Strange Familiars with Timothy Renner

Strange Familiars with Timothy Renner

Tim explores various strange stories in his podcast, Strange Familiars.

In Episode 12 we present the story of a piece of history nearly lost; we talk about antique photography; we hear about a blind hero of the Civil War who became an amazing horse trainer; we learn the value of research; tell about a trip to the Antiques Roadshow; and talk about some interesting synchronicities…. or maybe just wondrous coincidences.

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Episode 12 notes and links:

Blind Joe Parsons – the tintype image as we found it.


Illustration from a newspaper article showing Joe Parsons on the battlefield.


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You can find Alison and a collection of antique photographs for sale at http://www.OdPeacock.com

…and photographs and more at our ebay shop: https://www.ebay.com/sch/omiewise/m.html

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Michael Andersonhttps://drekka.bandcamp.com

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Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song which closes the episode in Hymn to the Angelus II by The Forest Beggars (with Stone Breath) – words by E.A. Poe, music by Forest Beggars. This song is available on CD only – from Virgo, Mater, Domina – a bonus disc which comes with the 2CD  and box set version of Stone Breath‘s The Shepherdess and the Bone-White Bird which is available at this link: https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/the-shepherdess-and-the-bone-white-bird

StrangeFamiliarsFor episode 11 we continue our talk about iron and the supernatural. This episode we focus on the blacksmith and the blacksmith’s role in folklore, magic, and as a liminal figure. We talk with author, powwow practitioner, and blacksmith, Cody Dickerson. We hear another story of a changeling and a boy taught to work iron by the faeries. Finally, we hear some traditional songs about the blacksmith.

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Episode 11 notes and links:

The Two Magicians

The lady stands at her bower door
Straight as a willow wand
And by her came the coal blacksmith
With a hammer in his hand
Crying bide, lady bide,
There’s nowhere you can hide.
This rusty smith will be your love
For all your maiden pride.

Well may you dress my lady fair
All in your robes of red.
Before the morn at this same time
I’ll gain your maidenhead.

Away, away you coal blacksmith
Would you do me wrong
To think to gain my maidenhead
That I have kept so long.

I’d rather I were dead and gone
And buried in my grave
Than a rusty stock of coal blacksmith
My maidenhead should have.

The lady she held up her hand
And swore upon her soul
That she’d not be that blacksmith’s love
For a whole chest full of gold.

The blacksmith he held up up his hand
And swore upon the Mass:
I’ll have you in my bed lady
In a half an hour or less.

The lady she became a dove
And flew up in the air
And he became a cock pigeon
And they flew pair and pair.
She was woe, he held her so
And still he bade her bide.
This lusty smith her lover was
For all her maiden pride.

The lady she turned into a hare
And ran across the plain
And he turned into a greyhound dog
And chased her down again.

And she became a little mare
As dark as the night was black
And he became a gilt saddle
And rode upon her back.

She became a silken plaid
And stretched upon the bed
And he became a green covering
And gained her maidenhead.

And she became a corpse,
A corpse all in the ground,
And he became the cold grey clay
And smothered her all around.


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Cody also recorded a sample of himself blacksmithing that we use just before his interview.

Michael Anderson: https://drekka.bandcamp.com

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The songs in this episode, The Two Magicians and Blacksmith, are traditional, with an arrangement by Stone Breath. All rights reserved.

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StrangeFamiliarsIn Episode 10 we start our ongoing series discussing iron and the supernatural. With Joshua Cutchin, we talk about iron and the fae folk, changelings, and more – and then we hear some old stories regarding changelings, including one that went horribly wrong.

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Episode 10 notes and links:

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Joshua Cutchin: http://www.amazon.com/Joshua-Cutchin/e/B00YPH8ODY/

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “In the Garden of Ghostflowers” from Black Happy Day: https://timemotheye.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-garden-of-ghostflowers

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StrangeFamiliarsWe continue with Mark Blankenship’s bigfoot encounters and then hear two more articles about possible bigfoot creatures from the 1800s.

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Episode 9 notes and links:

Mark’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqj1…

Matt Deterior: http://mattdeterior.bigcartel.com   instagram: @MattDeterior

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

“Wild man” articles collected by Timothy for his book, Bigfoot in Pennsylvaniahttps://www.amazon.com/dp/154551397X/

Get a howling bigfoot t-shirt here: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/1600560-howling-bigfoot?store_id=123202

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “The Curse of Saint Natalis” from the forthcoming Stone Breath album Witch Tree Prophets.

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StrangeFamiliarsIn this episode we hear about a very old sighting of a possible albatwitch creature (Pennsylvania’s “little bigfoot”) from 1838 – and then we talk with Mark Blankenship who has had some much more recent encounters with creatures in Washington state.

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Episode 8 notes and links:

Mark’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqj1…

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

The albatwitch article was collected by Timothy for his book, “Bigfoot in Pennsylvania”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/154551397X/

Albatwitch t-shirts available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/249067964/the-albatwitch-pennsylvanias-little

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “Sixteen Hooves” from the Stone Breath album “Who is Listening?“.

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In Episode 7 we talk about the little town of Seven Valleys and many strange reports that have come from the area – including mystery lights, bigfoot sightings, pig weirdness, and more. We hear the story of Old Man Ruby, who died the same day as his horse and was seen riding his spectral mount for nearly a century after his death. Tim and Anthony pay a midnight visit to Panther Hill in Seven Valleys – where something unseen, but very much heard, runs them off!

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Episode 7 notes and links:

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

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http://www.facebook.com/strangefamiliars

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “The Coming Fires” from the Stone Breath album “The Ætheric Lamp“.

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StrangeFamiliarsEpisode 6 tells the true story of P.T. Barnum’s Fiji Cannibals. After being taken from Fiji and exhibited in sideshows and dime museums around the United States, one of these men died in York, Pennsylvania. Newspapers reported that two other “cannibals” attempted to eat his corpse. What really happened?...and where is the Fiji Cannibal’s body? We visit Potter’s Fields, and discuss sideshows, circuses, Circassian women, and more. Our guest is Alison Renner.

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Episode 3 notes and links:

Alison: https://www.etsy.com/shop/odpeacock

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Matt Deterior: http://mattdeterior.bigcartel.com instagram: @MattDeterior

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http://www.facebook.com/strangefamiliars

instagram: @strangefamiliars

http://www.strangefamiliars.com

Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “Song to the Folding Leaves” from the Stone Breath album “Children of Hum“.

Strange FamiliarsIn Episode 5 we talk about Haunted Roads – both the general idea and symbolism of haunted roads, and some specific haunted roads. Our guest is Thomas White.

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Episode 5 notes and links:

Thomas White - https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-White/e/B001JS7PQE/

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Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more.

Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band.

The song at the end of this episode is The Night Birds Psalm from the Stone Breath album of the same name.

StrangeFamiliarsIn Episode 4 we tell a strange story of bigfoot creatures and other weirdness from 1892 in Indiana and compare it with some modern bigfoot reports. Our guest is Joshua Cutchin.

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Strange Familiars explores a variety of subjects in a combination of storytelling, reporting, interviews, and discussion. Cryptids, ghosts, folklore, mythology, and paranormal topics.

Our first cycle of episodes will explore some local legends from York County, Pennsylvania beginning with Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell. In episode 3 we journey back to Toad Road and discuss ghosts, bigfoot, the Hidebehind, cryptids, iron furnaces, missing persons, and more - including some very dark, very real true crime stories which took place in the area.

If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars

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Episode 3 notes and links:

Much of the research for this episode was done for our first book, Beyond the Seventh Gate (http://amzn.to/2ncKHrm)

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

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http://www.strangefamiliars.com

Strange Familiars is a production of Dark Holler Arts, LLC. Music, art, podcasts, books, and more. http://www.darkhollerarts.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath - which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

Photos in this video by Anthony Hoskin and Timothy Renner. Illustration by Timothy Renner.

The song at the end of this episode is "The Hidebehind" from the Stone Breath album "CRYPTIDS".

 

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