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

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