMPUS might be coming to take you away! Krampus is basically evil Santa and he loves to torment …

Something is KILLING People in Portlock, Alaska (Unsolved Mysteries)

December 13th, 2021

33:41

When something inhuman allegedly began attacking people in a small canning town called Portlock, Alaska, the terror began to force people away. Now, …

Yeti - The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

December 6th, 2021

37:13

In the freezing cold of the Himalayas, a fur-covered humanoid stalks the snowy wastes. Beware the YETI!


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BEWARE the Redwood Bureau

December 1st, 2021

36:53

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The DISTURBING Deaths of Dyatlov Pass (Unsolved Mysteries)

November 30th, 2021

37:18

In the cold, dark Ural Mountains of Russia, nine hikers suffered terrible and yet unsolved fates. From a folklore perspective, Carman Carrion …

Goatman - The Psychotic Abomination

November 20th, 2021

36:36

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The Smiling Man - A Modern Monster who is NIGHTMARE FUEL

November 12th, 2021

39:32

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Werewolf - The Legendary Beast Cursed by the Moon (HALLOWEEN SPECIAL)

October 30th, 2021

1:17:24

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Banshee - The Heraldess of DEATH

October 15th, 2021

41:51

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Wendigo - Its Hunger is Eternal

September 30th, 2021

42:20

The legendary Wendigo craves human flesh, so watch your back the next time you find yourself in the deep, dark woods!


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SEASON 1 | 10 DISTURBING Folklore Monsters Explained (Compilation)

September 24th, 2021

5:54:04

Thank you all so much for becoming part of the Freaky Folklore Family. To celebrate (and in anticipation of our next episode), here's all of season …

Aswang - The Boogeyman of the Philippines

September 16th, 2021

44:43

The terrifying Aswang is a mythical Filipino creature with a tongue as long as it is terrifying! Beware this monster, or it could be feasting on you …

The Disturbing Disappearance of Stacy Ann Arras (Unsolved Mysteries)

September 1st, 2021

42:21

Stacy Ann Arras went missing in Yosemite National Park in 1981, and to this day her missing person case remains unsolved. Bizarre circumstances …

Jiangshi - The Chinese Vampire that will Leap Out at You

August 15th, 2021

42:32

The Jiangshi is the Chinese Vampire that is hopping to suck out your life force! Beware this disturbing chinese mythological creature.


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Vodyanoy - Tyrant Monster of the Water

August 1st, 2021

39:09

Vodyanoy is an angry water spirit from Slavic folklore that might drag you under into a watery underworld. Enjoy this new episode of the Freaky …

Bunyip - The Australian Aboriginal Boogeyman

July 15th, 2021

37:30

It waits in the water, and when it sees its chosen prey, it will drag you into the water to feast. Beware the rivers, swamps and lakes - Something within might be watching.


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The Rake - The Monster of Your Worst Nightmares (Modern Monsters)

June 13th, 2021

39:16

If it comes to you in the night, it will never leave you alone. Your sanity and your restful sleep shall never return. This creature is known as The …

La Llorona - Go to Sleep, or She WILL Find You

May 15th, 2021

40:11

If you hear her cry, do not approach the sound! It is La Llorona looking for her children, and if you are not careful she will take yours as her own …

Skinwalker - NEVER Speak Its Name

April 18th, 2021

39:07

If you speak it, it will come. And when it finds you, your minutes will be numbered. Today, Freaky Folklore discusses the terrifying Navajo legend of …

Black Eyed Children - DON'T LET THEM IN

March 29th, 2021

39:02

The Black Eyed Children have been encountered throughout the world bringing with them an unexplainable aura of dread and primal fear. What do they …

Siren Head - A Modern Monster Who Lives to Kill

March 9th, 2021

38:16

The sounds of the familiar can become the noise of horror and terror when weilded by something sinister. In today's episode, we discuss the viral modern monster known as Sirenhead (or Siren Head), created by Trevor …

Teke Teke - The Demon That Will Cut You in Half

February 13th, 2021

37:39

Beware the sickening crawling sound when you walk home alone at night. If you hear it, IT'S OVER. Teke Teke is there to tear you apart! Enjoy this …

Myling - The Monster Born of Discarded Children

January 21st, 2021

34:57

Welcome to the pilot episode of the Freaky Folklore Podcast - A show dedicated to mankind's monsters and mysteries. Today, we discuss the creature …

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