chapter 3

NEW POSTS EVERY TUESDAY IN OCTOBER

 
 
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chicago phantom

We love our cryptid creatures on this blog and what a better time than now to talk about some recent developments with the Chicago Phantom (Mothman) sightings. 

 
 

CHAPTER 2

EARLY 2017 TO SUMMER 2017

 
 
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Barnard Park Fremont, NE

Located on a busy intersection in Fremont, Nebraska, Barnard park has seen settlers traveling into the unknowns of the west and is the final resting place for some of its first towns folk, but you wouldn't know it just passing by.

 
 

LOVELAND FROGMAN

Leave it to Ohio for never ceasing to amaze us with strange cryptid creatures and bizarre encounters. So what's the truth behind the mysterious Loveland Frogman? 

 

ghost island - Chippewa Flowage, WI

Thanks to my love of vintage Paranormal Television and Youtube, I came across a ghostly Poloroid taken by fisherman Al Denninger. Lets take a look at the mystery behind the Ghost Island photo.

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FIRST BRIDES GRAVE - SIOUX CITY, IA

During my latest trip to Sioux City I came across some local history with a haunted past. This is the background and history of the First Brides Grave.

 

Sioux City Orpheum haunted?

As many of you already know, Andrew and I grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. The town, its people, history, and attractions, shaped who we are and it was also what prompted us to start investigating the paranormal. One of our favorite places, The Orpheum.

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WHAT IS PARANORMAL?

Each week we have been posting stories about the unknown. Spiritual warfare, miracles, ghosts, or imprinted areas are all subjects that I am partial to. This got me thinking...what is paranormal activity?

 

TrUMBuLL COUNTY UFO

On the night of December 14th, 1994 in Northeastern Ohio an unidentified light was spotted by local towns folk north of Youngstown, Ohio. Before the night was over a police Sergeant had an encounter that he will never forget.

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FLYING CRYPTIDS?

Flying cryptids have been on my mind over the last few months. Scratch that, the last few years. Many people have heard stories of the Thunderbird. And, thanks to pop culture and Richard Gere, most have heard of the Mothman. I have a lot of questions when it comes to these encounters.

 

VILLISCA AXE MURDER HOUSE

On a summer night in June of 1912, a killer was set to change a small town forever. They sat alone in an attic of a now famous house smoking cigarettes plotting his strike. His or her actions ended the lives of a family of 6 and 2 of their house guests, and to this day the case remains open, but the house still bears the scars of that June night in 1912.

 
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FARRAR SCHOOL HOUSE

A schoolhouse may not seem very harmful or even very scary, but if you have ever stepped foot into the Farrar School House in Maxwell, Iowa, you may be in for a shocking surprise.

 
 

the archive

'CHAPTER 1 OF UNKNOWN MIDWEST'/LATE 2016-EARLY 2017

 
 
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LOCKRIDGE MONSTER

IN SOUTHEASTERN IOWA IS THE SMALL TOWN OF LOCKRIDGE. LESS THAN 300 PEOPLE RESIDE THERE AS OF THE 2000 CENSUS. IN SUCH A SMALL TOWN YOU CAN BE SURE THAT A MONSTER WILL GET QUICKLY NOTICED AND THAT’S JUST WHAT HAPPENED IN THE FALL OF 1975.

 
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ryan sprague's, somewhere in the skies

ONE GOAL EACH OF US AT UNKNOWN MIDWEST HAS, AND THE MAIN REASON THE VENTURE CAME INTO FRUITION, IS TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE WHERE OUR CREW AND READERS CAN DIALOGUE ABOUT THE "UNEXPLAINABLE".

 
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demolished - kd station sioux city, ia

If you lived in Sioux City, Iowa between the years of 1880-2010 you would have encountered bustling stockyards, packing plants, rendering plants, and their accompanying repugnant smells.

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thanks deviatus podcast

I would like to thank Jeremy from the Deviatus Podcast for the opportunity to speak about UNKNOWN MIDWEST. It was a surreal experience being a guest on a podcast that I have frequently listened to since its inception this summer.

Check out the interview below and show your support to the Deviatus Podcast. 

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IT'S HARD TO NOT DESCRIBE MINNESOTA AS BEAUTIFUL AND MYSTERIOUS IN MY HEAD. IT'S IMMENSE FORESTS SEEM LIKE YOU HAVE DISCOVERED TERRITORY THAT NO ONE HAS EVER STEPPED FOOT IN.

 

 

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HOME IS YOUR SAFE PLACE. IT IS YOUR PRIVATE PLACE. IT IS YOUR UNIQUE SPACE. HOME CAN BE SHARED WITH LOVED ONES OR JUST A SINGLE PERSON. WHEN YOU ARE ALL ALONE IN YOUR HOME, YOU TEND TO HAVE YOUR GUARD DOWN. BUT, IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO TURN A HOME INTO A FRIGHTENING PLACE IF ONE DAY, WHEN YOU ARE ALL ALONE,  SOMETHING THAT SHOULDN'T BE THERE SUDDENLY APPEARS.

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VAN METER VISITOR

1903 WAS AN INTERESTING YEAR. THE FIRST WORLD SERIES WAS PLAYED, CRAYOLA CRAYONS CAME INTO EXISTENCE, AND A SMALL TOWN IN IOWA HAD A RUDE AWAKENING IN THE FALL TO A CREATURE THAT YOU DEFINITELY DON’T SEE IN YOUR EVERYDAY “ANIMALS OF IOWA” GUIDEBOOK.

 
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beast of bray road

FROM THE FIRST SIGHTING IN 1936 TO THE FLAP OF THE 1980S, THE BEAST OF BRAY ROAD IS ONE CRYPTID CASE PEOPLE STILL ARE UNSURE ABOUT.

 

spirit message

Ever since the age of four, I can recall experiencing many types of unexplained events, from incorporeal voices to out of body travels. During college and forward, I got involved in several paranormal groups, field investigations, and research.