Cracking Cryptids and Curios


Season 3 Bonus Episode: All season 3 intros and discussion



Join us in this bonus episode for a compilation of all the Season 3 intros. The entire Season 3 story back to back! Also included is a discussion of the process and all the Easter Eggs Angel hid in the openings. Can you guess them all!?


Season 3 Episode 12 - Slenderman


In 2009 the world was introduced to Slenderman. Part Slender, part Man. Join us in the Season 3 Finale as we discuss the origins of Slenderman and the wide array of powers attributed to the entity. At what point does a creature thread the needle between being mysterious and outright comical? 


News Article 1: Naked woman or alien?


News Article 2: Cursed Jars


Season 3 Episode 11 - Champawat Maneater


How much man could a maneater eat if a maneater could eat man? Apparently the Champawat Maneater could eat over 400 peoples worth. Join us as we investigate a tiger that asked "Did I bite off more than I can chew?" The answer is no. The tiger did not.


News story 1: Alien NFT


News story 2: Hello Officer, I'd like to report a ghost



Season 3 Episode 10 - The Lost Colony


We actually travel back into time to the late 1500s to explore this bonkers expedition into North America. Is it possible to bumble absolutely every aspect of trying to establish a new colony? Well... the English did! Join us as we explore this fascinating tale of how a watercolor enthusiast turned Governor loses nearly 120 people.  William Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, and a variety of other characters all appear in this absolute chaotic journey. 


News story 1: Chicken Brains can make your semi-immortal


News story 2: The Not-Nessie Bounty




Season 3 Episode 9 - Hopkinsville Goblins



Picture this: the year is 1955. You walk outside to go to the well to get some water, but not just any water, it is possibly the best well water in existence, and you see a flying saucer. You return to the house to tell everyone and they don't believe you. Fast-forward an hour and the house is under siege by aliens! 200 rounds of ammunition later you have defended your home. This is the story of the Hopkinsville Goblins! Join us as we investigate this incredible story and explore the possible theories of what occurred that night. 


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Season 3 Episode 8 - New England Vampire Panic



The life is being consumed out of people in New England. What diabolical force has the power to siphon the life from the living and transfer it to the dead? For many it was the idea that some undead force was bringing them to an early grave. In an effort to put an end to this insidious plot, families began to dig up the bodies of loved ones to cut out their hearts and livers to then burn them and consume the ashes. Did it work? Join us to find out as we investigate the New England Vampire Panic! 


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Season 3 Episode 7 - Snallygaster


It can fly. It can fight. But, can it crow!? Yeah... probably. It has octopus tentacles, claws, a beak, hide impervious to bullets, a tail like a dragon, and sometimes it breathes fire. Join us as we investigate the Snallygaster, an entity the newspapers of Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia ran wild with in the early 1900s. This wild ride leads us to Civil War battles, an imprisoned owl, and 2500 gallons of moonshine. Need we say more?


News 1 - Hasan Bar Bar on the case.

News 2 - The greatest story ever written


Season 3 Episode 6 - Hinterkaifek Murders



It happens to everyone. Voices in the attic accompanied by footsteps but upon investigation no one is there. Strange newspapers no one remembers bringing home. Mysterious foot prints in the snow that lead to your house that shows no sign of the person leaving. Love triangles. And an entire family murdered while the killer stayed in the house for several days eating food and doing chores. Oh - and over 100 suspects. Join us as we investigate one of the strangest events of all time - the Hinterkaifek murders. 


Season 3 Episode 5 - Van Meter Visitor


In the early 1900's the town of Van Meter, Iowa was a destination vacation for the... Visitor! This half-man, half beast with bat wings skulked around town for several nights which culminated in a hail of bullets. Bank windows shot out, mine entrances bricked up, and a creature emanating light from it's horn. Was this an elaborate crime scheme? Other worldly visitor? Or something more!? Join us in this investigation of the Van Meter Visitor.


News 1: A new cursed item enters the world?



Season 3 Episode 4 - The Dancing Plague of 1518



Ever want to dance the night away? How bout 2 nights in a row? 3? A whole month so your heel is coming through the flesh and your femur is broken? Welcome to 1518! For centuries Europe has been a hot bed for mysterious blips of uncontrollable dancing, but this incident is may be the king of the dance floor. Join us as we investigate the Dancing Plague of 1518. 


News 1: Jurassic Park is real to me, dammit!


News 2: I am Slender Man



Season 3 Episode 3 - Wolpertinger


The Wolpertinger emerges from the Black Forest to attempt to drive us mad this episode. This little composite of a creature mixes ducks, foxes, rabbits, deer, and more! How does this even happen!? Join us as we explore the origins of this creature and ask, why do glass artisans love the wolpertinger? 


News 1:  Feral Hogs; meet the new invasive species of Florida

News 2: Snake bite butt


Season 3 Episode 2 - Philadelphia Experiment



Join us as we metaphorically open a portal to another dimension and meet aliens who have far more advanced technology and want to destroy us. This episode we cover the Philadelphia Experiment, a supposed government experiment to develop cloaking technology for warships in the 1940s. Throw in some teleportation, aliens, time travel, and written conversations between two men and an alien (a new show coming to CBS in 2021) in the margins of a UFO book and you got yourself a hell of a time! Find out how this experiment ranks in a new version of the Rubric of Power designed for strange events!


News Article: Hey FBI, leave that Civil War gold there!


Season 3 Episode 1- Melonheads


What are the Melonheads? Joseph Citro’s 2005 book Weird New England describes them as “small in stature, frail looking, with long spindly arms and fingers. Their teeth are crooked, blocky, and discolored. Their heads, their most conspicuous feature, are bald and bulbous and out of proportion with their stooped torsos."

Connecticut, Ohio, and Michigan each have their own tales of the dreaded Melonheads. With origins from various marginalized groupings of people in history, the Melonheads have arguably become feral and formed their own colonies in the forests of America.

Join us in this exploration of the insidious Melonheads and see how they rank against the pantheon of cryptids. 

News 1: Brazil: Ape Escape

News 2: Deja Vu, Mommy?




Season 2 Episode 12 - Monolith



The great hope of 2020: The Monolith. In late Fall of 2020 a metal object appeared in a Utah desert, and just over a week later it was torn down. Was it taken down by the Men in Black? Concerned citizens? Angry artists? Semi-immortal pig peoples!? Join Matt and Angel in the SEASON FINALE as they explore biggest mystery of 2020 - the monolith. Who built it and why? 

News story 1: Dreaming of winning the lottery

News story 2: Spinach emails


Season 2 Episode 11 - Squonk


The squonk was said to have existed in the forests of Pennsylvania during to booming period of the lumber industry. Most would suggest that over logging would have caused the demise of the creature, but there seems to be something else at hand here! Allegedly, the squonk can cry itself out of existence! This horribly ugly and grotesque little cryptid is here to try and tug on your heart strings to help it become the number one entity for the season. Will the squonk have what it takes to get the best score so far!? 


News Story 1: Bigfoot hunting sesaon?

News Story 2: Immortality as a chat -bot


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