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Across The Veil

Across The Veil

By Zelda & Emma
Best friends and amateur cryptozoologists Zelda and Emma discuss creepy creatures, strange happenings and spooky circumstances.
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DANGEROUS GAMES I
Emma and Zelda are back and spookier than ever for season 2!  This week we discuss three dangerous games, Light as a Feather/Stiff as a Board, The Elevator Game, and Hide and Seek Alone.  Float your friends, travel to another dimension, and screw with a demon!  Attempt these games at your own peril.
34:43
September 15, 2021
TALES OF THE CLURICHAUN
We bet you didn’t know that leprechauns have perpetually drunk cousins who haunt taverns and wine cellars.  Special guest Devin Kimble brings his expertise to our discussion of these tiny, tipsy, mischief makers. This special episode was guest edited by Winona Young.
34:32
July 15, 2021
TSUKUMOGAMI
What would you do if you encountered a sentient umbrella and their lantern friend as they try to terrify you in a dark alley? Zelda and Emma have you covered. This week we discuss ancient Japanese creatures called tsukumogami and how to make sure household objects don’t come to life and seek revenge.
18:35
June 3, 2021
DEMONIC POSESSION
This week the lovely ladies decided to tackle the sinister secrets of Demonic possession inspired by one of Emma’s favorite film- The Exorcist. We discuss the signs of a possible possession, and look into a the real-life exorcism of Emma Schmidt.
33:15
May 19, 2021
BONUS: THE EXORCIST
Emma, Zelda, and special friend Dr Jules from Riddle Me That! True Crime Podcast discuss a classic horror film- The Exorcist!  Three spooky ladies discussing one of the scariest movies ever made- a hauntingly good time!
01:23:58
April 10, 2021
MOTHER SHIPTON
If you’re a prophet, then you already know what this episode is about. For those of you who didn’t gaze into their crystal balls this morning- we’re talking about Mother Shipton, the cave dwelling soothsayer who frightened the English monarchy with her predictions. Good for her!
15:52
March 18, 2021
LAKE MONSTER SHOWDOWN
Giant octopuses, sexy Charles, a Mormon liar, and an Erie lake snake. For our aquatic season finale Zelda and Emma throw a lake monster showdown. Four contenders enter the ring. One reigns supreme. Who is the coolest lake monster in America? Listen and find out!
31:52
March 4, 2021
DOUBLE CREATURE FEATURE: THE BUNYIP AND KAPPA
From Australia to Japan- y’all need to be careful when swimming in rivers or streams. Keep away from the fearsome bunyip, and protect your bootyhole from the Kappa. Trust us, keep that tushy safe.
28:45
February 18, 2021
SELKIES
Take a trip with us to the Celtic coast!  Discover the majesty of Selkies, the Hufflepuffs of the sea.  These chill creatures shed their seal skins so they can party on land- but things don't always go according to plan... 
17:48
February 4, 2021
DOPPELGÄNGERS
Are you seeing double? What do Mary Shelley and Abraham Lincoln have in common? Have you experienced ghostly visages of your friends and family? Let’s discuss the history and delve into a few cases of doppelgängers.
25:21
January 28, 2021
THE ROUGAROU
Have you ever listened to a podcast where the hosts compare a cryptid to a famous regional stew? No? Well, looks like you’re going to have to listen to this weeks episode and understand why Zelda and Emma think the Rougarou is kind of like a pot of gumbo. Yes, we’re a serious scientific podcast.
21:05
January 21, 2021
BLACK CATS
This past year was a Cat-tastrophe. We could all use a bit of good luck. Many people think that black cats bring bad luck- but is that really true? This week Zelda and Emma discuss the luckiness of black cats across cultures and through history.
19:07
January 14, 2021
YULETIDE SPECIAL: GRYLA AND HER GANG
This year you’re invited to Christmas dinner with Gryla, her husband, their 13 kids and a gigantic cat. Hope you like human stew! You better pray someone bought you socks this year- lest you end up an entree at this chaotic Yuletide meal!
25:40
December 24, 2020
DOUBLE CREATURE FEATURE: THE MAHAHA AND NISSE
Are you into tickle fights and cone hats? Well, the creatures we’re discussing this week definitely are. The Inuit Mahaha is a monster that uses it’s long fingernails to tickle people to death, and the Norwegian Nisse seems harmless- but looks are definitely deceiving.
21:24
December 17, 2020
THE IJIRAQ
This week we explore Inuit shapeshifters from really, really far north. The ijiraq are creatures from a place literally Across The Veil- known for taking humans with them to their home between life and death. Emma found first hand stories from Inuit elders, so get ready to learn more about these haunting figures from Northern Canada!
23:35
December 10, 2020
THE YUKI-ONNA
Think Elsa, but more murdery! Have you heard of this icy spirit? If not, you should definitely listen further to hear about Japan’s coldest lady- the Yuki-onna! She’s literally spine chilling!  Check out our friends at Jar of Rebuke Podcast!
17:56
December 3, 2020
THE SQUONK
What does that stream of tears lead to? No, it’s not Emma and Zelda- it’s a Squonk! Do you cry often? Are you a hideous freak of nature? Would you dissolve into a puddle of sadness if someone looked at you? You may be a Squonk! Keep listening to learn more about this Pennsylvania cryptid.
15:53
November 26, 2020
THE LOVELAND FROGMEN
Naked magical frogs, nocturnal biology lessons, and lying cops. This week Emma and Zelda discuss Ohio’s very own local legend. Music from Zapsplat.
16:58
November 19, 2020
GHOST STORIES WITH ZELDA AND AMY
In this special bonus episode Zelda and her mom discuss their experiences with ghosts.  Let us take you to Charles Dickens museum in London, a chateau in Normandy, and an old french keep for our paranormal encounters.  Intro music by Amelia Rae and other music from Pixabay. 
15:21
November 3, 2020
HALLOWEEN HORRORS AND SAMHAIN SPOOKIES
Stingy Jack, “dumb” suppers, Samhain hijinks and much more! Enjoy our Halloween spectacular filled with history, legends, and everything else we found fun about this holiday!  
28:03
November 3, 2020
THE BELL WITCH
Is it a witch? A ghost? A demon? ALL THREE?! This week Emma and Zelda discuss one of America’s most famous hauntings: The mysterious Bell Witch!  Sound effects from Zapsplat.  
21:02
October 22, 2020
THE LAST WITCH IN SCOTLAND
Spooky Seances, grim ghosts, and  lessons in witch law.  Zelda and Emma discuss Helen Duncan- the last woman to be found guilty of witchcraft in Scotland.  It's their very first episode about a real person who existed!  (And it's their first episode where they're together in the same room!)
24:10
October 15, 2020
THE BAOBHAN SITH
Is this an episode of Outlander, or are we just discussing a beautiful Scottish vampire? They’re stunning, love to dance, and they travel in packs- sounds like the worlds greatest girl group. Listen further to discover the Baobhan Sith- and how to pronounce her name! 
22:20
October 9, 2020
THE PONTIANAK
To kick off our episodes on Spooky Spectres, Zelda explores the Indonesian/Malaysian folkloric figure of The Pontianak.  Have you smelled frangipane in the air?  Do you hear dogs howling at night?  We’ll tell you how to survive an encounter with this vengeful spirit.
18:10
October 1, 2020
THE HAUNTINGS OF GENERAL WAYNE INN
Something sinister is afoot in Merion Station, Pennsylvania.  Revolutionary soldiers, a murder most foul, and a decapitated ghostly head haunt the Inn near Emma’s childhood home.  That is, if you believe in ghosts.
22:37
September 24, 2020
THE BUKIT TIMAH MONKEY MAN
Let us take you on a trip to Zelda’s hometown of Singapore.  This island city has a mysterious cryptid of its very own- right in Zelda’s old neighborhood!  Is the creature lurking in Singapore’s jungle fact, or fiction?  Music from Pixabay and Mixkit.
17:25
September 17, 2020
THE GRUNCH OF NEW ORLEANS
This week it’s Emma’s turn to introduce you to a cryptid lurking near her.  No, they’re not related to the Grinch, but these vicious-possibly demonic-nightmares will definitely ruin your Mardi Gras if you happen to cross their path in New Orleans.   Music from Pixabay.
21:56
September 10, 2020
THE FRESNO NIGHTCRAWLERS
In their very first episode Emma and Zelda delve into the world of cryptids- starting with the Fresno Nightcrawlers, a local legend that may or may not be crawling around in Zelda’s backyard!  Maybe you’ll learn a little something, maybe it’ll be about alpacas.   But you’ll definitely learn about what makes Fresno a little...otherworldly.  Music from Pixabay.
15:48
September 3, 2020
ARE WE HUMAN OR ARE WE CRYPTIDS
Emma and Zelda would like to cordially invite you to Across the Veil! A brand new podcast where two best friends and amateaur cryptozoologists discuss creepy creatures, strange happenings, and spooky circumstances. To give you a little taste of what’s to come, this week we’ll find out what cryptid the gals are.  Music from Pixabay.   sgFz2yF1mBQY4KXp1Tvb
07:05
September 2, 2020