Todays prompt is ‘What Am I Scared Of’ so I decided to share a podcast that I’ve been listening to, The Magnus Archives. I first heard about it from my daughter Boo, 15 who was addicted to listening to it while we were on holiday. I decided I’d check it out because it sounded like something I would like too.
The Magnus Archives by Rusty Quill
The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join new head archivist Jonathan Sims as he attempts to bring a seemingly neglected collection of supernatural statements up to date, converting them to audio and supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team.
Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as they look into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…Rusty Quill
The Podcast has actually finished now but you can still listen to it….without having to wait a week for the next episode. I’m not quite finished yet as I’m taking a break to listen to some audio books, but I can’t wait to get back to it.
At first you are introduced to a series of statements from people from all different times that are being sorted and recorded by the head archivist of the Magnus Institute. They are all a little different and some are a little more scarier than others, you get ghostly apparitions, creepy insects, missing persons, death, bodies, in fact anything you can be scared of. It’s described as horror but it seems more like a series of supernatural events. By the end of the first series you start seeing a pattern, get to know more members of the Magnus Institute and find out that it’s a lot more than a series of seemingly unconnected statements.
As the podcast moves on it gets a little scarier and it’s all really cleverly put together. So far I am really enjoying listening to it and I don’t have far to go to the climax, I’m sure it won’t disappoint. It’s great to have something to talk to my daughter about too and discuss our theories.
This is the first Podcast I have listened too, but it’s really got me hooked now and I’ll be looking for more. There are lots more available on the Rusty Quill site. Most of them are of the horror or supernatural genre. You can listen to them on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Stitcher or download them RSS. I have been listening to The Magnus Archives on Audible Which is free for me with my subscription.
What Am I Scared of?
We all have those little fears that bug us. I’m terrified of fire, after experiencing two house fires as a child (both neighbours houses not mine) I am also scared of spiders although I have got over this quite a lot and it’s only the really big ones that scare me now. I’m afraid of flying which is why I’ve never been on a plane.
There is not much supernatural that scares me, I’m pretty sure I’ve had some ghostly experiences myself which have unnerved me but not really scared me. When my Step-Dad died at home we could still hear him and smell him around the house. Mum decided to move house. Shortly after moving in I could hear a girl crying and calling for her Mum. This was strange as I don’t have a sister. She sounded really distressed, like she was in pain. I looked all over the house but the crying stopped suddenly when I went into the bathroom. A few days later I was talking to some of the other children in the neighbourhood (I was 14) and they told me that the girl that had lived there before had died of cancer, she was taken to hospital after a fall in the bathroom and never came home. We only lived in that house for a year.