Episode 52 Sources: Modern Not-Folklore with Tyson Kemp

A new contender for giggliest episode enters the ring! In this episode, we’re talking internet urban legends, from the O.G. “Ted the Caver” to the “Not Deer” craze on Appalachian TikTok. Our guest this episode is the delightful Tyson Kemp! Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

You can find Tyson telling wonderful, well-researched spooky and skeptical stories @tysonunkempt on TikTok and Instagram!

Here are links to the TikToks we watched during this episode:

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Here are our sources for this episode:

  1. https://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/internet-folklore.htm
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creepypasta
  3. https://thegeekanthropologist.com/2014/10/03/contemporary-folklore-in-the-digital-age/
  4. https://www.dictionary.com/e/fictional-characters/the-rake/
  5. https://u.osu.edu/vanzandt/2019/04/09/slender-man/
  6. https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/The_Rake
  7. https://www.ranker.com/list/rake-creepypasta/megan-summers
  8. https://esiculture.com/blog/2018/8/27
  9. https://www.polygon.com/videos/2018/7/12/17562402/fiendzone-negative-nostalgia-petscop-creepypasta
  10. https://ihorror.com/ted-caver-horror-hoax/
  11. https://www.angelfire.com/trek/caver/page1.html

Episode 36 Sources – Black-Eyed Children: Creepypasta or Creepy Kids?

Are Black-Eyed Children just a product of a Creepypasta run rampant, or is there some science behind reported sightings of creepy kids? We discuss the origins of this popular urban legend, and then dive into possible explanations – Meagan has a theory of her own that we’re excited for you to hear! You can listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusicPandora, or iHeartRadio.

Here are our sources:

  1. Astonishing Legends podcast, Ep. 87 and 88: Black Eyed Kids Parts 1 and 2
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-eyed_children
  3. https://texashillcountry.com/black-eyed-kids-legend-abilene/
  4. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/black-eyed-children/
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20151208221117/http://www.reporternews.com/news/columnists/brian-bethel/brian-bethel-recounts-his-possible-paranormal-encounter-with-beks-ep-384772497-348207271.html
  6. https://www.tbsnews.net/splash/legend-black-eyed-children-55705
  7. https://www.pararational.com/what-are-black-eyed-kids/
  8. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340278/6287302
  9. http://ineversausageaplace.com/2013/03/the-black-eyed-kids-of-the-iroquois-legends/
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonist_(The_X-Files)#Black_oil
  11. https://web.randi.org/swift/behind-black-eyes-reports-of-spooky-black-eyed-kids
  12. http://www.bizarrejournal.com/2012/12/debunked-black-eyed-children.html  
  13. https://skeptoid.com/blog/2013/01/15/the-black-eyed-children/
  14. https://partypinching.com/pear-bunny-salad/

Black-Eyed Children: Creepypasta or Creepy Kids?

Are Black-Eyed Children just a product of a Creepypasta run rampant, or is there some science behind reported sightings of creepy kids? We discuss the origins of this popular urban legend, and then dive into possible explanations – Meagan has a theory of her own that we’re excited for you to hear!

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