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ParaReality

ParaReality airs the first & third Friday of each month. The host, known only as Sandman, talks to guests from all over the world as they explore paranormal & alternative topics and issues including subjects related to ghosts, spirits, hauntings, apparitions, electronic voice phenomena, the unexplained, Wicca, the esoteric, the occult, magick, dreams, UFO sightings, medicine, alternative healing, psychic abilities, conspiracy theories and more.Join long-time paranormal researcher Sandman and his roster of special guests, experts and experiencers, as they explore the realms of the known and unknown. Listen to the show to learn about the great mysteries of the paranormal field in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Tracks

Strange UFO Encounters
There are so many UAP stories going around these days that it’s hard to differentiate between what’s real and a hoax. Stories of being medically experimented on, being tied down on an alien craft, or being taken without knowledge make up just some of these stories. The ten people on this episode experienced those things and more. Their encounters didn’t turn out bad. Their encounters were frightening, for sure, but they seemed to end rather… weird. It was almost like having a nightmare—scary while you’re in it, but it’s fine when you wake up. Whether you believe it or not, these encounters are their truth. To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
105:21 11/05/2022
Cryptobotanic Creatures
Last episode I introduced you to Cryptobotany in my Cryptobotany 101 class. You learned what Cryptobotany is and learned about 5 Cryptobotanical plants that like to eat animals as well as us humans. Those are 5 plants that you definitely want to stay away from. Tonight, I’ll be teaching Cryptobotany 102 – nature-based Cryptids. You’ll be learning about 5 Cryptids that are nature-based. By that I mean that these Cryptids are connected to Mother Earth in some fashion or maybe even sprang from the earth itself. I know the idea sounds kind of far-fetched, but then again, everything that I talk about on this podcast is far-fetched, so the idea that there are creatures out there who are closely connected to, or sprang from Mother Nature herself shouldn’t be a big surprise to you. To learn more, you'll need to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
70:28 10/22/2022
Cryptobotany
Cryptozoology, or “cryptids” for short, has fascinated humankind for thousands of years, beginning as early as the 15th century BCE. While media has glamorized the field, drawing images of wild-eyed creature-hunters chasing anomalous beasts into the night, cryptozoology is really just the study of unknown, legendary, or extinct animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated.But reports of strange organisms don’t stop at the animal variety. Enter cryptobotany (sometimes also called cryptophytology), or simply the study of plant cryptids. Just like its animal counterparts, this field of study focuses on the bizarre plants of folklore and legend that have evaded scientific confirmation. While there may not be any captivating security camera footage or blurry photographs of these elusive plants, some reports are surprisingly compelling.To learn more, you'll need to Turn On, Tune In & Fnd Out!
55:08 10/08/2022
Yuba County 5 - The Theories
Tonight’s episode is the third, and final, episode in a three-part series on the Yuba County Five. On the last two episodes, I’ve told you a little about The Boys, as they were called, and their mental disabilities, the trip they took and their disappearance. I’ve also taken a look at some of the evidence that was left behind and discussed my primary suspect, Joseph Schons. Tonight, I’ll finish up by going over my top six theories of what happened to The Boys. To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
58:11 09/13/2022
Yuba County 5 - The Evidence
In part one, I described "The Boys" to you and gave you a little bit of their backgrounds. I described their disappearance and where their bodies were discovered as well as their condition. In this part, I'll go over some of the evidence and discuss the one person who is my main suspect in the case. Just exactly how The Boys got to the Forest Ranger's trailer is a big mystery in itself. There was anywhere between 3 and 6 feet of snow the night they disappeared on that mountain. Also, they had to hike over 10 miles (some say up to 19) up the mountain, in the snow, at night, with no light source, in unfamiliar territory, wearing clothes that weren't suited for such a situation. How did they find the trailer? Did they know it would be there, or did they simply get lucky? Why didn't they eat all the food, start a fire or turn on the propane heater? Why did they leave one of them in the trailer to die alone? The main "witness", (and suspect", Joseph Schons claims that he saw them that night. He supposedly was on the very same road, just down from their car. He claims that his own car was stuck in the snow and he was also having a "heart attack," yet was able to get out of his car and call on them for help. They didn't answer, according to him. The rest of his story doesn't add up, either. Schons was a pathological liar and drug dealer. Perhaps he couldn't help himself but to tell a lie? Maybe he wanted his fifteen minutes of fame? Or, maybe he was in the middle of a drug deal and was trying to draw attention away from it. He's the only one that knows the truth. To hear the rest about the evidence, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Fnd Out!
67:41 09/03/2022
Yuba County 5 - The Disappearance
On a cold winter night in 1978, five men from Yuba County, California traveled to nearby Chico to see a UC Davis Aggies basketball game. None of them returned. What should have been a quick road tripturned into a mystery that has lasted for over 40 years. Their car was found abandoned 2.5 hours away in the opposite direction that would have taken them home. Their disappearance has baffled law enforcement for decades and the mystery has never been solved. In this first of a three-part series, I'll be telling you a little background on the missing men, as well as discussing the disappearance itself. Were they lost? Were they kidnapped? Were they running/hiding from someone or something? I'll do my best to answer these questions and more as I investigate The Yuba County Five! To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
47:25 08/27/2022
Dogman Conference Report
ParaReality is back after a brief hiatus. I haven't just been sitting around doing nothing, however. I'll tell you what I've been up to in time. But for now, I'll only say that I'm very happy to be back behind the mic. One of the things that I did was attend the first annual Dogman and Cryptid Conference in Paris, TN. This conference was hosted by the guys at Paranormal Round Table, and as you can guess, centered mainly around the Dogman phenomenon, but had a couple of other cryptids thrown in there as well. I took my part-time cohost Eric along with me. He had never been to a conference like this, so I thought it was important for me to bring him along. We even managed to record an episode of his podcast, World We Live In, from the hotel room. On this episode, Eric and I will be breaking down the speakers at the conference, and give you some details on what they spoke about. Finally, we will give our overall impressions of the conference, which in my opinion, was a big success. To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
67:01 08/20/2022
Open Mic 2022
Joining me in the Secret Bunker tonight is my part-time co-host and good friend, Eric. And making her debut on ParaReality is his sister, Erin. Together, they host their own podcast called The World We Live In. There isn't a topic for tonight's episode. We're basically having a fun discussion from a "paranormal grab-bag" of items. Just a few of the things we discuss are Chemtrails, flouride in the water, time slips, and strangely enough, Erin's love life! To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
100:43 05/21/2022
Mystery Drones - The Final Report
Just before the COIVD-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, Eastern Colorado was center stage for a kind of whodunnit. Ranchers, farmers — and even a few deputy sheriffs — described mysterious drones flying in the night skies. There are consistencies among the eyewitness reports that suggest these drones possessed longer flight times than most off-the-shelf UAVs. The witness testimony appeared legitimate enough to local and state law enforcement, and the FAA, to take the sightings seriously. But as quickly as the drones came, they disappeared. In a statement, Colorado homeland security officials said they’ve received no new complaints. As a result no additional action has been taken. Even if this Colorado/Nebraska activity turns out to be some actor that's totally innocuous, and harmless, it still is troubling that the government can't find out who it is or says they haven’t been able to find out. Activity of that scale going on for at least three weeks, that is of concern. What really happened in the sky above the American Midwest in those fateful winter months, and what can the incident tell us about new technology and old fears?
57:18 05/07/2022
The Consequences of Over-Investigating
Paranormal hotspos have given us lots of fantastic evidence of the paranormal, from pictures of mysterious orbs, class A EVPs, videos of strange mists, abnormal EMF readings, unexplained temperature changes and even the elusive full-bodied apparitions. But are these places now in danger of losing all these paranormal events that made them famous because the paranormal community is investigating them too much? Are paranormal investigators literally sucking the life-force energy out of the ghosts and spirits who live there? After all, it has to take a lot of energy for these things to manifest themselves in the first place, but what’s happening to them with night-after-night of a seemingly endless amount of people coming through their homes, asking them to show themselves, speak, move objects, or do some other crazy thing on demand? Can all the activities of the living be depleting the energy of the dead?
48:28 04/16/2022
Pale Crawlers
Of the many strange encounters in the world of the paranormal that we discuss on this show, there are often those that serve to be particularly strange and unusual. Among these bizarre accounts are tales from all over of what appears to be some sort of thin, pale beings, often hunched over, crouching, and crawling, that have come to be collectively known as “Pale Crawlers,” and which are every bit as creepy as you might imagine. What are they? Where did they come from and most importantly, what do they want? To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
72:50 04/02/2022
Paranormal Bigfoot
Tonight’s episode is all about Bigfoot. Rather, its all about the paranormal side of the big, hairy creature. Did you know that Bigfoot can telepathically communicate with us, shape-shift, de-materialize at will or cause you to have an experience of lost time so you think they de-materialized, live in another dimension, contact, live with, or possibly be an alien, and has lived here longer than the human race? According to a growing number of researchers, this is all true.
70:21 03/26/2022
Paranormal Cerfifications
Tonight's episode of ParaReality will be taking a look at the seemingly endless number of people, agencies and diploma mills who are offering "certifications" as Paranormal Investigators or "degrees" in Parapsychcology or Paranormal Sciences. Are these legitimate degrees and certifications, or are they simply worthless pieces of paper? Should paranormal investigators even waste their time obtaing them? Does it make them appear more legitimate or trustworthy? Does the public even care? I'll be answering all of those questions and more. Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
87:19 02/19/2022
The Ghoul Guide
My guest on the podcast tonight is Courtney and she’s a haunted travel blogger, paranormal investigator, and spooky enthusiast from Buffalo, New York. Since October 2020, she has been running the Instagram account, The Ghoul Guide, and updating curious minds on all the abandoned and haunted locations and ghost stories she comes across in her travels around the East Coast and Mid-West. She also has the honor of being my first guest of Season 16 and I can’t wait for you to hear some of her amazing stories. To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
79:53 02/05/2022
Many Tales of the Great Deluge
The other day I was looking through my collection of Zecharia Sitchin books and that got me to thinking about the Sumerian Flood Myth and how it predates the Biblical Deluge tale by around a thousand years. As I was thinking about this, I slowly began to realize that there are more than just those two tales of a great deluge – there are, in fact, several. The Biblical Deluge tale is no-doubt the best known of them, but did you know that all other tales of a great deluge predate the Bible? Not only that, but there are many other religious tales of some kind of great cataclysm that nearly destroys mankind! The Christian tale of the Great Deluge is just one of them. And that, my friends, is what I will be investigating tonight on ParaReality. First, I’ll take a look at some of the Great Deluge tales from various religions, then, in part 2, I’ll discuss some of the other great cataclysm tales. To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
64:34 01/22/2022
Top Disease Conspiracies
Since SARS-COV-2, otherwise known as COVID-19, first popped onto the scene in late 2019, there have been all kinds of things said about it. Some of them are true, some are untrue. A lot of what’s being said about it is deliberate misinformation, especially when it comes to the vaccine. I’ve devoted more than my share of episodes about COVID-19 and the vaccine. All in an effort to discern fact from fiction, discredit all of the lies and misinformation that have been attributed to it and help tell the truth about what the disease is, how it is transmitted and how you can keep safe during this global pandemic. I’ve also tried to dispel any bad rumors about the vaccine, too. I was thinking about all of this not too long ago and it suddenly occurred to me that this isn’t the first time that people have spread misinformation and deliberately lied about major disease outbreaks and the cures for them. So, I found what I think are the three top major Disease Conspiracies of the last 40 years, and I’m going to break them down for you. I’ll be discussing what the Conspiracy Theorists say, what the “Official Version” is, and finally, tell you how much you need to be concerned about it. To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
89:14 01/08/2022
10 Haunted Locations in the Smoky Mountains
For the Season 15 finale, I’ve decided to stick to my roots and do another ghost-themed episode. But you know me, I can’t do it without putting my stamp on it, either. So that’s why I’m going to do another one of my famous Top-10 episodes. Last week, I gave you a list of my Top-10 least known haunted locations from around the world. Tonight, I’m going to keep it local and give you the Top-10 most haunted locations in the Great Smoky Mountains, right here in my adopted state of Tennessee. To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
55:07 11/20/2021
Top 10 Lesser Known Haunts
Thanks to all of the endless number of paranormal shows on TV and streaming services, it really seems like there’s no haunted location that hasn’t been investigated at least twice, and some of them have been investigated to death. I’m sure there’s a handful out there that the masses don’t know about – those secret places, known only to the local paranormal teams, that produce great investigations. We need to keep those places secret, because all the others are in danger of being investigated out. In other words, I think they’ve been investigated so much that the paranormal activity is in danger of being basically sucked dry. However, besides those secret places, there are a few public places that, though they have seen their fair-share of investigations, aren’t all that well known. So, tonight, I’ll be counting down my top-10 lessor known haunted places around the world. Some of these you might have heard of, others not. To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
74:45 11/13/2021
Most Haunted US Locations, Pt 2
Last week, I began the countdown of the most haunted locations in all 50 states. I made it through the first 26, so that leaves me with 24 more to go. I didn’t want to make it seem that I was doing some sort of countdown, or that any one place was better or more haunted than the others, so I did it alphabetically. I took you along with me on a haunted road trip from Alabama to Montana and we stopped at the most haunted locations in every state. Tonight, the journey continues and we’ll make our way through the rest of the US as we pick-up on our haunted road trip in Nebraska and finally end in Wyoming. This is the official ParaReality guide to haunted locations in the United States! To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
64:35 10/16/2021
Most Haunted US Locations, Pt 1
Just like last episode, the subject of tonight’s episode of ParaReality is haunted houses. Except this time, I'm not sticking to just homes - anywhere is fair game. I’m going to be taking you on a haunted road trip, across the US to the most haunted spots in each state, in alphabetical order. Some of these locations, I’ve been to. The others, I have not, but I used a lot of research to come up with this list. This is the official ParaReality guide to haunted locations in the United States! To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
60:46 10/09/2021
How You Can Tell If Your House Is Haunted
It’s the middle of September, fall is creeping in and that means that it’s time for everyone’s favorite time of the year – Spooky Season. Yes, Halloween is a mere 6 weeks away and that means that all of us Halloween fans are putting up our Halloween decorations, planning our Halloween parties and picking out what horror movies we’ll be binging this year. It also means that it’s time for the annual Haunted House attractions to open their doors to the public. After being closed for a year and depriving all of us “Halloweenies” our share of being scared, it’s finally time for us to get our yearly dose of medication. With this in mind, I’ve decided that I’m starting my annual Halloween episodes early this year. That means that instead of waiting until October to begin, I’ll be opening the Scary Season tonight! Speaking of Haunted Houses, that’s the subject of tonight’s episode of ParaReality. No, I’m not talking about the haunted houses of the entertainment variety. I’m talking about real life, genuinely haunted houses. What if you think that you live in one, but you’re not sure? What if you’re thinking about buying one, but you’re hesitant? Well then, you’re listening to the right podcast because tonight I’ll be giving you pointers on how you can find out if the home you’re living in is haunted along with some tips about buying a haunted house. To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
60:28 09/19/2021
Wonderland UFO Festival
I was recently in San Antonio, TX on some unrelated business last week and I found out that there was going to be a UFO convention taking place while I was there. Not being one to pass on the opportunity, I decided to check it out. It was called the Wonderland UFO Festival and this was its second year. Its more of a local convention, but it seemed interesting. After all, you don’t have to have a global convention taking place for it to be good, right?
64:36 09/04/2021
Granger Taylor
On the stormy night of November 29, 1980, Granger Taylor left a note for his parents to find. It said that he had gone to board an alien spaceship after recurring dreams had told him he was going to embark on a 42-month, interstellar journey. That night, Taylor vanished. Both his family and the police spent months searching for him, but no one could uncover any leads on where Taylor could be. To this day no one is absolutely certain what happened to Taylor. Rumors circulate that his body was found hanging in a tree, not far from the blast site, while others think he's started a new life in South America. But there are also those who have resorted to conspiracies on Taylor disappearance. Online UFO and blog sites, such as Mysterious Universe, have an abundance of theories: aliens blew up Taylor's car to make it look like he killed himself; it was a one way trip and he would never be allowed to return to earth; he used the dynamite to blast himself into space; or because of his genius he was recruited by a secret agency or society. The truth is no one is absolutely sure what happened to Taylor. But if the relativity of space and time actually do exist, maybe Taylor is on his way home, looking for the perfect place to land his spaceship.
64:48 08/21/2021
UVB-76
This episode is the final entry in my Summer Series on mysterious sounds. From deep inside Russia, a transmission has been detected. It’s a monotonous two-tone buzzing. The exact location and purpose of this transmission is unknown. This mysterious transmission has been broadcasting the same repeating signal since 1976! It is thought to be the headquarters of a radio station that no-one has ever claimed to run. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for the last 45 years, it’s been broadcasting a dull, monotonous tone. Every few seconds it’s joined by a second sound, like some ghostly ship sounding its foghorn. Then the drone continues. It’s as if it was designed with conspiracy theorists in mind. The station has an online following numbering in the tens of thousands, who know it affectionately as “the Buzzer," but is is also known by its more popular name, UVB-76. Those who listen have no idea what it is they are listening to. We probably won’t ever know what The Buzzer’s true purpose actually is. For now, all we can do is listen – and speculate. I have a feeling that speculation is a whole lot more fun than what its true purpose actually is. To learn more, you have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
59:11 08/07/2021
Invisible Entities
Do you believe that human beings have a soul or some sort of consciousness that survives after our physical body dies? I do. And I also believe that while our consciousness dwells within our physical bodies, it can be attacked by invisible entities that either want to do it harm, harm our physical bodies or both. There is a vast range of beings and energies that can be “nested” in our aura or within our being, such as souls or energy remnants of deceased people, parts of personalities of living persons, or even the “classical” Beings of Darkness, i.e. demons. What is most interesting, is that some people believe that the attached beings are not originating from this planet at all – they are extraterrestrial beings. There are way too many entities to talk about in an only one hour log podcast, so tonight I’ll tackle 5 invisible entities that can cause us harm. To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
60:21 07/17/2021
Havana Syndrome
This episode is part 2 in my Summer Series on Mysterious Sounds. Tonight I’ll be investigating the constellation of symptoms that are collectively known as Havana Syndrome. Havana Syndrome is a mysterious illness that was first officially detected at the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, diplomats and staff suddenly developed surprising symptoms like hearing loss, dizziness, and other neurological issues. An investigation was launched, and US officials accused the Cuban government of carrying out sonic attacks on American citizens. (Cuba denied this.) Havana Syndrome wasn't just linked to the American embassy—at least 14 staffers at the Canadian embassy in Cuba also had symptoms. Since then, more instances have been reported around the world, with The New York Times reporting that at least three CIA officers have reported serious health issues from Havana Syndrome episodes while serving overseas. The syndrome is likely caused by a microwave weapon or directed-energy device. Many of the distinctive and acute signs, symptoms, and observations reported by government employees are consistent with the effects of directed, pulsed radio frequency energy. However, previous research published by both Western and Soviet sources provides only circumstantial support, at best, for this possible mechanism. Well then, what, exactly, is Havana Syndrome? Who is doing this to our government employees and how can it be stopped? To learn more, you’ll have to Turn On, Tune In, & Find Out!
59:41 07/03/2021
Hidden Meanings of Tombstones
Walk through any cemetery in the world and you’ll find a solemn landscape that honors loved ones that have passed on. Accompanying the inscriptions of names, dates, and family crests are some common cemetery symbols that crop up repeatedly on tombstones. If you’ve ever wondered what they could mean, then look no further. On this episode of ParaReality, I'll be explaining the meaning behind some of the most common graveyard graphics, and a couple that aren't so common. To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
59:32 06/19/2021
The Hum
Can you hear the "Global Hum"? Tens of thousands all over the planet claim they can hear a strange, perpetual background "hum" (sometimes referred to as the "Worldwide Hum"). Many describe it as an ongoing, low-frequency sound like that of a big truck idling a mile away, 24/7. Some areas, like Taos, New Mexico, have been famous for such a hum for decades. What is the mysterious global hum, and is it just noise pollution? The Hum is experienced as a consistent, low-pitched noise, much like the sound of a large truck idling in a nearby parking lot. Those who hear it tend to report experiencing it in urban areas – leading some to conclude that it is, in fact, a form of noise pollution screened from most people by the general city soundscape.
59:23 06/06/2021
Conspiracy Theory Round Table
These days it seems that conspiracy theories are permeating our entire existence. Our movies are full of them, they pop up in our television shows, and now, they have made their way into our political system. While it is perfectly OK to believe in whatever conspiracy theory you want, you must make sure that the actions that you do in the name of that theory do not cause harm to people or property. You must be responsible for your actions. This includes the people who are behind the conspiracy theories. If a conspiracy theorist promotes a theory and entices his or her followers to commit acts of violence, that person needs to be held liable for his or her actions. Unfortunately, that isn't happening. For far too long, conspiracy theorists have been able to promote violence and destruction and not been held accountable. Fortunately, there is a legal battle ensuing in the court system at this very moment that just may change all of that. Please join me as I moderate a panel of podcast hosts as we discuss the liability of conspiracy theorists. Should they be held accountable for their actions if they promote violence and harm? Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
125:21 05/22/2021
Star Gates
Many ancient cultures speak of portals to other worlds and gateways to star systems where their “creators” reside. Conventional wisdom tells us these tales are merely myths and legends. However, recent declassified FBI files have stated that our Earth has been visited by beings from other dimensions and planets. NASA has announced that “portals” do indeed appear to be hidden within the Earth’s magnetic field, making some wonder if the legends of stargates, portals and wormholes may have some degree of truth to them. On this episode, I'll be taking a look at 10 sites that are said to be ancient Star Gates to other planets. I'm joined by scientist and Star Gate enthusiast, John Harrison. Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
92:25 05/08/2021