Mysteries and Monsters
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.

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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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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:

You can purchase any of the books we mention at Philip's publishing site here:

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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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 81 Richard Felix

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 81 Richard Felix

August 17, 2020

This week, I am delighted to be joined one of Britain's most well known paranormal investigators, Richard Felix. With over 100 appearances on the seminal Most Haunted up to 2009, numerous tv interviews and a whole raft of his own ghost hunting guides around the United Kingdom, the only thing that matches Richard's passion for the paranormal is his love of history.

Richard was responsible for the funding and creating of a statue in Derby to commerate Bonnie Prince Charlie's ill fated invasion of England in the 18th century. Richard also saved and restored the historic Derby Gaol, one of the cities most haunted locations and has hosted ghost walks for over two decades.

We discuss his love of the paranormal and history, discussing one of my favourite paranormal subjects, the peculiar Screaming Skulls dotted around the country. We also touch on haunted battlefields, Witch Marks, his new book collecting ghost stories from around the UK as well as his favourite ghost that he feels to be more well known, that of P.C. Joseph Moss.

Dickie the screaming skull

Katherine Griffith of Burton Agnes Hall

Theophilus Broome of Higher Farm Chiltern

Dave Allen tells a ghost story

Cresswell Crags

The murder of P.C. Joseph Moss

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You can email Richard at richardfelix@gmx.com

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 80 Dr David Clarke

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 80 Dr David Clarke

August 10, 2020

This week, I'm delighted to welcome Dr David Clarke back to discuss one of the most the controversial alleged UFO encounters of all time, Rendlesham.

Christmas 1980 saw three nights of unusual reports, encounters and incidents in the Rendlesham Forest area, next to the Bentwaters and Woodbridge military bases in Suffolk.

The three main witnesses John Burroughs, Jim Penniston and Charles Halt have discussed this case over the last 40 years and Dr Clarke has investigated this case since beginning his journalism career in the mid 1980s.

We look at the actual audit trail of MOD records, how the stories told now bear no resemblance to the witness reports that appeared in the mid 80s. We look at why no-one in the MOD thought it was anything unusual, why, despite the incident occurring over a military base, no one scrambled any jets, the numerous claims, counter claims and revision that has gone on over the last 20 years.

We also look at why the Alan Godfrey case is far more interesting, Ufology now, the continuing situation with ATTIP, Folkore and touch on the Alien Autopsy screenings in the summer of 1995 in Sheffield as well as another strange case at Howden Moor in the Peak District.

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Thank you to David for returning for another good chat.

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 79 The Wendigo with Chad Lewis and Kevin Lee Nelson

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 79 The Wendigo with Chad Lewis and Kevin Lee Nelson

August 3, 2020

This week, I'm joined by authors and investigators Chad Lewis and Kevin Lee Nelson to discuss their fantastic new book, Wendigo Lore: Monsters, Myths and Madness.

As someone with only a passing knowledge of the Wendigo, I found this book to be a fantastic resourse for anyone wanting to know more about this fearsome creature and the way it is viewed by the tribes of the northern US States and Canada.

Chad and Kevin have left no stone unturned as they tracked stories, newspaper reports and tribespeople to find out more about this creature and its role in the frozen heartlands of these areas.

We cover some of the explanations for the creature, alongside some frankly terrifying accounts alongside one particularly famous case as well as some other strange creatures of tribal folklore.

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A big thank you to Chad & Kevin for joining me today.

 

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