Tonight we will be hearing from our own Jacob Rice about his extensive collection of ‘ghost hunting’ investigation equipment – his favorites, not so favorite, uses and so on. He will also talk about paranormal investigations he has participated in and maybe even include a few EVPs!
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In this episode, Jake, June and Wendy will be talking with Medea Aguiar and Karen Frazier, both of whom are Paranormal Investigators who along with our own June Nixon, have extensively researched and investigated the site – Karen even wrote a book about it – of the deadliest train disaster in History, killing at least 96 and injuring so many more..
During the early morning hours of March 1, 1910, an avalanche roars down Windy Mountain near Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains, taking with it two Great Northern trains and 96 victims. This is one of the worst train disasters in U.S. history and the worst natural disaster (with the greatest number of fatalities) in Washington.
On February 23, 1910, after a snow delay at the east Cascade Mountains town of Leavenworth, two Great Northern trains, the Spokane Local passenger train No. 25 and Fast Mail train No. 27, proceeded westbound towards Puget Sound. There were five or six steam and electric engines, 15 boxcars, passenger cars, and sleepers.
The trains had passed through the Cascade Tunnel from the east to the west side of the mountains, when snow and avalanches forced them to stop near Wellington, in King County. Wellington was a small town populated almost entirely with Great Northern railway employees.
The train stopped under the peak of Windy Mountain, above Tye Creek. Heavy snowfall and avalanches made it impossible for train crews to clear the tracks. For six days, the trains waited in blizzard and avalanche conditions. On February 26, the telegraph lines went down and communication with the outside was lost. On the last day of February, the weather turned to rain with thunder and lightning. Thunder shook the snow-laden Cascade Mountains alive with avalanches. Then it happened.
On March 1, some time after midnight, Charles Andrews, a Great Northern employee, was walking towards the warmth of one of the Wellington’s bunkhouses when he heard a rumble. He turned toward the sound. In 1960, he described what he witnessed:
“White Death moving down the mountainside above the trains. Relentlessly it advanced, exploding, roaring, rumbling, grinding, snapping — a crescendo of sound that might have been the crashing of ten thousand freight trains. It descended to the ledge where the side tracks lay, picked up cars and equipment as though they were so many snow-draped toys, and swallowing them up, disappeared like a white, broad monster into the ravine below” (Roe, 88). One of the 23 survivors interviewed three days after the Wellington train disaster stated:
“There was an electric storm raging at the time of the avalanche. Lighting flashes were vivid and a tearing wind was howling down the canyon. Suddenly there was a dull roar, and the sleeping men and women felt the passenger coaches lifted and borne along. When the coaches reached the steep declivity they were rolled nearly 1,000 feet and buried under 40 feet of snow” (Roe, 87). https://historylink.org/File/5127
Avalanche of Spirits: The Ghosts of Wellington tells the true story of Karen Frazier’s experiences at the site of the biggest avalanche disaster in the history of the United States. At least 96 people died in that avalanche on March 1, 1910. Nearly 100 years later, friends took Karen to visit the site of the Wellington disaster. What she experienced there changed her life forever. Karen – and many others – have come to believe that spirits still remain in the town of Wellington.
Karen Frazier spent the summer and fall of 2009 visiting Wellington, researching the history of the avalanche and town, and interviewing people who have had unusual experiences there. Avalanche of Spirits: The Ghosts of Wellington is a unique combination of all three. Part historical account, part ghost story and part personal memoir, Karen weaves together the past and the present in a compelling story that will keep you spellbound. Visit Karen Frazier’s Amazon Author Page for a complete list of her books: https://www.amazon.com/Karen-Frazier/e/B006C7MPIK
Matt has always had an appreciation for the extraordinary and after a decade investigating with APRA – American Paranormal Research Association – he’s no stranger to the dark, unnerving and often misunderstood aspects of the paranormal. His investigative interests have taken him on both an inner and outer journey through meditation and the study of different belief systems. Using the Scientific Method is key to delivering solid evidence and is the foundation upon which A.P.R.A. completes its work. This is the critical “why” Matthew believes A.P.R.A. to be on the forefront of investigative research. With APRA he has also specialized in investigating historical properties and conducting fundraising events in which the public can learn the various techniques that make the team such a respected name in the field.
Matt is a Lead Investigator – Having lived in a haunted home in early childhood Matt Goldman has always had an appreciation for the extraordinary. He has spent his life investigating the spiritual and supernatural. Wandering into old dwellings and haunted locations, walking miles drumming with Buddhist monks, meditating and recording dreams, he has sat in Native American sweat ceremonies, fasted, and gone to great lengths to have first hand experiences. Surprisingly, because of his experience he has a healthy skeptical side. Not everything you think is true, so repeat verification and analysis is imperative to any conclusion in this area. His experience in this field, his skepticism, and his desire to uncover the mysteries that surround us are indispensable assets to A.P.R.A. He brings genuine curiosity, humor, and passion into a living science. The pursuit and discovery of the dark and undiscoverable. “Being able to walk around in the dark with the various strengths my team members bring to the table is an absolute joy, i wouldn’t trade this adventure for the world.”
Kevin Malek is a Paranormal Historian & Founder of the Northern Wisconsin Paranormal Society Ltd. He is a Ufologist with the UFO Wisconsin Research Team & a former Certified Field Investigator with MUFON. He is also a Conspiracy Analyst for Ultimate Conspiracies & Apocalypse Nation.
Jennifer Scelsi-Malek is a Psychic & resident Demonologist with the NWPS (Northern Wisconsin Paranormal Society Ltd.). She is also the Wisconsin representative for the PWSM (Praesidium Warriors of St. Michael) & a Remote Viewer with the Project PSI Institute of Chicago, working on missing persons & cold cases.
They both run the Northwood’s Paranormal Library & Resource Center in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. They are contributing writers for The Supernatural Magazine & The Paranormal Chronicles, & are the hosts of the AM/FM terrestrial and internet fringe talk radio show Paraversal Universe on WBHM-DB, WCET FM, & The RIFT Radio Networks. They have appeared such shows & programs including Coast To Coast am, Fade To Black, Late Night In The Midlands, Beyond Reality, Demonology Today, Darkness Radio, Skywatcher Radio, Campfire Tales, Paranormal Zone TV, NBC News, Fate Magazine Radio, & many others.
Sorry, gang. We had a cancellation. Please visit this page, All Things Ghostly, for tonight’s episode.
On this exciting and informative episode of Mystic Moon Cafe, Jason Kupzyk will be talking about The Kansas City Paranormal Conference and his own experience and encounters with the Unknown.
About Kansas City Paracon 2019
Friday August 9th & Saturday August 10th 2019.
All Masonic members, of any lodge, are just $10.00 per day at the door!
The Kansas City Paracon 2019 is the highlight of the summer for paranormal and metaphysical enthusiasts. The Kansas City Paracon is a yearly conference that includes speakers and vendors regarding the paranormal, UFOs, Cryptids, Spiritual & Metaphysical topics. It is hosted by Jason Kupzyk & 10th Dimension Paranormal Group.
As in the past years, this event will have some incredible speakers, vendors and volunteers. Food will be available both days, and tickets for a few different paranormal investigations will go on sale starting May 15th.
Come enjoy this event and have a great time with speakers and vendors from all over the US.
In 2005 he started MCPRS and has been on many investigations throughout the Midwest and Beyond. In recent years, Jason has been more of a ‘freelance’ investigator and is kept very busy with the many contacts he has made through KC Paracon and his podcast.
The Kansas City Paracon is in its 8th year of production and is going strong.
Jason has a fascination with the time 11:11 which began haunting him in his teen years….