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Mysterious Midwest

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Just two bizarre babes learning about the strange and unusual happenings of the Midwest and beyond. While drinking. And eating snacks.
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This Monday we are super thrilled to bring you an episode that is a little bit lighter! Danielle tells us the legend of a creature we discovered at Cryptid Con earlier this year, the Pope Lick Monster, or the Goat Man. For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: WDRB.com, CouriorJournal.com, Wikipedia, Ranker.com, and Exemplore.com______________________As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
*Note* - Apologies for the late post! Due to flu related sicknesses, I did not realize yesterday was Monday. Oops.We're back with the Oakland County Child Killer - Part II. This week we'll dive into the suspects, and more recent developments in the case, as well as where it stands today. Obviously, all of our episodes have a content warning, but a severe content warning for this week, as we discuss crimes against children. For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: The 4-part docuseries, “Child Killer” produced by WDIV, The Killing Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer by J. Reuben Appleman, Children of the Snow, a 2-part special from Investigation Discovery, Wikipedia (just to snag some overview facts), NPR, Timothy’s sister, Catherine King’s Blog and Barry King's Blog______________________Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
This week we have a big one for you. Buckle up and grab some kleenex as Sara gets into Part 1 of The Oakland County Child Killer. This episode summarizes the crimes, gets to know the victims, and discusses the cluster that was North Fox Island. Obviously, all of our episodes have a content warning, but SEVERE content warning for this week, as crimes against children are discussed in detail.For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: The 4-part docuseries, “Child Killer” produced by WDIV, The Killing Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer by J. Reuben Appleman, Children of the Snow, a 2-part special from Investigation Discovery, Wikipedia (just to snag some overview facts), NPR, Timothy’s sister, Catherine King’s Blog and Barry King's Blog______________________Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
In our last episode before Halloween Danielle covers a few of the Midwest's most mystifying cases of Fire Poltergeists, ending with a brief history of the wickedest of evenings - Devil's Night.For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: Cool Interesting Stuff, Paranorms.com, MysteriousUniverse.org, Weird Illinois by Troy Taylor, AmericanHauntingSink.com, Strange State, Ranker.com_____________________Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 39: Spooky Michigan

Episode 39: Spooky Michigan

2019-10-1400:52:461

It's Spooky Season folks! Today we get in the mood by sharing spooky legends and lore from Weird Michigan, authored by Linda Godfrey, and part of the Weird US book series created by Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman. Turn down the lights and settle in to hear about the Ghost of Little Grace, the Witch's Chair, Hell's Bridge, and the haunted Jeffers High School.For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: Weird Michigan by Linda Godfrey, the Weird US Series from Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman_____________________Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Today we have a special announcement about a local event up top - then Danielle gets into a truly unique true crime case. Listen as she tells us about the crazy life and death of local jerk, Kenneth Rex McElroy, and the entire town that was complicit in his murder. For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: In Broad Daylight by Harry N.MacLean, AEtv.com, InsideEdition.com_____________________Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
At the beginning of this episode we recap our road trip to Cryptid Con and various adventures along the way, as well as hit you with some super fresh juggalo news. Then, Sara revisits some details from Episode 5. Could the Villisca Axe Murders have been committed by a traveling serial killer? According to Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James, you betcha. For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: The Man From the Train: Discovering America's Most Elusive Serial Killer by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James_____________________Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Though he isn't the most midwest of cryptids - he's definitely one that's close to our hearts. As we prep to go to Point Pleasant and Cryptid Con this weekend, Danielle tells us all about our favorite lepidopteran boogieman, The Mothman himself.For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: All That's Interesting, Ranker, Weird US, Cryptozoology.fandom.com, VICE News, Chicago Reader Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 35: Scary Stories

Episode 35: Scary Stories

2019-08-1900:35:021

We can have a slumber party Monday, right?! In honor of the new Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation (directed by André Øvredal, and screenplay by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, and of course, Guillermo del Toro), this week we are reading you some of our all time favorites from the classic novels. Originally released in 1981, written by Alvin Schwartz, with bone-chilling illustrations from Stephen Gammell, these spooky stories made us into the creepy ladies we are today.Resources: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (movie), Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, all images and illustrations by Stephen GammellFor images and notes related to this episode click here. Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 34: I Hate Mondays

Episode 34: I Hate Mondays

2019-08-0500:47:32

You made it! Thank you for sticking out the first bi-weekly release! This week we have something super fun coming at you. We're chatting about the Midwest's favorite lasagna-eating feline Garfield, and the man behind the cat, Jim Davis. Grab a cup of coffee, maybe your favorite teddy bear, and join us for a laugh as we all try to abide by the fat-cat credo: Life, Laziness, and the Pursuit of Pasta.For images and notes related to this episode click here. Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 33: Daisy Zick

Episode 33: Daisy Zick

2019-07-2200:48:371

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We are going to be switching to releasing episode bi-weekly for the rest of the summer. This is just to play a little bit of catch up, and ensure that we continue putting out quality content. But never fear, we're not going anywhere! This week Sara is back in action with another Michigan cold-case - the mysterious 1963 murder of Daisy Zick in Battle Creek. For images and notes related to this episode click here. Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
This week we're sans Sara due to a gross summer sickness - so Danielle's husband Jacen stands in as she recounts a northern Michigan cold case from the late 60's: The Good Hart (or Robison Family) Murders. For images and notes related to this episode click here. Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 31: Monster F**ker

Episode 31: Monster F**ker

2019-07-0801:11:092

Mary Meyer, aka Hobo Shojo, is a bisexual, biracial, and bilingual artist located in north central Ohio. She's also a witch, a wife, and mother of two gorgeous cats. Oh, and she also wants to fuck monsters. This week we are bringing you one helluva guestisode. We interview Mary about her definitions of teratophilia/xenophilia, where you can find more information about the community, key artists, and other sex-positive themes. Goes without saying for this one, but CONTENT WARNING. We discuss explicit sexual themes for pretty much the whole episode, so hold on to yer boots. For images and notes related to this episode click here. Relevant Links for This Episode: Find and follow Mary on:Her websiteInstagramTwitterVice: Slutever with Karley SciortinoAlien Egg EpisodePrimal Hardwere ToysCoey Kuhn: His SFW Twitter: http://twitter.com/coeykuhnHis NSFW Twitter: http://twitter.com/xxxenokun Shy Custis: http://www.shycustis.net/gallery.htmlHer twitter: http://twitter.com/ShyCustis Coey and Shy's joint etsy shop: https://etsy.me/2Yoo6r8 Cloud Meadow: https://www.patreon.com/CloudMeadow HowToBangYourMonster: https://my.w.tt/nUZDsyJuVX And their tumblr too: https://www.tumblr.com/search/howtobangyourmonster The good smutty demon fic: https://archiveofourown.org/works/16710790/chapters/39193528 Bad Dragon: https://bad-dragon.com-------------------Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 30: Gitchie Girl

Episode 30: Gitchie Girl

2019-07-0100:57:431

We've been light and fluffy for a few weeks around here, so it's about time to bring it down a few notches. In this weeks episode Sara talks about the 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders, and the 13 year old girl who survived it all - Sandra Chesky. Resources: Gitchie Girl: The Survivor's Inside Story Behind the Mass Murders That Shocked the Heartland by Phil & Sandy HammanFor images and notes related to this episode click here. Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 29: Spooklights

Episode 29: Spooklights

2019-06-2400:49:10

This week we chat about a popular mysterious occurence in the Midwest - Spooklights. What are these strange orbs that appear in the same place over and over again? We learn the lore behind the Paulding Light, Brewery Hill Ghost Light, The Hornet Spooklight, and the Maple Lake Lights.  Approximate Locations: Paulding Light: 46°21′08″N 89°10′43.5″WHornet Spooklight: 36° 56.62´ N, 94° 47.227´ WFor images and notes related to this episode click here. Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 28: A Great Big Man

Episode 28: A Great Big Man

2019-06-1700:37:52

Today we talk about the Midwest's most well known tall (literally) tale - Paul Bunyan. Danielle recounts the history of this most exaggerated gent, while we debate his birthplace, and his relationship with his life-long pal, Babe the Blue Ox.For images and notes related to this episode click here. Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram 
We're back with another PAWsitively awesome Guestisode this week! If you've ever listened to a single episode of Mysterious Midwest before, you know that we both have a huge soft spot for animals. Join us for a chat with Patience, who is the Foster Coordinator for New Hope Pet Rescue - a local animal adoption agency whose mission is to provide a means to place unwanted, adoptable animals into appropriate, loving homes. We talk about what it takes to become a foster family, the highs and lows of working with dogs, and how you can help make a difference in your community. We also learn that interviews are a bit ruff when they're with your pals because you just get really excited to talk about dogs - but who can blame us?Visit New Hope Pet Rescue on all the things: www.newhopepetrescue.comAmazon WishlistFacebookInstagramYou can also find Patience on instagram at bentle67 and doggienamedfishFor images and notes related to this episode click here. Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram 
This week we kick things off with a local story about a man from Perry, Michigan, who re-created the MK-1 Integrated Moon Suit just for funsies. Then we bring it back to the mysterious by diving into the origin story of the infamous Rhinelander Hodag - one of the Midwests most popular cryptids! Plug your nose, and hug your white bulldogs tight - this is a fun one!City Pulse article on Dave Busch: lansingcitypulse.comFor images and notes related to this episode click here. Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
We're back for Part II on Insane Clown Posse! This week we kick things off with the ultimate Faygo taste test, learn about all the albums on Deck 1, and do a deep dive on Juggalo culture.For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.comBecome a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Woop Woop! This week we have Part 1 of our very first two-part episode! Danielle takes a deep dive into the most hated band in America - Detroits own Insane Clown Posse. Part 1 covers the childhood history of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, and the criminal heavy beginnings of ICP.For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.comBecome a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwestAs always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER!Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode. Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
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Kelsey Brown

Meat Connections almost killed me with laughter. At least no one ate me.

May 1st
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Keith Keusch Jr.

Good stuff

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Chad Becker

Leeches!!! Stand By Me is the movie I think of.

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Kaylynn Hendricks

Love these ladies!! Episode 1 was hilarious and I'm excited for more!!

Jan 4th
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Danielle C

We're pretty cool, you should check us out. 😂

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