Mysteries and Monsters
Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 91 British Ghosts with Ruth Roper Wylde

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 91 British Ghosts with Ruth Roper Wylde

October 19, 2020

This week, I am delighted to be joined by British investigator and author, Ruth Roper Wylde, to discuss ghosts and the paranormal.

Ruth has now written 4 books looking at cases from the length and breadth of the British Isles and I have to say her work is refreshingly down to earth. It reminds me of the excellent books written by Peter Underwood and John and Anne Spencer.

Ruth’s investigations has put many urban myths to bed, but has also uncovered hundreds of cases previously unknown from every corner of this haunted isle.

We discuss some cases that Ruth has investigated including the mystery car that lead to the discovery of a skeleton, a headless woman who clearly wasn’t the ghost people thought, ghostly hitchhikers, a report she received last month and Ruth’s personal encounter with a shadowy figure on a lonely road.

Ruth’s brilliant books can be found here

You can contact Ruth with your own experiences at her email, wa-1400@outlook.com

Thanks for joining us today Ruth!  

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 90 Vampires with A.P. Sylvia

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 90 Vampires with A.P. Sylvia

October 12, 2020

It’s October and what better time of the year to delve into the history and lore of one of the paranormal’s most well-known creatures, the Vampire. To discuss this, I am joined by author A.P. Sylvia to discuss his fantastic book, Vampires of Lore: Traits and Modern Misconceptions

A.P. has researched the folklore of the Vampire to see why the modern interpretation is so different from what the actual folklore and stories of vampirism actually show us. We discuss the origin of the vampires, the contrasts in folklore from around the world, what actually counts as a vampire and the variety of ways to deal with the undead, once they return from the grave.

Along the way we discuss some of the most famous literary vampires as well as pondering if Count Von Count from Sesame Street has more in common with vampire folklore than many may actually realise.

His website can be found here:

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A big thank you to A.P. for joining me for a fantastic and interesting conversation on the world of the vampire!

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 89 Demonology with Nathaniel Gillis

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 89 Demonology with Nathaniel Gillis

October 5, 2020

This week, it's another subject new to Mysteries and Monsters, modern Demonology. We often think of demonology based primarily in the parameters of what we have been told by pop culture, religious dogma and televisual bias.

Nathaniel Gillis is here to pull down the walls of what we believe, or certainly what we believe and why we believe what we have been told. Nathan is an author, lecturer and Religious Demonologist.

Nathan found himself drawn into the world of darkness when encountering a ghost whilst on a house viewing with his parents, but he began to question why we were not adapting to the hauntings and primarily in the role of demonic possession. Why was religion not adapting to these demons? Why were demons still appearing? Where had they come from? Why are they so religiously ignorant?

It was these questions that led Nathan to take a very different view on what demons actually are and how we need to deal with these entities?

Nathan's website can be found here:

A big thank you to Nathan for joining me and perhaps you may need the light on for this particular episode!

As some of you may know who follow the show on social media, I ended up being hospitalised with a severe blood infection, which saw me having to receive emergency treatment. Thankfully, I received some fabulous treatment at my local hospital and am making a full recovery but it was a little scary, I have to say.

Thank you to everyone who sent me a message and I appreciate your kindness!

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 88 The Fae, Fairies and Folklore with Morgan Daimler

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 88 The Fae, Fairies and Folklore with Morgan Daimler

September 28, 2020

This week, we journey with author Morgan Daimler who will be our guide into the heart of this wonderful and sometimes disturbing folklore.

Morgan has written over 25 books on folklore from around the world, but the majority have been in regards to the Irish legends of the Fae and Fairies.

Morgan shares her extensive knowledge and research with us and guides us through cases, the challenge that a modern belief in Fairies brings, the historical context and written accounts, why we should always be aware of the respect shown to the Fae as well as many other fascinating aspects of "the little people" We also touch on an account of the aftermath of a fairy battle, why Ireland and Iceland still make sure they don't disrespect the Fae and how even atheists have a healthy respect toward the Fae.

It's always interesting to have someone as passionate as Morgan on the show as demonstrated by her current undertaking to teach herself Old Irish to translate more books, poems and accounts of the Fae from the last 1000 years. Now that is impressive!!

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A big thank you for Morgan for giving us a fantastic overview into the Fae and the traditions and beliefs still taught today.

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Mysteries and Monsters:Episode 87 Allison Jornlin

Mysteries and Monsters:Episode 87 Allison Jornlin

September 21, 2020

This week, it's a warm welcome back to the show for Allison Jornlin.

Allison has just launched a new YouTube channel, Paranormal Women: A Hidden History focusing on some of the paranormal trailblazers that perhaps don't get the credit they deserve or may even have fallen off the paranormal radar.

As such, Allison is shining a light on some of the paranormal world's most iconic women over the last two centuries. We discuss the legendary Catherine Crowe, a woman who wrote one of the outstanding paranormal collections of the 19th century, the incredible "The Night Side of Nature" in 1848. A collection of paranormal research, witness testimony and investigation, her book set the template for paranormal research today and has always been one of my favourite researchers.

We also discuss the incredible force of nature that was Alexandra David-Neel, a former opera singer who discovered Buddhism and embraced it to such an extent that her knowledge changed the whole way it was viewed in the Western world. From creating Tulpa's and sneaking into forbidden territories, nothing seemed too much for David-Neel to achieve. She was  also an anarchist, ran a casino and adopted a Buddhist monk.

We also talk about the author, Zora Neal Hurston, the woman who brought the world of Voodoo and Zombies into popular culture but also saw her career take such a nosedive, most of her personal possessions were burned after she died.

These three women are titans in the history of the paranormal and yet most people haven't even heard of any of them.

You can download a free PDF of The Night Side of Nature here:

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A big thank you to Allison for joining me today.

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 86 The Entity with Dr Barry Taff

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 86 The Entity with Dr Barry Taff

September 14, 2020

This week on Mysteries and Monsters, I am joined by someone I have wanted as a guest since the show started, the parapsychologist, Dr Barry Taff. For anyone who loves the paranormal, poltergeists and 80's horror films, the Entity case still resonates today, 46 years on.

Dr Taff is one of the leading lights in the world of rigorous scientific paranormal investigation and has investigated hundreds of cases across North America and beyond.

We discuss his career and early work into precognition and remote viewing at UCLA, the Entity Case which focussed on Doris Bithers, the notorious San Pedro Poltergeist, the incredibly regular events at Holly Mont as well as others.

Dr Taff is someone I have wanted to talk with for a long time, so I hope you enjoy the show.

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His book is available here:

Thanks for joining us Dr Taff.

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 85 Into The Twilight Zone with Arlen Schumer

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 85 Into The Twilight Zone with Arlen Schumer

September 7, 2020

In October 1959, Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone made its television debut, and for the next 5 years, over 156 episodes, would take us to places we had only imagined possible.

Stories of time travel, supernatural revenge, murderous dolls, aliens amongst us, nuclear war and ghosts saw some of the biggest talent in acting, writing and directing appear on our screens.

Serling took us on a journey that has seen the shows influence transcend the decades and despite the three attempts reboot the show (in the 1980's, 2002 and currently under Jordan Peele) the original show still remains unmatched.

Joining me to discuss the pop culture phenomenon is artist, historian and lecturer, Arlen Schumer. Arlen has given numerous webinars and lectures covering his love of pop culture and released his own art book "Visions of the Twilight Zone".

Arlen discusses his favourite episodes, the enduring legacy of the show and the themes that ran through the 5 seasons of this incredible show.

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Thanks for joining us Arlen

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 84 Katherine Chiljan

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 84 Katherine Chiljan

September 3, 2020

For many, William Shakespeare is the greatest playwright of all time, his works consistently performed on film, television and on stage across the world. With works such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Othello and many more being household names, his legacy transcends continents, cultures and language.

Yet, for the last 175 years, people have questioned if William Shakespeare really is the man we are led to believe. Many point to a man with no history, no educational history and a missing decade as sure signs that William Shakespeare is a ghost of his time, a pseudonym for someone else, ostracised by the Establishment of the early 17th century.

To discuss this, I am joined by author Katherine Chiljan to hear the argument for the real William Shakespeare, The Earl of Oxford, Edward De Vere. A publish author, traveller and intellectual giant of his time who knew far more than the established narrative of William Shakespeare and some who actually had experience of travel, law, medicine, sport and more besides.

We are left with many questions and I thank Katherine for joining me to discuss this intriguing conundrum

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 83 Philip Mantle

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 83 Philip Mantle

August 29, 2020

25 years ago this week, millions around the world eagerly awaited the first television showing of alleged footage of evidence that would apparently change the world as we knew it.

That footage was alleged to be of an Alien autopsy, brought to us by the infamous Ray Santilli and was to be shown all over the world.

One man had been aware of this film since 1993, when Santilli contacted him about the "Rosewell" footage. From that point on, Philip Mantle found himself knee deep in the middle of one of the most notorious hoaxes in the modern era.

Philip joins me to talk about his career as one of the UK's leading Ufologists, BUFORA (British UFO Research Association), some of his favourite cases as well a deep dive into how he became involved in this story and his quest to find out just who had made this famous fake footage.

We have a light hearted and funny conversation as Philip takes on a journey into the heart of that summer of 1995 and the amount of craziness that came his way. Philip has been a good friend to myself and the show since we started, so this is a long overdue debut appearance for Philip.

Philip has collated everything he knows and found in his update book, Roswell Alien Autopsy: The Truth Behind The Film That Shocked The World, which can be bought here:

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A big thank you to Philip for joining us today.

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 82 Thom Reed

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 82 Thom Reed

August 24, 2020

This week, I am delighted to be joined by one of the stars of the new season of Unsolved Mysteries, Thom Reed.

Thom appears in Episode 5 of the new season entitled "The Berkshire UFO incident" about the numerous witness to an event over the town of Sheffield in Massachusetts on September 1st, 1969.

We are also joined by Judge Kevin Titus who also was a witness to the event and was responsilble for the sealing of the legal documents regarding the case.

We discuss the issues with the UFO park in Sheffield, Thom and Kevin's incidents, cattle mutilation, the unusual US Army presence in the area, other incidents in the area and the issues with one particular witness.

We also discuss what wasn't included in the Episode and what comes next for Thom and Kevin.

A big thank you to Thom and Kevin for joining me this week.

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