No one likes being hassled. Unwanted touch or conversation can be annoying at best (a co-worker sharing an update of their hysterectomy scars while you wash your mug in the breakroom), or downright nightmarish (realizing the dude sitting behind you on the bus has been blowing air gently onto the back of your neck for the last fifteen minutes). It seems impossible, but ghosts and cryptids have even less respect for your personal space than bus creepers.
This week we share a variety of stories about unwanted paranormal touch, tales of ghosts, demons and boy scouts getting all up in your biz.
We hope you enjoy it and we hope it inspires you to set clear inter-dimensional boundaries.
This week we go underground to see the terrors mankind inflicts upon itself by digging deep into the earth. It’s mostly tunnels, but there’s also a creepy bug pit.
This episode was recorded pre-election, so our voices still sparkle with hope for the future. Our heart goes out to those of you dealing with difficult shit during a difficult time. We hope you’ll grab a beer and join four dummies yelling creepy stories at each other. We’ll leave an empty chair for you.
This week we are talking about a very special kind of haunt. The needy, angsty teen of the ghost family: the poltergeist. Our stories about poltergeists will paint a vivid portrait of an unwanted emo spirit crashing on your couch. This unpleasant visitor will judge your reading material, steal your blankets to do goth shit with them and scratch Joy Division lyrics into the side of your car. Get your butts held because things are about to get physical!
*SPOILERS for the movie DON’T BREATHE – starts at 21:29 ends at 21:53. We love you, be careful.
We talk about ghosts all the time on Peripheral: ghosts caught on tape, creepy child ghosts, ghosts who solved their own murders and all manner of future ghosts. This week we cover a different type of ghost, the “not quite” ghost. These stories exist somewhere between a sheet hanging out to dry on a bush and Patrick Swayze making you a vase.
This episode has mysterious light spirits, talking corpses, the trial of a ghost murderer and the visions your brain creates to keep you alive.
We’ve got ourselves a GRAB BAG this week! These stories are about anything we choose. The only ribbon tying these stories together is terror. You won’t know what to expect or how to prepare yourself for these spooks and scares. What you do know is that you will be gifted, from our generous mouths, four creepy stories. We hope you enjoy this episode and its many unwanted conversations about wrestling.
We here at Peripheral hope you all had a lovely Mother’s day. Did you call your mom and tell her that you love her? Did you buy her a card? We hope you did, because family is important. After hearing this week’s episode we hope to give you a few ideas for next year’s Mother’s Day card. Next year you could write something more original like, “Thanks for not scarring my face to make me look like my dead sibling,” or “I appreciate everything you don’t do — like not making meth, getting into witchcraft and driving our family out into the woods, never to return.”