It is the BEST time of the year! We here at Peripheral are huge fans of Halloween. We love decorating our houses with spooky stuff, crafting nerdy costumes and doubling down on our scary movie viewings. This week we decided to get a little personal and share what scared us the most as kids. We then justify those youthful terrors with real world horrors. We hope you enjoy it!
Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh! 🎃
- Contact High – An Oregon hospital had to call in a hazmat crew after a strange outbreak of hallucinations.
- Foot Stalker – In 2014, Boston dealt with a rash of very strange home invasions. *The Doug Loves Movies episode mentioned can be found here.
- The Assassination of a “Super-soldier” – A well known conspiracy theorist met an appropriately mysterious end in Poland.
Mariah has experienced more than one disturbing instance of sleep paralysis. She shares her stories and gets into the folklore associated with this phenomenon.
Unsolved Mysteries painted a vivid portrait in Devin’s child mind of little green men, bright lights shining through his bedroom windows and the cold metal exam tables in an alien spaceship. Devin recalls his childhood fear of aliens and tells the classic stories of “real life” alien abductions.
Like every 90’s child, Bobby was forever scarred by the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark book series. Bobby covers the story, “The Red Spot” and delves into the real world body horrors that spiders and insects can inflict.
Dreams with messages were Lindsey’s greatest fear as a child, and it was all Stephen King’s fault. Lindsey shares stories about the science of implanting false memories in dreams, the adaptive function of nightmares and her own experience with a “prophetic” dream.