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Feb 5, 2020

Join us as we take a dip in to the beautiful broth that is Mothman (we’ll explain what that means, we promise). From the first reported sightings, to the work of Gray Barker and John Keel, and Mothman’s enduring legacy, we break down the story of West Virginia’s own Mothman. 

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Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV, Wednesday, November 16, 1966

Williamson Daily News, November 18th, 1966

Gettysburg Times, December 1st, 1966

The Case of the Chicago Mothman

How Did A Bunch Of Mythical Monsters Become Queer Icons?

Nessie Is My Girlfriend: What Is it With Queer People and Cryptids?


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about alligator attacks, death/graves, dog/animal death and mutilation, bridge collapses, aliens, government conspiracies/The Men in Black, tragedy/natural disasters/terrorist attacks, alien abduction, and  The Cold War. 


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Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, a production collective of indie audio professionals. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.