Donner Dinner Party

Welcome back to the second season of the Q Files. In our first episode, we will give you plenty of fascinating food for thought and more than a few human conundrums to chew upon. There are few stories that have captured the American imagination like the tragic and horrifying story of the Donner Party. We'll explore the tale of their cannibalistic nightmare...and host our own Donner dinner party.

The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

The Q Files documentary series will feature astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

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The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful. The dinner party music was provided through a creative commons license by Jazz at Mladost Club. It is entitled "Maiden Voyage" and was downloaded from freemusicarchive.org.

It's Time To Reopen The Q Files

Are you ready? In Season one, we took you on many adventures - we conducted seances, hunted ghost trains, sought out demons and even dug up the dead. But we were just getting started. Now, on The Q Files, Season 2, we’re going to fully embrace the notion that "not all those who wander are lost".

The Q Files is a personal, purposeful, paranormal podcast about the highly strange and weirdly unknown. Join us on our queer adventures as we explore the people, places, and phenomena, outside popular consciousness.

The Q Files documentary series will feature astonishing stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, occulture, forgotten history, and the strange.

Be Weird. Stay Curious. These are The Q Files.

Subscribe wherever you enjoy podcasts.

Stay in touch: Facebook: The Q Files Podcast, Twitter: TheQFilesPod, Instagram: TheQFilesPod

The music for The Q Files is provided by Sounds Like An Earful.

S1E20 - What Fresh Hell Is This

In this special episode, we'll share with you a brand new story related to Digging Up The Dead. This time covering the story of Dorthy Parker - an American writer of short stories, poetry, critical essays, and most notorious for her clever and biting wit and wise-cracks.

Be Weird. Stay Curious.

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Your hosts, Shane McClelland and Lori Gum, are curious explorers of the weird and strange. They co-created the hit series 'Queer Ghost Hunters' and together with their team of paranormal experts explore the strange, the unknown, and the phenomena outside popular consciousness.

The Q Files has been rated as one of the best paranormal podcasts by: Feedspot, Vurbl, and Queerty.

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The music in this episode was provided by 'Sounds Like An Earful.'

S1E19 - The Season 1 Porch

In the final episode of season 1, we'll go back to where it all began - Lori's back porch. Join us as we discuss our favorite episodes, what we're dying to cover next season, and give you a behind the scenes look at everything that happened in the first 18 episodes.

We'll be back before you know it! But be sure to subscribe to the show so you don't miss a thing.

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Your hosts, Shane McClelland and Lori Gum, are curious explorers of the weird and strange. They co-created the hit series 'Queer Ghost Hunters' and together with their team of paranormal experts explore the strange, the unknown, and the phenomena outside popular consciousness.

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We'd love to hear from you.

The music in this episode was provided by 'Sounds Like An Earful.'

S1E18 - Digging Up The Dead

In this episode, we'll get our hands dirty, digging up the dead. It’s not an often thought of or spoken about process, but exhumation happens more often than many of us realize. Ranging from lighthearted to deadly serious, Shane and Lori will explore stories ranging from King Arthur and vampires to Medger Evers and Emmett Till.

Be Weird. Stay Curious.

If you enjoyed this episode - tell your friends and leave a review.

Your hosts, Shane McClelland and Lori Gum, are curious explorers of the weird and strange. They co-created the hit series 'Queer Ghost Hunters' and together with their team of paranormal experts explore the strange, the unknown, and the phenomena outside popular consciousness.

The Q Files has been rated as one of the best paranormal podcasts by: Feedspot, Vurbl, and Queerty.

Connect with us on Facebook at: The Q Files Podcast; and on Twitter & Instagram at: TheQFilesPod

We'd love to hear from you.

The music in this episode was provided by 'Sounds Like An Earful.'

The audio clip of Mamie Till Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, is attributed to: American Experience; The Murder of Emmett Till; Interview with Mamie Till Mobley, mother of Emmett Till. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-5717m04w8f

S1E17 - Freaks - Johnny Eck

In this freaky episode, we will look "beyond" the normal. Just another way of saying "paranormal" if you will... but this time, from a very different vantage point.

We know this might seem an odd choice to start off the Pride Month of June but...just stick with us.

What fun is normal anyway?

Be Weird. Stay Curious.

If you enjoyed this episode - tell your friends and leave a review.

Your hosts, Shane McClelland and Lori Gum, are curious explorers of the weird and strange. They co-created the hit series 'Queer Ghost Hunters' and together with their team of paranormal experts explore the strange, the unknown, and the phenomena outside popular consciousness.

The Q Files has been rated as one of the best paranormal podcasts by: Feedspot, Vurbl, and Queerty.

Connect with us on Facebook at: The Q Files Podcast; and on Twitter & Instagram at: TheQFilesPod

We'd love to hear from you.

The music in this episode was provided by 'Sounds Like An Earful' and others.

S1E16 - Phantom of Flatwoods

This paranormal adventure has Shane and Lori exploring the legend of the Phantom of Flatwoods - a mysterious alien-cryptid from West Virginia.

The Phantom of Flatwoods is also known as: the Braxton County Monster, The Green Monster, and most famously as, The Flatwoods Monster.

The astonishing event was the talk of the small town. It made local news, national news, world news - later even ending up in video games like Zelda and Fallout. It was rated as the #11 story of 1952.

Be Weird. Stay Curious.

If you enjoyed this curious alien cryptid episode - tell your friends and leave a review.

Your hosts, Shane McClelland and Lori Gum, are curious explorers of the weird and strange. They co-created the hit series 'Queer Ghost Hunters' and together with their team of paranormal experts explore the strange, the unknown, and the phenomena outside popular consciousness.

The Q Files has been rated as one of the best paranormal podcasts by: Feedspot, Vurbl, and Queerty.

Connect with us on Facebook at: The Q Files Podcast; and on Twitter & Instagram at: TheQFilesPod

We'd love to hear from you.

The music in this episode was provided by 'Sounds Like An Earful' and is titled: "The 8-Bit Forest"

S1E15 - Ghost Train

The ghost train investigation has Shane and Lori in the field and haunting the railroad. Hundreds of people over the years have claimed to have seen the ghost train traveling across its familiar tracks. It has been witnessed that clocks and watches stop as the translucent, spectral train image passes in front of them. Sometimes people even see phantom smoke belch from the train stack as it approaches.

Listen in to see what they find.

Be Weird. Stay Curious. If you liked this episode, tell a friend, or leave a review.

Your hosts, Shane McClelland and Lori Gum, are curious explorers of the weird and strange. They co-created the hit series 'Queer Ghost Hunters' and together with their team of paranormal experts explore the strange, the unknown, and the phenomena outside popular consciousness.

Connect with us on Facebook at: The Q Files Podcast; and on Twitter & Instagram at: TheQFilesPod

We'd love to hear from you.

The music in this episode was provided by 'Sounds Like An Earful.'

S1E14 - The Crosswick Monster

This paranormal adventure has Shane and Lori exploring the legend of The Crosswick Monster - a mysterious cryptid from Ohio.

Cryptids are animals that have not been proven to exist - like Bigfoot. However, as you'll learn, the cryptid from Crosswick is a reptilian monster that was seen by many folks before mysteriously vanishing.

Be Weird. Stay Curious.

If you enjoyed this curious cryptid episode - tell your friends and leave a review.

Your hosts, Shane McClelland and Lori Gum, are curious explorers of the weird and strange. They co-created the hit series 'Queer Ghost Hunters' and together with their team of paranormal experts explore the strange, the unknown, and the phenomena outside popular consciousness.

Connect with us on Facebook at: The Q Files Podcast; and on Twitter & Instagram at: TheQFilesPod

We'd love to hear from you.

The music in this episode was provided by 'Sounds Like An Earful' and is titled: "Suspicion Rising," "Greed," and "Grit"

S1E13 - Stigmata Minisode Update

An exciting update to our last episode - Stigmata. This paranormal minisode includes a riveting find by Lori, and a supernatural question from Shane. If you have any additional finds or thoughts of your own, please let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

We encourage you to listen to our full Stigmata episode before this, if you have not. From last week's spooky stigmata episode:

Stigmata is the supernatural appearance of wounds that mimic the wounds of Jesus Christ during his crucifixion.

If coronavirus/covid-19 has you staying home and avoiding others, if you've already binged the Tiger King Joe Exotic 17 times, join Shane and Lori on an exciting paranormal adventure that travels through time exploring occurrences of stigmata.

In this supernatural Easter themed episode of The Q Files, we'll discuss the history of stigmata and share the stories of modern stigmatists, Cloretta 'Cocoa' Robinson and Rhoda Wise.

Be Weird. Stay Curious.

If you enjoyed this stimulating stigmatic episode - tell your friends and leave a review.

Your hosts, Shane McClelland and Lori Gum, are curious explorers of the weird and strange. They co-created the hit series 'Queer Ghost Hunters' and together with their team of paranormal experts explore the strange, the unknown, and the phenomena outside popular consciousness.

Connect with us on Facebook at: The Q Files Podcast; and on Twitter & Instagram at: TheQFilesPod

We'd love to hear from you.

The music in this episode was provided by 'Sounds Like An Earful' and is titled: "Just One Last Thing"