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Strange Familiars: Episode 31: Wild Men of the Circus and Asylums

Alison returns to talk with Timothy about historical wild men of a different sort (not bigfoot). Circus sideshow and dime museum “wild men” performers as well as unfortunate souls – itinerants, the insane, or simply people who wandered away from society, looked different, and were labeled “wild men” often out of fear. We talk about Houdini, The Wild Men of Borneo, the Fiji Cannibals, Eko and Iko, and other circus performers. We also discuss the strange and sad case of a York County “wild man” who eventually ended up in the County Alms House with the diagnosis “troubled with ghosts”.


Two forms which note Dan Luckenbaugh’s Form of Disease – first “Troubled with ghosts” – and later, simply “ghosts”.


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Episode 31 notes and links:

The cover image is from Timothy’s collection of wild man photographs.

Alisonhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/odpeacock

Timothy’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Timothy-Renner/e/B072X44SD5

Saradahttp://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Michael Andersonhttps://drekka.bandcamp.com


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Intro and background music by Stone Breath. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song which closes the episode is A Maid in Bedlam by Stone Breath. This song appears on the Stone Breath album Spear of Flame, Horse of Air.  https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/spear-of-flame-horse-of-air

Timothy‘s live album, recorded by himself in a haunted church. Live Alone 1 is now available: https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/live-alone-1

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Strange Familiars: Episode 30: La Dame Blanche – Ghostly Women in White

Ines from France tells stories from the long tradition of women-in-white apparitions (“La Dame Blanche”) – as well as some other French folklore: ghostly women-in-green, the local folk healing traditions, a river monster, and more. Ines went to high school in a castle which was home to one of these white ladies. She, as well as many of her classmates and her brother, saw the white lady apparition.

Saint Michel des Perrais, where Ines went to school:


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Episode 30 notes and links:

The cover illustration is by Ursula Renner ( Instagram: @california_uber_alles_goat )

Timothy’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Timothy-Renner/e/B072X44SD5

Saradahttp://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Michael Andersonhttps://drekka.bandcamp.com


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Intro and background music by Stone Breath. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song which closes the episode is A Ballad of Trees and the Master by The Forest Beggars (with Stone Breath). This song appears on the CD version of the Stone Breath album The Shepherdess and the Bone-White Bird.  (this song is on the 2CD and box set versions only – not available for digital download) https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/the-shepherdess-and-the-bone-white-bird

Timothy‘s live album, recorded by himself in a haunted church. Live Alone 1 is now available: https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/live-alone-1

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Strange Familiars: Episode 29: The Michaux Roar

PicsTimothy heads out to Michaux State Forest in Franklin County, PA to meet with Geof – a bigfoot witness / experiencer. Geof takes Timothy to the location of his possible bigfoot sighting and areas where he heard creatures walking, rock clacks, knocks, a terrifying roar. 

 


Episode 28 notes and links:

Timothy’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Timothy-Renner/e/B072X44SD5

The image of the bigfoot roaring used in this episode is from Timothy’s book, Bigfoot in Pennsylvania.

Saradahttp://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Michael Andersonhttps://drekka.bandcamp.com


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Intro and background music by Stone Breath. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song which closes the episode is Where the Crows Go from the Stone Breath album Twist of Thorn.  https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/twist-of-thorn

Timothy‘s live album, recorded by himself in a haunted church. Live Alone 1 is now available: https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/live-alone-1

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Strange Familiars - Episode 28: A Haunted Church

James and Timothy spend the night in a haunted church located in the river town of Columbia, Pennsylvania. Recorders are deployed throughout the church and parsonage with two short but interesting audio clips captured. In the middle of the night, Timothy notices a black object on the floor which has disappeared by morning. Chris Vera tells some of the ghostly encounters he and others have had in the church.



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Episode 28 notes and links:

Columbia Historic Preservation Societyhttps://columbiahistory.net

Chris Vera: cverachps@gmail.com or 717.684.2894

Timothy’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Timothy-Renner/e/B072X44SD5

Saradahttp://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Michael Andersonhttps://drekka.bandcamp.com


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http://www.facebook.com/strangefamiliars

Join the Strange Familiars Gathering group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/strangefamiliars/

instagram: @strangefamiliars

http://www.strangefamiliars.com

Intro and background music by Stone Breath. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song which closes the episode is Sweet Flowers and Damp Grave from the Stone Breath album The Night Bird’s Psalm.  https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/the-night-birds-psalm

Timothy‘s live album, recorded by himself in a haunted church. Live Alone 1 is now available: https://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/live-alone-1

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