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Olympia Oddities

Michele Dee Gates
Today we're telling you about the life of child-killer Michele Dee Gates, starting with her chaotic childhood. We discuss the tragic murders of Ruth Anne O'Neil and Natyah Ottino that Michele committed when she was just a child herself, her later failed hitman plot, and how her new husband ended up being murdered. By her father. Buckle up for this one.  Ft. the audacity, the nerve, and the Sqweegel episode of CSI TW: child murder, child abuse, sexual assault mention Sources:  Oregon Live - The strange case of child-killer Michele Gates and how it changed Oregon forever, 2019 The Spokesman Review - Father of Portland child killer Michele Dee Gates accused of shooting her husband in Stevens County The Spokesman Review - Man who shot son-in-law near Colville pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 7 years in prison
August 12, 2022
McMinnville UFO Photographs
Today we're covering a UFO story for the first time in a long time! In fact, it's Steven's first UFO story as a co-host! In this episode we discussed the 1950 McMinnville UFO photos, which were a series of photos captured by a farming couple, the Trents, near McMinnville, Oregon. We chat about the sighting, discuss some investigations and examinations of the photos, and come to our own conclusions.  Ft. the funniest dialogue I have ever read in a UFO interview, car side mirrors, and the Dean from Community  Sources: Wikipedia - McMinville UFO Photos The Oregonian - Past Tense Oregon: UFO photos taken near McMinnville in 1950 still raise questions The Oregonian - 1997 story: Fifty years of UFO, the truth is still out there
July 23, 2022
The Disappearance of Christopher Hart Bridgeman Jr.
Today we're covering a bizarre missing person's case from Lacey, Washington from January of 1963. 33 year old Christopher Hart Bridgeman Jr. was a country artist who just had a hit song hit the radio waves when he disappeared from a motel, leaving behind his 6 year old child. We get into the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, the mystery of trying to track down his song, and another mystery in this case, caused by a couple of thieves grabbing some suitcases containing important contents.  Sources:  The Doe Network - Christopher Hart Bridgeman Jr.   Charley Project - Christopher Hart Bridgeman Jr.  The Olympian - Burglars make off with Rainier woman’s evidence in the case of her missing dad, October 2017 - Christopher Bridgeman
July 16, 2022
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
Today we're covering a famous PNW legend, the mythical Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. We dive into the wacky world of the Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus website and learn about the diet, movements, and life-cycle of the tree octopus, then dive into where exactly this legend originated from.  Ft. land sushi, sasquatch as an apex predator, and octopus hood ornaments Sources:  Library of Congress Web Archive - Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
June 30, 2022
The Disappearance of Tina Marie Finley
Today we're covering the 1988 disappearance of Tina Marie Finley. Tina Finley had a rough start to life, and her family ended up splitting up. She ended up in an even worse situation in the foster system, but was eventually able to run away and reconnect with a family member back in Idaho. Her future in Idaho seemed bright, as she held down multiple jobs and was even considering enrolling in college to follow in her sister's footsteps. Tragically, Tina Finley went missing after accepting a ride from a man she met at a party that night. We cover Tina Finley's childhood, her reunion with her uncle, discuss the night of her disappearance and some of the suspects in the case.  TW: alcoholism, sexual abuse mention Correction: I mistakenly said 1989 instead of 1988 as the year of her disappearance. It was a long recording day and I apologize!  Sources:  Charlie Project - Tina Marie Finley The Doe Network - Tina Marie Finley NAMUS - Missing Person / NamUs #MP9768 The Spokesman Review - Silence Envelops Mystery Many Feel They Have Solution, But Lack Proof
June 11, 2022
Seal Rock Sea Monster
Today we're here with a fun cryptid episode for you! In June of 1935, a group of people allegedly witnessed multiple sea monsters playing in the surf of Oregon's Seal Rocks. We cover some of the town's history (complete with some hilarious old timey ads), discuss the sighting of the monsters, and make fun of some seal lions along the way.  Ft. old timey radio voices, people being amazed yet horrified of sea lions, and Elephant Rock confusion Sources: CryptidWiki - Seal Rock Sea Monster Oregon Coast Beach Connection - Strange Oregon Coast History: Legend of Seal Rock Sea Monsters Oregon Coast Beach Connection - Seal Rock History and Mysteries on Oregon Coast: Failed Resort to Monsters and Metal Finds
June 04, 2022
The Disappearance of Oakley Carlson
Today we're telling you about an active case from Oakville, Wa. Oakley Carlson was returned to her bio parents despite numerous red flags and CPS calls from her foster parents & family members about her parents. Oakley was discovered missing after her school principal noticed her absence at the family's home while dropping off some supplies to help them with a recent fire they'd faced, and after one of her siblings made a troubling claim during a sleepover several days later. We get into the timeline of the events leading up to Oakley's disappearance, discuss the other charges her parents face, and discuss some theories on what we believe could've happened to Oakley.  TW: child abuse, drug abuse, child neglect, medical abuse Correction: I mistakenly said Andrew Carlson was sent to prison, he was sent to jail.  Sources:  KING5 - Oakley Carlson missing: Timeline of events: The search for 5-year-old Oakley Carlson The Chronicle - Parents of Missing Oakville Girl Plead Not Guilty to Allegations They Neglected to Give Medication to Another of Their Children - Father of Missing Washington Girl Oakley Carlson Pleads Guilty to Exposing Children to Methamphetamine Charlie Project - Oakley Lynn Carlson
May 29, 2022
Bad Eggs: The Accidental Poisoning at the Oregon State Hospital
Today we're telling you about the history of the Oregon State Hospital, including some of the questionable & cruel "treatments" used on patients, discuss what could get you admitted to the hospital, and tell the tale of an accidental mass poisoning that killed 47 people and severely injured 200. Ft. "excessive living", why round eggs are better than square eggs, and living mas TW: child & elder abuse, eugenics, forced sterilization, mental health  Sources:  Wikipedia - The Oregon State Hospital Statesman Journal - How one incident caused 47 patients to die at the Oregon State Hospital New York Times - Unsuspecting Poisoner of 47 At a Hospital in 1942 Is Dead That Oregon Life - This Oregon Insane Asylum Mix-Up Left 47 Patients Dead
May 14, 2022
Phoenix Jones & The Rain City Superhero Movement
In the 2010's Superheros began roaming the streets of Seattle, helping people out, posing for pictures, and breaking up bar fights. Soon, the police had a list of more than 10 working superheros that made up The Rain City Superhero Movement. We get into how the movement started, discuss some of the altercations they were involved in, and tell you the tale of Phoenix Jones, which may just prove that you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.  Sources: Wikipedia - Phoenix Jones Wikipedia - Rain City Superhero Movement KOMO News - Real-life superhero 'Phoenix Jones' in super trouble, facing drug charges
May 07, 2022
The Tragic Death of Nabila Maazouz
On November 20th, 2019 14 year old Nabila Maazouz had just completed a swim team practice with her team. Afterward the team dove underneath the water to put some covers on the pool. Tragically, Nabila Maazouz had dove underneath the water and never resurfaced. We examine the details of how her tragic death occurred, think of some safety measures that could've been put into place to help prevent this, her family's lawsuit against the school, parks and rec department, and the manufacturer and seller of the pool cover, and discuss what memorials have been put into place to honor her memory.  Sources:  Today - Mother of high school swim team member found dead under pool cover sues for $70M OregonLive - Family of 14-year-old girl who drowned in Hillsboro pool files $70 million lawsuit People - Family Files $70M Lawsuit Over 14-Year-Old Girl's Drowning Death Under Pool Cover at Swim Practice
April 16, 2022
2001 Nisqually Earthquake
On February 28th 2001, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the lower Puget Sound area, near Olympia. Trista shares her own story of experiencing the earthquake as a first grader in the lunchroom, we cover the type of earthquake it was, the damage caused by it, and how things have changed since then.  Ft. an Ember Goods shout-out, the worst Stevie Nicks impersonation you have ever heard, and being misquoted in the newspaper as a kid  Sources:  Wikipedia - 2001 Nisqually Earthquake Wikipedia - Intraplate Earthquake Wikipedia - 1700 Cascadia Earthquake KIRO7 - Nisqually Earthquake: 20 Years Later
March 27, 2022
Olympia Oddities Podcast: Sideshow Ep. 3: A Puka Shell Choker 5 Layers Deep
In this episode of Sideshow we cover some hilarious local crime blurbs, discuss super Extra extra's in Disney Channel Original Movies, give some TV recommendations, have an intervention for Trista's obsession with You, and more! 
March 11, 2022
The Disappearance of Joshua Korvin
On March 3rd, 2004 pro-snowboarder Joshua Korvin disappeared on the same day a small accidental fire was discovered at his Mount Vernon, Washington home. We cover the bizarre circumstances around his disappearance, whether the fire had anything to do with his disappearance, his involvement in bringing snowboarding to Washington's youth, and our own theories on the case.  Sources:  Charley Project - Joshua Korvin King5 News - New clues sought in case of missing pro snowboarder Boardistan, snowboarding forum thread - Washington Snowboarder Missing For 7 Years The article about the crash I was unsure if related to the case or not: The Seattle Times - Anacortes Woman, 19, dies in head on crash
March 05, 2022
The Witch's Curse on Lafayette, Oregon: The Murder of David Corker
Urban Legend says that back in the day, a witch put a curse on the town of Lafayette, Oregon. The witch cursed the city to burn in fire 3 times over, and to never prosper. We dig into the origins of the legend, share the story of the real life murder that inspired the legend, discuss the botched public execution fate of the murderer, and examine the evidence into whether or not the town is really suffering from a witches curse. Ft. Trista's presidential platform, a teaser for an upcoming episode topic, and the musical stylings of Rick James Sources:  Only In Your State - The Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery is one of Oregon’s Spookiest Cemeteries Green Lettuce Blog - Lafayette Oregon Urban Legends
February 26, 2022
Lady of the Lake: The Murder of Hallie Illingworth
Today we tell you the mystery of the Lady of the Lake. On a summer morning in 1940, two brothers discovered a woman's remains floating on the surface of Lake Crescent in Washington. Even stranger, the woman's remains had a bizarre, soap like consistency. Listen to find out who the Lady of the Lake was in life and how she died, how investigators were able to determine the identity of the remains, the subsequent murder trial, and the bizarre decomposition process known as saponification. Ft. foot pudd, Monty being a cat name, and the worst outro we have ever recorded Sources: - Lady of the Lake Morbidology - Lady of the Lake: Hallie Illingworth
February 20, 2022
The Disappearance of Misty Copsey
Today we tell you about the mysterious disappearance of Misty Copsey, a 14 year old girl who disappeared after a fun day spent with a friend at the Puyallup Fair. We discuss some of the possible suspects, a possible connection to some other murders in the area, how botched the investigation into Misty's disappearance was, new methods investigators are using to try to get information about Misty's disappearance, and try to figure out why her friend was later caught in a lie by the cops. ft. escape goats Sources: The Charley Project - Misty Donna Copsey The Doe Network - Case File 688DFWA Misty Donna Copsey Bustle - A Missing Teen is Tweeting 25 years after her disappearance
February 05, 2022
Tyrom Thies & The Triple Murders at Leather's Oil Co.
Today we tell you about a chilling day in January 1994, when customers at Leather's Oil Co. entered the Gresham, Oregon store to find it eerily empty. When they discovered 3 dead employees in the storage garage, police were called and kicked off an investigation into who could've committed one of the most brutal and notorious crimes in PNW history. However, just when police were on to their suspect, he got wind of it and fled. We cover the crime scene, Thies's background and past red flags, and speculate on his whereabouts now.  Sources:  Wikipedia - Leathers Oil Company Murders KOIN - Cold Case: Gresham’s most gruesome murder Albany Democrat Herald - Tyrom Walter Thies  America's Most Wanted - An All-American Murder in Oregon The World - Driver's Sentence is 10 Years FBI Wanted Flyer - May 24th, 1994
January 19, 2022
Fresno Nightcrawlers
In today's episode we tell you all about one of my favorite cryptids, the Fresno Nightcrawlers, and a few other sightings of similar creatures around the country. In 2007, a man was woken up by his dogs and security system going off. When he checked his security camera footage, he didn't find a burglar like he expected, but instead multiple tiny white creatures that resembled walking pajama pants. We cover some sightings, and get into the theories behind what these creatures are and where they could've come from.  ft. Jimmy Neutron, Office Space references, and throwin' lil shorty in a leglock Sources: Cryptidwiki - Fresno Nightcrawlers, Medford Shmoos Ranker - Fresno Nightcrawlers are Terrorizing the Dark, and They’re Spreading Far From California Astonishing Legends - Fresno Nightcrawlers
January 08, 2022
Sideshow Ep. 2: I was Icarus in that moment, and the Play Place ceiling was my sun
On this episode of Sideshow we kick things off with some ridiculous local true crime stories and headlines that stood out to us the past few weeks, then discuss Joe Bonamassa's insane merch store, celebrity connection stories, our best stories of losing teeth, and talk about some bizarre childhood snacks.
December 29, 2021
The Disappearance of Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson was dropped off by her estranged husband at a friend's house on November 25th 2020. She was last seen walking down the road to meet a friend who was supposed to pick her up from a nearby church and drop her off at another friend's house. Mary never arrived at the church, and she wasn't reported as missing until 2 weeks after her disappearance. We cover the details of her appearance, some possible suspects, and discuss some of the issues surrounding cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Sources: FBI - Mary Johnson (Davis), USA Today - An indigenous woman disappeared in November. The FBI is offering $10,000 for information, sept. 22, 2021, CNN - Mary Johnson, an Indigenous woman, went missing nearly a year ago. While the FBI recently offered a reward, activists say that’s not enough, Investigation Discovery - Family Seeks Answers In Case Of Missing Indigenous Washington Woman, CBS News -"It's like she just vanished": Family of missing Indigenous woman seeking new information in months-old case
December 27, 2021
Bandage Man of Cannon Beach
Today we tell you all about the Bandage Man of Cannon Beach, Oregon, a ghostly apparition of a man wrapped in bloody bandages that's been terrorizing teens on lover's lane's for decades. We explore some of the sightings of the Bandage Man and the conflicting legends that make up his origin story. Ft. Steven's amazing Cory Feldman impression, the Goonies, and mummy's curses  Sources:  Westside Portland Insurance - Bandage Man of Cannon Beach BeachConnection - Five Goofiest Legends of the Oregon Coast Only In Your State - Tell This Oregon Ghost Story Around The Campfire And No One Will Sleep A Wink
December 16, 2021
Olympia Oddities Podcast: Sideshow Ep. 1 - Thankskilling & Alice's Restaurant
Join us for episode 1 of our new side show, Olympia Oddities Podcast: Sideshow. This week we recapped some of the weirder local headlines and police scanner reports that Trista gathered over the past few years, talk Thanksgiving plans & traditions (Alice's Restaurant and B horror movies anyone?), what podcasts we've been listening to lately and how we were introduced to the podcast world, bizarre flavors of grapes and apples, and a local true crime holiday connection. 
December 03, 2021
The Tube Sock Murders
Today we tell you about a bizarre series of murders that occurred in Lewis and Pierce counties in Washington. Couples were leaving to go on camping trips, only to never return home. After the shocking discovery of 2 dead couples and a bizarre signature left over from the killer, investigators were left wondering exactly what kind of killer they were dealing with. The mystery took another wild turn when another camping-bound couple went missing but somehow their 2 year old daughter was found 30 miles away, wandering in front of a K-mart store alone.  Ft. revoking the title of bad-ass, the Toe Sock Killer?, and a special announcement about another show we'll be doing in addition to this one! Sources: Wikipedia - Mineral, Washington murders, Ellensburg Daily Record - Are Cases Tied?, The Spokesman Review - Woman's Body Discovered, Eugene Register Guard - Officer's Baffled Over Couples Disappearance, The Spokesman Review- Remains those of Tacoma man missing since 1985, The Olympian - Mystery Lingers: Discovery of trappers skull adds clue to couples 1985 disappearance
November 28, 2021
Polybius: The Mind Control Arcade Game
Today we tell you all about the urban legend of Polybius. During 1981 strange new arcade game machines began popping up in Portland, Oregon arcades. The machines drew long lines, at first because they were brand new, but then because playing the game was starting to cause players to become aggressive and possessive over the machine. Players began suffering strange side effects, and people began to notice strange men wearing black examining the machine and high scores. Were Portland arcades the site of a shady government experiment? Come listen to find out. Ft. the missing character from The Goonies, world record breaking attempts, and drinking too many cokes Sources: Wikipedia - Polybius (Urban Legend) Eugene Register Guard - Tummy Derails Asteroids Champ
November 13, 2021
The Disappearance of Joe Pichler
Today we tell you about a child star's reluctant return to his hometown, and his mysterious disappearance that followed. Joe Pichler moved to Hollywood as a kid to pursue an acting career in TV and movies. He moved back to Bremerton, WA to be closer to his family and graduate high school, and while the move was tough on him at first, he seemed to settle back in to life in his hometown. Shockingly, he disappeared without a trace after a night out with friends, leaving his car abandoned near an intersection with an unsettling note inside. Where did Joe Pichler go?  TW: suicide, depression  Sources:  Wikipedia - Joe Pichler Charley Project USAToday - Former child actor Joe Pichler missing
November 06, 2021
The Haunting of the Oxford Saloon
It's our extra special Ooky Spooky Halloween Episode and this saloon ghost is here to tell you all about some real-life(?) saloon ghosts. Come explore the history of the Oxford Saloon and learn about some of the ghosts who reside inside. We cover the building's start as a general store into its final evolution as a saloon, share rumors of a well known business woman who may have run a sinful business out of the buildings second floor, and the tale of Henry, a local policeman turned bouncer who lost his life in a violent brawl at the bar.  Ft. an extra special blooper outtake, some extremely compelling paranormal evidence, one of the first spooky locations that we've covered that we'd actually think twice about visiting, and chocolate chip muffins and coffee with Chip Coffey  Sources:  Oxford Saloon Snohomish - Haunted History 
October 30, 2021
The Bigfoot Kidnapping of Albert Ostman
Today we kick off our episode by having Steven recount his time going to a Hell House and all the hellish hilarity that ensued. Then we tell you the story of Albert Ostman, a Canadian prospector who claimed to have been kidnapped by a family of sasquatch and held hostage for a week. We explore how he allegedly survived his time with the sasquatch family, his description of the bizarre creatures, and how he was able to make his daring dash to safety.  Ft. Jokers as the Devil, vegetarian sasquatch, and good ol fashioned nicotine saving the day  Sources: Wikipedia - Albert Ostman Life Magazine - Mystery Man of the Cascades The Province - Kidnapped by a Sasquatch
October 23, 2021
Joseph Henry Loveless
Today we travel back in time to tell you the tale of Joseph Henry Loveless, bootlegger, outlaw, and accused murderer. After escaping from jail after being arrested for the murder of his wife, Joseph Loveless disappeared without a trace. Decades later, a family searching for arrowheads in an Idaho cave discovered a headless torso in a burlap bag, and set off the events that would help solve a multi-generational unsolved mystery. Ft. a personal spooky story, cops just really enjoying the thrill of the hunt, a composite picture made up of relatives that will haunt your nightmares, and "so what, no head?" references Sources: Wikipedia - Joseph Henry Loveless, NBC News - Human remains found in Idaho cave identified as outlaw who died over 100 years ago, CBS News - headless torso found in Idaho cave identified as outlaw who escaped jail in 1916
October 20, 2021
Lone Pine Mountain Devil
Today we tell you about how in the early 2000's claims of a multiple winged raptor-like creature said to roam the hills of California started to pop up on the internet. Today we get into the legend, where we think the origin of this creature came from, and our ideas on what this mysterious being could be, if it does exist. 
October 02, 2021
The Disappearance of Bryce Laspisa
Today we tell you about the incredibly bizarre disappearance of Bryce Laspisa, a 19 year old college student living in California. After suddenly breaking up with his girlfriend, Bryce began to drive south. He sat in his car for hours, but appeared normal to everyone who interacted with him. Hours later, his car crashed over a 25 foot embankment but Bryce was nowhere to be seen after the car's discovery. Where did Bryce go? Where was he headed? What was the cause of his erratic behavior? TW: mentions of drug abuse, suicide, and alcoholism Sources:  VIZACA - Mysterious Disappearance Story of 19-Year-Old College Boy Bryce Laspisa TRUECRIMETIMESBLOG - The Strange Vanishing of Bryce Laspisa
September 18, 2021
Bear Lake Monster
Today we tell you about the Bear Lake Monster, a gigantic serpent like creature that's said to lurk beneath the waters. We discuss how the legend was born, some historical sightings of the creature, and the last sighting to happen during modern times. Stay tuned at the end for a very special surprise announcement! Ft. VH1's Supergroup references, a movie we need Matthew McConaughey to star in, and a story about Trista's embarrassing audition at a haunted house Sources for this episode: Wikipedia - Bear Lake Monster  Casper Star Tribune - Bear Lake 'Monster' sparks debate, revenue Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce - Bear Lake Monster GoUtah - Bear Lake Monster Boat Deseret News - Bear Lake Monster Gets No Respect Wikipedia - Bear Lake
September 11, 2021
Dayva Cross
We kick off our episode today by doing a recap of our time at SquatchFest 2021! Then we dive into a wildly brutal true crime story that involves some of the weirdest details we've ever come across! Join us as we tell you about the 1999 murders of Anouchka Baldwin, Salome Holle and Amanda Baldwin, Cross's bizarre suicide attempt after being arrested, and the resolution of the case in court. Ft. telling your own lawyer that times up, vampire behavior, and cornbread  TW: domestic violence, violence against women and children, suicide
August 27, 2021
Balto & The 1925 Serum Relay
In today's episode we cover the insanely courageous dogs & mushers who delivered a diphtheria antitoxin to Nome in 1925. We cover the most famous dog, Balto, but also others like Fox and Togo, who played just as much part in helping save the entire community. Ft. comic sans, me accidentally saying Rome a few times, crying about how we don't deserve dogs at all, and this being one of the most unexpectedly brutal episodes we've done. TW: child death, illness, animal cruelty, animal death Our sources for this episode were the Wikipedia pages for Balto and The 1925 Serum Run to Nome
July 23, 2021
The Murder of Vanda Boone
Today we tell you about the murder of Vanda Boone, a woman who had just recently moved to Yelm, Washington from New York City, and a small towns horror at the realization that their local meat truck salesman was capable of murder. We also explore the possibility of Bernard Howell Jr. being involved in other cases in the area. Ft. the worst excuse we've ever heard from a killer, selling meat out of trucks, and 10 lb weights. TW: violence against women, necrophilia
July 08, 2021
The Patterson Gimlin Film
Today, Steven and I kick off our bigfoot coverage with the most well known bigfoot footage of all time! Join us as we discuss the lives of Patterson and Gimlin before their bigfoot expedition, the legendary footage they captured and what it contains, the aftermath of the footage, dive into what skeptics and believers have to say about it, and finish up with our own thoughts on the film's authenticity. Ft. Roy Rodgers, the Palm Springs of Washington, rockabilly, and tig ol sasquatch bitties 
June 06, 2021
The Disappearance of DeOrr Kunz
It's Olympia Oddities first episode with my new co-host, Steven! Today we tell you all about the disappearance of 2 year old DeOrr Kunz. DeOrr Kunz was on a camping trip with his family in Idaho when he went missing on July 10th, 2015. Join us as we try to unravel the family's inconsistent stories and debate several theories on what could have happened to DeOrr. 
May 20, 2021
Lindsey Baum
Today I tell you about the disappearance and unsolved death of Lindsey Baum, a 10 year old who went missing from McCleary, Washington while walking home from her friends house, the discovery of her remains in a remote area of Eastern Washington, and cover some of the people of interest and suspects in the case, including the Emery Brothers and their house of horrors.
May 09, 2021
West Olympia Raccoon War
In today's mini episode I tell you all about the time in 2006 when a group of raccoons in West Olympia completely lost their shit.
May 01, 2021
Oregon Cattle Mutilations
Today I tell you about the history of cattle mutilations, starting with the first ever recorded instance in history, to the panic that swept through ranches in the 70s to modern day ones happening in Oregon. Ft. Cowboys vs aliens, ruining peanut butter forever, and shots fired by Canada
April 18, 2021
Thurston High School Shooting
Today I tell you about the 1998 Thurston High School shooting. Let's get into the life of Kip Kinkle, and the events that lead up to the tragic murders of his parents, and an attack on his own classmates. Ft. The 1996 film adaption of Romeo & Juliet, me dunking on Marilyn Manson fans and wanting to punch Mickey Mouse in the nose
April 09, 2021
The Disappearance of Sky Metalwala
Today I tell you about one of the pacific northwest's most perplexing missing persons cases, the disappearance of Sky Metalwala. Sky's mother claimed that he was sick, and loaded her kids up in the car to go to the hospital. On the way, they allegedly ran out of gas, and when she returned to the car, Sky was gone. Let's get into the rocky relationship of his parents, the many inconsistencies in his mother's story, and how a heated custody battle might have something to do with his disappearance. Ft. Frantic late night vacuuming, public arguments in gas stations, and leaving an actual infant alone in freezing weather to go to Target
March 27, 2021
The World's Largest Egg
Today it's all about Winlock, Washington as I tell you about a new spooky house in my life and dive into the history of Winlock's most bizarre claim to fame, a 12 foot long giant egg. Ft. Bookcases that lead into small creepy rooms, bribing small towns with a new bell for their school, and post 9/11 patriotism
March 20, 2021
Outhouse Bear Attack
Today I tell you about one Alaska woman's scary surprise when she was attacked by a bear, in an outhouse. Ft. Toilet bears, Valentine's Day trips, and yurts
February 27, 2021
Gravity Hill & White Death
It's a 2 for 1 episode this week! First I tell you all about a stretch of road near Prosser, WA that amazes drivers by seemingly pulling their cars up hill. Then I tell you about White Death, a cryptid big cat spotted in the swamps of Alaska. Ft. Child ghost handprints, haunted grain elevators, and more bad cryptid hunting shows
February 20, 2021
The Mysterious McDonald's Mural
Today I tell you all about a bizarre mural that once graced the walls of the Centralia McDonald's, and how one Portland man's visit unearthed the long lost art of a famed theme park designer. Ft. Grimace in a straw hat, DELICIOUS BURGER, and the crucifixion of Ronald Mcdonald.
February 06, 2021
The Unsolved Murder of Karen Bodine
Today I tell you about the unsolved murder of Karen Bodine, a mother of 3 whose body was discovered in an abandoned gravel quarry lot after a night out.
January 30, 2021
Partridge Creek Monster
Today I tell you about a cryptid to the north of us, a possible living dinosaur spotted near Canada's Partridge Creek.
January 23, 2021
Seattle's Mystery Vending Machine
Today I tell you all about the mystery of a Willy Wonka factory style vending machine that spits out mystery sodas, despite no one ever seeing anyone coming or going from the machine. Ft. A mystery within a mystery, "vendy" machines, and Crystal Pepsi
January 16, 2021
Chris McCandless Part 2
Today I tell you about Chris McCandless's time adventuring in Alaska, the events that led up to his death, and what happened afterwards. Ft. Cabin vandalism, porcupines, and me doing my best with these big science words
January 09, 2021
Chris McCandless Part 1
Today we start my first ever multi-part series by covering the early life, hitchhiking adventures and canoe trip to Mexico of Chris McCandless. Ft. Crazy Ernie, third person journal entries, and fast food managers being on your case about wearing socks
January 02, 2021
Mima Mounds
Today I tell you about the curious geological feature called the Mima Mounds, and explore some of the theories of what or who could have created them.
December 07, 2020
The Spontaneous Human Combustion of Betty Satlow
Today I tell you the story of the mysterious death of Betty Satlow & how her remains may have started a fire that nearly burned down a funeral home. Ft. Singing families, human candles, and pigs in a blanket
November 22, 2020
Maury Island Incident
Today I tell you the story of the Maury Island Incident, one of the PNW's most notorious UFO sightings. Ft. Submachine gun alien robot fights, missing sons, and Will Smith.
November 16, 2020
Swan Valley Monster
Today we take our first dive into the world of Idaho cryptids together & I tell you all about the legend of the Swan Valley Monster. Ft. Having (12) legs and knowing how to use them, rainbow fish, and me really wanting to call this thing the Swan Lake Monster for some reason. Sources: Non Alien Creatures Wiki - Swan Valley Monster, Wikipedia - Swan Valley, Swan Valley Monster, and A Book of Creatures - Swan Valley Monster
November 05, 2020
Randall Woodfield "The I-5 Killer"
For this years Halloween episode I tell you all about Randall Woodfield, a terrifying serial also known as the "I-5 Killer". Ft. That time the Packers drafted a serial killer, the God Squad and taking time out of your murder spree to plan a valentine's day party
October 24, 2020
Blobs 2: Electric Boogaloo
Today I tell you all about how mysterious blobs began washing up on Oregon beaches in the spring of 2017, revealing an invasion that stumped scientists. Ft. That sketchy corner in Spencer's, our friends the salps, and me laughing like a middle school boy
October 17, 2020
Colossal Claude
In today's mini episode I tell you all about Oregon's cryptid claim to fame, Colossal Claude!
October 09, 2020
1924 Bigfoot Battle
Today I tell you the story of how Ape Canyon was named, when 5 gold prospectors had to defend themselves throughout the night from a group of attacking Sasquatch. Ft. My new favorite book, it being fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A, and axe wielding, slim hipped Bigfoot
September 03, 2020
2003 Mad Cow Discovery
Today I tell you all about the first discovery of Mad Cow Disease in the United States, when a cow from an Eastern Washington ranch was discovered to be positive. Ft. Commemorative t shirts, a slaughterhouse employee that really steals the show, and a million reasons to give meatless Monday a try.
August 29, 2020
Evel Knievel
Today I tell you all about the life of one of the most famous daredevils to live, including his Snake River Canyon jump, Evel Knievel. Ft. our first crossover episode moment, beating someone with a baseball bat while both your arms are in casts, and getting your Little Caesar's sponsorship back.
August 22, 2020
Mount St. Helens Eruption
In today's episode I tell you about the 1980 eruption of Mt St Helens and the man who wouldn't leave his mountain. ft: wearing spurs to bed, 16 cats, the palm springs of washington, and my middle school trauma.
August 01, 2020
Ramtha's School of Enlightenment
Today I tell you all about Washington's most famous cult Ramtha's School of Enlightenment & its leader JZ Knight. Ft. Zebra as a middle name, cult drinking games, cheese pyramids, and, of course, lizard people
May 13, 2020
In this mini episode I lose my shit over this Fearsome Critter, The Agropelter.
April 05, 2020
O.K Boys Ranch
Today I angrily tell you about the hellish conditions at Olympia's O.K Boy's Ranch that led to the sexual and physical abuse of dozens if not hundreds of boys.
March 31, 2020
Hauntings of Lewis County
Today I tell you about 4 haunted locations in Lewis County, WA and fill you in on all the details of going on a ghost hunt led by South Sound Paranormal Research. Ft. The McKinley Stump, weird tingles, and sasquatch sightings.
March 21, 2020
Kyron Horman
Today I tell you about the disappearance of Kyron Horman, a 7 year old student at Skyline School in Portland, Oregon.
February 16, 2020
"Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris Moore
Today I tell you all about Colton Harris Moore, the barefoot bandit!
January 21, 2020
Qallupilluk/Idaho Dinosaurs
It's a 2 for 1 cryptid deal! In this mini episode I tell you about some dinosaur sightings in Idaho, and a creepy child stealing cryptid.
December 10, 2019
Cowboy Mike
Today I give you another Oakville Blob theory and tell you about a "Cowboy" who terrorized women all over the pacific northwest ft multiple ridiculous jail escape attempts, living with cows, me accidentally saying "shawty", and salps.
November 17, 2019
Salish Sea Feet Mystery
Today I tell you all about the Salish Sea Feet Mystery! From 2007 to current day, 21 feet have been found on the shores of Canada and Washington. Sources: wikipedia, "The human feet that routinely wash ashore in the Pacific northwest, explained" - Vox, "The Curious Tale of the Salish Sea Feet" a longreads article by Kea Kruse, The Salish Sea Feet Mystery, an Independent Project - Eamon Burke
October 23, 2019
Seatco Territorial Prison
Today in this bite sized episode I tell you all about Washington's first prison and the horrific conditions inmates suffered in "Hell On Earth", Seatco Territorial Prison.
October 09, 2019
Mini Episode: Personal Creepy Stories + Q&A
Its October 1st, aka Halloween 1st, and I'm here to share 3 creepy stories with you! Ft: how the Bordeaux Ghost Town cursed me, a trunk full of Kiss action figures, and a boardwalk creeper. I wrapped it up with a short Q&A session!
October 01, 2019
Kenneth Arnold Mt Rainier UFO sighting
Today I tell you all about Kenneth Arnold's UFO sighting ft Yakima the Palm Springs of Washington, a podcast burp, pelicans, and more plane parts I don't understand
September 19, 2019
Wah Mee Massacre
Today I tell you about the deadliest mass shooting in Washington state history, The Wah Mee Massacre. Ft: a bug stinging me, gentrification, and The Bucket Of Blood. Sources: wikipedia; "Seattle's Wah Mee Club, Once a Respectable Bar, Became a Place of Death" - Laura Parker, The Washington Post; Essay 2984
August 28, 2019
Today's mini episode is about The Gumberoo, a cryptid that I think is absolutely hilarious. ft upside down birds, the pure joy that cryptids bring me, and 2 laugh snorts
August 02, 2019
Timothy Treadwell "Grizzly Man"
Today I tell you the story of photographer and "kind warrior" Timothy Treadwell. featuring: rants about being single that don't come from me this time, bumblebees playing dead, and bears doing what bears do. sources: wikipedia,'s Timothy Treadwell write up
July 25, 2019
Weyerhaeuser Kidnapping
Today I'm all hyped up on preworkout and here to tell you about the Weyerhaeuser kidnapping! ft owning a lot of trees, the 3 stooges as kidnappers, and a twist ending!
June 24, 2019
North Head Lighthouse/Jake The Alligator Man
Today I mix up the format a little bit and tell you the history and haunting of North Head Lighthouse, as well as the scandals and tabloid dramas of Jake The Alligator Man!
June 07, 2019
Today I tell you about our cryptid neighbor to the north, Ogopogo! ft dramatic readings of Ogopogo songs, giving cryptids hugs and Yu-gi-oh cards
May 29, 2019
Mia Zapata
In today's episode, we cover the life and murder of Gits frontwoman Mia Zapata ft. a Gary Ridgway rant, great music, and me being highly emotional
May 15, 2019
Today I tell you about the Thunderbird! ft a whale vs giant eagle fight, crippling anxiety about pronouncing names correctly, sweet metal album cover image ideas, Facebook bullying, and me never claiming to be a bird expert.
April 10, 2019
Billy Gohl
Today we take a dive into the life of Billy Gohl, a lesser known serial killer from Aberdeen. ft several pronunciations of the name Gohl, 1910 hot takes, Billy Montana, and Kirkland signature water.
April 03, 2019
UFOs of Washington
on part 1 of what I'm sure will be many. we cover UFOs of Washington state. I broke them down into 4 categories: 2018 sightings, Olympia sightings, hoaxes, and Comedic Relief.
March 12, 2019
Mini Episode 2
Today we unlock a little of my tragic backstory, and get updates on the old whorehouse, as well as new stories from a haunted high school I attended.
January 22, 2019
Thurston County Satanic Ritual Abuse
In this episode of Olympia Oddities, I tell you the story of the 1988 Thurston County Satanic Ritual Abuse Trial. cw: sexual abuse, child abuse
January 08, 2019
Scott Scurlock
Today I talk to myself and you about one of the most prolific bank robbers in American History. ft breaking into evergreen through the ceiling, treehouse meth, disguises, and many stupid decisions
December 24, 2018
In this episode of Olympia Oddities, I talk to myself and you about the PNW's own Nessie ft several terrible pronunciations, small dog cops, the real stars of Deadliest Catch, and an Ad Read?!
December 11, 2018
A Very Special And Late Halloween Episode part 2
In a late because of good reasons part 2 of my Halloween episode, I tell you 3 personal stories in the category of Guosts, Murder, and High Strangeness.
November 02, 2018
Starvation Heights
Today I talk to myself and you about a quack doctor who advocated fasting who ended up responsible for the deaths of 40+ patients. ft. a cold, "detoxifying", "toxins", and a local seafood restaurant legend
October 25, 2018
It's my freakin weekend and on this chill mini episode we're diving into accounts of one of my hometown hero cryptids, Batsquatch. ft. several rolling rocks consumed, forgetting to take my allergy pill at a reasonable time so it would kick in before I started recording, and sasquatch's cooler stoner cousin
September 24, 2018
John Tornow
Today I talk to myself and you about an outlaw of legend who evaded capture for 18 months while living in the Washington wilderness. Ft. The dangers of mob justice, getting choked up a little at the end, and frogs tied to cabins as a security system.
September 19, 2018
D.B Cooper\u000AD.B Cooper
Today I talk to myself and you about one of the greatest mysteries in US History. featuring: seasonal allergies or a cold making me sound funny, a pause I forgot to edit out, and another burp.
September 10, 2018
Oakville Blobs
PNWeird's first baby episode! I talk to myself and you about the mysterious Blob rain of 1994 in oakville, washington. Ft a burp, several deep sighs, and the word 'however' on repeat.
August 21, 2018