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Welcome to the Cryptonaut Podcast hosted by Marc Storrs, Chris Carnicelli and Rob Morphy. Exploring everything from Aliens, Cryptozoology, Cryptids, Ghosts, Monsters, The Occult, Paranormal Phenomenon, UFOs, Ufology and Unsolved Mysteries .... all while keeping a close eye on our reptilian overlords… read more

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#326: Alien Invasion, Italian Style Part 2: The Reckoning

February 19th, 2024


Although 1978 was a banner year for Italian ufology, the tail end of this mega-wave would prove to be one of the most intense in history. While the …

#325: Alien Invasion, Italian Style Part 1: The Visitors

February 12th, 2024


For approximately two months in the winter of 1978, the nation of Italy was besieged by a bevy of bizarre beings who seemed hellbent on making their presence known to as many eyewitnesses as possible, forcing one to …

#324: Cat Scratch Fever: The Slumber Party Summoning

February 5th, 2024


For many, memories of slumber parties revolve around late nights, laughter, junk food, bad movies and gossip sessions that last until first light, …

#323: Revenge Of The East Texas Woolly Booger

January 29th, 2024


In the mid-1980’s a recent divorcé moved to a rural region of north Texas with just a handful of possessions and his faithful dog in tow. Finding …

#322: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 27: Shadow Stalkers

January 22nd, 2024


According to thousands of witnesses worldwide, our mystery shrouded world is chock full of utterly enigmatic entities of all shapes and size, but few …

#321: Gathering Of The Heaps

January 15th, 2024


In 2010, a young Hawaiian trekked toward the moonlit shores of Oʻahu in order to take in some night surfing. Well aware of the risks involved in this …

#320: Patreon EP #182: Stardust Ranch Addendum: Discrepancies Vs. Lies

January 8th, 2024


In going down the winding rabbit hole that is John Edmond’s Stardust Ranch Odyssey one could be forgive for thinking they are being sold a bill of …

#319: The Rats Are Coming! The Elves Are Here!

December 25th, 2023


In the summer of 1997 a family of four arrived at a picturesque cabin surrounded by lush Oregon forest nestled on the high cliffs above the Pacific; a paradise on Earth. But—as they unpacked, looking forward to what …

#318: UAP Disclosure And Its Implications

December 18th, 2023


December 11th, 2023—never before in humanity’s long and tumultuous tethering to (and fascination with) the UAP or UFO phenomenon have we, as a …

#317: Mud Monkey Mayhem: The Simians Of Summershade

December 11th, 2023


According to legend the untamed hills and hollows of Kentucky were once home to a population of small, semi-simian humanoids. Reports state that at …

#316: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 26: Beasts From The East: Beaked Horror Of Blue Ridge / Dump Cat’s Revenge

December 4th, 2023


Considering that the East Coast is by far the most populated region of the US, it would be easy to assume that any mysterious monsters that once …

#315: Weird, Wet And Wild: The Moist Menagerie

November 27th, 2023


This little blue orb we call home is chock-full of anomalous aquatic animals. According to published reports, 94% of the world's living species live …

#314: Pale Crawlers

November 20th, 2023


One of the most bizarre phenomenons to hit the paranormal arena in recent years are run-ins with pale, cadaverous, crawling humanoids who are nocturnally stalking not only the remote wooded areas one might expect, but …

#313: The Other Side: A Journey Into Hell

November 13th, 2023


In 2008, a young, Chicago athlete was struck by a series of wracking chest pain. After being rushed to the hospital, the high school student’s …

#312: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 25: The Return Of The Ashtar Command And Sam The Sandown Ghost Clown

November 6th, 2023


Two Cryptonaut Podcast listeners, inspired by hearing past episodes, realized that they’d had similar paranatural experiences to those discussed. The first, reported a near—and potentially sinister—contact with the …

#311: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 24: Bullies From Beyond

October 30th, 2023


It is a sad truth that children—more so than any others in society—are tormented by those bigger and stronger than themselves. Exacerbating this already troubling trend is the fact that these misanthropic yobbos can be …

#310: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 23: Blast From The Past: Copenhagen Vs. Kinchafoonee

October 23rd, 2023


In the wild world of Cryptozoology, spontaneous sightings of one off weirdos is the rule rather than the exception, but every now and then we come …

#309: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 22: Dark Denizens Of The Forest

October 16th, 2023


The shadow, shrouded woods of the world harbor all kinds of bloodthirsty predators. Humans are all too familiar with most of these carnivorous …

#308: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 21: Revenge Of The Puppet People

October 9th, 2023


Since the dawn of history, children have loved puppets. Long before Kermit, Gonzo, Lamb Chop, Howdy Doody or even the violent 16th-century antics of …

#307: Stardust Ranch Part 8: Greys Vs. The Galactic Council

October 2nd, 2023


At his absolute lowest, John Edmonds received a call from a strange woman telling him she was a psychic who’d been hired to help him in his war …

#306: Stardust Ranch Part 7: Apocalypse Arizona

September 25th, 2023


After over a decade of being called crazy, a liar or worse, John Edmonds was about to prove that aliens exist. But on the threshold of this paradigm …

#305: Stardust Ranch Part 6: Samurai Alien Slayer

September 11th, 2023


As John Edmonds’ bloodlust reached a fever pitch, the universe blessed the bedeviled rancher with a razor-sharp release for his wrath, a katana which …

#304: Stardust Ranch Part 5: Rainbow Valley Massacre

September 4th, 2023


Enough was enough. After enduring years of abuse at the hands of an uncanny array of arcane abominations, John Edmonds strikes back with a vengeance. As the bloodshed intensifies into an orgy of chaotic carnage and …

#303: Stardust Ranch Part 4: Aliens And AK-47s

August 28th, 2023


With alien abductions, animal mutilations and anomalous entity attacks on the rise, John Edmonds goes public with his story, incurring the wrath of …

#302: Stardust Ranch Part 3: E.T.S. and Exorcists

August 21st, 2023


Having declared war on the malevolent metaphysical forces slaughtering his animals and infesting his home, John Edmonds was unprepared for the …

#301: Stardust Ranch Part 2: Dark Forces

August 14th, 2023


From the moment he moved onto the ranch John Edmonds found himself the victim of a malignant metaphysical manifestation which seemed hellbent on not only driving him from his dream home, but quite literally out of his …

#300: Stardust Ranch Part 1: The Man Who Kills Monsters

August 7th, 2023


Take the supernatural antics surrounding Skinwalker Ranch—including UFOs, bizarre beasts, animal mutilations, poltergeist and portals—add to it …

#299: The Faceless Ones

July 24th, 2023


Fortean lore is riddled with anxiety inducing accounts of creepy critters, but few of these anatomical anomalies are more alarming than the eerie entities who are, inexplicably born without a face. How these bizarre …

#298: Hollywood Horrors: Mysterious Origins Of The Blob

July 17th, 2023


“It crawls.... It creeps.... It eats you alive! Indescribable... indestructible... insatiable! Bloated with the blood of its victims! Nothing Can …

#297: Melrose Creep And The Farmersville Green Man

July 10th, 2023


These two brief, yet bizarre—and in one case extremely brutal—cases are emblematic of the kind of unexpected encounters that human beings across the globe claim to have had with creatures that lurk beyond the pale of …

#296: Amphibious Anthropoids U.S.A.

July 3rd, 2023


From fetid, stump ridden swamps to murky lakes infested with slippery, tentacle-like strands of seaweed that wrap around your ankles with uncanny strength to backwater bayous and even roadside drainage ditches; life …

#295: Betz Mystery Sphere Part 4: Where is it?

June 26th, 2023


In the spring of 1974, an enigmatic orb known as the Betz Sphere came crashing down creating a cyclone of controversy before disappearing just as …

#294: Breaking News: Whistle Blowers, Aliens And UFO Disclosure

June 19th, 2023


June 12th, 2023: We are living through an incredible moment in the history of ufology. The events, incidents and revelations that have occurred …

#293: Betz Mystery Sphere Part 3: The Dark Hynek

June 12th, 2023


With the media, the military and misanthropic millionaires (not to mention fringe flying saucer fans and terrifying trespassers) closing in on all sides, the beleaguered Betz family allowed the object to be taken before …

#292: Betz Mystery Sphere Part 2: Doomsday Device

May 29th, 2023


As the mystery surrounding this seemingly sentient silver sphere deepened, the father of ufology,  Dr. J. Allen Hynek, compounded the controversy …

#291: Betz Mystery Sphere Part 1: What Is It?

May 22nd, 2023


This bizarre, allegedly self propelled metallic orb was discovered by members of the Betz family in the mid-1970s and rapidly became an object of fascination, controversy and alarm for scientists, military officials and …

#290: Monsters In Our Midst

May 15th, 2023


We share our world with monsters. Since a time immemorial, the human race has told legends of the feral fiends that occupy the most inhospitable …

#289: Tom Dawson And The Space Gropers

May 8th, 2023


In what has to be one of the wildest alien brushes on the books, a retired used car salesman claimed to have an extraordinary encounter with a flying saucer and a septet of bizarre, bald, occasionally nude beings who …

#288: Hell Riders Of The Outback

May 1st, 2023


In one of the most remote regions on Earth, the Australian Outback, a motorcycle patrol officer would have an encounter with a pair of inexplicable …

#287: Kaiju Chaos: Antarctic-Zilla vs. Kabagon

April 24th, 2023


In 1959 and again in 1971—the heart of the Shōwa period—the crews of two Japanese ships encountered a pair of bizarre and utterly inexplicable sea-bound behemoths that seemed to have crawled out of a giant monster movie …

#286: The Inexplicables

April 17th, 2023


Within the already wild and weird world of the unexplained there are encounters that are so extraordinary they deserve a subset all their own. Today we’ll be exploring just a few of these utterly inexplicable entities..

#285: Easter Bunny Enigmas

April 10th, 2023


For most the Easter Bunny is a beloved childhood icon offering up sweet memories of simpler time. But, for an unlucky few, the Easter Bunny is less a cherished fantasy figure and more of a haunting reality wherein this …

#284: Mimics

April 3rd, 2023


The already weird world of High Strangeness is chock full of guano-caliber craziness, but few phenomenon compare with the outlandishness of a …

#283: Wendigo vs. Girl Scouts: A True Horror Story

March 27th, 2023


In what is indisputably one of the most horrifying paranormal encounters on the books, three Girl Scouts were playing flashlight hide-and-seek in the woods when they suddenly found themselves being stalked by a ghastly …

#282: Batavia Bigfoot: Real, Hoax Or Both?

March 20th, 2023


On the warm Sunday morning of July 31st, 1960, several Batavia boys walked into city police headquarters and told a strange story to the officers on …

#281: Man-Bats And Lizard-Men Of Wisconsin

March 13th, 2023


Throughout the world terrified eyewitnesses have encountered an array of odd entities that seem to have a strange synthesis of animal and human DNA: Bat and Lizard-Men. These bizarre bigeneric beasts have been recorded …

#280: Womack’s Weirdos Part 2: The Trip

March 6th, 2023


In 1975, a man named John Womack was cruising down a rural Alabama road never once suspecting that he—like a cosmic Alice in Wonderland—was just …

#279: Womack’s Weirdos Part 1: Anti-Demon Brigade

February 20th, 2023


In the mid-1970s, a man driving through a rural region of Alabama would find himself thrust into one of the most psychedelic alien abduction episodes …

#278: Sinister Skeletons

February 13th, 2023


A staple of Halloween dioramas, biology classrooms and fright flicks, the human skeleton has been, since a time immemorial, a source of both …

#277: Wood Chomping Goose Chucker

February 6th, 2023


During the scorching summer of 1973, a secluded Pennsylvanian Amish community was terrorized by a mammoth, mutant monstrosity in a frightening 3-day …

#276: Varginha Incident Part 5: Aliens, Lies And Videotape

January 30th, 2023


In the midst of what seemed to be a full-scale alien invasion, the city of Varginha became the epicenter for a pitched battle between dedicated UFO …

#275: Varginha Incident Part 4: Convoys And Corpses

January 23rd, 2023


Starting with a warning from NORAD regarding an incoming unidentified object on January 13th,  1996, the Brazilian city of Varginha would host what …

#274: Varginha Incident Part 3: Death And Saucers

January 16th, 2023


With multiple alleged alien encounters occurring throughout Varginha, January 20th, 1996 would prove to be one of the most eventful dates in …

#273: Varginha Incident Part 2: Aliens On The Run

January 9th, 2023


Following the crash landing of a UFO just outside the city, citizens surrounding Varginha, Brazil began reporting sightings of bizarre, red-eyed …

#272: Varginha Incident Part 1: Crash And Burn

January 2nd, 2023


In the mid-1990s, the small, industrial town of Varginha, Brazil was plagued by an array of unnerving occurrences beginning with the fiery crash of a …

#271: Tentacled Terrors Part 2: Octo-Aliens

December 26th, 2022


On Earth, the undulating, uncannily intelligent aberration of natural selection known as the octopus is relegated either to the oceans’ murky depths …

#270: Tentacled Terrors Part 1: Octo-Demons

December 19th, 2022


Those of us who’ve had horrific nightmares of floating alone in a vast, dark ocean only to feel the slippery, sinewy grasp of an unseen tentacled terror wrap around our leg before yanking us down into the briny depths …

#269: The Georgia Invasion: 1973

December 12th, 2022


In the autumn of 1973, a group of unrelated individuals would endure an increasingly strange series of encounters with bizarre beings and aerial …

#268: Medford Shmoos / Black Star Penguins

December 5th, 2022


From the Fresno Night Crawlers to even more obscure oddities like the Riverside Brain Tickler and the Crazy Critter of Bald Mountain, the cryptid rich west coast of the United States is known for its cavalcade of kooky …

#267: Cowichan Encounter Part 2: Beepers And Energy Pirates

November 28th, 2022


What began as a staring contest between a nurse and a pair of E.T.s just before dawn on New Year’s Day, 1970, quickly blossomed into one of the most harrowing UFO flaps in North American History; one that not only …

#266: Cowichan Encounter Part 1: Night Shift Nurses And The Saucer Men

November 21st, 2022


In the wee hours of New Year’s Day, 1970,  a group of night shift nurses would bear witness to a peculiar—and evidently incapacitated—flying saucer …

#265: Aviation Enigmas Part 2: The Dead

November 14th, 2022


During the Cold War, both Soviet and American military units were forced to contend not only with the strange circumstances surrounding the discovery …

#264: Aviation Enigmas Part 1: The Missing

November 7th, 2022


At the height of the Cold War a unit of seasoned Soviet paratroopers were choppered into an isolated Siberian forest to recover a downed military …

#263: Real Mystery Shoppers

October 31st, 2022


When folks imagine encountering inhuman entities they tend to envisage eerie, isolated, out-of-the-way locales like foreboding forests, murky marshes …

#262: Vampires, Calamity Demons and Sea Monsters, Ahoy!

October 17th, 2022


This week we present a triptych of paranormal encounters involving a voracious vampire, a bio-mechanical monstrosity and an epic duel between a man …

#261: Dogs vs. Aliens

October 10th, 2022


In “Dogs vs. Monsters” we chronicled some of the most bizarre and terrifying encounters ever witnessed between humankind’s beloved canine companions …

#260: Clean-Up Crew: Who’s Capturing Cryptids?

October 3rd, 2022


Though run-ins with mysterious monsters are rare indeed, there is another, even more extraordinary occurrence; eyewitnesses who claim to have not only encountered inexplicable entities, but also the enigmatic agents …

#259: The Ririe Carjackers

September 26th, 2022


In what has to be one of the oddest extraterrestrial encounters on record, two teenage boys were driving down a remote stretch of Idaho highway when they had a terrifying encounter with a flying saucer and a pair of …

#258: Fishy Freaks: The Wet, Wild And Weird

September 19th, 2022


While hairy, hulking, forest dwelling monstrosities and elephantine entities swimming in murky inland lakes have fascinated those with a Fortean bent …

#257: The Blue Behemoths: A Kazakh Encounter

September 12th, 2022


In the dead of night during the summer of 1947—in the midst one of the most monumental flaps in UFO history—a young Kazakh herder was rounding up his livestock when he was blasted back by a mini-cyclone created by an …

#256: The Black Sphere

September 5th, 2022


In the late 1960s—during the thick of the Vietnam War—a group of five Soviet scientists and engineers would bear witness to what seemed to be a …

#255: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 20: Waking Horrors: Kentucky Minotaur And The Undead

August 29th, 2022


In the summer of summer 2019, a teenager was vacationing with his family when he came face-to- inhuman-face with an ancient mythological monster …

#254: Carnivorous Cellar Creeper

August 22nd, 2022


Following a late night of hard partying, a teen snuck into his basement bedroom, turned his stereo on low and began to drift off to sleep; little …

#253: The Mysterious Montvale Monstrosities

August 15th, 2022


On a frigid, winter’s day in the late 1970s, three boys were playing on a frozen New Jersey field when they received the shock of their young lives in the form of a cube-like UFO that hovered overhead. But as …

#252: The Sexy Sea Beasts Of Sirius A

August 8th, 2022


In the autumn of 2010, a health care worker from Oklahoma claimed not only to have seen one of the weirdest organic UFOs on the books, but also to have been spirited away to the Sirius star system where he had an …

#251: Dogs vs. Monsters

August 1st, 2022


There are hundreds of cases involving dogs interacting with paranormal phenomenon; growling at hairy wild men, snarling at invisible entities or even …

#250: The Devil Beast Of Dury

July 25th, 2022


In days of yore parents used fairy tales to invoke images of wild-eyed monsters to keep their children away from the very real ravenous beasts that dwelt in dark corners of our world. In the 20th century, as many wild …

#249: Dagg Demon Part 3: The Reckoning

July 18th, 2022


After enduring months of relentless attacks at the invisible hands of a sinister specter known as the Dagg Demon, the victims were given a burst of hope that their nightmarish ordeal might finally be coming to an end. …

#248: Dagg Demon Part 2: The Confrontation

July 11th, 2022


For three hellish months the Dagg family had been attacked by a nefarious inhuman force that had been psychically and physically attacking all within their remote farmstead and seemed hellbent on driving everyone past …

#247: Dagg Demon Part 1: The Dark Voice

June 27th, 2022


Near the end of the 19th Century, a family living in an isolated Quebec farmhouse were going about their normal daily lives when, without warning, …

#246: Cosmic Coitus: Close Encounters Of The Sexual Kind

June 20th, 2022


The modern era of ufology is riddled with people who claim to have had relations with alien creatures that go well beyond the friend zone resulting …

#245: Fae-liens

June 13th, 2022


For decades paranormal researchers have been fascinated and confounded by the apparent connection between faerie folk and aliens. Here are few of the …

#243: The Ultra-Cryptids Strike Back: More Weird Ones

May 30th, 2022


The field of cryptozoology is infested with patently peculiar creatures, but there are some anomalous animals that take this already strained …

#242: The Crosswick Monster

May 23rd, 2022


In the 1880s a pair of young brothers were fishing on a secluded Ohio stream when they were attacked by a massive, undulating monstrosity that seemed …

#241: Old Saybrook Blockheads And The Macerata Melonheads

May 16th, 2022


The annals of extraterrestrial interactions are littered with close encounters with seemingly inexplicable entities whose forms are as myriad as …

#240: Midnight Menagerie: The Bedroom Beasts

May 9th, 2022


For decades, children across the globe have come forward claiming to have encounters with anomalous animalistic entities, which would seem more at …

#239: Vicious Venezuelan Littlefoots

May 2nd, 2022


In the mid-1950s reports began flooding out of Venezuela regarding a rash of all-too close encounters between human beings and evidently extraterrestrial entities; but these beings were nothing like the bizarre, but …

#238: Penelope

April 25th, 2022


Though the origin story of this ghastly, quasi-humanoid she-beast read like a mishmash of a gore-drenched 1950’s E.C. Comic and a kid friendly 1960’s Marvel superhero introduction, the fact is that—whatever her genesis …

#237: Redheaded Death Angel

April 18th, 2022


Beginning when he was just 12 years-old, a young boy had the same horrific nightmare over and over again. After many years this seemingly endless …

#236: Slendergumby, The Faceless Thing and The Tentacled Twinkie

April 11th, 2022


While epic flaps involving repeated encounters with anomalous entities like Mothman are the stuff of legend, by and large the majority of paranormal …

#235: The Rulers Of The Dark Underworld

April 4th, 2022


Sometime before 2011, the President and Founder of "Alien Research Group," Sandy Nichols sent his friend, renowned paranormal author and researcher …

#234: Christopher Case And The Witch’s Curse

March 28th, 2022


In the early 1990s a Seattle executive with a passion for ancient music would have a run-in with a strangely seductive woman while on a business trip …

#233: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 19

March 14th, 2022

A pair of young boys are chased by an unknown beast! A horrifying phantasmic attack … And a possible alien abduction! 

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#232: Sky Beasts Ahoy! Atmospheric Monsters Attack

March 7th, 2022


Atmospheric monsters are bizarre and seemingly impossible creatures. These sky-bound beasts soar silently above the human race, seeming to defy the conventional laws of physics and their origins and intentions remain …

#231: The Day Of The Puppet People

February 28th, 2022


In what could be outtakes from a diabolically demented children’s show broadcast live from hell, we present three cases of innocent children forced …

#230: The Loveland Addendum Part 3: Frogman’s Revenge!

February 21st, 2022


The outlandish menagerie of parachute pants wearing creatures seen loitering in Loveland, Ohio, would brand itself not only on the memories of all …

#229: The Loveland Addendum Part 2: The Myth Of The Frogmen And Flying Saucers

February 14th, 2022


In the 67 years since the first encounter with the Loveland Frogmen, what began as a little known case on the fringes of Fortean lore has evolved …

#228: The Loveland Addendum Part 1: Forgotten Frogmen Stories

February 7th, 2022

The now infamous encounter between a short order cook and three diminutive, wand wielding entities on a roadside outside Loveland, Ohio in 1955, has become the stuff of legend, but the original account was just the tip …

#227: Soviet Scandal: A Death In Space

January 31st, 2022


Open any 20th Century history book and you will read that the first female ever to slip the surly bonds of Earth was a 26 year-old Russian woman by …

#226: Straight From Hell: The Winged Things Of Butler County

January 24th, 2022


In the 21st Century citizens of Butler County, Pennsylvania claimed to have encountered at least two truly bizarre winged monstrosities in their …

#225: The Radiant Raccoon, LSD And The Nobel Laureate

January 17th, 2022


In the mid-80s a Nobel Prize winning chemist was visiting his remote cabin when he had a run-in with a glowing creature that would have been equally …

#224: Gonzo Green Things: Amphibious Anthropoids Running Wild

January 10th, 2022


Across the globe, cryptozoological-lore is infested with stories of amphibious entities that lurk in the murky fringes of our everyday world. Here …

#223: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 18

January 3rd, 2022


Teleportation in Latvia, a Backwards Jogger, The Blobby Thing and a possible Demonic Being in the back yard.  

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#222: The Cosmic Odyssey Of Maris M. Part 2: Enter The Professor

December 27th, 2021


After being teleported from his hometown, 8th Grader Maris M. was taken on an intergalactic journey by a transforming robot and trio of 10-foot tall, alluringly attired aliens. But, as bizarre as his day had already …

#221: The Cosmic Odyssey Of Maris M. Part 1

December 20th, 2021


In the early 1990s, what began as an ordinary day for a young Latvian student would swiftly transform into a hyper-kinetic journey that included …

#220: Pennsylvania Pandemonium: The Monster Of Mud Creek Road And The Lewisberry Scuttler

December 13th, 2021


These abhorrent animalistic anomalies allegedly lurk on the shadow shrouded stretches of back country roads located at polar ends of Pennsylvania. …

#219: The Beast Of Beckley

December 6th, 2021

This hideous, grinning, toothy phantasm has haunted the forests of West Virginia for at least a quarter of a century; leaving those who encountered this razor-clawed, four-eyed monstrosity to wonder whether they’d seen …

#218: The Horrible Hag Of Detroit

November 29th, 2021

In the early 1960s, a family moved into a modest house in Detroit, Michigan, never once suspecting that their new home was already occupied by an insidious entity that seemed hellbent on tormenting anyone who dared …

#217: Ultra-Cryptids: The Weird Ones

November 22nd, 2021


Cryptozoological lore is littered with creatures that seem to defy classification, but even within this motley menagerie there exist critters so …

#216: The Ilkley Moor Alien

November 15th, 2021


A single grainy photograph of a bizarre, gangly, quasi-humanoid figure is the only evidence that remains of one of Great Britain’s most notorious and controversial alien abduction cases.

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#215: The Wild World Of Harrison Bailey Part 2

November 8th, 2021


In the hopes of unlocking repressed memories of a bizarre incident that occurred nearly a quarter of a century before, Rev. Harrison E. Bailey agreed to undergo hypnotic regression whereupon he opened a Pandora's Box of …

#214: The Wild World Of Harrison Bailey Part 1

November 1st, 2021


In the late summer of 1951, an industrious Indiana steel worker braved the elements in a show of support for his favorite baseball team when he had a series of encounter with an inexplicable Oz-like whirlwind and a pair …

#213: Porch Nibbler And The Pumpkin Heads

October 25th, 2021


Halloween, more than any other time of the year, seems to usher in an inexplicable array of often terrifying and always extraordinary entities. Is this merely coincidence or are there unfathomable forces at work that …

#212: The Wee Devils Of Barcelona

October 18th, 2021


In the early 1970s, a pair sharing a hotel room had a bizarre and terrifying encounter with a trio of inhuman entities, which some believe to be of …

#211: Black Terrors Of The Woods

October 11th, 2021


For decades unsuspecting individuals—from experienced hunters to frolicking youths—claimed to have come face-to-hideous-face with what seems to be …

#210: House Of The Faceless People / The Mount Washington Incident

October 4th, 2021


2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday! 

In the swampy wilds outside a small New England town lurks a horrifying legend regarding an elderly caretaker and a group of humanoid entities whose most …

#209: Night Siege: The Missing Children of El Yunque

September 27th, 2021

Like Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch, Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest is a seeming supernova of often alarming and always perplexing paranormal …

#208: Walking Trees

September 20th, 2021


Whether they be found in L. Frank Baum's “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” or J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastical Middle-earth, the idea of sentient, mobile, …

#207: Ghosts In Print

September 13th, 2021


Fantastic reports of documented encounters between the living and the dead!

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#206: The Unspeakable Horror Of Claudette Souchon

September 6th, 2021


In the late 70s an experienced French rider mounted her favorite horse, had the foresight to take a spare and called her dog to accompany her on a tour of her family’s vast rural estate; never once suspecting that her …

#205: Phantom Anesthetists Of Botetourt County

August 30th, 2021


During the first half of the 20th Century, in a the span of less than two months, multiple families hailing from Botetourt, Virginia fell prey to a …

#204: The Oz Factor: Dublin Demonoid And The Kamikaze Squirrel Man

August 23rd, 2021


For two young men—one American; one Irish—a pair of mundane activities would swiftly spiral out of control plummeting each of them into a nightmarish …

#202: Batsh*t Crazy Cryptids: The Yellow-What-Is-It And The Alaskan Octo-Cat

August 9th, 2021

This pair of ostensibly cryptozoological encounters represents two of the most terrifying and bizarre unknown creature cases on record and forces one …

#201: The D.C. Paper Men

August 2nd, 2021


In 2010, a government worker accidentally stumbled into an unnerving encounter with entities of unknown origin; instantaneously ripping him from the workaday world of his everyday existence and thrusting him headlong …

#200: Transformer Terror

July 26th, 2021


In a scenario culled equally from a mid-50s, sci-fi drive-in epic and a 1980s animated TV classic, a young Florida couple had a terrifying run-in …

#199: The Mayagüez Mystery Box

July 19th, 2021


In the1930s—over a decade before Kenneth Arnold’s infamous flying saucer sightings would usher in the modern UFO era—a teenager flying his kite near …

#198: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 16

July 12th, 2021


Shadow People! 

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#197: The Millville Insanity Bird

July 5th, 2021


In the first decade of the 20th Century the north-eastern portion of the United States was in the grips of one of the most intense para-natural flaps on the books, but while most citizens claimed to have had a run-in …

#196: F The Woods Vol. 1: The Secret Orgies Of Big Cow and Bunny Man

June 28th, 2021


In 1986—in a psychedelic twist on “The Most Dangerous Game”—a New England couple entered the lush forests of Maine for a few fun-filled days of …

#195: The Zanfretta Abductions Part 3: Mystery Of The Orbs

June 21st, 2021


Following an endless cycle of abductions, examinations and hypnotic interrogations, 27 year-old sentry, Fortunato Zanfretta, found that the orb which …

#194: The Zanfretta Abductions Part 2: The Dargos, The Egg Man And The Orb

June 14th, 2021


By the dawn of 1979, nightwatchman Fortunato Zanfretta had already been twice abducted by a sinister cabal of gargantuan, green aliens; but as …

#193: The Zanfretta Abductions Part 1: The Nightwatchman

June 7th, 2021


In the frigid winter of 1978, an unsuspecting security guard was ripped from the normalcy of his heretofore comfortable life as a father, husband and breadwinner when he had a series of all too close encounters with a …

#192: South American Aquatic Horrors

May 31st, 2021


There are few places on Earth whose murky depths inspire more terror than those of South America. From the legendarily toothy and insatiably voracious red bellied piranhas to the equally dagger-mouthed caiman; the …

#191: The New Jersey Not-Cat / Michigan Monkey-Boy

May 17th, 2021


The 2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday!  

At the dawn of a new millennium, a pair of young friends were bicycling in a bucolic small …

#189: Fresno Nightcrawlers and Friends Part 2

May 3rd, 2021


In 2008 one of the most captivating and controversial cryptozoological clips ever captured exploded on the web like an atom bomb; enthralling, …

#188: Fresno Nightcrawlers and Friends Part 1

April 26th, 2021


In 2007, millions of stunned internet users were confronted with a video so astonishing that it managed to bore a hole into the collective …

#185: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 14

April 5th, 2021


Dream demons and a haunted family 

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#184: Zimbabwe Goblin Mania Part 3: The Wrath Of Con

March 29th, 2021


Caught in the throes of a scandalous cyclone of black magic, monsters and molestation, the justifiably terrified citizens of Zimbabwe were gripped in …

#183: Zimbabwe Goblin Mania Part 2: Paranormal Boogaloo

March 22nd, 2021


Although the citizens of Zimbabwe had, for centuries, been plagued by small, sinister, supernaturally created creatures known as goblins; beginning …

#182: Zimbabwe Goblin Mania Part 1: A Terrible Toll

March 15th, 2021


In the second decade of the 21st Century a paranormal epidemic culled straight out of the Dark Ages burst forth in a series of sensational newspaper …

#181: Anchors Aweigh: Demon Ships And Storm Wizards

March 8th, 2021


Millennia before terms like “flying saucers” and “UFOs” became common vernacular, scores of witnesses claimed to have spied bizarre boat-like …

#180: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 13

March 1st, 2021


Gnome clothes, tiny doors and a bizarre light in the woods 

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#179: The Imjärvi Elf - Our Strange Skies X The Cryptonaut Podcast

February 22nd, 2021


On this, the second collaborative episode between Our Strange Skies and The Cryptonaut Podcast, Rob, Marc and Rob explore the curious and dramatic …

#178: Death From Above Part 2: The Gamma Ray Killer

February 15th, 2021


On a sultry summer’s eve in the late 1960s, a group of rural Colombians had an all too close encounter with a flying saucer and its semi-humanoid …

#177: The Salyut 7 Space Angels

February 8th, 2021


In the summer of 1984, six highly trained cosmonauts claimed to have had an unbelievable encounter with a group of gargantuan "celestial beings" of unknown origin in the infinite, star filled expanse above our world. …

#176: Alien Apeman / Humanoid Elephant Of Narrabeen

February 1st, 2021


The 2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday!  

This brief, yet harrowing encounter between an American teen and this ostensibly extraterrestrial entity has many of the earmarks of a prototypical Bigfoot sighting; save …

#175: Patreon EP #42: Monsters Among Us X The Cryptonaut Podcast

January 25th, 2021


We are joined by Derek Hayes of The Monsters Among Us Podcast to discuss The Mirrored Men and Bigfoot! 

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#174: Westmoreland Wildman

January 18th, 2021


During the early 1970s, Pennsylvania played host to a spate of sightings of odd, red-eyed, white-haired, technologically-endowed, humanoid …

#173: The Mothman Chronicles Part 6: The Aftermath

January 11th, 2021


The tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge had killed forty-six and devastated many more; leaving behind a host of lingering questions regarding the …

#172: The Mothman Chronicles Part 5: The Fall

January 4th, 2021


A hideous hierarchy of diabolical denizens had laid claim to the skies, streets and homes of Point Pleasant; wreaking havoc on the collective psyche …

#171: The Mothman Chronicles Part 4: The Shattered Window

December 28th, 2020


With UFO sightings reaching near epidemic proportions, the citizens of Mason County were now facing a paranormal plague that seemed to target teenaged girls; and a sinister new trend in the phenomenon that featured …

#170: The Mothman Chronicles Part 3: The Invasion

December 21st, 2020


While the Mothman still played a major part in the supernatural cyclone that had besieged Point Pleasant; beginning near the end of 1966, a new phase …

#169: The Mothman Chronicles Part 2: The Mothman Cometh

December 14th, 2020


Beginning in the spring of 1966, folks living in Mason County, West Virginia were afflicted with a rash of uncanny UFO encounters, disturbing animal …

#168: The Mothman Chronicles Part 1: The Bird

December 7th, 2020


In the 1960s an unsettling series of seemingly supernatural events involving hordes of monsters, Men In Black, UFOs, aliens, poltergeists and other …

#167: The Strange Case Of Granger Taylor

November 30th, 2020


In the autumn of 1980, a shy and astonishingly bright self-taught machinist left his lifelong home with a promise to return in three and a half years. His stated plan was to explore the wonders of the universe as a …

#166: The Chronovisor

November 23rd, 2020


Time Television or Window Into Oblivion?

In the 1950s a group of eminent scientists were contacted by a Roman Catholic Priest and invited to join a …

#165: The Leelanau Monster

November 16th, 2020


This extraordinarily camouflaged and utterly bizarre beast is allegedly responsible for scaring one young angler nearly to death and may well represent a heretofore uncategorized life form that has—perhaps for …

#164: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 12

November 8th, 2020


A close call with small demons, A spectral night flyer and a possible Wendigo!

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#163: Patreon EP #33: The Belo Horizonte Encounter

November 2nd, 2020


In one of the most famous close encounter cases to come from South America, three boys doing chores in the backyard claimed to have made first contact with a group of bizarre, cycloptic beings who almost certainly …

#162: The Meccano Mummy

October 26th, 2020


In the wee hours sometime in 1975, a mother, her teenaged daughter and her boyfriend were driving through a desolate stretch of North Dakota when an …

#161: Stick Men

October 19th, 2020


Lurking on the fringes of paranormal lore for decades—and seemingly hiding in plain sight all around us—encounters with the ominous, char black, impossibly thin beings known as Stick Men have steadily been on the rise; …

#160: The Living Washcloth and The Four-Eyed Fiends

October 12th, 2020


At the turn of the 21st Century, in one of the odder ostensibly interstellar incidents on the books, an unidentified Texas woman claimed to have had a run-in with a pair of partial humans, a tiny green space ship and …

#159: The Bizarre Beings Of Battle Creek

October 5th, 2020


In the early 1970’s four Northern California teens set out to do some night fishing at nearby Battle Creek Bridge, but what should have been a fun, …

#158: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 11

September 28th, 2020


A decade long interaction with a dark being turns all too real 

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#157: Patreon EP #31: Adam Benedict Of The Pine Barrens Institute

September 21st, 2020


This episode we are joined by author and researcher Adam Benedict! Be sure to check out this book “Monsters In Print: A Collection Of Curious …

#156: The Grinning Beings Of Gorbio

September 14th, 2020


In the mid-1950’s a lone man walking across the picturesque terraces of Cote D’Azur, France, stumbled across a pair of veiled humanoids working on a …

#155: The Sinister She-Beast Of Raby Mere

September 7th, 2020


In the early 1970s of pair of police officers were patrolling a secluded back road known as a spot where young lovers could indulge in illicit …

#154: The Curse Of The Yovar Demons

August 31st, 2020


In the early 1960s a young couple enjoying a ride in the English countryside bore witness to one of the most mind-bending episodes in paranormal history when they came across a gargantuan, quasi-humanoid being and the …

#153: Bloody Mary

August 24th, 2020


Dismissed as nothing more than an urban legend used to illicit screams of terror and delight from preteens at slumber parties, the horrifying legend …

#152: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 10

August 17th, 2020


Terrifying childhood encounters with hostile spirits 

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#151: The Mississippi Monster

August 10th, 2020


In the autum of 1877, a riverboat Captain and his crew were hauling a group of coal barges down the muddy waters of the the mighty Mississippi when …

#150: The Humanoids At Tres Arroyos

August 3rd, 2020


A 1973 edition of the Flying Saucer Review reported that in the midst of a Brazilian UFO flap, three mountaineers claimed to have seen truly bizarre …

#149: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 9

July 27th, 2020


A Australian super possum and an enigmatic road crew 

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#148: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 8

July 20th, 2020


A haunting on Slaughter Hill Road and an inanimate friend 

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#147: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 7

July 13th, 2020


A horrifying encounter with strange intruders

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#146: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 6

July 6th, 2020


Graveyard voices, Werewolves and Witchcraft! 

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#145: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 5

June 29th, 2020


A creepy Halloween encounter and a out of body experience in a National Park.   

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#144: E.S.M.B. Krista Alexander: Lights In The Sky

June 23rd, 2020


In January 2020, hundreds of people reported strange lights in the sky over Colorado and Nebraska. They called them drones. Months later, the US …

#143: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 4

June 22nd, 2020


Listener stories part 4 - A roadside Hat Man and a dark entity haunting an apartment.

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#142: The Charterhouse Entities

June 15th, 2020


In an isolated region of south-west England the search for a missing girl led one teacher and four students into chilling confrontation with a chorus …

#141: Ariel School Incident

June 8th, 2020


In the 1990s a school nestled in a rural region of Zimbabwe became host to one of craziest close encounters on the books when nearly one hundred …

#140: Patreon EP #30: The Giant Gorilla Guerrillas of Guadalcanal - Nikolaus Cox

June 1st, 2020


Featuring Nikolaus Cox - Archaeologist, artist, author, adventurer; born in New Zealand, based in Cambridge.

Published on Patreon April, 11 2020 

#139: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 3

May 25th, 2020


Listener Stories Part 3 - A terrifying creature stalks two brothers! 

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#138: The Lambton Worm

May 18th, 2020


During the Middle Ages his semi-aquatic, serpentine atrocity was said to be responsible for a seven year reign of terror in Durham, England, but even …

#137: Killer From The Deep: The Pensacola Sea Serpent

May 11th, 2020


In what may be the most terrifying encounter with an unknown denizen of the deep on record, a group of five Floridians came face to face with a mastadonic monstrosity that seemed hell-bent on making a meal out of the …

#136: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 2

May 7th, 2020


Listener Stories Part 2 - A blonde Sasquatch sighting and creepy shadow people! Email your stories to

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#135: Alien Octopoids

May 4th, 2020


In the late 1960s, a Spanish farmer was thunderstruck when in an attempt to be a good Samaritan and assist what he thought was a stranded motorist he not only discovered a UFO hoverin in the middle of one of his fields, …

#134: E.S.M.B. Listener Stories Part 1

April 30th, 2020


Listener Stories Part 1 - Sasquatch sighting and The Dark Watchers!  Email your stories to 

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#133: Living Dinosaurs Of South America

April 27th, 2020


Near the dawn of the 20th Century reports began to emerge from the unfathomable jungles deep in the Amazon Basin of colossal creatures that seemingly …

#132: The Bell Family

April 20th, 2020


In the early 1970s, following a series of bizarre encounters, a group of suburban St. Louis motel employees became convinced that a family who had …

#131: The Speedy Bum And The Silver Flyer

April 13th, 2020


In the fall of 1967—at the height of Point Pleasant, West Virginia's notorious Mothman flap—a family heading for a get-together in the titular town …

#130: Patreon EP #23: The Gargoyles Of Chile

April 6th, 2020


The deep, shadow shrouded jungles of South America are rife with carnivorous predators that are rarely seen by the human eye; at least not until it’s too late, but as intimidating as the flesh-eating critters that …

#129: The One-Eyed Tripod Stance Vs. Thunderbird Mantis

March 30th, 2020


In the waning days of the first decade of the 21st Century, a nightshift employee working at an aging industrial center somewhere in Philadelphia had a series of increasingly strange run-ins with inexplicable entities …

#128: Jelu: Una Mujar Fantastica / The Devil’s Daughter: The Peruvian Fire Starter

March 21st, 2020


The 2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday!

Over the centuries there have been numerous accounts of human beings who appear to have been from another time, place or even world. These odd individuals have …

#127: The Headless Horror Of Grafton

March 16th, 2020


In the same year that the now legendary Mothman, and its paranormal brethren, swooped down to terrorize the citizens of Point Pleasant; the state of West Virginia played host to an equally unnerving, if much more …

#126: Ouija Riot 79: The Miami Aerospace Academy Incident

March 9th, 2020


Just before Halloween, in the late 1970s, the entire student body of an elite military school in Florida revolted after claiming to be attacked by …

#125: Death From Above: The Tragic Case Of The Incredible Melting Man

March 2nd, 2020


Sometime in the spring of 1946, a farmer from a small Brazilian village was returning from a day long fishing trip when he noticed a bizarre, bright orb hovering above his home. Before he even had a chance to react, the …

#124: Ultraterrestrials

February 24th, 2020


The worlds of cryptozoology, ufology and the paranormal are riddled with seemingly unsolvable mysteries that appear to defy any rational explanation. …

#123: Devil Monkeys

February 17th, 2020


Smaller and more vicious than their secretive Sasquatch counterparts, these ferocious, marsupial-like primates have been seen all across North …

#122: The Pascagoula Abductors

February 10th, 2020


Regarded by many researchers to be one of the most pivotal extraterrestrial events in the history of American ufology, this genuinely disturbing case …

#121: Rustic Reptoid / Gravity Free Nudists

February 2nd, 2020


The 2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday!

In the winter of 2008, a young couple was driving through a rural region of Dade County, Florida, when they spied a brilliantly illuminated ovoid …

#120: The Gargantuan Gardeners Of Guanajuato

January 27th, 2020


In what has to be one of the most paranormal puzzle riddled regions of Earth, Mexico’s Valle De Santiago is a cave ridden network of former volcanoes …

#119: The Carnivorous Pink Cloud

January 20th, 2020


Paranormal lore is littered with tales of repulsive things lurking in dark and isolated places where God fearing folk are reluctant to tread. While …

#118: The Solway Spacemen

January 13th, 2020


In the mid-1960’s a British family of three was enjoying a pleasant afternoon of walking and picture taking on a grassy glade near a picturesque …

#117: The Cahokia Dragon vs. The Brindle Bull: All Out Maximum Mississippi Brawl

January 6th, 2020


During the late 19th Century—in what has to be one of the most mind boggling cryptid accounts ever published—a hardworking youth was sent to fetch a …

#116: Vietnamese Night Flyer / Cosmic Vengeance: The Medusa Ray

December 30th, 2019


The 2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday!

Southeast Asian lore is riddled with legends of flesh-eating and peculiarly feminine flying …

#115: Grýla, The Yule Lads And The Christmas Cat

December 23rd, 2019



The Christmas season is a time for family, celebration, gift giving and, for some, faith but, for the children of Iceland, it’s also a time for …

#114: Trunko

December 16th, 2019


In the early decades of the 20th Century an isolated stretch of South African beach became the equivalent of box seats to one of the most amazing sea …

#113: The Ningen

December 9th, 2019


At the tail end of the 20th century, Japanese fishermen had a face to inhuman face encounter with a colossal, quasi-humanoid creature that was the …

#112: The Dyatlov Incident

December 2nd, 2019


One of the most bizarre—not to mention flat out terrifying—mysteries of the modern age concerns the enigmatic deaths of nine young, yet experienced, Russian mountaineers whose cross-country skiing trip ended in a …

#111: The Snallygaster

November 25th, 2019


This cycloptic sky demon—which has terrorized the citizens of rural Maryland for nearly three centuries—was said to be a bizarre amalgam of reptile, bird and feline; complete with an array of octopus-like tentacles and …

#110: Modern Day Centaurs

November 18th, 2019


Alleged to live in the forests of Thessaly these noble, yet barbaric hybrid-beasts were said to bear the head and torso of a human blended at the …

#109: Terror Drive

November 11th, 2019


In 1934, just as Hitler was ramping up the sinister war machine that would plummet Europe into years of blight and carnage, a Dutch newspaper …

#108: Murphysboro Mud Monster

November 4th, 2019


During the summer of 1973, the town of Murphysboro, Illinois, became the epicenter of one of the most infamous cases of monster-mania on record when terrified locals reported a series of extraordinary encounters with a …

#107: Spring-heeled Jack

October 28th, 2019


Bursting into the Victorian era like a diabolical super-villain, this red-eyed, flame spewing, cape-clad thug terrorized first London, then all of …

#106: Black Eyed Kids

October 21st, 2019


Black Eyed Kids are a bizarre and terrifying phenomenon that seems to dwell in that nebulous void between demonology, cryptozoology, ufology and the …

#105: The Hexed Heads Of Hexham

October 14th, 2019


Not long after the dawn of the 1970s, two brothers excavated a pair carved, sandstone heads that were buried in their backyard. Delighted by their finds, the young siblings rushed home to show off the curious artifacts; …

#104: The Nameless Thing Of Berkeley Square

October 7th, 2019


In one of the most haunting legends to come from the British Isles, this unidentified monstrosity is said, by some, to be a vile, phantasmagorical killer from beyond the grave. Others suggest it may be an …

#103: The Dubno Abductors - Part 2

September 30th, 2019


In the dead of night, in the winter of 2008, Vladimir and Olga Voronezhskiy were sucked up in a beam of light by an alien spacecraft populated with …

#102: The Dubno Abductors - Part 1

September 23rd, 2019


In 2008 a Ukrainian couple claimed to have been snatched up by curious creatures from another world. But, while many aspects of their experience mirror those of classic alien abduction lore, there were a few strange …

#101: Patreon EP #4: The Wonderful World Of Icelandic Elf Sex

September 16th, 2019


Although she’s allegedly been threatened by her fellow countrymen for divulging a what some consider to be not only a sensitive, but also sacred …

#100: Van Meter Visitor

September 9th, 2019


At the dawn of the 20th century, the tiny town of Van Meter Iowa became the epicenter of a series a terrifying incidents with one of the oddest …

#99: The Cryptonaut Podcast Live

September 2nd, 2019


Recorded live at the Thirsty Pug - June 29th 2019

In the late 1960s, a teen from the east coast of England would have one of the most …

#98: Little Red Devils

August 26th, 2019


Throughout the second half of the 20th Century, numerous residents of Virginia claimed to have encountered remarkably similar and distinctly …

#97: Stone Killers

August 19th, 2019


Just after the turn of the 20th Century, a blissful couple purchased a picturesque cottage in north England’s desolate Peak District, utterly unaware …

#96: The Curse Of The Golden Eagle

August 12th, 2019


In 1964 a Dodge 330 Limited Edition, that was dubbed the “Golden Eagle” by her owners, rolled off the assembly line and directly into paranormal lore …

#95: The Telepathic Football

August 5th, 2019


Just after the turn of the 21st Century a pair of Chilean boys had a brief, yet chilling, run-in with a bizarre, psychic, self-illuminated, bipedal being, which seemed to synthesize the incongruent attributes of …

#94: The Cowman Of Copalis Beach - Part 2

July 29th, 2019


Following his son being chased down and attacked by a massive furry fiend in a field just outside their remote and heavily forested Copalis Beach …

#93: The Cowman Of Copalis Beach - Part 1

July 22nd, 2019


In the mid-1960s, a family of four living in an isolated and densely forested stretch of the Pacific Northwest had a series of terrifying encounters …

#92: E.S.M.B. Storm Area 51, They won’t be able to stop us all

July 18th, 2019


Naruto runs and vape clouds are ready!!! 

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#91: Slabs

July 15th, 2019


In the short hours of a wintery, late-70s night, a Kentucky truck driver was heading home from his girlfriend’s house, when he spied a strange, …

#90: The Stowell School Invasion

July 8th, 2019


In what would have made an amazing 1970s Tsuburaya produced tokusatsu sci-fi series, a group of Malaysian students would have a series of …

#89: The Silver Swimmer And The Sea Dragon

July 1st, 2019


In an event that seems culled straight from the pages of a Marvel comic book or the frames of a 1970s Toho sci-fi masterpiece; a group of awestruck …

#88: Gef

June 24th, 2019


In the early 1930s, a family of three from the idyllic Isle of Man had a series of bizarre and ostensibly supernatural encounters with a highly intelligent, perversely witty and decidedly vexatious varmint of unknown …

#87: Death Ship Of The South Sea: The Ourang Medan Mystery

June 17th, 2019


Since the earliest humans first gazed out into their seemingly endless expanse, the world’s oceans have been the source of both wonder and terror. For centuries eerie tales of ghost ships like the Flying Dutchman and …

#86: Space Demons Of Devil’s Swamp

June 10th, 2019


Not long after the turn of the millennia, a solitary outdoorsman had the shock of his life when — while on a routine hunting expedition — he stumbled …

#85: The Carl Higdon Abduction

June 3rd, 2019


On a crisp autumn afternoon in 1974, a rugged oil man would turn from being a seasoned hunter to becoming terrified prey after a close encounter with …

#84: The Lead Mask Mystery

May 27th, 2019


In the summer of 1966, a group of boys stumbled across a macabre scene that would not only ignite decades of controversy, but also uncover one of the …

#83: E.S.M.B. Interview with Richard Freeman

May 23rd, 2019


Richard Freeman is a full time cryptozoologist. He searches for and writes about unknown animals. The melodramatic may call him a monster hunter. He …

#82: The Green Clawed Beast

May 20th, 2019


On a sweltering summer’s day in the mid-1950s a pair of friends and their children decided to beat the heat by taking a dip in the cool depths of the …

#81: Cabbagetown Tunnel Monster

May 13th, 2019


In the Spring of 1979, the citizens residing on Toronto’s Parliament Street were swept up in a sea of paranoia following one man’s terrifying …

#80: Alzada Anomalies

May 5th, 2019


In the mid-1970s a pair of amateur archeologists stumbled upon a frightening scene that involved body bags, floating eyes, strange, small faceless …

#79: The Da Silva Mystery

April 29th, 2019


In the early 1960s, the lives of a Brazilian father and his young sons would be utterly devastated by a home invasion consisting of a terrifying …

#78: Men From Other Earths

April 22nd, 2019


Cases of creatures showing up from the dark recess of the Earth’s primordial past, or of alien entities that seem to have been generated beyond the …

#77: Grootslang

April 15th, 2019


Not long after the turn of the 20th Century, a group of intrepid explorers set out to find a fabled cave in the mountainous, desert wastelands of …

#76: Derry Fairy

April 8th, 2019


In the dead of winter, in the middle of the 20th Century, a solitary axe man ventured into an isolated stretch of New Hampshire forest to cut down …

#75: 21st Century Dragons

April 1st, 2019


There is not a culture on Earth whose peoples do not have what some claim to be historical tales of mammoth, quasi-reptilian, often fire breathing …

#74: Draguignan Entities

March 25th, 2019


If the French New Wave maestro Jean-Luc Godard had decided to film a neo-realist, sci-fi interpretation of a Hardy Boys mystery, it could have been …

#73: Mandurah Goblin / Deadly Demon of Mafra

March 18th, 2019


The 2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday! 

While world was caught in the throes of the great depression, one family wiled their days away in a simple shack on a once remote expanse of Australian …

#72: Little Green Frogmen

March 11th, 2019


In the mid-1970s a lone motorist had the shock of his young life when he nearly drove headlong into a small army of semi-humanoid, helmet clad, frog-like fiends who were standing vigil in the muddy fields adjacent to an …

#71: Sayama Entity

March 4th, 2019


In the late 1970s, the proprietor of a Japanese snack bar was using his portable ham radio rig to talk to his brother from an isolated mountaintop …

#70: Flatwoods Monster

February 25th, 2019


The Mothman is far and away the most famous cryptid to hail from the great state of West Virginia. but, just twelve years earlier in the waning days …

#69: Delta Dogs

February 17th, 2019


Near the end of the 1950s – in the wee hours of a bitter January morning – a devoted mother was driving through a violent snowstorm in order to visit …

#68: Hampton Bays Sky Rays

February 11th, 2019


For one New York couple, what began as a romantic evening to be spent marveling at one of nature’s most magnificent wonders transformed into one of the weirdest, and potentially alarming, cryptid encounters on the …

#67: Crawfordsville Monster

February 4th, 2019


In the twilight of the 19th Century the citizens of a small Indiana town would be assailed by a bizarre, airborne beast that would not only terrify …

#66: Long Prairie Tin Men

January 27th, 2019


In the autumn of 1965, a devout radio station personality had a run-in with a rocket ship and trio of tiny, unmistakably alien, robotic entities, which, according to the eyewitness, resembled mobile, autonomous, …

#65: Zimbabwe Mermaids

January 20th, 2019


In this post-modern world wherein consensus reality seems less and less tethered to objective facts there are still a few headlines that one expects never to have to read; a string of words so bizarre that they manage …

#64: Georgia Stalks / Carmel Walking Squid

January 13th, 2019


The 2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday! 

In the summer of 1951, an amateur aviator had a terrifying mid-air collision with an …

#63: Faceless Fiend Of Tengu

January 6th, 2019


During a trip in the early morning of 1974, a Japanese truck driver had a face-to-inhuman-face encounter with a bizarre apparently cybernetic being …

#62: Ghostly Scarecrow of Chiang Ra

December 30th, 2018


In 2005, villagers living in a rural Thailand farming community claimed to have had a close encounter with a small, spectral, red-eyed entity, which eyewitness claim was eerily unbound by the laws of gravity or physics.

#61: Space Fairies

December 23rd, 2018


In the Christmas season of 1979, a British housewife had an encounter with a trio of flying, fairy-like entities that almost certainly remains the …

#60: E.S.M.B. - Santa Sightings

December 21st, 2018


You better watch out, You better not cry, Better not pout I'm telling you why #cryptoclaus

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Santa Claus Sightings on Christmas Eve 

#59: Cisco Grove Entities

December 16th, 2018


In the waning days of the summer of 1964, a bow hunter got separated from his party and became lost in a vast track of Northern California forest… but as nerve wracking as the prospect of spending the night alone with …

#58: Felixstowe Fire Demon

December 9th, 2018


On an autumn evening in 1965, a group of British youths were cruising the town when one of them had a terrifying encounter with a fiery fiend that …

#57: Sugar Bundle / Gargantuan Globulous

December 2nd, 2018


The 2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday! 

Sugar Bundle
Not long after the turn of the 20th Century two armed guards had a brief but terrifying encounter with an entity of unknown origin that possessed a bizarre defense …

#56: E.S.M.B. - Vampire Boyfriend

November 29th, 2018


Paranormal babies, existential orgasms and time travel scams. You’ve been squatched!

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Bride-to-be Amethyst Realm is about to marry a ghost — and says they’ve already consummated the marriage

#55: Texas Big Bird

November 26th, 2018


While this flying, ape-faced monstrosity may share the same moniker as the affectionate, yellow plumed character adored by millions on Sesame Street, anyone who encountered this abomination in the late 1970s will tell …

#54: Garson Invaders

November 18th, 2018


According to the files of Project Blue Book, a young, immigrant miner had an all too close encounter with a trio of colossal, cycloptic, insectoid …

#53: Sam The Sandown Ghost Clown

November 11th, 2018


In the spring of 1973, two children had a run in with an inexplicable clown-like entity that eerily beckoned to them from beneath a bridge and …

#52: Owlman Of Cornwall

November 5th, 2018


This crimson-eyed, crab-clawed, owl-like entity is was first seen haunting the chapel near a wood shrouded church that had been erected in the middle ages and is said to have haunted the young women of the Cornwall area …

#51: Killer Bigfoot

October 29th, 2018


Happy Halloween! This week we are exploring the darker side of everyone’s favorite hairy hominid. 

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#50: Kitami Abductors

October 22nd, 2018


In the mid-70s a Japanese farmer was awoken from a deep sleep by a pounding on his front door. Little could he have anticipated that this unwelcome …

#49: Dover Demon

October 15th, 2018


This now legendary creature first came into the public consciousness in the late 1970s, when, over the course of just over 24-hours, no less than six eyewitnesses claimed to have encounters with this bizarre, …

#48: E.S.M.B. - Troglodyte Pigmen

October 12th, 2018


We are back with the third installment of E.S.M.B! Curses be damned, we got a werewolf in the fire hole. 

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Satan Ruled Out As …

#47: Vengeful Bruja Of Rubio

October 8th, 2018


During the late 1990’s a rural Venezuelan family endured a months long reign of terror at the hands of a vengeful witch who assumed the form of a …

#46: Cycloptic Aliens Of Harrah

October 1st, 2018


In 1977 a young man from Washington State had a run-in with a quartet of handy capable creatures that may well be some of the strangest extraterrestrial beings ever reported.

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#45: Bremerton Monstrosity / Flipper

September 24th, 2018


The 2 for 1 Mystery Bag Monday! 

Bremerton Monstrosity 
In a coastal naval port city just after WWII, a young woman had a terrifying encounter with a huge denizen of the deep… but not in the water… in her own basement.

#44: Potosi Sheep Slayer

September 17th, 2018


In what has to be considered one of the most unsettling cases in the history of ufology, an unsuspecting Bolivian shepherdess was tending to her …

#43: Copenhagen Devil

September 10th, 2018


At the dawn of the 20th century three people claimed to have had a pair of harrowing run-ins with a hulking, horned, albino beast, which some …

#42: Voronezh Aliens

September 3rd, 2018


In what may be the most bizarre mass extra-terrestrial encounter ever reported, dozens of eyewitnesses claimed that in the autumn of 1989, a trio of three eyed aliens — along with their mechanical companion — landed and …

#41: Kinderhook Blob

August 27th, 2018


During the 1960’s, no less six eyewitnesses claimed to have had encounters with a floating, ghostly, blob-like creature that was so intimidating two armed men fled from it in mortal terror.

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#40: Moss Man

August 20th, 2018


This bizarre, foliage smothered synthesis of plant and animal cast an ominous shadow over a stretch of east Florida beach throughout its decade long …

#39: Wicomico Catman

August 12th, 2018


In the autumn of 1980, four individuals had a terrifying encounter with a half-man, half-feline monstrosity, which some believe may be the result of …

#38: Indescribable Octo-Man

August 6th, 2018


The Ohio River and its many tributaries are a hotbed of odd (and often dangerous) cryptid activity, but one of the weirdest creatures ever to have …

#37: The Anjikuni Mystery

July 30th, 2018


Legends of mysterious mass disappearances have cropped up across the globe, but without a doubt, one of the most infamous incidents of mass disappearance in North American history concerns the whereabouts of the over 30 …

#36: Thetis Lake Monster

July 23rd, 2018


First brought to international attention in the early 1970s following a vicious attack on a pair of unsuspecting teens, this scaly, amphibious …

#35: Stumps

July 16th, 2018


While walking down a dark stretch of rural road, a pair of teenage girls had a terrifying run-in with a peculiar pack of creatures, which, quite …

#34: The Bizarre Case Of The Kera UFO

July 9th, 2018


In the summer of 1972, a group of Japanese middle-schoolers had an experience that can only be called “Spielberg-ian”, when, over the course of …

#33: Casa Blanca Entities

July 2nd, 2018


In 1955, a group of Californian children ranging in age from four to fifteen years had one of the longest, most frightening and out-and-out bizarre encounters with a group of unknown entities ever chronicled.

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#32: E.S.M.B. - Questions and Answers AKA Intelligent Human Legs

June 28th, 2018


This week the guys answer questions from listeners! Not much monster talk but someone stole a bag of hot dogs at a pirate party. 

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#31: Silver Man

June 25th, 2018


In 1978, on a desolate stretch of road housing some of Great Britain’s most top secret nuclear facilities, a young service engineer had a terrifying, …

#30: Grey Ghost Of Kinchafoonee

June 18th, 2018


In the summer of ’55, on a lonely stretch of road in rural Georgia, a young forestry worker was pursued and viciously mauled by a terrifying humanoid …

#29: Fanged Humanoids Of Kofu

June 11th, 2018


In the winter of 1975, two grade-school boys had a shocking face to face confrontation with a pair of small, wrinkled, triple fanged ufonauts.

#28: Robo-Flowers

June 4th, 2018


In 1924 a small child had an encounter with hostile, robotic, plant-like extraterrestrials which, allegedly, resulted in the destruction of a school …

#27: Mel Waters and the Devil’s Holes

May 27th, 2018


In the wilds of Washington State, adjacent to the Yakima Firing Range near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, is a bizarre geographic anomaly that was said to bear strange and arcane attributes. An impossibly deep pit …

#26: Poole Pyramid

May 21st, 2018


This peculiar, pyramidal, mechanical crab-clawed monstrosity seems to have been stalking a pair of young British brothers for reasons that remain …

#25: Bosak Humanoid

May 14th, 2018


In 1974 a Wisconsin farmer had an inexplicable encounter with a clearly terrified, cow-like, humanoid entity that appeared to be sealed inside of a …

#24: Terrible Flying Jelly Bags aka Domsten Blobs

May 6th, 2018


On December 20, 1958 two friends were attacked by a group of bizarre, hostile alien creatures. After barely escaping with their lives the two would …

#23: NASA Gargoyle

April 30th, 2018


In 1986, a NASA employee had a horrifying encounter with a winged, jet-black, malevolent monstrosity… an encounter that would haunt him for the rest …

#22: E.S.M.B. - Misadventures in Cryptozoology with Rob Morphy

April 26th, 2018


BONUS EPISODE! This week Rob regales us with tales of his close encounters in the field of cryptozoology! From South Africa to Louisiana and …

#21 Grinning Man

April 23rd, 2018


These bizarre leering beings have been seen in conjunction with UFOs, extraterrestrial encounters and even North America’s most infamous paranormal manifestation… the Mothman of West Virginia.

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#20: Flying Fiends of Mexico City

April 16th, 2018


In 2004 a Mexican police officer had a run in with a horrifying hag like entity that would be but the first in a series of encounters with these …

#19: El Verde Entity: Alien, Cryptid, Demon or Radioactive Mutant?

April 9th, 2018


In 1973 the search for a missing child would take a turn for the terrifying by an encounter with a 7-foot tall, shadow shrouded nonhuman entity.


#18: Falkville Metal Man

April 2nd, 2018


In October of 1973 the police chief of Falkville, Alabama Jeff Greenhaw investigated a reported UFO landing and got much more than he bargained for! …

#17: Mill Race Monster

March 26th, 2018


In 1974 a huge, bipedal, green-skinned monstrosity terrorized the Mill Race Park in Indiana. Several people came forward to report their encounter …

#16: Giant Space Brains Of Palos Verdes

March 19th, 2018


On August 17, 1971 Peter Rodriguez and John Hodges claim to have been abducted by a pair of large, blue, brains. These bizarre alien creature bring a dire warning to all mankind. Was a worldwide catastrophe avoided? 

#15: Annabelle - Part 2

March 15th, 2018


The conclusion of the Annabelle saga wraps up with the fate of Lou, Donna, Angie and some unfortunate souls who crossed this maniacal doll. Was this …

#14: Annabelle - Part 1

March 12th, 2018


The true story of the possessed doll that terrorized two female nursing students and their friend in 1970. 

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Annabelle: The …

#13: Vegetable Man

March 5th, 2018


In July of 1968 a bow hunter by the name of Jennings Frederick had a run with a bizarre, plasma craving, vegetative monstrosity. Enter Vegetable Man. …

#12: Gargantuan Gliders

February 26th, 2018


Nestled atop a lonely mesa in the stark, arid wilds not far from Battle Mountain, Nevada, four amateur pilots would have an all too close encounter …

#11: Jelly Man

February 22nd, 2018


In the summer of 1965, a pair of Spanish siblings had a run-in with a bizarre, bipedal humanoid entity, which is utterly unique even in that annals …

#10: Space Penguins of Tuscumbia

February 19th, 2018


In the winter of 1967, a no-nonsense Missouri farmer had a run-in with a horde of strange, scurrying, entities from outer space that one could only …

#9: Charles Mill Lake Monster / Orange Eyes

February 12th, 2018


In 1959, three young men from Ohio claimed to have had a face-to-face encounter with one of the most bizarre critters ever to emerge from a seaweed strewn lake bed… an encounter so brief and perplexing that even most …

#8: Bird-Beasts of Var

February 7th, 2018


In 1962, on a desolate stretch of French road, a business man claimed to have encountered a gang of aggressive, bird-like beings, which not only …

#7: Crazy Critter Of Bald Mountain

February 2nd, 2018


Yet another extraordinary encounter that seems to have been ripped from a drive-in movie screen and thrust into local headlines comes to us in the form of the aptly named “Crazy Critter of Bald Mountain” — a organism …

#6: Sky Spitter

January 29th, 2018


On a sunny morning in 1975, a science teacher was “attacked” by a bizarre being that was hovering above his Long Island home. This aggressive and …

#5: Octo-Squatch

January 25th, 2018


Late at night on a desolate stretch of mountainous road, a pair of truckers had a confrontation with one of the most bizarre beasts ever to to emerge …

#4: Enfield Horror

January 21st, 2018


Alien, demon or genetic mutation - The Enfield Horror is one of the absolute strangest creatures ever to be chronicled in cryptozoological lore. The …

#3: The Secret Pentagon UFO Program

January 15th, 2018


For 5 years The US Government was secretly funding the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program” that investigated UFO sightings. Recently parts of the program were disclosed and made public. What does the …

#2: Grampus

January 5th, 2018


This bizarre tree dwelling, porpoise-like creature was said to have terrified villagers who treaded too close to the rural English churchyard where it made its home. 

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#1: Loveland Frog Men

January 5th, 2018


These amphibious anomalies have shocked and terrified both business men, farmers and police officers and remain one of the most intriguing …

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