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February 27, 2023 66 mins

Tailypo.... Tailypo....

This episode is a slice of personal history as Alana tells us all about the monster that lurked under her bed. It's creepy, it's menacing, and it's up to the Spookery Gals to make it 1000 times worse. This Cryptid and Folklore episode has everything, from chilling nightime tales, to an arts and crafts section, and we even break down the creative writing process! And who knows... maybe it'll awake a core memory of some long forgotten childhood horror like it did with Lady...


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