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87 minutes | 6 days ago
Ep 142 – John L. Steadman | Aliens, Robots and Virtual Reality Idols in Science Fiction
Is our planet going in the direction predicted or imagined by the top science fiction writers past and present? Science fiction and fantasy scholar John L. Steadman joins us to deep dive into authors H.P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, and William Gibson and how they interpreted the concept of what an alien is, and what it wants. Naturally, this topic takes us down a dark and twisted rabbit hole of what-ifs and thought-provoking concepts that only science fiction is capable of making its readers do. John L. Steadman has written two books: "H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition" and his newest book "Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson." Mr. Steadman has also published speculative essays, including "Solaria & the Plight of the Millennials"(2019), "Real & Fictional Vampires in Modern Times" (2018), "Aliens: Extra-Terrestrial or Trans-Dimensional?" (2018), and "H. P. Lovecraft & the Elder Sign"(2017). He holds a Master in Education from the American Military University; a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin; a Master of Arts in English Languages & Literature from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Michigan State University.
78 minutes | 13 days ago
Ep 141 - Steve Genier | Nocturnal Frequency Radio
Steve Genier from Nocturnal Frequency Radio joins us for some paranormal discussion. Steve began looking into the supernatural in 1996, formed the Southern Ontario Paranormal Society (SOPS) in 2005, and started broadcasting in 2008. Nocturnal Frequency unravels the paranormal from all aspects - from the scientific to the spiritual and Interviewing people who investigate, research, and write about the paranormal. Visit www.ghostlytalk.com for the video clip of the ghost girl voice mentioned in the show.
78 minutes | a month ago
Ep 140 - Steven Myers | The Great Pyramid Water Pump
Is it possible the Great Pyramid was actually a massive water pump that generated abundant, clean energy? Author, lecturer, and independent researcher, Steven Myers joined us to talk about these theories concerning the true purpose of one of the planets enduring mysteries. Myers has studied the Great Pyramid for over twenty years to understand how this ancient wonder of the world was built and why. He has written two books on his theories: "Lost Technologies of the Great Pyramid" and "The Great Pyramid Prosperity Machine." Steven also founded a nonprofit foundation dedicated to understanding how and why the Great Pyramid was built called The Pharaoh's Pump Foundation. The mission of this foundation is to redevelop these ancient but advanced technologies to help our modern but troubled world. Steven Myers lives in southwestern Oregon with his wife and two dogs. Visit the foundation's website to watch videos and learn more at www.thepump.org
90 minutes | a month ago
Ep 139 - Becky Ray | Haunted Kansas City
Becky Ray is a writer, researcher, and guide for American Hauntings. By day she works as a librarian, and by night she has been actively investigating the unknown for over 35 years. Becky's knowledge of the paranormal has been featured on NPR, in the Wall Street Journal, and on several local media outlets, including radio, television, and print. Her new book, "Kansas City Hauntings: History and Mystery of the Paris of the Plains" is out wherever books are sold or directly through her for a signed copy! Ghostly Talk encourages everyone to purchase directly from authors if they can. It helps all of our awesome paranormal researchers and authors continue to do what they do. We've known Becky for years so enjoy are very laid pack conversation talking about some of the history, hauntings, and old true crime in Kansas City. Stay tuned to the end of the show to find out what happened to the former Ghostly Talk "Haunted Winery Studio."
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 137 - Amanda Woomer of Spook-Eats
After the death of her 19-year-old brother from cancer, Amanda became obsessed with the paranormal and the search for what lies beyond this life. Amanda shared a shocking and beautiful story about her brother and the Ghostlight Theatre in North Tonawanda, New York, and what appeared one night during a paranormal investigation. Amanda loves to spotlight haunted locations people can actually visit and perhaps have a ghostly experience of their own. Her blog features lots of articles and of course, her books are filled with haunted tales from all over the United States. ---- Spook-Eats is a blog dedicated to travel, food, and (of course) a little bit of paranormal thrown in just for fun! Amanda Woomer is a huge travel buff, foodie, and lover of all things strange and unusual. She’s been visiting haunted locations ever since her first visit to Gettysburg, PA in 2004 and since then, traveled to dozens of haunted places in the United States from the Stanley Hotel in Colorado to the home of Robert the Doll in Key West. She continues her journey around the country, visiting bars, cafes, restaurants, and hotels, searching for delicious food and spirits of all kinds. Amanda is also the author of "A Haunted Atlas of Western New York", "The Cryptid ABC Book" (picture book for kids), "America’s Haunted Breweries: Distilleries, and Wineries", and "The Ghosts of the Ghostlight Theatre" (which is a fundraiser book and 100% of the proceeds go back to the theatre to help them through COVID). "Krampus’s Great Big Book of Yuletide Monsters" is her second children’s book and will be available on November 1, 2020.
76 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 136 - Joni Mayhan | How We Experience Ghosts
Joni Mayhan joins us to talk about how we experience ghosts in different ways through our five senses. Have you ever just "felt" something was around you? Have you gotten chills or goosebumps? Have your ears started to ring for no reason and you suddenly got the feeling something otherworldly was nearby? Everyone experiences the realm of the ghost in a different and fascinating way. Joni's newest book, When Ghosts Are Near covers all of this and more! Oh, and we talk about Joni's "Critter Cafe" because who doesn't love animals! Jodi's Bio - Search for the darkest, scariest places on the planet, and that’s where you’ll probably find Joni Mayhan. She’s a seasoned paranormal investigator and the author of twenty paranormal books, including the bestselling paranormal true story "Bones in the Basement: Surviving the S.K. Pierce Haunted Victorian Mansion", as well as "Signs of Spirits: When Loved Ones Visit." She also operates Haunted New Harmony Ghost Walks and Investigations in the town of New Harmony, Indiana, where she resides. Her intrigue regarding the unknown frequently leads her into dangerous situations, ones others often leave untouched. Joni has attended over three-hundred paranormal investigations, including many haunted hotspots such as Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Rolling Hills Asylum, Gettysburg, and the Lizzy Borden House.
70 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 135 - Paranormal Talk with Max Lichtor
Max Lichtor is the talented owner and creator of The Pyramid Gallery and creates replicas of the infernal boxes seen in the Hellraiser movies. Max joined us to talk a little Hellraiser, and also to kick-off the Halloween season with a ghost story Max shared from his childhood which led us down the usual rabbit hole of fun paranormal discussion. Visit Max and his work at www.pyramid-gallery.com
76 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 134 - Vance West | Remote Viewing
Remote Viewer Vance West joined us to catch up since his last appearance on the show in 2008!! Vance is the founder of Trinity Science International (TSI). Initiated in 1999, TSI offers instruction and services utilizing unique skill-sets for problem-solving, unconventional intelligence collection, and all aspects of investigative assessment. Vance currently works within the IT industry where he’s spent the last two decades specializing in Linux based systems, networking, digital forensics, systems, and security administration. He previously spent a decade professionally in the private protection and investigation world, working internationally for celebrities, VIPs, executives & their families. A licensed and certified investigative specialist since 1991, he has subject expertise in surveillance, undercover operations, digital systems forensics, and defensive tactics. Having first heard of “remote viewing” in 1998, he immediately sought out formal remote viewing instruction and has received training and guidance in both controlled and extended remote viewing from many of today’s top remote viewing instructors and schools, including: PsiTech, the Farsight Institute, Ed Dames, FM Bonsall, David Morehouse, and the Hawaiian Remote Viewing Guild. Additionally, he’s has been trained in other “remote viewing” methodologies based on more esoteric meditative practices and kuji-in techniques. In 2003/2004, Vance coined the terms “openRV” and “oRV” to describe his eclectic approach to operational remote viewing application, training, and teaching. Notably, he publicly demonstrated successfully predicting winning lottery numbers multiple times, has been utilized discreetly in many high profile missing persons cases, and has been sourced for several “programs” where unconventional information collection was required. He has appeared on various TV and radio programs to discuss remote viewing and offers professional services and training to those clients, corporations, and law enforcement entities needing information beyond what is conventionally accessible. Vance has spent his adult life in pursuit of experiences, training, and meeting many notable mentors of diverse thought. It’s this diversity that brings a different perspective and passion for challenging convention that has become Vance’s personal mantra and that of Trinity Science.
70 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 133 - Jim Bud | Living With the Paranormal
Jim Bud, a listener, wrote to us about the strange experiences he has learned to live with, so we invited him on the show to share his story. Much of it began when he was inexplicably drawn to purchase a specific house. Ghosts, shadow figures, disembodied sounds, and more have all been a part of Jim’s paranormal journey since.
72 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 132 - Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic Podcast | Haunts of the Old South
Brandon Schexnayder from the Southern Gothic podcast joined us to explore the ghosts and hauntings of the southern United States from the infamous Myrtles Plantation to iconic ghosts forever heartbroken over love and loss. Southern Gothic is an independently produced, immersive narrative podcast that explores the history behind some of the American South’s most infamous hauntings, true crime, and folklore. The show is written and produced by siblings Brandon and Bryanne Schexnayder. Brandon is a veteran recording engineer with over 15 years’ experience in music production. Album credits include work on Grammy Award Winning albums by Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Dolly Parton, and more. Bryanne is a professional archivist with a Masters in Library and Information Science, as well as a dual B.A. in History and English. Find and subscribe to Southern Gothic on all major podcast platforms and apps. Visit their website at www.southerngothicmedia.com
77 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 131 - Preston Dennett | Onboard UFO Encounters
We traverse the stars with longtime UFO researcher Preston Dennett. His newest book, “Onboard UFO Encounters” reports on real experiences by people who have been taken on board a craft they know was not built by human hands. We explore this and much more. It feels like a new era is upon us with the reality of UFOs or UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) becoming a serious topic on the news and in publications such as “The New York Times.” Preston Dennett began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends, and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. Since then, he has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and investigated a wide variety of paranormal phenomena. He is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a ghost hunter, a paranormal researcher, and the author of twenty-six books and more than 100 articles about UFOs and the paranormal. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Fate, Atlantis Rising, MUFON UFO Journal, Nexus, Paranormal Magazine, UFO Magazine, Mysteries Magazine, Ufologist, Phenomena Magazine, Outer Limits Magazine, and others. His writing has been translated into several different languages including German, Portuguese, French, Russian, and Icelandic. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. His research has been presented in the L.A. Times, the L.A. Daily News, the Dallas Morning News, and other newspapers. He has taught classes on various paranormal subjects and lectures across the United States. He currently resides in Reseda, California. To contact Preston email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
83 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 130 - Coy & Felicia Pittman | Until Dawn Podcast
We met Coy and Felicia at the Haunted America conference a few years ago and made fast friends! Husband and wife team Coy and Felicia Pittman host the Until Dawn Podcast, which can be found on all major podcast apps and platforms. In this episode, we open with a strange coincidence between Scott and Felicia and the book that triggered Scott's interest in the paranormal...
87 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 129 - Mark Onspaugh | Science Fiction and Ghosts
"What if?" This is the big question Science Fiction asks. Writers of the beloved genre have been exploring that question since the time of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Writer and producer Mark Onspaugh returns to discuss Science Fiction and how it has tackled the concept of ghosts. Mark also wrote and read two brand new short stories just for the show - "The Ghost Gate" and "Captain Ballard and the Space Wraith." Both stories have been isolated on our website at www.ghostlytalk.com, so you can listen to them on their own. _____ Mark Onspaugh is a native Californian who grew up on a steady diet of horror, science fiction, and DC Comics. He’s a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers association. In addition to the produced film Kill Katie Malone, he has several other screenplays in various stages of development and was also one of the writers of the cult favorite Flight of the Living Dead. While Onspaugh is definitely a fan of the horror genre, he also writes science fiction and comedy. He polished his comedy writing (and improv skills) at the Groundlings Theater in L.A., where he studied under Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”), Michael McDonald (“Mad TV”), and Heather Morgan (“The Dana Carvey Show”). Earlier in his career, Onspaugh studied Special Effects Makeup in college and continued to pursue this passion under the tutelage of premier makeup artist Thomas R. Burman (“Invasion of the Body Snatchers”,” Cat People”, “Scrooged”) with additional lectures by such notables, among others as Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker (“American Werewolf in London”, “Men in Black”, “Planet of the Apes”).
58 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 128 - David Flora - Host of the Blurry Photos Podcast
David Flora is the super entertaining, funny, and talented host of the Blurry Photos Podcast. Blurry Photos explores everything from ghosts, cryptids, to conspiracy, and whatever else is weird and wonderful. We go all over the paranormal with David and had a blast! Blurry Photos will be one of your new favorite podcasts if you are not already a fan. "[Blurry photos is] A podcast that explores the unexplained and explains the unexplored, Blurry Photos seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legends. Focusing on lesser-known topics of Forteana, conspiracy, history, and folklore, Blurry Photos is driven by the desire for a better understanding of fringe subjects through research, storytelling, and rational thinking. Listeners have said it’s like a contemporary audio version of “In Search Of,” and it’s “like Lore with a personality and a better narrator.” Prepare your butts, because it’s time to learn something weird." - From Blurryphotos.org
75 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 127 - Troy Taylor
Prolific author and researcher Troy Taylor is back to talk about his newest books. We talk creepy cults, Ressurection Mary, and more! Did people protest wearing masks during the 1918 Spanish flu? Find out in this episode. There’s never a dull moment when Troy returns to the show.
69 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 126 - Talking about The NOW Children with Maria & Fidgal
Scott L. dives into the thick of it with Maria Iuliano. Maria’s near-death experience along with her trips to heaven at the age of five shifted her way of viewing and perceiving the world. Maria met her Guardian Angel, Fidgal, while visiting heaven. Times are tough right now, and Maria & Fidgal tells us ways to find inner peace in these times. Maria graduated with Honors in Peace and Conflict Studies from Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology and uses this knowledge, along with her ability to see auras and her expertise in the afterlife, to help others find and create peace in their lives. Maria runs a successful business called Life Improvers. She is a Peace and Spiritual Mentor and helps to guide people in very profound ways. She currently lives in the heart of the Great Lakes but looks forward to her upcoming traveling adventures and living in warmer climates.
72 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 125 - Dr. Michael Terzi | Speaking with Angels
We could all use some positivity right now in the world and what better way than talking about those who watch over us on the other side. We talk to Dr. Michael Terzi on how he came to realize he was speaking and working with guardian angels. Visit Michael online at angelwhisperermichael.com. Dr. Michael Terzi graduated from Western University of Health Sciences and received his Doctorate Degree in Optometry. Because of his science background, he connects spirituality and energy with scientific reasoning. He has always felt the need to help and protect others and for years he worked as a Paramedic and Firefighter where he provided life support, and care to extremely ill and injured patients. Dr. Michael consistently instituted his best practices and emergency therapy needed to save lives and became adept at dealing with various medical emergencies. After Dr. Michael awakened to his Mediumship abilities, he discovered Guardian Angels are always with us. He has an affinity and natural ability to transmute negative energy to positive which aids him in Reiki Healing and he also utilizes this gift to help spirit(s) raise their vibration so they can rise to the light.
78 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 124 - Keith J. Clark, Tim Woolworth and the Metascience Foundation
Keith J. Clark, Tim Woolworth and Jeremy Michael Bloxsom (not present), have resurrected the Metascience Foundation from the grave and with that, are preserving a lot of paranormal history. Keith and Tim talk about the past, present and future of Metascience. www.metasciencefoundation.com www.idigitalmedium.com www.paranormalstudy.com www.itcvoices.org
61 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 123 - Paranormal Shoptalk with Chris Bailey
Chris Bailey operates Grimstone, Inc., one of the oldest and longest running paranormal investigation teams in Michigan and looks at the paranormal more as a social science rather than something lurking on the fringes of society. We talk about the paranormal during and after Covid-19, belief vs data and much more during this excellent conversation.
60 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep 122 - Stephen Williams & Kayla Bayles | Spirit Rescue
We discuss the idea of "spirit rescue" with paranormal investigators Stephen Williams, who has been exploring the mysterious across the United States since 2002, and Kayla Bayles, a clairvoyant and clairaudient medium experienced in spirit communication since childhood. Learn more and contact them at Memphis Ghost Investigations and Spirit Rescue. www.memphisghostinvestigations.com
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