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Are You Afraid of the Bark?

Author: Michelle Anne Olsen

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Do you have a fascination for things that go bark in the night? Are You Afraid of the Bark? is a paranormal podcast dedicated to animal ghost stories and other spooky four-legged topics. AYAOTB is hosted by vet tech-cum-haunted tour guide Michelle Anne Olsen.
28 Episodes
From a candle shop in Pennsylvania to a beach-town in Ontario, join AYAOTB for this exploration of the ghosts of apes and monkeys.
EPISODE 2: Black Dogs

EPISODE 2: Black Dogs


Mangy, matted fur. Big as a horse, with large, glowing red eyes. And, to top it off, an omen of death. The black dog appears as a motif across history and cultures, and is not to be trifled with.
Ready your bocks! Are You Afraid of the Bark? returns with tales of ghostly farm animals.
Episode 24 is all about the hella haunted Grand Hotel in Jerome, Arizona, whose many spirit residents include a mysterious grey spooky listener stories from Caroline and Katey!
In this episode, delve into the story of Russian witch Baba Yaga and her (potentially) helpful menagerie of animal servants.
Join your spooky hostess for this special half-episode, an exploration of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, all in honour of the Lunar New Year!
Keep warm through the polar vortex with this week’s exploration of stories of ghost dogs of the American South!
Creepypastas are horror-related legends or images that have been created via and copied and pasted around the Internet. The reason the Internet was invented was to share pictures of cats (probably). Let’s combine the two and talk about creepypastas about cats.
Last week we talked about well-known canine urban legends. This week, we take a look at how cats have gotten the short end of the urban myth stick, appearing as the villains in their own superstitions and legends.
Nothing says “Happy New Year!” like classic urban legends, right? Spine-tingling, look-over-your-shoulder-style urban legends (and one creepypasta), all featuring man’s best friend (though he isn’t always, as some of these stories can attest). Woof!
Happy holidays! This special Christmas episode of Are You Afraid of the Bark? explores animal myths and stories of the season: Yule Cat and Yule Goat and electric eels, oh my!
Turns out the sea is simply too strange to limit to one episode. Dive-in to this exploration of still more supernatural sea creatures: the terrifying taniwha, the sensuous selkie and the truly bizarre Bishop Fish.
From bloodthirsty bats to giant skunks, this week’s episode of Are You Afraid of the Bark? explores some of the stranger (and some downright terrifying) animals of Aboriginal myth and legend.
Doesn’t matter where you run, doesn’t matter where you turn: the country you’re in is liable to have its own version of the demon dog legend. But don’t despair! If you’re polite and follow the might just survive.
Episode 14 delves into the weird world of elemental spirits, and the haunting of one Ballybrig Castle in Ireland. Thank goodness for a spunky little corgi named Pickle.
In honour of Remembrance Day, Episode 13 is about the important role that animals have played in war and conflict, both in Canada and abroad.
Legend has it that the ghost of Mary Babcock's cat haunts the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse in Ohio - could a 2001 discovery be proof?
Happy Halloween, dear listeners! Why not celebrate with this decidedly witchy Episode 11, all about the ways in which animals have been used and interpreted in practices of witchcraft?
Episode 10 addresses the question of what your cat or dog is doing when they stare blankly at something you can’t see. Is this normal behaviour, or are they tuned into something paranormal?
Episode 9 is FINALLY here, all about the animal myths and legends of the Big Apple, NYC. Listen-in for unbelievable (but true!) tales of sewer alligators, super-rats and one very unfortunate circus elephant.
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