The Spoop Files Podcast

Case File #1: Be Wary of the Wendigo

May 30, 2018

Hello and welcome to The Spoop Files, the show where we take a look at some of Canada's strangest cryptids, myths, mysteries, and alien encounters! Join us in our innaugural episode as we take a look at one of Canada's more terrifying Native American monsters. Make sure you're all bundled up nice and warm as we discuss... The Wendigo.

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Supplementary Files

Wendigo Description

https://www.ghostlyactivities.com/wendigos-cursed-craving-flesh/ - An interesting look at the Wendigo

http://cryptoreports.com/tag/recent-wendigo-sightings - A report on recent Wendigo sightings

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/mn-wendigo/ - Quite possibly the best look at the Wendigo

http://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/be-wary-wendigo-terrifying-beast-native-american-legend-insatiable-hunger - Another description of the Wendigo

http://www.pararesearchers.org/index.php/folklore-a-mythology/306-the-wendigo - A description of the Wendigo by locals (buy local!)

http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/07/windigo.html - One origin of a Wendigo

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=252985 - Just… just read it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo_(comics) - Wikipedia article about Wendigo comics

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Until_Dawn - Wikipedia article about Until Dawn, which features wendigos

https://legionmagazine.com/en/2003/01/beware-the-windigo/ - Legion Magazine article on the wendigo (Extremely useful for sociological evidence!)

http://cryptomundo.com/ an awesome cryptids resource

 

Wendigo Psychosis

https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Wendigo+Psychosis - Free Medical Dictionary definition of Wendigo Psychosis

https://drmarkgriffiths.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/flesh-start-a-beginners-guide-to-windigo-psychosis/ - A fairly interesting look at Wendigo Psychosis by a Professor of Gambling Studies (Pro tip: have your grain of salt already prepared before reading)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture-bound_syndrome#DSM-5_list - DSM-V list of Culture-bound Syndromes, where Wendigo Psychosis is suspiciously absent?

 

Wendigo Fever

https://www.ranker.com/list/wendigo-facts/lyra-radford - A brief mention of Wendigo Fever on - you guessed it - a Ranker.com list.

http://unnaturalworld.wikia.com/wiki/Wendigo#Powers - A Wiki article that also mentions Wendigo Fever. Do you catch the theme here?

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/afflictions/diseases/diseases-3pp/wendigo-fever/ - The D&D affliction that almost certainly started the idea (not the other way around)

 

Swift Runner

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/hanged/swiftrunner.html - Edmonton Journal article about Swift Runner

http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/swift-runner.html - Gods and Monsters article about Swift Runner, only SLIGHTLY pilfered from the Edmonton Journal

http://www.executedtoday.com/2014/12/20/1879-swift-runner-wendigo/ - ExecutedToday.com article (I didn’t even know that was a website what the heck)

https://knowledgenuts.com/2015/12/19/the-terrifying-tale-of-swift-runner-and-the-wendigo/ - KnowledgeNuts article about Swift Runner

 

Jack Fiddler

http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/zhauwuno_geezhigo_gaubow_13E.html - Biography on Jack Fiddler (Zhauwuno-Geezhigo-Gaubow)

http://reservationhorror.tumblr.com/post/44555205876/jack-fiddler-wendigo-killer - Tumblr post describing Jack Fiddler

http://www.hypocritereader.com/2/the-power-to-punish - Article about power dynamics in the Jack Fiddler trial

https://www.ozy.com/flashback/meet-jack-the-cannibal-killer/67368 - An Ozy article on Jack Fiddler

http://www.unexplainable.net/simply-unexplainable/the-death-of-the-wendigo-and-jack-fiddler.php - Unexplainable.net article on Jack Fiddler

 

Native Legends

http://www.native-languages.org/search-results.htm?cx=partner-pub-8872632675285158%3Ab1nuwouwkjx&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=wendigo&sa=Search+Our+Site

http://www.samoyed.org/dogind.html how the dog came to the indians

http://www.mpm.edu/content/wirp/ICW-141.html#windigo ojibwe stories

 

Related Monsters

http://www.native-languages.org/ice-cannibal.htm ice cannibals

http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Old_Yellow_Top

https://www.sasquatchcanada.com/ontario-sightings.html apparently the wendigo is possibly a sasquatch???

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