Join us on December 18th as we speak with Jefferson Davis – No, not THAT Jefferson Davis… This one is an author, historian, paranormal investigator, world traveler, and more!
Tune in at 7:00 pm Pacific, 9:00 pm Central, 10:00 pm Eastern!
About Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis has lived in the Peculiar World for most of his life. As a boy, he decided to become an archaeologist and investigate the odd and unusual after watching the original Mummy movie with Boris Karloff.
For many years, Jeff worked in the woods of Pacific Northwest’s Cascade Mountains, the home of Bigfoot. Jeff has encountered many peculiar things while traveling around the world, visiting England, Italy, Bosnia, South Korea, Japan, and Southwest Asia.
Jeff has written, edited, or contributed to over a dozen books, including military history and the paranormal. Some of his books include Weird Washington and Weird Oregon. He has been a guest on Coast to Coast AM, Haunted History, Ghost Adventures, and The Dead Files.
Jeff Davis was born in Vancouver, Washington and grew up in the Army, so to speak. Jeff’s father was stationed at the Vancouver Barracks and Jeff grew up playing in and around the barracks. This led to his interest in a military career. This competed with his other interests, ghosts, mythology, and archaeology, which began when he spent many evenings watching old horror movies, such as the original Mummy with Boris Karloff.
Ghosts and Critters Career
Jeff was interested in the paranormal since childhood, but because of job and military commitments, was limited to short investigations and research projects. However, in the late 1990s, during a lull in work and military assignments, Jeff published his first book, Ghosts and Strange Critters of the Pacific Northwest. He wrote this book, and his later manuscripts with a focus on the historical context of hauntings, the who, what, where, and WHY a location might be haunted. Because of his anthropology background, and a natural suspicion of the government, Jeff was also interested in mysteries and conspiracy theories, strange animals, and forgotten facts. He included those in his books as well.
Jeff has written, edited, or contributed to over a dozen books on military history, and the paranormal. Some of these books include, Weird Washington, Weird Oregon, A Haunted Tour Guide to the Pacific Northwest, Ghosts, Critters and Sacred Place of Washington and Oregon, Volumes I – III, and many others. He has been a guest on Coast to Coast AM; and, the History Channel series, Haunted History. Jeff has also been a four-time guest expert on the Travel Channel show, The Dead Files, and two-time guest on Ghost Adventures.
Television Show Appearances
Haunted History was a UFA/Cafe Productions series exploring the supernatural. The American version of the show also debuted in 1998 (as a special) with the same premise of exploring the world to investigate the “haunted history” of reportedly haunted locations. Jeff was the historical consultant and witness for the episode, Northwest.
Haunted History: [Pacific] Northwest, Season 2, Episode 3, air date 2 March 2001.
White Eagle Saloon (Tavern), Albina, Portland, Oregon
Manresa Castle Hotel, Port Townsend, Washington
The Underground, Seattle, Washington
Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Washington
Heceta Head Lighthouse, Heceta House Bed & Breakfast, Yachats, Oregon
The Dead Files is an American paranormal television series that premiered on September 23, 2011 on Travel Channel. The program features psychic medium, Amy Allan, and former NYPD homicide detective, Steve DiSchiavi, as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted.
The Dead Files Episodes
Final Curtain Call: Season 2, Episode 5, air date 18 May 2012. Amy and Steve travel to Vancouver, Washington to investigate reports of frightening paranormal activity at the historic Victorian-era Slocum House Theater, which was the oldest community theater in the area. Amy discovers secrets hiding in the dark corners that include the spirits of children and the ghost of Laura Slocum inhabits the theater, especially when children visitors are present. Jeff was a historic witness/consultant for this episode.
House of Mirrors: Season 6, Episode 3, air date 9 May 2015. Amy and Steve head to Oregon when a man calls desperate for help due to bizarre activity in his home, his partner and son are also victims of the more malevolent activity that occurs in the home. Steve’s research details the past events that had occurred on the land where the property currently sits and Amy’s walk involves sinister entities referred to as “Tricksters” whom seem to have a diabolical purpose for the residents. Jeff was a historic expert for this episode.
The Whispering: Season 7, Episode 12, air date 18 June 2016. Steve and Amy investigate a woman’s claims that the activity in her Concrete, WA, home will kill her. Steve unearths the genocide of a local Indian tribe, while Amy encounters a powerful energy barrier constructed by the dead. Jeff was a historic expert for this episode.
While the Children Sleep: Season 8, Episode 7, air date 5 August 2017. A mother claims malicious paranormal activity is directed at her children and elderly mother. Steve learns of a deadly explosion that killed nearly a dozen people, and Amy encounters a vengeful murder victim. Jeff was a historic expert for this episode.
Ghost Adventures is an American television series about the paranormal that premiered on October 17, 2008, on Travel Channel. Produced by MY-Tupelo Entertainment, the program follows ghost hunters (Zak Bagans, Nick Groff (until season 10), and Aaron Goodwin) as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted. The show is introduced and narrated by Zak Bagans.
Ghost Adventures Episodes
During Season 16, on all four Saturdays of October, 2018, the Ghost Adventures show aired a four-part mini series filmed in and around Astoria, Oregon. Behind the scenes, Jeff helped located venues and witnesses for each episode. He appeared in two of the episodes as a historic consultant.
Graveyard of the Pacific: Commander’s House: Located in Warrenton, Oregon, aired 20 October 2018. Zak and the crew continue their investigation of the Graveyard of the Pacific at a former military installation near Astoria, Oregon, that’s haunted by a tragic past and home to an aggressive entity.
Graveyard of the Pacific: Cape Disappointment: Located in Ilwaco, Washington, aired 27 October 2018. Zak and the crew conclude their investigation of the Graveyard of the Pacific with a visit to Washington State, where they explore a lighthouse that bore witness to some of the most tragic shipwrecks on the Pacific Coast.
While still in high school, Jeff joined the US Army Reserves and spent 32 years in the US Army and Army Reserves. He started off as a private in the infantry and went on to serve three years on active duty. He spent 18 months in Italy, where he helped guard nuclear weapons and the other 18 months at Ft. Lewis, WA, where he served with the 9th Infantry Division. While there, his less pleasant job was as the gunner of a 90mm recoilless rifle. After his three-year hitch, Jeff went to college, went through ROTC, and received a commission along with his Bachelor’s degree.
Jeff ‘branched’ military intelligence and served with several units in the National Guard and Army Reserves. He went on overseas training missions to Japan and Korea, and eventually was mobilized and sent to Bosnia. In Bosnia, he served as a Civil Affairs officer. His most worthwhile duty was organizing a troop of soldiers who volunteered to put on puppet shows for Bosnian orphans in their off-duty hours.
After Bosnia, Jeff received assignments as a military historian. After September 11th, he was mobilized twice as a military historian. He spent most of this time in Southwest Asia and Florida. His duties included conducting interviews with Special Operations forces and writing reports on their actions. After his mobilizations, Jeff became historian for the 104th Division, of the Army Reserves, and unofficial army historian for the Vancouver Barracks. He eventually retired with the rank of Major after 32 years of military service.
Archaeology and Historic Preservation Career
Jeff received a BS in Anthropology from Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon. Between Army and Army Reserve work, Jeff worked for several years as an archaeologist. He worked at the Mt. St. Helen’s National Volcanic Monument, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mt. Hood National Forest, Umatilla National Forest, and Boise National Forest.
In the 1990s, Jeff lived in England for nearly a year while he studied archaeology at the University of Sheffield. He eventually received a MA in Archaeology and Prehistory, after completing his thesis on the Vikings in Greenland.
Following his several mobilizations during the global war on terrorism, Jeff did not return to archaeology as a full-time job. Instead, he concentrated on the military history and heritage of the Vancouver Barracks and the Pacific Northwest. He and others formed the Vancouver Barracks Military Association (VBMA). Jeff combines his love of military history, the Vancouver Barracks, and the paranormal by giving regular Spirit Tours of the Vancouver Barracks.
Books on the Paranormal
Ghosts and Strange Critters of Washington and Oregon, Norseman Ventures Publishing
Ghosts Critters and Sacred Places of Washington and Oregon I (Revised) Norseman Ventures Publishing
Ghosts Critters and Sacred Places of Washington and Oregon II Norseman Ventures Publishing
Ghosts Critters and Sacred Places of Washington and Oregon III Norseman Ventures Publishing
Haunted Tour Guide to the Pacific Northwest, with Janine Davis (Revised) Norseman Ventures Publishing
Portland Rose City Ghosts Volume I Norseman Ventures Publishing
Vancouver USA Ghosts, Volume I Norseman Ventures Publishing
Weird England, Sterling Publishing. Jeff contributed two stories to this book.
Weird Hauntings, I contributed three stories to this book.
Weird Oregon, Sterling Publishing. Jeff co-authored this book, which mixes the unique history of Oregon State with its oddities, and significant people places and things.
Weird Washington, Sterling Publishing. Jeff wrote nine (9) of the 12 chapters in this book, of true stories of the odd, unusual, and unique heritage of Washington State. I focused on many places with archaeological and historic appeal. The Washington State Librarian recommended it for educators teaching introductory classes in Washington State History.
Archaeology and History Books
1995, A Macrobotanical Analysis of the Remains from the Middens of the Norse Greenland Farm Complex of Sandnes (v51) Unpublished master’s thesis, submitted to the University of Sheffield, UK. This document was a mix of historic research using translated documents, archaeological reports, as well as laboratory analysis to try to find what happened to the Norse settlers who disappeared from Greenland in the Middle Ages
1995, Nothing in Hell…The Story of the 104th Division Timberwolves in World War II. Unpublished manuscript, submitted to the Commander, 104th Division, Vancouver Barracks, WA, January 1996.
2011, History of the 75th Division 1943 – 2012 (Revised). Jeff was the principal author of several chapters detailing the history of this US Army unit, and edited chapters from the previous edition.
2014, Custer’s Other Brother-in-Law, the Fred Calhoun Log Book. (Editor) This is a copy of a 19th century book kept by Lieutenant Frederick Calhoun. He was stationed at the Vancouver Barracks for several years. It includes a bio of Calhoun, and overview of his life and times.
(In progress)- Custer’s Niece, the Household Account Book of Emma Reed Calhoun. This book is an annotated copy 19th century account book kept by Mrs. Frederick Calhoun. She was G. A. Custer’s niece, and married Calhoun after the Battle of Little Bighorn. She and her husband were stationed at the Vancouver Barracks for several years. It includes an overview of her life and in what was the western frontier.
This Thanksgiving Eve, we thought we’d keep it light, fun and simple as so many will be gearing up for a delightful, or not, family and/or friends celebration, with the following day being a maelstrom of frantic shoppers looking for ‘the deal of the century’.
Horror maven Kim Douthit has agreed to join in the shenanigans and talk about some of her favorite holiday horror movies and chime in on our hosts’ lists as well..
So please join us in either of the chat areas and possibly engage in a game of ‘stump the horror experts’ too. It promises to be a ghastly good time!
A few of the movies that will probably be talked about:
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
A young boy named Pietari (Onni Tommila) and his friend Juuso (Ilmari Järvenpää) think a secret mountain drilling project near their home in northern Finland has uncovered the tomb of Santa Claus. However, this a monstrous, evil Santa, much unlike the cheery St. Nick of legend.
As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb’s friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is.
Note: The film has a 2006 remake and a re-imagining for 2019.
A Christmas Horror Story
Not even Santa Claus is safe from the evil that descends on Bailey Downs, a small town that is suddenly plagued with malevolent spirits, zombie elves and Krampus — the anti-Santa Claus.
These are just a few that will be covered. Join us for a more complete guide!
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Please tune in – chat too if you like – when Wendy talks to her friend, Annwyn Avalon, about Water Witchcraft, the book, incorporating her dancing into her rituals, tools, altars, and more!
A Bit about Annwyn Avalon: Annwyn Avalon is a witch, priestess, and the founder of Triskele Rose, an Avalonian witchcraft tradition. She has devoted her life to the study of art, witchcraft, and magic. She has a BFA in sculpture and a BA in anthropology and has completed her Reiki Master teacher training and studied herbalism and Middle Eastern folk and esoteric dancing. Annwyn writes the Patheos.com blog, The Water Witch, and is an award-winning, internationally known dancer with a repertoire of water and mermaid themed belly dance performances.
An accessible in-depth guide to Celtic water lore, including spells, rituals, water spirits, and merfolk
Let Annwyn Avalon, a practicing water witch herself, take you into the world of water magic. The water magic and lore in this book focuses on the Celtic tradition, but draws on other water magic traditions as well, and features rainwater, as well as lakes, rivers, oceans, canals, swamps, and other watery locations, together with the folk and magical customs that have been and are still practiced at these places. The book teaches the reader how to set up a water altar at home, how to connect with water spirits, and how to gather or create water witch tools. Readers are encouraged to visit local water sites but will also find an abundance of material to perform at home. Included are practical examples, visualizations, and exercises so any reader can start to take up spell work and establish their spiritual connection to water.
On October 23, 2019, Mystic Moon Cafe will interview author and witch, Lucy Cavendish, all the way from Australia. Tune in at 10 PM ET for the in-depth interview!
About Lucy Cavendish
My name is Lucy Cavendish and I’m an author and Witch. Or, an Author and witch… I love nature, the ocean, animals and people, in an everchanging and jumbled order, and I love exploring ancient places all over this amazing world, stargazing, developing new ways to do traditional Witchcraft, day-and-night dreaming, catching waves, finding very old trees to chat to and meeting lovely people and sharing cups of Lady Grey tea with good friends. I adore books, open fireplaces, the ocean, magick, kindness, laughter, beauty and creativity, and yes, my family and friends.
I live in a few places at once, most of the time – mostly between the far, far, far south coast of NSW and far far northern NSW with a menagerie made up of my artist son who is changing the world, an environmental builder who I adore, red and black dogs, herb gardens, surfboards and way too many books and crystals and special thingies I’ve collected from all around the world. I practise magick, surf and write (nearly) every day.
Lucy Cavendish’s compassionate blessings bring hope, inspiration, understanding, and encouragement. Most of all, they offer a deep sense of belonging, the comfort of being seen, the reminder that you are a cherished and most precious being. For every one of life’s gateways, for all the joyful moments, and the challenges, there is a blessing to ignite your soul’s luminous, loving light once again.
Jane Starr Weils’ exquisite illustrations provide a unique feast of devotional treasures that will restore your spirit to the sacred, every day.
The Mermaid’s Mirror Journal
Created by renowned author and witch Lucy Cavendish, this deluxe illustrated journal is full of profound wisdom about the element of water and the energy of the mermaids. Through it, you can gaze deep into the magickal mirror of the mermaids and truly begin to explore your feelings, understand your relationships, heal your memories, and celebrate your happiness, freedom and purpose, all with the blessings of beautiful mermaids. You’ll also find countless quotes from poets and dreamers, writers and explorers, all of whom have had mysterious contact or an inspirational connection with mermaids.
This deluxe soft cover journal features 220 pages of cream-coloured premium quality wood-free paper, with a combination of lined and unlined pages to accommodate all facets of your self-expression―you may like to write, doodle, paint or draw. 44 full-page, color artwork reproductions by Lucy Cavendish to inspire your creative expression.
Book Of Shadows & Light
Created by renowned author and witch Lucy Cavendish, this deluxe illustrated journal is full of profound and magickal wisdom about the lunar cycles, the Wheel of the Year, and the time-honoured traditions of witchcraft. A Book of Shadows and Light is your own sacred journal. For hundreds of years, wise ones, magicians, witches and lightworkers of all kinds have kept personal journals in which they have recorded their soul-questing. Be it through meditation, inner exploration, mystic adventure, spiritual travels, magickal manifestation or blessed spellcrafting and casting, the uncovering of each individual enchanted path is full of unique wisdom.
Now you can join these magickal practitioners in the quest to realise your soul’s energy as it is meant to manifest within the world. Through many inspired quotes and musings, Lucy imparts her extraordinary experience and knowledge to assist you in connecting with your divine wisdom, self-knowledge and natural gifts of intuition.
The night before Halloween, Wendy and June interview Pete Orbea about Port Gamble’s famous haunts and his psychic readings. Tune in on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 at 10 PM ET for the full scoop.
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About Pete Orbea
Pete Orbea works in the historic town of Port Gamble. He leads ghost walks and special investigations and coordinates the Port Gamble Ghost Conference. This has provided the opportunity to develop his skills for communicating with spirits and investigating the paranormal.
Pete became interested in the paranormal when he was 7 after witnessing two Native American warriors appear and vanish while on a road trip in northern Arizona. His interest piqued again during college while working at the Egyptian Theater in Boise, ID, a hotspot for paranormal activity.
While living in Port Gamble and getting to know others with similar interests, Pete felt at home in the haunted historic town. After joining the Olympic Peninsula Paranormal Society in 2013, he started to realize that he could speak with spirits.
He’s also very proud to be a member of the Extended Research Team of PRI (Paranormal Research & Investigations) as a Researcher/Investigator. Currently, Pete helps people through psychic readings and investigations in Kitsap County.
A three day conference (Nov. 8-Nov. 10, 2019) with classes, panel discussions, tours and investigations of the paranormal in Port Gamble, WA.
Investigations are $10/ea (Walker-Ames/Masonic Lodge $20, Limit 16 people per investigation time slot). Tickets may be purchased online, or at the Conference Registrations Table during conference hours and will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Classes are $15/ea. Tickets may be purchased online, or at the Conference Registration Table during conference hours.
Daytime activities including speakers and most classes will be held at The Point Casino & Hotel. For conference questions, call Port Gamble Weddings & Events at 360-297-8074.
We will be speaking with the Wise and Irreverent Rune Woman, Ingrid Kincaid! The discussion will include Ingrid’s recently released book ‘Lost Teachings of the Runes: Northern Mysteries and the Wheel of Life’, and then see what other mischief we can get up to!
Tune in on Wednesday, October 9th at 10 PM E/9 PM C!
About Ingrid Kincaid
Known as the Rune Woman, Ingrid Kincaid is a born storyteller whose style of writing is a mixture of poetry and prose that is fueled by curiosity, sourced in wisdom and irreverence and woven around questions that beg to be answered. Ingrid lives life as an adventure. Her travels are both imaginary and real. She is an educator and workshop facilitator with over 40 years of experience. In addition to runes and Northern mysteries, she teaches courses in women’s wisdom and creativity, traveling throughout the United States and Europe.
Lost Teachings of the Runes: Northern Mysteries and the Wheel of Life
Lost Teachings of the Runes is an unexpected adventure into the hidden meanings and profound lessons held in these simple markings that are the signatures of ancient beings.
Lost Teachings of the Runes invites the reader to journey to the realms of past and future that exist hidden beyond the horizon and beneath our feet. Using an engaging blend of stories, meditations, and ancestral knowing, author Ingrid Kincaid explores Northern Mysteries from the center of the Wheel of Life. Kincaid demonstrates ways the Wheel can be used to connect ancient wisdom with modern life, and offers tools and teachings that may be used on a daily basis to enable readers to reclaim their personal power.
Lost Teachings of the Runes presents a life-affirming, death-honoring approach that returns the runes to a place of balance, to light and dark, to order and chaos, and to the roots and branches of the world tree.
In this show Roman Delgado will guide us on a journey into the world of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing. We will speak of this Ancient Spiritual Practice and gain an understanding of Soul Level Illness. We will be ranging from Power and Soul Loss to the Evil Eye and many things in between. Be prepared to understand energy hygiene and human interactions in new and useful ways!
We will also briefly touch upon Dia De Los Muertos – Day of the Dead, as the season is upon us.
Now, I’m no expert in any of these things, but I know what I enjoy. Research and Learning are at the top of my list. I will be delving into one aspect of Magic, Witchcraft, Folklore, Myth and/or Legend in each article. So, if you are so inclined, join me on this journey of discovery!
About Roman Delgado
Roman is a practitioner of Brujeria, Southern Conjure and Shamanic Healing. He grew up surrounded by magic and magical practitioners with his family in Mexico. Through his cultural upbringing he has gained a unique understanding of the ailments of the soul and the magical ways of healing them.