Tune in at 9 PM to listen to Dave Shealy, Skunk Ape Research Headquarters, discuss his new evidence regarding Florida’s legendary Skunk Ape.
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, July 2nd at 9 PM on Midnight.FM as they discuss his children, comedy, and various creative projects he’s working on.
Find out more before the show by following these links:
The Haunted Librarian blurb: https://thehauntedlibrarian.com/tag/david-jessup/
Beginning Thursday, July 2nd at 9 PM, I will be broadcasting live on Midnight.FM.
I’m honored to be joining the NEW Midnight.FM Internet radio station line-up. The Midnight Society, hosted by Tim Weisberg, broadcasts Mondays-Fridays, 10 PM – 1 AM. Tim’s guests are an eclectic variety of writers, researchers, and professionals in the paranormal field. My show will focus on lesser-known people who are up-and-coming in the field. My show will compliment and lead into Tim’s Thursday themes.
I look forward to returning to radio with new stories, guests, and commentary on all things paranormal and horror related. Please tune in and become part of the Midnight Society family!
As I enter Week 11 of self-imposed shelter-in-place protocol, I’ve found that my attention span has decreased and that I’m having difficulty focusing. I try to multi-task while watching television; however, I really need to cut that back. Fortunately, my friend Tim Weisberg and his group of radio producers started a new paranormal themed Internet radio station titled: Midnight.fm. The first show is The Midnight Society, a 3-hour weeknight talk show were Tim brings on various guests. The show runs Monday-Friday, 10 PM-1 AM. His team selects the most interesting guests that now I’ve stopped reading up on the guests and have faith that I will learn something from each episode. And I learn a lot!
And boy this week did not disappoint! Remember: the topics run the gamut of paranormal intrigue. Tuesday introduced me to Tobias Wayland, who is the lead writer for the Singular Fortean Society. I was skeptical of him because he started off talking about Mothman. (I have exhaustively researched Mothman. Sorry, he doesn’t exist.) However, Wayland used it as a springboard to more credible sightings. He was candid in describing sightings that had possible explanations. I respect that in a speaker. His one story was freaky weird, but I don’t want to spoil it for you.
Wednesday brought famed organized crime investigative journalist Dan E. Moldea. He talked Hoffa, Bobbie Kennedy, and OJ. He has one explosive scoop coming our way once COVID-19 plateaus and life begins in some new fashion. Wait for it. It is going to be HUGE!
Thursday addressed the legendary family feud with the surviving ancestors of Jesse James. While I enjoyed listening to the theories of siblings Dan and Teresa Duke, I wasn’t persuaded that Jesse James faked his death. However, you may decide differently. The show was still very interesting.
Tonight, Maja D’Aoust spoke about witchcraft and familiars. She included a great deal of history, especially Ecclesiastical misunderstandings, to discuss modern-day witches. In addition, she dispelled inaccuracies and falsehoods. Her approach was global and inclusive. Another great show.
Tim and his production staff have outdone themselves. The station is less than 2 months old, and listeners are already exposed to leading authors, artists, and speakers in these fascinating fields. The shows are taped live; however, they are also archived. There are several subscription options to enhance your audio experiences; however, you do not need to pay if you merely want to check it out. I highly suggest you do!
Art Bell’s Midnight in the Desert faces uncertainty as the new owner makes another change in hosting duties.
Arthur “Art” William Bell, III (1945-2018) gained fame for his paranormal radio show Coast to Coast AM, which began broadcasting in 1988. At its peak, the overnight radio show was carried on over 500 radio stations, with an average 15 million people tuning in. Art found his niche but retired in 2007. However, Art was not content. He started several other radio programs. The most notable is Midnight in the Desert, founded in 2015. Art would host the show for five months, ending his reign on December 11, 2015.
The show has gone through several hosts. Heather Wade initially hosted when Art left. Dave Schrader had a stronger run, May 2018-January 2020. He left to pursue new paranormal opportunities. Frequent fill-in host Tim Weisberg lasted less than 4 months. He and his producer, Michelle Freed, were released from their contracts last week. (Note: Tim has fast-tracked his new Internet radio show, The Midnight Society, which debuted Monday, April 6th. Listen nightly at www.midnight.fm) Heather returned for a couple of days but was released from her duties on April 8th when the show announced Tim Ozman, a noted conspiracy theorist who believes the earth is flat, as the new host.
Reviews are mixed as to the viability of the new programming direction.
A new Internet radio show debuted tonight, Monday, April 6th. The Midnight Society with Tim Weisberg, https://midnight.fm/, kicked off a new paranormal format show at 9 PM CST. The show runs weeknights, 9 PM-midnight. The Midnight Society with Tim Weisberg will be one show in a robust line-up on the brand-new station. More shows are forthcoming. The first episode was a huge success.
Tim Weisberg has carved out a niche in radio broadcasting. Beginning in 2006, Tim, along with co-host Matt Costa, started Spooky Southcoast, http://spookysouthcoast.com/. SSC can be heard on WBSM every Saturday night, 10 PM-midnight. They broadcast from New Bedford, Massachusetts. They also upload programs to YouTube.
Recently, Tim took over the helm for another radio program Midnight in the Desert. His relationship, along with his producer Michelle Freed, ended last week. The pair quickly formed a new network and began booking guests over the weekend.
Tonight’s show was a soft broadcast. The administrators anticipated technological issues; however, there were barely any. Tim was apologetic by reinforcing that the station would be tweaked. I didn’t notice anything that hindered my listening. In fact, the show sounded more professional than shows that have been online for years.
Moving forward, the station will be adding features to enhance the listening experience. Subscriptions will be available. In the meantime, all of the shows will be archived and available for free. Skype, chat rooms, merchandise are all planned.
Tune in tomorrow for Twin Peaks’ actor James Marshall, who played “James Hurley” in the iconic series, as he discusses some of his paranormal experiences.
The show’s tagline sums it up: Where it’s always midnight. Instead of staying up all night, catch this radio show in the evening hours. Hit up the various social media sites like Facebook midhnight.fm and Twitter @MidnightDotFM and @MNiteSociety. Check back for my updates.
Breaking the News
Tonight on “Breaking the News,” Wes and I discussed sounds in space, continued (i.e., legitimate) university research in the paranormal field, Craigslist ads, and another “demon” video. Below are some links to the news stories; however, listen to the archived show for excellent commentary!
Apollo 10 and “outer spacy type music”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/apollo-10-astronauts-reported-unexplained-music-at-moon_us_56c80662e4b0928f5a6c0679.
The University of Virginia’s Division of Perceptual Studies: https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/. Follow the links for full-text articles related to their three main areas of research: Children claiming to remember part lives, reincarnation, and near death experiences (NDEs).
Teams advertising on Craigslist: Try to resist.
Video purports “demon” turning pages of a burned bible: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/495844/Demon-turns-Bible-viral-YouTube-video-paranormal.
Visit http://paranormalfiller.com/ to listen.
I’m back on Wes Forsythe’s Paranormal Filler, http://paranormalfiller.com/, this Sunday, February 21st at 9 PM for “Breaking the News.” Every month I chat with Wes about the latest news, tidbits, and, well, filler in the the paranormal field.
Tune in at 8 PM to hear Ghost Hunter‘s Samatha Hawes and stay for the fun at 9 PM. Become a subscriber and see us via Skype! A fabulous time is had by all!