“C whirled around, momentarily picking his eyes up from the floor, and he found himself staring straight into the mirror. And directly BEHIND him, he saw a dead man.
A dead man who was weirdly blurry around the edges.
As C watched, frozen and horrified, blood began to pour out of a hole in the man’s chest, spattering the floor, the walls, and even against C’s clothes”
Our first tale is about The Hammersmith Ghost Murder Case! Starting in November 1803, the British citizens of Hammersmith were worried about the typical concerns of daily life we all still worry about – money, health, taxes, family squabbles, neighborhood crime, etc.They were also worried about something not of this world.They worried that something paranormal was going to attack them like it had allegedly already attacked some of their neighbors.
Now, in our second story, we explore the lore of other cultures. Every culture in the world has its own unique spin on the supernatural. Every religion has their own demons – or demonic equivalents – including Hinduism. From what we understand, the Hindu religion teaches and warns about three primary groups of evil entities. First the Bhuts [ boots ] also sometimes called bhutas [boo tuhs]. The Bhuts are supernatural creatures – often called ghosts. Usually they are described as being the sprit of a deceased person, often considered to be perturbed and restless due to some factor that prevents the spirit from moving on.Next there are Pretas [ prey-tuhs ] – eternally hungry, zombie-like entities. They are the wandering, tortured souls of those who were false, corrupted, compulsive, deceitful, jealous or greedy in life.These dark entities wander the earth at all times, generally unable to be seen. Always miserable. Always looking to feed.And then there are the Pishachas [ pee shakas]. The worst of the dark spirits. What happens when one encounters a Pishacha?
Closing out the show, we have two tales, both which feel unbelievable. A story of possible alien abduction and a loss of time and as story about how psychics might have more power than we want to believe.
Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!
Please keep doing so. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org Send everything else to email@example.com
Want to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcast
Bad Magic Productions Monthly Patreon Donation:
Bad Magic Productions, thanks entirely to our Patreon supporters, is proud to donate 20% of all subscriptions – $14,100 this month, with half going to Trinity Stables in Georgia. They run a a weekly mentorship program that utilizes equine-assisted learning to better prepare foster and adopted kids for healthy transitions into adulthood. For more info – go to www.trinitystables.net
The other half of our donation goes to Vintage Pet Rescue – a Rhode Island-based non profit committed to rescuing “vintage” aka senior pets from shelters and assisting their owners who can no longer care for their vintage pets. For more info- visit
Check out Scared to Death merch in the store! http://BadMagicMerch.com
Please rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen. Thank you for listening! Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IG
Watch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/dN2sHg1GmO8
Scared to Death
c/o Timesuck Podcast
PO Box 3891
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816
Video/Audio by Bad Magic Productions
Additional music production by Jeffrey Montoya
Additional music production by Zach Cohen
Various free audio provided by http://freesound.org
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.”