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Don't Look in the Trees

Author: Abbey Sobota

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It's all fun and games until someone gets body-jacked. Join Abbey as she dives deep into the lore of American folktales and the cryptids that inspired them. Was that sound you heard just an animal? Or was it something more sinister? Listen and find out, just Don't Look in the Trees.

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16 Episodes
AAAAAAAND WE'RE BACK! Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding while my husband and I move into our new home. Today I've got some light-hearted and personal ghost stories to share for your own spookiness. Listen in to hear several stories from our new house, as well as a few from my childhood. Do you have any ghost stories you'd like to share? Maybe something shifting around unexplainedly? Maybe some figures you've seen out of the corner of your eye? Send them to the podcast email! email: Instagram: TikTok: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
Everyone's had things fall over next to them that's made them jump. But could it have been caused by a malicious spirit? Today we're going to take a look at "noisy ghosts," or Poltergeists, as they're better known. I'll talk to you about their history, skeptic theories, and read you two stories from listeners that will make your skin crawl. Be sure to give this one a listen! Have you had an experience with a Poltergeist? Send it in to the podcast email, along with any and all suggestions for future episodes! email: Instagram: TikTok: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
That was a deer you saw, right? Just a regular, normal, average deer. The one standing on two legs. With forward-facing eyes. Yeah...for sure! Today's episode is all about the Not-Deer, a cryptid found throughout Appalachia. I'll discuss some of the descriptions and possible explanations for the Not-Deer and read some stories sent in by listeners. This one will definitely have you double-guessing that deer you saw last night! Have you seen a Not-Deer? Do you live in Appalachia? Send in your stories! I'd also love to hear any suggestions for future episodes that you may have. email: TikTok: Instagram: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
I'm back with another haunted object! You may have felt that your toys had a mind of their own when you were growing up. For most of us, this was a great sense of imagination, but for Robert Eugene "Gene" Otto, this was reality. His doll Robert (named after himself) got up to a lot of mischief and still does decades after Gene's death. Join me this week as we find out more about the crazy story of Robert the Doll. Have you visited Robert? Do you have an experience with a different haunted object? Send me an email! email: Instagram: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
It all started with a little rivalry between an ex-communicated Quaker and a founding father. Now there are legends, tall tales, and even an NHL team named after The Jersey Devil! Join me this week as I take a look at this winged beastie and try to discern fact from fiction. This is sure to get you thinking. Have you seen the Jersey Devil? Do you want to share your story? Send it in along with any other episode suggestions you may have! email: instagram: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
Episode 10: Melonheads

Episode 10: Melonheads


Hydrocephalus is a medical condition where there is excess fluid in the brain. It's one of the more common birth defects that can now be treated thanks to the wonders of modern medicine. Today's story, however, is not so nice. Left untreated and uncared for, these hydrocephalic children ran to the woods and started a life of mystery and intrigue. Join me this week for a story specific to Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut! Have you heard of the Melonheads? Do you have a story of your own? Send it in! email: instagram: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
It could have been just a passing shadow, something passing in front of the light. If you take a second look thought, you'll notice it doesn't need the light. It's all shadow and all person. This week you'll hear about the lore surrounding shadow people as well as two listener stories and one from me too. Make sure to check your six, you can never be too sure about these ones. Have you seen a shadow person? Send us your story! Do you have an episode suggestion? Send that in too! email: Instagram: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
Everyone's hometown has a good ghost story. This one is no different. Listen in for the tale of Seven Sisters Road just outside of Nebraska City, Nebraska, whose history of murder and tragedy has left it imprinted with the souls of those who lost their life there over 100 years ago. This one's bound to help you understand why we don't look in the trees. Original Reddit user's post: Are you from Nebraska? Do you have a story about the infamous L Street? Send me an email! You can also send in a suggestion for a future episode using the same address. I'd love to hear from you! Gmail: Instagram: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
Episode 7: Bigfoot

Episode 7: Bigfoot


You've seen all the documentaries. You've heard all the hoaxes. Nonetheless, almost every culture around the world has some sort of legend of Bigfoot. Sometimes menacing and malicious, other times helpful and mischievous. Let's take a deeper look at Bigfoot lore and hear a listener tale of kidnapping by one. This is going to be a doozie, so be sure to listen in.  Have you seen Bigfoot? Do you have a story you'd like to share? Send us an email! email: Instagram: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
Episode 6: Banshee

Episode 6: Banshee


A wailing, piercing scream fills the air. Her dark red eyes, perpetually mourning, stare you down through the line of trees. She is upon you: the Banshee. Listen this week for the history of the Banshee and two stories of Banshee encounters from some Irish listeners. Yet another great reason to not look in the trees. Have you met the Banshee? What did you experience? Was there something missing from this episode? Send us an email! Gmail: Instagram: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
Episode 5: The Hat Man

Episode 5: The Hat Man


You've probably had several instances throughout your life where you've seen him out of the corner of your eye: a tall figure, maybe a man, and was he wearing a hat? This Hat Man has presented itself to many people over the ages. Some have merely seen him, others have had far worse experiences. Listen in to hear several listener stories as well as one from me too! Have you seen the hat man? Send me an email! What did you see? How did you react? Instagram: Gmail: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
Today we investigate the most haunted object in the USA: The Dybbuk Box. Its power and influence over those who own it is rumored to be life-altering and severe. Listen in to the history and lore surrounding this strange and powerful piece of furniture. What do you think? Do you have a story of a haunted object? Send in your material! It could end up on a future episode. Instagram: @dontlookinthetrees Gmail: Merch: --- Support this podcast:
It can happen at any time: a knock at your door. You peer through the peep hole or through a nearby window to see who is there only to find two small children. They ask to use your phone to call their parents, do you accept their request? Do you let them in? Listen in for the history and lore of the BEK, including a story from one of our listeners! Instagram: @dontlookinthetrees Gmail: Merch --- Support this podcast:
They're sold on shelves along with other board games, but what makes a Ouija board so sinister? Listen in for their history, a story from a listener of possession via Ouija Board, and my own story of peril. Though it might not be in the trees, it doesn't mean you should go looking for them. Get ready for a wild ride of terror! Instagram: @dontlookinthetrees Gmail: Send us your stories! Have you had an experience with a Ouija board? What happened? How has it affected your life? We'd love to hear from you. Thanks for listening! --- Support this podcast:
Episode 1: The Wendigo

Episode 1: The Wendigo


Great big spoopy bois can't keep this chick down. Join Abbey as she reads up on the lore of the Wendigo; a ominous, hideous, repugnant beast that embodies famine and gluttony. Can you survive an encounter with one? Listen in for some tips and a harrowing encounter with the beast itself.  The Wendigo is the first on a long list of reasons why you Don't Look in the Trees. Instagram: @dontlookinthetrees Gmail: Send us your stories of encounters with the Wendigo! What did you see? What did you hear? How did you make it out? --- Support this podcast:
Ever feel like something's watching you? Have you had your hair stand on end when no one's around? Listen close and listen well. We're going to find out why.  --- Support this podcast:
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