Daniel Harms was in studio with us on this night to talk about the work of H.P. Lovecraft and his influence on our society and culture, as well as the truth behind the man and his work.
Daniel is a writer and librarian living in upstate New York. He is best known for the books The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror (which won an Origins Special Achievement Award), The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia, The Necronomicon Files (co-authored with John Wisdom Gonce III), and The Long-Lost Friend: A 19th Century American Grimoire. His work has appeared in publications such as The Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, Abraxas, Fortean Times, Paranoia, and The Unspeakable Oath. He is the originator of The Shadow Over Usenet, a detailed online discussion of the works of H. P. Lovecraft. He is a lecturer on Lovecraft Circle literature and occult films and history, and his blog Papers Falling from an Attic Window provides commentary on these and other topics.
Penny Sartori (PhD) is a British medical researcher in the field of near-death experiences.
Sartori worked as an intensive care nurse for seventeen years, during which time she cared for many patients who were close to death. As a result of these experiences, she began researching near-death experiences, culminating in the publication of her monograph The Near-Death Experiences of Hospitalized Intensive Care Patients: A Five Year Clinical Study, which was published by the Edwin Mellen Press in 2008. Her work also gained her a PhD in 2005. She now works as a lecturer and consultant.
Nick Redfern returns to the show to talk about his latest book, Close Enounters of the Fatal Kind. First, though we spend a time talking about Bigfoot, Monsters, and the paranormal in general.
Redfern is one the world’s most sought-after speakers and media spokespersons on the science of animals whose existence has not been proven (until now) and the existence of animals considered to be extinct. He has appeared on more than 100 radio and TV programs, from the BBC to Fox News, MSNBC and National Geographic.
Monster Files lays out the persistent rumors, tales, and legends that government agencies around the world have secretly collected, and the book reveals a wide variety of hair-raising data on bizarre beasts, amazing animals, and strange creatures. No longer the subject of just folk tales and bedtime stories, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, sea serpents, psychic pets, the chupacabras, and abominable snowmen have all been sighted, documented and hidden from the public. In his inimitable, entertaining style, Redfern ferrets out this official, ultra-classified information.
Monsters, creepy creatures, and terrifying beasts really do exist––our governments know all about them––Monster Files exposes them. A regular contributor to UFO Magazine, Fate, Mysterious Universe, Nick Redfern is the author of:
* The Pyramids and the Pentagon
* Keep Out! Top Secret Places Governments Don’t Want You to Know About
* The Real Men in Black
* The NASA Conspiracies
* Contactees: A History of Alien-human Interaction
* Memoirs of a Monster Hunter: A Five-Year Journey in Search of the Unknown
* Science Fiction Secrets: from Government Files and the Paranormal
* Celebrity Secrets: Official Government Files on the Rich and Famous
* There’s Something in the Woods
A researcher, consultant and spokesperson on TV, Redfern has appeared on:
The Ghost Hunters of the Finger Lakes return to the show, and join us in studio, with new investigations and stories to share. They were also accompanied by Lorna Reynolds, who is a hypnotist and medium. We discuss what she does, cases she has helped with, concepts of spirits, demons, and much more. Check out their websites at ghosthuntersofthefingerlakes.com