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96 minutes | a year ago
293 – Staying Cool In A Crisis: From Meditation to The Rosary
Tweet Horror stories, clickbait, panic porn, your amygdala is constantly getting stimulated nowadays because the media understands that if they activate your fight or flight response, you’ll pay attention. The old saying goes “If it bleeds, it leads” and that applies now more than ever. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic that has kept most of the world inside and glued to TV and social media for two months. We’re constantly surrounded by news stories of how many people are predicted to die, how many deaths are already happening, and how quickly the disease is spreading, and how dangerous it is. Millions around the world have been impacted by the disease, losing loved ones or getting sick themselves, and millions have also been affected by the reaction to it. The economic shutdown has made millions of people dependent on unemployment insurance for the first time to pay their bills and a system unprepared for such a gigantic influx of new applicants has suffocated under the weight. Hundreds of thousands of small businesses whose doors were shuttered by the shutdown orders across America that had to apply for emergency loans to the Small Business Administration didn’t even get their applications looked at before the money ran out. The school and daycare centers are closed and parents are stuck between the rock and a hard place of trying to keep money coming in and pay bills while providing their own child care, in essence, trying to juggle working full time from home (or if you work in a hospital or food industry, still having to go in) with parenting full time. So not only are we worried about getting sick or people we love getting sick, we’re worried that we won’t have enough money to pay the bills and feed the children that we’re now assuming the teaching . Add to that, we’re in the middle of an election year, so the political teams have no co-opted the elements for the crisis and the lines in the sand have been drawn, depending on where your political beliefs fall. People are desperate. People are scared. A lot of us are not okay. So, what are some ways that we can get back to “okay” when it feels like the world is crashing down on us. Our “fight ot flight” center, the amygdala is constantly being activated lately. So what are some ways that people have stayed cool in a crisis? From just breathing to praying and meditating? That’s what we cover in this episode. Some of the different methods we discuss in this episode include: The scientific process behind how the brain handles anxietyLearning breathing techniques from the Dutch Iceman, Wim Hoff, who can control his body temperature so much that he can melt ice around himHow meditation can calm your mind when you feel a panic coming onThe history behind the incorrectly called “Chinese proverb”, “May you live in interesting times.”How using a mantra (repeated phrase) can help when you can’t calm downThe sad and unbelievable story of St. Dymphna, the patron saint of anxiety and mental healthMiracles that have been attributed to the calming prayer cycle known as the Rosary, including one at Hiroshima during the atomic blast. We originally recorded this episode in a live YouTube broadcast during the fifth week of lockdown and you can watch that original conversation in its unedited entirety right here. The song this week is a meditation track. It’s meant to relax you in just five minutes. It’s got a beat programmed to slow down your heart rate, it’s in G major, (known as the most relaxing key!), it’s got a Tibetan singing bowl for meditative properties, and there’s even some sounds of rain so that you can experience a little bit of nature. Hopefully, it’ll give you five minutes of peace. The post 293 – Staying Cool In A Crisis: From Meditation to The Rosary appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
68 minutes | a year ago
294 – The Hunger of the Damned: Chad Lewis and Wendigo Lore
Tweet When Hollywood comes looking for a nasty monster from First Nations folklore, there’s one supernatural creature that seems to dominate the landscape. The legend of the Wendigo has inspired cinematic villains from Pet Sematary to Supernatural, Ravenous to Bone Tomahawk. From the legends of the Algonquin-speaking Great Lakes tribes in the Upper Midwest and Canada, the Wendigo is the evil spirit that transforms starving humans into a voracious cannibalistic monster after they finally succumb to their basest instincts and taste human flesh. The cover of Chad Lewis’ new book with Kevin Lee Nelson – Wendigo Lore: Monsters, Myths, and Madness These tribes lived in an area with harsh cold winters where food becomes scarce. Right around February when you haven’t had anything decent to eat for months and your body is starving for any kind of protein outside of your shoe leather, well, your neighbor might start looking pretty good. The human instinct to survive at all costs is hard to resist. The Wendigo is our warning to resist that urge, that this evil irreparably taints the soul once you feast upon another human. Cannibalism is the ultimate human taboo. The whole reason that humans thrived on this planet is because we work together. We don’t have the natural advantages that other creatures do like fur on a bear to survive the winter cold or teeth like a wolf to dig into our prey. Our socialization is what enabled us to conquer the planet in all of its areas and climates. Winter is the cruelest climate of all because not only is terribly cold, there’s no food. Eating your fellow man is the ultimate betrayal of what makes us human, our tribal capacity to take on the world together. Who wants some fava beans? Chad Lewis and Kevin Lee Nelson have been working on this compendium of Wendigo lore and mythology for almost two decades. And in this episode, Chad tells us of the journey he took in writing the book. Some of the things we also talk about in this conversation: Why you’re never even supposed to say the name of the Wendigo The most famous case of the Wendigo in the modern era, Swift Runner, who ate his family in 1878 Alberta The far edges of the world that Chad Lewis and his co- author went to walk on the same ground as the people they talk about in the bookThe radio station in Eau Claire, Wisconsin we used to perform at all the time and Chad had a show had an owner that thought he was a skin walker! The Wendigo are more than just the winter spirits of desperate hunger, it is a monster that feeds on greed. The human capacity for gluttony and the desire that you will never have enough. The Wendigo, like George Romero’s zombies, is never satisfied, its craving is never satiated. It’s a eerily thin, gaunt beast who grows larger with every human it devours, but it’s still not enough. Once you break the taboo and taste the flesh, you descend into madness and you will never satisfy “The Hunger of The Damned”. I can hear its callin the scream of the coldI can feel it crawlan infection in my soula little voice deep insideyou’d rather eat than diefind a way to justifyas the hunger takes hold. Famine like a disease.What do you do when you’re hungryMore than a beastand the monster is me Stung by the winter’s biteCan I make it one more nighthow long can I fightuntil I give in to this appetite You’ll never be the sameonce you’ve tasted fleshdon’t say it’s namethe taste that drives you insaneThe Hunger of the Damneddon’t say it’s name you’ll never be satisfiedwhen the madness burns insideyou’ll never be completeWhen all you see is meat. you’ll never be satisfiedwhen the madness burns insideyou’ll never be completeWhen all you see is meat. The post 294 – The Hunger of the Damned: Chad Lewis and Wendigo Lore appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
73 minutes | a year ago
292 – Lights In The Sky: Personal and Listener UFO Experiences
Tweet Millions of people have UFO stories. There is a one-hundred percent chance that you know at least one person that has a story! So, we went to our listeners and in our own archives for this episode’s tales of UFO experiences. Once again, join me, Wendy Lynn, Scott Markus from WhatsYourGhostStory.com, and my sister Allison Jornlin from MilwaukeeGhosts.com to talk about our own stories as well as great ones from our listeners. You can watch the unedited livestream of our conversation here if you’d like to see our pretty faces while we talk. My sister, Allison, has her own UFO story and it happened to be on the day that my daughter was born, September of 2016. Here’s the exact text of the email she sent me and it came out about 15 minutes after the birth, she didn’t know about it yet and I didn’t have much time to think about it at the time! I saw some UFOs today at about 7:25 a.m. and I couldn’t wait to tell you. Maybe it’s a sign. Is it baby time? Below is what I wrote for the kids today during our Quick Write: Something amazing happened to me this morning. No, my brother’s baby didn’t come yet, unfortunately. It was something else.I was driving to school on Hwy 43 Southbound when I saw something strange in the sky. Actually it was two-somethings. I wondered were they planes, but I couldn’t stop and look because I was on the expressway. That means emergency stopping only!The objects were pretty high up. That’s why I thought they were planes. But I actually saw two planes go by this morning also. These other objects didn’t seem to be moving and they didn’t have the blinking lights that planes have to have by law. They were like two groups of three bright, white lights hovering there. One was much lower than the other and off to the right. What were they? I wish I could have stopped and taken some video. By the time I got off the expressway, the lights were in back of me and seemed to be getting smaller.I think maybe they were flares, but I’m not sure. They seemed to fade out instead of coming down like they were on parachutes. They also didn’t really seem to move at all, just hanging motionless in the sky for at least 5 minutes. What do you think they were? I’ve got my own UFO story too, not exciting like an abduction or anything, but interesting enough to me that I wrote it down the same day. I was on a vacation in January of 2008 visiting a place called Cabo Rojo which is an incredible white sand beach on the southwestern shore of the island, opening up to the Carribbean sea with a very famous lighthouse. There was an object far away in the sky that almost looked like a blimp, but it was tremendously high in the sky, so high and so far away that we couldn’t be quite sure of what it was. It definitely didn’t look like a cloud, even though it was completely white and high enough to be a cloud. But the rest of the clouds had some kind of softness and transparency to them and this cloud didn’t. It was definitely unusual and I thought it might be a UFO, what I really thought it might have been was some kind of alien or government ship that was up there and it was meant to be disguised as a cloud, but it was just different enough so if you looked you couldn’t tell. I dunno, I wanted to take a picture of it but I was so enamored with the natural beauty of the place that I forgot about the unnatural beauty of what we were seeing. It probably was a cloud or a blimp that was very high, but it looked just different enough from the other clouds to be interesting. My journal, January 3rd, 2008 Funny enough, as we were getting back on the road and driving towards our next location, just what road do we end up driving on? Yeah, that’s some kind of synchronicity. I see something weird in the sky I can’t explain on the same day we randomly decide to drive Puerto Rico’s Extraterrestrial Highway. This episode is chock full of weird lights in the sky stories, including: Once again, our Patreon Dr. Ned tells us an interesting UFO encounter he had in the 1960sWe’ve got high strangeness on a military base from our Patreon C.E. Martin’s book , Stranger Than Fiction.A Chicago UFO sighting from Illinois MUFON state director, Sam MarantoA Bermuda Triangle story from near Cabo Rojo where we were in Puerto Ricoand lots more… Well, something I said in this episode is that I’m gonna punch the next person that says the phrase “Space Brothers” to me, well guess what, it was me. The most ridiculous UFO hunt I’ve ever been on was at the Michigan Paracon in 2017 where we all stood outside in the parking lot while Andrea Perron sang “Sentimental Journey” and it was as ridiculous as it sounds. The only reason I took it even a little seriously at first is because Dave Schrader from Darkness Radio and The Holzer Files and Amy Bruni from Kindred Spirits both said that Andrea could really make some crazy stuff happen. Well, I don’t know what they were smoking, but here’s our immediate reaction afterwards… Okay, so obviously it was hard to take that seriously, so for this episode’s song, we decided to ask our alien friends for a favor. Here’s our Sunspot paranormal track of the week, “Space Brothers”. You must be talking at light speedfrom that black hole you got on your facecuz when you open your mouth, time slows, andand I just want to escape. Oh, you piss me off on a cosmic scale,So I don’t want ET to come in peace,the first thing he should do is abduct you, and get you off this planet for keeps. All these lights in the skyjust watching us like a zooand if the Space Brothers wanna do something for me,I wish they would anal probe you I dunno why spacemen love butts.Who can read their alien brains?But if they’re looking for the biggest asshole in the worldwell, I can give them a name. All these lights in the skyjust watching us like a zooand if the Space Brothers wanna do something for me,I wish they would anal probe you All these lights in the skyjust watching us like a zooand if the Space Brothers wanna do something for me,I wish they would anal probe you The post 292 – Lights In The Sky: Personal and Listener UFO Experiences appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
71 minutes | a year ago
291 – Everyone’s Got A Ghost Story: Listener and Personal Experiences
Tweet Everyone’s got a ghost story, from your grandma to your high school social studies teacher. In fact, some of the people that you least expect (and some skeptics as well), seem to have stories that they just can’t quite explain. One time, I remember talking to someone about ghost stories and he said, “Nothing’s really ever happened to me… well… except that time that heard my grandmother’s voice tell me to stop immediately when I was driving, and I narrowly avoided getting into a car crash that surely would have killed me.” Nope, nothing at all then. Kevin Hart Say What GIF from Kevinhart GIFs So, this week, we decided to talk about our personal ghost stories as well as reach out to See You On The Other Side listeners to get their tales of the unexplained, so we could share them for this special episode. Wendy and I are joined by my sister, Allison from MilwaukeeGhosts.com as well as Scott Markus from WhatsYourGhostStory.com and we originally recorded it as a livestream on Facebook. Here’s the video of our livestream But there was a ghost in the machine that day, so we didn’t end up listening to several of the listener stories, because of technical issues. However, all of those stories have been saved for the audio podcast for your listening pleasure, including: The ghost story Allison and my mother told us when we were kids when our parents lived across the street from a cemeteryOur family’s strange story of our great uncle seeing an “Angel In The Mirror” right before he diedA comforting ghost seen by our Patreon, Dr. NedKatie’s story, who as a young girl, was out on the road doing merchandise with a country singer calls us to let us know about a hotel she stayed at where the ghost got a little too friendlyFormer Milwaukee ghost tour guide, Mike J., tells us of a childhood haunting in the “little pink house” that his family lived inAllison and her husband’s adventures at the Haunted Larium Manor Inn in the Upper Peninsula of MichiganGhost hunter Scott Markus’ adventures investigating in IllinoisQuick stories recounted by Amy, Jimmy, and Tina as well… We also read our Patreon C.E. Martin’s story, “The Closet of Terror” from his biographical paranormal novel, Stranger Than Fiction. We’re doing more experimenting with recording the podcasts live during the lockdown of Coronavirus 2020, so thanks to everyone who’s been watching the livestreams. For the song this week, we were inspired by Allison and my family story about our mother’s uncle who saw an angel in the mirror in the middle of the night, told his wife about it, went back to sleep, and never woke up. After hearing the tale since we were children, it seemed like it was about time that we dedicate a track to “The Angel In The Mirror”. Far beyond its bloom only petals on the floor a broken flower wilts it won’t be pretty anymore When you hear the knock there’s nothing left to beg for how I’ve fought and how I tried to keep the lock on this door Blinded by the love as she holds onto me the angel in the mirror is the last thing I see Wake up in the night breathless from a dream When I open the door, I will find her ready for me. with open arms and a crooked smile it’s just a small mercy My struggle has ended I close my eyes and finally sleep Blinded by the love as she holds onto me the angel in the mirror is the last thing I see Blinded by the love as she holds onto me the angel in the mirror is the last thing I see The post 291 – Everyone’s Got A Ghost Story: Listener and Personal Experiences appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
70 minutes | a year ago
290 – Big Fur: Creating The Most Realistic Bigfoot Ever
Tweet In the wilds of western Alberta, Canada, Ken Walker lives, hunts, creates, and sings Roy Orbison tracks. He’s a world champion taxidermist who specializes in recreations of extinct animals. He’s brought back stunning versions of the Sabretooth Tiger and the Irish Elk and his work is featured in the Smithsonian Institution. He’s also a Squatcher and in 2015, he began a quest to create a perfect version of the Bigfoot from the infamous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film, a not-so-little lady he calls “Patty”. Kansas City filmmaker Dan Wayne was taking on taxidermy as a hobby when he encountered Ken on an internet forum. He found Ken’s work fascinating and was amazed by the amount of access that this first-in-class taxidermist was giving him online to help developing his own skills. And when he discovered that Ken was working on a Sasquatch, he thought it would make a great documentary. And he was right. The ensuing documentary, which played at Slamdance Film Festival in 2020 is Big Fur, a compelling story about a man’s quest to recreate a creature that many have claim to have seen but only really has been captured on shaky 1967 filmstock. Ken said that he wanted Bigfoot experiencers to see his mount (what taxidermists call their creations) and say “That’s exactly what I saw.” Ken Walker with “Patty” I have been a Bigfoot skeptic for awhile now because I just have too many unanswered questions, but talking to Ken and Dan about their documentary and Ken’s theories on the creature have once again opened me up to the possibility. Skeptics, believers, and people just interested in Bigfoot and taxidermy will find a lot to enjoy in this wide-ranging and entertaining discussion, including: Ken’s own Bigfoot experience that led him to believe in SasquatchHow he ended up with several bags of what he thinks is Sasquatch feces in his freezerHow you can tell a Hollywood-style fake Bigfoot costume from a real one (hint: it’s all in the forehead)The careful measuring of ratio and dimensions that Ken used to determine the height and size of his creationThe electromagnetic energy of BigfootHunting Bigfoot with special Faraday Cage camo suitsWhat kind of weird tree structures that Sasquatch are making out in the Alberta woods To learn more about where you can see Big Fur, check out the movie website and here’s a quick interview done by our friend Scott Markus from WhatsYourGhostStory.com when he met Dan and Ken at Slamdance. For the song this week, we couldn’t resist a couple of things. Number one, Ken isn’t just a taxidermist but also a Roy Orbison impersonator (and he even sings a bunch in the film!) Number two, the fact that they call the sasquatch in the Patterson-Gimlin film “Patty” and I didn’t even realize it was a female, blew my mind. So, of course we couldn’t resist making a rockabilly song about our favorite new girl, “Patty”. 7 foot tallShe’s the biggest girl aroundBut when she’s feeling shyShe’s nowhere to be found Oh Patty I know it’s all trueOh Patty, baby, I believe in you She don’t shave her legsShe don’t shave her pitsShe got the hairiest face you ever gonna kiss. Oh Patty, where you think you’re going to?Oh Patty, baby, I believe in you. She’s an outdoors gal,Hiding in the trees,She don’t wear no shoes soI hope you like big feet. Oh Patty. Won’t you give us a little view?Oh Patty, baby, I be She’s a whole lotta ladyGigantopithicusShe’s a California girlBut she don’t like showbiz Oh Patty, They all tell me I’m a foolOh Patty baby, I believe in you. 7 foot tallShe’s the biggest girl aroundBut when she’s feeling shyShe’s nowhere to be found Oh Patty I know it’s all true.Oh Patty baby please don’t leaveOh Patty baby don’t deceiveOh Patty baby I believe in you The post 290 – Big Fur: Creating The Most Realistic Bigfoot Ever appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
69 minutes | a year ago
289 – Fortunate Phantoms: The World’s Happiest Ghost Stories
Tweet With the world under quarantine for an indefinite amount of time and people everywhere being a little freaked out by the current circumstances of our COVID-19 isolation, we thought we’d brighten things up a little bit with some ghost stories that aren’t scary, but they’re happy! Manuco Gandia from the Gallery Inn in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the parrot that scared the crap out of Mike. Photo by Macduff Everton Wendy and I were joined for a podcast we recorded on Facebook Live with Allison Jornlin, Milwaukee’s Paranormal Researcher of the Year and WhatsYourGhostStory.com‘s Scott Markus to talk about the happiest ghost stories we know. Milwaukee’s Indiana Jones Dr.. Stephan Borhegyi, who still haunts the Milwaukee Public Museum In this episode, we talk about a ton of happy ghost stories and one not-so-happy one: The Gallery Inn in San Juan, Puerto Rico which is haunted by the ghost of the husband of the owner, Manuco Gandia and the stories that the staff told me personallyRudolph Valentino’s favorite haunts in HollywoodThe lovers that haunt the Miller Caves in Milwaukee, WisconsinThe spirit of North Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus and the ghost story there from my high school social studies teacher!How naturalist John Muir saved his professor’s life after a psychic premonitionMilwaukee’s own Hungarian Baron, adventurer Dr. Stephan Borhegyi who still haunts the Milwaukee Public MuseumThe ghosts of the Eastland Disaster and the ones that haunt Oprah’s Harpo Studios in Chicago (that’s the not so happy one) Rudolph Valentino’s most famous role and his spirit still haunts his favorite places in Hollywood It’s a fun episode for a weird time, but we hope you’ll enjoy these timeless tales of optimism from the Great Beyond. John Muir and his psychic premonition that saved his former professor’s life Ghost stories are often meant to scare and shock, and those are awesome, but they don’t have to always be that way! As Allison says, “Ghost stories mean there’s an afterlife and when there’s life, there’s hope.” So for this week’s song, we wanted to play the heaviest, meanest song we could think of with the nicest lyrics we could think of. Here’s Sunspot with “Happy”! I’m in such a good moodBursting at the seams with blissA moment of perfection that feels just so joyous sugar, spice and everything niceLiving in paradiseThis delight is magnifiedI got the whole world on my side Rainbows and sunshine callingPuppies and hedgehogs crawlingMy cup runneth over andThis life is but a dreamSnuggles and rocking chairsLittle hugs and teddy bearsDid I mention that I’m so goddamn happy Feeling so majesticSo gleeful you could get sickSmiles and laughs and winks and my feet don’t touch the groundThe call me Mr. AwesomeDon’t need to feel cautionThis is my lucky day, love is all around. Rainbows and sunshine callingPuppies and hedgehogs crawlingMy cup runneth over andThis life is but a dreamSnuggles and rocking chairsLittle hugs and teddy bearsDid I mention that I’m so goddamn happy The post 289 – Fortunate Phantoms: The World’s Happiest Ghost Stories appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
66 minutes | a year ago
288 – St. Patrick’s Day: Legends and Lore Of The Emerald Isle
Tweet Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, we all hear the story of St. Patrick so we know it by heart, right? Even before most of us were old enough to slurp cheap green beer and scour the streets in search of Jameson, we knew the story of Ireland’s most famous Saint. He used the shamrock to explain to the Pagan Celtic heathens the mystery of the Holy Trinity (three leaves in one shamrock equal the Father, Son, Holy Spirit all God) and he banished all the snakes from Ireland, right? Not quite, bucko. Patrick was way cooler than that. Sláinte from the Junior Varsity St. Patrick’s Day Parade! (Otherwise known as our Halloween show at an Irish bar) How about this? He was captured by Irish slaversAn ethereal voice helped him escape captivityHe had frickin’ magic duels with pagan wizards He argued with an angel about letting him judge the Irish souls on Doomsday. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we set the record straight on one of Ireland’s favorite saints in this episode celebrating his Feast day and some of our favorite Irish creatures. The Lady Wilde, Oscar’s Mother and Author of Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland If you’re looking to learn about Irish legends, faeries, and cryptids, one of the perfect places to start is Lady Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde and her book Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland. She wasn’t only a remarkable researcher, writer, and suffragist, but she raised literary giant Oscar Wilde . Even better since her book is in the public domain, you can read the whole thing right here. Wendy took a dive in to talk about the legend of the banshee, which is steeped in the Celtic tradition of “keening” where a woman or group of women wail a lament over a dead body as part of the burial and grieving process. The banshee would be a premonition of the “keening woman” and it would signal a death in the family, sometimes in the form of an innocent virginal sister of the family who died early. This banshee image was the scariest I could find, damn. Banshees could also be a type of fairy and Irish legends are full of those as well, including the Phouka and the Kelpie. The Celtic word for the fae is Sidhe (pronounced “she”). Of course that includes everyone’s favorite, leprechauns, whose legends have even made it off Earth and into (ahem) outer space. Scott Markus from WhatsYourGhostStory.com once again joins us to talk about the Hellfire Club, an Enlightenment-era Eyes Wide Shut-style party group whose ritualistic orgies that even Jonathan Swift (of Gulliver’s Travels fame said were “a brace of monsters, blasphemers and Bacchanalians”. Hellfire Club rumors include a huge black cat that haunts the grounds as well as stories of Satanic Black Masses where unwary passers-by were left scarred for life. In reality did they worship the Devil? Probably no more than the modern Church of Satan does, they were just rich pr!cks who wanted to party with no rules or repercussions. Scott also did a livestream of Irish legends that you might enjoy… It sounds like it was a lot more like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History than Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby, which is actually more frightening. It’s Satan’s job to ruin people’s lives, with humans, it’s our choice. The Hellfire Club on Montpelier Hill outside of Dublin, where rich playboys used to meet for sex and drinking parties meant to thumb their noses at Christian morality. Photo by Joe King. Ireland is a place where it feels like anything can happen and the fanciful folk tales are legion, we also discuss: What strange (and kinda gross) Dark Ages fealty ritual did St. Patrick refuse that actually earned him respect?My experience seeing something magical at the Blarney CastleOur Irish episode on the weirdest St. Patrick’s Day traditionsHow Ireland’s other patron saint gave us the original story of the Loch Ness MonsterIreland as a European hot spot for UFOs For this week we decided to create some Irish jigs inspired by our discussion of Irish legends. This “trad set” includes three original tunes by Sunspot: Druid’s Duel, Lady Wilde’s Fetch, and The Fairy Rath! The post 288 – St. Patrick’s Day: Legends and Lore Of The Emerald Isle appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
63 minutes | a year ago
287 – Portals To Hell: Ghost Hunting With Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman
Tweet Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman return on Friday The 13th to TRVL with the second season of Portals To Hell. Jack, of course, is the son of the rock ‘n’ roll Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, and he grew up in the world of reality television as a star of the megapopular The Osbournes. He’s fully embraced his father’s legacy by not only producing paranormal reality TV but by becoming a ghost hunter himself! Katrina Weidman of course, rose to television fame through Paranormal State (which also featured previous guest Chip Coffey) and three seasons of Paranormal Lockdown with Ghost Adventures‘ Nick Groff. Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman of Portals To Hell We talked with Jack and Katrina about the upcoming episodes of the show and what they’ve learned about the supernatural and themselves through two seasons of investigating the paranormal together. Then Wendy and I talk about the legends of the portals to Hell throughout history as well as one of the most famous ones, in Stull, Kansas. We visited there last year and here’s my Facebook live video: Wendy and Scott from WhatsYourGhostStory.com visited Stull in 2017 and while they didn’t find a portal to Hell, they certainly found some weird burnt dirt by the ruins of the old chapel on the cemetery grounds. The charred earth that Wendy was talking about in the episode So, in addition to interviewing Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman, we also talk about: The “Gates of Hell” legends in Pennsylvania and IllinoisMy very own “Gates of Hell” legend from Mukwonago, Wisconsin and the weird remains I found thereThe various portals to the Underworld in Ancient GreeceWhat exactly is Charon’s Obol?Why did people put pennies on the eyes of the deceased until the early Twentieth Century?The truth about the Siberian “Borehole To Hell” Now, Jack and Katrina purposefully going to places with a “dark energy” made me think about Nietzsche’s infamous passage from Beyond Good and Evil: Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.Friedrich W. Nietzsche And of course, Portals to Hell is going to make me think about the “Crack of Doom”, which Tolkien called the forge where Sauron from The Lord Of The Rings created the “One Ring to Rule Them All”. It’s where Frodo had to take the ring to be destroyed. But the phrase “crack of doom” originally meant something else. The word “crack” means an extremely loud noise, like a crack of thunder. And the “crack of doom” means the end of the world because that’s the loud noise of angelic trumpets that will sound at the breaking of the Seventh Seal. Which is the beginning of the last Judgement from the Book of Revelation where Jesus will return and bring the good souls to Heaven and cast the bad ones into the Lake of Fire. Catholic filmmaker Kevin Smith played with this idea in his film Red State. So you throw together a little Nietzsche, the gates of Hell, and the Lake of Fire and that’s how you get this week’s song, “The Crack of Doom” I took on the Devil so I could make my mark,I went fighting monsters and I stepped into the dark Tragedies, infamies, terrible bloody shames, they were waiting for meand they knew me by name I went to the Gates of Helland they followed me throughWhen you look at the abyssthe abyss looks at you. The crack of DoomThe crack of Doom I played a game with Evil, thinking it was just a goof.I swam in the Lake of Firebut I wasn’t fireproof.When you focus on atrocity the work gets worse and worse.The self-fulfilling prophecywill damn you like a curse. I went to the Gates of Helland they followed me throughWhen you look at the abyssthe abyss looks at you The crack of DoomThe crack of Doom The post 287 – Portals To Hell: Ghost Hunting With Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
62 minutes | a year ago
286 – Chip Coffey Unfiltered: Messages From A Medium
Tweet Friendly and funny, Chip Coffey in person doesn’t seem like the type who seems to have an open line with dead people. At paranormal conventions in the vendor room, he’s the boisterous laugh and endearing voice you can hear from the other side of the room. Living in Atlanta now, Chip’s charm feels more Southern than his Upstate New York upbringing would normally lead you to believe. But his unassuming and friendly manner, belie someone whose messages from the other side must be connecting with people, because his readings are always sold out. Chip and his very stylish scarves Chip Coffey first gained national recognition as a psychic consulting on the infamous ghost-hunting reality show Paranormal State and that turned into a deal for his own show Psychic Kids, where he’d help youngsters who were showing evidence of psychic powers to not be afraid and assisting them in developing their gifts. He’s guested on plenty of paranormal shows since Psychic Kids left the air and he’ll be a full cast member of Kindred Spirits when that show returs for it’s fourth season in 2020. Is Chip for real? I dunno, he didn’t read me and I wasn’t testing him. He has delivered comfort to tens of thousands of people across the country and he has a message of tolerance, compassion, and hope. I respect all of those things. I never trust anything I see on TV, but people that I know and like have sworn that he’s received messages for them of things that they cannot believe he could have known. What I do know is that he’s a good talker and in our conversation we talk about: How Chip started receiving messages from the dead suddenly in his mid-40sHow regular people (normies like me) can develop more of our psychic abilitiesHis answer to the Bay Area Skeptics that tried to hoax him with a fictional deceased family memberMore on The Phillip Experiment and how intense belief creates paranormal experiences EDIT: Chip Coffey’s Wisconsin Dells show has been moved to July 30th, but you still can get tickets for a special discount by using the code GHOST15 to save 15% (which means that you can see his gallery reading for as little as $20!) Click here to grab those tickets. Now, one of the most significant things he said in our conversation is that he asked his spirit guides about the meaning of life and what’s the purpose of everything. Their direct and simple response was “Don’t harm yourself or others” and “Be happy.” Chip summed it up succinctly as “Don’t be a dick” and that’s the title of this week’s Sunspot track inspired by our conversation. I was as low as you could golike a flat tire in the heatunderneath the pileup at the bottom of the heap I said to my old man, heywhat’s the point of it allWell you brought me in to this anf you got some kind of balls.He said Son, you know I love you, but I don’t know that much.I tried to put you on the right pathabout being good and such.But I know it doesn’t mean alot to hear the same cliche but if you remember just one thingremember when I say When my worries and the troubles were more than I could bearI came to a crossroadsand I said a little a prayer I fell down on my knees and screamed up at the skyFor the first time in my life there was a reply Don’t fret my child, think the lillies of the fieldjust waving with the wind, their serenity their shieldThere are things you can’t control and some will leave your life destroyed.I made a lot of rules, but there’s just one that counts my boy, Don’t be a dickyou aint got much timeevery moment you spend madis one less moment of your lifeDon’t be a dickLet me be clearRighteous anger has a way of taking time off your good years so don’t be a dick The post 286 – Chip Coffey Unfiltered: Messages From A Medium appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
75 minutes | a year ago
285 – Listening To The Gut Punch: Sallyanne Monti and the Power of Intuition
Tweet Sallyanne Monti always thought that her story was already told. Growing up in the same Italian-American Brooklyn neighborhood as the characters in Saturday Night Fever, getting married to her high school sweetheart and having four kids, she was on the path that was always expected of her. That’s until a typo in an email address would change her life forever. In her memoir, Light at the End of the Tunnel, Sallyanne details her journey from New York to California, from a married mother of four to editor and author in the Golden Crown Literary Society, a non-profit dedicated to promoting lesbian-themed literature. Light at the End of the Tunnel won the non-fiction award at the 2019 Imaginarium Convention and Sallyanne’s personal journey is littered with paranormal events that seemed to be leading her towards her destination. Sallyanne looking sharp in some of the world’s finest fashions… From apparitions of her mother to psychics who knew things they couldn’t have, to the “gut punch” that Sallyanne has repeatedly felt on days when her life would change forever, her story is how listening to your intuition, and following the signs can lead you to your destiny. In this episode, we talk to Sallyanne Monti about the paranormal signs in her life that eventually led her down the path to discovering her true self and that would change the course of her destiny and how we all can keep an eye and an ear out for those signs in our own lives. For more on Sallyanne’s life and writing, please check out her website at www.sallyannemonti.com and if you’d like to learn more about the Golden Crown Literary Society, you can find them at www.goldencrown.org. And here’s Sallyanne playing some guitar! She’s a musician as well as an author and paranormal experiencer… The feeling of the gut punches that changed Sallyanne’s life are a testament to the power of intuition and how your body seems to know the right place you should be even when your mind is far behind. It took Sallyanne Monti decades to find out where she was supposed to be, and hopefully we can all find our places a lot faster than that. That’s the inspiration behind this week’s song, “The Closer You Get”. I didn’t go looking, but you showed up anyway. I didn’t go looking but I guess I’ll share the blame. Even before I knew what it hit me like a punch to the gut Beautiful, wonderful, and strange. the closer you get the closer you get the closer you get to the truth, the less you hide. the closer you get the closer you get the closer you get to me, the more it’s right. You don’t have to go looking to find your perfect lane you don’t have to go looking you’ll know when it’s your day Even before I knew what it hit me like a punch to the gut And until it hurts you know it ain’t gonna change. the closer you get the closer you get the closer you get to the truth, the less you hide. the closer you get the closer you get the closer you get to me, the more it’s right. The post 285 – Listening To The Gut Punch: Sallyanne Monti and the Power of Intuition appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
66 minutes | a year ago
284 – Death From Above: When Big Bird Attacks
Tweet Gigantic birds. They’re fricking terrifying . And there might be some kind of genetic memory (or epigentic inheritance) as to why when CNN posts headlines like “Bones reveal Neanderthal child was eaten by a giant bird”. We’ve had Seth Breedlove talk about his Terror In The Skies documentary which talks specifically about giant birds in Illinois, but in this episode we wanted to widen the net. Photo Credit: Burfalcy 2008 First of all, we recorded this episode in Alton, IL during the American Hauntings 2020 Dead of Winter event. Alton is famous not only for birthing the tallest man in the world, but for a giant scary bird mural on the side of a cliff on the Mississippi River. The “Piasa Bird” We’ve discussed in the past where the word Piasa came from and the original Indian legends surrounding it but Allison Jornlin from Milwaukee Ghosts has some really interesting research in how the Piasa bird might not have originally been a bird at all, but a very different monster of Indian legend and can even trace its origins to a very real predator. So, is the Piasa monster really supposed to be a scary giant bird? We delve in. Then it’s time to talk about other monster bird attacks in history and actual newspaper reports and eyewitness sightings. My personal favorite is this one in Texas where you can just hear the racism dripping off this Police Captain’s words… However this next story is a little too sad and this 1926 article about a 2 year old infant being murdered by a giant condor in Argentina was too much for even a stone heart like mine to take. We also tell the story of our cousin who saw a Thunderbird himself in the late 80s while in a Southeastern Wisconsin hospital awaiting the birth of his first son. Here’s how he describes the size of what he saw: In this episode, we tackle all these giant bird stories as well as coming up with a brand new Sunspot paranormal rock song. Winston Churchill famously said, “He who controls the skies controls the war.” and as earthbound creatures, there’s something extra terrifying about being attacked from the sky. Airborne predators pick their targets from far away and swoop in to snatch their prey. The stories of these giant bird attacks are certainly arbitrary and horrifying. It makes us realize how precarious and precious our life is when we we live on a knife edge of randomness. Whether it’s cancer, tsunamis, car accidents, or gigantic condor kidnappings, we all live under the constant threat of “Death From Above”. Scratch marks on the shoulders clawed holes in the chest A victim of capricious randomness Mice under the eagle picked off from the dirt carried somewhere far beyond the earth The thief in the night that takes everything you love There’s a killer in the sky Death from above Chance and serendipity and the consequence of luck We’re just fate and fury Death from above Until you’re back on solid ground, You just can’t let it go terra firma, illusion of control A casualty of chaos that was cast out of paradise To pacify, we need a sacrifice The thief in the night that takes everything you love There’s a killer in the sky Death from above Chance and serendipity and the consequence of luck We’re just fate and fury Death from above The post 284 – Death From Above: When Big Bird Attacks appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
60 minutes | a year ago
283 – Call Of The Wild: Jack London And The Paranormal
Tweet When you think of turn of the Twentieth Century writer Jack London, you immediately think about of the Yukon and his most famous works like White Fang or Call Of The Wild. And in fact, Harrison Ford returns to the screen next week with the latest version of the classic novel (written from the dog’s perspective, there are few works like it!) When the mushrooms wear off and you realize you’re not an intergalactic smuggler with a Wookiee… Jack London led a tumultous and adventurous life, just like his characters. And he didn’t just write stories about the Gold Rush to Alaska, but also wrote plenty of ghost stories and science fiction. And even though he was an avowed atheist, that didn’t mean that the rest of his family was. And that doesn’t mean that the people around him didn’t experience paranormal activity like: His mother was a spiritualist, who was would channel the spirit of Indian leader, Black HawkHis father was a famous astrologerHis second wife, Charmian claimed she saw the ghost of Jack London shortly after he diedPeople say her ghost haunts the home she built on their ranch after his deathOne of the most common themes in his work, atavism (or genetic memory) actually has a basis in science! So whether it was the rejection of his real father or the fact that his mother famously attempted suicide twice after she found out she was pregnant, Jack London wasted little time in his life. In fact, two months before he died he said this quote to his friends that would later be known as his credo: I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.Jack London And that’s the theme of this week’s song, “I’d Rather Be Ashes Than Dust”. ‘fore I was born my mother did her best to die but the bottle and the bullet didn’t kill her So I came out a little stronger, stronger than the average guy Gonna write my bio as a thriller Ohh ohh I got to hit the road ohh ohh Don’t you hear the call I’m gonna go out shooting ‘fore my body turns to rust cuz I’d rather be ashes than dust Half a world away is where I will find my passion Someone told me that there’s mountains full of gold Headfirst into the fray looking for some action I’ve got to see this world before I’m old Ohh ohh I got to hit the road ohh ohh Don’t you hear the call I’m gonna go out shooting ‘fore my body turns to rust cuz I’d rather be ashes than dust The post 283 – Call Of The Wild: Jack London And The Paranormal appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
62 minutes | a year ago
282 – Coronavirus Conspiracy: A Pandemic of Misinformation
Tweet Here we go again, it’s a new year and there’s a new type of flu going around that’s going to kill us. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first originated in Wuhan, a city of eleven million people in China, and since it began, internet rumors have been flying fast and furious, in many places spread through memes. Some are fun… Some aren’t: How does bogus information spread so quickly? Trust. Trust in the media is at an all time low. Only 41% of Americans have a lot or a good amount of faith in the veracity of mass media. Trust in the government is even lower. In 1958, 73% of Americans had faith in their government, in 2019, it was at 17%. People just don’t believe what they’re told. And it’s not like the government hasn’t lied to them before or that the media has completely gotten a story wrong. When you don’t trust the institutions that are supposed to tell you the truth, conspiracy theories start looking a lot better. How are people just supposed to trust the party line when official stories look ridiculous (looking at you Jeffrey Epstein)?! And we know that China censors the Internet, how can we trust anything coming out of there? That’s what we tackle this week as we discuss conspiracy theories, the Coronavirus, and why people are attracted to misinformation. So what are some of our favorite Coronavirus conspiraces? That the Virology Institute of Wuhan is a “real life” Umbrella Corporation like in the video game and movie, Resident EvilBill Gates patented the Coronavirus in 2015 and now he’s going to use it to depopulate the planetIt’s a Chinese bioweapon that escaped from the labThat using a special soution called MMS (miracle mineral solution) can cure you of the Coronavirus, even though it’s actually just bleachThat China is doing a media blackout as crematorium employees report hundreds of bodies being burned so the disease won’t spreadThat the virus contains 4 “protein inserts” from HIV that show the virus was designed and didn’t just occur naturally For conspiracies to work like crackpots think they do, it would require geniuses at the top. Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Whether it’s UFOs, cars that are powered by water, or bioengineered virii, the truth would get out. We keep believing that humans are actually smarter than they are, when the truth is that the inmates are running the asylum. And in the jungle we’d be compost, in the Savannah we’d be meat. We’re so petty and we’re so mean, We are everything we hoped we wouldn’t be. Just so you know, the inmates are running the asylum. Just so you know, they’re just as dumb as they seem. And in the water we’d be sharkbait, In the Taiga, freezer burn. How old were you, when you finally knew, that no one really has a clue? Just so you know, the inmates are running the asylum. Just so you know, they’re just as dumb as they seem. The post 282 – Coronavirus Conspiracy: A Pandemic of Misinformation appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
67 minutes | a year ago
281 – It’s All In Your Mind: The Paranormal Imagination of John E.L. Tenney
Tweet “What you think is weird is weirder than you think” – that’s the slogan that’s on the website of John E.L. Tenney and his weird lectures. That’s a fun turn of phrase but it took me a little bit to figure out what it means. We understand the idea of ghosts, we understand the idea of UFOs, we understand the concept of Bigfoot. Ghosts are the spirits of our consciousness surviving death after the physical body has died. UFOs are populated by beings that evolved on planets in some far off solar system and developed ships that can traverse the universe and they’re coming to visit. Just like us visiting the moon. Bigfoot is a kind of ape that we just haven’t been able to capture and put into a zoo yet. Even if we don’t believe in them, we grok the concepts. But those explanations are fairly unsatisfactory because they don’t make a ton of sense. If aliens are just travelers from another planet, why are they so secretive? If our consciousness can survive bodily death, why do only some people show up sometimes? Where the #$%! are Bigfoot’s bones?! The way these things operate just doesn’t make sense with the rest of the way our universe works. So what we already think is weird (ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot) has to be weirder than we think (we don’t know how to wrap our heads around it!) John explains his Near Death Experience That’s why John Tenney is fascinating to listen to. Number one, it never sounds like he’s trying to get one over on you (he’s not selling salvation or life after death) and number two, he’s willing to entertain all kinds of ideas that you don’t usually hear from paranormal investigators because they don’t fit the established model. While John has been researching the paranormal for over 30 years (his cut his teeth in the weird world by apprenticing to a Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theorist and then by becoming a researcher for Unsolved Mysteries), his interest was peaked as a young man by being pronounced dead in 1988 and then coming back. His heart stopped for two minutes and he was given a choice to either come back to earth or stay where he was. The next thing he remembered was waking up in the hospital. From left in the back – Robyn Davis and Ted Williams from Galena Haunted Tour Company, Lisa Van Buskirk from Madison Ghost Walks. From left in the front – Mike Huberty, Allison Jornlin, and Wendy Lynn Staats from See You On The Other Side. He had a show, Ghost Stalkers, on Destination America and you might have heard him on our podcast before right when the New York Times decided to get into the UFO business. But John really shines in person, when you just put a quarter in him and let him go. The very first time we met him, he was in a casino bar regaling us about witnessing an exorcism and had even met the notorious Father Malachi Martin and we were spellbound. We’ve seen his lectures before at the Michigan Paracon (he lives near Detroit) and when we found out he was coming to Wisconsin, we weren’t going to miss it! John onstage at the Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells In this episode, we take some time to talk to John before the show and then we take some of the concepts that he discussed in his lecture and try to unravel them a little bit for ourselves, including topics like: John’s favorite paranormal story from Wisconsin (Eagle River’s Joe Simonton and the “pancakes from space”)Could we be seeing ghosts by paranormal energy activating the “grandmother cell” inside our minds?Are ghosts actually just time slips and the cases that John has worked that imply thatHow do you meet an elf?Dark matter and how materialists admit they don’t understand 95% of reality And of course, John’s idea of ghosts as timeslips instead of disembodied consciousness leads “perfectly” into this week’s song. There are some moments where it doesn’t matter what’s going on in the rest of the world, there are some minutes that you wish could be frozen in time and you could slip back to, those moments are “Perfect”. With flood insurance and bodyguards, Humpty Dumpty bought a house of cards. I put a heart on layaway, but now I think tomorrow may be too late. And I say late, and I say late, and I say late, and I say… It doesn’t matter if everything’s ugly, It doesn’t matter if it’s all unsafe. The baby’s out with the bathwater, The Rubicon was crossed today. It doesn’t matter if we ever notice, That the stars have all burnt out. It doesn’t matter if things are perfect, as long as everything’s perfect right now. Some things are done before they start, Everything will always fall apart. The past is never that far away, but do you think that’s where I’m going to stay? And I say no, and I say no, and I say no, and I say I don’t think so. It doesn’t matter if everything’s ugly, It doesn’t matter if it’s all unsafe. The baby’s out with the bathwater, The Rubicon was crossed today. It doesn’t matter if we ever notice, That the stars have all burnt out. It doesn’t matter if things are perfect, as long as everything’s perfect right… Now, now now, I don’t wanna postpone my, Vow, vow vow, that this time I will own, How how how, I don’t care and I don’t know. Don’t know. Now, now now, I don’t wanna postpone my, Vow, vow vow, that this time I will own, How how how, I don’t care and I don’t know. Don’t know. Be kind, take your time. Be kind, take your time. With flood insurance and bodyguards, Humpty Dumpty bought a house of cards. The past is never that far away, but do you think that’s where I’m going to stay? And I say no, and I say no, and I say no, and I say I don’t think so. It doesn’t matter if everything’s ugly, It doesn’t matter if it’s all unsafe. The baby’s out with the bathwater, The Rubicon was crossed today. It doesn’t matter if we ever notice, That the stars have all burnt out. It doesn’t matter if things are perfect, as long as everything’s perfect right… Now, now now, I don’t wanna postpone my, Vow, vow vow, that this time I will own, How how how, I don’t care and I don’t know. Don’t know. Now, now now, I don’t wanna postpone my, Vow, vow vow, that this time I will own, How how how, I don’t care and I don’t know. Don’t know. Be kind, take your time. The post 281 – It’s All In Your Mind: The Paranormal Imagination of John E.L. Tenney appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
66 minutes | a year ago
280 – The Turn Of The Screw: Henry James And The History Of Parapsychology
Tweet The latest adaptation of Henry James’ classic 1898 ghost story The Turn Of The Screw is called The Turning starring red hot teenage actor Finn Wolfhard but it’s not the only adaptation being released this year. Mike Flanagan’s sequel to his Netflix smash The Haunting of Hill House is going to be called The Haunting of Bly House and will rework James’ novella into a modern story as well. One-hundred and twenty years after the initial publication why does James’ work still resonate? After all, in our current society, we’re about as far removed from the Victorian age as you can be. We laugh when we think of their “uptight” sexuality, their treatment of women as the “fairer sex”, and of course, the superior attitude that came along with “the empire on which the sun never sets“. The Turn Of The Screw is a story about a governess who is hired to take care of a girl and boy whose uncle is a busy gentleman that can’t be bothered with raising them himself. While originally enjoying the job, the governess starts seeing ghosts surrounding the children and her thoughts are eventually consumed by the spirits which raises tensions to an untenable level in the house. Part of the story that makes it the most interesting is that no one else ever sees the ghosts besides the governess, so is it real or is it all in her imagination? The original illustration from the first page of the 1898 serialization in The Atlantic Monthly Now, Henry James’ inspiration for The Turn Of The Screw came from a supposedly true story he was told Archbishop of Canterbury, whose wife was involved with the Society for Psychical Research. And James’ equally famous brother, William, was also a member of that English organization and returned to the United States to form the American branch. William James was not only one of the founders of parapsychology, he was also one of the founders of modern psychology. He was as interested in the study of spiritual pheneomena as he was in the workings of the mind and his psi research help set the template for modern experimental psychology still practiced today. So Henry James was interested in ghost stories from a narrative standpoint while his brother was investigating them from a scientific standpoint! How might the reality of research into spirit communication have leaked over into the fiction? We discuss the real-life paranormal influences behind The Turn Of The Screw as well as William and Henry James’ views on the paranormal and its effect on the world of parapsychology. Some of the topics include: Henry James’ father’s own strange “vastation”, a spiritual crisis which lasted two yearsJust what or who did Henry James call “The Others”?William James’ work on religious experiences and how they might be a result of mental illness (a foreshadowing of using therapy instead of exorcism to help the victims)What did Henry James really think about the afterlife according to his article “Is There Life After Death”?Did William James return to talk to the dead after he passed away in 1910? For this week’s song, we expound upon one of the themes from The Turn Of The Screw. One of the first lines introducing the character of the governess mentions that she’s in love, but that she’d only seen her love twice. That’s because it was the uncle that hired her to take care of the kids and she was constantly thinking of ways to prove her worth to him, because he was a gentleman and she was a commoner. The overwhelming desire to be worthy of your heart’s desire is the inspiration behind the song for this episode, “Mine Without a Holiday.” Tell me nothing of your life, I painted you as an angel, These lines, these curves don’t do you justice, But if it’s all the same to you, I’ll draw them just as well. I can’t believe you’re not on paper, I can’t believe you’re made for me to touch, I will accept that you are mine without a holiday, But not that I deserve as much. Tell me nothing of yourself, I sculpted you as a goddess, This lifeless clay don’t hold a candle to your visage, But if it’s all the same to you, I’ll shape it in your image I can’t believe that you’re not fiction I can’t believe you’re made for me to hold. I will accept that you are mine without a holiday But not that I should be so bold. I will accept that you are mine without a holiday. But not that I deserve as much. The post 280 – The Turn Of The Screw: Henry James And The History Of Parapsychology appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
67 minutes | a year ago
279 – Ram Dass: The Spiritual and Psychic Adventures of Richard Alpert
Tweet I’ll admit it, I love making fun of hippies. 20 years of living in Madison, Wisconsin (where the Vietnam War never ended, at least the protest part of it) and performing alongside jam bands has jaded me to the culture. Free love and the daily “wake and bake” never seemed to me as much of a spiritual path as it does just another way to get your rocks off. I was disgusted at its patchouli-scented barefoot disguise as spirituality. That’s just another form of control and exploitation, it’s just “gurus” like Charles Manson or David Koresh or NXVIUM’s Keith Raniere looking for easy action and a good time. Don’t get me wrong, I love a party more than the next guy, but I’m not pretending it’s a sacred rite. However, underneath that susceptibility to hedonism and exploitation is a spiritual quest and open-mindedness that is exactly what I respect and love about the Hippie Movement. While fringe jackets are still pretty silly, the willingness to wear them is not. “Let your freak flag fly” is a call to individuality and self-empowerment, not just group-identification and walking in lock-step with your tribe. Hippies were hungry for something greater than themselves. They didn’t try to deny that essential aspect of humanity, they embraced it. And since they felt let down by the post-war industrial culture and traditional religions, they went out looking for it on an unprecedently widespread level. No one represents that more than Richard Alpert in his evolution to Ram Dass, tripping his way literally and figuratively, through acid, magic mushrooms, Mexico, and India, from secular Jewish psychologist to meditating New Age spiritual teacher. The evolution of Richard Alpert to Ram Dass, Harvard psychologist to New Age guru Richard Alpert was born in 1931 in Newton, Massachussetts. He got his doctorate in Psychology in 1957 from Stanford University and then accepted a position at Harvard in 1958. That’s where he met Timothy Leary and they began exploring the world of psychedelics in their Harvard Psilocybin Project. Through doing experiments on the therapetuic uses of magic mushrooms and LSD, they discovered spiritual experiences, paranormal phenomena, and long-lasting changes in mental health from frequent usage. Although LSD was legal at the time (it wouldn’t be criminalized until 1970) Alpert and Leary were eventually kicked out of Harvard for giving psychedelics to undergraduates, which the university had forbade them to do. Dr. Andrew Weil, himself an eventual PBS New Age guru mainstay, was an undergraduate at Harvard at the time and when he asked them for psychedelics and they declined, he ratted them out because he knew that they had provided for others. Dr. Weil, this friendly-looking bald Santa Claus is also a rat! Leary and Alpert moved to California and created a community out there to continue their research, but Alpert and Leary had a falling out and still spiritually disillusioned even after taking so many psychedelic drugs, he went to India on a quest to discover himself. That’s where he met Neem Karoli Baba, also known as Maharaj-ji, a guru who changed his life forever. When Alpert returned to the West, he had changed his name to Ram Dass (which means Servant of God) and released his best known book, the quasi-graphical autobiography and meditation guide, Be Here Now. He continued to be a popular lecturer through the 70s and 80s and after suffering a stroke in 1996, Ram Dass re-learned to speak and continued teaching spirituality and preaching unconditional love all the way up until his death on December 22nd, 2019. The cover of his most famous book, Be Here Now And while it could be argued that Ram Dass was a wealthy Westerner who took Eastern spirituality and co-opted it (Richard Aloert did own a freakin’ plane!), who else could have brought it to the Western audience like he could? Richard Alpert was an incredibly successful psychotherapist and researcher, he was well-versed in the Bible as well as the Bhagavad Gita as well as Madame Blavatsky. His gift was his synthesis of the major religions and his ability to delight audiences with self-deprecating and sometimes painfully honest stories. While he might have appropriated some Eastern mysticism, he was able to communicate its powerful message to an audience hungry for it, because he was once exactly like them. I mean, two of my favorite TV shows of the 2000s had characters who were at least inspired by Richard Alpert. Walter Bishop was the lovable acid-gobbling scientist from Fringe who would use psychedelics in his experiments (just watch the “Brown Betty” for TV’s first hour-long acid trip.) Nestor Carbonell played an ageless character named Richard Alpert on LOST, a show that never shied away from its philosophical underpinnings, even when they choked in the last season. After all they had a tabula rasa character who reinvented himself after the plane crash who was named John Locke, so you don’t really get any more unsubtle than that. You know you’ve made it when they named a LOST character after you In this episode, we discuss the impact, both positive and negative, that Ram Dass had on the New Age movement and modern spirituality, but we also talk about the strange paranormal experiences that occured to him on his journey like: The psychic mind-reading that led him to follow Neem Karoli Baba in the first place, the Hindu guru who would change Richard Alpert’s name to Ram DassSome of Richard Alpert’s psychic experiences while tripping on psychedelicsThe time J.B. Rhine, founder of the Duke Parapsychology lab, Timothy Leary, and Ram Dass decided to study LSD’s affects on ESPWhat does “Tune in, Turn on, and Drop out” really mean?Psychedelic hedonism vs. the tradition use of chemicals to aid spiritualityThe “Good Friday Experiment” where they took 20 Harvard Divinity students and attempted to induce a spiritual experience in themRam Dass’ channeling friend, Emmanuel, who told him that “dying was absolutely safe”What are some of the siddhis? What are the powers that manifest themselves through enlightenment and meditation? For the song this week, we thought it’d be appropriate to put up a meditation track for a little contemplation and intropection Ram Dass-style, “Be Here Now”. The post 279 – Ram Dass: The Spiritual and Psychic Adventures of Richard Alpert appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
66 minutes | a year ago
278 – Kallikantzaroi: Christmas Goblins And Legends Of The Twelvetide
Tweet Every year, it seems like the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier, and you can see people getting annoyed about it on social media. Some people say it’s inappropriate to get your Christmas decorations up until the day after Thanksgiving. But it’s not like department stores are listening to this, they get their Holiday displays up immediately after Halloween is over. And while Jesus may be the reason for the season, Christmas is the reason that most retail outlets stay in business. And of course, the early Church had no idea when Jesus’ actual birthday was, so they tried to picked a day that would be easy for recent converts. It wasn’t that unusual, because Roman emperors would arbitrarily pick a day to celebrate their birthdays instead of the actual anniversary of their birth.) December 25th worked out perfectly because you already had a Roman celebration called Saturnalia, which was their big yearly party complete with debauchery, pig offerings, human sacrifices of Gladiators, and customs that put the social order on its head like masters serving their slaves. In other Pagan areas you had Solstice celebrations and dancing and singing around the longest night of the year. People were used to having a party around December, so it seemed like putting Christmas in December was a perfect opportunity. Are you not entertained, Saturn? In modern America, we have been conditioned to celebrate before the Holidays, mostly to encourage the gift-giving aspect and to keep our retail stores in business. Back in the Middle Ages, the time before Christmas, Advent, was a time of fasting, much like Lent before Easter. They would sacrifice a little comfort to show their respect for the season and then start pigging out for 12 days starting on Christmas. Because there wasn’t a lot of agricultural work, peasants got the full Twlevetide off during the Middle Ages and there was some reason to party every day. It makes our official holidays of Christmas and New Year’s Day seem pretty weak by comparison. And they kept their Christmas decorations up until Candlemas on February 2nd, which was the date Mary went to temple and is supposed to have sacrificed a lamb and a dove as part of her post-birth purification ritual. So if anyone ever tells you magic isn’t part of the Judeo-Christian tradition, remind them that the Virgin Mary had to burn a baby sheep at a temple and slaughter a dove for her sins. And then we have a special Mass and Feast day to celebrate that animal sacrifice. You would be surprised how many people have drawn pictures of Jesus getting circumcised… So, the time of year starting on Christmas and going until January 6th (which was the day that the Three Wise Men who were following the Star of Bethlehem showed up to meet Jesus in person) is known as the Twelvetide. Back in the Middle Ages, there was a Feast Day for each day of the 12 and now we only really think about it because of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. And here’s a little hometown pride for us (being from Wisconsin). The song was introduced to the United States in Milwaukee! Emily Brown of the Downer Teacher’s College found the song in a book on a trip to England and then she brought it back for her own Christmas pageant in 1910 and that was the first time it was sung in America! From the book “The Milwaukee Downer Woman” by Lynne Kleinman. But because there was an almost two-week long religious holiday around the Solstice and New Year every year, plenty of legends and traditions of the Twelvetide arose themselves. We’ve talked in detail about Krampus and Iceland’s Christmas monsters, but another fun Yuletide beastie is the Kallikantzaroi, who are the Greek goblins of Christmas and are active during the 12 days of Christmas. The Kallikantzaroi as featured on the TV show, “Grimm” They appear differently in different areas of Greece, with some saying that they’re tall ugly humans with dark complexions and others saying they are short and hairy with bulging red eyes. They act more like drunken idiots than a force of evil by urinating in flowerbeds, breaking furniture, and basically wreaking havoc on the nights during the Christmastide. The Greeks have a variety of ways to ward off the Kallikantzaroi including making crosses of coal on the windows of the house, burning a log from a thorny tree in the fireplace, or sometimes putting the bottom jaw of a pig behind the door or in the chimney (there’s our sacrifice again!) In this episode, we talk about the Christmas goblins as well as other interesting legends and traditions of the Twelve Days of Christmas, including: How children born on Christmas Day have the risk of becoming Kallikantzaroi themselves!Also wreaking havoc is the English “Lord of Misrule” during TwelvetideHow the Feast of the Innocents remembers the particularly nasty Christmas story of King Herod and his slaughter of children in BethlehemThe role reversals of Twelfth Night and their origin in SaturnaliaWhy fasting, once part of the Christmas tradition during Advent, is so popular among religions For the song this week, we picked a classic English stomper that we know was regularly sung during the Twelvetide. It’s easy to make merry with this call and response Christmas party song from the 1700s, “I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)”! I saw three ships come sailing in, On Christmas day, on Christmas day,I saw three ships come sailing in,On Christmas day in the morning. And what was in those ships all three?On Christmas day, on Christmas day,And what was in those ships all three?On Christmas day in the morning. Our Saviour Christ and his ladyOn Christmas day, on Christmas day,Our Saviour Christ and his lady, On Christmas day in the morning. Pray whither sailed those ships all three?On Christmas day, on Christmas day,Pray whither sailed those ships all three?On Christmas day in the morning. Oh, they sailed into Bethlehem,On Christmas day, on Christmas day,Oh, they sailed into Bethlehem,On Christmas day in the morning. And all the bells on earth shall ring,On Christmas day, on Christmas day,And all the bells on earth shall ring,On Christmas day in the morning. And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,On Christmas day, on Christmas day,And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,On Christmas day in the morning. And all the souls on earth shall sing,On Christmas day, on Christmas day,And all the souls on earth shall sing,On Christmas day in the morning. Then let us all rejoice, again,On Christmas day, on Christmas day,Then let us all rejoice, again,On Christmas day in the morning. The post 278 – Kallikantzaroi: Christmas Goblins And Legends Of The Twelvetide appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
58 minutes | a year ago
277 – The Angel Experiment: Everyday Miracles With Corin Grillo
Tweet Angels feel like something for little kids and Christmas trees. It’s Della Reese performing heartwarming miracles on cheesy Sunday night television or the goofy Clarence from It’s A Wonderful Life. Or even a hearbroken Nicolas Cage staring forelornly at the ocean from City of Angels. They’re something silly, like a figurine in your Grandma’s cabinet or laying on a cloud in Heaven playing a harp. And of course the most famous painting of angels in the world doesn’t help. Raphael’s cherubim from The Sistine Madonna aren’t even the focus of the painting, they’re just looking up at the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus, but they’re the part that everyone remembers That’s the touchy-feely Hollywood version. But the word “angel” just comes from the Greek word for messenger which is all the angels were, translated to from the original Bible stories in Hebrew. And in the Old Testament, they’re terrifying. They are the instruments of God’s will. Which means they do things like annihilate Sodom and Gomorrah when God thinks the city is too wicked or defend the Garden of Eden with a flaming sword. They are the forces of Nature carrying out the vengeance of the Almighty, supernatural soldiers of Heaven. But that’s just the Christian version. Angels are in almost every religion as spiritual beings who carry divine messages, which are sometimes helpful and sometimes bad news. Even Satanists have angels, but they’re atheists who use the fallen angels from Christian theology as metaphors. In fact, angels aren’t even mentioned as having wings for the most part, that’s just a creation of artists in the Middle Ages. Author and therapist, Corin Grillo Corin Grillo was a licensed psychotherapist struggling with depression of her own when she prayed to the angels for something that would transform her life from the pit of sadness that she was living in. Shortly after, she witnessed something in the street that she could only describe as a miracle and she began to start seeing signs of angelic influence wherever she went. That miracle in the street altered her life forever and she began to climb out of her depression and find start finding meaning and purpose in life. Corin started introducing angel invocation into her psychotherapy sessions and seeing results with patients. Whatever was going on, it was working and it led her to develop an online forum where people can connect with each other and try to share miracles and developments in their own lives. That formed the basis of The Angel Experiment, Corin’s guidebook on a 21-day program to try to invoke the power and healing of the angels in your own life. The Angel Experiment: A 21-Day Magical Adventure To Heal Your Life Corin says that you don’t have to be religious to experience angelic activity in your own life, you just have to go through with the rituals and meditation. After reading the book and going on my own Angel Experiment, it’s interesting because I feel like it’s like Chaos Magick. You’re invoking entities, you’re setting your intentions, you’re journaling your feelings and thoughts looking for synchronicities that happened and gratitude in the good things in your life. Much like Chaos Magick, or as Dr. Dean Radin talks about in Real Magic, it doesn’t really matter if you have rock solid faith or not, there’s something in the ritual that makes changes happen in your life. When you perform a ritual and set an intention and you try to invoke a supernatural being to intercede on your behalf, your subconscious goes to work. Whether it’s angels helping you or you’re praying to the Saints to ask God for a favor, or it’s one of the entities in the Lesser Key of Solomon, it’s the same thing. Supernatural or not, these prayers are the basis of faith and Corin Grillo’s Angel Experiment is as good of a place to start as any to get some meditation and positivity going every day. In this conversation we discuss: The miracle that started it all for her and pulled her out of her depression.What happened when Corin started introducing angel work into her psychotherapy practice?The importance of a “sacred space” in your homeWho are her favorite angels?What does an angel sound like when she channels them? Corin’s story of overcoming her melancholy and keeping fighting the good fight when she was thinking of quitting it all, is heartening whether you believe in angels or not. Her idea of everyday miracles that people can see in their own life is a way of showing gratitude for the good things that do happen. Her story plus the thought of angels as warriors (with flaming swords!) inspired this week’s track, “The Battle of Everyday”. This is the battle of everydaythis is the war to fight the urge to end the painthis is a call to arms to saya hole in your head doesn’t make you Hemingway Everyday everydayWe need more than a pill to make it go awayare you safe are you safeSometimes you want to disappear, sometimes you want to be erased Tomorrow never comesWe get one moment that we can ever changePlease just don’t give upand the better angels of our nature will fight with us one more day This is the battle of everydaythis is the conflict of willpower versus hurtthis is the struggle where we prayfor the strength to keep ourselves out of the dirt. Everyday everydaywhere every single victory feels like it’s just in vainare you safe are you safe You’re not just up against the whole world, you’re fighting your own brain. Tomorrow never comesWe get one moment that we can ever changePlease just don’t give upand the better angels of our nature will fight for us one more day Tomorrow never comesWe get one moment that we can ever changePlease just don’t give upand the better angels of our nature will fight for us one more day The post 277 – The Angel Experiment: Everyday Miracles With Corin Grillo appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
56 minutes | a year ago
276 – The Mandela Effect: Bringing the Phenomena to LIfe With David Guy Levy and Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Tweet The fun part of The Mandela Effect is talking about the memories you share with other people that doesn’t necessarily jibe with reality. When you remember The BerenSTEIN Bears with other people and you all can’t figure out just why the real world has the book series written down as the BerenSTAIN Bears, it connects you with those people on more than one level. Not only are you remembering something that you shared culturally, but it means that you’re probably of the same generation, or at least close enough in age to have read the same books when you were kids. And to top that off, you’re both remembering something incorrectly. It’s like an exclusive club where you have to answer three different questions to get in. So, people love talking about it because it connects them to others who are in a very specific tribe, a tribe defined by culture, generation, and shared (mis)memories. We’ve talked about The Mandela Effect on the podcast before, it’s a phenomena that got its name after paranormal researcher Fiona Broome had a a discussion at Dragon Con in 2009 with other people who thought that Nelson Mandela died in the 1990s and was never let out of prison to return triumphantly to lead a post-Apartheid South Africa. But it’s not that they didn’t know history, it’s that they remembered his funeral, they recalled seeing it on television. They have memories of it. In our reality, Nelson Mandela didn’t die until 2013, so how do you remember something that never happened? It’s been a popular topic in paranormal circles for the past few years because more than just questioning what’s possible in our physical reality like ghosts or psychic powers do, The Mandela Effect makes us question reality itself. It opens up science fiction possibilities of parallel universes like Star Trek or the idea that we’re exisiting in some kind of simulation like The Matrix. Screenwriter Steffen Schlachtenhaufen The new film, The Mandela Effect, explores those science fiction possibilities to create a narrative out of these shared mistaken memories that we all love talking about. Starring Charlie Hofheimer (Peggy’s boyfriend Abe from Mad Men!), Robin Lord Taylor (The Penguin from Gotham), Aleksa Palladino (Jimmy’s wife from Boardwalk Empire), and Clarke Peters (Lester freakin Freamon from The Wire!), The Mandela Effect has a solid cast of actors that you’ll instantly recognize. Screenwriter and Director David Guy Levy And the acting particularly in a film like this is important because it centers on an emotional hook, this is an indie film and not some kind of special effects extravaganza. It looks great and does have a bunch of cool effects sequences, but that’s not where the heart of the story lies. Screenwriters David Guy Levy (who also directed) and Steffen Schlachtenhaufen take a fairly abstract concept like The Mandela Effect and turn it into a narrative that even non-paranormal aficianados can appreciate. When the lead character learns about The Mandela Effect, he starts questioning the nature of his reality. And after a tragedy rips his family apart, he starts becoming obssessed with the idea that he can change the past. It’s this quest that leads him to meet renegade professor Dr. Fuchs, whose controversial ideas about our universe actually being a computer simulation provide a potential pathway that could alter history, but lead to either salvation or insanity. We got a chance to watch the movie before the podcast and it’s a fun thriller, that most importantly, doesn’t use any narrative cheats even when it would be easy to pull the heartstrings. It provides a satisfying emotional story as well as some clever plotting but for paranormal fans, the real treats of the movie come from all the Easter Eggs. The Mandela Effect includes almost every example people have put out there on the Internet, but you’ll have to watch carefully to catch them all. We talked with writer/producer Steffen Schlachtenhaufen and writer/director David Guy Levy about the movie as well as stuff like: What are the real life paranormal influences that inspired the film?Why doesn’t anyone else remember The Thirteenth Floor?When have they experienced The Mandela Effect in their own lives?How do you get great actors in an indie film? You can watch The Mandela Effect on Amazon Prime and iTunes right now. For the song this week, we were inspired by the ideas of the Mandela Effect to sing about pain that shouldn’t be there, but it is. In the movie, people are wondering how you can remember something that never happened? In phantom limb phenomena, people who have a leg or arm amputated still feel pain from the limb that’s no longer there. While there’s a scientific explanation for it (neurons in the brain that would usually be sensing those areas are getting stimulated accidentally by the neurons next to them), it’s the idea that something impossible is hurting you. Here’s our song inspired by The Mandela Effect, “Phantom Limb”. Oh man, since you’ve been gone awaynothing feels the sameforget a little every daysometimes it feels like nothing’s changed my eyes are drawn like a carwreckto an empty chairtalk to a picture that’s been staring at me on my cameraphoneand I’ll pretend that someone’s there wake up and the pillow’s wetI call your name in a cold sweatI wear your face like a faded tattooI never learned to crybut I’ll drink until that bottle’s dryI still feel you my phantom limbmy phantom limb Sometimes I feel a pain insideand I’m just left confusedremembering a former lifecuz there’s nothing left to bruise my eyes are drawn like a car wreckto an empty chairtalk to a picture that’s been staring at me on my cameraphoneand I’ll pretend that someone’s there wake up and the pillow’s wetI call your name in a cold sweatI wear your face like a faded tattooI never learned to crybut I’ll drink until that bottle’s dryI still feel you my phantom limbmy phantom limb The post 276 – The Mandela Effect: Bringing the Phenomena to LIfe With David Guy Levy and Steffen Schlachtenhaufen appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
49 minutes | a year ago
275 – Hellier 2: Hunting Indrid Cold With Greg Newkirk
Tweet We’ve had Greg and Dana Newkirk from The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult on the show several times before and they’ve always got great stories, whether they’re talking about the beautiful story of how they met or reminiscing about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We’ve hung out with them at numerous paranormal conventions and enjoyed their work. So when the webseries Hellier came out last year, it was exciting. First of all, the series looked amazing. Director Karl Pfeiffer opted for a classic cinematic documentary style instead of the paranormal reality show style that we’ve been used to for the past decade and a half. It’s much more Errol Morris than Zak Bagans. The Hellier Goblin The first series was a slow deliberate blow-by-blow investigation into a series of emails that Greg Newkirk received in 2012 from a Kentucky man who said that goblins were emerging from a cave on his property. Greg sat on it for a long time, but eventually he and his wife Dana joined forces with paranormal researchers Connor Randall and Karl Pfeiffer who used to do paranormal investigations at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, as well as paranormal adventurer Tyler Strand, who took a job at Mammoth Cave to help with the production and is just about as fearless as they come. In the end, the team didn’t get any goblins on video, so the people looking for a big reveal were disappointed. Most of the excitement happened through “synchronicities”, however, I applaud them for not making anything up. It still was an interesting methodical look into a paranormal investigation that used everything from tarot readings to “The Estes Method” (a mashup of a spirit box and the ganzfeld technique) in trying to discover the other side. So, a year later, the adventure begins again as the team goes out to investigate more questions that were left hanging at the end of the first season. Expanding on the connections they found in Hellier to the original Mothman case in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, they start searching for how the mysterious Indrid Cold, who features prominently in John Keel’s Mothman Prophecies book might figure into their research. Their investigation leads them further down that rabbit hole and eventually deep into the Mammoth Cave. Hellier 2 launched exclusively on Amazon Prime on Friday November 29th and it’s streaming on all services free starting on December 13th. We’ve watched several episodes that they’ve sent to the press and it still looks as amazing as ever. With the natural conversation segments, it often feels more like an episode of The Office than Ghost Hunters. But it’s that documentary-style and lack of flashy jump cut gotcha moments that make it feel much more real. It’s like a slice of life, albeit a slice of a weirdo’s life. I’m not sure if we’re gonna get those goblin money shots in episodes 6-10 (they only sent the first five episodes for press review), but the fact that they’re not teasing us with them the whole time is refreshing. They never catch the Zodiac Killer by the end of Zodiac, but it’s still a great look into the mind of the investigators. And we look into that investigator’s mind in this interview with Greg Newkirk, where we go in depth about: What made them want to dive back into the world of HellierHow did the first series change the investigative techniques of the secondHave more synchronicities have popped up since the shooting ended? And speaking of synchronicities, there’s a scene shot at the very point where the Stillwater, Minnesota ghost tour starts (which is a company I run, but they shot in the winter so there wasn’t a tour running at the time!) Not a synchronicity, but something awesome, is that you’ll also hear a couple of Sunspot songs on the soundtrack of Hellier 2! The first Hellier took the investigators onto a route inspired by John Keel’s The Mothman Prophecies. One of the characters that shows up in that book is a strange self-proclaimed alien observer with a big smile named Indrid Cold. Early on in the new series, they talk to a the daughter of Woodrow Derenberger, a man who said he was stopped along the road by Indrid and then had contact with him over the next several years. We have already done a song about Indrid called “The Grinning Man”, but we’re returning to Point Pleasant ourselves with his last quote to Woodrow Derenberger, “We’ll Be Seeing You Again”. I’ve got so far to go it feels like the road it never ends Sometimes it’s just me and my shadow it won’t stop til I am dead. I’m the searching kind with a curious mind I will say it all with a grin If I can be so bold you can call me cold and We’ll be seeing you again I keep on walking under The lights that dance in the sky through the rain and through the thunder trying to find a little sunshine. I’m the searching kind with a curious mind I will say it all with a grin If I can be so bold you can call me cold and We’ll be seeing you again I picked you to share my tale I picked you to show the way And when those red eyes fly right out of Hell I’m always a call away I’m the searching kind with a curious mind I will say it all with a grin If I can be so bold you can call me cold and We’ll be seeing you again The post 275 – Hellier 2: Hunting Indrid Cold With Greg Newkirk appeared first on See You On The Other Side.
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