Jun 21

SC EP:665 Eerie Florida

My guest tonight is Mark Muncy. Mark has written numerous books regarding everything strange in Florida.

Most know Florida as the land of endless sunny beaches, but the state is home to numerous eerie legends and mysterious creatures. The Everglades is home to the elusive Skunk Ape, a strange bipedal creature recognized by its odor.

An uncanny doll reputed to have a life of its own greets visitors in a Florida Keys museum. An ancient monster is reported to roam the rivers in the northeast corners of the state, and in South Florida, a man built “America’s Stonehenge” via mysterious means.




Mary Reeser
Mary Hardy Reeser (March 8, 1884 – July 2, 1951) of St. Petersburg, Florida was a suspected victim of spontaneous human combustion.

On July 2, 1951, at about 8 a.m., Reeser’s landlady, Pansy Carpenter, arrived at Reeser’s door with a telegram. Trying the door, she found the metal doorknob to be uncomfortably warm to the touch and called the police.

Reeser’s remains, which were largely ashes, were found among the remains of a chair in which she had been sitting. Only part of her left foot (which was wearing a slipper) and her backbone remained, along with her skull. Plastic household objects at a distance from the seat of the fire were softened and had lost their shapes.

Reeser’s skull had survived and was found among the ashes, but shrunken (sometimes with the added descriptive flourish of ‘to the size of a teacup’). The extent of this shrinkage was enough to be remarked on by official investigators and was not an illusion caused by the removal of all facial features (ears, nose, lips, etc.). The shrinking of the skull is not a regular feature of alleged cases of SHC, although the ‘shrunken skull’ claim has become a regular feature of anecdotal accounts of other SHC cases and numerous apocryphal stories.






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82 Responses to “SC EP:665 Eerie Florida”

    • Tim H

      Hi, so I’m putting in a bid for the next episode to be a tribute or something along that line. For the stories of the ones that might have lost their lives to cryptids? Just an idea

  1. winkatme

    HEY WES, Time to BOOGIE with a BOOGER!!!! To all you AWESOME dad’s out there… HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! This episode is from my HOME state FLORIDUH! Home of HANGING CHADS and DEAD PEOPLE who all seem to vote REPUBLICAN? (little known fact from a past election) ET HEM……. NOW ON WITH THE SHOW! Nothin but LUV, WINK

    • Paul M

      Winkadink. = Any chance your WRONG on who the dead commies in Florida VOTE FOR = Or who gets caught with there dirty DEM HANDS in the vote COOKIE JAR = OR MAYBE you mite want to BRAG UP THE HONESTY OF THE HILLARY RUN DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. = YOU ARE A FISH OUT OF WATER SON

  2. F S

    Happy Father’s Day. I hope you are all as blessed as I have been with wonderful fathers.
    And to fathers out there – the most important gift a man can give his children is to love and respect their mother.
    Be blessed.

    • F S

      I wish we’d stick with your formula of witness encounters. This author and the zombie guy means we are two down on actual encounters.
      Nice gentleman but not what I come here for.

  3. Denise F

    Hope all you dad’s had a great day!
    A stormy East Texas night here and power just went out…..
    You know I’ll be a piss** ***** if my battery dies before the episode finishes lol. ?
    Thanks Wes and guests.

  4. Gary H

    I thought this was a non-political site about Bigfoot (wink at me) to be corrected that was acorn dead people sponsored by Democrats, but I come to this site to hear about Bigfoot not ignorant political views. Keep it Bigfoot cut the crap!

  5. Melissa P

    Good evening Wes. Happy Fathers Day! I read Max Brooks book Devolution. I really enjoyed it! Looking forward to listening to your show tonight, however, I HATE creepy dolls. It’s probably going to give me nightmares, thanks

  6. Lisa B

    I used to work at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Va. The stealth bombers would fly over the lab, heading to Langley Air Force Base, they’re amazing to see! Loved the flashlight story! Awesome show tonight!

  7. Debbie A

    What a great show Wes! It’s Not Sasquatch but I don’t mind hearing different kinds of accounts. That’s what our world is about.
    Happy Father’s Day!

  8. Darren H

    If you’re not going to dance with the one that brought you,
    I think you should rename your show
    Cryptid Chronicles! Just so people know what they’re signing up for…just sayin!

  9. Gary H

    Sorry by stating cut the crap I meant political views This is wes’s site and he can do anything he sees fit. This site is Bigfoot related. Not political they have other places for that. Not here. Great job Wes I enjoy your style of interviews!!!

  10. paul w

    My sister and her husband are big hikers in florida in crestview florida in particular, and they ran a bnb out of their 2nd home. Im always so worried about them hiking and something happening to them especially sasquatch related. my sister does not believe in bigfoot at all so my warnings are met with rolling eyes. But she did once say she thought she saw a “bear” in her vision to the side and it moved super fast out of sight. Could have been a bear maybe not…hmm. Anyways a short while back they found a hiker dead in his tent under mysterious circumstances and my sister had actually rented their bnb to him one time. She said he was a cool dude he seemed very experienced at hiking he had hiked all up and down the country but he dies in florida

    Makes ya go hmm….. here he is https://patch.com/new-york/brooklyn/can-police-podcast-help-id-mysterious-appalachian-hiker

    he has since been identified after this headline

    • Lisa B

      @Paul wow, that’s a weird story! It says he starved to death, yet he had quite a bit of cash on him. Something is very strange about this guy. Thanks for sharing the story…

    • m99

      @paul w ~ I know what you mean, and I worry but try not to. Only recently have I disclosed Sasquatch and/ or other cryptids as real to my kids. All I said (a couple times) is if you see something, even a bear or otherwise, do not run. Do not tell my grand-daughter to run. Back out slowly. Least they’re aware of the possibility. Plus I pray a lot. Lol. 🙂

  11. m99

    The guberment can call it ‘our’ tech if they want to. They can name it, normalize it, and make the public see what’s not there (or what IS there) as ho-hum, or usual. We know better.

    The way this guest, the writer qualifies everything, seems to say he’s used to telling people ‘stories’, and at the beginner or elementary level. It’s as though he thinks this site is novel and new. I’m glad Wes calls most interviews ‘episodes’, or ‘encounters’, not stories. Story’s are what people make up. Plus, they call ’em Boogers all over the south. And there are thousands of names for the Sasquatch all over the world.

    So, you’re at Sasquatch Chronicles dude, meaning most of Wes’ followers are with it on so many levels. Just sayin’

    • m99

      Side note: So when we moved to Washington State we went all around (as we could) and read some info. One thing that turned up is Concrete Wa is very haunted. Then we saw it on tv with a family that lives there. WE thought, no Concrete WA for us. Re: Chucky, I’ve never watched it. I thought Chucky the demon when I’d see it on HBO etc, back in the day.

    • Mason S

      Wes, if you haven’t already check out the episode on Binnall of America with the interview of Jason Offatt. It is in season 7 (I want to say around 40+minutes in). There are several stories about gnome-like creatures. The entire episode is great, but those stories are especially creepy.

  12. Tim N

    Credibility is everything when talking about the un known. Your guest has none, and i question yours. if you decide to delete this post that’s fine but then reimburse me for a month of shows until you get back to sasquatch.

  13. Kathy K

    My dad used to say; ” If you can’t say anything nice about something ( or someone!), Don’t say anything at all”. So, that’s what I plan on doing..Hope you had a Wonderful Father’s Day Wes, wishing you a Wonderful week!

  14. Kyle N

    Thanks Wes for the interesting listen. This guy had some interesting stories. Happy Father’s Day Wes and to all fathers on here!! Wes you do a great job. On a side note I realize people are entitled to their opinions and views but honoring another goes a long way. I see a lot of critical comments on here which is surprising as a new member. To those who think they “know” I ask they try to listen more to different types of people and views. Only then may they realize their impulse is a form of “control” which an attempt controlling others and their environment with words. As they say honor your neighbor. Honor over control.

  15. Jo M

    What is wrong with you people????? A. This is Wes’s show, he can do as he damn well pleases. 2. This show was just fun. It doesnt have to be underwear changing up close sasquatch every time! Sometimes you can just enjoy a story! Is $7 a month setting you back so far that you demand the quality to which you believe you’re entitled? OMG PEOPLE!!! If one particular show doesnt interest you, move on and wait for the next. Take your $7 and buy a 6 pack of Nati Light and relax. Argh! Pitchforks! Torches! More sasquatch! We demand truth all the time even if we’ve already heard over 1200 tales of terrifying experiences while sitting on our butts!!!!

  16. Jo M

    Natural Light. Really cheap beer. ? I’m not angry anymore. I just cant believe people complain like somehow the content should be up to them. Drives me bananas. I log in to post an appreciation and see all the goobers complaining and I’m just so tired of the arguing and criticizing and put downs these days that I cant take it anymore. Be nice, humans!! Yes, I’m aware of the hypocrisy and I wont post anymore. I already had to stop visiting the forum because of it. So much for finding a place to fit in.

  17. theresa m

    Thanks, Wes. Loved the show. Whatever you bring is always interesting and I don’t ever leave an episode feeling like I didn’t learn something new or just plain enjoying an episode where I get to sit back and listen. Happy Belated Father’s Day to all you dads!

    • Tom G

      I know its a very minor point but the guest lied about where the term 420 comes from. It is not related to a spontaneous combustion case no one has heard of. When you start to bend the truth and manipulate facts to your own narrative I cannot in good faith take seriously anything else you say. Good luck on the book sales.

      • William T

        I thought same thing. Stupid pot heads dont realize 4/20 is Hitlers BDay. Like hippies dont realize peace symbol is a depiction of Apostle Paul being crucified upside down, made by russian communists.
        Surprised Wes never heard of a Tulpa. I oft wonder if Tulpa affect colors experiencers after an encounter.

  18. Cathy C

    Thanks for another fun episode and all that you do! After reading these comments, I find I am very thankful I have an open mind and an passion for adventure–no matter where it takes me!! Love your shows!!

  19. Selden L

    Hello everyone I live about 10 miles outside of Louisa Kentucky really enjoyed the show and hearing the folklore I live off grid on 104 acres smack dab in the middle of about 700 acres we are the only people here my closest neighbor is about 3 miles the closest paved road is about 3 miles there’s literally no one out here and hasn’t been for at least 40 years with that said I have never seen anything on this property but we hear all kinds of crazy stuff out here and I have lots of pushed over and bent trees some snapped 8 feet in the air here recently we’ve been hearing activity close to the house a couple slabs on the house here in there pebbles being thrown on the roof while we’re trying to sleep just stuff like that we have a trail cams scattered throughout the property we have bears elk deer mountain lions coyotes you name it. I feel like my day is coming soon to see one of these creatures I’m somewhat excited but also really nervous as we have three young kids living here

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