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Thank you so much, Julieb1219! I love nothing more than my listeners coming away with the idea that they would like to hang out with me! Frankly, I want to hang out with all of you. My podcast is how I manage it. One day, I will be able to out there and meet you guys. This review made me so happy.

Interested in the paranormal episodes? There are my telling my own, many paranormal experiences—I’ve lived in several haunted houses and investigated Waverly Hills Sanatorium. The episodes are titled “Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties…” and “…Things That Go Bump in the Night.” They are 3 and 4, or you can listen to the later remastered versions (I had learned more about editing and my software, and remastered the first four episodes, but also left the originals on the feed, for I have no shame.). If you feel so inclined, please leave a review wherever you listen. Not only do reviews make me happy, they give me valuable feedback, and they help other listeners find me by heightening my podcast’s visibility. All my love!

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Note: here’s all the episodes that follow under the Paranormal series

And here are the remastered versions of episodes 3 and 4:


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Episode 29: Unpacking the Bunny

episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories

The Blair Witch series:

Blair Witch books:

Monsters in Virginia: Mysterious Creatures of the Old Dominion by L. B. Taylor

L. B. Taylor, Jr. on Amazon and Goodreads–he’s written 22 additional books about the strange and unusual in Virginia, including The Big Book of Virginia Ghost Stories

Cassell’s Dictionary of Superstitions, compiled by David Pickering

recommended in episode: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill — horror involving a train trestle and a monster. The audio version is narrated by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew, and is available via this link, or you can choose it as your free book when you sign up for a thirty-day trial of Audible and support the podcast.

the Virginia Writers Club

The Big Book of Urban Legends by Robert Loren Fleming, Robert F. Boyd, Jr., and Jan Harold Brunvan is a fun, graphic novel approach from a scholarly viewpoint, published by DC Comics.

Weird Virginia: Your Travel Guide to Virginia’s Local Legends and Best-Kept Secrets by Jeff Bahr, Loren Coleman, and Troy Taylor

All of these books have been added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads. Please feel free to friend me on Goodreads.

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Episode 25: True Poe

Works in this episode, in chronological order


Poe the looker
Poe was an insouciant handsome devil.

Poe was handsome. Some of the drawings of him are mockery, exaggerated by rivals. Some of the photographs, from which the drawings are taken, were made near the end of his life when he was ill. Exhibit A right here, Poe the looker.

Poe was stationed at Fort Independence in Boston Harbor under the alias “Edgar A. Perry” to avoid questions about his young age, and to dodge gambling debts.

Southern Literary Messenger (archives online)

Columbian Magazine (archives online)

Alexander’s Weekly Messenger at

Ghosts of Virginia, vol 4. by L. B. Taylor (all the volumes in one Kindle edition–the individual vol. are not yet available in ebook format)

Thomas Dunn English, one of Poe’s bitterest rivals

the Spanish Inquisition — General Lasalle, aka Antoine-Charles-Louis, Comte de Lasalle

The Rise of the Inquisition: An Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions by Juan Marcos and Bejarano Gutierrez

choleraCholera epidemic of 1832

Correct order of Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin detective series:

  1. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)
  2. The Mystery of Marie Roget (1842)
  3. The Purloined Letter (1844)

The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower

All books added to the podcast’s Goodreads bookshelf. Please feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads if you would like!

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Halloween Teaser

Episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories throwback magazine cover image horror creepy pastas

Episode 27 Teaser: mega episode coming Monday to usher in Halloween.
My friends and I are bringing you a group episode full of urban legends, true ghost stories, creepy pastas, and perhaps even the creepiest of true crime stories. If you are a podcast fan, I guarantee you listen to several of the participants. If not, you are going to meet some new favorites. Here’s the cover art as a tease.

Patrons of any level can hear my segment only as a sneak peek now:

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Episode 20: Green Foundlings: Fae or Nay?

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Paranormal

The Green Children of Woolpit:

Books about the green children, and fae folk tradition: both folklore research and paranormal research

Main sources for this episode

“The Green Children of Woolpit”, Fortean Times 57 (Spring 1991)

Reads also highly recommended


Related podcast episode: Episode 15: Old School Brownies


All books have been added to the podcast’s Goodreads bookshelf.


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Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse


The King’s Eclipse: two works originally intended to be one, Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne


A huge thank you to Bev Vincent, my King consultant for this episode. He is the authority on all things King, and I highly recommend every one of his books. Here’s his work on the King:


Quoted, cited, and referenced

Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses From Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets by Tyler Nordgren

Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses  1986-2035 and Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1591-2500 both by Fred Espanek, NASA astrophysicist


Shakespeare: King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra

Paradise Lost by John Milton

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain


In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses by Anthony Aveni


The Waves by Virginia Woolf


A Treatise of Eclipses of the Sun and Moon 1715-1744 by Charles Leadbetter


All of the episode’s books have been added to the podcast’s Goodreads bookshelf.

Audible recommendation for your free book to keep, for trying one month of membership free (and supporting my podcast, thank you so very much!): click through, and choose either Dolores Claiborne, narrated by the wonderful character actor Frances Sternhagen, or Gerald’s Game, narrated by the equally strong Lindsay Crouse. You may also support me by purchasing them through Audible’s partner, Amazon, and again, I thank you:



Film versions

trailer for the film version of Dolores Claiborne

trailer for the film version of Gerald’s Game, now on Netflix:

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Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Paranormal

First episode in series: Episode 3: True Boo, Part 1: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties

Waverly Hills
Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Waverly Hills Sanatorium: one of the many gargoyles–evil to ward away evil

Waverly Hills Sanatorium:

4400 Paralee Dr. Louisville, Ky 40272

official Facebook page

official website:

at Troy Taylor’s Prairie Ghosts

USS North Carolina Battleship

official website

Wikipedia entry with excellent information about hull number BB-55

Waverly Hills


Recommended books (also added to the podcast’s Goodreads bookshelf):

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places, by Brad Steiger

Strange Guests, by Brad Steiger (specifically about poltergeist activity and psychokinetic energy)

Leslie Rule’s (Ann Rule‘s daughter) collection of true ghost stories:

Weird Kentucky

Weird Carolinas


Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural, by Jim Steinmeyer

The Complete Books of Charles Fort

Quoted in-episode:

Collected Sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Empty House and Other Stories, by Algernon Blackwood

The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe

Randomly mentioned (for I am random): Poltergeist, The Man with No Name, A Nightmare on Elm Street

video evidence from Waverly Hills, taken by my friend, Crystal:

Waverly Hills

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