Put on your zoot suit, grab your favorite flapper and crank up the phonograph as this week we take you back to the Roarin’ 20s to discover paranormal mysteries from the golden age of Al Capone and speakeasies. Paranews includes tales of the one and only Harry Houdini, giant Aussie birds, early Bigfoot sightings and haunted hotels of pre-depression era America. We also include some extra treats like the audio from the first ever radio broadcast in 1920, classic commercials (for PB&J??) and more!! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!!
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Angels……you’ve seen them depicted everywhere from Renaissance paintings to cartoons to religious texts to baseball team logos but are they real? This week’s guest, Rita Strough, psychic, reiki master, talk show host and owner/practitioner of Divine Being Spiritual Fitness Center says not only are they real but they’re with us all the time. She knows because she communicates with angels on a daily basis, both for herself and on the behalf of others. Also this week, its Halloween season again and that means a return visit from Lisa Rysinger, director of the annual Mullica Hill Ghost Walk which is getting set to kick off this Saturday. Lisa is here with all the ghoulish details!! Paranews includes stories of proof of life after death, exorcists in demand and more!!
Since the dawn of humanity on planet Earth animals have been our constant companions. They have been our muse, our rivals for scarce resources and a source of cheap labor. Far too often they have been dismissed as being “just an animal” and thought to not have unique personalities and human-like emotions but this week’s guest strongly disagrees. Linda Bender, DVM has written a book called “Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals” which touches on topics like how children the world over view animals, animal spirit guides, precognition of future events, what we can learn from shelter animals, views on the dying process and best practices for animal communication. Paranews includes stories of more creepy clowns, scary lullabies, our weekly Melliescopes and more!!
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I’ve been in a fog since this morning.
After what happened yesterday, Charlie barely spoke a word. He broke his silence earlier when he woke me up just before the sun had a chance to rise. We walked down the road a bit so no one could hear us.
“Promise me something,” he said. “Promise me you won’t let that happen to me.”
It seemed innocent and simple enough.
Anyone else would think he meant: “Protect me. Watch my back. Keep your eyes open.”
But no one knows my brother like I do. I knew what he meant, and I made him promise me the same thing. Only I made him promise to never let it get that far.
I made him promise to end it before it even started.Read More
As if we haven’t lost enough.
As if these people haven’t lost enough. We may have only just met, but people can become dangerously close when their lives are on the line and they have to rely on one another for survival.
Shaun was bitten today. Maybe bitten is the wrong word. It’s more like he was eaten. We were all asleep in what we thought was a safe place. It was the middle of the day. We hadn’t seen a biter for miles. This shouldn’t have happened.
We woke to him crying for help. His cries became screams. His screams became gurgles. And then his gurgles became silence. Drew, my dad, Charlie, and Will tried to fight them off while Daniel and I stood by Michelle, Mia, and Jen, but the fight was pointless. We knew he was gone as soon as the screaming stopped. But the biters still had to be dealt with.
My dad and Drew are now off somewhere in the woods, away from everyone, burying Shaun’s remains while Will and Daniel are disposing of the rotten corpses that just claimed another innocent life.
I’m sitting next to Charlie, an odd silence hanging between us. He wants to say something but he won’t, or he can’t.
I think he’s trying not to cry.
Over the past 10 days I’ve learned a lot about our new group.
Michelle is (potentially was) a mother of three; she hasn’t seen her children since day one, but she’s hopeful they’re with their father somewhere safe. The rest of the group has tried to keep her spirits up, but we all know what she’s too afraid to admit.
Drew and his youngest son, Shaun, have lost everyone they hold near and dear to their hearts – amazingly not from being bitten and devoured, but from a blowout. They were driving away from their home after everything was destroyed when the front tire burst in the middle of the highway. Drew lost control of the car. It flipped. The end. “I knew I packed too much,” is all he said.
William, the man who saved me oh so many nights ago, also lost his family. It was just him and his wife, Paige, but Will had a feeling his wife was pregnant with their child when she decided to take her own life. She had be muttering for a few days about how this world was no place for a child, and she kept apologizing that she wasn’t able to give him a family sooner. He told her countless times that she was the only family he needed, but in the end it wasn’t enough for her. “Probably better this way,” he said one night. “I wouldn’t want her to see the person I’ve become.”
Mia and her daughter, Jen – not Jennifer, not Jenny, just Jen – have made it this far by sheer dumb luck, they say. Judging by their still perfectly manicured nails I would assume that they’ve been getting others to fight their battles for them. Normally I hate to make assumptions about people, but these two are the cleanest people I’ve seen in nearly three months. Mia’s also been trying to get a little too close to my father for my – and Charlie’s – liking. I know there are more important things to worry about, like finding food and clean water, but the things that bothered us before this whole fiasco started still bother us now. The world may have changed, but people – for the most part – haven’t.
I’m thankful my dad doesn’t seem to be feeding too much into Mia, though. I think he knows that, in this world, there isn’t much of a point in trying to start anything new.
We’re barely holding on to what we already have.Read More
Thin, wispy bodies, oversized heads, huge black bug eyes…….little grey men have been a cliché in UFO lore, popularized in TV and film for decades dating back to the 1950’s. But for as much as they are a pop culture icon we know very little about their methods and, more importantly, their motivations. This week Jordan Hofer & David Barker, authors of “Little Grey Bastards: The Incessant Alien Presence” stop by to talk about their research into abduction cases, similarities across various UFO sightings worldwide, the possibility of an ongoing alien/human hybrid program, the potential downside to government disclosure and more in a wide ranging discussion. Paranews stories include a lost probe found again, an Alabama couple fights to keep their goat baby, the upside to bad mushroom trips and more!!
The idea of witch hunts conjures up images of medieval European villages, mobs with torches and wild accusations from hysterical children in Salem, MA. What’s not often thought of is bucolic southeastern Pennsylvania farming communities but Shane Free’s film “Hex Hollow: Witchcraft and Murder in Pennsylvania” might change that. Shane stops by this week to talk about his documentary that centers on the widespread use of pow-wowing, a form of German folk witchcraft, and the early 20th century murder of pow-wow practitioner Nelson Rehmeyer by three local youths who thought the man had cursed them. Paranews includes stories of a the man that couldn’t be murdered, strange signals from space, creepy clowns in South Carolina and more!
(You can also catch this week’s guest, Shane Free doing his own podcast called Movies with Mom where he and…..you guessed it….his mother review a wide range of classic and contemporary films. Check out the link below in the show notes and look for Movies with Mom on iTunes/Google Play)