Weird Distractions Podcast

Weird Distractions Podcast

Weird Distractions is a weekly show where hosts Alex and Christie rotate in discussing true crime, conspiracy theories, paranormal stories and more to provide a "weird" distraction from everyday life. New episodes every Sunday at 7 AM EST. Need a distraction? We got you. Proud member of the Oracl3 Network. Listener discretion is advised.

Episodes

November 28, 2021 41 min
“If you're talking smack, you're going to get scratched”. This week, the girls are back discussing paranormal and, specifically, about another former infirmary. Pack your bags as we go to Winchester, Indiana, in discussing the history and reported haunts of the Randolph County Infirmary. This place has a lot of very intense paranormal reports coming out of it - which begs the question: is it haunted by those who once lived ...
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This week, the gals stay in Canada to discuss an unsolved true crime case that has baffled individuals for more than 40 years. The case is that of Gordon Sanderson, an indigenous man who was travelling from Edmonton to Calgary in the 70's to see his brother. Unfortunately, he was never seen again. Simultaneously, a body was found in a septic tank near Tofield. The connections of Gordon's disappearance and, "Septic Tank ...
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What do Jim Morrison, Shakespeare and Lindsay Lohan have in common? No, they don't all have clubs in Mykonos - but they do have some weird conspiracy theories! Tune in to hear the Weird Distractions gals discuss each celebrities associated conspiracy theory, and whether they think they're true or not. Need a distraction? We got you. Want to support those affected by Astroworld Festival? Check out: https://www.gofundme.com/c...
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November 7, 2021 41 min
Do you have your backpacks packed? How about your EMF readers? This week, Alex & Christie discuss the former Athen's Lunatic Asylum - now referred to as The Ridges, which is located on the Ohio University campus. Who haunts the asylum? What infamous individuals have resided there? What's the reported paranormal activity? Tune in and find out more, if you dare. Need a distraction? We got you.  As discussed in episode 62 ...
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How can one episode have so many red flags? Well, surprise - it's because it's a DOUBLE FEATURE! In honour of Halloween, both Christie and Alex will be chatting two very horrifying and scary true crime cases. First, Christie chats about the notorious case, Belle Gunness - which was suggested by our Patron, Angela! Then, Alex talks about the Canada's own vampire, Wayne Clifford Boden. Trigger warning is advised for this ...

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October 27, 2021 15 min

It feels on brand to end our second annual MWMS series with a nightmare. Tune in to hear more about the German folklore creature, the Alp, and why having a broom under your pillow at night isn't a bad idea. Need a distraction? We got you. 

Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to our Patrons Tom, Angela & Bailey! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show if you please on Patre...

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October 24, 2021 24 min

The devil, children and owls - aka the Weird Distractions trifecta. This week, Alex tries to weave through the folklore of the Irish Banshee. Once a former figure in the community, it seems as though it has taken a very unsettling turn to become an entity no one would want to cross paths with. Was the banshee real? Who did the banshee come after? What drag queen does Alex have on the mind? You'll have to tune in and find out! N...

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Our third Mid-Week Mini Spooks has us packing out bags and heading down to Indiana, to visit the gorgeous (and reportedly haunted) French Lick Springs Hotel. Tune in to hear Christie explain the history and the haunts of this infamous place - and the girls real thoughts on golf. Need a distraction? We got you.

Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to our Patrons Tom, Angela & Bailey! Thank you for supporting Weird Distracti...

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October 17, 2021 36 min

This weeks distraction has it all: weirdness, mystery, ghosts and local lore. Join Alex & Christie as they embark to the notorious Winchester Mystery house in San Jose, California. Who were the Winchesters? What made them wealthy? What tragedy took place? So many answers and spooky reports of paranormal phenomena take place in this episode. Tune in, learn more, and get your spooky on! Need a distraction? We got you.

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Ready for a haunted church mini-spook? We sure are! This week for our Mid-Week Mini Spooks series, we chat about the history and reported hauntings at the St Botolph's Church, located in Skidbrooke, Lincolnshire, England. Tune in to learn more about what makes this church reportedly so haunted - from alleged cult activity to Alex mispronouncing the word Anglican (Sorry!). Need a distraction? We got you. 

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October 10, 2021 55 min
The gals are back to true crime and somehow ended up with a case similar to ones they've just covered. This week, Alex breaks down the tragic Canadian case of the Kosberg family murders. What set one of the family members off to the point of doing the unthinkable? What does this case have to do with milkshakes? Tune in and find out. Trigger warning for this episode due to discussions of mental health, family violence and more -...
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Our Mid-Week Mini Spooks series is back! Each Wednesday in the month of October, Alex & Christie take turns telling a spooky story to prepare for Halloween. This week, we kick things off with a spooky Japanese folklore known as the Slit Mouthed Woman. Christie explains the tale, how it's been depicted in film, and how you should bulk up on to your candy. Tune in to hear more about this interesting folklore and to get right ...

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This week, the girls get their loathe and spite on, but why? Alex tells Christie the disappearance of famed mystery writer, Agatha Christie. There seem to be speculations as to what happened - but what's the truth? Tune in to hear more about Agatha and the theories surrounding the 1926 disappearance - including one by Agatha herself. Trigger warning for this episode as there are discussions around suicidal ideations - please pr...

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September 26, 2021 25 min

Hey you! It's time to get Civil War spooky. This week, the girls chat about the Jennie Wade House - a former home turned museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA.  You may be wondering what made this house important, why it's now a museum - and who Jennie Wade was. Well, tune in and learn more - plus learn about the reported haunts that supposedly take place. Need a distraction? We got you.

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The gals are currently recovering from their friends wedding, so here's a patreon bonus episode to tie you over until next week! Interested in getting more episodes like this one? Consider joining the Weird Distractions Podcast patreon: https://www.patreon.com/weirddistractionspodcast?fan_landing=true

Need a distraction? We got you. 

Episode Notes from Original Patreon Release (July 25th, 2021): 

Nothing like ending the mon...

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September 12, 2021 34 min

We'd recommend not eating while listening to this episode. This week, Alex & Christie go back down to Georgia to discuss the claimed, "Georgian Black Widow" - aka Janie Lou Gibbs. Why did Janie do what she did? What happened to the ones she loved most? You'll have to tune in to find out! Need a distraction? We got you. 

As discussed in episode 62 about the 215 bodies of Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation ch...

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September 5, 2021 33 min

Get your disposable camera's ready - this is one weird paranormal case you will want to remember! This week, Alex and Christie talk about the Kelsay House - a reportedly haunted home located somewhere in Nevada with a murky past and present. Is it still a home? What happened there? Who is Samuel? What does it mean to be from Virginia City? Tune in and find out! Need a distraction? We got you. 

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Sometimes 'ship' happens! This week, Alex and Christie cruise through the weird online conspiracy theories surrounding a suspicious looking image found online near Antarctica. Pointed out by YouTube user, MrBB333 - this 'ship' has caused quite the online stir back in 2020 about what it is and why it's there. What does this ship have to do with old astronauts? Well, tune in and find out! Need a distraction? We go...

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August 22, 2021 33 min

Who knew we would be discussing hiking safety tips after more than 70 episodes? This week, Alex tells Christie the devastating unsolved murder of Canadian psychologist, Louise Chaput. It's been over 20 years and we still do not have answers as to what happened when Louise went on a hiking trip on one of many ominous Appalachian Trails. Tune in to hear more about Louise and this case - and, if you have any information, please co...

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August 15, 2021 52 min

It only took us 71 episodes to come up with a solid paranormal-adjacent catchphrase. This week, Alex & Christie discuss the reported history and haunts of Kingseat Hospital in New Zealand. Once a psychiatric hospital, now the property has turned into a creepy attraction. What happened at Kingseat? What makes this location so haunted? What's the catchphrase we're excited about? You'll have to tune in and find out! Ne...

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