Addison shares an entry from 2009 detailing events that took place in Smithfield, Virginia with an uncomfortable tie to the vampire series that everyone loves to hate, but her research almost immediately darkens the story beyond measure.

Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren Nelson
Dr. Leona Nielsen voiced by Laura Zillman


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  • “Dark Piano Music” and “Horror Piano Music” by Naoya Sakamata
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3 comments on “Episode Eight: Smithfield

  1. PsychopompGecko Mar 1, 2017

    Pretty standard cult behavior. Find people who are emotionally vulnerable, lure them in with sex and affection, then start sculpting them. Pretty normal to talk about them being a new family and having no one the can rely on except the cult’s leader, in this case with the story’s added benefit of the vampirism elements. Talk about the cult making people better than others in some way. If you’re lucky, it ends up like Waco. If you aren’t, Aum Shinrikyo or Operation Snow White. And somewhere in all of that, you get stuff like Jonestown or Heaven’s Gate.

    All cults feed on the lifeblood of regular folks.

  2. Where can I find the paranormal podcast with Richard Schneck that was mentioned in this episode? I can’t find it

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