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The Strange Case of the Cape Girardeau UFO Crash The Riverlands

It seems that nearly everyone has heard of the UFO incident in Roswell, NM, but did you know there is a very similar story from The Riverlands? Six years before Roswell, Cape Girardeau, Missouri was at the center of a very strange UFO tale. We hope you enjoy the story! Thanks for listening!
  1. The Strange Case of the Cape Girardeau UFO Crash
  2. It Came from the River
  3. The Haunting of Dogface Bridge
  4. The Christmas Gift
  5. The Miles Mausoleum

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It Came From the River

Tonight’s episode starts with a hoax. For at least a short time in the early 1970s, the hoax caused a media frenzy to descend upon a small backroad looking for a monster that would become known as The Cole Hollow Monster. The fact the Cole Hollow Monster was a hoax has been well documented, but…

The Haunting of Dogface Bridge

Along a forgotten backroad in Northwestern Indiana is an old, rusted truss bridge that spans a tributary of the Kankakee River. The bridge is overgrown with brush and on the verge of collapse. It’s known officially as Old County Bridge 99, but locals call it a Dogface Bridge after the woman/dog hybrid creature that’s said…

The Christmas Gift

Happy holidays from all of us here at the Riverlands Podcast! Join us tonight for a dark Christmas story from Mcleansboro Illinois on this episode. It’s the story of a murderer, a botched hanging, a sympathetic hangman and a very special Christmas gift. Thanks for listening! Our Music Guest for this episode is Ms Claire…