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Loyd Auerbach

In cases when mysterious phenomena jars our understandings of the material world, the experts in paranormal research can provide astonishing explanations. A parapsychologist and paranormal investigator, our next guest, Loyd Auerbach, author of “A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium” uses his 25 years of experience to create a personal and captivating account of events both common and uncommon to the field of paranormal research. Accounts in his book run the gamut from encounters with intelligent and residual entities to peculiar moving objects to those events that may seem paranormal but actually have common explanations. Major research centers and related resources are discussed, and advice is given on how to judge the credibility of self-professed ghost hunters. Loyd is the Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations, Co-Founder of Paranormal Research Organization, a former consulting Editor to FATE magazine and a member of the Parapsychological Association and Society for Scientific Exploration. In addition to this, he has served as President of the California Society for Psychic Research and as President and the Board of Directors for the Psychic Entertainers Association. He consults to researchers on possible psychic fraud. is an established author and has been involved in extensively in TV productions. 

Bill Bean

Here is today’s question to ponder…Have you ever put any thought into the fact that every culture ever known, even cultures that have been isolated from the rest of the world has some belief system on spirits, ghost, angels, demons, good and evil? It kind of makes you wonder how every culture that has inhabited the earth has come up with the same concept of spiritual existence and has developed philosophies to explain the phenomena. If you were to look into the various studies that have been done in this area you would find that the verbiage varies from culture to culture but the various spiritual entities are so similar that someone could argue that they are actually the same. Throughout history there have been eyewitness accounts of unexplainable events and spirit or ghost sightings. Our next guest Bill Bean author of the book: “Dark Force: The Terrifying and tragic story of the bean family” has personally witnessed more than his fair share of paranormal activity, both good and evil. He can assure you that these spiritual entities are real, and he believes they are at war! 

Bill Bean

Once again we are proud to have as our guest, author Bill Bean. During his last appearance on our show he spoke about his book,  “Dark Force: The Terrifying and tragic story of the bean family”. He has personally witnessed more than his fair share of paranormal activity, both good and evil. Today, Bill joins us to speak about his brand new book, just release titled: DELIVERED: NOW IT’S TIME FOR THE REST OF THE STORY TO BE TOLD.

Jeff Belanger

Today we will be talking about The Encyclopedia of Haunted Places. It is the first directory to be written by dozens of the world's leading paranormal investigators. Research notes, location background, first-hand accounts, and many anomalous photographs featuring ghostly manifestations comprise the hundreds of haunted listings in this directory. For years, paranormal investigative groups have been studying their local ghosts with scientific equipment as well as with more esoteric methods, such as psychics and séances. This directory is a repository of some of their most profound cases. From across the United States, Canada, and many spots around the globe, ghost investigators tell of their sometimes harrowing experiences, share their research, and give readers an overview of both well-known and obscure haunted locales. From private residences to inns and restaurants, battlefields to museums and libraries, graveyards to churches, Our guest today is author Jeff Belanger is a huge fan of the unexplained. He's been studying and writing about the supernatural for regional and national publications since 1997. He is the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Internet's largest supernatural community, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. He's also the author of: The World's Most Haunted Places: From the Secret Files of Ghostvillage.com.

Constance Victoria Briggs

Here is today’s question…did you know that Ernest Hemingway, Tony Bennett and Cark Jung all had near death experiences? How about honest Abe Lincoln, our 16th President…did you know that he used spiritualism during the Civil War to obtain military information? Well you are in good company, because before I read the book we will discuss today, I knew little or nothing about some of these events. But I am going to take it a step further…What if you had an A-Z type book, an Encyclopedia that would help you learn the difference between protoplasm and poltergeists, or about fairies, gnomes or shadow people? Well there is such a book and we will be spending today’s show talking about what Shakespeare called the world of spirits, the realm that we inhabit after death, the “undiscovered country.” The book is titled “Encyclopedia of the Unseen World.” It is the ultimate guide to apparitions, death bed visions, mediums, shadow people, wandering spirits and so much more. Please welcome to our show, researcher and author Constance Victoria Briggs.

Rob Conover

Our guest today is an internationally known paranormal investigator and psychic who has appeared on numerous television programs and radio shows throughout the world; not bad for a guy who started out as a skeptic. His name is Rob Conover. Today we will walk with Rob as he leads us through many of the bizarre cases from his first 16 years as a paranormal investigator, a career that has garnered him international attention through TV and radio. Rob has the unique ability to see and speak with spirits of the dead that linger on earth. In each case, he must find out why they have remained on earth and convince them to cross over and be with God. In his book, “Haunted No More: Rob tells for the first time how he does it and why he, a private investigator of faltering faith, was chosen.

Dan Dillard

So let’s begin right away with today’s question…”Do you know who the Pig Man is?” Now I am not talking about Adam Richman from the Travel Channel’s Man vs Food TV show, this pig man wears a suit. The Pig Man’s story and more can be found in the book we will talk about today. The title of the book is called “Demons and other Inconveniences”. As the book states “We all have demons. For some it’s alcohol or even murder. For others, the demon has real wings and real claws. My suggestion is to look into the darkness and face them head on. They’re only as frightening as you allow them to be.”  Please welcome to Your Life Matters and a Hoosier neighbor, author Dan Dillard.

Caron B. Goode EdD, NCC

Do you remember the famous movie line from the boy in “The Sixth Sense”…”I see dead people.” Well let’s start right off with today’s question of the day: What would you do it your child came to you and told you they were seeing ghosts? How would you react? Many would start thinking that their child was possessed, was watching too much scary TV and movies, some think they are making it up for attention while others believe their children may have some special gift. Unfortunately there are some that think their child need psychological help or some kind of meds. Well the book we will discuss today was written to help parents through this confusing time. I will tell you right now, you have heard on our shows in the past that we all have this ability. Children especially are more attune to spirits and energies as we tend to grow out of believing what we are seeing and hearing. So if you have a child, or grandchild listen up to today’s show. Our guest today is an inspirational speaker, psychotherapist, trainer of parent coaches, and prolific author. A respected leader in the parent coaching and spiritual coaching industries, she is the author of a dozen books.

Rick Hayes

Our guest this morning is a paranormal life consultant. Since 2003, he has brought inspiration and life changing insight to thousands through his personal consultations, speaking engagements, and media appearances – but today he will share the gifts of life daily and the life thereafter. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including Siruis Radio, CBS Radio, Fox TV and the Sci-Fi Channel.  It is our pleasure to have as our guest today, Paranormal and Life Consultant Rick Hayes.

Pamela Heath M.D., Psy.D

Our guest today has a lot of interests and wears many hats. She is a combination author, parapsychologist, psychic, and artist. She created the image of three flames emerging from the psi symbol as a metaphor for parapsychology. The image speaks the three-prong effort by parapsychologists to enlighten ourselves and others about the three fields that they study: ESP, mind-matter interaction, and the survival of bodily death. We are proud to have on our show today, Dr. Pamela Heath.

Stacy Horn

OK...let’s start off with today’s questions…can rain barrels fill themselves? Can horses by psychic? Were there mind reading Cold War spies? If it was true, and you witnessed it first hand…would you believe that there was more to life than what we currently know and accept? We have had many mediums, psychics and sensitives here on our show. Today we are going to talk about the book, UNBELIEVABLE: INVESTIGATIONS INTO GHOSTS, POLTERGEISTS, TELEPHATHY AND OTHER INSEEN PHENOMENA.” Our guest today is author, and contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered Stacy Horn.

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Indy Ghost Hunters

Our guests today were paranormal investigators Bob and Jason Newkirk of the Midwest investigative group Indy Ghost Hunters.

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International Museum of Spiritual Investigations - Jonathan Williams

On our show we have presented paranormal investigators, mediums, psychics, parapsychologists and authors who have experienced paranormal activity first hand…some to an almost deadly extreme. Today, we want to spend some time talking about Gettysburg, PA and a new attraction that any paranormal fan or believer should be sure to include in their itinerary. We are speaking about the International Museum of Spiritual Investigations. Joining us today is the executive director of the museum and paranormal investigator Jonathan Williams. And it is our pleasure to welcome Jonathan to our show!

John Kachuba

So here is today’s question? Why are we so intrigued about the paranormal and spirits? What draws us to seek more answers to this mystery? Why do people become paranormal investigators? To answer this question, our next guest spoke to some of the biggest names in the industry. He explored some of America’s greatest haunts. He has written two other books on Ghosthunting. He is a first-rate storyteller who provides chilling accounts of his adventures. The book we will be discussing today is called, “GHOSTHUNTERS: ON THE TRAIL OF MEDIUMS, DOWSERS, SPIRIT SEEKERS AND OTHER INVESTIGATORS OF AMERICA’S PARANORMAL WORLD”. It is our pleasure to welcome to Your Life Matters, author John Kachuba.

Kat Klockow

Our guest today originally hails from South Bend, Indiana and has been interested in ghost stories and the paranormal since she was still counting her age on her fingers. A few years ago Indiana University thought she had just hung around far too long and that it was time for her to go. Although she was at first put off by this turn of events, once they gave her two BA degrees (one in Anthropology and the other in Japanese Language and Culture Studies) she went on her merry little way. She now travels the countryside for spooks that people often say are real although science states otherwise. Today we are going to talk about her new book. “Haunted Hoosier Halls: Indiana University”. It is our pleasure to welcome to our show author Kat Klockow.

Steven A LaChance

Its screams still wake me from sleep. I see the faceless man standing in the basement butcher shower washing away the blood from his naked body. He turns, and his eyes sweep across me. The room begins to spin...

What kind of evil lives at the Union Screaming House?

In this true and terrifying firsthand account, our next guest author, speaker, radio host and producer Steven LaChance reveals how he and his three children were driven from their Union, Missouri, home by demonic attackers in his book “The Uninvited”. LaChance chronicles how the house's relentless supernatural predators infest those around them.

Joseph P. Laycock

Now if I said to you that we were going to talk about Transylvania and Dracula you would probably know the subject we will be discussing. Many younger people will know if I were to mention Edward Cullin and The Twilight Saga. How about Count Chocola? Remember if you cover your neck try to remember to leave your ears out so you can hear this interview. Now I jest a little but today we are going to talk about Vampires. I am talking about true, modern day vampires. Not Hollywood movies and their portrayals…but real people, people living amongst us today. What do we know about these modern day vampires? Do they only come out at night? Do they need blood to survive? No. This is not Hollywood or fiction. So then you ask, what exactly is a real vampire? I am glad you asked. And so is our guest today. The book we will be discussing is called “Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism.” Is this interview going to scare you? No, if it did we would have run it on Halloween. It is a serious look at the world of vampires and how they live in modern day society. It will answer the question, what is a vampire? Please welcome to Your Life Matters Joseph Laycock.

Drew Ryan Maras

You have heard a lot about December 12, 2012 on this show. And today’s question, which we have asked a few times before is what is going to happen in 2012? The date is quickly approaching. Yet nothing changes. The end as we know it is barreling down on us yet we don’t move to respond. This event was foreseen by many brilliant and gifted minds throughout history.   All saw December 12, 2012 as the beginning of the end. We must learn from our past to survive the future. Am I trying to scare you? No. I am reading to you from the book “OPEN YOUR EYES:  TO 2012 AND BEYOND” which we will be discussing today. As the book states, even NASA is predicting a catastrophic event, possibly of biblical proportions to occur. Has mankind been visited and helped since the beginning of time by aliens? So what IS going to happen? Our guest today is a former US Marine, an avid researcher and crusading advocate for peace, love, hope and—most importantly—truth and author of the book we will be discussing today, please welcome to Your Life Matters Drew Ryan Maras.

Mark Nesbitt

Over the years since the battle of Gettysburg, stories of scores of sightings, stranger than reality, have emerged from the quaint houses and gentle fields in and around the town of Gettysburg: Stories of sightings of these soldiers, moving again in battle lines, across the fields where they once marched. . . and died; tales of visions through a rip in time into the horrible scene of a Civil War hospital; whispers of a look at men long dead held eternally captive by duty. These apparitions -and more- come back to remind us, in one way or another that they are not to be forgotten for what they did here. . .In 1994, our guest today Mark Nesbitt started the first ghost walk in Gettysburg, The Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours. Armed with tales from his ghost books - and with a few that aren't in the books -guides dressed in period attire take visitors on evening tours through sections of town that were bloody battlefields 13 decades ago; through night-darkened streets to houses and buildings where it's not as quiet as it should be; to sites on the old Pennsylvania College campus where the slain once lay in rows, and the wounded suffered horribly, waiting to become corpses themselves; to cemeteries where the dead lie. . . sometimes not so peacefully. Gettysburg may very well be, acre for acre, the most haunted place in America.

Dr. Andrew Nichols

HAUNTED HOUSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED SINCE ANCIENT TIMES. BUT THE DEBATE HAS ALWAYS BEEN…ARE THEY REAL? Our guest today… Parapsychologist Dr. Andrew Nichols earned his world-wide reputation as a phantom sleuth routing banshees, breaking curses, exorcising ghosts, and exposing cranks and frauds. Dr. Andrew Nichols is Director of the American Institute of Parapsychology. He is currently professor of psychology and chairperson of the Mental Health Department at City College in Gainesville, Florida. In his book “Ghost Detective: Adventures of a Parapsychologist”, he recounts his most chilling and fascinating cases of poltergeists, psychokinesis, and apparitions. These bizarre accounts –which have never before been published- are presented with possible explanations for their occurrence, bringing into focus the latest discoveries in the scientific search for evidence of paranormal activity, and revealing dynamic links between haunting experiences and the human mind. 

Jason Offutt

Ghosts, aliens, a time traveler, and a mind-reading dog could be fiction, but our next guest investigates true tales of these and other paranormal events that happened within 100 miles of his home. Our guest today is syndicated columnist, author, college journalism instructor, and a “fan of all things strange Jason Offutt who introduces ordinary folks who have encountered unexplained phenomena in everyday places and presents engaging accounts of their experiences. Getting a glimpse of this hidden world around us may prompt us to look--really look--in our own backyard.

Jim O'Rear

Take a spooky and often humorous trip into Tennessee's bloody and violent haunted history, from Civil War skirmishes to entertainment-industry tragedies. Through tales of spectral encounters, you will meet the Bell Witch (the only ghost to kill a living human being), Old Green Eyes (a mysterious demon in the woods), "Bob" (a nuisance Rebel soldier), and Little Timmy (an attention-seeking shadow). The book features over 60 photos and illustrations that bring more than 25 stories to life.  Jump into the creepy atmosphere that surrounds Tennessee, one of the most haunted locations in the United States. Our guest today has been involved in the entertainment industry for over twenty five years, beginning his career on tour as The Youngest Professional Magician with David Copperfield, Harry Blackstone Jr., and The Great Tomsoni and opening for acts like Cheap Trick and John Anderson.  He has Martial Arts skills, holding belts in American and Traditional Korean TaeKwonDo, and more. He is a musician who has played jazz, symphonic, rock, and country music. He has been in numerous movies. Written screenplays and is an author. And today we are going to speak about his book “Tennessee Ghosts”. Please welcome to our show the multi-talented and one of the horror genre's busiest entertainers who was just selected as One Of The Top 25 Filmmakers Of 2010 By Hollywood RockStar Magazine! Jim O’Rear.

Troy Parkinson

Communicating with spirits was the last thing our guest today ever thought he'd do. He would describe himself as an ordinary guy from North Dakota. He first attended a spiritualist meeting when he was a college student in Boston. After receiving a message that night from his great-grandmother's spirit, he pursued mediumship training through the world-renowned First Spiritual Temple of Boston. This morning we will be talking to Troy Parkinson who is the author of the book, “Bridge to the Afterlife: A Medium’s Message of Hope and Healing”.  In his book he explores the ethics of spirit communication, discusses how spirits are depicted by Hollywood, and reveals how readers can develop their own mediumship abilities. His story and amazing messages from spirits, which include moving accounts of how children and animals communicate from beyond, will touch your heart, inspire your soul, and remind you that your loved ones are always with you.

Dr. Mark Pitstick

How would you live if you really knew you are a timeless being of energy, an indestructible soul, an immortal and eternal spiritual being? For thousands of years spiritual masters have long taught this good news that sets us free. Well that is the question our next guests asks you to ponder today. Imagine how wonderful life would be if you REALLY KNEW--without a doubt--that no one really dies. Think of how your life would change for the better if you were convinced that life is a totally safe and magnificent adventure amidst eternity. Consider how reassuring it would be if irrefutable evidence proved we each are indestructible spiritual beings having a temporary earthly experience. The book we will be talking about today is called "Soul Proof" and is written by Dr. Mark Pitstick who has over 30 years experience and training in hospitals, mental health centers, pastoral counseling settings, and a holistic private practice. It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Mark Pitstick to our show.

Marco Santucci

Our guest today grew up in a typical small Midwestern town in Illinois. He knew at a very early age that there is more to the dark of the night, and the light of day, other than the obvious. Spirits have visited him always, but being young he was afraid of such things, and chose to ignore them.

He was told as a teenager by a palm reader who had stumbled in to town that he should be the one on her side of the table. After years of constant tugging from those from the other side, endless vivid "déjà vu" moments, and finally an outer body experience that could not be dismissed, he began to search for who, and what really does exist outside of, but right next to our earthly realm.

"Are You Really Psychic?"
6.5 Hours, 6-Part Series

Dana Shino

Our guest today has been channeling since 1987 but her psychic gifts were not identified until 2001 by a co-worker. Since that time her life has dramatically transformed from a traditional path to an indescribable journey into the esoteric realms of consciousness and energy work. She established The Purple Phoenix in 2006 which provides the practical application of metaphysical and psychic information and tools to clients.  She has also put together a 6 part series audio called “Are You Really Psychic?” It is our honor to have as our guest today, professional psychic, metaphysical journalist and author Dana Shino.

Allyson Walsh &
Adele Nichols

In the past few weeks we have spoken with psychic mediums and experts in the field. Our next guests have been featured on CBS’ 48 Hours, they have been on radio, TV and in written print. They are considered experts in their field.  Often when they work together, "phenomena" occurs-which has been documented on video and sound recording equipment. There is something unusual about their work! Both were born with clairvoyant abilities. They are psychic mediums, educators and motivational speakers. They are authors of the book, “Between Two Worlds: the Realm of Physical Phenomena” which we will speak about today. Oh, and I forgot to mention they are gifted identical twins. In fact the Washington Post reported them to be the “best professional psychic mediums” of the Mid-Atlantic area. It is our honor to welcome to our show today, ALLYSON WALSH & ADELE NICHOLS.

Rachel Weinrich

o many people, you say the word Crow and they immediately think of a Black Crow. Well not today. Today we want you to think of the White Crow. In fact The White Crow Paranormal Magazine. It is the free paranormal magazine for everyone, created by everyone. Just imagine something as simple as a magazine helping to bring the paranormal community together simply through the sharing of words and ideas. Joining us today is editor and graphics layout designer Rachel Weinrich.