4.8 | Dark Reality of Imaginary Friends – True Stories of Creepy Kids
Through deep research and high-strangeness storytelling, three brothers explore paranormal encounters and unexplained events. Collecting freaky listener stories and scouring the dusty pages of classic Fortean texts, the brothers use high-production sound design to set the scene for alleged real encounters with, Dogman, Poltergeists, Bigfoot, Fairy Folk, Humanoids, UFOs, Shadow People, and Sky Creatures.. just to name a few.
Attempting to parse out the fact within folklore, the brothers of the Hole banter about everything from bizarre historical mysteries to emerging clandestine conspiracy theories, often challenging their own beliefs and sometimes each other’s sanity.
Good humor, good drinks, and good discussion!
Have you ever overheard a co-worker shakily tell his story of a real encounter with a Dogman? Has your friend or weird uncle told you his close encounter with a reptilian humanoid from the sewer? Looking to corroborate your grandma’s true ghost stories? Were you born with a thirst for the mysterious? Well, sit back and pour yourself a big glass from the Belief Hole, my friend, and help us dig the weird!
03:26 | Topic Introduction - Imaginary Friends that aren’t so Imaginary
07:54 | University of Washington Study
10:49 | Inherited Friends | STORY
11:48 | Inherited Friends 2 | STORY
12:20 | Tulpa Discussion
13:29 | Where Johnny Lives | STORY
15:34 | In the Basement | STORY
18:15 | Purple Mommy | STORY
20:30 | Spirits of Exploration | STORY
25:09 | Bra and Underpants Girl | STORY
27:18 | The Night People | Chasing American Monsters - Jason Offutt | STORY
31:35 | Expansion Discussion | The Dark Watchers of the California Coast
35:08 | Expansion Preview | The Dark Watchers of the California Coast
36:35 | Belvia and Hay-Hay | Andy C | STORY
51:33 | NIGHTSTALKER Beard Products Launch! Ruddy Man Grooming!
54:07 | Irving’s Box of Bones | STORY | Ghost to Ghost (Art Bell)
58:20 | Final Thoughts and Conclusions
1:00:45 | Thank Yous!!
1:06:41 | OUTTAKES
Recent studies indicate that the majority of children are communicating with someone or something that isn’t quite there. We call these invisible companions.. imaginary friends.
Logic dictates that on the whole, these are innocuous, invented beings, playmates concocted by the child as a social supplement or as creative expression, but when unexplainable things begin to happen and little Jonny begins describing the horrid and unimaginable, might we consider that the unseen friend peeking from behind the closet door is not only NOT Imaginary, but also, might not really be a friend?
On this episode of Belief Hole, join us as we recount tales of close encounters with unseen Imposters Entities!
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2.25 | Dark Fairies & Monsters, Beyond Missing 411
Chris’ Tummy Town @19:26
For further reading on this, and related strange fascinating topics, order the books below (gives us a small kickback to support the show 😉
- Imaginary friends: Most kids have one (or more)
Washington.edu | Joel Schwarz
- Inherited Friends
From Reddit u/eegreck
- Where Johnny Lives
From Reddit u/LibriBot
- In The Basement
From Reddit u/JayJubJub
- Purple Mommy
From Reddit u/professor_dog
- Exploring Spirits
From Reddit U/LegoArcus
- Bra and Underpants Girl
From Reddit U/Johnnypsychotic
- Irving’s Box of Bones | Art Bell | Ghost to Ghost
Archived by Shadow on the Way | Youtube
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