Across The VeilNov 13, 2023
Interview With Jon Braver: Delusion 2023
Get delusional with Emma and Zelda as they interview Jon Braver, the creator of Delusion, a location based interactive horror experience in Los Angeles. We talk about staging a production that’s unlike any other, and discover who’s really been haunting these historic halls.
Due to audio quality issues we have released a full transcript of this episode. Feel free to check it out here: https://medium.com/@acrosstheveil/interview-with-jon-braver-delusion-2023-47a5f6c788e1
Interview with Amy Hollaman: Shaqtoberfest 2023
On this very special episode Emma and Zelda interview Amy Hollaman, the creative lead for Shaqtoberfest 2023. Dive in with us as we talk with her about The Queen Mary, a real “haunted ship” where they developed a historical maze, and what it means to be a woman working in the horror industry.
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THE BEAST OF BRAY ROAD
HAUNTINGS OF THE HOHENZOLLERNS
On this episode of Across the Veil we take you to pre-WW1 Germany and regale you with tales of the Hohenzollern family and the women who haunted them. Expect harbingers of death, spooky citadels, and plenty of jokes at the expense of the monarchy! Featuring special guest Emily, the cat.
THE DARK WATCHERS
*~I always feel like somebody’s watching me~*
This episode Emma and Zelda discuss a California cryptid- The Dark Watchers!
A poignant story of the harsh realities of the Hollywood dream, here’s the tragic tale of failed actress, Peg Entwistle. You may have heard about her death, but let’s tell you about her life, and… her afterlife.
THE TRAGIC DEATH OF OLIVE THOMAS
THE LADY IN RED
What’s your favorite color? This week we talk about a specter who haunts the halls of Huntingdon College in Alabama. Who was this mysterious lady in red? And how did she become this spooky specter?
THE ADA WITCH
Welcome to Ghostober- our first ghoulish gal is an American folklore legend, Screaming Jenny. This West Virginian specter haunts the railway tracks around Harpers Ferry. Train conductors beware…
Get ready for Ghostober. We've got 5 exciting ghost stories to keep the vibe spooky all October long! Cuddle up with a hot apple cider, or chill in a graveyard and let these haunting tales send chills down your spine.
HAW PAR VILLA
Zelda was feeling a little homesick this week, so she’s gonna tell you about a haunted theme park in Singapore! Haw Par Villa hosts some of South East Asia’s creepiest statues and chaotic demonic entities. Would you like to visit?
THE COTTINGLEY FAIRY HOAX
How did two little girls manage to fool Sherlock Holmes’ daddy? This week we discuss the Cottingley fairy hoax and, unfortunately, get a little TOO into the mechanics of fairy sex!
THE HAUNTINGS OF SEVEN SISTERS ROAD
What is up with this spooky road? In this episode we discuss some local Nebraskan folklore. Hear all the gory details and discover the true horrors of Seven Sisters Road.
THE FOLKLORE BEHIND SPIRITED AWAY
Happy Friday the 13th, Lovely Listeners. This special episode was inspired by one of the Kimble/Sittler families favorite movies, Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. Each of us researched a character from the film, and then we got together to discuss the many different types of folklore that could have inspired these iconic creatures.
THE OAKVILLE BLOBS
What does the military, frog spawn, and star jelly have to do with the strange weather in Oakville, Washington? Well, nobody really knows- not even the bewildered citizens- but in this episode we discuss multiple theories that just keep getting stranger and stranger.
LEGENDS OF THE MELONHEADS
This week we’re getting back to our cryptid roots with an American legend, the melonheads. With various stories from Ohio, Connecticut, and Michigan we promise this episode will make you wary of the woods, but you’ll learn about hydrocephalus!
Join us for a bloody good time! This week Emma and Zelda discuss Mercy Brown and the New England vampire panic. Get a crash course on western vampire history and learn some fun facts about rabies!
DANGEROUS GAMES II
We know she’s usually the skeptic, but this week we discover the one ritual Emma just might believe in- and the science that backs her up! This time we're discussing The Midnight Game, Doors to your Mind, and The Three Kings Ritual. We'd tell you to not invite dark entities into your home, but we're not your parents. Play at your own risk!
The VVitch: Discussion
Emma and Zelda discuss Robert Eggers The VVitch. This audio is originally from our live show on bullhorn.fm. If you would like to see the accompanying video feel free to check it out on their app. Join us for select dates throughout this October and discuss more spooky movies with us!
DANGEROUS GAMES I
Emma and Zelda are back and spookier than ever for season 2! This week we discuss three dangerous games, Light as a Feather/Stiff as a Board, The Elevator Game, and Hide and Seek Alone. Float your friends, travel to another dimension, and screw with a demon! Attempt these games at your own peril.
TALES OF THE CLURICHAUN
We bet you didn’t know that leprechauns have perpetually drunk cousins who haunt taverns and wine cellars. Special guest Devin Kimble brings his expertise to our discussion of these tiny, tipsy, mischief makers. This special episode was guest edited by Winona Young.
What would you do if you encountered a sentient umbrella and their lantern friend as they try to terrify you in a dark alley? Zelda and Emma have you covered. This week we discuss ancient Japanese creatures called tsukumogami and how to make sure household objects don’t come to life and seek revenge.
This week the lovely ladies decided to tackle the sinister secrets of Demonic possession inspired by one of Emma’s favorite film- The Exorcist. We discuss the signs of a possible possession, and look into a the real-life exorcism of Emma Schmidt.
BONUS: THE EXORCIST
Emma, Zelda, and special friend Dr Jules from Riddle Me That! True Crime Podcast discuss a classic horror film- The Exorcist! Three spooky ladies discussing one of the scariest movies ever made- a hauntingly good time!
If you’re a prophet, then you already know what this episode is about. For those of you who didn’t gaze into their crystal balls this morning- we’re talking about Mother Shipton, the cave dwelling soothsayer who frightened the English monarchy with her predictions. Good for her!
LAKE MONSTER SHOWDOWN
Giant octopuses, sexy Charles, a Mormon liar, and an Erie lake snake. For our aquatic season finale Zelda and Emma throw a lake monster showdown. Four contenders enter the ring. One reigns supreme. Who is the coolest lake monster in America? Listen and find out!
DOUBLE CREATURE FEATURE: THE BUNYIP AND KAPPA
From Australia to Japan- y’all need to be careful when swimming in rivers or streams. Keep away from the fearsome bunyip, and protect your bootyhole from the Kappa. Trust us, keep that tushy safe.
Take a trip with us to the Celtic coast! Discover the majesty of Selkies, the Hufflepuffs of the sea. These chill creatures shed their seal skins so they can party on land- but things don't always go according to plan...
Are you seeing double? What do Mary Shelley and Abraham Lincoln have in common? Have you experienced ghostly visages of your friends and family? Let’s discuss the history and delve into a few cases of doppelgängers.
Have you ever listened to a podcast where the hosts compare a cryptid to a famous regional stew? No? Well, looks like you’re going to have to listen to this weeks episode and understand why Zelda and Emma think the Rougarou is kind of like a pot of gumbo.
Yes, we’re a serious scientific podcast.
This past year was a Cat-tastrophe. We could all use a bit of good luck. Many people think that black cats bring bad luck- but is that really true? This week Zelda and Emma discuss the luckiness of black cats across cultures and through history.
YULETIDE SPECIAL: GRYLA AND HER GANG
This year you’re invited to Christmas dinner with Gryla, her husband, their 13 kids and a gigantic cat. Hope you like human stew! You better pray someone bought you socks this year- lest you end up an entree at this chaotic Yuletide meal!
DOUBLE CREATURE FEATURE: THE MAHAHA AND NISSE
Are you into tickle fights and cone hats? Well, the creatures we’re discussing this week definitely are. The Inuit Mahaha is a monster that uses it’s long fingernails to tickle people to death, and the Norwegian Nisse seems harmless- but looks are definitely deceiving.
This week we explore Inuit shapeshifters from really, really far north. The ijiraq are creatures from a place literally Across The Veil- known for taking humans with them to their home between life and death. Emma found first hand stories from Inuit elders, so get ready to learn more about these haunting figures from Northern Canada!
Think Elsa, but more murdery! Have you heard of this icy spirit? If not, you should definitely listen further to hear about Japan’s coldest lady- the Yuki-onna! She’s literally spine chilling! Check out our friends at Jar of Rebuke Podcast!
What does that stream of tears lead to? No, it’s not Emma and Zelda- it’s a Squonk! Do you cry often? Are you a hideous freak of nature? Would you dissolve into a puddle of sadness if someone looked at you? You may be a Squonk! Keep listening to learn more about this Pennsylvania cryptid.
THE LOVELAND FROGMEN
Naked magical frogs, nocturnal biology lessons, and lying cops. This week Emma and Zelda discuss Ohio’s very own local legend. Music from Zapsplat.
GHOST STORIES WITH ZELDA AND AMY
In this special bonus episode Zelda and her mom discuss their experiences with ghosts. Let us take you to Charles Dickens museum in London, a chateau in Normandy, and an old french keep for our paranormal encounters. Intro music by Amelia Rae and other music from Pixabay.
HALLOWEEN HORRORS AND SAMHAIN SPOOKIES
Stingy Jack, “dumb” suppers, Samhain hijinks and much more! Enjoy our Halloween spectacular filled with history, legends, and everything else we found fun about this holiday!
THE BELL WITCH
Is it a witch? A ghost? A demon? ALL THREE?! This week Emma and Zelda discuss one of America’s most famous hauntings: The mysterious Bell Witch! Sound effects from Zapsplat.
THE LAST WITCH IN SCOTLAND
Spooky Seances, grim ghosts, and lessons in witch law. Zelda and Emma discuss Helen Duncan- the last woman to be found guilty of witchcraft in Scotland. It's their very first episode about a real person who existed! (And it's their first episode where they're together in the same room!)
THE BAOBHAN SITH
Is this an episode of Outlander, or are we just discussing a beautiful Scottish vampire? They’re stunning, love to dance, and they travel in packs- sounds like the worlds greatest girl group. Listen further to discover the Baobhan Sith- and how to pronounce her name!
To kick off our episodes on Spooky Spectres, Zelda explores the Indonesian/Malaysian folkloric figure of The Pontianak. Have you smelled frangipane in the air? Do you hear dogs howling at night? We’ll tell you how to survive an encounter with this vengeful spirit.
THE HAUNTINGS OF GENERAL WAYNE INN
Something sinister is afoot in Merion Station, Pennsylvania. Revolutionary soldiers, a murder most foul, and a decapitated ghostly head haunt the Inn near Emma’s childhood home. That is, if you believe in ghosts.
THE BUKIT TIMAH MONKEY MAN
Let us take you on a trip to Zelda’s hometown of Singapore. This island city has a mysterious cryptid of its very own- right in Zelda’s old neighborhood! Is the creature lurking in Singapore’s jungle fact, or fiction? Music from Pixabay and Mixkit.
THE GRUNCH OF NEW ORLEANS
This week it’s Emma’s turn to introduce you to a cryptid lurking near her. No, they’re not related to the Grinch, but these vicious-possibly demonic-nightmares will definitely ruin your Mardi Gras if you happen to cross their path in New Orleans. Music from Pixabay.
THE FRESNO NIGHTCRAWLERS
In their very first episode Emma and Zelda delve into the world of cryptids- starting with the Fresno Nightcrawlers, a local legend that may or may not be crawling around in Zelda’s backyard! Maybe you’ll learn a little something, maybe it’ll be about alpacas. But you’ll definitely learn about what makes Fresno a little...otherworldly. Music from Pixabay.
ARE WE HUMAN OR ARE WE CRYPTIDS
Emma and Zelda would like to cordially invite you to Across the Veil! A brand new podcast where two best friends and amateaur cryptozoologists discuss creepy creatures, strange happenings, and spooky circumstances. To give you a little taste of what’s to come, this week we’ll find out what cryptid the gals are. Music from Pixabay.