Bob After Dark
Summary: Laugh, learn and be afraid. Join the Bob After Dark team as they discuss some of those things that go bump in the night. Ghosts, cryptids, and other supernatural forces. Take a dive into the occult, and enjoy the shadows.
You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth. That was a famous line uttered by Laurence Fishburne's character Morpheous in The Matrix films. This past week, Matrix Resurrections came out, and you maybe wondering why we are talking about this on Bob After Dark. We are not a movie podcast you maybe thinking. Well, you thought right. However, there is a concept that we are living in a simulation. It's border line conspiracy theory, but an interesting idea. Is the world around us real? Are we all dreaming and being controlled by some cosmic force? Well, we look at stories this week trying to make sense of this. Reality bending puzzling ideas. Is this the answer to the paranormal we discuss on the regular?
Despite Bob's better judgment, here we are. Talking about giant black cat that eats you if you don't get new clothes around the holiday season. To appease Count Panek this year, Bob dives back into Christmas and other Holiday Creatures lore. You know Yule Cat, and Krampus. You know Frau Perchta and La Befana. However, do you know about Hans Trapp, the Christmas killer scarecrow? How about Grýla? She was the beast who owns the Yule Cat and mothers the Yule Lads. These are not the Christmas stories we are taught as children. Also, there maybe some Krampus mentioned here as well.
The Man in the Fields, The Abandoned Convenient Store, The Creature in Your Mind, and Blind Man's Bluff...what do these have in common? Well, they are all ritual pastas. Each one, similar to Bloody Mary, has a similar feel of a parlor trick or party game. You have some scenario where there must be some odds you have to over come. Some are easy, others...life threatening. The stories this week all vary to degree.
The Chelsea Hotel, or known as the Chelsea Hotel was the scene of many strange occurrences and horrific travesties. For starters, one of the most infamous stories from there was story of Sid and Nancy. Also, a ghost story involving the Titanic! One of New York City's most haunted locations.
Ever see An American Werewolf in London? Well, it's a classic horror film about an American on a trip to London who gets attacked by well...you guessed it. A Werewolf. Now, have you ever seen The Conjuring? The sort of bio-flick of Ed and Lorraine Warren. We've talked about them on the show previous, but they are world famous paranormal investigators and demonologists. What do these have in common? Well, Ed and Lorraine actually did some work on a case of a werewolf. A sort of werewolf. Meet William Ramsey. Ramsey claimed to have been possessed by a some sort of entity that gave him super strength and almost wolf like tendencies. Ramsey's case was world renowned, and caught attention of the Warrens. This episode, we bring on the great Ghostly Podcast. Hosted by Rebecca and Pat. They team up with Bob After Dark to try to solve the mystery. Was this a case of media attention? Only one way to find out...
If you're new to Bob After Dark, this episode will be quite the treat. Meet Steve Michaels. He is a professional wrestling superstar, and paranormal investigator. Steve is frequent co-host of Bob After Dark, and this time he comes with some friends. You see, Steve wrestles for a promotion called Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) out of Louisville. The promotion recently did a paranormal investigation of the midwest's most haunted locations, Waverly Hills Sanitorium. A few of the wrestlers call in to share their experiences with us. Once upon a time ago, there was a TB outbreak, and Waverly Hills was the quintessential treating spot for the disease, or rather...a place that was able to try to treat it. TB was a vicious disease, and during it's untreatable days a lot of folk died within those halls. Patients were subjected to experimental treatment that was sometimes worse than the disease itself. After closing it's doors, the hospital became a retirement home...which wasn't a pleasant place either. All of this leads one big energy foot print that may lead Waverly to be a haunted location.
You may have heard of him before on this show. In case you haven't meet James Brija. He is a practicing witch, paranormal investigator, and of course friend of our show. James came on to talk about exorcisms in Witch culture. The ways to do it, tools to use, and of course some safety tips for all of our baby witches out there.
When we came up with the concept for Exorcism Month, the one faith that came to Bob's head was the concept of Jewish Exorcisms. Where they a thing? Jumping to Google, Bob found Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis. A renowned Rabbi known for his studies into the world of Jewish Myth and Lore. Upon reaching out, this particular Rabbi emailed right back and here we are. This is one episode you won't want to miss. Learn the world of Jewish Exorcisms, and other monsters that lurk in their faith. Learn how song, and prayer can banish a bad spirit, and learn the truth behind Dybbuk and Dybbuk Boxes as well straight from the source!
What is evil? Well, we suppose that question is awfully suggestive depending on who you ask. If you ask Father Michael Maginot, he would answer it's a force that works in conjunction with demonic entities. You may recognize Father's name from one of the most high class paranormal investigations of the 21st Century, The Demon House in Gary, Indiana. The story goes that the home was haunted by several demons, and caused several members of a family to become possessed. The haunting caught the eye of paranormal investigator and TV personality, Zak Bagans, famous for his TV Show Ghost Adventures. Zak made a documentary about the story called, "Demon House" and has been seen millions of time by many folks. Father Michael was the Catholic Priest that was on scene for the case, and came on our show to discuss the side of his story. Learn how one man of the cloth went from being on call for a hospital chapel to diving head first into his first exorcism, and probably the most famous case the Catholic Church has had since the stories of the film, "The Exorcist."
Remember Tales from the Crypt? Was probably a lot of people's introduction to the world of horror and even supernatural elements. Even though it's long since canceled, people still find inspiration from the anthology story. Meet JC and Andy, creators of the paranormal/horror episodic, "Volumes of Fear". They are two content creators with the brilliant minds that are able to join the spooky with the laughter. It also helps that the two also paranormal investigators, so we get to discuss their adventures in places like: Waverly Hills Sanatorium, The Whispers Estate, and even the Roff House.
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