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Cannibalism, Starvation, and the History of the Wendigo

This week on Cryptids Decrypted, we’re covering the dark history of the wendigo myth. Originally used as a cautionary tale by the native populations in Northern Canada, wendigos were described as pale, emaciated creatures, hungry for human flesh. It was said that humans were possessed by evil spirits in moments of physical weakness and greed. […]

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The Loveland Frogman – A History of the Mystery

Cryptids Decrypted is back with a brand new episode, and we’re talking about the legend of the Loveland Frogman. Unfamiliar? It might be because this myth has a very focused region of Loveland Ohio, or the fact that sightings have been few and far between. Originally spotted back in 1955, first encounters with this bipedal, […]

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Mokole-Mbembe – A History of the Mystery

Mokole Mbembe – The One Who Stops the Flow of Rivers “The Congo River at sunset, Democratic Republic of the Congo” by water.alternatives is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 This week on Cryptids Decrypted, John and I are talking about a fascinating myth from the Congo River Basin, Mokole Mbembe (pronounced M’Kay-lay Bem-bay, we think). […]

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A History of the Mystery – The Jersey Devil

On this episode of the critically acclaimed (by about 5 people) episode of Cryptids Decrypted, Ashton Macaulay, Tyler Mitchell, and John Ceccareli break down the Jersey Devil Myth. Now, you might ask, what gives us the right to deface such a legend? Well, as it turns out, the qualifications for expertise are simply owning a […]

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Short Story – When a Cold Wind Whistles

Here’s a short inspired by another North American legend, the Wendigo. I don’t often write thriller, but I had this idea one day and here we are. If you enjoy the short story, consider checking out my full novel, Whiteout, the tale of a drunken monster hunter chasing a yeti. When a Cold Wind Whistles […]

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