Podcasts and YouTube videos are incredibly popular, especially paranormal themed ones. Due to COVID, a lot of ghost investigations have been sidelined. Alex makes several suggestions on how to cope during the quarantine. In addition, author of 4 books on the paranormal, Alex proffers insight into paranormal investigations and other topics, shares some of her stories, and talks about joining Tik Tok and the Ripple Effect challenge on The Haunted Librarian Show.
Alex is a paranormal researcher, singer, and author. She is the founder of the Association of Paranormal Study and runs the blog and YouTube channel, Singing & Spooky Stuff. She was recently seen on Travel Channel’s Most Terrifying Places in America, as well as Truth or Legends in Your Hometown. In addition, she is the host of the podcast, Informal Paranormal. Alex has written several books about the paranormal including, The Brave Mortal’s Guide to Ghost Hunting, The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theatre, More than Ghosts: A Guide to Working Residential Cases in the Paranormal Field, and The Haunted Actor. She holds an MA in theatre from San Diego State University and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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David Jessup is a stand-up comedian based in Texas. He’s also the creator of @ChildrenOfDave (https://www.instagram.com/childrenofdave/), handcrafted—and haunting—sculptures using upcycled toys and other thrift store finds. His children are available for adoption and nearly all of them have new homes. With his comedy schedule in limbo due to the COVID-19 pandemic, David has begun to dabble in stop-motion animation. Join Lesia and David on Thursday, August 20th at 9 PM on Midnight.FM as they discuss his children, comedy, and various creative projects he’s working on.
David Jessup is a stand-up comedian who can be seen on stage around the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well. But in 2003, his life was uprooted with the murder of his friend John David “J.D.” White. White was also an artist whose body was found in the Trinity River in August of that year. He was 37; his case remains unsolved. While cleaning out White’s apartment, Jessup found a few toy parts. To honor his friend, he created his first sculpture. He hasn’t stopped since.
David Jessup’s therapy is creating curious sculptures out of discarded or broken toy parts. For the past 8 years, Jessup has reassembled toys, he calls his children, and sold them via his website, David-Jessup.squarespace.com, and various art galleries and specialty shops.
What’s it like to schedule a paranormal team to come out to your home to investigate? Shaun Moore had Archer Paranormal Investigations out to investigate strange activity in his home, which is in a neighborhood that was on the battle lines during the Civil War. Join Lesia as she gets updates from Shaun and they discuss the investigations.
There is a dark side to the paranormal. In this realm, demons tempt humans by any means necessary. Sometimes people unintentionally attract these demons; however, some actually seek them out. Once someone has an attachment, that person eventually needs the attachment removed. One person who conducts these negative removals is June Lundgren.
Demons are real. They stalk their victims and seek those who have wavering faith in God, whatever that means to a person. The demon’s ultimate goals are to inflict pain and suffering. How the demon realizes these goals is to attach himself to the victim. Ms. Lundgren spoke about her work on The Midnight Society with Tim Weisberg by stating: “Once you have an attachment, you’re screwed.”
Lundgren spoke of how demons travel in packs. Through her work, she may remove several attachments (starting with the weakest and building up to the powerful), advising people not to perform these removals on their own. She detailed how she watches how the demons act before she begins her work. June’s guardian archangel assisting her is Uriel.
Archangel Uriel is a member of God’s Legion of Light, which includes Archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel. These angels are channeled through various people called to perform God’s work by hunting demons. (Note: Most people do not seek out becoming demon hunters.) Lundgren described how these angels appear to her even stating that “Gabe” has a sense of humor, and Michael wears jeans.
Popular entertainment romanticizes alliances with demons and demon possessions. Unfortunately, someone afflicted with an attachment or a possession doesn’t realize that his story will not end as glamourous as portrayed in movies or on reality TV ghost hunting shows. In fact, attachments are serious and dangerous.
Lundgren highlighted several popular urban legend remedies that do not work. These include the use of crystals, sage, and crucifixes without the image of Jesus. Regarding sage, she says, “God forbid you sage!” What she means is that oftentimes sage exacerbates the situation. Leave it to the professionals. She discounts the use of brake dust (yeah, as in the dust from your car’s brakes) and lines of salt. (Lines of salt work on earthbound spirits but not all demons.)
There are a couple of remedies that do work, such as wearing a Star of David or a crucifix with Jesus’ image. Holy water is also advisable.