One Strange Thing: Paranormal & True-Weird Mysteries

One Strange Thing: Paranormal & True-Weird Mysteries

Paranormal, unexplainable, and uncanny stories aren't just in the fiction section. They happen every day, to people just like you. One Strange Thing brings you family-friendly stories from America's newspaper archives. And they all have something in common: an element that can't be explained by logic alone. Join us on our trek through small town U.S.A.'s oddities — and prepare to wonder what oddities are hiding in your hometown, too.


November 28, 2023 22 mins
In 1903, the residents of tiny Van Meter, Iowa, were faced with a terrible and fascinating sight: a strange and glowing creature—a visitor, perhaps—that seemingly manifested from the abandoned mines.  Order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: Hosted and written by Laurah Norton Researched by Laurah Norton and Anna Luria  Written and Produced by Ma...
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We love bringing you tales from the archives every other week, but if you can't get enough One Strange Thing, you should know: we drop two extra episodes a month for our premium supporters. We're giving you a little taste of our most recent bonus episode here — but if you want to hear the rest, and we hope you do, come hang out with our premium supporters. Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories...
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November 14, 2023 25 mins
A cemetery in Iowa City is famous — not really for anyone laid to rest there, but for a statue. The Black Angel is mysterious and otherworldly — and her metamorphosis, both physical and in legend, leaves us with a lot of questions.  Order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: Hosted by Laurah Norton Research by Maura Currie and Anna Luria  Written a...
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October 31, 2023 32 mins
The Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey gave birth to one of America’s most famous cryptids—a beast known as the Leeds Devil. Of course, you might be more familiar with the moniker “The Jersey Devil”—whether or not you know much of the history of how the creature has come to haunt the northeastern imagination.  Order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST:
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Tristan Redman is a journalist who doesn’t believe in ghosts. But weird things happened in his teenage bedroom – weirder than normal. When, years later, he discovers subsequent occupants of his family home say they have been visited by the ghost of a faceless woman, he’s curious. It just so happens that the house Tristan grew up in is right next door to the house where his wife’s great grandmother, Naomi Dancy, was murdered – kille...
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October 17, 2023 27 mins
The Bell family was prominent and well-liked by their neighbors in Robertson County, Tennessee. So when an apparent spirit manifested in the Bell home, people believed them. And when that so-called witch pivoted from conjuring snacks to causing young lovers to break up, and a patriarch to pass away suddenly… people had questions. Order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST:
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October 3, 2023 25 mins
Since 1981, the story of The Mineral Point Vampire has been an established point of spooky pride in Wisconsin monster lore; in this episode, we sink our fangs in to explore the odder points of the alleged creature sightings.  Pre-order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: Head to and use promo code STRANGE and depending on the mode...
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September 26, 2023 14 mins
Step into the world of the unknown and unravel the dark history, and infamous legends of the American South. Join our friend Brandon as he journeys into the heart of this rich and fascinating region, uncovering its ghostly stories, haunted places, and eeriest tales through captivating storytelling, in-depth historical research, and an immersive audio soundscape. From the Bell Witch of Tennessee to the haunted Waverly Hills Sanatori...
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September 19, 2023 30 mins
NOTE: Though one of us is a NV resident, we are now hearing that there are two pronunciations of Tonopah, and the one we originally used is not preferred. It has been corrected! Delete the episode and re-download if you hear the wrong Tonopah and feel the urge to email us. A few hours outside Las Vegas, there’s a truly unique — and kind of alarming — motel. If you’ve driven through the vast, empty desert for too long, and need a p...
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September 5, 2023 29 mins
Lake Champlain is the alleged home to North America’s most famous aquatic cryptid—one whose story stretches over centuries. By popular request, we dive into the history of the beloved “Champ,” and the 300-odd recording sightings reported since the 19th century. Pre-order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: Hosted, Written, and Researched by Laurah N...
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August 29, 2023 31 mins
A release of our 2022 episode featuring the Lizardman: A rural South Carolina town is struck by cryptid fever in the form of a seven-foot-tall lizard with a taste for cars. . . specifically, for chewing on them. Once a local teenager is chased down by the Lizardman, locals all over Bishopville and the greater Lee County area spot lizard tracks and possible Lizardman attacks. But is it all just a hoax? Or, perhaps, the work of anoth...
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August 22, 2023 23 mins
In rural North Carolina, there’s a circle of earth known as the Devil's Tramping Ground where nothing grows. It’s been there a long time — and why it exists is down to either the unexplainable… or the satanic. Pre-order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: Head to to save 20% off plus FREE shipping on your first 6-count trial p...
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August 8, 2023 32 mins
For many years, residents of Montana have known: there are rumors of a monster lurking in Flathead Lake. Is it a giant eel? An errant sturgeon? A myth? Or something altogether unique?  Pre-order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: If you’ve been sizing NetSuite up to make the switch, take advantage of this special financing offer at
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July 25, 2023 28 mins
In a dark period of American history, an unexpected hero lifted spirits and predicted the results of horse races. Lady Wonder, a chestnut-brown horse, could do it all: spell, read minds, and see into the future. And people went all in — even when she picked up some unusual extracurriculars.  Pre-order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: If you’ve b...
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A special sample of one of our favorite recent premium episodes, which concerns a cursed painting blamed for a spate of house fires. Could a Crying Boy have sought some kind of revenge on innocent homeowners?  Find out all the ways you can access our 34 current premium episodes, and list two two more new premium releases every month here (you can subscribe via Apple Premium, Supercast, or Patreon)! https://www.onestrangethingpodca...
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July 11, 2023 29 mins
Mercy Brown, Rhode Island vampire—allegedly so—is considered to be the last of the state’s unfortunate focal points in its 19th century vampire panics; but like so many other supernatural superstitions we dig into, there’s much more beneath the surface.  The Exeter Vampire panic is more complex, and perhaps distorted, than we’ve been led to believe. . .all through haze of the horror of the plague of tuberculosis.  Pre-order Laurah...
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June 27, 2023 26 mins
We’re on vacation this week! But we’re bringing you a remastered version of one of our very favorite episodes--The Blob. Texas is invaded by a very unwelcome, and extremely gelatinous, visitor. Could this blob be a particularly virulent fungi--or, as residents suspect, something a little more extraterrestrial?  If you can’t wait for the next release, head over to Patreon, Apple Premium or Supercast, where we’re now releasing two p...
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June 13, 2023 27 mins
In the woods of Maine, rumors of an uncatchable, immortal beast, the Specter Moose, have circulated for well over a century. Is this creature a hoax, a cryptid, a natural phenomenon, a spirit of the forest, or something altogether singular?  Pre-order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: Head to and use promo code STRANGE and depen...
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This week, we’re bringing you a full-length bonus crossover episode with our friends Corrine and Sabrina, hosts of Two Girls One Ghost -- AKA, the most haunted podcast in America. Corrine and Sabrina spun a hilarious and bizarre tale for us--one of a very unusual resident of a family home. It’s got ghosts who might be forest spirits or reincarnated time travelers, or maybe aliens. It’s got mongooses. It’s got the most unusual spell...
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May 30, 2023 28 mins
Public parks are the people’s playground — but they’re also, quite possibly, home to some unusual residents.  Mill Race parkgoers in Columbus, Indiana were probably not expecting to come face-to-face with a Bigfoot. But then again, who ever is?    Pre-order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: Hosted by Laurah Norton Researched by Bryan Worters and...
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