I Want To Believe: Season 2
S2 E13 - The Mysterious Case of Lerina Garcia

S2 E13 - The Mysterious Case of Lerina Garcia

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 13

THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF LERINA GARCIA

If you've made it this far, thank you! This is the 13th episode of the I Want to Believe podcast and while this IS NOT the season finale, we will be taking a little break. Why? Well, it's the start of the new year, we've recorded and edited 13 episodes back to back and I've got a few other things to do!

I will soon be travelling for a bit to continue work on my documentary, "Otherworldly Amor". Also, I have a new book project in the works and I will be visiting an experiencer to document their case. Exciting stuff! Once I'm back, we'll record a couple more episodes AND we have a little surprise for April 2019, stay tuned. 

Ok… back to the show and we’ve got a weird one for ya… let’s talk about the mysterious case of Lerina Garcia.

On July 16, 2008 a woman named Lerina Garcia was struggling with some recent changes in her life and turned to the internet for some help. Her post originally appeared on a Spanish language website called Tendencias21 (which translates to Trends21). I have access to her original post and the link is below. We did use Google Translate so some of the quotes we used are a bit rough. She wrote, “I think I've jumped into a parallel universe. I find it hard to tell because everyone will believe that I am a psychotic, and nobody will believe me. Please, if someone has had a similar experience, write me an email.” 

How did she come to this realization? Listen to the episode to find out. 

Garcia's Original Post 

An Update Perhaps? Scroll down to Dec 5, 2017 - Username: The_Observer

Sources: Stranger Dimensions

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S2 E12 - The Crosswick Monster

S2 E12 - The Crosswick Monster

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 12

THE CROSSWICK MONSTER

Welcome to the I Want to Believe podcast! We’ve got a little known cryptid to discuss… But first!! As of RIGHT NOW, you can watch me and Bill Brock’s documentary, Abducted New England on Amazon Prime. And my book Otherworldly Encounters, is available wherever books are sold. Links are below!

Awe yeah… let’s get talking about… the Crosswick Monster…

Crosswick is a small village not far from the town of Waynesville, Ohio. It was once a papermill town, but, according to research, “a planned development never quite took off”. Isabella Warner (who writes for the Times-Gazette of Ohio) wrote, “Its sole claim to fame is a mystery that has captured imaginations for more than a hundred years.”

Back in 1882 there were several people who encountered something similar to the Lizard Man of Bishopville (Scape Ore Swamp) which we discussed in S2 E6. They described encountering a huge, angry, bipedal lizard. Warner wrote, “...Ed and Joe Lynch were fishing on a small creek on the south side of the village when they heard a stirring in the reeds of the bank. Upon closer inspection, the boys found the source of the noise to be a 30-foot-long black and white “snake with legs” with yellow spots.”

What happened next? Listen to the episode to find out. 

Artist Drawing of Creature

Sources: Isabella Warner Article | Pine Barrens Institute

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S2 E11 - The Zozo Demon

S2 E11 - The Zozo Demon

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 11

THE ZOZO DEMON

We’re getting a little spooky on this episode of the I Want to Believe podcast. But first, as of RIGHT NOW, you can watch me and Bill Brock’s documentary, Abducted New England on Amazon Prime. And my book Otherworldly Encounters, is available wherever books are sold. Links are below!

Ok, let’s get to it… on this episode we will be discussing the Zozo Demon.

Despite the terrifying legend that precedes this larger than life entity, or should I say “afterlife” entity, the Zozo Demon may be more akin to Slenderman. I’m not sure so let’s get some background, eh?

The “Zozo” demon, according to research, has many names including - Zaza, Mama, Oz, Zo, Za, and Abacus. It is said that Zozo is a trickster demon that hunts down innocent people via the Ouija board. People who claim this also say that Zozo presents itself by “guiding the planchette into figure-8 formations, before frantically zooming back and forth between the "Z" and "O."

In 2009, a man named Darren Evans wrote about Zozo on the website, TrueGhostTales.com. Evans wrote, “During my experiences with Ouija boards one particular spirit always seemed compelled to make its presence known. Its name is ZOZO. Today I refuse to even pronounce its name as I believe the mere pronunciation of it can cause it to manifest itself.

What else do we find out about Zozo? Does the demon make a subtle appearance while we recorded this episode?? Is any of this real??? Listen to the episode to find out. 

Zepplin Zoso Logo | Viral Video | Zozo Movie | Ghost Adventures Zozo Demon Episode | Exorcist Movie

Sources: Mark Oliver | True Ghost Tales | Zozo Book | Darren Evans Paranormal

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S2 E10 - Revisiting Missing 411

S2 E10 - Revisiting Missing 411

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 10

REVISITING MISSING 411

This episode brings us back to some familiar territory... the Missing 411 phenomena. Despite our knowledge on the topic, we go to the fringes here. We explore missing time and some possible extraterrestrial implications (hence the cover art). 

Our first story takes us back to the late 1800s in the great state of Maine (me & Kyle's home state). A little girl goes missing for over 48 hours... when found, she claimed that it was daylight the entire time. What could this mean?

Our second story takes us to the southern United States to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where a woman and her son experience a wild case of missing time.

Be sure to check out the episode for the full stories!

Sources: Thought Catalog | Missing 411 Book | Maine Encyclopedia | Reddit

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S2 E9 - The Phil Schneider Story

S2 E9 - The Phil Schneider Story

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 9

THE PHIL SCHNEIDER STORY

Oh boy... today we’ll be discussing a man who maybe knew too much… but first! As of RIGHT NOW, you can watch me and Bill Brock’s documentary, Abducted New England on Amazon Prime. And my book Otherworldly Encounters, is available wherever books are sold. Links are below!

Alright, now it is time to dive into the strange story of Phil Schneider...

Schneider went to engineering school and studied geological engineering and structural engineering that included aerospace and military applications. He trained in explosives and the effect of explosives on structures. He claimed that his first job was with the Morrison-Knudsen Corporation who specialized in the construction of deep underground mountain/military bases also called DUMBs.

Schneider's claims involve black budget projects, new world order, murdered friends disguised as suicides, and... aliens. This is one hell of a story. Listen to the episode to find out more.

Tunnel Picture w/Alien | Schneider Lecture

Sources: J.P. Robinson | The Epoch Times | Gaia

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S2 E8 - The Farm that Had Secrets (and the Dogmen that kept them)

S2 E8 - The Farm that Had Secrets (and the Dogmen that kept them)

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 8

THE FARM THAT HAD SECRETS (and the Dogmen that kept them)

YO! On this episode, we’ll be discussing a creepy little story from our very own home state... Maine.

But first!! (these plugs are so annoying... I KNOW!) As of RIGHT NOW, you can watch me and Bill Brock’s documentary, Abducted New England on Amazon Prime. And my book Otherworldly Encounters, is available wherever books are sold. Links are below!

Ok, let’s talk about a family, a farm and some Dogmen, shall we?

The Martin family (Eric, Shelley and daughter) experienced a terrifying encounter with beasts of unknown origin. This occurred in the small town of Palmyra, Maine. I have been to this area and it is densely wooded, creepy and I imagine houses some odd creatures.

One night, Eric and Shelley were enjoying a cup of evening coffee on their front porch. Shelley sat with a high-powered flashlight that she liked to shine about the property to observe the wildlife feeding at night. Suddenly, "she trained her floodlight into the blur of the fog. The beams cut through the haze to reveal not deer, but three large, furry creatures whose eyes reflected a bright yellow green. The three rose to run on their hind legs”

What in the hell did they see? Listen to the episode to find out.

Eric & Shelley Drawings | Paranormal Witness Episode

Pictures of Linda Godfrey & Loren Coleman from the 2017 Cryptozoology Conference

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Sources: Cryptomundo | Linda Godfrey Real Wolfmen | Linda Godfrey Monsters Among Us

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S2 E7 - The Lake Worth Monster

S2 E7 - The Lake Worth Monster

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 7

THE LAKE WORTH MONSTER

Awe yeah! Another episode of the I Want to Believe podcast! Hidden inside is an interesting cryptid by way of Texas...

But first!! As of RIGHT NOW, you can watch me and Bill Brock’s documentary, Abducted New England on Amazon Prime. And my book Otherworldly Encounters, is available wherever books are sold. Check 'em oooouuuuuuuuut... Links below!

Alright, let’s do it! The Lake Worth Monster…

The story goes that a bunch of people were at Lake Worth enjoying the scenery when many of them witnessed a seven-foot creature standing on top of a cliff. They claimed that this creature started running towards them, grabbed an abandoned truck tire and tossed it about 500 feet, right at them! Crazy!

The witnesses described the beast as, “half man, half goat, towering seven feet tall and weighing 350 pounds. Hairy, horned and covered in scales.” That sounds terrifying… and a few months later, someone captured this creature on camera. Listen to the episode for the full story.

Lake Worth Monster PictureWFAA ABC News Report

Sources: WFAA Article | Texas Hill Country | NBC Report

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S2 E6 - The Kid Who Saw Monsters | Lizard Man

S2 E6 - The Kid Who Saw Monsters | Lizard Man

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 6

THE KID WHO SAW MONSTERS | LIZARD MAN

Welcome to the I Want to Believe podcast! On this episode, we’ll be discussing an interesting little story from the late 80s... But first!! A quick reminder that, as of RIGHT NOW, you can watch me and Bill Brock’s documentary, Abducted New England on Amazon Prime. And my book Otherworldly Encounters, is available wherever books are sold. Links are below!

Alright now, let’s get to it… THE SCAPE ORE SWAMP LIZARD MAN!

There have been multiple eye witnesses to the Lizard Man but the one that put the creature on the cryptid map occurred on June 29, 1988. A 17-year-old South Carolina resident, Christopher Davis was driving home from work late at night and according to Davis, it would be a night to remember.

He encountered the creature while changing his car tire and described it as, "...red eyes glowing, three big fingers, long black nails and green rough skin. It was strong and angry."

THAT’S SO CRAZY!! Listen to the episode for the rest of the story.

Three-Toed Pic from Shauna & Josh (Maine Inland & Fisheries got back to me and said it is a turkey foot print - See below Three-Toed pic for email screen shot)

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Videos: Destination Truth Lizard Man Episode | Lost Tapes Lizard Man Episode

Sources: Cryptids Wikia | ABC News 4

Book: Lyle Blackburn's Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster

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S2 E5 - Jersey Devil: Myth or Reality

S2 E5 - Jersey Devil: Myth or Reality

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 5

JERSEY DEVIL: MYTH OR REALITY

On this episode of the I Want to Believe podcast we’re going to discuss the Jersey Devil, HEY-OH!!!

The story of the Jersey Devil goes back to almost 3 centuries. And since then, it has become a muddled heap of myth, legend, true stories, fake stories with believers and skeptics.

(Plug time!) As of RIGHT NOW, you can watch me and Bill Brock’s documentary, Abducted New England on Amazon Prime. And my book Otherworldly Encounters, is available wherever books are sold. Links are below!

Ok, how’s about we dive in, eh?

The legend goes that in the Pine Barren forests of New Jersey, a woman who went by the moniker, Mother Leeds had given birth to 12 children. In 1735, she found that she was pregnant with her 13th. The Leeds family was poor, her husband a drunk and when they found that she was pregnant again, she cursed the child and said, “Let this one be a devil!”

She went into labor a few months after that proclamation, on a reportedly, “dark & stormy night”, and all had forgotten about the curse. Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, authors of From Weird, “Her children and husband huddled together in one room of their Leeds Point home while local midwives gathered to deliver the baby in another. By all accounts the birth went routinely, and the thirteenth Leeds child was a seemingly normal baby boy. Within minutes however, Mother Leeds’s unholy wish of months before began to come to fruition. The baby started to change and metamorphosed right before her very eyes. Within moments it transformed from a beautiful newborn baby into a hideous creature unlike anything the world had ever seen. The wailing infant began growing at an incredible rate. It sprouted horns from the top of its head and talon-like claws tore through the tips of its fingers. Leathery bat-like wings unfurled from its back, and hair and feathers sprouted all over the child’s body. Its eyes began glowing bright red as they grew larger in the monster’s gnarled and snarling face. The creature savagely attacked its own mother, killing her, then turned its attention to the rest of the horrified onlookers who witnessed its tempestuous transformation. It flew at them, clawing and biting, voicing unearthly shrieks the entire time. It tore the midwives limb from limb, maiming some and killing others.”

That story is what the majority of people know about the Jersey Devil. But when you do a bit of research, a whole lot more comes to the surface. The real story includes some political intrigue, Quaker in-fighting, almanacs, a cross-dressing royal governor, and a man named Benjamin Franklin. Listen to the episode for the full story.

Videos: Paranormal State Jersey Devil Episode | Destination Truth Jersey Devil Episode | Monster Quest Jersey Devil Episode

Seth Breedlove's Monsteropolis Podcast Jersey Devil Episode

Sources: CSICOP | Weird NJ

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S2 E4 - Black Eyed Kids

S2 E4 - Black Eyed Kids

January 18, 2019

Season 2 Episode 4

BLACK EYED KIDS

We got some scary shit today, y'all... The Black Eyed Kids (BEKs)! Fergie ain't a part of this... 

(Shameless plug) As of RIGHT NOW, you can watch me and Bill Brock’s documentary, Abducted New England on Amazon Prime. And my book Otherworldly Encounters, is available wherever books are sold. Links are below!

Ok... Some skeptics say that the BEKs are nothing more than an urban legend, much like Slenderman, but others disagree, and believe that these little entities exist. The origin of the modern BEK stories started in the summer of 1996 in Abilene, Texas. Brian Bethel reported an eerie encounter one evening while attempting to pay a bill. He was parked at night in his car in front of a movie theater making out a check to drop off for his Internet service provider. Two boys, around 9 to 12 years old, approached his vehicle and knocked on his driver's side car window. Bethel is quoted as saying, "I was immediately gripped by an incomprehensible, soul-wracking fear. I had no idea why."

What happened next? Want to hear another story? Listen to the friggin' episode, will ya? Lol

Sources: Thoughtco | Snopes | Black Eyed Children Book by David Weatherly

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