Guest Linda Myers - Psychic Medium and Paranormal Investigator

I met Linda Myers at the 2016 Oregon Ghost Conference.  We soon became fast friends with a dear kinship.  Linda is truly one of the most genuine psychic mediums and paranormal researchers out there.  It was an honor to have her as a guest on Haunted Voices Radio.

During the episode, Linda discussed one aspect that is not only imperative to our field, but one that is often overlooked: developing one’s intuition first before commencing supernatural exploration. She studied at the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment and quickly learned many avenues to developing intuition, such as using Zener cards and journaling.

Linda teaches paranormal bootcamp classes at conferences, such as the Oregon Ghost Conference and the Port Gamble Ghost Conference.  One question she always gets by attendees is, “What is the best piece of equipment to use and what should I do first?” She lets her students know that fostering one’s own innate psychic senses is extremely important before partaking in investigation of the unknown.   There is no such thing as a “ghost detector.”  Thus, there is no such thing as a best gadget either but rather our own bodies and their senses.

Some people solely rely on what science and their equipment tells them.  Those that do this are selling themselves short.  It should be the other way around – let your body and its senses dictate the route of the investigation and blending that in with scientific research. 

Along with the San Diego Paranormal Research Society, I also teach local courses on paranormal investigation and research and get the same common question as Linda.  My answer is identical to Linda’s.  Ali Schreiber and I co-host our “Spirits of the Adobe” tours at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe in Vista, California.  We’ve been hosting these events since 2011.  As with our courses, we also reiterate the importance of blending our body’s senses with scientific approaches in paranormal investigation.

These are just some of the compelling topics that Todd and I discussed with Linda.  To hear the full episode, please visit http://www.wltkdb.com or https://wltkdb.podbean.com/

Nicole

Guest Brenda Ganske - Horrifying History Podcast

The mere thought of cannibalism may invoke sheer curiosity in some and pure disgust in others, or a little bit of both.  Both archaeological and genetic evidence prove that cannibalism has been practiced for hundreds of thousands of years - as far back as 600,000 years.   

Cannibalism is essentially the consuming of human flesh by other humans.  In Spanish, it translates to Caribales or Canibales for the Carib peoples - a West Indies tribe notorious for the act. 

In times of needed survival, eating another human's flesh may not be nearly as feared but more of a mandatory necessity.   Then, there are those stories of lore that point to people engaging in this horrific phenomenon for other horrific reasons.  

Insert Brenda Ganske of her Horrifying History podcast, where she elaborates on the often untold and hidden accounts of people chowing down on human meat.  Yes, you will hear some hair-raising tales about cannibalism, including stories from the Donner Party, one relating to Moby Dick and many others.  Yes, I am not kidding.  

We have one requirement before listening: make sure you've eaten! 

You can listen to the episode at https://wltkdb.com/ondemandaudio or via the many audio listening platforms.  

 

 

Episode 1: Back to Basics - Recording Methods

Welcome to Haunted Voices Radio's "Back to Basics" monthly series where Todd and Nicole delve back to the foundation of paranormal investigation and research.  

EPISODE 1:  RECORDING METHODS - Listen to the episode at https://www.wltkdb.com/index.php/en/past-shows/haunted-voices

1. Analog vs digital recording - which is better and why?

- Why analog recording can be more beneficial than digital

- How to transfer data from an analog recorder to a computer

2. Setting up an EVP (electronic voice phenomena session) session - things to know

- talking method versus walking method

3. EVP session protocols

- procedures that need to be adopted for all recording sessions