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Simply Strange uncovers and analyzes some of the weirdest unsolved mysteries out there. Cold cases, aliens, monsters, paranormal activity, if it will give you goosebumps and keep you awake at night, then we'll probably talk about it eventually!
29 Episodes
The Cecil Hotel was opened in 1927 by hotelier William Banks Hanner. Hanner envisioned the hotel as a West Coast getaway for the aristocratic elite. However, his plan was never quite given the opportunity to come to fruition. Soon after the Cecil Hotel opened it's doors, The Great Depression struck and the Cecil's halls began to fill with vagrants, addicts, and worse. Before long, the Cecil Hotel began to be known not for it's socially elite clientele, but instead for the seemingly endless stream of tragedies that began to occur there.This is the story of the Cecil Hotel Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:
Over a handful of nights in 1903, a strange bat-like monster made several appearances in the small town of Van Meter, Iowa. It was seen by an assortment of trusted, honest members of the community. It defied explanation. Then, just as suddenly as it had appeared, it disappeared, leaving the people of Van Meter to speculate just what exactly they had seen on that string of eerie fall nights.This is the story of the Van Meter Visitor. You can check out Twisted Britain here - Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:  Happy STRANGEOWEEN.
In 1804, the Bell family moved from North Carolina to Tennessee in search of fertile land with a little extra elbow room for their growing family. And they found it. But, they also found something else... a mysterious force that would torment them for many years to come.This is the story of The Bell Witch. Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:  Stay Strange :)
In March of 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh was awarded a charter by the Queen. His instructions were to discover, hold, and occupy the new lands to the west - this was to be the first permanent English settlement in North America. But, things did not go quite as smoothly as Raleigh would have hoped. His colonists struggled with poor weather, disease, lack of supplies, and strained relationships with local Native American tribes. His colony was doomed to fail, but no one knows exactly why.This is the story of America's oldest mystery - the lost colony of Roanoke. Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:  Stay Strange :)
In 1976, Mary Gillespie received an anonymous letter in the mail. This letter, with no return address and written in untraceable, block lettering, seemed to know things about Mary that no one should have known. And it was not a friendly letter. Over the coming years people all across Circleville would receive these letters, thrusting the town into a constant fear that they were being watched and, eventually, with deadly consequences.This is the story of the Circleville Letters You can check out The Unseen Podcast here - Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:  Stay Strange :)
In Southeastern Massachusetts there is a 200 square mile stretch of land that has earned itself a reputation as a breeding ground for spooky and sometimes sinister events. Phenomena reported in The Bridgewater Triangle run the gamut from aliens to cryptids to ghosts, and a few things that are far worse. No one knows exactly what is behind the disturbances, but one thing is for sure... If you find yourself in The Bridgewater Triangle, it's best to keep a weather eye out.You never know what is lurking in the darkness. Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram: boingggg
In the 1920's, there was a war raging in rural Pennsylvania. A war between good and evil, between folk healing and malicious hexes, and this war had the potential to have a devastating effect on those who were unfortunate enough to be caught in the crossfire.  This is the story of John Blymire. Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:
Legend has it that, hidden away deep in Arizona's Superstition Mountains lies a lost gold mine. Once upon a time it belonged to man named Jacob Waltz who, on his deathbed, revealed its location. Despite that, though, the mine has evaded discovery ever since Jacob's death. But, it's not for a lack of trying - in fact, hundreds of people have since set out in search of the lost mine, and many of them are met with disastrous results.This is the story of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. You can check out Murder and Such here - Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:  Stay Strange :)
In the late 1800's, the entire family of George Brown slowly succumbed to a horrid disease that ate away at their bodies. At first it just seemed that the Brown family had exceptionally bad luck, but as time went on and the illness worsened, people began to wonder if there was more to the story. Soon their search for answers led them beyond the grave.This is the story of Mercy Brown.  You can check out Murder Mile here - Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:  Stay Strange :) 
In December of 1872, a merchant ship was discovered floating aimlessly about in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with its crew nowhere to be found. There was no sign of foul play, nor were there any clues at all as to why exactly the crew abandoned their ship and, to this day, it remains one of the most fascinating mysteries of the high seas. This week we tell the story of Mary Celeste. Support:Patreon: 2strange2furious2
In 1829, the McDonald family began to experience a bizarre string of events with life changing consequences. Over the years, dozens of people witnessed flying rocks and spontaneous fires breaking out - yet, even today, there is no explanation as to what exactly happened there and the McDonald family's tormentor remains one of Canada's most perplexing tales. This week we tell the story of the Baldoon Mystery. Support:Patreon: strangelyfe
According to Algonquian folkore, the Wendigo is a terrifying, emaciated monster with glowing red eyes and decaying skin - like it has just crawled out of a shallow grave. But, while it is certainly physically imposing, the true danger of the Wendigo lies in the effect that it can have on the mind.This week we tell a collection of Wendigo tales.You can check out Pretend Radio here - Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram: Keep it secret. Keep it strange. 
In 1970, Clarence Roberts hit financial rock bottom. He was a proud and previously successful man, and he was desperately looking for a way to pull his family out of debt. It seemed that he was willing to do just about anything to get there. But what he did, exactly, we will likely never know.This is the story of Clarence Roberts. You can check out Southern Spirits here - Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:  Stay Strange :) 
The 1800s were a time when superstition ran wild through the Irish countryside, but as the century began to come to a close, more and more people were getting an education and many superstitions were beginning to fade away. That being said, there were still plenty of people who held onto the beliefs of old, and sometimes this could have disastrous consequences.This is the story of Bridget Cleary. You can check out Southern Gothic here - Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram:  Stay Strange :) 
Legend has it that, in the 16th century, a clan of inbred cannibals ravaged the Scottish countryside, killing hundreds and disappearing without a trace. Their reign of terror lasted for 25 years.Today we tell the story of Sawney Bean. You can check out Beyond Bizarre True Crime here - Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram: Music:No one to credit for this week because I made all the music for this episode. Wow! Hopefully it doesn't suck. I might put it on Patreon or Soundcloud or something at some point. If anyone would have any interest in downloading the music I compose for the show, let me know and I'll get that figured out. Stay Strange :) 
In May of 1957, a terrible tragedy struck the Pollock Family when young Jacqueline and Joanna Pollock were hit and killed by a crazed woman attempting vehicular suicide. Their parents were mortified. They had no idea what to do, so they did anything they could to help cope with the grief of losing both their daughters. Ultimately, John Pollock turned to religion - specifically reincarnation. He came to believe that someway, somehow, his girls would return to him and, as crazy as it may seem, they did. Or at least he believes that they did.This week we tell the story of the Pollock Twins. Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram: Music:Lonely Path - Aaron Hayes: - Whitesand: - Ross Bugden: Part 3 (Just Floating in Time ) - Co.Ag: Lost - Co.Ag: of Life - Whitesand:
In 1760s France, a terrible beast ran amok through the countryside, killing indiscriminately. Those who managed to see it and survive to tell the tale described the beast as being a massive, wolf-like creature with reddish fur, glowing eyes, massive teeth, and dark lips that curved back into a sinister grin.This week we tell the story of The Beast of Gévaudan. Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram: Music:The Dreamer - Federico Aldinucci: Days - Co.Ag: - Co.Ag: Rage - Co.Ag: myuu:
In 1977 the Hodgson Family began to notice some very strange things around their house - unexplainable noises, moving furniture, flying objects, and... much more. As time went on and the phenomena grew more powerful, the Hodgsons began to attract a great deal of attention from the media and paranormal enthusiasts, which eventually led to the case becoming one of history's most well known and well documented poltergeist incidents.This week, we explore the unbelievable true story of the Enfield Poltergeist. Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram: Music:I Was Always Right Here - Darren Curtis: of Silence - Uniq: - Whitesand: Sky is On Fire - Co.Ag:  Dark Rooms - Co.Ag: - Ross Bugden:
In 1735, deep in the pine forests of New Jersey, Mrs. Leeds gave birth to her thirteenth child. As the legend goes, mere moments after being born the cursed child underwent a dreadful transformation, growing horns and wings, before unleashing it's fury on everyone in the room. After it's victims were sufficiently maimed, the abominable creature launched itself up and out the chimney, disappearing into the woods, where some say it remains to this day.The Jersey Devil is one the most well known and well documented cryptids in all of the cryptid kingdom, and today, we tell it's story! Support:Patreon: Connect:Instagram: Music:My Dark Passenger - Darren Curtis: Go - CO.AG: Fascinating World - CO.AG: are Witches Among Us - CO.AG: - CO.AG:
In February of 1959, a group of experienced hikers were camping in the Ural Mountains when something happened - something that spooked them to the point that they tore their way out of their tent and ran down a mountain in subfreezing temperatures without so much as bothering to put shoes on. When their bodies were eventually found by rescuers, it was determined that six of the hikers had died of hypothermia, while the remaining three all sustained strange blunt force injuries, similar to what would be expected in a car crash. Their deaths were eventually ruled to have been the results of "a compelling natural force."The death of hikers at Dyatlov Pass remains one of history's most mysterious events, and speculation has run wild over the years, with theories as to what caused them to flee their tent ranging from an avalanche, to a yeti attack, to a feud between the KGB and the CIA. Thanks to CO.AG Music for the awesome background tracks in this episode! You can check them out here: Patreon:
Comments (8)


fan of this show

Nov 1st


Good listen

Oct 25th


great show

Sep 22nd

Shannon Brannigan

🎊Happy 20th Episode!🎉

May 23rd

Shannon Brannigan

Really enjoy your storytelling, thank you!

May 9th
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Matthew Engel

love the channel PJ

Dec 2nd
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