Shipped High In Transit: a podcast, the aim of which is to prove wrong commonly believed myths and urban legends spread by misinformation on the internet.
This special pilot episode is the first in, what is hoped, to be an on going series looking into strange stories from the internet that may not be as mysterious as they are believed to be. Either these stories have been debunked but may still be presented as true by the internet or they are utterly unsolvable.
Ant brings the big international story this time and it’s called The Bloop. The Bloop is a sound recording taken in 1997 by the NOAA (the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). It is widely theorised that this is the call of a giant sea creature such as H.P.Lovecraft’s Cthulu… but is it?
Tom brings in a ghost story from closer to home; the tale of the Bluebell Hill Ghost. This is one of the most famous hauntings in Kent but, is it the spirit of a young woman who died after a car crash on the A229 on the eve of her wedding that just wants to get back to Gillingham or the imaginations of tired motorists?
If you have any urban legends or unexplained stories to tell, you can get in touch with us (for the moment) at firstname.lastname@example.org, just remember to put S.H.I.T. in the subject line! Also, if you’re a podcaster (or not) and want to present your own findings, please get in touch or follow @abhpod on Twitter and we’ll try to sort out a time for having you on the show – perhaps even host it with your friends. We want this to be as interactive as possible and know the podcasting community to be the most approachable group out there. So, give us a shout, even if it’s to correct or enhance what you’ve heard on the show.
We hope you enjoy this brand new podcast!