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Cryptid Queens

Hosted by Alyx Levine and Katelyn Hall, Cryptid Queens is a weekly conversational podcast about urban legends, folkore, cryptids, and more from around the world. Giggle with us!

Tracks

England Part 1 - Hobgoblins, Boggarts, Phantom Cats, Oh My!
We had so many spooky tales for England, we just had to split them into two parts! Tune in this week as Katelyn talks about a menagerie of British cryptids. Then, enjoy next week's deep dive into extra spooky haunted English places with Alyx. Pip pip!Book of the time: The Butcher and the Wren by Alaina Urquharthttps://www.powells.com/book/the-butcher-and-the-wren-9781638930143
49:43 10/06/2022
Texas - Goatman's Bridge and the Lechuza
Howdy! Cryptid Queens is covering the big ol' state of Texas on this episode. You'll learn about an old bridge haunted by a half man/half goat beast as well as an owl witch that is seeking revenge.*Content Warning* This episode discusses racism and violence against marginalized peoples.Book Of The Time:https://www.powells.com/book/sky-burial-9780385515481https://www.powells.com/book/the-overstory-9780393356687
39:40 09/22/2022
Honduras - The Sisimito and the 2012 Phenomenon
Alyx and Katelyn cover the Central American Bigfoot to start and finish the episode with a run-down on why people were freaking out so much about the Mayan Calendar in 2012. Hint: Sensationalism.
58:51 09/08/2022
Iowa - The Van Meter Visitor and Dragons (or maybe they're all the same thing?)
The Queens take on the state of Iowa today, covering the well-known "Ultra Terrestrial" called the Van Meter Visitor. Then, they dive deep into whether the many dragon sightings in the state could be related or something else entirely? Tune in to find out!
39:37 08/25/2022
Ethiopia/Malawi - Werehyenas and Vampires
This week's episode is a double feature with two countries! Katelyn covers the Werehyenas of Ethiopia, while Alyx covers the vampires of Malawi.*Content Warning* This episode discusses prejudices and violence against marginalized peoples.
43:24 08/11/2022
Colorado - The Stanley Hotel and the UFO Watch Tower
This week, Alyx and Katelyn cover the (in)famous Stanley Hotel and a UFO watch tower in the middle of the Colorado high desert. 
54:30 08/03/2022
Switzerland - Dragons
Cryptid Queens is back to their biweekly schedule and what better way to celebrate than with DRAGON TALES! Switzerland is apparently chalk full of em.
53:00 07/14/2022
Cursed Films
Katelyn takes a break from wedding plans to join Alyx in a discussion about haunted and cursed films! Alyx deep dives into the harrowing events that follow well known movies such as The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, and The Omen. Be prepared for some spook spook.
55:12 05/12/2022
The Mysterious Case of the Somerton Man
Oy. Cryptid Queens is back to cover one of Australia's most profound mysteries: The Somerton Man. Found dead on a beach in Adelaide, Australia, this man has puzzled investigators around the world about his identity and potential connection to a Russian spy ring and/or: aliens, a simple domestic dispute, suicide, a secret society. What do you think?
23:50 04/28/2022
The Hexham Heads
We are doing things a little differently for the next few episodes! For one, Alyx will be sharing stories solo while Katelyn plans for her big day of love. In this short and sweet episode, Alyx covers the Hexham Heads. Found in the yard by a pair of young brothers in Northern England, these mysterious heads stir up more than just the curiosity of archeologists.
12:36 04/13/2022
West Virginia - The Sodder Chilldren and the Flatwoods Monster
For the last episode before our hiatus, we dive back into the Appalachia region to cover an underrated alien sighting, as well as a perplexing missing persons case in the heart of West Virginia.
66:04 03/31/2022
Antarctica - Tundra Ghosts and the Lost City of Atlantis
This continent is bonkers. On this episode, Katelyn tells the stories of multiple explorers that met their untimely ends at the mercy of the Tundra. Also, Alyx explains the peculiar connection between Atlantis, Nazis, the Occult, and Antarctica. 
58:44 03/17/2022
Michigan - The Dogman and the Nain Rouge
This week, Alyx covers a well-documented cryptid called the Dogman and Katelyn tells the story of a little red weirdo that likes to visit Detroit. 
53:35 03/03/2022
Denmark - The Bog Bodies, the Kraken and the Flying Dutchman
Hallo! Cryptid Queens is back to cover one of the most progressive and culturally rich countries in the world! We dive deep into ancient water burials, giant cephalopods, and a cursed ghost ship that's just looking for somebody toooOOO LOOooooOOooove.
52:54 02/17/2022
Florida - Robert the Doll and the Skunkape
In this week's episode, Alyx covers one of the most haunted objects in the world: a stuffed doll residing in Key West, and Katelyn covers the commonly seen SKUNKAPE!
71:14 02/03/2022
Ireland - The Morrigan and Faeries... and Aliens?
Fresh off a holiday hiatus, Alyx and Katelyn are excited to cover some of the rich mythology of Ireland.  Katelyn gets ancient with her deep dive into The Morrigan, goddess of war, death, and rebirth, and Alyx gets far out on some faerie facts you won't want to miss!
60:26 01/20/2022
Alaska 2.0
Cryptid Queens is back for one more episode on the intensely beautiful state of Alaska. Expect many stories from Inuit mythology and, you guessed it, ANOTHER TRIANGLE!
26:25 12/23/2021
Alaska - The Qalupalik and Ghosts of The Iditarod
On this week's episode, Katelyn and Alyx cover the importance of storytelling in Arctic mythology. This episode has just about everything: ghosts, monsters, caution tails, happy cries, and...puppies.
52:22 12/16/2021
Vietnam 2.0
In this episode, Alyx and Katelyn talk about the Four Holy Beasts of Vietnamese folklore.
18:09 12/09/2021
Vietnam - The Rock Apes and Local Ghost Stories
The Cryptid Queens podcast dives deep into the lush country of Vietnam. The jungle is a mysterious place...
48:38 12/02/2021
Vermont 2.0
Vermont has more legends than it has trees! Join Cryptid Queens for more spooky stories from the green mountain state. 
26:26 11/24/2021
Vermont - The Pig Man and the Bennington Triangle
Cryptid Queens travels to the beautiful, green, ice cream-filled state of Vermont! Here they cover a terrifying pig humanoid as well as a string of disappearances and strange happenings in the Bermuda Triangle of the Northeast.
42:56 11/18/2021
Zimbabwe - Mermaids
Mermaids! That's it. That's the episode.Featuring Tyler Cass from the Bits Before Crits Podcast.
39:53 11/11/2021
Zimbabwe - The Ruwa UFO Incident and the Crowing Crested Cobra
Cryptid Queens is back to cover the beautiful country of Zimbabwe. Alyx covers a lesser known (but twice as compelling) mass alien encounter at a grade school, while Katelyn builds a great case for the existence of a rooster/snake hybrid.
60:51 11/04/2021
Hawaii 2.0
In this week's minisode, a few more ancient Hawaiian folktales are discussed, including Maui's battle with the sun and a sacred religious sight under threat by an unexpected source.
29:27 10/28/2021
Hawaii - The Night Marchers and Pele
On this episode, Cryptid Queens covers the beautiful state of Hawaii. Alyx tells the story of ancient ghost warriors and Katelyn describes the mystical Earth Goddess, Pele.
48:22 10/21/2021
Arizona 2.0
Cryptid Queens dives back into the state of Arizona with some incredible indigenous mythology, a Tombstone shootout, and one of the most famous multi-witness UFO sightings ever!
33:49 10/14/2021
Arizona - The Thunderbird and Stardust Ranch
The Cryptid Queens are back for an epic season two opener! Katelyn covers a giant raptor from Indigenous folklore and Alyx tells the puzzling story of an Arizona rancher that fights off grey aliens with a Samurai sword. 
65:10 10/07/2021
Romania 2.0o0o0
Congratulations! You made it to the end of Season 1 of Cryptid Queens! We're so stoked you don't hate us. For the last episode before spooky season, Alyx and Katelyn cover a few more cryptids from Romania. Look for a separate announcement about Season 2 on our Instagram soon!@cryptidqueenspodcast
25:57 08/26/2021
Romania - The Hoia Baciu Forest and Vlad The Impaler (Dracula)
In this week's episode, Katelyn covers the real Dracula that is probably worse than the fictional character, and Alyx talks about the "Bermuda Triangle of Europe". 
61:40 08/19/2021