Anxious and Afraid The Pod

Anxious and Afraid The Pod

A podcast hosted by Abby and Shawna, two gals from the Pacific Northwest who love to talk about true crime, the paranormal, conspiracies, and everything in-between. Listen in as the girls switch off each week, telling each other a story that makes them feel especially anxious and afraid.

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September 28, 2021 90 min
In this week's episode, Abby is back to share another white-knuckle natural disaster tale and this time the crew visits the 1980 volcanic eruption of Mount St Helens.
Located in Washington state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Mount Saint Helens is a gorgeous destination for hikers and families looking to enjoy nature and admire the snowcapped mountain. But beneath its peaceful exterior lies a sleeping giant who w...
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In this week's episode, Abby takes on a UFO case for the first time!
She tells the story of the 1965 Kecksburg UFO Incident which was witnessed by hundreds of people from Canada to Kecksburg, Pennsylvania.
Many reported seeing a bright fiery object flying through the sky before supposedly crashing in rural Pennsylvania.
The eyewitness reports and fast military response led many to believe that the unidentified object was from ou...
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In this week's episode, Shawna brings the group a tale of creepy alien encounters and childhood existential dread!
In 1994, a large group of school children in Ruwa, Zimbabwe were out enjoying recess when they encountered otherworldly beings in a spaceship who were there to deliver a dire warning for the survival of planet Earth. Tune in for the first-hand accounts of the people who experienced the strange events of that day as ...
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In this week's episode, Abby regales the crew with the horrifying tale of the infamous Bloody Benders.
The Bender family, which consisted of four members, Ma Bender, Pa Bender, John Jr Bender, and Kate (Katie) Bender all moved to Labette county, Kansas in 1871 where they built and operated a roadside Inn. Soon after their arrival however, travelers began to go missing and it wouldn't take long for the people of Kansas to fol...
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In this week's episode, Shawna takes the gang on a white-knuckle ride as she describes the Whakaari/White Island Volcano eruption which occurred on December 9th, 2019.
Advertised as a stunning tourist destination, thousands of people have visited the active stratovolcano with nothing but great photos and memories after leaving. Sadly, a number of tourists would not be so lucky when the volcano erupted in 2019 while many people w...
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In this week's episode, Abby takes on the tragic story of the Hindenburg disaster.
Tune in to learn the origins of the fated Zeppelin airship and the men who piloted and constructed the once-mighty flying machines. Stick around for the dramatic conclusion to the story, ending with the Hindenburg's devastating fiery demise on May 6th, 1937 in Lakehurst New Jersey.

Credits:
The Hidden Hindenburg: The Untold Story of the Tragedy...
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In this week's episode, Shawna fills the crew in on the sad tale of the disappearance of Tara Calico.
In the state of New Mexico in September of 1988, Tara Calico, a successful young college student was out on her daily bike ride when she disappeared and was never seen again. Tune in to learn of the twists and turns in this case such as the disturbing polaroid picture found in Florida of a seemingly kidnapped girl who looked a l...
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In this week's episode, Abby regales the crew with the story of the mysterious disappearance of the Flannan Isles lighthouse keepers.
In the year 1900 off the West coast on mainland Scottland, three lighthouse keepers on Eilean Mor mysteriously vanished from the lighthouse and surrounding islands.
The men who made the discovery would note several eerie clues as to the fate of the three keepers including uneaten meals, a solitary...
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In this week's episode, Shawna regales the crew with the mystifying story of Gloria Ramirez, dubbed "the Toxic Lady" by the media.
Ramirez, a California resident, would be rushed to the hospital in 1994 with life-threatening complications. Eerily, the medical professionals who were treating Ramirez began falling ill with alarming symptoms themselves.
Tune in to hear the strange and tragic ending to this story as well as t...
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In this week's episode, Abby delves into the rip-your-hair-out case that is the murder of Lana Clarkson.
In 2003, Actor Lana Clarkson would meet famed record producer Phil Spector at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, California and the two would go back to Spector's "castle" for drinks. It would be the last time Lana was seen alive.
Tune in for the details and conclusion to this heart-breaking and highly publicized c...
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In this week's episode, Shawna Tells the incredible story of Dr. Mary Neal who had a life-changing near-death experience. While on a kayaking trip in Chile, Dr. Mary Neal suffered an accident on the river and drowned. She was miraculously saved but even more amazing still would be the story Dr. Neal would share with the world about what she experienced after death.
Stick around for all the mind-blowing details Shawna shares wi...
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In this week's episode, Abby tells the story of the Bélmez Faces or The Faces of Bélmez.
In the tiny town of Bélmez de la Moraleda, Spain during the early 1970s, María Gómez Cámara began to see the haunting depiction of human faces in her concrete floor. The phenomena would come to be known as some of the most compelling evidence of paranormal phenomena in the 20th century and allegedly continues to this day.

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Wikipedia.c...
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In this week's episode, Shawna tells the gang the perplexing story of the disappearance of Lawrence Joseph Bader. Bader was a husband and father working as a salesman in the 1950s who would mysteriously vanish after fishing on Lake Erie in March of 1957.
Years later, a man named John "Fritz" Johnson would be recognized as the missing Bader but the problem was, Johnson allegedly had no memories of his former life as Lawre...
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In this week's episode, Abby gives the crew a good scare as she tells the story of the Williams family.
Dora and Ted Williams, along with their three young children, would have their lives turned upside down after moving into an old Victorian-style house in the 1990s. Shortly after arriving, the Canadian family would be plagued with countless paranormal events and ghostly sightings, upending their ordinary existence.

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Hau...
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In this week's episode, Shawna regales the crew with another compelling reincarnation case!
In 1957 two young sisters from the Pollock family were tragically struck and killed by a car. One year later their mother would give birth to two identical twin girls who would grow up with an eerie resemblance and knowledge of their deceased sisters.

Credits:
PSI Encyclopedia
Hystoricmysteries.com
Medium.com
YouTube.com-Kendall Rae's chan...
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In this week's episode, Abby details the harrowing and incredible survival story of Annette Herfkens, the sole survivor of Vietnam Airlines flight 474 plane crash in 1992. Listen in to learn about the terrifying plane crash in the Vietnam jungle and the extraordinary woman who lived to tell the tale.

Credits:
Turbulence: A True Story Of Survival by Annette Herfkens
Independent.co.uk
News.com.au
Aviation-safety.net
Wikipedia.com
Vice A...
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In this week's episode, Shawna brings the gang a perplexing unsolved missing persons case.
In 2014, 28-year-old German man Lars Joachim Mittank was vacationing in Bulgaria with his friends when he was involved in a physical altercation that left him too injured to fly back home as scheduled. Mittank was reportedly acting strangely before disappearing from the Varna Airport and running into the nearby forest only days later.
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April 27, 2021 49 min
Join the crew this week as they read real-life true crime and paranormal stories submitted by amazing listeners and share some of their own stories as well!
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In this week's episode, Abby gets a little spooky and tells the tale of the haunted Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. Listen in as the crew discusses the history of the home as well as its influential owners, Henry and Georgianna Pittock. Stick around for some creepy paranormal accounts from employees and visitors of the historic mansion (now a museum).
And remember, don't forget to submit your own personal paranormal or...
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In this week's episode, Shawna takes the gang into a mysterious Oregon cave owned by the Masonic Lodge of Burns. Listen in as the crew attempts to understand the Masons and theorize what they have been meeting about annually since 1938.

Credits:
Wikipedia.com
YouTube.com
burnslodge.org
onlyinyourstate.com
eugenelodgell.org
Podcast- Curly Conspiracies ep 48
https://youtu.be/wWv_q9fTLe4

Music By:
Brokeforfree.com
Matt Edwards


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