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Author: Dr. Kelly Ruggles and Sarah Cox

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Where science meets the paranormal: A Believer, A Scientist, and the things that go bump in the night.

Sarah Cox and Dr. Kelly Ruggles explore the tales and the truth behind all things strange and unexplained--join them as they laugh, drink, argue, and get pushed outside their comfort zones.
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Join us today for a terrifying, depressing and somehow funny voyage into all things La Llorona -- aka 'the weeping woman', a child stalking madwoman who OBVI has postpartum psychosis like a mofo. We have so many insane stories in this episode, so get in here!  Email us stories! I MEAN IT, email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References: La Llorona, Wikipedia La Llorona, the weeping woman of the southwest US Theater screens La Llorona instead of Detective Pikachu The Return of La Llorona, Texas Observer Postpartum Depression, Wikipedia Postpartum info, from the CDC Scholarly articles on Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression in men The creepy island of the dolls!!!!  Youtube vids of the island of the dolls Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!  
47: Bizarro News Roundup

47: Bizarro News Roundup

2020-01-3100:20:54

Sarah reads the strangest stuff sometimes, and lucky you, she shares it with you this week. Join her in another solo episode to hear about endangered sea fairies, talking mummies and how dark matter might be information which means GHOSTS DEFINITELY EXIST.  We love you, so email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References: Scottish fish farm rejected because FAIRIES Sexy Archaeologists make a mummy speak! Information has mass and dark matter = ghosts Stop Worrying! There probably is an afterlife by Greg Taylor
Today we explore the insane, disturbing and occasionally frickin adorable world of mass psychogenic disorders, aka Mass Hysteria. Meowing nuns, dancing plagues, dogs and cats living together!! MASS HYSTERIA!!! Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References:  The mysterious dancing mania and mass psychogenic illness  Tarantism, dancing mania and demonopathy (via pub med) 15 cases of mass psychogenic disorder Ghost haunts toilet in Bangladesh, sends thousands into mass panic  Why does mass hysteria affect mostly women?  Mass hysteria at a New York high school Mirror Neurons are frickin awesome  Women in the middle ages (spoiler: kinda sucked) Life as a nun in the middle ages (spoiler: mostly sucked) Gender and women's mental health (via the WHO)  
Today Sarah gives us a solo look at Ed and Lorraine Warren, the original ghost busters! They're also the most adorable demonologist couple ever, though some say they're nothing but money hungry publicity hound charlatans. What do you think? Let us know! Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Wiki entry on the Warrens The Warrens' website (omg guys it's so bad I feel bad) Atlas Obscura article Criticisms of the Warrens The Strange Afterlife of Ed and Lorraine Warren Connecticut Mag profile of the Warrens Annabelle (gulp) The Perron Family Haunting Amityville Amityville ghost boy photo (get it away!) The Warren Werewolf case The Devil made me do it case Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps
44: Listener Stories take 2

44: Listener Stories take 2

2020-01-1000:36:15

We have SO MANY AWESOME stories for you on our second listener stories episode. Thanks everyone for writing in and please keep the stories coming! Dolls, dog, football, cat, door, floor, lamp. Email us stories! I MEAN IT, email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: The free sleep paralysis show (The Nightmare, 2005) The costs-money sleep paralysis show with an effects budget (The Nightmare, 2015) The Mutter, a 'medical oddities' Museum Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps
People seem to experience time-slips all of the time, but is it really just a troupe of victorian era cosplayers or heaps of concentrated hallucinogenic flora? Or could it be actual wormholes because PHYSICS! Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References:  Slips in time and space. By Rosemary Ellen Guiley  Time storms. By Jenny Randles  The Moberly Jourdain time slip  An Adventure. By C. A. E Moberly  Other time slip stories from Mysterious Universe Salvia divinorum aka drug bush!What is Space-Time? By Adam Mann Scientists dismiss the idea of travel through wormholes. By RUDN University  Are wormholes real? By Sabrina Stierwalt Time Travel Via Wormhole Breaks the Rules of Quantum Mechanics. By Bill Andrews  ‘We can build a real time machine’ By Thomas Scheidl  Stephen Hawking hosted a party for time travelers, but no one came. By Mark Kaufman  Time Traveller photos Swiss ring found in unsealed Ming era tomb Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course, the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps  
What’s more christmasy than a kid devouring, giant tongued goat demon carrying a hell-bound basket?  Pretty much everything! But we’re here for all you christmas haters with some Krampus love. We are here for you, email us whatever you want: stories@zeropercentscared.com References: The Origin of Krampus, Europe’s Evil Twist on Santa. Where Did Krampus Come From? The Untold Truth of Krampus. Krampus: Saint Nicholas’ Dark Companion SantaCon: https://www.santacon.info/ Andrewsarchus “Superb Skull of a Gigantic Beast” Relationship of Cetacea (Artiodactyla) Among Mammals: Increased Taxon Sampling Alters Interpretations of Key Fossils and Character Evolution Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps
Santa is a macroscopic quantum particle! Join us as we discuss the weird world of real Santa sightings! Also, happy holidays and how you guys doing? We are here for you, email us whatever you want: stories@zeropercentscared.com References: How St Nick became Santa Claus encounters Foo Fighters Norad's Santa Tracker The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer. David Mikkelson  Rebuttals to the above (SANTA SCIENCE!!!) Proof that Santa Exists by Henry Gee  Double slit experiment explained! By Jim Al-Khalili  About.com Santa Sightings stories Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps
40: The Winchester Mansion

40: The Winchester Mansion

2019-12-1200:36:43

And the “Most Amazing House in the Galaxy” award goes to... the Winchester Mystery House! But from what we can tell, probably not haunted. Ghosts, what are you waiting for? Move into this joint. Prime. Real. Estate. Sarah Winchester Getting lost makes the brain go haywire by Will Hunt.  The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel by Michael Bond. Professor Kate Jeffrey Ghost Adventures Winchester mansion episode (warning: so dumb)
Coral Castle is a relatively unknown marvel of the world, in the dangly part of Florida, made by a tiny malnourished tubercular man all by himself. Tons and tons of giant carved stone placed in this creepy love shrine either through some sort of alien magic, antigravity or maybe just magnets?  Also, do book  club with us! We’re reading “The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity” by Nick Cook Email us anti-gravity secrets! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Coral Castle: Eccentric Immigrant or Pyramid Imitator Alex Jefferson. Mathematical Model of Edward Leedskalnin’s Perpetual Motion Holder. (2013) Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics Are perpetual motion machines possible? Leedskalnin’s Perpetual Motion Holder Coral Castle Museum Mystery of the Coral Castle Explained A haunting monument to love. Or aliens. Or limestone. How Maglev Trains Work NASA tests a plane that is very very quiet https://www.wired.com/story/nasa-cuts-airplane-noise/ Mysterious Universe anti-gravity episode Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps
Happy Thanksgiving to all you awesome people! To celebrate, we’re covering the Lost Colony of Roanoke and what sounds like a whole bunch of people getting yelled at to hurry the eff up to get into boats. Email us with your creepy deathbed words at stories@zeropercentscared.com References: BuzzFeed The Mysterious Disappearance of Roanoke Colony What happened to the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke National Geographic Have we found the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island?  La Virginea Pars map Science Magazine Archaeologists start a new hunt for the fabled Lost Colony of the New World NY Times The Roanoke Island Colony: Lost and Found?  The Lost Colony of Roanoke: 8 Theories About the Mysterious Island and Its Inhabitants Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps
Guardian angels are rad, even if they’re just hallucinations from the temporoparietal junction. Say yes to ghostly love hugs, no to floating intestines. This week we're talking about Guardian Angels and the 3rd man effect. Email us with encounters YOU have had with these ghost-bros! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: The Third Man Factor by John Geiger NPR's take on the book Surveys of Angelic belief in AmericaShackleton the amazing explorer guy Shackleton and his 'fourth presence'T.S. Elliot's poem, "The Waste Land" (based loosely on Shackleton's experience) The Strange World of Felt Presences from the Guardian Autoscopic phenomena: case report and review of literature (2011) Induction of an illusory shadow person (2006) Feeling of presence in Parkinson's disease (2010) VIDEO: Turkish shopkeeper saved by 'guardian angel' The Rescue of Baby Lily: Is this baby proof angels exist? VIDEO: Who called out to baby Lily's Rescuers? Felt Presence: the uncanny encounters with the numinous Other (2010) FIND US ONLINE! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps
36: Black Eyed Rude AF Kids

36: Black Eyed Rude AF Kids

2019-11-1500:44:58

Guys, eyes are the CREEPIEST. Do you know what’s creepier than just normal eyes? Giant iris black eyes. On children. Like bad willow, but eerie AF. Join us today as we cover BLACK EYED KIDS, and just FYI you're totally allowed to slam the door in their creepy little faces.  Hey y'all, we'd love for you to subscribe and tell your friends! You can use this link: https://plnk.to/Zps And email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Brian Bethel's Black Eyed Kids account (on the wayback machine so scroll down) Black Eyed Kids!!! AHHHH!!!!! Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (pic of the cutest terror child ever) Aniridia  Adie Syndrome Pupil Dialation and Fear Black Eyed Children by David Weatherly I let the black eyed kids inside and now I'm dying Hungry Ghosts Another Terrifying BEK encounter  
According to the internet, every single bridge is haunted. But the most haunted of the bridges is definitely bunnyman bridge. Sounds cute right? Well jokes on you, because that bunny has an axe and isn’t afraid to use it. But let’s be honest, still pretty cute. Hey y'all, we'd love for you to subscribe and tell your friends! You can use this link: https://plnk.to/Zps And email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Article on Bunnyman Bridge! Haunted Roads and Bridges Man in a bunnysuit sought in fairfax Goatman Bridge, super haunted! The train tracks where very helpful ghost kids push you out of danger Liminal spaces, in general Liminal spaces and the paranormal High Place Phenomenon: The urge to jump off of bridges, explained! Haunted Bridges: 300 of Americas Creepiest Crossroads Video: Love locks being removed from Paris Bridge A lockpicker's org (Toool) take on love locks      
34: Let's Do Clowns Tonight

34: Let's Do Clowns Tonight

2019-10-3100:40:04

First of all: HAPPY HALLOWEEN MY PEOPLE! Second: It’s unanimous, nobody likes clowns. Or Disney World. OK fine that last one is just Kelly, but the clown thing is real. Especially when they’re trying to murder you. Let’s phase out the clowns, people. Phase them out. Email us, peeps! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Big ups to Sparrow Sounds Studios, our fabulous theme music creator Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nations Weirdest WOnders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures. By Loren Coleman Clown bar fight video Why Clowns Creep Us Out by Frank McAndrew On the Nature of Creepiness. McAndrew and Koehnke A review of empirical evidence on different uncanny valley hypotheses: support for perceptual mismatch of one road to the valley of eeriness. Katsyri et al. Uncanny but not confusing: Multisite study of perceptual category confusion in the Uncanny Valley. Mather et al. Decoder Ring: Clown Panic The disturbing true story of the pied piper of Hamelin Wrinkles the Clown The Wrinkles News Story   Find Us Online: If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can check out our website too! Also, email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com
Join us as we discuss the true(ish) Amityville Horror story! Did demonic forces drive the Lutz family from their murder house? Get the facts and Kelly's review of the movie here! Spoiler -- she isn't a fan. Also, email us, peeps! stories@zeropercentscared.com References:  The Amityville Horror Movie The Amityville Horror, by Jay Anson Jody the pig From the Archives: The ‘Amityville Horror’ murders 40 years later Slaying of family in spooky Long Island House inspired ‘The Amityville Horror’ The Real Amityville Horror Amityville Horror house sells for $605K Polygraph tests How credible are lie detector tests? Inconclusive: The truth about lie detector tests The Amityville Ghost Boy Photo (holy crap so creepy)  
Have you seen Pet Sematary? No? Cool definitely keep it that way. We have some NUTS animal stories for you. Nature is metal. Ghost dogs are metal.  email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Pet Sematary: Old Pet Sematary: New Eastern State Penitentiary's Ghost Dog Pep Eastern State Pen is also haunted So many black ghost dogs, good lord The Black Demon Dog of Bungay Zombie Racoons!! Hairworm and Zombie Crickets!!! Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (Zombie ant fungus) Briarosaccus Callosis (Parasitic Castration and Zombie Crabs) Rats and toxoplasma gondii (aka love struck zombie rats) Mike the Headless Chicken (WHAT THE WHAT!) The Monkey Haunted Candle Shoppe (no lie) The TV Episode (season 1, episode 1) The Investigation of the above...
GUYS. We're back and it's the most paranormal month of the year! Tune in to hear about how the Zombie Apocalypse is definitely inevitable and all about crazy drugs that apparently you can only get in Florida.  email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com The Serpent and the Rainbow Tetrodotoxin, the Zombie drug Clairvius Narcisse Three Haitian Zombie Medical Stories Key and Peele - White Zombies CDC Zombie Preparedness   Zombie research society  Why? The Podcast: Zombie Research Society  Smith T., Zombie infections: epidemiology, treatment and prevention. (2015) BMJ  What's a prion?  Steven Schlozman - The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse  Pandemic Plague inc Top places to live in zombie apocalypse  Dead Snow: Zombie NAZIS!!! Crazy Florida Drug Zombies Rudy Eugene story Flakka the insane zombie drug Johnson et al., Nodding syndrome may be an autoimmune reaction to the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. (2017) Science Translational Medicine  Scopolamine Kuru  Zombie pig brains 
30: Mad (Cool) Scientists

30: Mad (Cool) Scientists

2019-09-1300:38:00

Nobel laureates totally dig the paranormal!! Ok maybe just a few of them do...but still.  We talk about Francis Crick’s love of panspermia, Charles Richet’s devotion to extrasensory perception, and Ray Kurzweil’s tech predictions and commitment to immortality. Also we are going on vacation for two weeks, so don’t cry (too much). As always, keep the emails coming! stories@zeropercentscared.com   References: Directed Panspermia Missing Molybdenum Speigleman's monster Venter institute Planet Simulator Charles Richet, Sarah's psi hero Ectoplasm Ray Kurzweil on what the future holds next! 2029: Singularity Year - Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Ray Kurzweil Ramez Naam Nexus Trilogy series Silicon Valley's quest to live forever John Carreyrou, Bad Blood: Secrets of a Silicon Valley startup    
We have a real astrologer with us today, Kristina Semos! Kristina specializes in astrology and essential oils and schools us on the planets, the truth about daily horoscopes and getting all your energy crap “on sale”. Note: Episode was recorded in July 2019, astrological comments may no longer apply! Check more about her here: www.astrooils.com  We love hearing from you, so email us, peeps! stories@zeropercentscared.com   And tell your friends, we love friends (but we love you more).   References: Astrooils instagram: https://www.astrooils.com/instagram Chocolate and Nobel prizes Lavender and sleep  
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