The Sheppton Mythology

Strange Familiars

Mar 9 2023 • 1 hr 17 mins

Maxim Furek stops by to discuss his book, Sheppton: The Myth, Miracle, and Music. A mining disaster in the Coal Region of Pennsylvania in 1963 left three men trapped. Two men survived, and when they came out of the mine, they told strange stories of incredible visions, weird humanoid creatures, and an apparition of Pope John XXIII.

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