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Alyx Levine and Katelyn Hall
Hosted by Alyx Levine and Katelyn Hall, Cryptid Queens is a weekly conversational podcast about urban legends, folkore, cryptids, and more from around the world. Giggle with us!
Jul 7, 2023
France - Avian Aliens and The Paris Catacombs
Sacré bleu! The Queens take a journey through the creepy, human bone-laden catacombs that run under Paris's streets, and discuss a peculiar winged alien sighting that echoes back to ancient myths.
1 hr 8 min
Jun 22, 2023
Georgia - Jimmy Carter's UFO Sighting and the Hauntings of Lake Lanier
Hey ya'll! Cryptid Queens is back with a couple stories from the beautiful state of Georgia. Book of the Time: https://www.powells.com/book/heart-shaped-box-9780061944895 Donate for Juneteenth: https://www.fundforreparationsnow.org/ https://reparationscomm.org/
Jun 7, 2023
Alyx is solo again and discussing the crop circle phenomenon. She answers questions such as: What are they really? Are they legit? What are the theories behind the alien connection?
May 25, 2023
Missing Person Cases in National Parks - Missing 411
Alyx is solo today while Katelyn studies for her LSATS! Alyx covers a collection of chilling cold cases deep within America's most beautiful places.
May 10, 2023
China - The Liwan Square Corpse Field and a Rapid Fire Cryptid Parade!
This week, Alyx and Katelyn share a roller coaster of stories from one of the most ancient civilizations on Earth! This episode will make you laugh, cry, and probably feel a little weird by the end of it. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations of suicide. USA Suicide Hotline: Call or text 988 International Suicide Hotline: https://findahelpline.com/i/iasp We love you!
Apr 27, 2023
Aliens - Special 50th Episode!
To celebrate making it to their 50th full-length episode, Alyx and Katelyn finally do an ultra deep dive into UFOs and aliens! The location for this episode is the universe... or maybe another dimension? Come along as we explore the many theories that attempt to explain the unexplainable feeling that we are not alone.
1 hr 10 min
Apr 13, 2023
Surprise! Before CQ's 50th episode, Alyx discusses the mysterious and gruesome phenomena of cattle mutilations. Could it be a government cover up? Cults? Aliens? Biological warfare? Hope you're not squeamish...
Mar 30, 2023
Virginia - The Bunny Man and the Grafton Monster
Murderers in bunny suits, aliens, cryptids, inter-dimensional beings. WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR IN A PODCAST EPISODE?! Not to mention Alyx and Katelyn are, like, the best hosts of all time.
Mar 16, 2023
Germany - Krampus and the Doppelgänger
Cryptid Queens is back with another spooky episode! This week, they cover the rich history of German folklore including an evil version of Santa Claus and a version of yourself you don't want to see in a dark alley...or anywhere for that matter.
Mar 1, 2023
North Carolina - The Beast of Bladenboro and the Lost Colony of Roanoke
This week, Cryptid Queens takes a trip down South to the beautiful state of North Carolina. Alyx covers a mysterious and violent creature haunting the streets of a small town and Katelyn tackles the puzzling case of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
1 hr 11 min
Feb 18, 2023
Himalayas - Nepalese Ghosts and the Yeti
Cryptid Queens treks across the massive mountains of Asia to cover the ghosts of Nepalese folklore and the most famous cryptid ever!
Jan 26, 2023
Maryland - The Goatman and the Snallygaster
Cryptid Queens is back from the holiday hiatus to bring you two spooky tales from the state of Maryland. First, Alyx covers a terrifying human/goat hybrid wandering the woods. Then, Katelyn discusses a mysterious creature that locals are starting to embrace! (not literally)
Dec 22, 2022
Canada - The Waheela (Dire Wolf?) and the Toronto Tunnel Monster
On this last episode before the holiday hiatus, Katelyn covers a handful of cryptids, including a potential Dire Wolf that decapitates it's victims. Alyx then explores the tunnels underneath Toronto that are hiding some spooky secrets.
1 hr 3 min
Nov 11, 2022
New York - Cropsey and the Willowbrook State School, Sewer Gators, Champ, and more!
This Big Apple episode is jam-packed with local legends and cryptids galore! Tune in as Alyx takes you through the horrifying truth of the Willowbrook State School, as she dives into the legend of Cropsey that, decades later, became REAL. Then, Katelyn will drop some monstas on ya, including the Monster of Manhattan, the NYC Sewer Gators, and Champ the Lake Monster. Book Of The Time: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones https://www.powells.com/book/the-only-good-indians-9781982136468
1 hr 1 min
Oct 27, 2022
Cryptid Queens Halloween ExtravaGAAANZA!
Oh hey there! Alyx and Katelyn celebrate Halloween by telling stories about the holiday from around the world! Tune in for surprising tidbits and spooky origins of our favorite time of year.
1 hr 11 min
Oct 14, 2022
England Part 2 - Hauntings
Welcome to part 2 of the folklore filled country of England! Today, Alyx covers multiple hauntings that are guaranteed to make you uncomfy.
Oct 6, 2022
England Part 1 - Hobgoblins, Boggarts, Phantom Cats, Oh My!
We had so many spooky tales for England, we just had to split them into two parts! Tune in this week as Katelyn talks about a menagerie of British cryptids. Then, enjoy next week's deep dive into extra spooky haunted English places with Alyx. Pip pip! Book of the time: The Butcher and the Wren by Alaina Urquhart https://www.powells.com/book/the-butcher-and-the-wren-9781638930143
Sep 22, 2022
Texas - Goatman's Bridge and the Lechuza
Howdy! Cryptid Queens is covering the big ol' state of Texas on this episode. You'll learn about an old bridge haunted by a half man/half goat beast as well as an owl witch that is seeking revenge. *Content Warning* This episode discusses racism and violence against marginalized peoples. Book Of The Time: https://www.powells.com/book/sky-burial-9780385515481 https://www.powells.com/book/the-overstory-9780393356687
Sep 8, 2022
Honduras - The Sisimito and the 2012 Phenomenon
Alyx and Katelyn cover the Central American Bigfoot to start and finish the episode with a run-down on why people were freaking out so much about the Mayan Calendar in 2012. Hint: Sensationalism.
Aug 25, 2022
Iowa - The Van Meter Visitor and Dragons (or maybe they're all the same thing?)
The Queens take on the state of Iowa today, covering the well-known "Ultra Terrestrial" called the Van Meter Visitor. Then, they dive deep into whether the many dragon sightings in the state could be related or something else entirely? Tune in to find out!
Aug 11, 2022
Ethiopia/Malawi - Werehyenas and Vampires
This week's episode is a double feature with two countries! Katelyn covers the Werehyenas of Ethiopia, while Alyx covers the vampires of Malawi. *Content Warning* This episode discusses prejudices and violence against marginalized peoples.
Aug 3, 2022
Colorado - The Stanley Hotel and the UFO Watch Tower
This week, Alyx and Katelyn cover the (in)famous Stanley Hotel and a UFO watch tower in the middle of the Colorado high desert.
Jul 13, 2022
Switzerland - Dragons
Cryptid Queens is back to their biweekly schedule and what better way to celebrate than with DRAGON TALES! Switzerland is apparently chalk full of em.
May 12, 2022
Katelyn takes a break from wedding plans to join Alyx in a discussion about haunted and cursed films! Alyx deep dives into the harrowing events that follow well known movies such as The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, and The Omen. Be prepared for some spook spook.
Apr 28, 2022
The Mysterious Case of the Somerton Man
Oy. Cryptid Queens is back to cover one of Australia's most profound mysteries: The Somerton Man. Found dead on a beach in Adelaide, Australia, this man has puzzled investigators around the world about his identity and potential connection to a Russian spy ring and/or: aliens, a simple domestic dispute, suicide, a secret society. What do you think?
Apr 13, 2022
The Hexham Heads
We are doing things a little differently for the next few episodes! For one, Alyx will be sharing stories solo while Katelyn plans for her big day of love. In this short and sweet episode, Alyx covers the Hexham Heads. Found in the yard by a pair of young brothers in Northern England, these mysterious heads stir up more than just the curiosity of archeologists.
Mar 31, 2022
West Virginia - The Sodder Children and the Flatwoods Monster
For the last episode before our hiatus, we dive back into the Appalachia region to cover an underrated alien sighting, as well as a perplexing missing persons case in the heart of West Virginia.
1 hr 6 min
Mar 17, 2022
Antarctica - Tundra Ghosts and the Lost City of Atlantis
This continent is bonkers. On this episode, Katelyn tells the stories of multiple explorers that met their untimely ends at the mercy of the Tundra. Also, Alyx explains the peculiar connection between Atlantis, Nazis, the Occult, and Antarctica.
Mar 3, 2022
Michigan - The Dogman and the Nain Rouge
This week, Alyx covers a well-documented cryptid called the Dogman and Katelyn tells the story of a little red weirdo that likes to visit Detroit.
Feb 17, 2022
Denmark - The Bog Bodies, the Kraken and the Flying Dutchman
Hallo! Cryptid Queens is back to cover one of the most progressive and culturally rich countries in the world! We dive deep into ancient water burials, giant cephalopods, and a cursed ghost ship that's just looking for somebody toooOOO LOOooooOOooove.
Feb 3, 2022
Florida - Robert the Doll and the Skunkape
In this week's episode, Alyx covers one of the most haunted objects in the world: a stuffed doll residing in Key West, and Katelyn covers the commonly seen SKUNKAPE!
1 hr 11 min
Jan 20, 2022
Ireland - The Morrigan and Faeries... and Aliens?
Fresh off a holiday hiatus, Alyx and Katelyn are excited to cover some of the rich mythology of Ireland. Katelyn gets ancient with her deep dive into The Morrigan, goddess of war, death, and rebirth, and Alyx gets far out on some faerie facts you won't want to miss!
Dec 23, 2021
Cryptid Queens is back for one more episode on the intensely beautiful state of Alaska. Expect many stories from Inuit mythology and, you guessed it, ANOTHER TRIANGLE!
Dec 16, 2021
Alaska - The Qalupalik and Ghosts of The Iditarod
On this week's episode, Katelyn and Alyx cover the importance of storytelling in Arctic mythology. This episode has just about everything: ghosts, monsters, caution tails, happy cries, and...puppies.
Dec 9, 2021
In this episode, Alyx and Katelyn talk about the Four Holy Beasts of Vietnamese folklore.
Dec 2, 2021
Vietnam - The Rock Apes and Local Ghost Stories
The Cryptid Queens podcast dives deep into the lush country of Vietnam. The jungle is a mysterious place...
Nov 24, 2021
Vermont has more legends than it has trees! Join Cryptid Queens for more spooky stories from the green mountain state.
Nov 18, 2021
Vermont - The Pig Man and the Bennington Triangle
Cryptid Queens travels to the beautiful, green, ice cream-filled state of Vermont! Here they cover a terrifying pig humanoid as well as a string of disappearances and strange happenings in the Bermuda Triangle of the Northeast.
Nov 11, 2021
Zimbabwe - Mermaids
Mermaids! That's it. That's the episode. Featuring Tyler Cass from the Bits Before Crits Podcast.
Nov 4, 2021
Zimbabwe - The Ruwa UFO Incident and the Crowing Crested Cobra
Cryptid Queens is back to cover the beautiful country of Zimbabwe. Alyx covers a lesser known (but twice as compelling) mass alien encounter at a grade school, while Katelyn builds a great case for the existence of a rooster/snake hybrid.
1 hr 1 min
Oct 28, 2021
In this week's minisode, a few more ancient Hawaiian folktales are discussed, including Maui's battle with the sun and a sacred religious sight under threat by an unexpected source.
Oct 21, 2021
Hawaii - The Night Marchers and Pele
On this episode, Cryptid Queens covers the beautiful state of Hawaii. Alyx tells the story of ancient ghost warriors and Katelyn describes the mystical Earth Goddess, Pele.
Oct 14, 2021
Cryptid Queens dives back into the state of Arizona with some incredible indigenous mythology, a Tombstone shootout, and one of the most famous multi-witness UFO sightings ever!
Oct 7, 2021
Arizona - The Thunderbird and Stardust Ranch
The Cryptid Queens are back for an epic season two opener! Katelyn covers a giant raptor from Indigenous folklore and Alyx tells the puzzling story of an Arizona rancher that fights off grey aliens with a Samurai sword.
1 hr 5 min
Aug 26, 2021
Congratulations! You made it to the end of Season 1 of Cryptid Queens! We're so stoked you don't hate us. For the last episode before spooky season, Alyx and Katelyn cover a few more cryptids from Romania. Look for a separate announcement about Season 2 on our Instagram soon! @cryptidqueenspodcast
Aug 19, 2021
Romania - The Hoia Baciu Forest and Vlad The Impaler (Dracula)
In this week's episode, Katelyn covers the real Dracula that is probably worse than the fictional character, and Alyx talks about the "Bermuda Triangle of Europe".
1 hr 2 min
Aug 12, 2021
For this short and sweet minisode, Alyx and Katelyn cover the Winsted Wildman, The Black Dog of Hanging Hills, and even a New England Bigfoot.
Aug 5, 2021
Connecticut - The Melon Heads and the Jewett City Vampires
Is it water on the brain? Or are your favorite queens back with some chilling stories from deep in the woods of Connecticut, U.S. Grab your garlic and silver bullets for what comes next.
Jul 29, 2021
Alyx and Katelyn continue their Celtic mythology journey with stories about Unicorns, Kelpies, Banshees and the Nuckelavee.
Jul 22, 2021
Scotland - Nessie and Am Fear Liath Mòr
Oi! The ladies are back to discuss some of their favorite mythology in the land of Haggis and kilts. Katelyn covers the Loch Ness Monster, while Alyx tells the story of the Am Fear Liath Mòr.
1 hr 3 min
Jul 15, 2021
The conversation continues about the haunting past of Louisiana in this new minisode! Expect a socialite female serial killer, more cryptids, and 10 facts about zombies you probs didn't know.
Jul 8, 2021
Louisiana - The Grunch and the Voodoo Queen
The ladies cover the culturally diverse state of Louisiana this week! Stories include Madame Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans and the "Grunch", not to be confused with the one who stole Christmas.
Jul 1, 2021
Alyx and Katelyn are back with an Australian minisode covering all things cryptid with just a little bit of giggling.
Jun 24, 2021
Australia - The Min Min Lights and Devil's Pool
Today the queens take a trip down unda' to explore some creepy unexplainable desert lights, as well as a haunted swimming hole that has taken more than 18 lives.
Jun 17, 2021
In this week's minisode, Alyx and Katelyn cover the Cactus Cat, a haunted canyon, and an unfortunate story involving the "Hollywood" sign. CW: Discussions of suicide
Jun 10, 2021
California - The Fresno Nightcrawlers and a Haunted Theater
The ladies are back to talk about the armless and headless Fresno Nightcrawlers as well as the very haunted theater in Katelyn's hometown.
May 27, 2021
Alyx and Katelyn are back to discuss a feathery serpent, a clumsy giant, and the infamous act of human sacrifice in Aztec culture.
May 20, 2021
Mexico - La Llorona and El Chupacabra
Katelyn and Alyx are covering two classic legends from south of the border: The terrifying La Llorona and the blood sucking El Chupacabra. "Hold onto your butts."
May 13, 2021
Alyx and Katelyn are back to talk about the Shanghai Tunnels of Portland, hauntings at Crater Lake, and a flying purple sasquatch with a 50 foot wingspan!
May 6, 2021
PNW - Bigfoot and the Bandage Man
In this week's episode on the Pacific Northwest, Alyx covers the Bandage Man of Cannon Beach and Katelyn makes an extremely convincing case for Big Foot.
1 hr 9 min
Apr 29, 2021
In this week's minisode, Katelyn covers the Ningen of the Arctic and Alyx tells the story of the Tsunami Spirits of Fukushima.
Apr 22, 2021
Japan - Aokigahara and Akkorokamui
In this episode, the Queens discuss Japanese culture and legends. Alyx covers the infamous Suicide Forest, while Katelyn shares the story of the Akkorokamui: a half-woman-half-octopus monster. *Content Warning: This episode discusses suicide and depression* If you are struggling with your mental health, please don't be afraid to reach out for help. National Crisis Lines: 800-273-8255 (U.S.) International Crisis Lines: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines
Apr 15, 2021
New Jersey 2.0
The ladies are back to talk about New Jersey's most haunted places, as well as some weird kids with black eyes that want to use your phone.
Apr 8, 2021
New Jersey - The Jersey Devil and Indrid Cold
This week, the Cryptid Queens explore the Pine Barrens with Lizzy McCabe from The Ugly Cry Podcast! Alyx revisits the mysterious humanoid Indrid Cold, while Katelyn covers the most famous cryptid in New Jersey.
1 hr 8 min
Apr 1, 2021
Alyx and Katelyn are back with a list of common misconceptions about Ancient Egypt, and of course, a few more cryptids for yous to chews on.
Mar 25, 2021
Egypt - Ghouls and the Sphinx
Western culture has done a questionable job at, well a lot of things really but, especially interpreting Egyptian folklore and mythology. Alyx and Katelyn cover the true story behind the famous Sphinx of Giza, as well as a spooky creature that likes to hang out in cemeteries...and it's not Alyx, actually.
Mar 18, 2021
Alyx and Katelyn revisit the Silver State with a couple more cryptids and folktales, including Nevada's very own version of Nessie, Queen of Scots.
Mar 10, 2021
Nevada - Area 51, Virginia City, and the Tommy Knockers
Take everything you think you know about Nevada and confirm all of it because it's probably pretty accurate. Alyx and Katelyn cover this beautiful desert state with stories about *Area 51* and one of the most haunted towns in America, *Virginia City*.
1 hr 9 min
Mar 4, 2021
Katelyn shares a couple more characters from Russian folklore and Alyx discovers that the Dyatlov Pass Incident might have finally been solved...maybe.
Feb 25, 2021
Russia - Baba Yaga and the Dyatlov Pass Incident
Katelyn shares a few Russian folktales about a forest witch called the *Baba Yaga*, while Alyx talks about the mystifying *Dyatlov Pass Incident* in the Siberian Ural Mountains.
1 hr 15 min
Feb 18, 2021
Minnesota - The Wendigo and University Hauntings
The harsh winters of the Great Lakes Region can bring out the worst in humanity, even in one of the most friendly places in America. Alyx and Katelyn are back with a U.S. episode...and a special guest!
Feb 11, 2021
The conversation from the Patagonia episode continues, as Katelyn and Alyx share four quick cryptid tales - mostly large scary monsters - from the Patagonian region.
Feb 4, 2021
Patagonia - The Warlocks of Chiloe Island and a Giant Sloth
Witches and monsters and spell books made of human flesh, oh my!
Jan 28, 2021
Appalachia - The Mothman and the Kentucky Goblins
Alyx and Katelyn are back to talk about Appalachia, USA. *Moth people* are on the flight menu....as well as some *little green dudes *that probably just wanted to say "what up".
1 hr 6 min
Jan 28, 2021
Italy - A Plague Island and an Alien Abduction
Italy is no stranger to weird happenings. Alyx and Katelyn will be covering a haunted *plague-pit island* as well as a VERY convincing *alien abduction* story.
1 hr 3 min
Jan 10, 2021
Utah - Sherman (Skinwalker) Ranch and the Bear Lake Monster
Alyx and Katelyn dive deep into two of Utah's biggest mysteries: *Sherman Ranch*, where countless cryptid and unexplained sightings have been scientifically documented and the *Bear Lake Monster*, a music loving (?) water creature on the border of Utah and Idaho.
1 hr 4 min