Episode 27: Short & Spooky Vol. 1 Sources

If you enjoyed the Short and Spooky segment at the end of our early episodes, this one’s for you! In our first Short and Spooky episode, we share four short, but creepy stories! We discuss the mysterious blue people of Kentucky, two 100-year-old ghost stories, and wrap up with Paige guessing animals that used to be considered cryptids! You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Pandora, or iHeartRadio.

Here are our sources for this episode:

Podcasts: Monster Talk, Episode 207, “The Guyra Ghost”


  1. “Showers of Stones” by Karen Stollznow, January 2020 – Fortean Times
  2. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/the-science-behind-the-mysterious-blue-people-of-kentucky/?fbclid=IwAR1WKDdN-OiMlnaHqYyHCaf3N2ed9w8KV8WPjb0CZZ05F5VdjTiFykYea1o
  3. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/blue-skinned-people-kentucky-reveal-todays-genetic-lesson/story?id=15759819
  4. https://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2016/10/the_ghost_story_in_a_scientific_journal.html
  5. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-scientific-explanations-spooky-sensations-180973436/
  6. https://blogs.iu.edu/sciu/2020/12/12/seven-cryptids-species/?fbclid=IwAR3hS1nZ6YqjsdcicrWSuDeRcahjhxln6uUy-aKLutWoC9V8Xh6guzpchFE

Episode 26 Sources: Origins of Cryptozoology with Dr. Brian Regal

In this episode we are joined by professor of science history at Kean University and author, Dr. Brian Regal, to discuss the origins of cryptozoology. We chat about some of our favorite cryptids, and learn about how sea serpents and mating whales helped to create what we know today as the field of cryptozoology. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or Pandora.

You can find out more about Brian, including the papers and books we discussed, on his website here: https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/brian-regal-phd/ or by following him on Twitter @Tarbosaur!


  1. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/is-cryptozoology-good-or-bad-for-science/
  2. https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/how-the-search-for-mythical-monsters-can-help-conservation-in-the-real-world
  3. https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/science-history-the-weird-world-of-cryptozoology/
  4. https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2018-10-26/so-why-do-people-believe-bigfoot-anyway

Episode 25 Sources: Wendigos – This Time It’s Cannibalism!

Wendigos are said to be terrifying humanoid cannibals from the Great Lakes region of the Midwest and Canada. In this episode we discuss the origins of the wendigo myth, wendigo psychosis, and our theories on alleged wendigo sightings.  You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or Pandora.

Here are the sources we used for this episode:

Podcasts: Timesuck, Episode 196: “The Wendigo and Other American Indian Folklore Monsters”; Blurry Photos, Episode 135: “The Wendigo”; Lore, Episode 18: “Hunger Pains”