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Stories with Sapphire

Author: Sapphire Sandalo

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Join host Sapphire Sandalo (Something Scary, Paranormal Caught On Camera), a Filipino American exploring paranormal and supernatural phenomena through stories, interviews, and poems. To share your story, ask for paranormal advice, or share interesting news, send an email to StoriesWithSapphire@gmail.com | www.storieswithsapphire.com (http://www.storieswithsapphire.com) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
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I’d always known that my great grandfather, Marciano Calderon (Mars for short) died in World War 2, but I didn’t know much else. Then, when I was texting my mom about my podcast, she asked if she ever told me the story of how they found Lolo Mars’ body. She hadn't, and so my mom reached out to her aunt (my Lola Terrie) to make sure she had all the details right. Then, she emailed me my great grandmother’s memoir page by page, so I could also get her perspective of the story. And so, with my grandmother and Lola Terrie’s permission, I’d like to tell you a story of the brutality of war, and of my great grandfather’s last moments, as told by my great grandmother, with some edits for clarity. To see photos of my great grandparents, visit https://www.storieswithsapphire.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
There’s something about tattoos that provokes a strong reaction. Sometimes that reaction is admiration, for the pain tolerance of its wearer. Other times its aberration, disgust that anyone would taint their bodies in such a way. But for indigenous Filipinos, receiving batok (a traditional tattoo) was a spiritual event; a ceremony. In this episode, I want to undo any negative stereotypes surrounding tattoos by sharing its history beyond Western sensibilities, and speaking with Lane Wilcken, one of the very few recognized mambabatok (tattoo ritualists) in the world. He shares the cultural significance of batok, as well as the intense and sometimes disturbing paranormal encounters he’s had during ceremonies. Chapter 1: You Wanna Look Like A Gangbanger? Chapter 2: Stories With Lane Chapter 3: Intuition Learn more about Lane and his work. https://www.lanewilcken.com https://www.instagram.com/lanewilcken --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Whether domestic, wild, or spiritual, animals of all kinds play a huge role in our lives. In this week’s episode, I share my parents’ encounter with a spiritual bird, and I chat with Em Lock, better known as Emzotic, who not only has a terrifying paranormal experience but a vast well of animal knowledge that can teach us how to be more empathetic and open minded humans. Chapter 1: The Sparrow Spirit Chapter 2: Our Companions, with Emzotic Chapter 3: Creepy Creatures, with Emzotic -- Justice For Breonna Taylor: https://justiceforbreonna.org/ Justice For Rayshard Brooks: https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a32878622/justice-for-rayshard-brooks/ -- Follow Emzotic https://www.instagram.com/emzoticofficial https://www.twitter.com/emzoticofficial https://www.youtube.com/emzotic --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
It's the endlessly debated topic: what actually happens when we die? We may never know for sure, but until then, all we have are stories - the experiences of those who have caught a glimpse of the other side. In this week’s episode, I’ll be sharing stories from my Tita (a nurse with an incredible gift) and psychic medium June Ahern, whose near death experience sent her on her spiritual path. Chapter 1: The Messenger Chapter 2: I Want To Go Back Chapter 3: The Other Side, with June Ahern Learn more about June's work and order her books https://www.juneahern.com Listen to Somewhere In The Skies Podcast https://www.somewhereintheskies.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Invisible Attack

Invisible Attack

2020-04-1539:04

The first season finale of Stories With Sapphire is about the threats that are invisible to some, and painfully real to others. I know I may not be able to make you all believers of the supernatural, but I hope, at the least, to make you believers of people. Chapter 1: Bloody George Mackenzie, by Charlie, https://www.instagram.com/charliedrawsjourney Chapter 2: Get Down, with Linda Lower Chapter 3: It Might Still Be Here, with Robyn Alezanders, https://www.facebook.com/robyn.alezanders Listen to Scare You To Sleep https://www.scareyoutosleep.com Listen to The Adaptables https://www.readitforward.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
The Women in White

The Women in White

2020-04-0835:10

We’re all familiar with the image - a woman in all white, with long hair covering her face. It’s common in movies and ghost stories - but why? In this week’s episode, I’ll be sharing stories from those who have encountered a woman in white... and lived to tell the tale. Chapter 1: She Wants My Baby, written by Aimy Chapter 2: It Was You All Along, with Cheri Passell Chapter 3: The Horror at The Great Star Theater, with Ying  Listen to Guide To The Unknown https://www.gttupod.com https://www.youtube.com/talkbomb Watch The Haunted Bay https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHauntedBay --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Supernatural occurrences often happen among those with whom we have close relationships, whether it’s our friends, significant others, or, most commonly, our family. What I love about these stories is that they reveal this unseen, unexplainable force that connects us. In this episode, you’ll meet sisters Brittany and Melissa, whose family communicates through symbols from the other side, as well as Jim Perry, host of the Euphomet podcast, whose relationship with the paranormal runs deep in his blood. Chapter 1: Red Sheets, Eggs, and Light, with Brittany and Melissa Rochford Chapter 2: My Inheritance Chapter 3: Passing Of The Torch, with Jim Perry (Euphomet (https://www.euphomet.com) ) Listener Mail from Katie EUPHOMET with Jim Perry is a podcast documentary series about the unknown and our relationship to it, featuring real people sharing astonishing paranormal experiences. Listen to Euphomet (https://www.euphomet.com)  wherever you listen to podcasts! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Nabarang: the Cebuano word for "cursed." That's what this week's episode is about - people who have experienced or delivered a curse.  Chapter 1: Bewitched in Siquijor, by Sam http://www.mindfulwanderlens.com, IG @mindfulwanderlens Chapter 2: Don't Mess With Me, with Lyn Pacificar, https://www.herbalaria.com Chapter 3: In The Shadows Chapter 4: The Hat Man, with Michelle Davis Subscribe to American Hysteria on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/american-hysteria/id1441348407) , Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4VjkwFSQpgnHwugtqJwSxD) , Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/chelsey-webersmith/american-hysteria) , or wherever you get your podcasts! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
The spirits of our ancestors are all around us, guiding and teaching us. In this episode, I'll be sharing stories that will help you hear their voices, and hopefully inspire you to dig a bit deeper into your pasts. Chapter 1: Full Moon Ritual Chapter 2: Allow the Remembering, with Lyn Pacificar, https://www.herbalaria.com Chapter 3: The Pacific, by Jame Legaspi, https://www.facebook.com/norcal.JamieLegaspi | https://ko-fi.com/jlegaspi7000 Chapter 4: If You're Still Watching Over Me, by Crazyturtlemama (https://www.reddit.com/user/Crazyturtlemama) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Just when I think I’ve heard it all,  I am always pleasantly thrilled when a story comes along that surprises me. That’s what today’s episode is about - people who have witnessed something that is difficult to categorize. Unexplainable things, that you may or may not heard of, that are possibly not of our world.  First, I welcome back Derek Hayes, host and creator of the Monsters Among Us podcast, as he describes a cryptid he witnessed as a child that set him on his paranormal journey. Then I chat with Susan Slaughter, paranormal investigator, as she describes her nocturnal visit from a hag. And finally, I speak with Mark Alan Miller, former Vice President of Seraphim, Clive Barker’s production company. I’ve been collecting ghost stories for years, and Mark’s is truly one of my favorites. You definitely don’t want to miss it.  Chapter 1: Alien Big Cat, with Derek Hayes, Monsters Among Us (http://www.monstersamonguspodcast.com) Chapter 2: The Hag, with Susan Slaughter Chapter 3: The Man Whose Features Were Crawling On His Face, with Mark Alan Miller, Encyclopacalypse Publications (https://www.audible.com/search?searchProvider=Encyclopocalypse+Publications&pf_rd_p=52918805-f7fc-40f4-a76b-cf1c79f7d10a&pf_rd_r=MBS1515F17734YGDN523&ref=a_pd_The-Br_c1_publisher) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Do we have ownership of our souls? This week's episode dives into the topic of demon possession, along with other ways in which we can become possessed.  Chapter 1: We Are All Possessed  Chapter 2: My Demon, Anxiety Chapter 3: The Case of Clarita Villanueva Chapter 4: Don't Be Scared, It's Just Your Lola, with Gerlie Collado Chapter 5: The Visitation, written and narrated by Andrew Tate, Let's Not Meet Podcast (http://www.letsnotmeetpodcast.com/) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Before I Wake

Before I Wake

2020-02-1934:42

Dreams are all just in our head...right?  Chapter 1: Bangungot Chapter 2: My Sleep Paralysis Demon Turned Itself Into My Boyfriend (https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/d3d9el/my_sleep_paralysis_demon_turned_itself_into_my/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) , written by reddit user anxiousnddreamy Chapter 3: The Shared Dream, with Genesis and Grace Chapter 4: Dreams Within Dreams Chapter 5: He Was Watching Me Sleep (https://www.reddit.com/r/creepyencounters/comments/e8m70i/he_was_watching_me_sleep/) , written by reddit user Crazyturtlemama --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Have you ever experienced something so coincidental, that it made you believe that maybe some things are predetermined?  Chapter 1: How I Met My Husband Chapter 2: The Soul of Teri Ilasco, by Maika Illaneza Chapter 3: Just A Coincidence Chapter 4: The Reluctant Psychic, with Derek Hayes Listener mail submitted by Brandy Check out Derek Hayes' podcast Monsters Among Us (http://www.monstersamonguspodcast.com/) . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Tales From My Lolo

Tales From My Lolo

2020-02-0535:27

When I was younger, I recorded my grandpa telling his unbelievable encounters in the Philippines. These stories sparked my obsession with the paranormal, mythology, and folklore.  Chapter 1: Why I Love Supernatural Stories Chapter 2: The Little People Chapter 3: Aswangs and Maria Labo Chapter 4: How to Kill an Aswang Chapter 5: Zack Ford, written by Gaven Godbolt Listener Mail submitted by Alphy --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
When we think of historical movements in American history, people of color are typically excluded from the narrative. And as non-black allies, we need be aware of how to make our allyship more inclusive. In this episode, me and my guest Mindy Scott (Femlore Podcast) will be going over these movements. We are not experts on the topic and simply want to share what we’ve learned, and so we welcome any feedback or corrections. Follow Mindy https://www.instagram.com/mindycityy https://www.instagram.com/femlorepodcast Follow Monique Melton https://www.instagram.com/moemotivate The Racist Roots of Fighting Obesity https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-racist-roots-of-fighting-obesity2/ Jane Elliott | A Class Divided https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mcCLm_LwpE Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | We should all be feminists TED Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6ufvYWTqQ0 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
On Stories With Sapphire, I love sharing stories about Filipino culture, but it no longer feels appropriate to continue doing so without addressing our community’s issues with colorism and anti-blackness. This is my way of learning how to handle these conversations better with certain family members who disagree with me, and I hope hearing other people's stories helps you start these difficult conversations as well. Articles mentioned in this episode: Inheritance Magazine "Finding Our Place" - https://www.inheritancemag.com/stories/finding-our-place "Black Pain and Korean Empathy" - https://www.inheritancemag.com/stories/black-pain-and-korean-empathy Sojourners "Comfortable in My Own Skin" - https://sojo.net/magazine/january-2020/comfortable-my-own-skin Ways to commemorate Breonna Taylor's life for her birthday: Sign The Petition - https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor Donate to her family's GoFundMe - https://gf.me/u/x6ngqj Donate to the Louisville Community Bail Fund - https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/louisville-community-bail-fund/ More links: https://msha.ke/30flirtyfilm/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
While the show is on a break until Season 2, I'd like to read for you Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale, "The Masque of the Red Death," a story that was written in 1842 and yet has found relevance in our world today. Don't be like Prince Prospero - here are some simple ways you can help others during this pandemic: - Donate money, supplies, or food to local charities providing relief for those affected by the pandemic (make sure to find out what's most needed first) - Order lunch for frontline workers at your local hospital (make sure to call ahead) - If you are young and healthy, volunteer to run errands or deliver supplies to the elderly or immunocompromised - Foster an animal from your local animal shelter - Donate blood More helpful links: Here's How To Help During Coronavirus A Guide to Helping and Getting Help During The Coronavirus Crisis How To Help Your Community During the Coronavirus Crisis 9 Ways to Help Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic How to Help Restaurants, Hospitals, People During the Coronavirus Outbreak --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
While Stories With Sapphire is on a hiatus until May 20th, I wanted to share the work of some of my friends and fellow independent podcasters that I know you'll love listening to during lockdown! Check out their shows and show them some love! In order of appearance: Euphomet - with Jim Perry https://www.euphomet.com Scare You To Sleep - with Shelby Scott https://www.scareyoutosleep.com American Hysteria - with Chelsey Weber-Smith https://www.americanhysteria.com Deliver Us From Disney - with Whitney Moore and Ani Baker https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deliver-us-from-disney/id1489756165 Confessions of the Creative Kind - with Jess Kovic https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/confessions-of-the-creative-kind/id1458327472 The Q Files - with Shane McClelland and Lori Gum https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-q-files/id1484292666 Monsters Among Us - with Derek Hayes https://www.monstersamonguspodcast.com Somewhere in the Skies - with Ryan Sprague https://www.somewhereintheskies.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
New episodes every Wednesday!  Subscribe on YouTube: www.youtube.com/sapphiresandalo Follow on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/sapphiresandalo --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storieswithsapphire/support
Comments (3)

Sereen

love you so much and love the story

Jun 26th
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Sereen

hi sapphire

Jun 26th
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Sarelia Benitez

exciteddd for Feb.5th!!! keep it up Ate Sapphire!🥺

Jan 26th
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