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I am getting excited. My new podcast is inching closer to launch. I still don’t have an exact date, but maybe by the end of the week. I’m going into the studio today to record the first episode. After that it will all be about editing and getting it published. I’m just not sure how long that will take me. I’m a bit out of practice.
I’m calling the program, Mysteries, Magic, and the Supernatural, or MM&S. My plan is to look at popular weird topics, like, UFO and Crytpid sightings, Poltergeist activity, and other Paranormal events, and to look at them from a Biblical perspective. What? Yes, I believe they are real. And I believe the Bible has a lot to say about weird stuff like that. I’m going to use some of my own paranormal experiences to get the ball rolling.
I’m also going to show you some of the weird stuff that’s in the Bible. Christians have kind of hidden from these topics for way too long, or tried to ‘Spiritualize’ them in some way. But I believe if we look at this stuff honestly, it will all make sense.
Frankly, I’m taking a huge risk with this project. Many Christians will automatically think I’ve become a heretic, and will not hear me out. Many Unbelievers in either the Bible or the Supernatural will think I’m a religious nut, and not listen. But this subject matter was the basis for my doctorate, and I’m quite passionate about it. It will take several episodes for the pieces to begin to fit together, so I wonder whether listeners will stay with me long enough to make sense. I don’t know. But life is all about risks. If we live our lives in bubble wrap, we’ll never experience anything.
I can promise you this. Every story I tell, will be true. Whether it happened to me, or to someone else. Every Bible story I tell, will be accurate. The world we live in is mysterious, magical, and supernatural. And God is trying to tell you something by it all.
I will use this site as a place to announce new episodes. I’m going to use my personal Facebook Page for discussions. As the program grows, I’ll likely make a new FB page dedicated to it. I’m thinking very seriously about putting the episodes on YouTube. I’ve cleared out everything I had on one of my channels for this. I just don’t know whether it’s a good place to put podcasts anymore. YT is going crazy with adverts. It has become really annoying. Ads are one of the reasons I hate television. So I’m still trying to decide on that one. Do me a favor, email me and let me know whether or not you’d listen to a podcast on YouTube. I will be making it available pretty much everywhere else, including Stitcher, and I hope, Spotify.
Spoiler Alert: In the first episode, I will tell the story of my UFO encounter. In the next few episodes I will talk about personal interactions with demons, and shadow people. I will also talk about the Loch Ness Monster in the first 5 episodes. After all, I live less than 60 miles east of the Loch. So, if you have any stories or question related to those subjects, email me or write them in the comments.
Hey, if nothing else, maybe MM&S will give you something to do during lockdown. And you don’t even have to wear a mask. Have a great week, y’all.
It’s Halloween in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but unbeknownst to the residents of a small community on the outskirts of Iron Mountain, an unstoppable evil has appeared to ruin their holiday. The U.S. Army has arrived, and with the help of Doc Stone and his Mastiff, Tuck, they try and hunt the beast. Terror and death meet them. In the end, the only hope for Iron Mountain is a famous ancient sword, Doc’s ability to wield it, and Tuck’s courage. Welcome to fear. This is The Night of the Rougarou!
We moved several times when I was in Jr. High and High school. I couldn’t even begin to tell you the names of the roads we lived on during that time, except for one, Middlesex Drive. I remember it not because of the odd name, but because of a strange event that happened to me while we were there. Frankly, it changed me forever.
The house was brand new as were all the others in the neighborhood. Lexington was a fast growing city in the seventies and new houses were going up everywhere. Most of these new homes were split levels and split foyers. Ours was a split level. On the ground level were a single car garage, the kitchen, dining room and living room. Upstairs were three bedrooms and a bath. Below ground were a family room, an extra bedroom and the utility room that also contained a bath. My bedroom was below ground. Probably every teenage boy in the neighborhood had a below ground bedroom in those days, because we were not civilized. Our rooms smelled bad. Probably mostly to do with unwashed socks hiding under our beds. I know it didn’t have anything to do with unwashed bodies, because I took at least two showers every day. One before school in the morning and one in the evening. At least three days a week I took one in the afternoon at school after gym class as well. I hated the thought of smelling bad. I was terrified of smelling bad in front of, you know, girls.
We also played our music too loud. Apparently, 20th century parents weren’t keen of Black Oak Arkansas, The Edgar Winter Group, or even Elvis. They kept spinning in my room along with Elton John, the Bee Gees and a wide range of Southern Gospel Quartet music. I had a nice collection of Motown favorites like Marvin Gaye, and the Stylistics for variety. Man, my hair is growing back just thinking about it.
One of the features about downstairs living I liked best was the fact that I had my own entrance to the house. There was a door from my bedroom to the backyard. That was great because I had a white German Shepherd, Rajah. I could easily sneak him into the room, not that I would ever do a thing like that! Anyway, after we were done playing, I could open the door and let Rajah out. He would stare in the back door for a while, then lay down and sleep right outside. It was comforting for me to know my big dog was right outside.
One summer evening, August, to be precise, I was listening to the radio late on a Tuesday night. I kept it low enough not to disturb my parents or sisters upstairs. Rajah lay outside my door. The radio was tuned to WKYT radio as it pretty much always was.
The time was ticking away, well past midnight. It was dark out. Because there were no houses behind us, just a corn field, the back of our neighborhood was always particularly dark. There were lots of stars lighting the sky, but no moon that night. Whenever there was no moon, the darkness of the cornfield was particularly creepy. I was glad Rajah was out there. I was thinking about letting him inside when it all happened.
First, the radio stopped. It just shut off mid song. So did the clock. At first I assumed it was a breaker. Then I saw Rajah. He was sitting up just outside the door with his eyes fixed on the sky. He was frozen like a statue. I called to him. He didn’t move a muscle.
I got up and looked out at the sky. All I saw were stars. Then one star began to move, but instead of moving across the sky, it moved towards me. It began like a white pin prick and grew larger as it moved closer. In just a few seconds it was as big as a full moon and lit up the back field. But it wasn’t done. It kept coming closer until it was in our back yard. Technically, it was in the corn field, but very close to the yard. It was very large and very bright. The thing just sat there pulsating and watching me.
I did what any 16 year old would do. I jumped back in bed and hid under the covers. There was a hum coming from the orb, but that was the only sound in the night. There were no dogs barking. There weren’t even any insects or frogs doing their usual serenading of the darkness. It was terrifying.
I don’t know how long I stayed under the covers. Probably around 10 minutes. By that time it was getting pretty hot under there and the oxygen was pretty stale. I was trying to decide what to do when I sensed a slight change in the brightness, so I pulled my head out from under the blanket. The craft was now moving off. It flashed once, then slowly but steadily retreated the way it came until is was just a tiny pin prick, then disappeared.
The moment it was gone, the radio came back on. Rajah shook and turned to face me. I got up and let him in. He whined and lay down by the bed. I let him sleep there the rest of the night. I didn’t sleep much. I kept watching the sky, afraid the thing would return.
The next morning I said nothing to my sisters. Neither of them have ever said they saw anything. Eventually, like a year later, I told my parents. They never saw anything. My dad poo pooed it. My mom stayed quiet. She was open to anything.
On the school bus, and at school, nobody saw or heard a thing. It was like I was the only witness to the event. And that made no sense to me.
In order for you to fully understand my discomfort, you should be aware that even back then I was a Christian, and did not believe in men from outer space. I was convinced we were the only inhabited planet in the universe. There were no grays or lizard people. But what I had experienced was real. And it shook me to my core.
Those were days before the internet so Google wasn’t an option. I was forced to go to the library and go through the card catalogue with a fine tooth comb. I did that at my school library and at the public one, checking out everything I could find on UFOs, encounters, the Bible, and anything else I could find.
Eventually, I found a book written in 1972 by an Australian Christian Writer, Clifford Wilson, called, Crash Go The Chariots. It was a response to Erich Von Daniken’s, “Chariots of the Gods”. I don’t remember much about the text of the book, but Wilson seemed to answer most of my doubts. He set me on a path that I still walk. These days, I call UFOs, and most other supernatural events. Demonic Practical Jokes. They are designed to trick us and to cause us to take our eyes off of God and His message to us.
For example; the teaching that every single person has brought back from a kidnapping encounter with ‘aliens’ is a denial of the Gospel’s core teaching. What’s also true is the message is almost exactly the same as from those who have near death experiences. What a coincidence.
Now this episode is getting a bit long in the tooth, but as I unfold these stories to you, I’ll also unpack what I think is happening. For now just let this thought sink in. I believe that UFOs, The Loch Ness Monster, Dogmen, and even ghosts, are ‘real’. I believe they are trans dimensional and enter our dimension with evil intent. I believe that’s why they can do things that seem so odd to us. Because we are used to our 3 dimensions.
Yes, there are loads of hoaxes. But there are too many serious stories that cannot be discounted or disproved. We must take them seriously.
For now, think on those things. I’ll be back soon with more.