35 - Indrid Cold

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By Sequoyah Kennedy and Willow Truman, Sequoyah Kennedy, and Willow Truman. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In November of 1967, on a dark and rainy night night on Route 77 in West Virginia, traveling salesman Woodrow Derenberger had an encounter with a UFO and the odd, overly friendly pilot of said UFO. A man named Indrid Cold. Reported as a side story in John Keel's now legendary book The Mothman Prophecies, which chronicled all the high strangeness happening in West Virginia in those days, the legend of Indrid Cold has taken on a life of its own. And for good reason.

In this episode we focus on Woodrow Derenberger's own book Visitors From Lanulos, which is possibly the silliest book ever written. We learn about Woodrow's longtime friendship with Indrid Cold and his fellow Lanulessians, his visits to Lanulos itself, space-green-beans, space-department-stores, space-families, and a whole host of other nonsense. It turns out the "grinning man" of creepypasta lore is far friendlier and far more "normal" than most people assume. Which makes it all the more strange that as this beautiful friendship was developing, Woody's life began falling apart. Stranger still: there's witnesses. Sort of.

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