Zero Percent Scared

Dr. Kelly Ruggles and Sarah cox

A new paranormal podcast, featuring a Believer, A Scientist, and the things that go bump in the night.

Sarah Cox and Dr. Kelly Ruggles explore the tales and the truth behind all things strange and unexplained--join them as they laugh, drink, argue, and get pushed outside their comfort zones.

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The promised third episode of our mega Bigfoot series! In this episode, we go through the strangest stories of Sasquatches attacking, acting creepy as sh!t, or even showing INTERDIMENSIONAL talents!!  Join us, and rate the stories right along with Dr. Kelly. FYI, all references available at https://www.zeropercentscared.com Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? We understand, it's ok to struggle. But please, ask for help. SAMHSA Drug and Alcohol addiction hotline Or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) REFERENCES: Kristen Stewart Hitting Target Demographic -- gay ghost hunting reality show!! https://www.autostraddle.com/kristen-stewart-developing-ghost-hunting-reality-tv-show/ Queers love cryptids! https://www.autostraddle.com/nessie-is-my-girlfriend-what-is-it-with-queer-people-and-cryptids-420335/ Mysterious Universe - pretty good paranormal blog site https://mysteriousuniverse.org/ BFRO's account of Alberts Ostman's bigfoot adventure http://bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?ID=1091 The ape canyon Sasquatch attacks https://bizarreandgrotesque.com/2020/01/15/ape-canyons-bizarre-1924-bigfoot-attack/ Bigfoot attacks! https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/01/bizarre-and-frightening-accounts-of-bigfoot-attacks/ WJ Sheehans Terror in the Woods book series -- check these out, they're cheap and really fun https://www.amazon.com/W-J-Sheehan/e/B07H2W3KW7?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1638250291&sr=8-1    

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Dec 1

1 hr 22 min

Hey folks! Here is the much anticipated second installment of our Bigfoot series -- and this is all about the evidence that even Dr. Kelly (the Scully in the relationship) will admit is compelling. In this episode, Sarah goes into the best evidence that Bigfoot is a real creature -- and we need to have a parade for her, we all agree. All references available at https://www.zeropercentscared.com Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? We understand, it's ok to struggle. But please, ask for help. SAMHSA Drug and Alcohol addiction hotline Or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) REFERENCES: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then Bigfoot: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_man_who_killed_hitler_and_then_the_bigfoot Sasquatch legend meets science: https://www.amazon.com/Sasquatch-Legend-Science-Jeff-Meldrum/dp/0765312174 Gigantopithecus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus The Lying Liar Ray Wallace: https://www.bfro.net/news/wallace_faq.asp Bigfoot track hoax reward: http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/reward.htm Jimmy Chilcutt and bigfoot fingerprints: https://txsasquatch.blogspot.com/2006/01/jimmy-chilcutt.html Mid-tarsal breaks: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23686391/ The idiocy, Fabrications and lies of ancient aliens: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-idiocy-fabrications-and-lies-of-ancient-aliens-86294030/  

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Nov 3

57 min 6 sec

Hey all! Listen, we know we've been gone a long time, but we ARE BACK!! Tonight for halloween, please enjoy this special re-release of our clowns episode. And join us next week for new content about bigfoot!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN MY PEOPLE! Second: It’s unanimous, nobody likes clowns. Or Disney World. OK fine that last one is just Kelly, but the clown thing is real. Especially when they’re trying to murder you. Let’s phase out the clowns, people. Phase them out. Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Big ups to Sparrow Sounds Studios, our fabulous theme music creator Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nations Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures. By Loren Coleman Clown bar fight video Why Clowns Creep Us Out by Frank McAndrew On the Nature of Creepiness. McAndrew and Koehnke A review of empirical evidence on different uncanny valley hypotheses: support for perceptual mismatch of one road to the valley of eeriness. Katsyri et al. Uncanny but not confusing: Multisite study of perceptual category confusion in the Uncanny Valley. Mather et al. Decoder Ring: Clown Panic The disturbing true story of the pied piper of Hamelin Wrinkles the Clown The Wrinkles News Story   Find Us Online: If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can check out our website too! Also, email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com

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Oct 31

40 min 50 sec

Friends, hear me out -- there are lots of legit actual scientists who believe in Bigfoot! No, seriously. Welcome the one the only Dr. Kelly back as we do a dive into scientists that believe Bigfoot, Sasquatch, the Yeti, whatever you might call it, is REAL. I'M BEING SERIOUS HERE! In this episode Kelly and Sarah discuss the scientists who believe in bigfoot, and the amazing book SASQUATCH: LEGEND MEETS SCIENCE. Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Show Notes: Bigfoot: Legend Meets Science (Amazon link) Interview w/ Dr. Meldrum on NPRs talk of the nation about Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science Transcript of Jane Goodall's sasquatch comments The Science behind Bigfoot, an interview with Dr. Jeff Meldrum Entering Dubious Realms: Grover Krantz, Science, and Sasquatch (by Brian Regal) Bigfoot genetics thingie Kelly rages about -- "Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies" Ketchum, M. S., Wojtkiewicz, P. W., Watts, A. B., Spence, D. W., Holzenburg, A. K., Toler, D. G., Prychitko, T. M., Zhang, F., Shoulders, R., Smith, R. (2013) The Man, The Myth, and The Legend of Grover Krantz by Krissy Elliot Struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? We understand, it's ok to struggle. But please, ask for help. SAMHSA Drug and Alcohol addiction hotline Or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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May 14

55 min 47 sec

Oh my god, you guys, did you know people just burst into flame for no reason? And then burn all the way up in a crazy weird way that makes no logical sense? It's true! And its OUR NEW WORST FEAR! Today we discuss the insane stories behind some very strange cases of Spontaneous Human Combustion. Sarah tells the crazy stories, and Dr. Mysterface talks about Autobrewery Syndrome, the wick effect, and why being a crossfitter is a recipe for becoming a fireball! Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? We understand, it's ok to struggle. But please, ask for help. SAMHSA Drug and Alcohol addiction hotline Or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Show References: Excellent and fair overview of SHC Irish Coroner rules death is by Spontaneous Human Combustion Mary Reeser, the 'cinder lady' (which is kind of rude as far as nicknames go). Countess Di Bandi, human roman candle! How to shrink a human head (don't ask me, we like tangents) Auto-Brewery Syndrome Ketosis The Entrancing Flame by John Heymer. Fascinating book! Borderland Phenomenon by Louis Proud Text of the case from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, 1835

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Mar 26

56 min 9 sec

Hey folks, we've decided to bring back the tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas! Join us for some "true" ghost stories that take place during Christmas, and stay for some interesting science about FEAR! PS -- the Covid vaccine is safe, GET IT GUYS Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps REFERENCES: The Shipwright's Arms Pub and Haunted ass Inn The go fund me -- throw em a buck will ya Bramshill House The Legend of the Mistletoe Bough Hidden Brain Podcast - science of fear Triune Brain theory Why we like horror movies! The Woman Who HAS NO FEAR Christmas Hauntings! The Gift of Fear Insane "Haunted House" aka torture chamber (do not go!) Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!

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Dec 2020

51 min 14 sec

Firstly: If you're struggling with drug or alcohol addiction please seek help -- you are loved and we want you to stay with us, fam. SAMHSA Drug and Alcohol addiction hotline Or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Full show notes and links at www.zeropercentscared.com This episode we get into the nitty gritty of the TRUE TALES behind the various legends of headless horsemen! Horsepeople? Whatever! Then we discuss the super gross scientific world of DECAPITATION! We cover animals that wreak headless revenge (and or sex), the nutbag crazy world of head transplants, and we discover how long a head can live after it's been cut off! Its longer than you think!! Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps REFERENCES: Full text of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Facts that inspired the tale! The Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze Sleepy Hollow Cemetary Dolly Parton saves the world The legend of EL MUERTO!!!! A snake's revenge on the chef that killed him Animals that can live with no heads (ewwww) The history of head transplantation First Human Head Transplantation -- a review of the ethics and stuff by science! First guy to get a head transplant backs out (smart move dude) Can a Severed Head Live On? Guillotine Head experiments (so gross) Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!

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Dec 2020

49 min 48 sec

Hello! As a thank you to our dedicated listeners, we recorded a Halloween astrological intervention with Zero Percent Scared's resident astrologer, Kristina Semos!  You can find Kristina in all her glory at AstroOils.com! Join us as Kristina breaks down exactly how craptastic this Halloween will be for us all. BEWARE, ALL THOSE WHO DON'T LISTEN!! Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps

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Oct 2020

22 min 2 sec

Hey hey we're back! Just in time for a super-rare Halloween blue moon!  And we have returned just in time to give you the legends and sciencey lowdown all about the big beautiful (and creepy, horrible) moon and how it may or may not affect our moods, emotions, and super violent hand-chopping throat slicing tendencies. Join host Sarah Cox and sciencey expert Dr. Mysteryface as we break it down -- and don't forget tomorrow re-tune-in for an astrological review of how the 2020 blue moon is going to screw with us all!  Let us know what you think! Email! We genuinely would love to hear from you! HIT THIS LINK: stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References: Mythology of the Full Moon: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/deep-dive-the-mythology-of-full-moons Overview of the full moon's bullsh!t:https://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/bad-moon-rising-myth-full-moon/story?id=3426758 Does the full moon make people MAD as in crazytown? https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20131029-does-a-full-moon-make-people-mad Crackdown on lunar filled CRIME!!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/southern_counties/6723911.stm Same same in Chicago!https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Full-moon-theories-can-be-murder-Police-2867896.php    

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Oct 2020

45 min 59 sec

Hey all fellow quarrantinos! Are you lonely? Wishing you had an imaginary friend right about now? Well, after listening to today's episode you my have another think coming. Our episode starts with a good article for all us isolated folk, then we jump into an episode chock full of scary tales and scinecy goodness about the most unsettling of playmates -- the imaginary friend. We discuss them in popular culture, why science says they're actually a good thing for kids (though creeptastic), then we tell some tales about why some of these charming pals are DEFINITELY DEMONIC. Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References: This is why you can't remember yesterday - the psychological effects of isolation. Imaginary Friends in Psychology Today The truth about imaginary friends - Science Friday Giant list of scaryass and some normal imaginary friends in popular culture Invisible friends across four countries - J. Bradley Wigger The psychological significance of play with imaginary companions in early childhood - Tracy R. Gleason Relationship Between Chinese Children's Imaginary Companions and Their Understanding of Second-Order False Beliefs and Emotions Longitudinal Outcomes of Young High-Risk Adolescents With Imaginary Companions When your Daughters Imaginary Friend Might Not Be So Imaginary (audio) Haunted Walks, episode 81, Imaginary Friends (podcast audio) Apophenia Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!

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May 2020

51 min 6 sec

Hi everyone? Coping well with the quarantine?  Cool, us neither. As palliative care, join us this episode as we regale our favorite M.D with strange stories of HAUNTED HOSPITALS! Guys, nurses are heroes and they ALSO tell the scariest stories ever! Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: THANK YOU HEALTHCARE WORKERS Scary healthcare stories on reddit Allnurses.com's paranormal happenings thread! FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!  

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Apr 2020

36 min 29 sec

Hey folks! How’s your social isolation going? Seeing squirrels carrying sacks marching around your house yet? Craving hugs as much as we are? In this episode we talk about the psychological and physical impacts of being socially isolated. We also talk Wendigos, a slenderman krampus love child that is caused by isolation and starvation. Don’t become a Wendigo, people. Also, if you’re making sourdough bread from scratch, we don’t want to hear it.   Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References:  How Loneliness from Coronavirus Isolation Takes its Own Toll. (2020) How extreme isolation warps the mind. (2014) Social isolation, loneliness and health in old age: a scoping review. (2017) The risks of social isolation (2019) Why does being lonely make you ill? (2013) Hallucinations and $100,000: the poker player who shut himself in a pitch-black room for weeks. (2019) Solitary confinement and health. (2019) Solitary confinement placement and post-release mortality risk among formerly incarcerated individuals: a population-based study (2020). How Wendigos Work Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!

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Mar 2020

36 min 43 sec

In a unfortunately timely episode, we talk about the fact that viruses are essentially magic. Dark. Science. Magic.  Everyone be safe out there. Wash your hands, stay inside, and email us. We’re quarantined and lonely. Let us know what you think! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References:  Wessner DR. The Origin of Viruses (2010) Brouillette M. Viral ‘fossils’ in our DNA may help us fight infection (2016) Dewannieux M et al., (2006) Chuong EB (2016) Thermohilic Viruses Yara Virus, the crazy new Brazilian thing Was an ancient virus responsible for human consciousness? Erin Garcia de Jesus (2020) Bats’ immune defenses may be why their viruses can be so deadly to people Radiolab Patient Zero Sara Reardon (2016)  HIV’s Patient Zero exonerated Comment on the origin of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Calisher et al., (2020) Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19 Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!

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Mar 2020

39 min 39 sec

Today we are going straight to the good stuff and talking Alien Implants with our fave M.D., Dr. Mysteryface! She is here to break down the science and no-so-science to the bat-shiz crazy world of apodiatrist who removed and analyzed alleged alien implants. We cover isotopes, surgeries, and a lot of stuff Sarah can’t even pronounce! DO YOU BELIEVE??? Please say yes it’ll really help Sarah feel validated, k? Let us know what you think! Alien implants real or no? Look at that isotope stuff and tell me what it means! Email! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References: Alien Implants Wiki The Dogon tribe Alien mystery! Betty and Barney Hill, famous abductees Alien Abductee narratives Dr. Leir, podiatrist and alien implant good guy Dr. Leir’s caseboook: alien implants Dr. Leir's last article Patient 17, documentary on Dr. Leir and implant analysis Results from the spectrographic scan of Patient 17s implant Dr. Leir’s last article Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!

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Mar 2020

56 min 12 sec

WHAT?? We're up to 50 episodes! You guys! Thanks so much for listening! Join us for another solo episode by Sarah -- this week we discuss the strange and controversial world of ghost EVPs or electronic voice phenomenon! Sarah discusses ghost shows, the methods they use to record unearthly voices and even PLAYS SOME FOR YOU!!! She also goes into science stuff so don't worry science nerds! Let us know what you think! Are ghosts real and can they talk to us? Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by telling a friend to subscribe, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References: Wikipedia on EVPs Listen to EVPs in this episode here Association of TransCommunications (kinda weird, but has EVPs!) American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena NeuroQuantology: Journal of Neuroscience and Quantum Physics Scientist claims EVPs persist, even in controlled environments The study PDF is here, check it out. What the eff is a Spirit Box The Unsolved episode w/ a Spirit Box The statistical analysis of a spirit box thing EVP Ratings THE CIAs take on EVPs!!!! Skeptics take on EVPs (boo!) New York Paranormal Society's take (yay!) The interdimensional hypothesis! Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!  

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Feb 2020

35 min 56 sec

Guess what, Dr. Kelly is back! This week join us as we discuss The EVIL EYE, how it's having a moment, it's history, and the weird science Kelly dug up about it. Notice: if you're particularly clever, check out the link below and build an evil eye sensing pair of ski goggles! We also go on several tangents, including one about the amazing bat immune system.  Get excited people! Question of the week: How should you explain taxidermy to a 4 year old? Email us answers, stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References: Evil eye Wiki Great BBC article on the Evil Eye NY Times: Beware the Evil Eye. Or Buy One, Just for Kicks Meghan Markle's Evil Eye Bracelet Gigi Hadid's evil eye shoes So much evil eye crap on Etsy! La Llorona Tangent : Limpia ceremonies Hypothosis: The electrophysiological basis of the evil eye belief SOMEONE MAKE THESE GOGGLES! The Evil Eye: A Casebook by Allan Dundes The economic origins of the evil eye belief Want to ward of the evil eye? Just be nice. Abstract for the above paper Amazing ways to ward off the evil eye! Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!

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Feb 2020

36 min 23 sec

Join us today for a terrifying, depressing and somehow funny voyage into all things La Llorona -- aka 'the weeping woman', a child stalking madwoman who OBVI has postpartum psychosis like a mofo. We have so many insane stories in this episode, so get in here!  Email us stories! I MEAN IT, email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com FYI: The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References: La Llorona, Wikipedia La Llorona, the weeping woman of the southwest US Theater screens La Llorona instead of Detective Pikachu The Return of La Llorona, Texas Observer Postpartum Depression, Wikipedia Postpartum info, from the CDC Scholarly articles on Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression in men The creepy island of the dolls!!!!  Youtube vids of the island of the dolls Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram!  

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Feb 2020

48 min 18 sec

Sarah reads the strangest stuff sometimes, and lucky you, she shares it with you this week. Join her in another solo episode to hear about endangered sea fairies, talking mummies and how dark matter might be information which means GHOSTS DEFINITELY EXIST.  We love you, so email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References: Scottish fish farm rejected because FAIRIES Sexy Archaeologists make a mummy speak! Information has mass and dark matter = ghosts Stop Worrying! There probably is an afterlife by Greg Taylor

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Jan 2020

20 min 55 sec

Today we explore the insane, disturbing and occasionally frickin adorable world of mass psychogenic disorders, aka Mass Hysteria. Meowing nuns, dancing plagues, dogs and cats living together!! MASS HYSTERIA!!! Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps References:  The mysterious dancing mania and mass psychogenic illness  Tarantism, dancing mania and demonopathy (via pub med) 15 cases of mass psychogenic disorder Ghost haunts toilet in Bangladesh, sends thousands into mass panic  Why does mass hysteria affect mostly women?  Mass hysteria at a New York high school Mirror Neurons are frickin awesome  Women in the middle ages (spoiler: kinda sucked) Life as a nun in the middle ages (spoiler: mostly sucked) Gender and women's mental health (via the WHO)  

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Jan 2020

41 min 11 sec

Today Sarah gives us a solo look at Ed and Lorraine Warren, the original ghost busters! They're also the most adorable demonologist couple ever, though some say they're nothing but money hungry publicity hound charlatans. What do you think? Let us know! Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Wiki entry on the Warrens The Warrens' website (omg guys it's so bad I feel bad) Atlas Obscura article Criticisms of the Warrens The Strange Afterlife of Ed and Lorraine Warren Connecticut Mag profile of the Warrens Annabelle (gulp) The Perron Family Haunting Amityville Amityville ghost boy photo (get it away!) The Warren Werewolf case The Devil made me do it case Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps

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Jan 2020

33 min 52 sec

We have SO MANY AWESOME stories for you on our second listener stories episode. Thanks everyone for writing in and please keep the stories coming! Dolls, dog, football, cat, door, floor, lamp. Email us stories! I MEAN IT, email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: The free sleep paralysis show (The Nightmare, 2005) The costs-money sleep paralysis show with an effects budget (The Nightmare, 2015) The Mutter, a 'medical oddities' Museum Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter (@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! The best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps

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Jan 2020

36 min 18 sec

People seem to experience time-slips all of the time, but is it really just a troupe of victorian era cosplayers or heaps of concentrated hallucinogenic flora? Or could it be actual wormholes because PHYSICS! Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References:  Slips in time and space. By Rosemary Ellen Guiley  Time storms. By Jenny Randles  The Moberly Jourdain time slip  An Adventure. By C. A. E Moberly  Other time slip stories from Mysterious Universe Salvia divinorum aka drug bush!What is Space-Time? By Adam Mann Scientists dismiss the idea of travel through wormholes. By RUDN University  Are wormholes real? By Sabrina Stierwalt Time Travel Via Wormhole Breaks the Rules of Quantum Mechanics. By Bill Andrews  ‘We can build a real time machine’ By Thomas Scheidl  Stephen Hawking hosted a party for time travelers, but no one came. By Mark Kaufman  Time Traveller photos Swiss ring found in unsealed Ming era tomb Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course, the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps  

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Jan 2020

42 min 40 sec

What’s more christmasy than a kid devouring, giant tongued goat demon carrying a hell-bound basket?  Pretty much everything! But we’re here for all you christmas haters with some Krampus love. We are here for you, email us whatever you want: stories@zeropercentscared.com References: The Origin of Krampus, Europe’s Evil Twist on Santa. Where Did Krampus Come From? The Untold Truth of Krampus. Krampus: Saint Nicholas’ Dark Companion SantaCon: https://www.santacon.info/ Andrewsarchus “Superb Skull of a Gigantic Beast” Relationship of Cetacea (Artiodactyla) Among Mammals: Increased Taxon Sampling Alters Interpretations of Key Fossils and Character Evolution Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps

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Dec 2019

19 min 40 sec

Santa is a macroscopic quantum particle! Join us as we discuss the weird world of real Santa sightings! Also, happy holidays and how you guys doing? We are here for you, email us whatever you want: stories@zeropercentscared.com References: How St Nick became Santa Claus encounters Foo Fighters Norad's Santa Tracker The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer. David Mikkelson  Rebuttals to the above (SANTA SCIENCE!!!) Proof that Santa Exists by Henry Gee  Double slit experiment explained! By Jim Al-Khalili  About.com Santa Sightings stories Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps

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Dec 2019

43 min 21 sec

And the “Most Amazing House in the Galaxy” award goes to... the Winchester Mystery House! But from what we can tell, probably not haunted. Ghosts, what are you waiting for? Move into this joint. Prime. Real. Estate. Sarah Winchester Getting lost makes the brain go haywire by Will Hunt.  The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel by Michael Bond. Professor Kate Jeffrey Ghost Adventures Winchester mansion episode (warning: so dumb)

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Dec 2019

36 min 45 sec

Coral Castle is a relatively unknown marvel of the world, in the dangly part of Florida, made by a tiny malnourished tubercular man all by himself. Tons and tons of giant carved stone placed in this creepy love shrine either through some sort of alien magic, antigravity or maybe just magnets?  Also, do book  club with us! We’re reading “The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity” by Nick Cook Email us anti-gravity secrets! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Coral Castle: Eccentric Immigrant or Pyramid Imitator Alex Jefferson. Mathematical Model of Edward Leedskalnin’s Perpetual Motion Holder. (2013) Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics Are perpetual motion machines possible? Leedskalnin’s Perpetual Motion Holder Coral Castle Museum Mystery of the Coral Castle Explained A haunting monument to love. Or aliens. Or limestone. How Maglev Trains Work NASA tests a plane that is very very quiet https://www.wired.com/story/nasa-cuts-airplane-noise/ Mysterious Universe anti-gravity episode Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps

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Dec 2019

35 min 46 sec

Happy Thanksgiving to all you awesome people! To celebrate, we’re covering the Lost Colony of Roanoke and what sounds like a whole bunch of people getting yelled at to hurry the eff up to get into boats. Email us with your creepy deathbed words at stories@zeropercentscared.com References: BuzzFeed The Mysterious Disappearance of Roanoke Colony What happened to the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke National Geographic Have we found the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island?  La Virginea Pars map Science Magazine Archaeologists start a new hunt for the fabled Lost Colony of the New World NY Times The Roanoke Island Colony: Lost and Found?  The Lost Colony of Roanoke: 8 Theories About the Mysterious Island and Its Inhabitants Find us Online! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps

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Nov 2019

38 min 48 sec

Guardian angels are rad, even if they’re just hallucinations from the temporoparietal junction. Say yes to ghostly love hugs, no to floating intestines. This week we're talking about Guardian Angels and the 3rd man effect. Email us with encounters YOU have had with these ghost-bros! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: The Third Man Factor by John Geiger NPR's take on the book Surveys of Angelic belief in AmericaShackleton the amazing explorer guy Shackleton and his 'fourth presence'T.S. Elliot's poem, "The Waste Land" (based loosely on Shackleton's experience) The Strange World of Felt Presences from the Guardian Autoscopic phenomena: case report and review of literature (2011) Induction of an illusory shadow person (2006) Feeling of presence in Parkinson's disease (2010) VIDEO: Turkish shopkeeper saved by 'guardian angel' The Rescue of Baby Lily: Is this baby proof angels exist? VIDEO: Who called out to baby Lily's Rescuers? Felt Presence: the uncanny encounters with the numinous Other (2010) FIND US ONLINE! If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word on Twitter(@ZeroScared), Facebook, or Instagram! Of course the best way to support the pod is by subscribing, you can use this link to make it cray easy: https://plnk.to/Zps

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Nov 2019

51 min 58 sec

Guys, eyes are the CREEPIEST. Do you know what’s creepier than just normal eyes? Giant iris black eyes. On children. Like bad willow, but eerie AF. Join us today as we cover BLACK EYED KIDS, and just FYI you're totally allowed to slam the door in their creepy little faces.  Hey y'all, we'd love for you to subscribe and tell your friends! You can use this link: https://plnk.to/Zps And email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Brian Bethel's Black Eyed Kids account (on the wayback machine so scroll down) Black Eyed Kids!!! AHHHH!!!!! Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (pic of the cutest terror child ever) Aniridia  Adie Syndrome Pupil Dialation and Fear Black Eyed Children by David Weatherly I let the black eyed kids inside and now I'm dying Hungry Ghosts Another Terrifying BEK encounter  

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Nov 2019

45 min 2 sec

According to the internet, every single bridge is haunted. But the most haunted of the bridges is definitely bunnyman bridge. Sounds cute right? Well jokes on you, because that bunny has an axe and isn’t afraid to use it. But let’s be honest, still pretty cute. Hey y'all, we'd love for you to subscribe and tell your friends! You can use this link: https://plnk.to/Zps And email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Article on Bunnyman Bridge! Haunted Roads and Bridges Man in a bunnysuit sought in fairfax Goatman Bridge, super haunted! The train tracks where very helpful ghost kids push you out of danger Liminal spaces, in general Liminal spaces and the paranormal High Place Phenomenon: The urge to jump off of bridges, explained! Haunted Bridges: 300 of Americas Creepiest Crossroads Video: Love locks being removed from Paris Bridge A lockpicker's org (Toool) take on love locks      

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Nov 2019

33 min 16 sec

First of all: HAPPY HALLOWEEN MY PEOPLE! Second: It’s unanimous, nobody likes clowns. Or Disney World. OK fine that last one is just Kelly, but the clown thing is real. Especially when they’re trying to murder you. Let’s phase out the clowns, people. Phase them out. Email us, peeps! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Big ups to Sparrow Sounds Studios, our fabulous theme music creator Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nations Weirdest WOnders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures. By Loren Coleman Clown bar fight video Why Clowns Creep Us Out by Frank McAndrew On the Nature of Creepiness. McAndrew and Koehnke A review of empirical evidence on different uncanny valley hypotheses: support for perceptual mismatch of one road to the valley of eeriness. Katsyri et al. Uncanny but not confusing: Multisite study of perceptual category confusion in the Uncanny Valley. Mather et al. Decoder Ring: Clown Panic The disturbing true story of the pied piper of Hamelin Wrinkles the Clown The Wrinkles News Story   Find Us Online: If you like Zero Percent Scared, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can check out our website too! Also, email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com

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Oct 2019

40 min 7 sec

Join us as we discuss the true(ish) Amityville Horror story! Did demonic forces drive the Lutz family from their murder house? Get the facts and Kelly's review of the movie here! Spoiler -- she isn't a fan. Also, email us, peeps! stories@zeropercentscared.com References:  The Amityville Horror Movie The Amityville Horror, by Jay Anson Jody the pig From the Archives: The ‘Amityville Horror’ murders 40 years later Slaying of family in spooky Long Island House inspired ‘The Amityville Horror’ The Real Amityville Horror Amityville Horror house sells for $605K Polygraph tests How credible are lie detector tests? Inconclusive: The truth about lie detector tests The Amityville Ghost Boy Photo (holy crap so creepy)  

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Oct 2019

36 min 14 sec

Have you seen Pet Sematary? No? Cool definitely keep it that way. We have some NUTS animal stories for you. Nature is metal. Ghost dogs are metal.  email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Pet Sematary: Old Pet Sematary: New Eastern State Penitentiary's Ghost Dog Pep Eastern State Pen is also haunted So many black ghost dogs, good lord The Black Demon Dog of Bungay Zombie Racoons!! Hairworm and Zombie Crickets!!! Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (Zombie ant fungus) Briarosaccus Callosis (Parasitic Castration and Zombie Crabs) Rats and toxoplasma gondii (aka love struck zombie rats) Mike the Headless Chicken (WHAT THE WHAT!) The Monkey Haunted Candle Shoppe (no lie) The TV Episode (season 1, episode 1) The Investigation of the above...

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Oct 2019

37 min 59 sec

GUYS. We're back and it's the most paranormal month of the year! Tune in to hear about how the Zombie Apocalypse is definitely inevitable and all about crazy drugs that apparently you can only get in Florida.  email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com The Serpent and the Rainbow Tetrodotoxin, the Zombie drug Clairvius Narcisse Three Haitian Zombie Medical Stories Key and Peele - White Zombies CDC Zombie Preparedness   Zombie research society  Why? The Podcast: Zombie Research Society  Smith T., Zombie infections: epidemiology, treatment and prevention. (2015) BMJ  What's a prion?  Steven Schlozman - The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse  Pandemic Plague inc Top places to live in zombie apocalypse  Dead Snow: Zombie NAZIS!!! Crazy Florida Drug Zombies Rudy Eugene story Flakka the insane zombie drug Johnson et al., Nodding syndrome may be an autoimmune reaction to the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. (2017) Science Translational Medicine  Scopolamine Kuru  Zombie pig brains 

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Oct 2019

49 min 29 sec

Nobel laureates totally dig the paranormal!! Ok maybe just a few of them do...but still.  We talk about Francis Crick’s love of panspermia, Charles Richet’s devotion to extrasensory perception, and Ray Kurzweil’s tech predictions and commitment to immortality. Also we are going on vacation for two weeks, so don’t cry (too much). As always, keep the emails coming! stories@zeropercentscared.com   References: Directed Panspermia Missing Molybdenum Speigleman's monster Venter institute Planet Simulator Charles Richet, Sarah's psi hero Ectoplasm Ray Kurzweil on what the future holds next! 2029: Singularity Year - Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Ray Kurzweil Ramez Naam Nexus Trilogy series Silicon Valley's quest to live forever John Carreyrou, Bad Blood: Secrets of a Silicon Valley startup    

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Sep 2019

38 min 3 sec

We have a real astrologer with us today, Kristina Semos! Kristina specializes in astrology and essential oils and schools us on the planets, the truth about daily horoscopes and getting all your energy crap “on sale”. Note: Episode was recorded in July 2019, astrological comments may no longer apply! Check more about her here: www.astrooils.com  We love hearing from you, so email us, peeps! stories@zeropercentscared.com   And tell your friends, we love friends (but we love you more).   References: Astrooils instagram: https://www.astrooils.com/instagram Chocolate and Nobel prizes Lavender and sleep  

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Sep 2019

28 min 25 sec

Get ready for more agreement on a topic then you’ve ever heard. And Mendelian genetics. Also red heads. And aliens. Red headed aliens.  On this week's episode we discuss the evidence pointing to the truth of Atlantis!! We love hearing from you, so email us, peeps! stories@zeropercentscared.com And tell your friends, we love friends!  References and links: Plato's Atlantis Madam Blavatsky and Atlantean sex slaves The Oxyrhynchus Papyri  Help Oxford on this one, guys! Atlantis rising documentary  The Minoean civilization, and it's rise and fall The discovery of Ancient Troy The mysterious Gobekli Tepe It's seriously awesome, so here's another link! Damascus steel -- solved?  Those insane Nazis and Atlantis  SO MANY Underwater ruins! Ireland and Atlantis  The mystery of rh Null Red head extinctions  Australians pass down global warming info

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Aug 2019

53 min 2 sec

  Whats a vile vortex, you ask? It's a triangle where crazy stuff happens! You thought it was just the Bermuda triangle but there are SO MANY MORE TRIANGLES. But not really, most of them seem pretty normal. Or maybe it's aliens. Probably aliens.      Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com And tell your friends, we love friends!      Links: Vile Vortices! Kavanaugh's Devils Triangle Columbus in the Bermuda Triangle What happened to the Mary Celeste? Mohenjo Daro, city of mystery General sciencey hypotheses about the Bermuda Triangle: What even is it? It's not even an actual thing Rogue waves and humans are dumb National Geographic says this! Methane Clathrates Microbursts, what the heck are they even Honeycomb clouds are controversial? Aaaaand the paranormal theories! Beware the electronic fog!!! Magnetic type weirdnesses Haunted by the souls of kidnapped slaves Aliens, why not An insane space time warp theory website that hurts to read            

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Aug 2019

43 min 24 sec

Ever found a Jesus on your grilled cheese? Toast with your mom's face on it? Well, these small-town Spaniards have faces popping up on their freaking floor! Just throw a rug on it people. Throw a rug on it. Very special thanks for today's topic suggestion to Michele W (paranormal investigator specializing in Chupacabras and Things That Go Bump In The Night). Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References:  Calm Meditation App  Co-Star Horoscope app (@zeropercentkelly, @zeropercentsarah) Faceblindness (aka Prosopagnosia) Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese!  Belmez Faces, Skeptics takes (boo!) Association of Paranormal Study's thoughts Skeptoid's take (they're kind of rude about it!) Belmez Faces, Believer's takes (yay!) Paranorms.com's thoughts Mysterious Universe article Dying Concrete Trip Advisor Thoughtography Ted Serios, alleged thoughtographer The digitized pics! Great article on the topic   Debunked?  

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Aug 2019

47 min 47 sec

We've talked about pop culture vamps, and old school vamps, but what about modern-day blood drinkers? Well, good old Stephen Kaplan delved into this back in the 1970s in his Vampire Research Center, which really just seemed like a vampire dating service. Are you a vampire who found love through the VRC? Share your love story! Let’s make a rom com! Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Stephen Kaplan  Sandvik and Baerheim. Does garlic protect against vampires? (1994) Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen Schneider DS what can vampires teach us about immunology. (2016) Trends in immunology. Vampires Are  Elizabeth, crazy lady or real 400 year old vamp? Read and decide! 

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Aug 2019

42 min 3 sec

Today we talk about our favorite listener stories! Guys, you’re THE best. Keep sending us your scary and paranormal experiences and Kelly will keep ranking the best things to haunt. Dolls, dogs, footballs, doors, lamps.

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Aug 2019

25 min 38 sec

Does anyone actually believe in vampires? No, right? Well if you do, don’t worry, eBay and goop have you covered with vampire hunting kits and anti-vamp elixir! Thanks Gwyneth!  On this episode we discuss the insane vampire panics in Eastern Europe! FYI this is the last episode released Monday mornings -- we are moving to Thursday mornings! Keep it in mind and get pumped people. References: Vampire bats in Brazil Vampire moths Gwyneth's dumb anti-vampire elixir Vampire hunting equipment Lillith was a weird vampire, or something? Croatian Vampires! Cemetery full of vampires! Porphyria Catalepsy German Documentary about vampires (ugh) Lore TB Episode  

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Jul 2019

1 hr

This went from a conversation about TV to a giant feminist rant so get excited people. Main question for the listeners: Are straight women actually super into being stalked by pasty emo dudes? Please tell us, we want to understand you! Reminder: We're going to be changing our release schedule, from Monday mornings to Thursday morning. Buffy top list:    Kelly's Faves: Tabula Rasa (S6 E8) Once more with feeling (S6 E7) Smashed (S6 E9) I only have eyes for you (S2 E19) Halloween (S2 E6) Dopplegangland (S3 E16) The wish (S3 E9) Hush (S4 E10)   Sarah's Faves:  Teachers pet (S1 E4) Puppet show (S1 E9) School hard (S2 E3) Innocence (S2 E14) Hush (S4 E10) Out of mind, out of sight (S1 E11) Chosen (S7 E22)   References:  Correction: Drusilla is a Capricorn. (January 19). Fun fact, ALSO Buffy summer's birthday CIA reading room link:https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/home FBI FOIA vault: https://vault.fbi.gov/ Buffy vs. Edward: Twilight Remixed: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/248652/buffy-vs-edward-twilight-remixed/ Buffy vamps: https://buffy.fandom.com/wiki/Vampire Twilight Vamps: https://twilightsaga.fandom.com/wiki/Vampire All Souls books: https://deborahharkness.com/all-souls-world-home/the-all-souls-world-books/ Jacob the Llama (alpaca?)

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Jul 2019

42 min 16 sec

  Who doesn't love a newspaper horoscope? You know you read them. Don't even pretend. We're all bff here. Once you're done reading your horoscope, make an opposite friend! Also, Evangeline Adams is the podcast's official queer role model, so get on board. ---- The People's Choice Podcast Awards - click here (https://www.podcastawards.com) to register and vote for a ton of cool casts. ----   References: Astrology.com Buzzfeed astrological quizzes - go crazy people! Birth Season affects your mood in later life, 2014.Gauquelin's Mars effect Multiple comparison problem Spurious correlations Relative Age Effect Malcom Gladwell: Outliers Barnum effect Paranormal Beliefs and the Barnum Effect (Tobacyk et al, 2010): Adel et al. Favored zodiac for celebrity births. Genovese JE. A failed demonstration of sun sign astrology. Comprehensive Psychology (2013) Lili Kolisko Evangeline Adams Tree Marriage

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Jul 2019

57 min 10 sec

We all know by now that Dr. Kelly loves a good tarot card reading. And being a "gifted psychic", she can tell you that your future holds a lighthearted overview of tarot cards AND a heated fight about statistics.  Oh and also, you're all going to have a super awesome life. Promise. The cards told her.  Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Full show notes at www.zeropercentscared.com References:  p-values and statistics!  Wasserstein RL, Schrim AL, Lazar, NA.Moving to a World Beyond "p 0.05". The American Statistician (2019) Amrhein V, Greenland S, McShane B. Scientists rise up against statistical significance. Nature (2019) Precognition Science   Bem D et al.,Feeling the future: A meta-analysis of 90 experiments on the anomalous anticipation of random future eventsF1000 Research (2015) Engber D.Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real. Slate (2017) Ritchie SJ, Wiseman R and French CC.Failing the Future: Three Unsuccessful Attempts to Replicate Bem's 'Retroactive Facilitation of Recall' Effect. PlosONE (2012) French C. Precognition studies and the curse of the failed replications. The Guardian (2012) Rouder JN and Morey RD.A Bayes factor meta-analysis of Bem's ESP claim. Psychon Bull Rev (2011) Rabeyron, T,Retro-priming, priming, and double testing: psi and replication in a test–retest design Predicting the unpredictable: critical analysis and practical implications of predictive anticipatory activity Science Tarot Cards  

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Jul 2019

40 min 49 sec

Guys. Middle school is the actual worst. Slenderman, a creepy suit-wearing string bean, has apparently figured out how to fill the middle school emotional void causing full on murder-spree inspiring obsessions. Join us to hear all about the darkness lurking just over...wait what's that behind you???? Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Gentlemen Episode Beware the Slenderman HBO Documentary The Slenderman Murders Kitchen knife Slenderman mom attempted murder The Miller murder spree Smiley Coast to Coast Lacy's creepy story from the book "The Slenderman Mysteries" by Nick Redfern. Story here Boyer et al., 2013 The Anatomy of a Monster: The Case of Slender Man. Folkloresque, and the Implications of Belief What the heck is a tulpa? Slender man suicides Guadagno et al., 2013 What makes a video go viral? An analysis of emotional contagion and Internet memes. Baker et al., 2019 A distinct inferential mechanism for delusions in schizophrenia Kiran and Chaudhury, 2009 Understanding delusions Youtube for kids Marble Hornets

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Jun 2019

52 min 23 sec

On this mini-episode, we discuss several haunted elevators across the nation, what the deal is with skipping floor numbers in elevators, and Kelly's secret weirdo love for elevator engineering. Conclusions: Apparently, elevators are really safe although they are also creepily haunted.  Bonus material: We talk through the Elisa Lam mystery death, and the super creepy elevator footage right before she disappears. Email us: stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Eerie Haunted elevators The Haunted Algonquin Hotel The Haunted Avalon Theater The Adolphus Hotel's ghosts The Haunted Kennesaw House University of Maryland Denton Hall, the haunted dorm Elevator Group-think Experiment Unlucky floor numbers in elevators The tragic and mysterious death of Elisa Lam The Elisa Lam elevator footage (warning - this is disturbing and creepy as all hell)    

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Jun 2019

28 min 22 sec

Most people believe in ghosts, but is it just wishful thinking? Or are we all just living in moldy, infrasound ridden houses with a creepy neighbor who pops in to freak out children? Email us: stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Massapequa Hell House The super duper haunted Borley Rectory "The most haunted house in England" Has the Large Hadron Collider Disproved the Existence of Ghosts? The Ghost in the Machine  Villisca Ax Murder House EVPs from the Ax Murder House Fear Frequency - a youtube channel featuring infrasound! Carbon Monoxide and Haunted Feelings Shane Rogers, Mold/Ghost hunter The "Haunt" Project The Science and Logic of Ghosts

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Jun 2019

1 hr 2 min

Email us: stories@zeropercentscared.com This is more of a medium-sode but whatever, right? There are a lot of cursed things out there, people.  Dolls are creepy AF. Apparently so are giant diamonds. Kelly will take all the cursed diamonds off your hands (but none of your haunted dolls! Send those to Sarah).  References:  The Busby Chair: Sit in the chair and DIE! The cursed Hope diamond The cursed Dehli purple sapphire Valentino's cursed ring The curse of the Ice Man! Annabelle (the scariest raggedy ann doll in the world) Robert the (creepy horrible) Doll Greg and Dana Newkirk (curators of the traveling museum of the occult, also week in weird) Crone of the Catskills (this is truly frightening) Billy the Idol of Nightmares    

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Jun 2019

42 min 1 sec

Has Kelly been cursed by her murderous ancestor, Bathsheba? And if so did her over the top witch ceremony lift the curse for her and all the Ruggles women? For once we both agree - definitely real! Also, we spill the tea on epigenetics!  References: Bathsheba Ruggles Spooner! Noah the creepy drunken grandpa  Nepalese royal family curse - seriously WTF!!  The Kennedy Family Curse Lore (the TV version) lobotomy episode (Season 1, Episode 2), "Echos" Bruce Lee's Curse Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance: Bowers and Yehuda 2016 review: Intergenerational Transmission of Stress in humans Horstheemke 2018 A critical view on transgenerational inheritance in humans  

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May 2019

49 min 41 sec