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Superduperstitious

Bringing you the science behind the supernatural

A podcast about the paranormal, the credibility of the creepy, and the science of the spooky, Superduperstitious is a podcast that looks at the mysterious world of the paranormal and says, "Wait. What?" Hosts Wyatt Shell... More
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2019-7-18

Episode 74 – Ho, Dag!

Ep. 74

It was only a matter of time before Superduperstitious submitted to the siren song of frontier folktales, so at long last, it’s a full episode of fearsome critters!


Hold on tight for this breathless thrill ride through the utter lunacy that is American lumberjack mythology (and also learn way more science than this topic could possibly warrant). You’ll hear all about the boob-loving German ancestor of a western staple, you’ll witness an abomination so pathetic that it just kinda melts when looked at, and you’ll even get some diet advice that involves driving your head through trees.


Also, if you’ve ever wondered how hard you’d have to slap somebody to instantly turn them to a gas, that, too is all covered in this hoot — nay, this dungavenhooter — of an episode of Superduperstitious!


EPISODE LINKS


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/superduperstitious


Lumberwoods tales: http://www.lumberwoods.com


Jackalope: https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/jackalope/

Wolpertinger: http://hoaxes.org/animals/comments/wolpertinger

Goofus bird: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goofus_bird

Splinter Cat: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fclw/splintercat.html

Teakettler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teakettler

Central American Whintosser: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fclw/whintosser.html

Squonk: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fclw/squonk.html

Tripodero: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fclw/tripodero.html

Hodag: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodag

Dungarvon Whooper: http://bit.ly/DungarvonWhooper

Dungavenhooter: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fc/dungavenhooter.html

Physics help: http://bit.ly/DungavenhooterPhysics

2019-7-18

Episode 74 – Ho, Dag!

Ep. 74

It was only a matter of time before Superduperstitious submitted to the siren song of frontier folktales, so at long last, it’s a full episode of fearsome critters!


Hold on tight for this breathless thrill ride through the utter lunacy that is American lumberjack mythology (and also learn way more science than this topic could possibly warrant). You’ll hear all about the boob-loving German ancestor of a western staple, you’ll witness an abomination so pathetic that it just kinda melts when looked at, and you’ll even get some diet advice that involves driving your head through trees.


Also, if you’ve ever wondered how hard you’d have to slap somebody to instantly turn them to a gas, that, too is all covered in this hoot — nay, this dungavenhooter — of an episode of Superduperstitious!


EPISODE LINKS


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/superduperstitious


Lumberwoods tales: http://www.lumberwoods.com


Jackalope: https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/jackalope/

Wolpertinger: http://hoaxes.org/animals/comments/wolpertinger

Goofus bird: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goofus_bird

Splinter Cat: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fclw/splintercat.html

Teakettler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teakettler

Central American Whintosser: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fclw/whintosser.html

Squonk: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fclw/squonk.html

Tripodero: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fclw/tripodero.html

Hodag: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodag

Dungarvon Whooper: http://bit.ly/DungarvonWhooper

Dungavenhooter: http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fc/dungavenhooter.html

Physics help: http://bit.ly/DungavenhooterPhysics

2019-7-11

Episode 73 – In the Weeds on the Meat Man

Ep. 73

Superduperstitious is back at it again! And “it”, in this particular instance, means “supernatural/ghosty stories”. Superduperstitious is back at supernatural/ghosty stories again. It works.


Wyatt leads in, first with a PSA about being Satan (don’t), then with the SOUL-WRENCHING TERROR that is the Hotel Monte Vista. This Arizona getaway contains very nearly a dozen ghosts, and all of them DO STUFF, which is of course, just, so scary. And all the staff are great with babies.


Then, following an extra special update on the Phantom of the Chicago (featuring none other than the Fire Killa himself), Jake explores the phenomenon of the witching hour. Can ghosts and demons tell time? What time is it right now? Shit, that late already? Am I still up writing this thing? Damn.


Hang some steaks on the chandelier and get some damned sleep, it’s Superduperstitious time!


EPISODE LINKS


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/superduperstitious


Virginia PSA: http://bit.ly/SDSPSA1


Superduperstitious Field Reports: https://www.superduperstitious.com/fieldreports


Wyatt’s story


Hotel Monte Vista: https://www.hotelmontevista.com/site/page/view/ghostStories

TripAdvisor: http://bit.ly/MonteVistaReviews


Jake’s story


Early morning cat stare down: http://bit.ly/fuzzy_lanius

Scratching and knocking on my door at 3 am: http://bit.ly/green_thumb_witch

First usage of “witching hour”: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/witching-hour

Significance of 3: https://www.tuftandneedle.com/resources/what-is-the-witching-hour/

Significance of 3 is maybe bullshit: http://www.icysedgwick.com/witching-hour/

International Journal of Dream Research: http://bit.ly/Luke-Zychowicz-2014

Final witching hour story: http://bit.ly/Static42069

2019-6-27

Episode 72 – Have Doughnut

Ep. 72

The world is full of weird, and Superduperstitious is determined to visit it all! To that end, here are a couple more stops along that journey through the strange.


First, Jake takes us to Siberia, 1989, where Soviet scientists dug a hole ALL THE WAY TO HELL. Did their borehole really reach something infernal? The intense heat they encountered might have something to say about it, as would the screaming OH DEAR GOD THE SCREAMING. But also fact-checking is a thing, though surely that has no relevance here. At any rate, stay tuned for a surprise non-appearance by special guest Tom Waits!


Following a hearty beer review that was definitely not pre-recorded, Wyatt ventures to Nevada, home to the most famous of all top secret locations: Area 51. Full of aliens, secrets, and secret aliens, Area 51 sure is a secretive, alien-ful place! That, or maybe experimental military technology is just something that it makes sense to hide from the general public? Nah, it's for sure all aliens.


Have a nice trip, see you next HELL — and tune in for this brand new episode!


EPISODE LINKS


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/superduperstitious


Jake’s story


Screams of the damned (SO LOUD): http://bit.ly/VOLUMEDOWN

Squirrel Nut Zippers palate cleanser: https://youtu.be/yS2IBMQIjDo

Rich Buhler's Well to Hell article: https://www.truthorfiction.com/drilltohellfacts/

Weekly World News: http://bit.ly/OilHell


Wyatt’s story


Live Science: http://bit.ly/LiveScience51

Popular Mechanics: http://bit.ly/PopMech51

SETI opinion: https://www.space.com/ufos-real-but-not-alien-spaceships.html

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/area51/

2019-6-20

Episode 71 – The 411 Part II: The 4-1-1

Ep. 71

Part II of this Superduperstitious Special Report seeks to finally answer the age-old question: Why come all these peoples be missing?


Last week, we heard about the disappearance of a small child and the watertight case for his having been abducted by a Sasquatch, instead of something real happening to him. We also heard the account of one teen’s near miss when he almost got 411’d SO HARD by a phantom woman in the woods. Luckily, a former police detective is on the case, gathering just the facts and definitely not fabricating a conspiracy in order to sell books. And now this week, it’s science time!


In this conclusive installment, Wyatt and Jake break down the mythos behind the Missing 411 phenomena, examine real Search and Rescue protocol, and try in vain to enjoy a beer without being interrupted by haunted casino game paraphernalia. All this, plus a final evaluation of the man, the mustache, the legend: David Paulides — on this episode of Superduperstitious!


EPISODE LINKS


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/superduperstitious


FBI Bigfoot report: https://vault.fbi.gov/bigfoot/bigfoot-part-01-of-01/view


CanAm Project/Missing 411: https://www.canammissing.com

Maine Search and Rescue: http://mainesearchandrescue.org/

Real SAR opinion: http://bit.ly/411SAR

Paulides interview: https://youtu.be/oEoW12BInDA


“Florida Man” phenomenon: http://bit.ly/FLConfirmationBias

Wansink scandal: https://nyti.ms/2RsGJYy


Aeon essay on rationality: http://bit.ly/RationalityAeon


The 10 Most Deadly National Parks: http://bit.ly/OutsideDeadly

Search and Rescue protocol: http://bit.ly/OutsideSAR

2019-6-6

Episode 69 – Nice

Ep. 69

Things were feeling just TOO SANE around here, so it’s once again conspiracy time on Superduperstitious!


Following a few words from some podcast pals, Jake leads in with a story he thought had been put to bed, but which instead proved to be decidedly still up and about and wanting a glass of water and a midnight snack and SOME ANSWERS, DAMN IT. How did the 2008 appearance of a dead raccoon on a beach on Long Island cause over a decade of freaking out? Because it looked weird and it was in Montauk — what more reason do you need?


Then, after a mandated segment of drinking godawful cocktails, Wyatt tells the story of David Icke, former footballer and conspiracy theorist extraordinaire. Yep, he’s the “lizard people control the world” guy. Yep, a whole damned lot of people believe his stuff. The least we can do is see what he’s on about!


This week is full of reptilian royals, Montauk monsters, secret cover-ups, and The Unbearable Icke-ness of Being. Are you happy now, Collin?! It’s time for Superduperstitious!


EPISODE LINKS


Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/superduperstitious


That’s Weird: http://www.thatsweird.org/


Jake’s story


Montauk Monster: http://www.montauk-monster.com/

Alternate link: http://bit.ly/MontaukAlt

Monster photo #1: http://bit.ly/MMphoto1

Monster photo #2: http://bit.ly/MMphoto2

The Hour article: http://bit.ly/MontaukHour

Loren Coleman’s take: http://bit.ly/ColemanRaccoon

Comment section: http://bit.ly/MontaukComments

Raccoon solution illustration: http://bit.ly/AGoddamnedRaccoon


Wyatt’s story


David Icke: https://www.davidicke.com

Reptilian NWO: http://bit.ly/ReptilianNWO

Royal family: http://bit.ly/RoyalFamilyLizards

More Icke-ness: http://bit.ly/Ickeness