The gift of gab is not lost this week. In fact, there was so much discussion early on that there was no time for Josiah to present his piece! Of course that means he needs to provide twice the impact for the next episode! This one starts off with discussion about making money from the paranormal. Historical tours? OK. Private home investigations? No Bueno! What about pay for training budding investigators? Listen and find out!
Mike continues with a discussion of psychic frauds, particularly spiritualist-era fakes who claimed to be able to apport or manifest objects. Some attempts were pretty laughable, but the smells coming from a baby's face and ectoplasm are entirely different! If you don't get it, then you haven't listened. Just beware the results that begin with the innocent image search for "baby foot face". It goes really bad really fast!
Finally, Steve reports on the Antikythera mechanism, a device found at the bottom of the sea but appears to have been created to track astronomical events. The big beal is that the device is in the neighborhood of 2,200 years old,
and the technology in the device would not reappear for about another 1,00 years! Follow the link above for more information on the device... after listening to the show, of course!
Thanks again to Josiah for being such a trooper and holding off on his spectacular presentation until next week! Until then, we'll see you in the dark!
We made it to number five, and it's a blast! This week, Josiah blows us away with his description of the wendigo (or windigo, if you prefer), a creature of Algonquin origins that carries the distinction of having the taste for human flesh! Even the scientifically acknowledged Wendigo Psychosis drives regular folk into flesh-craving lunatic cannibals!
Steve draws the equipment card for the second week in a row, and selects a tool nearly as far as he can from last week's high-tech instrument. He discusses divining rods, their history, types, and some of the beliefs of how they work. From water witching to spirit communication, their uses are as varied as their construction. Just be sure to keep a tight grip on your rod when entering a spooky place!
Finally, Mike reviews the legendary Villisca Ax(e) Murder House! The grisly and tragic murders of 1912 are still unsolved, and the circumstances around the circumstances around the event are nearly as wild as the crime itself! A botched investigation, false accusations and confessions, as well as a currently active haunting add to the mystique of this location! Check out the official site for the virtual tour that provides a great feel for the intimacy of the place. Additionally, listen to the chilling and disturbing EVP captured by the American Paranormal Research Association. The home is open for day tours, as well as overnight investigations.
Please comment or send a message about the show, or if you have an idea for topics you'd like to see covered on another episode! Until next time, watch out for the wendigo, and we'll see you in the dark!