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Feb 21, 2020


DeAnna Simpson and author Joni Mayhan join Patrick to discuss their new book, The Hanover Haunting: The DeAnna Simpson Story. The true story, which takes place in a home made popular by an episode of the Travel Channel's The Dead Files, chronicles 12 years of frightening paranormal activity. Visit for more info. 


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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro 1:04

However you listen to the show, have you subscribed? And are you a member of the Big Seance Parlor on Facebook? You should be! 1:48

Pouring the tea! Today Patrick is drinking “The Healer” tea by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals. 2:58

Please welcome Joni Mayhan back to the parlor. She was last here in Episode 120. Joni brings guest, DeAnna Simpson, to tell her haunting story. 5:05

A local Fox News Station first covered the haunting in DeAnna’s home, prompting a lot of attention and a string of investigations by several paranormal teams and TV programs. 6:28

After bringing several paranormal teams and personalities into the house, DeAnna was blown away by the validation of the activity going on in her home. 9:05

For years, DeAnna’s husband was not a believer and refused to acknowledge the hauntings in their home. Then one day that changed. 10:07

DeAnna was targeted by the spirits in the house, and she was isolated from her husband and family. 13:20

The dreams. PLUS Amy Allan from Travel Channel’s The Dead Files. 14:30

Trapped! DeAnna’s terrifying experience of being lured to a basement closet. 20:30

Hearing from Joni about the process of gathering and telling DeAnna’s stories. 25:40

This episode of The Big Seance Podcast is sponsored by Nuwati Herbals - “Herbal Remedies from Mother Earth.” Visit and use the code BIGSEANCE to receive 15% off your Nuwati Herbals order as a THANK YOU! 27:28

Why didn’t DeAnna and her husband just move? 29:15

Christiana, the protector. 31:20

Poltergeist? Recently A&E’s revamped Ghost Hunters series with Grant Wilson visited the home. It was a controversial reveal. 32:12

Does DeAnna regret inviting so many paranormal groups and personalities into their home? 35:26

A new outlook! 39:10

PTSD and Mental Health 43:03

The book and where to find it! 50:00

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 51:15

Outro 53:10


For more on Joni and The Hanover Haunting

Joni's previous interview here on the Big Seance Podcast

Hanover Haunting: The DeAnna Simpson Story on Amazon

Hanover Haunting: The DeAnna Simpson Story on Facebook

Joni Mayhan on Facebook

Twitter: @Joni_Mayhan


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