In this bonus Halloween October episode of ParaBabble, resident horror nerds Jeff and Rob ramble on about their favorite horror movies to watch around Halloween time (and all the time). They probably forgot a bunch of classics so send your hate mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .... that is if the two of them manage to survive this episode!
In the first episode this month of our celebration of Halloween, the crew researches various superstitions and their origins. Or what they think are their origins. Everyone has a different answer for everything. Why are black cats so unlucky? How many times have you accidentally inhaled a soul when driving by a cemetery? Why is Alison afraid to eat her birthday cake and talk about it? What gives the number 13 such a bad reputation? All of these questions and more are (possibly) answered in this episode of ParaBabble!
Jeff and Rob fire up the ParaBabble super computer and find a surprising amount of supposed real ghost photos that have been taken recently. One of them causes a bit of an argument because Jeff was wrong (he doesn't write these descriptions). The Goatman makes his ParaBabble debut and a special FX team out of Kentucky makes things even more frustrating for ghost hunters.
In the 30th episode of ParaBabble, the team travels back in time to fix the low audio issues on the early episodes of ParaBabble. Not really, but there's a lot of Back to the Future and Doctor Who talk.Rob gets broken when trying to explain time paradoxes and the Hadron Collider. Alison studies evidence of possible time travelers from old timey movies. Jeff thinks Sasquatch is to blame.
The ParaBabble team dives into their past lives and welcomes a special wild card guest to the table. Which Babbler died a horrific death in a past life? Probably all of them. Maybe that's why they do what they do. Alison keeps getting hung and/or probably burned alive. Rob keeps crashing faulty cars. Jeff doesn't know what got him in before. The wild card was definitely not a cat in her past life.
In this episode, the ParaBabble team tackles the subject of paranormal reality TV shows. There's so many of them that they had to call in not 1, but 2 special guest experts; Mike and Maria. Do all of these ghost shows do good or bad for the field of paranormal research? Rob hates everything. Jeff hearts Zak Bagans.
The lost colony of Roanoke was a group of settlers who tried to make it in this country back in the 1500s, but they mysteriously vanished. Over 100 people gone and all they left was a lousy skeleton and a one and half tree carvings that read "Croatoan" and "Cro". Was it aliens? Did they eat each other? Did something else eat them? Was it something far more bizarre? Alison, Jeff, and Rob try to get the bottom of what happened there. It wasn't as hard as you'd expect.
In this episode. the ParaBabble team takes a trip to Victorian London to investigate the craze that was Spring Heeled Jack. Unlike that other Jack that ripped things up in Victorian London, Spring Heeled instead showed off his awesome cardio skills by leaping great heights. He also had a really bad habit of clawing at women with his Freddy Kruger hands and occasionally shooting fireballs in their faces. Was he a lunatic? A mad scientist? Or maybe something a little more in the realms of the paranormal and he was an alien and/or a time traveler? Listen in to find out! Also, Jeff goes on a crazy tangent trying to solve the mystery of every past, present, and future ParaBabble topic.
In the second part of our epic 2 part Mothman series, the team looks into some of the stranger connections that the Mothman has with other paranormal entities. Is the Mothman a prophet of doom? Why are UFOs stealing the Mothman's spotlight? Is he an alien? Does he work for the Men in Black who are terrorizing the citizens of Point Pleasant? What are some of the more recent Mothman sightings? Will Alison and Jeff institutionalize Rob after this episode? Listen to find out!
In the first of a giant 2 part series, the ParaBabble team researches the surprisingly deep and insane history of the Mothman legend. This first part deals with the history of the Mothman, some of the more infamous sightings of him, the theories as to what he/she/it is, and the background of his hometown; Point Pleasant, WV. In a strange turn of events, Jeff and Alison remain skeptical while Rob slowly begins a descent into madness after falling into a never ending Mothman hole over the course of 2 weeks. Be sure to check back for Part 2 where things get even crazier with the addition of UFOs and the Men in Black (and we don't mean Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones)!
After nearly a year of bringing them in almost every single episode, Demons finally get their own dedicated show from the ParaBabble team. In an episode that will offend absolutely no one, Rob shares the beliefs and experiences of a real life exorcist. Learn what demons are, why they possess people, what you can do to protect yourself, how you can bless lemonade, and find out why the entire team is either snickering and rolling their eyes throughout the entire show. Jeff goes through a list of some of the most notorious and evil demons in existence. Also, Alison and Rob try to get Jeff to binge watch 11 seasons of Supernatural.
Somewhere in New Jersey, a family is being stalked by a man known only as "The Watcher" after buying their dream home. He sends them cryptic and eerie letters that scare them into moving into the home they just dropped over $1 million on. He claims to be a part of some group or order that has been "watching" the home for nearly a hundred years. Is it an elaborate hoax? A creative stalker? A paranormal entity? The Watcher is watching! But what is the Watcher watching? Who is the Watcher watching? Why is the Watcher watching? No one knows, but the ParaBabble team try to figure it out.
Jeff and Rob are left alone so they fire up the ParaBabble super computer and try to get to the bottom of all the crazy things going on in the world right now. The Lizard Man and Bigfoot have a turf war in the Carolinas. Brazil enforces a curfew because of a pesky werewolf. The Jersey Devil steals the spotlight.
What do ghosts, UFOs, aliens, Bigfoot, Thunderbirds, Giant Serpents, Satanic Cults, Werewolves, furry elemental creatures, and Phantom Panthers have in common? If you said they aren't real, you've obviously never been to the Bridgewater Triangle in Massachusetts where they all live (because they are all real of course). The team does research on one of the most bizarre locations in the world. Alison wants to take a trip there. Rob does something that will inevitably get him into major trouble with the Pukwudgie population. Also, Jeff opens up the ParaBabble mail bag!
The team gets in their Winnebago and searches for the mystical Wendigo. Also everyone gets possessed by a Windigo and the Winnebago gets re-possessed. It's all very confusing, but the Babble crew are just trying to help Canada with their 15 foot cannibalistic monster problem.
The ParaBabble team looks into all of the conspiracies and alleged curses surrounding the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz". The team is once again joined by their resident Wizard of Oz expert Cheryl. The entire crew is amazed by the legend of Toto. They all pick out their favorite memories and parts of the movie. Rob and Alison compete to see who does a better Cowardly Lion impression while Jeff and Cheryl try to have a serious conversation. Stick around for the entire episode to hear Alison make a very important phone call.
The ParaBabble team are joined by their resident St. Patrick's Day expert Cheryl for their first special on the holiday. Play along with the ParaBabble drinking game. Take a drink any time the following words are said: Leprechaun, Blarneystone, Shamrock, Demon, Unicorn. Also take a drink anyone says St. Patrick's Day, Shotski, or Green. Or don't drink at all. That might be a better idea. This one gets rough.
Ever wonder who comes in and cleans up after all those messy murders or grotesque crimes? No? Well you're probably normal then. The ParaBabble team is not so that's why Jeff has brought this topic to the table as the whole team considers a career change. Also they play the Price is Right: Black Market Body Part edition!
After escaping from the clutches of a Yeti, the ParaBabble team look into some of the world's most (allegedly) haunted forests. Rob shares the legends behind a forest in Romania that's a hot bed for UFO and ghostly activity as well as the site for the disappearances of over 1,000 people. Alison has research on the infamous Suicide Forest in Japan. That one's so famous they made a movie about it! The team considers sending Jeff into a haunted forest alone with a gopro to see if he gets abducted by aliens. One member of the ParaBabble team ends up getting lost.
In ParaBabble's very special Valentine's Day episode, the crew discusses... a lot of things. Valentine's Day is in there somewhere, we promise. Sweetest Day is attacked. Alison shares fun dark haunted Valentine's tales. Jeff has very interesting facts to share with the team.
The Parababble team finally gives the big guy his own episode. After months of bringing up his various escapades, the team does some heavy research to get to the bottom of this whole Sasquatch thing. Rob has fond memories of the big guy. Alison is cynical about him. Jeff is torn, but he probably wants to believe. They're joined by a special guest, their very own in house (Finding) Bigfoot expert Cheryl.
The ParaBabble crew celebrate the season with their first holiday podcast.They give all the info on Krampus, but also dive into other strange holiday traditions from around the world. Catalonia gets called out for their crap. Rob can't pronounce the name of Greek Xmas Goblins. Jeff finds a fun new twist on the yule log. Alison likes the Italian version of Santa. Also, no one gets offended at all.
Jeff and Rob fire up the ParaBabble super computer to dig into some current events happening in the paranormal community. Big Foot is suspected of a crime. Aliens just want to buy coffee tables. People are being cloned into robots! All of this and more as we look into all sorts of crazy.
The ParaBabble crew digs into objects that are supposedly haunted. Alison brings a slew of haunted objects to the table- including a haunted vase that kills it's owner within a month. Rob grows attached to Robert the doll because they share the same name (and also because he's the real life inspiration for Chucky of Child's Play fame). Finally, Jeff tells the tale of the one ring that kills them all.
Ever wonder how real all of those "based on a true story" horror movies are? How real was Annabelle the doll from "The Conjuring" and her own movie "Annabelle"? Rob and Jeff discover there really was a Skinwalker Ranch movie and decide to dissect it compared to the insane true claims. Alison finds the truths behind some demented Wes Craven movies and more! We dig into the truths (if there are any) behind some of these supposedly true horror movies.
Since Halloween is right around the corner, the ParaBabble crew dig into their archive of EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon) they've captured during their time with PRONE (Paranormal Researchers of Niagara and Erie). From the strange obsession with shoes to spirits who are hungry, Jeff, Alison, and Rob play their favorite EVP finds. As a group the team rarely makes their findings public. If ghost voices wasn't a good enough selling point for you, the team also discusses how they conduct EVP sessions and how to review the evidence, but all we really had to say was "ghost voices" or "EVPs" right?
After the last True Haunting episode was derailed by the craziness of Skinwalker Ranch, Jeff, Alison, and Rob dig into infamous "true" life hauntings. There's a ghost witch who kills people, a famous haunted rectory where an affair may have taken place, and more. The babblers have hard time dealing with it all.
What's the deal with the hook man? Did any kids ever really find razor blades in their Halloween candy? Are there actually alligators in the sewers in NYC? Find out the (sometimes horrifying) answers to all these questions and more in this episode of Parababble!
The babble crew dig into parallel dimensions. There's talk of living, still together Beatles and a massive conspiracy surrounding a beloved childhood book series. Are people who claim to be from another dimension and/or visited other dimensions stumbling upon something mind melting or are they just crazy? Listen to find out!
Jeff hijacks the episode to tell the tale of Skinwalker Ranch. There's ghosts, werewolves, direwolves, big foot, aliens, ufos, smoking dogs, orbs to another dimension, and more! It doesn't get much crazier than this!