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ParaReality is an Internet stream radio show that airs the first Monday of each month. It is a 2 hour long show that talks to guests from all over the world as they explore paranormal/pagan/spiritual/inspirational topics and issues including subjects related to ghosts, spirits, hauntings, apparitions, electronic voice phenomena, near death experiences, miracles, the unexplained, Wicca, the esoteric, the occult, magick, dreams, UFO sightings, medicine, alternative healing, psychic abilities, and more.
Join long-time paranormal researcher Sandman and his roster of special guests, experts and experiencers, as they explore the realms of the known and unknown. Listen to the show to learn about the great mysteries of the paranormal field in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Colorado Drones

Colorado Drones

2020-01-1801:48:18

On December 23, 2019 the Denver Post ran a story about “a band of large drones” that had been spotted in the skies over Phillips and Yuma counties in northeast Colorado. Thomas Elliott, the Sheriff of Phillips County had this to say about the fleet of drones: “The drones stay about 200 feet to 300 feet in the air and fly steadily in squares of about 25 miles, he said. There are at least 17 drones; they emerge each night around 7 p.m. and disappear around 10 p.m.” That's an eerie description, but then again, the whole thing is kind of creepy. The press interviewed the local authorities, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, and the Air Force. None of them claimed ownership of the drones and all them said they had no idea what was going on. In the weeks since the initial sighting, we’ve learned....nothing else. After more sightings, reports, and failed attempts to record or photograph the drones, the Colorado Department of Public Safety flew an airplane over the area in question capable of detecting heat signatures below. After an almost five hour flight, they had nothing to show for it. They couldn't find a fleet of drones or any evidence to support there ever even being a fleet of drones. Nothing.​ That’s not to say this is some hoax or all the eyewitness accounts are wrong; far be it for me to question their experiences from my secret underground bunker here in Nashville. But this lack of evidence has not been lost on drone hobbyists and advocates. They have seen this play before. There is a long history of the media accepting drone sighting claims at face value, without much fact-checking going on, only for investigators to later determine that whatever was seen was not a drone at all. In fact, only about 3.5% of all reported aviation drone near misses are actually drones. So, if aviation officials can't even get it right, why should we think that civilians can? The theories surrounding the fleet of drones abound. They range from drone enthusiasts playing a huge prank to terrorists scoping out our nuclear missile silos to the US Government desperately seeking out lost nuclear warheads to, yes, aliens. As for me, well let's just say that you'll have to listen to the podcast to learn what (or who?) is behind the mysterious Colorado drones.
Religion and the Paranormal

Religion and the Paranormal

2020-01-0401:03:01

In a September 2019 poll conducted by the political website yougov.com, more than 4 in 10 Americans believe that ghosts, demons and other supernatural beings exist. More than 1 in 5 (22%) say that demons "definitely exist," while slightly more (24%) believe that they "probably exist." The numbers are similar when Americans are asked about ghosts: 20% say they "definitely exist" and 25% say they "probably exist." This number has more than doubled since the 2004 debut of the hit SyFy Channel paranormal reality show Ghost Hunters. White evangelical Christians, Protestants (both black and white), and white Catholics all have a high percentage number of people who believe that they have been in contact with the dead through a medium, psychic or other means. So it would seem that there are a lot of Christians with an interest in the paranormal, but when they talk to a church leader about it, they are dismissed or made to feel as if their beliefs are not valid with the Christian viewpoint. Therefore, if they don't get an answer from the church, it forces them to seek answers elsewhere. This is when they turn to things like Ouija boards, mediums and other things of this nature, which is probably exactly where church officials don't want them to do. But what does the Bible say about ghosts? Does religion play a part in paranormal investigations? If it does, should it? Does it even have a place in the paranormal? These are the questions that I'll be attempting to answer in the Season 14 premiere of the all-new ParaReality! To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
Ancient Alien Roundtable

Ancient Alien Roundtable

2019-12-0702:00:30

On this very special episode of ParaReality Radio, I'm joined by my part-time co-host Eric along with special guest John Harrison. If you've listened to my podcast for the last couple of years, you'll be familiar with John Harrison. He's been a guest on the podcast several times and has made regular appearances on the Skeptic's Night episodes. Mr. Harrison is a medical professional, chemist, biologist, scientist and confirmed paranormal skeptic. He holds several degrees in biology, chemistry and nursing and has worked as a scientist and medical professional. Together, the three of us will be debating the ancient alien theory and whether or not it is possible that aliens visited our planet in the distant past and helped our ancestors engineer such sites as Puma Punku, Cusco and the Egyptian Pyramids. Did these ancient aliens also help to genetically alter the DNA of our ancestors and ultimately develop us into the Homo Sapiens that we are today? Why does every ancient culture have a deluge story that is almost exactly the same? Why did our ancestors view these aliens as gods? If aliens did visit our planet in the ancient past, how did they get here? What technology did they use and what was their purpose for intervening in our timeline? These are just a few of the questions that we'll be debating. We each have a different point of view - one of the believer, one of the skeptic and one who is undecided. Who is who? Why does each one of us have a different opinion? Whose mind will be changed at the end of our debate? To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
Solomon Island Giants

Solomon Island Giants

2019-11-1600:59:56

The Solomon Islands are believed to have been inhabited by Melanesian people for thousands of years. Spanish navigator Alvaro de Mendaña discovered the islands in 1568 and named them Islas Salomon. The United Kingdom established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in 1893. In the Second World War, there was fierce fighting between the Americans and the Japanese in the Solomon Islands campaign of 1942–45, including the Battle of Guadalcanal. Guadalcanal is the name that most Americans are familiar with. It has long been told by the native islanders that there are giants on the islands, ranging in size from 10 to 15 feet tall. They have very long black, brown or reddish hair, protruding double eyebrows, buldging red eyeballs, flat noses, and wide gapped mouth facial features. The giants are rumored to have been violent in the past, even eating the islanders. They are also rumored to be highly intelligent with a chosen leader who put an end to the eating of the islanders. They are also rumored to live in a vast underground cave system underneath the islands that supposedly has some sort of lighting system. Is all this really true? Are there 10 to 15 feet tall giants living under the Solomon Island chain? If so, are they intelligent, violent, cannibalistic? Are they all three? Are they even of this planet? Eric and I will be investigating these theories and more tonight on this episode of ParaReality Radio. To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out.
While it seems like innocent fun to many people, a lot of controversy actually surrounds Halloween. Some are concerned about its religious, or rather, demonic affiliations. This begs many to ask the question about whether Halloween is Satanic or not.On tonight's special Halloween edition of ParaReality Radio, I'll be taking a look at the historical origins of Halloween, the adoption of Halloween as a holiday by the Church of Satan, its Celtic roots and the right-wing Christian POV of the holiday, all in an attempt to determine if Halloween is really a Satanic holiday or just an excuse for dressing up in costume and eating tons of candy. Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour

2019-10-0501:01:24

If you’re familiar with folklore, you’ve probably heard of the witching hour. In occult terms, it’s apparently that time when witches and demons are at their most powerful. It’s sometimes referred to as “the Devil’s hour.” Creatures such as witches, demons and ghosts are thought to appear and to be at their most powerful. Black magic is thought to be most effective at this time. There’s a lot up for debate when it comes to the lore of the Witching Hour, mainly like what it even is. Some believe it to be the time of night when the veil between life and death is thinnest, allowing spirits and ghosts to travel between two worlds. Others believe that witches and psychics are more powerful at this time of night. A lot of people aren’t even sure what it is, but they know nothing good happens during the Witching Hour. To be honest, I never really thought much about it. It’s more like a thing – a tool that is used to augment paranormal investigation, not an actual tool itself. But is it, though? Should it be treated like a supplement to investigating or should it be treated more like an actual tool?
Back over the summer, I did a three-part series on the Moon Landing Conspiracies. I reached out to a friend of mine who works at NASA for some insider information and he has agreed to speak to me anonymously about the current state of the space program.
The Loch Ness DNA Project

The Loch Ness DNA Project

2019-09-2101:01:31

One of the most famous and beloved cryptids in all the world is Scotland's Loch Ness Monster. Reports describe a large, long-necked beast like a plesiosaur, yet Nessie has remained curiously elusive to scientific searches. Multiple sonar scans of the loch have come up blank. The legend of the Loch Ness Monster dates back about 1500 years, but it wasn’t until the first reported sightings and infamous “Doctor’s photo” in the 1930s that it began to capture people’s imagination. The Loch Ness monster, or Nessie, has been strangely elusive ever since, and the photo from back then was revealed to have been a toy submarine. Rumors of a strange creature lurking in the murky waters of Loch Ness continue to abound. Recently an international team of scientists led by Dr. Neil Gemmell from the University of Otago in New Zealand has just revealed the first results from an eDNA analysis of the waters of Loch Ness. ​ The results of the Loch Ness survey come after scientists took hundreds of samples of water from Loch Ness and nearby lochs. DNA from each sample was captured, extracted and sequenced. This gave the team 500 million sequences that when compared against global DNA databases show a comprehensive picture of life present in the Loch – the bacteria, the fish, and everything else in between. They may be startling for some and expected for others. Some people may be upset at what the results reveal and some may be saying “I told you so!” But no matter what side you’re on, you have to admit that this was something that really needed to be done and it looks like that we finally have an end to the mystery of what the Loch Ness Monster actually is.
EpsteinConspiracyTheories

EpsteinConspiracyTheories

2019-09-0701:35:59

Jeffrey Epstein, the millionaire financier and convicted sex offender, was found dead by suicide in his jail cell on the morning of Saturday, August 10. Epstein was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center. The 66-year-old’s death came less than a day after a trove of disturbing court documents was made public offering details about his alleged abuse of dozens of mostly underage girls, as well who assisted him with or participated in the abuse — documents that implicate many rich and powerful men from the elite circles Epstein was once a member of. In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein’s death, there have been all kinds of conspiracy theories surrounding him, but probably the most popular one is that the convicted sex offender was somehow killed by Bill Clinton. Some of these theories are more credible than others; for instance, there is some evidence that Epstein intended to blackmail his associates. But overall, the circumstances of Epstein’s life and career are essentially tailor-made to produce conspiracy theories. On tonight's show, Eric and I will be taking a deeper look at the conspiracy theories surrounding Jeffrey Epstein and attempt to break them down even further. Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
Nazi Moon Base

Nazi Moon Base

2019-08-1700:55:31

The Moon and conspiracy theories go together like Buzz Armstrong and punching moon conspiracy theorists in the face. From the moment the Apollo 11 mission touched down on the lunar surface 50 years ago and Neil Armstrong delivered his “One small step for man” line there have been mutterings that the entire thing was staged in a TV studio. One certain Moon conspiracy, however, can claim bragging rights over all others. That’s the one in which during the final months of WWII, the Nazis somehow made it to the Moon before anyone else, without the knowledge of anyone else or without being detected by anyone else. There, on the dark side of the Moon they constructed a vast Bond-villain style lair. Nazis on the Moon is, as far as conspiracy theories go, one of the wildest and most unbelievable. However there are a few people out there who actually believe this wild theory and, in fact, say that there’s proof. And that’s what we’re going to explore tonight on ParaReality Radio.
The Hollow Moon Theory

The Hollow Moon Theory

2019-08-0300:59:35

The moon is often described as having divine, feminine energy – the female counterpart to our Sun. It is a source of cosmic phenomena, providing us with beautiful eclipses, changing tides, and hopefully a future staging point for missions to Mars and beyond. But In one of the most striking of cosmic coincidences, the Moon is about 400 times smaller than the Sun, and is also about 400 times closer to the Earth. This fact makes both these heavenly bodies appear to be of the same size, and also results in the phenomenon of total solar eclipses taking place. And when we start to look at the moon under a closer lens, a number of aberrant characteristics suggest that it might be hollow — and that there may be a secret moon base.
Ever since NASA broadcast its visits to the Moon between 1969 and 1972 to millions of people around the world, conspiracy theorists have debated endlessly over the photographs and video of the journey. Judging by the dedication some have to the cause, the subject of whether or not the Moon landings were a hoax rivals only the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the presence of Are 51 in popularity. The Fox News Network even aired a TV special in 2001, nearly 30 years after the last Apollo mission, titled “Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon”? Poring over every single detail for inconsistencies and potential government tampering, people who buy into the Moon landing conspiracy theory strive to prove that NASA never went to the moon. Instead, they believe that NASA filmed a series of fake Moon landings in a studio, complete with props, astronaut costumes and intricate lighting setups. But why would NASA and the US Government pull off such a strange stunt? The Moon landings took place during the Cold War and a tense point in the nuclear arms race, an ear in which the two world superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, competed for technological superiority. Some believe that because sending astronauts into outer space and onto the moon would be incredibly expensive, the US didn’t have enough money to complete the project. According to the conspiracy theorists, faking the Moon landings would be much cheaper – if it were convincing enough, it could still send a message to Russia that the United States had the better technology. What are some of the claims by the Moon landing conspiracy theorists? What have they pointed out, and do their arguments have any validity? What do scientists have to say about theses conspiracy theories? To get the answers to these questions and more, Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
The Paranormal Family

The Paranormal Family

2019-07-0601:03:21

Tonight I’m interviewing a family whose members have had some varying paranormal experiences. I call this family the Paranormal family. The process of this interview began with a phone call several months ago from family member Jason. He’s a longtime listener of the podcast and he left a message on the studio line about his paranormal experience. As you all know, I love to interview the normal, everyday person about their experiences, so I contacted Jason and after a few phone conversations, text messages and emails, we finally worked out a date where I could interview Jason. As it turns out, there's been more than one member of his family who've had similar experiences. As it turns out his family has encountered ghosts, spirits, poltergeists, UFOs and a few other unexplainable things. Is this a family who is prone to paranormal experiences? Or, is it all just a conicidence?
Aokigahara Forest

Aokigahara Forest

2019-06-2200:58:52

Resting in Mount Fuji's shadow is the Aokigahara Forest, the world's second most popular suicide location. Called “the perfect place to die,” the Aokigahara forest in Japan has the unfortunate distinction of being the world’s second most popular place to die by suicide. Since the 1950s, Japanese men, women and teenagers have wandered in, and so many of them haven’t come out that the Japanese government has stopped releasing the data. Second in suicides behind only the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Aokigahara Forest is a beautiful but deadly place that is said to be haunted with demons and the tortured souls of those who have taken their lives there.
The southeastern state of Tennessee is the birthplace of bluegrass music, Mountain Dew soda, miniature golf, the tow truck, and Jack Daniels Whiskey. It’s tied with Missouri as the state that borders the most other states (eight). It’s also the 36th largest state, but the 16th most populated. Famous Tennesseans include singers Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, actor Morgan Freeman, director Quentin Tarantino, former vice president Al Gore, TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, and pro wrestling legend Ric Flair. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was established in the 1940s as part of the Manhattan Project that produced the first atomic bomb. This 440-mile-long state features forests, plains, lakes, rivers, and mountains. Tennessee is rich with history and much of that history is dark. Tennessee not only has its share of cryptids (as discussed on the last episode) but it also is home to many other ghosts and spirits. Some of them are angry spirits. Some of them are sad spirits and we don't even know why some of them stick around. Nonetheless, the state is full of them. On this episode of ParaReality Radio, I'll be taking a look at some of Tennessee's most famous, or infamous, haunted locations by giving you a countdown of my top 10 haunted locations in the state.
Cyrptids of Tennessee

Cyrptids of Tennessee

2019-05-0400:56:15

Every state here in the US has an unusual part of its history. It seems that, even though the US is young by comparison to the rest of the world, there are plenty of paranormal stories to go around. Just because the US wasn’t officially “discovered” until 1492, let’s not forget that the continent was around for centuries and is really just as old as everywhere else on Earth. That means that it’s had plenty of time to be the home of some very unusual and scary creatures. Many of them are located right here in the good old South. The southeastern state of Tennessee is the birthplace of bluegrass music, Mountain Dew soda, miniature golf, the tow truck, and Jack Daniels Whiskey. It’s tied with Missouri as the state that borders the most other states (eight). It’s also the 36th largest state, but the 16th most populated. Famous Tennesseans include singers Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, actor Morgan Freeman, director Quentin Tarantino, former vice president Al Gore, TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, and pro wrestling legend Ric Flair. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was established in the 1940s as part of the Manhattan Project that produced the first atomic bomb. This 440-mile-long state features forests, plains, lakes, rivers, and mountains, and is the perfect home for cryptid creatures of all kinds.
The fire that destroyed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019 was truly a tragedy on a global scale. Millions of people across the world began to pour out sympathy for Parisians, sadness at the loss of the historic landmark, and, inevitably, holiday photos snapped while visiting the iconic building. But among the sympathetic messages posted about Notre Dame Cathedral came another type of post – fake news, misinformation, and conspiracy theories about what caused the fire. As with most major tragedies in the last decade, misinformation about Notre Dame began to spread almost immediately. Within a matter of hours, conspiracy theories were flourishing online. What we know about the Notre Dame fire at this point is limited. And as the blaze only abated roughly twelve hours ago, it will likely take days until we have a clearer picture. However, we can say unequivocally that any claims around arson, foul play, or racist plots are entirely baseless and unverified. But as long as the internet provides a climate for conspiracy theories to flourish, these false stories will continue to take hold. I urge you not to fall victim to these rumors and wait until we have more information before you form an opinion about the fire.
15 Archeological Mysteries

15 Archeological Mysteries

2019-04-0601:00:15

Our world is filled with mystery and fascinating legends and stories that up until this day, still cannot be explained. Scientist, explorers and Archeologists alike continue to be astonished by how objects and certain natural phenomena have occurred and just so happen to make their way on our planet without any written history to back it up. Archeologists have found secret tunnels in parts of Europe that still are a mystery to top historians who still question what they were really used for. In Costa Rica, there are over 300 perfectly rounded spheres that are commonly attributed to the Diquis culture but still remain a great unsolved archeological mystery. Let's also mention the Copper Scroll Treasure which is part of the Dead Sea Scroll, which apparently reveals the location of lost temple treasures that are yet to be found. These unsolved findings and more are what make our world that much more perplexing. On tonight's episode, I'll be counting down my top 15 mysterious findings on earth that believe it or not, even the best scientist cannot explain, even with today's highly advanced technology. Were the people living in ancient civilizations more high-tech than we believed? And is there really a dinosaur-like creature living in the depths of the waters of the Scottish Highlands? These mysterious findings and legends continue to baffle us to this day and we might not ever understand how they came about.
The Evil of Monsanto

The Evil of Monsanto

2019-03-1600:59:48

Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic engineering of seeds, winning 674 biotechnology patents, which is more than any other company. If you are a farmer who buys its Roundup Ready seeds, you are required to sign an agreement promising not to save the seed produced after each harvest for re-planting. You are also prohibited from selling the seed to other farmers. In short, you must buy new seeds every year. Monsanto is your typical long-standing super corporation: Incredibly intelligent, incredibly rich, and incredibly fucked. One of their most notorious product creations was a chemical by the name of ‘Agent Orange’, which was used for chemical warfare in Vietnam—killing and disfiguring what is estimated to be millions of Vietnamese people. For thousands of years, farmers have saved seeds from one farming season to another. But when Monsanto developed genetically modified (GM) seeds that would resist its own herbicide, the glyphosate-based Roundup, it patented the seeds. The United States Patent and Trademark Office, for practically all of its history, refused to grant patents on seeds, viewing them as life forms with too many variables to be patented. However, in 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed for seed patents in a 5-4 decision. This laid the groundwork for plenty of corporations to start gaining control of global food supply. The patenting of seeds is only one of the different ways that Monsanto affects food, farming, and your future health. This episode will take a look at how Monsanto is basically ruining not only the way that farmers farm, but also the way it is slowly destroying our chances of having a healthy diet.Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
Decline in UFO Sightings

Decline in UFO Sightings

2019-03-0201:00:17

Late last year, the two major online sites for reporting UFOs - MUFON and The National UFO Reporting Center - both documented steep drops in worldwide UFO sightings. The decline started around 2014, when reports were at a peak. They have since reduced drastically, to 55% of 2014's total. Many UFO interest groups have folded and numerous previously classified government documents have been disclosed. In 2014 global UFO sighting totaled 8,670, but the latest numbers, which are current up to June, 2018, show global sightings are only 1,329. While both MUFON and NUFROC take online reports of sightings, MUFON field investigators investigate reports and attempt to filter out hoaxes, mistakes and objects that can be identified. MUFON winds up clearing out about half of the reports that people submit. Do these declines reveal that interest in UFOs is becoming nothing more than a blip of the human cultural radar? Perhaps UFO and alien lore is seeming more like a reflection of human culture, tied to the space age, motivated by conquering new existential frontiers. Possible answers as to why sightings are decreasing are varied. A key factor may be that people simply just don't care anymore. There are also those who believe that the culture around alien investigations has shifted to focus on exopolitical conspiracies instead of what's in the sky. In my opinion, the idea of conspiracies have infiltrated and warped the idea of actually investigating UFOs. Maybe our time for sighting UFOs is up. Maybe the aliens have learned all they can from us, or maybe their experiments are over, or maybe they have simply lost interest in us. Or maybe, just maybe, people are using the internet as their means of reporting sightings these days instead of turning to those "official organizations." That's my theory, anyway. While reporting may be on the decline, I believe that the sightings are not. We're still being visited and our anuses are still being probed. We're just using other means of reporting it these days. What do you think? Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
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