Every weekend join hosts David Schrader and Tim Dennis as they lead you on a journey into the world of unexplained phenomena with their weekly program; The Darkness On The Edge of Town. Originally from Illinois Dave has been a resident of Minnesota since 1988 when he attended Winona State College and fell in love with the beauty and people of this great state.
With the growing interest in the world of the unknown on TV, the movies and literature building each day, Dave and Tim decided to bring their unique views and experiences to the radio. Dave has had an active interest in the paranormal since early in his childhood when he was visited by the spirit of his deceased grandmother. Continued activity and experiences has kept this passion alive. He is a contributing writer to TAPS Paramagazine and now he hopes to explore and learn with you each week as we delve deeper into The Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
Based in the Minnesota but streaming their show all over the world they cover every aspect of the paranormal; from ghosts to UFO activity and more. Each week they speak with experts in every field to bring you the latest and most up to date stories and dig deeper into classic and familiar tales and urban legends. Darkness on The Edge of Town promises to deliver interesting and thought provoking topics each week. The show will be available in its entirety every Monday morning to download so you can replay the show on this site to listen to at your leisure.
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David Schrader 20 Questions
1. Where do you see ghost hunting and Paranormal groups, web sites or Ghost information, tours, Books Paranormal Radio like your own in 10 years?
Like any trend, I think there will be a slow down and a lot of drop off. However I think that now that Pandora's box has been opened and the paranormal is mainstream and freely spoken about it will continue to be very popular. I would also think that there will be much more definitive proof one way or the other as to the existence of the paranormal.
2. What would you personally consider to be the definitive proof that ghosts are real?
I don't know that there has been definitive proof yet. There have been some amazing things witnessed by many but not enough to make me go "OH YEAH, THAT'S THE PROOF". As for me I have seen many things, I am still trying to work out in my head what they were.
3. What is the most real evidence you personally have uncovered so far?
I have personally been visited a few times, there was the ghost of Christmas Past, Present and....oh sorry, that wasn't me. Actually I have had an intervention at the birth of my first son that I believe to have been my grandmother, It was witnessed by a group of people including my Mother and Aunt. That was pretty good for me.
4. Are you skeptical of the claims other make of their findings?
Yes, after running the live events we do through www.DarknessEvents.com I have watched first hand as people react to very silly things as though they were paranormal. I think so many people WANT to have an encounter they convince themselves of the silliest stuff. 90% of EVPs we hear are garbled background noise and I can rarely hear what the person does that recorded it. To me it sounds like grrhissswarble yet they hear Elvis Lives and is here. I don't get it...LOL.
5. If you could investigate your "Dream Haunted Hot Spot" where would it be?
The haunted places people say NO ONE HAS EVER MADE IT THROUGH A NIGHT THERE. That's where I want to be. There are a few places in the US and Europe that have that distinction and I want to be there.
6. What was your first Paranormal encounter?
When I was about 3 my dead grandmother visited me, I described to my Mom to a T what she wore and looked like, the thing is, only 2 people knew what she was buried in as it was a closed casket and I nailed it.
7. What scares you about Ghost Hunting or Paranormal Investigations?
Usually the people I am with. LOL. Their reactions and the way they read too much into things.
8. If you could work side by side with one of the Paranormal Investigator greats, who would it be?
That's easy. Dr. Peter Venkman, he got all the action. ;)
I am not sure, I have gotten to work with so many of the big names I think I am would say Houdini or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
9. Read any good Paranormal Books lately?
House of Spirits and Whispers is one of my favorites by Annie Wilder.
10. What Question do people ask you most when you tell them your a paranormal investigator, Radio Personality?
Do I really believe in all this stuff? And is Tim my co host a good kisser....LOL.
11. In your opinion, Where is the most Haunted city in America?
I don't know yet, still looking into that. From what I hear, it is Gettysburg, I hope to find out soon for myself.
12. Do you feel more people should get involved with Ghost hunting or Paranormal Investigation?
No, I think the glut of new groups are not good. I feel that many are out there for the wrong reasons, seeking fame and fortune or looking to prove it to themselves there is something out there. I think they need to remember that the family or business calling you in needs help and you need to be prepared to do that not just leave and be excited they caught something.
13. What does the future hold for you?
I don't know but I sure as hell am excited to find out! I hope it holds love and world peace...oh yeah and lots of money.
14. Paranormal Conventions do you see them growing? And which ones are the Must go to ones?
There seems to be 2-3 a month now, I think it is reaching over saturation. The Univcon at Penn State in PA is a must and of course any of the amazing Paranormal Retreats found at www.DarknessEvents.com, I hear the hosts are great guys and put on a hell of an event. ;)
15. What is your most favored tool of the trade?
Common sense and a keen eye for detail. The rest is just a way to back those 2 up.
16. Tell us about your best moment in investigating or conference attending for you?
Personally I love the before and after hours, just hanging out with a large group of people, sharing our stories, thoughts and ideas on the paranormal. Those have been my favorite times at the events. At an investigation, it is the debunking of things others are freaking out about. I love to come in all Sherlock Holmes and show them what they saw or thought they saw or heard.
17. What is the hardest part about being a paranormal writer?
18. How do you document your investigations?
I journal and audio record them and my thoughts.
19. Have you ever taken a ghost Tour? And, What about it did you not like?
I hate when they have a good start and no finish. i went on this one REALLY lame one in MN. The lady would pull the bus over and say, "One rainy night a woman and her dog were running the path next to the highway when a car lost control and struck them taking them and the car over the guardrail to their deaths, sometimes people think they hear a dog bark.......Next we will go up the road to a haunted bar and stop in for a drink and to meet the locals." I was like WTF? That's it? We had more fun as a group making up endings to the stories she would start.
I love history of the place and not the over acting so many people do when telling the story and I hate the fake creepy voice or monotone delivery. YUCK!
20. What in the field of ghost hunting and Paranormal Investigating needs the most attention.
The need to come together as a community and work together, stop the bickering and back stabbing. If we bad together we can make this a REAL science and perhaps prove once and for all that ghosts exist.