Please join the Mystic Moon Café hosts as we welcome the highly talented and prolific Troy Taylor to our show for an informative, creative and fun conversation!
Tune on Wednesday, March 31st at 10 PM Eastern/7 PM Pacific!
About Troy Taylor
Troy Taylor is the author of more than 130 books on ghosts, hauntings, true crime, the unexplained, and the supernatural in America, including The Devil Came to St. Louis, the true story of Roland Doe and the 1949 Exorcism. He is also the founder of American Hauntings Ink, which offers books, ghost tours, events, and weekend excursions.
Troy was born in Illinois and raised in the Midwest and began his writing career in 1994. Over the years, he has created nearly a dozen different ghost tours and founded the Haunted America Conference, the first event of its kind in the United States. In addition to writing and appearing at public and private events to speak about the unexplained, he has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs, in documentaries, and in one feature film.
We have a great show tonight as we speak with Kansas City storyteller, historian, and haunted guide, Becky Ray!
We will go ‘Live’ right here on our Facebook page:
7:00PM Pacific, 9:00PM Central, 10:00PM Eastern
Becky Ray is a writer, researcher, and guide for American Hauntings. By day she works as a librarian, and by night she has been actively investigating the unknown for over 35 years. She earned her BA in speech/theater with a minor in journalism from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After college, she lived in California for several years before relocating to the Kansas City area in 1997.
Kansas City Hauntings: History and Mysteries of the Paris of the Plains is her first book. https://www.ghostsagogo.com/book KANSAS CITY HAUNTINGSHISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE PARIS OF THE PLAINS BY BECKY RAY
Founded on the confluence of two rivers, Kansas City is a place of history, mystery,legend, and lore. The city helped settle the West as the gateway to the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, and when the railroads arrived, it was considered the Crossroads of the Country. During the Civil War, the Missouri-Kansas border became the first battlefield in the bloody conflict. The Kansas City Stockyards put the city on the national map, as did the horrific massacre at Union Station, Kansas City jazz, and the crime and corruption of the Pendergast era and the years of Prohibition. With all that history, is it any wonder that Kansas City is one of the most haunted cities in America? Take a trip back in time to the early days of the city and discover how the events of the past created the hauntings that still linger in Kansas City today. Go behind the scenes of the most spirited places in the region with author Becky Ray as she reveals a colorful collection of favorite haunts, stories you’ve never heard before, and takes you behind locked doors for the true stories behind some of your favorite local haunts! You’ll be shocked and terrified by historical tales of crime and murder with lurid stories of gangsters, killers, thieves, and cold-blooded murderers that haunt the stories of the Bobby Greenlease Kidnapping, the Union Station Massacre, Kansas City Strangler, the Bridge Murder Case, the Prospect Corridor Killer, and more! Then search for the phantoms of the Savoy Hotel, the Muehlebach, Hotel President, the Folly Theater, Power and Light Building, Epperson House, Sauer Castle, and even journey out beyond the city borders to the Belvoir Winery and Inn, Vaile Mansion, Elms Hotel and Spa, Glore Psychiatric Museum, and much more! Part history book, part true crime thriller, and part ghost book, this volume is sure to have you looking over your shoulder as you turn the pages at night!
Join us “Live” as we have experienced -and at least somewhat respected (hehe) – paranormal professionals on to discuss hot para-topics of all flavors!
TUNE IN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14th AT 10 PM E/7 PM P
Among the ‘pros’ will be Michael Merle of Paranormal Roadtrippers, Ross Allison of A.G.H.O.S.T. and Spooked in Seattle, Michael Taylor & Madysen Schmidt of Creepshow Paranormal, and June and Jake from Mystic Moon Cafe! We may get a few others from other parts of the country!
Wendy will be there, too, as more moderator/host/referee.. heehee!
Mystic Moon Café hosts bring a variety of guests to talk about paranormal phenomenon, cryptozoology, ghost hunting, favorite authors on many topics – fiction, conspiracy theory, and fact, featured music artists, and more!
Tune In: Wednesday, October 7th at 10 PM Eastern/7 PM Pacific
About Nick Redfern
Nick Redfern is a full-time author and journalist specializing in a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, UFO sightings, government conspiracies, alien abductions and paranormal phenomena. He writes regularly for the London Daily Express newspaper, Fortean Times, Fate, and UFO Magazine. His previous books include Three Men Seeking Monsters, Strange Secrets, Cosmic Crashes, and The FBI Files. Among his many exploits, Redfern has investigated reports of lake monsters in Scotland, vampires in Puerto Rico, werewolves in England, aliens in Mexico, and sea serpents in the United States. Redfern travels and lectures extensively around the world. Originally from England, he currently lives in Dallas, Texas.
About The Martians – Evidence Of Life On The Red Planet
“The Martians opens a door into a possibility that most would reject as impossible. But Nick Redfern in this provocative and exciting book makes a startling case for there being life on Mars—and, in fact, for the whole history of Mars being very, very different from what we have supposed. A wonderful adventure and a very exciting story!”
—Whitley Strieber, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Communion
The Martians is an in-depth study of the theory that Mars was once a world that teemed with life. Perhaps, even, life not too dissimilar to ours. Incredibly, the Martians may still be there. Alive. The questions that this book asks and answers include the following:
What kind of society did the Martians have? What caused their world to become harsh and desertlike? Did global warming or nuclear war ensure the extinction of the Martians? Are Martian artifacts strewn about the surface, just waiting to be found by the likes of NASA? Has NASA already found such evidence, but chosen to withhold such monumental finds from the public and the media? Could some form of the Martians still exist, deeply below the surface of the planet, in secure installations that allow them to ensure their civilization continues? What do we know about the Martian environment, its atmosphere, and its landscape?
The Martians explores the CIA’s top-secret search for the Martians, multiple photos of strange anomalies, and the latest revelations about the environment and water on Mars. And most tantalizing of all: Did an ailing Martian race come to Earth in past eons and were they confused with gods? The questions concerning life on Mars—then and now—are many. The answers are astounding.
Mystic Moon Café hosts bring a variety of guests to talk about paranormal phenomenon, cryptozoology, ghost hunting, favorite authors on many topics – fiction, conspiracy theory, and fact, featured music artists, and more!
Author and teacher, Miss Aida was born into a Cuban family who practiced Santeria, Palo, and Brujeria. The practice of magic has always been a part of her life. Miss Aida is a natural born medium and a Hoodoo practitioner, in addition to having received many initiations in Santeria and Palo. She is a registered nurse and a proud United States Air Force veteran. Miss Aida holds a Master’s of Science degree in Health Services Administration. A renowned authority on Hoodoo, she is available for workshops, seminars, media presentations, as well as private psychic readings.
Banish Negative Energy andWard Off Unpleasant People
Magical tips and techniques for keeping negative people and harmful forces at bay so you can take control of your destiny and live your best life. Does your house feel a little wonky? Is someone giving you the evil eye? Are you just having a run of bad luck or have you been cursed? Miss Aida answers all these questions and more. In Hoodoo Cleansing and Protection Magic, Miss Aida offers sound, practical advice for all sorts of dicey situations, large and small. The book is filled with rituals, spells, and Miss Aida’s own personal magical formulas for removing negative energies, breaking malevolent spells, and banishing harmful people so that you can take control and live your best life. A seasoned magical practitioner from an eclectic background, Miss Aida shares her own psychic and spiritual experiences in order to help you cleanse and protect your space, aura, and loved ones. Within these pages, you will learn how to:
*Avoid and protect yourself from negative entities *Understand unpleasant, negative, and predatory people and take action against them *Break a cycle of bad luck *Distinguish reputable ghost hunters from frauds and amateurs *Recognize bewitched or possessed objects and remove their effects
Cursing and Crossing Hoodoo Spells to Torment, Jinx, and Take Revenge on your Enemies
This unique collection of spells features serious, hard-hitting, fast-paced, hot, and STRONG works of revenge and justice. Not for the lady-hearted or faint of spirit, this book includes full instructions for making and torturing doll-babies, imprisoning your enemies in coffin boxes, and freezing unwanted people out of your life. Using pins, needles, nails, feces, candles, oils, powders, and graveyard dirt, Miss Aida teaches you exactly how to torment, jinx, and mess up your adversaries and foes. Now you too can benefit from the malevolent secrets of cursing and crossing, passed down through the generations, and brought to your fingertips in one handy spell-packed book.
DESTROYING RELATIONSHIPS: Hoodoo Spells to Break Up, Separate, Hot Foot,and Drive Off Foes and Rivals
In this red-hot, hard-hitting, and downright EXPLOSIVE new collection of folkloric sorcery, you will learn how to use candles, oils, powders, nails, vinegar, and needles to cast spells to drive off rivals, break up lovers, and hot foot your adversaries out of town. Miss Aida shares full instructions for more than 100 hoodoo tricks to tear apart illegitimate love affairs, cause former friends to hate one another, dissolve business partnerships, expel co-workers from the job site, and banish your foes to the ends of the earth.
This handy, practical, spell-packed volume reveals absolutely everything. You may not think today that you will need this sort of information, but be assured, when you do … IT’S ALL HERE.
Hollywood has done a great job of making a good portion of the populace afraid of Hoodoo, Voodoo, Santeria, Southern Conjure, etc. Well in this episode of MMC, we will be tackling – while maintaining a healthy respect for – some of the myth, by talking with ‘Papa Hector’ Salva about Dominican Voodoo and his book “The 21 Divisions” Mysteries and Magic of Dominican Voodoo.
Hector Salva (Papa Hector) was born and raised in a family of brujos (witchdoctors, healers, and sorcerers) that practiced 21 Divisions, Sanse, and Puerto Rican Espiritismo. Papa Hector is the author at www.HectorSalva.com, the internet’s largest source of information on Haitian, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Voodoo traditions. He is also the author of www.las21divisiones.com, www.sansereligion.com and over a half a dozen other spiritual websites. In addition to the author’s strong online presence, he teaches workshops domestically and internationally.
One of the first books to explore the unique tradition of Dominican shamanism, the magical practices called the 21 Divisions.
Like all forms of Caribbean Voodoo, practitioners of the 21 Divisions believe in one God, a distant God that doesn’t get involved in human affairs. Followers of this Dominican spiritual tradition believe that God created intermediaries to help humans, beings known as Los Misterios.
The Misterios are powerful beings with rulership and dominion over universal forces and human conditions. Practitioners of the 21 Divisions have ways of connecting with the Misterios to achieve success in life, improve their careers, resolve love and relationship issues, heal illness, and much more.
Filled with detailed insider information and real stories of healing, magic, and mystery, this book will serve as an illuminating guide to the 21 Divisions. Hector Salva―one of the foremost authorities on the practice of the 21 Divisions―offers his insights into:
The history and foundations of Dominican Voodoo The major Misterios, or spirits, of the 21 Divisions Ceremonies, rituals, and magical spells How to get started on the path of the 21 Divisions
To many of us, horses have always been magical to at least some degree or other. Their beauty and and majesty speaks to that feeling in most of us, young and old.
Well, on this episode, we will be talking with Lawren Leo, the author of Horse Magick, about these very special creatures and the ways to work with their magical energies. And … Sonia Jorgensen, an equestrian expert, joins the crew for the evening.
Lawren Leo, author and spiritual advisor. Owner of New Moon Books, Crystals & Candles, Inc. Contributing author and editor at the electronic magazine, The Familiar.
Lawren Leo is an author and the owner of New Moon Books, Crystals, and Candles, a metaphysical boutique in Pompano Beach, Florida. He contributes to and co-edits the e-zine he founded, The Familiar. He is a spiritual counselor and teacher of esoteric philosophy, practicing witch, and a practitioner of the magickal arts in the tradition of the Golden Dawn.
“I am a firm believer that everything we need and desire to know already exists in our inner and outer universe: We simply need to listen.”
About Horse Magick: Spells and Rituals for Self-Empowerment, Protection, and Prosperity
Discover inner strength and wisdom by bringing the power of the equine spirit to life with spells, meditations, and creative visualization.
Along with the bear, horses are a primary creature associated with shamanism and traditions influenced by it. They appear in 25,000-year-old cave paintings, such as those at Lascaux. They find a role in the modern African diaspora traditions such as Haitian Vodou, whose devotees are called “horses” for the spirits who ride them during trances.
The spirit of the horse exists in the subconscious minds of humans and takes shape in various forms, whether as a symbol of fertility in the land, as in Celtic mythology, or as a psychopomp, which leads the dead to the next world. The horse has made its way into the current of our collective unconscious as a universal archetype.
Horse Magick contains spells, rituals, chants, and meditations for many purposes, loosely based around equine imagery. Numerous traditions are represented, as are many deities, including Athena, Epona, and Baba Yaga. No contact with actual horses is required.
Through the use of spells and rituals, readers are able to magickally ride to their chosen destinies and fulfill their desires. Workings involve crystals, candles, and Tarot cards, items easily accessible for most readers.
Sonia is a Masters prepared Registered Nurse, Shamanic Practitioner and intuitive energy healer utilizing Usui Reiki, sound energy vibration, and equine therapy modalities; in conjunction with her Empathic abilities to help bring the body, mind and soul into resonant harmony.
Sonia is also a skilled horse woman with 30 years experience in the field of horse-related activities, and has recently begun to work with her equine partners to help facilitate healing.
John Kachuba is the award-winning author of twelve books and numerous articles, short stories and poems. John holds advanced degrees in Creative Writing and teaches that subject through Ohio University and the Gotham Writers Workshop. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Horror Writers Association.
John frequently speaks on paranormal and metaphysical topics and is a regular speaker at universities and libraries, paranormal conferences, and on podcasts, radio and TV. He has been a repeat guest on radio’s “Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory” and appeared in the Sundance Channel’s TV production, “Love/Lust – The Paranormal.” He has also been a faculty member at many writers’ conferences, such as the Antioch Writers’ Conference and the Florida Suncoast Writers’ Conference, and is available for future conferences and writing workshops.
John has also worked with writers and writing students in Cambodia, Malta, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Selected Awards, Grants & Honors
2016 Pushcart Prize Nominee Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest, distinguished Top 20, 2014. Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest, Grand Prize, 2014. Bosque Fiction Prize finalist, 2014. Ohioana Library Association, Hamilton County Committee Program in Honor of Hamilton County Authors, March 25, 2012; November 7, 1999. Thurber Treat Humor Writing Contest, winner, 2006. E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award, Honorable Mention, 2005. Nominee, Ohioana Book Award, 2005. Dogwood Fiction Prize, 2004. Potomac Review Fiction Contest, finalist, 2004. Confluences Short Story Contest, Third Place, 2003. Arts & Letters Fiction Prize finalist, 2003. Ohio University Fusion Project, First Place – short story contest, 2002. Fish Short Story Contest, story short-listed, 2002. The Mesa Refuge, Point Reyes, CA. Residency awarded by Common Counsel Foundation, June 2001.
There is something about a shapeshifter—a person who can transform into an animal—that captures our imagination; that causes us to want to howl at the moon, or flit through the night like a bat. Werewolves, vampires, demons, and other weird creatures appeal to our animal nature, our “dark side,” our desire to break free of the bonds of society and proper behavior. Real or imaginary, shapeshifters lurk deep in our psyches and remain formidable cultural icons.
Author John Kachuba bravely visits more than twenty-five haunted places in Ohio to give readers first-hand frights from the safety of their armchairs. For readers curious — and courageous — enough to “hunt” on their own, maps and travel information are provided to every haunted location.
Lock the doors, draw the curtains, and light a candle as you join author John Kachuba on a guided tour of Illinois’s most terrifyingly haunted places. Your hair-raising journey will take you to: • Old State Capital, Springfield — Lincoln lay in state here before his burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Could his ghost haunt the spot where his body lay? • Harpo Studios, Chicago — When the Eastland steamer capsized in 1915, the building served as a temporary morgue. Oprah’s employees have encountered the ghosts of the victims, including the “Gray Lady” who floats through the halls. • And many more scary sites.
Ghosthunters and students of the paranormal will find intriguing the four original stories in Ghost Stories by John Kachuba. These stories are not the scary—and cheesy—stories of terror, violence, and gore found in cheap novels and B-movies. Based on his own experiences as a ghost hunter, Kachuba’s stories are something new in paranormal fiction. You might call them stories for the “thinking man” (and woman!). These stories will challenge your ideas about spirits, ghosts, and haunted locations. Ghost Stories is a must-read for your paranormal bookshelf.
Mystic Moon Cafe Radio hosts bring a variety of guests to talk about paranormal phenomenon, cryptozoology, ghost hunting, favorite authors on many topics – fiction, conspiracy theory, and fact, featured music artists, and more!
Nick Redfern visits Mystic Moon Cafe to talk about monsters. Monsters of the Deep that is! His new book focuses on sea serpents, surviving dinosaurs, lake monsters, mutants and more aquatic monstrosities.
Tune in on Wednesday, April 15th at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT for the scoop!
A deep dive into the undersea netherworld of sea serpents, lake monsters, surviving dinosaurs, genetically altered mutants, and legendary aquatic creatures.
The ocean alone takes up 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, with countless lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams covering much of the land, but what lurks beneath the water? For centuries, sightings have been made of huge, marauding monsters swimming the world’s oceans and lakes. They include Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness Monster; the United States’ equivalent, Champ, of Lake Champlain; and Canada’s long-necked denizen of the deep known as Ogopogo. These, and many more, famous monsters of the world below us also include giant squid, massive octopi, and even the legendary Kraken and the fabled mermaids of millennia long-gone.
Whether scaly or slithery, massive prehistoric dinosaurs or mutant serpents, Monsters of the Deep catalogs nearly 100 accounts of eels, alligators, reptiles, giant squids, snakes, worms, deadly fish, and cold-blooded creatures of all manner and ilk. It reveals the astonishing extent to which lake monsters and sea serpents have surfaced throughout history to terrify, perplex, and amaze those who have crossed paths with monsters of the unknown.
Nick Redfern is a full-time author and journalist specializing in a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, UFO sightings, government conspiracies, alien abductions and paranormal phenomena.
He writes regularly for the London Daily Express newspaper, Fortean Times, Fate, and UFO Magazine.
His previous books include Three Men Seeking Monsters, Strange Secrets, Cosmic Crashes, and The FBI Files. Among his many exploits, Redfern has investigated reports of lake monsters in Scotland, vampires in Puerto Rico, werewolves in England, aliens in Mexico, and sea serpents in the United States. Redfern travels and lectures extensively around the world.
Originally from England, he currently lives in Dallas, Texas.
Kevin Walder: Artist, writer, podcaster, and student of Tarot, lives with his husband, in Northwest Washington State. Kevin continues to expand his knowledge and understanding of Tarot and other spiritual subjects guided by a general knowledge of the cards, while allowing intuition to deliver personal messages..
About Cindy: Many (very many) moons ago Linda Goodman introduced me to astrology. Rather, her book, Sun Signs, did when I was 18 years old. From there I did everything I could to learn about astrology.Those were the days before the internet and readily available sophisticated astrology software, so I had to draw up charts by hand and use an ephemeris to find planetary positions. It was challenging but fun.During university, astrology was a very big part of my life. After studying and practicing for a decade, life presented a series of teachers that subtly immersed me in environments of enlightenment. This is where Tarot and dowsing (radiesthesia) come in.On that learning path, I met some of the finest teachers, all whom I found through serendipity. Many of them are dear friends from the Edgar Cayce Center. (Read More About Cindy Here)