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Ain't It Scary? with Sean & Carrie

Ain't It Scary? with Sean & Carrie

By Longboi Media

He’s skeptical. She’s spooky. Together they explore the unknown, unsolved, unbelievable, and just plain weird.

With a shared passion for history and the truth, Sean & Carrie realized they could bring their different perspectives to the world of crime, the paranormal, and the inexplicable.

Sean’s sharp eye on the logical and Carrie’s open mind to the unexplainable combine in every episode for an informative hour with a lighter touch.

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Ep. 66: The Springfield Three
Graduation Night, 1992. Suzie Streeter and Stacey McCall arrive home to Suzie's mother Sherrill's house in a giddy daze. They're finally done with high school, and they have summer - and their whole lives - ahead of them. The next day they're heading to the water park with friends to celebrate, and starting to think about what the future holds. They would never find out. Suzie, Stacey, and Sherrill disappeared from the Streeter-Levitt home sometime between 3am and 8am the next morning, and they likely haven't been seen or heard from since. So, what happened?? Did they leave of their own free will? Did someone commit an unprecedented 3-adult kidnapping? And if so, who, and why? We investigate the mystery that's haunted the Ozarks town of Springfield, Missouri for the better part of our lifetimes...and try to find some answers. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:18:13
January 06, 2022
Ep. 65: Santa Claus - Dark Origins
We're back from the sick bay and rounding out the holiday season with some Yule-tide cheer this week! Sean takes us through the folklore and traditions that inspired our modern-day American Santa Claus, from pagan ritual sacrifices to jolly old St. Nicholas' crew of child-beating European sidekicks.  Knecht Ruprecht! Zvarte Piet! Krampus! The gang's all here, and they're absolutely going to kidnap your children. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
58:20
December 30, 2021
Holiday Greetings from Ain't it Scary
Happy holidays from your favorite ghoulish couple! No, not Gomez and Morticia...okay, maybe second favorite, then. Due to health reasons we unexpectedly have to take a break this week (fingers are crossed that Omicron hasn't come down our chimney) but we wanted to leave our Scary Squad a message of holiday cheer to sustain you until next week's Yuletide episode.  Thank you all for making this year so awesome, and thanks for bearing with us during these - everyone say it with us! - "uncertain times". If you're really missing us this week, come over to Patreon and check out our back catalog of minisodes and more. We'll even have a new Ainterview with Paul Ferrante (Carrie's dad) on "Paul is Dead" dropping this week, as we luckily recorded it a little while ago. Have fun and be safe, and we'll hopefully see you next week!  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
04:47
December 23, 2021
Ep. 64: Deaths on Everest
The weather outside is frightful...but not as frightful as the weather on Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world and highest point on Earth! In honor of the chilly season we're taking a dangerous journey to explore the most horrific tragedies and creepiest facts about the world's tallest peak...including the fact that the mountain is literally littered with corpses. Yes, the culmination of mountaineering achievement - summiting Mt. Everest - isn't possible without basically climbing over the dead, semi-mummified bodies of unsuccessful climbers past. These include George Mallory, who may have been the first person to summit Everest (but didn't make it down alive); "Green Boots", the horrific so-called mile marker made by the body of a deceased climber; and the victims of the 1996 Everest disaster and 2014/2015 Everest avalanches. Who knew the pinnacle of, well, pinnacles was so freaky and deadly? Join us on an expedition through Everest mountaineering history, the tragedies along the way...and the remains of those who never made it back to Base Camp alive. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:26:51
December 16, 2021
Ep. 63: Mercy Brown & the New England Vampire Panic
In 1892, 19-year-old Mercy Brown's corpse was exhumed and her vital organs were ritually burned by Exeter, Rhode Island townsfolk convinced the recent consumption victim was a vampire, feasting on her surviving younger brother's life force from the grave.  As Sean shows us this week, the desecration of Mercy's corpse was only the latest in a hundred-year trend of rural New England vampire exorcisms, known as the "New England Vampire Panic". Were these "oddly preserved" corpses really blood-drinking creatures of the night? Of course not! But no matter - we dig into hundreds of years of folklore to try and figure out just where New England Vampiremania came from. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:11:17
December 09, 2021
Ep. 62: "Paul is Dead" - The Beatles Death Conspiracy
In honor of the Beatles documentary Get Back premiering over Thanksgiving on Disney+, Carrie takes us through one of her favorite conspiracies of all time: "Paul is Dead".  This conspiracy theory, which spread across the globe like wildfire beginning in late 1969, purports that the "Cute Beatle", Paul McCartney - writer of such classic songs as "Yesterday", "Hey Jude", and more - was killed in a tragic car accident in November 1966. Not wanting to cause mass hysteria, The Beatles partnered up with MI-5 to cover up the untimely death, hiding the truth from the press and replacing McCartney with a lookalike, William Shears Campbell. Fake Paul, or 'Faul', premiered on the album cover art and in the songs for The Beatles' subsequent album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band...and has played the part of Paul McCartney ever since. At least, that's what the conspiracy claims. And there are apparently dozens of clues to back the theory up; clues placed purposefully in the lyrics, music, and album art of The Beatles' final works before their official breakup in 1970. There are even tidbits to be found throughout each of The Beatles' solo careers, too. Carrie explores and explains all of the most intriguing clues, gives us the skinny on what "I Am the Walrus" really means, and debates the strange sounds heard in backwards Beatles recordings. Do these strange backmasks really hold the key to unravel the mystery of "Paul is Dead"? Thanks to the fabulous STATIC ERA RECORDS for sponsoring this episode - find them at www.staticerarecords.com! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:42:59
December 02, 2021
Ep. 61: Paul John Knowles - The Casanova Killer
Plenty of trigger warnings apply as Sean takes us back to the grim world of serial killers with the human string of misadventures known as Paul John Knowles. After killing (probably) 20 people on a cross-country crime spree, Knowles was dubbed the "Casanova Killer" by the press, who mistook him for a dashing ladies' man and mastermind murderer. In reality - as we'll see - he was as much a failure as a criminal as he was in the bedroom. Uhh, Happy Thanksgiving! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:15:29
November 25, 2021
Ep. 60: America's Most Haunted Hotels
Hotels are places of transition, whose rooms have seen intense passions, furious hatred, great joys, deep sorrows, and even murder. Not surprisingly, hotels are also places that seem to attract the spirits of their former tenants.  From a golf course ghost in upstate New York to the super-haunted hotel that inspired Stephen King's The Shining; from the spirits of Lizzie Borden and her possible victims to the crooked cancer doctor who buried his specimens in a resort's backyard and the specter of one of the greatest comedians in Hollywood history, we take a twisted road trip through America's most haunted hotels...stopping, of course, at each for a spooky overnight stay. Will you be able to make it until morning?? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:03:17
November 19, 2021
Ep. 59: Valiant Thor
On March 16th, 1957, a Venusian named Valiant Thor landed his flying saucer in Alexandria, Virginia. After meeting Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon at the White House, Thor would live in an a luxury apartment in the base of the Pentagon for the next three years, while he helped the American government develop new technology and... tried to share the good word about Jesus? Anyway, that's the assertion made by 1967's Stranger at the Pentagon, a classic of UFO contactee "nonfiction" whose presence is still felt in pop culture today - from Ancient Aliens to the MCU and even American Horror Story, where a version of Valiant Thor himself is making an appearance this season. Sean sat down with the book to answer the essentials: Who was this mysterious, fingerprintless man from the stars? What did he want with us? And where did he go - if he ever left?? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:13:45
November 11, 2021
Ep. 58: The Salem Witch Trials, Pt. 3 - The Executions
Here we are at the long-awaited final episode in our Salem Witch Trials series. What is there to say aside from that on this episode we examine the worst miscarriages of justice in the whole hysteria: the 20 innocent people executed on blatantly vague charges of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts during the latter half of 1692. We see the deaths of John Proctor, the hero of the play The Crucible; the brutal pressing death of stubborn Giles Corey, the tragic murder of Salem's former minister Reverend George Burroughs, and more. We also explore theories around how this was allowed to happen, and what Salem and Massachusetts have done since to exonerate and honor the victims of this tragic time over 300 years ago.  Thanks to the THINGS TO DO IN SALEM.COM for sponsoring this episode - find them at www.thingstodoinsalem.com.  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:35:14
November 04, 2021
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: "Ain't it Kitschy?" Ep. 1 - Halloween Novelty Songs (Patreon Preview)
What does that mishmash of an episode title mean? Well, gentle listeners, this week in honor of the approaching All Hallow's Eve we are taking a short break to prepare our intense final episode of our "Salem Witch Trials" series and dropping in a preview of some content we have going on over at Patreon! We just launched a currently Patreon-exclusive new mini-series, "Ain't it Kitschy?", where we will be diving into everything, well, kitschy - kitschy being defined as things considered to be gaudy, vulgar, or sometimes in bad taste, but we define as things that are, well, pleasantly dorky and sometimes vintage or excessively sentimental. Think that painting of dogs playing poker, Velvet Elvises, or in this first episode's case, novelty songs. Halloween novelty songs, to be exact. In honor of the most wonderful time of the year, HALLOWEEN!!, Carrie will be taking us through the history and oddity of two Halloween songs that range from obscure to ubiquitous: "Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein, or Dracula" by The Diamonds, and "The Monster Mash" by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & the Crypt Kicker Five. Join us for a little ghoultide merriment, and a whole lot of Carrie waxing poetic about doo-wop music! Thanks for allowing us this mini-break to prep our upcoming wedding reception, we hope you enjoy the episode (and join us over at Patreon!!), and we'll see you next week for the conclusion of the Salem Witch Trials: the executions. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
54:09
October 28, 2021
Ep. 57: The Salem Witch Trials, Pt. 2 - The Accused
In this 2nd part of what's become a 3-part series, we dive deeper into the tragic events of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and how the hysteria began to rapidly spread across Salem and beyond - now in the guise of dozens of arrests and hearings with suspected witches fingered by a gaggle of mostly teenage girls.  Carrie introduces us to the key players in the Salem Witch Trials and the context in which they existed...from afflicted girl Mercy Lewis' deep-rooted trauma from being orphaned by Maine's Native American wars, to elderly jerk Giles Corey accusing his own wife of witchcraft only to see suspicion cast on himself, to Salem's former minister Reverend George Burroughs being dragged back to town all the way from Maine for questioning...and many more. We try and take these real people from just names on a centuries-old list of victims to a more potent - and horrific - reality. Thanks to the spooktacular THINGS TO DO IN SALEM.COM for sponsoring this episode - find them at www.thingstodoinsalem.com! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:39:44
October 21, 2021
Ep. 56: The Salem Witch Trials, Pt. 1 - The Accusers
We've finally come to our long promised two-parter on one of Carrie's pet interests, the Salem Witch Trials! In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, tensions were already high. The Puritan colonists were struggling through the "Little Ice Age" devastating their crops, paranoid about being attacked by neighboring Native American tribes, and quarreling with their minister and each other about who the most godly of the bunch really was. The atmosphere was rife for backstabbing and tragedy, and that tragedy was about to hit in a horrific way. It began with whispers, and would end with screams. Was the root of the Salem Witch Trials the hysteria of a group of young girls? Was everyone completely zonked out from ergot poisoning? Or had Satan himself really infiltrated this infighting colonial town? Join us, as we explore the whole unbelievable story of the Salem Witch Trials in the next two episodes. Thanks to the spooktacular THINGS TO DO IN SALEM.COM for sponsoring this episode - find them at www.thingstodoinsalem.com! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:17:33
October 14, 2021
Ep. 55: Werewolves!
Halloween is SPOOKY SEASON, and Sean is kicking us off with a howlin' all-werewolf episode! We take a whirlwind tour of the mythology and history of werewolves (including skinwalkers and the Rougarou) before tackling real life monsters like Gilles Garnier and modern manwolves like the Beast of Bray Road.  What horrors lurk under the full moon? Where do these werewolf legends come from? And why are these badass beastie boys always playing second fiddle to uppity ol' vampires?? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:33:54
October 07, 2021
Ep. 54: John Dale Cavaness - Murder in Little Egypt
Dr. John Dale Cavaness was a beloved small-town doctor and respected member of his community, so there was a public outcry when he was accused of murdering his own son, Sean, for insurance money in 1984. It didn’t come out until his trial that Cavaness had murdered ANOTHER of his sons seven years before. And that's not even including the double reckless homicide before that!  Sean chips past the “respectable” doctor's exterior to the monster Cavaness’s family knew, and Carrie marvels at the sloppy hubris of this double filicide. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:14:45
September 30, 2021
Ep. 53: Jamestown Cannibalism - America's First Horror
Jamestown, Virginia was the first successful English settlement in North America (for the first UNsuccessful one, go check out our episode on Roanoke) - but it came close to failing completely many, many times. The worst of these failures being the tragic Starving Time. Plagued by a deadly combination of famine, disease, and an enemy Native tribe, the Starving Time in winter 1609-1610 almost wiped out the entire colony, leaving only 60 survivors from the original group of 500. And some of these desperate survivors were forced to commit one of the most horrific acts imaginable to live...cannibalism. In 2012 archaeological proof was finally discovered that confirmed what some historians had suspected all along: the Jamestown survivors ate their fellow man during the Starving Time. This week, we take a trip back in time to this deadly winter, and debate if we'd be able to make these terrible choices ourselves. We also have a super-sized news segment this episode with 2 stories on True Crime Time: the second part of the strange saga of South Carolina's blue-blooded Murdaugh family, and the tragic disappearance and murder of Gabby Petito - a case that is still unfolding as we record.  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:11:49
September 23, 2021
Ep. 52: John Titor, Time Traveler
In 1998 - then again, in 2000 - our world got a hero, born of another reality. A man who traveled through time to warn us of coming catastrophe. Or, maybe, just one more Internet meme spun out of control. A man calling himself John Titor first faxed Art Bell's Coast to Coast AM program, then later posted on several online message boards. Titor claimed to be a military time traveler from the year 2036, and he told a story of our near future full of war, disease, famine, and catastrophe. Of course, none of those things came to be. But could that be because John warned us? Sean takes us through the fascinating, convoluted and often incomprehensible story that still fascinates corners of the Web today. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:16:39
September 16, 2021
Ep. 51: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood was one of the biggest film stars of the late 50s and early 60s, starring in such classics as Miracle On 34th Street while still a child and continuing on to acclaimed roles in Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, West Side Story, and more. By 1981 her career had cooled, but she still had one thing from her early days of stardom - her marriage to fellow actor Robert Wagner. Well, remarriage, to be precise.  There was uncertainty about whether the second Wood-Wagner marriage would survive much longer by the time the couple, fellow movie star Christopher Walken, and skipper Dennis Davern set off for a weekend-long jaunt on the couple's yacht, the Splendour, just after Thanksgiving 1981. At the end of the trip, only 3 of the 4 guests on the Splendour would return home alive. What really happened the fateful night that Natalie Wood supposedly drowned off the California coast? Was it simply a terrible accident, as ruled in the coroner's initial report, or something much more insidious? And why is the famous "Number 2" from the Austin Powers film series the LA police department's number 1 suspect? We tackle all the stories, theories, and more for a drama-packed 1 year anniversary episode! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:32:42
September 09, 2021
Ep. 50: Roast 2 Roast AM
If you're looking for a well-researched, yet grisly story told with a wink and a laugh...well, we have 49 other episodes we can recommend. To celebrate our big 50th episode, we wanted to do something a little different.  Coast to Coast AM, the cream of the crop of late-night call-in shows, has been delivering the finest in weird listening since 1988 - and we'd be remiss not to pay tribute to one of our biggest influences. Sean and Carrie dip a toe into the archives for some wild Area 51 calls and straight-faced Bigfoot talk with George Noory, Art Bell and a whole lot more! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:18:38
September 02, 2021
Ep. 49: Henry VIII - Portrait of a Serial Killer
King Henry VIII. Beheader of wives. Noted fat guy. Lover of turkey legs.  Henry the 8th has become a punch line, known for his break with the Roman Catholic Church over his obsession with Anne Boleyn and gradual decay into a stinking, ulcerating laughingstock by the time of his death at 55 in 1547. But Henry VIII wasn't just a big goofus...he also exhibited classic signs of psychopathy, narcissism, and traits of being a serial killer. One that didn't get his own hands dirty, of course, but a killer all the same.  The clergy, his wives, rebels and former friends and mentors: no one was safe from Henry's order of a falling axe and a missing head. If you stood in his way, it didn't matter if you were his lover or God Himself...Henry's word was gospel, and nothing - and no one - else mattered.  Join us to dissect the mind of this cold-hearted killer, one whose hot-blooded decisions changed the Tudor dynasty - and England itself - forever.  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:39:17
August 26, 2021
Ep. 48: New England UFOs
For almost as long as America's been a country, there have been stories of strange lights and objects zipping around the North American skies. This week, we've chosen some particularly intriguing tales from the New England states - Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut - and try to figure out whether these unidentified flying objects are merely terrestrial, extraterrestrial, or something else altogether. From a mass abduction/sighting incident in the '60s Berkshires to a bizarre experience one summer on Lake Champlain to some of our own unexplainable skygazing experiences, we take an out-of-this world tour of Northeast UFO history! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:19:04
August 19, 2021
Ep. 47: Haunted Theaters
Theaters are places of intense emotion - the laughter of a hilarious comedy, the love of a romantic musical, the tears of an affecting tragedy. It's no wonder that these magnets for, well, drama, tend to be some of the most haunted places in the world. From the spectral figures of the Great White Way to the site of an American president's final moments, to the home of the Phantom himself in Paris and one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in the world in London, we take a field trip to a handful of the most haunted theaters across the globe. Was The Phantom of the Opera based on a real theater ghost? Did David Belasco return to the Broadway theater bearing his name...after his death? Does John Wilkes Booth still tread the boards at the location of his greatest creative successes...and most horrific acts? We explore all these dramaturgical legends...and more! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:01:50
August 12, 2021
Ep. 46: Satanic Panic, Pt. 4 - Pizzagate & QAnon
Satanic Panic is having something of a renaissance these past few years, and that's where we're ending our four-part series today!  Once again, whispers are flying around of a vast underground conspiracy of child abusing Satanists. But this time, it's not preschool teachers, basement-dwelling nerds or Metallica-wearing teens who are to blame...it's Hollywood elites and top-ranking Democratic politicians! Sean takes us through Pizzagate's origins in Hillary Clinton emails (but her emails!) and Terry Gilliam films, straight through the strange new life its found in the era of QAnon. It's the same old panic retooled for the digital era, and it's more fun than a bucket o' adrenochrome! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:31:09
August 05, 2021
Ep. 45: Satanic Panic, Pt. 3 - The West Memphis Three
For part 3 in our tour of Satanic hysteria, it's 1993 and the ritual abuse panic of the '80s is coughing its last gasp in Arkansas! Faced with the horrific murder of three young boys, West Memphis law enforcement, media and the community at large pointed the finger at three misfit, somewhat delinquent teenagers - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jesse Misskelley. When one of the suspects confessed to the murders, it was only the beginning of the story. Sean takes us through the facts of the case, the trial, and 18 years of legal battles and celebrity concerts. Along the way, evidence is uncovered, colorful characters are badly impersonated, and we ultimately face the question: Can it really be this easy to get convicted of murder? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:55:20
July 29, 2021
PARACONN SPECIAL: Interview with ParaConn Founders Charles Rosenay & Nick Grossmann
In lieu of our normal episode this week, enjoy an interview with ParaConn co-founders Charles Rosenay & Nick Grossmann!  ParaConn is Connecticut's FIRST paranormal convention! We'll be guests at the convention this weekend (July 24 and 25) in Ansonia, CT, so to prep for 2 days of meeting, greeting, and definitely buying a lot of spooky home decor, we sat down with Charles and Nick to talk the paranormal, Connecticut's legends, their scariest experiences during ghost investigations, and the convention itself! You can find Charles at ghostours.com, Nick at vagaparanormal.com, and all 4 of us at ParaConn this weekend! Visit www.paraconn.org to get tickets to PARACONN, Connecticut's first paranormal convention - this weekend, July 24 & 25! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
58:46
July 22, 2021
Ep. 44: Satanic Panic, Pt. 2 - Dungeons & Dragons & Heavy Metal (w/ Nick Salese)
Let the panic continue! Last week we showed you the origins of the 1980s Satanic Panic within a rash of alleged Satanic sex rituals at daycare centers. This week, Unloaded Questions co-host and our actual D&D Dungeon Master Nick Salese joins us in the role of resident D&D expert as we trace the Satanic Panic's spread to point fingers at all corners of popular culture - including the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.  Is TSR's 1974 hit roleplaying game a recruiting tool for Satanic witch-cults? A gateway to genuine magic ritual and power, at the cost of your soul? No - but it might give you hours of entertainment, at the cost of eternal celibacy. We ALSO scratch the surface of the media blame put onto heavy metal music, including one very awkward (and hilarious) interview with the Prince of Darkness himself...Ozzy Osbourne! You can find Nick at his podcast Unloaded Questions on the Longboi Media Network and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! ___________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:37:51
July 15, 2021
Ep. 43: Satanic Panic, Pt. 1 - Ritual Abuse & McMartin Preschool
July is the month for Satanic Panic, and Sean kicks off our four-part series with a look at the cases that set the tone for ritual abuse hysteria in the 1980s. From the 1980 bestseller Michelle Remembers to the more than four-year-long satanic sex abuse trial surrounding McMartin Preschool in California, we try and get at the roots of what some have claimed is a vast underground conspiracy of devil-worshipping child molesters. Warning: some of this content is especially icky. ___________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:32:29
July 08, 2021
Ep. 42: Hysterias!
Throughout the many years humans have been on this Earth, we've always been prone to one problem (among many): mass hysterias. Mass hysterias are sociological and psychological phenomena that transmit collective illusions of threats (whether real or imaginary) through a population and society as a result of rumors and fear. Basically--a shared bout of insanity, usually centered around one thing. In this episode Carrie takes us through 4 of the most confounding historical hysteria cases around the world, including: ...The 1518 Dancing Plague, where 400+ townsfolk danced, danced, danced until they died (?) ...The Spring-Heeled Jack Paranoia, when 1800s London was haunted by a supernatural attacker ...The Mad Gasser of Mattoon Panic, a conspiracy from the 1940s where residents of the town of Mattoon IL were convinced they were being anesthetized by a phantom trickster ...And the 2016 Clown Sightings Craze, when people around America and the globe started seeing creepy clowns everywhere they looked! What causes a mass hysteria? Why and how do they spread even in such bizarre cases as these? And what madness will be next? Dive into these hysterias throughout history to find out! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:12:46
July 01, 2021
Ep. 41: Gettysburg Ghosts (w/ Paul Ferrante)
It's our very first guest star episode!  On this ep, Paul Ferrante - author of the "T.J. Jackson Mystery" paranormal YA series and dad/dad-in-law to our very own Carrie and Sean - stops by to talk ghosts. The ghosts of Gettysburg, PA, that is! The Battle of Gettysburg was not only the bloodiest battle of the entire American Civil War, but the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. It seems the spirits of many of those lost between July 1st and 3rd, 1863 never left...and still haunt the streets, homes, and fields of Gettysburg to this day. From soldiers who have never left their posts, to haunted museums, inns, and restaurants, to one of the most paranormally active college campuses in the entire world, we take a tour through some of the most haunted places in Gettysburg with an author that used these legends as inspiration for his first novel, Last Ghost at Gettysburg. We ALSO get a glimpse into the spook-tastic childhood and upbringing that made Carrie so, uh, unique!  You can find Paul Ferrante at paulferranteauthor.com, at Amazon, on Facebook, and in person at ParaConn with us July 24-25 in Ansonia, CT! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:14:34
June 24, 2021
Ep. 40: Hollow Earth
If you're like us, you couldn't focus on the two leads duking it out in Godzilla vs. Kong... because you just kept thinking, "Wait, they said 'Hollow Earth' just now, right? Like, 'The Hollow Earth,' like it's a place?" This week, Sean takes us through the history of people thinking the Earth has a big ol' hole in the middle of it... and maybe several more Earths inside, too, while we're at it? From the pseudoscientific musings of a Royal Astronomer to a New York doctor turned messianic cult leader, we introduce you to the guys who were ranting and raving about the Hollow Earth before Kong made it cool. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:06:09
June 17, 2021
Ep. 39: The Disappearance of Lisanne Froon & Kris Kremers
While hiking the Pianista trail near Boquete, Panama in April 2014, Dutch tourists Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers vanished, seemingly without a trace. Searches by local and Dutch authorities turned up nothing, and hope began to fade that the girls would ever be found. Until June, when Lisanne's backpack was uncovered, containing a working camera, the girls' cell phones...and a lot of questions.  After this, some remains of Froon and Kremers were sadly discovered along the Culebra river, but to some, the remains didn't answer the mystery of what exactly happened to Lisanne and Kris. How did the girls get lost on a seemingly well-marked, well-traveled trail? Why did a local guide tell authorities that he was scheduled to take the girls on the Pianista trail April 2nd...the day after they walked it themselves? Did something tragic happen to Lisanne, Kris, or both, prompting a series of emergency calls from their phones that never connected to cell reception? What is up with the eerie nighttime photos found on Lisanne's camera? Did the girls succumb to an accident, the elements...or foul play? We try to cover all the theories, and put forth some of our own. Hopefully you'll find we've tackled this case respectfully--our thoughts are with the Froon and Kremers families. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:28:25
June 10, 2021
Trailer: Ain't it Scary? with Sean & Carrie
Trailer for the podcast Ain't it Scary? with Sean & Carrie With a shared passion for history and the truth, Sean & Carrie realized they could bring their different perspectives to the world of true crime, the paranormal, conspiracies, aliens, cryptids, historical weirdness, mysteries, and all things inexplicable.  Sean’s sharp eye on the logical and Carrie’s open mind to the unexplainable combine in every episode for an informative hour with a lighter touch--like Scully and Mulder got their own podcast! You’ll laugh! You’ll gasp! You’ll want to make sure the front door is locked!  Join us every Thursday for a dose of the scary…and tag along while we try to find an answer. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary
00:55
June 09, 2021
Ep. 38: The Dark Side of Disney
Walt Disney built an empire on family-friendly entertainment that’s grown into a modern titan of the industry - and today we’re climbing all over its seamy underbelly. Gross! Sean zig-zags us through rumors about Walt Disney’s involvement with Nazis, the FBI and cryogenic freezers, before tackling the most storied spirits of Disneyland in a whirlwind ghost tour around the original Magic Kingdom. He’s still Sean, so we also detour into tangents on the House Un-American Activities Committee and the origins of Splash Mountain. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary And be sure to check out UNLOADED QUESTIONS, dropping June 9 wherever you get your podcasts and @ www.longboimedia.com!  ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:42:45
June 03, 2021
Ep. 37: The "Crying Boy" Curse
In 1985, U.K. tabloid The Sun started a frenzy of fear when they published a series of articles about a cursed mass-produced painting - dubbed "The Crying Boy" - that had been found at the sites of dozens of house fires. In each of these instances, the story was the same: families had purchased the painting, displayed it, their home had gone up in flames, and the painting itself mysteriously remained unscathed, even if the entire house around it was gutted. That was enough for The Sun...the "Crying Boy Curse" was born.  But WHY was this painting supposedly cursed? Who was the artist behind it? Was it painted with malicious intent? And why in the WORLD would so many Europeans want to proudly display the image of a weeping toddler on their wall?? We try to find some answers to this very strange mystery...and perhaps find even more questions.  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
59:56
May 27, 2021
Ep. 36: The Fermi Paradox, Pt. 2
The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the high probability of advanced alien life in the universe - and the total lack of evidence for it here on Earth. In the conclusion to our two-part series, Sean focuses on the Fermi Paradox answers that include civilizations beyond our planet. Are they locked away forever behind impossible distances of space? Are we just not listening hard enough or looking in the right places? Or maybe - just maybe - are extraterrestrials already right here on Earth, hidden from view by our own government? The answers may shock you (also, if you happen to find the answers, please let us know...we'd love to hear them!). ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:24:02
May 20, 2021
Ep. 35: The Fermi Paradox, Pt. 1
Are we all alone in the universe? There are hundreds of billions of galaxies - the largest hold trillions of stars, the smallest a few hundred million. It seems impossible that there wouldn't be civilizations out there, some of them far more advanced than ours. So...where are they? The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the high probability there is advanced life out there, and the total lack of evidence for it. In this first of a two-part series, Sean takes us past "Scary" and into sheer existential dread with the first batch of Fermi Paradox answers - the ones that say life is fragile and improbable and we're probably all alone. Happy Spring! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:21:16
May 13, 2021
Ep. 34: The Lost Cosmonauts
Turin, Italy. 1960. Two enterprising young brothers have rigged up their own radio equipment to listen in on the Soviet Russian unmanned rocket launches during the Cold War Space Race. But they pick up something they never expected...something the Soviets never thought would be uncovered. A voice, in Russian, begging for help as their space craft goes up in flames. And the voice...is coming from space. Did the Soviet Union cover up the deaths of multiple cosmonauts during their race to beat America to getting a man into orbit? Did the Judica-Cordiglia brothers manage to record these secret tragedies from their rinky-dink radio shack in Italy? And is there any proof that, perhaps, there are dead Soviet cosmonauts up in space to this day...floating into infinity? Join us for this truly chilling bit of history conspiracy! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
53:35
May 06, 2021
Ep. 33: Patty Hearst
This week Sean gives us a closer look at famed heiress-turned-hostage-turned-bank-robber Patty Hearst, and the tragic hippie Communist morons in the radical left "Symbionese Liberation Army" who turned a 19-year-old art history major into a fanatical urban guerrilla...within just a couple of months. The horror in this story is a more personal one: How strong is your identity? If you were put in the right situation, would you bend and change? Would you break altogether? Is brainwashing even a thing? All questions are discussed, but will any be answered? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:12:12
April 29, 2021
Ep. 32: Haunted Cemeteries, Pt. 2
This week we complete our two part series on the most haunted cemeteries in the entire world! From the gateway to hell in Stull, Kansas, to the story of a vampire king in London, England, to crying statues in Savannah, moving coffins in Barbados, and a one-two punch of weirdness in Chicago including phantom women both on film and in legend, we discuss and rank some of the world's most haunted graveyards...and designate one the MOST HAUNTED winner! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:07:10
April 22, 2021
Ep. 31: Haunted Cemeteries, Pt. 1
This week on the podcast we begin a two part series on the most haunted cemeteries in the entire world! From the cursed grounds of an accused witch's murder in Salem, Massachusetts, to the site of possibly the most adorable ghost ever in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the final resting ground of New Orleans' voodoo queen, the spirit of the Lizard King in Paris, and a screaming skull in Baltimore, we tackle some of the world's most ghoulish graveyards - and the stories behind their specters.  Don't forget to visit www.paraconn.org to get tickets to PARACONN, Connecticut's first paranormal convention - coming this July! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
59:22
April 15, 2021
Ep. 30: Charles Cullen, "Angel of Death"
This week, Sean takes us through the twisted tale of depressive serial killer nurse Charles Cullen. Cullen confessed to killing "around" 40 patients over 16 years at 7 different hospitals before he was arrested in 2003. Some say he may even have killed as many as 300. What drove this mild-mannered healthcare worker to kill? And how did the healthcare system let him keep doing it for 16 years?! Answers lie within. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:11:35
April 08, 2021
Ep. 29: Renaissance Poisons & Hygienic Horrors
The Renaissance was a time of enlightenment, opulence, and all-around cultural rebirth. However, that’s not all it was. It was also a time of poisonous murders, toxic cosmetics, and hygienic horrors bad enough to make your hair stand on end…or maybe that was just all the grease. You might not want to time travel to this era no matter how big of a Renaissance royalty fan you were…because you would be faced with possible death from poisoning, lead and mercury based makeup, or just the general disgusting atmosphere of palaces full to the brim with gold, jewels, and human dookie. Instead of hopping in your Delorean, join Carrie as she recounts for Sean the poisons and hygienic horrors that made the Renaissance one of the deadliest times to be alive - even and maybe especially if you were wealthy, powerful, and royal. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:01:11
April 01, 2021
Ep. 28: The Hinterkaifeck Murders
This week it's back to the world of the grim and unsolved, as Sean takes us through the facts of one of the most chilling unsolved crimes in German history - the Hinterkaifeck murders. On the night of March 31, 1922, on a remote farm outside of Munich, a family of five and their maid were murdered in cold blood with a pickaxe. Most strangely, their killer appears to have lived on the farm, with the bodies of his victims, for three days after the crime. Was this the gruesome act of a wandering maniac? A psychopathic robbery gone wrong? Or were some of the skeletons in the Gruber family's closet coming home to roost in murderous fashion? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:03:34
March 25, 2021
Ep. 27: Is Elvis Alive?
The King isn't dead. At least, that's what some people think. Elvis Presley died on August 16th, 1977, after a myriad of health problems culminating in cardiac arrest. Or...did he? Some fans posit that the King of Rock 'n Roll actually faked his own death with funeral and all to get away from the fame, his debts, and maybe even Mafia threats.  But did Elvis Presley really hoax his death? If so, how? Why? And how did this legend get started in the first place? Did Elvis really leave the building? Thanks to our Patrons over on Patreon for voting on this topic (join 'em at patreon.com/aintitscary!) and the fabulous STATIC ERA RECORDS for sponsoring this episode - find them at www.staticerarecords.com! The King is dead - long live the King.  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:09:41
March 18, 2021
Ep. 26: The Phantom Dark Age
What if we weren’t living in 2021? What if we were really living in…1724? That’s the premise behind the “Phantom Dark Age” theory, which claims that Holy Roman Emperor Otto III inserted 300 years into history that never even happened. Why would Otto have done that? How did he pull it off? Is this a revolutionary re-ordering of all of human history, or… just a bit dumb? We explore the apparent blank spaces in early middle ages history - and the minds of the guys who thought this stuff up. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:04:51
March 11, 2021
Ep. 25: The Kennedy Curse & the Chappaquiddick Incident
Is it possible for a whole family to be cursed? Some people think so. In fact, there's one particular family in United States history many have asserted IS the victim of a curse - the Kennedys. From political assassinations to plane crashes to tragic accidents and even murder investigations, the Kennedys have lived under a dark cloud since the mid-20th century. Though blessed with wealth, power, privilege, good looks, and charm, death and calamity has never been far behind this American political dynasty. From the public killing of President John F. Kennedy Jr. to the plane crash death of his son JFK Jr., the Kennedys have seen enough darkness for some to claim they are "cursed". But is this true? And if so, where did the curse originate? Carrie takes us through the events spanning the curse and dives particularly deeply into a very grey area in the Kennedy timeline - the Chappaquiddick Incident, a 1969 car accident that left one woman dead and the driver, Ted Kennedy, wondering "whether some awful curse did actually hang over all the Kennedys."  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:18:09
March 04, 2021
Ep. 24: The Betty & Barney Hill Abduction
Let's go back to 1961 for the first major UFO abduction story in American history - the Betty & Barney Hill Incident! During a dark night in rural New Hampshire, Betty & Barney Hill (and their pet dachshund, Delsey) were coming back home from a weekend trip in Canada when they spotted a strange unidentified aircraft moving bizarrely in the sky. Then it began to follow their car. Once they finally got home, they realized they had lost 2-3 hours of time that they couldn't remember, with their trip taking almost double the time they had expected it to. Betty began having strange dreams about alien abduction, and Barney became more and more disturbed by the missing time. Eventually, Betty and Barney went to a hypnotherapist to recover their lost memories...and that's when the real strangeness started. Were Betty & Barney Hill really abducted by aliens in the New Hampshire countryside? Or did they experience some sort of shared madness - a folie a deux? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:43:16
February 25, 2021
Ep. 23: The Keddie Cabin Murders
April 12, 1981. Keddie, California. Sue Sharp, her teenage son John, and his friend Dana Wingate are found brutally murdered in the Sharp family's cabin at Keddie Resort in the Sierra Nevada. 12-year-old Tina Sharp is missing. And, shockingly, the youngest children - Rick Sharp, Greg Sharp, and Justin Smartt - are found alive, sleeping peacefully in the room next door.  Who killed Sue, John, and Dana? Why was there so much violence on the scene? Where was Tina? And why were the young boys left alive? Carrie takes us through all the known parts of the story, from when the Sharps moved to Keddie to the horrifying massacre in Cabin 28, and then brings us to the theories around who may have committed this atrocious crime.  As of February 2021, the Keddie Cabin Murders case is still officially unsolved.  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:05:18
February 18, 2021
Ep. 22: Haunted Dolls
Remember the comfort a childhood stuffed toy brought? Carrying it around everywhere, taking care of it, cuddling it like your own baby? Something about dolls has brought parental instincts out of children since ancient times. But what happens when that relationship goes wrong? What happens when that DOLL goes wrong? In this episode we're exploring 3 stories of haunted dolls: Annabelle, the famous possessed Raggedy Ann doll with her own Warrens-adjacent horror movie franchise; Robert, the creepy German jester dummy that became the singular infatuation of one Key West painter and the inspiration for Chucky in the 'Child's Play' films; and the Isla de las Muñecas, a Mexican island FULL of purportedly haunted dolls...and the lingering spirit of the man whose lifetime obsession with a young girl's death created the island itself.  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:00:59
February 11, 2021
Ep. 21: Deadly Illusions
Magic acts are all about doing extraordinary things with a wink and a nod to the audience, letting them know that the unbelievable is, indeed, possible. The audience is held spellbound by the illusion, yet always with the knowledge that death will be defied, they will be captivated, and the magician in question will live to trick another day.  But what if they...don't? What if the illusion goes wrong? In this episode Sean takes us through stories where death was NOT defied, and illusion performances went horribly wrong. From the bullet catch that went sideways for Chung Ling Soo to the fiery demise of The Great Lafayette to the mysterious end of Harry Houdini, we discuss magic acts that ended not with a bang, but with a whimper. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:07:11
February 04, 2021
Ep. 20: Lake City Quiet Pills
We've hit 20 episodes! This week, Carrie is taking us through a mid-2000s internet mystery - that of LakeCityQuietPills.com. When the moderator of a sketchy sub-Reddit passes away in July 2009, a mystery is ignited. This moderator owned an image hosting site, "That Old Guy's Image Host", that supposedly served as a source for tawdry and pretty illegal photos of underage girls...but when internet sleuths start poking around in the image host's source code, a whole hidden world is discovered that just may involve espionage, secret military operations, possible assassinations--all the stuff you see in James Bond movies, but never hear about in "real life". Was "That Old Guy's Image Host" really a covert meeting place for spies and mercenaries? Did Redditors really discover a hidden plot to assassinate a Middle Eastern weapons dealer? And what exactly does the phrase "Lake City Quiet Pills" mean? Follow us down the rabbit hole for the story of one of the original Reddit conspiracies! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
56:46
January 28, 2021
Ep. 19: Count von Cosel & His Mummy Bride
In this episode we’re taking a trip to pre-WWII Key West, Florida - a place beyond laws, full of unbelievable characters. One of these characters is Count Carl von Cosel (born Karl Tanzler), an eccentric x-ray technician that falls head-over-heels in love with a young Latina beauty named Elena Hoyos. Problem is, she has tuberculosis, and in the 1930s this was pretty much a death wish. However, von Cosel’s obsessive love knows no bounds…even those of death. And the grim discovery Elena’s family and Key West police officials make in the Count’s house 7 years after Elena’s burial will shock the island, the nation, and the world. Have a care, friends—this one is gonna be a little icky. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:16:02
January 21, 2021
Ep. 18: The Bridgeport Poltergeist, Pt. 2
On part 1 of this 2-part series we met the Goodins, a small family that was beginning to experience terrifying poltergeist activity in their home on Lindley Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This episode the famous ghost-hunting couple Ed & Lorraine Warren (they of the "Conjuring" movies) come on the scene and try to figure out what's really going on in the Goodin house. Is there a demon preying on the family? A telekinesis-driven poltergeist? Or did little Marcia Goodin just...make the whole thing up? And will this story make even SEAN a believer?? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:14:38
January 14, 2021
Ep. 17: The Bridgeport Poltergeist, Pt. 1
New year, new boo’s! We’re bringing it back home for a local ghost story centered in Bridgeport, Connecticut - right in our own backyard. The Goodins moved into their home on Lindley Street hoping for a quiet, family-centered life of peace and normalcy. What they got instead was a chaotic, frightening, and shockingly well-documented situation involving a possible poltergeist, or supernatural being creating intense physical disturbances. In the first part of this story we’ll be discussing the backstory of the Goodins and the first major incident of poltergeist activity at their home on Lindley Street, aptly called “Hell Weekend”. Is this truly, as the book on this case describes it, “The World’s Most Haunted House”? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:09:51
January 07, 2021
Ep. 16: The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Let’s take it back, wayyyy back…back to Ancient Egypt! On Episode 16 Carrie’s telling us the story of King Tutankhamun, aka Tut, the boy king of Ancient Egypt. But even more interesting than the story of his life is that of the discovery of his tomb and mummified remains in 1922—and the alleged curse that descended upon the excavation team after they cracked open his crypt. Was there really an Ancient Egyptian curse on Tut’s tomb, one that promised “death on swift wings” to anyone disturbing the young pharaoh’s eternal slumber? How many people died mysteriously enough to attribute it to a curse? And did people REALLY used to grind up mummies to make…medicine? Happy New Year, #ScarySquad! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:18:41
December 31, 2020
Ep. 15: Lesser-Known American Cryptids
Bigfoot. The Mothman. The Jersey Devil. These are the big bad boys of American Cryptid Folklore. But what about the B Squad? Or even…the C Squad? In our pre-holiday episode, Sean takes us from the American South to the Northeast and beyond to introduce us to the Cryptid C Squad: the Fouke Monster of Arkansas, the Lizard Man of Lee County, South Carolina, various Southeastern Goat Men (including the Pope Lick Monster) and Lake Monsters great and small, including Champy in Vermont and even one that lurks near our neighbors to the north—Canada! Jingle those bells and deck those halls, dear friend. We’re huntin’ monsters. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:11:50
December 24, 2020
Ep. 14: The Death of Princess Diana, Pt. 2
In Part 2 of this series, Carrie goes into the major conspiracy theories surrounding Diana, Princess of Wales’ tragic and sudden death. Was her death really an orchestrated assassination by one or more governments? If so, was it because of her land mine activism…or good old-fashioned racism? Or, even crazier, did it have something to do with…Jesus Christ??? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:01:45
December 17, 2020
Ep. 13: The Death of Princess Diana, Pt. 1
Diana, Princess of Wales, was known as the “People’s Princess”, and her tragic death in a car accident in 1997 caused shockwaves to ripple throughout the world. In the first of this 2-part series, Carrie explores the sad life and death of Princess Di, and why there are those who think her death may not have been an accident after all…but, as many have claimed, murder.  In Episode 13 we’ll piece together the night of the accident and what facts about the crash seem fishiest to theorists, including how it took the ambulance over an hour and a half to get Diana to a hospital, and how the driver of a car involved in the accident has never been “officially” identified.  ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:10:43
December 10, 2020
Ep. 12: Time Slips
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’…into the past! On episode 12 Sean brings us several stories of regular people who, on a seemingly normal day, found themselves suddenly transported to the past—including the tale of two Edwardian English ladies who may have run into Marie Antoinette herself at Versailles!  Were these folks delusional, or simply lying? Or did they really experience time in all its "wibbly-wobbly" glory, as The Doctor would say? And Carrie brings up a good point…why is it only British people who seem to have this problem?? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:27:36
December 03, 2020
Ep. 11: Hollywood Horrors, Pt. 2 - Haunted Hollywood
We’re here at episode 11 for part 2 of our HOLLYWOOD HORRORS series - Haunted Hollywood!  Ahh, Hollywood. The home of incredible highs of stardom…and unspeakable lows of tragedy. One minute you’re the talk of the town, and the next you can’t even get a call back from your agent. So many have come to awful ends in Hollywood, California, and many of them never left…even after death.  Carrie takes us on a macabre tour of the town, from the Roosevelt Hotel to Hollywood Forever Cemetery, to the Hollywood sign and Universal Studios. Along the way we encounter the restless sprits of stars like Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, and Lon Chaney, and truly chilling stories like that of Rudolph Valentino’s cursed ring and Sharon Tate’s eerie premonition.  That’s Hollywood, baby. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
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November 26, 2020
Ep. 10: Hollywood Horrors, Pt. 1 - Cursed Films
We’ve hit double digits, baby! In celebration of episode #10, Carrie begins another double: a two parter on HOLLYWOOD HORRORS!  Part 1 is all about films that were supposedly cursed - likely because of their content - during and even after their production. These films, coincidentally, are all in the horror genre: Rosemary’s Baby, The Omen, Poltergeist, and The Exorcist. From on-set injuries and tragic coincidences to bizarre beheadings, convicted murderers, and even Charles Manson, what happened to those making these films may just convince you that curses are, indeed, “reel”. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
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November 19, 2020
Ep. 9: Tamam Shud - Mystery of the Somerton Man
Episode 9 brings us the mysterious case of the Somerton Man - an Australian “John Doe” found deceased from unknown causes on a beach, without much in his pockets but a scrap of paper emblazoned with the words “Tamam Shud” and, well, a lot of questions.  Was the Somerton Man a mysterious foreign spy? A lovesick soldier? Or…someone else entirely? Sean tries to lay out all the clues and theories, while Carrie is convinced she’s somehow solved the case. But will we ever know the real identity of the Somerton Man? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
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November 12, 2020
Ep. 8: The Real Candy Man
Ahh, the post-Halloween malaise, full of nauseating amounts of discount candy and grey November days. It’s the perfect time to uncover the truth behind the “Real Candy Man”, Ronald Clark O'Bryan, and the urban legend he inspired - that of the boogieman trick-or-treat candy poisoner.  Carrie walks us through this sad, bizarre case, and discovers that no child has ever been hurt or killed by tainted Halloween candy given out by a stranger…but sometimes the biggest monsters are the ones closest to home. The ones whose faces we know. The ones who tuck us in at night.  …Happy Halloween! ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
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November 03, 2020
Ep. 7: George Adamski & Orthon of Venus
In episode 7 Sean guides us through the lesser known (but still incredibly strange) story of George Adamski, the first reported extraterrestrial contactee in U.S. history. Did Adamski really pal around with a being calling themselves “Orthon of Venus”? Or was he just a giant con artist? Carrie keeps finding shades of L. Ron Hubbard in the would-be sci fi novelist, while Sean marvels at the crazy luck Adamski had in all of his sightings and communications…or was it luck at all? No matter what, this little-known story is the root of many pieces of popular extraterrestrial lore, from the Nordic aliens to flying saucers and beyond. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:34:50
October 27, 2020
Ep. 6: The Lost Colony of Roanoke
For episode 6, Carrie took a journey back through American history to investigate the enigma of the lost colony of Roanoke: the first substantial colony sent from England to populate what would become America, and one of the first great unexplained mysteries of the New World. Why did the colony at Roanoke disappear, and where did they go? Were they wiped out by nearby tribes or illness? Or, did they assimilate into a Native American community, with descendants still present in our country today? Carrie and Sean offer their best theories and marvel at how it seemed no one could really be bothered to check on the colony for years, if not decades. Why did the colony at Roanoke disappear, and where did they go? Were they wiped out by nearby tribes or illness? Or, did they assimilate into a Native American community, with descendants still present in our country today? Carrie and Sean offer their best theories and marvel at how it seemed no one could really be bothered to check on the colony for years, if not decades. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:12:19
October 20, 2020
Ep. 5: Spontaneous Human Combustion
On episode 5, Carrie takes Sean through centuries of history to dissect one of the weirdest phenomena of all time—spontaneous human combustion, a.k.a when people burst into random flame, seemingly for no apparent reason. Through a few selected tales, Carrie tries to figure out what could cause a person to burst into such white-hot flame that they’re completely incinerated aside from the odd foot, hand, or in one particularly bizarre case…a shrunken skull. Is it ball lightning? A mysterious medical anomaly? Or is there something more sinister at play….like very, very complicated MURDER?? ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:18:32
October 13, 2020
Ep. 4: D.B. Cooper
In episode 4, Sean takes us on a deep dive into a sky dive—1971’s so-called “D.B. Cooper” plane hijacking. On November 24th, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper committed the only unsolved case of air piracy in history. We take a look at all the suspects - good, bad and downright stupid - and try to find the man who had the flight attendants swooning. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:45:06
October 06, 2020
Ep. 3: Phantom Writers - The Watcher
For episode 3 Carrie dove deep into a strange tale out of New Jersey: The Watcher, who wrote one family creepy and vaguely threatening letters until they left town. Who was the Watcher? What was their motive? Why were the residents of the neighborhood such dicks to this tormented family? Sean & Carrie try to find some answers in this convoluted story. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
58:33
September 29, 2020
Ep. 2: Connecticut Legends and Lore, Pt. 2
On part 2 of our series, we chat about 4 more legendary locations and people in the CT area worth discussing—the spooky Dudleytown, the unsettling Fairfield Hills State Hospital, the tragic Leatherman, and the just plain weird Headless Horseman of Canton. Carrie doesn’t understand why half of the Fairfield Hills buildings are still up, while Sean thinks the Horseman is just a ripoff of Sleepy Hollow’s phantom rider. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
01:21:32
September 22, 2020
Ep. 1: Connecticut Legends and Lore, Pt. 1
On our very first episode and part 1 of our series, we dive into two of the most intriguing legends from the state of Connecticut—the legendary “mutants” The Melonheads, and the notoriously haunted Remington Arms Factory in Bridgeport. Carrie finds surprising historical backstory for the Melonheads legend, while Sean finds the Ghost Adventures lockdown in the factory laughable. ________________________________________ Connect with us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/aintitscary Twitter: @aintitscary Instagram: @aintitscary Patreon: www.patreon.com/aintitscary ___________________________________________ Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Special offer for Ain’t it Scary? listeners: Get 10% off your first month at www.betterhelp.com/aintitscary Audible - Get a FREE audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial at www.audibletrial.com/aintitscary BarkBox - Enjoy a FREE month of BarkBox on us when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month BarkBox subscription! Visit www.barkbox.com/aintitscary for more details Hunt a Killer - Receive 20% off your first Hunt a Killer subscription box at www.huntakiller.com with the code SCARYSQUAD at checkout!
59:10
September 15, 2020