Ghosts are everywhere now a days,
turn on the TV, go to a book store or
read the morning paper. The World of the
Paranormal has finally hit the mainstream.
But has it hit it's over saturation level
yet. Sci Fi Channel Announces Its Summer
Programming. In October 2004, SCI FI introduced
Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson--plumbers
by day, Ghost Hunters by night! These
self-proclaimed skeptics have managed
to expose some of the most frighteningly
compelling evidence of paranormal phenomenon
ever seen on television. Being scared
has never been so much fun! Enjoying record-high
ratings throughout its series run, Ghost
Hunters returns to SCI FI with all-new
episodes on June 6th.
The Paranormal and the unknown is starting
to pull in a lot of new believers as well
as the skeptics. Is It the real "End
Times" you might ask? Or is this
syndication heaven? I can remember me
and my friends would wait on pins and
needles for the reruns and new Halloween
Paranormal movies and shows and haunted
specials to host the airwaves.
With new Paranormal Investigation groups
starting everyday and armchair ghost hunters
searching the web, ghost stories, Haunted
videos, and ghost hunting equipment or
for info to make them believe even more.
So what's this world coming to? It use
to be that Ghost stories as Movies and
television shows only reared their Paranormal
heads during the month of October only
to disappear as a ghost on on Novemeber1st.
Now it's Halloween 365 days of the year.
I hope Taps and their Ghost Hunters does
a Christmas special this year. I'd love
to hear Jason Hawes and crew sing "Rudolf
the Red Nosed Reindeer " live while
ghost hunting Santa's workshop at the
The Ghost On Television
In recent years, it seems paranormal
television shows discussing and studying
real hauntings and ghosts have been everywhere.
But it goes back a lot further then you
might imagine. Ghosts and hauntings and
all that is the unexplained are frequent
subjects for television documentaries.
On Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, which
premiered in the 1950s, serious students
of psychical research recognized many
classic cases of ghosts and phantoms presented
in a balanced manner, but with the actual
names and places changed.
Never Seen A Ghost? Then
TV May Be Where You Will See One! Glenn
Sparks, professor of communication, and
colleagues conducted a random telephone
survey of 120 people in a small Midwestern
city. The researchers wanted to know whether
exposure to paranormal phenomena on television
affected belief in such things as unidentified
flying objects, ghosts, devils and extra-sensory
Sparks says belief in the paranormal
is more complicated than it might seem.
He says many factors such as age, family,
religion and education influence one's
beliefs. "After all these other variables
are considered, the fact that television
even factored in is kind of remarkable,"
he says. "Television may explain
10 percent of the belief in the paranormal."
Television viewing was not found to be
an influence for people who reported real
life experience with paranormal phenomena.
However, for those who had no such experiences,
belief in supernatural beings was related
to the viewing of paranormal programming.
"The Television Ghost" - "murder
stories as told by the ghost of the murdered"
- was a regular feature on the CBS experiment
station W2XAB, which broadcast from 1931-33.
It has been called TV's first "dramatic
narrative anthology series." This
is stretching things a bit. The low-resolution
mechanical scanning system of the day
limited every program to views of one
or two "talking heads." In reality,
the show probably consisted of an unrelieved
15-minute monologue by actor George Kelting,
who is described in a period account as
wearing ghastly white face makeup and
a small towel draped shroud-like over
his head. Even given the excitement of
seeing live pictures over the air in those
early days, "The Television Ghost"
must have made very tiresome viewing.
It is safe to say that "The Television
Ghost" is lost for good - as is every
other TV broadcast of that era. Existing
receiver screens were so dim that capturing
a telecast on film was never even attempted.
The station logbook, and scattered write-ups
and photos in the contemporary press,
are all that remains to document CBS'
first venture into television. Information
from William Hawes, "American Television
Drama: The Experimental Years" (University
of Alabama Press, 1986) and assorted other
In 1953, Topper, a fantasy-comedy about
a businessman who is harassed by a ghostly
couple trying to get him to loosen up
and enjoy life, became a successful television
series. The characters were derived from
Topper (1937), a comedy that became popular
enough among motion picture audiences
to produce two sequels.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968–70)
in which the restless spirit of a handsome
sea captain (Edward Mulhare) haunted a
beautiful widow (Hope Lange) in a picturesque
New England seaside cottage. The series
was another successful adaptation of a
popular motion picture (The Ghost and
Mrs. Muir, 1947).
The SciFi Channel
Sci Fi (sometimes rendered Sci-Fi when
part of a longer phrase) is an American
cable television channel, launched on
September 24, 1992, specializing in science
fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal
programming. It is part of the entertainment
conglomerate NBC Universal.
In Spring 2000, Sci Fi began airing the
reality series Crossing Over with John
Edward, an audience participation show
starring a self-professed psychic who
claims he can communicate with the dead.
Though the act was a familiar mentalist
trick from carnival sideshows and vaudeville,
Edward assured audiences he was genuine
and developed a large following of fans
In November 2000, a story on the TV news
magazine Dateline NBC raised doubts on
Edward's abilities. The program depicted
Edward analyzing a Dateline cameraman
and verifying many personal facts from
the cameraman's life. Later, however,
other Dateline staff discovered footage
of Edward talking to the same cameraman
at other events the crew was filming.
The cameraman stated that it was likely
Edward obtained the information at those
events. Approximately four years later,
the ABC TV magazine 20/20 aired its investigation
of an Edward's TV-studio taping. In the
segment, Edward zeroed in on one member
of the 20/20 news staff (who was not of
the audience), also getting personal information.
Edward has also been denounced by investigator
and debunker James Randi.
Edward's most controversial show went
unaired. Shortly after the 2001 World
Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, Edward
began filming at least one special in
which he met with some relatives of the
victims, with the intention of "communicating"
with those who were killed. The trade
magazine Broadcasting & Cable sent
a story, "'Psychic' Plans WTC Victims
Show", on its daily subscription
fax sent to news media and TV-station
executives on 25 October 2001. Steve Rosenberg,
president of domestic television for Edward's
production company, Studios USA, had tentatively
scheduled the programs to air during the
November sweeps period. Both Sci Fi and
the Crossing Over with John Edward production
office were flooded with phone calls and
e-mail, some expressing outrage at the
exploitation of the national tragedy,
others at what they perceived as extreme
tastelessness in search of ratings. Rosenberg
initially ignored the criticism, insisting
the programming would go on as scheduled,
but within hours terminated plans.
web site www.scifi.com
Yes there always was a UFO special or
a Haunted Televsion show about ghost but
following the trends since the premiere
of Ghost Hunters on the Scifi channel
other have jumped on the supernatural
bandwagon. Nation Geographic, Discovery
Channel, and even Court TV and the Biography
channel and the the big 3 ( ABC, CBS,
and NBC) all have something really Haunted
Britain's Most Haunted and new show The
X-Testers, America's Ghost Whisperer,
Medium, Canada's Most Haunted, Lisa Williams:
Life Among The Dead, Supernatural. Are
they just all the offspring from John
Edwards, Derek Acorah, Dead Famous, Psychic
Investigators and James Van Praagh. The
new seasos shows are part drama and part
Singer pop star Robbie Williams has been
banned from hosting his own show about
the supernatural. Angels singer planned
to front a Most Haunted-style series for
ITV, but his record company instructed
him to ditch the idea and focus on rescuing
his music career. It is rumoured that
he will release a swing record later this
year after his Rudebox album flopped in
A source told the Daily Star: "Robbie
loves the unexplained and got hooked on
Yvette Fielding's show Most Haunted. When
producers asked him if he'd appear on
the programme, he went one better and
decided to do his own show.
"It was all good to go and the format
and co-host had been sorted but it got
the red light from his music people who
said it wasn't right for his image."
Though some shows have gone on to the
other side. Haunted (TV series) was an
American television program broadcast
on UPN, first aired in 2002. The program
was then cancelled in November 2002 due
to low ratings. The series will begin
airing on The Sci Fi Channel in late 2006.
STARS: Matthew Fox as Frank Taylor Russell
Hornsby as Marcus Bradshaw John Mann as
Simon Lynn Collins as Jessica Taylor.
SciFi's now dead and buried show Sci
Fi Investigates Premiered: October 11,
2006, still haunts the airwaves now and
then. Following the investigations of
four very different experts and researchers,
the team of 'SCI FI Investigates' looks
for answers to science's most intriguing
mysteries, legends and paranormal phenomena.
The team includes a crime scene investigator,
archaeologist, paranormal expert and a
Deborah (Debbie) Dobrydney is a 24-year-old
native of Milford, Conn. Dobrydney has
been employed as a technician in the identification
bureau (Crime Scene/Forensic Unit) of
a municipal police department in Connecticut
since 2002. She holds two undergraduate
degrees — a B.S. in psychology and
a B.A. in Spanish studies — from
Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y. Here
for SciFi Investigates first show, Dobrydney
gets her Voodoo Headwashing ( Voodoo Baptism)
by Sallie Ann Glassman. The show focused
on uncoverint the truth about hauntings,
Mothman, UfO's and the weird and unexplained.
It also starred Rob Mariano is known to
millions as "Boston Rob," a
breakout star on Survivor: Marquesas,
Survivor: All-Stars and the seventh season
of The Amazing Race. Dr. Bill Doleman
was the principal investigator on the
first archaeological dig at the alleged
Roswell, N.M., alien-craft crash site.
Son of a career Army officer, he was born
in 1948 in La Paz, Bolivia. In 1970 he
graduated with a B.A. in liberal arts
from St. John's College in Santa Fe, N.M..
Richard Dolan, author of UFOs and the
National Security State, was born in Brooklyn,
N.Y., in 1962. He holds a master's degree
in history from the University of Rochester
and a bachelor's degree in history from
Alfred University. He earned a certificate
in political theory from Oxford University
and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist.
Season Series Premieres
Destination Truth (New Series - Premieres
June 6, 2007 @ 10 PM) - Destination Truth
(6 one-hour episodes) is a weekly adventure
series that invites viewers along on one
man's search for the truth while investigating
stories of the unexplained across the
globe. Josh Gates, a world adventurer
and eager truth-seeker, and his small
crew of production buddies visits a different
destination around the world that is home
to notorious, supernatural and mysterious
stories, such as the Malaysian Bigfoot
and the Chilean Chupacabra as well as
some lesser-known phenomena like the dinosaur-like
creatures reported in the skies over Papua,
New Guinea, a haunted village in Thailand,
and the "wolfman" of Argentina.
Josh searches for evidence to either prove
or debunk these stories by talking to
witnesses and experts and immersing himself
in the local culture. The series is executive
produced by Neil and Michael Mandt.
Ghost Hunters has new episodes on the
way for season three, and it's been renewed
for season four! America's favorite paranormal
plumbers, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson,
will deliver 13 episodes of spine-tingling
investigations for the show's fourth season,
set to debut in 2008. Ghost Hunters will
round out its third season with six new
episodes this spring, alsdo June 6th and
an additional six slated for debut this
In 2006 the Ghost Hunters Live (Sci Fi
Channel, 11 p.m. ET) Live. The show ran
for Six Hours Jason, Grant and their team
revisited the haunted Stanley Hotel in
Estes Park, Colorado, in this live, six-hour
investigation. (They first visited the
hotel last February. It's the place Stephen
King stayed at and was inspired by while
writing The Shining, his novel about another
haunted Colorado hotel.) Throughout this
show, which was going to keep a lot of
kids up way past their bedtime, viewers
cpuld log on to www.scifi.com and watch
a live feed… and they were able
to e-mail the team's control room to alert
them to any paranormal activity they see
online that Jason and the others may not
know about. with ECW Wrestler CM Punk
in tow. The Plan to do it again this year
too for 2007!
I Heard A Real Ghost On The Radio
Radio Shows like Coast to Coast AM With
George Norry, and the Larger then life
living legend 2007 NRHOF nominee Art Bell.
Art Bell’s nationally-syndicated
Coast to Coast AM show features the weird,
aliens and Ghosts and cutting age interviews
with all those in the know.
Art Bell is no ordinary talk show host,
not just because "Coast to Coast
AM" is the dominant live all-night
show in America today, but because Art's
a true radio fanatic, the ultimate "new
media" personality. How many hosts
get off the air after a four hour show,
turn on another microphone, and talk to
fellow Ham operators around the country?
How many talk hosts have the engineering
know-how to produce their own show, run
their own technical board, and generally
control the ebb and flow of the show from
the first on- air minute to the last?
Art Bell's grasp of the electronic revolution--and
how to make it personal--is unique; he's
a talk show host primed to influence 21st
century America in more ways than one.
With that same spirit, Ian Punnett has
been exploring the night regularly on
Coast to Coast AM since 1998.
In fact, if Coast to Coast were a branch
of the military, Ian would be a veteran
reservist having served alongside every
Coast to Coast host in the show's history.
For years, even while performing his own
daily talk show and attending seminary,
Ian hosted Sunday night's "Coast
to Coast AM with Ian Punnett" until
leaving for a new talk radio project in
the Twin Cities and making way for George
It became official on January 1, 2003.
George Noory took over the reins from
retiring Art Bell to become the host of
America's most fascinating overnight radio
program. Looking back on George's life
and his passion for all things unexplained,
it seems almost fated that he would fulfill
this unique role.
Web Site www.coasttocoastam.com
Ghostly Talk - Paranormal
Meet the people of Ghostly Talk
Doug (a/k/a "Skizz") has been
interested in paranormal topics ever since
checking out a book about witchcraft from
his elementary school library. He has
read many books about paranormal subjects,
with his favorite topics being out of
body experiences, Edgar Cayce, ESP, prophesy,
and ghosts. While surfing the internet
in 2001, he was happy to learn that other
folks actually went prowling about cemeteries
and haunted places looking for ghosts.
Since then, he has been an avid ghost
hunter. Doug had done terrestrial radio
before at WTWR, the station at the University
of Detroit. He received his Bachelor's
degree in Management Sciences and Information
Systems from the University of Detroit.
Upon meeting Scott L on ghost hunts, Doug
suggested doing an internet talk show
about ghost hunting. The premier of Ghostly
Talk in February 2002 streamed to a total
listening audience of one (1) computer,
though two (2) people were listening.
Doug continues to ghost hunt and co-host
Ghostly Talk from Fraser, Michigan, a
suburb of Detroit.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit,
MI, Scott L. became interested in the
paranormal as a young child when he bought
his first book 'Haunted Houses' by Larry
Kettelkamp at a garage sale for $.25.
Intrigued and frightened by this book,
Scott L. developed an adolescent interest
in the paranormal that rooted itself firmly
into the little boys mind through the
"For a while, with college going
on and being a professional musician,
I didn't have time to really pursue the
paranormal field as extensively as I wanted
It was when Scott L graduated from Wayne
State University with a major in Operational
Logistics and minor in Information Systems
Development that he now had the time to
pursue his passion.
How did he get into radio though? 'Honestly,
I have wanted to do radio for a very long
time. I had some downtime from playing
music about 5 years ago, and it was a
something that went through my mind a
lot. Unfortunately, I had no contacts
at the time to break in and try to pursue
it. When I met Doug after doing a lot
of ghost hunting and talking about the
paranormal, he asked if I wanted to try
to do an internet talk show on the subject(s),
I jumped at the opportunity.'
In addition to being one of the creators
of Ghostly Talk, Scott L. is the webmaster/caretaker
for the now defunct speed metal band Holy
'To Do The Dream Is Not A Dream, It Is
A Must.' -Scott L.
Web Site: www.ghostlytalk.com
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add to your enjoyment of your favorite
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about the show, its host and its guests,
as well as providing the best links to
hearing your program.
Featuring Psi-Talk webcast of:
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Coast to Coast
Dark Matters Radio
Full Moon Radio
Journeys with Rebecca
News for the Soul
Now That's Weird
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World of the Unexplained
Web Site : www.psitalk.com
A.P.S.R. Paranormal Talk Radio Brings
The Field Expert To You To Discuss Topics
Such As: E.V.P. 's (Electronic Voice Phenomenon),
Hauntings, Demonic Hauntings, UFO's, Near
Death Experiences, Occult, Crypto zoology,
& Anything Else Paranormal!
Dr. Jimmy Lowery hosts A.P.S.R. Paranormal
Talk Radio Show. Dr. Jimmy, as he goes
by on his show, has been involved in the
Paranormal for over 37 years. He started
the radio show in March of 2004 as a sort
of hobby, but became so popular that IBC
Radio Network handpicked him and his show
Dr. Jimmy's co-host, Heather Lowery,
is also his beautiful wife which adds
to the southern charm of the radio show.
As a husband and wife team, the two of
them have built a large captive listening
audience around the world. Not only do
they do the show together but they are
also a team in conducting paranormal investigations
which the two of them did their first
DVD documentary in 2005, "The Haunted
South". Their series of books are
due to be published in 2006 that will
give readers the sinister side of the
paranormal that they have encountered.
A.P.S.R. Paranormal Talk Radio Show is
a show that has taken off with a blast
as its listeners are raving about the
new hot show. They contend that Dr. Jimmy
and Heather bring a different way of presenting
the same ole stuff with a twist of humor
Web Site: www.apsrradio.com
The Hilly Rose Show on
New shows every other Sunday at 10 PM
Weekly encore shows updated every Sunday
Hilly Rose has been honing his skills
as an investigative reporter for more
than 30 years. He has covered just about
every field of interest to the general
public. Starting in the 1970s, he specialized
in investigating the paranormal world
and scientific anomalies. He has interviewed
thousands of scientists -- from NASA experts
to astronauts to home grown experts, attempting
to cut through the mysteries of the unknown.
Web Site: www.fatemag.com/radio.html
Paranormal radio show with hosts Jason
Hawes & Grant Wilson from TAPS
Each episode Jason & Grant discuss
the world of the paranormal, behind-the-scenes
of their show, do interviews with other
members of the TAPS team and roll out
the laughter in one the most exciting
shows on radio today. They're keeping
it real, while keeping us entertained!
Beginning in July 2006 TAPS began releasing
weekly releasing weekly podcasts, TAPS
Para-Radio was born.
Web Site www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com
The Haunted Voices Radio
The Haunted Voices Radio Show debuted
on March 10th of 2006 and has made massive
changes in its format since its inception.
Originally a Podcast, the show now boasts
a 24-7 streaming radio feed as well as
its own network of programming touching
on all things paranormal.
For more information, visit
The schedule includes:
Ghost Census on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays, 10pm EST
Close Encounters from the Other Side on
Wednesdays, 8pm CST
A Glimpse through the Veil on Wednesdays,
PSYTALK on Fridays, 10pm EST
Strange Encounters Radio on Sundays, 7pm
W Paranormal on Sundays, 9pm EST
There are also three International shows:
EVP Research Radio on Tuesdays, 10pm CST
The Paranormal Zone on Wednesdays, 2pm
Strange News On Line!
Many web sites now feature weird strange
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foot, Chupacabra and Nessie sightings
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that explores the mysteries of science,
nature, and history. Although The Anomalist
has changed since their first print edition
appeared in June of 1994, and their website
went up in November of 1995,
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