GHOSTS OF VIETNAM
Doing the show, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas have had the honor and pleasure of speaking to artists from around the world. On episode 119, T. Fox Dunham interviews crime/horror author Elka Ray, resident of Hoi An, Vietnam. Elka comes on the show to talk about her career, share an excerpt from the new crime anthology, A Time for Violence, and tell us about Vietnamese cultural views on the supernatural. Vietnam is mostly a Buddhist country that practices ancestor worship. Elka tells us about the creation of hungry ghosts: angry spirits that are created when a body goes missing or is damaged. And she tells a number of ghost stories from the region including the story of a haunted house in Ho Chi Minh City that required a cleansing after the presence of gaggle of Buddhists awoke a hungry ghost. David Walton narrates a ghost story about a cursed tombstone and an excerpt from Elka’s story, One Hit Wonder. Episode 119 is a fascinating look into the culture of Vietnam and presents the wisdom of a talented female author.
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THE MONSTERS OF SUMMER
Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas are the monsters of summer. On episode 118 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, the hosts start with a ghost story, playing part one of the Ghosts of Spring Avenue, researched and written by Mister Ghosts of Gettysburg, Mark Nesbitt, from his 8th collection of haunted Gettysburg tales. For years, families have witnessed floating spirits, vanishing figures and phantom lights in the homes and apartments on this old road. English folksinger David Walton narrates the first part of this eerie supernatural story. Then Phil and Fox discuss common themes in horror movies and share another round of clown news! A birthday boy dresses like a clown and lures children with promises of candy. Also, Fox reports on a rash of EVPs broadcasted over Amazon Echoes. Is your Echo malfunctioning or taking requests from the dead? The hosts play another song from The Zombie Dandies, and David Walton narrates Fox’s flash story of alien occupation, Reality TV. Aliens conquer the earth and turn it into a television channel. Send us your summer ghost stories through our website at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com.
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THE GHOST OF EMILY
The guests and staff of the Flanders Hotel located along the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey speak of the ghost of a young woman called Emily wearing a white dress who plays with doorknobs, unscrews light bulbs and runs around corners just on the edge of sight. This spirited young woman dances at weddings or sings in front of the piano while below the ghosts of mob victims scream out in the catacombs. On Episode 117 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, horror author T. Fox Dunham shares the story of the haunted Flanders Hotel as part of his ghost stories from the beach. He and author Phil Thomas talk about the ghosts of the Jersey shore and share the history of Beltane, discussing the many old traditions to welcome spring. Oh, and more clown news! The clowns have returned, and they’ve gone criminal! To finish the show, English folksinger David Walton narrates part two of the The Seventh Man, a story of paranoia and isolation in the arctic, by Arthur Quiller-Couch.
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