Mission Spooky

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By: Cord, JC and Kiki

A bi-weekly podcast for the paranormal and the nerdy! Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/missionspooky/subscribe Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/missionspooky/support

Episode 66: The Curse of Tutankhamun: Death Comes on Swift Wings
#66
11/20/2021

Today, Kiki brings you the perspective of an archaeologist when it comes to mummy curses. Our emphasis will be on the life and times of Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon, and Author Weigall and the rivalries both imagined and real that set this "curse" in motion! And there is also Aleister Crowley ... 

Our Promo is for Scottish Murders.

Our Musical Guest is Larlene with their song "Chamomile".

Special music provided by farzadweb.com

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Episode 65: Tommyknockers and Haunted Mines of PA with Brennan Storr
#65
10/31/2021

We are joined today by one half of The Ghost Story Guys Podcast, Brennan Storr, to discuss the legendary Tommyknockers, their connection to Pennsylvania coal mines, and a few mine hauntings that made the newspapers of old!  . Our featured music is from Hororhaus with the song "Ghost Host" You can find Hororhaus on Spotify and Bandcamp. . Be sure to check out Brennan's podcasts Ghost Story Guys where he is joined by Paul Bestall of Mysteries and Monsters Podcast every two weeks and his new show Largely the Truth. You can find Brennan's book A Strange Little Place on Amazon and o...


GGWK #11: Quick Movie Review: Birds
#11
10/28/2021

In this quick review, we take on three horror films with "Bird" in the title.

Dead Birds (2004) - Kiki

The Birds ( 1963) - Cord

Birdemic (2010) - JC

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Episode 64: Vampires of Pennsylvania: Crypts, Cages and Resurrectionists
#64
10/23/2021

In a special episode for Spooky Season, we take on the legend of the Vampire Crypt of Erie, PA, the Caged Graves of Catawissa, and give you a taste of a forthcoming episode inspired by the resurrectionists of Ohio. 

References for this episode include: Were They Keep the Dead In? ... Or the Living Out? by Ann Diseroad

Our Featured Music is from Kentucky Vampires with their song The Falling Sun. You can find all of Kentucky Vampires on Spotify and Bandcamp.

Our podcast shoutouts today were for Destroy All Podcasts, Game Together...


Episode 63: Ghost Animals of Pennsylvania: Gone to the Dogs
#63
10/14/2021

In this episode, we take on some of the interesting but short stories surrounding ghost animals in Pennsylvania! We've got the legend of the Pocono Ghost Monkeys, a forlorn husky in New Hope, and a whole bunch of werewolves!  

Our featured music today is from Slomo Sapiens with their song "Fangs" which you can find on Spotify and Bandcamp!

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Episode 62: Haunted Theaters of Pennsylvania: Fake It 'til You Make It?
#62
10/11/2021

In today's episode, Kiki does some deep-dive research into the supposed hauntings of Oyster Mill Playhouse and discusses other locations including the Pittsburgh Playhouse and the Fulton Theater. 

Our podcast promo is for Octoberpod. Our musical guest is Antipole with the song, "Here I Am" available on Bandcamp. Our special promo is for the Ghoulish Garb Etsy store, home of the Terror Tarot! 

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GGWK #10: 1990's Goth Horror with author Nicole Givens Kurtz
#10
09/28/2021

While we work on our amazing episodes for October 2021, Kiki brought over an episode of "Pod of Holding" that some of you may not have heard. Author Nicole Givens Kurtz joins Kiki for a talk about her book SLAY: Tales of the Vampire Noire and helps to count down the best gothic horror films of the 1990's. Kiki and Nicole take each film, give you some interesting tidbits, synopsis and what makes it so great. You can find our complete list here on IMDB. You can find all of Nicole's work on her website and publishing house Mocha Memoirs...


Episode 61: Special Guest Shanna Stoker
#61
09/13/2021

We are joined by a very special guest, paranormal princess, eclectic witch, and business owner the amazing Shanna Stoker! Among many things, Shanna is known for her design work on the Terror Tarot available at her Etsy Store, Ghoulish Garb. You can follow Shanna on Instagram and TikTok. 

Our featured music today is from Vision Video with their song, "Comfort in the Grave". You can find Vision Video on Bandcamp. 


Episode 60: PA Haunt: Secret Location: A Tavern in Chester County
#60
08/24/2021

Welcome to Episode 60! Kiki left the name of this location a secret because well ... you'll understand after you listen!

Our Podcast Promo is for Infectious Groove!

Our featured music today is from Kentucky Vampires with their song " Our Love has No Goodbyes". You can find their music on Bandcamp.

Find us on our Flowpage!

Sources:

Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society History Quarterly Digital Archives

Inns, tales, and taverns of Chester County


Episode 59: The Dead Beneath Us
#59
08/10/2021

What happens when a city runs out of room and the dead are kicked from their graves? Find out today on this special episode where we discuss the "removal" of the dead from old cemeteries and the worst removal debacle in the history of Philadelphia!

Our featured music today is from Antipole with the song " All for Nothing".  


GGWK #9 Interview with Ben the DM from Lost Legends: Tales of Thurne
#9
08/10/2021

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a DM on a real play DnD podcast? On today's GGWK I interview Ben Headlee from the real play DnD podcast, Lost Legends: Tales of Thurne, where he talks shop on DMing, world-building, and campaign building!

Music provided by Psykotic Refuge. 


GGWK #8: Quick Movie Review: Classic Universal Monsters
#8
08/04/2021

In this quick review, we take on 3 Classic Universal Monster films! 

Dracula (1931) - Cord

The Mummy (1932)  - Kiki

The Wolfman (1941) - JC




Episode 58: Cord V. Cryptid: La Lechuza
#58
07/27/2021

Welcome to the second installment of our DnD 5e, One-Shot Adventure Series, Cord Vs. Cryptid. Today, our resident pro-wrestler, Kord, will face off against the Owl Lady of Mexican folklore, La Lechuza! If you want access to the art and stats for La Lechuza, join our Patreon at the $3 Tier. Your support helps us to collaborate with the great artists and musicians that make our podcast even better!

Special thanks to our guest GM, Ben Headlee. You can find Ben on the following:

Lost Legend: Tales of Thurne 

Beardy the Dungeonmaster Blog<...


Episode 57: Cursed Objects Series: Cursed Paintings!
#57
07/20/2021

In our third series on cursed objects, we cover the top cursed paintings around the globe - and debunk most of them!

Our promo is for artist Dave Vescio. You can find all of Dave's fine art at davevescio.com. Be sure to join his free VIP club for 20%off your first purchase.

Our musical guest is Vision Video with their song "Siren's Song".


Episode 56: La Lechuza with Special Guest Ben Headlee
#56
07/06/2021

In this special episode, we take on the Mexican and Tejano cryptid, La Lechuza! Accompanied by our special guest from the podcast Lost Legends: Tales of Thurne, Ben Headlee, we jump into the myth and legend of Lechuza and touch on some possible mundane explanations including owls and turkey vultures.

Our musical guest is Kentucky Vampires with their song "Daughter of the Morning Star".

You can find Ben on Lost Legends: Tales of Thurne where is the Dungeon Master and at his blog Beardy the Dungeon Master .


GGWK #7 : Quick Film Review: Vampire Comedies
#7
06/21/2021

I this quick film review, we take on 3 vampire comedies!

What We Do in the Shadows - JC

Vamp - Kiki

Lost Boys - Cord


GGWK #6: Film Review: Draug
#6
06/19/2021

If you didn't catch this review on Patreon or on our old show, Pod of Holding, then give this one a listen! JC and Kiki take a very deep dive into the Swedish horror film, Draug giving an in-depth analysis of the history behind the story and the accuracy of props used.


GGWK #5: Item Review: Quest Decks from Dice Dungeons
#5
06/15/2021

Kiki reviews last year's Kickstarter from Dice Dungeons, Quest Decks! 

Since the review, Quest Decks ARE available here! 

Music provided by Adam Sloan of EXOSET.


GGWK #4: Quick Movie Reviews: Killer Sofa/Llamageddon/Troll 2
#4
06/13/2021

In this segment of Get Geeky With Kiki (GGWK) we review the following:

Llamageddon - Kiki

Troll - Cord

Killer Sofa - JC


GGWK #3: Quick Movie Reviews: The Ritual/Bad Hair/ Suspiria 2018
#3
06/11/2021

In this segment of Get Geeky With Kiki (GGWK) we review the following: The Ritual: JC Bad Hair: Kiki Suspiria (2018): Cord Music provided by Adam Sloan of EXOSET.


Get Geeky With Kiki #2: Quick Movie Review: 1BR
#2
06/08/2021

In one of our first film review segments, all three of us watched 1BR to see what the hype was all about and deliver you an assessment in less than 30 minutes! 

Music provided by Adam Sloan of EXOSET.


Get Geeky With Kiki #1: Interview with Podcaster Logan Vo
#1
06/06/2021

In this episode of GGWK, Kiki talks with fellow podcaster, Logan Vo from the podcasts Lost Legends: Tales of Thurne, Sleep With the Light On, and Destroy All Podcasts! We discuss how Tales of Thurne got started, where the idea for Logan's character, Big Boots came from, and touch on some spooky and magical topics as well!

Logan was also our guest DM for the very first Cord v Cryptid segment and he was our guest for our episode on the Van Meter Visitor.

Music provided by PsyKotic Refuge


Episode 55: Cursed Objects Series: Cursed Clothing
#55
05/25/2021

Welcome to our first episode in our Cursed Objects Series! Take a brief tour with us through some clothing that was definitely considered "killer fashion"! Then we explore some haunted clothing and objects including Anna Bakers Wedding Dress, King Philip's Wampum belt, and The Conjured Chest.

Our Podcast Promo today goes to Canadien SPIRIT. 

Our musical guest is Bonnie and the Mere Mortals (used with permission) with their song "Curses"! 


Bonus Bites #19: Addressing the Word "Spooky".
#19
05/24/2021

In light of some questions about the word" spooky", and especially due to an erroneous Newsweek article that was lambasted for misleading content, Kiki explains the word's origins and the racist use of the word "spook". We also highly suggest listening to One Mic Podcast on the Harlem Hellfighters from WWI and the treatment of Black Vets after every single US War they fought in. 

One MIc Harlem Hellfighters https://open.spotify.com/episode/3bB7j0OBfCzDvzyLjNeu6Q One MIc The Attack on Black Veterans https://open.spotify.com/episode/2WyCgsThj3K7lyyVntRjmG


Episode 54: Peculiar PA: Abandoned Places Volume 2
#54
05/11/2021

The listeners voted on this Peculiar PA episode and asked for MORE abandoned places in PA! Today we discuss:

Penn Hills Resort French Azilum Cascade Park Hidden Jet Bunkers and a few other sites as well.

Music List:

Jhariah  " Debt Collector"

Bandcamp Link

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Episode 53: Spooky Special: Creepy **cking Dolls!
#53
04/27/2021

Today we cover the creepiest thing on the planet - DOLLS!! In this special episode, we cover the psychology behind why dolls creep us out, some anthropology behind the cultural use of dolls and spirits, Mandy the Doll, Robert the Doll, and a doll mystery from Singapore! Our musical guest for this episode is Uriiah with his song " Have You Met Me?" (used with permission). 


Episode 52: Cord Vs. Cryptid: The Van Meter Visitor
#52
04/13/2021

Welcome to the first installment of Cord Vs. Cryptid. Today, our resident pro-wrestler, Kord, will face off against the Menace from the Mines, the Van Meter Visitor! If you want access to the art and stats for the Van Meter Visitor, join our Patreon at the $3 Tier. Your support helps us to continue supporting the great artists and musicians that make all of our podcasts even better! 

Special thanks to our guest GM, Logan Vo. You can find Logan on the following podcasts:

Lost Legend: Tales of Thurne Sleep With the Light On Godzilla: Destroy...


Episode 51: Part 2 Haunted Military Bases of Japan
#51
03/30/2021

We continue our short hop outside the US for Part 2 of our look into haunted military bases, this time, with a focus on Okinawa. We cover Camp Foster, Camp Hansen, Kadena Airbase, and a special "extra" location! In our "C Section," we go right down the rabbit hole that leads to a certain "App", you'll have to listen to find out!


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Episode 50: Guest Timothy Renner
#50
03/16/2021

Today we welcome guest Timothy Renner into the studio. Timothy has written such amazing books as Bigfoot in Pennsylvania and Beyind the Seventh Gate. We also feature music from his band, Stonebreath.


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BONUS: WandaVision and its use of Runes
03/11/2021

Our local Heathen, Kiki,  gives you the breakdown and the lowdown on Marvel's use of sigils and runes in the WandaVision series. 

Thanks to our musical guest, PsyKotic Refuge for their song Thunderous Resolve from their album Heroes of Tyr. You can find all of their music on Bandcamp.


Episode 49: Haunted Military Bases of Japan : Part I
#49
03/02/2021

We travel outside Pennsylvania for a special 3 part Military hauntings project! In this episode, we delve into the cave systems of Yokosuka Naval Base and Atsugi Naval Command Center. 

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Episode 48: The Van Meter Visitor with Special Guest Logan Vo
#48
02/16/2021

Kiki and Cord are joined by podcaster Logan Vo to talk about the Iowa cryptid, The Van Meter Visitor! 

Our musical guest is Slomo Sapiens with their song "Jeepers Creeper" (used with permission) You can find their music on Bandcamp (https://slomosapiens.bandcamp.com/album/cabin-fever-dreams-2 ) and Spotify ( https://open.spotify.com/artist/1TDdS4QH1Z5hNQNe4YeM3Q).

Logan joins us from:

Lost Legends: Tales of Thurne ( https://open.spotify.com/show/1VHn8SXMimXGpkbKHZBLCy) Sleep With the Light On (https://open.spotify.com/show/1VJQjbxwDBqtP9ko0jTo8D)


Episode 47: Wolf Castle and Ukraine Spookiness
02/02/2021

Join JC and Kiki as they go outside PA for a special episode dedicated to the Ukraine! Our musical guest Vovkulaka inspired us to delve into the past of Dubiecki Manor. Please check out the paranormal investigation done there by Vovkulaka themselves! ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr5WobTyM9w&t=22s ) 

Our Podcast Promo - The Struggling Artist ( https://open.spotify.com/show/2idNSbEXoPbcfobpEDSHYN?si=bQ-BlckpQqWno0R1BEzGAw ) Musical Gust - Volvkulaka "Purple Door" ( used with permission) ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W-dp61ZRAY )


Episode 46: PA Haunt & Investigation : The Haunting of Lock 49
#46
01/19/2021

The Haunting of Lock 49 on the Union Canal in Reading, PA is an extremely sad story of emotional neglect that ultimately lead to the untimely and tragic death of an entire family. Gentle warning, this episode deals with suicide and the death of small children.

Our musical guest is Unveil with their song " Empty" (used with permission). Please go check them out on Bandcamp (https://unveil.bandcamp.com/track/empty-2 ) and Spotify. 


Side Mission #3: The Witch of Ringtown
01/16/2021

In episode 41, we discussed the brutal murder of Nelson Rehmeyer which signaled the beginning of the Hex Scare in rural Pennsylvania. The murder of Susan Mummey " The Witch of Ringtown" , at the hands of Albert Shinsky marks the last murder during the Hex Scare. 


Episode 45: Peculiar PA: The Nerve of Harriet Cole
#45
01/05/2021

In today's quick episode, we cover the peculiar relationship between Harriet Cole and Dr. Rufus Weaver that lead to Harriet being part of a unique medical procedure. 

Today's Podcast Promo is for One Mic: Black History. ( https://open.spotify.com/show/7vAE4U25jFI9jxKqcFV1yo?si=kZklRPxBTfCStWqY5YVJwA )  Our Musical Guest is Pinkshift - go show them some love over on Bandcamp ( https://pinkshift.bandcamp.com/track/on-thin-ice ) and don't forget to check out the new Mission Spooky 2021 playlist ( https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0d1r3QF8AsBmekQQtd0Ejp ) 



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A Very Special New Years Day Episode - 000
01/01/2021

Happy New Year Spookster Squad!

We have a fun special for you tonight, JC, Kiki and Cord play their favorite party game, Mad Libs! So join us for the first Bonus Episode and first Episode of 2021 while we laugh like little school kids!

Special thanks to the following for our background music:

Retro by Wayne jones Music provided by chillpeach:https://youtu.be/zT50dvlYUBQ

Kevin MacLeod: Camille Saint-Sans Danse Macabre - Light Dance (Free Music Archive)

The Cosmic Setter ft. Make Like A Tree - Some Day New...


Episode 44: Holiday Special: Ghosts of Christmas Past
#44
12/22/2020

Join JC, Cord and Kiki for a special look at Christmas ghosts from British Columbia, California and England.

We have a PSA from our non-profit partner, Access BC ( accessbc.org ). Our musical guest is Hauntress with their song " Now Here"  (used with permission) You can find Hauntress on Bandcamp ( https://hauntress.bandcamp.com/album/now-here ) and Spotify.

Links for this Episode:

The Mistletoe Bough: https://descrier.co.uk/culture/film/1904-horror-film-misteltoe-bough-restored-available-watch-online/

Ghost Story Guys Episode 100: https://open.spotify.com/episode/610o5UAXAjPrNw94ihzA5e?si=5-cbW-MuQY2X71H1wPZUGw

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Episode 43: Holiday Special: Weird Christmas Volume 2
#43
12/08/2020

Join JC, Kiki and Cord for a very special (actually half the audio got lost and we had to redo stuff for ya!) Christmas Holiday episode! We're covering such things as Roller Skating to Mass in Caracas and Christmas Werewolves and Witches!

Our Musical Guest today is Pinkshift with their song (used with permission) " I'm Gonna Tell My Therapist on You!" . You can follow Pinkshift on Instagram and Spotify and you can support them over at Bandcamp! ( https://pinkshift.bandcamp.com/track/im-gonna-tell-my-therapist-on-you )


Side Mission #2: Birthday Sacrifice
#2
11/30/2020

This month's listener lead True Crime Side Mission is the tragic story of Sherri Dally's murder at the hands of her husband's lover, Diana Haun and the mastermind behind the entire murder, her own husband, Michael Dally. 

Music and sound effects for this episode:

Intro: "Mission Accepted": by KOK 

Bumps: "Side Quests": by KOK

"Ghost" by Tim Beek (Copyright Free Music)

"Dissociation" by Naoya Sakamata (Copyright Free Music)