2.25 | Dark Fairies & Monsters, Beyond Missing 411

Thunderbirds, Mantis Man and Fairies, Oh jeez! Strange and unexplained disappearances have become a fascination of folks interested in mysteries, the paranormal, and all flavors of the unknown, especially since David Paulide’s “Missing 411” has come on the scene. But it may be interesting and helpful to consider some fantastic creatures and strange entities that have been encountered in the wilderness and wilds of national parks and elsewhere, where so many have disappeared. Fairies and other supernatural beings have been a scapegoat for countless abductions and unexplained deaths across cultures since mankind first could first say “AHHHH!” Is there a reason that so many cultures corroborate descriptions of similar entities and hidden folk in their lore and mythology?

Whether you’re a follower of the Faerie Faith, curious about 7-foot mantis people encounters, or are just open-minded enough to not want to go into the woods at night, you may want to stick around for these stories. So, lock the doors, light a candle for those who’ve been lost, and never talk ill of the ‘good people’.


4:10 | Topic Introduction – Dark Fairies and Monsters – Beyond Missing 411
6:00 | Piano Tuning Dark Forest Daydream
7:32 | Missing 411 Disclaimer
8:50 | Redcap – Dark Fairy
16:34 | Stranger Things, CERN Rituals
18:35 | The “Good People” – na daoine math
19:26 | Chris’ Tummy Town
21:09 | Fairy Stigma in Science, Cultural Fairy Sanitization, Faerie faith
23:06 | Coming up.. Mantis Men, Giant Birds
24:11 | Missing 411 Connection – Patterns in Strange Disappearances and Folklore
30:52 | EXPANSION PREVIEW – Mysterious Recordings – Sounds of the Unknown (Bigfoot Samurai)
34:37 | Tiny Taps of the Mummy Fairy | STORY
38:47 | It Was Watching from the River | STORY
41:26 | Bean-Fionn – Water Witch
43:24 | Color Craving Teeth Gnashers of the Otherworld | Bright Colors | Socks in Sulawesi
51:52 | Bright Colors | Ancient Spirits of the Land – More Missing 411 Connections
56:25 | Alien Update, Monolith Mentions
58:06 | Monster Birds | Thunderbird | STORY
1:01:56 | Mantis Men
1:03:41 | Mantis Men of New Jersey | STORY 1
1:06:35 | Mantis Men of New Jersey | STORY 2
1:12:38 | Patron Stinger | Rick Abney
1:15:59 | Patron THANK YOU’S


Redcap - Murderous Dwarf - Fairy Lore
Redcap Mummified Depiction

A Red Cap or Redcap (also known as a powrie or dunter) is a type of malevolent murderous dwarf in English and Scottish Folklore. The he shares the same sense of style, he is a far cry from the freidnly, red-capped, garden gnome-looking Nisse of Nordic foklore.

Bean Fionn - Water Witch - Fairy Lore - Missing 411Bean Fionn - Drowning Fairy - Water Witch - Jenny Greenteeth

Bean-Fionnthe Water Witch

In this episode we told the North Carolina encounter with the Water Witch, (which we titled “It Was Watching them from the River.”)

This entity may be corroborated in ancient fairy lore as the “Bean-Fionn”.

Also referred to as ‘drowning fairies.’ some popular incarnations of Bean-Fionn are the Water Woman, Weiss Frau, Jenny Greentooth, Peg Powler, and Water Leaper. These creepy sprites are examples of ‘bogles’ – Northumbrian and Scots term for a ghost or folkloric beings. Just as in our story, Bean-Fionn is faery who lives beneath the streams and lakes. Familiarly, she is known to grab children and drown them while they are at work or play near the water’s edge.

Vodyanoy - Water Spirit - Slavic Fairy Lore


There is a male version of the water witch which lurks in the murky swamps and river basins of Slavic fairy lore and legend. Known as the vodyanoy, these water spirits may invite you to a pipe smoke-clouded game of cards, or just drag you to a watery doom. While virtually invincible in water, they have no power on land, so if you’re gonna take a drag of his boggy pipe, just do it from the shoreline.

Their vehicle of choice tends to be half-sunken logs, on which they enjoy a leisurely float down rivers and streams. Steer clear!



Redcap Mythology and Lore
Mythology wiki

Bean-Fionn – Water Witch, Jenny Greenteeth Mythology
Dictionary of Fae


Fairy Encounters (told in the show):
— It Was Watching them from the River
 — Tiny Taps of the Mummy Fairy
The Fairy Census 2014, 2017

Sock-loving people-snatchers of Sulawesi

Brent Swanser | Mysterious Universe

Missing 411 | Unexplained Dissapearances
David Paulides

Missing 411, Multidimensional Beings explained in Faerie Folklore
IlluminatiPirate | Agora Road

Mantis Man Stories
Monsters and Mysteries in America | Mantis Man, Spottsville Monster

Samurai Bigfoot Featured in Expansion Preview: 
Voices in the Wilderness by Ron Morehead


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