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MonsterTalk is the science show about monsters—a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves. Hosted by Blake Smith and Dr. Karen Stollznow.

Apr 26, 2021

Karen Stollznow and Matt Baxter team up to discuss one of Karen's favorite mysteries: The moving coffins of Chase Vault, Barbados. 


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Some links for today's episode:

Chase Vault (Atlas Obscura)

Transatlantic Sketches (Vol 1) by By Sir James Edward Alexander

An article with excellent photos of the tomb & cemetery.

Referenced in this episode:
Joe Nickell's 2-part coverage of the Chase Vaults in Fate Magazine:

Nickell, J. "Barbados' restless coffins laid to rest." Fate. 1 Apr. 1982, Volume 35, Number 4: 50-56.  (story continues in part 2 in the May 1982 issue pages 79-86.)

Lang & Payley's folklore "bi-located story"

Skeptoid coverage of the case.