In this episode of Strange Matters we discuss a wide variety of creepy and unexplained activity all coming from British Columbia. This region of Canada is well known for its long history of bizarre stories and events. From UFO sightings, to haunted islands, and even its own legendary cryptid, British Columbia is a treasure trove for anyone who is interested in the strange and unusual.
Blair Adams was a seemingly normal man living in Canada, working at a construction company and appearing content in life. One day, without warning, everything about Blair’s life mysteriously changed. In just a few days Blair emptied his savings account, quit his job, made several attempts to flee the country, all before being found dead half-naked in a parking lot in Knoxville, Tennessee. What caused his sudden paranoia, who he was running from, and the ultimate motive for his bizarre death is still unknown to this day.
What caused this man to turn his life upside down without warning? What scared Blair so badly that he did everything he could to escape Canada, and then to keep running once he did. Who killed Blair, and for what reason? This episode discusses the unusual story behind this case, and the popular theories behind the many strange events that happened in Blair Adam’s final days.
In this episode of Strange Matters the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Thelma Krull is discussed. Thelma was a 57 year old grandmother living in Winnipeg, Canada. On the morning of July 11th, 2015, she left for her usual morning walk. At some point in her walk along quiet neighborhood roads and local parks, something unexpected must have happened. As a result, Thelma Krull would never be seen again.
The case of Thelma Krull is strange and unusual in several ways. It is rare that an established member of the community could just vanish during the day while walking along public pathways. Leaving virtually no evidence or clues behind, both family members and Law Enforcement were left with nothing but speculation on what happened to the missing woman. To this day there is still no definitive answer as to what caused the sudden and unexplained disappearance of Thelma Krull.
In this episode of Strange Matters we discuss the phenomenon of Cynocephaly, the bizarre characteristic of humans that possess a dog-like head. Creatures of cynocephaly have been recorded in human history for thousands of years, dating back to the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Tales of these human/dog mixes have been seen throughout the middle ages and even up to the modern day. The origins of these mysterious beings remain a mystery, as well as to why stories of them exist all over the world.
Though commonly believed to be a mere myth, some have come up with several logical reasons behind the origins of these creatures to explain their existence and persistence throughout history. Some theories suggest ancient people mistook certain animals to be cynocephali, while others think people portrayed as these half-dog beasts were simply how civilized societies represented foreigners and barbarians. Whether there is any realistic explanations for these fantastical creatures will forever be unknown, but the legends of cynocephaly continue to be an intriguing historical mystery!
Listen to this special collaborative episode between Strange Matters, Don’t Break the Oath, Zeng This, and Knock Once For Yes Podcasts! Each of the podcasts and their host discuss a number of local urban legends, mysteries, and unexplained events.
From a morbid group of sisters who had a dark reputation for murder, a cemetery vampire, unexplained UFOs, and some ghostly hauntings, check out this episode to hear a range of interesting and creepy stories!
Big thanks to the hosts of Don’t Break the Oath, Zeng This, & Knock Once For Yes podcasts for working with us on this episode!
The Keddie Cabin Murders is a disturbing quadruple homicide that took place in Keddie, California. This infamous unsolved crime involves the murder of several family members in a cabin in the late night of April 11, 1981. This brutal murder case is notorious not just for its dark and gruesome nature, but also for the fact that many believe the investigation was a failure and the main suspects were allowed to be let go despite the large amount of evidence against them.
Sue Sharp and her five children had recently moved from the east coast to California following a troubled marriage. Sue would rent a cabin in the sparsely populate Keddie area, a run down town in a county that had a rampant drug problem. On the morning of April 12, Sheila, the oldest daughter, returned to the family cabin. Sheila never could have imagined that when the door opened she would find three bloody corpses laying in the main room. Even more disturbing, her younger sister Tina was no where to be found.
The police investigation has been noted as being quite poor and incompetent, law enforcement missing physical evidence and ignoring other pieces that should have been looked at further. The following interrogations of the primary suspects was handled in a confusingly half hearted way, the men who were thought to have been the culprits were allowed to simply leave without any follow up actions to their shady statements made about the crime. To this day the mystery of the Keddie Murders is still unsolved, but the continued work into the case has many hopeful that someday we will finally get the full story on what happened in that cabin on that fateful night.