Show Notes

Tips of the hat to useful sources.


111: Reindeer Games

November 4, 2019


110: Perfection is Hard to Attain

October 21, 2019

Works consulted/further reading:


109: Gifts of the Crow

October 8, 2019


95: Whoa, Nellie

March 18, 2019


92: Beyond the Pale

February 4, 2019

Works consulted/further reading:


90: Curiosity Shops of the Northwest

January 7, 2019

Works consulted/further reading:

YOCS website:
YOCS Wiki: 
YOCS, “Daddy” Standley, and museums:
YOCS burglary:
Collecting Native America 1870-1960, Shepard Krech III:
NPR’s history of museums:
Dime Museum definition Wiki:
Totem Pole definition Wiki:
UW Totem Pole essay:
Sylvester the Mummy on TV:
Sylvester mummification process:
Soapy Smith, mummy owner:
Fiji Mermaid definition Wiki:,_Alex_2014-2
Fiji Mermaid/Feejee Mermaid:
YOCS mermaid:
YOCS other curiosities:
Provenience means: in situ, exactly where it’s from. “This mummy was found in Lot 1, Grave 9, Great Pyramid, Egypt.”
Provenance – chain of custody from origin to current. “This mummy was found (above) by Mr. Explorer in 1910. It traveled by RMS Dracula to Britain June 1910, where it was accessioned by the Royal Museum. It has remained in collections as accession number 42069 since that time, having never been on display. A list of conservation dates, times, and reports follows…”


82: The Cedars

October 1, 2018


81: Flypaper Lyda

September 24, 2018


79: Big Damn Cats

September 10, 2018


75: Vanport

August 13, 2018


74: A Quiet Place

August 6, 2018


49: Small Town, Big Art

January 22, 2018

Works consulted/further reading:
Harold Balazs:
Harold’s wiki
Crosscut interview
Harold’s obituary in the Spokesman
2016 Spokesman article
Transcend the Bullshit origin

Spokane Art:
NW Travel Mag Spokane art list
Spokane City public art list
Collect PNW art list
The Inlander public art list
Spokesman Review art list
Spokane Arts archives

Garbage Goat:
Spokesman Review garbage goat article
Atlas Obscura garbage goat article
Spokesman Review Sister Paula Turnbull article

Modern art definition
Abstract expressionism definition
Contemporary art definition
Dale Chihuly website


44: Octopus Wrestling

December 11, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:
Octopus wrestling articles
Vintage News article
KNKX article
Mental Floss article
Wikipedia counts as real research
Octopus info
Octopus limb info

Galloping Gertie articles
Octopus under the bridge article
South Sound Mag article on the octopus
KUOW article on the octopus
Tacoma Narrows Bridge wiki

Washington State articles
Slate state name article
Mount Rainier’s name article


42: Big Damn Birds

November 27, 2017

When researching Thunder Birds, remember that there are two separate concepts people may be thinking of: Native American legendary birds, and the bird that some cryptozoologists think exist. There is some overlap and it can veer into a disrespectful zone. We aren’t Native American, we did not grow up with this legend, we did our best to differentiate the legends vs. the cryptids vs. the attested avians, but please tread respectfully and use Native American sources/resources if you want to learn about Thunderbirds.

Works consulted/further reading:
California condor
Book Condor: To the Brink and Back—The Life and Times of One Giant Bird, by John Nielsen (2006)

Book: American Monsters, by Linda S. Godfrey
Book: Cryptozoology A-Z, by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark



37: Listener Stories, Pt. 2

October 23, 2017

All stories credited to their submitters!


35: The Prince of Thulia/Don Barne Quinto

October 9, 2017

Photo from the USC Archive, by way of

His Royal Highness is only lightly documented in secondary sources, so most of this episode came from newspaper articles. However, here’s the original article that introduced me to this interesting character:


33: Ghost Trains/Train Ghosts

September 25, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:

It was an episode heavy on research from actual paper books that you hold in your hand! Amazon affiliate links to resources below. Also, Spooky Spokane isn’t on Amazon, but you can get copies at Auntie’s Bookstore or Second Look Books in Spokane.

Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains

Ghost Stories of Washington (Ghost Stories (Lone Pine))


26: Holes

August 7, 2017

Devon has visited the Blue Lake Rhino Cave reproduction at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington. She went down the following holes for this episode:
Blue Lake Rhino Cave [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
13 Steps to Hell [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]


24: Ouija Broads Uncut at the Hahn Mansion, Parts One and Two

July 24, 2017

  • Chet Caskey’s Spooky Spokane (available at Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane)

  • Historic Spokane: The Wilbur-Hahn House

  • Weird Washington

  • Various articles on Sarah “Hecla.”

  • In addition to visiting the house as a kid/teen, Devon consulted the following sources for her material:

  • Property value [1]

  • The Mansion & The Hahns [1] [2] [3] [4]

  • Dr. Hahn’s downtown ghost [1]


23: Yappy Howlidays - Christmas in July

July 17, 2017

Devon would like to thank PBS and Zoobooks for her earliest introduction to wolf facts, as well as lots of wolf tee-shirts for her extra coolness in middle school. In addition to just Generally Knowing A Lot Of Shit, Devon used the following sources:

Shunka Warakin/Madison Monster [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Grey Wolf [1]
Dire Wolf [1]
Swimming wolves [1] [2] [3]


22: Flotsam and Jetsam

July 10, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:

The thumbnail image is from the Oregon Native Son newspaper, as archived by the Beeswax Project:, visible large here:

Part One: Beeswax Galleon

My main resource for the Beeswax Galleon information was the excellent Beeswax Wreck Project homepage:

Wikipedia has an entry that I used:

The intro with Loretta LeGuee and Norman comes from this Seattle Times article:

Information on the Manila trade from this Oregon Encyclopedia article:

And info on the latest sightings and their credibility from this Oregon Live page:

Part Two: Feet of the Salish Sea

This one relied heavily on Wikipedia for the feet:

And the explanation of what the Salish Sea is:

I also referenced this Washington Post article:

And this Guardian article:

I note this in the podcast itself, but the Air Nike theory, the case of Stefan Zahorujko, and the title come from


19: Did Raleigh Faulkner Become Raleigh Fremont?

June 19, 2017

Also an entirely original research session. Those with major interest in the case should reach out and I can share my work to this point, including my copy of his death certificate.


18: Rathdrum Witches and Listener Stories

June 12, 2017

[Works consulted/further reading coming soon]


14: Five Ghosts of the Davenport Hotel

May 15, 2017

Works consulted/Further reading:

You can get your own copy of Spooky Spokane at area Spokane bookstores. We wouldn't be able to do great topics like this without all of Chet Caskey's hard research and story collecting! If you aren't in the area and want a copy, let us know and we may be able to swing something for you. Or you can come for a visit and go on one of his ghost tours here:


13: Our Friend the Cadborosaurus

May 8, 2017

[Works consulted/further reading coming soon]


11: Second Lives of Seattle Mortuaries

April 24, 2017

Works consulted/further reading: Devon is lucky enough to have visited The Pine Box so her description of the current establishment is first-hand. The online sources she consulted are:
Butterworth & Sons [1]
Butterworth Building [1]
Kells Irish Pub [1] [2] [3] [4]
The Pine Box [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]


10: The Giant Palouse Earthworm

April 17, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:
Giant Palouse Earthworm [1] [2] [3] [4]
Oregonian Giant Earthworm [1]
Really big Australian worm [1]
Palouse Prairie [1]


9: The Secrets of Manito Park

April 10, 2017

In addition to original research via, Works Consulted/Further Reading include:


Note for Episodes 1-8: We didn’t know what we were doing and they sounded like Bigfoot poop. But if you really, really want… these are hosted on Patreon but you no longer need to be a patron to access them.

8: Gravity Hill

April 10, 2017


7: Is Washington the Serial Killer State?

April 3, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:

Devon consulted a lot of different articles on this, and relied heavily on the Wikipedia entries for each murderer. She forgot to save her exact works cited list so the following may be partially incomplete:
Serial killer statistics [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Washington serial killer info [1] [2]
Gary Ridgeway/TGRK [1]
Ted Bundy [1]


5: The Thousand Steps

March 20, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:
Greenwood Cemetery [1] [2]
The Thousand Steps [1] [2] [3]
Elks (not the big deer) [1]
Hidden Tunnel [1]


4: The Haunted Intersection

March 13, 2017

Works consulted/further reading: Chet Caskey’s Spooky Spokane, resources.


3: Batsquatch and Thunderbirds

March 6, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:
Batsquatch [1] [2]
Thunderbirds [1]


2: Mount Saint Helens and Bigfoot

March 3, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:
Mount Saint Helens information [1] [2] [3]
Sasquatch information [1] [2] [3] [4]
Sasquatch attacks [1]
Sasquatch photo [1]
Hauntings [1] [2]  


1: The Corbin Mansion

March 2, 2017

Works consulted/further reading: Chet Caskey’s “Spooky Spokane,” resources.