Spooky Science Sisters

Spooky Science Sisters

We're two scientists and sisters (in-law) bringing you a podcast about the possible scientific explanations behind all things strange and unusual, from hauntings to extraterrestrials to demonic possession! So, put on your critical thinking caps and join us every other week for some creepy conversation and lots of laughter.

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June 10, 2022 59 min

In this episode we get back to our paranormal roots to cover a listener request, the Enfield Poltergeist! You may be familiar with this story from the movies, but we are here (per usual) to tell you that what happened to the Hodgson family may not have been as spooky as it seems. Join us to hear about Peggy Hodgson, her children, their G-H-O-S-T, and what we think was actually going on at 284 Green St. in 1977.


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Paige is our resident health and safety professional and it's her time to shine in this episode all about the "Radium Girls", a group of amazing women whose fight against the US Radium Corporation was instrumental in the establishment of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and modern workplace safety regulations. This is part one of two episodes we plan to do on lab disasters (up next: EXPLOSIONS!).


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April 21, 2022 50 min

For this installment of Short & Spooky, we're bringing you four stories that have about as much connection to one-another as The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift has to the rest of the franchise its associated with. That is to say, almost none. Join us as we learn about creepy dolls, glowing Civil War wounds, strange trees, and baby dragons.


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In this episode, our very own volcano expert, Meagan, talks about what occurred during the infamous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. We discuss what is left of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as what makes them spooky. We also dive into supervolcanoes, including how much of a threat they really pose to the survival of the human race and some spooky stories about the biggest eruptions that humans (or at least ...

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In this episode we are joined by the fabulous Karen Stollznow (author and host of the Monster Talk podcast) to talk about the history and rumors surrounding Sarah Winchester and her famed California mansion. As with the Mystery House itself, things aren't always what they seem when it comes to the reclusive widow who built it.

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February 23, 2022 46 min

In our third spooky true crime episode we chat about Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. If the chemistry of the lake and its potential to turn bodies into soap isn’t spooky enough for you, the long history of mysterious disappearances, deaths, and ghost stories associated with it will surely creep you out. Buckle in, because you're in for a wild ride.

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February 5, 2022 49 min

Whether or not you realize it, you interact with chemicals every day of your life. The foods you eat, the products you use to clean your home, and even you, yourself, are made of chemicals! Some of them, though, can be quite dangerous or have been used for nefarious purposes. So, in this episode, we're diving into the darker side of chemistry with stories of hidden gold, acid burns, and body dissolution.

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We’re keeping the holiday spirit alive for just a bit longer with this listener stories episode all about how people discovered the truth about St. Nick! Thanks to friends, family, and listeners Garrett and Cassie for sharing your stories. To see our sources and any extras for this episode, head to our website at www.spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram...

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December 15, 2021 55 min
This (belated) Thanksgiving episode features an exceptionally giggly discussion on spooky birds. It’s got a little bit of everything, from dinosaur-like cassowaries capable of disemboweling an adult human to owls as Mothman to meat raining from the sky! To see our sources and any extras for this episode, head to our website at www.spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and follow us on Twitte...

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November 11, 2021 42 min
Happy (Belated) Halloween! In our second annual Halloween Listener Stories episode we will share (and debunk) three spooky stories that came to us from your fellow listeners! Has something similar happened to you? Do you have an explanation that we didn’t cover?  Let us know your thoughts!  Special thanks to Sophie, DJ, and Tyson for sharing their amazing stories! To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at ww...

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Are Black-Eyed Children just a product of a Creepypasta run rampant, or is there some science behind reported sightings of creepy kids? We discuss the origins of this popular urban legend, and then dive into possible explanations – Meagan has a theory of her own that we’re excited for you to hear! To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at www.spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notified of future epi...

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October 15, 2021 49 min
In our second short and spooky episode we discuss four exciting topics! Paige covers Deja Vu – what are we really experiencing and how is it studied? She also shares the story of the mysterious disappearance of Flight 513. Meagan gives an update on Oumuamua – the first interstellar object that we’ve been able to observe passing through our solar system – and our scariest topic yet, Bloody Mary. Remember to send in your spooky st...

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Thalassophobia, the fear of the ocean or other large bodies of water, is a common phobia, and in this episode we discuss what makes large bodies of water so spooky. Whether it be the size of the ocean, ghost ships, or what could be lurking beneath the surface of the water there are plenty of reasons to be creeped out! To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at www.spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be no...

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We’ve all heard stories of Elizabeth Bathory, who is known as the most torturous and prolific female serial killer in history. Was she really the monster we all know her as, or was she the Regina George of her time – a powerful woman with enemies just as mean as she was? Kyna, host of the Historical AF podcast joins us for our second spooky true crime episode. Listen in for a giggle-filled discussion on the famed Blood Countess and...

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August 11, 2021 52 min
Thousands of crop circles have appeared in fields worldwide. Theories about what created them have included everything from horny hedgehogs to extraterrestrials. In this episode we discuss the history of crop circles and cover who (or what) is really behind them.  To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at www.spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and follow us on Twitter and...

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July 28, 2021 66 min
Do you enjoy scary movies? Have you ever wondered why that is? In this episode we chat about what science has to say about why scary movies are so enjoyable, and what is happening to your body while you watch them. We discuss a list of the top 20 scariest movies and attempt to rank them ourselves. Whether you are a fan of psychological thrillers or prefer a classic slasher, this episode is for you! To see our sources for this ep...

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Kenny Biddle joins us for another fun, goofy, and giggle-filled episode about famous hauntings! In this episode we look at audio and visual evidence for supposed hauntings at the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, IL and Victoria’s Black Swan Inn in San Antonio, TX. Kenny helps us do some investigative work to figure out what is really going on with these videos of EVP recordings, shadowy figures, and spooky voices. All of the videos...

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June 28, 2021 55 min
A mother helps solve her daughter, Zona’s, murder after a visit from Zona’s ghost. An urban legend from the Hudson Valley area in New York turns the Boogeyman real. In our first ever spooky true crime episode we cover two horrifying, but real, stories. Listen now to learn more about the Greenbrier Ghost and Cropsey.  To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscribe to be notifie...

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Werewolves (AKA lycanthropes) are typically described as a human with the ability to shapeshift into a vicious wolf. In this episode K.T. Katzmann (Twitter @IWriteMonsters), author of Murder with Monsters, joins us for a fun-filled discussion on the folklore and science behind werewolves. We cover everything from rabid dogs and clinical lycanthropy to the parallels between changes that occur during puberty and the werewolf tran...

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May 31, 2021 58 min

If you enjoyed the Short and Spooky segment at the end of our early episodes, this one’s for you! In our first Short and Spooky episode, we share four short, but creepy, stories. We discuss the mysterious blue people of Kentucky, two 100-year-old ghost stories, and wrap up with Paige guessing animals that used to be considered cryptids! To see our sources for this episode, head to our website at spookysciencesisters.com. Hit subscr...

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