44 - Bitten By Phantoms

The cases of the Romanian Eleonore Zugun, the Filipina Clarita Villanueva, and the English Giles children, all of whom were supposedly bitten by invisible phantoms.

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Opening music by Kevin MacLeod.

Closing music by Soma.

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