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Welcome to Arcanum Obscura: A Podcast of Exploration. We’ll be talking about and discussing obscure subjects like strange unsolved cases, the paranormal and supernatural, cryptids, anything bizarre that interests us. And as we talk about the topics the conversations will almost 100% branch off into random things. We’re your hosts and friends Chris and Nate and we really hope you enjoy the stories we find and bring to you, hopefully get a few laughs along the way and feel like your here with ...
 
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It's Cryptid week! This week we have three stories, The Mongolian death Worm comes up you first with all his exploding goodness. Followed by Batsquatch, he's not the hero we deserve but the one we need right now! And finally, wrapping things up The Ahool swoops in, Twice! But the second time he's just being polite and telling you his name. --- This…
 
The wheel of morality has chosen salad for this week's topic. Our salad this week is our specialty of the house. We start with a base of some paranormal lettuce, topped with some fresh-grown haunted veggies. Then we top that we some shredded parmesan and some true crime croutons. Please enjoy your meal and don't forget to tip your waitress.... seri…
 
In this week's episode, we have the story of Jasmine Richardson who fell for a person claiming to be a 300-year-old werewolf, who was aside from his claims quite a bit older than her, and the murderous consequences that followed. Then we talk about the case of Katarzyna Zowada, a tragic case from Poland which crosses into the Gein and Buffalo Bill …
 
This week, CRYPTIDS! First we talk about the Pope Lick Monster which is part man, part goat and part sheep and haunts Louisville, Kentucky. He's a strange mix match who seems to prefer death by train. After Pope Lick we go on to the Jersey Devil, I don't think much more needs to be said about that, if you haven't heard of the Jersey Devil have you …
 
Two more stories of a completely different nature this week for you all. First Nate brings us the Lizardman of South Carolina and how he got his beginnings by attacking a fast food worker's car, I still believe it's Old Greg though. Then I change things up quite a bit, not just from Nate's story but from nearly all my stories from our past episodes…
 
After 400 days, state police in South Carolina are finally close to charging a suspect in connection to the June 2021 murders of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh. Thr Murdaugh family confirmed Tuesday, July 12, the suspect who will face charges is none other than Alex Murdaugh — Maggie's husband and Paul's father. Alex's brother, John Marvin Murdaugh, conf…
 
We have two stories today, they both are unsolved murders in a way. In the first, Eugene Butler, sometimes called The Midnight Rider, left behind a series of victims who have yet to be identified. The second story is about the murder of the Jamison family, who disappeared under strange circumstances. Their remains were found and left many questions…
 
This week Nate has the story of the Fox sisters, Leah, Margaretta, and Catherine. The sisters were one of the strong forerunners of the movement of Spiritualism. It started with strange rappings in a one-bedroom cottage in Hydesville New York and grew more robust when they moved to Rochester New York. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The …
 
Hello hello hello, we are back after an unfortunate and expensive missed week. On the way back home to record my car ceased living, the alternator went kaput. Nate was kind enough to arrive and let me sit in the AC while we waited on a tow truck after an hour of trying to get the car working, so about 3 hours of wasted time which was pretty much ou…
 
One year since Maggie & Paul Murdaugh were murdered, we look back on bizarre events and jaw-dropping revelations that have only served to underscore the original mystery: Who killed Maggie & Paul Murdaugh? And why? In this episode, show host & writer Anne Emerson is joined by producer Drew Tripp to answer questions about the Murdaugh case from WCIV…
 
Still delving into folklore from around the world we head on up to Russia this week. We have a few interesting creature cryptid things this week from that region, Nate comes with the Kikimora and the Poludnitsa, which isn't a very nice entity. After the break, I come back with the Rusalka, a kind of Slavic siren/evil mermaid. --- This episode is sp…
 
We continue with folklore this week moving into Asian folklore. Nate gives some insight into the Kitsune, a fox spirit from Japan. I continue with another very short Japanese folklore tale, Botan Dōrō also known as The Peony Lantern, and then step into a very very short story, and by story, I mean more of just a description of the Jiangshi, the Chi…
 
The scope and scheme of Alex Murdaugh's alleged multi-million dollar fraud becomes clearer with each new criminal charge against him. It now appears Murdaugh didn't work alone, being helped for years by two accomplices: longtime friend and fellow lawyer Cory Fleming, along with business associate and Hampton banker Russell Laffitte. A question top …
 
We continue our digging through old folklore. Today I get into some Czech and Jewish Folklore by talking about the Golem of Prague. Nate on the other hand sticks with our plans of going into Egyptian Folklore this week, I tried but I found very little and nothing that sparked my interest, but he brings every old ghost story, the Egyptian ghost of N…
 
Welcome back, this week's episode we delve a little into South American Folklore. Nate brings us the story of La Llorona, a "woman in white" spirit trapped due to remorse or regret possibly. After La Llorona we jump into the legend of the Baccoo, a weird little cryptid that grants wishes in the form of tormenting others, as long as you feed him tha…
 
In this week's episode we had a few issues, 2 episode ideas fell through both at the last minute so I found a topic and had to do it on the fly which was honestly pretty fun but probably hard to follow. So in this week's episode we cover the Melon Heads folklore or maybe even possibly cryptids? This folklore is primarily found in Ohio, Michigan, an…
 
This week we delve back into true crime. I talk about the children who went missing in Angeles National Forest starting in the later half of the 50’s and ending in 1960. Three cases of missing children who all seemingly vanished without a trace despite extensive searches on the ground which included k9 units as well as searches from the air. In tot…
 
Season 2 of Unsolved South Carolina's Murdaugh Murders, Money & Mystery podcast begins with an exclusive interview of a private investigator whose identity was revealed just weeks ago in bombshell new revelations tied to the ongoing Murdaugh saga. Sarah Capelli is a private detective who's been ordered by a judge to turn over records detailing her …
 
(Originally published January 27, 2022) We take a close look at the 70+ state grand jury charges against Alex Murdaugh related to alleged fraud and money laundering schemes the attorney used against his own clients. A barrage of criminal indictments since November 2021 say Alex Murdaugh allegedly stole nearly $9 million from more than a dozen victi…
 
(Originally published January 15, 2021) Eva Pilgrim is a Good Morning America anchor and news correspondent for ABC News. She is a South Carolina native and University of South Carolina alumna whose journalism career spans nearly 20 years. In this episode, Eva speaks with Unsolved South Carolina host Anne Emerson about the ongoing Murdaugh saga on …
 
(Originally published January 13, 2022) *WARNING: This episode contains strong, uncensored adult language.* The family of Mallory Beach has spent years searching — first quite literally searching the Lowcountry rivers and marshes for their daughter's body after the infamous crash on Alex Murdaugh's boat. Agonizing years have passed as the Beach fam…
 
(Originally published December 16, 2021) *WARNING: This episode contains strong, uncensored adult language.* It's now past 2 a.m. on a foggy February morning in the coastal waters Paul Murdaugh's boat has just crashed into a bridge at a high rate of speed along Archers Creek, near the Marine Corps training base on Parris Island. Paul, Anthony Cook …
 
(Originally published December 9, 2021) This is the story of what happened leading up to a fatal 2019 boat crash that claimed the life of Mallory Beach, and introduced many across South Carolina to the Murdaugh family through then 19-year-old Paul Murdaugh. Paul was reportedly driving a group of friends around on his father's boat amid a night of u…
 
(Originally published November 24, 2021) This is the story of Gloria Satterfield. She died after a fall at the Murdaugh's family home on Groundhog Day, 2018. Since then, her family has lived an unending winter of abuse and manipulation that lawsuits and criminal indictments say were part of cold, calculated scheme by Alex Murdaugh. Authorities accu…
 
Welcome back to the second part of our creepy games episode. This week we go over four more games. In this week's episode, I go over how to play The Corners Game, or 4 Corners and The Hosting Game. Nate tackles The Hooded Man, like seriously! He performs the ritual, summons him for a ride, then tackles him right out of the cab. Right now he is curr…
 
This weeks episode is all about creepy games, or ghost games, or technically all the little ritual games going around. We talk a little about the games as we go through the steps to play them. In this episode, part one, I cover The Elevator Game and The Bath Game, while Nate covers Bloody Mary and The Dry Bones Ritual. --- This episode is sponsored…
 
In today's exciting episode, okay, maybe not exciting, but always fun. Anyways, in today's episode, I talk about Mel's Hole, a mysterious legend in Washington. An 80,000+ foot deep hole where strange things happen, like ice lighting on fire and cooked sheep having unusual babies... yeah, you'll find out. And Nate discusses the European Organization…
 
Our first story this week is about two children who mysteriously appeared on the outskirts of the small village of Woolpit in the 12th century. What made this a bit more unusual is that the children had a green tint to their skin, wore odd clothing, and spoke in a strange unknown language. In our second story, Nate tells us about the mass UFO sight…
 
Nate has two interesting stories for us. Both involve bad cases of radiation poisoning. And The Demon Core, this one I've heard before and its pretty crazy, we hope you enjoy it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arcanumobscura/messageSup…
 
Tonight my good buddy Ed sent me a song he did. One of many songs he does, but this one, called Crypt Walk is all about events involving paranormal, supernatural and cyptids. Its pretty damn good if I do say so myself, and if you dig it check out his other music at: https://theguwumpkis.bandcamp.com/releases --- This episode is sponsored by · Ancho…
 
Contrary to how the title sounds, these are not related. Today we cover two stories, I tackle Room 1046, the unsolved murder of Roland T. Owen, or by his real name, Artemus Ogletree. Following my usual darker story Nate steps in with the legend of the Wendigo. A right creepy monster indeed. Its a bit of a mix and match this week but we hope you enj…
 
Hello Hello Hello! We have returned after a short hiatus. Due to injury, work, illness and one extra week of recovery we are finally back! And very excited to be back and recording for all of you, thank you to everyone for tuning in and sticking wit us, we appreciate all of you! In this weeks episode there is no murder, there is no hauntings, there…
 
Hello to our listeners! This week for New Years Eve Nate brings us a few short stories of heartfelt warmth and compassion! Not really of course or you probably wouldn't be here. We hope you have a fun and safe New Years Eve and a Happy New Year! And thank you for joining us throughout the craziness that was 2021. And we look forward to entertaining…
 
This weeks episode we talk about The Lawson Family Murders. On December 25th 1929 a man murders his whole family aside from one son. There's a couple theories but no one knows the true reason for this tragedy to this day. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: …
 
This week we decided to talk about curses. I focus on The Curse of the Bell Witch, the story of a man who supposedly screwed someone over in a deal and felt her wrath. Nate discusses Tutankhamuns Curse, an Egyptian Pharaoh whose tomb was said to be cursed by any who entered it, and the results thereof. We hope you enjoy the episode. --- This episod…
 
Today we have two stories for you, this is the second part of the Evil Children episodes, the first wasn't labeled as such but was episode 54 "The Murder of Shanda Renée Sharer". In this evil children episode, Nate brings the story of Brenda Ann Spencer, a 16-year-old involved in a school shooting in 1979. I bring to the table The Slender Man Stabb…
 
Host Anne Emerson and producer Drew Tripp are joined by WCIV reporters Natalie Spala and Tara Jabour to discuss the latest developments in the Murdaugh saga: Where we are, how we got here, and where it's all going. More on the Murdaugh saga: https://abcnews4.com/murdaugh ~~~~~~~~~~ Unsolved South Carolina is a production of ABC News 4 in Charleston…
 
Trigger Warning, this case involves a child In January of 1992 one of the most horrific murders I have read about to date was committed to a young girl who was only 12. The perpetrators of this crime were all kids as well, four of them ages 15-17. This murder was brutal, horrific and the catalyst to it is pathetic, something so ridiculous took this…
 
In part two of our look into the unsolved death of Stephen Smith, we drill into the persistent rumors of the Murdaughs being somehow involved. Questions we attempt to answer this week include: How did the Murdaugh name get brought into Stephen Smith's death investigation? How far did law enforcement go down that rumor trail after Stephen's death? W…
 
Hello hello hello! I'm a day late getting this up. This week's episode covers Buryatia Dyatlov Pass. now I'm sure you know of Dyatlov but this is a different incident that occurred 20 years after in around the same region, it's just as weird and odd. one major difference is there is one survivor to what happened. The was also a third incident, agai…
 
Stephen Smith was found dead along a rural Hampton County road in the pre-dawn hours of July 8, 2015. His death came under mysterious circumstances, and remains unsolved. Stephen Smith's death ultimately was ruled a hit-and-run by a medical examiner, despite law enforcement saying there was no solid evidence to prove that's what actually happened. …
 
wow, our second Halloween special, I hadn't even realized a year has gone by already! In this episode, we tell some creepypasta stories. I have 3 stories for The Holders Series while Nate tackles Ticci-Toby. We hope you enjoy and have a fun and safe Halloween! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anc…
 
Meet Curtis "Eddie" Smith, the man police say shot Alex Murdaugh in the head along a rural stretch of Hampton County highway — but not out of malice. Eddie maintains he and Alex were longtime friends, like brothers. Authorities say Eddie also was (allegedly) a personal drug dealer to Alex. State investigators say Alex asked Eddie to kill him as par…
 
Hello and welcome back! first thing, we got new mics, and I'm not too sure about them, I was either really out of it or the mic muffles me lol. But in this week's episode, we partly talk about Sirens due to going way way off track more than usual, but we get there... well, Nate does! We also bring up what they believe killed the family in the Sierr…
 
Episode 2: A look into the history of the Murdaugh family and their rise to prominence in the legal profession as adept personal injury attorneys and also the top prosecutors in South Carolina's 14th Judicial Circuit, which includes Hampton County and four other surrounding counties. Randolph Murdaugh Sr., the Murdaugh family patriarch, founded wha…
 
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