EPISODE 111: PARAPSYCHOLOGY
Paranormal investigator, writer and journalist Don Allison chats with horror author T. Fox Dunham about myriad techniques and devices used in the pursuit of parapsychology. Don investigated the battlefields of haunted Gettysburg with dowsing rods and a ghost box, and he shares his insights about these ancient and modern devices. Don also tells new ghost stories from one of the spookiest battlefields from the American Civil War. He is the author of I Met More Ghosts in Gettysburg, and English folksinger David Walton narrates another of his stories, a tale about how he contacted the spirits from different states who fought and died at Gettysburg. And to set an eerie mood, Fox plays some indie songs from singers McCafferty and Tasseomancy, and they finish the show talking about alien life in the universe and the meaning of everything.
HE MET MORE GHOSTS IN GETTYSBURG
Journalist, civil war historian and ghosthunter Don Allison returns to What Are You Afraid Of? to talk about his new book, I Met More Ghosts in Gettysburg. Mr. Allison shares his many paranormal experiences while exploring the ghost capital of the United States, Gettysburg. English folksinger David Walton narrates a creepy ghost story from the book, In My Mind’s Eyes and a new story from Don about connecting to an old friend that passed on: Jack Bryce, Old Friend. Gettysburg is a beautiful city rich with American history, folklore and ghost stories.
Don Allison, a veteran journalist and author, is a lifelong resident of Williams County, Ohio, where he shares a historic home with his wife, Diane. He has received numerous Associated Press and United Press International awards for his news, feature and column writing and special section design. Don’s weekly column “On My Mind” is a Bryan Times fixture. Drawing on knowledge gained from a lifetime of studying the Civil War, Don has written extensively about that conflict. He and Diane are the founders of Faded Banner Publications, which publishes books on the Civil War and Northwest Ohio history, as well as the paranormal. Don’s other books include “I Met More Ghosts at Gettysburg: A Journalist’s Paranormal Journey Continues,” “Hell on Belle Isle: Diary of a Civil War POW” and “The Best of On My Mind: The Bryan Times Newspaper Columns of Don Allison.”
You can find more information about his books and work at his website: www.fadedbanner.com
EPISODE 109: KATRINA WEIDMAN
Katrina Weidman, co-host of Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown, returns to hang out with horror author T. Fox Dunham on episode 109 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. Katrina is a good friend to the show, and she returns to talk about season 3 of Paranormal Lockdown. Kat shares insights about her investigations and tells the creepy tale of several paranormal encounters she had while filming at some of England’s most haunted sites including the Beattie Mansion, Shepton Mallet Prison, Cambria Jail and the Drakelow tunnels. Included in her stories is the tale of phantom knocking, shadow figures, a frightening spirit she calls “The Creeper” and the story of a condemned woman named Cassandra who was terrified of death. The season finale of Paranormal Lockdown airs this Tuesday, February 5th on Destination America. Also, because it’s Fox’s birthday on Saturday Feb 2nd, he reads an excerpt from his novel, Destroying the Tangible Illusion of Reality or Searching for Andy Kaufman, his book about life, freedom from fear, cancer, the real America and the road-trip of three strange friends as they seek out the legendary song-and-dance man, Andy Kaufman, published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. Is Death the Inevitable?
In the third grade, a teacher told Kat she would never amount to anything. Ha! She’s from the Bucks County area, and her life changed when she dropped off a friend at Pennsylvania State University. She then transferred to Penn State and joined the world-renowned Paranormal Research Society, training and working as their case manager. She co-hosted A&E’s hit docu-drama “Paranormal State” from 2007 to 2011, which chronicled the work of the PRS. Kat then became the host for Chiller’s “Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies,” which explores the real life terror behind some of the world’s most iconic horror films and hosted the follow-up special, “Real Fear: The Truth Behind More Movies.” Now she co-hosts the show Paranormal Lockdown which is playing its third season for Destination America. It’s a show that follows her and Nick Groff as they live in some notoriously haunted sites for 72 hours. Kat continues to pursue projects in music as a singer, and she writes about haunted kitchens and recipes in her blog, Haunted Kitchens.