79: THE FEY

 

Play Episode 79: The Fey

For Saint Patrick’s Day 2018, or what we like to call Irish Heritage Day as it has become in the United States, hosts and horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas bring you a show of ghost stories from Ireland and Irish music. Paranormal author Cat Gasch returns to share the myriad tales of her visits to Ireland.

The trio discuss the history of Ireland, Irish Heritage Day in the United States, folklore, Irish legends, poets and green beer! For Saint Patrick’s Day weekend, Fox went down to Gettysburg with his wife, Allison, to enjoy the holiday, the live music, the pubs and American Civil War battlefields.

CATHY GASCH – PARANORMAL AUTHOR

Cathy E. Gasch was born, raised, went to school, worked and still lives in the state of Maryland. She is currently semi-retired and lives in Washington County with her husband of thirty seven years and seven cats. She enjoys working in her yard and garden and enjoys making crafts. Most of Cathy’s leisure time is spent reading and researching family history as well as historical locations. She loves to travel and has been to Ireland, Scotland, England and many wonderful and fascinating places in the United States. Cathy’s paranormal experiences have spanned over 50 years, and through them, she continues to learn about herself and the world, often times, through the eyes of those who have passed on.

Cathy E. Gasch has been able to sense the paranormal all of her life. Take a journey with her through haunted houses and ancient ruins across three different countries, and discover for yourself what it’s like to be sensitive to the paranormal. Mischievous ghosts, spectral apparitions, and forgotten souls abound in this collection of true spooky tales! Cat Gasch is a skilled author and storyteller, so check out her book My Life Amidst the Paranormal.

Cathy did a great job describing what she has experienced of the spirit world since she was a child. It is down-to-earth (pun intended) and an easy read. Cathy’s stories and experiences may make believers of those who don’t “believe.” You just might relate to one or more of her spirit encounters. The book highlights the fact that young children often are more open to, and accepting of, the reality of spirits among us.Amazon Reviewer 

The island is rife with ruins, stone circles, old graveyards, and populated by ghosts and fairies, who both came out to greet Cat on her visit. British folksinger David Walton narrates two of Cat’s stories from Ireland. Cat shares two tales. Helping Hands is the story of a ghost who saved her when she nearly fell down the steps of an old ruin, and Fairy Feline is the story of her encounter with a fey spirit-cat that followed her around an Irish village.

In the Fairy Feline, narrated beautifully by British folksinger, David Walton, Cat shares her experience with a mystical cat that appeared to her in several places while she visited Ireland. Was this a fairy taking the form of her totem spirit?

To this day, the vision of that gorgeous tortoiseshell cat with its strange gold and blue eye shine is still a puzzle to me but. . .

— Fairy Feline by Cat Gasch

 

 

The second story Cat shares is about her trip to an old abbey on a hill in Ireland. Cat climbed the steep stairs to the top of the hill and nearly fell, if not for the helping hands of an invisible good Samaritan.

Just as I thought I was going to go down the remaining stairs on my back, “someone” grabbed my right elbow and left shoulder blade and I stopped slipping! The touch was firm but gentle and didn’t let go until I managed to secure myself. Being so stunned that I was no longer falling I looked behind me to see who it was that had caught me, but, to my shock… there was no one there!!!

–Helping Hands by Cat Gasch

 

Follow us at @pfwhatafraidof

 

 

Cormorants Fancy

While visiting Gettysburg to do an on-location show with Gettysburg ghost historian, Mark Nesbitt, T. Fox Dunham and his wife visited an Irish store in town. Fox heard a local Celtic band playing in the store and asked one of the staff, Ricky Czar, if he could use the ghost story song, The Sad Courting on the show. The band, Cormorants Fancy, was happy to oblige.

Since our 2003 beginning, Cormorant’s Fancy has performed for concert series, festivals, historical events, libraries, park events, coffee houses, weddings, banquets, private parties, and worship services. We’re Music, Gettysburg! concert series favorites! Festivals include Heart of the Arts Festival, Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, and Adams County Irish Festival. We entertain for yearly Burns events. Margaret, Stephen and Beth recently played at festivals in Scotland and England. We’re the house band at the Historic Fairfield Inn, and frequent performers at Fitzgerald’s Shamrock Restaurant. Contact the band at mail@cormorantsfancy.com.

Cormorants Fancy is Margaret Folkemer: lead and backing vocals, penny whistles; Ricky Czar: percussion, backing vocals; Beth Folkemer: lead and backing vocals, guitar, dulcimer; Stephen Folkemer: lead and backing vocals, concertina, keyboards; Chuck Krepley: lead and backing vocals, fiddle, banjo.

 

GETTYSBURG

 

Fox & Allison enjoying the afternoon at a pub called The Parrot.

T. Fox Dunham and his wife Allison had a fantastic time on St. Patrick’s Day in Gettysburg, made all the better because the local college students were all out of town for spring break! They enjoyed some lovely Irish food and drink specials on whiskey. It was a great trip.

Malcolm the Plush Fox finds a comfy spot on cannon located on Cemetery Hill.

 

 

New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

Follow us on Twitter: @pfwhatafraidof

para-x-logo_social_400x400

Listen for us on PARA-X RADIO at our usual time slot on FRIDAY NIGHTS at 9PM EST.

PMMP LOGO

Sponsored in part by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

RavenAmpersand

MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

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.

fangoria

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.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights:

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Celtic Warrior by Damiano Baldoni is licensed under a Attribution License.

The Sad Courting performed by Cormorants Fancy used by permission of the band. All rights remain the property of Cormorants fancy.

© Can Stock Photo / frenta

© Can Stock Photo / sparkia

DISCLAIMER:

Ghost stories from My Life Amidst the Paranormal used with permission of from the author, Cathy Gasch. This material may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Cat Gasch, the author.

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

77: DON ALLISON: GHOST JOURNALIST & SKEPTIC

 

PLAY EPISODE 77:

 

Would it be a good thing to be able to talk to the dead? Would we ever know closure?

Paranormal author, ghost hunter & journalist Don Allison is back for part two of his interview on episode 77: Don Allison: Ghost Journalist & Skeptic. We celebrate his work and the fact that he is a skeptic, someone who questions his paranormal experiences. We need skeptics to give legitimacy to the paranormal community. And he’s has had some experiences he can’t explain.

Journalist Don Allison went to Gettysburg and met a ghost, and the bucolic Pennsylvania town where the American Civil War reached a turning point is the perfect haunted battlefield to meet a spirit. On episode 76, horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas spend some time with an amazing scholar, sensitive and paranormal journalist from Ohio, Don Allison.

We also feature two more readings from his book, I Met A Ghost in Gettysburg, read by British folksinger, David Walton.

Don tells us what it’s like to be sensitive to the spirit world, but he’s also a skeptic, a medium scientist trying to explain these paranormal happenings. He shares two more passages from his book, I Met a Ghost in Gettysburg, read by British folksinger, David Walton.  And yes, a ghost really did snap his underwear and played mandolin on request. Those ghosts are cheeky! Some of Don’s stories from his current home are just chilling and others are frustrating, like how the spirits won’t let him listen to the sports he wants to on the radio!

 

DON ALLISON:

Don Allison is a lifelong resident of Williams County, Ohio, where the historic home he shares with his wife, Diane, is located. A 1976 graduate of Stryker High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Toledo in 1980.

As a high school student in the early 1970’s Don got his start in journalism as a sports writer and photographer with the weekly Advance Reporter newspaper, now known as the Village Reporter. He joined The Bryan Times as county editor in 1981, where he later served as editor and currently is senior editor. He has received numerous Associated Press and United Press International awards for his news, feature and column writing.

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.

Don’s books include “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg: A Journalist’s Journey Into the Paranormal,” “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.” Each is available for $15.95 plus $2.50 shipping and handling from Faded Banner Publications, PO Box 101, Bryan, OH 43506. In addition, copies may be ordered online at www.fadedbanner.com.

Over a ghost box, a civil war spirit played their requests on the mandolin in Gettysburg.

HE MET A GHOST IN GETTYSBURG

For years, the ghosts of his new home called to him. First, they nearly killed him in a car accident. Then, after he renovated the house, they kept rolling marbles upstairs or pulled pranks like changing radio stations, forcing him to listen to Bowling Green State University play basketball, which was a horror-in-itself because Don’s a Toledo graduate! Don shares his many stories with the paranormal, and British singer David Walton narrates two selections from his book.

After years of experiences that he could not rationally explain — experiences that many people encounter, and do shrug off or rationalize – award winning newspaper editor and columnist Don Allison decided to search for answers. Experiences that Don and his grandson experienced in Gettysburg in the spring of 2015 finally convinced Don to present this serious look at the paranormal..

This is what noted paranormal investigator and historian Mark Nesbitt, author of the “Ghosts of Gettysburg” series of books, has to say about “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg”:

As weird as those hauntings seemed to us, John also added a story about what seemed to be an alien encounter. He looked out of the bathroom window, he said, and saw two strange beings on the back porch looking back at him. He described them as having large heads, prominent eyes and elongated arms and legs. When they saw him at the window, John said, the beings ran off into the cornfield beside the house, not making a sound.

–From I Met a Ghost in Gettysburg by Don Allison

 

1ST PARANORMAL EXPO in NORRISTOWN PA

Fox, Phil and Bram Stoker award-winning author PD Cacek will have a table and be at the 1st Paranormal Expo in Norristown PA. The 1ST Annual PARANORMAL EXPO AT SELMA will be held on June 9th, 2018 from 10 am to 6pm and June 10th 10 am to 4 pm at 1305 W Airy St, Norristown, PA 19401

ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE EVENT IS $10 PER PERSON per day. CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE FREE. LECTURES ARE FREE. PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION $40 (SOLD SEPARTLEY) Saturday June 9th.

LISTEN TO THE LECTURES, TOUR THE MANSION, STROLL THE VENDORS OR MAYBE INVESTIGATE THIS HAUNTED LOCATION WITH SOME OF THE BEST IN THE PARANORMAL. Buy tickets at here!

Follow us at @pfwhatafraidof

 

 

Check out Filmzero’s new horror short:

 

 

New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

Follow us on Twitter: @pfwhatafraidof

para-x-logo_social_400x400

Listen for us on PARA-X RADIO at our usual time slot on FRIDAY NIGHTS at 9PM EST.

PMMP LOGO

Sponsored in part by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

RavenAmpersand

MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

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.

fangoria

 

Author Tim Waggoner

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.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights:

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“The Final Count” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Classic Horror III” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Celtic Warrior by Damiano Baldoni is licensed under a Attribution License.

© Can Stock Photo / oiasson

 

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

 

76: HE MET A GHOST IN GETTYSBURG

 

PLAY EPISODE 76:

 

Journalist Don Allison went to Gettysburg and met a ghost, and the bucolic Pennsylvania town where the American Civil War reached a turning point is the perfect haunted battlefield to meet a spirit. On episode 76, horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas spend some time with an amazing scholar, sensitive and paranormal journalist from Ohio, Don Allison.

DON ALLISON:

Don Allison is a lifelong resident of Williams County, Ohio, where the historic home he shares with his wife, Diane, is located. A 1976 graduate of Stryker High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Toledo in 1980.

As a high school student in the early 1970’s Don got his start in journalism as a sports writer and photographer with the weekly Advance Reporter newspaper, now known as the Village Reporter. He joined The Bryan Times as county editor in 1981, where he later served as editor and currently is senior editor. He has received numerous Associated Press and United Press International awards for his news, feature and column writing.

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.

Don’s books include “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg: A Journalist’s Journey Into the Paranormal,” “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.” Each is available for $15.95 plus $2.50 shipping and handling from Faded Banner Publications, PO Box 101, Bryan, OH 43506. In addition, copies may be ordered online at www.fadedbanner.com.

HE MET A GHOST IN GETTYSBURG

For years, the ghosts of his new home called to him. First, they nearly killed him in a car accident. Then, after he renovated the house, they kept rolling marbles upstairs or pulled pranks like changing radio stations, forcing him to listen to Bowling Green State University play basketball, which was a horror-in-itself because Don’s a Toledo graduate! Don shares his many stories with the paranormal, and British singer David Walton narrates two selections from his book.

After years of experiences that he could not rationally explain — experiences that many people encounter, and do shrug off or rationalize – award winning newspaper editor and columnist Don Allison decided to search for answers. Experiences that Don and his grandson experienced in Gettysburg in the spring of 2015 finally convinced Don to present this serious look at the paranormal..

This is what noted paranormal investigator and historian Mark Nesbitt, author of the “Ghosts of Gettysburg” series of books, has to say about “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg”:

As weird as those hauntings seemed to us, John also added a story about what seemed to be an alien encounter. He looked out of the bathroom window, he said, and saw two strange beings on the back porch looking back at him. He described them as having large heads, prominent eyes and elongated arms and legs. When they saw him at the window, John said, the beings ran off into the cornfield beside the house, not making a sound.

–From I Met a Ghost in Gettysburg by Don Allison

 

DAVID ROVICS –

SONGS OF SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE 

Also, we bring you music from a folk-singing talent and social protestor, David Rovics: The Last Lincoln Veteran & If I Die Tomorrow. Don writes songs of social protest that are quite relevant in today’s society of violence and war. This is what we’re really afraid of.

 

1ST PARANORMAL EXPO in NORRISTOWN PA

Fox, Phil and Bram Stoker award-winning author PD Cacek will have a table and be at the 1st Paranormal Expo in Norristown PA. The 1ST Annual PARANORMAL EXPO AT SELMA will be held on June 9th, 2018 from 10 am to 6pm and June 10th 10 am to 4 pm at 1305 W Airy St, Norristown, PA 19401

ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE EVENT IS $10 PER PERSON per day. CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE FREE. LECTURES ARE FREE. PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION $40 (SOLD SEPARTLEY) Saturday June 9th.

LISTEN TO THE LECTURES, TOUR THE MANSION, STROLL THE VENDORS OR MAYBE INVESTIGATE THIS HAUNTED LOCATION WITH SOME OF THE BEST IN THE PARANORMAL. Buy tickets at here!

Follow us at @pfwhatafraidof

 

 

Check out Filmzero’s new horror short:

 

 

New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

Follow us on Twitter: @pfwhatafraidof

para-x-logo_social_400x400

Listen for us on PARA-X RADIO at our usual time slot on FRIDAY NIGHTS at 9PM EST.

PMMP LOGO

Sponsored in part by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

RavenAmpersand

MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

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.

fangoria

 

Author Tim Waggoner

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.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights:

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“The Final Count” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

The Last Lincoln Veteran by David Rovics is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.

If I Die Tomorrow by David Rovics is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

© Can Stock Photo / appalachianviews

 

 

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

 

74: GHOST DJ

LISTEN TO EPISODE 74: GHOST DJ

She’s a DJ to the dead. Cathy Gasch, author of My Life Amidst the Paranormal, returns for the second part of her interview on episode 74, Ghost DJ! Cathy has been seeing the dead all her life. She returns to tell us more ghost stories from her experiences and what it’s like living as a psychic. She even has a dead client who hangs out behind and sends her requests for an internet radio station. Also, Jasper Bark, British horror author, completes his interview, telling new indie authors what to expect when getting into a changing writing industry. New authors, heed his words! And, we play Cathy’s true ghost story, The Irish Millhouse, an experience she had while visiting Ireland. She’s an amazing storyteller, psychic and paranormal adventurer, Cathy Gasch.

 

CATHY GASCH – PARANORMAL AUTHOR

Cathy E. Gasch was born, raised, went to school, worked and still lives in the state of Maryland. She is currently semi-retired and lives in Washington County with her husband of thirty seven years and seven cats. She enjoys working in her yard and garden and enjoys making crafts. Most of Cathy’s leisure time is spent reading and researching family history as well as historical locations. She loves to travel and has been to Ireland, Scotland, England and many wonderful and fascinating places in the United States. Cathy’s paranormal experiences have spanned over 50 years, and through them, she continues to learn about herself and the world, often times, through the eyes of those who have passed on.

 

Cathy E. Gasch has been able to sense the paranormal all of her life. Take a journey with her through haunted houses and ancient ruins across three different countries, and discover for yourself what it’s like to be sensitive to the paranormal. Mischievous ghosts, spectral apparitions, and forgotten souls abound in this collection of true spooky tales!

Cathy did a great job describing what she has experienced of the spirit world since she was a child. It is down-to-earth (pun intended) and an easy read. Cathy’s stories and experiences may make believers of those who don’t “believe.” You just might relate to one or more of her spirit encounters. The book highlights the fact that young children often are more open to, and accepting of, the reality of spirits among us.Amazon Reviewer 

As I lay there shivering I looked toward to the door that led out into the hallway and noticed that a white light was shimmering along the wall going all the way to the large window that overlooked the stream! — The Irish Millhouse from Cathy Gasch

Jasper Bark – How to Publish Horror

Jasper Bark is infectious. If you’re reading this then you’re already at risk of contamination. The symptoms will begin to manifest any moment now. There’s nothing you can do about it. You’ll become obsessed with his work, from the award winning collections Dead Air and Stuck on You and Other Prime Cuts, to cult novels like Way of the Barefoot Zombie and acclaimed graphic novels such as Bloodfellas and Beyond Lovecraft. Soon you’ll want to tweet, post and blog about his work until thousands of others fall under its spell. We’re afraid there is no way to avoid this, these words contain a power you are hopeless to resist. You’re already in their thrall and have been since you started this book. Even now you find yourself itching to read the rest of his work. Don’t fight it, give in to the urge and succumb to the joyous derangement it brings.

JASPER BARK’S PORTRAIT BY MANON

 

Follow us at @pfwhatafraidof

 

 

Check out Filmzero’s new horror short:

 

 

New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

Follow us on Twitter: @pfwhatafraidof

para-x-logo_social_400x400

Listen for us on PARA-X RADIO at our usual time slot on FRIDAY NIGHTS at 9PM EST.

PMMP LOGO

Sponsored in part by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

RavenAmpersand

MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

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.

fangoria

 

Author Tim Waggoner

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.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights:

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

73: MY PARANORMAL LIFE

 

PLAY EPISODE 73: MY PARANORMAL LIFE

 

Ghost hunter and sensitive Cathy Gasch, author of My Life Amidst the Paranormal, has been seeing spirits all her life. She comes on episode 73 to share stories of her international adventures among the restless dead. The dead need to be heard, and she is their conduit to the remaining world of the living. Cathy talks with horror authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas, telling the hosts what it’s like to be born a sensitive and shares her unique perception into this world with her ghost story, James, narrated by British folksinger, David Walton. Of course, the hosts spend a little time helping new authors get their start with advice from English horror author, Jasper Bark. Jasper talks about the writing industry in his charming way and about writing for the upcoming indie firm, Crystal Lake Publishing.

CATHY GASCH – PARANORMAL AUTHOR

Cathy E. Gasch was born, raised, went to school, worked and still lives in the state of Maryland. She is currently semi-retired and lives in Washington County with her husband of thirty seven years and seven cats. She enjoys working in her yard and garden and enjoys making crafts. Most of Cathy’s leisure time is spent reading and researching family history as well as historical locations. She loves to travel and has been to Ireland, Scotland, England and many wonderful and fascinating places in the United States. Cathy’s paranormal experiences have spanned over 50 years, and through them, she continues to learn about herself and the world, often times, through the eyes of those who have passed on.

 

Cathy E. Gasch has been able to sense the paranormal all of her life. Take a journey with her through haunted houses and ancient ruins across three different countries, and discover for yourself what it’s like to be sensitive to the paranormal. Mischievous ghosts, spectral apparitions, and forgotten souls abound in this collection of true spooky tales!

Cathy did a great job describing what she has experienced of the spirit world since she was a child. It is down-to-earth (pun intended) and an easy read. Cathy’s stories and experiences may make believers of those who don’t “believe.” You just might relate to one or more of her spirit encounters. The book highlights the fact that young children often are more open to, and accepting of, the reality of spirits among us.Amazon Reviewer 

By this time the room was cold enough that I could see my breath, I was shaking so hard that my teeth were chattering and I was so frightened that my entire body was rigid! — From Cathy’s true ghost story, James, narrated by British folksinger David Walton

Jasper Bark – How to Publish Horror

Jasper Bark is infectious. If you’re reading this then you’re already at risk of contamination. The symptoms will begin to manifest any moment now. There’s nothing you can do about it. You’ll become obsessed with his work, from the award winning collections Dead Air and Stuck on You and Other Prime Cuts, to cult novels like Way of the Barefoot Zombie and acclaimed graphic novels such as Bloodfellas and Beyond Lovecraft. Soon you’ll want to tweet, post and blog about his work until thousands of others fall under its spell. We’re afraid there is no way to avoid this, these words contain a power you are hopeless to resist. You’re already in their thrall and have been since you started this book. Even now you find yourself itching to read the rest of his work. Don’t fight it, give in to the urge and succumb to the joyous derangement it brings.

JASPER BARK’S PORTRAIT BY MANON

 

Follow us at @pfwhatafraidof

 

 

Check out Filmzero’s new horror short:

 

 

New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

Follow us on Twitter: @pfwhatafraidof

para-x-logo_social_400x400

Listen for us on PARA-X RADIO at our usual time slot on FRIDAY NIGHTS at 9PM EST.

PMMP LOGO

Sponsored in part by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

RavenAmpersand

MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

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.

fangoria

 

Author Tim Waggoner

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.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights:

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

DISCLAIMER:

Ghost stories from Haunted Philadelphia used with permission of from the author. This material may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Darcy Oordt, the author.

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.