One Strange Thing

One Strange Thing

Searching the nation’s news archives for stories that can’t quite be explained. One Strange Thing unfolds regional tales of the mysterious, the paranormal, the unexplainable, and the delightfully weird. read less

Holiday Re-Release: The Freeze
Dec 27 2022
Holiday Re-Release: The Freeze
On one frigid December night in 1980, a stranded Minnesotan named Jean Hilliard earned a title no one would ever want: the Frozen Girl. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to RocketMoney.com/OST. RECEIVE 65% OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH OF MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND CARE COUNSELING AT CEREBRAL.COM/STRANGE Written, Researched, and Hosted by Laurah Norton Engineered, Edited, Scored, and Produced by Maura Currie  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing Podcast LLC 2022 ----------------------------- John Enger, “Frozen. Thawed. Not Dead. . .” MPR News, 2018.  Ryan Bakken, “She Froze at 22. . .” Wichita Morning Eage, 1980 N/A, AP, “Dakota Teenager Recovers. . . “ New York Times, 1980.  N/A, AP, “Physicians Say Frozen. . “ Herald-Journal, 1980.  N/A, AP, “Follow Up,” Akron Beacon Journal, 1981.  N/A, AP, “Human Ice Cube,” St. Cloud Times, 1995.  Phyllis Battelle, “Cold Facts About. . . “ Tyler Morning Telegraph, 1982 Joyce Walker Jones, “She Was Frozen. . .” Detroit Free Press, 1980.  The American Legion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Special: The Elves
Dec 24 2022
Special: The Elves
As a little holiday treat, we wanted to share one of our favorite episodes with you again — ad free — to enjoy this weekend. Arizona might not seem like the typical setting for holiday magic, but for decades, some mysterious local “elves” have turned a spherical, scrubby-looking desert juniper out on I-17 into what has to have been one of America’s more unlikely Christmas spectacles; but who are they, and why are they so determined to light up the lonely landscape?  Hosted and Written by Laurah Norton Researched by Bryan Worters and Laurah Norton Engineered, Scored, Script-Edited, and Produced by Maura Currie  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing Podcast LLC 2022 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- N/A, “Mystery Surrounds Tree. . .” ADOT, 2011. AZ FAMILY NEWS STAFF, “Santa’s Helpers Decorate. . .”  AZ FAMILY, 2018. KNPX STAFF, “The Mystery of the. . .” 12 News, 2016. “Cordes Junction, Arizona: Mystery Christmas Tree.” Roadside America. Audrey Jensen, “Famous Tree on I-17. . .” The Arizona Republic, 2020. N/A, AP, “Decorated Juniper a Mystery,” The Tucson Press, 1995.  Leolinda Bowers, “Northern Arizona Highway. . .” Active Rain, 2009.  Dennis Wagner, “The Humble Tree. . .” The Arizona Republic, 2011. The Prescott Times, Facebook, 2020. Rebecca Thomas, “Decorator of I-17. . .” CBS-5, 2013. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez, “Did You Know: The I-17. . . “ KJZZ, 2013. Laurie Merrill, “VIDEO: Arizona’s Official Balladeer. . .” ADOT, 2019. Andrew Oxford, “Famous Tree on I-17 Hurt. . .” The Arizona Republic, 2019. Dollan Ellis, “What History Has Taught Us,” Trust West Magazine, 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Incident
Nov 15 2022
The Incident
In a frightening rural Texas encounter that would come to be known as the Cash-Landrum incident, two middle-aged women and a young boy claimed they were confronted by a strange, shining diamond in the sky: a UFO that left them with long-lasting and serious physical effects.  Sign up today at butcherbox.com/OST and use code OST to get Free Ribeyes for a Year plus $10 off. That’s butcherbox.com/OST and use code OST to get this special Black Friday deal.  Go to  CEREBRAL.COM/STRANGE for 65% off your first month of medication management and care counseling at CEREBRAL.COM/STRANGE.  To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/OST. Don’t miss out on this limited time offer! Uncommon Goods: we’re all out of the ordinary. NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind special financing program: Head to NetSuite.com/STRANGE right now! Hosted and Written by Laurah Norton Researched by Michaela Morrill and Laurah Norton Produced and Script-edited by Maura Currie  Engineered by Brandon Schexnayder  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing Podcast LLC 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Box
Nov 1 2022
The Box
Post Malone, a curse that follows the owners of a mysterious cabinet, and an uneasy spirit known as a Dybbuk (or Dibbuk)—yes, we’ve got the full deck for you this Halloween week. We delve into the most infamous piece in Zack Bagans’ museum collection, and how it has—possibly—wreaked havoc on the lives of its owners.  Go to MagicMind.co/OST and join a community of go-getters. Use the discount code OST20 to get 40% off your first subscription or 20% off your first one time purchase. The 40% off code only lasts 10 days.  Go to cerebral.com/strange for 65% off your first month. That's just a total of $30 to get started. Join cerebral today on their mission to make quality mental health care accessible and affordable for all. Find your inner detective -- Download June’s Journey today! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games. Hosted and Script-Edited by Laurah Norton Written by Liv Fallon Researched by Michaela Morrill and Liv Fallon  Produced and Script-edited by Maura Currie  Engineered by Bill Bertschinger and Maura Currie Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing Podcast LLC 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Visitation
Oct 18 2022
The Visitation
During the swell of the Satanic Panic, New England’s premiere paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, headed to the Pennsylvania home of Jack and Janet Smurl, who believed they were beset by unwelcome visitors: demonic ones. The Smurls’ strange experiences were chalked up to a cash grab by some, but could they have truly been in need of an exorcism--or was the problem actually a different supernatural phenomena?  Sign up today at butcherbox.com/OST and use code OST to get one 10- 14 lb Turkey FREE in your first box. Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Hosted and Written by Laurah Norton Researched by Bryan Worters and Laurah Norton Engineered by Bill Bertschinger  Produced and Script-edited by Maura Currie  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing Podcast LLC 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Choir
Jun 7 2022
The Choir
Perhaps some people are born lucky. . . and then there are others, who have singular experiences that can be described as, well, miracles. That seems to have been the case for fifteen people in a small Nebraska town in 1950.  * We have learned that there is an alternative pronunciation for the word "Beatrice" which, while we are studious researchers, it did not even occur to us to look up. We are so very sorry. You do not need to email us. Or you can. But just send us a picture of Bigfoot.* Listen to Oatly Lakes: https://podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/episode-1-the-deep-waters-of-oatly-lake/id1607416979?i=1000552268620 Receive 65% off your first month of medication management and care counseling at Cerebral.com/strange. Get $30 off your fertility test when you go to ModernFertility.com/onestrangething30. Join the 5th Anniversary party, now through October 2nd! Download June’s Journey for free. Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Written and Hosted by Laurah Norton Researched by Michaela Morrill with additional research by Laurah Norton  Engineered and Scored by Chaes Gray  Produced and Script-edited by Maura Currie  Copyright One Strange Thing Podcast LLC 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices