Episode 40: Jólakötturinn, Black Eyed Kids, and Scary Ghost Stories a.k.a. A Christmas Carol
We roll out a new name but the content doesn't necessarily get any better! We discuss the Icelandic Yule Cat, Black Eyed Kids, and what does that line in the Christmas song about "scary ghost stories" really mean?
December 17, 2021
Episode 39: Estes Method, Bell Witch, and Josiah Thinks About What He Has Done
We roll back in with another late one, but fans of Josiah must suffer with him! While he sits on the sidelines on probation, Steve presents the topic of the Estes Method used with a Spirit Box. Mike discussed the long history of the Bell Witch, which is actually a ghost. Josiah does actually have one small report, but you must listen carefully to catch it!
November 21, 2021
Episode 38: Happy Halloween, You Disgusting Bastard!
Certain events in human history can be identified as pure evil. Tonight you will hear Josiah's firsthand account of one such occasion! If you thought the body count in Halloween Kills was tame, brace yourself for the horror of Josiah's malevolent past! Then Steve and Mike tell spooky stories. But Josiah's horrific account will make you want to curl up in a corner and cry yourself to sleep, hoping against hope that you can erase the memory from your mind before one day standing in judgement and explaining why you suffered yourself to listen to the entire story! Oh, and our scheduled special guest couldn't make it tonight, sorry!
October 29, 2021
Episode 37: Can We Go Back in Time and Change the Release Date?
Time travel is the topic today! Movies, ghosts, and real-life mysteries are tied to this idea, so we give it a spin!
October 15, 2021
Episode 36: Scarecrows, Hellhounds, and Ridiculously Overpriced Haunted Houses... Oh My!
Yeah, it's a little but late, but we're trying! As we move closer to Halloween, we return to our roots and bring out some topics that are in keeping with the season. Technically, all of the episodes do that, but this one is still free so enjoy!
October 01, 2021
Episode 35: Hello Willow Creek Farm, and Goodbye Holzer Files
Willow Creek Farm is not to be investigated, it is an experience! Hear about what is going on there, as well as the non-renewal of The Holzer Files that continued not only an amazing legacy, but a questionable new trend in TV shows.
September 03, 2021
Episode 34B: Road Trip to Poasttown School
It's Mike's turn to share the paranormal road trip experience of Poasttown school following an investigation there with the Northern Illinois Crypto Research Society!
August 20, 2021
Episode 34A: Road Trip to Missouri State Penitentiary
Welcome to the first part of a recap of out recent paranormal road trips! Steve and Josiah share their account of a trip to Missouri State Penitentiary! Was there actually a case of possession during their investigation? Listen to their report and find out!
August 06, 2021
Episode 33: Gloomy Sunday, The Sleepless Unrest, and Cave Monsters!
Can a haunted song really drive someone to take their own life? Listen to fid out... if you dare! Also a preview of The Sleepless Unrest film, and a special forces mission gone terribly wrong!
July 16, 2021
Episode 32: Hanover Haunting: The Deanna Simpson Story
Hold on to your seats, because the roof is coming off in this episode! We interview author both Joni Mayhan and Deanna Simpson! Hear our interview where we find out who is still haunting Deanna, what happened on the day of the book's release, and how the cats are doing!
July 02, 2021
Episode 31: Year One Recap Part 2
Join us for the conclusion of our review of the first year podcasting as a team! Also, we make an announcement of an upcoming interview you will not want to miss!
June 18, 2021
Episode 30: Year One Anniversary Recap Part 1
The first year of this current format is complete, and we review our year with you! We run through each episode, sharing recollections as well as new ideas about old topics. There was too much great stuff to fit into one show, so check back later for part 2!
June 04, 2021
Episode 29: Chad Lewis and Supernatural Dares of the Midwest
We speak to author, speaker, and legend-tripper Chad Lewis! He discusses his supernatural adventures and his newest book Supernatural Dares of the Midwest!
May 21, 2021
Episode 28: Origin Stories
Every hero has an origin story, and so do we! Josiah sets the bar pretty high, but Steve and Mike try to keep up with tales of what brought each of us into the paranormal field! What was your inspiration? Leave us a post on Facebook and share your story!
May 07, 2021
Episode 27: Sustained Electronic Spirit Communication with Cindy Heinen
This episode we speak with Cindy Heinen from the Society for Anomalous Studies as she discusses her article "Sustained Electronic Spirit Communication" as well as her experiences using VR-Ghostbox!
April 24, 2021
Episode 26: Ghosts Solve Mysteries, and Virginia City, Here We Come!
We soar into the next milestone of podcasting, pushing out number 26! Josiah and Steve both coincidentally share reports of ghosts who solve mysteries. Josiah tells of a spirit who brings help to a missing mother and child, but are they in time to save them? Steve discusses ghosts who have brought attention to their untimely demises and those who harmed them. Mike sets the stage for a future tax deduction and takes us on a virtual trip to Virginia City, Nevada.
April 10, 2021
Episode 25: Solar Winds and Ions Close the Door On Mass Hysteria
If the title is confusing, you should read the article we used for the episode! See if you can make more sense of it than we did! Also, Mike proves that he is weak and has no soul.
March 26, 2021
Episode 24: Personal Experiences and More Science Vs. Ghosts
Steve and Josiah share some very intriguing recent personal experiences, and the discussion about scientific explanations for hauntings continues!
March 19, 2021
Episode 23: A Trip to NOLA, Science Debunks Haunted Houses, and What We REALLY think About Streaming Services
The boys are back, and Josiah shares some stories from his trip to haunted spots in New Orleans! The group also discusses some scientific explanations for ghostly experiences, and we share some ideas about the current glut of all of the "plus" services that need to be juggled to watch what we want on TV!
March 06, 2021
Episode 22: Ghost Hunting With Crystals and the Magic Cat
Steve and Josiah take a week off, so Mike and Shari take the reins! Shari shares her knowledge of what crystals are, how they work, and how they might be used in ghost hunting. There is also a guest appearance from Star the Magic Crystal Cat!
February 20, 2021
Episode 21: Ghostly Energy in the Time of Crisis
What are the rules of ghosts manifesting? Does the energy present in the world at the time of passing affect a spirit's energy? Will we soon see ghosts wearing facemasks? We don't know, but that doesn't stop us from talking about it! Hear out thoughts, and weigh in with your own ideas at our Facebook page!
February 04, 2021
Episode 20: Next Time Won't You Blow My Aztec Death Whistle?
We conclude our paranormal alphabet discussion, but not before experiencing the Aztec Death Whistle's lovely singing voice!
January 26, 2021
Episode 19: Now I Know My ABC's... Part 1
The gauntlet has been thrown down, and the challenge has been accepted! Okay, maybe it wasn't THAT dramatic, but this episode we struggle through the paranormal alphabet, finding topics that begin with the letters A through M. Can you do better? Probably.
January 19, 2021
Episode 18: Freaky Computer People and the Perils of Ghost Tours
This episode dips its toes into a new format... for now! So you think you want to start your own ghost tour business? We discuss some of the challenges and rewards of taking on that project. We also bring up the fact that some CGI people look so damn creepy, and wonder about why our brain processes them that way. By the way, f@#k you, 2020!
January 07, 2021
Episode 17: Christmas Special 2020
Jump into our first annual Christmas celebration! Tales of Scrooge, the Winter Solstice, Krampus, pooping ornaments, and the Christmas Wasp are presented to fill your stocking this holiday season!
December 23, 2020
Episode 16: K-II, Scholarly Skepticism, and Black Scrying Mirrors
We're back with more content better suited for a video podcast! Josiah starts us off with the K-II meter, Steve starts a discussion after reading an article about hoaxes and skepticism, and Mike wraps things up with a look into black scrying mirrors!
November 29, 2020
Halloween 2020 Special!
We fill your pillowcase with treats this Halloween season! Experience tales of traditions, terrors, and legends in this first celebration of everyone's REAL favorite time of the year!
October 30, 2020
Episode 15: Amazing Akiane, Creepy Last Words, and the Famous Brown Lady Ghost
The episode time lengthens again, but this time it's REALLY worth it! If you are familiar with the artwork "Prince of Peace", then you may know the extraordinary story of Akiane, and Josiah explains why the term "prodigy" does not begin to describe this incredible artist! Mike passes along some examples of creepy last words of dying people that might make it tough for you to fall asleep tonight! Steve reminds us of the famous photo of The Brown Lady ghost. He explains her origins, describes her sightings, as well as discussing why you shouldn't shoot a ghost in the face!
October 20, 2020
Episode 14: Malta’s Mysterious Hypogeum, Brazil's Mapinguari, and Spicy Thai Tales!
We're back with a bite-sized show! We take you around the world, as Josiah leads off with the amazing structure known as the Hypogeum at Malta. Steve brings us the cryptid Mapinguari of Brazil, and Mike shares some strange tales of Thailand.
October 10, 2020
Episode 13: Useful Ghost Stories, Real UFO Reports, and the Jersey Devil
Lucky 13 brings us an episode that has been in the can for a while, just waiting to be released! Mike starts a discussion of the roles of ghost stories in folklore, Steve shares declassified reports of UFO sightings by the military, Josiah reports on the Jersey Devil, and Titan Leeds is out new hero!
September 30, 2020
Episode 12: The Return of the Count, Atlantis, and Mystery Theater
Josiah finishes up discussing the multi-century journey of the Count of St. Germain, Steve destroys our fragile perceptions of Atlantis, and Mike introduces the audio treasure that is CBS Radio Mystery Theater.
September 10, 2020
Episode 11: Suicide Forest, Uri Geller, and the Immortal Count
A streamlined episode proved to be not enough time for Josiah, as his tale of Count St. Germain will need to spill over to the next episode! Steve explains the mysteries of Japan's suicide forest, and Mike recounts the remote spoon-bending experiment of Uri Geller.
August 26, 2020
Episode 10: The Wheel of People, Spirit Box, Robert Johnson, and Lizzie Borden
No, this isn't a 70's supergroup! Listen as we spin the Wheel of People to decide the fate of the crew! It's not really that serious, but it beats a dart board. ITC, folklore, and taking whacks with an axe are the true stars of this episode.
August 06, 2020
Episode 9: Lost Cosmonauts, Astral Travel. and the Devil's Bible
In this uplifting episode, we ponder what to do on a slow night. You could listen to dying space travelers, allow your soul to fly outside of your body, or write a giant book referred to as The Devil's Bible! The choice is yours, but choose wisely! Good times, good times...
July 30, 2020
Episode 8: The Witch Cage, Ghost Lab, and Searching for Absolute Truth
Another mega-episode starts off with updates on an upcoming event in Freeport, Illinois as well as the The Dyatlov Pass incident. Featured topics include The Cage in England where witches were contained, a callback to Ghost Lab, and a question of what is the standard of "evidence" when investigating the paranormal.
July 13, 2020
Episode 7: The Warrens, Death Valley Tunnels, and Trying to Figure Out EMF
This super-sized episode makes up for Josiah being cut short last week! We review events from the past week before he gives us a piece of history regarding Ed and Lorraine Warren. Steve then reveals a mysterious tunnel system in Death Valley, and Mike tries to make sense of EMF.
July 02, 2020
Episode 6: Ancient Computers, Psychic Frauds, and Josiah Holsters His Guns
Studio upgrades delayed this episode a bit, and now we try to rise to producing a show worthy of our new recording equipment! After an initial discussion of paranormal paydays, we move into discussions of fraudulent apportations (please don't sniff the ectoplasm), an ancient computer found near a pineapple under the sea, and Josiah has to wait another week to fire off his hot topic!
June 24, 2020
Episode 5: Flesh Eaters, Axe Murders, and Steve's Missing Rod
Wendigos (or is it windigos?), the Villisca Ax(e) Murders, and a girl losing one of Steve's dowsing rods are featured in this episode! If you like what you hear, please subscribe, make us a favorite, leave a comment, or do whatever you folks do to let us know you are listening!
June 08, 2020
Episode 4: Three Guys in Search of a Topic...
This show features a sad woodland creature, discussion of why certain places might be haunted, and a cool new piece of tech!
May 31, 2020
Episode 3: Back From the Dead!
After a long break. the show is finally back! A new era begins, if that can really be said after only two previous episodes, one of which was only available on YouTube... Nevertheless, original host Mike Grasso is now joined by Steve Bartel and Josiah Lee Henson in an ongoing discussion of their views of the paranormal world! In this show, they discuss their backgrounds in paranormal investigation, what brought them there, and what brought them together. Please send any comments or questions to email@example.com. And remember, we will see you in the dark!
May 25, 2020
Episode 1: Midwest Ghost Society
Welcome to Paranormal 1! This "premiere" episode is actually a replay of the first P1 interview that appeared on YouTube. We interview Michelle Lemire of the Midwest Ghost Society!
September 02, 2018