Category Archives: paranormal author

UFOs, Sasquatch, Dogman, Ghosts & More with Bryan M Bowden and Alfred Santariga | Aug. 11, 2021

Join us for a lively conversation with our esteemed guests Alfred Santariga and Bryan M Bowden as we cover some of our favorite cryptids, hauntings, UFOs & aliens too!

About Al Santariga

53 years experience in all aspects of the paranormal field. Intuitive, Experiencer, Investigator, Researcher, Cryto Zoologist. Has appeared in a half dozen independent films, along with Network TV regarding all aspects of the paranormal.

Founder of the Bronxville Paranormal Society.
https://www.facebook.com/BronxvilleParanormalSocietyBPS/

Director of the New York State UFO Project.
https://www.facebook.com/NYSUFOP

Director of the New York State Sasquatch Organization.
https://www.facebook.com/NYSSasaquatch

Director of the North American Dogman Project New York State Chapter.
https://www.facebook.com/North-American-dogman-project-ny-state-chapter-243976479341575/

Ex Podcaster & Co Host of the Critically Acclaimed ( Beyond the Realm) Digital Radio Network Show

Sir. Bryan M. Bowden

Born and raised in New York City, Bryan experienced some unusual events that drove his curiosity and would later propel him into becoming a boots on the ground UFO, Cryptid and paranormal Researcher and Investigator. Since 1977 he has used his spare time to explore those areas of interest, traveling the world in pursuit of the Truth, His experiences in the paranormal realm cover the gambit of the goblin universe, from encounters with Sasquatch, Dogman and spirits to several UFO experiences, each has been the driving force in his quest for more knowledge and ultimately answers.

He was the first draft pick for “essential members of the team” and joined the Bronxville Paranormal Society BPS at its inception. He took the helm as the Chief Information and Technology officer and Director. He has brought an entirely fresh perspective and process to the paranormal field and investigations culminating in Revolutionary results.

Bryan is the creator, producer and CoHost of The critically acclaimed “Beyond The Realm” Radio Show; he is a published author, Musician and Artist. He left a career in Wall Street to start a “Think Tank” and pursue Business Development on a global scale.

Bryan Bowden has been a speaker and presenter at many paranormal and cryptid conferences throughout the United States. He started the Paranormal Center and is a former member of the board for the Pine Bush UFO festival and Conference. He has conducted several successful CE-5 events, all of which have brought contact to the many who attended.

Bryan is currently a member of IRVA the International Remote Viewers Association; the Founder and Director of both NYSUFOP – New York State UFO Project and NYSSO – New York State Sasquatch Organization; the Director of the North American Dogman Project – New York State Chapter; and is The North American correspondent for Outer Limits Magazine. He is the cohost of “Inside The Goblin Universe” https://www.facebook.com/insidethegoblinuniverse/
radio program with Ronald Murphy, and host of NoBoBuMe (which stand for -Nobody But Me). He also has several appearances on Dave Scott’s Spaced Out Radio SOR, and also has appeared in numerous newspaper articles, independent films, television series and a variety top tier podcasts.

Bryan Bowden has appeared in a season of Red Earth Uncovered, a Canadian series that will air beginning in the USA in 2021, and also appeared on Into the Unknown, a new paranormal series on the Travel Channel hosted by Cliff Simon, He filmed for the upcoming UFO documentary “Star Children of Pine New York” and just finished filming for a 2-hour UFO Special for the Travel Channel and Discovery+ coming Summer 2021.

Bryan is working on a series of new books based on his experiences, investigations, and theories, as well as, a few children’s books and short stories. His Latest publication “Words & Muses – A lyrical Life of Poetry”, is on sale at Amazon.com He is currently developing new Intellectual property for both Television and the big screen, as well, as scheduling investigations, conferences and events for the year ahead.

Diary of Secrets; UFO Conspiracies and the Mysterious Death of Marilyn Monroe With Nick Redfern | June 16, 2021

What a night! Nick Redfern returns to talk about his recent book “Diary of Secrets: UFO Conspiracies and the Mysterious Death of Marilyn Monroe”

We will go ‘Live’ on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MysticMoonCafe
7PM PST, 9PM CST, 10PM EST

“Diary of Secrets: UFO Conspiracies and the Mysterious Death of Marilyn Monroe”

Buy here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B094G3NV5S

“On the day of Marilyn’s death, Robert Kennedy checked out”

“Assassination can seldom be employed with a clear conscience”

“Discredit any statements she may have made before she died”

“She had secrets to tell”

Cold-hearted murders made to look like suicides and accidents. Classified government documents fallen into the wrong hands. Explosive diaries. Powerful people with dangerous agendas. Government people prowling around. Hollywood conspiracies. Frightened people with disturbing secrets to hide. Wild sex. Drugs. Crazy parties and flowing booze. At the very heart of it all, an amazing story of UFOs, aliens, Roswell, Area 51, and the life and death of a beautiful, but scarred, icon: none other than one of the most famous and loved actors of the 20th century: Marilyn Monroe.

Nick Redfern is the author of more than 60 books on UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, zombies, and Hollywood scandal. His books include The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy; The Roswell UFO Conspiracy; Women in Black; Men in Black; Nessie; Chupacabra Road Trip; The Black Diary; and 365 Days of UFOs. He is a regular on the Travel Channel’s show, In Search of Monsters. Nick has also appeared on the BBC’s Out of This World; the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive; and the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural.
Nick lives in Arlington, Texas.

He can be contacted at his blog:
http://nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com

Troy Taylor of American Hauntings | Wednesday, March 31st

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!

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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.

Contact Troy

American Hauntings Website: https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/

Facebook page: Troy Taylor Author

Attend the Haunted America Conference 2021

Be sure to get your tickets early to Troy’s ‘HAUNTED AMERICA CONFERENCE 2021’
July 23rd and 24th, 2021
Alton, Illinois
For more info, follow this Link: https://www.ghostconference.net/

Kansas City Hauntings With Author Becky Ray 12/16/2020

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.

Becky Ray

Becky’s knowledge of the paranormal has been featured on NPR, in the Wall Street Journal, and on several local media outlets, including radio, television, and print.
https://www.ghostsagogo.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ghostsagogo/


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!


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Paranormal Parley with Ross Allison, Michael Merle & More | Oct. 14th, 2020

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!

We will go ‘Live’ right here on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MysticMoonCafe
7:00PM Pacific, 9:00PM Central, 10:00PM Eastern

The video recording will go on our YouTube channel and our website shortly after the ‘Live’ broadcast.

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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!

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Nick Redfern Talks About ‘The Martians’ On October 7th

Nick Redfern returns to talk about his newest book ‘The Martians – Evidence Of Life On The Red Planet’! The whole gang will be there, so please join us!

We will go ‘Live’ right here on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MysticMoonCafe

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.

Contact Nick:

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/nick.redfern
Website: http://nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @nickredfernufo
Amazon Author Page:
https://www.amazon.com/Nick-Redfern/e/B001IXQG7E

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.

Order your copy today!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085PZ32GF
Publisher : New Page Books (October 1, 2020)


The video recording will go on our YouTube channel and our website shortly after the ‘Live’ broadcast.

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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!

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Miss Aida, Author, Psychic, Spellcaster, Rootworker, Witch

Join us Wednesday, September 2nd, as we speak to Miss Aida; Author – Psychic – Spellcaster – Rootworker – Witch, about her books, spellcraft and witchery!

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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.

Find her at: https://www.missaida.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissAidaPsychic/

HOODOO CLEANSING AND PROTECTION MAGIC:

Banish Negative Energy and Ward 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.


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21 Divisions: Mystery & Magic Of Dominican Voodoo with Papa Hector

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.

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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.

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Website & Social Media:
Website: https://www.hectorsalva.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greatestspells/
Instagram: @hounganhector


The 21 Divisions: Mysteries and Magic of Dominican Voodoo
https://www.amazon.com/21-Divisions-Mysteries-Dominican-Voodoo-ebook/dp/B07XMHTVCH/

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


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Horse Magick With Lawren Leo | June 24, 2020

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.


7:00 pm Pacific, 9:00 pm Central, 10:00 pm Eastern!


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About Lawren Leo

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.”

Lawren Leo (June 1, 2020)

Connect with Lawren Leo

Website: LawrenLeo.com

Instagram: @LawrenLeo
Twitter: @Lawren_Leo
Facebook: Lawren Leo (Florida)

New Moon Bookstore: https://www.newmoonbooks.org/


About Horse Magick: Spells and Rituals for Self-Empowerment, Protection, and Prosperity

©2020 Lawren Leo | Published by Weiser Books

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.


Guest Host: Sonia Jorgensen

Special guest host, Sonia Jorgensen

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.


Connect with Sonia

Resonance Healing on Facebook: @resonancehealing1

Resonance Healing on Instagram: @resonancehealing

Email: resonancehealing1@gmail.com

John Kachuba: Award-Winning Author, Teacher & Lecturer | June 10, 2020

John Kachuba, award winning author, teacher & paranormal, metaphysical speaker, will be our very special guest on this episode!

7:00 pm Pacific, 9:00 pm Central, 10:00 pm Eastern!

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About John Kachuba:

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.

Get more on John at his website: http://johnkachuba.com/


Books by John Kachuba

Shapeshifters: A History

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.

Ghosthunting Ohio (America’s Haunted Road Trip)

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.

Ghosthunting Illinois (America’s Haunted Road Trip)

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.

Ghost Stories

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.

Ghosthunters: On the Trail of Mediums, Dowsers, Spirit Seekers, and Other Investigators of America’s Paranormal World

Uses personal observations and interviews with mediums, exorcists, and paranormal investigators to explore the state of the paranormal in America.


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