Episode 28: Urban Legends

The best part of an urban legend is that it doesn’t matter how ridiculous it is, it still gets under your skin.  Does it make logical sense that saying a phrase three times into a mirror would conjure a ghost child?  Of course it doesn’t.  Will you wake up in a bathtub full of ice with your kidneys missing?  They wouldn’t leave you alive!  It there actually something under your bed?  Nope.  It’s moved behind you.

This episode we discuss the the dos and don’ts of self medication, the true dangers of indoor fans and we look at the birth of a modern urban legend about vampires.  We also have a public service announcement: please put away your Halloween decorations in a timely fashion.  So many of them are actual corpses.  Also, please put away your corpses.

Enjoy the episode!  But first, maybe check the  backseat of your car…

urban legends

ALSO, Mariah wrote a book!  It is called The Caste Marked and it is available for $2.99 as a Kindle download.


The Caste Marked

An excellent book written by Peripheral’s own Mariah Esterly!



The Toxic Woman


A hospital patient’s bizarre illness sickened the staff and created an enduring mystery.


Korean Fan Death


Electric fans are considered dangerous and even deadly in Korean culture.


The Highgate Vampire


Two youths’ obsession with vampire hunting created a panic in London’s Highgate Cemetery.


The Outlaw Mummy

halloween decoration

 A classic Pinterest craft.

Sometimes dead bodies are mistaken for decorations.  Seriously, it is a thing that happens.