Weird Distractions Podcast

Weird Distractions Podcast

Weird Distractions is a weekly show where host Alex rotates 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? I got you. Proud member of the Cultiv8 Network. Listener discretion is advised.

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May 22, 2022 22 min

Alex is back hosting the show solo and she’s got a mysterious disappearance case to tackle. Sara Nicole Graham was only 18 years old when she disappeared on her way to work in February of 2015. Her white van was found over 5 hours after she left home for her shift in a wheat field - abandoned. As we inch towards a decade of Sara’s disappearance, the case has seemingly gone cold. What happened to Sara? Tune in to learn more about th...

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Purposefully poisoned? This has to be a conspiracy theory episode, or is it a scary truth from the USA? This week, Alex takes a shot at discussing the history of prohibition, and the horrifying actualities surrounding it. Tune in to learn the beginnings of prohibition, some of the important people involved, and the downfall of the 18th amendment. As well, the answer to the question - did the US government really poison their own ci...

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This week, Alex meets at a supposed halfway point with her guests hosts, Josh & John from the Reddit on Wiki Podcast, in Springfield Missouri, to explore the reported history and haunts of the Pythian Castle. Who are the Knights of Pythias? Why did Josh reportedly take his shirt off during the recording? Is John really Danny DeVito? Why did Nate give this place a one star review? Tune in to get some answers, and learn more abou...

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The intention to have a pizza-adjacent podcast started off so pure, but ended up becoming so tragic. This week, Alex is joined by Pineapple Pizza Podcast hosts: Linz, Ashley and Emily, in discussing the tragic case of Sherry Eyerly. Sherry was working at a local Domino’s in Salem, Oregon, when one night she was called out to make a delivery to an unknown location. Tune in to hear more about Sherry, and other similar cases in this w...

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This week, the gals try and tackle the history and conspiracy theories surrounding the mysterious Bohemian Club, and their vacation spot - the Bohemian Grove. Tune in to hear all about the beginnings of the club, whose been involved, the Grove, and of course all things weird that are associated with it. As well, make sure you tune in regarding an important show update. Need a distraction? We got you. 

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April 17, 2022 52 min

Who knew cryptids could have their own festival? This week, Alex & Christie discuss one of the most iconic cryptids, the Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Tune in to hear the reported descriptions, sightings, and potential theories as to who, or what, this cryptid really is. Why is there a statue dedicated to the mothman? Is it maybe a demon? You’ll have to listen to find out. Need a distraction? We got you. 

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April 10, 2022 41 min

This week, Christie is back to record with Alex, where they divulge into a truly spooky UK location! The gals pack their hypothetical bags to discuss the history & haunts of the gorgeous Ham House. What is this place? Who reportedly haunts it? And most importantly… where is the ham? Tune in and find out! Need a distraction? We got you. 

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As mentioned in episode 102, Christie is taking a bit of a break from the show. Have no fear, though - Alex is joined this week with host of Horror House Podcast, Dom! This week, Alex & Dom discuss the horrifying murder of Claire Tiltman. Claire had just turned 16-years old when her life was brutally cut short while walking to a friends house in January of 1993. Who could have done something so heinous? Tune in to learn more ab...

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As mentioned in last weeks episode, Christie is taking a bit of a break from the show. Have no fear, though - Alex is joined this week with host of the True Crime Cat Lawyer podcast, Elyse! For this collaboration, Alex discussing the case of Michele Gates from Portland, Oregon. While Elyse chats about the crimes of James Edward Wood, who seemingly made his way back to Utah. You won’t want to miss the discussions surrounding these P...

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March 20, 2022 50 min

“Sociopath, psychopath… any of the paths, not great”. This week, the gals keep their distraction local in discussing the disappearance of Helen Kendall. Helen seemingly disappeared without a trace in 1952 from her home in Elma Township. However, after almost a decade of thinking she may have simply left on her own accord, a more nefarious and concerning story comes out. What happened to Helen, though? Tune in to find out more. Need...

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March 13, 2022 70 min

From a potential demon to battery operated dolls - this weeks paranormal distraction has it all. To celebrate Christie’s birthday, Alex chats about the reportedly haunted Yorktown Memorial Hospital, located in Yorktown, Texas, USA. Tune in to learn more about the location, reported spooky accounts, and more in this Texas-sized episode! Need a distraction? We got you. 

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March 13, 2022 30 min

"I'm paying for the breath on my neck". In the second episode of the Listener Distractions series, Alex & Christie, "nope" their way through 6 listener submitted stories! From the Edinburgh vaults to the Kelsay House, and all the spookiness in between - you won't want to miss the spooky things that the Weird Distractions listeners have encountered! Listener discretion is advised, and a trigger warning is...

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“I hate a phantom pant”. This week, to celebrate 100 regular episodes of Weird Distractions, Alex & Christie decided to double up on the weird and discuss two different spooky locations. These locations seem to be bursting at the seams with accounts of folklore, true crime, alien encounters, and more. First, Christie covers the Riverdale Road in Colorado. Alex tackles the Bridgewater Triangle in Massachusetts. Make sure you tun...

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Alex joined Courtney & Amanda from the Nefarious Nightmare podcast for a special online conspiracy theory episode. Hope you enjoy, and make sure to tune in to Courtney & Amanda's podcast, wherever you get your weird distractions.

MISSING - Keeshae Jacobs, 21 at the time, from Richmond VA went missing September 26, 2016. She was last seen leaving on foot from her apartment in the Midlothiqn area. It’s been over five year...

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February 27, 2022 62 min

This week, the gals tackle the horrifying murder of 27-year-old Asian American, Vincent Chin. Tune in to learn more about Vincent, his perpetuators, and the event that sparked a vocal outcry for the Asian America/ AAPI community. As discussed in this weeks episode, please check out the Stop AAPI hate website here: https://stopaapihate.org/. Trigger warning is in effect for the entirety of the episode. Need a distraction? We got you...

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February 20, 2022 36 min

It’s never just one, “ha” and done - is it? This week, the girls back their bags and head down to Newbury, Ohio and discuss the reported history & haunts at the Punderson Manor Resort. From rumoured deaths, sausage McMuffins and everything in between - this episode will definitely provide a weird distraction. Trigger warning is in effect due to discussions regarding suicide. Need a distraction? We got you. 

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Hungry for more distractions? Check out this episode where Weird Distractions Host, Alex, joined Emily, Ashley & Lindsay from Pineapple Pizza Podcast to speak about the Gjenganger (gan-gon-gonger). This weirdly meaty spirit inspires a salty new version of Canadian pizza and more than a few laughs and chills. Did this spooky poltergeist bring on a pandemic or just the worst case of purple nurples in history? 

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February 13, 2022 34 min

How far will humans go to try and figure something out? This week, the gals put their conspiracy theory hats back on and discuss the MIT Science Club. The club would offer children from the Fernald Centre a chance to be a part of something, and all they had to do was take some vitamins in their Quaker Oats cereal. However, what it was missing was proper consent and information as to what the ‘vitamins’ were. Tune in to hear more ab...

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February 6, 2022 51 min

What better way to kick off the month of love then with a Canadian true crime case. This week, Alex and Christie discuss the horrid crimes that took place on the Belcher Islands, referred to as the Belcher Islands Massacre. Tune in to learn more about the area, and what took place in the 1940’s that changed a small community. Please note our deepest apologies if we mispronounced anything in this weeks episode! And, note a trigger w...

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January 30, 2022 42 min

Who knew the gals would bring up 50 Cent during a paranormal episode? This week, Alex & Christie bundle up and head down to Duluth, Minnesota to discuss the history and reported haunts at Nopeming Sanatorium. Once a hospital to treat those with tuberculosis, it appears this location has many of its former patients still residing within its walls. Tune in to hear the reports of a dangerous sounding entity that some believe is a ...

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