Possession is something that for many of us, seems too incredible to contemplate, to outlandish to even consider or maybe to frightening to accept as real.
Throuhgout the ages, such cases often become notorious and many of them have become well known yet one seems to have slipped through the cracks, the case of Elizabeth Knapp.
What makes this case all more suprising is that it was meticilously recorded by the chief witness in the case, the preacher Samuel Willard. Willard was a man who in the autumn of 1671, witnesses one of his servants, Elizabeth Knapp transform from a happy, bright and popular woman to one afflicted by possession.
The case is all the more remarkable because rather than treat Elizabeth as a danger, Willard went out of his way to deal with this case in a balanced, scientific manner, completely against everything we presume. To discuss this case and more is author M R Gorga. His latest book, Demons Among Us covers the Knapp case in great detail with many details not having seen the light of day for almost two centuries.
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This week, our good friend Richard Freeman re-joins us to discuss the history of Dragons, a creature that has haunted humanity's dreams since time began.
From Asia to Australia, Europe to the America's, tales of Dragons go back centuries, yet even in this modern era, people are incrdibly still claiming to see Dragons.
Richard takes us through the history of Dragons, the different types and the stories that have stood the test of time as well diving in to some of the more modern sightings from China, Russia, Iceland and the USA.
A big thank you to Richard for joining me again.
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This week, it is a warm welcome back to Australian fortean researcher Tony Heal who takes us a on a globe trotting monster hunt.
Tony opens his files from 50 years of research and investigation to cover a country whose cryptids are hardly known of, New Zealand. Tony takes on the search for tales of the Moehau, the islands own hairy man, the fearsome Taniwha, which inhabits waterways, the towering Moa and the frankly terrifying Haast Eagle, which preyed on the Moa.
We also look into ball lightining, poltergeists, coincidence, Yeti's, Yowies and Black Panthers from across the world in a global monster and mystery hunt.
A massive thank you for Tony discussing many cases from around the world that many of us are probably unaware of.
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This week, I'm joined by American psychic and paranormal investigator John Russell from his home in Florida.
John has been immersed in the paranormal since an encounter as a small boy in his family home in Texas. A ghostly visitor awakened John's interest and his life has embraced his interest and experiences ever since.
As his abilities developed, John sought to understand what this all meant and sought answers in both spiritual and religious organisations, giving him a more balanced understanding of the biases that all belief systems hold.
John dicusses his early experiences, the intracacies of American talk radio, guardian angels, encounters with ghost animals and his involvement in a documentary searching for answers regarding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln for the History Channel that uncovered some unusual information that opened up new avenues for investigators and historians.
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The Wold Newton triangle lies between the ancient city of York and the coastal town of Scarborough, with its top edge pointing towards Flamborough Head.
Inside this area we have monoliths and earthworks, the mysterious Gypsey Race river, said to foreshadow great misfortune across the globe, the site of the Wold Cottage meteorite which caused a sensation when it crashed to earth in 1795, the alleged skeleton of a dragon, killed by its greed and of course, its most notorious resident, the tale of Old Stinker, the UK's resident werewolf and a case Charles has investigated thoroughly.
A big thank you to Charles for taking us on a trip around this little known area and sharing his werewolf hunting exploits.
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