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Paranormal 1

Paranormal 1

By Mike Grasso
Interviews, discussion, and reviews of what's happening in the paranormal community.
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Episode 11: Suicide Forest, Uri Geller, and the Immortal Count

Paranormal 1

Episode 11: Suicide Forest, Uri Geller, and the Immortal Count

Paranormal 1

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 7, 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, Josian 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 6, 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 2, 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 8, 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 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 2, 2018