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Oct 14, 2023


In this episode, Patrick reviews a few vintage books on parapsychology and Extra-Sensory Perception (ESP), shares the spooky family stories inspired by a recent mediumship reading, and interviews longtime listener/friend/librarian Susan Davy on why you need to check out Uncanny. Uncanny, produced by Danny Robins, is an incredibly popular podcast/book/TV series from the BBC. Visit for more info.

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In this episode:

Intro :00

About today’s episode! :51

Inspired by past guest and parapsychologist, Dr. Callum Cooper, Patrick recently read two books on parapsychology, and wanted to share his thoughts. The two books are Parapsychology: The Controversial Science (1991) by Richard S. Broughton, Ph. D. and Extra-Sensory Perception After Sixty Years: A Critical Appraisal of the Research in Extra-Sensory Perception (1940) by J.G. Pratt, J.B. Rhine, Burke M. Smith, and Charles E. Stuart. Next up is the even earlier groundbreaking book, Extra-Sensory Perception (1934) by J.B. Rhine. 1:43

Patrick recently had a mediumship reading from Jen Piwowarski, a listener who is also a budding new medium. This reading inspired some interesting stories that Patrick wanted to share with you. 6:44

The cake stand and a shattered glass: The poltergeist activity that Patrick’s Great Aunt remembers from a time when he was still in the womb. 7:37

A spooky and sad story from Patrick’s Great Grandma’s old farmhouse. True? Embellished? The tale has passed through the family over the years. 9:02

Pour the tea for Patrick’s conversation with longtime listener, librarian, and friend of the podcast, Susan Davy! 12:23

Susan was one of the very first listeners to call in and use the show’s hotline! Did you know the show has a hotline? It’s 1-775-583-5563. 13:23

Susan recently introduced Patrick to Danny Robins and the Uncanny. It’s a book (Into the Uncanny: A Real-Life Investigation Into the Paranormal), a  podcast (Uncanny), and as of this week, if you live in the UK, a new television show (Uncanny). 15:32

Susan Davy is a librarian by trade, and here’s her pitch as to why Danny’s work and the Uncanny is something you need to check out! 17:06

The audience is allowed to contribute to the cases in the Uncanny. Plus Room 611 and #BloodyHellKen. 21:00

For American’s in particular, you’ll be excited to learn that these stories aren’t from the same old haunted locations. They’re all new to us! 23:43

Danny Robins, a writer by trade, isn’t afraid to be funny, and he podcasts from a shed. 25:55

There are two years of episodes to binge if you’re just getting started! 28:26

In most episodes, Danny features at least two experts to discuss the week’s story. One is usually more on the skeptic side (often Ciarán O’Keeffe), and the other tends to be more open to believing. Evelyn Hollow is one of the experts often featured, and Patrick has reached out to her for an interview. By the way, he’s reached out to Danny Robins’ team as well. He’s gotten a response and hopes to be able to schedule an interview soon! 28:50

The Uncanny TV series just dropped on BBC Two in the UK! 31:30

UncannyCon! 33:01

Next up! Susan shares several of her own paranormal experiences, beginning with a frightening McDonalds trip that has caused her to avoid a particular bend in the road ever since! She later did research and found that reports of seeing that same apparition go back to at least 1878! 34:25

Susan describes the apparition, which reminds Patrick of an incredibly real dream from several years ago, in which he was gifted the experience of seeing a glowing apparition. 39:02

“Your Highness”, a funny paranormal experience. 45:30

What’s your favorite dessert? (Shoutout to Anne and Renata!) 47:40

When you’re having a GREAT hair day! “I just heard, in my right ear, a mixture of what I will say is ‘ha ha ha’ and a belch.” 51:33

A bowing, servant ghost. 54:15

Go to the library! Read a book such as This House is Haunted: The True Story of the Enfield Poltergeist by Guy Lyon Playfair, Is There An Afterlife?: A Comprehensive Overview of the Evidence by David Fontana, or The Scole Experiment: Scientific Evidence for Life After Death by Grant and Jane Solomon. 56:12

Outro 59:28

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:00:46


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