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  Your host, Patrick Keller, has an important conversation with his paranerd family.    Other Listening Options Direct Download Link     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!
  World renowned psychic and ghost hunter, Echo Bodine, started seeing spirits as a young girl and has been helping to set them free for over 40 years. It is said that she is a part of the world's most psychic family. In her new book, How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife: Stories of Trapped Souls and How Not to Become One, Echo shares her experiences and compelling investigations that have led her to see the issues from a spirit's living time on Earth which have not kept them locked in place in their afterlife. In addition to the book, Patrick and Echo discuss questions around being an earthbound spirit, grief, and the lessons she has learned from the souls of recently departed friends. Visit BigSeance.com/223 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :40 World renowned psychic and ghost hunter, Echo Bodine, started seeing spirits as a young girl and has been helping to set them free for over 40 years. Most of these spirits have one thing in common—unfinished business from their lives that leaves them restless, unable to let go and move on. Some souls choose to remain closer to this dimension rather than move into the light when they die. In her new book, How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife: Stories of Trapped Souls and How Not to Become One, Bodine shares her experiences and compelling investigations that have led her to see the issues from a spirit's living time on Earth which have not kept them locked in place in their afterlife. Each story is accompanied by an exercise that will help the reader avoid the fate of a trapped, angry, or unprepared soul. How To Live a Happily Ever Afterlife is an eye-opening look at spirits—at what compels and holds them—and what you can do to avoid the same fate. 1:23 Echo “Freaking” Bodine is how Chip Coffey refers to Echo, and he loves her delicious sugar cookies! 2:56 “My mom taught me at a really early age how to bake, and my Dad told me one time, he said, ‘Echo Lee, if you’re not putting love into the things you bake, then don’t even bother baking them.’” 5:43 It has been said that Echo Bodine is a part of the world’s most psychic family. It all got started back in 1965 after a family dinner and a call to a psychic named Eve Olson. 6:39 The ghost busting team of Echo and her younger brother, Michael. 13:15 Echo has had an interesting year of loss, and she says she has been learning from the souls of a number of her departed friends about the dying process and the afterlife. 19:09 What is grief like as a psychic medium? 26:30 Patrick may want to stay earthbound for a bit after he dies, but is that dangerous? 28:04 The reasons ghosts choose to stay earthbound. 31:07 “Something would push her out of the bed.” 34:49 “Whatever people’s beliefs are about heaven, that’s what they’re going to find when they get there.” 36:55 You can still have parties in Heaven! 38:39 Echo doesn’t just bake to stay grounded, she makes funky and fun lamps! 42:29 Final thoughts from Echo Bodine. 44:05 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 45:41 Outro 48:09   For more on Echo Bodine EchoBodine.com Facebook Twitter     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  
  For over twenty years, Amberrose Hammond has been researching the supernatural, weird, and off-beat history of Michigan, and she also has an intense interest in the Spiritualist movement. In this episode, Patrick talks to Amberrose about her most recent book, Mysterious Michigan: The Lonely Ghost of Minnie Quay, the Marvelous Manifestations of Farmer Riley, the Devil in Detroit & More. Other topics include the Ouija board and a spectacular behind-the-scenes look at fraudulent Victorian mediums. Visit BigSeance.com/222 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :45 Please share the show with a friend who would appreciate it! 1:26 Amberrose Hammond’s Bio. 2:53 Patrick and Amberrose share a love of historic cemeteries! 4:08 The story of the cover of Mysterious Michigan. 7:46 Falling in love with Michigan’s haunted history. 10:10 Paranormal conferences and more on Amberrose’s early involvement in the paranormal. 14:44 Vicksburg Spiritualist Camp at Fraser’s Grove. 16:58 “Do you Ouija?” Ouija stories from Michigan in the 1920s. 19:24 The 1920 Ouija Board and Automatic Writing: How to do it pamphlet by Hereward Carrington, PhD. 22:38 The joy of collecting Ouija boards, and some early experiences with them. 24:30 “People would describe that these forms would come floating out of the floor.” James "Farmer" Riley, seances, spirit cabinets, and a behind-the-scenes look at fraudulent Victorian mediums. 28:25 “Sitters were fooled because of a willingness to believe.” 38:55 Did the fraud really hurt anything? 40:24 Going back in time or recreating these Victorian seances. 41:36 Dividing a fortune! The lost story of Eber B. Ward and the Kardashians of their day. Plus celebrity mediums in the courtroom! 43:24 Fraud was rampant in the Spiritualist Movement, but a lot of good came out of it as well. 53:30 Other stories from the book. 56:53 Halloween talk, Howard the Duck, and Trick-or-Treating! 1:00:07 Hocus Pocus 2! 1:07:55 Chilli and pumpkin spice. 1:08:45 Final thoughts from Amberrose Hammond and where to find her! 1:09:33 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:11:00 Outro 1:13:32   For more on Amberrose Hammond Amberrose's previous appearance in episode 151 MysteriousMichigan.com AmberroseHammond.com GhostlyTalk.com       The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!        
  Along with being Fabulous, psychic medium Leo Brown is a life coach, motivational speaker, and author. The conversation gets real, and includes his foundation and calling, and topics like integrity, Spirit visitations, the talking board, diversity and representation in the paranormal, building community and mending, the "Great Resignation", and Leo's first love of tarot. Plus Leo shares wisdom for those who see themselves as either Fabulous or different. Visit BigSeance.com/221 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :57 Psychic Leo Brown’s Bio 1:40 Patrick found Psychic Leo on Facebook and just had to check him out! 3:49 Leo reads personalities and celebrities on Youtube through his Psychic Perspectives series. Megan Thee Stallion was one of his recent perspectives. 4:40 “There are moments where you will get it wrong. There are moments where you cannot read for everybody that crosses your doorstep. You just can’t.” 7:05 Getting real about integrity. 9:11 Leo’s foundation and finding his calling. 12:44 “Whatever you do in life, be confident, but never cocky.” 15:29 Leo works most with his clairevoyance and claireaudience. 16:52 In paranormal situations, Leo says he is a scaredy cat. 18:29 Watching the Long Island Medium in the grocery store. 19:43 A few of Leo’s Spirit visitation experiences. 21:26 When a psychic medium needs a psychic medium. 25:39 Soulmates and twin flames. 27:05 What happens when we die and it’s time to return to the Other Side? Renewal. 28:07 When it comes to the occult, tarot is Leo’s first love! Plus the movie, The Craft. 30:54 “Things started to move that weren’t supposed to movie, and lights were flickering on and off.” Leo has a cautious curiosity about the talking board! 33:06 Wisdom for those who see themselves as either Fabulous or different. 35:35 Miss Cleo, Walter Mercado, Savann Champelle, the Ghost Brothers, and the importance of diversity and representation in the paranormal. 36:49 Building community and mending. Patrick ask’s Leo to do the impossible by reading what has been going on with our world in the last 2-3 years. 41:26 Just because you’re older, doesn’t mean it’s too late. 46:38 Leo on the topic of the “Great Resignation.” 50:16 Leo’s book, Honey, I'm Fabulous and So Are You!: A Psychic's Journey of Love, Life, and Empowerment, and final thoughts. 52:58 “Life is too short if you’re boring. Be bold. You know what I mean? Be courageous. Be brutal if you have to, especially with your self. You know? The world is bad enough.” 54:15 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:10 Outro 57:40   For More on Psychic Leo Brown PsychicLeo.com Leo's book, Honey, I'm Fabulous and So Are You!: A Psychic's Journey of Love, Life, and Empowerment (Amazon) Twitter: @TheRealLeoBrown Facebook: @TheRealPsychicLeoBrown Instagram: @TheRealPsychicLeoBrown     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  
  Did the Victorians invent ghost hunting? Tim Prasil, author of Certain Nocturnal Disturbances: Ghost Hunting Before the Victorians and the familiar voice of Spectral Edition segments, returns to the Big Seance with the answer! Plus nocturnal surveillance, the legendary story of Athenodorus, centuries of rattling chains, Hinton Ampner, and the purposeless ghost! Visit BigSeance.com/220 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :50 Tim Prasil writes ghostly mysteries; he anthologizes quirky, mostly 19th-century fiction, and explores historical ghostlore. He’s also been known to scribble a limerick. Once upon a time, he had a career in radio broadcasting that took him from announcing to copywriting — and from Illinois to Mississippi, back to Illinois, to Wisconsin, and finally to South Carolina. He then moved to Boston and earned an M.A. in English, taught in upstate New York, and moved to Milwaukee to earn a Ph.D. in English. After thirty years of teaching at the university level in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, he’s now focusing on his books. Some of those titles include Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Mysteries (from 1899-1909), The Victorian Ghost Hunter’s Casebook, Entranced by Eyes of Evil: Tales of Mesmerism and Mystery, and The Lost Limericks of Edgar Allan Poe. 1:26 Did the Victorians invent Ghost Hunting? Spoiler Alert! No they didn’t. What led up to Tim writing Certain Nocturnal Disturbances: Ghost Hunting Before the Victorians. 4:19 Nocturnal surveillance and the legendary story of Athenodorus. 10:41 The trend of ghosts with rattling chains. “I’m hoping that some of my readers are ghost hunters, and maybe they’re a member of an investigation team, and they see that that tradition goes back to the 1500s and they say, ‘That’s cool! I am part of this very long legacy.’” 16:55 The legend of Antoinette Deshoulieres 19:17 Joseph Glanvill, the Drummer of Tedworth, and other historical ghost hunts. Plus the practice of interviewing witnesses. 23:18 “One thing I’ve learned about history is that it’s often a mistake to ask, ‘What did people believe back then?’ The better question is, ‘What did people disagree about back then?’” 28:53 What will the future say about our ways of ghost hunting and researching the paranormal? 30:24 Hinton Ampner and the Purposeless Ghost 32:00 Tim and superstitions 37:18 What time in history would Tim like to go back to? And who would he be? 39:05 Tim’s experiences with a theatre ghost! 40:21 Ghost hunting was very leisurely in the Victorian period. You let the ghosts come to you. 42:19 Tim Prasil’s most treasured possession 44:28 The tradition of sharing ghost stories by a fire and Tim’s Tales Told When the Windows Rattle YouTube series 47:44 More on Tim’s Spectral Edition segments. 51:29 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 53:10 Outro 55:48 Easter egg 57:05   Tim's Previous Interviews and Spectral Edition Segments Episode 111 - Interview on the book, Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspapers, 1865-1917 Episode 22 - Tim's first appearance and interview on the book, Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries (1899-1909)  Tim's Spectral Edition segments: Episodes 47 thru 95 and episodes 198 and 200.   For more on Tim Prasil BromBonesBooks.com Tim's Books on Amazon Facebook: @BromBonesBooks Twitter: @TimPrasil     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  
  Author, Folk Witch, and paranormal investigator, J. Allen Cross, joins Patrick to discuss his brand new book, The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal: How to Investigate, Communicate, and Clear Spirits. Topics include paranormal work from a distance, common misconceptions that witches have about paranormal investigation, the poltergeist phenomenon, the EVP Ceremony, Clyde the Top Hat Man, and the recipe for cleansing yourself in a Virgin Margarita Bath! Visit BigSeance.com/219 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :38 Big Shoutout to JeanMarie for supporting the Big Seance at the $15 level on Patreon! 1:18 J. Allen Cross (Oregon) is a practicing Folk Witch and paranormal investigator. He serves as psychic-medium and occult specialist on a well-known investigative team out of the Portland metro area. He enjoys working as a consultant for other teams and spiritual workers, exploring haunted and abandoned places, and writing about the paranormal. 2:27 An update on J. Allen Cross since his last appearance in episode 178. And a reminder of how J and his team are primarily psychic mediums. 3:25 Paranormal work from a distance. 4:58 Book description for The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal. 5:45 This book is a foundation for those of us who are sometimes seen as a resource, or the “spooky friend.” 6:42 Common misconceptions that witches have about paranormal investigation. “I’ve actually been kind of surprised by the reaction from witches when I bring up paranormal investigation around them, because I find that they have two really big misconceptions, and the first one is that all of them seem to think that paranormal investigation is something that happens specifically on TV and only for TV.” 7:59 “A lot of these spirits aren’t happy where they are.” “Sometimes you have paranormal activity because they are trying to get someone’s attention, because they need some assistance, or they need some sort of help.” 9:05 “They’re not meant to be on this side.” “You always have to side with the living.” 10:13 Getting real about poltergeist activity. 12:05 Simple Magic 13:10 The EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) Ceremony 14:01 More discussion on the poltergeist phenomenon. 19:15 The Occult Specialist or being a resident witch. 21:22 The Virgin Margarita Bath and other recipes for protection and cleansing. 22:54 Communicating with the family dog, and more on reading a home from a distance. 24:39 Clyde the Top Hat Man (or the “Hat Man”) 27:48 “I love a good liminal space.” A new book! 33:52 J’s most treasured possession. 35:05 J is co-host of the Invoking Witchcraft podcast! Plus Nicholas Pearson and crystals! 36:07 “There is no one better than witches to serve as referees between the spirits and living humans.” Final thoughts from J. Allen Cross! 38:25 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 41:08 Outro 43:47   For more on J. Allen Cross The Witch's Guide to the Paranormal on Amazon Instagram: @oregon_wood_witch Invoking Witchcraft Podcast J's Paranormal Investigation Team     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  
  The history of witchcraft and witches in American film and television is truly fascinating and goes back to silent films! Patrick has a conversation with writer and journalist, Heather Greene, who wrote the amazing book, Lights, Camera, Witchcraft. Topics include The Craft (1996), the different incarnations of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hocus Pocus (1993), Satanic Panic, Rosemary’s Baby (1968), the “Production Code”, the Wicked Witch of the West, boy witches, SCOTUS and the end of Roe v. Wade, and modern day witchcraft! Visit BigSeance.com/218 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :46 Heather Greene is a freelance writer, journalist, and editor. She received a BA in film at Wesleyan University and an MA in film studies from Emory University. She also studied film and theater at Cornell University and the University of Paris. Heather has written for Religion News Service, Turner Classic Movies, The Wild Hunt, Circle Magazine, Patheos.com, and other outlets. She is a member of Circle Sanctuary, Covenant of the Goddess, and the Religion Newswriters Association. 1:28 Book description for Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television. 2:18 Patrick did homework as he progressed through the book, and went down several rabbit holes! 3:58 Reclaiming the name. “The witch has been with us since recorded history.” 4:55 Three Sovereigns for Sarah (1985), Rose O’ Salem Town (1910), The Cavalier’s Dream (1898), The Witch (2015), and The Craft (1996)! 6:53 The Craft was a watershed film for teenagers and witchcraft in general! 7:55 For extra fun, watch the films as you progress through the book. 8:25 The different incarnations of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. 9:50 The main categories of witches in the history of film include the accused woman, the wild woman, the fantasy witch, and the “other”. Also discussed here are vamp witches (the wicked queen, Jennifer from 1942's I Married a Witch), the witch next door (Sabrina, Jillian from 1958's Bell, Book and Candle, Samantha, Morticia), the teenage witch (The Craft, Sabrina, Charmed, Twitches, Harry Potter), satanic witches, and the clown witch (1993's Hocus Pocus). 12:03 Women’s power and Hollywood’s treatment of witches. 16:19 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 20:51 Satanic panic, Hocus Pocus (1993), and more on girl power films and TV. 23:08 Until Rosemary’s Baby (1968), the film industry’s Production Code took a lot of the fun and freedom out of witchcraft storylines. 25:18 In 1972, Raymond Buckland was probably the first to consult Hollywood on witchcraft in films. 29:38 Hollywood’s affect on modern witchcraft. 31:26 More on satanic panic and the controversy with Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West from 1939’s The Wizard of Oz) on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and Sesame Street. 33:32 Boys can’t be witches, can they? 37:54 The Covenant (2009) 41:30 “The witch is always going to be the liminal figure that’s pushing the boundaries. She’s forever going to be an activist, so to speak. She’s always going to be someone who’s not at the center of society. So she’s going to push the boundaries.” 43:14 “How do you make a thousand witches with one SCOTUS decision?” Final thoughts from Heather Greene! 45:58 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 48:04 Outro 50:20   For more on Heather Greene HeatherGreene.net Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television (Amazon)   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  
  Physical and trance medium, Scott Milligan, wants to melt your fear of the Ouija board. In a Facebook LIVE video from July of 2022, Scott persuaded viewers to come to the board at their best and treat the space as a place of peace. He also shared stories of physical phenomena from seances, including an important and moving lesson from a fabulously dressed spirit. Visit BigSeance.com/217 Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :30 Scott Milligan is the world's foremost tutor of physical mediumship, trance, and altered states. With 25 years of sitting in the darkness of the seance room, Scott's physical phenomena and direct voices of his spirit team and deceased loved ones are extremely powerful to witness. He and former guest of the show, Sandra Champlain of We Don’t Die Radio, have done lots of collaborating, and so between all that content and Scott’s Facebook profile, there is SO much to watch, listen to, and learn if you want it. 1:10 Some background on where Scott’s message in this episode came from. 1:58 Scott Milligan’s July 21, 2022 Facebook LIVE video. 3:07 Prayer and Setting Intentions. “I personally have never asked for protection. The only reason I don’t is because I trust my friends. I trust them with my eternal life.” “If you’re asking for protection, you’re leaving a layer of your sense saying there’s something fearful.” 16:23 “Be at your best.” 18:45 Ghosts vs Spirit People. 19:30 “And he said, ’Do you think it’s going to hurt you?’, and I said yes. And he picked up the board and hit me across the face with it. He said, ’That’s the only thing that’s going to hurt you, now put your finger on the glass.’” 24:50 The “Spooky Meeting” 31:05 “Low entity, am I?” An important lesson from Dolly the drag queen. 33:15 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 39:48 Outro 41:55   For More on Scott Milligan Sandra Champlain's Great Work with Scott Milligan Scottmilligan.co.uk Scott on Facebook Scott on Instagram Scott on YouTube     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!
  Are you as passionate about Hocus Pocus as Ally and Wil of The Black Flame Society Podcast? Join Patrick and listen in as they discuss their favorite moments, characters, meeting cast members, Hocus Pocus tattoos, the magic of getting the opportunity to interview producer and creator David Kirshner, and Halloween nostalgia! Share in the excitement for the release of Hocus Pocus 2 with the return of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Doug Jones! Plus the terrifying hauntings that Wil experienced growing up! Visit BigSeance.com/216 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :44 Bios for Ally of @HocusPocusCollector and Wil of @SpookyWil! 1:24 The story of how Ally and Wil joined forces to produce and co-host the popular Black Flame Society Podcast! 2:31 Halloween culture, merchandise, and trick-or-treating in the US vs. UK. 6:25 How Hocus Pocus came into Ally and Wil’s lives! Plus being terrified of Billy Butcherson! 9:06 The magic of nostalgia! And Patrick crushed hard on Max Dennison, played by Omri Katz. 11:14 Ally has had the fortune of meeting most of the cast of Hocus Pocus, including Doug Jones (Billy Butcherson), Omri Katz (Max Dennison), Vinessa Shaw (Allison), Jason Marsden (Voice of Binx), Larry Bagby (Ice), Tobias Jelinek (Jay), and Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson). 13:39 Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Doug Jones are coming back for Hocus Pocus 2! 14:21 Ally’s interviews of Hocus Pocus cast members. 15:24 What do Wil and Ally’s closest friends think about their nerdy passions? 15:37 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 20:35 The magic of having the opportunity to interview producer and creator of Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2, David Kirschner! 22:51 Ally has an “I shall always be with you” tattoo. Those moments in Hocus Pocus that tug on our heartstrings the most, plus the Come Little Children song, and the inspiration for the last scene in the film! 28:08 This is the time in the summer that Hocus Pocus was released in theaters in 1993! 30:28 Patrick tears up when Thackery Binx, as a cat, circles his father’s feet as he shoos him away. 31:16 Funniest moments in Hocus Pocus! 32:14 Jay and Ice moments and favorite lines! 34:00 Challenging Ally and Wil with a Whose Line Is It? game! 35:20 The fat of a hangman, the black flame candle, and the actual Book that David Kirschner created! 38:31 Ally and Wil’s most treasured Halloween and Hocus Pocus possessions! 40:40 The Sanderson sisters’ cottage in the original film and suspicions about what appears to be the sisters’ cottage in Hocus Pocus 2. 42:21 Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television by Heather Greene has interesting commentary about the time period that Hocus Pocus was coming out of when it was filmed, and the themes that are present. PLUS the Salem Witch Trials. 43:18 Wil grew up having some intense paranormal experiences! 48:51 Ally’s spirit visitation as a child, and other friendly ghosts. 54:35 Final thoughts and what’s coming up for Ally and Wil and the Black Flame Society Podcast! 56:27 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 59:22  Outro 1:01:31 Easter egg 1:02:51   For More on Ally & Will and The Black Flame Society Podcast TheBlackFlameSocietyPodcast.com Facebook: @TheBlackFlameSocietyPodcast Instagram: @TheBlackFlameSocietyPodcast   Ally Facebook: @HocusPocusCollector Instagram: @HocusPocusCollector Twitter: @HoPoCollector TikTok: @HocusPocusCollector   Wil SpookyWil.com October31st.co.uk Facebook: @SpookyWil Instagram: @SpookyWil TikTok: @SpookyWil       The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!
  Patrick recently had the amazing opportunity to be a speaker and “paranormal celebrity” for Amy Bruni’s Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery/Odd Fellows Home with Adam Berry, Chip Coffey, John Tenney, Aaron Sagers, and Greg Lawson! He also had several fascinating experiences leading 200 attendees in groups through 8 hours of paranormal investigations of the bunker at Belvoir over two days. Visit BigSeance.com/215 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :39 Patrick is feeling much better now! Thank you for the thoughts and prayers! 1:20 A couple of weeks ago, Patrick had the amazing opportunity to be a speaker and “paranormal celebrity” for Amy Bruni’s recent Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery/Odd Fellows Home with Adam Berry, Chip Coffey, John Tenney, Aaron Sagers, and Greg Lawson! 2:27 Patrick’s Saturday morning talk on “Being a Paranerd!” 3:58 One of Patrick’s responsibilities was to lead 200 attendees in groups through 8 hours of paranormal investigations of the bunker at Belvoir over the two days. 8:07 Important notes about the audio from the investigations in this episode. 9:18 Patrick’s recent experience of being touched in the bunker, plus the story of how the spirits of children from the orphanage are said to hide out there. 10:15 Feeling the space. 15:30 Reaching out and communicating with the spirits. 16:20 Getting “vibed out” and having to leave. 23:25 Flashlight communication! 26:30 Movement in the corner. 30:20 Singing “Row Row Row Your Boat” with the spirits! 32:18 The flashlight joins in the singing of a round! 35:19 Hiding from teachers! 38:10 The adult male authority figure or “shadow man” joins the group and the children leave. 38:56 The energy picks up again! 42:00 Inviting a friendly touch. 44:00 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 46:45 Communication through the spirit box! 49:02 Is Smith here? 50:40 “My pleasure.” 52:42 Hearing “Patrick” through the spirit box! 57:50 Getting a good laugh from the spirit box. 1:00:50 More “Patrick” coming through the spirit box. 1:02:53 “Aubrey” 1:04:05 Personal Experiences 1:05:04 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:11:59 Outro 1:14:12   For more on Amy Bruni's Strange Escapes and Belvoir Winery The Haunted Orphanage at Belvoir Winery - Big Seance Podcast #116  Amy Bruni and Adam Berry: America’s Favorite TV Ghost Hunters Talk About Kindred Spirits – The Big Seance Podcast #76 Strange Escapes Belvoir Winery     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!    
  Australia's Anne Rzechowicz and Renata Daniel, simply known as "Anne and Renata", make another return to the Big Seance! This time we discuss their recent haunted international travels, their very popular podcast, True Hauntings, and so many belly laughs! Plus Patrick gives an update on the very cool last minute opportunity he just had to speak at Amy Bruni's Strange Escape's event at Belvoir Winery! Visit BigSeance.com/214 for more info! Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :53 At the last minute, Patrick was asked to be a speaker at Amy Bruni’s recent Strange Escapes event at Belvoir Winery! It was a magical event. Unfortunately, Patrick also brought an attachment home with him! 1:34 A new bio for Anne and Renata! Anne owns Oz Paratech, Renata owns Newcastle Ghost Tours, and together they host the popular True Hauntings Podcast! 5:02 Welcome back, Anne and Renata! Plus spiders! AHHH! 6:38 Catching up with Anne and Renata’s experiences since we last talked! 9:02 Playing a hilarious clip from a recent episode of Anne and Renata’s True Hauntings Podcast! 9:50 Hearing Anne get Renata wheezing and laughing hysterically at some point in every episode is like a gift from baby Jesus. 11:56 Anne and Renata on YouTube. 15:08  The Naughty Road Trip in England and Ireland. 16:30 The very sad story of the missing children from Tuam in Ireland. 17:45 Too soon. “I think as ghost hunters and paranormal investigators, we all have a duty of care and a duty of conscience to have a think about whether we’re doing it for the right reasons.” 26:55 Experiencing Muff in Ireland. 28:22 More stories from the many stops on their road trip. 31:21 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 34:15 More on the collaboration and special friendship that Anne and Renata have. 37:26 Being “famous!” The Big Seance was the first international interview that Anne and Renata had! 39:02 The Plague and Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh, Scotland. 41:59 Renata’s experience at Greyfriars Prison in Edinburgh, Scotland. 47:12 Anne and Renata don’t stop! And their poor husbands have to keep each other company while they’re traveling the world. 50:32 Congestion tax, the “age card”, hungry rats, and other travel tips from Anne and Renata! 51:35 Is the top floor always the most haunted? 8:34 Renata saw an otherworldly light in the middle of the night on their trip. She didn’t tell Anne until the morning. She got scolded. 58:49 A recent experience Patrick had of being touched. 1:01:01 Final thoughts and where you can catch Anne and Renata! 1:03:19 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:07:03 Outro 1:09:14 Outtake 1:10:30   For more on Anne and Renata: Anne and Renata's previous Big Seance appearances: Episodes 122 and 163.  AnneandRenata.com Facebook: Anne and Renata: Frightfully Good Twitter: @anneandrenata Instagram: @anneandrenata Tiktok: @anneandrenata OzParaTech.com NewcastleGhostTours.com.au   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!    
  Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the enormous Louisville, Kentucky facility built in 1910 to treat patients with tuberculosis, is a mecca for paranormal investigators! It is said that up to 6,000 people died there, and those deceased patients were all likely removed via the infamous, super creepy, 600-foot body chute! Patrick got the chance to join Karen Frazier, Cheryl Knight, and his friends "the Matts", for a private overnight investigation! Visit BigSeance.com/213 for more info! Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro 1:30 Patrick recently joined author and author and psychic medium Karen Frazier, Cheryl Knight, owner and editor of Paranormal Underground Magazine, Chad, Jason, Rachel, Teresa, Wade, Natalie, and his friends “the Matts”, for a private investigation of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium! 2:11 A brief history of Waverly Hills Sanatorium from an article in the Louisville Courier Journal by Lucas Albach. 2:55 The audio clips included in this episode come from videos and Facebook LIVE broadcasts from that investigation. To view the videos, join us in the Big Seance Parlor on Facebook. 6:15 The excitement of meeting Karen Frazier and the beginning of a great investigation! 7:13 Seeing movement and hearing voices on the second floor. 11:25 Being led by a childlike presence to the end of the wing on the second floor. 14:40 Ring Around the Rosie 17:15 Double Estes Method in the large room at the end of the wing on the second floor. 23:10 “It’s like they’re having a conversation.” It hurts! Take that! We’re up at the top. Why are you crying? Are you coming? I’m out of here! Turn around. I see my people. 29:05 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 39:30 The mysterious chair at the end of the hallway, batteries drained, and a burning sensation on Karen’s back. 41:47 More shadows, including a pair of feet, plus walking alone down the long and creepy, dark hallway. 46:31 Up on the roof with the gargoyles! 53:57 Fifth floor and Room 502 where it is rumored that a nurse was tragically discovered after hanging herself, or perhaps she was hung? 55:23 Let’s do it! More Double Estes Method in the morgue. 1:03:10 Exploring the 600-foot body chute, where thousands of corpses were said to have traveled, in order to keep patients from seeing the dead bodies. 1:22:44 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:27:45 Outro 1:29:50   For more on Karen Frazier: KarenFrazier.com Karen was previously on episodes 103 and 63 of the Big Seance   For more on Cheryl Knight: ParanormalUnderground.net     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!
  Rebecca F. Pittman is the author of Countdown to Murder: Pam Hupp. Ripped from the headlines, this case has spawned multiple podcasts, including Dateline NBC's most-popular podcast to date: The Thing About Pam, which also inspired the NBC mini-series starring Renee Zellweger. Pam Hupp is in prison for the murder of Louis Gumpenberger and is currently going to trial for the murder of Betsy Faria, where Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wood will be seeking the Death Penalty. Visit BigSeance.com/212 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :58 Rebecca F. Pittman is a bestselling author. Her History and Haunting series of non-fiction books have been spotlighted on numerous television, radio, and podcast programs. Based on the Top-10 Most-Haunted Venues in the world, the books offer a comprehensive history of the person, place, or event. It was while writing The History and Haunting of Lizzie Borden that Ms. Pittman found her second calling--that of armchair detective. She was responsible for finding new evidence in the famous 1892 murders in Fall River, Massachusetts. Rebecca created The Lizzie Borden Paranormal Card Game as a companion to the book. It's a rummy-style card game featuring crime scene photos, evidence, suspects, alibis, and a few paranormal twists. It's available on her website at rebeccafpittmanbooks.com, along with her portfolio of books. 1:40 Book description for Countdown to Murder: Pam Hupp. 2:53 The True Crime genre has become extremely popular. Are True Crime and the Paranormal related? 7:15 This case is local for Patrick, and there are so many connections that he comes across. 9:21 Rebecca’s thoughts on the NBC mini-series starring Renee Zellweger as Pam Hupp. 11:50 What is it about this story that led to an almost comic portrayal of Pam Hupp? 14:32 “She thought she was smarter than everybody.” 16:02 “He got the line wrong.” Russ Faria gets acquitted and Pam gets creative. Louis Gumpenberger and the 9-1-1 call. 19:08 More on the 9-1-1 call. And what was the carpet square about? 22:36 “We’re coming for Pam.” 24:56 “I owe it all to Patty.” The story of how Rebecca learned about the Pam Hupp case. 26:24 Rebecca interviewed many of the individuals involved in the case, including the family of murder victims. Patrick asks her about the work and planning it took to chronicle this story. 27:24 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 30:49 Betsy Faria’s daughters and the railroading of Russ Faria. 33:22 Leah Askey, the prosecuting attorney for the botched first trial of Russ Faria. 36:06 Leah Askey and the judge were friends. They have both since been let go. The judge was later found guilty of mismanagement. 39:05 Serial killers and personality disorders. 40:48 Pam Hupp did not have great relationships with women. 44:25 “Someone died every time she ran out of money.” 45:07 Pam’s ex-husband and his new wife still live in the home where Louis Gumpenberger was murdered. 46:20 Rebecca is currently researching Pam’s earlier years in Florida, and there are rumors that there may be other victims out there. 48:01 More on the victims and their families. 49:39 Why are we so fascinated by serial killers and their crimes? 52:18 Final thoughts from Rebecca F. Pittman. 54:34 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 56:48 Outro 59:03   For more on Rebecca F. Pittman RebeccaFPittmanBooks.com Facebook     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  
  Have you ever celebrated Half-O-Ween? What's it all about? Join Patrick in celebrating the halfway point between last Halloween and next Halloween with three of the best Halloween content creators, including Miranda Enzor from Spooky Little Halloween, Chelsea Celaya from Cheers with Chelsea, and Andrew Noles from Your Best Halloween Ever! Plus lots of discussion of your favorite holiday with the Halloween community! Visit BigSeance.com/211 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro 1:15 Happy Half-O-Ween! It’s the halfway point between last Halloween and next Halloween! 1:57 A technical glitch may have affected some listeners who utilize Stitcher, Tunein, Spotify, Podchaser, or Radio Public from having access to the last three episodes. You may need to check to see if you missed episodes 208, 209, or 210. Apologies! 2:25 Welcome to three of the best Halloween content creators around: Miranda Enzor from Spooky Little Halloween (who was interviewed in episode 171 of the Big Seance), Andrew Noles from Your Best Halloween Ever, and Chelsea Celaya from Cheers with Chelsea! 4:04 May 1st (or mathematically May 2nd) is Half-O-Ween! But when did it start? Some say it began in 2010. Others say it was first celebrated in an episode of Nickelodeon’s iCarly series in 2012. 12:10 Big brands are starting to do really big things to mark the halfway mark to Halloween! 14:52  April 30th, May 1st, or May 2nd? 15:43  Why aren’t traditional department stores taking advantage of Half-O-Ween? 16:28 Big box department stores like to keep an eye on Halloween content creators, and sometimes it seems like they “borrow” inspiration from Halloween community. 18:16  The Halloween Community 22:45 Miranda created the private Samhain Society Facebook group for Halloween content creators to collaborate and inspire each other. 24:35 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Enjoy this sneak peak, and find his show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 27:04  The paranormal community could learn a lot from the Halloween community. 30:12 Halloween as a hobby and the stress of October! 32:28 Miranda has celebrated Half-O-Ween by simply watching Hocus Pocus, having a Halloween birthday cake (it’s her birthday!), or making a pumpkin pie. 33:43 Chelsea along with Andrew and his partner will watch Hocus Pocus as well, but also just use this time to focus more on kicking off the upcoming season and preparing content for Halloween! 32:54 “This podcast episode could have been an email.” Miranda’s popular How to Celebrate Halfoween article. 37:44 Cleaning out your Halloween stash. 39:10 All about playlists! 40:19 More about what Half-O-Ween means to the Halloween community. 42:33 Chelsea’s final thoughts and shameless self-promotion. 44:52 Andrew’s final thoughts and shameless self-promotion. 46:23 “I want to give you permission to celebrate Halfoween.” Miranda’s final thoughts and shameless self-promotion. 48:24 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 51:02 Outro 53:13   All the links! Spooky Little Halloween How to Celebrate Halfoween Your Best Halloween Ever Cheers with Chelsea Creepy Company Darksom Art and Craft Market Spooky Melanin Magic   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!
Susanne Wilson, the Carefree Medium, joins Patrick to discuss her mentors in mediumship and how she was a completely different person who was driven by achievement before her 2007 Near Death Experience dramatically changed her life! Plus she answers Patrick's question on whether it's okay to hang around a bit before crossing into the light, and shares the amazing story of synchronicity on how from Spirit, Rosemary Ellen Guiley brought her and Karen A. Dahlman together. Visit BigSeance.com/210 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :56 BigSeance.com has a brand new look! 1:40 Susanne Wilson’s Bio 2:45 So many listeners over the years have requested that Patrick have Susanne Wilson on the show! 3:52 How did Susanne get the title of the “Carefree Medium?” 4:28 Losing the fear of death and dogma. 6:14 Susanne’s Grandfather was a Presbyterian minister, a mentor, and a great influence in her life. 7:52 Advice for listeners who have loved ones who don’t believe or are hesitant about mediumship? 9:17 More on Susanne’s Grandfather and how his mediumship influenced his ministry. 11:54 Dogs and the afterlife 13:28 “The temptation to stay longer can pull you to stay longer, but the ability to walk into the other dimension is simply a free will decision. That’s it. Plain and simple.” 17:48 Driven by achievement and “professionally extra crisp”. The Susanne Wilson before 2007 and her Near Death Experience (NDE). 19:58 “Our abilities are always there. We tune them out or we tune them in. We accept them or we deny them. But everybody has gifts that they can leverage to bring more peace to their own lives, to the people around them. I just needed to have my heart stop to figure out what mine really were.” 26:30 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 27:48 Susanne’s mentor 30:09 “It’s not about you.” Ego and the pressure to be right. 32:08 Development Circles 34:55 Synchronicity, the Ouija board, and the story of how from spirit, Rosemary Ellen Guiley brought Susanne and Karen A. Dahlman together. 38:30 Reflecting on Patrick’s experiences with the Ouija board with Karen A. Dahlman 47:01 Extraterrestrials and Ultraterrestrials 50:13 “I think that the 2017 release of the tic tac videos of the UAPs or UFOs, whatever label you want to give them, helped to open a door so we could talk about who in the heck is driving those things!” 51:15 Susanne has been seeing extraterrestrials and ultraterrestrials since childhood. 52:04 Who really built the pyramids? 54:45 “If you chose to be here, shouldn’t you be bringing your A game?” 1:01:52 What is my life’s purpose? 1:02:15 Final thoughts from Susanne Wilson! 1:02:45 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:04:35 Outro 1:06:43   For more on Suzanne Wilson CarefreeMedium.com SuperPowerFilm.com Facebook Instagram TikTok   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  
  Listen to the crackling campfire as we enjoy a special sampling of Jim Harold's Campfire, which has been sharing stories told by ordinary people who've had extraordinary experiences for 17 years! Learn why "people not ready yet", hear about an evil scarecrow, a beautiful and touching story of fate, a time slip by the creek, a hair-raising night in law enforcement, that "blasted clown doll", and a UFO abduction while riding a bike! Plus a brand new interview with Jim! Visit BigSeance.com/209 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :51 Jim Harold is back in the parlor! 1:32 Jim on seventeen years of Jim Harold’s Campfire! 2:35 Jim Harold is currently a financial supporter of the Big Seance, but his support goes way back to when Big Seance first launched in 2014. 3:34 An introduction to this sneak peek of the best of Jim Harold’s Campfire. 4:57 “Stories told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences.” What has Jim learned since hearing stories from so many people over the years? 7:10 Listen to the crackle of the campfire and enjoy this special sampling of Jim Harold’s Campfire! Find the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 9:09 “People not ready yet.” 10:50 An Evil Scarecrow 18:33 A Touching Story of Fate 23:56 Time Slip By the Creek 36:26 A Hair-Raising Night in Law Enforcement 46:22 That Blasted Clown Doll 1:00:32 UFO Abduction While On a Bike? 1:12:50 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:25:13 Outro 1:27:20   For more on Jim Harold JimHarold.com Facebook: @THEJimHarold Twitter: @TheJimHarold Instagram: @TheJimHarold Jim's Previous Appearances on the Big Seance: Episode 77, Episode 47, Episode 19, and Episode 14.    The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!   TqaPckdS6qVD1ytUT3LU  
  Philadelphia-based comedian Meg Goetz shares chilling stories of growing up in a haunted house that was built in the 1700s. She's also the host of the Real Chills Podcast, which she credits for helping her to grow more open to ideas in the paranormal. And wait till you find out where her grandma is buried! Visit BigSeance.com/208 for more info!  Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :47 Please welcome Philadelphia-based comedian and host of the Real Chills Podcast, Meg Goetz! 1:28 Comedy as therapy. 2:53  Meg hasn’t yet figured out how to incorporate the paranormal into her comedy. 3:45 “But my energy is very like, I’m gonna be cute and fun, but we’re gonna talk about my grandma being buried in a pet cemetery.” 5:23 Patrick wants to be buried simply, without any trouble, yet at the same time wants a giant monument in an old forgotten cemetery that people can be creeped out over years later. 6:56 Meg’s dad wants her to basically go to jail for his burial. 7:50 Meg grew up on the East Coast in a haunted house that was built in the 1700s and has had several experiences! 8:37 Seeing a ghost as a toddler! 11:18 A piano that plays by itself! 13:05 Meg and her sister are twins, but they don’t share the same feelings about the paranormal. 13:52 Since hosting her show, Real Chills, Meg is way more of a believer! 14:19 A misty form by the bed! “But instead of feeling scared, I felt peaceful. I felt happy and I felt curious. And I reached my hand out into the mist and it was tingly. It had a sensation to it.” 15:00 Meg describes her podcast, Real Chills. 18:45 Meg totally needs to check out Ghosted by Roz Drezfalez! 20:08 Time Slips! 22:40 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Enjoy this sneak peak, and find his show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 25:08 “It’s funny to laugh when you’re not supposed to. It’s like taking your biggest fear, and then belittling it almost makes you more powerful.” 30:09 Meg dislikes when people are super aggressive toward the paranormal, or when someone is gratuitous towards the trauma that happened in the space. 31:29 Paranormal Shows (Ghost Adventures and Dead Files). 33:15 Meg’s thoughts on psychic mediums. 35:56 Pet psychics and getting roasted by a cat! 37:35 What happens when we die and get to the Other Side? 38:50 Meg phones a friend to learn about what kind of nerd she is outside of comedy! 40:23 Meg’s most treasured possession. 43:15 Final Thoughts from Meg Goetz! 45:05 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 46:40 Outro 48:43   For more Meg Goetz and Real Chills Real Chills Podcast @realchillspodcast on Instagram @meggoetzmoney on Instagram   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!    
  K-Town, the host of the popular Mysterious Radio podcast talks with Patrick about conspiracies, mysteries, haunted Knoxville, mediumship, life after death, a new podcast called Paranormal Fears, and Bigfoot! Plus hear the story of the ghost of a former tenant who never left! Visit BigSeance.com/207 for more info.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :57 About K-Town and Mysterious Radio 1:39 K-Town and Mysterious Radio have been on fire lately! 2:55 Before Mysterious Radio, K-Town once co-hosted an amazing and very popular LGBTQ+ podcast called Same Sex Dialogue. 4:03 More about Mysterious Radio and how K-Town was inspired to branch out into the mysterious world of the paranormal! 5:50 K-Town has even niched down and launched another podcast named Paranormal Fears. 7:34 The sensitive topic of censoring in the podcasting space. 8:45 Does K-Town get the giggles or roll her eyes at some of the stories or conspiracies she hears on her show? 10:03 As a kid, K-Town grew up near a field that used to be a graveyard. They sometimes found human remains, and even saw a mysterious flame come up out of the ground! 11:37 Seeing the ghost of a former tenant who never left. 14:22 Ghosts and hauntings in Knoxville, Tennessee. 18:58 An impressive evening of channeling with Pat Sisson, the Happy Medium. 20:35 K-Town shares the story of getting a reading from a developing medium. 23:58 Losing the fear of death and dogma. 25:28 What happens when we die? Also, remote viewing the moment JFK was assassinated. 27:39 K-Town covers quite a few conspiracy theories on Mysterious Radio. How does she approach them in a time when conspiracies are a such a sensitive topic? 31:15 The moon landing conspiracy. 35:09 Some of Mysterious Radio’s memorable guests! 38:46 K-Town and Patrick nerd out about their books and podcast studios! 40:55 Ted Bundy, 5G, Halloween, The Conjuring franchise and the Warrens, paranormal tourism, Mothman, Natalie Wood, Phoenix Lights, and Bigfoot and the Patterson-Gimlin film! 42:20 K-Town’s treasured X-Files collection! 48:00 Final Thoughts and where to find K-Town, Mysterious Radio, and Paranormal Fears. 48:55 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 51:00 Outro 53:10   For more on K-Town and Mysterious Radio MysteriousRadio.com Facebook: Mysterious Radio Twitter: @MysteriousRadio Instagram: Mysterious Radio ParanormalFears.com Facebook: Paranormal Fears Instagram: Paranormal Fears     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!    
  Parapsychologist and Clinical Therapist Brandon Massullo returns to discuss three different scientific papers he has co-authored involving the research and study of “haunted houses” and paranormal tourism. Plus his view on environmental influences of paranormal experiences vs. the interaction of the person experiencing it. And there’s big news about a paranormal experience Brandon recently had himself! Visit BigSeance.com/206 for more info.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :50 Brandon Massullo’s Bio 1:31 Patrick and Brandon reminisce about the Haunted America Conference a few years back. 3:41 Brandon has co-authored three academic papers in recent years. These include Things That Go Bump in the Literature: An Environmental Appraisal of “Haunted Houses”, Environmental "Gestalt Influences" Pertinent to Studies of Haunted Houses, and Understanding Consumer Enchantment via Paranormal Tourism: Part I—Conceptual Review. 6:27 Environmental variables and cues. Going over the last 20 years of research into “haunted houses.” 8:43 Is the environment what’s causing people to have ghostly experiences? 11:47 “It’s not just environmental. It’s actually a mixture of things. It’s a mixture of environmental. It’s a mixture of perceptual, cultural beliefs, psychological or emotional states. It’s sort of a mixture of all these different things going on.” 13:25 It’s about people and their surroundings. 16:00 “…we took away the emotional or the unique personal experience and we made it more about finding something in the environment. But I think it’s an interaction. It’s the right person in the right environment or the right moment. This person is part of the experience. If we ignore that person, we’re ignoring fifty percent of this paranormal, or ghostly apparition, or haunt-type phenomenon that occurred.” 19:45 What is “gestalt”? 25:55 Cues, creepy dolls, and paranormal tourism. 27:34 Enchantment and paranormal tourism. 29:36 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 32:51 Very soon Patrick gets to visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. What do you do when you walk into a haunted location? How do you approach it? 35:13 What is my motivation? What do I want to get out of this? 38:10 Four years ago Brandon told Patrick that he has never had a paranormal experience. BREAKING NEWS! This is no longer true! Brandon breaks it down. 41:37 Patrick tells the story of the night the Other Side reached out in an obvious way, but he ignored it! Why? 45:25 Ghostbusters and the library ghost. “Because if I accept that as something, my world changes.” 47:07 Brandon recounts this haunting experience in an upcoming book, Haunted Medina County Ohio. 49:25 Brandon’s proton pack is his most treasured possession. 50:33 Final thoughts from Brandon. 54:00 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:43 Outro 57:50   For more on Brandon Massullo:  Brandon's previous appearance on the Big Seance Podcast (Episode 113) HauntedTheories.com Brandon's book, The Ghost Studies on Amazon Twitter: @HauntedTheories Facebook: Haunted Theories     The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  
  On the road at Troy Taylor’s Dead of Winter event for 2022 at the historic and haunted Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois. Interviews of Becky Ray, the author of Kansas City Hauntings, Psychic Medium Julia Ringering, Chris and Kelly from Travelers Moon, Rebecca Williamson from the Cambre House, and Megan and Jamie of Riverbend Paranormal, and Troy Taylor himself! Visit BigSeance.com/205 for more info.   Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Intro :00 Patrick once again attended Troy Taylor’s Dead of Winter event in Alton, Illinois, which is food drive to help local food banks. This year speakers included Heather Moser, Tobias and Emily Wayland from the Singular Fortean Society, and the Sisterhood of Magick and Wonders. And you always get to hear a LIVE recording of an episode of Troy and Cody Beck’s American Hauntings Podcast. :54 Patrick spent most of his time in the vendor room, and he captured several interviews. Please enjoy mingling and getting to know these fascinating people! 2:16 Becky Ray, author of Kansas City Hauntings: History and Mystery of the Paris of the Plains. 2:55 Catching up with event organizer, Troy Taylor! 6:34 Psychic Medium Julia Ringering (julie_ringering@sbcglobal.net) 11:05 Chris and Kelly of Travelers Moon (@TravelersMoon) 14:13 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold’s Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 20:41 Rebecca Williamson with the Cambre House in Nauvoo, Illinois. 23:02 Megan and Jamie from Riverbend Paranormal. 28:14 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 34:27 Outro 36:35   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!
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S. E. Wigget

Fanchon the Cricket is a novel by George Sand.

Dec 3rd
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S. E. Wigget

1891--that was the start of the Ouija board. The planchette was invented in the 1850s. Either a pencil was inserted in the end, or you wrote the alphabet on a piece of paper.

Dec 1st
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Ed Martion

Love the show. You do such an amazing job! Can’t wait to see what you have planned for 2020!

Jan 12th
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Plancked

Hi, contact me re: BigSéance.com, Bigseasnce.com, et al. Would like to give them back to you. Bob Theplanck@outlook.com Actually, just checked again. It's just the one with the BigSéance.com. The one you have as a link in your podcast site. Anyways, would like to give it to you, no games, just felt bad because it didn't show as you as the owner.

Jun 27th
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Laura Major

These podcasts are fantastic. From the music/ sound effects/additional characters that appear as you move through the podcasts, right through to the wide content, the guests and the laughs along the way, it's all wonderful. I find every pod cast easy to listen to and I'm learning a lot along the way. I'm on podcast #20 and find myself entertained on the way to work every morning since subscribing. Thank you for providing The Big Seance In Kindness - Laura

May 13th
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