Category Archives: Paranormal

BlogTalkRadio Celebrates Halloween with The Fright Night Awards & Shadoe Stevens

On the 2nd episode of our new series, Storytellers, BlogTalkRadio teamed up with America’s Most Haunted for a special Halloween broadcast. Host Eric Olsen talks Fright Night Awards with the hot and saucy Carrie Keagan of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live and Mike Burg, creator/producer of the Teen Choice and Kids’ Choice Awards and owner of Edge Health and Edge Marketing and Entertainment.

The Fright Night Awards celebrates actors and actresses in the vampire and supernatural genre of film.  The big event is the brainchild of Mike Burg, a blood cancer survivor and Cancer Bites, a new blood cancer awareness and education initiative, with winners announced by Carrie Keagan on VH1.

Also, the mythic radio (KROQ, American Top 40) and TV personality (Craig Ferguson) Shadoe Stevens joins the show to chat about his weekly paranormal Mental Radio show.  As the first PD of LA’s KROQ-FM, Stevens created one of the first Alternative Rock formats in the country, and as radio personality there, he won the Billboard Magazine Personality of the Year Award. In 1988, he followed Casey Kasem as host of American Top Forty for the next six years, broadcast in 120 countries to an estimated 1 billion listeners every week.  He was a regular on the popular Hollywood Squares TV program and is currently announcer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Tune in here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

In addition to health risks, exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) from the sun can also change the overall appearance of your skin and eyes.  On the new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, Optometrist Dr. Stephen Cohen and dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie tell you what you need to know to keep yourself and your family protected against UV rays. Tune in here.

On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, catch up with writer and producer Nick Santora talking about his work on The Sopranos, Breakout Kings on A&E and his new novel Fifteen Digits. Also on the show is guide to cocktails Colleen Graham about her beautiful new book ¡Hola Tequila!: Ninety Creative Cocktails and Inspired Shooters, and a DIY grilling Disaster story from Macheesmo blogger Nick Evans.  Tune in here.

Catch Jill Shalvis and Lori Wilde on Hachette Book Group, both New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Jill lives in a small town in California run by quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books are “mostly” coincidental.  Lori Wilde has written sixty novels, is a RITA finalist and has been nominated four times for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Tune in here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Professional athletes and weekend warriors all have the same thing in common: the need for excellent vision to succeed on the field and off.  Just as you train your muscles, there are easy exercises you can do to pump up your peepers. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones now to listen to show guests Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix and optometrist and researcher Graham Erickson, O.D., talk about the connection between vision and performance in sports. Tune in here.

Skeptic Magazine founding publisher and editor, Michael Shermer, is the featured guest on the latest edition of Deepak Chopra RadioSkeptic Magazine is a scientific and educational magazine that features discussions with leading experts and investigates fringe science and paranormal claims. Michael is also a published author and a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He has also appeared on National TV, The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, and Larry King Live. Tune in here.

On the latest Sunday edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property and All-American Handyman.  Scott gives his handy insight on how you can add income to your property.  Also, Cool Material senior editor, Ben Dahl joins Frank to talk about some of their best gift ideas for men from their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. Tune in here.

Michael Jackson Death Hoax: Is Superstar Still Among Us?

The King of Pop during his final days.

The Gloved One in his final days.

It’s been nine months since Michael Jackson died tragically from a drug overdose at age 50.

But millions of fans the world over have since come to believe that—outrageous as it sounds—the King of Pop faked his own demise.

Leading the charge on this conspiracy theory is British teen Tom Pickering.

Since November, Tom (aka PianoGames) has been amassing evidence, in the form of a YouTube series, that Michael did in fact carry out the alleged hoax.

“I know people may think my theory is Continue reading

Medium James Van Praagh: ‘I Was Responsible for the Deaths of Millions of People’

What’s a military commander with an extremely large number of murders on his hands to do?

Become a world-famous medium, of course.

At least that’s the path taken by James Van Praagh, co-executive producer of the hit CBS series Ghost Whisperer.

Interviewed on Journey into the Paranormal, James recalls why he decided to devote his life to helping rehab his fellow man.

CAPTION: James: From slayer to soul-saver.

James: From slayer to soul-saver.

“I had a past-life regression with Dr. Brian Weiss once, and it was very interesting. It was for a group of about 200 people, and I was sitting in the back of the room,” he tells host Joseph Tittel.

“And Dr. Weiss said to ask yourself any question during the regression. And I asked, Continue reading

Jaime King: I Had an Out-of-Body Experience in the Wake of My Beloved’s Death

More than a decade after the death of the first man she ever loved, supermodel-turned-actress Jaime King reveals that the tragedy took its toll on her in a supernatural way.

Interviewed on Spiritual Warriors, Jaime – who stars opposite Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen and Jessica Alba in next year’s Sin City 2 – says that after her beau, fashion photographer David Sorrenti, passed away from a rare genetic blood disorder in 1997, she would never be the same.

CAPTION: “It was one of the hardest things I ever went through,” Jamie tells us of David’s passing.

“It was one of the hardest things I ever went through,” Jamie tells us of David’s passing.

“I was 17 years old and for the first time in my life I realized how precious life was. It really thew me into a tailspin where I was having a lot of anxiety and panic attacks.  All of a sudden I realized life at any moment could be gone,” she tells host Jsu Garcia.

“I remember I went to sleep one night and I had this really weird out-of-body exper- ience where all of a sudden I was up in the ceiling, and I opened my eyes and I’m looking at the ceiling and I turned around and I was looking at my body in the bed. It was the most bizarre experience because then I saw myself on this long gravel road,” the Fanboys star continues.

“I reached down and I picked up this gravel in the sand and I felt it through my fingers falling. I got really scared and I felt this wind being sucked into me. And all of a sudden I was back down in my body again.”

Jaime also expresses her sadness at Natasha Richardson’s tragic death last week after taking a spill on a Canadian ski slope.

To hear Jaime’s full interview, which includes a surprise visit from actress Sally Kirkland, click here.

‘The Secret’ Teacher Joe Vitale: ‘Turn Off the Mainstream Media!’

It’s no secret that millions of people the world over – including Oprah Winfrey – have raved about the 2006 self-help flick The Secret.

Personally, we’ve been too busy to watch it – or read its companion best- selling book, Law of Attraction – so we’re not recommending it one way or the other.

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"The mainstream media's job is to report worst-case scenarios," Joe (above) tells us. "If you're not a master of your own mentality, it'll go into your head."

But we can tell you that some we know swear by its belief, which holds that people’s thoughts dictate the reality of their lives.

That in turn means, as so-called New Thought writers will tell you, if you really want some- thing and truly believe getting it is possible, you will get it.

Today on The Masters Gathering Teleseminar, five such “personal-transformation” authors – include Joe Vitale and Hale Dwoskin, both of whom are featured in The Secret – come together to expound on their beliefs, particularly in light of the global economic crisis.

“We’re in this recession where five million people recently lost their jobs – so fighting stress is a challenge. There’s never been more disease or diabetes or detachment or depression.  How do you help people to break out of that state?” host Jim Kwik asks Joe.

“I tell them that the number-one thing to do – and if they do it, they will resolve just about every issue you mentioned – is to turn off the mainstream media,” says Joe, whose latest book is titled Expect Miracles.

“I just did a workshop and a realtor friend of mine came up to me and she said she was prosperous. She was closing these huge deals in a month when everybody was saying it was the blackest month – the worst time in history since the Great Depression,” he continues.

“I looked at her and I said, ‘What’s your secret? How are you doing so well when all the other brokers are saying, ‘I can’t sell anything.’?

“She said, ‘I’ve turned off the news.’ She quit feeding her mind all of the things that cause stress.

“If you’re listening to the mainstream news, its job is to go find or create and then report on the worst-case conditions possible. And if your mind isn’t prepared to block that, it’ll go into your head and the next thing you know, you are stressed out.”

To tune into The Masters Gathering, click here

“The mainstream media’s job is to report on the worst-case conditions,” Joe (above) tells us. “If you’re not a master of your own mentality, it’ll go into your head.”

24-Hour Paranormal Extravaganza on BlogTalkRadio

“Shadows in the Dark” is broadcasting 24 consecutive hours of paranormal talk with guests, giveaways and live investigation of haunted locations to celebrate their one year BlogTalkRadio anniversary.


Live from the haunted Smithey Hotel in Wilkesboro, NC, Shadows in the Dark hosts will bring you 24 Hours of celebrity paranormal guests, giveaway prizes and engage in live investigations of three haunted locations from midnight Eastern time on April 19, 2008, continuing through April 20 until midnight.

Visit for the live streams as well as the archive recordings of the show. The call in number for the program is 718.508.9887.

“I have always been a huge fan of Art Bell, George Noory and Coast to Coast AM and dreamed of one day doing what they do, bringing awareness to the world of the unknown and mysterious,” said creator and host of Shadows in the Dark, Jeremiah Greer. “Now, Shadows in the Dark is celebrating one year of doing exactly that. BlogTalkRadio has made this possible; made a dreamer into one living that dream.”

Paranormal experts include John Hogue, Nick Pope, The Dream Dudes and Barrie Schwortz, to name a few, will join the show during the live stream. Florida’s “Master of the Weird” and author Charlie Carlson, Actor Dot Dehli of the upcoming movie “Henry Blackhart is Dead” and Founder of the Anomalies Network and Conspiracy Theorist Olav Phillips will be on location. A full schedule can be found at

Hourly giveaways will include; books, signed books, DVDs, and t-shirts.

Haunted locations to be investigated; Old Wilkes Jail, The Robert Cleveland House and The Smithey Hotel.


To set the mood, prior to the show on Saturday, April 19, host Jeremiah Greer invites listeners to participate in Wilkesboro’s famous candle light ghost tour guided by Wilkesboro Historian RG Absher. Guests will be taken to many of Wilkesboro’s haunted locations, including a Civil War enactment during the tour. Locations do include The Old Wilkes Jail, The Robert Cleveland House, The Smithey Hotel and many others. The tours start at 7pm Eastern and admission is just $5 per person.

The show is sponsored by, FATE Magazine and Mysteries Magazine