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The Magnus Archives

Rusty Quill

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Make your statement, face your fear. A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, ...Show More
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16:42 | Mar 24th, 2016

Case #0122204 Statement of Nathan Watts, regarding an encounter on Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh . … The Magnus Archives are now open… Join Head Archivist Jonathan Sims as he begins his work transcribing the archives of the Magnus Institute. An org...Show More

16:18 | Aug 23rd, 2017

#0170216-A Original recording of manifestations and sightings at the Magnus Institute, London, 16th February 2017. If you'd like to support us, head to www.patreon.com/rustyquill Sound effects for this episode provided by Stubb, saturdaysoundguy,...Show More
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22:55 | Aug 16th, 2017

#0011206 Statement of Lawrence Moore, regarding something that was not his cousin. Original statement given June 12th 2001. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Lacey Rough, Julia Morgan, Nope, Liss Kuhlman, Franchesca Todd, Elena Mychaleckj, Matt Weir,...Show More

22:46 | Aug 2nd, 2017

#0171302 Statement of Melanie King, regarding her further researches into... war ghosts. Recorded direct from subject 13th February 2017. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Will Coleda, Laura Eberly, Jon Bettin, Alicia Ochsner, Brad Bone, Alan Sharpe...Show More

18:55 | Apr 12th, 2017

Case #9721207 Statement of Rosa Meyer, concerning a persistent feeling of being watched. Original statement given July 12th 1972. Thank you to this week's patrons: Icarus, okpksound, Katrina Salomons, Kat Munn, Jarrod Holmes, Chris Yost, George Sto...Show More

21:22 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Case #0090404 Statement of Carter Chilcott, regarding their time spent in isolation aboard the Space Station Daedalus in September 2007. Sound effects for this episode provided by YMB, Omar Alvarado and previously credited artists via freesound.org...Show More

22:36 | Dec 8th, 2016

Case #0131103 Statement of Jennifer Ling, regarding a live musical performance she attended in Soho. Original statement given November 3rd 2013. … If you haven’t already, be sure to visit www.RustyQuill.com/subscribe in order to subscribe to us using...Show More

28:51 | Sep 14th, 2016

Case #0121911 Statement of Nicole Baxter, regarding visits culminating in the fire that consumed Ivy Meadows Care Home in Woodley, Greater Manchester. … As Season 1 draws inexorably closer towards its close remember, any questions you have for writer...Show More

31:34 | Jun 15th, 2016

Case #8163103 Statement of Albrecht von Closen, regarding a discovered tomb near his estate in the Black Forest. … Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for us in the 2016 Podcast Awards. We were completely overwhelmed by your support and look...Show More

24:19 | Aug 8th

Case # 0110304 Statement of Sunil Maraj, regarding their work as a security guard and the disappearance of their co-worker Samson Stiller. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Shahrzad Mohammed, Mariss...Show More

19:59 | Nov 30th, 2017

#0171702-B Statement of Alice "Daisy" Tonner, regarding the crimes and death of Calvin Benchley. Statement never given. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Dylan Baldanza, Maura Manninen, Rae Valentine, Dai, Greg Meyer, Theresa Bhagavatula, Oltanya, G...Show More

25:15 | Nov 23rd, 2017

#0171702-A Statement of Jonathan Sims, regarding a childhood encounter with a book formerly possessed by Jurgen Leitner. Statement recorded by subject, February 18th 2017. Thanks to this week's Patrons: FooLord, Justen Riley, Chris Taylor, Felix ...Show More

32:40 | Aug 30th, 2017

#0170216-B Statement of Jurgen Leitner regarding his life and works. Recorded direct from subject 16th February 2017. If you'd like to support us, head to www.patreon.com/rustyquill Sound effects for this episode provided by BathroomCrooner, Soun...Show More

18:31 | Aug 9th, 2017

#9941509 Statement of Lucy Cooper. Incident occurred in Draycott, Somerset, August 1994. Victim’s name given as Rose Cooper. Statement given 15th September, 1994. Committed to tape 4th November, 1996. Gertrude Robinson Recording. Thanks to this w...Show More

20:37 | Jul 26th, 2017

#0060711 Statement of Stephen Walker, regarding his brother's disappearance from the top of Tour Montparnasse in October 2006. Original statement given November 7th 2006. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Angelina Orlicky, Sigurd Hrothvitnir, Surly ...Show More

19:43 | Jul 19th, 2017

#0150806 Statement of Lydia Halligan regarding her insomnia. Original statement given 8th June 2015. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Zach, Lawrence Allen, Bob Hundertmark, Cassandra Berry, Grant Lindley, Alexandra Spouse, Alexander Linde Nielsen, Sa...Show More

19:14 | Jul 12th, 2017

#0171102 You said it started with a kidnapping case? Thanks to this week's Patrons: Joli Furnari, Smriti Prabhat, Daniel I, Matthew Seidl, Laura, Kathleen Birley, Caroline, Brendan Reilly, Christopher Otero, Ramius If you'd like to support us, hea...Show More

23:48 | Jul 6th, 2017

#0092010 Statement of Craig Goodall, regarding his explorations of an abandoned chicken and kebab shop in Walthamstow. Original statement given 20th October 2009. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Rachel Reeves, Dakota Jahn, Izzy Peart-Mills, Patrick...Show More

18:49 | Jun 28th, 2017

#0172501 Statement of Karolina Górka, regarding a brief period trapped on the London Underground. Statement taken direct from subject 25th January 2017. If you'd like to support us, head to www.patreon.com/rustyquill Sound effects for this episod...Show More

20:20 | Jun 21st, 2017

#0030912 Statement of Masato Murray, regarding an unusual inheritance and the causes thereof. Original Statement given 9th December 2003. If you'd like to support us, head to www.patreon.com/rustyquill Sound effects for this episode provided by pr...Show More

23:55 | Jun 14th, 2017

#0101811 Statement of Darren Harlow, regarding a failed psychology experiment at the University of Surrey. Original statement given 18th November 2010. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Ross Barlow, Simon Doderer, Heather MacKenzie, Callum Thomas, Am...Show More

19:22 | Jun 7th, 2017

#0030306 Statement of Joseph Russo regarding a book allegedly authored by Sir Frederick Treeves. Original statement given June 3rd 2003. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Paul Sims, Janelle Gobin, Rachel Lewis, Josh Zurcher, Luke Adams, Bobthezool,....Show More

20:41 | May 31st, 2017

#0071803 Statement of Jack Barnabas regarding a short-lived courtship with Agnes Montague in the Autumn of 2006. Original statement given March 18th 2007. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Martin Orchard, Cheryl Peterson, Kristen Bonner, Zack Clark,...Show More

22:07 | May 24th, 2017

#0002202 Statement of Vincent Yang regarding his claimed imprisonment by Mikaele Salesa. Original statement given 22nd February 2000. Thank you to this week's patrons: A.L. Hade, Tim Ledsam, Kay, Kandria Sanchez, Rokk, Julie Saunders, Nate Clevelan...Show More

27:22 | May 17th, 2017

#0170701 Statement of Tessa Winters, regarding a strange computer program she downloaded from the deep web three months ago. Statement recorded direct from subject, 7th January 2017. Thank you to this week's patrons: Kate Onyett, Nik Crombie, Josh ...Show More

21:05 | May 10th, 2017

#0152005 Statement of Donna Gwynne, regarding an unlicenced archeological dig near the Red Sea in Egypt. Original statement given May 20th 2015. Thank you to this week's patrons: Jack Burton, Sarah Lykins, Florence, Shayne Legassia, Danielle Sturge...Show More

20:52 | May 3rd, 2017

Case #0143103 Statement of Erin Gallagher-Nelson, regarding an urban exploration trip beneath St Paul’s Church West Hackney. Original statement given March 31st 2014. Thank you to this week's patrons: Deirdre, SJPatterson, Kay Hoddy, Daniele Bouche...Show More

23:13 | Apr 26th, 2017

Case #0080307 Statement of Mary Keay, recorded 3rd July 2008. Regarding her first Leitner. Special thanks to Carrie Cohen as the voice of Mary Keay Thank you to this week's patrons: James Gibson, Samantha Emery, Elizabeth, Erin Butler, Dominic Zea...Show More

17:50 | Apr 19th, 2017

Case #0160112 Statement of Detective Alice “Daisy” Tonner, regarding the traffic stop of a delivery van on the M6 near Preston on the afternoon of 24th July 2002. Thank you to this week's patrons: Will Blackstock, Stuart McQueen, Kevin Turner, Sim...Show More

21:47 | Apr 5th, 2017

Case #0052911 Statement of Ronald Sinclair regarding his years spent in a teenage half way house on Hill Top Road, Oxford. Original statement given November 29th 2005. Thank you to this week's patrons: Jagovanni, Summoboomo, Meredith Clayton, K, M...Show More

19:34 | Mar 29th, 2017

Case #8450512 Unsigned statement regarding potential cannibalism while attempting to travel the Oregon Trail. Original letter dated December 4th 1845. Sound effects for this episode provided by previously credited artists via freesound.org. You ca...Show More

22:34 | Mar 16th, 2017

Case #0100710-B Continued statement Trevor Herbert, regarding the latter years of his career as a vampire hunter. Original statement given July 10th 2010. ... If you haven’t already, be sure to visit www.RustyQuill.com/subscribe in order to subscr...Show More

21:23 | Mar 9th, 2017

Case #0160311 Statement of Jordan Kennedy, regarding several encounters while working in pest control. ... If you haven’t already, be sure to visit www.RustyQuill.com/subscribe in order to subscribe to us using your podcast software of choice and ...Show More

19:58 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Case #0132306 Statement of Alexander Scaplehorn regarding his evaluation of The Trophy Room taxidermists in Barnet. ... If you have sound editing experience and want help us make programmes like The Magnus Archives, be sure to send us an email to ...Show More

23:56 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Case #9970509 Sergeant Walter Heller recording. Regarding a discovery made near Alexandria during Operation Crusader in November of 1941. … If you have sound editing experience and want help us make programmes like The Magnus Archives, be sure to ...Show More

22:42 | Feb 16th, 2017

Case #0040904 Statement of Phillip Brown, regarding his time working at HMP Wakefield between 1990 and 2002. … If you have sound editing experience and want help us make programmes like The Magnus Archives, be sure to send us an email to HR@RustyQ...Show More

20:29 | Feb 9th, 2017

Case #0080701 Statement of Antonia Hayley, regarding a deep dive that took place near Sable Island, Nova Scotia in August 2006. … If you have sound editing experience and want help us make programmes like The Magnus Archives, be sure to send us an...Show More

19:26 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Case #8141206 Statement of Sampson Kempthrone, regarding the workhouse architecture of George Gilbert Scott. Original statement given June 12th 1841. … If you haven’t already, be sure to visit www.RustyQuill.com/subscribe in order to subscribe to us ...Show More

27:27 | Jan 26th, 2017

Case #0081103 Statement of Gregory Pryor regarding his investigations into one Hector Lerado during the summer of 2007. … Today’s episode has been sponsored by Failbetter Games, so be sure to check out Fallen London at www.Failbettergames.com/RustyQu...Show More

23:14 | Jan 19th, 2017

Case #0100325 Statement of Andrea Nunis, regarding a series of encounters in the streets of Genoa, Italy Original statement given 25th March, 2010. … Today’s episode has been sponsored by Failbetter Games, so be sure to check out Fallen London at www...Show More

21:20 | Jan 12th, 2017

Case #0161002 Statement of Helen Richardson, regarding a new door in a house she was selling. Statement recorded direct from subject 2nd October 2016. … Today’s episode has been sponsored by Failbetter Games, so be sure to check out Fallen London at ...Show More

24:09 | Jan 5th, 2017

Case #9981221 Statement of Herbert Knox, regarding a repeat customer to his bookshop in Chichester. Original statement given December 21st 1998. … Special thanks again to Ian Hayles for editing assistance with today’s episode. Today’s episode has bee...Show More

20:03 | Dec 29th, 2016

Case #0110209 Statement of Thomas Neill, regarding his experiences working in malarial research during the spring of 2010. Original statement given February 9th 2011. … Special thanks again to Ian Hayles for editing assitance with today’s episode and...Show More

21:51 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Case #9790302 Yuri Utkin. Incident occurred in the village of Algasovo, central Russia, November 1952. Statement given 2nd March, 1979. Committed to tape 15th April, 1997. Gertrude Robinson Recording. … Special thanks again to Ian Hayles for editing ...Show More

18:07 | Dec 15th, 2016

Case #0160919 Statement of Police Constable Basira Hussain regarding her time investigating strange occurrences as part of Section 31. Statement taken direct from subject September 19th 2016. … Special thanks to Ian Hayles for editing assitance with ...Show More

26:20 | Dec 1st, 2016

Case #0160902 Statement of Jonathan Sims, Head Archivist of the Magnus Institute, regarding exploration of the tunnels recently discovered below the archive. Statement given direct, 2nd September 2016. … Welcome back to The Magnus Archives… The Magnu...Show More

00:50 | Nov 17th, 2016

“Make your statement. Face your fear.” Season 2 of The Magnus Archives will commence on the 1st December 2016. See you soon. (Trailer featuring SFX from Podsburgh,Inkington, JakLocke and previously credited artists via www.Freesound.org)

25:14 | Oct 12th, 2016

Case #0160729-B Statement of Elias Buchard, Tim Stoker, Sasha James, Martin Blackwood and Jonathan Sims regarding the infestation of the Magnus Institute by the entity formerly known as Jane Prentiss. … And so we arrive at the end of Season 1. Seas...Show More

21:16 | Oct 5th, 2016

Case #0160729-A Original recording of Jane Prentiss’ attack upon The Magnus Institute, London, 29th July 2016. … Next week’s episode is the final in season 1 of the Magnus Archives. Season 2 will be coming after a short break. More details next week....Show More

19:36 | Sep 28th, 2016

Case #0120606 Statement of Andre Ramao, regarding a series of misplaced objects lost over the course of three month. Original statement given June 6th 2012. … This is your last chance to submit a question to writer/narrator Jonathan Sims before we re...Show More

18:17 | Sep 21st, 2016

Case #0090608 Statement of Jason North, regarding the discovery of an alleged ritual site found near Loch Glass in Scotland. … As Season 1 draws inexorably towards its close remember, we will be hosting an interview at the end of season one and if yo...Show More

24:31 | Sep 7th, 2016

Case #0020406 Statement of Harold Silvana, regarding discoveries made during the renovation of the Reform Club, Pall Mall. … If you have any questions for writer/narrator Jonathan Sims or the rest of the team at Rusty Quill visit our forums at www.Ru...Show More

24:34 | Aug 31st, 2016

Case #0161207 Statement of Dr. Lionel Elliott, regarding a series of events that took place during his class Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology, at Kings College, London. … If you have any questions for writer/narrator Jonathan Sims or the ...Show More

24:26 | Aug 24th, 2016

Case #0110201 Statement of Carlita Sloane, regarding her work on a container ship travelling from Southampton to Porto do Itaqui. … If you have any questions for writer/narrator Jonathan Sims or the rest of the team at Rusty Quill visit our forums at...Show More

19:51 | Aug 17th, 2016

Case #0142302 Statement of Jane Prentiss, regarding a wasps nest in her attic. … If you have any questions for writer/narrator Jonathan Sims or the rest of the team at Rusty Quill visit our forums at www.RustyQuill.com and post it to the dedicated th...Show More

21:41 | Aug 10th, 2016

Case #0100912 Statement of Lawrence Mortimer, regarding his hunting trip to Blue Ridge, Viginia. … If you have any questions for writer/narrator Jonathan Sims or the rest of the team at Rusty Quill visit our forums at www.RustyQuill.com and post it t...Show More

23:03 | Aug 3rd, 2016

Case #0130111 Statement of David Laylow, regarding his time working at an industrial abattoir near Dalston. … If you have any questions for writer/narrator Jonathan Sims or the rest of the team at Rusty Quill visit our forums at www.RustyQuill.com an...Show More

24:56 | Jul 27th, 2016

Case #9720406 Statement of Nathaniel Thorp, regarding his own mortality … If you have any questions for writer/narrator Jonathan Sims or the rest of the team at Rusty Quill visit our forums at www.RustyQuill.com and post it to the dedicated thread. W...Show More

24:01 | Jul 20th, 2016

Case #0161704 Statement of Melanie King, regarding events at the abandoned Cambridge Military Hospital during filming in January 2015. … If you have any questions for writer/narrator Jonathan Sims or the rest of the team at Rusty Quill visit our foru...Show More

16:58 | Jul 13th, 2016

Case #0032408 Statement of Paul McKenzie, regarding repeated nocturnal intrusions into his home. … If you have any questions for writer/narrator Jonathan Sims or the rest of the team at Rusty Quill visit our forums at www.RustyQuill.com and post it t...Show More

23:38 | Jul 6th, 2016

Case #0160204 Statement of Sasha James, assistant archivist at the Magnus Institute, London, regarding a series of paranormal sightings. … If you have any questions for Jonathan Sims or the rest of the team at Rusty Quill visit our forums at www.Rust...Show More

26:31 | Jun 29th, 2016

Case #0151904 Statement of Mark Bilham, regarding events culminating in his visit to Hither Green chapel. … Thanks again to everyone who took the time to vote for us in the 2016 Podcast Awards, sadly we didn’t manage to win this year but just getting...Show More

23:11 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Case #0051701 Statement of Leanne Denikin, regarding an antique calliope organ she possessed briefly in August 2004. … Thanks again to everyone who took the time to vote for us in the 2016 Podcast Awards, we find out the winners next week. Be sure to...Show More

23:16 | Jun 8th, 2016

Case #0161203 Statement of Martin Blackwood, archival assistant at the Magnus Institute, London, regarding a close encounter with something he believes to have once been Jane Prentiss. … There is still time to vote for The Magnus Archives in the Arts...Show More

18:35 | Jun 1st, 2016

Case #0022010 Statement of Moira Kelly, regarding the disappearance of her son Robert. … There is still time to vote for The Magnus Archives in the Arts category of the 2016 Podcast Awards! Don’t forget that our other podcast, Rusty Quill Gaming, has...Show More

24:53 | May 25th, 2016

Case #0113005-B Continuation of the statement of Father Edwin Burroughs, regarding his claimed demonic possession. … We are happy to announce that The Magnus Archives has been nominated in the Arts category of the 2016 Podcast Awards! Even better, ou...Show More

20:13 | May 18th, 2016

Case #0113005 Statement of Father Edwin Burroughs, regarding his claimed demonic possession. … Be sure to subscribe using your podcast software of choice to get every episode automatically downloaded to your device. Visit Rustyquill.com/subscribe fo...Show More

20:42 | May 11th, 2016

Case #0081212 Statement of Christof Rudenko, regarding his interactions with a first floor resident of Welbeck House, Wandsworth. … Be sure to subscribe using your podcast software of choice to get every episode automatically downloaded to your devi...Show More

27:11 | May 4th, 2016

Case #9991006 Statement of Sebastian Adekoya, regarding a new acquisition at Chiswick Library. … Thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate us for the People’s Podcast Awards, we really appreciate your support. As our launch draws to a close we...Show More

23:47 | May 1st, 2016

Case #0150409 Statement of Carlos Vittery regarding his Arachnophobia and its manifestations. … Thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate us for the People’s Podcast Awards, we really appreciate your support. Be sure to subscribe using your po...Show More

26:48 | Apr 27th, 2016

Case #0140911 Statement of Laura Popham, regarding her experience exploring the Three Counties System of caves with her Sister Aleana Sanderson. … Featuring Hannah Brankin as Laura Popham. Thanks again for all the support from everyone since we launc...Show More

25:52 | Apr 24th, 2016

Case #0112905 Statement of Lee Rentoul, on the murder of his associate Paul Noriega. … Thanks again for all the support from everyone since we launched. All your reviews and recommendations have really had an impact on our launch. The Magnus Archives...Show More

28:58 | Apr 20th, 2016

Case #0161301 Statement of Naomi Herne, regarding the events following the funeral of her fiancé, Evan Lukas. … Today’s episode features guest star Katie Davison. Thanks again for all the support from everyone since we launched. All your reviews and ...Show More

26:04 | Apr 17th, 2016

Case #0121102 Statement of Lesere Saraki, regarding a recent night-shift at St. Thomas Hospital, London . … Thanks again for everyone who has taken the time to subscribe and leave us a review. We have been enjoying our time on the front page of iTune...Show More

23:44 | Apr 15th, 2016

Case #0151403 Statement of Antonio Blake , regarding his recent dreams about Gertrude Robinson, previous Head Archivist of the Magnus Institute. … Thanks again for everyone who has taken the time to subscribe and leave us a review. We have been enjoy...Show More

26:02 | Apr 13th, 2016

Case #0100710 Statement of Trevor Herbert, regarding his life as a self-proclaimed vampire hunter. … Thanks again for everyone who has taken the time to subscribe and leave us a review. We have been enjoying our time on the front page of iTunes. Hope...Show More

31:12 | Apr 10th, 2016

Case #0020312 Statement of Julia Montork regarding the actions and motivations of her father the serial killer Robert Montork. … Thanks again for everyone who has taken the time to subscribe and leave us a review. We look forward to being the reason ...Show More

26:17 | Apr 8th, 2016

Case #0071304 Statement of Evo Lensik regarding his experiences during the construction of a house on hilltop road Oxford. … Remember that during these launch weeks we need as many reviews and subscriptions as possible in order to get the attention w...Show More

24:06 | Apr 6th, 2016

Case #9220611 Statement of Staff Sgt. Clarence Berry regarding his time serving with Wilfred Owen in the great war. … For everyone who has already left a review, thank you! As an independent production company we cant afford big adverts so your revi...Show More

17:35 | Apr 3rd, 2016

Case #0140912 Statement of Timothy Hodge regarding his sexual encounter with Harriet Lee and her subsequent death. … For the duration of launch we will be releasing three episodes a week instead of our normal weekly release schedule. We hope you enjo...Show More

21:17 | Apr 1st, 2016

Case #0092302 Statement Of Keiran Woodward regarding items recovered from the refuse of 93 Lancaster Rd. Walthamstowe. … For the duration of launch we will be releasing three episodes a week instead of our normal weekly release schedule. We hope you ...Show More

30:10 | Mar 30th, 2016

Case #0132806 Statement of Dominic Swain regarding a book briefly in his possession in the winter of 2012. … If you intend to leave a review but haven’t already please do so! We are an independent production company without a major marketing budget s...Show More

24:19 | Mar 27th, 2016

Case #0070107 Statement of Amy Patel, regarding the alleged disappearance of her acquaintance Graham Folger. … For the duration of launch we will be releasing three episodes a week instead of our normal weekly release schedule. We hope you enjoy the ...Show More

25:31 | Mar 26th, 2016

Case #9982211 Statement of Joshua Gellespie regarding his time in the possession of an apparently empty wooden casket. … For the duration of launch we will be releasing three episodes a week instead of our normal weekly release schedule. We hope you ...Show More

01:46 | Mar 20th, 2016

“Make your statement, face your fear.” The Magnus Archives are… OPEN. Come listen to our weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. ...Show More

02:18 | Mar 19th, 2016

“Make your statement, face your fear.” Here is the pre-launch trailer for The Magnus Archives, wherein our new Archivist makes his first attempt to record a transcript. The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in th...Show More

00:25 | Mar 18th, 2016

“Make your statement, face your fear.” The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction podcast released every Thursday featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more. Coming March 24th 2016. The Magnus Archives is an original program pro...Show More

26:58 | Sep 12th

Case #0120204 Statement of Barbara Mullen-Jones regarding her nine months spent with The Divine Chain cult. Original Statement given 2nd April 2012. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist.  Thanks to this week's Patrons: Jennifer Payto...Show More

27:17 | Sep 5th

Case #8370108 Statement of Hezekiah Wakely regarding his career as a gravedigger, compiled from a series of letters to Nathaniel Beale between 1837 and 1839. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist.  Thanks to this week's Patrons: Micha...Show More

23:18 | Aug 29th

Case #0181408 Statement of Simon Fairchild regarding Peter Lukas and The Extinction. Audio recording by Martin Blackwood, assistant to to Peter Lukas  Thanks to this week's Patrons: Michael, Erinn Triplett, Kaii's Creations, Hayley R, TheAceAce...Show More

28:34 | Aug 22nd

Case #0140911 Statement of Herman Gorgoli regarding his a period trapped alone in a suburban area of Cheadle. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Bruno Falcon, Brian Taulbee, Anastasia Keelor, William...Show More

21:49 | Aug 15th

Case #0131305 Statement of Judith O’Neill, regarding their time at the Anglo-Brazilian Amazon Trust Audio recording by Martin Blackwood, assistant to to Peter Lukas Thanks to this week's Patrons: Ben Hinder, Amanda!, Roar Granevang, Julia Duffy...Show More

23:55 | Aug 1st

Case # 0182007 Statement of Annabelle Cane, regarding her history and her observations of the Magnus Institute, London. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Janik Helbig, malakambla, Jennifer Hamilton,...Show More

24:44 | Jul 25th

Case #0030109 Statement of Marcus MacKenzie, regarding a series of unexplored entryways Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Delainie, Julia G White, Will Cramer, Mary Nettle, Chris Adams, Christine, K...Show More

26:42 | Jul 18th

Case #0090202 Statement of Arthur Nolan regarding the life and death of Agnes Montague Audio recording by Gertrude Robinson Thanks to this week's Patrons: Michael Manomivibul, Marina Vermilion, Astrid Gustafsson, Greg O'Neill, Robert Crouchley,...Show More

22:26 | Jul 11th

Case #0090310 Statement of Gary Boylan, given October 3rd 2009  Audio recording by Martin Blackwood  Thanks to this week's Patrons: Jordan and Kelly Bryan, Ofek Barkol, Helen, Sheryl R. Hayes, Richard Gomersall, Emily Harford, Heather Nichols, ...Show More

21:59 | Jul 4th

Case #0181606 Statement of Manuela Dominguez regarding the fall of the Church of the Divine Host Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Cait F, Morrow Grove, Elizabeth Cornwell, Kerry Lloyd, Casey Peavle...Show More

27:30 | Jun 27th

Case #0181206 Statement of unknown bystander regarding an encounter with The Archivist Audio recording by Martin Blackwood Thanks to this week's Patrons: Ashley Temple, Emilie Mont, micah (birdkaiju), Eric Carr, Michaela, Carineybean, Luke Davi...Show More

21:59 | Jun 20th

Case #0181106 Statement of Floyd Matharu regarding his time aboard the Dorian from 2011 to 2014. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Kathryn Mucica, Kitty Hannan, Paige Steele, Alexander C Bahr, Jean ...Show More

14:15 | Jun 13th

This week's episode is the winner from our latest Rusty Fears competition. “The Iron Gate” is written by Cailyn Toomey, read by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall. Thank you everyone who submitted stories and spread the word! Note...Show More

21:00 | May 23rd

Case #7150101 Statement of John Flamsteed, taken from a partial unsent letter to Abraham Sharp, 1715. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Content warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's P...Show More

25:45 | May 16th

Case #0063011 Statement of Eugene Vanderstock, regarding the creation of Agnes Montague, her life, care and death. Original statement given November 30th 2006. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Content warnings for this episode are...Show More

22:45 | May 9th

Case # 8671302 Statement of Robert Smirke, taken from a letter to Jonah Magnus dated 13th February 1867. Content warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes.  Thanks to this week's Patrons: Zach Jenkins, Dunstan Thorn, David Sim...Show More

26:16 | May 2nd

Case #9550307 Statement of Wallis Turner. Incident occurred at the North Point prisoner-of-war camp, then later the sunken ship “Nemesis” in late 1942. Statement taken 3rd July 1955 at the Pu Songling Research Centre, Beijing. Committed to tape 9th...Show More

25:22 | Apr 25th

Case #0120112 Statement of Alison Killala, regarding her time as friend and carer to special effects artist Neil Lagorio. Original statement given 1st December 2012. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Thanks to this week's Patrons: ...Show More

23:21 | Apr 18th

Case #0141407 Statement of Manuela Dominguez, regarding her unconventional religious beliefs and their intersection with her project aboard the space station Daedalus. Original statement given July 14th 2014. Content warnings for this episode are...Show More

23:15 | Apr 11th

Case #0060122 Statement of Adelard Dekker, taken from a letter to Gertrude Robinson dated 22nd January 2006. Content warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Sharptooth Luke, Amy Meechan, Maija ...Show More

24:23 | Apr 4th

Case #9302706 Statement of Percy Fawcett, regarding his final expedition into the Amazon. Original statement given June 27th 1930. Content warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: James Wilson S...Show More

24:01 | Mar 28th

Case #0182403 Account of Jonathan Sims, the Archivist, concerning their descent into the Coffin and attempt to rescue Alice "Daisy" Tonner. Content warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Ben K...Show More

24:46 | Mar 21st

Case #0182003 Statement of Jared Hopworth, the Boneturner, regarding his association with Flesh and recent activities. Content warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Zachary Pinz, Adina Adrian...Show More

25:34 | Mar 14th

Case #0081912 Statement of Lucia Wright., regarding just a... A hole. A hole filled with... With meat.. Original statement given December 19th, 2008. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Pa...Show More

28:46 | Mar 7th

Case #0130409 Statement of Kulbir Shakya, regarding a flood that occurred around his flat in Hackney. Original statement given September 4th, 2013. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patr...Show More

22:19 | Feb 28th

Case #0180303 Statement of the surviving half of the being calling itself ‘Breekon and Hope’, regarding its existence. Statement... extracted from subject 3rd March 2018.  Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Th...Show More

26:35 | Feb 21st

Case #8312111 Statement of Doctor Jonathan Fanshawe, regarding the months leading to the death and autopsy of Albrecht Von Closen. Original statement given as part of a letter to Jonah Magnus, November 21st 1831. Content Warnings for this episo...Show More

25:45 | Feb 14th

Case #0091110 Statement of Deborah Madaki, regarding an adult art class she took in the Spring of 2004 and her friendship with ‘Gabriel’, a fellow student. Original statement given 11th October 2009. Content Warnings for this episode are at the...Show More

24:16 | Feb 7th

Case #9931907 Statement of Sergeant Terrance Simpson, regarding an outbreak of violence in the crofting community of Lanncraig, Ross-shire. Original statement given 19th July 1993. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show no...Show More

23:30 | Jan 31st

Case #0121112 Statement of Julian Jennings, regarding a cable car journey up the Untersberg mountain range in Austria. Original statement given 11th December 2012. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to ...Show More

25:12 | Jan 24th

Case #0150108 Statement of Angie Santos, regarding a website developed by one Gregory Cox. Original statement given 1st August 2015. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Kody Hinke...Show More

26:13 | Jan 17th

 Case #0150102 Statement of Lorell St John, regarding zombies. Original statement given 1st February 2015. Thanks to this week's Patrons:  Paul Clemens, Jess Osterhout, Opalineillyria, Nick Dunn, Callum Ayres, Diana Restrepo, Stuart Finlay, Amb...Show More

27:10 | Jan 10th

Case #0181502 Statement of Oliver Banks, regarding his dreams and trying to run away. Statement given directly to Jonathan Sims, Head Archivist of the Magnus Institute, currently unresponsive. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of...Show More

03:00 | Jan 1st

The Magnus Archives will return January 10th 2019. Edited by Alexander J Newall. Performances: "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J Newall Sound effects by alienistcog, booluhui, straget, UncleSigmund, novino, albertofcasuso, nickrave & previously...Show More

43:28 | Nov 1st, 2018

No tricks, just treats, as Jonny and Alex answer your questions about The Magnus Archives and Season 3! And we're pleased to announce that on 8th December 2018, 10am-10pm, the Rusty Quill charity livestream in aid of MIND & better mental health w...Show More

24:24 | Sep 26th, 2018

Case #0170908 Statement of Elias Bouchard, regarding the dreams of Jonathan Sims, Head Archivist of the Magnus Institute, currently unresponsive. Details pulled directly from subject. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show...Show More

17:08 | Sep 19th, 2018

Case #0170708 Unknown. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Mr. Martin Spider, Sarah Elizabeth Solbrig, Gordon Aitken, Anjanette Schussler, Fadingleburg, Cody Watson, Elizabeth Bea...Show More

18:01 | Sep 12th, 2018

Case #0170608-A/B Original recordings of Magnus Institute visit to the House of Wax, Great Yarmouth, and an internal management dispute. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Mia Bo...Show More

24:35 | Sep 5th, 2018

Case #0170208-A to F Assorted statements of Magnus Institute archival staff, prior to their departure for Great Yarmouth. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Jeannine Martell-Morr...Show More

28:23 | Aug 29th, 2018

Case #7870211 Abraham Janssen. Incident occurred in the Court Theatre Buda, October 1787. Statement taken journal entry dated 2nd November of that year. Committed to tape 4th October 2013. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the...Show More

20:49 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Case #0070401 Statement of Mikaele Salesa, regarding an antique meat grinder in his possession during the Autumn of 1999. Original statement given January 4th 2007. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to...Show More

23:29 | Aug 15th, 2018

Case #0092204 Statement of Anya Villette, regarding a cleaning job on Hill Top Road. Original statement given April 22nd, 2009. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Danielle Moyer,...Show More

23:38 | Aug 8th, 2018

Case #571-U Statement of Adelard Dekker, regarding the near death and subsequent activities of Justin Gough. Statement undated, likely circa 2012. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patro...Show More

21:34 | Aug 1st, 2018

Case #0111311 Statement of Lisa Carmel, regarding her involvement in a series of murders. Statement number 0111311, 13th November 2011. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Phil Ca...Show More

36:32 | Jul 25th, 2018

Case #0173006 Statement of Gerard Keay, deceased, regarding the death of his mother, Mary Keay. Statement taken posthumously from subject, June 30th 2017. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week...Show More

26:23 | Jul 18th, 2018

Case #0121403 Martin Blackwood, Archival Assistant at the Magnus Institute, recording statement number 0121403, statement of Alexia Crawley, given March 14th 2012. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to ...Show More

28:21 | Jul 11th, 2018

Case #0172906 Statement of Julia Montauk, regarding her initial encounters with the hunter Trevor Herbert. Statement taken direct from subject, June 29th 2017. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this...Show More

24:02 | Jul 4th, 2018

Case #0092008 Statement of Adonis Biros, regarding his performance on stage. Original statement given August 20th 2009. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Cloven Sunfish, Brandon...Show More

25:26 | Jun 27th, 2018

Case #0100102 Statement of Howard Ewing, regarding his interview with an unidentified member of British Transport Police. Original statement given February 1st 2010. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks t...Show More

30:37 | Jun 20th, 2018

Case #0081002 Jan Kilbride’s account of his time spent aboard the space station Daedalus. Statement date February 10th 2008. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Michael Rojo, Heat...Show More

19:17 | Jun 13th, 2018

Case #D-1862-143 Statement of Second Lieutenant Charles Fleming, regarding his experiences during the Taiping Rebellion. Original statement undated, but apparently written in early 1862. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the s...Show More

26:20 | Jun 6th, 2018

Case #0171406 Statement of Timothy Stoker, on the disappearance of his brother, Danny, four years ago. Statement given June 14th 2017. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: iama...Show More

23:10 | May 30th, 2018

Case #0140207 Statement of Dylan Anderson, regarding an unusual pig he acquired on his farm near the Marlborough Forest, New Zealand. Original statement given July 2nd 2014. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. ...Show More

29:15 | May 23rd, 2018

Case #0140406 Statement of François Deschamps, regarding the family and presumed marriage of Benoît Maçon. Statement given June 4th 2014. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Tar...Show More

24:04 | May 16th, 2018

Statement of Michael, taken from subject. Date unknown. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Eric Wagner, Scott Campbell, Simone Delaney, Emily L, Kyle Berry, Bridge, Mike Geary, J...Show More

35:22 | May 10th, 2018

Happy last week of hiatus! Join us behind-the-scenes as the familiar voices of the Magnus Institute's archival assistants break character to discuss their thoughts on performance, inspiration, and horror. As an added bonus, here is a short must-read ...Show More

18:46 | May 3rd, 2018

This week's episode is the second of two winning stories from our Rusty Fears competition, written by fans like you and produced by us here at Rusty Quill. "Paint" is written by Melissa Mason and read by Jonathan Sims. Note: this is a piece of stan...Show More

14:43 | Apr 25th, 2018

Our first ever competition, Rusty Fears, spawned an incredible amount of great entries. After hours of reading and deliberation in Rusty Towers, Alex, Jonny & Anil announced the winners. This week's episode is the first of TWO winning stories written...Show More

33:24 | Apr 19th, 2018

Join Jonny Sims outside of his role as the Archivist as he leads Alex J Newall, James Ross, Bryn Monroe and Ben Meredith through the second half of their spooky adventure in the Deadlands Campaign setting of Savage Worlds. Listen to our gang slowly...Show More

53:44 | Apr 11th, 2018

Join Jonny Sims outside of his role as the Archivist as he leads Alex J Newall, James Ross, Bryn Monroe and Ben Meredith through a spooky adventure in the Deadlands Campaign setting of Savage Worlds. Meet our band of questionable desperadoes as the...Show More

25:18 | Apr 4th, 2018

Assorted live statements. No further details available. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Lake Potter, Allan Hunt, Carissa Bloom, Katie Bowling, Isabelle Evangelista, Phillip Goodbo...Show More

23:51 | Mar 28th, 2018

#9522002 Case 9522002 - Robert E. Geiger. Incident occurred in Boise City, Oklahoma, April 1935. Victim’s name given as Stefan Brotchen. Statement given 20th February, 1952. Committed to tape 2nd September, 2007. Gertrude Robinson Recording. Cont...Show More

23:16 | Mar 22nd, 2018

#8640514 Martin Blackwood, Archival Assistant at the Magnus Institute, recording statement number 8640514, statement of Doctor Algernon Moss, given May 14th 1864. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to thi...Show More

25:26 | Mar 15th, 2018

#0090303 Statement of Jackson Ellis, regarding the geographical oddities in the town of Bucoda, Washington. Original statement given 3rd March 2009. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patro...Show More

19:15 | Mar 8th, 2018

#9961505 Statement of Alfred Breekon, regarding a new pair of workers at his delivery company. Original statement given May 15th 1996. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Joshua Dii...Show More

23:26 | Mar 1st, 2018

#9770211 Martin Blackwood, Archival Assistant at the Magnus Institute, recording statement number 9770211, statement of Luca Moretti, given November 2nd 1977. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this we...Show More

19:08 | Feb 22nd, 2018

#0172904 Statement of Georgina Barker regarding the last words of possible corpse. Recorded direct from subject April 29th 2017. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Joshua Wilson, R...Show More

25:58 | Feb 15th, 2018

#9950503 Statement of Lester Chang regarding the cleaning habits of his father-in-law. Original statement given March 5th 1995. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Jonathan Walters,...Show More

19:20 | Feb 8th, 2018

#0172804-B Statement of Barnabas Bennett, as given in a short letter to Jonah Magnus. April 9th 1824. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Brian Karas, Brittany Shaw, Katharina, Laur...Show More

19:40 | Feb 1st, 2018

#0172804-A Statement of Micheal Crew regarding his experiences with the supernatural. Content Warnings for this episode are at the end of the show notes. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Lara Taffer, Justin Bankert & Akvilina Petrutis, Alexandra ...Show More

21:13 | Jan 25th, 2018

#0130807 Martin Blackwood, Archival Assistant at the Magnus Institute, recording statement number 0130807, statement of Ross Davenport, given August 7th 2013. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Patrick Monroe, Erika Kvistad, Tessa Wright, Rebecca Cla...Show More

25:03 | Jan 18th, 2018

#0172404 Statement of Jude Perry, regarding... some advice. Recorded direct from subject, April 24th 2017. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Rich Jones, Heather Paulson, Laura Greene, Wren Griffin-Harrigan, Anthony Sigman-Lowery, Jimmy Smith, Alexan...Show More

18:33 | Jan 11th, 2018

#0030411 Martin Blackwood, Archival Assistant at the Magnus Institute, recording statement number 0030411, statement of Enrique MacMillan, given November 4th 2003. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Narrow Margin, Joe Ormond, Kyle Kane, Urchin, Hayle...Show More

22:53 | Jan 4th, 2018

#0141010 Case 0141010 - Sebastian Skinner. Incident occurred in Gwydir forest, North Wales, September 2014. Statement given 10th October, 2014. Committed to tape 4th April, 2015. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Emily Morris, Megan Penney, Laylah H...Show More

27:48 | Dec 28th, 2017

#9830203 Statement of Benjamin Hatendi... Hateendi? Regarding... A blanket. Dead friend. Monster. Regarding his unavoidable and gruesome end. How he tried to hide. He couldn't. Statement is from 1983. March 2nd. And I guess... I'm doing this one. T...Show More

20:22 | Dec 21st, 2017

#376-U Statement of an unknown figure, regarding an encounter they may or may not have had in their home. Date of original statement unclear Thanks to this week's Patrons: C, Prince Julian, Phoebe Seiders, Aidan King, Francisco Pargana, Vicktoria...Show More

22:11 | Dec 14th, 2017

#9900112 Martin Blackwood, Archival Assistant at the Magnus Institute, recording statement number 9900112, statement of Adrian Weiss, given December 1st 1990. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Renske S, Ryan McWilliams, Thomas Feeley, James Flinders,...Show More

23:30 | Dec 7th, 2017

#0131910 Statement of Chloe Ashburt, regarding a new window display at Fanton’s department store in Hammersmith. Original statement given 19th October 2013. Thanks to this week's Patrons: SJ Costello, Hale McAnulty, Soapy J, Paige Owens, Ian Trom...Show More

00:55 | Dec 3rd, 2017

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01:03 | Nov 20th, 2017

Stories from the edges of history. Historic Royal Palaces, in association with Rusty Quill, presents Outliers – a historic fiction podcast. Enjoy a selection of stories from award-winning contemporary writers as they reveal the people hiding in the...Show More

22:36 | Nov 9th, 2017

Join Alex, Mike, Anil, Martyn and Ben as they discuss what it takes to get an episode of The Magnus Archives from the page to your ears. If you'd like to support us, head to www.patreon.com/rustyquill Check out our merchandise at https://www.redb...Show More

01:49 | Oct 31st, 2017

“Make your statement. Face your fear.” Season 3 of The Magnus Archives will commence on the 23rd November 2017. See you soon. Addition Music by Samuel D F Jones.

23:18 | Oct 4th, 2017

Jonny and Alex continue to answer your questions about Season 2! You can really help us out by filling out the survey linked below, which will allow us to have more relevant ads attached to the Magnus archives (so maybe you'll hear about things you'...Show More

21:03 | Sep 27th, 2017

Jonny and Alex answer your questions about Season 2! As Alex mentioned at the top of the episode, you can really help us out by filling out the survey linked below, which will allow us to have more relevant ads attached to the Magnus archives (so ma...Show More

00:51 | Mar 30th, 2017

Head to patreon.com/rustyquill and you can help to support us from just $1 a month. If you can spare a little more there’s all sorts of bonus content available at the 2, 5 and 10 dollar levels, including early access to ad-free versions of our epis...Show More

25:36 | Oct 26th, 2016

With Season 1 complete and Season 2 in development, Jonathan Sims and Alexander J Newall take some time to answer your questions. Thank you to everyone who has listened and helped our small operation grow into the cult it has. If you haven’t already ...Show More