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EPISODE 26: Incompetent Floor Ghosts

Ever found a Jesus on your grilled cheese? Toast with your mom’s face on it? Well, these small-town Spaniards have faces popping up on their freaking floor! Just throw a rug on it people. Throw a rug on it.

Very special thanks for today’s topic suggestion to Michele W (paranormal investigator specializing in Chupacabras and Things That Go Bump In The Night).

Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com

References: 

 

EPISODE 25: Tinder for Vampires

We’ve talked about pop culture vamps, and old school vamps, but what about modern-day blood drinkers? Well, good old Stephen Kaplan delved into this back in the 1970s in his Vampire Research Center, which really just seemed like a vampire dating service.

Are you a vampire who found love through the VRC? Share your love story! Let’s make a rom com!

EPISODE 24: Rad Listener Stories

Today we talk about our favorite listener stories! Guys, you’re THE best. Keep sending us your scary and paranormal experiences and Kelly will keep ranking the best things to haunt. Dolls, dogs, footballs, doors, lamps.

EPISODE 23: Vampires, corpses, and our freaky AF circulatory system

Does anyone actually believe in vampires? No, right? Well if you do, don’t worry, eBay and goop have you covered with vampire hunting kits and anti-vamp elixir! Thanks Gwyneth! 

On this episode we discuss the insane vampire panics in Eastern Europe!

FYI this is the last episode released Monday mornings — we are moving to Thursday mornings! Keep it in mind and get pumped people.

References:
Vampire bats in Brazil

Vampire moths

Gwyneth’s dumb anti-vampire elixir

Vampire hunting equipment

Lillith was a weird vampire, or something?

Croatian Vampires!

Cemetery full of vampires!

Porphyria

Catalepsy

German Documentary about vampires (ugh)

Lore TB Episode

EPISODE 22: Buffy VS Twilight (answer: Buffy)

This went from a conversation about TV to a giant feminist rant so get excited people.

Main question for the listeners: Are straight women actually super into being stalked by pasty emo dudes? Please tell us, we want to understand you!

Reminder: We’re going to be changing our release schedule, from Monday mornings to Thursday morning.

Buffy top list: 
 
Kelly’s Faves: 
1. Tabula Rasa (S6 E8)
2. Once more with feeling (S6 E7)
3. Smashed (S6 E9)
4.  I only have eyes for you (S2 E19)
5. Halloween (S2 E6)
6. Dopplegangland (S3 E16)
7. The wish (S3 E9)
8. Hush (S4 E10)
 
Sarah’s Faves: 
1. Teachers pet (S1 E4)
2. Puppet show (S1 E9)
3. School hard (S2 E3)
4. Innocence (S2 E14)
5. Hush (S4 E10)
6. Out of mind, out of sight (S1 E11)
7. Chosen (S7 E22)
 
References: 

EPISODE 20: Tarot, like Carrot

We all know by now that Dr. Kelly loves a good tarot card reading. And being a “gifted psychic”, she can tell you that your future holds a lighthearted overview of tarot cards AND a heated fight about statistics.  Oh and also, you’re all going to have a super awesome life. Promise. The cards told her. 

Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com

References

p-values and statistics! 

Wasserstein RL, Schrim AL, Lazar, NA.Moving to a World Beyond “p<0.05”. The American Statistician (2019)

Amrhein V, Greenland S, McShane B. Scientists rise up against statistical significance. Nature (2019)

Precognition Science  

Bem D et al., Feeling the future: A meta-analysis of 90 experiments on the anomalous anticipation of random future events F1000 Research (2015)

Engber D.Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real. Slate (2017)

Ritchie SJ, Wiseman R and French CC.Failing the Future: Three Unsuccessful Attempts to Replicate Bem’s ‘Retroactive Facilitation of Recall’ Effect. PlosONE (2012)

French C. Precognition studies and the curse of the failed replications. The Guardian (2012)

Rouder JN and Morey RD.A Bayes factor meta-analysis of Bem’s ESP claim. Psychon Bull Rev (2011)

Rabeyron, T,Retro-priming, priming, and double testing: psi and replication in a test–retest design

Predicting the unpredictable: critical analysis and practical implications of predictive anticipatory activity

Science Tarot Cards

EPISODE 18: Even Haunted elevators Are Very Safe

On this mini-episode, we discuss several haunted elevators across the nation, what the deal is with skipping floor numbers in elevators, and Kelly’s secret weirdo love for elevator engineering.

Conclusions: Apparently, elevators are really safe although they are also creepily haunted. 

Bonus material: We talk through the Elisa Lam mystery death, and the super creepy elevator footage right before she disappears.

References:

Eerie Haunted elevators

The Haunted Algonquin Hotel

The Haunted Avalon Theater

The Adolphus Hotel’s ghosts

The Haunted Kennesaw House

University of Maryland Denton Hall, the haunted dorm

Elevator Group-think Experiment

Unlucky floor numbers in elevators

The tragic and mysterious death of Elisa Lam

The Elisa Lam elevator footage (warning – this is disturbing and creepy as all hell)