Addison introduces us to a case she’s been researching for some time now… a case that would be terrifying in its own right, but is made all the more horrifying by a reveal at the end.

 

Written, narrated, and produced by Lauren Nelson

Agent Karev voiced by Ben Haist

Dr. Schwartz voiced by Sarah Golding

 

Music:

Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” by Skip James

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One comment on “Episode 13: Cleveland — Part One

  1. PsychopompGecko Mar 1, 2017

    Going to be honest, without having that name spelled out, don’t know what particular monster they’re talking about there. Part of the reason I can’t even find it is the same thing I was going to mention as the should-have-been first probably culprit in all this: wendigo. A creature that someone turns into after tasting human flesh. They were said to be a bit of a problem after a group got caught away from any other food sources in winter.

    “The Wendigo was gaunt to the point of emaciation, its desiccated skin pulled tightly over its bones. With its bones pushing out against its skin, its complexion the ash gray of death, and its eyes pushed back deep into their sockets, the Wendigo looked like a gaunt skeleton recently disinterred from the grave. What lips it had were tattered and bloody [….] Unclean and suffering from suppurations of the flesh, the Wendigo gave off a strange and eerie odor of decay and decomposition, of death and corruption,” – Basil Johnson, Ojibwe scholar.

    Either the person turned into one or were possessed by a spirit and turned into one upon tasting flesh; it’d be better to get the story straight from the Native Americans who have it in their folklore. That said, being trapped in a cold winter with no food and nothing to use for sustenance but other people? Sound like a familiar situation?

    The stories are also associated with greed, interestingly enough. The wendigo is always hungry. No matter what it has been fed, it seeks ever more, to the destruction of anything around it.

    Call it what you will, just don’t call it late to dinner.

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