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In this 2nd part of what's become a 3-part series, we dive deeper into the tragic events of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and how the hysteria began to rapidly spread across Salem and beyond - now in the guise of dozens of arrests and hearings with suspected witches fingered by a gaggle of mostly tee…

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We've finally come to our long promised two-parter on one of Carrie's pet interests, the Salem Witch Trials!

In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, tensions were already high. The Puritan colonists were struggling through the "Little Ice Age" devastating their crops, paranoid about being attacked by neighb…

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Halloween is SPOOKY SEASON, and Sean is kicking us off with a howlin' all-werewolf episode! We take a whirlwind tour of the mythology and history of werewolves (including skinwalkers and the Rougarou) before tackling real life monsters like Gilles Garnier and modern manwolves like the Beast of Bray…

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Dr. John Dale Cavaness was a beloved small-town doctor and respected member of his community, so there was a public outcry when he was accused of murdering his own son, Sean, for insurance money in 1984. It didn’t come out until his trial that Cavaness had murdered ANOTHER of his sons seven years b…

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Jamestown, Virginia was the first successful English settlement in North America (for the first UNsuccessful one, go check out our episode on Roanoke) - but it came close to failing completely many, many times. The worst of these failures being the tragic Starving Time.

Plagued by a deadly combina…

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In 1998 - then again, in 2000 - our world got a hero, born of another reality. A man who traveled through time to warn us of coming catastrophe. Or, maybe, just one more Internet meme spun out of control.

A man calling himself John Titor first faxed Art Bell's Coast to Coast AM program, then later…

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Natalie Wood was one of the biggest film stars of the late 50s and early 60s, starring in such classics as Miracle On 34th Street while still a child and continuing on to acclaimed roles in Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, West Side Story, and more. By 1981 her career had cooled, but s…

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If you're looking for a well-researched, yet grisly story told with a wink and a laugh...well, we have 49 other episodes we can recommend. To celebrate our big 50th episode, we wanted to do something a little different.

"Coast to Coast AM", the cream of the crop of late-night call-in shows, has b…

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King Henry VIII. Beheader of wives. Noted fat guy. Lover of turkey legs.

Henry the 8th has become a punch line, known for his break with the Roman Catholic Church over his obsession with Anne Boleyn and gradual decay into a stinking, ulcerating laughingstock by the time of his death at 55 in 1547…

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For almost as long as America's been a country, there have been stories of strange lights and objects zipping around the North American skies. This week, we've chosen some particularly intriguing tales from the New England states - Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Con…

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Theaters are places of intense emotion - the laughter of a hilarious comedy, the love of a romantic musical, the tears of an affecting tragedy. It's no wonder that these magnets for, well, drama, tend to be some of the most haunted places in the world.

From the spectral figures of the Great White …

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Satanic Panic is having something of a renaissance these past few years, and that's where we're ending our four-part series today!

Once again, whispers are flying around of a vast underground conspiracy of child abusing Satanists. But this time, it's not preschool teachers, basement-dwelling nerd…

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For part 3 in our tour of Satanic hysteria, it's 1993 and the ritual abuse panic of the '80s is coughing its last gasp in Arkansas!

Faced with the horrific murder of three young boys, West Memphis law enforcement, media and the community at large pointed the finger at three misfit, somewhat delinq…

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In lieu of our normal episode this week, enjoy an interview with ParaConn co-founders Charles Rosenay & Nick Grossmann! ParaConn is Connecticut's FIRST paranormal convention! We'll be guests at the convention this weekend (July 24 and 25) in Ansonia, CT, so to prep for 2 days of meeting, greeting,…

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Let the panic continue! Last week we showed you the origins of the 1980s Satanic Panic within a rash of alleged Satanic sex rituals at daycare centers. This week, Unloaded Questions co-host and our actual D&D Dungeon Master Nick Salese joins us in the role of resident D&D expert as we trace the Sat…

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July is the month for Satanic Panic, and Sean kicks off our four-part series with a look at the cases that set the tone for ritual abuse hysteria in the 1980s.

From the 1980 bestseller Michelle Remembers to the more than four-year-long satanic sex abuse trial surrounding McMartin Preschool in Cali…

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Throughout the many years humans have been on this Earth, we've always been prone to one problem (among many): mass hysterias.

Mass hysterias are sociological and psychological phenomena that transmit collective illusions of threats (whether real or imaginary) through a population and society as a…

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It's our very first guest star episode!

On this ep, Paul Ferrante - author of the "T.J. Jackson Mystery" paranormal YA series and dad/dad-in-law to our very own Carrie and Sean - stops by to talk ghosts. The ghosts of Gettysburg, PA, that is!

The Battle of Gettysburg was not only the bloodiest b…

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Trailer for the podcast 'Ain't it Scary? with Sean & Carrie'.

With a shared passion for history and the truth, Sean & Carrie realized they could bring their different perspectives to the world of true crime, the paranormal, conspiracies, aliens, cryptids, historical weirdness, mysteries, and all t…

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If you're like us, you couldn't focus on the two leads duking it out in Godzilla vs. Kong... because you just kept thinking, "Wait, they said 'Hollow Earth' just now, right? Like, 'The Hollow Earth,' like it's a place?"

This week, Sean takes us through the history of people thinking the Earth has …

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While hiking the Pianista trail near Boquete, Panama in April 2014, Dutch tourists Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers vanished, seemingly without a trace. Searches by local and Dutch authorities turned up nothing, and hope began to fade that the girls would ever be found. Until June, when Lisanne's bac…

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Walt Disney built an empire on family-friendly entertainment that’s grown into a modern titan of the industry - and today we’re climbing all over its seamy underbelly. Gross!

Sean zig-zags us through rumors about Walt Disney’s involvement with Nazis, the FBI and cryogenic freezers, before tackling…

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In 1985, U.K. tabloid The Sun started a frenzy of fear when they published a series of articles about a cursed mass-produced painting - dubbed "The Crying Boy" - that had been found at the sites of dozens of house fires. In each of these instances, the story was the same: families had purchased the…

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The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the high probability of advanced alien life in the universe - and the total lack of evidence for it here on Earth.

In the conclusion to our two-part series, Sean focuses on the Fermi Paradox answers that include civilizations beyond our plane…

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