Robert Schneck joins me to talk about his work researching Strange but True stories from history. It's a wild ride, we talk about Vampires and Blood Drinking, Bigfoot and Serial Killers, Self Beheading Machines, The Bye Bye Man, and much more... Oh, and that word that I couldn't place a bit of the way in... Sensationalize. You'll know what I am referring to...
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Outro Music from One-Eyed Doll, "You're a Vampire".
A listener, and I believe a Patreon, had asked if we could do a show talking about Magick. It's something we reference a lot, but take for granted that people know about. So, I brought together Michael M. Hughes and Aaron David, who have both had much experience with the subject, as well as myself, and Adam Sayne, who is not so experienced, to keep us grounded. I hope this is as interesting to everyone as it was to us!
End song is by RADII, Left Hand Path.
Seriah, Joshua and Red Pill participated in this roundtable discussion on our friend Adam's podcast, Conspirinormal.
From their page; "For Episode 150 we welcome back three of our favorite previous guests and friends from our favorite podcast (besides ours of course) "Where Did the Road Go?". Seriah Azkath, Joshua Cutchin, and the great Red Pill Junkie join us to discuss a number of subjects. Some of the topics we hit on are the new Netflix documentary "Hostage to the Devil", exorcisms, possession by the dead vs. past life memories, September 11th, how conspiracy theory has become mainstream, and the future of podcasting."
We are not regularlty posting Conspirinormal, this is just because Seriah was on it, if you like the show, go to their page and subscribe!
I talk with Mike Sauve, who has written, Who Authored The John Titor Legend. We get into a little bit of what his research reveals. From the back of the book; In the year 2000, a man calling himself John Titor introduced himself to the Internet as a time traveler from the year 2036. He weaved a rich tale of being sent back to 1975 to retrieve an IBM 5100 computer. Those who interacted with John were impressed by the depth and apparent realism of his story. In the years that followed select details would emerge to help further legitimize John Titor.
The question of whether or not John Titor was a real time traveler remains a subject of contentious debate. This book sets that question aside to examine several figures who may be responsible for the posts. Among the principle suspects are entertainment lawyer Larry Haber and alternate reality gaming pioneer Joseph Matheny. Key players involved in the John Titor phenomenon who are not suspected of authoring the story are also profiled. These include a PhD who filed a patent based on John Titor’s time machine schematics, an Internet sleuth called The Hoax Hunter who has worked to debunk the story, and even Art Bell, the legendary late night radio host who received several faxes from John Titor.
Mike Sauve has written non-fiction for The National Post, Variety, Exclaim! Magazine and HTML Giant. His fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s and elsewhere. His novels The Wraith of Skrellman and The Apocalypse of Lloyd are available from Montag Press.
Mike's website is mikesauve.com.