Welcome to the 3rd annual Halloween episode, Episode 26. This time around we pay tribute to Harry Houdini who left this mortal coil on Halloween back in 1926. In addition to the stupefying feats of conjuring and illusion he was best known for, Houdini spent 30 years exhaustively researching spiritualism and the paranormal. Sitting with and studying the techniques of the best known mediums of the day, and ultimately being unconvinced that the were capable of their grandiose claims.
Next we take a look at electro-magnetic fields as they relate to investigating the paranormal. Looking at the reality of what the fields are, and the leap of faith required to draw some of the conclusions that investigators seem to draw from them. Aside from that there is just a whole lot of music.
Tunes this time out from the likes of…
1. PESSARY (1:05)
2. DECEASED (4:23)
3. GOTHICA (9:38)
4. THE PROTAGONIST (18:26)
5. MERCYFUL FATE (23:44)
6. NIGHTMARE LODGE (28:36)
7. BENESTROPHE (32:14)
8. THE ROHAN THEATRE BAND (46:44)
9. STEROID MAXIMUS (51:47)
10. DEATHSPELL OMEGA (55:30)
11. HOCICO (60:00)
12. THE ACCUSED (66:45)
13. THE BLEEDING LIGHT (67:54)
14. MEGAPTERA (76:45)
15. BAUHAUS (83:30)
Professor Gruntsplatter’s Spookatorium 026
ACTS 17:16-33>>16Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. >> 17Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. >> 18Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. >> 19And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? >> 20For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. >> 21(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) >> 22Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. >> 23For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. >> 24God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; >> 25Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; >> 26And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; >> 27That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: >> 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. >> 29Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. >> 30And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: >> 31Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. >> 32And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. >> 33So Paul departed from among them. >>>Mark 16:14-19>14 Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they[b] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” >Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand> >19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.[c]
Rather than copy/paste the small section of the bible that [complete nutzo moron] Randy Furco left out, I'll keep it simple and speak my mind: After almost a year of dead static… is it too much to ask you to break the radio silence with a new Halloween show!? Spookatorium rules!