43: The Rake

“I was about to cry out in pain when I saw it. At the foot of the bed, sitting and facing away from us, was what looked like a naked man, or a large, hairless dog…”

A quote from today’s first tale, the story of “The Rake.” The Rake seems to be some type of cryptid allegedly lurking primarily in the Northeastern US. After going over several supposed encounters, we head to a creepy little patch of forest just southwest of Birmingham, England known as the Hagley Wood to look at an encounter two young men had with some mysterious robed figures that may be connected to a 1940s murder. And then Lynze ends the show with some fantastically creepy listener tales of horror. 

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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted): 
Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened.  Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH.”

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