Esther Cox - 2 - A Haunted Girl?

The Great Amherst Mystery is a notorious case of poltergeist activity which centered around then 18 year old Esther Cox of Amherst, Nova Scotia between 1878 and 1879.

Thanks to the various news reports and writings that still exist from the time, The Great Amherst Mystery is often cited as being the world's best documented case of it's type.  

In this episode, I will be joined by Laurie Glenn Norris (Author of Haunted Girl) who shares the results of her investigation into Esther Cox's life both before, during, and after the events of the Great Amherst Mystery. 

 

Nov 2017 production update, a spin off, and a candlelight vigil

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I'd like to share a brief production update, invite you to a public event, and fill you in on a new venture I'm really excited about.

In short...

-Things will slow down on Nighttime for Nov and Dec. I'm taking time to research and prepare upcoming episodes and as such will release only one episode a month untill the new year.

-A separate feed for those of you closely following my coverage of Emma Fillipoff's case now exists and will have additional content prepared specifically for listeners more than casually following along.

- a series of candlelight vigils will be held on Nov 28th to recognize the 5th anniversary of Emma's disappearance.

For anyone interested in Emma's case, please subscribe to Emma Fillipoff is missing.

Esther Cox - 1 - the Great Amherst Mystery

The Great Amherst Mystery is a notorious case of poltergeist activity which centered around then 18 year old Esther Cox of Amherst, Nova Scotia between 1878 and 1879.

Thanks to the various news reports and writings that still exist from the time, The Great Amherst Mystery is often cited as being the world's best documented case of it's type.  

In this episode, I will be joined by author and playwright Charlie Rhindress to share the almost unbelievable true story of Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery

 

 

Haunted Halifax - 2 - Black Rock Beach (with Steve Vernon)

Halifax's Black Rock Beach is home to many dog walkers, bike riders, and picnic enthusiasts, but the site's history is far darker then those casually strolling through may realize. 

A rock outcropping on Black Rock Beach was the site of one of Halifax's public gallows. Not only were many executed on the site, but their lifeless bodies were left hanging to serve as warning to incoming sailors. 

In this episode, I am again joined by past Nighttime guest and local horror storyteller Steve Vernon who shares his story The Piecemeal Ghost of Black Rock Beach

Emma Fillipoff - 7 - the Girl in the Photo

We’ve all heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words. 

In this episode, the power of a photograph will be put on full display. 

Our story begins when a photographer points his camera in the right direction at the right moment in time and by chance alone, captures an image that has set off a roller coaster ride of hope and despair.

Although the photograph may appear typical, it's story would change dramatically when it becomes suspected that the photograph includes Emma Fillipoff, captured by chance 2 years after she was last seen.

Live at HalCon - Podcasting 101

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On Sept 22 I was a panelist in Atlantic Canada's largest comic book/sci fi convention. The panel was called 'Podcasting 101' and was planned to be a q and a session with developed podcasters, and attended by those planning to start, or recently began podcasting. 

The panel included myself, Corey from Pete's Paranormal Chronicles, Taylor from Sickboy, and Joel from Citadel Cafe. 

Chris Rutkowski and the Canadian UFO Survey

Chris Rutkowski's involvement in the Canadian UFO phenomenon runs so deep many refer to him simply as "the Canadian UFO guy". During his 40+ years of UFO related research, he has authored many books and appeared as an subject expert in countless television and documentary specials, including Unsolved Mysteries. 

What makes his contribution so unique, is that rather than focusing specifically on individual cases he instead uses the many connections he has made to compile data on all UFO reports made in Canada. 

Since 1989, he has analyzed this data and released his finding in an annual report titled the "Canadian UFO Survey". 

To anyone who questions the UFO activity above Canada, Chris Rutkowski is in a great position to tell you what appears to be happening above us. 

Live in Somerville - Part 2 - featuring Lucien Greaves

On August 18th, 2017 I co-hosted a live podcast recording with Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstrani (of Missing Maura Murray / Crawlspace) at the Rockwell Theatre in Somerville, Mass. 

The event featured an interview with the controversial leader of The Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves

In this episode I share some behind the scenes details, and present a recording of the great night I shared with many of the show's listeners. 

 

Where is Mekayla Bali?

April 12, 2016, 16 year old Mekayla Bali failed to meet her ride home from her Yorkton, SK high school. It was then discovered Mekayla never attended classes that day, despite having been dropped off at the school earlier that morning. 

Over a year later, Mekayla has yet to be located and her family knows little more than they did that day. 

Investigators were able to build a timeline of her unusual activities that day, but the information contained only creates more questions... most notably where did she go after 1:45pm and why?

A timeline of Mekayla's last known whereabouts

Join the Let's Bring Mekayla Bali Home Facebook group

Live in Sommerville - Part 1 - Clearing the air with Crawlspace

On Aug 18th, 2017 I will join Tim and Lance of Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace for a live podcast recording and meet and greet at the Rockwell Theatre in Somerville. 

This bonus episode is released both to provide additional information on the event, but also to clear the air a bit after we received an unexpected amount of concern from the minority of listeners. 

Vote for me in 'Best of Halifax' here

Get tickets for the Somerville show here

Emma Fillipoff - 6 - Mika

In part 6 of The Night Time Podcast's series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, our focus will remain on those close to Emma leading up to her Nov 28, 2012 disappearance. 

This episode features a conversation with Emma's close friend and roommate Mika, with whom Emma shared an apartment with in the months prior to her disappearance. 

During our conversation, Mika provides a first hand account of Emma's behavior in the months leading up to her disappearance. 

The Murder of Pina Rizzi

While enjoying Montreal's night life with a close friend, 47 Year old hair stylist Pina Rizzi is invited to an after hours club by three men she had just met earlier in the evening. Despite her friend declining, Pina agrees to go with them. 

When Pina fails to return home the next day people were concerned. The worry quickly escalated to panic when reports of a partially burned body found in the area Pina had last been seen begin to circulate.

In this episode our topic will be the murder of Pina Rizzi, told via excerpts of my recent conversation with her neice, Halifax based journalist Christy Somos.

 

Sunray - 4 - Mike Kropveld, the Cult Whisperer

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In this episode,  a capstone will be applied to the series covering Kayla 'Sunray' Reid's unusual story by consulting with Mike Kropveld, the world renowned expert on cults, new religious movements, and related phenomenon.

Kropveld has been referred to as "the cult whisperer" and the name fits.

Mike Kropveld has been intimately involved in the topic of cults after a high profile personal experience in the late 70s. In the years since, both directly and through his nonprofit group Info-Cult, Mike has assisted countless members, former members and families  of those affected by the phenomenon.

During our conversation, Mike answers the many questions I have about the topic of cults and helps remove some of the mystery the surrounds this controversial and often misunderstood topic.

Sunray - 3 - Natureboy and the Rise of the Etherians

In the prior episode "The Rise of Natureboy" we heard Natureboy describe the life he lived prior to his spiritual awakening, as Bishop (a male model / stripper / salon owner). 

In this follow up episode, the story will continue from the point he decides to leave the United States.  

You can say hi to Natureboy on Youtube , Facebook , and instagram

A blogpost related to Natureboy's life as Bishop here

Sunray - 2 - The Rise of Natureboy

 

 

In the prior episode we heard from Sunray who described her decision to covertly leave Canada to join a Costa Rican based spiritual group. While her explanation provided a better perspective to view her role in this story, the questions I had surrounding the group's other prominent figure remained piled high.

Throughout the media's coverage of this event Natureboy was portrayed as a villainous cult leader who held control over a brainwashed Kayla. After watching his videos and researching his history, I quickly realized he was far more complicated than that.

Over the course of Two episodes I will use excerpts of my conversation with Natureboy and attempt to answer the big question I've been asking…

Who is Natureboy… and how does an American model turned stripper end up leading a religious group in Costa Rica?

In The Rise Of Natureboy, I will cover his life as Bishop, and end with his spiritual awakening as Natureboy. A follow up episode, Who in Natureboy will continue with his decision to leave the United States and lead up to the present day.  

You can say hi to Natureboy on Youtube , Facebook , and instagram

 

Sunray - 1 - Kayla Reid's Short, Strange Disapperance

When 20 year old Newfoundland resident Kayla Reid went missing, it was suspected that she had traveled from her home in Corner brook to the province's capital city of St John's.

Two weeks later, When she turned up on Youtube using the name Sunray in a video filmed far from the rocky shores of Newfoundland, the story changed from a missing persons case into something much more unique.

In the days that followed, the media would broadcast a back and forth battle between the people calling for Kayla's return and the Costa Rican religious group she now called her family.

In this episode, we will hear the timeline of this unique story and hear from Sunray who recently returned to Newfoundland.  

Say Hi to Kayla on Facebook and Instagram

The 1978 Clarenville UFO Sighting - Part 2 - Discussion with Alejandros Rojas and Martin Willis

In this follow up episode, the amazing details of the 1978 Clarenville, Newfoundland UFO Sighting will be discussed with fellow UFO enthusiasts. 

In the first segment, we will be joined by Alejandro Rojas (Openminds.tv editor) and Martin Willis (PodcastUFO host).

Concluding the episode, We will hear a brief clip from Chris Rutkowski (UFOlogy research) who will provide his thoughts on what Jim Blackwood may have seen that night.   

The 1978 Clarenville UFO Sighting - Part 1 - Jim Blackwood's Account

When Clarenville RCMP Constable Jim Blackwood responded to a report of an unusual object in the sky, he expected it to be the next in a series of recent reports all of which resulted in nothing more than a confused citizen describing a vague light.

However, When he arrived to the scene to find a group of mystified witnesses viewing the still clearly visible object with binoculars, he knew this report was unique.

The incredible events which unfolded during the roughly two hour long sighting would fuel both an international media whirlwind and a localized UFO craze.  

In this episode, the amazing details of the 1978 Clarenville, Newfoundland UFO sighting will be told via excerpts from a recent interview with the now retired Jim Blackwood.  

View documents related to this episode here

Emma Fillipoff - 5 - Mikaela

In part 5 of The Night Time Podcast's series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, our focus will remain on those close to Emma leading up to her Nov 28, 2012 disappearance. 

This episode features a conversation with Emma's life long friend Mikaela, with whom Emma shared an apartment upon her arrival in Victoria.

During our conversation, it becomes apparent that the warning signs of mental illness Ellen described in the prior episode had advanced to the point of becoming a cause for concern a year prior to her disappearance.     

This episode concludes with a discussion with Tim and Lance, hosts of the Missing Maura Murray Podcast. 

To assist in the search for Emma please join the Help Find Emma Facebook discussion group

My Bloody Valentine - 2 - Discussion with True Crime Garage

My Bloody Valentine is a 1981 horror film show in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. The film tells the story of a fictional mining community in which a group of towns people hold a Valentine's Day dance only to incur the vengeful wrath of a maniac in mining gear, proving the validity of a long whispered town legend. 

In this episode I will be joined by the hosts of True Crime Garage Nik and Captain to discuss the film, the horror genre, and their show True Crime Garage

This episode will conclude with a performance of 'The Ballad of Harry Warden' performed by Aaron Corbett. 

This episode include a companion blogpost in which I visit the outdoor sets used in the film.