Across The Veil

Across The Veil

Best friends and amateur cryptozoologists Zelda and Emma discuss creepy creatures, strange happenings and spooky circumstances.

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June 16, 2022 15 min

What is up with this spooky road?  In this episode we discuss some local Nebraskan folklore.  Hear all the gory details and discover the true horrors of Seven Sisters Road.




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Happy Friday the 13th, Lovely Listeners.  This special episode was inspired by one of the Kimble/Sittler families favorite movies, Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away.  Each of us researched a character from the film, and then we got together to discuss the many different types of folklore that could have inspired these iconic creatures. 

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April 7, 2022 25 min

What does the military, frog spawn, and star jelly have to do with the strange weather in Oakville, Washington? Well, nobody really knows- not even the bewildered citizens- but in this episode we discuss multiple theories that just keep getting stranger and stranger.

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February 6, 2022 16 min

This week we’re getting back to our cryptid roots with an American legend, the melonheads. With various stories from Ohio, Connecticut, and Michigan we promise this episode will make you wary of the woods, but you’ll learn about hydrocephalus!

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December 4, 2021 19 min

Join us for a bloody good time! This week Emma and Zelda discuss Mercy Brown and the New England vampire panic. Get a crash course on western vampire history and learn some fun facts about rabies!

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November 21, 2021 30 min

We know she’s usually the skeptic, but this week we discover the one ritual Emma just might believe in- and the science that backs her up! This time we're discussing The Midnight Game, Doors to your Mind, and The Three Kings Ritual.  We'd tell you to not invite dark entities into your home, but we're not your parents. Play at your own risk!

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October 15, 2021 60 min

Emma and Zelda discuss Robert Eggers The VVitch. This audio is originally from our live show on bullhorn.fm.  If you would like to see the accompanying video feel free to check it out on their app. Join us for select dates throughout this October and discuss more spooky movies with us!

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September 15, 2021 34 min

Emma and Zelda are back and spookier than ever for season 2!  This week we discuss three dangerous games, Light as a Feather/Stiff as a Board, The Elevator Game, and Hide and Seek Alone.  Float your friends, travel to another dimension, and screw with a demon!  Attempt these games at your own peril.

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July 15, 2021 34 min

We bet you didn’t know that leprechauns have perpetually drunk cousins who haunt taverns and wine cellars.  Special guest Devin Kimble brings his expertise to our discussion of these tiny, tipsy, mischief makers. This special episode was guest edited by Winona Young.

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June 3, 2021 18 min

What would you do if you encountered a sentient umbrella and their lantern friend as they try to terrify you in a dark alley? Zelda and Emma have you covered. This week we discuss ancient Japanese creatures called tsukumogami and how to make sure household objects don’t come to life and seek revenge.

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May 19, 2021 33 min

This week the lovely ladies decided to tackle the sinister secrets of Demonic possession inspired by one of Emma’s favorite film- The Exorcist. We discuss the signs of a possible possession, and look into a the real-life exorcism of Emma Schmidt.

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April 10, 2021 83 min

Emma, Zelda, and special friend Dr Jules from Riddle Me That! True Crime Podcast discuss a classic horror film- The Exorcist!  Three spooky ladies discussing one of the scariest movies ever made- a hauntingly good time!

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March 18, 2021 15 min

If you’re a prophet, then you already know what this episode is about. For those of you who didn’t gaze into their crystal balls this morning- we’re talking about Mother Shipton, the cave dwelling soothsayer who frightened the English monarchy with her predictions. Good for her!

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March 4, 2021 31 min

Giant octopuses, sexy Charles, a Mormon liar, and an Erie lake snake. For our aquatic season finale Zelda and Emma throw a lake monster showdown. Four contenders enter the ring. One reigns supreme. Who is the coolest lake monster in America? Listen and find out!

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From Australia to Japan- y’all need to be careful when swimming in rivers or streams. Keep away from the fearsome bunyip, and protect your bootyhole from the Kappa. Trust us, keep that tushy safe.

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February 4, 2021 17 min

Take a trip with us to the Celtic coast!  Discover the majesty of Selkies, the Hufflepuffs of the sea.  These chill creatures shed their seal skins so they can party on land- but things don't always go according to plan... 

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January 28, 2021 25 min

Are you seeing double? What do Mary Shelley and Abraham Lincoln have in common? Have you experienced ghostly visages of your friends and family? Let’s discuss the history and delve into a few cases of doppelgängers.

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January 21, 2021 21 min

Have you ever listened to a podcast where the hosts compare a cryptid to a famous regional stew? No? Well, looks like you’re going to have to listen to this weeks episode and understand why Zelda and Emma think the Rougarou is kind of like a pot of gumbo.

Yes, we’re a serious scientific podcast.

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January 14, 2021 19 min

This past year was a Cat-tastrophe. We could all use a bit of good luck. Many people think that black cats bring bad luck- but is that really true? This week Zelda and Emma discuss the luckiness of black cats across cultures and through history.

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December 24, 2020 25 min

This year you’re invited to Christmas dinner with Gryla, her husband, their 13 kids and a gigantic cat. Hope you like human stew! You better pray someone bought you socks this year- lest you end up an entree at this chaotic Yuletide meal!

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