Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season.

May the blessings of the New Year (and The Force) be with you.

-- Steve

Friday, December 19, 2008

Why is Manwolf so LOUD?

Lately Linda and I have been getting a number of inquiries as to why either, 1) I'm so loud on the BlogTalkRadio broadcasts, or 2) she's so soft. No, for you conspiracy theorists, I'm not trying to overshadow her in the show.

Most of you know that until very recently, Uncanny Radio was recorded from the studios of WBSD in Burlington, Wisconsin. In the past month , though, the weather had been getting bad out here, and Linda had been reluctant to make the long trek to the studio. Well, we solved that intially by making her a guest, but that left us with a new problem: the radio station can only call one person at a time, so if I have to call Linda, I can't call anyone else. (We're working on that, but...)

Coincidentally, at the same time, a new problem cropped up when our former archive host crashed, taking our entire library of shows down with them. (Most of those shows are still unavailable.) We did, however, find a new venue to host the archives -- Blog Talk Radio. And that solution presented us with several new opportunities as well: 1) we could use their system to return to our usual 2 hosts + a guest format, 2) we could also use the system to have listeners call in as well as the guest. Seemed like a great opportunity.

The trick, though, has been working the bugs out. The simple fact is that the BTR switchboard doesn't have nearly the same number or quality of controls I have in the WBSD studio. There is a similar ability to play clips -- like our intro/exit music -- but no ability to fade them in our out; they're either on, or off at whatever level they start at. Likewise, there is no ability to control the audio level of the callers to the service -- whether they're the hosts, the guests, or the fans. People who call in end up at whatever level they call in at. Worse, the earpiece quality -- that is, what the hosts/callers hear on their earpieces -- may or may not represent what's actually being heard "on air." Often, the are drop-outs that exist only on the phone lines. (You can hear me ask Linda to repeat things numerous times in our first BTR show, in the mistaken belief that if I couldn't hear her, the audience couldn't, either.)

Further, there's not even any indication of what the audio levels actually are, so the people calling in can, perhaps, adjust the volume on their end with any accuracy. So, every week the audio level of the show is a guessing game on my part. Linda recently upgraded her phone capability (so it now pretty much matches mine), -- yet, my audio is still louder and/or "brighter." Why? We haven't figured it out yet. Maybe it's my church-bred speaking voice.

People have suggested moving my mic further from my mouth. But it's on a fixed, inflexible pivoting arm (not bendable), and I've raised it up to the level of my eyes; apparently didn't help. Next: change the mic-in level on my computer (I'm using MagicJack to call in) -- I've pushed the level down almost to nothing; apparently didn't help.

So, what to do? Well, it'd be easiest if BTR would upgrade their switchboard to include some basic mixing levels -- but who knows if they'll do that. I could try putting a small windscreen over my mic, if I can find/buy/improvise one. (That's probably worth a try.) Or I can go back into the studio at WBSD and use the tried & true methods. But that still leaves us with the problem of 2 hosts + 1 guest can only use one call-in line. And the weather precludes Linda coming in.

I'll take suggestions, but you should realize that I'm pretty good at this stuff (not perfect), and I've already tried every solution that quickly sprang to mind -- and a few that required some pretty deep thinking. I could go in and manually fix all the audio levels for the show in post-production -- but that would take literally hours, and nobody is paying me to do it. Frankly, I can't afford to put in a lot more free time on this show.

So, until we can solve this problem -- and we'll continue to work on it -- you have to ask yourself: Is Uncanny Radio worth having even with curent audio flaws, or would you rather not have the show in its current format at all?

Yours -- Steve "Manwolf" Sullivan

ROBERT DAMON SCHNECK - December 17 Guest

Friend of the show Robert Damon Schneck returns for our second-to-last show of 2008. This time around, he's chatting with Manwolf and Linda about Ouija Boards. Are they merely a harmless "fortune telling game," or are they something more sinister? Do people influence the boards, or do the boards influence people? Tune in and hear soem remarkable Ouija board stories collected by Robert for an upcoming book.

This is another "internet show" recorded using the software of BlogTalkRadio. Check our page there for upcoming "live" broadcasts dates and times.

Or listen to Uncanny Radio 037 here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Linda Godfrey - November 26, December 10 Guest

As you all probably know by now, our own Linda Godfrey is the guest on back-to-back Uncanny Radio shows -- shows 035 and 036. In the first show, Linda Talks about her work on Strange Wisconsin and Weird Wisconsin. In the second show, Manwolf and Linda talk about ghost towns, plus manbat and other things with wings.

You can hear show 035 here.


And show 036 -- which was recorded live on BTR 12/5/08 -- here.

Share the excitement as Steve & Linda try to solve the tricks of working in this new format. Listen in awe as Steve talks about audio drop-outs that were apparently only in his headset! Hear Linda forget that the intro to her segment is (now) recorded, and think that Steve is deliberately hogging the airwaves! And are those EVPs, ghost voices, or just some murmuring quirk of the new system? Stay tuned to find out!

Seriously, there are a few more gaffes in episode 36 than usual, but look on the bright side -- in the future, you may be able to call in and talk to Steve & Linda and their guests live!

Let us know how you like the experiment.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Uncanny Radio 036 - with Callers!

In their first-ever call-in show, Steve and Linda continue their conversation from the previous show, touching on Linda's books, manwolves, and other uncanny subjects. Tune in early and get ready to call!

The show will be recorded live on Blog Talk Radio and then rebroadcast over WBSD the following week.

The recording starts on Friday, December 5th, at 1pm, Central Time.

Tune in early and bring your best telephone manners. Talk to you soon!

Rerun Tonight - Listen to Linda

To let both our listeners and ourselves catch up after Thanksgiving, we'll be replaying last week's interview with my co-host, Linda Godfrey, tonight over the air (and streaming). You can catch that show right now on Blog Talk Radio -- and stay tuned for a special, live call in show on BTR later this week. (Probably on Friday around the middle of the day.) Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

UFOs Over Earth

I just put two reviews of UFOs Over Earth up on Howls & Growls and my blog.

I like the show quite a lot, and if you've got it on your DVR, you should make sure to check it out.

If you didn't see it or pre-record it, keep an eye out for reruns -- especially of the Mexico episode.

-- SDS

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Uncanny Radio 001 - Rebroadcast on Blog Talk Radio

Since last night's BTR broadcast went well, I decided to re-schedule the 'cast of show 001 that got screwed up.

So, for those of you interested in Uncanny Radio's beginnings, or those of you who are Stan! fans, or those interested to hear what a "remixed" show (new music) will sound like, you can tune in momentarily and hear it "live" -- or check out the podcast/download later.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Stephen-D-Sullivan

I will be attempting to put up previous shows as I can, though it may be a while, since each show will have to be re-cut to include current music cues.

Thanks!

-- Steve "Manwolf" Sullivan

Addendum.

Here's a link to the show.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

BOB BEUTLICH - November 19 Guest

Join us for our conversation with Bob Beutlich, longtime member of the US Psychotronics Association. Bob believes that scientific instruments can amplify people's psychic abilities and improve psychic healing. You can hear the show at our BlogTalkRadio account:

Uncanny Radio at Blogtalk.


In the future, we hope to have links to the podcast available here and at the Uncanny Radio site. Stay tuned.

Addendum:

Here's a direct link to the Bob Show.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Uncanny Radio - New Podcast Home - Maybe

I've been experimenting with BlogTalkRadio, and I think I may have found a new home for the Uncanny Radio podcasts.  If I've done everything right, there should be a re-broadcast of the first UR show tonight at 10pm, Central time (11/15/08).  Here's a link to the new site:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Stephen-D-Sullivan


After the show broadcasts/podcasts live, it should be available in the archive as well.  And will hopefully stay there for as long as we want.

That's assuming I've done everything right.  Tune in and let me know if it worked.

If it works, our new segment - featuring Bob Beutlich -- should air next Wednesday night, 11-19-08 at 10pm central time (and then be archived automatically).

With luck, we'll even have the podcasts available on iTunes soon.  Stay tuned, and wish us luck!

(And if it doesn't work, I'll try it again tomorrow.)



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Khat 1 Repost

Well, y'all have probably noticed that ZShare still hasn't brought back the full, working podcast files. Linda and I are trying to figure out how to handle this. Likely we'll move to another podcast service. Someone suggested a possible one at the Vortex Conference last weekend, and we still have some other sites suggested in comments here, on the blog. But we haven't had time to check them out yet -- and we don't want what happened with ZShare happening again. (Ugh!)

Until then, to tide you over, (by popular request) I'm reposting the first Khat Hansen show.

Khat Hansen 1: Manwolf Attack

And, of course, Khat 2 is still working. (At least it was as I type this.)

Khat Hansen 2: Things with Wings

If things go as expected -- and God knows they haven't for this show lately -- Brad Steiger should rebroadcast this Wednesday, and then we'll be back with some new live shows after that. I met a couple of potential guests at the Vortex Conference, and hopefully we can get our schedules to mesh soon.

Thanks for hanging in with us!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Snake-Bit Radio

So, Linda and I are too busy to do a live show this week, and almost too busy to get the rerun show we want -- Brad Steiger -- on the air.

At the last minute, I manage to rush into the studio and get the show into the computer. And then, another in a series of recent set backs happens: the studio computer refuses to send the show up to go on the air.

After a fruitless half hour, I give up. The station engineers are going to have to fix this problem.

So, right now, if you're listening streaming, you're probably hearing Khat 2 -- which may be good since hearing that show has been problematic.

But Linda and I apologize anyway, though it's hardly our fault. The snakes seem to be biting right now.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Burlington Vortex Conference Review

Put a review of the BVC up on my blog: stephendsullivan.blogspot.com.

Find out how our experiences matched up.

Or find out what you missed.  Interested in a video?

Space for comments, too -- as always.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Steve "Manwolf" Sullivan at the Burlington Vortex Conference, October 31 - November 2, 2008

Heads up!  This coming weekend -- October 31 (Halloween!) through November 2 -- I will be attending the Burlington Vortex Conference in Burlington, Wisconsin.

(If you've been following my Tweets on Twitter, or watching the bar on the left of the Uncanny Radio blog or my regular blog, you probably already knew that.)

The conference is a fun-filled weekend of famous and interesting speakers, get-togethers, and spooky tours on many topics familiar to listeners of Uncanny Radio.  There are some very cool guests and events planned.

I'll be there selling and signing books, hanging out, chatting with friends and fans, and maybe help Mary Sutherland (Uncanny Radio guest and owner of the SciFi cafe) record all the cool presentations she's got lined up.

I can't tell you exactly where I'll be at what time, but I'll be wearing my Uncanny Radio t-shirt, and if you've checked my sites you probably have some idea of what I look like.

Hope to see you there!

-- Steve "Manwolf" Sullivan





Khat 2, again - Brad Steiger replay - Oct. 29, Nov. 5

Linda and Steve are wrapped up in Halloween-type appearances and other stuff. Because of that, and the ongoing SNAFU with the Khat 2 broadcast, we've decided to do reruns for the next two weeks.

October 29, Replay of the Khat 2 broadcast that was preempted last week. Hopefully, this time our fans who like streaming can catch up with it.

November 5, replay of our great, early interview with Brad Steiger. If you haven't heard this, you should do yourself a favor.

We'll be back on November 12, with new shows, and probably a review or two of the Vortex Conference as well.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Friend's Family in Need of Help

Everybody -

My friend David's sister-in-law is going through a terrible time in the Philippines.  The short version is that her newborn baby went through a month of ICU care before dying, leaving the grieving parents with huge medical bills plus funeral expenses, and now the hospital won't release the baby's body until the bills are paid.

You can read the longer version of the story on my blog by clicking this sentence.

Or you can see it on my home page www.stephendsullivan.com.

Or paste the URL below if the link doesn't work.

http://stephendsullivan.blogspot.com/2008/10/please-help-mother-recover-her-childs.html

I want to stress that these are REAL PEOPLE whom I know.  This is _not_ just another internet rumor.  The tragedy is real and the need immediate.

My friend has set up a special PayPal account to handle donations using this email:

banzaigirlmc@gmail.com

If many people can help in a small way, perhaps together we can ease the burden on the grieving parents.

Please pass the information along to those who might help.

Thank you so much for your time and care.

-- Steve Sullivan

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

KHAT HANSEN 2 "Things with Wings" - RELOADED

The best laid plans...

Well, one of our listeners reported that our rebroadcast of the Khat show tonight was actually preempted by a live sports broadcast. It would have been nice if the station had mentioned that -- another in a series of recent tough breaks for UR.

Additionally, though ZShare is up, our files (at least the recent one's I've checked) still seem to be down. They haven't responded to my emails about this.

So, the only quick and easy solution I could come up with was to repost the show. You can listen to it on the link below, though it should be active in the podcasts list and the old description as well.

Listen to Khat Hansen 2 RELOADED.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Still no ZShare - KHAT 2 REBROADCAST 10-22-08

ZShare seems to be back, but the podcasts aren't working. I'm hoping this will be resolved in the next day or so, but we have no leverage about it and nothing we can really do.

It's not only our stuff, but their whole site.

We will rebroadcast the show on Wednesday, 10/22/08, and hopefully the live streaming will work there.

Otherwise, we're open to suggestions for other, more-reliable free sites to put the shows up. (We can't have on-the-show ads and we have no budget for buying a podcast site.)

Sorry for the continuing trouble. We hope it will be resolved soon.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Podcasts Down - Hopefully Temporarily

Apparently, zShare, the site that hosts our podcasts is currently down because of technical difficulties.

At this moment, we have no idea what caused this, how long this will last, or if it will affect any of our library of shows. We hope not! Recently, the zShare site underwent an upgrade which made it easier to use. I wonder if perhaps some bug snuck into the programing at that time.

Sadly, there's nothing Linda or I (Steve) can do about this at the moment. Our only suggestion is to check back in the next day or so and see if it has returned.

Crossing your fingers couldn't hurt, either.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

KHAT HANSEN 2 "Things With Wings" - October 18 Guest

The second week of interviews with Khat Hansen takes another look at her frightening encounter with the manwolf (not Steve), what such creatures are, and where they come from. We also talk about "things with wings" including thunderbirds, mothmen, and other strange creatures.

Once more Khat entertains with her colorful stories drawn from her Choctaw heritage.

Check the listing below on the October 8th show for more info on Khat.

Listen to the podcast of Uncanny Radio 033.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

• BURLINGTON VORTEX CONFERENCE TICKET GIVEAWAY! •

Win one of five free day passes worth $55 each to the conference Oct. 31-Nov. 2 -- GO HERE for details on conference.

Please enter only once per person. Each entry must be mailed separately.

Answer each of the following questions and mail to:

Uncanny Radio, P.O. Box 702, Elkhorn WI 53121.

The first five received with correct answers will win. Be sure to include contact info so we can let you know you won, preferably e-mail or a self-addressed, stamped envelope for snail mail. Tickets will be picked up at the conference.

1. What free online novel did Steve "Manwolf" Sullivan write live during the 2008 Olympics?

2. Which book of Linda Godfrey's features a red cover?

3. Who was the guest on Uncanny's very first show?

KHAT HANSEN - October 8 & 15 Guest

Choctaw Creature legends, Manwolf attack,
Khat Hansen is an American Choctaw medicine woman or "soul eater,", an archaeologist with a degree in anthropology, and a designated teller of tribal stories. At the age of 12, she had a terrifying encounter with a vicious Manwolf in Oregon that has colored her life interests and choices ever since. She has also witnessed Bigfoot, or Shampe in Choctaw, and explains that there are several different types and describes their appearance, behavior and origins. She shares insights and stories not usually available to the public, and gives an eyewitness account that will leave listeners white-knuckled.

Visit her web page

Listen to the free webcast of Uncanny Radio 32,

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

MARY SUTHERLAND - October 1 Guest

We're talking underground tunnels & vortexes.

Mary Sutherland, owner and operator of Burlington Wisconsin's Sci-Fi Cafe and Earth Mysteries Museum, has been delving into the mysteries of the underground tunnel system that pervades the U.S., as well as the properties and functions of vortexes, time/space distortions that some believe are entrances to other dimensions. She believes the two phenomena are connected, and is sponsoring a Vortex Conference this Halloween weekend (2008) with a raft of noted speakers and local vortex and haunted woods tours. Learn what's right beneath our feet, and what may lurk there. Here's the Webcast.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

MARIE D. JONES - September 24 Guest

2013: Apocalypse or Heaven?

Marie D. Jones makes a fascinating return trip to Uncanny Radio with her new book, 2013: Envisioning the world after the events of 2012. After a fascinating overview of the Mayan, Cayce and other prophecies that have the world on a countdown to 2012, Marie Jones brings in a round-up of thoughtful speculation of whether the year will truly end the world...or fizzle in a Y2K-like anticlimax. How will things be better - or worse - and how can we prepare?

Marie is also the author of Psi-Science and Super-Volcano: the Catatostrophic Event that Changed the Course of Human History. See more about these and upcoming titles at mariedjones.com. Listen to her Web Cast.

Listen to the free webcast of Show 030 Marie D. Jones 2013.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

BART NUNNELLY - September 17 Encore

You just heard author and artist Bart Nunnelly discuss his new forthcoming book, "Inhumanoids." Now take time to revisit Bart's first Uncanny Radio broadcast on the topic of his first book, Mysterious Kentucky - a tome of interest to seekers of the strange from every state and country. .Nunnellywas born and raised in Kentucky, where he spent decades searching the bottom lands of the Bluegrass State for evidence of its unsolved mysteries. His wanderings have brought him face to face with such creatures as Bigfoot, water monsters, black panthers, out of place wolves and other mysterious cryptids including a Thunderbird in 1998 - something no other living researcher can presently claim. He currently resides in Henderson, Kentucky.

Book cover design by my good friend Michael Schwab

Hear free Web cast 008 Bart Nunnelly

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

DENNIS BOYER - September 10 Guest

Dennis talks about the secret meanings and uses of traditional Dutch hex signs and related issues.

No, those Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs you see on barns and homes are not just pretty pictures. Used for healing and other magical purposes in a way akin to native Shamanic practices worldwide, the images and symbols of hex signs date back to prehistoric Germanic tribes. The spiritual use of hex signs is part of Dennis Boyer's family heritage, and he is an active practitioner himself. Listen as he shares inside knowledge from his books, "Once Upon a Hex," that most modern Pennsylvania Dutch folk won't admit.

Dennis Boyer has also written the following books : Driftless Spirits --Ghosts of Southwest Wisconsin Giants in the land -- Legends and Folktales of Wisconsin Northern Frights -- A Supernatural Ecology of the Wisconsin Headwaters Great Wisconsin Taverns Prairie Whistles -- Tales of Midwest Railroading Gone Missing -- A Supernatural Tour of the Great lakes Snow on the Rails -- Short Stories of Heartland Railroading. He also co-edited with Justin Isherwood, A Place to Which We Belong, an anthology of land use essays. He is a frequent presenter and speaker at paranormal conferences, historical societies, community organizations, association conventions, and on public radio. When he is not traveling the Spirit Path, he lives with his family on a farm in Iowa County, Wisconsin. Visit his Web site OnceUponaHex.com.

Listen to UncannyRadio Dennis Boyer Web Cast.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

BARTON NUNNELY - September 3 Guest

"Inhumanoids," the new book by B.M. Nunnelly on the increasing variety of man-beast sightings worldwide.

Why are witnesses worldwide reporting such a variety of "humanoid" creatures? From mermen to Bigfoot, Man Bats to Lizard Men, Bart Nunnelly takes a hard look at the things being spotted in field, woods, and stream, and asks what they are and where they might be coming from. Manwolf and Linda even entice him into telling about his boyhood sighting of a sky portal similar to that seen at Skinwalker Ranch in Utah. Cryptid researcher and investigator .Nunnelly, a self taught writer and artist, was born and raised in Kentucky, where he spent decades searching the bottom lands of the Bluegrass State for evidence of its unsolved mysteries. His wanderings have brought him face to face with such creatures as Bigfoot, water monsters, black panthers, out of place wolves and other mysterious cryptids including a Thunderbird in 1998 - something no other living researcher can presently claim. He currently resides with his wife and son in Henderson, Kentucky. Web cast 028 B.M. Nunnelly

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Early Podcast - Don't Forget Nick!

As you can see below, we've put up next week's show early, due to the timely nature of it's information about exactly what went on in some phases of the GA Bigfoot Hoax.

Linda and I are sure you'll all enjoy that, but don't forget to check out the Nick Redfern interview, which is this week's regularly scheduled show. Nick, as always, is a great guest.

And don't forget to leave us comments and feedback on both. Enjoy!

J.C. JOHNSON - August 27 Guest

August 27 - With Early Webcast Aug. 21
Interview with J.C. Johnson on the Georgia Bigfoot Hoax

Radio host and investigator Johnson, a field associate of Tom Biscardi, talked to Uncanny Radio from the site of the Indiana location where the alleged "body" had been taken to thaw, with only about a foot of ice left. JC disclosed the horrendous animal parts found inside the Sasquatch costume and even in the rubber foot, and answered questions about the asserted measurements of the "creature" and other puzzling aspects of the case. Johnson is normally on field duty investigating creature incidents in the Western US, see the "Foursquare" Web site for more information and videos.

Listen to the GA Bigfoot podcast.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

NICK REDFERN - August 20 Guest

"There's Something in the Woods" with Nick Redfern. Texas-based British author and gonzo researcher Nick Redfern is one of those rare creatures; a researcher of cryptids who actually goes out in the field. His most recent book, "There's Something in the Woods," is the chronicle of his spine-tingling adventures in Great Britain and the U.S., and his show tonight will reveal secrets of crop-circle makers as well as discussion about his attempts to go where the monsters are, and what the true nature of many cryptid animals might be. Join us on this bi-continental quest for answers!

Redfern is the author of numerous books, including Three Men Seeking Monsters, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, Body Snatchers in the Desert and more. See all his books at nickredfern.com. Check out Nick's cryptoblog, There's Something in the Woods, and see the list of archived webcasts above for other Uncanny Radio interviews with Nick.

Podcast of Nick's August 20, 2008 show.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

ROSEMARY ELLEN GUILEY - August 13 Guest

Author and researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley discusses Shadow People, demons, and the strange effects of Frank's Box and otherworldly communication. Rosemary is one of foremost authorities on the paranormal and supernatural. With 32 books, 8 encyclopedias and hundreds of articles on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, she possesses an exceptional knowledge of the field. Her research includes first-hand field investigations of haunted places and sites of unexplained phenomena. Guiley makes numerous lecture and media appearances. She is a columnist for TAPS Paramagazine and an editor of FATE magazine, and serves on the board of directors of the Paranormal Source, Inc. Her website is www.visionaryliving.com. Listen to her on Uncanny Radio Webcast 025 with more on the Dundee Mt. Bigfoot on Beastwatch, and the MonsterQuest: Chupacabra show on Howls & Growls. 025 Webcast

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Brief TOD notes

Some brief notes on Tournament of Death, now that the competition has actually started.

I've got live updates of my work on the project going on at Twitter – a cool site that  allows you to get glimpses of the lives of your friends and interesting folks/projects — and am posting under the moniker "sdsullivan."  Sign up, add me to your watch list, and check it out.  You can see what part of the Olympics I'm watching and maybe deduce how it's working into my writing.

I'm having a great time creating characters for the tournament and using them to reveal information about the setting and world of TOD.  The story is set in the Blue Kingdoms, BTW, which some of you may be familiar with.  ;-)

To that end, I decided to label each character in the story when they have their own section or chapter — such as "Human Knight" or "Al Qiist Magician."  An easy and fun way to learn about the world, I hope.

And now is a great time to suggest characters you'd like to see created (or killed).  I hope to get another poll up on the TOD site today, too.  Did you vote in the one that's up now?

More soon.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

TONY WOIAK - August 6 Guest

It's summer and everyone is headed "up north." But if the hordes of tourists knew what the locals do about those dark woods and streams and Great Lakes shores, they might think twice about pitching their tent in a wilderness forest. Washburn Wisconsin writer, historian and filmmaker Tony Woiak discusses some of the creepy things to be found near Lake Superior on this edition of Uncanny Radio. The author of ten books on Midwestern and northern Wisconsin history, Woiak is currently making a film called I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie. He has contributed to Weird Wisconsin and Strange Wisconsin, and his parents were Manwolf witnesses.

024 Tony Woiak podcast.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Robert Damon Scheck - July 23 & 30 Guest


Robert Damon Schneck, one of our favorite guests. returns with a new show and then a remastered version of an old favorite. First up, on July 23, he talks to Manwolf and Linda about Jeane Dixon, psychic to presidents and stars. Find out about Jeanne's uncanny history -- and how much of it is really true.

Then, on a classic Uncanny Radio (show 005 - remastered for better clarity) airing July 30, 2008, enjoy a smattering of Robert's best stories, including one about a poltergeist that converted to Catholicism, Pedro the Mummified Tiny Person, an electric machine intended to be God, a US president's connection to a vampire ... and perhaps Bram Stoker, and a Wisconsin tale so creepy that it defies description. Can you figure out the horrible "curse" that caused the first recording of this show to be "accidentally" wiped out by station engineers?

Robert Damon Schneck, America's Historian of the Strange, is the author of The President's Vampire, Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America -- Anomalist Books 2005, Barnes & Noble 2007 -- as well as several books for young readers including Detective Notebook: Are You Psychic? He is freelance writer who contributes to Fate the Fortean Times and other magazines. Robert has carried out parapsychology experiments, participated in ghost hunts and visited odd places in search of stories. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, in an apartment full of books and silverfish eating the books. Friends describe him as a lovable, nocturnal, monomaniac.

Jeane Dixon Photo Courtesy of D.R. Shoop Photography, copyright 2008.

Program Note: During the 7/23 show, Steve mentions "Kreskin" as making outrageous predictions, none of which ever came true. In fact, the fake psychic Steve meant to name was Criswell. Kreskin, of course, is a justifiably famous mentalist and performer. Criswell was a "psychic" known both for his wild (and inaccurate) predictions and for his association with infamous film director Ed Wood. This mentalist mix-up explains why Manwolf's comment comparing Kreskin with Jeane Dixon met with resounding silence from both Steve's co-host and Robert. Sorry, Mr. Kreskin!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Working to Update My Site

Over the last week, I've been working behind the scenes to give my main site www.stephendsullivan.com a complete make-over, changing it to a more dynamic and easily updated site -- more like my blog, the Uncanny Radio blog, or Howls & Growls. The switch-over should take place fairly soon, though it will take a while for me to import all of the content from the old site (book links, interviews, etc.) to the new one. Keep checking back on my existing blogs for updates. Or why not subscribe to the blog feeds? It's easy. Just follow the subscription link on the blog page! That way, you'll be able to get all my ongoing news without looking for it.

More soon.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Werewolf of Chicago - Or Holy Hill?

I met this cool woman with a home-made werewolf costume at WizardWorld Chicago a few weeks back, and -- with the bearwolf interview this week -- this seemed a good time to share a picture or two.

You can find out more about this suit and how it was made at:

http://missmonster.deviantart.com/
http://missmonster.com/
http://missmonsterwerewolf.blogspot.com/

If you drop Melly -- the artist -- a line, let her know you heard about her and her work on the Uncanny Radio blog!

And be sure to tune in this week -- either live, streaming, or on the podcast -- to hear about the amazing sighting of the "bearwolf" by Steve Krueger. See the post about the Holy Hill sighting below.

STEVE KRUEGER - July 16 Guest

"Bearwolf" witness Steve Kreuger talks to Manwolf and Linda about his famous creature sighting near Holy Hill in Wisconsin. What did the creature look like? What actions did he take when he saw it? What was the police response? Krueger details all these things, plus a second strange sighting as well. Krueger becomes Uncanny Radio's first "witness" guest, as well as their second in-studio interview.

Krueger is a nationally syndicated "fishing and hunting" cartoonist with "Moose Lake." At the time of his encounter, he contracted with the Wisconsin DNR as a deer carcass remover. Our radio interview with him was filmed by a crew from the History Channel as we taped it, for airing next spring in a TV special on werewolves. Be sure to catch this treat!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

JIM GRAPEK - July 9 Guest

Jim Grapek, president and founder of Associated Producers, Inc., a full service multi-media production company, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Grapek has overseen the production of hundreds of diversified programs for business, government and broadcaster, and has most recently specialized in the health arena. Grapek also wrote, produced and directed the first martial arts program to ever air on the Discovery Channel. The highly rated "Secrets of the Warrior's Power" was hailed by Black Belt magazine as one of the best documentaries on Chinese Kung Fu ever produced. Grapek decided to become a producer ­ to create positive programs that could make a difference in people¹s lives. After a successful transition into the industry, including a year spent as president of the International Television Association in Washington, DC, Grapek finally opened his own company, Associated Producers, Inc. in 1986, to fulfill his dream.


Since then, through his work and his affiliation with the National Press Club, Grapek has been privy to spend time with, film, and glean wisdom from many of today's great luminaries ­ people spanning a wide range of perspectives, and far too many to list. They include such people as Oliver Stone and Robert Redford, Margaret Thatcher and many political leaders, world class scientists such as Drs. William Tiller, John Haglin, Russell Targ and David Peat, religious leaders from here and abroad, new age visionary thinkers such as Deepak Chopra, Greg Bradon, Dr. John Mack and Zecharia Sitchin, and many leaders in the fields of healing and conventional as well as complimentary medicines. Jim's website ­ which includes information on the upcoming IMAX film, is www.associatedproducer.com. Jim can be reached at jgrapek@earthlink.net . Click on this link for the podcastof this Uncanny radio show.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

PAUL D. ROBERTS - July 2 Guest

Ghost Writer, Investigator, & Demonologist, Paul Dale Roberts served in the US Army from 1973 to 1976 working with C.I.D. (Criminal Investigation Division), D.S.T. (Drug Suppression Team). From 1979 to 1986 he re-enlisted in the US Army, but this time with Military Intelligence as an Intelligence Analyst with the Photo Interpretation Center in Seoul, Korea. Later Paul became an OPFOR (Opposing Forces) Soviet Threat Instructor teaching elite troops like the Navy Seals, Army`s Special Forces, Army`s Airborne Rangers on how to use a variety of Soviet made weapons. Paul has also been involved with the entertainment industry as a professional dancer and doing dancing appearances in movies and commercials during the 70s and 80s. Paul is now involved in the promoting of aspiring writers and artists who are trying to break into animation and comic books through his website Jazma Online! In fact his 1996 comic book The Legendary Dark Silhouette is being prepared to be made into a movie by independent movie producer Howard Nash. The first internet ad for the movie can be seen here. Paul is a freelance writer and has written travel articles, comic book reviews, and paranormal stories on ghosts and UFOs. Paul was recently a guest on the X-Zone, a Canadian paranormal radio show, discussing the connection between Military Intelligence and UFOs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sullivan Wizardworld Booth

Stephen D. "Manwolf" Sullivan's booth at Wizardworld Chicago is #5910 in Artists Alley.  The convention runs from June 27-29, 2008, and is located in the O'Hare Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.  Stop by, see Steve's new books, and chat about the Blue Kingdoms or Uncanny Radio.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

MARIE D. JONES, Redux - June 25

The second part of our interview with Marie will air on June 25th. See her profile below and enjoy the show.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Steve "Manwolf" Sullivan at WizardWorld Chicago

I should be at WizardWorld Chicago for the entire convention at the end of next week.  (June 27-29, 2008).

I hope to have an artist alley table, though this hasn't been confirmed yet.  You should be able to find me under my own name, or possibly under Glasshouse Graphics or Phil Longmeir -- who will be in the spaces next to me.  (If everything goes according to plan.)

I will have books -- including preview copies of the brand-new Blue Kingdoms: Buxom Buccaneers -- for sale and a few other items. too.  With luck, I may even be sporting advance copies of the Uncanny Radio T-Shirt and Hat.

I hope to see lots of my friends and fans there!  I look forward to talking to everyone about my books, stories, comics, and -- of course -- Uncanny Radio.

-- Stephen D. Sullivan

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Of Rain and Reruns - June 18 Show

Y'all have probably heard about the bad weather and flooding out here in the past week. The good news is that Linda and I are fine, and the worst for us was some minor water in my cellar -- with nothing damaged.

There was a casualty, though; because of the weather/floods, Linda and I couldn't get into the studio in time to do our second interview with Marie. So, we're postponing that show one week. This week, we'll be airing the Chad Lewis interview, which -- although it made the podcast on time -- never actually aired on WBSD. (Radio station screw up. They happen sometimes.)

So, if you're streaming or listening live, you can enjoy that show for the first time on June 18. And, of course, it's still available as a podcast, too. Why not check it out if you haven't already.

Thanks for all your support and continuing good wishes.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MARIE D. JONES - June 11 & 25 Guest

Marie D. Jones has been involved with science, metaphysics and the paranormal in one way or another for most of her life, which led to a fascination with quantum physics and the writing of her popular and highly regarded book, PSIence: How New Discoveries In Quantum Physics and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena. Marie is also author of 2013: End of Days or a New Beginning ­ Envisioning the World After the Events of 2012, which features essays from some of today¹s leading thinkers and cutting edge researchers. She co-authored with her father, geophysicist Dr. John Savino, Supervolcano: The Catastrophic Event That Changed the Course of Human History.

She is a New Thought/Metaphysics minister and spiritual counselor with a background in Metaphysical Studies. She worked as a field investigator for MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) in Los Angeles and San Diego in the 1980s and 1990s and co-founded MUFON North County, and currently serves as a Consultant to ARPAST, the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team. Marie began her extensive writing career as a teenager writing movie and video reviews for a variety of national magazines, as well as short stories, including award-winning science fiction and speculative fiction for small press genre and literary magazines. She is now a widely published author with hundreds of credits to her name. Her first non-fiction book, Looking For God in All the Wrong Places, was chosen as the Best Spiritual/Religious Book of 2003 by the popular book review website, RebeccasReads.com, and the book made the Top Ten of 2003 list at MyShelf.com. Marie has also co-authored of over three-dozen inspirational books for Publications International/New Seasons, including 100 Most Fascinating People in the Bible, Life Changing Prayers, and God's Answers to Tough Questions.

She lives in San Marcos, California with her son, Max. PODCAST available July 11

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

CHAD LEWIS - June 4, 2008 Guest

Chad Lewis is an author and paranormal investigator based in Minneapolis, MN, who together with Terry Fisk hosts the Web site UnexplainedResearch.com. The pair also host the hugely successful Unexplained Conferences at sites around the Midwest. Lewis, who holds a Master's Degree in psychology and has traveled to Belize, Guatemala, Loch Ness, London, Romania and other places in search of vampires, chupacabras and other unknown entities, has now taken on a new kind of search. Spending hours poring over the archives of old newspapers, Lewis has found a treasure trove of the bizarre and gathered them into a series he calls "Hidden Headlines." Published so far are actual tales of wildmen, unusual characters, and unexplained phenomena from Wisconsin, Texas, New York and California. UncannyRadio will plumb the depths of Lewis' knowledge as we examine the what, how and why of Hidden Headlines.

017 Chad Lewis Podcast

What is it?

This mysterious photo was sent in by a reader. She saw the thing in an antiques store, but what is it? Linda and Steve discuss some possibilities in the Beastwatch segment of the show that airs on June 4, 2008. You can find that show with our guest Chad Lewis (017) in our podcasts.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Uncanny Books Reminder - Support Your Favorite Authors!

Just a reminder to all our fans, family, and friends to check out the latest books by me (Stephen D. Sullivan) and my partner in Uncanny Radio, Linda Godfrey.

You can find Linda's award-winning Strange Wisconsin at Amazon.com here.  Or go to her site to order her many other books.

You can get my latest creator-owned book, Zombies, Werewolves, & Unicorns at Amazon.com here.  Or from Amazon's CreateSpace outlet (which gives me a better royalty) here.

My collection of short stories Martian Knights & Other Tales includes a great Blue Kingdoms story and can be found at Amazon here or CreateSpace here.

You can also find some of my other work on the Walkabout Publishing site (along with great books from other authors).

Don't forget to review the books on Amazon once you've bought them!  And be sure to listen to Uncanny Radio live on WBSD on Wednesday nights from 8-9 (central time), or find our podcasts on our Uncanny World blog.  More books are coming from both of us soon.  Keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks for your support!

-- Steve Sullivan

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Podcast, Old Podcast

The new podcast featuring Edward Readicker-Henderson is up in the podcast links at left. I think our audience will be interested in his views on ghosts, bigfoot, elves, and the Loch Ness Monster -- among other things.

I've also reloaded the podcast of our 2nd show, featuring Nick Redfern (his first appearance) -- which had gone down, probably due to lack of downloads. (It being one of our oldest shows.)

Just as a reminder, the free service we use for podcasts only keeps the shows up if they continue to be downloaded. So, please check out the early shows and others you may have missed, just to help us keep them online. We know that the audio quality of the earliest shows isn't as good as the current ones (I've learned a lot about running the studio equipment since then), but they still have some great material and we're sure our audience will enjoy them.

Keep the comments coming and thanks for all your support!

EDWARD READICKER-HENDERSON - May 28 Guest


Edward Readicker-Henderson is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Traveler, Sierra, and Art & Antiques; other publication credits include AARP: The Magazine, Budget Travel, and -- despite his polar fleece aesthetic -- Modern Bride. He believes in ghosts, bigfoot, and even elves, but not the Loch Ness monster. Listen to the show and find out why.

In 2007
Best American Travel Writing honored Edward for "The Quietest Place on Earth," as well as "Uses for Dirty Underwear." In 2003, the book noted "Why You're Here Now," and the next year, he won a Lowell Thomas Award for "Under the Protection of the Cow Demon." He's also recipient of a Northern Lights Award, for the best magazine travel story on Canada, in 2007.

U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove remarked that his reflective style was "like watching a particularly elegant sleight-of-hand." The compliment was especially apt, since Edward can also juggle five balls and eat fire.

A book collecting his work,
Under the Protection of the Cow Demon is available from Walkabout Publishing and Amazon.com.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

JEN LAUER & DAVE SCHUMACHER - May 21 Guests

Dave Schumacher, Science & Technology Advisor for the Southern Wisconsin Paranormal Research Group is also head of the SWPRG¹s research wing known as the Anomalous Research Department. "As a result of my commitment to the field, I have investigated, researched, and documented hundreds of reports of ghosts and hauntings using a combined investigative and scientific approach. While with the Southern Wisconsin Paranormal Research Group, I developed and built the unique Direct Environmental Acquisition Data logging system (D.E.A.D.) to detect and record environmental changes that occur during paranormal activity. I have co-authored a book with Jennifer Lauer titled, Investigating the Haunted: ­ Ghost Hunting Taken to the Next Level.

Jennifer Lauer, Founder & Executive Director of the Southern Wisconsin Paranormal Research Group says, "I founded the SWPRG in 1999 and today it is considered to be one of the most respected, credible, and knowledgeable paranormal research organizations in the country. I've been interested in ghosts and the paranormal for as long as I can remember. In 2007 I co-authored a book with Dave Schumacher entitled, Investigating the Haunted: ­ Ghost Hunting Taken to the Next Level. The group was also cast in a new paranormal movie entitled, Ghosts of Door County produced by Spot Productions and Practical Illusions Television. The movie is slated for a June 2008 release. Recently the SWPRG has been deemed the "Professionals in the field of Paranormal Research and Investigation" and are being featured in a new monthly segment on the "Daybreak Morning Show" on WTVO Channel 17 in Rockford, IL. More information on the Southern Wisconsin Paranormal Research Group can be found at www.SWPRG.com.

Uncanny radio enjoyed having Jen & Dave in the studio so much, we postponed Howls & Growls this week so we could talk to them longer. Be sure to catch this fascinating, in-studio interview.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

NICK REDFERN - Sea Monsters - May 14 Guest

If you've listened to our May 7 show, you know that Nick Redfern is just too much for one episode -- especially when he's talking about sea and lake monsters. Last time, we barely got past Loch Ness, and that's just one lake in Scotland! What to do? There seemed only one solution: have Nick back the next week to talk about all the stuff we didn't have time for in the previous show.

That almost worked. Nick's stories about sea monsters (and hunting for sea and lake creatures), turned out to be so fascinating than even a second consecutive show couldn't contain all the cool stuff we wanted to talk about. So, I guess we'll have to have him back again soon. First, though, I think he deserves a couple of weeks off for performing above and beyond the Uncanny call of duty. Thanks, Nick! And, to the rest of you, be sure to leave comments on the blog and tell us how you like these shows. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

NICK REDFERN - Loch Ness - May 7 Guest

Uncanny Radio proudly presents a conversation with British (now Texas-based) author and former co-editor of Phenomena Magazine Nick Redfern . With summer coming it seemed a great time to talk about water monsters, and we begin by tossing around Nick's theories ... and experiences... at Loch Ness, Scotland.

Is the Loch Ness monster, or Nessie as it is best known, a flesh and blood animal or some sort of spirit water guardian? Is it possible to "conjure up" a water monster? Nick discusses his attempt to do so, along with sorting out many other theories about the creature's possible origins. It was impossible to cover the entire topic in 40 minutes, so we will be having Nick back again very soon for Water Monsters Part II.

Some of Nick's other books include Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, Body Snatchers in the Desert, and a new book coming out this summer titled "Something's in the Woods" based on his popular blog of the same name.


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Keep the Podcasts Alive!

Hey, Uncanny Fans, the service we're using to bring you free podcasts will only keep the shows up if they continue to be downloaded. So, if you haven't checked out all the shows, now might be a good time to catch up. Linda and I hope to keep all the shows available, but we need your help to do it! And remember, you can use the comment function on the blog to give us feedback. Let us know who are your favorite guests and who you want to hear more from. Next week, Nick Redfern makes his second appearance on the show, this time talking about Loch Ness. Give his first appearance a listen if you haven't already. Keep the podcasts alive!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

STEVE COOK - April 30 Guest

Steve Cook is a 27 year veteran of the radio industry and a freelance writer. In 1987, he deployed a lifelong interest in folklore creatures and ghost stories to create a song entitled "The Legend." The verses of the song spin the tale of a half-man, half-dog creature that roams the woods of northern Michigan, primarily in the seventh year of each decade. Originally intended as an April Fool's joke, the reaction to the song surprised everyone at the station. After it aired, calls began pouring in from people claiming to have seen a creature exactly like the one described in the song. So began a two-decade search for the real Michigan dogman - a search that has uncovered startling evidence that it may not be a myth. Some of that evidence is revealed for the first time in "The Legend - Legacy Edition," a CD/DVD set released that is part entertainment, part investigative journalism. Released by MindStage Productions, the Legacy Edition features the latest versions of "The Legend" and "The Sigma Story" songs, three chilling ghost stories, a music video, and "Encounters - The Evidence," an 18 minute documentary that offers expert analysis of several photographs and film that claim to show the Michigan dogman in the flesh (or fur - as it were). Proceeds from the sale of the Legacy Edition are donated to animal rescue groups in northern lower Michigan. For complete details about "The Legend" and the new Legacy Edition CD/DVD set, please visit http://www.michigan-dogman.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Unexplained Conference - Madison, WI 4-26-08

Friend of the show Noah Voss has organized the Unexplained Conference in Madison Wisconsin this weekend. There's a nice article about Noah and the show here. Linda will definitely be there, talking and signing her books, and (family schedule willing) I'll be making the trip as well. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

DAVID WALKS-AS-BEAR - April 23 Guest

In our next show, David Walks-As-Bear, author, Shawnee Nation member, and game warden discusses traditional Amerindian beliefs about shapeshifters and skinwalkers.

" I recently did an interview with a reporter from the Traverse City Business News. She was doing a story on the Michigan Dogman. My next Ely Stone novel, Witiku, the Shape Shifter, features this mysterious canine and as an elder Shawnee Indian, and she wanted to ask me questions pertaining to both of these things. One of her questions was about whether or not I think the Dogman is real or just a Native American legend... David Walks-As-Bear is a Kispoko Shawnee Indian. He is an author and syndicated newspaper columnist, living in Northwest Michigan and on the Big Island of Hawaii. Contact him at The White Lake Beacon: 231-894-5356 or visit his website at: www.Walks-As-Bear.com

Friday, April 11, 2008

JOHN RATELIFF - April 16 Guest

Probably the only Tolkien scholar to hail from Magnolia, Arkansas, John D. Rateliff moved to Wisconsin in 1981 in order to work with the Tolkien manuscripts at Marquette University, where he received what he likes to call 'a doctor's degree in fantasy' (his Ph.D. dissertation was on the work of Tolkien's great precursor, Lord Dunsany). He has been active in Tolkien scholarship for many years, helping to organize two major Tolkien conferences. While at Marquette, he assisted in the collation of their holdings with those that Christopher Tolkien was editing for volumes VI through IX of The History of Middle-earth series. In addition, in 1991 he joined TSR as a roleplaying games editor in 1991 and later worked for Wizards of the Coast as well as freelancing for companies like Green Ronin, White Wolf, and Guardians of Order. He has worked on three Tolkien rpgs over the years, one of which actually got published (Decipher's), and has edited or written many, many rpg projects in the last seventeen years, including co-editing the Third Edition D&D Player's Handbook and Dungeon Master's Guide and d20 Call of Cthulhu. He now lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three cats, only one of whom is named after a Great Old One.

His most recent project is The History of 'The Hobbit', an edition of the complete rough draft of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit with extensive commentary on Tolkien's sources and changes to the story, which has been published by HarperCollins in two volumes: Mr. Baggins (vol. I) and Return to Bag-End (vol. II).

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Nazca Correction

A sharp-eared listener has pointed out that in show 003 (with Mark Moran), I mentioned the Nazca lines as being in Chile.  That is, of course, incorrect.  The famous Nazca Lines are actually in Peru.  My apologies to all our Peruvian and South American fans.  Hopefully, any alien tourists trying to land at Nazca won't be confused by my error.

Friday, April 4, 2008

PHYLLIS GALDE - April 9 Guest



Phyllis Galde (Minnesota) has been an explorer of the strange and unknown since her youth. Throughout the course of her life, Galde has encountered a variety of paranormal and mystical experiences that have shaped her world view, including living in a haunted house and witnessing many paranormal occurrences. She is the author of Crystal Healing, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of FATE magazine, Publisher of Species Link Journal, and CEO of Galde Press, Inc. In her fascinating chat with Manwolf and Linda, Phyllis reveals many of her personal experiences such as encountering the ghost of her dead grandfather at a very young age, and explains how the staff chooses reader experiences for print in the magazine out of the hundreds they receive each month.

Bart's Podcast Up

Barton Nunnelly's podcast is finally up. Sorry for the delay. Chalk it up to a combination of hinky software and an overworked and overtired blogmaster. I'm also activating the ability for our fans to post comments to the episodes, both here and at the Howls & Growls blog. Enjoy. And play nice.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

BARTON M. NUNNELLY - April 2 Guest


Cryptid researcher and investigator B.M.Nunnelly, a self-taught writer and artist, was born and raised in Kentucky, where he spent decades searching the bottom lands of the Bluegrass State for evidence of its unsolved mysteries. His wanderings have brought him face to face with such creatures as Bigfoot, water monsters, black panthers, out of place wolves, and other mysterious cryptids including a Thunderbird in 1998 - something no other living researcher can presently claim. He currently resides with his wife and son in Henderson, Kentucky.

Monday, March 24, 2008

NOAH VOSS - March 26 Guest

Noah Voss runs three websites: GetGhostGear.com in which he has been selling paranormal investigating equipment world wide since 2001, UFOwisconsin.com where he regularly posts new reports on Wisconsin¹s UFO phenomena, and keeping the W-Files.com with all things odd since 1997. Beyond websites, Noah authored "UFO Wisconsin: A Progress Report," showcasing Wisconsin's Top Five UFO Hot Spots from detailed witness testimony and personal research.


Noah's endeavors into the paranormal fields have been included in such books as, Hidden Headlines of Wisconsin, Hunting the American Werewolf, Weird Wisconsin, Haunted Houses, Strange Wisconsin, The 13th Planet, Legend Tripping Wisconsin, Monsters and Milwaukee Ghosts. Noah has worked with such companies as the History Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, Triage Entertainment and Lions Gate Films on projects ranging from UFO documentaries to ABC 's Scariest Places on Earth.

Noah is a regular presenter and lecturer with the Unexplained Conferences, currently the longest running paranormal program of its kind in the World, and largest in America. Noah has also appeared in print and on international radio programs broadcast in over 40 countries, such as Wake Up America, A UFO Study, The Kevin Smith Show, and Wisconsin's very own Unexplained Radio Show. Noah has put a lot of his resources into traveling and takes great pleasure in seeing new places and learning about different cultures. Thus far he's traveled to all but four states in America, along the way-researching ghostly St. Augustine Florida, investigating the mysterious Winchester Mansion in California, haunted highways in Hawaii, looking for Bessie in Lake Erie, scanning for flying saucers on the summit of Mt. Saint Helens, werewolves in Wisconsin, ghosts of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay, the Historic Bullock Hotel of wild-west Deadwood, Voodoo in Jamaica, UFOs in Mexico, and searching for Sasquatch in British Columbia.

Monday, March 17, 2008

CHARLIE CARLSON - March 19 Guest

Charlie Carlson is the author of a dozen Florida books, big and small, and over 200 magazine and newspaper articles about Florida's past and folklore. He is a m past president of the Seminole County Florida Historical Society and serves on the advisory board of two museums. Known by his younger followers as Florida's Master of the Weird, Charlie has appeared in numerous television documentaries, including playing the role of Professor Charles Moorehouse in the Curse of the Blair Witch on the SciFi Channel and in Blockbuster's rental video, Stix and Stones. He is featured in a DVD titled The Hunt for the Devil and in several television documentaries related to unexplained phenomena and Florida history in addition to producing his own documentaries. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television talk shows across the country and in Florida, in addition to being featured in an equal number of newspapers and magazines. His current activity is producing and appearing in a one hour ghost hunt DVD, a production of Blue Heron International Pictures, titled "Henry Blackhart is Dead.". For more information contact: Dot Diehl or Kelly Roberts, PR agents weirdflorida@hotmail.com

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ROBERT DAMON SCHNECK - March 12 Guest

The curse of Robert Damon Schneck continues? First, our initial show with him was mysteriously wiped out by overzealous station staff before it was broadcast. Then, the week he was supposed to be on, the engineers forgot to upload the show -- so we got a rerun instead. Surely tonight would have gone on without a hitch, right? Wrong! While the show could be heard streaming (we believe), mysterious troubles with the transmitter kept the show from being heard locally over the air! Coincidence, or the curse of He Who Must Not Be Named (but whom Linda mentioned in the intro)?

Find out for yourself by listening to the podcast -- if you dare!

Robert Damon Schneck, America¹s Historian of the Strange, is the author of The President¹s Vampire, Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America Anomalist Books 2005, Barnes & Noble 2007) as well as several books for young readers including Detective Notebook: Are You Psychic? He is freelance writer who contributes to Fate the Fortean Times and other magazines. Robert has carried out parapsychology experiments, participated in ghost hunts and visited odd places in search of stories. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, in an apartment full of books and silverfish eating the books. Friends describe him as a loveable, nocturnal, monomaniac.

On Uncanny Radio, enjoy a smattering of Robert's best stories, including one about a poltergeist that converted to Catholicism, Pedro the Mummified Tiny Person, an electric machine intended to be God, a US president's connection to a vampire...and perhaps Bram Stoker, and a Wisconsin tale so creepy it defies description.

The God Machine: "October 1853, on a hilltop in Lynn, Massachusetts, a group assembled to create the New Messiah. They had not come to pray or to praise God: they were actually going to build Him out of metal and wood under the supervision of spirits." - Robert Damon Schneck

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

BRAD STEIGER - March 5 Guest

UncannyRadio is not just honored but thrilled out of our gourd to feature the premiere author on all things uncanny, Brad Steiger, as our inaugural guest on March 5. We will be talking about one of his eeriest books, SHADOW WORLD: True Encounters with Beings from the Darkside

Who inhabits the Shadow World? We're not just talking about spirits of the dead. And "friendly" is not a proper description of their character.

Having conducted research through five decades and across four continents, investigator Brad Steiger concludes that a richly populated Shadow World exists all around us. When it impinges on our ordinary plane of shared reality, this dark dimension is sometimes frightening, occasionally menacing, but always worthy of cautious exploration. Spirits of the dead are but one of the many types of beings that inhabit in the Shadow World. Others appear to be multidimensional beings, some of whom may be benign, while others seem to be cosmic tricksters or troublemakers bent on mischief. And unfortunately some of the beings that seem to have our best interests at heart may in fact have entered our world with the intention of possessing our bodies or capturing our souls.

Brad Steiger is the author of more than 160 books with over fifteen million copies in print. He is a frequent guest on a variety of television and radio programs.

The Curse of Schneck?

Careful listeners may have noticed a repeat of Uncanny Radio on the air last week. No, it wasn't snow (this time), nor were Linda and I carried off into the Unknown.  It was, in fact, what I've come to think of as the "Schneck Curse."  Twice we've had things go mysteriously wrong with shows featuring our guest Robert Damon Schneck.  First, the engineers managed to "lose" an entire show.  Poof!  Gone into the ether!  Then, last week, they managed to mysteriously not load the correct show into our programming block.  Why has this happened?  Perhaps it's because in both shows Robert and your humble hosts spoke of the "thing that must not be named" -- a character from Robert's book, The President's Vampire, who (legend says) will hunt you down if you so much as think of him.  Perhaps some things were not meant to be heard!  Tune in on Robert's newly scheduled air date, March 12, to see if we can overcome this strange new obstacle!

Gary Gygax RIP

The creator of Dungeons & Dragons, my friend, Gary Gygax died today.  You can read a longer piece about him on my personal blog.

I'm sorry that I won't get to interview him on the show, which I'd hoped to arrange in the coming weeks.  Mostly, though, my condolences go out to his family (who are all great people), and to the other folks who knew him.  He was a great guy.  Our thoughts are with those who loved him.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ROBERT DAMON SCHNECK - February 27 Guest

Robert Damon Schneck, America¹s Historian of the Strange, is the author of The President¹s Vampire, Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America Anomalist Books 2005, Barnes & Noble 2007) as well as several books for young readers including Detective Notebook: Are You Psychic? He is freelance writer who contributes to Fate the Fortean Times and other magazines. Robert has carried out parapsychology experiments, participated in ghost hunts and visited odd places in search of stories. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, in an apartment full of books and silverfish eating the books. Friends describe him as a loveable, nocturnal, monomaniac.

On Uncanny Radio, enjoy a smattering of Robert's best stories, including one about a poltergeist that converted to Catholicism, Pedro the Mummified Tiny Person, an electric machine intended to be God, a US president's connection to a vampire...and perhaps Bram Stoker, and a Wisconsin tale so creepy it defies description.

The God Machine: "October 1853, on a hilltop in Lynn, Massachusetts, a group assembled to create the New Messiah. They had not come to pray or to praise God: they were actually going to build Him out of metal and wood under the supervision of spirits." - Robert Damon Schneck

Saturday, February 23, 2008

PODCAST, ANYONE?

In case you hadn't noticed, Uncanny Radio podcasts are now available in the links at left. Expect a new podcast every week, shortly after the show airs on WBSD FM. Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

MARK MORAN - February 20 Guest

Take a trip on the Weird side with Uncanny Radio as we pick the eerie brains of Mark Moran of Weird US (in cap on right), who together with Mark Sceurman started the Weird New Jersey newsletter that morphed into the whole Weird series of books published by Barnes & Noble, the Weird US TV show on History Channel, a Weird US YouTube channel and much, much more. We will ask him about the ultimate Weird thing, his own experiences with Weirdness, and the best-kept Weird secret. A rare conversation with this man of many talents...not to be missed!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Testing the Podcast

We're testing our podcasting ability with this post.  If it works, the link below should take you to the download of the first part of our first show:

Stan Brown: Part 1

Drop Linda or Manwolf a line -- or post a comment -- and let us know how it works.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Nick was great - Blogging about the show

Our show with Nick Redfern went well last night.  We hope you caught it live on WBSD or streaming.  If you didn't, we hope to have podcasts available soon.

And if you're interested, I'm doing a bit of blogging about producing the show on my own blog.  And, of course, you can find more comments by me on Howls & Growls, too.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ready . . . Set . . . On Air with Nick Redfern

Everything worked out, and our Nick Redfern interview should be on the air as planned from 8-9 PM Central time tonight, Wednesday, February 13, 2008.

Listen live on www.wbsdfm.com -- tune in early and make sure your plug-ins are properly updated!  (You may have to use Internet Explorer.)  We hope to have podcasts of the first two shows available very shortly.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

NICK REDFERN - February 13 Guest

The weather is dodgy and the studio is overbooked, but assuming everything works out, we've got a great guest lined up.

Uncanny Radio proudly presents a conversation with British (now Texas-based) author and former co-editor of Phenomena Magazine Nick Redfern on our second show, February 13. We will be focusing on one of his latest books about an unidentified primate in Great Britain, Man Monkey.

I would buy Man-Monkey: In Search of the British Bigfoot, for the title and charming British place names alone: Grubstreet, Cannock Chase, and Shugborough Hall. Sounds like a landscape straight out of Harry Potter. But the hairy, apelike creature that has haunted this part of the British Isles since 1879 is anything but kid-stuff. Sightings that included a giant "chimpanzee", a large and hairy, upright bear, a werewolf-like "Moon Beast" and more became the targets of Redfern's five-year, on-site investigation. In the course of his work, Redfern scrounged up forgotten old files, interviewed dozens of witnesses, and quaffed endless flasks of tea in his hunt for the truth about this furry fiend. Redfern examines explanations from the natural to the Fortean, allowing that the ancient myth of the shape-shifting Kelpie just may play a part in these strange appearances.

Some of Nick's other ground-breaking books include Body Snatchers in the Desert, Three Men Seeking Monsters, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, A Covert Agenda, The FBI Files, Strange Secrets and Cosmic Crashes.

-- Check out our Guest List (at left) for more of our upcoming guests!

Stan! Comes Through in the Storm

One last special thanks (and his own post on the blog) to Stan Brown -- a.k.a. Stan! -- for helping us out and being our first guest amid last week's snowstorm "crisis."  Stan did a great job, and if you didn't hear him live, we hope to have a podcast of the show up in the very near future.  We also hope to have him back as a guest again very soon.  Thanks, Stan!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Uncanny Radio on the Air

Despite the great Weather-Controlled Snowstorm conspiracy, Uncanny Radio made its premier Broadcast on February 6, 2008 from 8-9 PM (Central time).  We'd like to thank our intrepid engineer, Dave, for braving the drifts to get the episode on the air.  We owe you one, buddy!  We'd also like to thank our special guest, Stan Brown (otherwise known as just Stan!), who recorded this "special edition" show with us beforehand, just in case.  Little did we know that we'd need that backup episode immediately!  Thanks, Stan!

Hopefully, those of you who couldn't catch the broadcast over the air heard it streaming on the internet over WBSD.  A few people reported trouble streaming, and we now believe that to get the stream to work properly you may have to use Internet Explorer (and download a simple add-on).  We're talking with the station about updating their streaming compatibilities, though we suspect this may be another conspiracy to keep UR out of the brainpans of eager listeners!

For those of you who missed the premier, we're hoping to have a podcast available soon.  Watch the Uncanny Radio blog for more info.

Thanks for listening, and we hope you'll join us next week when our guest is British bigfoot hunter Nick Redfern.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Uncanny Radio: Snowed Out, or Not Snowed Out?

Now's a great time to test your online streaming ability!

Tune in to live streaming on www.wbsdfm.com  from 8-9 tonight and see if the Special Emergency Edition of Uncanny Radio made it through the snow storm and onto the air.  Manwolf and Linda don't know for sure, but even if UR is not on, you'll hear some fine Adult Alternative Album music on WBSD.  And, with tonight's practice, you'll know what you have to do next week, when we go live!

Remember to check www.uncannyradio.com (and its companion blog) for our upcoming guests and features!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Uncanny Radio - Snow Alert

Linda and Steve (Manwolf) hope that the premier Uncanny Radio show will kickoff as planned tomorrow evening, Wednesday, February 6, 2008, from 8-9pm Central time.

However, the storm now moving through our area is expected to dump 12-18 inches of snow on us between now and airtime.  So it's entirely possible that no one will even be able to make it into the studio.  If we're lucky, production on our "backup" show (taped earlier) will be finished before the snow closes things down.  If that gets done, there will be a show, even if no one's in the studio.  If not....

Well, we'll all just have to tune in and find out what happens.  We didn't mean to generate this kind of suspense, but sometimes events intervene.  WBSD -- www.wbsdfm.com -- streaming live.  Thanks for your enthusiasm and support!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

OUR FIRST GUEST: BRAD STEIGER February 6, 2008

UncannyRadio is not just honored but thrilled out of our gourd to feature premiere author on all things uncanny, Brad Steiger, as our inaugural guest on February 6. We will be talking about one of his eeriest books, SHADOW WORLD: True Encounters with Beings from the Darkside

Who inhabits the Shadow World? We're not just talking about spirits of the dead. And "friendly" is not a proper

description of their character.

Having conducted research through five decades and across four continents, investigator Brad Steiger concludes that a richly populated Shadow World exists all around us. When it impinges on our ordinary plane of shared reality, this dark dimension is sometimes frightening, occasionally menacing, but always worthy of cautious exploration. Spirits of the dead are but one of the many types of beings that inhabit in the Shadow World. Others appear to be multidimensional beings, some of whom may be benign, while others seem to be cosmic tricksters or troublemakers bent on mischief. And unfortunately some of the beings that seem to have our best interests at heart may in fact have entered our world with the intention of possessing our bodies or capturing our souls.

Brad Steiger is the author of more than 160 books with over fifteen million copies in print. He is a frequent guest on a variety of television and radio programs.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Uncanny Radio Going Live

Uncanny Radio's first live broadcast is on the schedule for February 6, 2008 -- from 8-9 PM (Central Time).

Be sure to tune into WBSD radio -- or listen live via the web.  With luck, Linda and Manwolf (Steve) will even be taking calls.  Watch for more details and phone numbers soon.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Welcome to Uncanny Radio

Welcome to the Uncanny Radio blog -- the official home of Manwolf and Linda (and the Uncanny World). Uncanny radio can be heard every Wednesday night (starting February 6, 2008) on WBSD -- or tune in via internet for live streaming. Just click on the "Listen Live" button. In the future, Manwolf and Linda will cover all aspects of the strange and uncanny -- from UFOs to the Loch Ness monster to Unicorns to Werewolves (naturally).

Linda recently appeared on the American Werewolf episode of Monster Quest on the History Channel (January 23, 2008). Manwolf, in his guise as Stephen D. Sullivan, is the author of more than 30 books, including Zombies, Werewolves, & Unicorns available for purchase from Amazon.com or directly from Walkabout Publishing.

Look her and on our companion blog Manwolf's Howls & Growls -- featuring Steve's, er . . . Manwolf's well-reasoned opinions on the current crop of supernatural TV shows (and other items of interest).

Stay tuned for future developments!