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Paranormal adventurer & occult scholar Montana Jordan is back on the show with horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas to talk about the festive season. Montana shares her knowledge on the pagan holiday of Yule, the winter solstice, wassailing and of course, her boyfriend, The Krampus.
In folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts. Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in several regions including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Tyrol and parts of Northern Italy. The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated it as having pre-Christian origins.
In traditional parades and in such events as the Krampuslauf (English: Krampus run), young men dressed as Krampus participate; such events occur annually in most Alpine towns. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten. (From Wikipedia)
Katie Montana Jordan has been formally investigating with various psychic and paranormal organizations for over 20 years. She is a published freelance writer with areas of specialty in holistic healing, paganism, witchcraft and the occult.
Katie is Writing Consultant and Field Researcher to Paranormal Research & Investigations, as well as Occult Specialist and Independent Consultant to San Diego Paranormal Research Society and Occult Specialist and Independent Consultant to Scottish Ghost Adventures. Katie is also Co-Host and Occult Scholar to the What Are You Afraid Of Podcast. In addition to taking on investigative casework, she holds lectures and teaches classes on occult-related topics.
Katie maintains that because ghosts are earthbound energies, the whole of the paranormal and parapsychological fields are subtopic to the studies of theology and spirituality. Both an ordained minister and pagan priestess, she is currently obtaining her PhD in holistic theology.
KRAMPUS & SANTA FIGHT FOR MONTANA JORDAN!
She decides to pop the question to the Santa’s evil brother, Krampus. It’s our first wedding on What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. Phil conducts the ceremony. Wouldn’t you know it, Santa shows up to spoil the wedding! Of course, Santa and Krampus get into a big fight, and you’ll be surprised to find out the winner. This is their second fight on the show, and it ends differently then you’d expect.
Montana Jordan shares a true ghost experience from her years as a paranormal investigator, this one set at an old firehouse. They caught a strange voice.
Not surprisingly, as the ovilus continued to spout out “Rose”, movement was seen inside the grid of dots. Lester and I were not alone in the basement.
“Rose, Rose, Rose.”
–From Rose, a true ghost story from Montana Jordan and read by T. Fox Dunham
STACKS OF STUFF – HOLIDAY CAROL
We have a strange new holiday character we found on the Free Music Archive. Stacks of Stuff from UK’s Simon Panrucker complains about all the crap we buy and store in our houses at Christmas. Used with permission from the Shared Attribution license from the Free Music Archive. We make no profit from the direct release of the show.
We are back with John Foster on our next holiday episode for 2017!
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(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)
By T. Fox Dunham
(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)
FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.“ READ FULL REVIEW HERE.
“Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night
“Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos
William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.
This was my death.
Life is an addiction.
Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.