On an insightful but rollicking episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we welcome author, dream expert, psychic, paranormal researcher, and host of the Supernatural Girlz radio show Patricia Baker. Patricia will join us in Hour 2. Hour 1. Joel and Eric will waltz through the week’s most perplexing and interesting paranormal news.
Supernatural Girlz Patricia Baker
Patricia Baker is an author, psychic medium, paranormal researcher, and expert dream analyst with over 25 years of experience teaching dream power. Her dream therapy work has helped hundreds of clients learn more about themselves, sleep better at night, and live more fulfilling lives. She has studied both traditionally and with indigenous teachers, in fully consciousness and in altered states.
Patricia is the author of DREAM COMM. What do you want in your life? Wealth? Joy? Love? Spiritual connection? DREAM COMM is an easy-to-use handbook that quickly gives readers the steps to achieve their goals. The book gives the reader everything needed to create a dream journal, the ability to understand their dreams, and how to set intent. This is the perfect handbook for everyone with a busy life who wants to easily master the techniques of dreaming for personal power.
Patricia has also worked on a number of research projects over the years including recreating Scole experiments in her own home in search of answers to intriguing paranormal questions. In 2013, she and her late co-host Helene Olsen founded Supernatural Girlz Radio on Blogtalk Radio. But since the show transferred to the Inception Radio Network, now co-hosted by Patricia Kirkman, the audience has grown to over 3 million listeners per week. The show covers all things paranormal from portals into different dimensions, alien abductions and UFOs, angel and psychic readings, mysterious disappearances, etc. Over the years Patricia has had hundreds of famous authors, experts, and former government employees as guests on her show. She has lost a dear friend and co-host and yet gained another, and has continued to entertain and educate millions of people on a topic not many have the courage to learn about.
Tonight we discuss the truth behind H H Holmes with Author Adam Selzer.
"H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America’s great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century.
Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself.
Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer’s background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous “castle” building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes’s castle of horror.
Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought to life, H. H. Holmes will be an invaluable companion to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie about Holmes’s murder spree based on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City."
In a mind-expanding edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we preview this year’s Contact in the Desert UFO convention with geologist and ancient civilization visionary Dr. Robert Schoch. We talk with Robert in hour 2; In Hour 1 Joel and Eric dip into the week’s most enthralling paranormal news.
Contact in the Desert — May 19-21 in Joshua Tree, California — is an epic weekend of exploration into extraterrestrial life, ancient aliens, human origins, secret space program, crop circles, UFO sightings, contact experiences, interstellar living, and the “need to know” featuring dozens of top names in the field.
Dr Robert Schoch stunned the world with his geological analysis of the Great Sphinx of Egypt in the early 1990s, demonstrating that the monument, as well as the walls of its enclosure, bear the scars of extreme water weathering and erosion. As Egypt has known hyper-arid climactic conditions for the past five millennia, Schoch concluded the monument traces its origins to an earlier epoch and a previously unidentified civilization, disrupting the orthodox view of the rise of civilization.
Schoch’s courageous assertions have been confirmed with the discovery of the astoundingly sophisticated 12,000-year-old megalithic complex of Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey. Initially placing the Great Sphinx in the period of circa 7000–5000 BCE, much earlier than its standard attribution of circa 2500 BCE, new data and discoveries have led Schoch to now push the monument back to the end of Earth’s last ice age, a glacial period brought to a close by massive solar events almost 10,000 years before Christ
Schoch’s career and interests extend beyond strict geology and geophysics—to anthropology, environmental science, and biology/paleontology. Schoch is the author of numerous books and articles both technical and popular that have been translated into multiple languages, including Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future. He has reached audiences around the world via television, radio, live presentations, and the Internet. The Emmy-winning documentary The Mystery of the Sphinx, which first aired on NBC, remains a favorite among audiences. In acknowledgement of his scientific contributions to the study of ancient civilizations, in 2014 Schoch was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna, Bulgaria. Schoch and his wife, Catherine Ulissey, travel the world in their pursuit of a deeper understanding of humanity’s past. He has been a full-time faculty member at Boston University since 1984, and earned his Ph.D in geology and geophysics at Yale University.
Contact in the Desert 2017
Dr Schoch will speak on the following topics at Contact In the Desert:
ICE AGE CIVILIZATIONS AND A SOLAR CATACLYSM: EVENTS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD 12,000 YEARS AGO
In this presentation Schch will first review his groundbreaking work recasting the date of the Great Sphinx, supported by his recent studies of the 12,000-year-old site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, the latest research at Gunung Padang in Indonesia, and his reassessment of the indigenous culture of Easter Island – all of which confirm his theory that true civilization dates back to the end of the last ice age. But the advanced civilizations of circa 10,000 BCE did not last – in fact, they all but totally disappeared in a flash. Why?
A reinterpretation of the mysterious rongorongo texts of Easter Island, connecting the message of the glyphs to cutting-edge research in plasma physics, combined with geological data make it clear that solar outbursts and plasma discharges brought about the rapid end of the last ice age and the demise of the early civilizations of that period. Pockets of survivors escaped by literally going underground, as attested to by the caves and subterranean cities in the Cappadocia region of Anatolia and elsewhere. Humanity was thrown into a solar-induced dark age that lasted thousands of years before the re-emergence of civilization circa 4000 to 3000 BCE. Plato’s legend of Atlantis and many other ancient myths are confirmed. There have been, and will continue to be, cycles of civilization driven by natural events beyond our control. The implications for our modern society are profound.
COSMIC PATTERNS, SOLAR OUTBURSTS AND CYCLES OF CIVILIZATION
Many ancient and indigenous cultures speak of Earth cycles and cycles of civilization. This is expressed in such traditions as the Hindu Yuga Cycle, the World Ages of the Maya, Zodiacal Ages — we are currently transitioning from the Age of Pisces to that of Aquarius — and the classical concept of Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Iron Ages. These notions are often dismissed as mythological nonsense by orthodox academics, but Dr. Schoch has found evidence in support of their reality. With his re-dating of the Great Sphinx of Egypt in the 1990s, he placed the origin of civilization thousands of years earlier than previously believed. But something catastrophic happened. As Dr. Schoch will make clear, the Sun goes through cycles of relative stability and quiescence punctuated by major solar outbursts. Today, with our modern technology, we are incredibly vulnerable to such solar cycles, but with knowledge and foresight we can collectively make preparations for the future.
CIVILIZATIONS A, B, C & BEYOND? EXPLORING THE EVIDENCE FOR SOPHISTICATED CULTURES IN THE DEEP PAST
Informally, Dr. Schoch has referred to the current round of civilization (approximately the last 5,000 years) as “Civilization A.” Going back in time, the cycle of civilization that was decimated at the end of the last ice age – most notably Göbekli Tepe in Turkey and the proto-Sphinx complex in Egypt — can be referred to informally as “Civilization B”. But were there cycles of civilization preceding Civilization B? Based on the evidence, can we make the case for a Civilization C in remote antiquity, or a Civilization D, or an earlier civilization still? Could the enigmatic site of Marcahuasi high in the Peruvian Andes, or the site of Tiahuanaco in Bolivia, record aspects of Civilization C or even D? What about the Paleolithic peoples of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, including forms commonly known as Cro-Magnons, Denisovans, and Neanderthals? Has the level of sophistication of these cultures been sorely underestimated? Might they represent aspects of Civilization D or earlier?
It’s one man’s word against another’s in the highest stakes game of all: execution for murder. In a compelling and wrenching episode of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we discuss the new Investigaton Discovery docu-series KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP with producer Kevin Huffman. We speak with Kevin in hour 2; at hour 1, Clarissa leads us through the week’s strangest True Crime news.
Barry Van Treese, owner of the Best Budget Inn in Oklahoma City, was found beaten to death in a room at the inn on January 7, 1997. A man with no prior felony convictions, Richard Glossip, steadfastly maintains his innocence, insisting that he had no knowledge that anyone planned to kill Van Treese. Justin Sneed, who admitted to killing the victim with a baseball bat and whose fingerprints were found in the room, cut a deal for a life sentence instead of risking the death penalty by claiming that Glossip hired him to do it. With acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s cameras following in real time in what could be the final days of his life, KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP tells the story of a former motel manager sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder he swears he had nothing to do with. KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP premieres in an exclusive two-night event Monday, April 17th and Tuesday, April 18th at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery.
Richard Glossip’s death sentence is based primarily on the testimony of Justin Sneed, the motel maintenance man who was convicted of Van Treese’s murder and sentenced to life without parole. No fingerprints, DNA, or witnesses other than Sneed connect Glossip with the crime. Sneed admitted to killing Van Treese, but he claims he did so under pressure from Glossip and for promise of payment. Before his two trials, the state of Oklahoma offered Glossip plea deals that would save his life, each of which he rejected, insisting upon his innocence.
Glossip spends 23 hours a day fighting for his life from a tiny underground cell on death row, while Sneed is serving a life sentence at a medium security prison in Oklahoma. In 2015, Glossip was served his last meal on three separate occasions, only for Sister Helen Prejean, the United States Supreme Court, the work of his attorneys, and fate to intervene in each instance, staving off execution. The docu-series also features interviews with Glossip supporters including Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon, billionaire entrepreneur and social activist Richard Branson, and anti-death penalty activist and author Sister Helen Prejean of Dead Man Walking fame who, at the eleventh hour, heroically convinced attorneys Don Knight and Mark Olive to devote their time to the Glossip case pro-bono. Berlinger’s cameras are also embedded with his legal team in real-time as the team races against the clock to uncover new evidence that proves his innocence.
Kevin Huffman was born in a steel-working town just south of Pittsburgh, PA. He received a BA from the University of Pittsburgh in Urban Studies and Geography and an MA in Mass Communication from Emerson College. He began his television career at WGBH-TV in Boston with the PBS series, The American Experience. He moved to the New York area in 1997 and began producing, directing and writing more than two-dozen cable documentary programs through CBS News Productions and NBC’s Peacock Productions. From 2002-2008 he produced, directed and wrote A&E Biographies of Martha Stewart, Abbie Hoffman, RFK, Jimmy Swaggart and Carrie Fisher; a two-hour History Channel special de-bunking 9/11 conspiracy theories, and three highly-rated specials for the SyFy Network. In addition he’s worked in long-form production at CNN, Fox and Vh1.
In 2008 Huffman left the network TV world to produce, write and direct factual TV documentaries on criminal justice, such as the award winning series After the First 48 on A&E, Hard Time on National Geographic and Boston’s Finest on TNT. In 2013 he produced and wrote his first westerns on notable outlaws Jesse James and Tom Horn for a 2014 series called Gunslingers.
On a spooky and vivacious episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we speak with young YouTube phenom and bestselling author Paige McKenzie about her “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” video and book series. The third book in the series The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl has just been published by Weinstein Books. We will speak with Paige in the hour2; And in Hour1 Joel and Eric will pluck gems from the week’s paranormal headlines and hold them up to the light.
Sunshine Girl Paige McKenziePaige McKenzie is the young star of the hit YouTube channel “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” and author of the New York Times best-selling book trilogy — The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, The Awakening of Sunshine Girl, and the just published The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl – with a TV series to follow. In 2010, the then sixteen-year-old McKenzie teamed with producer Nick Hagen and her mother, actress Mercedes Rose, to record an episodic series of simple “girl and her haunted house” videos that has grown into a network full of stories of ghosts, demons, zombies, creepiness galore, and a whole lot of Sunshine! Full of positive youthful energy, humor and genuine scares, “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” has introduced Paige’s unique brand of adorkableness to people across the globe. Paige’s YouTube channel boasts more than 250 million total views, averages 7.5 million unique views per month, and maintains more than 500,000 monthly subscribers. Her book series has sold more than 200,000 copies thus far and has drawn raves from such genre experts as R.L. Stine and Wes Craven. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
THE SACRIFICE OF SUNSHINE GIRL
Is Sunshine Griffith who she thinks she is? Now that her luiseach powers are fully awakened, and having barely survived an abyss full of demons at the end of Book Two, Sunshine must figure out who—or what—has been organizing the forces of darkness against her. Thanks to her brainiac boyfriend, Nolan, they not only unearth that Sunshine’s death would trigger a calamitous event, but that all civilization depends on her survival. So when an unexpected event unleashes a fierce war between the luiseach and the demon army, Sunshine will learn a shocking truth about herself. Can she bring herself to make the ultimate sacrifice to save humankind?
THE AWAKENING OF SUNSHINE GIRL
Sunshine Griffith is a girl who can communicate with ghosts. She and her would-be boyfriend Nolan are also struggling with the shocking discovery that she’s a “luiseach”: one of a race of creatures who have lived among humans for centuries, protecting them from dark spirits and helping them move on to the afterlife. Now Sunshine’s powers are fully awakened, and spirits follow her everywhere. Hoping to get her supernatural abilities under control, she agrees to begin training with her mentor—who also happens to be her birth father, Aidan. He takes her to an abandoned campus deep in the Mexican jungle. But Aidan’s work turns out to be more terrifying than Sunshine could have imagined.
Can anything—Aidan’s experiments, Sunshine’s friendship with another young luiseach named Lucio, even Nolan’s research—prepare Sunshine to face the frightening woman who haunts her dreams, to finally learn the truth about the rift that threatens the future of the luiseach and the human race… and the deadly part she may play in it?
THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother, Kat, move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they cross the Washington state line, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn’t recognize it, Sunshine knows something about their new house is just…creepy.
On their first night in Ridgemont, Sunshine is awakened by the sound of footsteps coming from above, followed by a child’s ghostly laughter. In the days that follow, things just get more frightening. But Kat seems oblivious to the terror, insisting that Sunshine’s imagination is getting the best of her. Determined to prove her mother wrong, Sunshine begins taking photographs, desperate to catch evidence of the supernatural presence. At her new school Sunshine meets Nolan Foster, a cute—if slightly bookish—classmate. Nolan also has a passion for photography—and, more importantly, for ghosts. He offers to help Sunshine figure out exactly what’s going on. What they uncover is a story that’s much bigger and runs deeper than they could have imagined. She can hardly believe it, but as the spirits haunting her house become stranger—and it becomes clear that Kat is in danger—Sunshine learns that everything she thought she knew about her past has been wrong.
On a strange and unsettling episode of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we investigate the 2014 disappearance of Dutch students Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers while hiking in Panama. Former FBI Special Agent John DeSouza will join us on the case. In the other hour of the show, Clarissa will lead us into the high weeds of the week’s True Crime news!
Map of area from which Lisanne Froon and Kris KremersVivacious and adventuresome young Dutch women Lisanne Froon, 22, & Kris Kremers, 21, had just graduated from university and decided to take a trip together to Panama to learn Spanish and do volunteer work. They arrived in Panama for a six-week journey on March 15, 2014, touring the country for two weeks before arriving in Boquete, on March 29 to begin volunteer work with children for one month, while being hosted by a local family. The girls set out on a hike on April 1 in the vicinity of the Baru volcano. Then nothing. They failed to meet their guide at the prearranged time on April 2. They stopped communicating with their parents in the Netherlands via WhatsApp, and Blue, the dog of their host family, returned home without them.
On April 3, Pananma’s Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil began aerial searches over the forest, aided on the ground by local tribes and farmers. Despite all these efforts and a $30,000 reward offered by their parents, nothing was found. Ten weeks later, a local woman turned in Lisanne’s blue backpack. All seemed normal except examination of the girl’s phones revealed that they had attempted to call multiple emergency without success. And multiple attempts were made to access Kris’s phone using the wrong password as late as April 11.
A new search located clothes, and finally, a boot with a foot inside of it was found along with a part of a pelvis bone. 33 bones were eventually discovered scattered along a riverbank. Tragically, DNA testing in the Netherlands confirmed that they were the bones of Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers. What happened to them?
On a high bewitching edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we welcome white witch Ileana Abrev, author of The Little Big Book of White Spells, Ileana will join us in the hour2; In hour1 Joel and Eric will ruminate on the week’s hot paranormal news in a highly professional manner and whatnot.
Ileana AbrevIleana Abrev, author of The Little Big Book of White Spells hails from Cuba, but now calls Sydney, Australia home where she is the manager of three well-known retail outlets. Building a reputation as a knowledgeable and wise white witch, Ileana assists those seeking to solve problems with simple magic spells and positive visualization. Ileana has been a practicing witch for more than ten years.
In The Little Big Book of White Spells, Abrev teaches that “simple actions, creative rhymes, and sincere intentions can bring you your heart’s deepest desires. Whether you want to create transformation in your relationships or you want to make the world a better place, The Little Big Book of White Spells includes the spells that you need.”
Tonight we have great show on tap! First happy to welcome back for a second night Greg Bakun of MN Ghost Box!
We talk with Greg Bakun about all things paranormal and MN Ghost Box.
How does a ghost box work? How to use The Ghost Box. And we talk about the Web series MN Ghost BOX!
Dinner With Ghost with
In 1977 John Cushman walked from NYC to San Diego, CA as part of “The Walk for Humanity” to ignite excitement and inspire kids with Muscular Dystrophy. After John’s momentous journey across the country he continued to work with foundations, charities, and educational organizations to assist the next generation in becoming future leaders.
John has also dedicated a part of his life to history, becoming an expert in the Civil War era as well as one of the Western region’s biggest collectors of Civil War memorabilia boasting both an impressive and diverse collection. John has also authored a book series called “History Through the Eyes of a Child.”
The preservation of history became the impetus for John in creating Ghost Town Operations, GTOPS a team of paranormal experts with proven track records in ghost hunting, film and video production as well fine dining. The GTOPS team has traveled thousands of miles to date to film ghostly encounters, host events, and to help national historic towns preserve their individual unique stories for the benefit of all.
John and the GTOPS team have had great success producing special events by authentically capturing on film, unheard of encounters and never-before-seen ghost sightings.
John’s vision is to bring Dinner With a Ghost to some of our nations most famous and historical landmarks and pay homage to its ghostly inhabitants.
Justin Cimock -Vice President of Field Operations
Justin grew up in Rhyolite, NV where he and his friends would conduct numerous ghost hunts leading to several bone chilling encounters with the paranormal world. In 2002 Justin joined the U.S. Navy where he spent four tours in Iraq, and after five years was honorably discharged.
In addition to being part of the GTOPS team Justin has his own podcast and writes films. He is always seeking out paranormal activity and enjoys communicating with spirits from the other side
In 1985, a small cadre of FBI Agents were hand-picked to receive training in what was then called “Psychological Profiling.” Pete was fortunate to have been chosen to be a part of this elite group of original profilers. Extensive training followed, and in addition
to his regular investigative responsibilities, Pete was the Profiling Coordinator for the Omaha Division which encompassed Iowa and Nebraska.
Pete worked with agencies in the Midwest on violent crime cases in addition to training hundreds of officers in the newly-implemented “Psychological Profiling” program.
LIFE AND CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•Four years on submarines with two tours in Vietnam – 1965 and 1966
•Nine years working with the Ventura Police Department in California
•Bachelor’s Degree, Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO
•Master’s Degree, Criminal Justice, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
•Master’s Degree, Public Administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
•Finished first in Police Academy Class, Ventura County, California
•International Assoc. of Credit Managers - 1999 National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
•Numerous awards and decorations through the FBI
•National award winner for first two books published: “FBI Diary: Profiles of Evil” and
“FBI Animal House”
•Federal Bureau of Investigation (1979-1999) Assignments in: Los Angeles; Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
Omaha, NE; Grand Junction, CO
•Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO (2000-2013)
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Retired in May of 2013 after 13 years teaching/administrative duties
Developed the first course in “Criminal Profiling” for Colorado colleges
• Criminal Profiling Associates Colorado Springs, CO (2013 to Present)
Founder and Director of law enforcement consulting company
On a morally conscious episode of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen and our secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we talk murderabilia and victim’s right’s with Houston victim’s advocate Andy Kahan. We speak with Andy in the hour 2; In hour 1 we talk the week’s freaky True Crime news and banter amiably.
Andy Kahan, victim advocate for the city of Houston, has spent more than 20 years working against the sale of “murderabilia,” a term he coined for any items that have market value because of their connection to a murderer.
Letters and artwork make up the bulk of murderabilia sales, but available items range from an unused paper towel (“guaranteed authentic”) that belonged to Charles Manson to the flaked-off foot skin of Angel Resendiz, “The Railway Killer.”
Kahan believes murderabilia glorifies violent crime and causes the loved ones of victims undue pain.
murderabiliaEight states have “notoriety-for-profit” laws, which prohibit criminals from making money from their crimes, but visitors to the Serial Killer Ink website can buy digital recordings of Charles Manson, the 243-page confession of Jeffrey Dahmer and — recently added — a painting signed by Craigslist killer Richard Beasley.
Kahan, whose self-appointed side job is tracking and calling attention to murderabilia, notified the Akron Beacon Journal recently when he saw the Beasley painting on Serial Killer Ink, one of several sites that he regularly checks.
He said he hopes to persuade Ohio to take this step when he talks about murderabilia at an Ohio attorney general’s conference for victim advocates in mid-May.
“Frankly, your state’s in dire need,” Kahan said of these notoriety laws, noting that Ohio is among the states with the most serial killers with items for sale online.
Kahan pointed to online items tied to Anthony Sowell, who was sentenced to death for killing 11 women and hiding their remains in and around his Cleveland home. The items included a painting with Sowell’s signature that featured 11 tombstones to signify each of his victims and a handful of dirt from Sowell’s property that was offered for $25.