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The Box of Oddities

John Elliott and Kat Walls

True Crime, Comedy, Society & Culture, Strange, My Favorite Murder, Paranormal, Scared To Death, Bizzare, And That's Why We Drink

52.8K Ratings

Overview

The Webby Award-winning “Box of Oddities" is a podcast that delves into the strange and mysterious aspects of our world, exploring topics ranging from bizarre medical conditions to unsolved mysteries, and from paranormal phenomena to strange cultural practices from around the world. With a focus on oddities, curiosities, and the macabre, each episode is a journey into the unknown, where hosts Kat and Jethro Gilligan Toth share their love for unusual stories and inject their humor and commentary. From the strange history of medical practices to chilling true crime stories, to natural (and unnatural) events, "The Box of Oddities" satisfies your thirst for the weird and the unusual, offering an informative and entertaining look into the dark and mysterious corners of our world. JIMMY KIMMEL, ABC-TV says, "Should you be the type who has an interest in weird stuff, this is a fun thing to allow in your head!"  “Truth is stranger than fiction, and the Box of Oddities is the strangest of all!” -SLUGGO, SIRIUS XM LITHIUM “Kat & Jethro wring humor from bizarre, macabre and perplexing places.” -BOSTON MAGAZINE

669 Episodes

The Inbox Of Oddities #014

The Inbox of Oddities is a special bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. In this unique episode, we share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced, making The Inbox of Oddities a must-listen bonus episode for anyone who enjoys the bizarre and unexplainable. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2024

#630: Handlebars And Whisky Bottles

Welcome to another mind-bending episode of The Box of Oddities! In this week's adventure, we delve into the mysterious realm of synchronicity with the incredible tale of Hugh Williams and the jaw-dropping coincidences that surrounded his name. Then, we take a plunge into the depths of the bizarre as we explore the strangest of recursive lakes, where reality seems to fold in on itself in a mesmerizing display of natural wonder. But wait, there's more! We uncover the electrifying mystery surrounding Nikola Tesla and the tantalizing question: Did this genius inventor actually communicate with beings from beyond our world? And finally, prepare to be amazed by the extraordinary life of Lillian Bland, a trailblazing figure whose daring exploits and unconventional achievements defy the constraints of her time. Join hosts Kat and Jethro on this unforgettable journey through the weird and wonderful, where every twist and turn will leave you questioning the very fabric of reality. Tune in now and prepare to expand your mind with The Box of Oddities! If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #013

The Inbox of Oddities is a special bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. In this unique episode, we share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced, making The Inbox of Oddities a must-listen bonus episode for anyone who enjoys the bizarre and unexplainable. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

#629: Jurassic Hip Hop

Unearth the mysteries of prehistoric roars as science deciphers what dinosaurs sounded like, only on this captivating episode of The Box of Oddities! Dive deep into the intriguing world of royal beekeepers and the age-old tradition of communicating with bees when the queen passes. Plus, discover the groundbreaking revelation of vast frozen water reservoirs found on Mars' equator, reshaping the future of space colonization. And don't miss the awe-inspiring tale of Tammy Oldham's incredible survival against all odds. Tune in now for a whirlwind of science, history, and survival on The Box of Oddities podcast! If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2024

Freak Family Favorites #009

The Penis Museum and Animal Heros Join us for a thrilling ride as we invite the members of the Freak Family to the helm. In this special edition, they take you on a whirlwind tour through the depths of our vast catalog, revealing their absolute favorite stories from the world of the bizarre, mysterious, and utterly captivating. These Freak Family hosts have scoured the archives to curate a collection of the most mind-bending and inexplicable tales you've ever heard. Whether you're a seasoned fan of the Box of Oddities or a newcomer to the world of the peculiar, this bonus episode is your passport to the extraordinary. Get ready to unravel the unexplained, and join us for Freak Family Favorites. If you would like to host your favorite Box of Oddities episode, Just record on your smartphone who you are, where you’re from, what your favorite story is and why …and anything else you would like to share. Then email it to [email protected] If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2024

#628: Things One Shouldn't Keep In A Hatbox

AI Unlocks The Past, Baby Farming, the incredibly manipulative Bowerbirds, and Homo Floresiensis, Do "Hobbitt People" still exist in the remote jungles of Indonesia? Unlock the secrets of the bizarre and the extraordinary with this week's episode of The Box of Oddities! Join hosts Kat and Jethro as they dive into the depths of history, mystery, and the downright peculiar. First up, prepare to be amazed as we explore the groundbreaking revelation that artificial intelligence has cracked the code of the ancient Herculaneum scrolls, revealing insights from a time lost to the ashes of Vesuvius. Discover how technology is unraveling the mysteries of the past as never before! Then, brace yourself for a chilling journey into the dark and twisted tale of Minnie Dean, the notorious Baby Farmer of New Zealand. Uncover the shocking details of her crimes and the haunting legacy she left behind. But the oddities don't end there! Could it be possible that the diminutive Homo Floresiensis, long believed extinct, still roams the remote jungles of Indonesia? Join us as we delve into the fascinating debate surrounding the existence of these enigmatic "Hobbit People." And finally, prepare to be charmed by the captivating world of the Bowerbirds, where intelligence and creativity meet in a dazzling display of courtship. Explore the remarkable ways these avian architects woo their mates with intricate constructions and cunning manipulation. Don't miss out on this eclectic mix of history, mystery, and marvels! Tune in to The Box of Oddities and embrace the weirdness! 🎧 #BoxOfOddities #AncientHistory #TrueCrime #Cryptozoology #AnimalBehavior #Podcast If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 May 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #012

"The Inbox of Oddities" is a bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. We share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings that you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange, funny, and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

#627: For The Love Of Robots

In this wildly bizarre and fascinating episode of Box of Oddities, we take you on a thrilling ride through some of the most peculiar and chilling tales. First, meet the doctor who, in the name of science, went to the extreme lengths of licking his patient’s internal organs. Yes, you read that right! Discover the macabre and the curious in equal measure. Next, we dive into the mysteries of a newly emerging virus released from the thawing Siberian permafrost. Is it a dormant threat waiting to unleash havoc, or just a relic of ancient times? Our journey continues to a haunted amusement park with a sinister past. This park’s dark history is filled with eerie tales and spine-chilling occurrences that will leave you questioning reality. Finally, we explore the early days of forensic science. Learn about the pioneering methods and curious cases that shaped the foundation of this crucial field. Join us for an episode that promises to be as odd as it is captivating. Subscribe and listen now to uncover these extraordinary stories only on Box of Oddities! If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 May 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #011

The Inbox of Oddities is a bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. We share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

#626: An Unusual Passion For Pudding

The Box of Oddities, where we dive deep into the weird, wonderful, and downright bizarre corners of human existence. In this episode, we're exploring a quartet of extraordinary tales that will leave you both amazed and unsettled. First, the incredible true story of a woman who received a life-saving diagnosis from an unexpected source: the voices in her head. Discover how this seemingly supernatural phenomenon led to the discovery of a hidden brain tumor, defying medical explanation and highlighting the mysterious power of the human mind. Next, we delve into the eerie case of Rosalia Lombardo, the child mummy who defies the passage of time. Learn about the remarkable preservation techniques that have kept Rosalia's body eerily intact for over a century and the unsettling detail that sets her apart from other mummified remains: she blinks. Then, the astonishing survival story of Shreya Siddanagowder. Against all odds, Shreya defied death in a harrowing ordeal that pushed the limits of human endurance. From the jaws of tragedy, she emerged victorious, a testament to the indomitable spirit of the human soul. And finally, we confront the chilling phenomenon of Submechanophobia, a fear that lurks beneath the surface of our subconscious. Explore the primal dread inspired by partially or fully submerged man-made objects, from sunken ships to hidden structures, and unravel the psychological mysteries behind this unsettling phobia. Join us as we journey into the depths of the human experience, where the strange and extraordinary await at every turn. Welcome to The Box of Oddities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Freak Family Favorites #008

Join us as our Freak Family hosts scour the archives to curate a collection of the most mind-bending and inexplicable tales you've ever heard. This Time on Freak Family Favorites, we exhume two remarkable tales from the depths of the bizarre: "The Ghosts on Mount Everest" and "Mike, The Headless Chicken." In our first feature, we ascend the icy slopes of Mount Everest, where the world's tallest peak holds more than just breathtaking views. Explore the chilling accounts of climbers encountering otherworldly apparitions amidst the unforgiving altitude. Are these spectral visitors remnants of lost souls or manifestations of the mountain's ancient mystique? Tune in as we unravel the haunting mysteries that linger in the thin air of Everest's summit. Then, prepare to be captivated by the unbelievable saga of Mike The Headless Chicken. Against all odds, this plucky fowl defied death and symbolized resilience. From his miraculous survival to his unexpected celebrity status, discover the astonishing journey of a chicken who refused to be defeated by adversity. Join us as we celebrate the indomitable spirit of poultry. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

#625: Undulating Through Viscous Hydrocarbons

Welcome to another fascinating episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we dive into the weird, wonderful, and downright bizarre. In this episode, we explore four distinct and captivating topics that will leave you questioning the very fabric of reality. First, we venture into the depths of space to ponder the age-old question: Is there life on Saturn's largest moon, Titan? Join us as we unravel the mysteries of this enigmatic celestial body and speculate on the possibility of extraterrestrial existence. Next, we delve into the heart-wrenching tale of Mao Yin, a young boy who vanished without a trace, leaving behind a mother determined never to give up hope. Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster of his mother's relentless search for answers in the face of unimaginable adversity. Then, we take a chilling journey through the haunted halls of Kempton Park Hospital, where echoes of its dark and twisted past linger in the shadows. From ghostly apparitions to unsettling encounters, discover this abandoned institution's spine-tingling history and its eerie secrets. And finally, we lighten the mood with a dose of laughter as we explore the hilarious origins of the Box Wars. From cardboard chaos to epic battles of wit and whimsy, learn how this quirky phenomenon has captured the imagination of people around the world. Tune in to The Box of Oddities podcast for a mind-bending blend of curiosity, intrigue, and the unexplained. Don't miss out on these four captivating tales that will leave you spellbound and craving more. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #010

The Inbox of Oddities" is a bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. We share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

#624: A Giant Penguin Stole My Sandwich

In this week's journey into the bizarre and extraordinary, join Kat and Jethro as they delve into the realms of immortality, paranormal history, ancient music, and cryptid mysteries. 🔬 *Segment 1: Eternal Youth or Menace? The Immortal Jellyfish* Discover the astonishing tale of the Turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish, and its potential implications for humanity's quest for longevity. Could this enigmatic creature hold the key to extending human life, or are unforeseen consequences lurking beneath its eternal allure? Explore the science and speculation behind this fascinating phenomenon. 👻 *Segment 2: Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary: Tales of Terror* Enter the chilling world of Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, a place steeped in history and haunted by the echoes of its tumultuous past. From its origins as a formidable prison fortress to the ghostly whispers that linger within its walls, uncover the spine-tingling tales of inmates, wardens, and specters that continue to haunt this notorious institution. 🎵 *Segment 3: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Sistrum* Journey back to ancient Egypt and unlock the secrets of the sistrum, a mystical musical instrument with the power to transcend dimensions. Delve into its sacred significance, its role in religious rituals, and the tantalizing possibility that it served as an acoustic gateway to realms beyond the mortal realm. Could the sistrum hold the key to unlocking ancient mysteries? 🐲 *Segment 4: The Clearwater Monster: Legend or Reality?* Explore the history of Clearwater Beach and uncover the truth behind the legend of the Clearwater Monster. From eyewitness accounts to local legend, separate fact from fiction as you explore the enigmatic creature that was said to lurk beneath the waves. Is the Clearwater Monster merely a figment of imagination, or does something genuinely monstrous dwell beneath the surface? Tune in to The Box of Oddities for a whirlwind adventure through the strange, the mysterious, and the unexplained. From immortal jellyfish to haunted penitentiaries, ancient instruments to legendary creatures, prepare to embark on a journey where curiosity knows no bounds! 🎩✨ This Box Contains the following ingredients: Immortal jellyfish, longevity, Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, haunting, paranormal, sistrum, ancient Egypt, musical instrument, dimension, Clearwater Monster, cryptid, folklore If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #009

The Inbox of Oddities is a special bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. In this unique episode, we share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced, making The Inbox of Oddities a must-listen bonus episode for anyone who enjoys the bizarre and unexplainable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

#623: It Will Melt Your Eyeballs

Welcome, Freaks, to another mind-bending episode of The Box of Oddities. Join Kat and Jethro as they unearth the most bizarre and extraordinary tales from the annals of history and beyond. In today's eclectic journey, we delve into four distinct oddities that will leave you questioning reality. First up, prepare to be mystified as we unravel the enigma of King Umberto's doppelganger. Explore the uncanny tale of a ruler who encountered his own mirror image with eerie consequences. Could it be a case of mistaken identity or something far more inexplicable? Tune in to find out! Then, journey back to World War II as we recount the ingenious tactics of Nils Boer, who outwitted the Nazis using something known as "The King's Water." Discover the extraordinary lengths one man went to in order to deny the Nazis from looting his laboratory. But our odyssey doesn't end there. Brace yourselves for a spine-chilling exploration of the haunted history lurking along Shades of Death Road. From ghostly apparitions to unsolved mysteries, this infamous stretch of asphalt holds more than its fair share of dark secrets. And finally, prepare your palate for a culinary adventure like no other as we uncover some of the world's most eccentric dining establishments. From dining with snakes to feasting inside a giant tree, these peculiar eateries redefine the meaning of "dinner with a twist." So, grab your headphones and join us as we embark on another unforgettable journey through the weird and wonderful on The Box of Oddities podcast. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe for your weekly dose of the extraordinary! 🎩✨ #Oddities #WeirdHistory #Podcast #BizarreTales #KingUmberto #Nazis #ShadesOfDeathRoad #EccentricDining If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

Freak Family Favorites #007

Join us for a thrilling ride as we invite the members of the Freak Family to the helm. In this special edition, they take you on a whirlwind tour through the depths of our vast catalog, revealing their absolute favorite stories from the world of the bizarre, mysterious, and utterly captivating. These Freak Family hosts have scoured the archives to curate a collection of the most mind-bending and inexplicable tales you've ever heard. Whether you're a seasoned fan of the Box of Oddities or a newcomer to the world of the peculiar, this bonus episode is your passport to the extraordinary. Get ready to unravel the unexplained, and join us for Freak Family Favorites. If you would like to host your favorite Box of Oddities episode, Just record on your smartphone who you are, where you’re from, what your favorite story is and why …and anything else you would like to share. Then email it to [email protected] If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

#622: The Devil Has Poor Eyesight

Join Kat and Jethro as they delve into the extraordinary on this episode of The Box of Oddities podcast. First, travel with us across the globe as we uncover the intriguing tradition of wish-making. From tossing coins into fountains to tying ribbons on trees, discover the diverse ways different cultures express their deepest desires. Next, prepare to be captivated by the chilling tale of Huntsville's Dead Children's Playground. This eerie locale near Maple Hill Cemetery harbors a dark history and whispers of spectral activity. Kat and Jethro explore the mysteries shrouding this haunting playground and the spine-tingling encounters reported by visitors. Then, brace yourself for a miraculous story that defies explanation. Journey to Beatrice, Nebraska, where the Westside Baptist Church bore witness to an inexplicable event. Amidst the rubble of a devastating explosion, a series of astonishing coincidences left the community questioning the boundaries of fate and chance. Finally, venture deep into the heart of the Amazon as we uncover the legend of Yacumama, the colossal serpent said to prowl its murky waters. From ancient folklore to modern-day sightings, unravel the enigmatic tales surrounding this mythical creature and its enduring presence in Amazonian lore. Tune in to this episode of The Box of Oddities for a captivating exploration of wishes, miracles, and the enigmatic creatures inhabiting our world's fringes. Prepare to be astonished, intrigued, and perhaps even a little unnerved by the strange and unexplained phenomena that await. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #008

The Inbox of Oddities is a special bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. In this unique episode, we share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced, making The Inbox of Oddities a must-listen bonus episode for anyone who enjoys the bizarre and unexplainable. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

#621: Hands On Influencer Gods

Dive deep into the enigmatic realm of ancient civilizations as we uncover the secrets of The Annunaki in this episode of The Box of Oddities podcast. Who were they, and what role did they play in shaping humanity's history? Join us as we explore the intriguing theories surrounding this ancient extraterrestrial race and their influence on our world. But the mysteries don't stop there. Prepare to be captivated by our exploration of strange neurological conditions that manifest in bizarre and bewildering ways. From rare disorders that defy medical explanations to inexplicable phenomena of the human brain, we'll take you on a journey through the stranger side of neuroscience. And in an exclusive interview, we're joined by Dr. Steven Novella, renowned skeptic and host of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe. With multiple appearances on esteemed platforms such as NPR's All Things Considered, The Dr. Oz Show, and The History Channel, Dr. Novella brings a wealth of expertise to our discussion. Tune in as we delve into the world of skepticism, critical thinking, and the importance of questioning extraordinary claims. Join hosts Kat and Jethro as they navigate the curious corridors of human history, science, and skepticism in this thought-provoking episode of The Box of Oddities. Prepare to be intrigued, challenged, and entertained as we uncover our world's weird and wonderful aspects. This Box contains the following ingredients: Annunaki, ancient civilizations, neurological conditions, bizarre phenomena, Dr. Steven Novella, skepticism, critical thinking, NPR, The Skeptics Guide to the Universe, strange history, unexplained mysteries. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

Freak Family Favorites #006

Join us for a thrilling ride as we invite the members of the Freak Family to the helm. In this special edition, they take you on a whirlwind tour through the depths of our vast catalog, revealing their absolute favorite stories from the world of the bizarre, mysterious, and utterly captivating. These Freak Family hosts have scoured the archives to curate a collection of the most mind-bending and inexplicable tales you've ever heard. Whether you're a seasoned fan of the Box of Oddities or a newcomer to the world of the peculiar, this bonus episode is your passport to the extraordinary. Get ready to unravel the unexplained, and join us for Freak Family Favorites. If you would like to host your favorite Box of Oddities episode, Just record on your smartphone who you are, where you’re from, what your favorite story is and why …and anything else you would like to share. Then email it to [email protected] If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

#620: Poltergeist Shoe Thief

Step into the bizarre and unearthly with this episode of The Box of Oddities! Join hosts Kat and Jethro as they journey through the enigmatic depths of history, mystery, and the supernatural. Dudleytown: Village of the Damned* Delve into the chilling legend of Dudleytown, an abandoned village steeped in tales of cursed inhabitants and inexplicable disappearances. Uncover the eerie secrets lurking within its shadowy confines and ponder the mysteries that continue to shroud this infamous locale. Crusader Curiosities: Tales from the Holy Wars* Venture back to the tumultuous era of the Crusades as we explore the peculiar and perplexing events that unfolded amidst the clash of civilizations. Discover the strange side of history's most epic religious conflicts, from curious encounters to how we make bread. The Redemption of Santae Tribble* Witness the extraordinary journey of Santae Tribble as he navigates the turbulent waters of redemption, forgiveness, and second chances. From wrongful conviction to eventual exoneration, his story serves as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of redemption. A Haunting Poltergeist Saga: Unveiling the Unseen* Prepare to be captivated by a spine-tingling tale of a couple who found two bodies buried in their backyard that resulted in paranormal activity as we recount a real-life encounter with a mischievous poltergeist. Explore the eerie realm where the supernatural intersects with our world, from inexplicable phenomena to chilling manifestations. Tune in to The Box of Oddities and embrace the strange, the uncanny, and the unexplained. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, there's something for everyone in this eclectic journey through the weird and wonderful. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #007

The Inbox of Oddities" is a bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. We share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

#619: A Magical Liopleurodon

Journey into the bizarre with The Box of Oddities podcast as we unravel four intriguing tales from around the globe. Join hosts Kat and Jethro as they explore the enigmatic life of Karolina Olsson, delve into the courageous actions of Miriam Rodriguez, uncover the mysteries of Barsa-Kelmes, and reveal the remarkable financial autonomy of the Order of Poor Claires. Karolina Olsson's story begins with whispers of an unusual affliction that plagued her, leading to a series of perplexing events that continue to baffle historians to this day. Then, learn about Miriam Rodriguez, a fearless woman who took justice into her own hands after facing tragedy, sparking a debate on the blurred lines between vengeance and righteousness. Next, brace yourself for the chilling tale of Barsa-Kelmes, the mysterious island of no return lurking amidst the desolate expanse of Kazakhstan's Aral Sea. Hear tales of vanished civilizations, eerie landscapes, and inexplicable phenomena that have shrouded this island in an aura of intrigue for centuries. And finally, discover the intriguing financial practices of the Order of Poor Claires, an ancient sisterhood that defied societal norms to gain control over their economic destinies, showcasing the power of determination and faith in the face of adversity. Join us for a spellbinding journey through the extraordinary and the unexplained, only on The Box of Oddities podcast. Tune in now to satisfy your curiosity and uncover the secrets of the world's most peculiar phenomena. This Box contains the following ingredients: Karolina Olsson, Miriam Rodriguez, Barsa-Kelmes, Order of Poor Claires, mysteries, enigmatic, bizarre, vigilante justice, financial autonomy, unusual affliction, vanished civilizations, Kazakhstan, Aral Sea, sisterhood, determination, faith, unexplained. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

Freak Family Favorites #005

Join us for a thrilling ride as we invite the members of the Freak Family to the helm. In this special edition, they take you on a whirlwind tour through the depths of our vast catalog, revealing their absolute favorite stories from the world of the bizarre, mysterious, and utterly captivating. These Freak Family hosts have scoured the archives to curate a collection of the most mind-bending and inexplicable tales you've ever heard. Whether you're a seasoned fan of the Box of Oddities or a newcomer to the world of the peculiar, this bonus episode is your passport to the extraordinary. Get ready to unravel the unexplained, and join us for Freak Family Favorites. If you would like to host your favorite Box of Oddities episode, Just record on your smartphone who you are, where you’re from, what your favorite story is and why …and anything else you would like to share. Then email it to [email protected] If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

#618: The Weight Of A Dressed Pig Carcass

Step into the extraordinary with The Box of Oddities podcast! This captivating episode delves into four intriguing and bizarre topics that will leave you spellbound. First, we unravel the enigmatic USS Stein Incident, where a naval vessel encountered a mysterious force lurking in the ocean's depths. Join us as we explore the eerie details and uncover the truth behind this strange maritime anomaly. Next, we journey to the Nordic regions to uncover the peculiar tradition of leaving babies outside in the winter cold. Discover the cultural significance and surprising benefits of this age-old practice that continues to baffle and intrigue. Then, prepare to expand your mind as we discuss the Kardashev Scale of civilization and contemplate mankind's potential future. From Type I to Type III civilizations and beyond, we ponder the technological advancements and cosmic possibilities that await humanity. And finally, we uncover the chilling tale of Asa Snow, a man who shocked the world by digging up his own deceased family. What drove him to such a macabre act? Join us as we unravel the mystery and explore the dark depths of human psychology. Climb into The Box of Oddities podcast for a mind-bending journey through the weird and wonderful world of the unexplained. Don't miss out on this eclectic mix of curiosities and oddities that will leave you both amazed and bewildered. This Box contains the following ingredients: USS Stein Incident, Nordic baby tradition, Kardashev Scale, future of mankind, Asa Snow, strange, bizarre, mysterious, unexplained, curiosity, oddity, macabre, folklore, paranormal, phenomenon, maritime, culture, civilization, psychology. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

The Inbox Of Oddities #006

The Inbox of Oddities is a special bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. In this unique episode, we share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced, making The Inbox of Oddities a must-listen bonus episode for anyone who enjoys the bizarre and unexplainable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

#617: Who Said He Was Headless?

Crawl into The Box of Oddities as we journey through mysterious and peculiar tales. In this episode, we explore the depths of history and the supernatural and intriguing phenomena that will leave you spellbound. First, join us as we uncover a 125-year-old murder mystery that sends chills down the spine. Straight from Kat's hometown of Bucksport, Maine, this tale unravels the secrets of a bygone era, filled with intrigue, suspense, and unanswered questions. Next, prepare to be amazed by Cindy Paulson's incredible survival story. Against all odds, Paulson's harrowing experience defies belief and showcases the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable adversity. But the mysteries don't end there. We turn our attention to the eerie phenomenon known as the Gurdon Light. From ghostly apparitions to unexplained sightings, this mysterious light has baffled locals and intrigued paranormal enthusiasts for generations. Finally, we explore the bizarre and fascinating world hidden within our own bodies. You won't believe what's waiting to be discovered in your navel. Prepare to be shocked as we uncover the unexpected secrets lurking beneath the surface. Join hosts Kat and Jethro as they navigate these captivating tales, blending history, science, and the supernatural in true Box of Oddities fashion. Tune in for an exploration of mystery and intrigue that will leave you questioning the very fabric of reality. This Box contains the following ingredients: Box of Oddities, podcast, mysteries, murder mystery, survival story, Cindy Paulson, Gurdon Light, paranormal, navel, enigma, supernatural, history, unexplained phenomena, bizarre tales, Kat, Jethro. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #005

"The Inbox of Oddities" is a bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. We share the weird and wonderful stories from our audience's lives, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

#616: Tender Cabbage Moments

In this Box, we uncover the chilling tale of the Paris Morgue. This institution served as both a repository for the deceased and a macabre form of entertainment during the Victorian era. Prepare to be shocked by the eerie allure of this morbid spectacle. Then, journey with us across the globe as we explore the peculiar terms of endearment found in different languages, revealing their often surprising and sometimes downright bizarre translations. From "Fatty" to "My Little Cabbage," discover the quirky ways people express affection worldwide. But our exploration doesn't stop there. We'll take you to the heart of a strange tradition in a distant land, where barrels of tar are set ablaze and carried through the streets in a mesmerizing spectacle that dates back centuries. Join us as we uncover the origins and rituals behind this odd celebration. And finally, we venture deep into the jungles of Peru to unravel the mysteries of the ancient ruins of Chachapoyas. Explore the secrets of this lost civilization, from their towering fortresses to their intricate burial sites, and uncover the fascinating stories hidden within these ancient stones. Join hosts Kat and Jethro for a journey beyond the ordinary, where the strange and the extraordinary await at every turn. Tune in to The Box of Oddities and let your curiosity run wild. This Box contains the following ingredients: Oddities, podcast, Paris Morgue, Victorian era, language, terms of endearment, festival, burning barrels of tar, Peru, Chachapoyas, ancient ruins, curiosity. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

The Oscars And The Dark Side Of Hollywood

In this glittering episode of Box of Oddities, we roll out the red carpet for an Oscar week special, diving deep into the shadowy corners of classic Hollywood. We kick off with the jaw-dropping shenanigans of The Bundy Drive Boys—a legendary ensemble that boasted icons like John Barrymore, Errol Flynn, and W.C. Fields. Adding a personal touch to this segment, W.C. Fields's great-grandson, TJ Fields, and great-granddaughter-in-law, Amy Fields, join us to recount an uproarious family tale. The intrigue intensifies in our second segment as we dissect one of the most titillating controversies ever to ensnare an Academy Award-winning actress. We're thrilled to welcome the hosts of "From Beneath The Hollywood Sign," Nan McNamara and Steve Cubine, to the show. McNamara, an accomplished actor, writer, director, and producer, and Cubine, a filmmaker and the writer/producer behind the 2018 Primetime Emmy Award-winning series "Break a Hip," lend their insider expertise to unravel the sordid details of the Mary Astor scandal. Tune in for an episode packed with forbidden tales and whispered secrets as we unveil the darker side of the silver screen's golden age—only on Box of Oddities, where the bizarre becomes the norm and history comes alive in the most unexpected ways. Don't miss this journey through the underbelly of old Hollywood glamour! If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 February 2024

#615: A Quasar Named Denise

Join us for a trip into the bizarre and unexplained with this episode of The Box of Oddities! First, we dig into the eerie phenomenon of mysterious sky trumpets that have baffled scientists and sparked theories across the globe. From haunting sounds in the sky to perplexing witnesses. Next, we uncover the peculiar ailment known as Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, where reality distorts into surreal proportions, echoing the fantastical world of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Join us as we explore the mind-bending experiences of those affected by this mysterious condition. Then, brace yourself for a chilling account of the exorcism of Latoya Ammons, a case that sent shivers down the spines of skeptics and believers alike. Unravel the terrifying events that unfolded in a small Indiana town and ponder the mysteries of the supernatural. Finally, prepare to have your mind blown as we unveil the discovery of a colossal reservoir of water nestled within a quasar, millions of light-years away from Earth. Explore our universe's cosmic wonders and ponder this extraordinary find's implications. Tune in to The Box of Oddities for the strange, the mysterious, and the unexplained. Dare to venture into the unknown with us! This Box contains the following ingredients: Box of Oddities, podcast, mysteries, sky trumpets, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, exorcism, Latoya Ammons, water reservoir, quasar, bizarre, unexplained. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

#615: A Quasar Named Dennis

Join us for a trip into the bizarre and unexplained with this episode of The Box of Oddities! First, we dig into the eerie phenomenon of mysterious sky trumpets that have baffled scientists and sparked theories across the globe. From haunting sounds in the sky to perplexing witnesses. Next, we uncover the peculiar ailment known as Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, where reality distorts into surreal proportions, echoing the fantastical world of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Join us as we explore the mind-bending experiences of those affected by this mysterious condition. Then, brace yourself for a chilling account of the exorcism of Latoya Ammons, a case that sent shivers down the spines of skeptics and believers alike. Unravel the terrifying events that unfolded in a small Indiana town and ponder the mysteries of the supernatural. Finally, prepare to have your mind blown as we unveil the discovery of a colossal reservoir of water nestled within a quasar, millions of light-years away from Earth. Explore our universe's cosmic wonders and ponder this extraordinary find's implications. Tune in to The Box of Oddities for the strange, the mysterious, and the unexplained. Dare to venture into the unknown with us! This Box contains the following ingredients: Box of Oddities, podcast, mysteries, sky trumpets, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, exorcism, Latoya Ammons, water reservoir, quasar, bizarre, unexplained. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

Women Who Defied Shocking Odds

Welcome to The Box of Oddities podcast, where we celebrate the extraordinary, the unconventional, and the downright bizarre! In honor of International Women's Month, join hosts Kat and Jethro as they spotlight the awe-inspiring tales of badass women who defied the odds and left an indelible mark on history. In this special episode, curated by The Freak Family, prepare yourself for astonishing stories of courage, resilience, and determination. From the trailblazing entrepreneur Madam CJ Walker, whose pioneering spirit and business acumen shattered barriers and transformed industries, to the remarkable wartime exploits of Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya, who single-handedly took on enemy tanks in World War II, earning her the title of the "Fighting Girlfriend." But the inspiration doesn't end there! Brace yourself for the awe-inspiring saga of the all-women WWII pilots of the 588th Night Bomber Aviation Regiment - famously known as The Night Witches. These fearless aviators defied expectations and enemy fire as they flew daring bombing missions under the cover of darkness, striking fear into the hearts of their adversaries with their precision and skill. Join us as we delve into these extraordinary tales of resilience, tenacity, and triumph against all odds. From haircare moguls to frontline warriors, these women prove that greatness knows no bounds and that the most unexpected heroes often emerge from the shadows. Tune in to The Box of Oddities as we honor the remarkable legacy of these incredible women and celebrate their enduring impact on history. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

#614: Baby Steps To The Elevator

In this episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, we embark on a journey through the realms of the peculiar and enigmatic. Join Kat and Jethro as they delve into four captivating topics guaranteed to leave you intrigued and spellbound. First, prepare to be amazed as we unravel the mysteries surrounding SETI and the infamous "Wow! Signal." Discover the story behind this astonishing interstellar transmission that continues to baffle scientists and ignite imaginations worldwide. Next, brace yourself for a chilling exploration into the dark history of the Orphan Train. Uncover the haunting tales of children sent westward searching for new homes, only to encounter unforeseen abuse. Join us as we delve into this harrowing chapter of American history. Then, prepare to enter the shadowy world of conspiracy and intrigue with our investigation into the mysterious arcade game Polybius. Could this seemingly innocent pastime have been a clandestine government experiment designed to manipulate minds? Join us as we separate fact from fiction and explore the eerie lore surrounding this infamous urban legend. Finally, we spotlight strange and unusual jobs from around the world. You wouldn't believe some of the unusual and unconventional careers that are available. Join us as we celebrate the diversity and quirkiness of the human experience. Prepare to be transported to the edge of reason and beyond with The Box of Oddities podcast. Subscribe now for your weekly dose of the bizarre and extraordinary. This Box contains the following ingredients: SETI, Wow! Signal, extraterrestrial communication, space mysteries. Orphan Train, orphanage, American history, true crime, tragedy. Polybius, urban legend, conspiracy theory, mind control, arcade game, unusual jobs, odd professions, career oddities, unique occupations. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

Inbox Of Oddities: #004

"The Inbox of Oddities" is where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. We share our audience's weird and wonderful stories, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings that you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

#613: Oregon, Owls, and E.T.s

Join us on another mind-bending journey through the realms of the bizarre and the unexplained. In this episode of The Box of Oddities, we delve into four distinct tales that will leave you questioning reality. First, we unravel the haunting legend of the Bandage Man. This enigmatic specter has haunted the roads of the Pacific Northwest for decades, leaving terrified witnesses in its wake. Discover the chilling origins and spine-tingling encounters associated with this elusive entity. Next, we uncover a shocking discovery hidden in the depths of the 130-year-old Oregon State Hospital. Beneath its storied halls lay a dark secret waiting to be unearthed. Join us as we unravel the mysteries lurking within its basement walls and confront the secrets of the past. Then, we shed light on the extraordinary world of owls and their mysterious allure. Beyond their striking appearances lies a wealth of ancient symbolism, cultural significance, and fascinating behaviors. Explore the depths of owl mythology and uncover the hidden truths behind these enigmatic creatures. Finally, we journey into the realm of pop culture and unearth E.T.s buried in the New Mexico desert. Over 700,000 copies of the infamous Atari video game E.T. have been laid to rest in a New Mexico landfill. Join us as we unravel the fascinating story behind this surreal event and explore the enduring legacy of a gaming legend. From ghostly apparitions to forgotten relics and cryptic creatures, this episode is a journey into the unknown that you won't want to miss. Tune in to The Box of Oddities and prepare to be amazed. This Box contains the following ingredients: Oddities, paranormal, mysteries, legends, folklore, strange tales, ghosts, unexplained phenomena, mysterious discoveries, owl symbolism, pop culture oddities, Atari E.T. burial, Oregon State Hospital, Bandage Man legend. If you would like to advertise on The Shallow End with Schnebly and Toth, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

Freak Family Favorites: #002

Join us for a thrilling ride as we invite the members of the Freak Family to the helm. In this special edition, they take you on a whirlwind tour through the depths of our vast catalog, revealing their absolute favorite stories from the world of the bizarre, mysterious, and utterly captivating. These Freak Family hosts have scoured the archives to curate a collection of the most mind-bending and inexplicable tales you've ever heard. Whether you're a seasoned fan of the Box of Oddities or a newcomer to the world of the peculiar, this bonus episode is your passport to the extraordinary. Get ready to unravel the unexplained, and join us for Freak Family Favorites. If you would like to host your favorite Box of Oddities episode, Just record on your smartphone who you are, where you’re from, what your favorite story is and why …and anything else you would like to share. Then email it to [email protected] If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2024

#612: A Mollusk With A Sharp Chisel

Join Kat and Jethro for another mind-bending episode of The Box of Oddities podcast! This week, we're diving deep into the strange and unusual, exploring four incredible topics that will leave you in awe. First, we unravel the mysteries of the "Stone Tape Theory." Is it possible for inanimate objects to record and playback past events? Discover the eerie phenomena and the science behind it as we venture into the unexplained. Next, we take you on a journey to uncover the enigmatic "Chatata Wall Inscriptions." The ancient writings that have baffled historians and archaeologists alike. Join us as we delve into the secrets hidden within these mysterious inscriptions, their significance, and their surprising origin, Then, we unveil a fascinating scientific theory about how Pythia, the legendary oracle of Delphi, summoned her visions. Was it the magic, rituals, or something entirely different? Tune in to explore this captivating aspect of ancient history. And finally, we bring you the incredible story of how scientists have defied time itself by resurrecting a 32,000-year-old plant. It's a tale of scientific marvel and wonder that will leave you questioning the boundaries of life and death. Join us on this journey of the bizarre, as we explore the Stone Tape Theory, The Chatata Wall Inscriptions, Pythia's visions, and the resurrection of an ancient plant. Don't miss out on this episode packed with oddities and surprises! Subscribe, rate, and share The Box of Oddities podcast to keep the curiosity flowing. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #003

The Inbox of Oddities" is a bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. We share the weird and wonderful stories from our audience's lives, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings that you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2024

#611: Gas Station Dominican Cuisine

In this episode of the Box of Oddities podcast, we delve into four extraordinary tales that will leave you both puzzled and intrigued. Join Kat and Jethro as they explore the enigmatic world of the unknown, uncovering the secrets behind The Mysterious XYZ Gravestone, the fascinating biological evolution of the Bajau People, the perplexing case of The Isdal Woman, and the chilling disappearance of Alex Batty. 🪦 **The Mysterious XYZ Gravestone**: Enter the realm of the inexplicable as we unravel the story behind a cryptic gravestone with the letters XYZ etched in stone. What is the meaning behind these enigmatic initials, and why does this tombstone continue to baffle historians and curious onlookers alike? 🌊 **The Bajau People's Unique Evolution**: Journey to the depths of the ocean as we explore the astonishing adaptation of the Bajau people, often referred to as "Sea Nomads." Discover how these remarkable individuals have developed incredible biological traits that allow them to live a life intimately connected to the sea. 🕵️‍♀️ **The Isdal Woman**: Uncover the chilling mystery of a woman found dead in the remote Isdalen Valley of Norway. With false identities, coded messages, and a trail of unanswered questions, this unsolved case has baffled investigators for decades. What secrets did she carry to her grave? 🚪 **Alex Batty's Strange Disappearance**: Prepare to be both mystified and disturbed by the baffling case of Alex Batty, a young man who vanished without a trace. Explore the eerie circumstances surrounding his disappearance and the puzzling clues left behind. Get ready for an episode packed with intrigue, curiosity, and riddles that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Join us as we venture into the unknown on the Box of Oddities podcast. Don't miss it! If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com BoxOfOddities #Mystery #UnsolvedCases #BajauPeople #StrangeDisappearances #CrypticGravestone #IsdalWoman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #002

The Inbox of Oddities" is a bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast, where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. We share the weird and wonderful stories from our audience's lives, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings that you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2024

#610: Toddler Shoe Engines

Join Kat and Jethro for a wild journey into the extraordinary on this episode of Box of Oddities! We delve into four intriguing and bizarre topics that are sure to pique your curiosity. 1. **Ridiculous Inventions Throughout History:** Get ready to shake your head as we explore some of the most absurd and outrageous inventions ever conceived by the human mind. From quirky contraptions to impractical gadgets, we'll share the stories behind these laughable creations. You won't believe what people thought would revolutionize the world! 2. **A Haunting in a Centuries-Old Welsh Cottage:** Step into the eerie world of paranormal activity as we uncover the spine-tingling story of a centuries-old Welsh cottage haunted by restless spirits. Prepare for goosebumps as we recount the chilling encounters and mysterious occurrences that have left residents and visitors terrified. 3. **The Enigma of Bohemian Grove Secret Society:** Dive into the shadowy world of Bohemian Grove, a secretive and exclusive men's club nestled in the redwood forests of Northern California. Discover the myths, legends, and rumors surrounding this enigmatic society, known for its annual gatherings of the world's elite and the peculiar rituals that take place within its secluded grounds. 4. **Celebrity Kidnappings and the Shocking Stories Behind Them:** Explore the dark and unsettling world of celebrity kidnappings as we recount harrowing tales of famous individuals who fell victim to abduction. Tune in to Box of Oddities for a ride through history's oddest, spookiest, and most captivating stories. From ridiculous inventions to chilling hauntings, secret societies, and celebrity mysteries, we've got it all covered. Don't miss out on the intrigue and wonder – press play now! If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

Freak Family Favorites: #001

Join us for a thrilling ride as we invite the members of the Freak Family to the helm. In this special edition, they take you on a whirlwind tour through the depths of our vast catalog, revealing their absolute favorite stories from the world of the bizarre, mysterious, and utterly captivating. These Freak Family hosts have scoured the archives to curate a collection of the most mind-bending and inexplicable tales you've ever heard. Whether you're a seasoned fan of the Box of Oddities or a newcomer to the world of the peculiar, this bonus episode is your passport to the extraordinary. Get ready to unravel the unexplained, and join us for Freak Family Favorites. If you would like to host your favorite Box of Oddities episode, Just record on your smartphone who you are, where you’re from, what your favorite story is and why …and anything else you would like to share. Then email it to [email protected] If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2024

#609: Frivolous Crab Litigation

Welcome back to another intriguing episode of The Box of Oddities, the podcast that explores the world's most curious and unexplained phenomena. In today's installment, we dig into three fascinating and enigmatic stories. First, we uncover the mystifying tale of Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull. Join us as we explore the history, legends, and mysteries surrounding this eerie artifact. Is it a relic of an ancient civilization, a portal to another dimension, or simply an elaborate hoax? Discover the secrets hidden within the crystal and decide for yourself. Next, we embark on a cosmic journey with the enigmatic Perceval Lowell and his bold belief that life once thrived on the Red Planet. Unearth the tantalizing evidence and audacious theories that fueled his fascination with Mars. Could there be life beyond Earth, and did Lowell's vision hold any truth? Join us as we venture into the realms of extraterrestrial possibilities. And finally, we expose the cunning escapades of E. P. Janes, a notorious con man who used charm and deceit to swindle his way through life. Delve into his elaborate schemes, audacious cons, and the audacity that made him a legendary figure in the world of trickery. Join The Box of Oddities and explore the bizarre, the unexplained, and the downright peculiar. This Box contains the following ingredients: Crystal Skull, Mitchell Hedge, Perceval Lowell, life on Mars, E. P. Janes, and more as we take you on a journey through the strangest corners of our world and beyond. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2024

Bonus Box #001

It's the very first episode of The Inbox of Oddities! A special bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. In this unique episode, we share the weird and wonderful stories from our audience's lives, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings that you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced, making "The Inbox of Oddities" a must-listen bonus episode for anyone who enjoys the bizarre and unexplainable. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 January 2024

Inbox Of Oddities #001

It's the very first episode of The Inbox of Oddities! A special bonus episode of The Box of Oddities podcast where we delve into the treasure trove of our listeners' emails, messages, and audio submissions. In this unique episode, we share the weird and wonderful stories from our audience's lives, bringing their remarkable experiences and odd encounters to the forefront. Join us as we read your emails and messages and play audio recordings that you've sent in, allowing you to become an integral part of our show. It's a captivating journey through the strange and extraordinary moments that our listeners have experienced, making "The Inbox of Oddities" a must-listen bonus episode for anyone who enjoys the bizarre and unexplainable. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 January 2024

#608: Flailing Her Shillelagh

It's our first Super-Sized Episode! Join Kat and Jethro on a mesmerizing journey through the weirdest and most mysterious corners of our world in Episode 608 of Box of Oddities! This week, we delve into three mind-bending topics that will leave you questioning reality itself. First up, we explore the enigmatic phenomenon of Deja Vu. Is it just a trick of the mind, or could there be something more to those uncanny feelings of familiarity? Dive into the science, psychology, and strange anecdotes that surround this perplexing experience. Next, we take you to the eerie realm of Sardinia, Italy, to uncover the chilling tale of the "Woman of the Good Death," known as Sa Femina Accabadora. Discover the dark secrets of this mysterious figure who played a unique and controversial role in the lives of the island's inhabitants. But that's not all! In a twist that will send shivers down your spine, we explore the provocative theory that occultist Aleister Crowley might be linked to UFO sightings. Could Crowley's esoteric practices and rituals have summoned extraterrestrial visitors? Find out as we dive into this fascinating and otherworldly connection. Don't miss out on this eclectic episode filled with strange phenomena, historical mysteries, and the unexpected links between the unexplained. Tune in to Box of Oddities Ep. 608 for a dose of the bizarre that will leave you questioning the boundaries of reality. This Box contains the following ingredients: Deja Vu, Sa Femina Accabadora, Aleister Crowley, UFO sightings, mystery, occult, paranormal, Box of Oddities podcast, strange phenomena, unexplained mysteries, psychology, Sardinia, Italy, esoteric, rituals, mind-bending, reality. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

#607: Charlie Was Not To Be Trifled With

Get ready for another fascinating journey through the curious and the bizarre on this week's episode of Box of Oddities! Join Kat and Jethro as they delve into the enigmatic life of Charlie Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver who defied societal norms and made unexpected history in the Wild West. Discover the secrets that shrouded Charlie's true identity and the incredible legacy left behind. But that's not all! In this episode, we'll also take a step back in time and explore the captivating world of retro-futurism. Travel through the decades with us as we examine how people from the past envisioned the future. From flying cars and robot maids to underwater cities and space colonization, we'll explore the quirky, imaginative, and sometimes eerie predictions that captured the hearts and minds of generations long gone. Join us for a unique blend of history, mystery, and whimsical wonderment as we unravel the story of Charlie Parkhurst and take a nostalgic trip through the captivating world of retro-futurism. You won't want to miss this episode of Box of Oddities! This Box Contains The Following Ingredients: Box of Oddities podcast, Charlie Parkhurst, Wild West, stagecoach driver, mysterious life, retro-futurism, future from the past, predictions, quirky, imaginative, whimsical wonderment, history, bizarre, enigmatic legacy, society, curious, generations, journey, secrets, unique blend. If you would like to advertise on The Box of Oddities, contact [email protected] http://www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 January 2024

#606: Time Isn't After Us

Welcome to a very special New Year's Day episode of The Box of Oddities! As we bid farewell to the old year and usher in the new, join hosts Kat and Jethro on a journey through the winding corridors of time. In this fascinating episode, we look ahead by delving deep into our archive of peculiar time-related topics, hand-picking some of the absolute favorites that have left us scratching our heads and marveling at the mysteries of time itself. As we reflect on the past and peer into the future, we invite you to join us in celebrating the mysteries and marvels of time on this special New Year's Day edition of The Box of Oddities. It's a time-bending adventure you won't want to miss! So, grab your favorite beverage, settle into your favorite spot, and prepare to embark on a journey through the winding corridors of time with Kat and Jethro. Happy New Year, Freaks!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 January 2024

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